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Peter Wiltshire – Darebin Park Ranger

Aug 21, 2019 |
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 return for blankets, knives, axes and mirrors for the land. Thomas Wills who was the son of a convict transported to NSW for highway robbery,…

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Presidents Report 14 August 2019

Aug 13, 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 as to provide past exchange students the opportunity for involvement in Rotary service directly relating to Youth Exchange programs DG Brian met with the Board…

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DG Brian Peters Visit

Aug 12, 2019 |

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 been confirmed currently with Pakistan having 40 and in Afghanistan only 13. If we don’t knock off polio in 10 years well have 200000 cases…

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Presidents Report 7 Aug 2019

Aug 12, 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 – this is good practice for next weeks DG visit. On my daughter, Kerrie’s behalf I would like to thank Ian Bushby and H&R block for…

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Community Rallies to House Homeless

Jul 29, 2019 |
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 the reply to his calls for help most often was: ‘‘No worries, I’ll be there’’. A 24 year old single mother and her 20 months…

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Alan Flint – Surrounded by Money

Jul 29, 2019 |
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 followed including a stint at Dandenong where he dealt with Barry Jones (Pick-A Box Quiz contestant and MHR fame) and unusual bank notes leading to…

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Presidents Report 24th July 2019

Jul 23, 2019 |
Gail Robertson - President Rosanna Rotary club 2019-2020

What a great meeting – the people from Angel Flights had a great sense of humour – and obviously a sense of adventure as well as caring and empathy. Their commitment to people who need assistance bring to mind the words ‘unsung heroes’. RYLA is offering a unique opportunity to go through the experiences of a RYLArian. We have all seen the changes in our RYLA candidates – the excitement and joy when they return – they are more confident;…

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Angel Flight Guest Speakers

Jul 23, 2019 |

Reg Shiel & Warren Sparrow Chairman Don Hamilton introduced our visiting Angels, Reg Shiel and Warren Sparrow. Angel Flights is a volunteer-based, Not-for-Profit charity providing free aerial transport to and from hospitals in the capital cities for patients when medical intervention will not be required. Their objective is not only to provide transport but also to provide it in a caring environment to minimize the human trauma which the patient and their families are experiencing. The presentation by Reg and…

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Presidents Message 3-7-2019

Jul 8, 2019 |
Gail Robertson - President Rosanna Rotary club 2019-2020

In Rotary We are neighbours, community leaders and global citizens uniting for the common good. However the heart of Rotary is our clubs—dedicated people who share a passion for both community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group of professionals who share your drive to give back, over a meal or coffee, or even online. When I joined Rotary, I had no idea of the impact it would have on me – my growth as…

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Paul Harris Fellow Recognition

Jul 7, 2019 |

At the changeover night for Rotary Club of Rosanna, two members who have displayed a dedication and passion for what they do in the club and for the community were recognised with a Paul Harris Fellow. Glenda Coswello-McCracken was surprised after being invited to the lectern by PP Don Hamilton PHF to receive her commemorative certificate, a pin, and a medallion, who then made the presentation. Merle Maunder also a Paul Harris Fellow recipient was presented hers by DGE Bruce…

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