20 Oct 2023
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Wednesdays 7:15 for 7:30-8:30am
Best Western plus Tudor
1101 Whitehorse Rd
Box Hill
or online
Zoom Meeting ID: 896 8096 1265
Passcode: 391493
25 Oct:      Brianna Myors FVREE: Free from Family Violence 
                 Community Grant Recipient
1 Nov.       Jeffrey Pang -  neuaudio Hearing and Brain Health
                RCBHC Annual General Meeting 
8 Nov.       Jaswinder Singh - CEO Sikh Volunteers Australia
15 Nov.     Hannah  - Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA)2023
                Operation Toilets Australia Annual General Meeting
22 Nov.      Our Lady of Sion College sponsored participants
                  - Model United Nations Assembly 2023 
29 Nov.      Diwali Dinner TBC.
                 No morning meeting.
6 Dec        Charlie Allen
                    Ambassador The Rotary Positive Peace Academy
                    President Rotary Club of Sydney
13 Dec       Christmas Social event tbc                     
It was just 35 years ago that polio paralyzed 350k children annually. We can’t let the past become our present or future. Together we can EndPolio, but we need your support this WorldPolioDay:End Polio Now.
Why not stream the movie “Breathe", while reflecting on progress made and the task to be finished. 
Yr 10 Four Way Test Speech Contest: which promotes public speaking in a competition for Year 10 students on the topic of Rotary’s 4- Way Test.  Held on Oct 16, and hosted by  Rotary Club of Glen Waverley, eight competitors and three judges from Toastmasters International. It was a fun night! Well done to all!
Congratulations to our sponsored (and supported) student Abby, who was one or two runners up! 
A Gold level EnviroAward was presented from DG Ian to RCBHC, a first such award in our district. 
The following additional projects led to this qualification. 
  • develop a zero waste policy for our club - adopted by club board Jan 23
  • discussing plans for a City of Whitehorse Repair cafe, in partnership with City of Whitehorse and a local Men's Shed. 
  • developing plans to upgrade the environmental/renewable energy to Rotary Recycle Op  Shop
  • formed a planning committee to minimise waste at the Whitehorse Farmers Market and have already implemented several waste reduction processes
  • continue to collaborate with theWattle Hill Estate community gardens.
Congratulations to the Environmental Sustainablity Committee: John, Julian, Ashley, Liz, Steven
Scenes below from the RCBHC Wattle Hill working bee on 14 October. We welcomed extra hard-working volunteers from the local church who wrestled invasive shrubs out of the ground, while John E, Liz and local resident, Lara, moved mulch in bulk.
Employees with intellectual disability and Autism bring many benefits to a workplace, yet they are not often considered for positions. The Community Employment Partnership, an initiative of Belonging Matters in collaboration with the Rotary Clubs of Whitehorse, aims to match the needs of business with suitable applicants and support successful employment outcomes for both businesses and individuals with disabilities.

Our club, over several months, has established a positive relationship with the not-for-profit enterprise Belonging Matters. One thing that sets Belonging Matters apart from other projects we support is that they are not seeking financial support.

What they are seeking is contacts in the business world that could lead to employment for their clients who have intellectual disability and or autism through the Community Employment Program.

Our RCBHC board has set a target for our club of 5 business contacts by Christmas. Members are encouraged to talk to businesses regarding setting up a no-obligation conversation with Belonging Matters. 

Speak to Reg or contact cepmentor@belongingmatters.org to learn more. 

Rotarians, friends and family are invited to a free guided tour of the NGV Photography: Real or Imagined exhibition, 3rd Floor at the Ian Potter Centre (NGVA) at Federation Square.
Note: There is no charge for entry to this exhibition.  Each tour will be approximately one hour duration.
Proposed dates:
Tuesday 14 November at 2.00pm (meet on the Ground floor) – 3 places available
Tuesday 21 November at 2.00pm – 5 places available
Tuesday 28 November at 2.00pm – 5 places available. Additional dates may be added if there is a demand.
Confirm: brian_martin@netspace.net.au 
Photography: Real and Imagined examines two perspectives on photography; photography grounded in the real world, as a record, a document, a reflection of the world around us; and photography as the product of imagination, storytelling and illusion. On occasion, photography operates in both realms of the real and the imagined.
Highlighting major photographic works from the NGV Collection, including recent acquisitions on display for the very first time, Photography: Real and Imagined examines the complex, engaging and sometimes contradictory nature, of all things photographic. The NGV’s largest survey of the photography collection, the exhibition includes more than 200 works by Australian and international photographers and artists working with photo-media from the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Our next meeting will be online on 9 November  7:30pm  when we will hear from Dorothy Gilmour about Safe Families - a project of Rotary Club of Hawthorn. 
Feel free to Join us on Zoom:  Meeting ID: 846 6277 0561       Passcode: 146752
The Satellite Club plans to continue support for Children’s Ground, who work with Aboriginal communities to support strategic planning around health education employment and other community goals and commit to generational work alongside the community members toward these goals.  In the first quarter of 2024 we plan to run a fundraising movie night to continue our support of the organisation. 
  • 21 November Mark Balla departs Melbourne for India
  • OTA approves $1,000 spend for Community Needs Assessment for WASH in Schools project in Piplantri, Rajasthan.
  • Rtn Firdaus Kapadia to professionally prepare needs assessment.
  • Nov 25, Bus to transport 13 Rotary Club presidents & DG, from Udaipur to Piplantri to introduce potential Global Grant.
  • Mark's business network targeting $3,000 donation to project
  • Mark & Firdas travel to Nashik, Maharastra, to visit all schools in Global Grant Nasik 7, 2126940.
  • Mark visits Rtn Ramesh Aggarwal, RC Delhi Ashoka
  • RCBHC Board approves Rotary Insurance cover for trip.
  • wishing you safe and fruitful travels, Mark.
Help fight modern slavery by sponsoring Alice, Matthew, Tony, Robyn for two hours of Ping-Pong each on Oct 29 through Rotary Club of Waverley Ping-Pong-a-Thon event
Proceeds to IJM, The Freedom Story, LIFT International, Her Space, HAGAR, Don Naam, Beginnings Foundation., The Hard Places Community. 
From Rosters Coordinator Liz:
Meeting Chair 
1 Nov - Olive Aumann
8 Nov - Ashley Coleman-Bock
15 Nov - Bernie Millane
22 Nov - Gary Lee
November Welcome Desk: ? , Bruce, Craig
IT Hybid Septup Oct Stephen Fisher
7:30-9:15am Greg Cooper
9:15-11:00am Owen Jenkin
11:00-12:45pm Gay Morris
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