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Committee members named to nominate 2018-19 Rotary president
The following Rotary members will serve on the 2016-17 Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International in 2018-19. The committee is scheduled to meet on 8 August. Zone 2Kazuhiko Ozawa, Rotary Club of Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan Zone 4 Sudarshan Agarwal, Rotary Club of Delhi, Delhi, India Zone 6 Noraseth Pathmanand, Rotary Club of Bang Rak, Thailand Zone 8 John B. Boag, Rotary Club of E-Club of District 9650, New South Wales, Australia Zone 10 Jackson S.L. Hsieh, Rotary Club of Taipei Sunrise, Taiwan Zone 12 Elio Cerini, Rotary Club of Milano Duomo, Italy Zone 14 Ekkehart Pandel,...
eBay Live Auctions that benefit Rotary
Each month, eBay, the world’s largest auction website, selects a set of upcoming Live Auction events and donates a portion of all sales proceeds to Rotary. Only U.S. auction sales are eligible. See the schedule of July auctions.
Apply to serve on an RI committee
Would you like to contribute to Rotary by serving on a committee? The 10 committees listed below are searching for qualified candidates for openings in 2017-18. Each of these committees works with Rotary leaders to increase efficiency and promote the goals and priorities of our strategic plan. Apply for a committee appointment by 14 August. Learn more about the committees and the application process. Get answers to frequently asked questions. Committees with openings for 2017-18 Audit Communications Constitution and Bylaws Election Review Finance Global Networking Groups Joint Young Leaders...
John Germ: Champion of Chattanooga
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian Just before John Germ dropped by, Rick Youngblood took a deep breath. “You want to match his energy,” he says, “but he makes it hard to keep up.” Youngblood is the president and CEO of Blood Assurance, a regional blood bank in Chattanooga, Tenn., that Germ helped found in 1972. After his visit with Youngblood, Germ strode between mountains of empty bottles and cans at Chattanooga’s John F. Germ Recycling Center at Orange Grove, which he designed, before he drove to a construction site and popped a cork to dedicate a Miracle League field where special...
Welcome to Rotary Hawthorn
Our (Hawthorn Rotary’s) regular lunch time meeting on June 14 was one of the highlights of the year.
Firstly, it was exciting as it invoked the use of internet technology (Skype) to connect a speaker live in Adelaide with the audience in suburban Hawthorn, Melbourne. 
It’s a great skill to be able to take the microphone and ....
PhD student Tom Burns is the grandson of long term member Vic Burns.  
That's Jamin Heppell and Kat Stevenson delivering an enthusiastic and refreshing address on the origins and drive of Game Changers Australia.
To the sporting minded the term "Game Changers Australia"  usually conjures up thoughts of critical moments in some sporting contest whereby the end result is critically determined by some minute action at a given moment on the sports field.
This concept is correct but Jamin Heppell from "Game Changers Australia" has taken it more broadly to that of a young individuals level of personal development.   Along with colleague Kat Stevenson (both pictured above) we were delighted by their  energetic and  passionate address embracing stories of both their personal journeys and how that lead to the Game Changers organization and its goals and processes.

Jamin comes from Leongatha.   As a youth (not long ago) he noted how central the local football club was to the social glue for the community and connected with all age groups.   More important was the observation that lack of wholesome and skilled leadership could be detrimental to the community and the young adults.   Certain behaviors of players, racist slurs,  homophobic and politically incorrect actions, heavy drinking all infected his football club and flowed through to the community.

So this important link between sport and community leadership and participation, was at the forefront of his ideas on how to help develop positive leadership skills, and these evolved further with his attendance at YMCA camps and RYLA (yes the Rotary Program). 

He decided to set up a leadership program for young leaders from many football clubs across the region and formed Captain’s Club. He visited 56 clubs, addressed the Boards and got them to nominate attendees for the camps.  Getting these sporting leaders on-board was seen as an entry to the broader community'.

From this start Game Changers was founded in 2012.  One question sums up its aim  "How do we engage young people?"

Combining sports psychology, physical conditioning, leadership studies, resilience training , nutrition and effective communication training Game Changers, a non-profit group supported by the YMCA and the Vic Government, provides the opportunity for potential sporting-community leaders to come together in camps and learn and share experiences.

Anne Scott (no stranger to the movement) chaired our last meeting and the address by Brendan Watson, Scouts Victoria Chief Commissioner.
Brendan also principal at the Catholic Regional College in Sydenham is a long term scout and educator.  Joining the Scouts as young lad he has contributed much to that organization in leadership and representational roles especially.
A very enthusiastic supporter of the organization and the life experience benefits and training which it can deliver to participants, his address told of initiatives in Victoria to combat the often observed stagnation and membership pressures in mature volunteer organizations like the Scouts.
An advocate for thinking differently and invoking change consistent with modern demographics, Brendan talked about the increasing membership of the past recent several years (now approaching 20,000 in Victoria) and how Victoria is being observed world-wide by the scouts movement as a model in which Scouting activity can lead to educational certification and accreditation for subjects in say the VCE.
Several stories about the scouts, complete with selected snap shots of the relevant individuals gave a wonderful idea of the extent of the impact of scouting in Victoria.   These ranged from the sad story of the death of Luke Batty and organized counseling for scouts (an ongoing service), of how the King of Sweden (and honorary worldwide leader) was chaperoned (without adult intervention) on a visit to Victoria by scouts (from young adults to "joeys"),  the Big Day Scout event central Melbourne, and the efforts/horrific yet uplifting stories of two ex Syrian brothers (scouts first in their home country) now firmly entrenched in the Victorian set.
Brendan reminded us of the community focus of scouting and that "scarf" worn by all members.  The scarf is symbolic of the geographic origin of a scout, and here in Victoria the new design is a wonderful combination of Victorian and scouting icons.
At the end, after a slight overrun in time (the audience did not notice) chairman Anne and President Lawrence thanked Brendan for a great address.



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