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PRESIDENTS NOTE

Finally, 2021 has arrived amidst a glimpse of hope with a covid vaccine rollout next month.
 
Hopefully, all of our Rotary club members have had a breath of fresh air and a wonderful festive season without restrictions. 
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Boab Health Services

Hawthorn Rotarians have for some time supported indigenous health programs in the Kimberley in association with the not-for-profit Boab Health Services based in Broome.
 
 In 2018 our members arranged for foot care packs and urgently needed podiatry equipment to be used at the front line in the remote communities in north western Australia.
 
From this we learnt of a chronic situation developing with regard to diabetes related conditions.
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SIMON SAYS

Simon O’Donoghue was Hawthorn Rotary Club President in 2004-05.
 
We include some of his reminiscences and photos to jog your memory:
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Happy New Year

Most countries around the world celebrate New Year on January 1st. 

Some people around the world will celebrate the civil holiday on the January 1st and celebrate their cultural or religious New Year on another date.

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The Nanny State Awards

It’s never been difficult to find worthy contenders for the highly coveted Nanny State awards. But this year took nanny-stating to ludicrous levels.

The Centre for Independent Studies created the Nannies — as we like to call them — to highlight the government’s most ludicrous, farcical, and ridiculous attempts to mind your business.

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THE SHADOW KNOWS
The Shadow knows you are all missing the fellowship and repartee of our normal Rotary lunches at Kooyong LTC. 
 
Never mind, we still have an active Rotary Club, and the Australia Day event will probably be something to remember.
 
Normal meetings will resume (Wu-flu permitting) on Tuesday 2nd February. 
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JEST FOR A LAUGH

Laughter just might be the most contagious of all emotional experiences. Although laughter is one of the distinguishing features of human beings, little is known about the mechanisms behind it. Laughter is not limited to communicating mirth. 

Laughter, as well as speech, enables us to bond quickly and easily with a large community.

 

This week, our staff comedienne Jane Drury sends us some giggles:
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UPCOMING SPEAKERS

 
Formal meetings have been suspended and Rotary Hawthorn meetings will be conducted on-line via Zoom.
 
Log-in: 12.45 to 1.45 pm every Tuesday. 
 
So what has Jill Weeks teed up, for our information and entertainment??
 
 
 
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FORTHCOMING  EVENTS

Australia Day on-line Celebration
 
The Sporting Chance Raffle

RI Conference in Taipei

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MAKE-UPS AND APOLOGIES

Kim D'Arcy always seeks to finalize numbers by Monday 8.30am Please register your attendance, or let Kim know if you can't make it.

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CLUB ROSTER

CLUB MEETING DUTIES      
If you cannot perform your duty, please find a replacement or contact Richard Logan

 

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