President's Note

Fellow Hawthorn Rotarians it has been a busy and eventful start to the Rotary year; evidence that we a healthy and active Club.  In place of the second weekly meeting, many of us enjoyed a fellowship gathering at the Camberwell Rotary Art Show and supported the Salvo Hawks as they savoured victory over arch rivals the Kardinia Cats.  Charlotte England, Noel Halford and David Rush continue to conduct public speaking training for Swinburne students while, Katrina Flinn, Hans Carlborg and I attended the Swinburne Collaborative forum with representatives from most of the other Rotary Clubs in Boroondara.
The new Board met on Monday 9 July. Of the many things discussed, it was resolved that each Area of Service Director needs a small team of two or three other members with whom to discuss issues and devise recommendations to be presented to the Board.  This does not replace the approach adopted in recent years where members have been free to pitch in whenever and where ever help is needed.  What it does, is to provide much-needed support for the Areas of Service Directors who have been carrying the burden of their portfolio alone. 
On Monday the Riverside Cluster met for the first time under the chairmanship of AG Nick Pane who will be our guest speaker at next week’s meeting. 
Thank you to those members and partners who supported the Birth Trauma Forum meeting this week. After listening to the personal experiences of young mothers, it would be hard to argue that there is not a need in our community to provide more support for women through the process of pregnancy and birth and especially to those who carry physical or psychological damage into life after the birth of their children.  The antenatal, clinical and postnatal issues are complex and there are no 'one size fits all' solutions.  There is, however, room for improvement in many areas and it behoves us to do what we can to encourage those trying to make a difference whether it is minimising birth trauma or maximising support if it is sustained.
Our Thursday group meets this week and it would good to see members backing Noel Halford’s work as he continues this important membership project.
Ian Bentley
Rotary Club of Hawthorn

The Australasian Birth Trauma Association

The Australasian Birth Trauma Association was established in 2016 to support women and their families who are suffering postnatally from physical and /or psychological trauma resulting from the birth process, as well as the education and support for the range of health professionals who work with pre and postnatal women.
They define birth trauma as physically damaging birth processes which result in life-changing psychological and social difficulties, and psychological problems arising from the circumstances of the delivery or the process. This includes an ‘uneventful’ or satisfactory delivery from the professional point of view, but traumatising for the woman, who may feel unsupported or even misunderstood by the health professionals.
In Australia, one in three women identify their birth as traumatic. This forum was held to raise awareness of the impact of birth trauma – and the importance of detection, prevention, support and treatment.
At our meeting on 17th July, President Ian Bentley introduced the ABTA team, after welcoming DG Bronwyn Stephens and numerous visitors and guests.
Any Dawes told us about her difficult birth experience and the following prolapse, then about how she helped start the Assosciation.
She was followed by April Hogan, who told of her experience of epidural anaesthesia, forceps delivery with tear and post-partum haemorrhage, followed by a lack of recognition of her symptoms of prolapse and a long delay and being told all was normal, before a final diagnosis. 
Midwife Rachael Haywood told us about how the Assosciation was creating BT Care,  a mentoring programme to assist women who had unsatisfactory physical or psychological outcomes, with various avenues of peer support. It involves dissseminating information to the public, partners, hospital staff and health care workers, and increasing ante-natal information. 
President Ian closed the meeting at 2.00pm, and conducted a workshop with the ABTA Team and others interested, about what assistance is required, and how Rotary can be involved. 
Photo:  Dr Jessica Caudwell-Hall, Dr Oliver Daly, Amy Dawes, Rachael Haywood, Lana Sussman and April Hogan.
Subsequently President Ian commented:  “After listening to the personal experiences of young mothers, it would be hard to argue that there is not a need in our community to provide more support for women through the process of pregnancy and birth and especially to those who carry physical or psychological damage into life after the birth of their children.  The antenatal, clinical and postnatal issues are complex and there are no 'one size fits all' solutions.  There is, however, room for improvement in many areas and it behoves us to do what we can to encourage those trying to make a difference whether it is minimising birth trauma or maximising support if it is sustained.”


Project Origination: Club Service Director, Noel Halford, had a vision of a project that would benefit remote aboriginal communities. Noel arranged a Skype meeting last year with the then CEO of Boab Health services Margie Ware, and it was determined that the greatest unfunded need is for podiatry footcare packs.
Late last year, the Club had started an alternate meeting time of  once a month on Thursday evenings. It was decided that this project would be perfect for this group of people.
Project Benefits: Treatment of chronic footwear conditions does not currently have Government funding, and supports best practice in the management of foot wounds and ulcers with the aim of preventing unnecessary hospitalisation and loss of limbs. 
The delivery of the Project involved liaising with Boab Health care to verify and determine needs. Products were obtained from various suppliers, including a significant donation from Rotary  Donations-in-Kind.
A fundraising event was held in the form of a Trivia night, attended by members, partners and friends as well as prospective members, and on 26th April there was a presentation by Margie Ware to our members. This presentation was an important step to engage members in the project and to understand the challenges of the area. Following the presentation, the group worked together to pack the 40 podiatry kits, and we shared the final task of arranging transport to Broome at a subsidised rate.
Via a contact of one of our newest members, Coles agreed to add our boxes of footcare kits to their regular delivery to Broome for nil cost to the Club, with no other conditions other than we needed to deliver the packs to Coles Distribution centre in Melbourne and then collect them in Broome (arranged by Boab health). 
The Project had the following attributes:
  • It had a clear objective in fulfilling a health need in a remote indigenous area, 
  • The collaboration with Boab Health Services was critical 
  • It was a manageable project for our project in terms of time required.
  • The project had a clear endpoint and the opportunity to repeat in future years. 
  • We were able to engage and involve members and prospective members in the Project.
We subsequently inducted four new members, and also solidified the relationship with two of our newest members. Everyone involved expressed satisfaction in being part of the project. 

The Salvo Hawks

The Salvo Hawks were shocked when the Geelong side scored the first goal of the game within 30 seconds.
Showing no signs of panic, the Salvo Hawks responded and led at quarter time by 22 points.
They then showed complete dominance which unfortunately was not reflected on the scoreboard, due to inaccurate kicking for goal.
Following some impressive running football with strong defensive skills, their lead at half time increased to 27 points.

 The Hawks they entered the final term with a  commanding lead of 48 points but Geelong fought back valiantly in the last quarter at one stage scoring four goals to nil. In the end it was all too late with the Salvo Hawks responding to run away winners by 30 points at the final siren.
A special thanks to the Hawthorn Rotarians Ian Bentley, Lawrence Reddaway, Kim D'Arcy, Geoff Wright, Noel Halford, Mick Flinn and other friends and family who made the event so successful.
Photos:- The Salvo Hawks in action, and Belinda who was Best on Ground and Patrick sharing the inaugural Michael Page Cup Trophy, which will be played for whenever the Salvo Hawks and the Geelong Kardinia Cats meet.


The District 9800 website is now on ClubRunner, a website platform used by 5,000 Clubs worldwide.  Members of Clubs that currently use ClubRunner can continue to use their Club website login. 
Members from other Clubs can obtain a Login name and password by following the instructions after clicking on the Member Login button. You will need to use the same email as recorded by Rotary International. 
Full instructions may be downloaded from the website. 
A ClubRunner App is also available for iPhone or Android users from the App stores. The app allows access to Club stories and contact details for Club and District members. 
A pdf version of the District Directory is also available for download from the District website. 
Please let us know what you think of the website and contact us if there are problems. 
Ths Shadow Knows!
The Shadow overheard a Yank staying in a posh Scottish Hotel, in the bar, on his smartphone.
He needed wi-fi log-in password.
He asked the barman: “What’s the wi-fi password?”
“You have to buy a drink first.” was the reply.
“O.K. Give me a Scotch and soda, please”
The barman served him, and he paid up.
Then he asked “So what’s the wi-fi password?”
“You have to buy a drink first.  Lower case, no spaces. ”
The waiting game
The Shadow was on the lookout for straying members at Wimbledon, as Novak Djokovic was once again a winner. 
The annual Wimbledon tournament is ostensibly about tennis. But it’s also about The Queue (proper noun, mind you), one of the most famous queues in the world.
This iconic ticket queue comes with its own 30-page rulebook that covers everything from the maximum size of your bag to the type of vessel from which you can sip your Pimm’s.
Derpite all the possibilities for social gaffes, no members misdemeanors were spotted. (sigh)
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.
       Next Home Game  Wednesday 8th August

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

Coming Events

Make-ups and Apologies

Kim D'Arcy 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.

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Lunch Speakers
Jul 24, 2018
Assistant District Governor 9800
Assistant District Governor 9800

You may think you know about Rotary Assistant District Governors....

However, you may not have heard about our own Nick Pane!

Come and listen to the incredile story of Nick!

Chair: Noel Halford

Jul 31, 2018
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Club Events
Rotary Thursday Group meeting
Auburn Bowls Club
Jul 19, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Mock Interviews-Auburn High School
Auburn High School
Jul 25, 2018
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Plant a Tree: for Fritsch Holzer Park's 21st
Fritsch Holzer park
Jul 29, 2018
Salvo Hawks home game
Victoria Road Reserve
Aug 08, 2018
12:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Rotary Hawthorn 65th Anniversary
Aug 24, 2018
Welcome Dinner for New Residents
Auburn Bowls Club
Sep 16, 2018
12:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Chances Golf Day: You're Invited
Box Hill Golf Club
Oct 29, 2018
11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Garden Design Fest
Nov 17, 2018 – Nov 18, 2018
Member Birthdays
Ian Warren
July 1
Bernie Walshe
July 5
Ian Bentley
July 17
Josh Frydenberg
July 17
Spouse Birthdays
Ginia Reddaway
July 2
Jane Drury
July 7
Ken Scott
July 14
Sheila Cheyne
July 14
Club Directors
Vice President
Club Services Director
Community Service Director
Youth & Vocational Director
International Service Director
President Elect
Past President
Youth Service
Rotary Foundation
Public Relations
President Nominee
Protection / Governance
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