Welcome to Meeting No. 149 of the Rotary eClub of Latitude 38 

President's Message

Last Monday we had a great club fellowship meeting. Cindy Shanahan spoke to us about the work of Neighbourhood Watch. We realised that this organisation is a much broader community organisation than we first thought. Thank you Cindy.

I hope all those who are able have or will register for the multi-district Conference to be held in February next year. The link is rotaryconfenence.org.au.

Have a good week.

Brian Norris


This week's meeting material

Guest Speaker - Rtn Cindy Shanahan  - Neighbourhood Watch Latrobe City
At the club meeting on the 27Aug18 Cindy Shanahan gave a presentation for Neighbourhood Watch Latrobe City. Fantastic presentation Cindy and I like many others was amazed at how much work is done by Neighbourhood Watch and the wide variety of functions it has. 
ODA Siem Reap Cambodia update
I thought our members and friends would be interested to see an update from ODA in Siem Reap where many of us have been involved and have supported ODA. Included in the newsletter is an update on the school that was recently built but also about their Days For Girls education program, definitely worth a read. 
Click here to read the ODA newsletter
Rotary Club Project Spotlight - Rotary Club Frankston Peninsular 2.0
Here’s some more Peninsula 2.0 action, this time joined by the children of the Green Gecko Project to build an organic seedling house for their Footprints Farm in Cambodia.
Click here to go to the Peninsular 2.0 Facebook page and watch the club members in action. Please visit the Green Gecko Project Facebook page as there are some great stories including Rehash Trash
Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA)
Our Rotary Club wishes to send two disadvantaged young people to a Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) weekend at a cost of $480 each.  RYLA helps participants gain a better understanding of their own strengths, passions and values. Click here to go to our Go Fund Me page to learn more about how to support developing youth leadership skills.
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 ( www.litrag.org ) has produced a 'flyer' to help the districts. It includes information and challenges - written for your easy use across the district. Literacy Month Flyer 


This officially ends meeting No.149. Let me know on our Facebook group what you thought of the meeting material.

If you have an interesting topic, or project to share please contact Pete at pete@showell.com.au

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


Pete Showell