Maryborough Rotary

Upcoming Program

Sep 03, 2015
Surabaya Fundraiser
Sep 10, 2015
Derrick Marsden and Karen McCarthy
Sa`o Paulo Convention and South America, MP Louise Staley will present a new flag
Sep 17, 2015
Club Night
Committee Reports and Board Report
Oct 01, 2015
DG Jane Cox
Official District Governor's Visit - A Partners night
Oct 29, 2015
Derrick Marsden and committee
The Rotary Foundation Night
Nov 05, 2015
Chaplaincy Oaks Day Highland Society
At the Highland Society during the day
Nov 05, 2015
Committee Meetings
Committees meeting to discuss any issues arising from activites
Nov 08, 2015
Nov 12, 2015
Club Night
Committee Reports and Board Report
Nov 19, 2015
Club Night
Meet at BBQ Trailer at RACV Energy Breakthrough
Feb 11, 2016
September 2015

Club Executives & Directors

President Elect
Vice President
Community Service
International Service
Foundation Director
Membership Director
IPP / Grievance Officer
Youth Service

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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?

Alison and John on their travels, about to set off with others,
Barbara is to be thanked for driving us all safely from Leatherhead via Sevenoaks, Kent through the Chunnel, (on the car train) to
Ile de Sees in the heart of Normandy in wet road conditions.
— at Le Relais de Cisai. (Taken from her Facebook post with permission)
We are having a real holiday with family friends. Edinburgh Festival Was a great Week. We saw Barney Healy's daughter Claire do two Cabaret acts. The North West of Scotland at Dundonnell with Flora Florence was Stunning. Now we are about to do a slow 6 day walk in the Loire Valley, hence the last photo. I am reading the Bulletin too. The techno prob is we can read our emails but nit send emails. So Messenger is good. Warm regards, Alison
​Meryl & Geoff are off on their well earned break

From the serenity of a Buddhist temple to the amazing lit Nebuta festival floats, the cedar forests and the beautiful lake Tazawa, the Samurai town and archeological site, Japan is amazing. Ship life fantastic too. Just went to a small Rotary meeting. Having problem sending photos from ship. Love to all.


Heads and Tails was won by a surprised Tom Davies this week.
Swindle: ​Our guest speaker Noelle Mason pulled her husband Colin's ticket out of the bucket. It was worth $320 but Colin went home with a cuppa chup oh the joy
​The Stephen Bradbury award:  went to Malley but there ws discussion that it was actually Louise. Think she flew under the radar this time.

Any articles that members wish to be published in the bulletins can be sent to bulletinrotarymearyboroughvic@gmail or to my personal email
Can I also ask that members that are doing an International toast please email me their notes or their source so I can easily add it to the bulletin. As of the next bulletin the due date for articles shall be 5pm on a Saturday as I will be doing the bulletin on a Sunday. This week Derrick and I shall be at the Rotary Success Conference in Canberra which runs both Saturday and Sunday, hence the next bulletin will be done on the Monday.
I will also need to have volunteers for November to scribe for me whilst we are in Tasmania. I will still be able to produce the bulletin as long as I have someone take the notes and email them to me. Thank you for your assistance in advance. I will ask for volunteers in October.

The Rotary Club of Shanghai.
This Club has a checkered history, being chartered on the 17th July 1919 with 35 members RI actually admitted the club on the 1st October the same year. Records from 1924 show the membership comprised of 80% American, 10% Chinese, we are unsure about the remaining 10%. The club was particularly active in community work. It supported Russian Immigrant boys and physically challenged children. By the end of the 1937-38 year, the Rotary Mobile Clinic and Dispensary had completed 8 months charitable work amongst refugees in Shanghai.
By mid 1946 due to WW11, Rotary International had terminated 20 of the original clubs. Rotary experienced a resurgence in China after the war, with admission or re-admission of 19 clubs between 1946-1948, including Shanghai on the 27th March 1946. However the club was again terminated 5 years later. By January 1952 all clubs in mainland China had come to an end, although the number of clubs in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan continued to grow.
More than half a century later the Rotary Club of Shanghai returned on the 22nd of May 2006. Only foreign passport holders may join these clubs until the government approves regulations governing international nongovernment organisations.


Week 9: August 27, 2015
Greetings Rotarians

We are on our way home this week and will be present at the meeting. It has been warm and sunny here and we are not looking forward to the change with the weather. No doubt PP Graeme has done a spectacular job in my absence. With the start of  September comes the Rotary month of Basic Education and Literacy month we look forward to working with the local schools and members of the public. Literacy is such an important topic for our youth and students in so many ways, from getting their license to be able to travel for jobs or even reading an advertisement for a job. Rotary can help and does help. This is a subject that is important to everyone I think.
“Giving does not only preceed receiving; it is the reason for it. It is in giving that we receive.”
Israelmore Ayivor
On the right is a wonderful sunset from Jimbaran Bay, something we will miss when we come home.
Keep Safe
President Thea

Last Thursday, the Chairs and Directors gave reports from their planning meetings a fortnight ago. There are many exciting plans in place for our club this year and we look forward to seeing them come to fruition. Pictures show Graeme Rogan (Youth), Meryl James (International) and Bryce Rawlings (Vocational) making their presentations.
Garry Higgins reported on the Family Violence project, there was a round of Football where the theme was "Get the conversation started. Statistics are showing this is working with "Self reporting on the increase". General consensus is that men perpetrate violence in a family because they feel entitled to do so. Garry is on the agenda this week at thr Rotary Club of Ararat to do a presentation to them.
Bryce Rawlings: ​gave his report to the club on Vocation. With plans for a school debate, Vocational assistance and many other things in the wings this year proves to be an exciting one.
​Graeme Rogan: ​District funding, we received $900 from the District Grant program for bumper stickers for family violence to go on the rear window of buses. Youth is his other hat, instead of the traditional Youth Exchange" Alternative Schoolies is being discussed as an option. RYLA is going to be in the school holidays next year date to be advised. RYPEN will also be going ahead around the same time, again date to be advised.
Meryl James:​ Coming up for the International Committee is a film night at MEC, plans to display a Disaster Aide and the Aquabox at Wings and Wheels and Energy Breakthrough. Project UPLIFT will again be a focus, helping women in third world countries who cannot afford to by bras. And the bigger the better too. A car boot sale, photo competition, and working with Highview on the students working on a project within Australia.
Peter Heywood:​ Asked that members pay their dues as soon as possible. Also the Pyrenees Magic Bike Ride is on.
Meryl James: ​The District will be running a Facebook Seminar with a view of finding out about Rotary.
Martin Mackay: ​Reported on the board meeting, Wings and Wheels are on the 19th and 20th of September, with a dinner for Wheels at Peppa's and for Wings at Ripples (Speaker Jeff Mackay- wartime flying)
​Geoff James: ​From the District Conference there was a profit of $11,800 thanks to the generosity afforded to the Rotary Club of Maryborough by the sponsors, donations are being given to volunteer groups  $500 x 11, and $4,500 to go to Nepal.
​Special thanks to Harold and Geoff with their input and scribing from last weeks meeting it is appreciated very much by your humble editor - thanks Ed

Rotarian Toby had intended to perform a toast to the Rotary Club in the town of his ancestry but discovered there was no Rotary club there, so instead, he presented a toast to the Rotary Club of Glasgow. The Rotary Club of Glasgow meet at the Marriott Hotel for a lunchtime meeting. They are in District 1230.Toby reports their activities are the usual for a Rotary Club
​The members go to meetings formally dressed, the age of the Rotarians are approx about the same as Maryborough.

Last week instead of our usual meeting, many Rotarians took the chance to support the Central Goldfields Celebrates event. Mayor Wendy McIvor thanked the Club for supporting the event. This is the first time the evnt was run by the Central Goldfields Shire. They did a wonderful job, utilizing students from MEC to serve the canapes.
Bryce Gabell from "Bryce's Bistro" in Talbot won the Individual Young Person's award for making the most out of a career opportunity. Gerry Ryan presented his award, and has also helped Bryce on his path by allowing him to cook Mexican at one of his restaurants -a great man helping wherever he can. Gerry also spoke to the two other finalists. 
The Maryborough NewsExpress  Newsagency won the Business award. Well done to Ross and Cheryl Forster and their hard working friendly staff. They have done a brilliant job turning around the agency to have won several other awards now. Our town can feel very proud.

I thank those who contribute to the bulletin and welcome stories to be submitted. Your stories add variety to the information that I can gather. This is a wonderful club to do a Bulletin for. 
DG Jane is doing her rounds of club visits, and before we know it, our turn will be upon us. I plea to members to come and support the club when DG Jane visits along with their spouses/partners and even children. It is not a boring night, and there will be a surprise for Jane also. Come along to see what it is. Lets show how we celebrate in our club. The date is the 1st of October and it is listed in our "Speakers" section.

It was announced this week that the RI President for the Rotary year 2017/18 will be PP Ian Riseley from the Rotary Club of Sandringham - subject to the usual opportunities for objections. How wonderful to have an Australian fill this important roll. "We have the programs and personnel, and others have available resources,” says Riseley. “Doing good in the world is everyone’s goal. We must learn from the experience of the polio eradication program to maximize our public awareness exposure for future partnerships.”
A member since 1978, Riseley has served Rotary as treasurer, director, trustee, RI Board Executive Committee member, task force member, committee member and chair, and district governor.
He is also a former member of the Australian Polio Eradication Private Sector Campaign and a recipient of The Rotary Foundation’s Service Award for a Polio-Free World. He and his wife, Juliet, are Multiple Paul Harris Fellows, Major Donors, and Bequest Society members.

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