Welcome to Meeting No. 151 of the Rotary eClub of Latitude 38 

President's Message

We all get the Rotary Downunder every month and it’s a pretty good read. But I encourage you to read The Rotarian, which is the international Rotary magazine. This magazine can be read online at https://my.rotary.org/en/news-media/magazines/rotarian

Stories from the July and August 2018 editions are currently on the site and include:

Bigger skies: Interactor helps students in Nepal

Waste makes haste: Rotary club raises money with outhouse race

World classes

World Bank and Rotary celebrate International Women’s Day

Caught between two nations

Viewpoints: Academics aren’t the only ones championing the septennial sabbatical

These are all great stories so why not make some time to look at them?

Our next general club meeting will be held on Monday 24 September 2018 at 7.30pm. If you would like to join us please login at this site: https://zoom.us/j/309267697

Have a good week.
Brian Norris


This week's meeting material


School in a bag

According to UNICEF figures, 20% of the world’s child population will never attend school. School in a Bag is a simple solution created to help poor, orphan, vulnerable and disaster affected children throughout the world. Each SchoolBag is filled with stationery, learning resources and eating utensils that will enable a child to write, draw, colour, calculate, express themselves and above all learn. 

Visit School in a Bag website for more details


Rotary Club Project Spotlight - Rotary Club of Orange Daybreak 

School In A Bag Australia is an exciting concept whereby the Rotary Club of Orange Daybreak organises the provision of school bags and contents including pens, pencils, books, lunch boxes, drink bottles etc. to needy children across the world. The initial bags will be sent to Timor-Leste. Each bag is numbered and if you donate one you can track its adventures across the world.

Click Here to visit the clubs web page for more information


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. 


This officially ends meeting No.151. 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