Volume 68 | Issue 09 | 4th September 2023

We gather together on the lands of the traditional custodians, the Wurundjeri and Woi Wurrung people. We pay our respects to all of Melbourne’s First Peoples, to their ancestors and Elders, and to our shared future together.


Let’s work together, to take action to create hope in the world and in our local communities.
Have a great week in Rotary
Come along for 2 hours and see how rewarding volunteering at RIMERN is. Family and friends welcome.
Over the last year Rotary Inner Melbourne Emergency Relief Network has worked with 14 welfare housing agencies to furnish and equip 230 households - individuals and families - who have transitioned from rough living, couch surfing or moving on from endless temporary accommodation . Through RIMERN they now have a bed to sleep in, crockery and cookware to prepare meals with and furniture to sit at and on.
Donated goods and hard working Rotarians and volunteers made this possible but we need a bit more regular help. This working bee is an opportunity to see what is involved and whether you or someone you know would like to contribute a couple of hours fortnightly or monthly.
For more information contact
M: 0437 461 925


September 2023
3rd Sept
Jeevan Vasimalla/ Brenda Innes
Fabienne Nichola/ Rick Westcott
10th Sept
Steve Clarke/ Lyndon Joss
Patty Laufenberg/ Murray Anderson
17th Sept
Alan Lorenzini/ Nadia Hamilton
David Troon/ Geoff McCormick
24th Sept
Gary Goldsmith/ Patrick Docherty
Michelle Critchley/ Gary Goldsmith
Updated 4 September 2023
31st Paul Harris Breakfast
On behalf of Rotary Central Melbourne's Foundation Committee, I would like to invite you to the 31st Annual Paul Harris Breakfast.
This annual breakfast has been held since 1992 with all proceeds going to the Rotary Foundation. 
This year we are joined by guest speaker Peter Hitchener OAM, who will be speaking on his career reporting the news.
Peter grew up near a small town in rural southeast Queensland and joined the Nine Network back in 1973. After stints at radio for 4BH Brisbane and the ABC, he joined the ranks as a news anchor for Nine News (1973) presenting the news alongside Brian Henderson and Sir Eric Pearce. He has been presenting the main weeknight bulletin since 1998 after succeeding Brian Naylor. He is always on the move, supporting a number of community organizations, playing golf and following the action of the St Kilda Football Club and Melbourne Storm. Peter was a Victorian Senior of the Year finalist in 2015 and awarded an Order of Australia Medal in 2017 "for services to the broadcast media and to the community".
DATE: Tuesday 21st November 2023 
TIME: 7.15am for 7:30-9:00am 
VENUE: The Savoy Hotel - Plaza Ballroom 630 Little Collins St Melbourne VIC 3000
To secure your place at this event, please use the following Humanitix link.
We look forward to hosting you at this hallmark Rotary event. 
For further information feel free to contact me.
Kind regards,
Rotary Central Melbourne - Secretary & Foundation Chair 2023/24
Hi All, 
Here are some articles from Rotary District 9800 that my interest you. 
Inspiration, Colour, Warmth And Wonderful Food
Victoria Police and Rotary SAFE Families are building relationships between the Indian community and Police, to encourage the reporting of crime and particularly family violence (a big under-reported problem within their community) and encourage the recruitment of Police and Protective Service Officers in their communities.
Writing Workshops with Journalist Jeanette Leigh
A great opportunity to learn how to better tell our Rotary Story with Journalist Jeanette Leigh. 
There will be 3 sessions to choose from:   
  *  Tuesday 29th August,
  *  Monday 4th September
  *  Wednesday 13th September
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
RESCA Victoria Awards Dinner -
Saturday 16th September
Why not join us to attend the Rotary Emergency Services Community Awards Dinner being held on Saturday 16th September at Hyatt Place, Essendon Fields.
A perfect night out at a great venue to congratulate and thank some amazing people.
Mental Health – Our RI President’s No.1 Priority
Rotary International President, Gordon McInally, has determined Mental Health as his key priority in a year of ‘Create Hope in the World.’ Across this year there will be a range of initiatives from within our clubs that will support endeavours in this most important area.

District 9800 Conference 2024

Friday 12 to Sunday 14 April 2024 in Bendigo

This is a wonderful opportunity for Rotarians to get together in-person, and enjoy all things Rotary. What a brilliant way for Rotarians to network while hearing from guest speakers and experiencing all that Bendigo and the surrounding area has to offer.

Kind regards
Fabienne Nichola
0419 706 206
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Michael Mullins
September 5
Christopher Carra
September 14
Fabienne Nichola
September 16
Rick Westcott
September 17
Jon Oppy
September 25
Richard Gray
October 6
Brenda Innes
October 26
Justine Paragreen
October 27
Spouse Birthdays
Evelyn Hunter
October 5
Margaret Joss
October 8
Michael Mullins
Suzanne Mullins
September 9
Jo-Anne Tamlyn
Greg Watson
September 28
Geoff Heath
Heather Heath
October 28
Join Date
Alan Lorenzini
September 1, 1994
29 years
Michelle Critchley
September 8, 2021
2 years
Jo-Anne Tamlyn
September 17, 2008
15 years
Pierre Kriegler
October 3, 1999
24 years
Michael Blood
October 4, 1976
47 years
Adrian Campbell
October 7, 2009
14 years
George de Souza
October 12, 2016
7 years
Andy Chappell
October 21, 2021
2 years
Nav Muniratna
October 26, 2022
1 year
Phil Young
October 28, 2020
3 years
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