Posted by PS on Jul 28, 2018

Welcome to Meeting No. 144 of the Rotary eClub of Latitude 38 

Presidents Message

We had a good meeting with the District Governor, Janne Speirs last Monday night. She gave us three things to think about: membership, giving to the Rotary Foundation and attendance at the Rotary conference to be held in Melbourne in February next year. There were 11 members present online which is excellent. I hope we can maintain this level of participation for the rest of the year.

By the way you can register for the Rotary Conference at and if you are first time attender the cost will only be $125 not including the Gala Dinner on Saturday night. A Youth Forum will be held at the same time and a Peace Forum on the Friday before the conference.  I encourage you to register now.

Brian Norris


This week's meeting material

September is Literacy Month! 

September is recognised across the world in Rotary as Literacy Month. In particular, 8 September is International Literacy Day and celebrated widely, not just by Rotary. 

The Literacy - Rotarian Action Group ( ) has produced a 'flyer' to help the districts. It includes information and challenges - written for your easy use across the district. 

Literacy Month Flyer 


TEDxManhattan - A garden in my apartment

Britta Riley wanted to grow her own food (in her tiny apartment). So she and her friends developed a system for growing plants in discarded plastic bottles -- researching, testing and tweaking the system using social media, trying many variations at once and quickly arriving at the optimal system. Call it distributed DIY. And the results? Delicious.

Britta Riley ยท Artist, urban farmer. Britta Riley designs and builds urban farms and other participatory artworks that explore the city. 

Click here to watch the video


Examples of simple home hydroponic systems - Click here


This officially ends meeting No.144.

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Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, hope you will return soon and invite a guest.
Pete Showell