15 -17 February 2019

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The inaugural Humanitarian of the Year award recognises a person who, through their actions, is exemplary in his/her leadership, caring, and commitment to the welfare of humanity, either within Zone 8 or globally.

Ruth Carlos Martinez  is that person in 2018 and has won this prestigious award for Rotary Zone 8* which encompasses Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands and 25 districts.

Sometimes there is a frame of mind for calling it as it is...I need to do that today. Please could we acknowledge each other and thank each other in our service. We are so busy trying to increase membership, get the Rotary brand out there in community, have the Rotary Foundation known for the Charity recognition that it absolutely should be, and promote polio eradication that I wonder if we forget to take care of each other

On the weekend of the 17th to 19th August a camp was held at Camp Getaway for all the Youth Exchange Students both inbound and outbound. The camp was filled with hard work, meeting new people and finding out more about Rotary and the supports in place to help provide a successful year on Exchange.


Susie Cole and Club Presidents Amritpal Singh  & Kitty O’Connor  are organising a major fundraiser for End Polio Now. They need 20 Clubs to send 5 walkers/prancers to participate in the inaugural End Polio Prance in the Park, featuring punks, princes & princesses! at Albert Park Lake on Saturday 17th November

The Conference was held in Hobart last week.  It was attended by members of the DGEN Team, Future Leaders, Past Governors and was also open to Rotarians.  600 attended a fantastic Conference and highlights are included.

Rotary’s Garden DesignFest 2018, to be held over two weekends in November, will give garden lovers the chance to indulge their passion and help raise money for End Trachoma by 2020.  Gardens in rural Victoria (Ballarat and Macedon Ranges) will be open on 10 and 11 November and gardens in the Melbourne Metropolitan area and the Mornington Peninsula will be open on 17th and 18th November.

Further details www.gardendesignfest.com.au