Avril Lunken Lymphedema Occupational Therapist

Avril Lunken Lymphedema Occupational Therapist & Rona McLaughlan

Rona McLaughlan introduced our guest speaker for the night with Avril Lunken speaking on Lymphoedema. She began her career in England as an Occupational Therapist and emigrated to Australia in 1996. She opened her clinic in Bayside Moorabbin and then two years ago moved up to West Heidelberg where she practices now. Avril went to…

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Farmers Market Saturday 7th September

Don Hamilton standing waiting for customers

“They also serve who stand and wait” Farmers Market today 12°c, freezing cold wind, pouring rain and standing in mud to collect Gold Coin entrance fees……..all for Charity. It was a normal first Saturday of the month for the members of the Rotary Club of Rosanna. The Farmers Market loomed large as members prepared to…

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Kerry Butler – Food Safety and Handling

Kerry Butler and Gail Robertson2

Our guest speaker was Kerry Butler, who is Gail’s daughter. Kerry has had a few different careers in her life and after travelling the world cooking in London Ireland and other places, she decided to become a chef so she was here tonight to discuss the situations surrounding Food Safety and Cooking and how we…

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Presidents Report 28 August 2019

Hi Everyone, Our guest speaker last week was Peter Wiltshire – Darebin Parklands Ranger The Darebin Creek is 50 kilometres long. and starts in Wollert meeting the Yarra River near Alphington. We were treated with a wonderful history lesson of the area and its progress through history to todays activities the park offers. It is…

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Peter Wiltshire – Darebin Park Ranger

Peter Wiltshire and Rona McLaughlan

Our guest speaker tonight was Peter Wiltshire who is the Darebin Creek Ranger who spoke about some nasty secrets. He has been a ranger for over 40 years and working at Darebin Creek Park for 30 of those years. The original aboriginal elders from the Waurundjeri-willam people (Jika-Jika) signed two treaties with John Batman in…

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Presidents Report 14 August 2019

president gail robertson

Hi Everyone, Last week we welcomed our DG Brian Peters and AG Greg Paull for their official visit. DG Brian was also accompanied by Tiana who is Championing the DG Partner Project Rotex. Rotex is a Rotary alumni association that exists to establish and maintain a common bond among Rotary Youth Exchange alumni, as well…

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DG Brian Peters Visit

Gail welcomed DG Brian Peters who spoke about returned Youth Exchange Students 16- early 20’s briefly but mentioned Tiana Lacey was to explain more about it later. Brian spoke about how Rotary Connects the World. On End Polio Now which started in 1985, now $1.2 billion people have been immunised. 53 cases  of polio have…

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Presidents Report 7 Aug 2019

Gail Robertson - President Rosanna Rotary club 2019-2020

We welcomed Adino from East Timor last Wednesday night – it appears he has many talents so should be a great asset when he returns home. ‘Trumpistan’ is an interesting place or at least PP Ian Bushby made it sound interesting – Thanks Ian. We also heard from our Directors about their 2019-2020 plans –…

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Community Rallies to House Homeless

community rallies to house homeless in heidelberg west

Taking their cue from reality TV, the no-nonsense citizens of Heidelberg West, and supporters from Rotary Clubs in the area including Heidelberg, Rosanna & Ivanhoe, have staged their own renovation rescue of four houses earmarked for demolition. The ringmaster is Brother Harry Prout, a community worker for 18 years who has built such goodwill that…

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Alan Flint – Surrounded by Money

Alan Flint

Rona McLaughlan chairman for the night introduced our speaker, Alan Flint. Alan’s commercial life started off as a paper boy in 1954 with happy recollections of the first colour edition of the Argus. Following completion of his secondary education at Brighton Tech, Alan joined the Commonwealth Bank at an annual salary of £750.0.0. Various transfers…

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