The Melbourne Conference Organisers are looking for Volunteers from amongst Rotarians, family and friends who would be able to help at the following venues and times:
- Melbourne Museum : Held at the Melbourne Museum on May 27th. Two shifts of volunteers required - 5.30pm to 8pm for 24 volunteers and 8pm - 10pm for 8 volunteers. All volunteers shall be able to have a complimentary beverage at the museum as a thank you. Volunteers shall meet at the main Museum entrance and then be allocated a task. They shall be assisting with directing delegates from the bus drop off points in Rathdowne and Nicholson streets to the main entrance before and after the event as well as directing delegates into and around the museum.
- South Wharf - Food of Melbourne : situated at the west end of South Wharf. Two shifts of volunteers required, one on May 29th( night of Club Hosting/ so assume unlikely ) and the second on May 30th from 5.30pm to 7.30pm both nights for 10 volunteers each shift. They shall meet at the Promenade exit at MCEC and be placed along South Wharf directing delegates towards the food venues along Dukes Walk up till the Showtime Events Centre.
- Flemington Melbourne Cup Event : Tues May 30th Volunteers are required to meet at Southern Cross station and direct delegates to the correct dedicated platform for train departure to Flemington Race Course. One shift for 10 volunteers from 5.30pm - 6.30pm.
All volunteers( can include family and friends ) need to complete registration details – General volunteers do not need to be a Registered Convention Delegate ( only required for Volunteers at the Melbourne Convention and Entertainment Centre and Inside Rod Laver Arena )Read more...
It's nearly time to put on your walking shoes to raise funds to End Polio Now. The October walk challenge is fast approaching, join our team and start raising funds now.Read more...
Younger members of our community (20 -40 yo) make a major contribution to the number of people who volunteer in Australia. They have strong preferences when it comes to deciding where to dedicate their time and are particularly passionate about their choices.
The Rotary Club of Carlton would like to find out what younger community members think are the most important issues that need to be addressed in our Carlton/Parkville community. You can do this by listing a project that you think can make a meaningful difference to address this issue at https://forms.gle/wxdamYPJFVxqqHbn8
After collecting these over the next month we will invite young people to vote for the one that they believe can be best achieved by a group working together. We will then invite those who have voted for the three projects that get the highest number of votes to meet and develop a project plan. The Rotary Club has members who can provide advice on project planning and management as appropriate and support at least one project with a small amount of seeding funding if needed. However, it will remain the young people’s project.
We do know that younger people are attracted to projects that align with their priorities that:
- make a meaningful difference – things such as environment, equity and mental health, that directly impact beneficiaries, and which they can share on social media.
- are hands-on – they are participatory, and have tangible results that visibly benefit people, so they can share the results of their work
- are conveniently held in their local community, are run regularly, particularly after hours, and are free to participate.
The time lines for identifying the final projects are:
- List a community project at the platform shown above by Saturday 17 September.
- Vote for a preferred project by Saturday 8 October
- Join a group to develop a project plan for one of the top three projects in the latter half of October and early November.
As a contribution to building community members' capacity to deal with mental health problems, the Australian Rotary Health Committee of Rotary District 9800 is conducting a Mental Health First Aid course to give skills for adults helping other adults.
The cost is $200 per person. This course will be conducted by Rotarian Betty Kitchener AM, the co-founder of the Mental Health First Aid Program: https://mhfa.com.au/instructor/135, who will donate her facilitator fee to Australian Rotary Health for mental health research.
Because this course will be delivered online, the number of course participants need to be capped at 12. Early registration is highly recommended as reservations will be strictly on a 'first come first served basis’.
Please contact Dr Suresh Marcandan (email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Mobile: 0448 838 838) to express your interest to attend.
Silent Wine Auction - 26th July
SILENT AUCTION – VALUABLE BOTTLE OF RED WINE – Wynns Black Label Coonawarra Estate 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon (RRP $150)
TO BE HELD DURING LUNCH MEETING, 26 JULY, 2022
Regifted by Anne Mitchell, originally won at Changeover Dinner Raffle Proceeds to Club Fund Raising Account
- Learn more about engaging younger volunteers through Hands-on Volunteering (HOV)
- Hear about successful HOV projects from the ‘Experts in Action’
- Workshop ‘How’ to get started and implement an HOV Project
Register now on Trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/CAWOQRead more...
Tuesday 28th June 2022, 6:30pm for 7:00pm
$65 for 3 course meal and welcome drinkRead more...
Ensure you register for this once in a lifetime RI Melbourne Convention between 4-8th June (Houston time) to get the
cheapest and best registration rate for this amazing Convention. Registration fee goes up by AU$70.00 on 9th June.
If you are seeking accommodation in one of the many RI block booked hotels for the Convention it is recommended you
book this at the same time to ensure you get the best accommodation within your price and distance range from the two
Convention venues -Rod Laver Arena at Melbourne & Olympic Park and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre,
( MCEC) on Spencer Street.
The Melbourne HOC is hosting several exceptional and exciting Special (night-time) Events, including Host Hospitality
during the Convention. Tickets for these events will be sold on a first come basis, so it is important that you choose the
events you want to attend and lock them in ASAP to ensure you get to attend what you really want to experience!!
In the meantime, you can visit the HOC Website at https://rotarymelbourne2023.org/index
The Rotary Club of Melbourne is honouring World Environment Day with its partners, the Sofitel & the City of Melbourne. Rotarians across Districts 9800 and 9801 are warmly invited to attend this showcase event which raises funds for the non-profit food rescue charity Second Bite. In addition, the luncheon highlights the 7th Pillar of Rotary International – the Environment – and emphasises how Rotary is working with community groups and government organisations to make a difference for a more sustainable world.
You and your colleagues are warmly invited to attend this fundraising luncheon which features a celebrity panel discussion to raise awareness of how we can reduce food waste to benefit the environment. The 100% carbon offset menu will be co-designed by celebrity chef Matt Preston. Panellists include Lord Mayor Sally Capp, Dr Sandro Demaio, Ms Abiola Atejomobi, Second Bite CEO Steve Clifford. The event will be moderated by the very distinguished Professor John Thwaites, former Deputy Premier of the State of Victoria.
A portion of the ticket price plus the proceeds of the raffle will support the vital work of SecondBite. The raffle features a bottle of Grange, a night for two at the Sofitel, a high tea for two at Chateau Yering, and other prizes. All raffle proceeds will go to Second Bite while each event ticket purchased will provide 75 meals for vulnerable Victorians. You may purchase tickets for individuals or consider sponsoring a table of 10. The website is: https://events.humanitix.com/rotary-food-wasteRead more...
Nominations are now open (closing 30 May 2022) for this year's recipient of the Paul Carlin Award. If you know someone who through their paid or voluntary work are contributing to the Carlton community, consider making nomination. Nomination criteria is attached.Read more...
Tree planting - Royal Park Protection Group
One of the priorities of the Club’s Environmental Sustainability Committee, is to support tree planting activities in the Carlton/Parkville area. The Royal Park Protection Group have 550 seedlings ready to plant out at the Brens Remnant Area, and will be holding a working bee on Saturday 30 April at both 10 am or 12 noon.
The planting will be done at the Brens Remnant Area in Royal Park, which is adjacent to Brens Drive, which leads to the State Hockey and Netball Centre. Brens Drive is off Elliot Ave, which runs from the Zoo down to Flemington Rd. The Remnant Area is to the left of a sweeping right hand bend in Brens Drive.
What to bring:
There will be some snacks and bottled water will be available.
There will be trowels and gloves available but if you can please bring your own.
Other: Sunhat, gloves, water and possibly lunch.
Parking is available at the State Netball and Hockey Centre or come by Train to Flemington Bridge Station or Tram 58 Stops 24/25 or Tram 59 Stop 22.
Glen Erin Winery at Lancefield,
$55 PER PERSON
Complimentary drink on arrival
Drinks at bar prices (cash only bar)
Dress Code: Smart Casual
We really need our own VAN!
You can help us fundraise and raise a glass while you do it by buying some VAN ROUGE or VAN BLANC via this link
and by nominating a member Club (or no Club) you’ll be helping us hit the road to collect more great donations!
There are 6 quality Australian wines to order, choose one or all and delivery should take 4 – 7 business days.
Please share this link with friends, family, your social media networks (and anyone you know who enjoys a wine!), it’s all online, delivered to your door for $9 a dozen, the wines are top quality & very competitively priced so don’t visit your bottleo this month, please support RIMERN’s VAN!Read more...
MCG Tour & Lunch
Private Tour of MCG from 12pm to 1pm followed by lunch.
Confirm your attendance by Tuesday 22nd March to Maureen.