February 27th, 2017 · Main

Club information brochure New Members Welcome

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No general meeting this week (8th March)

March 5th, 2017 · Club meetings

There is no general meeting this week.

The next meeting is Wednesday 15th March.

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Clean Up Australia

March 5th, 2017 · Community activites

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We helped the Rotaract Club of Sandy Bay with the Clean Australia Day at Geilston Bay foreshore on Sunday 5th March.

Afterwards we relaxed and socialised with a BBQ.

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UTas Melville Street Apartments – Street Party

February 26th, 2017 · Main

On Sunday afternoon and evening to celebrate the arrival of the first batch of students into the new Melville Street Student Accommodation Space than to have a Block Party? They closed off the Melville Street between Elizabeth and Argyle Streets. They had several food vans and stall plus quite a variety of music.

The Rotary Club of City Central Hobart and the Rotaract Club of Sandy Bay had a stall where we showed off a Shelter Box and allowed people to dress up for instant Polaroid photos.

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Rotary Club of Bellerive presented cheque for $500

February 15th, 2017 · Club meetings, Refugees employment project

Tonight we held a joint meeting with the Rotary Club of Bellerive.
President Rod Greg (Bellerive) presented President Warwick Pease (City Central Hobart) with a cheque for $500 to help with the Migrant Job Club.

Presidents Rob Grey & Warwick Pease

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Combined meeting with the Rotary Club of Bellerive

February 14th, 2017 · Club meetings

Tomorrow night we are hosting a combined meeting with the Rotary Club of Bellerive. The meeting is at the usual time of 6:00 for 6:15pm at the New Sydney Hotel in the Chapel Room.

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Migrant Job Club – Mentor Support

January 23rd, 2017 · Refugees employment project

There will be no general meeting this week as the New Sydney Hotel is close this week.

Instead on Wednesday at 6pm we are holding a mentor support session to help those who are helping the refugees in the Migrant Job Club. The session will be at the Red Cross building in Melville Street and should be finished by around 7:15 to 7:30pm.

If you are interested in being a mentor to migrants to improve their job finding skills you are most welcome to come along on Wednesday night. Please RSVP to secretary.citycentralhobart@rotary9830.org.au.

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First meeting tomorrow night for 2017

January 10th, 2017 · Club meetings

Tomorrow night (11th January) we are having our first meeting for 2017. It will be a general meeting, and next week (18th January) will be the first Migrant Job Club committee meeting.

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January 2017

January 4th, 2017 · Main

Our first meeting for 2017 is next week, with the Migrant Job Club committee meeting the following week.

Upcoming dates and locations:

  • Wed 11th Jan: Normal meeting (6pm, New Sydney Hotel, Chapel Room)
  • Wed 18th Jan: Migrant Job Club committee meeting (6pm, New Sydney Hotel, Chapel Room)
  • Wed 25th Jan: Migrant Job Club – Mentor training session (7pm?, Red Cross, Melville Street)

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Annual General Meeting and Elections

December 7th, 2016 · Club meetings

Tonight we held our annual general meeting and held our elections for the positions for 2017-18.

The election results are:
President: Warwick Pease
Secretary: Christabel Kuypers
Treasurer: Mandy Ochsendorf

Congratulations to everyone in the club for a successful 2015-16. We hope the club prospers and grows for remainder of 2016-17 and into 2017-18.

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Refugee and Asylum Seeker Forum

November 30th, 2016 · Main, Refugees employment project

The Tasmanian Refugee Rights Action Group (Amnesty) held a forum on Wednesday 30th November at Hotel SOHO to share ideas and to network between individuals and organisations who are supporting refugees and asylum seekers in Tasmania. We heard from two refugees, John Kamara and Haji Alizada, and then we socialised to hear what others are doing and to make connections.

John Kamara
He is a refugee from Sierra Leoni who left in 2004 with no knowledge of Australia. Most of his family were killed. He found languages was a major barrier and TAFE helped him.

One of the major problems he identified as a refugee was contracts. It is easy to not understand when signing contracts (eg telecommunications companies, renting) and then they are liable for unforeseen debts. Another issue was knowing how to budget with our banking system and currencies.

Haji Alizada
He is a refugee from Afghanistan who left when he was 16 years old, and has been in Tasmania for 3 years. He travelled from Afghanistan to Malaysia to Indonesia and then to Christmas Island. He received a bridging visa and was settled in Tasmania.

He identified education as the key to Australia’s future. Many of the asylum seekers and refugees have skills and experience that would be extremely beneficial to Australian society but so many are denied the ability to effectively use them by restrictions on their visa. Haji also said that sharing stories is an effective way to break down social barriers, and reduce stigma and xenophobia.

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Share the Dignity – Its In The Bag

November 27th, 2016 · Community activites

This evening the Rotary Club of City Central Hobart and the Rotaract Club of Sandy Bay helped sort various personal items into bags for vulnerable women for the Its In The Bag campaign for Share the Dignity. We met at Mathers House for a social get together and to fill bags with personal items for vulnerable women in the greater Hobart area.
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The “It’s in the Bag” Christmas campaign idea came to us when we realised that we seem to manage the needs of children at Christmas, ensuring they’re cared for and made to feel special, but the same can’t always be said for those women who put the needs of others before their own. We wanted to make them feel special.

And so the campaign began – we asked Australians to donate a handbag they no longer used, fill it with items that would make a woman feel special and even pop a thoughtful note into the bag to show her that someone cares and that she matters.

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Upcoming events for December 2016

November 27th, 2016 · Main, Refugees employment project

This week we will be having our social event with Red Cross, so there will be no general meeting on the 30th November.

We were going to hold a BBQ on Saturday 3rd December, however this has now been combined with the Red Cross BBQ on Saturday 17th December at Nutgrove Beach.

On Wednesday 7th December we are holding our AGM and elections. This will be at the New Sydney Hotel as normal.

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Wednesday: Migrant Job Club committee meeting

November 20th, 2016 · Club meetings, Refugees employment project

This Wednesday we are have our committee meeting for the Migrant Job Club. This is in our normal venue: New Sydney Hotel, Chapel Room for 6:15pm.

There will be a club board meeting afterwards.

Coming up:
Sunday 27th November- “Its in the Bag”- Mather’s House 6 to 8 pm
Saturday 3rd December- Migrant Job Club BBQ- Nutgrove Beach, midday
Wednesday 7th December- Annual General Meeting and last meeting for the year
Sunday 18th December- Christmas Party- venue TBA (at a restaurant)

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Meetings are now on Wednesday nights (same time & venue)

October 24th, 2016 · Club meetings

Starting this week our meetings will be held on Wednesday nights, instead of Monday nights. They are still at 6:00 for 6:15pm at the New Sydney Hotel (Chapel Room).

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