Welcome to Meeting No. 154 of the Rotary eClub of Latitude 38 

President's Message

Kerrie and I are in Beijing enjoying the sights and contrasts of China. This is national holiday week and everyone has come to town.
I hope some of you will be able to attend the membership forum to be held in Berwick this month. This should be a good event. Details are on the District website and Secretary Ian has also provided advice to all members.
We are looking forward to catching up with Pete in Vietnam and among other things to look at what Rotary possibilities there may be in that country.
Please continue to give feedback on the weekly meeting by commenting on Facebook. This keeps the communication lines open and gives useful information for the preparation of future meetings.

I hope you are all well.

Brian Norris

This week's meeting material

Donations In Kind

While I have often heard Rotarians talk about Donations In Kind I knew very little about it and how it worked so I thought others might be interested in this as well.

Donations in Kind (DIK) an activity of Rotary Australia World Community Service Limited (RAWCS) grew out of the compassion and concern of returning overseas volunteers. This recycling and reuse program, focusing on health & education involves the collection, sorting, packing, dispatch and distribution of donated items to countries in need of these goods.
Many goods and products, for which organisations in Australia have no further use, are valuable commodities in needy countries overseas and in some regions within Australia.

For more information on DIK go to the RAWCS Donations In Kind page


Rotary Club Project Spotlight - Rotary Club of Broome, Western Australia

The Rotary Club of Broome is an active and dynamic club that raises funds for various projects within the Broome community, as well as supporting major Rotary projects and activities at State, National and International levels. Visit the clubs projects page to read about some of their interesting projects like the WA Magnifying Microscopes Project and Shelterbox Australia


Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) 19 - 21 October

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.

October is Economic and Community Development month
1 October – Service Award for a Polio Free World nominations are due
1 October – Polio Pioneer Award nominations are due
1-7 October –Alumni Reconnect Week
24 October – World Polio Day
This officially ends meeting No.154. Let me know on our Facebook group what you thought of the meeting material. Serious, leave a comment. It helps to get some feedback on the meeting and also to hear your thoughts and ideas. For club members go to the closed group here Closed Group Facebook page and for non members please leave a comment on our public Facebook page, like, and share.
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