Speaker Date Topic
Via Zoom Dr Louise Steding Jun 09, 2020
Forensic Archaeology, Some Case Studies
Forensic Archaeology, Some Case Studies

Dr Louise Steding teaches Criminology and Forensics at Swinburne OnLine (SOL) for Swinburne University of Technology. A forensic specialist, she combines criminology and forensic archaeology in search and recovery methods. This involves detailed research, landscape interpretation, criminal profiling, use of ground penetrating radar, excavation techniques and human bone recognition. Her methods are applied to unsolved cases of deceased missing persons. 

Louise's doctorate also joins criminology and archaeology, to examine perspectives of crime, punishment and prison design, along with access to resources and interior spatial relationships within historic institutions. She has worked with juvenile offenders and as an osteo-archaeologist. Much of her mainstream archaeology had to do with our convict past, prisons, and excavation of human remains from Colonial Australia to the burial grounds of Renaissance, Bronze Age and Neolithic Europe. Louise has served on the National Membership Committee of the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc (AACAI) and as Chair of the AACAI Branch for New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. She is also a full professional member of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society.

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Via Zoom Andrew Crockett Jun 16, 2020
‘Rotary’s Four-Way Test: A Theoretical and Practical Critique’
‘Rotary’s Four-Way Test: A Theoretical and Practical Critique’

After referring to the origins of Rotary’s Four-Way Test, the presentation poses the question whether it remains a relevant and practical guide to decision-making in the modern world. This question is examined by analysing each part of the Test through the lens of ethical theory.  Four ethical theories on how we should answer the question ‘how should I act?’ are described.  Each theory is applied to the four parts of the Test to see whether they assist in developing options that satisfy the Test. Finally, a decision-making process for satisfying the Four-Way Test in ethically complex or ambiguous situations is proposed.

Via Zoom: Special General Meeting Jun 23, 2020
Voting: New Constitution and By Laws
Voting: New Constitution and By Laws
Via Zoom.....Change-Over Night Jun 30, 2020

'Changeovers are one of the best occasions in the Rotary calendar.

 

Not only are they great social and fellowship occasions, but they give members and guests the opportunity to reflect on our wonderful organisation of Rotary, its goal of achieving world understanding and peace, and most importantly, the achievements we have made in our local communities and across the world.

 

Changeovers also give us a time to recognise and thank the outgoing President, his/her team, and all those who helped during the year.

 

It also gives us time to recognise and encourage those who have put their hands up to ensure the future success of our clubs, the District and our wider international organisation'. 

Via Zoom, Two Speakers Jul 07, 2020
Care Packages For Alfred Hospital Mental Health
Care Packages For Alfred Hospital Mental Health

 

 

Photo Credit: Edurne Chopeitia

Via Zoom, Murray Verso, Past District Governor Jul 14, 2020
Rotary Foundation
Rotary Foundation