Speaker Date Topic
Visit Of The District Governor, District 9800 Oct 22, 2019
Rotary: Looking Into The Future
Rotary: Looking Into The Future

Grant Hocking joined Woodend Rotary in 2004 and has been President in 2007- 2008 and again in 2015-16, as well as Vice President, Community Service Chair, Foundation Chair and Bulletin Editor for many years. Grant has served at District level as Community Service Director (2011-2013) and as Assistant Governor Goldfields Cluster (2013-2015), Executive AG for the same period and AG mentor (2017-18). Grant has also been active for many years as a Foundation and Grants cluster advisor, Club Vision facilitator and supporting the D9800 Learning and Development team with RLI and New Member seminars.

Grant is a Clinical Manager (MICA Paramedic) with Ambulance Victoria where he has worked for 33 years in most operational areas of the organisation. He has an interest in clinical quality and was awarded the Ambulance Service Medal (ASM) in the 2014 Australia Day recognitions for development of Clinical Quality Improvement processes.

Chair: Charlotte England

 

Father Joe Giacobbe Oct 29, 2019
Melbourne Cup Theme
Melbourne Cup Theme

Fr Joe Giacobbe has been a Catholic Priest for 45 years and currently works in the Western Suburbs – St Augustine’s parish, Yarraville. 

Joe began his pastoral work in the inner suburbs in the high rise housing estates in Flemington, North Melbourne and Fitzroy.

In 1972 with the help of many friends in the Racing Industry the Doxa Youth Foundation was launched for the purpose of establishing a residential complex at Malmsbury to provide educational and recreational programs for these  children.

Over 200,000 children have attended the Malmsbury Complex. Doxa has initiated other activities, namely, providing residential City programs for children from poor rural areas in Victoria, a University program launched in 1993,  whereby Doxa has sponsored in partnership with major corporates 500 graduates and a philanthropic partnership at the Doxa School, Bendigo for children who struggle in the mainstream school system.

Over 8,000 children participate in Doxa program each year. As a fund raising project Joe established the Winning Post form guide in 1988 which was sold by the Foundation in 2007 when circulation reached 35,000 per week.

Chair: David Rush

Melbourne Cup Day Nov 05, 2019
No Meeting
No Meeting

Melbourne Cup Day is Australia’s best known horse racing event. Since 1861 it has been held on the first Tuesday of November at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. It is an annual public holiday in the state of Victoria. This event, popularly dubbed as “the race that stops the nation”, is a 3,200 metre race for three-year-olds and over, is said to be the richest ‘two-mile’ handicap in the world and is one of the richest turf races.  More than 100,000 people usually attend Flemington Racecourse, and the race is televised live to an audience of about 650 million people worldwide'.

Did you know? The 1875 winner, Wollomai, came from Phillip Island?, (which is located around 135 kilometres south-east of Melbourne and is better known for its penguin colonies). In earlier days, prior to a ferry service between Phillip Island and San Remo, animals were swum across to the Narrows.

It was thought that Wollomai had very little chance of winning, but jockey Bob Batty rode the horse to success, in a time of three minutes and thirty eight seconds, before a crowd of 70,000 people.

The owner, John Cleeland, returned to Cape Woolomai  with £22,000 pounds, having given the jockey and trainer £500 each.

Photo Credit: bandt.com.au
K.R Ravindran (Ravi) Nov 13, 2019
Rotary Foundation Dinner **NOTE CHANGE OF DATE
Rotary Foundation Dinner **NOTE CHANGE OF DATE

Ravi is CEO of a publicly listed company which he founded with a worldwide clientele in the tea packaging industry. He also serves on the board of several other companies and charitable trusts.

He is the founding president of the Sri Lanka Anti-Narcotics Association.

As his country’s national PolioPlus chair, Ravi headed a task force consisting of the government, UNICEF, and Rotary and worked closely with UNICEF to successfully negotiate a ceasefire with the northern militants during National Immunization Days.

A Rotarian since 1974, Ravi has served RI as treasurer; director; Foundation trustee; committee member, vice chair, and chair; task force member; RI training leader; and district governor.

He also chaired the Schools Reawakening project, sponsored by Rotary clubs and districts in Sri Lanka, to rebuild 25 tsunami-devastated schools to benefit 15,000 children. 

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Scott Bolton Nov 19, 2019
2018 Global Scholar Recipient
2018 Global Scholar Recipient

 

 

Scott has returned from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

Scott is 'an educator with a track record of working to further the Rotary Foundation’s goal of improving basic education and literacy in disadvantaged school contexts, and a clear commitment to building a career as a reforming school leader in Australia’s public school system'. Australia needs a coalition of public school system leaders, committed to improving student outcomes by investing in teaching and school communities'.

Past District Governor, Bronwyn Stephens said: 'What an inspirational and aspirational goal for the recipient of the 2018 global scholar program'. 

Chair: David Rush

Seda Douglas Nov 26, 2019
Cambodia...plus AGM
Cambodia...plus AGM

'Seda has worked as a broadcaster with Radio Australia since the inception of its Khmer broadcasts in 1992. Prior to this, Seda worked as a community health educator with various health agencies in Australia and in a refugee camp in Thailand, where she was herself a resident. Seda holds a Post Graduate Diploma of Asian Studies and a Master of Development Studies from Monash University, Melbourne'.

Chair: Katrina Flinn

 

Photo Credit: One Just World

Professor Franz Konstantin Fuss Dec 03, 2019
The Smart Cricket Ball
The Smart Cricket Ball

 

'A smart cricket ball that could revolutionise cricket has been developed by Swinburne researchers. The smart ball uses first-of-its-kind technology as a tool for understanding the mechanics of spin bowling and is being used to optimise spin bowling training.

Until now, the only way for coaches to analyse spin bowlers’ techniques was through video analysis.

The ball has been developed by Swinburne’s Professor Franz Konstantin Fuss and PhD candidate Batdelger Doljin, with assistance from Dr Rene Ferdinands, an ex-first class cricketer and current coach'.

Chair: TBA

Photo: Swinburne University

 

Katrina Flinn Dec 10, 2019
My Trip To Baguia, Timor....Plus An Update: Other International Projects
My Trip To Baguia, Timor....Plus An Update: Other International Projects

 

 

Christmas Party Dec 17, 2019
Dinner Meeting, Having Fun
Dinner Meeting, Having Fun

 

We are celebrating Christmas with Rotary Glenferrie.

At: Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club.

 

 

 

BBQ Jan 28, 2020
TBC.......Visit to Men's Shed, Hawthorn
TBC.......Visit to Men's Shed, Hawthorn

Stay tuned.

More details to come.

Photo Credit: Vincent Keiman

TBConfirmed Feb 04, 2020

 

Lli B.

TBA Feb 11, 2020
Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day

 

More information to follow.

Stay tuned.

 

 

Photo Credit: Laura Ockel

TBC: New: Raising Awareness of Hepatitis B & C Feb 25, 2020
TBC

 

More to come.