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Rotary Christmas Cakes and Puddings

Delicious traditional Rum and Brandy Fruit Cake, 1Kg traditional Steamed Pudding, and Traditional Baked Puddings all available to order now to raise funds for The Rotary Foundation

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Rev Max Griffiths MBE - Gentle Remembrance

It is a fitting tribute to our club member, the late Rev Max Griffiths on his passing on 13th September 2021, that we quote from his own book on death, divorce, disease and other life challenges, "How to Say Goodbye"; first published in 2003. 

"Life has led Max Griffiths into a wide range of experiences, from labouring in an engineering factory, to confronting the devastation of Darwin caused by Cyclone Tracy, to tackling the problems of people living in isolation of outback Australia.  A graduate of Melbourne University in Commerce, Arts and Divinity, he was a minister in the Presbyterian and Uniting Churches for almost 40 years, for eleven of them as superintendent of the Australian Inland Mission. In 1978 he was awarded the MBE for services to the outback...”

“At many times in our lives we have to say goodbye to people, to places, to phases we pass through.  Often this is a painful experience, sometimes seemingly impossible.  At other times we say goodbye with relief.

“Both in his personal and professional life Max Griffiths has been confronted with death, divorce, job loss, parting with children, and similar crises.  In How to Say Goodbye Griffiths tells how he and people he knows have managed to say goodbye and yet retain the legacy of a gentle remembrance."

Ever gracious, Max had omitted from his book that even throughout his many challenges he had continued serving the community in many humanitarian capacities. He was councillor of Ormond College, Morongo College, Geelong College and Rossbourne House, and on the board of the Austin Hospital as well as being chairman of the Austin Hospital Human Ethics and Medical Research Committee. He also sat on the boards of the Royal Melbourne, Royal Children’s and Freemasons Hospitals Ethics Committees. Max was also advisor to the Commonwealth Gene Technology Regulator, and Chairman of Norwon Association.  

In Papua New Guinea, Max and his wife Merrilyn, pioneered a mobile health and educational unit for 20 villages. They supported five girls financially to attend universities, put four girls through secondary education and sixty children from a village located on a rubbish tip through primary school.

Rotarian Max has left a lasting gentle remembrance of all he was and has done in living a life devoted to his calling and purpose.  

He was truly a Rotarian who exemplified our Rotary mottos of Service Above Self and in Doing Good in the World wherever his faith led him.

Goodbye Max. We will ever gently remember. 

 

The World Next Door, showcasing the amazing work of asylum seeker Naser Moradi

The Mercy Hub are thrilled to announce the new dates for our art exhibition 'The World Next Door', showcasing the amazing work of asylum seeker Naser Moradi.

Opening night will have guest speakers including comedian and refugee advocate Tom Ballard, as well as canapés and live music. Bookings required for Opening Night only.  Bookings - ​https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=761725

Postcards of Naser's work will be available for purchase throughout the event.
We can not wait to welcome you down at The Hub!

Volunteers needed now for RIMERN

Since we moved into our warehouse at 32-34 Lincoln Street, East Brunswick we’ve been operating under difficult conditions with no lift, lockdown after lockdown and learning as we go, but in spite of the challenges, thanks to all our member Clubs’ support and the mentorship of EERN & WERN, we’re now ready to start rostering volunteers, for the Authorised Work (with Permits issued) required to get our stock sorted, the warehouse functioning and orders flowing out the door to our welfare agency clients.

Our milestones include:

  • We have fully Deductible Gift Recipient status and all donations are fully tax deductible!

  • We have an almost fully stocked warehouse, with furniture, appliances, linen and homewares!

  • We have 8 welfare agencies signed up as members and we’ve already supplied 8 client orders (with an average second hand value of $1,200 each!)

  • Our lift is now working so all our space is usable.

  • We have relationships with several commercial donors of furniture and homewares that are supplying significant quantities of high quality goods
  • Our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/495145215239091 has over 300 followers (please ‘like’ it yourself & invite all your friends & family to do likewise as we are getting offers of donations & volunteers via this page!)

  • Canard Solutions is proving to be the best ever sub-tenant as they’re helping with shelving, labour and even pick up of donations (when they’re not busy with paid jobs) as well as the obvious help with rent and overheads

  • We are now 13 member Clubs, with more considering membership every month!

Prahran, Albert Park, North Melbourne, Carlton, Canterbury, Camberwell, Balwyn, North Balwyn, Chadstone/East Malvern, Central Melbourne, Flemington/Kensington, Pascoe Vale & Melbourne are current members, and all reps are actively supporting the project. 

NOW WE NEED A REGULAR VOLUNTEER TEAM, can you help?
NB, to be covid safe, all volunteers must be fully vaccinated, wear a mask while on duty, check in on arrival with our QR code, enter their details on the time sheet on arrival and departure and only volunteer on one designated day per fortnight. Our space will allow for social distancing in each work area, we have hand sanitiser available on site and all volunteers will be issued with Authorised Work Permits as our category of “End of lease furniture removal/Domestic & Commercial Waste/resource recovery service” is permissible and the Care of people exiting homelessness et al cannot happen without the collection of goods.

Days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 

Morning Shift: 9.30 – 12.30

Afternoon Shift: 12.30 – 3.30

Warehouse Volunteers Required (X 2 people per job per shift):

Warehouse :
Tasks sorting donated furniture, moving stock (with trolleys, dolleys & pallet jack)

Assembling client orders, steam cleaning sofas, wiping down appliances, sorting waste metal, other tasks as required.

If possible the warehouse volunteers might also double as truck driver & jockey for donation collection.

Linen Lads or Lassies

Tasks: sorting, sizing, folding, packing & labelling the mountains of doonas, blankets, mattress protectors and other bedding into size lots,

Sorting the linen room into some sort of workable order, collate client orders.

Kitchen Kit Kids

Unpacking, washing, sorting, stacking then repacking all the donations of kitchen goods, we set up packs for 4 & 6 so that orders can be supplied with prepacks.

Also sorting donations of electrical appliances ready for test & tag (ably coordinated by Rob Head & Steve Clarke).

Volunteers working from home

Donated Goods Coordinator(s)

We need one or two people to coordinate goods donations, not an onerous task but vital.

It entails:

  • Understanding what we do & don’t accept (& why)
  • Speaking with the potential donors & finding out what they want to donate (size, age, condition etc), where it’s located & when it must be collected by.
    Request they send photos if not sure about the acceptability.
  • Adding the goods to the collection list/spreadsheet OR arrange for donor to deliver (NB someone must greet donor & they may not bring other goods without approval. Our warehouse staff reserves the right to reject goods that are unsuitable as it costs us $$ to dispose of junk).

  • Organising pick up with the collections driver(s) & jockeys, advising the warehouse managers when the goods will be delivered so that space is available & stock can be put away not dumped. We plan to have a regular mid-week collection day & 2 Saturdays a month.

Other jobs will emerge as time goes on, but if you can help with the tasks above, please send your details, including full name, DOB & home address (for permit info) and task/day/shift preference to Rohan Williams rdwrcm@gmail.com asap?

Any questions re tasks, please contact susie.cole@rotaryprahran.org.au or 0414 907 263. 

Soon we hope to be able to organise Club working bees, to get small teams from member clubs involved, there’s lots to do, it’s fun to work together and our clients are so grateful for the goods we provide, thanks everyone!

 

Donations In Kind

A Donations In Kind (DIK) project is often the most practical and cost effective way to help people in developing countries and it also provides excellent opportunities to help local communities.

 It provides Rotarians, the Public and Corporate Sector with the chance to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people who need our help.

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EndTrachoma by 2020

The World Health Organisation has a global to eliminate trachoma by 2020. Trachoma is an infectious eye disease that can be prevented

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Carlton Community Website

The not-for-profit Carlton Community Website is an initiative of the Carlton Together Working Group - Opportunities for Carlton Project. The community website enables the coordination of information, events and discussions across Carlton and creates a digital meeting space for the community.

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Carlton Local Agencies Network

A new partnership between The Carlton Local Agencies Network (of which Carlton Rotary is a member). This paves the way for collaborative initiatives, better use of collective resources and closer engagement with the Carlton community.

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Ronald McDonald House

Our club is a long-term supporter of this wonderful program by preparing  BBQ meal for residents about 7 times/year, including the big family Christmas BBQ at Adventure Park Geelong.

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RYLA

The Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) is a week-long residential personal development program for young people aged 18 to 25, which focuses on yourself, leadership and community.  In Rotary District 9800, RYLA aims to:

  • Give young people the chance to come together in a supportive environment to gain a better understanding of their own strengths and the unique qualities and abilities of others
  • Provide an opportunity for young people to develop a network of resources to facilitate their roles and development
  • Facilitate learning about teamwork, communication, motivation and to develop the leadership skills of young people through experiential workshops
  • Create a greater awareness of social issues affecting young people and
  • Demonstrate Rotary's commitment to young people.
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Opportunities in Carlton

The project continues at the forefront of place-based strategy showcasing the benefits of co-ordinated investment, whole of government thinking and community inspired action.

Steering collaborative action involving the Carlton community, four government

departments, the City of Melbourne, NFPS, academic institutions and other key

stakeholders has been an extraordinary achievement given that whole of community,

whole of government approaches are still evolving in Australia.

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Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre

We're busy getting ready for Term 3. Take a look at our new brochure to find out what's on at CNLC.

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Orygen Youth Health Peer Support Program

The Peer Support Workers are a team of young people, all ex clients of the service who now volunteer their time at Orygen to support other young people experiencing a mental illness. They share their own stories of treatment and recovery and provide support from the perspective of someone who has been through a similar experience.

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The Graduate Union

The Melbourne University Graduates Association (later to become the Graduate Union) was formed in 1911.

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AMES

For 60 years AMES has helped new and recently arrived refugees and migrants to settle in to Victoria. AMES offers much more than just teaching English – we not only work with new arrivals but also with the community, business and Government to develop sustainable and effective settlement solutions for the whole Victorian community.

Our vision is “Full Participation for all in a cohesive and diverse society.”

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The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International

The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International

Through Foundation grants and programs, Rotarians and other contributors can help change the world. 

They can finance a well for a village that lacks clean water, improve the environment, or provide scholarships to educate the next generation. The grants and programs available to Rotarians allow them to realise Rotary’s humanitarian mission throughout the world, including its number-one goal of eradicating polio.  For further information

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Celebrating Diversity and Strengthening Community

At the North Carlton Railway Neighbourhood House we aim to strengthen community connections and enrich community life by bringing together a diverse range of people to learn, socialise and connect with one another.

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