Welcome to Meeting No. 187 of the Rotary eClub of Latitude 38 

President's Message

At last Monday's meeting we had our first training and awareness meeting. Nine members were present and participated well. Gabe Hau, President of the eClub of Melbourne was also present but from London!

The two topics we covered were:

  • My Leadership in Rotary 
  • My Rotary World

We meet again on 17 June when we will look at Ethics and Vocational Service.

Next Monday night 27 May we meet online for a monthly general meeting. I am planning to show a video entitled "How to Manage Change" presented by Rotary International Director Noel Trevaskis at the International Assembly in Janiuary 2019. I think we will find this presentation to be very helpful in our future planning.

As I mentioned last week the Club's changeover will be held on Monday 1 July 2019 at 7.30pm online. I hope you can all be there to wish Grant and his team well for the year.

The District Changeover will be held on Sunday 23rd June, 2019, at the new Gumbuya World function centre in Tynong, near Pakenham. The cost is $48 per person and bookings close on 14 June. We are organising a club table for those close enough to make it.

Here is a video that was part of our meeting No.120 of 16 December 2017:

3 reasons why we can win the fight against poverty - Andrew Youn - Half of the world's poorest people have something in common: they're small farmers. In this eye-opening talk, activist Andrew Youn shows how his group, One Acre Fund, is helping these farmers lift themselves out of poverty by delivering to them life-sustaining farm services that are already in use all over the world. Enter this talk believing we'll never be able to solve hunger and extreme poverty, and leave it with a new understanding of the scale of the world's biggest problems.

Have a good week.

Brian Norris



This week's meeting material

Little Library - Update

Great story in the Pakenham Gazette about our clubs Little Library which was opened on Sunday 19th May at the Dragon Park lakeside Pakenham. Great photos of the opening are up on our Facebook page. 

MUNA - District 9820 Model United Nations Assembly

MUNA was held this weekend 17-19 May at the Phillip Island Adventure Resort. Visit their Facebook page for photos and information on the event.

Rotary Training

Our next Rotary Training session will be on the 17th June covering Ethics and Vocational Service. Stay tuned for more details.

Latitude 38 Changeover

Our clubs changeover will be held on will be held on Monday 1 July 2019 at 7.30pm online. Zoom link to follow

Rotary International District 9820 Changeover

District 9820 Changeover will be held on Sunday 23rd June 2019 at the Gumbuya World Function Centre in Tynong Victoria. Further details in Janne's journal 

General Meeting.

The next General Meeting will be on the 10 June 7:30 PM. Zoom link TBA

Facebook Updates

Keep posting your updates to Facebook or email them to me and I will add them. If you have more photos or info for our current projects please send them to me so I can update our projects page.


This officially ends meeting No.187. 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