Welcome to Meeting No. 189 of the Rotary eClub of Latitude 38 

President's Message

Next Monday (10 June) is our final Board meeting for the year. I hope you can all turn out for it.

Our monthly cycle of meetings is now as follows:

- Second Monday: Board meeting

- Third Monday: Training and Awareness

- Fourth Monday: General Meeting normally with a guest speaker

It's good to see the level of participation in all these meetings. It would be better if we had 100% or to receive apologies from those unable to attend.

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. That's next Friday. We hope to organise a club table for those close enough to make it.

Here is an interesting video about microfinance in Africa. Financier Sangu Delle questions whether microfinance - small loans to small entrepreneurs -- is the best way to drive growth in developing countries. "We seem to be fixated on this romanticized idea that every poor person in Africa is an entrepreneur," he says. "Yet, my work has taught me that most people want jobs." Delle, a TED Fellow, makes the case for supporting large companies and factories - and clearing away the obstacles to pan-African trade. Watch it at https://www.ted.com/talks/sangu_delle_in_praise_of_macro_yes_macro_finance_in_africa  

Have a good week.

Brian Norris


This week's meeting material

Reminder - Video from previous meeting

https://vimeo.com/307553332 ( If Vimeo does not connect just copy and paste the URL into your browsers address bar )

Please watch the video so we can discuss at the next meeting.

Web links for how to use ClubRunner

This was requested by some members form a previous meeting on how to view and update their ClubRunner details

How do I log into ClubRunner? - Help guide 

How do I access and change my profile? - Help Guide

Little Library and Cricket - Update

Visit our public Facebook and closed Facebook pages for updates and great photos on these two projects. 

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.188. 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