President's Note

As your President, I am once again making a personal appeal for you to attend the 17 July Club meeting and please invite your wives/husbands/partners.

The speakers for the meeting are Amy Dawes and Rachel Haywood from the Australasian Birth Trauma Association.  

In Australia, one in three women identify their birth as traumatic. This forum is being held to raise awareness of the impact of birth trauma – and the importance of detection, prevention, support and treatment.

 I passionately believe in the value of the work being done by the Australasian Birth Trauma Association and allied organisations to assist our daughters, our wives and our mothers who have been unfortunate enough to experience birth trauma.  Rotary is in a position to support their work. I would like to see Hawthorn identify a project that is distinctively ours.  Perhaps our Club can take the lead in this area. We can only make this decision if we are all well informed.


Ian Bentley
Rotary Club of Hawthorn
Camberwell Rotary Art Show
Yes, we had a fun day at the Camberwell Rotary Art Show.
First we met in the café for a bite and a chat, and then moved to the Art Show itself, where organiser Fiona Innes told us how the show is organised. Now in its 55thyear, this wonderful show has been a challenge and a great fundraiser for The Rotary Club of Camberwell.  Congratulations to the club for their great work. 
Our members admired, consulted, and chatted some more, in the pleasant environment of Swinburne University. Meeting old friends like AG Nick Pane and Peter Allan who were on duty at the show added to our enjoymant. Yes, a fine fun and fellowship day for all.
The Camberwell Art Show continues to go from strength to strength.
Its scale and quality mark it as most significant in the Australian art calendar.
The level of support from the artist community is again outstanding. Six hundred and seventy cream of Australia's established and emerging artists entered from which 1350 works were invited to be exhibited.
This year artists competed for $37500 in prizes including a $20000 best in show.
Sydney Artist Wins 2018 Best In Show
Julie Simmons with her work Ancients on the Barka has taken out the Herald Sun Best in Show award. She picked up $20000 for her painting which the judges described as a painters painting with rustic and direct charm. The three judges also commented on its rawness and immediacy which brought a life and freshness to a traditional subject.
Meet RI President Barry Rassin
RI President Barry Rassin, a member of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, is asking Rotarians to Be the Inspiration this Rotary year. In addressing the closing session of the 2018 Convention in Toronto, Rassin encouraged Rotarians to take the time to understand the real needs of their communities by talking to people in those communities, and to become agents of change through leading by example. Read more about Rotary’s 2018-19 president:
Rotary Conference in Toronto
A princess, three prime ministers, and a former first lady joined 25,000 in Toronto June 23-27 to celebrate Rotary’s good work and plan more of it. Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, thanked Rotarians for their work in fighting polio and for all the good they do in their communities. She noted Rotary’s “astonishing global reach” and “endearing habit of leaving (their) egos at the door” in overcoming all the obstacles of polio immunization to bring the world to the brink of eradicating the disease.
Revisit all the convention coverage:  
The Welcome Dinner Project
The Welcome Dinner Project is coming to Hawthorn on 16th September 2018!
The event is a collaboration between Rotary Hawthorn and NFP Joining the Dots. 
Some members will recall the presentation by Lauren Plant from Joining the Dots on the Welcome Dinner project that we had at our Thursday evening meeting. The dinner (or in this case a lunch) is a Community Lunch whereby we connect existing residents with newly arrived residents (up to 5 years in Australia). It is a way to build connections across various communities.
 Everyone brings a plate to share from their own cultural background. In the case of a Community dinner, it is more a series of lunches with each table sharing the dishes, with the opportunity to mingle and taste leftovers afterwards.  
Would you like to know more about the Welcome Dinner Project ?
or you can check out their Promo Video
What do I need from you?
1. if you know anyone that is new to the area and/or Australia, invite them to our lunch (flyer is attached). Do you have any new neighbours? (Please let me know if you would like any hard copy printouts and I can bring them to a meeting )
2. we need Rotarians to participate in the lunch , as part of the quota of existing residents. This event is a chance to put your social and networking skills to use and to showcase & be an ambassador for Rotary and our Club.
 If you would like to be a part of this Event please get onto Eventbrite via the link and register. 
The broader community is also being invited to attend, so it would be a shame if Club members are not well represented, so we do need to Book asap.
The link to view the Eventbrite bookings page is
3. volunteer to personally present the opportunity to a couple of select groups such as the Conversational English group held at the various Boroondara libraries (let Katrina know if you can assist). Nothing beats a personal approach!
Please let me know if you have any queries
Regards Katrina
End Polio Now!
Whilst we have your attention, we must share the great news from Governor Peter Freuh and his Rotary Foundation Chair, Dennis Shore, in District 9800.
DG Peter has just announced that 9800 will donate US$38,000 to the Polio Eradication Program, from unused District Designated Funds this Rotary year!
Now, if my maths are correct (and remember I’m a writer not a mathematician), that US$38,000 is matched 50% by The Rotary Foundation’s World Fund, AND … that total of US$57,000 is then matched 2 for 1 by the Gates Foundation for a final total of US$171,000!!!
Congratulations Governor Peter, TRF Chair Dennis and the entire District 9800 team. That is a magnificent effort – and if it does not provide the necessary inspiration for ALL Districts to immediately get to work and dispatch unused District Designated Funds, I don’t know what will?
PDG Bob Aitken AM JP, RI END POLIO NOW Coordinator, Zones 7B/8, 2017/18
All the changes coming from July 1
INTERNATIONAL Free Hugs Day is nearly here. From 
Also known a July 1, 2018, the start of the new financial year brings with it the usual raft of changes to fees, charges, taxes, rules, regulations and laws.
Here’s what you need to know:
Do you REALLY want to know? 
Ths Shadow Knows!
The introduction from The Shadow radio program "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!", spoken by actor Frank Readick Jr, has earned a place in the American idiom
These words were accompanied by an ominous laugh and a musical theme, Camille Saint-SaënsLe Rouet d'Omphale
At the end of each episode The Shadow reminded listeners that, "The weed of crime bears bitter fruit! Crime does not pay...The Shadow knows!" 
At the Canberwell Rotary Art Show, The Shadow spotted some members admiring themselves on a Donations-in-Kind pop-up banner: the photo was taken at Box Hill Hospital when we were loading some beds in a container for DIK.  The Sergeant-at-Arms will surely fine messers Rush, Macfarlane and Gillies. 
The Shadow has noted the smooth and seamless transition to the new editorial team of “The Bulletin”.  After several years of polished publishing, David Owen has retired as editor: his comprehensive reporting has set a high standard for Rotary Bulletins.  Thanks David for your regular and reliable contributions. 
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
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

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 17, 2018
Break The Silence
Break The Silence

The Australasian Birth Trauma Association (ABTA) 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.

Did you know? 
15% of all women who give birth naturally (ie: not through caesarean) suffer permanent life changing injury. This is a significant women's health issue that does not get talked about and receives almost no support'.

Amy Dawes ins the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Australasian Birth Trauma Association.

Chair: Ian Bentley




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
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
Hawthorn Rotary P.O. Box 33, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122, Australia.