Maryborough Rotary
Upcoming Program
Jun 02, 2016
Jun 16, 2016
Committee Meetings
Committee meetings in designated rooms, Dinner at 7pm
Jun 16, 2016
Jun 23, 2016
Presidents Last Supper
Guide Hall Napier St Maryborough: 6 for 6:30pm
Jul 14, 2016
Upcoming Events at Maryborough Rotary
May 2016
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Community Service
International Service
Foundation Director
Membership Director
IPP / Grievance Officer
Youth Service

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MISSION: Maryborough Rotary seeks to do good in our local community, for needy international communities, for the environment and to promote peace on our planet, whilst members enjoy each other's company and make a positive difference in their own lives.


Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 6:30 PM
Dining Hall,
Raglan House, Raglan St.
Maryborough, Victoria  3465
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What's Happening at Maryborough Rotary?
Week 48, Thursday May 26    2016
Hi Rotarians,
What fun we had last week! Thank you Tracey for great Trivia questions about Rotary. Thank you too for sharing some thoughts on Public Speaking in such a fun way. We all had a good laugh and I am sure we all learnt something.
Committee meetings this week. Please arrive as early as you can to 6pm. Adam Balzan, Manager NAB will be present to launch Maryborough Rotary’s new relationship with NAB.
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a great way to learn more about Rotary and widen your network in Rotary.  The next series of courses is taking registrations now and close June 30. To help you choose, they will be held in Ballarat on August 20, November 5 and February 11, 2017, Kerang on August 27, October 22 and February 4, 2017. They are also held at Portland/Hamilton/Warrnambool, Horsham, and Geelong. Each has three one- day sessions, so you could incorporate the day with a short break for the rest of the weekend.  Cost is $100 per person, of which half will be reimbursed by the Club. District is offering $100 to each club which has applicants attend the next course.
Changeovers: Please respond to the following as each email suggests. We can arrange car-pooling for each one.
District: Sunday, June 26 at Truffle Duck in the Geelong region.                                                                 Stawell Rotary: Tuesday, June 28, at Diamond House Stawell.                                                                 Ararat Rotary: Wednesday, June 29, TBA.                                                                                                       Beaufort Rotary: Friday July 1, at the Bendigo Bank Complex, Skipton Rd.                                       Maryborough Rotary: Saturday July 2, at Highland Society
The end of my Presidential year fast approaches and may I remind Board members and Chairs to be working on your reports. Please send them as close to May 30 as possible.
A quote on Be(ing) a Gift to the World
“Be grateful for everything. The good, the bad, the ugly. Our entire life is a precious gift. It’s all part of our path.” -  Dawn Gluskin

W in or at the end of a word is pronounced as a V

The Warszawa-Wilanów Rotary Club is the only English speaking International Rotary Club in Warsawa and can be found in Poland in District 2230.

In 1930 the first Rotary Club was established in Warsaw. During WW11, RI withdrew the membership charters of all Polish clubs.

After an absence of 50 years Rotary returned to Poland in 1989.

The Warsaw-Wilanow Rotary Club was established in April 1995.

Visiting Rotarians are warmly welcomed to join the weekly meetings held at the Polonia Palace Hotel Pictured in Pres. Thea’s hand

The 26 members are prominent bankers, businessmen, foreign diplomats and other professionals, representing almost a dozen nationalities, especially Poland.

They celebrate their 20th birthday October 1st this year

Why did I choose as Rotary Club in Poland?

Because Terry and I visited the beautiful Polonia Palace Hotel in Warsaw in 2006 and spied a notice that Rotary was meeting the next day.


Our International Harmony Dinner is on June 4th and we still need Rotarians to consider hosting a table of friends on the night. Each table will have a country theme and we ask that you contact Meryl to check whether your chosen country is still available. Tickets on existing tables can be purchased at the Highland Society.

Here's what happens if you misbehave at a Rotary meeting in Maryborough - PP Mallee pays the price for mischief with some "Corner time".

Tickets for the Interplast Raffle are available from Rtn Karen McCarthy, they are $10  and it is drawn at the District Changeover on June 26th. There is only 1500 tickets available with 2 prizes to be won

District Conference in 2017
is on the 31st of March and the 1st  April at the Barrabool Hills reception Centre, in Highton. Next year it is on a Friday and Saturday. The Conference website is going to be available after the District Changeover  at
The dare if you can call it that is to come to the conference dinner on the Saturday night as your favourite bond characters from your favourite film, thus the impact is better if the whole table  dresses up from the same film. The challenge is put to the club to get at least a table together to achieve this. Who would like to get involved and what movies should we choose?? Does anyone want to put up their hand to lead this group of wayward Rotarians?

Hi All,
The program for my President’s night June 23 is as follows.
We will be meeting at the Guide Hall in Napier St.
6.00 for 6.30pm
Soup, casseroles and sweets for $16pp
We can have alcohol if Rob would like to bring some along.
They have wine glasses, which we can use.
There will also be some entertainment.
I have long wanted to do something with the Guides and I thought this can be it.
I also wanted something we had not done previously.

There are several ways of giving to The Rotary Foundation
Bequest Society member,
is merely another way

When you give $10,000 or more via your estate plans. Bequest Society members are recognized with an engraved crystal recognition piece and a Bequest Society pin. Recognition items commemorate giving at these levels:

  • Level 1: $10,000 to $24,999
  • Level 2: $25,000 to $49,999
  • Level 3: $50,000 to $99,999
  • Level 4: $100,000 to $249,999
  • Level 5: $250,000 to $499,999
  • Level 6: $500,000 to $999,999
  • Level 7: $1,000,000 to $2,499,999
  • Level 8: $2,500,000 to $4,999,999
  • Level 9: $5,000,000 to $9,999,999
  • Level 10: $10,000,000 and above

May is Rotary BOWELSCAN month
Kits are available from Chemists in Town, if you are over a certain age it is an easy test for you to do in the privacy of your own home. You are even the one to post it back, no more taking it back to the Chemist for them to be collected then sent away. The time to testing is not as delayed this way.
Do yourself a favour and pick one up today...............
Picture borrowed from RC Nhill ( I will give it back when I am finished -- Ed)

Carlton players recently visited Maryborough and made a commitment to support the Family Violence awareness program. The players are Matthew Cruiser, Simon White and Kerrien Byrne who undertook “take a stand” training with members from Maryborough and District Hospital, the Central Goldfields Shire Council and Maryborough Rotary.

The invitations for District Changeover has been sent out by email to those who have it, otherwise it will be in the snail mail (and it really is snail mail these days)

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