President's Note

 My last regular Tuesday meeting as President just done.    I have had a ball this past year!  Thank you all for your support.    It was a wonderful experience.

I am looking forward to the new year with President Ian Bentley.



Tree Planting Day
Social Media
At the last lunch meeting Hawthorn Rotary many members were harshly confronted with the future (and indeed present) when member and President Katrina Flinn gave a brief account of "Social Media".  
Bearing in mind the ignorance and delicacy of many of our older members Katrina carefully took us through and explained many of the communication platforms available.    Armed with her mobile phone ("smart phone" now)  as a key prop during her guest speaker address we quickly understood "Siri" , the meaning of "Apps" and  above all became aware of the sheer power and extent by which social media can be productively used.    Some in the audience became bleary eyed as we heard of "Twitter", "U-Tube", "LinkedIn", Pin interest", "Swap Chat", "Skype" , "Meet Up" and of course "Face Book".   The role of each was simply and clearly explained.
Finally Katrina pointed out that the club itself has embraced elements of this communication and information revolution and encouraged members to take advantage of the phone "App" available to members for keeping track of club happenings.  This comes about through  "Club Runner'" facility  to which Hawthorn Rotary subscribes.
Here is the message to get switched on, and remember embrace it and have fun:-

Members who have a smartphone, download the Clubrunner app to access members contact details and Club events (if needed, ask for help!). 

-members and friends please follow Rotary Club of Hawthorn pages on social media (Face Book, Instragram, LinkedIn)

-if you are not on Social Media, ask your spouse and/or adult children to follow our Pages and share our posts with their network.


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 July 11

        Then 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
Changeover Evening Awards
Rotary club practice,  Hawthorn Rotary too, is to provide recognition awards at changeover time to members(and friends) who have contributed significantly to the club over the year.
At the recent changeover dinner the following were recognized with Paul Harris awards Susie White (Friend), Di Gillies ( Friend), and members Charles Morrison, David Rush, David Owen, Noel Halford, and Jill Weeks.  Somewhat rivalling footy concepts (alas AFL and not Union stuff) Gordon Cheyne was determined to be a "legend" of the club. 
Combined Districts Conference 

For the first time in Australia four Districts( 9790,9800,9810 and 9820)  will join together to run a joint Conference.  The Conference will be held at the Melbourne Convention Centre in the heart of the city with multiple accommodation options available ranging from shared apartments to 5 star hotels

 CHECK OUT for information 

Make-ups and Apologies

 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 him 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 

If you cannot perform your duty, please find a replacement or contact Charles Morrison


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Lunch Speakers
Jul 03, 2018
Club Vision-Revisited
Club Vision-Revisited


Chair: Ian Bentley

Jul 10, 2018
Jul 17, 2018
Break The Silence
Jul 24, 2018
Rotary Nhill To Visit Us?
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Club Events
FORUM: Break The Silence: Birth Trauma Forum
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
Jul 17, 2018
12:30 PM – 4:15 PM
Mock Interviews-Auburn High School
Auburn High School
Jul 25, 2018
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
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
12:30 PM – 3:00 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
Henry Drury
June 14
Brian Reid
June 18
Trevor Jones
June 18
Joe Devereux
June 19
Geoff Wright
June 20
Bill Troedel
June 23
Ian Hamilton
June 26
Spouse Birthdays
Lorraine McInnes
June 12
Prue Troedel
June 14
Holly Reid
June 19
Margaret Walshe
June 23
Jane Rose
June 24
Wendy Stewart
June 29
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.