President's Note

 It was nice and not too stressful to have the multiple roles last meeting as host, chairman to the speaker Husna Pasha and most rewarding to help the induction of a new member being  Kim D'Arcy

That's Kim with sponsor Noel Halford and mentor David Rush (appropriately as Kim joins the International group). 

See you next week


An Escapee from the Corporate World....Husna Pasha
 One can read that "Husna Pasha is a Melbourne based business woman, author, media personality, stand-up comedian and public speaker"
As a recent guest to our lunch meeting we got an insight into her story, her thinking and her drive.  Beneath that comedic and self deprecating persona Husna gave an highly entertaining and yet thought provoking  account of her experiences and her philosophy on life.  
The title "Escapee from a Corporate World"  hints at how she has evolved from a regulated conventional life plan to one where she does her own thing all driven by a desire for a happy (yet far from selfish) life style.

We heard that she is is an Indian Australia, who was raised in the small city/town New Norfolk in Tasmania by her well educated and hard working and family oriented parents--employed in the Health industry.   

After an early but unhappy adult period following the conventional norm of early marriage in anticipation of a regular wife role Kusna entered the corporate world after studying occupational therapy.   She is a mother of two, a wife and a Muslim woman. 

After  18 years of corporate focus Kusna's entreprenueral flair saw her start her own live on stage talk show in 2015.  Her underlying aim is to empower people to have a happy life.  

She has been  a Guest Host on The Project,  and appeared numerous times in the media due to an initiative called 'Speed date a Muslim,'.  Her profile is such that she is successfully now speaking at many events to motivate and inspire people to take the right step forward in their lives.    Listening to her short address made many of us  question our own goals

Many in the audience could relate to Kusna's experiences and observations about present days issues re diversity feminism and equality and society's and the media's pressure for "political correctness" .

"Alisha's Café Collective" at 313 Lygon St in East Brunswick run by Kusna is a vegetarian café with a difference.  It provides a forum for exhibitions and discussion events.


On the Agenda
TONIGHT   Thursday Evening  Meeting Special --      Thursday 24 May  Planning for a welcome dinner evening for newcomers to Australia (see Noel Halford)  This coincides with our monthly Thursday evening meeting and is open to Tuesday lunch goers too.
DIK Working Bee--- Saturday 2nd June     Usual fun (and modest labour) at the DIK shed
District Changeover -- Sunday 3rd June   Dinner occasion to welcome new District roles (see Dennis Shore)
Club Changeover --      Thursday 14 June  6.30pm fro 7.00 at Greenacres    (See David Pisterman)  Always a great evening, those left in town (and not OS) try to attend!
and remember get back to Ian Macfarlane (or Ian Bentley) re those club shirt preference/size.
DIK Working Bee 2nd June

YES!  Another fun Working Bee at DIK will be held on Saturday 2nd June.

Come and join us, as we sort out the contents of nine pallets.

No heavy lifting, and if you can tell a bedpan from a syringe, you have all the skills we require. 

Remember: we have ways of making you enjoy yourself. 

Shed 39, 400 Somerville Road, West Footscray. 9.30 am onwards

Contributions to Foundation

Annual contributions to The Rotary Foundation can be made via EFT.

Details are at:

Dennis Shore
District Director Foundation

Salvo Hawks - Diary Dates for Home Matches
Please put the following important dates into your diary - now!    Remember a key aspect of HRC's support is the provision of communal interaction not just funds.
        Wednesday June 13
        Wednesday June 27

        Wednesday July 11

        Wednesday August 8

Typically on these Wednesdays we will need at least 3 (preferably 5) Rotary Hawthorn people:

  •  1 or 2 people on scoreboard 11.45 – 2.00
  •  At least 2 people mingling and organising pizzas say 12.15 – 2.15
Progress..Simulated Job Interviews at Auburn HS
Dates for the diary.  Wednesday 20 June and Wednesday 25 July.
Still looking for a couple more interviewers please
The club will help Auburn High School as in previous years by participating in that schools Simulated Job Interviews program.  
We will require on each of the above mornings 9 am to 11.30 am about 20 willing interviewers to act as prospective employers.   Geoff Wright has been contacting potential interviewers to populate a roster and the numbers are getting there.   Still a few more needed so please contact Geoff(or in his absence David Owen).   Remember friends and spouses are welcome subject to having that Working With Children certification.
Make-ups and Apologies

Helen Kavnoudias (in the absence of Lawrence Reddaway) always seeks to finalize numbers by Monday 8.30am by collating  responses about attendance at the next meeting.   So please try to email back to her by that time; and, at the same time, forewarn of any guests.   Predicting our numbers as closely as possible helps to minimize our catering costs.) 


Geoff Wright collates the attendance information.  He needs to know of  "make up " events.

Club Roster 

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Lunch Speakers
May 29, 2018
Charles Troedel: From Stone to Print
Charles Troedel: From Stone to Print

Charles Troedel was a 19th century lithographer and founder of the Melbourne based firm, Troedel & Co, Printers & Lithographers. The Troedel family donated its corporate archive to the State Library of Victoria in 1968.  It contains nearly 10,000 print specimens, produced by the firm since its founding in 1863, and includes advertising posters, product labels and other ephemera.  The archive will be showcased in a lavishly-illustrated book, Charles Troedel: From Stone to Print, which will be published by Melbourne Books in 2019.  This presentation will provide a preview of the book, which traces the history of 19th century Australian print advertising, and present some of the most iconic images from the collection.

Dr Amanda Scardamaglia is the Department Chair of the Swinburne Law School. Amanda’s area of research is intellectual property law with a special focus on empirical and historical studies in trade mark law, branding, advertising and the consumer. Amanda was a State Library of Victoria Creative Fellow in 2015-2016 and was awarded a residential fellowship at the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management at Bournemouth University in 2017.  She is the author of the book Colonial Australian Trade Mark Law: Narratives in Lawmaking, People, Power and Place (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2015) and editor of the peer-reviewed journal Legal History. Her second book, Charles Troedel: From Stone to Print, will be published by Melbourne Books in 2019, in collaboration with the State Library of Victoria.

Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery

Chair: Bill Troedel



Jun 05, 2018
The Cold War Games
Jun 12, 2018
Changeover On Thursday 14th June (Night Meeting)
Jun 19, 2018
Various TBA
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Club Events
Thursday group & service project evening
Auburn Bowls Club
May 24, 2018
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM
DIK Working bee
Donations in Kind
Jun 02, 2018
Changeover Lunch D9800
The International of Brighton
Jun 03, 2018
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Cluster Networking Cocktail event
Amora Hotel
Jul 25, 2018
7:30 PM – 9:06 PM
Member Birthdays
John Carre-Riddell
May 1
Mark Christoffelsz
May 20
Charlotte England
May 21
Peter Lugg
May 27
Spouse Birthdays
Judi Rosback
May 26
Cheryl Pisterman
May 30
Joy Gillies
May 30
Club Directors
Vice President
President Elect
Club Services Director
Community Service Director
Youth & Vocational Director
International Service Director
Hawthorn Rotary P.O. Box 33, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122, Australia.