Our presentation last Thursday was a video talk from Susan Pinker given at a Ted Conference last April. Susan shared  the latest research on why people live longer, and she concludes that the two key factors are that you have at least 3 close relationships in your life, and that you interact socially with other people on a regular basis - e.g. talking to the postman, chatting with shopkeepers, playing cards with friends, coming to Rotary etc. Our brains release all kinds of positive chemicals when we have to interact, face to face with others. The talk is entitled, "The Secret to Living Longer May Be Your Social Life" and it is available on Youtube.
Susan Pinker Shares Her Research on Living Longer 2018-02-08 13:00:00Z 0
At our meeting on Thursday last week, as part of our "Share Your Vocation" segment, PP Brian Thomas shared his fascinating story of making beautiful boxes out of Australian Cedar and distributing them world wide. Part of his enjoyment from this was joining the Bendigo Woodworking group for networking.  Brian did this for about 15 years, whilst at the same time also experiencing flower growing of proteas.  Brian couldn't stress enough how important networking is in your chosen career or interests. Brian has provided his Australian cedar boxes to the President of the USA, Royalty in England and the RIPA from Bangladesh.
Thank you to Brian for such an interesting vocational talk
Brian Shares His Journey with Cedar Boxes 2018-02-08 13:00:00Z 0
A wheel has been the symbol of Rotary since our earliest days. The first design was made by Chicago Rotarian Montague Bear, an engraver.
  • He drew a simple wagon wheel, with a few lines to show dust and motion. The wheel was said to illustrate "Civilization and Movement."
  • Most of the early clubs had some form of wagon wheel on their publications and letterheads.
  • Finally, in 1922, it was decided that all Rotary clubs should adopt a single design as the exclusive emblem of Rotarians. Here is one proposal considered.
  • In 1923, the present gear wheel with 24 cogs and six spokes was adopted by the "Rotary International Association."
  • The gear teeth around the outside represent the fact that work is to be done. The six spokes represent the inner direction and path of our Vocational Service, through the representation of our membership via the classification system.
  • Similarly, these same spokes represent an outward distribution path of Rotary's ideals of service and the Four Way Test… going out toward the community, vocations and businesses that our members represent.
  • A group of engineers advised that the gear wheel was mechanically unsound and would not work without a "keyway" in the centre of the gear to attach it to a power shaft. So, in late 1923 the keyway was added
  • The keyway signifies that the wheel was a "worker and not an idler". It also represents the individual Rotarian member, who is the key factor in every club.
  • Quality members are the keys, needed for the hub to engage with the shaft and turn, putting the energy into motion and creating the power for the gears to do their work.
  • At the 1929 Rotary International Convention, it was determined that blue and gold would be the official colors of the organization, so the wheel was designed with these colors.
  • The four blue bands within the outer radius of the gear represent our four avenues of service. And the design which we now know was formally adopted as the official Rotary International emblem.
  • In 2011, as a result of an extensive research campaign, Rotary decided that the word “Rotary” should be added to the wheel, and that has now become the “Masterbrand Signature” of Rotary
  • The wheel as a single colour can be used by itself (known as the “Mark of Excellence”) but only if the Masterbrand Signature is on the same page somewhere
  • Club and Rotary organization names must now be included in the design when used publicly
  • In 2016, the “Voice and Visual Identity Guidelines” document was distributed to Rotarians with the understanding that the new guidelines would be phased in as soon as practicable
Ink 36: A History of Rotary's Emblem 2018-02-08 13:00:00Z 0
A wheel has been the symbol of Rotary since our earliest days. The first design was made by Chicago Rotarian Montague Bear, an engraver.
  • He drew a simple wagon wheel, with a few lines to show dust and motion. The wheel was said to illustrate "Civilization and Movement."
  • Most of the early clubs had some form of wagon wheel on their publications and letterheads.
  • Finally, in 1922, it was decided that all Rotary clubs should adopt a single design as the exclusive emblem of Rotarians. Here is one proposal considered.
  • In 1923, the present gear wheel with 24 cogs and six spokes was adopted by the "Rotary International Association."
  • The gear teeth around the outside represent the fact that work is to be done. The six spokes represent the inner direction and path of our Vocational Service, through the representation of our membership via the classification system.
  • Similarly, these same spokes represent an outward distribution path of Rotary's ideals of service and the Four Way Test… going out toward the community, vocations and businesses that our members represent.
  • A group of engineers advised that the gear wheel was mechanically unsound and would not work without a "keyway" in the centre of the gear to attach it to a power shaft. So, in late 1923 the keyway was added
  • The keyway signifies that the wheel was a "worker and not an idler". It also represents the individual Rotarian member, who is the key factor in every club.
  • Quality members are the keys, needed for the hub to engage with the shaft and turn, putting the energy into motion and creating the power for the gears to do their work.
  • At the 1929 Rotary International Convention, it was determined that blue and gold would be the official colors of the organization, so the wheel was designed with these colors.
  • The four blue bands within the outer radius of the gear represent our four avenues of service. And the design which we now know was formally adopted as the official Rotary International emblem.
  • In 2011, as a result of an extensive research campaign, Rotary decided that the word “Rotary” should be added to the wheel, and that has now become the “Masterbrand Signature” of Rotary
  • The wheel as a single colour can be used by itself (known as the “Mark of Excellence”) but only if the Masterbrand Signature is on the same page somewhere
  • Club and Rotary organization names must now be included in the design when used publicly
  • In 2016, the “Voice and Visual Identity Guidelines” document was distributed to Rotarians with the understanding that the new guidelines would be phased in as soon as practicable
Ink 36: A History of Rotary’s Emblem 2018-02-08 13:00:00Z 0
PP Martin took the reins for last Thursday's meeting due to our President not being well. We wish Karen a speedy return to pain-free health.
PP Martin Takes a Meeting 2018-02-08 13:00:00Z 0
February is Rotary's Peace and Conflict Resolution Month
The Problem
Conflict and violence displace millions of people each year. Half of those killed in conflict are children, and 90 percent are civilians.

What Rotary Does
  • We refuse to accept conflict as a way of life. Rotary projects provide training that fosters understanding and provides communities with the skills to resolve conflicts.
  • We address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.
  • Rotary’s People for People Foundation, has helped 10,000 families afford food, clothing, rent, utilities, medications, and other necessities.
  • Rotaract clubs in the Philippines conduct antibullying campaigns in schools to teach children how to handle conflict peacefully from an early age.
  • In Louisiana, Rotary tacked violence against women by helping a shelter provide food, clothing, legal advocacy, and counseling to over 500 women in one year.  
  • In Australia, Rotary clubs raise awareness and funds to prevent domestic violence and support its victims.  
  • In Nigeria, a university president and Rotary Club  fight Boko Haram by educating and feeding victims
  • Rotary members in a small town of Nova Scotia, Canada, took action to bring two families from war-torn Syria to their country, where the refugees are starting a new life.
  • $US142 million has been raised by Rotary to support Peace
  • 1000+ Peace Scholars have been trained and distributed to needy areas around the world
Thank You Rotary
Ink 35: 11 things to know about Rotary’s Peace & Conflict Programs 2018-02-01 13:00:00Z 0
Maggie Tranter Shares Her Time at NYSF 2018-02-01 13:00:00Z 0
President Karen made a presentation of a framed "Four Way Test" to Vocational Scholarship winner, Kelsey Chandler and wished her well as Kelsey heads off to the UK to learn about World's Best Practice in her Vocational Area. We look forward to hearing about her travels and studies when she returns.
We Wish Kelsey Well on Her Journey 2018-02-01 13:00:00Z 0
Last Thursday, PP and Past Principal, John Caulfield shared his vocational experiences since retiring as Principal of the Maryborough Education Centre. Like many of our members, John has continued to make a difference to the world through family, community and Rotary service.
PP John Shares His Vocational Experiences 2018-02-01 13:00:00Z 0
DGE Anthony and Kerry spent some relaxed time with International President Elect Barry Rassin and his wife, Esther at the recent International Assembly. No doubt, Anthony was inspired!
DGE Anthony Chats with IPE Barry 2018-01-21 13:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President Elect, Barry Rassin has just announced his theme for 2018-19 - it is, "Be the Inspiration".
Apart from urging us to be inspirational during the next Rotary year, this will be the theme we need to address at the D9780 Conference here in Maryborough.
Last Thursday, President Elect Meryl introduced members to the new Rotary theme for 2018-19.
Meryl reminded members that this will be the theme for DGE Anthony's year, as well as for our club.
Let us all be an inspiration to each other and to our community.
Meryl Introduces New Rotary Theme 2018-01-18 13:00:00Z 0
Terry and Thea's grandchildren, Max and Billy received a certificate of appreciation from President Karen last Thursday. Max and Billy have been regular helpers at our Roadside cleanup and at Dowie Park.
Max and Billy Presented with Certificates 2018-01-18 13:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President Elect, Barry Rassin has just announced his theme for 2018-19 - it is, "Be the Inspiration". Apart from urging us to be inspirational during the next Rotary year, this will be the theme we need to address at the D9780 Conference here in Maryborough.
Be the Inspiration in 2018-19 2018-01-14 13:00:00Z 0
Our Rotarians and spouses were inspired by their visit to the MDHS last Thursday. After being hosted by MDHS for a delicious dinner, members were shown through the brand new Centre of Inspired Learning by CEO Terry Welch. This is a dedicated learning centre where nurses can be trained using state of the art simulated training methods using fully functional medical equipment and personal video feedback of everything they do. It is the first centre of its type in Victoria, and is likely to inspire many other country hospitals to follow in its path.
Rotarians Inspired at the New MDHS Centre 2018-01-11 13:00:00Z 0
Due to circumstances beyond the control of the club, we must unfortunately postpone our Taste of Gold Cider Festival until another suitable time, late this year or early next year. All patrons who have paid money will have it refunded.
Cider Festival Postponed 2018-01-11 13:00:00Z 0
Latest Report on our #SayNO Program 2018-01-08 13:00:00Z 0
Members are urged to look for the updated list of "State of My Vocation" talks that will be sent to everyone around the same time as this week's bulletin. It lists SUGGESTED times for the next six months for members who, as far as we know, might still be willing to do a 3 minute talk on what is happening in their vocational area at the moment (if they are in employment) OR what they are currently doing to fill in their days (if in retirement). If you do NOT want to do one of these talks and your name is on the list, just send Geoff James an email saying you'd like to be crossed off the list - no problem whatsoever. If you have already told Geoff you don't want to do a talk and your name is still on the list, please email him again.
Update of State of My Vocation Roster 2018-01-04 13:00:00Z 0
Rotarians enjoyed a fun night out at the Maryborough Golf Club last Thursday. After a generous three course meal, some of our members tried their hand at lawn bowls - with varying degrees of success.
Fun Night at the Golf Club 2018-01-04 13:00:00Z 0
Almost ninety Rotarians and guests rocked in 2018 at the Maryborough Town Hall on New Year's Eve. Participants danced to the music of "Seriously Sixties". The "Lucky Draw" winner was Andrew Harman from Ballarat, and "runner-up" prizes went to Bob Osborne and Ben Haywood. Others won prizes for the "Lucky Door" and "Lucky Spots". A big "thank you" to PE Meryl for organizing the event, to those Rotarians or friends who helped to set up and dismantle the hall - including Jackie Dellavedova who mopped the whole floor, as well as Shane, Derrick, Karen, Rod, Peter, Geoff & Meryl, to Margaret Rumpff who set up the winning hamper, to Derrick and Karen, Geoff and Meryl and the new Paramount Theatre for prizes, and to the band - some of whom donated their time and others who played for significantly reduced amounts. A good time was had by all, and we should raise well over half a grand for our Club Youth Programs. Pictures show the band in action, Rodney and Sue, Tom and Rosemary and PDG Jessie Harman who was part of a large table from Wendouree Breakfast Rotary.
Rotarians Rock in the New Year 2018-01-01 13:00:00Z 0
Remember We Meet At The Golf Club This Week for Barefoot Bowls 2018-01-01 13:00:00Z 0
A Healthy and Happy Christmas 2017-12-24 13:00:00Z 0
Last Thursday, club members were very impressed by presentations made by our two participants in the recent "Defy the Drift" program at Marcus Oldham College. Jordan Ward and Bryley Salmon from Highview College shared their exciting and sometimes smelly experiences of visiting sites connected with careers in Agriculture, and their sincere appreciation for the opportunity provided by Rotary to help shape their futures as young people living in the country.
Members Impressed by Defy the Drift Participants 2017-12-07 13:00:00Z 0
DGE Anthony and Kerrie will be farewelled at a special meeting of D9780 College Governors on Sunday. "Where is he going?" you may ask. Well, later this month, DGE Anthony and Kerrie head over to the United States to participate in the International Assembly in San Diego (in January) and training for his upcoming role of District Governor. Before that, Anthony and Kerrie will participate in the Milt Mathews Governor Elect Hospitality Week in District 7120 (around the Rochester area in Northern USA) - a great time to meet other District Governors from around the world. We wish Anthony and Kerrie all the best during this exciting time of preparation for Anthony's big role which starts in just over 6 month's time.
DGE Anthony to be Farewelled on Sunday 2017-12-07 13:00:00Z 0
The Problem
  • 400 million people in the world can’t afford, or don’t have access to basic health care.
  • That results in misery, pain, and poverty for millions more.
What Rotary Does
  • Our members combat diseases like malaria, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and polio.
  • We set up temporary clinics, blood donation centres in communities struggling with disease
  • We build infrastructure that allows doctors, patients and governments to work together.
  • We prevent disease by providing education and routine hearing, vision, and dental checks
  • We are helping to produce a malaria-free world through treatment and prevention.
  • Pakistan & Rotary are overcoming cultural barriers to vaccinate children against Polio
The Impact of What We Do
  • There has been a 99.9% reduction in cases of wild polio
  • We have reduced the impact of HIV infections in Liberia by 95%
  • We have provided more than 80% of Ghana’s clean water to fight worm disease
Thank You Rotary!
Ink 34: 11 things to know about Rotary’s Disease Prevention Programs 2017-12-07 13:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Louise Hanby D'Wynn made a delicious toast to the Rotary Club of Colombo in Sri Lanka last Thursday. The club is notable for its fine dining experiences (see pic) and Louise is looking forward to a visit the next time she and Chanaka are back in Sri Lanka.
Louise toasts the Rotary Club of Colombo 2017-12-07 13:00:00Z 0
Join us on NYE in aid of our Youth Programs and for a good time! 2017-11-21 13:00:00Z 0
Posted by Geoff James
There are three current experts on making presentations with Powerpoint - check them out on Youtube…
  • Jean-luc Doumont
  • David J. P. Phillips - Mr "Death By Powerpoint"
  • Pat Flynn
Whilst these experts disagree on a few things, there is general agreement on most
  • They agree that ineffective Powerpoint slides have too much information on them (more than 5 items)
  • Ineffective slides have text that is too small to read, and not organized into a short sentence of no more than two lines - one sentence per slide
  • Ineffective slides are confusing and do not direct the audience's attention to the ONE key point of the slide
  • Ineffective slides contain distracting animations and/ or transitions - unless used for a special effect
  • They agree that the emphasis of a presentation should be on the presenter – not the slide
Here is a summary of the seven things they agree should be part of an effective presentation:
  • 01. We need to eliminate any “noise” or confusion that gets between us as presenter, and our audience
  • 02. We need to avoid bullet points unless they form a self-contained package - the audience will start reading doen the points and miss our current message
  • 03. Instead, each slide should have just one topic sentence of 2 lines (max) and a relevant, helpful image that illustrates the point of the slide
  • 04. When presenting slides, we should use redundancy - our speech should repeat the essential point of the slide so...
  • 05. Each slide should be understood by a blind person who can hear our speech, and a deaf person who can read the slide
  • 06. If we need to tell a short story or anecdote, we should turn the slides off, or put up a plain black slide so the attention is on the presenter telling the story
  • 07. Finally, we should avoid distracting transitions and animations – unless for a special effect – they are usually “noise” - but they can be fun!
Experts are still debating whether we should have dark backgrounds with light text (which is easier to read) or plain white backgrounds (apart from images)
  • The preference seems to be that charts and images usually look better on white backgrounds, and white slides are far easier to print as a handout - so plain white is the way to go
Ink 33: Top 10 Guidelines for Effective PowerPoint Presentations Geoff James 2017-11-20 13:00:00Z 0
Those in attendance received a real treat last Thursday when Rotarian Bill Johnson presented an account of his recent trip along the Kokoda Trail in New Guinea. By the end of the night members had a good idea of what the trip looked like and felt like, and they were either inspired to sign up and do it themselves, or thankful that someone else had been there and brought back great photos to save us the trouble. Bill is a keen member of the Rotary Cricketing Fellowship and a friend of Secretary Derrick.
Bill Johnson Shares his Kokoda Experience 2017-11-19 13:00:00Z 0
Posted by Geoff James
At Thursday's meeting, Trace Smith provided a fascinating account of her story as a Bursar and Business Manager in the State Education system over the last three decades. Trace worked her way up through the ranks to become the most experienced member of the Business management team in Maryborough, and a "go-to" person for fellow business managers in the State. Our community received confirmation of her talent when she won the "Business Manager of the Year" award a couple of years ago. Thanks for your story, Trace.
Tracey's State of Her Vocation Geoff James 2017-11-19 13:00:00Z 0
Could all Rotarians please think of who we could send to RYLA, if we have too many applicants we can let another club within the district sponsor them. We are sponsoring 2 this year. So please put your thinking cpas on and let Youth Director Harold Breitinger know. Thank you.
RYLA 2017-11-14 13:00:00Z 0
Our club was pleased to welcome Rotarian visitors, Roslyn and Ralph Tierney from the Rotary Club of Hobart last Thursday. Roslyn shared with us some interesting facts about her club, and praised our club for its mission to attempt to meet the needs of our local community. Here are Roslyn and Ralph with acting president for the night, PP Martin Mackay.
Visitors Join Us From Hobart Rotary 2017-11-11 13:00:00Z 0
Ink 32: How to Discover More About the Rotary Foundation
It is Foundation Month! Do you want to know what the latest news is on Rotary’s Polio initiative?
Go To:http://polioeradication.org/polio-today/polio-now/this-week/
Or Type “polioeradication”Into “Google” and the Polio site Site will come up…
Do you want to know how much you have contributed to the Rotary Foundation?
Log into My Rotary, go to Manage, Reports, and Click on “Donor History Report
The Donor History Report provides details of all donations reported to District Fundraising Chair Peter.
Do you want to know more about the Rotary Foundation in general?
Click on “The Rotary Foundation” tap on the Rotary.org site and many options become available on the white drop down section.
Scroll down the page and learn about programs, how funds are spent & awards. Learn about how Rotary Foundation funds are distributed. Learn about the history of the Foundation which started in 1917
Want to learn even more? Simply go to “youtube” and type in “Rotary Foundation” in the search box. Many Rotary videos will be available to watch. e.g.
Video Segment: Thank You “Rotary Foundation”
Available on Youtube:
Ink Spot 32: How to Find Out More About Our Foundation 2017-11-11 13:00:00Z 0
PP Mallee Rowe presented an engaging 3 (plus) minute talk on the state of his very new vocation, doing basically the same job that he had plus loads of other responsibilities that had been previously looked after by other people in the Pyrenees Shire. He now seems to be manager of everything that moves and every bridge around the state - and of course, he will do them all extremely well in his own unique style, but we wonder whether he is going to have any time at all left to do a bit of Farnarkling!
Mallee Shares The State of His (New) Vocation 2017-11-11 13:00:00Z 0
PP John Caulfield thanked the nine Maryborough Rotarians who assisted the Chaplaincy committee conduct a very successful Oaks Day event at the Maryborough Highland Society last Thursday. John singled out the fantastic efforts of Rotarians Esther Waters and Alison Teese who were the main drivers behind the event - and a great time was had by all.
PP John thanks team for the Oaks Day event 2017-11-11 13:00:00Z 0
One of our local Medical Trainees, who was Miss Universe Australia in a past life, shared her fascinating story with us on Thursday. Olivia Wells is an Australian charity worker and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe Australia 2013 and represented Australia at Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia on 9 November 2013. She originally entered the contest at the end of her year 12 as a bit of a joke, but actually won her way through to be Australia's Miss Universe. She is currently training to be a specialist in Palliative care.
Miss Universe Australia 2013 Visits us 2017-10-26 13:00:00Z 0
President Karen flew the flag for Polio Day on October 24th by painting people's pinkies purple for polio in front of the local newsagent.
President Karen Promotes Polio Day Geoff James 2017-10-24 13:00:00Z 0
Present Karen flew the flag for Polio Day on October 24th by painting people's pinkies purple for polio in front of the local newsagent.
President Karen promotes Polio Day Geoff James 2017-10-24 13:00:00Z 0
DG Ray Herbert shared his message and that of International Rotary President Ian Riseley at our meeting on Thursday. It was also Hat Night in aid of Australian Rotary Health, so Rotarians donned hats to get in the spirit. Winner of the most inspiring hat was Rotarian Esther Waters. During the night, PP Bob Osborne proposed a toast to the Rotary Club of Melbourne - the first Rotary club in Australia in 1921, and DG Ray presented President Karen with a Paul Harris Fellow Recognition. At the end of the night there was a line up of a DG, DGE, DGN, PDG and AG with President Karen - what a load of acronyms!?
DG Ray Shares His Message 2017-10-20 13:00:00Z 0
Over 30 Rotarians and friends spent some productive time cleaning up Dowie Park last week. President Karen thanked everyone for their attendance and particularly PP Brian Thomas for organizing the event.
Rotarians and Friends Clean Up Dowie Park Geoff James 2017-10-12 13:00:00Z 0
Three impressive young women shared their visions for a better Maryborough at last Tuesday's Vocational Scholarship evening. Kym Skyring, Kelsey Chandler, and Judith Sproule are pictured with President Karen and Guest speaker, Emma King, the CEO of the Victorian Council of Social Services.
High Caliber of Participants for Vocational Scholarships Geoff James 2017-10-12 13:00:00Z 0
What a terrific event!  Over 200 riders entered the event and participated in either the long ride(114km) or short (46km).  The feedback from riders was how fantastic the day was accept for the wind for the last 8 - 10km. Unfortunately that was something that we couldn't change.
Congratulations Peter on the excellent organisation and to Rotarians who supported the event on Friday.  Many riders were certainly interested in competing again next year and also the proposed ride in March of the 3 reservoirs.
Photos show cyclists in the long version of the Pyrenees Bike Ride last Friday stopped at Landsborough for a morning tea of bananas, muesli bars, fruit cake and lamingtons served with tea, coffee or water - well deserved after an hour or more of country riding across hills and plains!
The last photo was at the picturesque Blue Pyrenees Estate where the ride started and finished.
Successful Pyrenees Bike Ride Geoff James 2017-10-02 13:00:00Z 0
Three Paramedics and the Ambulance Auxiliary President for the last five years were each presented with a Pride of Workmanship award at last Thursday's meeting. From top left, are paramedics, Isla Douglas, Joseph McCallum and Caitlin Murphy, and bottom right is President Dianne Mullins. Our club has been presenting these awards in different vocational areas for over three decades. The awards recognize exemplary workers who take pride in their work and demonstrate the motto "Do it once, do it well"
Each year we select a different vocational area to be the focus of these annual awards.
Pride of Workmanship Awards Night 2017 GJ 2017-09-14 14:00:00Z 0
Four members of Ambulance Victoria were presented with Pride of Workmanship awards at last Thursday's meeting. They included, from top left, Paramedics Isla Douglas, Joseph McCallaum, and Caitlin Murphy, and Ambulance Auxiliary President for the last 5 years, Dianne Mullins. Our club has been providing these awards for over three decades, and each year we select a different vocational area to be the focus of these annual awards.
Pride of Workmanship 2017 GJ 2017-09-14 14:00:00Z 0
This program is a key part of Rotary’s Vocational Avenue of Service
It was launched in 1975 as a Rotary Project at the Rotary District 9680 Conference
Its aim was to encourage pride in performance in the work- place, and help create a positive national attitude
PDG Les Whitcroft, Rotary Club of Ryde, produced the first  plaques - “Do it once, Do it well. Build a Better Australia”
Rotary Club of Pennant Hills followed up with the promotion of annual Pride of Workmanship Awards and the sale of plaques
The program has been adopted by over 600 Rotary Clubs in Australia, NZ, the South Pacific, Canada and the US.
The program has 5 Objectives
1. To promote Vocational Service.
2. To encourage Pride of Workmanship in all vocations
3. To provide  employers with an opportunity to recognise employees who display those qualities which are worthy of an award
4. To encourage favourable employer/employee relationships and a sense of community pride in individual achievement.
5. To provide an opportunity for Rotary to be involved in the Community, particularly the Business Community.
Maryborough Rotary has been running Pride of Workmanship Awards Since the 1980’s
Our Approach has been to choose one Vocational area in the community each year, but in other communities the awards are open to all vocational areas each year.
INK 31 Pride of Workmanship 101 2017-09-14 14:00:00Z 0
Pride of Workmanship This Thursday - Partners Night 2017-09-09 14:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Harold gave members a review of our recent debate with the Maryborough Education Centre students and also a preview of our LIFT program with Indigenous students.
Harold keeps us Up to Date with Youth 2017-09-03 14:00:00Z 0
Suzanne Rea tells about her World Famous Rotary Program 2017-09-03 14:00:00Z 0
<1> August is Membership Month
▪    Membership Retention is a problem for Rotary
<2> Sad Retention Statistics
▪    Rotary has gained and lost 1.2 million members in the last 7 years
▪    Only 7% leave for involuntary purposes
▪    Most who leave are newer members i.e. have been in Rotary less than 3 years
<3> Why newer members stay
▪    New members indicate they stay in Rotary to…
–    Serve the community
–    Network
–    Represent their vocation
–    Develop leadership skills
<4> What we can do
▪    1)   Set up a Member Services  Committee
–    To monitor membership
<5> What we can do
▪    2)   Measure & Examine  Club’s History of Engagement and Member Retention  Rate
<6> What we can do
▪    3)   Provide Pre-Induction Orientation  Program
<7> What we can do
▪    4)   Greet – Assign a Job –  Introduce
<8> What we can do
▪    5)   Develop a Mentor & Education  Program
<9> What we can do
▪    6)   Conduct a Reception for New  Members
<10> What we can do
▪    7)   Log New Member Activities  during the first year
<11> What we can do
▪    8)   After Year One- Recognize & Interview
<12> What we can do
▪    9)   Advocate New Member Opportunities in Rotary
<13> What we can do
▪    10) Provide Networking  & Professional Development Opportunities
<14> What we can do
▪    11) Spot Danger Signs  and Remedy Engagement Problems
<15> What we can do
▪    12) Be Innovative – Highlight  the Reasons We Stay in Rotary
Ideas from Rotary Leadership Institute Booklet Part 1: 2015-18
Ink 30: 12 Things We Can Do About Membership Retention 2017-09-03 14:00:00Z 0
Ink Spot 29: Rotary’s Famous 711
Rotary History
<1> Why is 711 significant to Rotary?
▪    Number 711 is significant – why?
▪    Not the Store Chain
▪    Room 711, Unity Building
▪    127 North Dearborn St. Chicago
▪    Birthplace of RI in 1905
<2> The Room
▪    Room belonged to Gus Loehr, Engineer
▪    Location of “the” first Rotary meeting
<3> A Meeting of 4 Friends
▪    A meeting between Paul Harris
▪    …and 3 friends
<4> Room 711 Preserved as a Museum
▪    Originally, preserved as a mini museum
▪    By Rotarians around the world…
▪    …contributing to the “Paul Harris 711 Club”
<5>           Unity Building Destroyed
▪    1989 - Unity Building was to be torn down
▪    Members of 711 club dismantled the room piece by piece
▪    Placed contents in storage
<6> Room Re-created
▪    1994, Room 711 re-created after painstaking research…
▪    …at RI Headquarters in Evanston
<7> Now a Mecca for Rotarians
▪    Now visited by Rotarians around the world
<8> A Fitting Reminder
Ink Spot 29: Rotary's Famous 711 2017-08-24 14:00:00Z 0
Toby seemed to have great delight in toasting, on Thursday, an International Rotary club near Seattle with the same name as his surname - the Rotary Club of Bainbridge!
Toby Toasts the Rotary Club of Bainbridge 2017-08-24 14:00:00Z 0
PP PHF Derrick shared his experience of going back to work in his "3 Minute State of My Vocation" talk on Thursday. For Derrick, the big difference has been dealing with "the Cloud" in most of his tasks. Members thought that meant he was off with the fairies!
Derrick is Back at Work 2017-08-24 14:00:00Z 0
Friends of the Earth Share Their Passion 2017-08-13 14:00:00Z 0
What would you do with an extra 30 hours a month?
Busy Lifestyle syndrome and the Boiling Frog
  • You can be working away, trying to manage several things and not realise that the water is getting hotter and hotter. Soon it becomes boiling and you’re cooked! You have run out of time and energy
Most people’s pain points
  • Interruptions- 70%
  • Lack of focus-53%
  • Not enough time – 36%
  • Not enough control – 23%
  • Managing priorities – 9%
  • Easily distracted – 9%
Top 10 Time saving Tips
{01} Make a To Do list
  • Within this list, schedule deadlines for yourself and others
{02} Energy batch
  • Identify when you are at your peak
  • Complete harder tasks during this time
{03} Schedule “Me time” and breaks
  • Your busy life must include some down time and time for yourself to do the things you enjoy
{04} Reject all of the following:
  • Multi-tasking – studies show this is not productive
  • Interruptions
  • Procrastination
  • Not setting priorities
  • Open deadlines
  • Saboteurs
  • Your own inner saboteur
{05} Control emails and phone calls
  • Batch
  • 4 – D’s (Drop unimportant tasks. Delay less important. Delegate where you can. Do)
  • Triage phone calls
  • Use smart messages
  • Use voicemail – control when you can ring back
{06} Control meetings
  • Always have an agenda and try to stick to it
  • Ask for items of business prior to meeting and don’t include new ones without notice
  • Identify meeting time – be clear about start and end times and consider how long it needs to be
  • Set meeting protocols
{07} Decide Once!!
{08} Outsource
  • Check if this is the best option and use of time
  • Ensure you consider your time per hour when deliberating your options
{09} Insource
  • Seek others assistance if necessary and when available
  • Consider other staff who may have time and the particular skills required
{10} Reject Piling –
  • put things away
  • only touch paper once
  • deal with it
INK 28_10 Top Time Management Tips GJ 2017-08-12 14:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Tracey Smith won the prize for Heads and Tails last Thursday - and members should note that prizes have been significantly improved!
Tracey wins Heads and Tails 2017-07-27 14:00:00Z 0
Murray Henderson shared the story of the changes in his vocation at Thursday's meeting. After being the manager of a large farm and dealing with pasture improvement and producing elite animals, and serious accident changed his life. Now he delivers bread to district bakeries and loves it - apart from running into kangaroos which is definitely a work hazard!
Murray Shares the Changes in His Vocation 2017-07-27 14:00:00Z 0
Club members voted for a new set of rules last Thursday (July 27th) which clariufy our membership area, increase the size of the Board, and bring our club into line with changes made at the most recent Rotary Council of Legislation.
Club Votes on New Rules 2017-07-27 14:00:00Z 0
Rotarians and their partners are invited to attend our #SayNO2familyviolence race meeting this Sunday (30th July) at the Maryborough harness racing club. Last week the #SayNO2familyviolence sign was erected in a prominent place on the wall around the Maryborough Harness Racing track. Each race has been sponsored with the name of a key message about our family violence. The Maryborough harness racing club, through its manager, Les Chapman, have been great supporters of our program.
The meeting will gain 10 million views worldwide and will be screened into over 3600 TABs and clubs throughout Australia.  Come along with your partners and family and have a great day at the races.
#SayNO2familyviolence TLS 2017-07-22 14:00:00Z 0
Last week we had Wayne Belcher, Terry Hillier and two lovely young ladies who were the Ambassadors for the program. Tegan Dixon  & Kody Parker (Year 10 MEC students) gave a very captivating presentation with this being Kody's first time speaking in front of an audience outside of the programme. They outlined the benefits they have received by being a part of the programme

The Beacon Foundation, established in 1988 in Tasmania, has grown to become a national not for profit organisation, operating in all Australian states and territories.

We believe every young person has the right to hope, a job, financial opportunity and the sense of personal success this provides them. Beacon focuses on disadvantaged communities and areas of high youth disengagement and unemployment, where the risk and the need are greatest. We work with schools, businesses and communities to help bring relevance to the curriculum, and inspire young people to think about careers and experience the workplace, long before they leave school. This helps school retention rates and teaches real-life skills, preparing them for the workplace.

Beacon will assist over 15,000 young Australians from just over 140 schools and communities in 2017. Pictured is L-R Terry Hillier, Kody Parker, Tegan Dixon, Wayne Belcher and chair for the night PP PHF Thea Allan.

Beacon Ambassadors at Rotary KMM 2017-07-22 14:00:00Z 0
The debate between Rotarians and the students of Highview & MEC  will be taking place on the 17th of August and will be a PARTNERS NIGHT. Catering will be provided by Parkview Bakery. A sheet will be coming around the meeting for you to mark your attendance on, plus your partner if they are also attending.  Members of the public and schools are most welcome to attend. Any family and friends are encouraged to come along to watch this spectacular event.
Any suggestions for topics and any Rotarian who would like to be involved on the night please let Harold Breitinger or Graeme Rogan know.
Rotarians - Highview/MEC Great Debate KMM 2017-07-22 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Ballarat South Invitation 2017-07-10 14:00:00Z 0
District Conference in 2018
The Conference for DG Ray Herbert is in Mt Gambier at the Civic Centre in the Cave Gardens Precinct April 6-8th 2018.
District Conference Karen McCarthy 2017-07-09 14:00:00Z 0

Drysdale Rotary Club  has just launched its IGKNITE project - knitting beanies for Lifeline and raising funds for ARH.

If any members (or friends and family) who are knitters, or have yarn they would like to donate to a good cause, we would be delighted to accept the beanies and pass them on for you. The yarn would go to our volunteer knitters, to make the beanies. Drysdale Rotary knitters are also looking for sponsors.

We were delighted to donate 50 beanies to Lifeline at our meeting last Monday. Please give all donations to your President to pass on. 

Any assistance would be very much appreciated

Many thanks
Catherine Eagleson
President 2017-2018
Drysdale Rotary Club

IGKNITE 2017 - Drysdale Rotary Club Karen McCarthy 2017-07-09 14:00:00Z 0
On Saturday night, Martin Mackay handed over the Presidential chain of office to Karen McCarthy who becomes our 2017-18 Rotary Club President. Over 130 people from numerous Rotary, and other Service clubs witnessed the handover. Thanks for a great year, Martin, and all the very best for your year, President Karen. Also pictured are the new Board members for this coming year.
Maryborough Changeover Dinner 2017-07-01 14:00:00Z 0
PP Garry Higgins was guest speaker at the Stawell Changeover on Tuesday night and provide everyone with a great overview of how Maryborough has developed its family violence program. There was a lot of interest from all in attendance.
Garry Shares the #SayNO Story at Stawell Changeover 2017-06-27 14:00:00Z 0
Our club was well represented at the District Changeover in Mount Gambier last Sunday. One big but pleasant surprise was that our club was awarded the "Best Project of the Year" award for our Family Violence work. Outgoing DG Stephen presented the award to President Martin. Later in the afternoon, Anthony Ohlsen was confirmed as DGE for 2017-18 - only one year to go before we have our third District Governor at the club. President Martin was also confirmed by incoming DG Ray Herbert as a new Assistant Governor for Group 7. All in all, a very big day for our club.
Maryborough at the District Changeover 2017-06-26 14:00:00Z 0
All members are urged to complete the Engagement survey and get it to PDG Geoff OR Secretary Derrick as soon as possible. So far, 24 surveys have been submitted which is just 50% of members. We need to have feedback from everyone if we are to make use of this tool and improve the Rotary experience for everyone. You can either complete the survey form in Word and email the form to us, or print it out, fill it in by hand and give it to Secretary Derrick at a meeting. Let us know if you have mislaid your copy, and we'll get you a new one - the survey only takes 3 minutes to complete.
PLEASE Complete your Engagement Survey 2017-06-26 14:00:00Z 0
Due to a power blackout caused by a road accident on the Highway near Beaufort, the Beaufort Rotary Club Changeover Dinner was held in Candlelight. The candles created a great atmosphere, and a good roll up of guests saw Past President George Kirsanovs inducted for a second year in the job. Guest speakers were a couple of Year 11 girls from the Beaufort Secondary College who spoke about their experience coming second to many big Melbourne schools at the Model United Nations event at Parliament House recently.
A Candlelight Changeover at Beaufort 2017-06-26 14:00:00Z 0
President Martin completed his year in style last Thursday when he presided over a "Rotary is No Joke" night and almost all members tried their hand at sharing a funny story of three. Martin also proposed an International Toast to the Rotary Foundation as a celebration of the Foundation's 100 year anniversary last week. Thanks for a great year, Martin!
Martin's Last Night &amp; A Toast the Foundation 2017-06-22 14:00:00Z 0
PP David Hare gave an interesting review of the changes in the Optometry industry over recent years. These changes include Optometrists being able to prescribe more medications to assist clients with visual problems, and using cameras that can provide images of the eyes without the need for eye drops etc.
PP David shares his Vocational Changes 2017-06-22 14:00:00Z 0
Last meeting, Rotarian Shane gave a brief report on the recent RYPEN camp organized by our club. 25 students attended and all had a good time, but around a third were young people with Special needs. With the upcoming change to the managers of Adekate, and the increasing difficulty of finding supervisors, Shane suggests it might be time for our club to have a break from this program.
Shane Reports on RYPEN 2017-06-22 14:00:00Z 0
PDG Geoff presented the club's updated Strategic plan to members on Thursday. The plan was emailed to all members during the week and will form the basis of our club's service to the world over the coming 12 months. Members were also asked to complete an engagement survey (also emailed to members) and include their name so the membership committee can advocate for club projects that better engage members in service that suits their skills and interests. If you haven't completed or handed in your survey yet, please complete it in Word and email it to Geoff as soon as possible - or alternatively, print it out and fill it in by hand and then hand it in at one of our next couple of meetings. It only takes 2-3 minutes to complete. We'd really like surveys in before the end of this Rotary year. Thanks for your assistance in this and thanks to those who have already handed in their sheets.
New Strategy Plan Affirmed with Survey 2017-06-16 14:00:00Z 0
At last week's meeting, Rotarian Murray proposed an International toast to the Rotary Club of Juno in Alaska, and also reported that our club has raised $176.00 from the sale of almost 500 Bowelscan kits during May.
Murray toasts Juno &amp; Praises Bowelscan 2017-06-16 14:00:00Z 0
On Thursday, President Martin presented Centurion certificates to most of our club members for contributing over $100 to the Foundation in 2015-16. Some members, like Bob Butterfield were so appreciative they just had to kiss our President. PP Garry used the opportunity to show how well his new knees work. And Rotarian Leigh found it hard not to look down on the experience. At least the Foundation has benefitted greatly from the generosity of our club members!
President Martin Presents Centurion Certificates to Members 2017-06-16 14:00:00Z 0
PP Derrick announced that our updated club Rules and Bylaws have been prepared by a Melbourne Legal firm (to incorporate all the new changes in Rotary) and will be sent to club members in the coming week. Members have 7 days to request changes before the rules are declared as official and the countdown starts to the Special club meeting (30 days later) when they are officially adopted by the club.
Derrick Introduces our New Rules and Bylaws 2017-06-16 14:00:00Z 0
Toby Shares His Publishing Vocational Journey 2017-06-16 14:00:00Z 0
Some members have been asked what the Plan Affirmation night is about. Actually, it shouldn't take up the whole night, but it will be a time when we announce that the new plan has been sent to members, when we thank those who have been involved in its production, when we get people to complete their engagement surveys (or hand them in if already completed), and when we announce the roles that are yet to be filled and which need to be filled before we abandon their related goals for this year. We need as many members at this meeting as possible to enable this process to work well. This week, we'll be also handing out the Centurion certificates for those members who have qualified.
What is the Plan Affirmation Night? 2017-06-12 14:00:00Z 0
Upcoming State of My Vocation Talks 2017-06-08 14:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Shane provided a concise, informative and fascinating insight into the current state of farming in our area at last Thursday's meeting.
The State of Shane's Vocation 2017-06-08 14:00:00Z 0
Enrol Now for Rotary Leadership Institute 2017-06-08 14:00:00Z 0
Last Thursday, our club members met at the Maryborough Guides Hall, enjoyed a wonderful home-cooked meal and heard about the history of guiding in Maryborough from leader, Lyn Curry.
Guiding is Alive and Well 2017-06-08 14:00:00Z 0
Over a hundred Rotarians, friends and members of the community enjoyed a fun night on Saturday to raise funds for our club's International projects. As a result of door takings and generous contributions to the many fun competitions and activities on the night, Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC), Donations in Kind (DIK), Days for Girls and Australian Rotary Health (ARH) Indigenous Scholarships will benefit. A big "thank you" to all those members who gathered tables for the night, or assisted with the running of the event. Most attendees got into the spirit of the event and dressed up in costumes related to their chosen country of the world. A special "thank you" must go to Vice President Meryl who organized the event and negotiated numbers with the Highland society right up until the day of the event. The picture shows some of the crowd learning and enjoying an International dance.
A Great Night at the International Harmony Dinner 2017-06-05 14:00:00Z 0
Leigh Proposes Toast to International Club 2017-05-25 14:00:00Z 0
The District 9780 "Code of Conduct" document has been passed by the District Board and clubs are invited to include the document in all new member packages from now on. This is the text of the document:
The Rotary D9780 Code of Conduct sets the standard of behaviour expected of all Rotarians, partners and volunteers in District 9780 and is underpinned by Rotary’s Guiding Principles and the Four Way test. It is designed to ensure that all Rotarians and volunteers are aware of their obligations and responsibilities.
As a Rotarian or volunteer in Rotary District 9780, I will;
  • Exemplify the core value of integrity in all behaviours and activities,
  • Use my vocational experience and talents to serve in Rotary
  • Conduct all of my personal, business and professional affairs ethically, encouraging and fostering high ethical standards as an example to others
  • Be fair in all dealings with others and treat them with the respect due to them as fellow human beings.In particular,
    • I will not act unlawfully by discriminating against any Rotarian, volunteer or member of the public on the basis of age, gender, marital status, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation , mental or physical ability, political or religious beliefs, social background or health
  • Promote recognition and respect for all occupations which are useful to society
  • Offer my vocational talents: to provide opportunities for young people, to work for the relief of the special needs of others and to improve the quality of life in my community
  • Honour the trust that Rotary and fellow Rotarians provide and not do anything that will bring disfavour or reflect adversely on Rotary or fellow Rotarians. In particular,
    • I will represent Rotary International in a positive light;
    • I will support an environment in which all persons are safe from emotional, physical, verbal and sexual abuse; and
    • I will respect other’s rights to privacy and the confidentiality of their personal information.
  • Not seek from a fellow Rotarian a privilege or advantage not normally accorded others in a business or professional relationship.
INK 26_D9780 Code of Conduct 2017-05-25 14:00:00Z 0
President Martin gave a report on our recent Group 7 meeting at Beaufort where the guest speak was a gentleman working with a men's behavioural change program in Ballarat. he was originally from New Zealand and started his speech with a fascinating "prayer" to the local spirits.
Martin Reports on Group 7 Meeting 2017-05-25 14:00:00Z 0
tracey Trace Smith 2017-05-21 14:00:00Z 0
Chairs and Directors presented their updated Strategic plans to club members last Thursday. These revised plans will be  listed in an updated Strategic Plan document to be emailed to all Club Members in the next few weeks. 2018-2019 promises to be an exciting year.
Plans Proposed for Next Rotary Year 2017-05-18 14:00:00Z 0
David Shares Toast to New Zealand Club 2017-05-18 14:00:00Z 0
{01} Not For Profit Organizations
•    Most Rotary clubs are incorporated as “Not for Profit” (NFP) organizations
•    This status has some legal advantages, but also involves responsibilities to the law
•    These responsibilities sit alongside our Rotary Obligations
{02} Role of the NFP Board
•    Makes decisions about strategic directions, goals and activities of the organization
•    Monitors the performance of the organization in relation to its goals
•    Oversees Risk Management
•    Oversees the financial sustainability of the club
•    Makes decisions about disciplinary actions
•    Reports to members
•    Ensures the organization operates within the law
{03} Role of Each NFP Board Member
•    Understand the business of the club
•    Attend Board meetings
•    Be active in the organization e.g. attend events
•    Attend the Annual General Meeting
•    Provide advice to inform Board decisions
•    Declare actual or perceived conflict of interest
•    Govern & oversee the club’s operations
{04} Board Role C/F Other Roles
•    Board member role is strategic
•    Has to do with Governing the Club
•    NOT the management or operations
•    Projects and activities are run by committees, chairs and co-ordinators - NOT the Board
•    Board NOT involved in day to day running of the club – but it delegates authority to Chairs
{05} 4 Legal Obligations of NFP Board Members - Obligation 1
•    1. Duty to Act in Good Faith and For Proper Purposes
•    Act honestly, fairly and loyally
•    Put interests of club first – above self interest
•    Only act for proper purposes i.e. to benefit the organization
•    Be familiar with the Club Constitution
{06} 4 Legal Obligations of NFP Board Members – Obligation 2
•    2. Duty to Act with Care, Skill and Diligence
•    Monitor and make decisions about strategic direction of club
•    Be serious – give the role sufficient time, thought and energy
•    Use your specialized skills to assist the Club
•    Be diligent: keep up to date on developments, ask for more information when required, make your own independent decisions after hearing experts
{07} 4 Legal Obligations of NFP Board Members – Obligation 3
•    3. Duty not to dishonestly use your position or information
•    Board members have a position of power and trust and access to confidential information
•    Board members must not use their position to gain advantage for themselves
•    Every decision must benefit the club
•    The position cannot be used to benefit yourself or to in any way harm the club.
{08} 4 Legal Obligations of NFP Board Members – Obligation 4
•    4. Duty to avoid conflicts of interest
•    Conflicts of interest are common – having one is not the problem
•    The problem arises when the Board member prefers their own interests (or family interests) above the interests of the club
•    ALL Conflicts of interest must be disclosed as soon as you are aware of them – the Club Board must then decide whether you can continue in the decision making process
{09} Liability of Board Members
•    Board members are typically NOT personally liable (i.e. legally responsible) for the debts or consequences of the organization
•    Personal liability MAY apply when:
•    a Board member doesn’t take reasonable care to minimize risk of harm
•    A member knew, or is reckless about, and could have prevented contravening of environment laws
{10} More Information
•    www.nfplaw.org.au (Not for Profit law resources)
•    www.acnc.gov.au (Australian Charities and Not For profits Commission)
•    Associations Incorporation Act 1964, 1981, 1985, 1991, 2001, 2009, 2012, 2015,)
•    A Document with all this information and more will be sent to all Board members
INK 25: 10 Things to Know About Being a NFP Board Member 2017-05-14 14:00:00Z 0
DGN Anthony shared a video presentation of current thinking about our club's application to obtain funds from the Potter Foundation to distribute information about our Family Violence Program to the world. Central to the presentation is the concept of a distribution hub that would provide a mechanism to assist the sharing of information as well as providing some form of quality control over what goes out. It seemed to be quite a sophisticated concept and there were a number of questions from members attempting to grasp exactly how the hub might work. The Family Violence committee is looking for further feed-back that might assist them in going forward with this exciting venture.
Anthony Shares Current State of our Family Violence Development. 2017-05-14 14:00:00Z 0
At Thursday's meeting, Rotarian Bob Butterfield provided a fascinating insight into his vocations as a tennis player and coach as part of our "State of My Vocation" series. Pictured is a group of players who attended one of Bob's many clinics.
Bob challenged those present to consider the state of our local tennis courts which have greatly deteriorated from the state in which he played competetive tennis as a young player and which he then considered to be amongst the best courts in the State.  He suggested that while a lack of qualified tennnis coaching may diminish the prospects of younger players joining the game, the greater variety of sports available to young people to play was also responsible for a drift away from the game by potential new players. 
Bob Shares His Tennis Journey 2017-05-14 14:00:00Z 0
On the left, some of the Maryborough team at Sunday's District Training Assembly - preparing for another year of service above self. On the right is the District Governor team for the next Rotary year - Governor Nominee Rosanne Kava, Governor Elect, Anthony, and Governor Ray Herbert
Maryborough At Assembly 2017-05-07 14:00:00Z 0
Last Thursday, legendary Age photographer, Bruce Postle enthralled an audience of over one hundred Rotarians and locals with his stories behind some of his most famous photographs. We saw amazing photographs of sunrises, bushfires, floods, sporting greats, entertainers, politicians, royalty, ordinary Australians and iconic Australian events. The event was a fund raiser for our Family Violence program.
Bruce Postle Enthrall's His Audience 2017-05-04 14:00:00Z 0
Last weeks Round 6 FNFF result was 75-73 so the winner was 5-3 and Bob Butterfield had the lucky square. This was a square Bob purchased on Thursday night with his winnings from the week before. Well done Bob.
Friday Footy Frenzy Results 2017-05-02 14:00:00Z 0
Rod Brown presented his "State of My Vocation" talk on the 27th and painted a compelling picture of key changes in the transport industry since he started working in this area in the 70's. Truck engines are now almost 4 times as powerful as they were in the 70's and yet they are more fuel efficient. Many different kinds of fuels are being tried and the most promising is liquid gas, but it requires a lot of superstructure changes to make it viable.   The Club thanked Rod for painstakingly explaining the source of his capacity to pay the large and many fines he faced after he finished speaking.  
Rod Shares His Vocational Journey with Trucks 2017-04-27 14:00:00Z 0
Acting Sergeant Murray gave Shane the opportunity to tell his favourite joke, and it certainly rang a bell with members!
Shane rings up a great joke 2017-04-27 14:00:00Z 0
We've already had some changes to the "State of My Vocation" talk roster, so Version 2 will be emailed to members soon - please get rid of the old version. Here are the dates and names for the next 6 weeks:
Harold Breitinger
Rodney Brown*#
Bob Butterfield
Tony Coyle
State of My Vocation Roster Take 2 2017-04-24 14:00:00Z 0
PP and current Secretary Derrick revealed some of his experiences as a Camp Parent (with Karen) at the recent District RYLA camp at Kangaroobie. He said at least 10 young lives were significantly changed for the better by the RYLA experience and he encouraged our club to always make the effort to send a young adult to the camp each year.  Aside from these comments Derrick reminded Club Members that 'what happens at RYLA stays at RYLA'.  
Derrick Reveals RYLA 2017-04-20 14:00:00Z 0
On Thursday, past Rotary member, John Sedunary shared his own recent journey since leaving Maryborough, and also the work of the Compassionate Friends organization of which he is currently CEO in Victoria.  It was an engaging presentation.  Compassionate Friends delivers support to bereaved parents, irrespective of the age or circumstances of the child who passed away and includes support for those whose children were miscarried.  Grants from State and Federal Government sustain the organisation.  One insight John shared was that the 'stages of grief' with which members may be familiar may not be experienced sequentially but simultaneously, retrospectively and repetitively.   
John Sedunary Shares Compassionate Friends 2017-04-20 14:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Harold kept members engaged with his "State of My Vocation" talk on his work as an Engineering Timber Tester. It was fascinating to hear how Harold's small, private business has been successfully competing against Governments and Universities around Australia for the niche market of testing the quality and strength of timber products. Next week's "State of My Vocation" speaker will be Rodney Brown.
Harold's Riveting Wood Testing Story 2017-04-20 14:00:00Z 0
Organize your tickets, table and chosen country now for the International Dinner at the Highland Society on June 3rd. Get tickets from the Highland society and tell Meryl your country.
International Harmony Dinner 2017-04-17 14:00:00Z 0
The State of My Vocation spot is only meant to be a couple of minutes long and is not the same as a "Job Talk" or "Member Talk". Briefly, members share how things are currently going in their CURRENT vocation, focusing maily on how things are changing and why. If the member is retired, the talk can be about what the member is CURRENTLY doing in their retirement, or how things are changing in ONE of their previous vocations. If a rostered member is not going to be present, please arrange for someone else to do the talk. Previous talks have been given by Graeme Rogan, Chris Frahn, Thea Allan, Mallee Rowe
April 20th: Harold Breitinger
April 27th: Rodney Brown
May 11th: Rob Bursill
May 18th: Bob Butterfield
State of My Vocation Roster 2017-04-17 14:00:00Z 0
Not only did our club host RYPEN this year, but we also hosted RYLA and PP Derrick and Karen were the Camp Parents for this event. President Martin and Toby made the three and a half hour journey through flood waters to Kangaroobie to attend Wednesday's final dinner on behalf of the club. A big "thank you" to Derrick and Karen for being Camp Parents, and to Martin and Toby for attending the dinner on the Wednesday night. This is a picture of the entrance to the camp.
Our Club Hosts RYLA 2017-04-13 14:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Shane, Jacqie and other club members were active last week end as our club hosted the District 9780 Rypen Camp for 13 to 18 year olds. This year, there was only one camp in the District, so we had young people from all over Western Vistoria. Shane reported that a good time was had by all, and many young people got a lot out of the event. Here is the group waiting for the Personality Workshop on Sunday morning. Thanks again Shane and Jacquie for all your hard work in keeping this event going.
Our Club Hosts Rypen Again 2017-04-13 14:00:00Z 0
Plan to Be at the Bruce Postle Event 2017-04-13 14:00:00Z 0
New member, Sam and wife, Rosa shared their story at our club on Thursday morning at Bristol Inn. Sam was a politician in India, and Rosa was studying food processing when they decided to take a leap of faith and try living in Australia. After a time living in Melbourne, they moved to Maryborough to set up an Indian Restaurant and have been very happy with their move. Rosa noted that one of the biggest differences between life in India and life in Australia is that in Australia, wherever you go, the language and culture is basically the same. In India, the language and culture changes dramatically from village to village! At first, Sam and Rosa's two children found it hard to adjust to life in Maryborough, but now they don't want to leave. Our club feels very fortunate to now have some different cultural perspectives in our mix of members.
Sam and Rosa Share Their Story 2017-04-13 14:00:00Z 0
{01} Why Rotary Cares
•    Rotary makes high-quality health care available to vulnerable mothers and children so they can live longer and grow stronger.
{02} Why Rotary Cares
•    We expand access to quality care, so mothers and children everywhere can have the same opportunities for a healthy future. An estimated 5.9 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, inadequate health care, and poor sanitation — all of which can be prevented.
{03} Rotary Helps Mothers Take Control
•    So, Rotary provides education, immunizations, birth kits, and mobile health clinics. Women are taught how to prevent mother-to-infant HIV transmission, how to breast-feed, and how to protect themselves and their children from disease.
{04} Example - Education
•    Rotary members teach mothers how to breast-feed, promote immunizations and regular checkups, and distribute insecticide-treated bed nets.
{05} Example - Improved Access to Care
•    Rotary programs improve women’s access to skilled health personnel: doctors, nurses, midwives, or community health care workers.
{06} Example - Clean Birth Kits
•    Rotary members distribute clean birth kits and train health workers in safe delivery of babies.
{07} Example - Mobile Pre Natal Clinics
•    Haiti has the highest maternal and infant mortality rate of any country in the western hemisphere. Rotary provided a fully equipped medical Jeep to volunteers and midwives to reach mothers and children in remote areas.
{08} Example - Cancer Screening
•    Rotarians provided a mobile cancer screening unit and awareness trainings around Chennai, India, where there is a high mortality rate of women with breast and cervical cancer due to late diagnosis.
{09} Example - Safe Home Deliveries - Nigeria
•    Rotary members launched a $3 million, five-year pilot to save lives of mothers and children during home deliveries in Nigeria. Since 2005 — restoring dignity and hope to vulnerable mothers
{10} Summary - We Empower Mothers
•    "If mothers are empowered and healthy, so are their families, leading to an alleviation of poverty and hunger.” - Robert Zinser, co-founder of the Rotarian Action Group for Population and Development and retired president for Asia at chemical giant BASF
{11} So Spread the Word
•    Rotarians are urged to spread the word about Rotary’s work empowering mothers & children
INK 23: 10 Insights Into Maternal &amp; Child Health Month (April) 2017-04-06 14:00:00Z 0
Sergeant Chris Frahn shared his "Two Minutes on the state of (his) Vocation" last Thursday. Chris explained how his "Big Cat Print" business came about after he had lost his car and livelihood in a car accident. After successfully running his new business in Nolan Street for many years, he had an offer from someone in Melbourne to purchase the business, but when the sale fell through at the last minute, Chris and Sue recently moved to their home in Timor where running costs are less. The move doesn't seem to have greatly affected their clientele.
Chris Shares His Vocational Journey 2017-04-06 14:00:00Z 0
Last Thursday, our own member, Louise Hanby D'Wynn, presented members with some stimulating ideas about possible areas for growth in Maryborough organizations, and particularly our Club. In her sights were Board members of organizations who need to be trained in proper governance skills, Boards that in their composition don't properly represent the age and ethnic groups of members in the organization, and organizations that have poor preparations in place for succession planning. In the lively discussion that followed, most people present seemed to agree that our town and our club needs to do more to make migrants from different cultures feel really welcome, and explore ways our club can be more welcoming for young adults.
Louise Tells It Like It Is 2017-04-06 14:00:00Z 0
Members are reminded that we'll have service committee meetings (International, Vocational, Community and Youth) from 6pm next Thursday in the usual spaces around Havilah, so please plan to arrive as early as possible. Committee chairs should be sending out agenda notices during this coming week. Chairs of committees not meeting next Thursday (Fundraising, Membership, Administration, Foundation and Promotion) may like to plan a meeting after the meeting - or at some other time.
Remember Committee Meetings This Week! Please attend the meeting at 6pm sharp! 2017-03-23 13:00:00Z 0
At Thursday's meeting, club members were introduced to Jasmine King, our sponsored RYPEN participant for 2017 from the Maryborough Education Centre. Jasmine told club members about her interests and goals for the future and thanked the club for the opportunity to participate in the upcoming RYPEN camp. Certainly, an impressive young lady.
We Meet Our RYPEN participant 2017-03-23 13:00:00Z 0
For this week's "Two minutes on the State of our Vocation", PP Thea shared her story of work with the Carisbrook "Mercury" newspaper. She has been working with the paper on a voluntary basis for over a decade.
The State of Thea's Vocation 2017-03-23 13:00:00Z 0
VP Meryl shared the Ink Spot on Water and Sanitation
{01} WHY Clean Water?
•    Clean water and sanitation is a human right.
•    Clean water leads to healthier and more successful lives.
{02} HOW: Water Linked with Education
•    Rotary doesn't just build wells and walk away. Rotary members integrate water, sanitation, and hygiene into education projects. When children learn about disease transmission and practice good hygiene, they miss less school. And they can take those lessons home to their families, expanding our impact.
{03} HOW: The Water & Education Challenge
•    So, Rotary has issued a global challenge to its members, asking them to work collectively to improve education quality and access — particularly for girls — by working with communities to improve teacher training, curriculum, and water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities.
{04} HOW: Pilot Programs in 5 Countries
•    Education projects (WASH) are being piloted in five countries: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, India, and Kenya.
{05} HOW: Working with UNESCO
Rotary and the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education have teamed up to tackle the world’s water and sanitation crisis by training professionals to devise and implement solutions in developing and emerging countries.
{06} HOW: Long Term Projects with U.S.
•    Rotary  has partnered with the U.S. Agency for International Development to implement sustainable, long-term projects to improve water supply, sanitation, and hygiene in the Dominican Republic, Ghana, and the Philippines.
{07} AIM 1 – Strengthen Local Communities
Strengthen the ability of communities to develop, fund, and maintain sustainable water and sanitation systems.
{08} AIM 2: Equable Community Access to Water
•    Provide equitable community access to safe water, improved sanitation, and hygiene.
{09} AIM 3: Enhance Awareness
•    Support programs that enhance communities’ awareness of the benefits of safe water, sanitation, and hygiene.
{10} AIM 4: Support Research
•    Support career-minded professionals’ studies related to water and sanitation.
{11} AIM 5: Provide Tools
•    Create tools and resources that facilitate, measure, and enhance high-quality water and sanitation projects worldwide.
$24 – One person’s safe water
23 Million now have safe water thanks to Rotary
21 million have access to sanitation thanks to Rotary
By 2030, Rotary wants everyone to have clean water
{13} So Spread the Word
•    Rotarians are urged to spread the word about Rotary’s work for clean water
INK 21: 13 Insights Into Water &amp; Sanitation Month (March) 2017-03-23 13:00:00Z 0
Through the convenience of online video, Harvard Professor of Ethics, Michael Sandel shared with members his concerns about the Moral Limits of Money on Thursday. Sandel argues that it is not in the common good for society to not put some limits on the things we can purchase with money. He gave examples of wealthy prisoners being able to buy an upgrade for their prison cell, people being able to buy their way to the front of a queue, and schools and parents paying children to read books and get good grades. He asked, "Is this the society we really want - where the wealthy can effectively live separate lives from those with fewer resources?" He argues that for democracy to work well, people of all income levels should mix freely and share their perspectives of community problems so that the whole society benefits. Whilst it's perfectly fine for those with the resources to be able to buy more expensive "things" (the value of which doesn't change), it becomes a problem when we can buy services like education because money then changes the value and nature of the experience. As an example, Instead of reading a book for the sake of personal growth or fun, we'd be encouraging children to treat it as a money making venture. This session was the first in a planned series of program events organized by our Vocational Committee on Rotary Ethics.
The Moral Limits of Money 2017-03-23 13:00:00Z 0
On a recent visit to Portland Rotary several Members of the Maryborough team attended to deliver information to the local club and members of the Police, and other interested partied. The meeting was well attended and the information shared with passion and enthusiasm since the program was started. 
First Photo L-R: Wayne Barrett, PP Garry Higgins, Mayor Anita Rank, Portland Rotary President Richard de Konig, DGN Anthony Ohlsen, Maryborough Rotary Martin Mackay & Bob Butterfield.
Second Photo, L-R: Police )fficer Paul Phelan, PP Garry Higgins &  Wayne Barrett
Much discussion  was held and the audience was absorbing all the information given, they were already with a barrage of questions which were promptly answered. Adaption of what Maryborough has done to fit the new community has been thought through with much work to be done by the community taking on the project with the guidance of PP Garry Higgins and his very enthusiastic team. 
#SayNo2familyviolence Awareness visits Portland Rotary Club Karen McCarthy 2017-03-23 13:00:00Z 0
PP Mallee Rowe provided an entertaining and informative overview of his vocation maintaining Shire assets at Thursday's meeting. Unfortunately, with several unannounced Government budget cuts over recent years, it has become increasingly difficult to look after Shire assets. Mallee joked that his budget works best when there are floods, because flood relief can be used to repair roads and bridges!
Mallee Shares the State of His Vocation 2017-03-19 13:00:00Z 0
{01} Code of Ethics - 1915
  • At the 1915 Convention in San Francisco, Rotary Adopted a “Code of Ethics” - included 13 Principles
{02} The Four Way Test
  • In 1943, the Rotary Board promoted the 4 Way Test as an additional ethical guide to Rotarians.
  • But never officially adopted as a Code of Ethics.
{03} Revising the Code
  • In 1977, the Rotary Board decided to revive the Code of Ethics, but found business had changed too much so they dropped the idea, and in 1980,removed it from Rotary’s By Laws
{04} Redrafted as a Code of Conduct
  • 1988 Code of Ethics, RI President Chuck Keller had it re-drafted as the “Declaration of Rotarians in Businesses and Professions”
  • This declaration defined a set of values that were appropriate for the personal conduct of Rotarians in businesses or professions.
  • Now Known as the “Rotary Code of Conduct” – has 8 statements
{05} Integrity
  • 1. Exemplify the core value of integrity in all behaviors and activities.
{06} Using Vocational Talents
  • 2. Use my vocational experience and talents to serve in Rotary.
{07} Ethical Behaviour
  • 3. Conduct all of my personal, business, and professional affairs ethically, encouraging and fostering high ethical standards as an example to others.
{08} Respect & Fairness
  • 4. Be fair in all dealings with others and treat them with the respect due to them as fellow human beings.
{09} Respect all Occupations
  • 5. Promote recognition and respect for all occupations which are useful to society.
{10} Serve the Community
  • 6. Offer my vocational talents: to provide opportunities for young people, to work for the relief of the special needs of others, and to improve the quality of life in my community.
{11} Not Reflect Adversely on Rotary
  • 7. Honour the trust that Rotary and fellow Rotarians provide and not do anything that will bring disfavour or reflect adversely on Rotary or fellow Rotarians.
{12} No Privileges as a Rotarian
  • 8. Not seek from a fellow Rotarian a privilege or advantage not normally accorded others in a business or professional relationship.
INK 20: 8 Principles of the Rotary Code of Conduct 2017-03-19 13:00:00Z 0
Celebrity Chef, Jeffrey Tan shared his remarkable story at our club last Thursday. He started his working life as an Accountant, but has always had a passion for cooking and made sure he followed that passion. Now he is a cooking consultant and has raised over 3 million dollars for charity with his Charity dinners.
Jeffrey Tan Speaks at Maryborough Rotary 2017-03-19 13:00:00Z 0

{01} What are Networking Groups?
• Global Networking Groups are one of Rotary’s seven official Structured Programs – The other 6 are Youth Exchange, Rotaract, Interact, RYLA, Friendship Exchange and Community Corps (RCC)
{02} What do they include?
• They include Rotary Action Groups (Groups focussed on service activities and Rotary Fellowships (Vocational and Recreational Interest Groups)
{03} How Many & Who For?
• There are almost 100 programs…
• …Open to Rotarians, Spouses of Rotarians and Rotaractors.
{04} Examples of Rotary Action Groups
• Alzheimer’s & Dementia
• Blindness Prevention
• Dental Volunteers
• Endangered Species
{05} More Examples of Action Groups
• Literacy
• Malaria
• Blood Donation
• Peace
{06} Examples of Fellowships
Antique Automobiles
Bird Watching
Cruising Rotarians
{07} More Fellowships
• Magicians
• Flying Rotarians
• Rotarian Singles
• Global History
{08} Dozens More…
{09} Benefits of Action Groups & Fellowships
• Opportunities to engage in meaningful service outside the club
• Club/district gains access to expertise around the world
• Development of Global Friendships
• Access to further funding for projects
{10} How to Join
• Talk to Local Members
• Search for the Action Group or Fellowship on Google – go to the site and look for the contact name and email address
• Simply email the contact expressing your interest
• They will send details & costs (If applicable)
{11} Part of This Year’s Presidential Citation
• Ensure that at least one club member belongs to a Board-recognized Rotarian Action Group (www.rotary.org/actiongroups)
• Report in Rotary Club Central
{12} How to Start One
• Contact: actiongroups@rotary.org for details
• Groups are subject to approval by the Rotary Board
INK 18: Eleven Slides Explaining Rotary’s Global Networking Groups 2017-03-09 13:00:00Z 0
Public and Rotarians can Now Donate to Family Violence Through RAWCS on our Website 2017-03-09 13:00:00Z 0
On Thursday, the four District 9780 Group 7 Presidents (or representatives) - Todd, George, Martin and John - gave an outline of their club's work over the last 3 months. As always, it is quite amazing to see the huge amount of service going into these central Victorian communities of Ararat, Beaufort, Maryborough and Stawell.
The Group 7 Clubs Check In 2017-03-09 13:00:00Z 0
At our Thursday meeting, District Foundation Chair, Geoff, presented a banner to last year's President of the Maryborough Club, Thea Allan. The banner indicated that our club was the District's third highest giver to the Foundation last year.
Maryborough Third Highest Giving Club in D9780 in 2015-16 2017-03-09 13:00:00Z 0
Mallee Gives an Update on our Overseas Project 2017-03-06 13:00:00Z 0
Graeme Proposes a Toast and Gives the First Vocational Spot 2017-03-06 13:00:00Z 0
Treasurer Peter Haywood outlined his vision of a series of Cycling Fundraisers for our club at last Thursday's meeting. Judging by the follow up committee meeting, there was a lot of enthusiasm for his proposal.
Peter Outlines Vision of Cycling Fundraisers 2017-03-06 13:00:00Z 0
Inspiring Health Week Karen McCarthy 2017-03-02 13:00:00Z 0
A sizable number of Maryborough Rotarians have spent time on the barbeques at this year's Ballarat Swapmeet to raise funds for our club whilst helping to feed the thousands of visitors who attend the event. Pictured are some of the shift on from 6am to 10am on Saturday. Thank you everyone for your assistance and a big "thank you" to Karen and Derrick for all their organization of our participation.
Maryborough at the Swapmeet 2017-02-24 13:00:00Z 0
Our big Travel Raffle was drawn last Thursday by CEO of the Maryborough Health Centre, Terry Welch. Results are as follows:
1st prize:Tix 2493--- Aaron Hassah
2nd prize Tix 2494---Mark Ness
3rd prize Tix 1844 Mary Keeffe.
Congratulations to all prize winners and especially to members who sold tickets. We need to make a special mention of PE Karen who sold 30 books of tickets!
Travel Raffle Won By Ballan Resident Geoff James 2017-02-23 13:00:00Z 0
VP Meryl shared last week's "Ink Spot" and "International Toast" on Rotary Peace Centres.
INK 18: Nine Questions Answered On Rotary Peace Centres:
{01} What do we celebrate today?
•    Rotary's Birthday
{02} What is Rotary Mainly About?
•    The ultimate part of the Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the advancement of International understanding, goodwill and peace
{03} What is the Rotary Foundation’s First Area of Focus?
•    Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
{04} How Does Rotary Promote Peace?
•    Apart from Global Humanitarian work, Rotary has set up “Peace Centres” to train people to be “Peace Makers”
{05} Where are The Peace Centres?
Peace Centres are set up at Universities in:
•    USA,
•    Japan,
•    England,
•    Sweden and the
•    University of Queensland in Australia.
{06} How Do They Work?
•    Each year, Rotary International selects up to 100 individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of their peace centers.
•    These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.
•    Programs last 15 to 24 months
{07} What Happens to the Graduates?
•    Graduates become catalysts for peace and conflict prevention and resolution in their communities and around the globe. They…
•    are reintegrating refugees in Sudan
•    are creating jobs for disadvantaged women in India
•    are supporting reconstruction in devastated regions of the world
{08} What has been achieved?
•    In just over a decade, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 900 fellows for careers in peace building
•    Many of them go on to serve as leaders in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank.
{09} What we can do?
•    We can donate to Peace Centres as individuals
•    Our Club can donate money raised from a fund raiser
•    We can invite Australian Peace scholars to speak to us
•    We can make others aware of these facts
Meryl Shares Ink Spot on Rotary Peace Centres 2017-02-23 13:00:00Z 0
Sergeant Chris won $70.00 on the club swindle last Thursday. Here he is with the winning ticket and the not so elusive "Joker". Congratulations, Chris!
Sergeant Chris Wins The Swindle 2017-02-23 13:00:00Z 0
Maryborough Rotarians celebrated Rotary's birthday in style last Thursday complete with balloons, a cake and candles kindly supplied by PE Karen McCarthy.
Rotarians Celebrate Rotary's Birthday 2017-02-23 13:00:00Z 0
Almost 50 people from Rotary and the Ambulance Auxiliary attended the Ambulance station on Thursday night to hear member, Dr. David Tynan and an Ambulance Paramedic talk about the history and work of Maryborough's Ambulance service.
Attendees enjoyed a dinner prepared between both groups and learned of the history of ambulances in Maryborough, the comparatively recent professional development of ambulance crews and the value to our community of the auxiliary's fundraising.  'Cecil' the recusitation maniquin has enabled our local ambulance staff to signficantly improve their recusitation techniques.  Funds are now being raised for a belt like device that can consistently provide cardiac massage at a greater standard than a person can provide - while freeing the ambulance officer to treat other injuries.  Patients trapped in positions in which cardiac massage may be difficult to administer would also be assisted by this device.  
Maryborough Rotary presented the Maryborough Ambulance Auxiliary with $300 towards their fundraising efforts.  
Members Enjoy Ambulance Station Visit 2017-02-16 13:00:00Z 0
Female Rotarians and female partners of Rotarians are invited to consider attendance at one or two special events to celebrate International Women's Day on Wednesday March 8th. One is an Afternoon Tea organized by the Women's Out and About Group to be held at "Ripples" at 3pm. The other is a Dinner organized by ZONTA to be held at the Station at 7pm. Please contact Meryl ASAP if you'd like to join other Rotarians and friends attending one or both of the events.
International Women's Day Invitation 2017-02-16 13:00:00Z 0
Members are asked to consider whether their family would be willing to host a couple from India during the period, April 28th to May 13th. this year. 7 families from District 3053 are visiting our District during that time and all clubs have been asked to submit expressions of interest. Please contact VP Meryl as soon as possible if you are able to assist.
Assistance Required: Hosts needed for Friendship Exchange Visit 2017-02-16 13:00:00Z 0
On Thursday, Caitlyn Allan provided members with a fascinating insight into her experiences at the National Youth Science Forum in Canberra recently. Caitlyn spoke really well and revealed that the event clarified and focussed her intentions as a future worker in the field of medicine. Members can feel confident that this Rotary program is certainly fulfilling its purpose.
Caitlyn Shares Her NYSF Experiences 2017-02-09 13:00:00Z 0
Celebrate the Foundation Centenary 2017-02-04 13:00:00Z 0
Around 30 members and partners enjoyed an informative visit to the Maryborough Resource Centre on January 19th.  We toured and heard about the tourist area, the Library area and the new Children's book room. Members showed a lot of interest in the Centre's capacity to obtain books, movies, music CD's, audio books in hard copy or digital format from Resource centre's all over Australia. The group then moved over the road to Rammy Dessert, Sam's Restaurant, for a delicious meal of Indian food.
Enjoyable Visit to the Resource Centre and Rammy Dessert 2017-01-28 13:00:00Z 0
Almost 20 Rotarians and partners turned up at the Hub on January 26th to provide pancakes for the masses at the Australia Day celebration. Robyn Jennings did a great job at the cooking and we had a team of enthusiastic stirrers and hander-overer's. 
Large Team Provides Pancakes on Australia Day 2017-01-28 13:00:00Z 0
Around twenty Rotarians and local residents attended the screening of the Australian movie, "Backyard Ashes" last Saturday night. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the movie and lamented that others missed out on the opportunity. Organizer, Derrick explained that he had met the film producer at one of the Rotary Cricket events and the producer gave him a copy of the movie and the permission to hold a public showing in Maryborough. Derrick and Karen are to be congratulated for organizing the event and going to the trouble of providing popcorn, ice creams, drinks and lollies etc. to make the night a great movie experience. Hopefully, we can run another one at a time when there are not so many competing events.
A Fun Night of Backyard Cricket 2017-01-28 13:00:00Z 0
Reputedly hilarious,  details of the screening as follows: 
When;           Saturday 28th January 2017
Where:         Maryborough Education Centre, Theatre.
                        102 Balaclava Road, Maryborough. Vic 3465
Cost:              $15.00 Per Head – Proceeds going to #ENDPOLIONOW.
                        Refreshments and Nibbles available at intermission.
Tickets:         Available from Country Trends, Parkview Bakery & Bi-Rite Electrical
                       or by contacting Secretary, Derrick at sandek44@bigpond.com or ring                              0487 392 233.
Please invite your family and friends.
This Saturday - Backyard Ashes Movie Fundraiser at MEC 2017-01-23 13:00:00Z 0
President Elect Ian Riseley Announces the New Rotary Theme 2017-01-16 13:00:00Z 0
Members and friends of Rotary enjoyed a night by (and in) the pool at Terry and Thea's home last Thursday. A big "Thank you" to Terry and Thea for making their home available for this event.
January Barby is a Cool Event 2017-01-16 13:00:00Z 0
Over 70 people gathered at the town hall on New Year's Eve to "Rock the Foundation". Everyone enjoyed dance music classics from the 50's to 70's whilst raising over $1000 for Rotary's own charity, the Rotary Foundation. Our thanks must go to Meryl James for handling most of the organization, to Parkview Bakery for supplying most of the food at cost price, to members of Seriously Sixties for playing at no, or reduced cost, to Thea, Priceline and Meryl for raffle prizes, to Havilah for supplying cutlery and to Rotarians Esther and Karen for serving tables, to Peter (and Bronwyn) for managing the door, to Derrick, Martin and Karen for Cooking, to Esther and Karen for managing the kitchen, and Derrick, Karen, Esther, Rodney (and Sue), Martin, Garry, Shane (and Jackie), Thea and Terry, Meryl and Geoff for assistance in setting up and/or cleaning up on Saturday and Sunday. Thanks also to those who attended and organized groups for tables. With another 30 people, we would have raised an extra $1000, so there is talk that we might do this event again next year and aim for 100.
Rock the Foundation a Social and Financial Success 2017-01-09 13:00:00Z 0
We trust all our current members, past members and friends have enjoyed the Christmas Season and that you will all enjoy a 2017 of peace and fulfillment. There will be no Bulletin for the next few weeks until after our meeting on January 12th which will be a barbeque at Terry and Thea's place.
Merry Christmas &amp; Happy New Year 2016-12-26 13:00:00Z 0
All those members who have been considering the possibility of Rocking the Foundation with us on New Year's Eve are encouraged to purchase tickets or at least inform us of numbers before Wednesday. We need your co-operation in this matter to confirm catering requirements by that time. It's still not too late to join us in having a great time dancing to classic songs from the 50s to the 80's, enjoying good food, participating in fun competitions for great prizes, and at the same time, doing some good for the world by supporting Rotary Foundation projects in its centenary year (i.e. after midnight). For those who have already made eating arrangements, why not come and join us after your meal - we have a reduced price available, and savoury plates will be available for purchase later in the evening. Remember to BYO drinks. Tickets may be purchased from Parkview Bakery or Country Trends, or contact Meryl on 54605474
It's Time to Rock the Foundation - Join Us on New Year's Eve 2016-12-22 13:00:00Z 0
Thanks for the great work so far, Chris 2016-12-22 13:00:00Z 0
As an international organization, Rotary offers each member unique opportunities and responsibilities. Although each Rotarian has first responsibility to uphold the obligations of citizenship of his or her own country, membership in Rotary enables Rotarians to take a somewhat different view of international affairs. In the early 1950s a Rotary philosophy was adopted to describe how a Rotarian may think on a global basis. Here is what it said:
Responsibility 1
A Global Minded Rotarian…
• looks beyond national patriotism and considers himself as sharing responsibility for the advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace;
Responsibility 2
A Global Minded Rotarian…
• resists any tendency to act in terms of national or racial superiority;
Responsibility 3
A Global Minded Rotarian…
• seeks and develops common grounds for agreement with peoples of other lands;
Responsibility 4
A Global Minded Rotarian…
• defends the rule of law and order to preserve the liberty of the individual so that he may enjoy freedom of thought, speech and assembly, and freedom from persecution, aggression, want and fear;
Responsibility 5
A Global Minded Rotarian…
• supports action directed toward improving standards of living for all peoples, realizing that poverty anywhere endangers prosperity everywhere;
Responsibility 6
A Global Minded Rotarian…
• upholds the principles of justice for mankind;
Responsibility 7
A Global Minded Rotarian…
• strives always to promote peace between nations and prepares to make personal sacrifices for that ideal;
Responsibility 8
A Global Minded Rotarian…
• urges and practices a spirit of understanding of every other man's beliefs as a step toward international goodwill, recognizing that there are certain basic moral and spiritual standards which will ensure a richer, fuller life."
INK 16: 8 Responsibilities of an International Rotarian 2016-12-21 13:00:00Z 0
The Proposal:
At the 1917 convention in Atlanta, around July 17th, outgoing RI President Arch C. Klumph proposed to set up an endowment “for the purpose of doing good in the world.”
The First Donation:
A year later, in 1918,  the "Rotary Endowment Fund," as it was first labeled, received its first contribution of $26.50 from the Rotary Club of Kansas City, which was the balance of the Kansas City Convention account
Named the Rotary Foundation:
A decade later, The Rotary Foundation was formally established at the 1928 Minneapolis Convention and it became a distinct entity within Rotary International. In the next four years the Foundation fund grew to $50,000.
The Foundation’s First Gift:
In 1929, the Foundation made its first gift of $500 to the International Society for Crippled Children. The organization, created by Rotarian Edgar F. “Daddy” Allen, later grew into Easter Seals.
The Paul Harris Memorial Fund:
When Rotary founder Paul Harris died in 1947, contributions began pouring in to Rotary International, and the Paul Harris Memorial Fund was created to build the Foundation.
Evolution of Foundation programs:
1947: The Foundation established its first program, Fellowships for Advance Study, later known as Ambassadorial Scholarships.
More New Programs:
1965-66: Three programs were launched: Group Study Exchange, Awards for Technical Training, and Grants for Activities in Keeping with the Objective of The Rotary Foundation, which was later called Matching Grants.
3-H Grants:
1978: Rotary introduced the Health, Hunger and Humanity (3-H) Grants. The first 3-H Grant funded a project to immunize 6 million Philippine children against polio.
Polio Plus:
1985: The PolioPlus program was launched to eradicate polio worldwide.
Peace Forums:
1987-88: The first peace forums were held, leading to Rotary Peace Fellowships.
Future Vision Plan:
2013: New district, global, and packaged grants enable Rotarians around the world to respond to the world’s greatest needs. These are now called “Rotary Grants”
Since the first donation of $26.50 in 1917, the Foundation has received contributions totalling more than $3.8 billion. In 2014-15, $26 million was given to the Foundation
INK 15: A Dozen Steps in the History of the Foundation 2016-12-12 13:00:00Z 0
Secretary Derrick reminded members on Thursday that in the wake of the Royal Commission into the abuse of young people, Rotary Australia has decreed that all members of all Rotary clubs need to confirm their status as suitable people to work with youth. This means that each member has to complete a declaration form and ensure their working with children card is up to date. Details of exactly what needs to be done will be emailed to all members in the next week or so.
Derrick Shares the Need for Youth Safety 2016-12-12 13:00:00Z 0
Almost 40 members gathered together at the Moonlight Inn on Saturday night for the club's Christmas Party event. 
A Big Thankyou to Robyn Jennings for organising the event and Geoff and Meryl for their Moonlight Music - and those who contributed to the Christmas Hamper won by Derrick Marsden.  
Members Enjoy a Night at the Moonlight Inn 2016-12-04 13:00:00Z 0
On Thursday, December 8th the Maryborough Rotary Club and Maryborough Harness Racing Club will again present a day of racing in support of the elimination of family violence in our community.
Maryborough Harness Club has generously named the event #SAYNO2FAMILYVIOLENCE and created an annual slot on their calendar.  Through the event, #SAYNO2FAMILYVIOLENCE has the opportunity to impact on the national level through television coverage.  With increased awareness and discussion Rotarians hope to eliminate family violence, so the youth of today can enjoy a healthy life.
Maryborough Rotary Club thanks all race sponsors who have contributed to the event, enabling Rotary to continue the fight.
Join Rotarians and the harness racing community at Thursday's race meeting.
 Please note, our meeting will be as usual on Thursday night.
#SayNO Trotting Event on this Thursday 2016-12-04 13:00:00Z 0
PP Gary Speaks at Launch of the Shire's Commitment to the Family Violence Cause. 2016-11-27 13:00:00Z 0
Five impressive young people entertained us on Thursday. All of them had been recent participants in the "Defy the Drift" camp conducted by members of the Rotary Club of Beaufort, and they shared their thoughts, feelings and experiences of the event.
Defy the Drift Participants Share Their Stories 2016-11-27 13:00:00Z 0
It was great to see long time Rotarian and honorary member John Selmon when he visited our tent at the Breakthrough. Pictured with John is current President, Martin Mackay.
Great To See Honorary Member John Selmon 2016-11-21 13:00:00Z 0
Mallee, Rob and Peter all doing their bit at our new marshalling location at the exit of one of the Pits. Thank you to all members who did one (or more) stints at this location during the Energy Breakthrough.
Our members marshalling at Energy Breakthrough! 2016-11-20 13:00:00Z 0
The new set-up worked well and apart from the demise of our hot water service, the trailer worked well at the Breakthrough. Thanks to all those who set up, cut up onions (thanks Graeme ), cooked and served throughout the event (some like Derrick, getting no sleep at all) and cleaned up. A huge team effort!
Review of our Member's BBQ efforts through the Breakthrough... 2016-11-20 13:00:00Z 0
During the Breakthrough, we put up a display of a Disaster Aid Box in the main street of Maryborough. If you have never seen the contents of these boxes have a look - the display will be up until Friday.
Disaster Aid Box On Display in Main Street 2016-11-20 13:00:00Z 0
Rock the Foundation on New Year's Eve 2016-11-13 13:00:00Z 0
Last Thursday evening was a special membership night in our club where we invited potential new members to come along and hear about Rotary and our club's programs. PDG Geoff started with an overview of Rotary's history, the Objects of Rotary and Avenues of Service, The Motto, the 4 Way Test and busting come common Myths about Rotary. Rotarian Meryl (pictured) then presented images of many of our club's programs in the 5 avenues of service - quite an impressive list. Finally, PP Gary Higgins gave a quick overview of our #SayNO2FamilyViolence program and showed the video being used to promote the program in the community. We hope our potential members received an accurate idea of our great organization and enjoyed the evening. We look forward to seeing them take the next step.
Potential New Members Hear About Rotary 2016-11-13 13:00:00Z 0
Members were very pleased to welcome Shyam (Sam) Sundermalik as our newest member last Thursday. Here is Sam with President Martin and Sam's sponsor and mentor, Thea Allan. We look forward to hearing about Sam's journey during a later meeting.
New Member Sam Inducted 2016-11-13 13:00:00Z 0
Check out the recently added article on how men can reduce family violence. You can download the file from the Family Violence link in the left column of the club Home page. The file is found in "Press Releases".
Men's Role in Ending Family Violence 2016-11-09 13:00:00Z 0
  • On Tuesday, our members are invited to attend the Group 7 meeting in Stawell. Please come along and experience another club whilst supporting one of our smallest clubs in the District. Contact President Martin if you plan to attend.
  • Remember we are having a Membership Night next week (November 10th) - please ask someone in your friendship or business circles to come along and learn about our great organization.
  • On November 10th, we're invited to attend the K-Mart Giving Tree launch - see Martin for details
  • On November 11th, we're involved with a Barbeque at Country Trends - contact Noel for details
  • On November 13th many of our ladies are heading to Melbourne for a swanky "High Tea" - see Robyn Jennings for details
Reminders of Upcoming Events 2016-11-06 13:00:00Z 0
Last Thursday, fellow Rotarian, Dr John Hazledine presented a fascinating account of his experiences as a volunteer Dentist in Vanuatu. John went with Ballarat Rotarian and Dentist, David Goldsmith and two young dental assistants. David had been responsible for getting a fitted out Dental van to Vanuatu and they drove that around to a number of villages. They needed to run a generator to power their dental equipment so it meant a two hour lunchtime while the generator charged things up again. On average, they provide urgent pain management to around 30 patients a day. On another visit, they got dressed up and presented a pantomime called "Ratbag and Scatterbrain" for young people on the island about the need for the proper care of teeth - John wore his costume on the night (he doesn't usually come to Rotary in a top hat!). 
John Shares His Volunteering Story From Vanuatu 2016-11-06 13:00:00Z 0
{01} Everyone does it
•    Most community leaders will be called upon to use a microphone at some time
•    Knowing a few key facts about microphones can make the experience painless
{02} Microphones Differ Greatly
•    Microphones differ in many different ways
•    The most important difference concerns the direction from which microphones receive sound
•    There are two main types: omni-directional microphones and uni-directional
{03} Omni Vs Uni
•    Omni – receives voices from two or more directions.
•    Uni – receives voice from one direction
•    Most Public Address microphones are Uni-directional
{04} Why use Uni-Directional?
•    Uni-directional less likely to feed-back when loud-speakers are in the same room
{05} Speaking into a Uni-Directional Mike
•    Speak really close to the microphone
•    Tone & volume is lost the further you move away from mike
•    But don’t speak too loud >>> Distortion
•    Keep a constant distance between your mouth and the mike
{06} Keep the mike beside or behind the loud speaker
•    Ensure you don’t have the mike directly in front of the loud-speaker – leads to feedback squeal
{07} Don’t “cup” the microphone
•    Don’t “cup” the microphone or place hands around the “head” – causes feedback
{08} How To Test a Microphone
•    Never blow or tap a microphone to test it – destroys fragile diaphragm – remember paper test
•    Speak words e.g. “check” or “testing”, which also test the tone of the “s” sound
{09} When to replace batteries for a cordless mike
•    The sign that a microphone battery is dying is intermittent operation, static and distorted sound
•    Change the battery or batteries imediately
{10} Microphone etiquette
•    Remember the mike picks up everything you say – even your whispers
•    Always assume the mike is on – be respectful of others in the room
{11} Preserving Microphones
•    Avoid tapping and blowing
•    Avoid placing a mike on a sloped table or bench – use a cradle if you have one
•    Remove batteries after use (cordless microphones)
{12} Why Use A Mike at All? (if you have a loud voice)
•    Even if you can speak loudly, it can be advisable to use public address support
•    It minimizes strained vocal cords
•    It saves you raising your voice – your register can be kept at a normal level
•    A PA voice may be more easily distinguished by those who are hard of hearing
INK 13: A dozen things to know about microphone use 2016-11-06 13:00:00Z 0
Our members, Alison Teese and Esther Waters were the driving force behind last Thursday's Oaks Day fundraiser for the local Chaplaincy committee held at the Highland Society. Rotarian John Williamson looked after the money and provided the Sweep tickets for the day. PP John Caulfield and Jill Stewart kept the show moving with their entertaining compering, and President Martin Mackay, Terry Allan, Harold Breitinger, and Geoff James sold the sweep tickets for each race. An entertaining day was enjoyed by all who attended, and a substantial amount will now go to support the work of Chaplaincy at Maryborough Education Centre.
Our Members Conduct the Oaks Day Fundraiser 2016-11-06 13:00:00Z 0
Several of our members joined members of Zonta and other community groups to make kits for the "Days for Girls" program last Saturday. Around twenty people worked hard to produce 30 complete kits for this valuable program that provides girls in developing countries with a re-usable sanitary pad to enable them to continue their schooling. We thank Rotarian, Barbara Hilder for organizing the day and particularly thank Margaret Cunningham for travelling from Melbourne to provide materials and show us how to put the kits together.
Members Participate in Days For Girls Program 2016-11-06 13:00:00Z 0
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Remember Oaks Day on Thursday 2016-10-30 13:00:00Z 0
http://static.wixstatic.com/media/1150cf_261cef38249c4d5c98e166d61419f47b.jpg/v1/fill/w_501,h_353,al_c,q_80,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01/1150cf_261cef38249c4d5c98e166d61419f47b.jpgOur members, along with members from Zonta and other friends will gather at the Maryborough Education Centre on Saturday from 10am until 4pm to make packs for the "Days for Girls" program. We need sewing people (not sewers) and non-sewing people to assist in the production of the packs. Margaret Cunningham will be there to guide us.
Join Us to Make Packs for the "Days For Girls" Program 2016-10-30 13:00:00Z 0
Just a quick note to members, as I need some information about past annual BBQ events. It is wonderful that the BBQ is being used and I applaud those who do use it, however we ask that anyone who either needs a BBQ organised or who needs to use the BBQ, please let me know as soon as possible because the BBQ could have been booked for another occasion. There are also permits to be obtained to be allowed to trade. Without this information, we cannot apply for the necessary permits. If we are using parking spaces, we have to apply to the council to "Block" these, otherwise we can be fined.
If you do know of any annual BBQ's that are coming up in the future, please let me know the details so we can be prepared. I thank you all for your co-operation - Karen McCarthy (BBQ Captain)
BBQ Protocols Karen McCarthy 2016-10-27 13:00:00Z 0
PP John Caulfield did a great job of conducting our Annual General Meeting last Thursday. The main business of the night was to confirm officers for next year's team, and John congratulated President Elect Karen on having people signed up for every position in time for this AGM. Officers confirmed for the 2017-2018 Rotary year were:
President: Karen McCarthy
Immediate Past President: Martin Mackay
President Elect: Meryl James
Vice President: Leigh Williamson
Secretary: Derrick Marsden
Treasurer: Peter Haywood
Membership Director: Garry Higgins
Public Image Director: Bob Butterfield
Foundation Director: Derrick Marsden
Fundraising Director: Rod Brown
Community Chair: Noel Jennings
International Chair: John Hazledine
Vocational Chair: Geoff James
Youth Chair: Harold Breitinger
Thank you to all these members who have agreed to give their time and energies to lead our club in the coming year.
Annual General Meeting of our Club 2016-10-27 13:00:00Z 0
Members were reminded about several upcoming events:
  • On Sun Nov 6th, we will be hosting the Blue Pyrenees Bike Ride and Peter Haywood still requires volunteers for the Barbeque - please contact him.
  • Our Defy the Drift talk from participants will now be held on November 24th. after Committee meetings
  • Next week, we need all members to join us at the Energy Breakthrough track as we prepare for our involvement in this big event.
Reminders on the Night 2016-10-27 13:00:00Z 0
Posted by Geoff James
{01} Board
•    Significant interest in protocols – maybe hold a club assembly on what is stale or what can be added? (Is a Strat. Plan item)
{02} Administration
•    39% want to give presentations to members – build into program? e.g. Ink Spots, State of Industry talks?
•    25% like setting up for meetings – part of set up team?
•    32% want to plan fun activities – a Fun team?
{03} Program
•    Strong interest in more fun event meetings e.g. snooker, shooting etc.
•    Strong interest in visits to other clubs
•    Strong interest in regular breakfast meetings
{04} Membership
•    Whilst most say “engaged”, over 10% under-engaged - we need to tap this energy
•    At least 1 member unhappy – are we aware?
•    Strong interest in more education for members – Ink Spots? Fire-side chats? Active mentors?
{05} Promotion
•    36% want to plan promotional activities – need to tap their ideas
•    Interest in having more people involved in club promotions – look wider than committee?
•    At least 5 photography lovers – let’s use them
{06} Fundraising
•    Strong interest in more fundraising programs – justifies this committee
{07} Community
•    43% + want to do hands-on projects: need a brainstorm on possibilities – another Manse type project?
•    39% want to work at Dowie Park – need to find times to suit
•    64% want to cook on the Barbeque
•    25% want to to plan Family Violence activities
•    Strong interest in more community projects
{08} Vocational
•    39% like doing mock interviews – book us in for next year – both schools?
{09} International
•    Interest in hands on programs overseas – can we direct these interests?
{10} Members
•    Don’t wait to be asked – indicate interests to committee chairs
•    We need to support each other – talk about how we feel in the club – ensure that info. gets to planners – anonymously
•    Share what you “read” from survey with committee chairs
INK 12: 24 things Committees can Learn from Our Engagement Survey Geoff James 2016-10-27 13:00:00Z 0
Posted by Geoff
At Thursday's meeting, Dylan Jacobs, a year 9 student at Highview College, shared his concern for Family Violence in our community. As part of the school's "STRIVE" project, Dylan researched the issue by speaking with PP Garry Higgins of the local #SayNO campaign, the local police, and also a person who had experienced family violence first hand. As an response, Dylan arranged for policeman, David Scott to speak to the year 9 students about family violence, organized a casual clothes day at the school that raised $474.50, ran 170km during October to raise $656.65, and then presented a cheque for $1131.15 to our club president, Martin, to put towards our family violence efforts. All members were moved by Dylan's commitment to the cause and very impressed by his public speaking debut.
Dylan Works for the #SayNO Cause Geoff 2016-10-27 13:00:00Z 0
{01} What is World Polio Day?
•    October 24th is celebrated as World Polio Day
•    A day to celebrate the great work attempting to rid Polio from the World
•    Work has been spearheaded by Rotary with their PolioPlus program
•    The timing in late October is in honour of the birthday of Dr. Jonas Salk, who led the team that developed the first polio vaccine
{02} What is Polio?
•    A paralyzing and potentially fatal disease that mainly threatens children under 5 in some parts of the world
•    The poliovirus invades the nervous system and can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours
{03} What Is PolioPlus?
•    In 1985, Rotary launched its PolioPlus program, the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication through the mass vaccination of children
•    Rotary has contributed more than $1.6 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries.
{04} Global Polio Eradication Initiative
•    The Global Polio Eradication Initiative, formed in 1988, is a public-private partnership that includes Rotary
•    Other partners include the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and governments of the world
{05} Polio Today
•    Today, there are only three countries that have never stopped transmission of the wild poliovirus: Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan
•    Less than 75 polio cases were confirmed worldwide in 2015
•    This is a reduction of more than 99.9 percent since the 1980s, when the world saw about 1,000 new cases per day (360,000 per year)
{06} The Challenge Remains
•    The polio cases represented by the remaining one percent are the most difficult to prevent, due to:
•    geographical isolation,
•    poor public infrastructure
•    armed conflict
•    cultural barriers
•    Until polio is completely eradicated, all countries remain at risk of outbreaks
{07} Ensuring Success
•    Every dollar Rotary commits to polio eradication will be matched two-to-one by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation up to $35 million a year through 2018. These funds help to:
•    provide much-needed operational support
•    medical personnel
•    laboratory equipment,
•    educational materials for health workers and parents. Governments, corporations
{08} This Close Campaign
•    Many celebrities have got on board with the PolioPlus “This close” campaign:
{09} What we can do
•    We can donate to PolioPlus as individuals
•    Our Club can donate money raised from a fund raiser
•    Individuals can travel to an infected country and help with vaccinations
•    We can make others aware of these facts
Nine things to know about PolioPlus 2016-10-20 13:00:00Z 0
Our speaker this week was Neil Ludscombe who spoke about the John Logan Foundation - a business based charity raising money to assist families with members suffering from gastrointestinal cancers.
Neil Ludscombe on the Logan Foundation 2016-10-20 13:00:00Z 0
Spreading the Word about World Polio Day 2016-10-20 13:00:00Z 0
Members! WE NEED YOU to ask others to come along to our membership night on November 10th (NOT the 8th as previously announced) because we want to say to them "WE NEED YOU" to join us doing good in the world. Please give the names of prospective members to Garry or any member of the membership committee as soon as possible. Most members in Rotary never ask another person to join - so be different, original and buck the trend! Simply ask someone to come along to our night for a free meal with no pressure.
We Need You to Ask Others to attend on November 10th 2016-10-20 13:00:00Z 0
Victorian Premier identifies with #SayNO 2016-10-20 13:00:00Z 0
Members meet for Breakfast 2016-10-16 13:00:00Z 0
Posted by Geoff
Rtn Louise together with Shea Stewart from Winn Legal informed us of the recent changes to the Power of Attorney process at this week's meeting. Members found the presentation very interesting and, as a result, a number of members are planning to update their details. Thanks, Louise and Shea.
From Shea and Louise:  We frankly didn't know how these changes would impact upon our clients before they were introduced in September 2015.  We have learned from implementing them and we have also enriched our knowledge in response to questions put when we present our information to community groups.   We thank members of Maryborough Rotary who contributed to our earlier presentation at the Community Centre and who again asked insightful questions at the Club Meeting at which we presented.   This opportunity has reinforced our experience that our knowledge and insight is increased by the very generous response to our efforts.  Thankyou for this opportunity. 
Louise Hanby D'Wynn &amp; Shea Stewart: The new Power of Attorney Rules Geoff 2016-10-06 13:00:00Z 0
To celebrate and raise money for ARH Hat Day, members wore hats during our meeting. Rotarian Meryl was very enterprising and brought a stack of hats to hire out - she raised $80.00 from this venture and further funds were added from the night's "swindle" and fines sessions.
Members Wear Hats to Celebrate ARH Hat Day 2016-10-06 13:00:00Z 0
{01} What It Is
•    A national, not-for-profit organisation which funds health research and provides community education about health in Australia
•    A project of the Rotary Districts of Australia
•    Supported by Australian Rotary clubs
{02} What it isn’t
•    Not an “official” or structured program of Rotary International
{03} What Is Its Mission?
•    Supporting healthier minds, bodies and communities through research, awareness and education
{04} What does ARH do?
•    One of largest providers of mental health research in Australia
•    Provides Scholarships for Rural medical and nursing students
•    Provides scholarships in health fields for indigenous young people
•    Provides funding for health projects not usually funded in other ways
{05} What is the History of ARH?
•    ARH was founded by Ian Scott, a member of the Rotary Club of Mornington in 1981
•    Scott was moved by the impact of SIDS on parents and set up a fund to support research in that area
•    Originally called “Australian Rotary Health Research Fund”
{06} How Is It Funded?
•    Mainly donations from Rotarians
•    ARH launched “Hat Day” in 2011 to seek funds from the general public
•    The latest version of this program is called “Lift the Lid” on Mental Health Issues
{07} Why Hat Day?
•    Hats help heads
•    Hat day funds go directly to research helping the one in five Australians affected by depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and many other illnesses.
{08} Who are the key people?
•    CEO: Joy Gillett OAM
•    Chairman of the Board: Jeff Crofts
•    Patrons: Glen Kinross AO, Rotary International President 1997-98; Sir Clem Renouf AM, Rotary International President 1978-79; His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd)
INK 10_Eight Things to Know About Australian Rotary Health 2016-10-06 13:00:00Z 0
25 members completed and handed in their annual engagement survey at last night's meeting. If you didn't attend last night or haven't handed your survey in, please do so in the next week. You can email the completed survey sheet to PDG Geoff or hand the physical form to a member of the membership committee.
Please Hand In Your Engagement Survey Geoff 2016-10-06 13:00:00Z 0
Over twenty members attended Maryborough Education Centre last week to have a "hands on" exploration of our Club Web Site, the District Web site and "My Rotary" - the Rotary International website. A number of members used the opportunity to update their login details as well as familiarize themselves with the huge amount of Rotary information available to members. A PowerPoint presentation was used to guide participants through the websites, and this PowerPoint will be available to every member from the downloads section of our own website.
Members Explore Rotary Websites 2016-09-18 14:00:00Z 0
Director of Library Services, Maree Stephenson, shared the story of our local library at last Thursday's meeting.  Her insights into the history of the library and the changing needs of library users inspired those present to plan a meeting at the library during our Summer break from formal meetings. 
Maree Shares the Story of our Local Library 2016-09-08 14:00:00Z 0
{01} Fellowship Duty is now different from Set Up Duty
•    Set up for meetings done by permanent Set-up team of 2-3
•    Fellowship duty is by a rostered team of 4
•    One member is added and one is removed each week
•    Each member is on duty for 4 meetings in a row
{02} How Organized
•    Both groups co-ordinated by Meeting Host (Esther)
•    Process is monitored by Admin. Committee
•    Bulletin editor administers and publishes the Fellowship roster
{03} Who is excluded
•    President
•    Secretary
•    Treasurer
•    Sergeant
{04} Reason for Change
•    Set up needs to be complete by 6pm
•    Too early for many
•    Permanent team knows where items go and how to set up PA – doesn’t need training
•    Permanent team knows when consumables need replacing
•    However, Fellowship team is good for all members to be part of
{05} Set Up team duties (a)
•    Arrive around 5.30pm
•    Put “Welcome” Sandwich Board outside Raglan St. door
•    Place movable cupboard between head tables with lectern on top
•    Place theme banner on lectern
•    Place microphones beside lectern (1 on stand)
{06} Set Up team duties (b)
•    Set up small amplifier on table under TV – switch on
•    Set up powered speaker on stand by power point at the join between rooms – switch on
•    Set up Australian & Victorian flags behind head table
•    Set up any two pull up banners behind head table
{07} Set Up team duties (c)
•    Check that Club charter, Club banner & 4 way test banner are still on display behind head table – can be left there
•    Check that microphones work
•    Check that we have a present for the guest speaker, “swindle” items (cards, tin with raffle books, consolation prizes) and prize for fun event e.g. H
{08} Fellowship duties (a)
•    Arrive at 6pm
•    2 members take money & record attendance (write amount received – not just a tick)
•    1 member sets up the bar in the corner behind the head table and sells drinks (prices on laminated sheet)
•    1 member assists meeting host to welcome attendees
{09} Fellowship duties (b)
•    Ensure visitors feel welcome & know about meal costs, meal tokens & drinks
•    Guest speakers & a partner sit at the head table with Chair-person, don’t pay, and get a free drink
•    Link other visitors with a local member to show them to a seat and sit with them
{10} After the Meeting
•    Fellowship team assists Set up team to put everything back in our storage room
•    Don’t forget Sandwich Board!
•    Club charter, Club banner & 4 way test banner remain on display
INK 08_Ten Things to Know About Set Up and Fellowship Duties at our Club 2016-09-08 14:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Kate Ashton raised money for club projects by auctioning off several jars of Marmalade at last Thursday's meeting. The Marmalade was made and kindly donated by Rotarian Karen McCarthy.
Kate Auctions off the Marmalade 2016-09-08 14:00:00Z 0
Garry gives a toast to the RC of Adelaide S.A. Geoff 2016-09-08 14:00:00Z 0
PP Thea recently visited Thailand with Terry and encountered past Principal of Highview College, Dr Peter Harris at the Rotary Club of Patong. Her toast was to that club which has raised over 1.5 million dollars to support reconstruction work after the Tsunami.
PP Thea Toasts the Rotary Club of Patong in Thailand 2016-09-01 14:00:00Z 0
On Thursday we watched a Facebook video of International Rotary President John Germ and Vice President Jennifer Jones talking live to Rotarians around the world. They covered topics such as the new flexibility options for Rotary clubs, getting women into Rotary, the relaxing of attendance rules, and how we can make it easy for prospective members to ask to join Rotary.
John & Jennifer on Facebook 2016-09-01 14:00:00Z 0
{01} Know what an elevator speech is?
•    Concise, engaging explanation of an organization or project
•    Delivered in less than 1 minute
•    Learnt by heart but…
•    Delivered as if fresh
{02} Know what it is for
•    In answer to, "What is Rotary?"
•    We like info. in short bites
•    A way to start a conversation
•    Useful for Social media profiles
•    Pitching stories to media
{03} Include phrases that resonate
•    Doing good in the world
•    Making a difference
•    Making the world a better place
{04} Include unique qualities of Rotary
•    World’s 1st service club in 1905
•    World’s Biggest service club – 1.2 million members in 200 countries
•    Comprising Community leaders
•    Helped to shape United Nations
{05} Include Rotary’s work
•    Develop leadership skills
•    Promote Ethical practices in Vocations & living
•    Help Locally
•    Do good Globally
•    E.g. Ridding world of polio
•    E.g. Working for world peace
{06} Include benefits
•    Develops leadership skills
•    Provides a support network
•    Enriches Business contacts
•    An opportunity to give back
•    Fun & Social events
{07} Include some local action
•    Family violence awareness
•    Brian Dowie park
•    Vocational & School Scholarships
{08} Deliver effectively
•    Inject energy & share passion
•    Be proud but avoid bragging
•    Be warm & engaging
{09} Consider Examples
•    Read other Elevator speeches
•    Available on District Web site or Google “Rotary Elevator Speech”
•    Combine the elements you like best
•    Or make your own from scratch
{10} Practice & Edit
•    Try it out & get feedback
•    Edit and trim
INK 07: Top 10 Steps Towards a Great Rotary Elevator Speech 2016-09-01 14:00:00Z 0
Around a dozen members turned up for the Shed Working Bee on Sunday including this dubious lot finishing off things inside the shed, and Louise showing off the great job completed on the garden area. Thanks for your efforts everyone!
Thanks to the Clean Up Team 2016-08-28 14:00:00Z 0
{01} Have a Club Membership Plan
•    Set goals
•    Set strategies
•    Communicate
•    Progress reports
{02} Explain the Recruitment Process
•    Selection criteria
•    Process
•    Club assembly
•    Flier for members
{03} Encourage a Culture of Asking
•    80% never ask
•    Targets…
•    “Each One Reach One”
•    One a week
•    All responsible
{04} Find the Gaps & Target
•    Club should reflect Society
•    Check Classifications
•    Check Ethnic balance
•    Check Gender balance
•    Check Age balance.
{05} Hold Membership Events
•    Selected individuals or targeted groups
•    Present Rotary’s mission & program
•    Mention Benefits
•    Follow up prospects
{06} Training for Elevator Speeches
•    Elevator Speech = One minute explanation
•    Practice at meetings
•    Include in Bulletin
•    Coming soon to an “Ink Spot” near you
{07} Provide Opportunities for Sharing
•    Wear Rotary pin always
•    Display Bumper stickers
•    4 way test on display at work
•    Have a tent card, “Ask Me About Rotary”
{08} Use Variety
•    Variety of recruitment methods
•    Everyone’s different
{09} Try Reward Programs
•    Rewards for bringing members?
•    Make rewards timely and meaningful.
{10} Consider Friendly Competition
•    Club committees or teams
•    Points for team when they bring prospective members
•    Club updated with results
{11} Ensure Meetings are Fun
•    Fun components
•    Social events in the program
{12} Really Welcome Prospective Members
•    Every member introduces themselves to prospect
•    Make prospective members feel valued and important
Ink 06: Twelve Top Tips to Recruit New Members 2016-08-28 14:00:00Z 0
Peter Toasts a Queensland Rotary Club 2016-08-28 14:00:00Z 0
Greg Nugent Shares the Development Story of our Golf Club 2016-08-28 14:00:00Z 0
President Martin proudly presented Rotarian John Hazledine with a Paul Harris Fellow recognition at last week's meeting. Well done, John!
John Hazledine Recognized with PHF 2016-08-28 14:00:00Z 0
Please note there is a change to the entry into URGENT CARE at the Maryborough District Health Services, the entry is now through the Main entry into the hospital whilst the renovations to the regular Urgent Care centre at the Hospital, this change is from Monday  22nd of August until further notice. Please tell your family and friends. 
Change of entry into Urgent Care at the Hospital Karen McCarthy 2016-08-18 14:00:00Z 0
District Governor Stephen Lamond visited our club last Thursday and challenged us to keep up our good work and especially our efforts to work with other District Rotary Clubs and other local service clubs.
DG Stephen Urges Us to Collaborate 2016-08-14 14:00:00Z 0
PP Derrick Marsden was presented by DG Stephen with the Crystal plaque and a badge for being our club's second member of the Rotary Bequest Society by promising $10,000 to Rotary from his estate. Well done, Derrick for your efforts to see that Rotary's good work continues into the future.
Derrick is our Second Bequest Society Member 2016-08-14 14:00:00Z 0
1. 1951: The Suggestion
•    1951 Hans Ebling (Rotary Club of Ballarat) suggested to incoming President, Bert Stohr that Maryborough could support a new club
•    Ebling appointed as Governor’s Rep. for the new club by DG Len Clarkson
2. 1951: Interviews
•    Ebling & Tom Boyle (recently moved to Maryborough from Ballarat) started interviewing prospective members
3. 1952 Feb. 14th: Organizational Meeting
•    Several Ballarat members attended first Organizational meeting
•    The Group met weekly up until Charter    
4. 1952 July 14th: Charter
•    Charter meeting on evening of July 14th 1952 in Maryborough Town Hall
•    Chaired by Bert Stohr (Ballarat)
•    Part of Rotary District 33
•    201 attendees saw 22 members inducted
5. First President(s)
•    Vern Benjamin elected as first president but had to resign
•    Frank Lowery took over and continued into next Rotary year
6. First Meeting Location
•    First meetings held at Harris’s Café in Nolan Street – next to Paramount Theatre
7. 1957: Move to the RSL
•    As numbers grew, meetings were transferred to RSL Hall in High Street in 1957
•    Meals provided by RSL Ladies for 60 years\
8. 1957: Became part of District 250
•    Linked with Castlemaine, Daylesford and many Melbourne Clubs
9. 1977: Rejoined District 978
•    Linked with Ballarat and Western Victoria again
•    District 978 became 9780 in 1991
10. 1980: First District Governor
•    Frank Lowery installed as District Governor of District 978 on July 1st
•    District Conference was held in Ballarat in 1981
11. 2002: First Female member
•    Sharon Fanning was inducted as the club’s first female member on December 5th 2002
•    Sharon transferred from a Rotary Club in the Northern Territory
•    Pieta McNaught was the first female nominated by our members and was inducted in 2005
12. 2006: Construction of "The Shed"
•    A “Hangar” built at the airport to store our trailers and equipment
•    The brainchild of past Rotarian Noel Quaife
13. 2006: Havilah Catering
•    When RSL Ladies disbanded in 2005, the club looked at alternative venues and catering options
•    Havilah Volunteer Catering Group was selected to provide meals at RSL
14. 2012: Move to Raglan Street
•    As RSL catering facilities deteriorated, club meetings moved to the Community Room at Havilah’s Raglan Street premises
15. 2015: First District Conference in Maryborough
•    The Club hosted the first District Conference in Maryborough at the Maryborough Town Hall during March, 2015
Ink Spot 4: 15 Key Events in the History of Maryborough Rotary 2016-08-14 14:00:00Z 0
Louise Presents Martin with a Banner After Her Toast 2016-08-14 14:00:00Z 0
Over 30 members and friends of the club spent an enjoyable evening completing a Victorian Government food handlers course online using computers at Maryborough Education Centre last Thursday. Our club would now have to be one of best qualified caterers in the District!
Club Members Update Food Handling Qualifications 2016-08-07 14:00:00Z 0
On Sunday 28th of August there will be a Working Bee at the Rotary Shed at the Airport from 10am. Lunch will be supplied in the form of a BBQ for those who attend.
For catering purposes, could those attending please let Karen McCarthy know, or mark your name on the sheet at a meeting.
Working Bee at Rotary Shed Karen McCarthy 2016-07-31 14:00:00Z 0
President Martin presented Rotarian Karen with a crystal plaque on Thursday in recognition of Karen's very generous bequest to the Rotary Foundation of ten thousand dollars. Karen also received a diamond studded Paul Harris Fellow pin for her commitment. This world will become a better place when Karen's donation is used to improve the lives of people in one or more of the six areas of focus of the Foundation. A wonderful gesture, Karen, in this year when we celebrate the Foundation's 100 years of doing good in the world.
Karen Receives Bequest Recognition 2016-07-31 14:00:00Z 0
Bendigo Senior High student, Caitlyn Allman has been nominated by our club to attend the Science Experience during the upcoming Summer Holidays. On Thursday, she shared her significant passion for science and excellent communication skills and certainly convinced members that she will get a lot out of her participation in the event.
Caitlin Impresses With Her Love of Science 2016-07-31 14:00:00Z 0
Visiting Rotarian, Bruce, shared information about his Rotary Club in South Australia - a club that runs a very big Vintage Car Rally with over 1000 cars involved.
Bruce Shares his SA Rotary Experience 2016-07-31 14:00:00Z 0
Thursday the 4th of August is the night we are doing the Food Handlers Certificate at MEC, this is a free course is free and the usual cost of $20 as per any Rotary meeting. The Menu has been emailed to you. Money to be Prepaid as the meal has to be paid before delivery.
The night is going to run as follows: Course can be started from 6PM onwards with the meal being served at 7PM, the course can be finished after the meal if needed. Members who have their certificates already will be roaming to help those who would like some aide. By Having this certificate it will enable us to put our hand up for the Bendigo swap meet and earn a "Share" of the profits not per hour. This is in November.
Please consider doing this for the strength of Our Club
If you still need to order your meal please contact PE Karen McCarthy on 0428 697 823 ASAP
Food Handlers Certificate Night at MEC Karen McCarthy 2016-07-27 14:00:00Z 0
Last week, Dr Brian Humphrey of RI Geelong East grabbed our attention with a powerful story of the history and significant needs of Cambodia, his message on this occasion being: Fresh Water Changes Lives!   Dr Humphrey is visiting the District's Clubs in a quest to raise $60,000 to establish well, low tech water purification, improve rainwater collection and build a larger water purification plant to change the lives of thousands of Cambodian families.  
Call For RI Maryborough to Help Change Lives in Cambodia 2016-07-17 14:00:00Z 0
1. Know the difference: SPONSOR Vs MENTOR
•    Sponsor
•    Short term – identify new member, introduce to club and get them to induction.
•    Mentor
•    Long term settling into club
•    Comprehensive Knowledge
•    Trusted advice
•    Without Sponsors we would have no Rotary clubs.
•    Without effective Mentors, we can lose our new members
2. Relate to member and communicate regularly
•    Be readily available to answer any questions as they arise.
3. Ensure member feels comfortable & valued
•    like a real asset to club
•    comfortable with their committees & roles – talk to them about this
4. Sit with them and Introduce to others
•    Personally introduce them to all members over time (sit at different spots each week)
•    Invite to all social events
5. Ensure OTHER family members FEEL WELCOME
•    Invite to all social & special events
•    Invite to working bees
6. Help MEMBER with their address to the club
•    15 to 20 Mins About their life and work
•    Negotiate with Program Director (Alison)
•    Working with children check
•    Getting bulletin
•    Getting onto Club Web site & Facebook
•    Ensure bulletin editor has bio & photo
8. Invite them to another Rotary club
•    as a make-up (explain)
•    or Group 7 combined club meeting.
9. Invite them to attend District events & CLUB BOARD
•    Conference
•    District Training Assembly – New Members Course
•    Group 7 meetings
•    Sit in on Club Board (explain procedures)
10. monitor the new member’s attendance and engagement
•    discuss progress /concerns with the Welfare and Engagement coordinator (currently PP John Caulfield)
•    or the chair of the membership committee (currently PP Garry Higgins).
11. provide additional reading or viewing materials
•    to help expand the new member's knowledge of the club and Rotary International
•    See Club Secretary OR Mentoring & Development Coordinator for info.(Currently PDG Geoff)
Jeff James' Inkspot: 11 Top Tips to Be A Great Mentor 2016-07-17 14:00:00Z 0
A Bastille Day Toast to the Rotary Clubs of France 2016-07-17 14:00:00Z 0
Some equipment is missing from the BBQ Trailer.  If you have helped at any BBQ's eaarlier this yeaar and at the EBT please look for the following: 
* Stainelss Steel Trays * Fire Extinguisher * Small Ezy-Up *Anything else you took home to clean 
It would be great to find these items.  If you ahve them or know where they are please contact PE Karen McCarthy on 0428 697 823 or bring them to a meeting.  Thanking you in anticipation of your help to find these items!  
Seeking return of BBQ Items 2016-07-10 14:00:00Z 0
At last week's meeting, Rotarian Shane Dellavedova riveted the Club with his insights as to Fertiliser and Cropping Developments in recent years, accompanied by a drone.  The number of questions indicated the depth of interest in the subject matter and Shane's views on productivity and improvements.
Shane Fascinates with Agriculture 2016-07-10 14:00:00Z 0
Members and the public can now access our new and impressive dedicated Family Violence web site by clicking on the Family Violence logo on our club web site, or by going to - http://sayno2familyviolence.com.au/ For more information about the web site, contact PP Garry Higgins, or Chris Frahn.
New Family Violence Web Site 2016-07-10 14:00:00Z 0
PDG Geoff introduced members a new weekly meeting segment called "Ink" Spots.
-INK is an acronymn for Info Need to Know - for best practice by Rotarians in our club.
-When & Who? Presented in strictly 3 minutes each week by any member who is interested
-What Topics? Rotary programs, Rotary history (club, District, RI), public speaking skills, ethical issues, ANY best practice ideas
-Why? Inform new members, remind existing members, ensure Rotary has a consistent message, useful for mentors, gives practice for public speaking with a time limit
-How? Use a catchy title listing the number of points to be shared in 3 minutes e.g. 10 Best ideas for Mentors, 8 Tested ways of Getting New members, 6 Fascinating Facts about Paul Harris etc.
-How? Use a simple PowerPoint or a chart or a hand held prop or just enthusiasm
-Where? Samples will be on the District Web site or just contact PDG Geoff for more info.
10 Essential Questions Answered About "Ink Spots" 2016-07-10 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Geoff James
The then AG Douglas Ball presented the then President Thea with a District Citation certificate at our recent Changeover Dinner. The Citation recognizes that our club achieved the goals of the District 9780 Strategic Plan during the 2015-16 Rotary year. Thea thanked all members for their contributions towards the realization of this award.
Club Receives District Citation Geoff James 2016-07-10 14:00:00Z 0
https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/learning-reference/learn-role/new-member is the address of a fantastic site for new members. It is part of the Rotary International web site and will encourage your use of the page, increase your Rotary knowledge and ultimately make your Rotary world easier to understand. Click here to visit the page. If you are unsure what your login is, contact Secretary Derrick Marsden by email at secretarymaryboroughrotaryvic@gmail.com
A Great Web Site for New Members 2016-07-03 14:00:00Z 0
IPP Thea Allan raised approximately $1,500 for the Polio eradication fund at last Saturday's Changeover. This translates into $4,500 with 2 for 1 matching money from the Gates Foundation. Thea is now sporting a new look, although she'll be wearing a hat around most of the time during this weather. We congratulate you Thea for your great contribution to the cause of a Polio free world.
IPP Thea Raising funds for Polio Plus Karen McCarthy 2016-07-03 14:00:00Z 0
Changeover Dinner 2nd of July 2016
 On Saturday night, PP Thea handed the reins over to President Martin who spoke well and introduced his new board.
Top row: Treasurer - Peter Haywood, Secretary - Derrick Marsden, Membership - Garry Higgins, Fundraising - Rod Brown, Community - Noel Jennings and Youth - Graeme Rogan
Front row: IPP - Thea Allan, President - Martin Mackay, President Elect - Karen McCarthy and Vice President - Meryl James.
Absent: Public Image - Bob Butterfield
There was musical entertainment by PDG Geoff James and Vice President Meryl James. A Raffle was won by 2 Rotary Club of Ararat Rotarians. 1st Prize was a $100 voucher from Caramarr Nursery and 2nd Prize was a $50 voucher from the  Highland Society.
A lot of fellowship and catching up was done by everybody, a fabulous menu kept everybody well fed, and drinks flowed aplenty!
PP Thea also raised some funds for Polio - see the story below for that one!
John Caulfield was an excellent Master of Ceremonies who kept the show running to schedule. 2 new Paul Harris fellows were introduced, with a 3rd receiving a 4 Sapphire pin Paul Harris fellow status (Photo's below)
Pictured left is IPP passing the reins over to President Martin. Part of the induction was to pin his President's badge on his lapel. After being inducted, President Martin presented PP Thea with a bunch of flowers and the banner from her year as President - a wonderful memento  for years to come for her to look at and remember a great year as President achieving a foray of successful goals on the Strategic Plan across all the focus areas.
We as Club members look forward to supporting President Martin during his year in office, and coping with the changes that occur in any year for the betterment of the Club. By all going in the same direction we will achieve much this year.
Welcome President Martin Mackay.
Changeover NIght 2nd July Karen McCarthy 2016-07-03 14:00:00Z 0
Some pictures from the night 2016-07-03 14:00:00Z 0
Please note that apologies are to go to Rtn Karen McCarthy by noon Wednesday's please. Phone Karen on 03 5460 5924 or 0428 697 823.
Bryce is away for that time. Happy holidays Bryce
Apologies Karen McCarthy 2016-06-26 14:00:00Z 0

In 2016-17, our Rotary Foundation turns 100. That’s a century of Rotary members changing lives and improving communities all over the world. And that’s definitely something worth celebrating.

Through our Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects to provide clean water, fight disease, promote peace, provide basic education, and grow local economies. We’ve also been a leader in the fight to eradicate polio worldwide.

The centennial is the perfect time to share this impressive record with the world. Join us in making sure that every Rotary member and people in every community know about the vital work of Rotary and its Foundation.


We are marking the centennial with a year of festivities beginning with the 2016 Rotary Convention in Korea. Make a note of these celebration opportunities:

At the Korea convention

  • Visit the Centennial booth in the House of Friendship
  • Attend the breakout session The Rotary Foundation: 100 Years of Doing Good in the World
  • Have your copy of “Doing Good in the World: The Inspiring Story of The Rotary Foundation’s First 100 Years” signed by its author, David C. Forward (you can purchase the book at the Rotary Resource Center)

At the Atlanta convention:

  • Register for the Atlanta convention, 10-14 June 2017, so you can take part in the Foundation’s 100th birthday party
  • Join past and current Rotary leaders and author David Forward for a book signing
  • Visit The Rotary Foundation centennial exhibit in the House of Friendship

Ways to celebrate

Here are just a few ways you can join in and commemorate this historic milestone:

  • Plan a special Rotary Day and invite everyone in your community to participate. It can be anything from a concert to a race to a birthday party with a giant cake in the shape of the Rotary wheel.
  • Hold a fundraiser in your community to support a Foundation grant project, the Rotary Peace Centers, or PolioPlus.
  • Organize or participate in a global grant or district grant project.
  • Promote your club or district projects that are funded by the Foundation.
  • Dedicate some club meetings to Rotary Foundation topics.
  • Challenge members to increase your club’s contributions to the Foundation.

See more ideas for a Rotary Day event in the Centennial promotion kit.

Publicize your events

Promote your centennial events and projects by contacting local media and by using #TRF100 on social media. List the events on Rotary Showcase for more exposure.


Make your gift to The Rotary Foundation

Give Now

The Rotary Foundation 2016-06-25 14:00:00Z 0
A Very big Thank You,
Firstly to President Thea for asking me to be her Bulletin Editor, it has been challenging at times with the Clubrunner Bulletin program and with PDG Geoff's help I survived much the wiser. Thank you Geoff it was a pleasure working with you in so many ways. I also thank Geoff for stepping in and doing the bulletin when I have been away, a Honeymoon would not have been the same if I had to do the bulletin on board the ship. A thank you must also go to my dear husband Derrick for putting up with the frustration at times you were a very calming influence.
Lastly thank you for reading the bulletin each week, that alone made it worthwhile doing. Just knowing that it was valuable to you and at times funny. Just as well I didn't get fined for all the mistakes within them. I wish Louise well with doing her bulletins and enjoying knowing what is happening with our members.
Thank You Karen McCarthy 2016-06-25 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Thea Allan
Week 52     June 30, 2016
Hello Rotarians.
This is my last message and I want to sincerely thank, every one of you, for taking on a task and doing it to the best of your ability. This effort has made our club stronger.
I hope you all enjoyed our warm welcome to the Guide Hall in Napier St and our beautiful 3 course dinner. The casseroles were very tasty and the desserts divine. My grateful thanks to my friend Lyn Curry, District Manager, who organised this event for us.
The Family Violence Awareness project is about to progress again as we look for funding to set up a program to replicate this away from our district.
I am a great believer in our Rotary Leadership Institute program and encourage all who have not done it to at least look at it on the district9780.org website. Don’t take my word for it, look yourself and see if it is for you.
Remember if you are travelling, look for a Rotary club to visit. It does not always need to be for a makeup. And they are all doing amazing things
Martin has put together a good team to lead us into the next year and I wish him and his team every success in the coming year. I hope he has as much fun as I have enjoyed.
Continue to enjoy Rotary under Martin’s leadership and we will welcome him in our usual Maryborough Rotary style.
On Be(ing) A Gift to the World: 
 “It's not the gifts you don't have that hold you back as much as the gifts you do have that you don't use.” -
Orrin Woodward
President Thea (for the last time)
Thea's Theory Week 53, 30th June 2016 Thea Allan 2016-06-25 14:00:00Z 0

International Toast.


Homer is a city of about 6000 people located in South western Alaska  and on the South west of Lake Kaschemak  which is  a fantastic lake and the worlds greatest Halibut fishing area.  There are two Rotary Clubs in Homer, Downtown  and Homer Kachemak Bay.  , both part of District 5100   which includes  part of Russia. The Club is   very active , especially in International affairs and Youth programs.  The Club meets on Thursdays  and this week the speaker is Steve Yoshida  who hosted us to   Dinner during   our Rotary Fellowship Exchange  to Alaska  in   June 2007.  Steve is speaking on  his visit to Health Fairs in  Mexico.

Please join me in a toast to  the Rotary Club of Homer Kachemak Bay !


International Toast - Rotary Club of Homer Kachemak Bay Brian Thomas 2016-06-18 14:00:00Z 0
Robyn Jennings is asking for RSVP's for the High Tea in Melbourne Scheduled for November 13, numbers and payment are required now please. If you have missed your invitation, or it hasn't arrived and would like to come, please contact Robyn ASAP
Also RSVP's are required for the Changeover Dinner on the 2nd July at the Highland Society.
Thank you for your co-operation
RSVP's Karen McCarthy 2016-06-16 14:00:00Z 0
Inspiration for the Week 2016-06-12 14:00:00Z 0
Sunday saw 4 brave souls leaves the warmth and comfort of their nice cosy beds to help at the BBQ  for  the Maryborough 103rd annual golf tournament. After setting up the BBQ trailer 2 of the crew decided to "cook" but we took that to mean we are going to stay near the warmth of the cooking plate. Golfers abounded on a clear sunny morning with a brilliant sunrise to start the day. What better way than to start with a Bacon and Egg roll to warm them up before they hit off. Not having a shotgun start eased the pressure to have the food ready but a steady flow of hungry golfers kept us alert. Once they had all hit off more was cooked to leave in the bain marie for them to help themselves after their first 9 holes.
I will say it was a pleasure to do the BBQ for the Golf Club, thanks to Sandy for making us a coffee, it was most welcome.
BBQ news Karen McCarthy 2016-06-12 14:00:00Z 0
Last week we were lucky enough to hear from 2 of our own members, learning something of what brought them to this point in their lives,
Louise Hanby D'Wynn: from the when Louise was a little girl she wanted to be a "Bank Man" because they made her parents frightened, but despite that it was clear when Louise spoke how much she loved her mother. Coming from Parents that migrated in 1963 and believed in education, she had a great but narrow education growing up. Eventually turning to a Law degree and though she considered giving up at one point when she volunteered for a legal firm she realised for the first time how she could help.
After working for many years in Melbourne  (and being late on her first day of paid work) Louise wanted new challenges and a breath of fresh air, so opened her Practice in Maryborough.
In her life she has had to learn to say "no" to people including her mother, after a major stroke the relationship with her mother changed to Louise being the carer, something that debilitated her mother but has not stopped her. One thing that shone through Louise's talk was how much she cares about people.
Martin Mackay: Has had various work places in his Civil Engineering past including working for the Board of Works, his Dad, Gippsland water then his Dad. Martins Parents have played a big part of his life both working for them and then caring for them after retiring to look after them. Since retiring Martin has joined various clubs and committee's around Maryborough, finding out that many meetings coincide and has been busier than when he worked full time.
Martin explained to us the various reasons why soil is  tested   when you build houses, sheds etc between soil types to even whether the soil gets wet and how that affects a structure after building, Water being the main problem for any building
Both had given very detailed talks though very different and if you  would like to know more please talk to them or any of the members, we all like a good chat.
Alison Teese (Program director) has promised more in the coming year, your turn will be soon laugh
Job Talks - Louise and Martin Karen McCarthy 2016-06-12 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Geoff James
Members are reminded that this Thursday, on June 16th (after a short EGM), we'll be finalizing our goals and budget amounts for the 2016-2017  Rotary year as part of our Club Strategic Plan Review. We will be breaking into TEN separate committees, NOT our usual Service committees, so some members will not be in their usual places. We'll work out who goes where in the first part of the meeting. Directors and Chairs are reminded to prepare an estimated total budget amount (of funds required to run programs) for the coming year (in "ball park" figures), and to finalize the goals to be listed on the Club Planning document. Suggested goals were sent to all Directors and Chairs on May 20th, so simply check if any changes need to be made to those goals. If members have extra goals they would like to propose, please contact the Chair or Director of the appropriate committee. If anyone needs those goals to be sent again, please contact me ASAP.
Strategic Plan Review THIS Week Geoff James 2016-06-12 14:00:00Z 0

Rotary Recreational Fellowship
Founded by Robert Sutcliffe in 1967

A Brief History of the Fellowship

In 1967 a party of 22 Rotarians from RIBI led by Robert Sutcliffe caravanned to the RI Convention at Nice in the South of France. They enjoyed the fellowship and friendship so much that on their return and with RI approval, they founded ICFR - The International Caravanning Fellowship of Rotarians.

Caravanning with Rotary has grown in popularity through the years, far and wide. Today there are approaching 1500 members in the United Kingdom and many more in associated fellowships in New Zealand, Holland, France and South Africa.

Fellowship and Friendship remains the main aim and this is achieved through an extensive programme of rallies held throughout the British Isles and overseas tours to Continental Europe, New Zealand, South Africa and USA/Canada.

The wide ranging programme includes Rallies at every RI and most Inner Wheel Conventions within Europe, every RIBI and Inner Wheel Conference and a number of District Conferences within the United Kingdom.

There are ICFR groups in nearly every RIBI District and members are invited to all the functions that take place within their District.

Rotarians with Caravans or Motorhomes are invited to join, there is an application form which can be printed out from a later page. The current annual subscription is £10 per family and if you join after 1st September in any year, your first subscription will carry you through to 1st January in the year after next. Subscriptions are payable by Bankers Standing Order.
Although the link to the Australian Recreational Vehicle fellowship is HERE   Below is a photo of the group at Bathurst, I would encourage you to have a look at their website if you own a caravan or other recreational vehicle
Fellowship Month Karen McCarthy 2016-06-11 14:00:00Z 0
As usual, we change the "look"of our club website for each new Rotary year. Over the next three weeks we're going to try out some new themes to see what our members think of possibilities for next year. Pop over to rotarymaryboroughvic.org and check out this week's version - in a couple of weeks, I'll ask for your preferences. This week's theme is MILLENIUM - BLUE GOLD. Keep your score out of 10.
New Web Theme for 2016_17 Geoff James 2016-06-11 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Geoff James
Members are reminded that this Thursday, on June 16th (after a short EGM), we'll be finalizing our goals and budget amounts for the 2016-2017  Rotary year as part of our Club Strategic Plan Review. We will be breaking into TEN separate committees, NOT our usual Service committees, so some members will not be in their usual places. We'll work out who goes where in the fiirst part of the meeting. Directors and Chairs are reminded to prepare an estimated total budget amount (of funds required to run programs) for the coming year (in "ball park" figures), and to finalize the goals to be listed on the Club Planning document. Suggested goals were sent to all Directors and Chairs on May 20th, so simply check if any changes need to be made to those goals. If members have extra goals they would like to propose, please contact the Chair or Director of the appropriate committee. If anyone needs those goals to be sent again, please contact me ASAP.
Strategic Review THIS week Geoff James 2016-06-11 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Meryl James
Our International Harmony Dinner lst Saturday (June 4th) at the Highland Society was a fun night of competitions, music, dancing and information was enjoyed by all according to the positive feedback we received. The 112 people who attended included a good mixture of local and District Rotarians along with non-Rotarians from Maryborough and other areas. There were 13 tables of different nationalities with the "Indian" table winning the best table award. We raised 1800 for our International projects. I would like to thank Lochinver B&B Accommodation, and Peppa's Restaurant for the fabulous Raffle prizes, also Dellavedova Wines, Maryborough Golf Club,  Ballarat Regent Cinemas and Maryborough Highland Society for their generous sponsorship of prizes. Finally, my thanks to the International Committee for their help and support, especially Geoff James for his great organization of the competitions, music and Powerpoint.
Keep SATURDAY, JUNE 3RD 2017 free in your diaries for next year's event.
A Successful International Harmony Dinner Meryl James 2016-06-11 14:00:00Z 0
Past President Garry Higgins was recently awarded a Carlton Community Champion award for his work to raise awareness of Domestic violence. Here is his interview shown  on the screboard at a recent AFL football fixture.
Carlton Community Champrion, Garry Higgins 2016-06-05 14:00:00Z 0
The International Harmony Dinner
The inaugural International Harmony Dinner that was ran by the International Committee was a HUGE success, I am sure that Rtn Meryl James will give a report in the weeks to come. Many members attended the event with their Partners/wives/husbands and families. Other members of the community and beyond came to enjoy the great food and entertainment, even when the entertainment was themselves competing in the competitions. PDG Geoff did a great job on the quizzes.
I am sure that Meryl will thank those that sponsored, attended or outright donated gifts that were used for the Raffle and prizes.
More details in the Bulletin next week. There are photo's up on the Facebook site please log in to go and like them, lets make this go viral. If you are friends on Facebook of someone in the pictures please feel free to tag them. laugh
I would like to than both Meryl and Geoff James for the time and effort that was put into making this event possible
The International Harmony Dinner Karen McCarthy 2016-06-04 14:00:00Z 0
If you have not yet submitted your annual report to President Thea, please do so ASAP.
Annual Reports Please Karen McCarthy 2016-05-29 14:00:00Z 0
District Changeover is on the 26th of June, Registration closes on the 6th of June

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 Maryborough Highland Society,   6:30 for 7pm


Please book with the appropriate club when visiting for their changeover, some require pre-payment others on the night/day it might pay to ask at time of registration

District and Club Changeovers. 2016-05-29 14:00:00Z 0
Last Thursday night it was my pleasure to give a toast to the Rotary Club of Auckland.
The Rotary Club of Auckland is one of the longest serving clubs in Australasia. It was founded on June 13th, 1921 with 55 Charter members by Special Commissioner, Jim Davidson, from  the Rotary Club od Calgary. The core project each year is bringing the World Press Photo Exhibition to Auckland and has been run since 2010. They also run a Golf Invitational fundraising tournament. The club also supports many good works around their city. if you wish for more information please visit their Facebook page.
Pictured is:

RCA President Elect Craig Horrocks joined RI President Elect Gary Huang last week for a tree planting in the Auckland Domain’s Rotary Grove of Friendship.

International Toast to the Rotary Club of Auckland Karen McCarthy 2016-05-29 14:00:00Z 0
Here's what happens if you misbehave at a Rotary meeting in Maryborough - PP Mallee pays the price for mischief with some "Corner time".
Don't Misbehave in Rotary! 2016-05-23 14:00:00Z 0
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
Interplast Raffle Karen McCarthy 2016-05-22 14:00:00Z 0
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)
May is Bowelscan Month Karen McCarthy 2016-05-21 14:00:00Z 0
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
Foundation Giving Karen McCarthy 2016-05-21 14:00:00Z 0
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.
Last Dinner for President Thea Karen McCarthy 2016-05-15 14:00:00Z 0
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.
Carlton Players Support Family Violence Program 2016-05-14 14:00:00Z 0
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)
District Changeover Invitations are Out 2016-05-09 14:00:00Z 0
Happy Mother's Day 2016-05-09 14:00:00Z 0
Calling on all of our fellow Rotarians to please help make this public and save the date in your calendars.
Casterton On Display
Art, Food and Entertainment in local Gardens 
An Initiative of the Rotary Club of Casterton
Enquiries: 0418 373 086
Casterton's M.A.G.I.C. Event 2016-05-09 14:00:00Z 0
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)
District Changeover 2016-05-07 14:00:00Z 0
Happy Mothers Day 2016-05-07 14:00:00Z 0
Members will be receiving a letter this week regarding their contribution to their Centurion status, each week $2 of your dinner fees goes to The Rotary Foundation. If you have missed a meeting or two you have the opportunity to add to the amount you have already paid to make it  up to the $100 AUD.
FOUNDATION UPDATE Karen McCarthy 2016-05-05 14:00:00Z 0
Calling on all of our fellow Rotarians to please help make this public and save the date in your calendars.
Casterton On Display
Art, Food and Entertainment in local Gardens 
An Initiative of the Rotary Club of Casterton
Enquiries: 0418 373 086
M.A.G.I.C 2016-05-05 14:00:00Z 0
On Tuesday the 3rd of May several members went  to the Group 7 meeting hosted by Stawell. The Diamond House was the lovely venue for the meeting, this is where the Stawell RC meets every week. Pictured is the Group 7 Presidents ( Ron McCormack, Thea Allan, Pauline Sherriffs and Tony Sutherland)  with Douglas Ball AG (Centre) attending the meeting for the last time in his official role as AG for Group 7. Next Year we have Penny Flynn as AG and she is from the Rotary Club of Horsham East.
The Last Group 7 meeting with Douglas Ball AG Karen McCarthy 2016-05-05 14:00:00Z 0
This week coming we have Lesly Sheddon speaking about ROMAC which provides help for a range of medical problems that cannot be fixed without specialist help that is not found in a lot of countries. Will be a very interesting talk and PARTNERS ARE VERY WELCOME TO COME ALONG, PLEASE INFORM BRYCE OF YOUR ATTENDANCE.
Lesley Sheddon and ROMAC Karen McCarthy 2016-05-05 14:00:00Z 0

Working Bee Saturday 7th May  at 9.30 am  for a clean up.


The Carisbrook CFA   are going to burn of the fallen pines and heaped rubbish  shortly( have been waiting for some moisture)... we need to  get the other fallen limbs and  bushes piled up so that we can get a good clean up.


I reckon an hour would do a great job if we could get 6/8 people along  for just  about an hour .   You don't have to let  us know  we will be there anyway bit it would be great if we could get a small team ....the time  and date is pretty much forced on us due to Mothers 

Day  and we do need to  take maximum advantage of the CFA 's help which was volunteered to us.


WORKING BEE 2016-05-01 14:00:00Z 0
Please note and update your records/computers/phones etc
Karen McCarthy has changed her email address but not her name, please use k_mccarthy44@bigpond.com .This has come about through difficulties of receiving some emails and having had it hack previously. I will not be using the Yahoo email for personal nor Rotary any more
Thanks in advance
New Email Address Karen McCarthy 2016-05-01 14:00:00Z 0
This week Members are going to the meeting in Ballarat with the Alfredton Rotary with Colleen Hewett as guest speaker, then on Tuesday some members are off to the Group 7 meeting in Stawell, as well as having already attended District Assembly or the Carlton Football Game.
On Thursday is the normal meeting at  Havilah and then the weekend will be here before you know it
Some members are busy organising their tables and decorations in the theme of the country they have chosen, even if you can't fill a table talk to Meryl or her team and they will be able to place you on a table not yet full, but please consider coming to join in with the fun.
A Busy Week Karen McCarthy 2016-05-01 14:00:00Z 0

One of the messages from The District Assembly that was held in Stawell yesterday was the message of giving to The Rotary Foundation, whish allows the Global and District Grants to happen. It is one of the most important things that our clubs and members can do. Getting married last month means my will  had to be redone, part of which I am leaving a Bequest to the Foundation, by doing so I know that the money will do good in the world and will be my legacy to the world my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren will live in.

Below is a snapshot of what our gift does for the world community

What your giving supports

Your giving promotes peace, fights disease, provides clean water, saves mothers and children, supports education, and grows local economies through grants that:

  • Bring peace-building seminars to 200 teachers and 1,300 students in Uganda.
  • Distribute insecticide-treated mosquito nets and medical services that help prevent malaria in Mali.
  • Train teachers who are establishing an early-childhood education centre in South Africa.
  • Provide water filters, toilet blocks, and hygiene training to prevent fluorosis in a community in India.
  • Fund a scholarship for a medical professional to research ways to minimize mortality rates among premature babies in Italy.
  • Protect children around the world from polio.
Please consider how we can donate to The Rotary Foundation as a club, and how we raise the money to do so - ED
The Rotary Foundation Karen McCarthy 2016-05-01 14:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Murray and Sally (on the left) were among the Rotary families represented at this year's Anzac Services around the Shire. Members attended the dawn and the well attended mid morning service in Maryborough, and others attended at other venues such as Carisbrook.
Members Attend ANZAC Services 2016-04-24 14:00:00Z 0
All members are invited to join the team visiting Alfredton Rotary at The Ballarat Community Health Centre on Monday, May 2nd. to hear Colleen Hewitt talk about her involvement with family violence. If you're interested in going, and you were NOT one of the 11 who gave their names to Thea on Thursday night, please contact Deb Robertson on 0438 720 197. The team will car pool and leave from the RSL clubrooms just before 5pm on Monday May 2nd.
Alfredton Family Violence Night 2016-04-22 14:00:00Z 0
GELC Students are opening their Pre Loved Store next Thursday, April 28th. at 11am. Members are invited to go along and view their stuff and show your support for this great local venture by GELC students. The store will be staffed by GELC students and be open from Tuesday to Friday each week from 9.30am until 3pm. Contact PP John Williamson for more details.
Red Cat Relics Celebrates Their Opening 2016-04-22 14:00:00Z 0
https://clubrunner.blob.core.windows.net/00000050070/Images/Shine%20On/Screen-Shot-2014-11-01-at-7.40.21-pm.png PP Bob and Harold travelled to Ringwood last Sunday to represent Harold's daughter, Pepper, who was nominated by our club for a Shine On Award this year. Pepper received a commendation for her great work for the community despite her challenges. Congratulations, Pepper! And thanks to Bob and Harold for representing the club.
Pepper Receives Commendation at Shine On Awards 2016-04-22 14:00:00Z 0
Plan to gather some friends to join us on June 4th for our International Harmony Fundraising Dinner at the Highland Society. Proceeds will help fund our Aquabox, Disaster Aid, Polio, Surabaya Orphanage and Peace Centres projects. Choose a country theme for your table and let Meryl know what you've chosen.
Get your table for the International Harmony Dinner 2016-04-22 14:00:00Z 0
Last Thursday, we were pleased to welcome to our shed, Ramesh and Asher from the Pondicherry Rotary Club in District 2980, India. Ramesh and Asher are out here on a Rotary Friendship Exchange visit and were staying with DGND Anthony. Ramash brought greetings from his club and presented President Thea with a banner from Pondicherry Rotary. We were at pains to assure Ramesh that we don't usually meet in a shed, but Ramesh observed that his club usually starts at 8pm with a lot of procedural and club business announcements, followed by greetings and then supper. They only have a meal once a month. After Maryborough, Ramesh, a Principal of an Agricultural College, was off to Horsham to look at Longerenong College and then to Naracoorte and Mount Gambier.
Ramesh and Asha from District 2980 Visit Maryborough 2016-04-22 14:00:00Z 0
Come to Our International Harmony Dinner 2016-04-21 14:00:00Z 0
PDG Geoff announced some of the new resolutions passed at the International Council of Legislation for Rotary this past week. Clubs will now be able to run meetings less frequently than each week, and they will be able to set their own "rules" regarding attendance (within limits). The Council also passed legislation allowing clubs to ignore the Classification system and choose members who, (quoting from the resolution) "demonstrate good character, integrity, and leadership; possess good reputation within their business, profession, and/or community; and are willing to serve in their community and/or around the world". Clubs may now have e-meetings instead of face to face meetings, and the concept of separate "e-clubs" has been abolished. They are all now Rotary clubs. Rotaractors can now hold joint membership in a Rotary club. Search in Google for "Rotary Council of Legislation 2016" to find the other changes.
New Changes for Rotary Announced 2016-04-16 14:00:00Z 0
PP Bob reminded members that Rotarian Harold's daughter, Pepper, has been nominated for a Shine On Award this year. Awards will be presented on Sunday in Ringwood, and Bob hopes to be able to get there to represent the club. Congratulations to Pepper for this honour.
Bob also mentioned that May is Bowelscan month, and our club will once again be involved in the distribution of kits - although due to the increased cost of the kits, there won't be any financial rewards for the club. Of course, the important thing is the service provided to the community because the evidence is clear that these kits can save lives. The kits will be available from the usual chemist outlets and will cost $15.00. Participants DO NOT return the kits to the chemist though - instead they post the completed kit straight to the pathology group doing the tests. The picture shows the new kit.
Shine On Awards and Bowelscan 2016-04-16 14:00:00Z 0
PP John Caulfield proposed a toast to the Rotary Club of Bristol at least week's meeting.John was in Bristol 6 years ago and can remember being impressed by the huge changes happening as the city makes the transition from an old industrial city into the modern world. Bristol Rotary was the first club in the SW of England, and now has 60 members including a dozen or so women. The club is active in supporting earthquake victims, runs an annual concert for senior citizens, and has raised 280,000 pounds for Prostate Cancer research.
A Toast to the Rotary Club of Bristol 2016-04-16 14:00:00Z 0
 Last week we had Lesly Sheddon speak about ROMAC which provides help for a range of medical problems that cannot be fixed without specialist help that is not found in a lot of countries. Will be a very interesting talk and they are looking for families to host even for a weekend to give the carers in the city a break, whilst we cannot host for the duration of a stay that is required for some patients the Little that we can do would seem huge to those involved, please contact ROMAC directly if you can help on ROMAC
PO Box 779
Parramatta, NSW
Australia 2124
by Phone
Brendan Porter
(Board Chairman)
Ph: 0488 768 279

Bruce Robinson
Ph: (02) 9836 3044
Lesley Shedden and ROMAC 2016-04-10 14:00:00Z 0
Members will be receiving a letter this week regarding their contribution to their Centurion status, each week $2 of your dinner fees goes to The Rotary Foundation. If you have missed a meeting or two you have the opportunity to add to the amount you have already paid to make it  up to the $100 AUD.
Foundation Giving Update Geoff James 2016-04-10 14:00:00Z 0
On Tuesday the 3rd of May several members went  to the Group 7 meeting hosted by Stawell. The Diamond House was the lovely venue for the meeting, this is where the Stawell RC meets every week. Pictured is the Group 7 Presidents (Ron McCormack, Thea Allan, Pauline Sherriffs and Tony Sutherland)  with Douglas Ball AG (Centre) attending the meeting for the last time in his official role as AG for Group 7. Next Year we have Penny Flynn as AG and she is from the Rotary Club of Horsham East.
The Last Group 7 With AG Douglas Ball Geoff James 2016-04-10 14:00:00Z 0
PP Mallee Rowe announced that the Footy Frenzy is on again this year and that we still have 36 squares to sell. The project has already raised $240, but it would be great to sell the rest of the squares to maximize our profits in support our International Projects. Contact Mallee if you would like to take advantage of this offer.
Footy Frenzy On Again 2016-04-03 14:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to PP Anthony Ohlsen who has moved to the next stage on his way to becoming the District 9780 Governor in 2018-2019. Anthony has been provisionally nominated by a District committee to become District Governor Nominee on July 1st 2016. There will be the usual two week period in which objections may be lodged about the process used by the District, and once that period is over, Anthony's name will be forwarded to Rotary International and he will be inducted as DGN at the District Changeover on June 26th. Our club is certainly fulfilling the challenge made to all Rotary clubs to produce leaders beyond the club level.
Congratulations to Anthony Ohlsen - on the DG pathway! 2016-04-03 14:00:00Z 0
Recent member Frances Clark shared her fascinating job talk at last week's meeting. She grabbed our attention by claiming that we spend all of our life running away from our environment or giving into it.
Frances' father was a priest, and her mother was a local school teacher. Her mother took one look at her father and fell for him because he had clean hands! Frances' mother had been brought up on a sugar cane farm, and she hated the way that that lifestyle produced filthy hands. The couple married to a small town in the Riverina - even smaller than Tarnagulla. Given the nature of her dad's work as a clergyman, Frances, by the age of 5, had moved 3 times and been in an aircraft 500 times. Moving around became an integral part of life for her. Frances' Father was on his 3rd career by the age of 28, and he was dead by 50 - his first job had been as an engineer in the in the James Hardy factory. Frances lived in the Riverina for 3 years when her dad got itchy feet - he thought being a Vicar was boring, so he was head hunted to Melbourne in 1970 and became a Vicar in Collingwood - helping to integrate migrant people into the community. The family lived in inner city, around the Hoddle Street area. According to Frances, this location contributed to her becoming "feral" in her teenage years, so she has much empathy with many students at our local GELC where she now works. Still, Frances finished Form 6 at a Melbourne Grammar school and went to uni, completing her degree in eight years! The reason why, according to Frances, was that she was "feral and stupid"! However, she DID complete her degree and then went and had babies. Frances had worked at numerous occupations by the time she was 26, and thought she had done nothing useful - she reckons she had 400 jobs on her resume by the age of 25! However, having children made her realize that she needed a more permanent career.  One of her father's many occupations was to be a psychologist in Broadmeadows working with under-privileged families and this was also to influence Frances. By the age of 26, Frances consolidated her career using her extensive experience of customer service and business and she decided to become a trainer. Her first job was in fact here in Maryborough at GELC, teaching customer service. Frances then became a corporate educational consultant back in Melbourne - but the people she worked with didn't really appreciate how difficult it is for some people to obtain an education. So, after 15 years at the job, mainly to ensure that her kids were fed and clothed, she came back to Maryborough and ended up doing the same sorts of things as her parents. She thanks her father for teaching her that we need to take risks in seeking our careers, and we need to pursue what we really want to do as a vocation.
Currently, Frances has one son as a marketing executive in USA, the other son is on his 15th job at the age of 22. Both boys are taking after their parents just as Frances has been driven by her experiences with her own parents. Frances believes that many children today are under parented, and some haven't been parented at all - e.g. coming to school with no breakfast, no clean uniforms etc. She argues that we need to support parents to actually be parents or better parents, and she believes Rotarians could be good role models for students at GELC. She is very proud of her students at GELC, many of whom still pursue an education every day despite their difficult personal experiences and backgrounds. Thank you Frances for an honest, challenging story!
Frances Shares Her Journey Geoff James 2016-04-03 14:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Alison Tease proposed a toast to the East Sutherland Rotary Club in District 1010. It is situated in the far north of the UK, so they don't see much sun during the Winter months. At the moment, they're planning a Classic car tour on 21st May - from coast to coast - a distance of 170 miles. There will be 60 cars involved, and last year, they raised 12,000 pounds. Highland dancing will finish off the day.
Alison also reminded members that we're in the process of planning an International Service dinner on June 4th, so please keep the Saturday night free. We're hoping members might be able to encourage friends to make up a table for the event at the Highland Society so we can raise funds for our International projects.
A Toast to the RC of East Sutherland 2016-04-03 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Geoff James
President Thea welcomed Jeanette McQueen and grandsons Billy and Max Simmonds to our meeting.
She announced that our club club is to sponsor Rot. John Hazledine on the upcoming RAWCS trip for dentists. No funds will be required, but John requires a sponsoring club to attend. We congratulate John on using his skills to promote dental health in a developing country and wish him well for  his trip.
Thea reminder members about the Scatter meeting next week - there will be no meeting at our usual venue, so members are encouraged to attend a club in the area. A list of clubs with their meeting times was provided to members a week or so ago, but if you require the information, contact PDG Geoff on 0354605474 or look on the District website. Beaufort (Monday), Stawell (Tuesday), Ararat (Wednesday) and St. Arnaud (Tuesday) are the closest clubs in our District, but there are many clubs in Ballarat and also Castlemaine (In District 9800.
Next week is the relay for life and our club has promised to put up marquees and also help with pancakes on Saturday April 9th from 7am onwards.
PP Garry Higgins announced that the Family Violence report was brought down last Wednesday. The executive summary is 200 pages long. It includes a few recommendations that have arisen our experience here in Maryborough e.g. wrap around services, and ensuring that victims and perpetrators are separated into two areas on Family court days. Garry was interested to learn that the Men's behavioural change program only has a 3% success rate - so alternative p[rograms are being recommended.
Garry reminded members that the Rotary Connect group is coming to Maryborough (last Friday morning) to talk to club members and local people about the Family Violence program. Thea, PDG Geoff, David Sutton, Paul Huggett, Sharon Fraser, Garry Higgins will be interviewed. Once produced, the video will be sent all over the world
Garry also said that for the Carlton/Essendon game on 1st May at 3.20pm, Carlton has offered 60 seats for Violence victims. As part of their "Past Players Serving the Community" program, Garry is to be interviewed on big screen during the game.
Heads and Tails was won by Tom Davies after a lengthy set of tosses.
Rob Bursill won the raffle
Notes From Our Meeting on March 31st Geoff James 2016-03-30 13:00:00Z 0
Slavery is declared illegal around the globe

Yet there are more slaves now than ever - an estimated 36 million - many in your country. That’s over twice the number of people taken out of Africa in the 400 years of the Atlantic Slave Trade.  Arguably, however, modern slaves have fewer rights, are worth less, and are in greater danger than ever before
Key Objectives:
Create awareness: Tell Rotarians and the wider public that millions of children are held captive for commercial gain.

Take action. Support, work with and and promote anti-slavery bodies and activities worldwide with programmes, campaigns and projects that help to protect children from slavery and its consequences.
This is a mere sliver of information for you to read more click HERE.cc
There are many other Rotary Action Groups in you would like to become involved with them, you only have to search in My Rotary. There is a plethora of choices for you. I urge you to take the time and read some of them.
Rotary Action Groups Karen McCarthy 2016-03-26 13:00:00Z 0
This coming week is Committee Meetings week, could the chairs of the Community, Youth, International and Vocational committees please forward their reports directly to Anthony Ohlsen, at secretarymaryboroughrotaryvic@gmail.com as well as the Vice President Karen McCarthy who will be absent from the next Board meeting. My email addresses will not be getting checked whilst I am away
Thank you in advance for your co-operation. Reports are due to Anthony by the Monday (4th April) following the Committee meetings.
Committee meetings start at 6pm. Please arrive as early as possible. Dinner will then follow around 7pm.
The Week Ahead Karen McCarthy 2016-03-26 13:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Society

Student Welington Gomes Chaves works on a "big book" at the Deputado Manoel Costa school in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Community volunteers and a Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Muyenga, Ugandacarry bring new mosquito nets and jerry-cans of water to a site where they can treat the nets with a chemical repellent.

“I participate in the Paul Harris Society because I care. These contributions demonstrate our commitment to serve others.” – Elaine Love, Paul Harris Society Coordinator for District 5450

Named after Rotary's founder, the Paul Harris Society recognizes Rotary members and friends of The Rotary Foundation who contribute $1,000 or more each year to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or approved global grants. The purpose of the Paul Harris Society is to honor and thank individuals for their generosity of annual support to The Rotary Foundation.

“I have been inspired watching Rotarians jump at the chance to be charter members of the Paul Harris Society. I am experiencing a truly historic moment.” – Yale Jones, Paul Harris Society Coordinator for District 5520

What your gift supports

With your gift you’re promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education, and growing local economies through grants that:

  • Bring peace-building seminars to 200 teachers and 1,300 students in Uganda.
  • Distribute insecticide-treated mosquito nets and medical services that help prevent malaria in Mali.
  • Train teachers who are establishing an early childhood education center in South Africa.
  • Provide water filters, toilet blocks, and hygiene training to prevent fluorosis in a community in India.
  • Fund a scholarship for a medical professional to research treatment to minimize mortality rates among premature babies in Italy.
  • Protect children around the world from polio.

Rotary Direct, Rotary's recurring giving program, makes it easy to join the Paul Harris society.

Ways of giving to The Rotary Foundation Karen McCarthy 2016-03-26 13:00:00Z 0
For the next 4 week PDG Geoff James is kindly doing the bulletin whilst I am away on my Honeymoon. Please email any information for the bulletin directly to him at geoffandmeryl@aanet.com.au
Thank you in advance Geoff for all your help, it is very much appreciated by both of us - Karen
Temporary Editor Karen McCarthy 2016-03-26 13:00:00Z 0
Monday Madness Karen McCarthy 2016-03-20 13:00:00Z 0
Rotary meeting March 17 2016. By PP Terry Allan
President Thea welcomed a small number of Rotarians, including Kate, who has been selling half of Maryborough and Janette McQueen, visiting us again.
Shane came in on his way to the Hospital Ball to tell us that with no candidates for RYPEN, the Adekate camp has been canceled, so we lose our $500 deposit!
Catering for Vic Veterans Cycling Championships on Easter Day has been passed to the Girl Guides. Marquee still to be erected on Saturday.                                                                   PP Garry has met with UCOS, (not the New Tricks UCOS, but the Victorian Council of Social Services, VCOSS). We have been commended on how our Family Violence Awareness program has  made an impact on some service providers.
Friday Footy Frenzy: Malley has hit the field running and already many squares are sold. Never-the-less, there are still lots of opportunities for investment. (Note: There are some quite peculiar rules to be invoked if South Essendon Thirds are pressed into service as the 18th team).
Sergeant Leigh denied being the cause of the Fed Square riots recently, however his arguments were rather unconvincing!
President Thea presided over a quite complex game involving the contents of our pockets, wallets and handbags. Without Kate’s handbag one table would have been in dire straits! The result was even and lots of laughter rang out.
Thank you Terry for doing the notes for me, as I will be away for 4 weeks I am going to be tapping someone on the shoulder to do the notes, hopefully I have arranged someone to do the actual bulletin so you only have to email the notes to them. I have one volunteer to do this thus far and its not an arduous task. so I plead with you, please email me it only takes little effort at the meeting to do this.Thank you in advance ....... ED
Notes from the meeting Terry Allan 2016-03-20 13:00:00Z 0
District Conference 2016, Set Sail For Geelong
Pictured on the right are attendee's of this year's conference. For those who have never been, it is a great experience and a great way to make new friends. Unfortunately the conference was not recorded, so do yourself a favor and consider going to the conference in The Barrabool HIlls titled as "Be  Bold"  and we are being asked to come as our favourite James Bond character, or for clubs to come dressed as characters out of one film. It sounds like DGE Stephen Lamont is planning a heck of a lot of fun in his year. I hope he brings his film he made for the introduction for his conference. The Conference 2017 website will soon be open and everyone should watch the out takes of the film they made.
See you there next year
Maryborough Rotary at the Conference Karen McCarthy 2016-03-20 13:00:00Z 0
It is never too early to look at attending the next RLI course starting in August. It is not only for Rotarians in positions on the Board etc., but also for new Rotarians. The course is a great way to learn about Rotary from people who specialize in those areas that some of the older Rotarians are not even aware of. If you are unsure, speak to some of us that have attended or speak to President Elect, Martin Mackay. The course runs for 3 Saturdays, and if you miss one you can also do it another location on a different date if it suits you. The Saturdays are in August, November and Jan/ February. This is a great way to learn about Rotary and make some friends across the district.
RLI Karen McCarthy 2016-03-13 13:00:00Z 0
On March 12-13, Karen attended the District 9800 Conference in Bendigo. She said it was great to see how another District does things. The conference ran for 2 whole days till 6 pm on the Sunday night, then there were club dinners after that. They also had drinks and a welcome on the Friday night, and a breakfast with a fantastic speaker from Seven Women. It was a very successful weekend for Aquabox. Karen met members from Phom Phenh and also the instigator for one of the stories we highlight from Cambodia. Bronwyn is now District Governor Elect Designate, her husband was the President of her Club at the time. She is a fantastic lady and will do her District Proud.
Aquabox Update Karen McCarthy 2016-03-13 13:00:00Z 0
I would like to have someone at the meeting this week to take notes and email them to me, if you think this sounds like you email me and I can send you a pro forma of the information I would like to be sent to me. There is no hard and fast rule though its what ever information you think is important for our members.
There is also nee someone to do one or more of the night s form the 31st of March till and including the 21st of April as I will be away for my wedding and honeymoon.
thanks in advance
Bulletin Editor needs help Karen McCarthy 2016-03-13 13:00:00Z 0
Help is needed with the Community Committee, with the work loads of both Kate and Matt they both need to step back from now as Community Committee chairs.Therefore we need someone to sep up tp fill in between now and changeover. If you think this sounds like you please speak to President Thea as soon possible.
HELP NEEDED Karen McCarthy 2016-03-13 13:00:00Z 0

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Different Avenues for Donations to The Rotary Foundation Karen McCarthy 2016-03-12 13:00:00Z 0
On Sunday the 6th of March, several members attended the Annual Clean Up Australia event for our club - starting at Goldfields Reservoir near Ripples Restaurant and moving along Ballarat road. Pictured are Pres Thea's and PP Terry Allan's daughter, Sarah with her son, Max who came to help. The other pic is of PP Terry with a Ute full of rubbish and recycling. Although we still have a stretch of 1.6km still to do, the members who attended did a fantastic job. Thank you to those who were available. We might need to look at having another day (when it's not as hot as today) to finish off the last stretch in the middle.
Clean up Australia Karen McCarthy 2016-03-05 13:00:00Z 0
At our Thursday night’s meeting, PP Garry Higgins presented an update to the members and guests of the Club’s major project, the #SayNO2familyviolence program.
The presentation was somewhat of an emotional event with the launching of the new #SayNO2familyviolence digital video. The General Manager of "Go Goldfields", Sharon Fraser and the Sergeant of Maryborough Police, Paul Huggard also made presentations. It was made more than clear, after the presentations from Sharon and Paul, that our project has had a significant  impact on all sections of our community. The impact on the lives of victims and their relations and friends is huge, and as we observed, the impact on the professionals working at the “pointy end” is also significant.
Following the presentations, Rt. Chris Frahn presented the Club with the sum of $480 from the Family Violence collection tins.
PHP Garry made special mention of the contribution of Sue, Hanna and Rt Chris from Big Cat printing for the outstanding production of the  #SayNO2familyviolence video.  He also congratulated the members of Maryborough Rotary for their ongoing commitment to eradicating family violence in our community.
Update on #SayNO2familyviolenceto members 2016-03-05 13:00:00Z 0
There is no meeting this Thursday night, instead the meeting will be at Bucknall Church Rodborough.
Thursday 2016-03-05 13:00:00Z 0
A piece of history that I came across, an interesting article is it still relevant today?
In 1931-32, the board agreed to continue the policy of publishing the "Code of Ethics" in the Manual of Procedure but to give the code no special circulation or general publicity.
Then, in 1932, Chicago Rotarian Herbert J Taylor took over bankrupt Club Aluminum Company. We don't know what effect the Rotary Code of Ethics played when Herb Taylor laid his head on his desk, and the words of the Four-Way Test came to him, all we know is the effect the Four-Way Test had on Club Aluminum, and subsequently, on Rotary International. Members of ROTARY/One, the Chicago club, found out about the Test in 1939 upon the election of Herb Taylor as club president.
From that introduction to Rotary, it spread like wildfire. Just four years later, in January of 1943, the Board of Directors of Rotary International officially adopted the Four-Way Test "as a means of furthering the vocational service phase of the Rotary program," but it wasn't until the RI Presidency of Frank E. Spain during the 1951-52 Rotary year that the distribution of the Rotary Code of Ethics was discontinued by the Board of Directors. They did agree that a copy of the "Code of Ethics," as adopted at the 1915 convention, may be obtained upon application to the general secretary of R.I., with the understanding that in any such distribution a background statement should also be included.
Moving forward to the 1977 Council on Legislation, the delegates adopted the following resolution:
"WHEREAS, Article XVI of the bylaws of R.I. provides for a code of ethics and WHEREAS, publication of the code of ethics has been discontinued, and WHEREAS, it is the consensus of this council that, at this point in time, the entire world needs to revive its ethics,IT IS RESOLVED by Rotary International at its sixty-eighth annual convention that the board of directors is requested to revive the publication and dissemination of the Rotary Code of Ethics."
Later that year, after the new Board of Directors had taken office, it adopted the following position vis-à-vis the COL's (Rotary's Council on Legislation) action: "Responding to the above resolution, the board of directors recognizes that the code of ethics, as published by R.I. in 1915, requires careful review for possible revision and updating prior to re-instituting publication and distribution of the code. Further, the board recognizes that any such revision cannot be effective without action thereon by the council on legislation." (Board of Directors minutes 1977-78)
The concept, terminology and need of the Rotary code of ethics, including a possible revision and updating, were carefully considered the following year by the RI Board. It was concluded, "because of changes in the realm of business and professional life since the adoption of the code, any revision and updating for the purpose of re-instituting the publication and distribution of the code would be ineffectual." Accordingly, the board agreed that the Rotary Code of Ethics not be revised and updated and that it be withdrawn from any possible distribution or circulation among Rotarians and Rotary clubs. (Board of Directors minutes 1978-79.) At the 1980 Council on Legislation, reference to the Rotary Code of Ethics was deleted from the by-laws of Rotary International.
Subsequent publications, including Rotary International's own website and hundreds of Rotary clubs around the world, have referred to the Four-Way Test as Rotary's Code of Ethics, but it never was so designated. Cyndi Beck, in the RI Archives, has stated, "The Four-Way Test is not a 'code' and the Rotary Code of Ethics was deleted from RI Bylaws in 1980."
Sources include Rotary International and its archives, numerous issues of The Rotarian, numerous Convention Proceedings, and Oren Arnold's book, The Golden Strand.
Doug Rudman
The Rotary Code of Ethics
For Businessmen of All Lines
My business standards shall have in them a note of sympathy for our common humanity. My business dealings, ambitions and relations shall always cause me to take into consideration my highest duties as a member of society. In every position in business life, in every responsibility that comes before me, my chief thought shall be to fill that responsibility and discharge that duty so when I have ended each of them, I shall have lifted the level of human ideals and achievements a little higher than I found it. As a Rotarian it is my duty:
To consider any vocation worthy and as affording me distinct opportunity to serve society.
To improve myself, increase my efficiency and enlarge my service, and by doing so attest my faith in the fundamental principle of Rotary, that he/she profits most who serves the best.
To realize that I am a business man and ambitious to succeed; but that I am first an ethical man and wish no success that is not founded on the highest justice and morality.
To hold that the exchange of my goods, my service and my ideas for profit is legitimate and ethical, provided that all parties in the exchange are benefited thereby.
To use my best endeavors to elevate the standards of the vocation in which I am engaged, and so to conduct my affairs that others in my vocation may find it wise, profitable and conducive to happiness to emulate my example.
To conduct my business in such a manner that I may give a perfect service equal to or even better than my competitor, and when in doubt to give added service beyond the strict measure of debt or obligation.
To understand that one of the greatest assets of a professional or of a business man is his friends and that any advantage gained by reason of friendship is eminently ethical and proper.
To hold that true friends demand nothing of one another and that any abuse of the confidence of friendship for profit is foreign to the spirit of Rotary, and in violation of its Code of Ethics.
To consider no personal success legitimate or ethical which is secured by taking unfair advantage of certain opportunities in the social order that are absolutely denied others, nor will I take advantage of opportunities to achieve material success that others will not take because of the questionable morality involved.
To be not more obligated to a brother Rotarian than I am to every other man in human society; because the genius of Rotary is not in its competition, but in its cooperation; for provincialism can never have a place in an institution like Rotary, and Rotarians assert that Human Rights are not confined to Rotary Clubs, but are as deep and as broad as the race itself; and for these high purposes does Rotary exist to educate all men and all institutions.
Finally, believing in the universality of the Golden Rule, all things whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, do ye even so unto them, we contend that Society best holds together when equal opportunity is accorded all men in the natural resources of this planet.

Rotary Code of Ethics Karen McCarthy 2016-03-05 13:00:00Z 0
The Maryborough Rotary stand against Family Violence is now evident at the local football oval and will be noticed every time someone looks at the scoreboard.
Our FV Sticker at the Footy Ground 2016-03-01 13:00:00Z 0


The upcoming BBQ's on the 18th of March at the Hospital from 10-2pm needs more volunteers please, and MEC from 3-7, 2 shifts will be running of 2 hours each.The lists shall go around this week.


Another one will be coming around for the Easter Sunday morning,  4 people will be needed, also someone will be required for the pick up and return of the BBQ. This is in the morning all details, this is for the Veterans race

BBQ news Karen McCarthy 2016-02-28 13:00:00Z 0
On Thursday at our last meeting we celebrated the Birthday of what is now called Rotary International, started by one man with an ideal and a vision to make the world a better place
pictured is Brian Thomas after lighting the candles.
Celebrating Rotary's Birthday Karen McCarthy 2016-02-28 13:00:00Z 0
As with everything there is price rises, and the same with Aquabox.
The new price for and Aquabox Family is $550 and the Aquabox 30 the cost is now $850
There has been no request to have boxes sent to the Islands of Fiji since the Cyclone recently hit there. They do have boxes ready to go. We are working on an agreement to pre-locate boxes in the region
Aquabox Update Karen McCarthy 2016-02-28 13:00:00Z 0
Pictured Left is the Theme Scarf of the coming Rotary Year 2016-2017, if you look closely at the scarf you will notice the map of the world x 3. the Tie is a close up so I can't quite say that it won't have the same design on it
Scarf and Tie themes for next Rotary year 2016-2017 Karen McCarthy 2016-02-28 13:00:00Z 0

Nanopatch polio vaccine success

The UQ research team - Ms Christiana Agyei, Dr David Muller, Professor Mark Kendall, Dr Germain Fernando and Mr Nick Owens.
The UQ research team - Ms Christiana Agyei, Dr David Muller, Professor Mark Kendall, Dr Germain Fernando and Mr Nick Owens.
26 February 2016

Needle-free Nanopatch technology developed at The University of Queensland has been used to successfully deliver an inactivated poliovirus vaccine.

Delivery of a polio vaccine with the Nanopatch was demonstrated by UQ’s Professor Mark Kendall and his research team at UQ’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, in collaboration with the World Health Organisation, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, and vaccine technology company Vaxxas.

Professor Kendall said the Nanopatch had been used to administer an inactivated Type 2 poliovirus vaccine in a rat model.

“We compared the Nanopatch to the traditional needle and syringe, and found that there is about a 40-fold improvement in delivered dose-sparing,” Professor Kendall said.

“This means about 40 times less polio vaccine was needed in Nanopatch delivery to generate a functional immune response as the needle and syringe.

“To our knowledge, this is the highest level of dose-sparing observed for an inactivated polio vaccine in rats achieved by any type of delivery technology, so this is a key breakthrough.”

The next step will be clinical testing.

Dr David Muller, first author of the research published in Scientific Reports, said the work demonstrated a key advantage of the Nanopatch.

“The Nanopatch targets the abundant immune cell populations in the skin’s outer layers; rather than muscle, resulting in a more efficient vaccine delivery system,” he said.

Clinical success and widespread use of the Nanopatch against polio could help in the current campaign to eradicate polio. It could be produced and distributed at a cheaper cost, and its ease of use would make it suitable for house-to-house vaccination efforts in endemic areas with only minimal training required.

World Health Organisation Global Polio Eradication Initiative Director Mr Michel Zaffran said only Afghanistan and Pakistan remained polio-endemic, but all countries were at risk until the disease was eradicated everywhere.

“Needle-free microneedle patches such as the Nanopatch offer great promise for reaching more children with polio vaccine as well as other antigens such as measles vaccine, particularly in hard-to-reach areas or areas with inadequate healthcare infrastructure,” Mr Zaffran said. 

Nanopatch technology is being commercialised by Vaxxas Pty Ltd, which has scaled the Nanopatch from use in small models to prototypes for human use.

Vaxxas CEO Mr David Hoey said the first human vaccination studies are scheduled for this year.

“Key attributes of the Nanopatch, including its ease of use and potential to not require refrigeration, could improve the reach and efficiency of vaccination campaigns in difficult-to-reach locations, including those where polio remains endemic,” Mr Hoey said.

The work was funded by the World Health Organisation, Vaxxas, Rotary District 9630 and the Rotary Foundation.

Nano Patch for Polio is a Promising Option Karen McCarthy 2016-02-28 13:00:00Z 0
From Thursday to Saturday last week, there were many of the members that attended the Ballarat Swap Meet to raise funds for the club, unfortunately (depends on how you look at it) I was unable to take any photo's of participating members as I barely left the catering tent all weekend. But unfortunately someone managed to get a shot of Derrick and Karen doing the dishes, I think the photographer might be publishing it in their bulletin.
A great weekend and a great time was had by all. Even if they didn't tell me my hair was a mess.
Ballarat Swap Meet Karen McCarthy 2016-02-28 13:00:00Z 0
On the 23rd of February 2016, Rotary International celebrates its 111th Birthday - the day back in 1905 when Paul Harris got together with some friends to do good in the world. Happy Birthday, Rotary! May you continue to thrive.
Happy Birthday to Rotary International Karen McCarthy 2016-02-20 13:00:00Z 0
Back to MDHS Ball is celebrating a very important milestone in the history of both Maryborough and its hospital. As a supporter of the great service the staff provide Maryborough, Rotarians are invited to attend. Yes it is on a Rotary night, you would be forgiven for attending this event. Details of tickets etc are on the poster or contact the Highland Society
Back to MDHS Ball in March 17th Karen McCarthy 2016-02-20 13:00:00Z 0

By Evan Burrell

I wonder, as we approach yet another Rotary anniversary, what Paul Harris would think of the Rotary of today? Would he smile, or grimace? He probably didn’t imagine how far his little idea would go when he sat down for that first meeting on 23 February a full 111 years ago.

As a fun exercise, I tried to imagine what it might be like if Paul Harris started Rotary today. To do this, I first imagined what a Gen Y Paul might be like.

I decided he’d be a social entrepreneur and blogger. His personal style is a touch metro, add some emo, and just a squeeze of hipster. He lives a healthy lifestyle, eats organic and gluten free. He is warm and welcoming, with a hearty laugh, and certainly doesn’t need a copy of “How to Win Friends & Influence People.” He has 500 plus connections on LinkedIn.

What does his Rotary club look like?

The club is very inclusive with its membership. They work hard to attract individuals of all genders, races, beliefs, and backgrounds. They are very particular about not incorporating any practices that would be offensive to any particular group. They don’t take political stands, but they are eager, collectively, to dive into action to better their community.

The club uses Facebook, LinkedIn, and social media a lot to connect, not only socially but for service projects. They use Kickstarter and GoFundMe to finance projects, and have developed some Rotary-specific tools (like our Rotary Ideas) to also achieve this goal.

Club meetings

The club meets in person and online on a semi rotational basis, usually once or twice a month depending on the needs to be addressed. The club is more about how members can contribute their talents and take part in projects getting their “hands dirty,” than how many times they show up for a meeting.

Members communicate almost daily through Facebook or Snapchat. Word about what they are doing seeps out through their social media network of friends, co-workers, and colleagues, spreading the excitement and attracting interest.

Their physical meeting locations vary, sometimes at a tavern, sometimes a coffee house. They are kept affordable so members can focus their resources and time on service. Meetings tend to be relaxed, and some people connect remotely via web technologies.

Social hour

The club hosts regular social events to build stronger relationships between members. Members frequently invite friends with little pressure on the individual to join. Even service projects involve a good number of people who are not members, but share a common interest.

Although I’ve just been imagining, there are certainly clubs that do some of these things. Do you like my vision of what Paul Harris’ club would look like today? What is yours?

If Paul Harris stared Rotary Today,,,,,,, Karen McCarthy 2016-02-20 13:00:00Z 0
Some information that has come to hand from the Maryborough District Health Services concerning living with Cancer it is over 2 days a week apart. Please feel free to pass the information onto anyone you think would benefit from attending.
Living with Cancer program Karen McCarthy 2016-02-20 13:00:00Z 0
Please take note and put in your diary
​There is no Thursday night meeting on the 10th of March, due to the Picnic lunch with the Rotary Club of Melbourne (on their way to their Conference)
​This is on Friday 11th of  March. Lunch at Rodborough Bucknall Trust - picnic lunch
Important Information Karen McCarthy 2016-02-20 13:00:00Z 0
It's not too late to nominate someone for the ​RYLA experience. If you have a deserving individual aged from 18-25 who wishes to attend, please let the Youth committee chair, Graeme Rogan know ASAP. RYLA is on from the 3rd to the 8th of April, 2016
RYLA Karen McCarthy 2016-02-14 13:00:00Z 0
RYPEN (Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment) will again be hosted in District 9780 this year. There will be two camps available.
  • Adekate Lodge (near Creswick) from 1st to 3rd of April 2016 for 15 to 17 years (hosted by Maryborough Rotary)
  • Noorla Yo Long from 1st to 3rd April 2016 for 14 to 17 year olds.

Check the District 9780 Rypen website for details. The address is http://www.rypend9780.org/ for general information, and for Rotary Members who wish to register their participants, the online link is http://www.rypend9780.org/club-form. The website will generate an e-mail to the applicants with a link inviting them to register online. After registering online, the Rypen secretary will receive an e-mail notifying them of the registration. If you need to register more than three applicants, just revisit the link and fill in the details. This year, the e-mail address in the club’s nomination form will also receive an e-mail notifying them that the applicant has registered. After your applicants have registered, please arrange for a cheque,  payable "Rypen District 9780" to be sent to Rotary Club of Mount Gambier Lakes, PO Box 147, Mount Gambier, SA 5290.


Please note that 40 is the maximum number for each camp. Clubs will be notified when applicants have completed their application forms, and payment is required before attending the camp.


If you find some errors and omissions as the site is used, please e-mail or ring Barry Clark: E-mail address is blcark@ep.com.au and mobile is 0418 576 114


Maryborough Rotary members, have you thought about a student that Maryborough might host?
RYPEN Karen McCarthy 2016-02-14 13:00:00Z 0
 Please consider organising your friends to come and join us for a wonderful Breakfast at Ripples on International Women's Day (March 8th). The speaker presents a compelling account of how women make a very special contribution to world peace.
International Women's Day Breakfast Karen McCarthy 2016-02-14 13:00:00Z 0
The Maryborough Annual Travel Raffle was drawn at the usual club meeting on Thursday 11th of February, at Raglan House in Maryborough.
Results are as follows:
1st Prize: Paul Gardiner - ticket number 5567
​2nd Prize: Max Castle - ticket number 982
​3rd Prize: Lockie Neale - ticket number 5544
4th Prize: Peter Floyd - ticket number 3061
The club congratulates the winners and thanks those who bought, and those who sold tickets. Both have assisted Maryborough Rotary to do the great projects we have underway helping both the local and International communities.
Raffle Results Karen McCarthy 2016-02-14 13:00:00Z 0
2017 Rotary Peace Fellowship
Dear Rotarian,
We are excited to announce that the 2017 Rotary Peace Fellowship is now available online! We encourage you to promote the fellowship and have your district endorse qualified applicants who are dedicated to promoting peace.
Please go to our website to review the fellowship details, application process, animation video, and find additional resources for applicants and Rotarians. 
Important reminders about the peace fellowship:
  1. Districts are not responsible for funding applicants. Your district can endorse as many candidates as deemed qualified at no cost.
  2. 31 May 2016 District Deadline
a.   Applicants must submit their application to the district by 31 May to seek endorsement.
b.   Districts must interview and submit their endorsement forms to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July 2016.
c.   Applicants can choose to apply online or with the PDF application. Both can be located on the website. 
Linked to this email are extra resources to help recruit applicants, better understand the application process, and conduct interviews for applicants you are interested in endorsing.
Additional resources include:
  1. Rotarian Program Guide to the Rotary Peace Fellowship
  2. Rotary Peace Centers Brochure
  3. Rotary Peace Centers Programmatic Webinar (English only): https://vimeo.com/147646382
We thank you for your dedication and support to the Rotary Peace Centers and the Rotary Peace Fellowship. By working together to recruit and select highly qualified candidates for the 2017 Rotary Peace Fellowship, we continue to build peace and work towards conflict prevention and resolution in our world.
Warm regards,
Rotary Peace Centers
Rotary Peace Scholarships Karen McCarthy 2016-02-14 13:00:00Z 0
On 2 December, a terrorist attack killed 14 people and wounded more than 20 others in San Bernardino, California.
Less than two months later, an event nearby focused on peace: the Rotary World Peace Conference. The two-day meeting on 15-16 January brought together experts from around the world to explore ideas and solutions to violence and conflict.
The conference was the first of five Rotary presidential conferences planned for this year.
San Bernardino County official Janice Rutherford, a member of the Rotary Club of Fontana, California, told attendees at the opening general session that the conference couldn’t be timelier.
“Now more than ever, we need to come together and create peace and reduce human suffering,” said Rutherford, who declared 15 January 2016 Rotary World Peace Day and a Day of Peace for San Bernardino County. “We appreciate your commitment to exploring these options and taking them back to your community and the rest of the world.”
More than 150 leaders in the fields of peace, education, business, law, and health care led over 100 breakout sessions and workshops. Topics ranged from how to achieve peace through education to combating human trafficking to the role the media has in eliminating conflict.
Hosted by Rotary districts in California, and attended by more than 1,500 people, the conference is an example of how Rotary members are taking peace into their own hands, said RI President K.R. Ravindran. “We can’t wait for governments to build peace, or the United Nations. We can’t expect peace to be handed to us on a platter,” said Ravindran. “We have to build peace from the bottom, from the foundation of our society. The valuable information you leave with at the end of this conference will aid you in managing conflict in your personal lives, local communities, and potentially around the world.”
Actress and humanitarian Sharon Stone urged conference attendees to find tolerance within themselves as a way to develop compassion and understanding for others. Noting that today’s technology makes it easy to learn about diverse cultures and beliefs, Stone encouraged Rotary members to embrace differences while learning about others’ work. “The more we understand the darkness of our enemies, the better we know what to do, how to respond and behave,” said Stone.
Rotary is inching the world closer to meaningful change, said the Rev. Greg Boyle, executive director of Homeboy Industries, a Los Angeles-based gang intervention and reentry program. “Rotary decided to dismantle the barriers that exclude people,” said Boyle, a bestselling author and Catholic priest. “You [Rotary members] know that we must stand outside the margins so that the margins can be erased. You stand with the poor, the powerless, and those whose dignity has been denied.”
Rotary’s most formidable weapon against war, violence, and intolerance is its Rotary Peace Centers program. Through study and field work, peace fellows at the centers become catalysts for peace and conflict resolution in their communities and around the globe. Dozens of Rotary peace fellows attended the conference to promote the program, learn about other peace initiatives, and help Rotary clubs understand the role they can play. Peace Fellow Christopher Zambakari, who recently graduated from the University of Queensland in Australia, said the conference is a chance to increase awareness of what others are doing to achieve peace. “Some people have only a local view toward peace,” said Zambakari, whose consulting firm in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, provides advisory services to organizations in Africa and the Middle East. “An event like this, with so many diverse perspectives, can open up connections and different possibilities to how we all can work towards a more peaceful world." 
Other speakers included Carrie Hessler-Radelet, director of the U.S. Peace Corps; Judge Daniel Nsereko, special tribunal for Lebanon; Gillian Sorensen, senior adviser at the United Nations Foundation; Steve Killelea, founder and executive chair of the Institute for Economics and Peace; Dan Lungren, former U.S. representative; and Mary Ann Peters, chief executive officer of The Carter Center and former U.S. ambassador to Bangladesh.
By Ryan Hyland (Rotary News 1-Feb-2016)
Month of Peace and Conflict Resolution Karen McCarthy 2016-02-06 13:00:00Z 0
​Remember this time last year and all the planning the club members/ partners and friends were doing to make sure it ran "just right"?
​Also remember the fun with trying to figure out the numbers, and the amount of people that came per club?
​Now its DG Jane's turn to do the worrying, but we can ease that some. All you have to do is register for this year's conference in Geelong. Remember all that fun we had, we can have it again this year. New members, I would absolutely encourage to go. Learn about Rotary, be inspired to "Be a Gift to the World". When one attends Conference, the rewards are immense for both the club and for you personally. Meet and make new friends as well as catching up with old friends who we rarely see due to the commitments that everyone ha​s. ​This is the link to register - join in the fun HERE
District Conference Karen McCarthy 2016-02-06 13:00:00Z 0
It has been said that the gesture began in medieval times. When approaching a senior officer a man would lift his helmet visor so that he could be recognised, the hand moving in a similar way to the modern salute. Unfortunately for this neat idea, the modern form of salute is not recorded before the early 18th century.
The salute probably developed in response to a change in military headgear. After metal helmets fell out of favour, soldiers wore hats similar to those of civilians. Like civilians they raised their hats when greeting a superior.
By 1700 grenadiers were wearing tall, conical hats held in place with secure chinstraps that were difficult to raise in greeting. The men began to merely touch their hats as if intending to raise them. Soon other soldiers adopted the shako, busby or bearskin, all of which were held in place by a chinstrap. They, too, stopped raising the hat and instead merely touched its brim. This action was formalised as the salute in European armies by about 1780, and from them spread to the rest of the world.
Answered by: Rupert Matthews, historian and author
History of the Salute Karen McCarthy 2016-02-06 13:00:00Z 0
​Aquabox Australia is having a stand at the District Conference, both for our District 9780 in Geelong with helpers from the Rotary Club of Eltham coming along, but also in Bendigo for the District 9800 conference the weekend before. We are hoping to raise money to be able to pre-locate Aquaboxes ready for the emergencies that we kow will happen. To have them ready to go before the event, rather than scrambling after to try to catch up. Please consider for birthday's, anniversaries, Christmas etc it is a perfect gift when you are not sure what to give the person who has everything.
For the newer members ASK Karen for more information, if you have an idea to raise some funds she will be glad to hear them.
Aquabox Update Karen McCarthy 2016-02-06 13:00:00Z 0
Volunteer Organisations Working together to help after the recent Scotsburn fires
The devastation caused by the Scotsburn fires  on December 15,   saw the people of Ballarat and district rallying to help those who had been affected by the disaster .
Through the coordination efforts of the Buninyong Lion’s Club the Rotary Clubs of the Ballarat region, we were able to provide support to the volunteer workers by preparing and serving meals .The Rotary Clubs involved worked on a roster system with other organisations such as CFA, CWA and Lion’s.
A wonderful effort by all, demonstrating that when disasters happen, volunteer organisations like Rotary are always ready to answer the call for help.  (picture shows volunteers with a number of fridges ready to be used to assist in the task of supporting those who had lost their homes)  You will find detailed reports on the left hand side of this page under Scotsburn Fires 2016.
- See more at: http://www.rotary9780.org/Stories/volunteer-organisations-working-together-to-help-after-the-recent-scotsburn-fires#sthash.nFl9x135.dpuf
Rotary Helps Karen McCarthy 2016-02-06 13:00:00Z 0
Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS)
Traditionally,  RAWCS has been the Australian arm of Rotary International that assists Rotary Clubs with the development and management of International projects. As a result of its recent re-organisation into a National Rotary body, RAWCS now offers more diverse opportunities for service projects here in Australia and overseas
RAWCS is the largest and fastest growing arm of Rotary in Australia.
The RAWCS vision is to support Australian Rotarians and Rotary Clubs in assisting disadvantaged communities and individuals with humanitarian aid projects.
RAWCS consists of several committees integrated together within the same organization
- See more at: http://www.rotary9780.org/Stories/rotary-australia-world-community-service-(rawcs)#sthash.GBOysKgn.dpuf
RAWCS Karen McCarthy 2016-02-04 13:00:00Z 0

  Many of the Maryborough Rotary members may remember Ravi from his visit to the club

It is not  often that you see a Consul General swim in sewage infused flood waters to help more than a  thousand stranded people! This is what Mr.Ravi Raman did. The Honorary Consul of Mauritius for South India and Managing Director of RR industries owns RR Towers in Guindy Industrial Estate,Chennai, which houses more than 40 IT and other companies including Wipro, Quadrant, Bharat Matrimony etc.  

When rains battered and flooded Chennai, Ravi did not sit around and send financial aid or delegate rescue and relief for people in and around his towers whose lives were threatened. Instead, he took it upon himself to personally go, rescue and supervise all arrangements despite his buildings being under 12 feet of water. There were some 50 employees of his tenants plus his own maintenance staff who were stuck in his buildings RR Tower 3 and 4 and another 1000 from the neighbouring labourer’s colony whose houses were washed away in the floods, who needed immediate help. Ravi risked his life and drove till the point where he could, and parked his car and got into his swimming trunks to swim in the oily, mucky and highly contaminated water for almost a kilometer before he reached his building to assess the situation first hand. Ravi describes the experience “ The water was more than 8 feet deep and the currents were very strong. It took me more than an hour to reach the spot and  it was not easy swimming for so long but I was determined to reach the people whose lives were at risk. On the way, I rested on cars which were submerged in water and swam along. I was shocked to see what lay in front of me; the area resembled a large lake, the entire basement was covered in water and the cars were submerged deep under. The nearby slums and houses of labourers were all under water”.  Ravi has lived all his life in Chennai and says that he had never seen anything of this magnitude ever.

Ravi Raman opened his heart to the thousand plus labourers by allowing them inside his buildings before the waters reached dangerous levels and submerged their houses. For fear of theft, none of the other office complexes allowed these people inside their buildings. Ravi organised food the next day and took care of all the needs of the labourers and the other people who were stuck there for the next 4 days. There were pregnant women who were amongst the people stranded and food had to reach them quickly. Ravi says,“ The first day when I went, we were unable to organise food but we got the food early next day and all the family members accompanied me in the boat to deliver the food packets. We did that for the next 4 days till the rains and the water levels subsided. We then pumped out the water and evacuated the people”. There were thousands of people in the neighbouring slums and food packets were delivered to them too.
The Consul General who Swam and Saved Thousands Karen McCarthy 2016-01-30 13:00:00Z 0
Where did this tradition start? What is the history of the RI annual theme?


The first RI president to present a “Theme” to Rotarians during the International was S. Kenner Guernsy, RI President in 1947-48. His Theme was:  

“Enter to learn, go forth to serve.”

Rotarians at the International Assembly held in Quebec, 1948. 
Photo © Rotary International.

Note the sign over the entry door with the first “RI Theme” stated.
The International Assembly, is Rotary's annual event for governors-elect. It was first held in Chicago in 1919. Between 1928-1950, it was held before the convention, at a site near the convention city. It then moved to Lake Placid, New York, for more than 20 years. In recent years, it has been held in San Diego, California, USA. It's now held much earlier to allow incoming governors more time to prepare for their year as governor.
During the 1948-49 year RI president Agus S. Mitchell did not have a Theme. In 1949-50 President Percy Hodgson had more of a listing of Objectives, than a theme. That was followed in 1950-51 by Arthur Lagueux, Quebec, Canada, who listed a set of goals he wished to be followed.Presidents Frank S. Spain, Birmington, Alabama, 1951-52 and H. J. Brunnier, San Francisco, California, 1952-53 had no theme or goals as stated. President Joaquin Serratosa Cibils, Montevideo, Uruguay, 1953-54, presented a Theme “Rotary is Hope in Action”.

The first “Theme” and “Logo” combination was presented by PRI Herbert J. Taylor, the creator of the 4-way test, and RI President 1954-55. PRIP Herbert Taylor had a Theme of six objectives for Rotarians to follow. His Theme logo was a card to each Rotary Club President congratulating them on their election as President of their Club during that “Golden Anniversary Year” (50 years) and suggesting that they study the six goals that he had put forth. From that start, each incoming RI President has created a “Theme” and a “Logo.” That combination is presented to the incoming District Governors each year during the International Assembly.


Six Objectives for 1954-55:

1. glean from the past and act
2. share with others
3. build with Rotary’s Way Test
4. serving youth
5. international good will
6. good Rotarians are good citizens.

The Theme for the year 2016-17 as presented by Incoming RI president John Germ in San Diego last week is:

Rotary's First Theme Karen McCarthy 2016-01-30 13:00:00Z 0
Sunday February 14  why not treat your loved one to an early morning and watch the sunrise??
​This could be you when you help out at the Reverse Triathlon held at the outdoor pool in Maryborough at 6:30am, (please be there by 6:15am). A few things you will need when helping out, a chair, sunscreen, a coat (for the morning will be cool til sun up) and a drink of water ( though I think I will be taking coffee!!)
If you can help please let us know on Thursday at the meeting, names will be asked for then.
HELP NEEDED Karen McCarthy 2016-01-30 13:00:00Z 0
This time it is Rotary Club of Beaufort's turn to host the Group 7 meeting,  Monday the 1st of February in Beaufort at the Golden Age Hotel at 6:15 pm, please advise them if you are going and haven't let President Thea know you are going. Numbers are always good to know for catering purposes. Secretary Maurice would love to know that you are joining us so you can hear what is going on in our Group.Phone him on 0408 573 200 ASAP.
Group 7 meeting Karen McCarthy 2016-01-30 13:00:00Z 0
Week 32: February 4, 2016
Greetings Rotarians,
Such excitement last week with PP Garry Higgins being presented with the Central Goldfields Shire  "Citizen of the Year" and Harold’s daughter, Peppa Breitinger’s "Polka dots for Peppa" awarded the Event of the Year. Both awards are richly deserved.
Nice to see Rotarian Ray back safely from international travels
Group 7 meeting at Beaufort on Monday, February 1. So far four Rotarians attending.
The Central Goldfields Council are working on having a large sign erected and placing various sized stickers on all their vehicles. Have you noticed the sign at MDHS?
Would all Rotarians please place a bumper sticker on their cars/utes? $2.00 each and you could buy some for your families’ cars too. They apparently stand out quite well.
This week, February 4: Guest Speaker Susanna Dowie will tell us about her business enterprise in London. Susanna is married to Ross Dowie from Carisbrook’s Dowie family.  PP Brian Dowie was very involved in farming and environmental concerns.
Next week , February 11: The Disaster Aid Australia Road Show will do a presentation for us and Rotarians Judy Dennis and Lindsay Florence  will give us more info on the Ballarat Swap Meet for which some Rotarians have put up their hand.
A quote about Be(ing) a Gift to the World
“Story is a butterfly whose wings transport us to another world, where we receive gifts that change who we are and who we want to be.”  - Harley King
Keep Safe
Thea's Theory Week 32, 4th February 2016 Thea 2016-01-30 13:00:00Z 0
This week goes to Garry Higgins
​This week goes to the Sergeant himself, Leigh Williamson, gee we have some honest Rotarians
​President Thea drew the 8 of Clubs, better luck next time
President Elect Martin won the heads and tails, alas a Freddo frog was the prize
The Awards Karen McCarthy 2016-01-30 13:00:00Z 0
Recently, our President Thea had a chance to talk about the Family Violence program with our Victorian Governor, the Rt Honorable Linda Dessau AOM. "Never miss an opportunity to spread the word", added Thea.
Thea Chats with Our Governor 2016-01-25 13:00:00Z 0
Our members and partners were out in force on Australia Day as we once again served the community with 40 bottles of pancake mix or around 500 pancakes! All 500 were gratefully received by locals attending the festivities at the Station Domain. Pictured are Kate, Meryl and Toby serving pancakes, and David, Murray and Robyn cooking up the mixture.
Serving the Community with Pancakes 2016-01-25 13:00:00Z 0
Posted by Geoff James
Congratulations to PP Garry Higgins for being awarded the local "Citizen of the Year" award at the 2016 Australia Day ceremony at the Station Domain, Maryborough. Garry has worked tirelessly over recent years to help establish the #SayNO2familyviolence campaign in our community.
Congratulations Garry Higgins! Geoff James 2016-01-25 13:00:00Z 0
RI President Elect John Germ announced his theme for 2016-2017 on Tuesday - the theme is "Rotary Serving Humanity". We should all have no problems in working with that!
Rotary's New Theme for 2016-2017 2016-01-18 13:00:00Z 0
​Apart from Tai Chi, our members were able to congratulate Liz Sadler as she was presented with her Pride of Workmanship award by President Thea. Liz had been nominated for the award last year but was unavailable on the night of the presentations. Liz attended the meeting on Thursday with 2 friends from her workplace. Congratulations, Liz!
Pride of Workmanshp award Karen McCarthy 2016-01-16 13:00:00Z 0
​This week saw members, partners and guests trying out the old fighting art of Tai Chi.
​The history and movements of Taqi Chi were explained to us by Barry Lacey and his assistant, Marcus. They gave a comprehensive demonstration of a particular group of movements,  the reasons why the movements were invented and what the movements did to the opponent. A video will be posted on the website if you wish to see it. Along with this article there are some photo's of all those who participated.  Tai Chi s something that is good for both the mind and body, especially for those who have balance issues. Classes are held in Maryborough. For those wishing to find out more contact Karen.
Last of the Summer Series Karen McCarthy 2016-01-16 13:00:00Z 0
Just for a bit of fun and to see what your knowledge of Rotary is like I have come across a little Quiz, which I will ask you a couple of questions each week and post the correct ones the following week.
Question 1)
​This Rotary president first was a newspaper reporter in Denver, and he was.........?
A) Wilfred J. Wilkinson
B) Paul B. Harris
C) Glenn E. Estess, Sr
D)Frank J. Devlyn
Question 2)
February 23 1905 was....?
A) The first regular meeting of The Rotary Club of Chicago
B) The Charter Night Dinner for The Rotary Club of Chicago
C) Te night four men decided to start an organization in Chicago
D)  Paul B. Harris' birthday
Rotary Quiz Karen McCarthy 2016-01-16 13:00:00Z 0
​In December, Aquabox Australia despatched 120 Aquaboxes bound for Chennai, in India after major flooding in the region. The flooding was extensive and deep as the photo shows. Australia does not report on so many disasters around the world. Many do in fact pop up on Facebook, but only show if you have "friends"in the region. This is where our donations to Aquabox go - to saving lives in disaster areas like this. Donations are Tax deductible through RAWCS. The link to the Aquabox page is HERE
So amazing how resilient some people are, they just pick up and move on. This is yet another reason why we do not hear about these disasters, despite them happening almost on our back door step.
Aquabox Update Karen McCarthy 2016-01-10 13:00:00Z 0

Mrs. Oliver Golding

First President of the Inner Wheel Clubs

Prior to 1924, for many years wives of Rotarians had been helping their husbands in Rotary Service setting up Ladies Committees under the Chairmanship of the Rotary President's wife. We know that ‘Rotary Ladies’ of Liverpool was established in 1916. Such groups used various titles such as “Women’s Auxiliary or "Wheels of Service" and operated freely in the 1920’s. Other nations, such as the USA, have adopted the name of “Rotary-Annes.”

Inner Wheel was conceived on 10th January 1924 when Rotarians' wives met in Manchester, England where Mrs. Oliver Golding was elected as its first President. Thus 10th January is now World Inner Wheel Day.  In 1934, the Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in Great Britain and Ireland was formed with 79 founder clubs. Like Rotary the Inner Wheel is divided into local clubs and Districts.

Inner Wheel Clubs throughout the world Comprises the Womenfolk of Rotarians.

Inner Wheel concentrates upon friendship and personal service. It is not what is termed a money raising organization but each club selects its own Charities and Channels of Service.

One of the greatest features of Inner Wheel is the opportunity given to members the world over to get to know one another thus contributing to International Friendship and Understanding.

To be a member of Inner Wheel is a privilege that can usually only be enjoyed by the wife, widow or member of a Rotarian's household.

Mrs. Jean Thomson Harris (the wife of Rotary founder, Paul) was made an honorary member of Edinburgh Inner Wheel Club in 1946, in fact, its first honorary member.

Founder President of the Edinburgh Inner Wheel Club, Mrs W Winkler and her Committee, knowing that Jean was born and bred in the city decided that she should be invited to become an Honorary Member.



Jean Harris and the Inner Wheel Karen McCarthy 2016-01-10 13:00:00Z 0
Last week, members enjoyed a great relaxed night at the President's house. The Chef was on the cheeky side, while the meat on the BBQ was cooked to perfection. An array of salads and desserts was provided by those who attended, and what a spread it was! If you weren't there, you definitely missed out on the great food and fellowship. No one went in for a dip - they were having too much fun catching up.
However, there was some not so good news. PP Rod Brown reported that Faye Townsing (wife of PP Charles) only got out of hospital on the 7th of January after falling seriously ill on Boxing Day. Whilst still required to be near the hospital in Adelaide, she is on the mend, staying at their daughter Janine's for 6 weeks recuperating. On a live phone feed, Charles said Faye coming out of hospital was the best birthday present he could have ever received, for it was also his birthday on the 7th. Faye was in Intensive Care for 2 weeks. We wish Faye a speedy recovery and all the best for the future.
The Week That Was Karen McCarthy 2016-01-10 13:00:00Z 0
​January is "Rotary Awareness Month​".
So this Month there will be snippets of history over the years of Rotary. If anyone has photos of years gone by of the club feel free to email them to me. They might even make it to print.
Stories are always welcome from Members to be included in the bulletin given space.
We Hope you had a spectacular time during the holidays and rested up as the year looks like it is going to be great fun for the Club and our members.
From the Editors Desk Karen McCarthy 2016-01-10 13:00:00Z 0
Santa flew in to our Christmas party late last year not on a sleigh with Reindeer, but in a big white Helicopter! Maybe it was too hot this year for the poor Reindeer. There were kids aplenty, with both children and grandchildren of Rotarians. A lovely feast was prepared by Rosa and Sam at Rammy Dessert in Nolan Street. It was a very surprised crowd that gathered down near the gate to watch Santa disembark from the chopper piloted by Chris Field. Santa in  great Aussie tradition sat on the tailgate of a ute to distribute books to the children.
​Those who attended had a great night. Thank you President Thea for organizing this great end to our 2015 year.
Santa flies in Karen McCarthy 2015-12-22 13:00:00Z 0

What Paul; Harris Said - Paul Harris and Christmas

One Christmas and prudence learned.

“GRANDFATHER, who had always been so provident and had worried so much about the improvidence of his son and daughter-in-law, feared above all things that I too might develop spendthrift habits. In one way and another, he tried to encourage me to save, his first step being to start an account for me in the Rutland Savings Bank and to exhort me to make it grow. I did not follow his advice ve...ry strictly but somehow, the account did grow, grandfather spurring me on.

I remember that one deposit was made as a result of an experience with which I was not at all in sympathy. It happened on a Christmas morning. It had been my custom to hang up my stocking Christmas Eve, with the expectation that I would find it stuffed to overflowing in the morning and that there would also be sundry packages lying around too large for admission to the stocking.

Trembling with excitement, I crept out of my bedroom before daylight, made my way across the dining room and felt my way to the mantel in the sitting room. I found the stocking right where I had hung it but to my unutterable amazement and disappointment, it hung limp and empty so far as I could see. My sobs soon brought grandmother to my side and she told me to feel again in the stocking; to thrust my hand away down deep. I did so and extracted a tiny package, which when unwrapped proved to be a five dollar gold piece. Had it been a rock, it could not have been more meaningless and again I broke down and sobbed. I had been expecting the customary books, skates, a watch perhaps, popcorn, candy and other things beyond even my own lively imagination; if Christmas was to be anything less than an introduction to fairyland, it was to be nothing at all.


Later in the day after many conversations between grandfather and grandmother, grandfather said to leave the matter to him. Under his orders, I hung up my stocking again and waited a reasonable time for Santa Claus to make a return visit. Eventually, I again made my way to the mantle, and, with many forebodings, reached my hand down deep into the stocking and what did I find? Another five dollar gold piece. Shades of my grandfather! Another five dollars! It was more than human nature could bear and I set up a howl in tune with the disappointment within me.

Grandfather declared that he had gone his limit so grandmother took matters in hand again, with the result that the good things, all that I had dreamed of and more, were realized. Grandfather did not withdraw his gifts; the two bright five-dollar gold pieces were added to my savings account; a good day's work for a youngster who had not long since passed his ninth birthday.

Strange to say, in spite of my lack of enthusiasm for saving, the account grew to fifteen hundred dollars before I became of age. When eventually my savings became subject to my disposal they were expeditiously put to use. I am glad to be able to say, however, that I used most of them to pay obligations of my father's family, of which there many and of a pressing nature.

Thus ended all likelihood of my becoming a millionaire. As a matter of fact, I don't believe grandfather would have had me be one. He was known even in our village where thrift was the order of the day, as a frugal man. The few spendthrifts of the village might have thought of him as miserly, although I have never heard that characterization of my grandfather…….."


as to be nothing at all....."


Paul Harris' Greetings for the season:

"To each of our friends and members around the world celebrating each in their own manner during this holy and wonderful season, we wish the best of health, happiness, peace and joy.”

What Paul Harris Said Karen McCarthy 2015-12-22 13:00:00Z 0
​There will be no bulletin till the 10th of January 2106. Meanwhile articles can be sent in in readiness for this date. I thank you for the things that have been sent in up til now.
​We wish you all a very Merry Christmas spent with loved ones and a very Happy New year, see you all in 2016.
Break over the Holidays Karen McCarthy 2015-12-22 13:00:00Z 0
A new sign will be going up at the front of the Maryborough District Heath Services near the main entrance, visible from the Street that runs into the entrance. The CEO Terry Welch also told the meeting about the steps the hospital has in place to support the staff who work there, It is great news for the club as this is the sort of outcome that we are striving for, hoping the wok we do in this area will raise awareness everywhere that abuse of any sort is not to be tolerated and that there is help available.
#SayNo2familyviolence Update Karen McCarthy 2015-12-12 13:00:00Z 0
Thursday night whilst at the Wellness Centre we welcomed a new member, Frances Clarke who has previously been a guest speaker was inducted as a member of The Maryborough Rotary Club. Frances works at GELC with a great team of staff, we look forward to working with her on the many projects we do, (and sme we haven't thought of yet!!) It was a very apt place to welcome her int the crew.
​Welcome to the team Frances
Induction of Frances Clarke Karen McCarthy 2015-12-12 13:00:00Z 0
​Secretary Anthony Ohlson expressed concern over the percentage of people not opening emails. The club does all within its power to limit the number of emails that are sent out. It is vital that you receive the information that he sends you, otherwise you will no be abreast of the important things that are happening, or information that he requires from you, even if it is to say that you are not available for a project and so on.
​Please be mindful that being secretary is not the smallest of jobs that are in the club and as we are all volunteers, we should give someone who has put a lot of work into something to give them the courtesy of reading an email they put effort into sending. Reading Anthony's emails only takes mere couple of minutes out of your day but there are times where it has taken him hours to put it together.
OPENING OF EMAILS FROM ANTHONY Karen McCarthy 2015-12-12 13:00:00Z 0
​WELL THE SECRET IS OUT !!!! Save the 17th of December! ​President Thea has arranged a wonderful Christmas Party for the Club at Gwenrose Park. The place provides entertainment for all members of the family right down to the tiny tots. It promises to be a great deal of fun and frivolity for everyone. The invitations were handed out on Thursday night with the remainder to be given out this Week. ​Please RSVP according to the information on your invitation, the earlier the better for the caterers'. This year, the cuisine is Indian, although it will be very mild with a lot of flavour and almost no bite to it. Please include any dietary requirements of visitors.
Christmas Party Karen McCarthy 2015-12-06 13:00:00Z 0
Posted by Karen McCarthy
This week, we were lucky enough to be invited behind the scenes at True Foods. Some members have been there before, but things have been heating up in the factory with the Crumpet line being introduced to pick up the slack during quiet times, though the factory does run 24/7.
The CEO, Peter McAllister and other important staff welcomed the group and thanked Maryborough Rotary for its initiative of the #SayNo2familyviolence project, which has actually had an effect at the True Foods work site.
Members were given a run down on safety aspects of their visit, the "look but don't touch" message, and even though we thought our hands are clean after washing, a special cream and blue light would show us otherwise. The tour was very thorough showing us all the stages of production of crumpets and wraps. Thank you to all the members and Partners who came for the event. After the tour we were treated to (who would have guessed) wraps that were made using product from the factory.
​Pictured are some of the team in all their glory.
Club Visit to True Foods Karen McCarthy 2015-12-06 13:00:00Z 0
​please phone apologies to Bryce at home for this week (5435 7292 ), he will not be at work, though if you call into Central Highlands Water the message will be passed on, please keep in mind if you do not apologise you will be charged for the meal.
Apologies Karen McCarthy 2015-12-06 13:00:00Z 0
Orphanage Work in Surabaya 2015-12-02 13:00:00Z 0
​Reports from Committee Chairs
​If possible can the chairs of Committees please organise a meeting in preparation for your reports for the Board Meeting on the 14th December. If I can have the reports by the 10th of December that would be fantastic.
Vice President
Karen McCarthy
Committee Reports and Events 2015-11-29 13:00:00Z 0
PDG Jessie Harmon shared some of the lessons she has learned from her travels around the globe to recruit students for Federation University in Ballarat.
Jessie Harmon On Her Travels 2015-11-29 13:00:00Z 0
A New Source of Guests?
Susan Calleija is a local lass, completing a teaching degree at ACU, Ballarat, following education at Talbot PS and MEC. She spoke about her hankering to make a difference with kids. 
Susan came to our Club on the encouragement of Ballarat West Rotary as part of the programme that links each student with the Rotary club closest to the placement school with a view to attend a meeting and to consolidate links with Rotary.  
What a good idea! Could Maryborough Rotary do this with other professionals placed in our city?  Heaven knows, anything we can do to make our community more comfortable and attractive to new people must be worthwhile.
A New Source of Guests? 2015-11-29 13:00:00Z 0
Posted by Geoff
Maryborough Rotary was again very "present" at this year's Energy Breakthrough event in Maryborough on November 20th to 22nd. Our #SayNO2familyviolence banner reminded everyone of our current campaign, our members worked diligently as Marshalls on one of the corners, and many of our members helped out on our our food stand which ran non-stop for dozens of hours. The event always requires a huge commitment from our club members, and we keep delivering! Well done, Maryborough Rotary!
Maryborough Rotary Presence at the Breakthrough Geoff 2015-11-22 13:00:00Z 0
This year's Rotary Zone 8 Institute was held in Melbourne at Etihad Stadium. Current, future and past District Governors from Rotary Zone 8 and 7b (Australia, New Guinea, Phillipines and Solomon Islands) attend along with future leaders, Rotary Foundation District chairs and other invited Rotarians to get a report of how Rotary is doing in our area, to train for roles, and to listen to stimulating speakers. Around four to five hundred people attended this year and they heard some fantastic speakers including John Germ (the incoming RI President for 2016-2017 from the U.S.A.), Australia's Ian Riseley (the RI President in 2017-2018), Tom Gleisner (writer, producer and actor in films such as The Castle and the Dish, and television shows such as Utopia, Frontline, and The Panel), Marcus Akuhata-Brown from New Zealand (very funny and endearing), RI Director Jennifer Jones (a very stimulating speaker), Innovative surgeon, Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld, Kate Carnell the CEO of Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and at least half a dozen others. Entertainment was provided by Mike Brady who wrote and performed "Up There Cazaley", Colleen Hewett and the Melbourne Gospel Choir. We heard about many of the new ideas being discussed in Rotary circles such as allowing clubs to determine how often they meet and other ideas too radical to mention here. Apart from PDG Geoff and Meryl, our members Anthony Ohlsen and Garry Higgins attended to look after a District 9780 Pop Up Stand and fly the flag for our Family Violence program. All in all, it was an exciting week-end of Rotary. One great bit of news is that as from next year (in September), ALL Rotarians will be invited to attend.
Our Members Attend the Zone Institute 2015-11-22 13:00:00Z 0
This year's Rotary Zone 8 Institute was held in Melbourne at Etihad Stadium. Current, future and past District Governors from Rotary Zone 8 and 7b (Australia, New Guinea, Phillipines and Solomon Islands) attend along with future leaders, Rotary Foundation District chairs and other invited Rotarians to get a report of how Rotary is doing in our area, to train for roles, and to listen to stimulating speakers. Around four to five hundred people attended this year and they heard some fantastic speakers including John Germ (the incoming RI President for 2016-2017 from the U.S.A.), Australia's Ian Riseley (the RI President in 2017-2018), Tom Gleisner (writer, producer and actor in films such as The Castle and the Dish, and television shows such as Utopia, Frontline, and The Panel), Marcus Akuhata-Brown from New Zealand (very funny and endearing), RI Director Jennifer Jones (a very stimulating speaker), Innovative surgeon, Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld, Kate Carnell the CEO of Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and at least half a dozen others. Entertainment was provided by Mike Brady who wrote and performed "Up There Cazaley", Colleen Hewett and the Melbourne Gospel Choir. We heard about many of the new ideas being discussed in Rotary circles such as allowing clubs to determine how often they meet and other ideas too radical to mention here. Apart from PDG Geoff and Meryl, our members Anthony Ohlsen and Garry Higgins attended to look after a District 9780 Pop Up Stand and fly the flag for our Family Violence program. All in all, it was an exciting week-end of Rotary. One great bit of news is that as from next year (in September), ALL Rotarians will be invited to attend.
Copy of Our Members Attend the Zone Institute 2015-11-21 13:00:00Z 0
And just because I can, this was taken on Sunday, at the Blowhole in Bicheno, Tasmania. The best shot I have of it - and a tourist off a bus decided to walk out where they were told not to go because the waves can be unpredictable. The ensuing shots looks like he is getting drowned -munfortunately Clubrunner will only allow 1 photo per story. Use your imagination and see the direction of the water, it looks stunning. We have been to one Rotary meeting, maybe another this week, have sold loads of raffle tickets often to random people like the restaurant owner tonight, and a tourist at a nearby table. Unfortunately, we will miss Jessie's talk. I am  sure you will enjoy it.
Karen & Derrick Touring Tasmania Karen McCarthy 2015-11-21 13:00:00Z 0
HELP !!!!
I will need to have someone take notes for the meeting on Thursday, I will not be able to make it to the meeting. I can send you a form to fill out to make it easier, and I will be sending Jessie Harman an email to get notes from her talk to make it easier for whoever helps me out.
Thanks in advance 
HELP !!!!!!!! Karen McCarthy 2015-11-21 13:00:00Z 0
Prior to deployment Stephanie spent considerable time in Northern Australia, Malaysia and Thailand doing real time field training and preparation as a Medic. Whilst based in Darwin, she often assisted patients involved in 4x4 rollovers in remote areas requiring “medi-vacs”; and also spent considerable time training in remote jungle conditions in Thailand and Malaysia.
Stephanie has done a tour of Afghanistan based at Tarinkot; a Provincial Centre in south central Afghanistan. Tarinkot is also isolated: its only airstrip is on the military base of the NATO-led ISAF Provincial Reconstruction Team on the outskirts of the town; and the only ground access to the outside is a road to the regional center of Kandahar to the south, which can be subject to Taliban attacks sometimes, and washouts. During her tour of duty, on the occasions when she went ”outside the wire” of the military compound to administer to the local population, she said that she always felt safe due to the professionalism of her comrades in arms. Stephanie worked alongside US Naval doctors and nurses at the field hospital whilst based in Tarinkot and spoke highly of the regard that Australian military personnel are held on by our allies.
She is currently based in Adelaide firstly as a reservist performing admin type duties (arranging transport/accommodation for senior officers) and secondly completing a Degree in Health Science. Stephanie is considering another deployment when she qualifies.  
Stephanie Treble - My Army Life Karen McCarthy 2015-11-14 13:00:00Z 0
The bike ride is over for another year, raising $5,000. Well done to Peter Haywood and his loyal team of helpers. A fantastic effort from all concerned.
Pyrenees Magic Bikeride 2015 Karen McCarthy 2015-11-14 13:00:00Z 0
Thursday 19th November
Please meet at the BBQ trailer at the EBT track, for newer members it is located near the entrance to the swimming pool.
Time to meet is 6pm
This week's meeting Karen McCarthy 2015-11-14 13:00:00Z 0
In 1917 RI President Arch C Klumph started an "Endowment" fund with an initial donation of $26.50 for doing Good in the world, later transformed into The Rotary Foundation now worth more than $1b.
A link HERE is available to take you straight to Rotary.org for the complete rundown of The Rotary Foundation, but for your convenience here below is a brief overview of the information.
There are 3 funds into which donations go, and they are PolioPlus, The Endowment Fund and the Annual Fund. All donations by individuals count towards a Paul Harris Recognition. A club (or another person/member) may donate the $1000 USD in another person's name to be able to present to them this recognition. The levels go from a plain Paul Harris pin right up to and including a 3 Ruby pin with many variations in between.
Another way to donate is to EREY which in plainspeak means Every Rotarian Every Year $100 USD and the Centurion $100 AUD.
There are many other ways of donating which is best researched for you to find the one which suits you best or speak to Foundation Director Derrick Marsden or PDG Geoff James for any further information you require. The picture shows IPDG Geoff presenting PP Bob Osborne with his "Wings" and Certificate for joining the Paul Harris Society.
The Rotary Foundation Karen McCarthy 2015-11-08 13:00:00Z 0

Dan Tehan had a good day in Maryborough as he unveiled the restored WW1 memorial and viewed the CCTV cameras in the main street which are already working and have led to interrogations of alleged vandalism.

Dan spoke of how Maryborough’s Family Violence Awareness project is putting Maryborough Rotary on the map in Australia and Internationally. It is ground breaking and breaking the taboo of “keeping it in the family”. The race meeting was a wonderful initiative.

Dan said “Please keep going. This issue is far too important to stop now. If there is anything I can do, please let me know.”

Dan was also impressed by the support shown by Rotary for the Chaplaincy program. Unfortunately schools are having to pick up the attitudes and behaviours which used to be handled at home.

MP Dan Tehan Karen McCarthy 2015-11-07 13:00:00Z 0
OAKS DAY                                                                                                         
Rotarians Esther and Alison were the main organisers of the MEC Chaplaincy Oaks Day fundraiser. Esther thanked all Rotarians who helped: PPs John Caulfield, Geoff James, Terry Allan, Graeme Rogan and Rotarian John Williamson and also Terry’s sister Lis, (a Rotary Alumni), who also helped.
PP Bob Dame Edna Average Osborne was a great success as MC, and Geoff also strummed his guitar while the MEC girls paraded the fashions.
Oaks Day Karen McCarthy 2015-11-07 13:00:00Z 0
It is with sadness that we announce the the passing of PP PHF Jeff Mackay late last week, the Club members send Condolences to President Elect Martin Mackay, Olive Mackay and family.
Jeff's funeral is on Thursday 12th of November at 2PM in the Wagstaff Chapel, Derby Rd  Maryborough
Condolences Karen McCarthy 2015-11-07 13:00:00Z 0
Win TV prepares for an interview at our recent Trots meeting promoting our #SayNO2familyviolence program. More pictures are available in the Family Violence site pages accessible to the left of this page.
Family Violence Program Promoted at the Trots 2015-11-03 13:00:00Z 0
​As of the next bulletin edition the Bulletin will be getting published on Sunday evening due to other commitments, so to ensure this happens please submit any articles/information to be included to me by Saturday evening at 5pm. I appreciate your co-operation in this.
PLEASE NOTE Karen McCarthy 2015-11-02 13:00:00Z 0
The program for the Club after Christmas has been re-worked, thanks to Program Director, Alison. We thank her for all the hard work she is putting in to her role as Program Chair. As soon as the updated program  has been finalized, it will be published in the Speaker Widget on the left hand side of the Bulletin, so KEEP YOUR EYE ON THIS SPACE. Please watch out for the Partner nights and remember that partners/wives/spouses/significant others are always welcome at any meeting. Just remember to let Bryce know that you are bringing them along.
Upcoming Program Karen McCarthy 2015-11-02 13:00:00Z 0
Dobro verci (Good evening)
Moya ima et Graeme Rogan za Maryborough Rotari Klub Victoria Australia.
(My name is Graeme Rogan of the Maryborough Rotary Club Vic Aust.)
Nozdravi u Rotari Klub Beograd Metropolitan Serbska Yugoslovenka
(Welcome to the Rotary Club of Belgrade Metropolitan Serbia –Yugoslavia)
Chartered in 1928 in District 77, Rotary Club Belgrade Metropolitan as one of two first founded Rotary clubs in the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenians (known as the Kingdom of Yugoslavia until 1941.).
Under the Communist Government rule and the effect of war in Europe activities of Rotary in Yugoslavia were closed at the beginning of World War II. 
I visited Yugoslavia in 1980 and was amazed that “as a very free” communist country how harsh the actual rule was.  Therefore it was much more severe in places like Russia and East Germany etc. countries regarded as true communist.
The club re-established in 1992 after a long period mainly due to the idea of ​​Rotary as a "western" organization were not accepted by the former authorities.
Rotary Club Beograd was registered as a civic association on 7th May 1992 by a decision of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, and was adopted by Rotary International Board of Directors 8 May of the same year.
Has swapped districts several times (Due to wars such as Bosnia Conflict 1992-95)
Rechartered in 1992 in District 1910, in 2000 in District 2480, in 2007 in District 2481, since 2011 – 2012 in District 2483 Serbia and Montenegro
Reopening of the Rotary Club of Beograd, the first one in Serbia after the Second World War, was not easy and simple. Difficult political situation, the breakup of Yugoslavia, and finally the war that engulfed some parts of the country, hampered the work of enthusiasts who have worked on the restoration of Rotarian movement.
In addition, there was a general view that RI, with due caution, will reopen the clubs in the so-called Eastern Bloc countries, which in those years, experienced dramatic changes.
As of February in 1991 the Club began to meet regularly on Thursdays at 2.00 pm at the Hyatt, and the Rotary Governor on 20 June 1991 granted a status of the “Provisional Rotary Club of Beograd”.
Application for Membership was submitted on 21 March 1992 and officially Chartered on 8 May 1992.
Rotary Club of Belgrade is under Rotary District 2483, which now consists of more than 60 clubs in the Republic of Serbia and Republic of Montenegro.
However the Rotari Klub Beograd Metropolitan (Belgrade) Club is the oldest Rotary Club in the area.
The 24 Members of the club, are mainly owners of successful small and medium-sized companies a wide range of activities (construction, architecture, engineering, transport, computing, telecommunications, chemicals, media, etc.), the directors and managers of large national and international companies, bankers, prominent lawyers, consultants, cultural and sports professionals and others.
Club celebrated 20 years anniversary of the foundation in 2012, has six Holders of Paul Harris Fellowship Award
RC Beograd founded the Rotaract Club of Belgrade in 1994. (Rotarakt Klubom Beograd Metropolitan)
Fellow Rotarians and guests please raise your glasses to the Rotary Club of Beograd Metropolitan (Belgrade) Serbia - Yugoslavia.
“Zivoli” (Cheers)
International Toast Karen McCarthy 2015-11-01 13:00:00Z 0
​Last week, the Rotary Club of Maryborough hosted the Group 7 meeting. There is so much going on one could not keep up with all the news to put in the bulletin. Wel done to all the 4 clubs in the group. What busy little beavers we all are. There is a lot of positive things happening in the clubs, plus the fun that we are having along the way. The best way of knowing what happens at the meetings is to be there and hear it firsthand - that way I have to write less - hahaha!
Group 7 Meeting Karen McCarthy 2015-11-01 13:00:00Z 0
On October 22nd, our club conducted it's annual Pride of Workmanship ceremony, and this year's theme was "Small Business, Fair Opportunity". The focus was on businesses that gave their employees a "fair go", and on employees who made the most of opportunities presented to them by caring employers. Employees in consideration were people who found it difficult to get employment due to age, disability or gender etc.
Employer awards were presented to...
Ross and Janet Donald from the Junction Motel
Val and Norma Morrison and son, Simon from Eddington Engineering
Kurt and Garrity Townsing from Red House Bakery
Carl and Emma Rmpff from CR Heating
Paul and Maryanne Stone from Paul Stone Excavations
Recipients of Employee Awards:
Liz Sadler (Junction Motel)
Michael Noonan (Red House Bakery)
Tristan Clark (CR Heating)
Pride of Workmanship Awards