Posted by Trisha Portbury on May 22, 2019
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Monday evening the 20th of May, our Speaker, Tim Currell, Operations Manager – Seasonal Workers Australia, spoke about how Pacific Island Fruit Pickers were placed into accredited companies. This is a Federal Government Initiative developed to help our near neighbours access work. These men were from Vanuatu. This program is offered to 8 similar small Nations such as Timor Leste and Fiji. The companies who employed them needed to prove that they could not recruit from the Australian Community first.
Tim Currell, Operations Manager – Seasonal Workers Australia Trisha Portbury 2019-05-21 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Barry Erlenwein on May 22, 2019
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Our speaker on Monday night the 13th of May, Cory Robertson spoke about his wife Joanne's struggles with depression and the fundraiser that they are doing to try to help raise the awareness around depression and suicide prevention as well as to remove some of the stigma around both. It was a very moving speech which bought many Rotarians to tears.
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Posted by Barry Erlenwein on May 22, 2019
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Rtn. Dr. Hakim Gassiep from Melbourne coincidentally meets Rtn. Suren Naiker from Devonport at a medical conference in Melbourne and exchange ideas to inspire each other to connect with more Rotarians in order to transform the lives of others for the better.
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Posted by Barry Erlenwein on May 22, 2019
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It’s time to give to polio

As we wind down the 2018-19 Rotary year, Rotary clubs focus on their end of year giving and on supporting so many amazing humanitarian projects – locally, regionally and internationally.
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Posted by Barry Erlenwein on May 08, 2019
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Rotarian Jo Dwyer speaks about her life and what she does. If you were not present at our last meeting to listen to Jo speak please make an effort to get to know your fellow Rotarian Jo Dwyer
Jo Dwyer Behind the Badge Barry Erlenwein 2019-05-07 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Barry Erlenwein on May 08, 2019
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President Hakim Gassiep and Rotarian Ritesh Prasad (Membership and Program Director) present Michael from the Epilepsy Foundation a donation cheque from The Rotary Club of Casey. Michael also presented our club a certificate of appreciation from the Purple Day Bike Ride from last year that the Rotary Club of Casey ran and which was coordinated by Rotarian Trisha Ranchod. Michael also presented the Rotary Club of Casey with a receipt for $7,300 that was raised from the event.
  
Epilepsy Foundation Barry Erlenwein 2019-05-07 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Barry Erlenwein on May 08, 2019
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A fundraising idea for this year: Host a Hat Day to help Lift the Lid on mental illness! 🎩🧢👒🎓⛑👑

We are nearly half way into the year already, and World Mental Health Day in October will be here before we know it.

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Posted by Barry Erlenwein on May 08, 2019
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Zambia 
The Wheelchair gives different children the opportunity to integrate and go to school, but it also leads to different challenges:
- the houses in which they inhabit are often too small, taking out the chair is therefore uncomfortable and takes a long time due to the architecture of the
- usually families live far and the only way to access is to walk for 45 minutes on the dirt road, even this is to be uncomfortable and even impossible during the rainy season.
- different families have difficulties paying the school tax.
Once at school though children are very happy.
A Wheelchair for kids Barry Erlenwein 2019-05-07 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Barry Erlenwein on May 08, 2019
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The May edition of Rotary Down Under magazine is out now.

Our main story this month, Rotarians people of action in Christchurch, in local communities and beyond.

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Posted by Barry Erlenwein on May 08, 2019
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Charlie Speirs’ DG Partner’s Project 2018-19 is to raise money to install SkyHydrant Water Filtration systems in Third World Schools. The SkyHydrant is a proven sustainable method of removing all bacteria and dirt & produces 1000 litres of safe water an hour. 
Charlie’s target is $15,000 - this sum will allow the opportunity to raise a Global Grant from Rotary Foundation which would double the money available to installing Skyhydrants in schools. 
Let’s get behind this project and raise funds for this as EVERY child in the world deserves SAFE WATER!
The SkyHydrant Barry Erlenwein 2019-05-07 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Barry Erlenwein on May 08, 2019
Rotary Ideas, Rotary International’s crowdfunding platform, makes finding project resources easy. You can search by contribution type (volunteers, partnerships, online contributions, and materials) to find initiatives to support and resources for your own projects. You can also search by club, district, or country.

Until recently, only club leaders could post projects. With recent enhancements, though, district leaders can now do so as well. Download the guide to starting a project on Rotary Ideas or contact social@rotary.org for more information.
Rotary Ideas: Rotary Crowdfunding Barry Erlenwein 2019-05-07 14:00:00Z 0
District Change Over 2019 Barry Erlenwein 2019-05-01 14:00:00Z 0
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Joseph and Esau today received their special wheelchairs that will help them to start school soon. They came far from chipata. They arrived in town late morning and now they are on their way back home.
Wheelchair for kids Barry Erlenwein 2019-05-01 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sushil Gupta on May 02, 2019
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My Fellow Rotarians,

It is with a heavy heart that I announce my resignation as the president-nominee of Rotary International. While it was my dream to serve as your president, my health prevents me from giving my absolute best to you and the office of the president at this time. I believe Rotary deserves nothing less than that from those elected to represent this great organization of ours.

I have made this difficult decision after much soul searching and conferring with my family. This is not only a disappointment for us, but I am also keenly aware that this will be a disappointment for many Rotarians in India who were so proud to see someone from our country again named as president. I know that this is what is best for Rotary International.

I have been a Rotarian for more than 40 years and it has given me everything I could ask for. I can think of no higher honor than to have been selected by the Nominating Committee as president of Rotary for the 2020-21 Rotary year. I will continue to proudly serve as a Rotary member and pursue some major initiatives that I wanted to accomplish during my year as president, because I know that we are poised to achieve more great things in the future.

I wish nothing but the best to the candidate who succeeds me as president and thank you all for the support and encouragement you have shown me in the past year.

-Sushil Gupta

Sushil Gupta resigns as RI president-nominee Sushil Gupta 2019-05-01 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Barry Erlenwein on May 02, 2019
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Posted by Gary Bennett on May 02, 2019
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By Gary Bennett, past president of the Rotary Club of Kelowna and current member of the Sunrise Rotary Club of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

I read with great interest what President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney had to say about growing Rotary in the March issue of The Rotarian. He is spot on. Healthy membership is the life blood of any organization and Rotary is no exception. Because we all benefit from a thriving membership, all of us share a responsibility to help grow Rotary and bring in new members. President-elect Mark’s emphasis on growing Rotary is a welcome reminder of our opportunity to help.

10 things we can all do to grow Rotary Gary Bennett 2019-05-01 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Barry Erlenwein on May 02, 2019
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Committee members PDG Dennis Heslin and PP Margaret Heslin accept a Grant for and on behalf of The Holland Festival from Federal Member of Latrobe Jason Wood.
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Posted by Barry Erlenwein on May 02, 2019
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Secretary Barry Erlenwein and President Elect Harry Hutchinson accept a $5,000 equipment grant from the Federal Government from Federal Member for Latrobe Jason Wood.
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Posted by Dennis Mark Heslin on May 02, 2019
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Friendship Exchange January 2019 to India with 12 members from District 9820 representing 8 clubs.  Over 14 days we were hosted by Rotarians from District 2980, the anagram of District numbers was found quite humorous by our hosts.  Aside from being guests of honour at many Club Meetings, including 6 Cluster Meetings we were guided to many Rotary projects within the State of Tamil Nadu.  One club owns approx. 160 acres and provides housing in ‘nursing home’ style for the elderly. 
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Posted by Barry Erlenwein on Apr 12, 2019
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Our local Berwick RSL will be having their annual ANZAC day service on Thursday 25th of April, the time table of events are below, the Rotary Club of Casey will be doing the BBQ at the Berwick RSL on the day with members from our club helping with the event.

Berwick RSL ANZAC DAY Service – 25th APRIL 2019

0600 Dawn Service at Bunjil Place- Casey Council Office’s

0630 Gunfire breakfast at the function centre in Bunjil Place

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Posted by Barry Erlenwein on Apr 12, 2019
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“In the forefront of this year’s logo is the crest of a breaking wave, representing my island home of the Bahamas, and the sea that surrounds it. The sea represents inspiration, and the waves are that inspiration striking land. Waves are a primal force of nature: constant, dependable, and unstoppable, they change the world not only through their strength, but also through their constancy.

Our Theme explained by Barry Rasin Barry Erlenwein 2019-04-11 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Barry Erlenwein on Apr 12, 2019
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The Rotary Leadership Institute is an international network of Rotary and provides a series of fast-paced, interactive, three one-day sessions designed to refine the leadership skills of Rotarians and increase their knowledge of Rotary. The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) believes that excellent club leadership is essential to the future of Rotary in a complex and fast changing world.
 
Two venues, Berwick and Leongatha
Session 1
Sat 9 February 2019
9.00am to 4.00pm
 
 
 
Session 2
Sat 9 March 2019
9.00am to 4.00pm
 
 
 
Session 3
Sat 13 April 2019
9.00am to 4.00pm
 
Contact:   rli@district9820.org  register today
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Posted by Barry Erlenwein on Apr 11, 2019
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DISTRICT 9820 ASSEMBLY & AVENUES of SERVICE SEMINAR
 
 
Sunday 28th April 2019
at 9.30am for a 10.00am start
 
Who should attend?
YOU!
 
Every District 9820 Rotarian, especially Club Office Bearers, including Incoming Presidents,
Secretaries and Treasurers, New Rotary members and others wishing to
develop or update their knowledge of Rotary Programs and Projects.
 
Marist-Sion College, 165 Burke Street, Warragul
 
RSVP: Before: 21st April, 2019
 
For catering purposes via your Club Secretary to
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Posted by Paul Rubens on Apr 11, 2019
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Rob Armstrong  and his team of Scouts from the Officer Scout group GWS Anderson Scouts independently handled traffic and parking at the Holland Festival.  About 20 scouts and scout leaders signed up and worked all day including bump in and bump out… Rob assisted with the planning and council permits for traffic & parking and the scouts made all their own plans within those guidelines. Rob and his team handled all required signage and all parking and traffic issues, and as a fundraiser for the Scouts, requested a gold coin donation from the public for their efforts, and in this way raised nearly $2000 for their Scout Group. Rob attended many HF meetings and he and his team were a pleasure to work with. 
Scout group GWS Anderson Scouts Paul Rubens 2019-04-10 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ritesh Prasad on Apr 10, 2019
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The work of Rotaract member Campbell (pictured above) with his team on Saturday the 16th of March 2019 for the Holland Festival Event surpassed my expectations. When I gave the assignment, I asked Campbell to coordinate not only the shifts/ tea and coffee breaks/ lunch breaks (with the Rotaractors) but also keep me informed throughout the day. Not only Campbell adhered to the instructions given but also conducted a cross collaboration with Rotary Club of Casey with solutions for customer payments. The way Campbell and his team (on the day) handled the situation with the difficulty of payments was nothing short of amazing.
Casey and Cardinia Rotaract Club Ritesh Prasad 2019-04-09 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Barry Erlenwein on Mar 29, 2019
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Our club had a successful charity golf day, we are now looking for sponsors for next year, Peter Stilburn who co-ordinated the event will present a report to the club. Please see photos below from the event.
 
 
ROTARY CASEY CORPORATE CHARITY GOLF DAY Barry Erlenwein 2019-03-28 13:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Rubens on Mar 29, 2019
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Well it’s been and gone…. And what a whirlwind in the end.
 
The Holland Festival 2019, came to fruition on the 16th March on a perfect Autumn day.
Over 100 volunteers were resplendent in their glowing orange Tee Shirts and we were very proud to be Casey Rotarians as the day unfolded. Along the way we made lasting friendships with some awesome members of a very proud Dutch Community. We strengthened our bonds with the two Rotaract Clubs in District 9820 and the local GSW A Scouts. We wish to thank our friends and family who chipped in with help and those from other Rotary Clubs.
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Posted by Hakim Gassiep on Mar 29, 2019
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The Holland Festival,like so many ethnic- based festivals throughout Australia, is a tribute to the rich cultural heritages of the respective groups. It is also a tribute to the rich harmonious multi-cultural fabric of a forward- looking open society.
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Visit to The Islamic Education and Awareness of Casey Association Barry Erlenwein 2019-03-28 13:00:00Z 0
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An entire front & back page was devoted to our Festival! Thanks Dutch Courier!! However guess who did the artwork? our very own Rotarian Trisha Portbury, great work Trisha.
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Posted on Mar 07, 2019
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Guess who won Jokers Wild? Rotarian Joanne Haines. Congratulations Joanne.
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Posted on Mar 07, 2019
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Our speaker on Monday night was James Raftery from Your Body Hub which is a multidisciplinary clinic that specialises in natural treatments. Visit James website www.YourBodyHub.com.au to see all the services they offer!
 
As Exercise Physiologists they specialise in using exercise as a treatment for chronic diseases & rehabilitation.
They also specialise in high performance, injury prevention, weight loss, & strength training.
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Jo Dwyer was inducted into the Rotary Club of Casey, Jo was accompanied by her lovely daughter while President Hakim Gassiep presented Jo with her Rotary pin, certificate and membership pack. Congratulations Jo, please make Jo welcome.
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Welcome our new club member Trevor Rebello, Trevor was inducted into the Rotary Club of Casey at our meeting on Monday, Trevor made a heartwarming speech after President Hakim Gassiep presented Trevor with his Rotary pin and membership kit. Please make Trevor welcome.
 
  
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The Holland Festival will be held on the 16th March 2019 from 10am to 8pm..

The Holland Festival was held in Melbourne each year for 40 years until 2014. After a hiatus of three years, the Holland Festival returned in 2017, managed by The Holland Festival Inc, a Not-For-Profit Association controlled by the Rotary Club of Casey.

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From John Caruana
District 9820 chair Model United Nations Assembly
Sixty-five high school students from 23 schools and sponsored by 24 Rotary Clubs from the district gathered at Phillip Island over the weekend of 18th-20th May for the Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA). They travelled from as far as Gippsland, East Gippsland, Latrobe Valley, Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula. Pictured above are the winners of the best overall delegation, China (right) and the winners of the peace award , USA (left) along with the group as a whole and the MUNA  logo.
In delegations representing their country of choice and dressed in the national costume of that country, they debated global issues in the area of peace and security, human rights, refugees and the environment. Many Rotarians, teachers and parents visited during the day and witnessed the debates in progress.
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Charlie Speirs’ DG Partner’s Project 2018-19 is to raise money to install SkyHydrant Water Filtration systems in Third World Schools. The SkyHydrant is a proven sustainable method of removing all bacteria and dirt & produces 1000 litres of safe water an hour. 
Charlie’s target is $15,000 - this sum will allow the opportunity to raise a Global Grant from Rotary Foundation which would double the money available to installing Skyhydrants in schools. 
Let’s get behind this project and raise funds for this as EVERY child in the world deserves SAFE WATER!
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