ROTARY CLUB of CLAYTON Inc. District 9810 Victoria, Australia Weekly Bulletin 2014-2015 Meets every Monday from 6:30pm at L’unico Restaurant 319 Clay...
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ROTARY CLUB of CLAYTON Inc. District 9810 Victoria, Australia

Weekly Bulletin 2014-2015 Meets every Monday from 6:30pm at L’unico Restaurant 319 Clayton Road, Clayton (Melways 79C2) (No meeting on public holidays) 2nd February 2015

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In This Issue 

Upcoming Club Program (pg1)

Presidents Report – (pg1)

Last Meeting & Notes – (pg1)

Foundation Facts – (pg2)

Important Club Dates – (pg2)

District 9810 News – (pg2)

Rotaract Club of Monash – (pg4)

Upcoming Events in Monash – (pg4)

Upcoming Events in Kingston – (pg5)

Where other clubs meet –

Upcoming Club Program Date nd

2 February th 9 February th 16 February





Job Talk – Richard Simmons TBA TBA

Glenys Pattison

John Barnes

All Members

Bronwen Lamond Bronwen Lamond

Jon Breisch Jean Cochrane

All Members All Members

To see upcoming guest speakers use this link -

Presidents Report Hello All, More happy snaps from my holiday.

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Reminders – (pg5)

Joke of the Week

Rotary International News

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So many stairs. Luang Probang was amazing. Thank you John for pointing us to Big Brother Mouse, we had heaps of fun speaking and reading English with many English students.

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Rotary Four Way Test

Luang Prabang, or Louangphrabang, is a city in north central Laos, at the confluence of the Nam Khan and Mekong Rivers about 300 km north of Vientiane. It is the capital of Luang Prabang Province. The population of the city is about 50,000.

"Of the things we think, say or do: 1. Is it the Truth? 2. Is it Fair to all concerned? 3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships? 4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?"

Take care. Bronwen.

Last Meeting & Notes Last Meeting (19th January): Apologies = John Goldspink, Ed Alchin, Bronwen Lamond, Dianne Sides, Heather Norling, Tom Portelli, John Barnes, Jim Cochrane and Jean Cochrane. Make Ups = Dianne Sides & Richard Simmons (Bunnings BBQ). Leave of Absence = Cheryl O’Toole. Visitors = Sam Oddo. This week our meeting was held back at Lunicos where we trialled having the meeting in a new section set up down stairs. The meeting was run by Glenys Pattison who is filling in for president Bronwen while she is away.

Meeting Notes: 

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Ralph Zuccaro gave an update on the Bunnings BBQ. All the sausages were sold, with the gross takings on the day being $1,222, with about $300 spent on th expenses. The next BBQ at Bunnings is on the 25 January. A roster has been set up and Dianne Sides will buy the requirements for the day. th Glenys Pattison gave a brief update on the progress of the Club’s 50 Birthday preparations. Warren Fricke sent out an e-mail to all members requesting special names for invites to be sent. Please let Warren know of any names you might th th have. The 50 Birthday will be on Friday 17 April 2015. Bill Sides informed the club that Dianne has put in the application to have a stall at the Clayton Festival. The club is trying to get a spot outside of Ralph’s shop. The stall will include the slushy machine and face painting, as well as advertising for the club. Ralph Zuccaro provided an update on Angela Portelli who was in a serious accident recently. The club has sent a card and flowers will also be sent shortly. Glenys Pattison advised the club that both she and Warren Fricke will be attending PETS (President Elect Training Seminar). Warren Fricke informed the club that we received a letter of thanks and photo (attached) from Charles & Lillian for the contribution we made towards a special wheelchair for their daughter Nadia.

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THE OBJECT OF ROTARY 1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; 2. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society; 3. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life; 4. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

Foundation Facts

Did you know that The Australia Rotary Foundation trust has DGR status so that personal contributions are tax deductible?

Important Club Dates th

Friday 17/04/15 – Our Clubs 50 Birthday (Venue will be the Huntingdale Golf Club).

District 9810 News Youth Service Cluster Meetings "Focus on High Schools" February 2015 

Would you like an evening of wonderfully enthusiastic young speakers talking about the changes our Youth Service programs have created in their lives?  Would you like to share your Rotary enthusiasm with colleagues, friends or family?  Would you like to learn more about the personal development and leadership opportunities Rotary provides for young people locally? If you answer 'yes' or even 'maybe' to any of these questions, then we have a great offer for you! All club presidents have received an email about these cluster-based meetings and they will welcome your interest in attending one of them. If you're not sure which cluster includes your club, the information is on P17 & 18 in the District Directory. If you're not free to attend the one for your area, you will be most welcome at any of the other meetings, just get in touch with the contact person for the relevant meeting below: Website - 2nd February 2015

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Special Announcements 15th February – Michael Ellinger Birthday. 24th February – Jim Cochrane Birthday.

Tues 10th February

Thurs 12th February


Kingston GD A & B, Bayside Clusters The Dingley International, 334/338 Boundary Road, Dingley Village, 6:00 for 6:30pm Hosted by RC Dingley Village, contact Heather Winch, Tel: 0419 155 357 or [email protected]

Centre Monash A & B, Knox Clusters Baton Rouge Quality Inn, 1233 Stud Road, Rowville, 6:00 for 6:30pm Hosted by RC Rowville-Lysterfield, contact Carol Shaw, Tel: 0413 409 269 or [email protected]

Tues 24th February


Yarra Ranges Cardinia & Yarra Ranges Maroondah Clusters Club Kilsyth, Canterbury Road, Bayswater North, 6:00 for 6:30pm Hosted by RC Montrose & District, contact Kylie KnightBrown, Tel: 0419 106 520 or [email protected]

Thurs 26th February


Whitehorse & Manningham Clusters The Pavilion, Cnr Whitehorse & Middlebrough Roads, Box Hill, 6:00 for 6:30pm Hosted by RC Box Hill, contact Trevor Donegan, Tel: 0438 599 285 or [email protected]

Rotaract Club of Monash Club Meeting Details: The Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the Month at 7:30pm Mulgrave Neighbourhood House 36 – 42 Mackie Road, Mulgrave (Melways 80C3)

Upcoming Rotaract Events: Rotaract Roster: Date th 4 February th 18 February

Rotarian to Visit Bronwen Lamond Glenys Pattison

If you cannot attend on the night you are rostered, please organise a replacement to take your place.

Upcoming Events in Monash Clayton Street Festival Sunday 15 February Clayton Road, Clayton Main Festival: midday-6pm Hawkers Night Market: 5pm-9pm Website - 2nd February 2015

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More than 20,000 people are expected to flock to Clayton Rd for the 13th annual Clayton Street Festival. During the day, festival goers will be able to enjoy food and market stalls, roving entertainment and displays by local traders and community groups. People can take in live performances across three stages, and free kids rides. At 4pm, there will be a street parade featuring local school students, sports clubs and community groups. Then from 5pm the Hawkers Night Market will open in Haughton Rd East, featuring international foods, art & craft stalls, and a unique program of entertainment. For more information, call 9518 3636.

Upcoming Events in Kingston Big Band Sunsets Saturday 7 February 2015 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm Venue: Hazel Pierce Reserve, Mordialloc The Big Band Sunsets Festival is a free event held on each Saturday afternoon and evening in February in the Hazel Pierce Park adjacent to the beautiful Mordialloc Creek. Entertainment commences at 4.30pm and continues right through until the evening swing dance by MoJO which concludes at 9pm. Every Saturday has a different theme and guest artists abound throughout the festival. As in 2014, all guest acts in 2015 will be big bands making this Australia's premiere Big Band Jazz festival! The sounds of swing will be echoing across the park and water from early in the afternoon right though to the end of the swing dance at 9pm. As always, the huge Big Band Sunsets dance floor will be there awaiting all eager dancers. You'll see and hear some of our finest young talent and local performers in the 'Schools' segment of the festival. So bring your rug and picnic hamper and come on down to the river for a fabulous afternoon & evening of jazz and dancing. IT'S ALL COMPLETELY FREE!!!

Where other Clubs Meet A Rotarian can attend the weekly meeting of any Rotary club around the world. This is a “make-up” and counts as attendance credit when you are not able to attend a meeting of your own club. Details for all District 9810 clubs can be obtained in the district directory or website Details for clubs around the world are available in the RI Directory (held by the club secretary) and on the RI website (

Reminders Please ensure that the club is aware if you will be missing a meeting. Contact Ralph Zuccaro on 0408 991 741 or at [email protected] by 4 pm on the day of the meeting, if you are not going to be present. Contributions for inclusion into the Bulletin should be passed to [email protected] by Thursday evening of each week. Please remember if you cannot perform your rostered job, it is your duty to find a replacement to take your place. Note:- Visit our new facebook page at:-!/rotaryclubclayton

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Joke of the Week The pastor's wife was expecting a baby, so he stood before the congregation and asked for a raise. After much discussion, they passed a rule that whenever the pastor's family expanded; so would his paycheck. After 6 children, this started to get expensive and the congregation decided to hold another meeting to discuss the pastor's expanding salary A great deal of yelling and inner bickering ensued, as to how much the pastor's additional children were costing the church, and how much more it could potentially cost. After listening to them for about an hour, the pastor rose from his chair and spoke, "Children are a gift from God, and we will take as many gifts as He gives us." Silence fell over the congregation. In the back pew, a little old lady struggled to stand, and finally said in her frail voice, "Rain is also a gift from God, but when we get too much of it, we wear rubber boots." The entire congregation said, "Amen."

Rotary International News Kids in Kenya are ending violent mistrust between tribes By Arnold R. Grahl Rotary News 23-Dec-2014

Monica Kinyua (right) and her sister, Jane Wanjiru, during a visit to Rotary headquarters in October. Photo Credit: Rotary International/Monika Lozinska

For decades, the small, pastoral communities in northern Kenya have been caught in a cycle of violence. Tribes have shed blood over distrust, scarce resources, and the theft of livestock. Rotary Scholar Monica Kinyua founded the Children Peace Initiative (CPI) Kenya with her twin sister, Jane Wanjiru, to end the fighting by building friendships between children from different tribes. Website - 2nd February 2015

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Earlier this year, the sisters used a global grant sponsored by Rotary members in San Diego, California, and the Rotary Club of Nairobi to conduct a peace camp for children in Baragoi, Samburu County, one of the most dangerous in northern Kenya. Forty police officers investigating a report of cattle rustling had been killed there a few years prior. During the peace camp in May 2014, Turkana students from three community schools and Samburu students from three schools along with their teachers mingled for five days of icebreaking and bonding activities. At the end of each camp, every child is strongly encouraged to make a friend with a child from another tribe. CPI Kenya volunteers also organized events in Marsabit County where children who had formed friendships with children from neighboring communities invited their parents to meet their friends, and in the process the two families formed friendships. "In one case, they greeted each other with gifts that ranged from clothing, artifacts, foodstuff, confectionaries, and mostly goats," Monika said. Before the CPI Kenya activities, resolution happened only in the form of armed negotiations. On one occasion, before delegates from one tribe had even arrived at the other tribe's village, they were met on the road by armed negotiators. The peace camps have reduced violence in the region. "Children have never before been involved directly in conflict resolution," she says. "This role has been reserved for men. Through the CPI Kenya program, children are directly participating in intercommunity peace and coaching their parents and influencing the communities to live peacefully with each other." Rotary scholarship Monica contacted Rotary for help following a series of serendipitous events that began in 2011. She had just been selected to receive a scholarship to the University of San Diego to pursue a master's in peace and justice, but she had no means of paying her living expenses. Days before she had to decide whether to accept the scholarship, she attended a Rotaract club she was considering joining. Carol Kurth, a college student from San Diego, was also visiting the club that day as part of a trip she was taking through another nonprofit. Her mother, San Diego Rotary member Janice Kurth, had spent time in Kenya on a Rotary vocational exchange 18 months earlier. "When Carol left on her trip, I gave her my business card to use while there. So she gave Monica my business card and Monica emails me," Kurth recalls. "Our district has been using grants to sponsor students in the very program she was applying to for the past several years. I went to people in my district and explained the situation, and when she was selected, I said, 'I have to be her host counselor.' " Kurth said Monica became like another daughter to her during the scholarship. Near its conclusion, Kurth called one of her contacts in Kenya, Rotary Club of Nairobi member Sudish Walia, and they began putting together a global grant to fund Monica's work. More communities have requested CPI Kenya's help as they hear about the work the sisters are doing. At the end of each peace camp, community leaders recommend other villages that would be helped by the program. Monica, who serves as executive director of CPI Kenya, says her Rotary scholarship helped her become a better leader and form a wider network of support. She got to know Interactions for Peace, a nonprofit based in San Diego, through a Rotary member, and is now partnering with the group. The University of San Diego has also lent support. "Rotary exposed me to a world of possibilities and opportunities," she says. "Many of the people I met are even today continuing to mentor me or shape my career. I see Rotary's commitment to education and to world peace as a great asset to peace and understanding in the world." Website - 2nd February 2015

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