President's Note
Despite the fact that a significant number of our members have flown north for winter, attendance at the first meeting of the new Rotary year was strong. Thank you to those who attended for your support.
The mini Club Satisfaction survey completed during the meeting unearthed few surprises; confirming that we’re a happy team at Hawthorn. Several members, however, indicated a desire for even more fellowship activities. 
When it comes to service projects there seems to be two distinct camps within the Club; a group that would have us emphasise support for local community service projects and another group who favour a focus on international projects.  Fortunately, the Club can support both local community and international projects and each will have its passionate supporters. 
Time defeated us in examining more than the first third of the Club Vision 2020 statement, but some useful feedback was obtained. Both membership numbers and diversity of vocational representation were discussed. There are some areas of the Club Vision 2020 statement on which we are tracking well, some need greater attention, and some have lost their relevance. It is important that we continue to examine the Vision Statement and have clear goals for our future. The Vision statement will continue to be on the agenda.
A member has suggested that we should be able to answer three questions
  • What do we stand for in our local community - WHY?
  • Do we have any admirable, challenging, tangible and measurable objectives - WHAT?
  • If so what are the strategies to achieve these - HOW?
Finding answers to these questions is consistent with realising our Vision for the Club by 2020.
My goals for the 2018-19 year are as follows:
  1. BEGIN one MAJOR project devised by and run by the Rotary Club of Hawthorn to which all members are dedicated and contribute.
  2. Identify, plan and begin one signature project in each Area of Service.
  3. Increase total membership numbers by more than 5, increase the ethnic diversity of membership so that we trend towards a diversity that approximates that in Boroondara, decrease the average age of membership below 67.
  4. Identify plan and implement one significant fundraising project that can add >$50,000 a year to our charity account.
  5. Establish tangible partnerships with other Clubs in the Boroondara area including a mutually beneficial partnership with Boroondara Cares Foundation.
  6. Clarify the answers to three questions to which we should have ready answers and agreement by all Club members.
I am looking forward to working with Club members to be the inspiration that makes a difference in our world and have fun doing while doing so. See you next week at the Art Show.
Ian Bentley
Rotary Club of Hawthorn
The Timor Leste Project
The Timor Leste project is a fabulous project supported by Rotary Hawthorn and has succeeded in obtaining a Global Foundation Matching Grant.
The Timor Rotary Consortium consists of thefollowing Clubs:- Camberwell (lead Club), Chadstone/East Malvern, Glenferrie, Hawthorn, Malvern, and Prahran. ​
One of the very powerful benefits of the project is the fact that it has succeeded in getting so many clubs to come together to make it a reality. I think that very positive contribution, strengthening the bonds between us, is an enormous plus for the project, in addition to the undeniable benefits it brings to the school children of Timor Leste. 
The project is a result of Clubs working together but we would like to acknowledge in particular John Walmsley and Vijay Susaria (from RC of Camberwell) whose leadership, commitment and drive have made this project a reality. 
The first team from the Timor Rotary Consortium comprised John Walmsley (RC Camberwell)  Rod Kenafacke (Pres RC Chadstone/East Malvern) and Abilio from the RC of Dili Lafaek.
With local co-operation the team completed its objectives of installing three Water Tanks at schools in Lebenei and Lavateri and also scoped (measuring and designing) a sufficient number of other schools sites to provide planned projects for at least another two Team visits. 
The Team’s visit also strengthened relationships with:
  • Leo Guterres and the local Baguia community including the Sub-District  Administrator.
  • The president and members of the RC of Dili Lafaek
  • Max Bird and the Western Australian RPTLE group
  • East Timor Roofing and new manager Brother Tomas, business & training advisor Ross Dalton and estimator & customer service Eugenio Belo.  
It is not possible to overstate the co-operation and assistance that we receive form Leopoldina Guterres in connection with this program and without her very generous support and co-ordination work it would be extremely difficult for us to carry out this project.
Thanks are also due to the Member Clubs of the Consortium without whose generous financial support this program would not have become a Major Project and it is only because of this support that we finally secured the Global Grant form the Rotary Foundation on the 1st June 2018.
The full report is available on the Club Website under Documents – Baguia, and photos can be seen at: 
 . . . . . .Long live the King!
Not that the Queen is dead, but Katrina Flinn looked positively delighted when President Ian handed her a “Past President” Rotary pin. 
Thanks Katrina, from us all, for your wonderful year in office. It has been a delight to be in the club with you. 
District 9800 Changeover
A large group of Rotarians, family, friends and sponsors attended this year’s District Changeover at The International in Brighton on Sunday June 3rd. We were all there of course to see the ‘passing of the baton’ from District Governor Peter Frueh to incoming DG Bronwyn Stephens. 
As is traditional at these events, the District Governor makes some awards and this was no exception.
Past District Governor Dennis Shore was awarded a Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service in acknowledgement of his many years work for TRF. 
In addition, Past District Governor Ian Knight OAM was acknowledged as a PolioPlus Pioneer for his efforts in initiating and promoting Rotary’s efforts in eradicating Polio. This includes the outstanding fundraising he achieved during his year as District Governor and his continued efforts. 
Our friends Marjorie and Bernie Gerlinger were presented with their 3rd Outstanding Service Award for their work at District, and Kerry Kornhauser OAM was named as the latest Royce Abbey Champion of Change for her work on Women in Rotary and the End Trachoma 2020 program. 
More about the Changeover in The Networker:
The Rotary Foundation
We received a nice note of thanks from Paul A. Netzel, Chair, The Rotary Foundation 2017-18
Thank you for making a difference by giving to The Rotary Foundation. It is because of your support that Rotarians are empowered to create lasting, meaningful change. Because of your gift, Rotarians are hard at work leading service projects that improve lives both close to home and around the world.
Together, we can continue to make a difference and create a more peaceful future.
Thank you for your dedication and continued support of The Rotary Foundation.
Tree Planting Day
This is the flyer for our Community tree Planting event being held on 29th July at Fritsch Holzer Park, it is also going to be a celebration of the park’s Birthday. 
For Members that have already RSVP’d to me directly , there is no need to register via the Link (I will do this for  them!)
Everyone is welcome!
 Members may be aware that the Fritsch Holzer park was created as a collaboration between Rotary Hawthorn, Boroondara Council and the State Government.  Great example of collaboration and working together to make a difference in our local community. 
The Council is supporting the event by providing 2,000 plants and catering for a BBQ as a reward for the participants. 
Thanks to Rachel , a Swinburne student, for designing the poster. 
I look forward to seeing everyone there 
This is the link for registrations:
Thanks , Katrina
Rotary’s commitment to eradicating polio worldwide won Best Nonprofit Act in the Hero Awards of the One Billion Acts of Peace campaign, an international global citizens’ movement to tackle the world’s most important issues. 
The campaign is an initiative of PeaceJam Foundation and is led by 14 Nobel Peace Prize laureates, including the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Rigoberta Menchú Tum, with the ambitious goal of inspiring a billion acts of peace by 2020. 
Each year, the campaign picks two finalists in each of six categories for their work to make a measurable impact in one of the 10 areas considered most important by the Nobel laureates. Winners are chosen by people from around the world. 
Rotary and Mercy Corps were the two finalists in the Best Nonprofit Act category. 
Rotary and the five other winners were recognized at a ceremony in Monaco. Betty Williams, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977 for her advocacy for peace in Northern Ireland, presented the award.
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
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.

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Lunch Speakers
Jul 10, 2018
Jul 17, 2018
Break The Silence
Jul 24, 2018
Assistant District Governor 9800
Jul 31, 2018
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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
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
Past President
President Elect
Club Services Director
Community Service Director
Youth & Vocational Director
International Service Director
Rotary Foundation
Hawthorn Rotary P.O. Box 33, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122, Australia.