Visit from Rotary Club of Silver City

May 2nd, 2016 · Club meetings

Peter Herzburg from the Rotary Club of Silver City (New Mexico) and his wife visited our club tonight. They provided us with extra insight in the project discussions in the meeting. At the end of the meeting we exchanged club banners.
2016-05-02 - General meeting - Banner exchange 1

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Project Planning Meeting #2: Immigrants and Refugees & Xavier Lane-Mullins

May 2nd, 2016 · Club meetings, Club projects

Xavier Lane-Mullins (Red Cross) spoke about Red Cross’ involvement in immigrants and refugees. Red cross provides migration support for people affected by conflict, or coming to Australia by boat to seek protection (the UN decides if they are refugees). Usually this takes the form of language skills, social support & volunteer help.

Red Cross helps non-permanent refugees that have a well-founded fear of their life whereas the migrant centre helps refugees with a permanent visa. Usually refugees are detained by Australian customs before being released into Australian community, 30,000 refugees still require processing

Xavier spoke about illegal arrivals including Muslims & overseas students. Red cross supports a many these people in the community. Our club’s interest was acknowledged. Xavier’s role is to consult with people in that situation & the Red Cross

The most useful help for refugees are in the areas of:
1) employment
2) education
3) community awareness (getting their stories out)
4) volunteering by the refugee

Employment & volunteering are where Rotary can help, ie introductions to employers, helping refugees find employment, where to seek employment, how to seek employment etc

Potentially could be a Rotary-sponsored breakfast, or potentially helping employers include refugee volunteers in their workforce.

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Entertainment Books 2016-17

March 18th, 2016 · Fundraising


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Rotary Club of City Central Hobart
GPO Box 762
Thank you for your support!

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Rotaract Club of Sandy Bay joint meeting on Tuesday

February 28th, 2016 · Club meetings

Instead of a our normal meeting tomorrow night, our club is joining the Rotaract Club of Sandy Bay on Tuesday night.

We will be back to the New Sydney Hotel the following Monday (7th March) as normal.

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Migrant and Refugee Project

February 22nd, 2016 · Club meetings, Club projects

Tonight we had a special meeting with Gillian Long from The Migrant Resource Centre (MRC), and we began to develop projects ideas that our club can build in conjunction with other organisations in this area. Thank you to the Rotarians from other clubs who came along and for their input.

We will be have another meeting with the MRC in several weeks to continue to develop the projects.

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Change of venue for the 25th January

January 24th, 2016 · Club meetings

Due to our venue being closed for pre-Australia Day celebrations we have decided to have a combined meeting with the Rotary Club of Sandy Bay. They also meet on Monday night at 6pm at the Wrest Point Boardwalk restaurant.
Next week’s meeting will be back the New Sydney Hotel as normal.

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Coming meetings

January 10th, 2016 · Main

Tomorrow we are starting the year with a social dinner (Monday 11th January) with our first general meeting at the New Sydney Hotel the following week (18th January).

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Bunnings BBQ Fundraiser

January 9th, 2016 · Fundraising

Today we held our annual BBQ fundraiser at Bunnings. This time it was at their new location in Glenorchy, next to the Show Grounds.

It turned into a hot day, but the BBQ was very busy, and quite hectic around lunch time. We made approximately $1,200 after expenses which is a good effort.

Thank you to all who helped plan the event and those who helped on the day.

We must make a special thank you to the many who helped from the Rotary Club of Salamanca: Gill Whitehouse, Mike Woods, Tom Goninon, Liz Ryan, and Sue Hepburn.

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Christmas BBQ

December 12th, 2015 · Fun

Today we held our Christmas function. This year it was at the public BBQs at Nutgrove Beach. In addition to our club members we were joined by quite a few of our past members and their families.

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Annual General Meeting & Some Farewells

December 7th, 2015 · Club meetings

Today we held our AGM. The previous office holders were for July – December 2015, so we needed to elect new officer holders for the remainder of the financial year (Jan-Jun 2016), as well as the officers elect for 2016-17.

We are also sad that two of our members are departing the club: Jacki Bellette and Brendan Carley. Jacki has been with us for two and half years and Brendan has been with us for just over a year. Both have helped significantly with a variety of projects and we wish the both well for their futures.

January – June 2015
President: Warwick Pease
Secretary: Mandy Ochsendorf
Treasurer: Sharman Harper
These are the incoming positions starting on the 1st January 2016.

2016 – 17
President: Warwick Pease
Secretary: Sharman Harper
Treasurer: Melanie Hayes
These are the officer elect starting on 1st July 2016.

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Lunch at Castle Zayee & mini-golf

November 15th, 2015 · Fun

Today our club had an informal lunch at Castle Zayee in Lenah Valley before have a round of mini golf at Putters Adventure Golf.

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Dunalley Revegetation Working Bee

October 18th, 2015 · Community activites

On Saturday Warwick and Sharman were joined by Sharman’s husband Lucas and her friend Emmeli, as well as some members of Rotaract Club of Sandy Bay, in again going to Dunalley to help out the Neighbourhood Centre with some garden restoration. There is still an ongoing need for gardening work since the devastating fires on the peninsula in January 2013. Our club has gone down many times and remain committed to continue our support for as long as needed.

This time we worked at the Dunalley Neighbourhood House itself. We weeded, snipped, mulched and planted and watered in the native garden, then enjoyed some local fish and chips for lunch.

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Hat Day: Mental Health

October 12th, 2015 · Club meetings

This week our club held a Hat Day Event at our general meeting on Monday 12 October. Mel put together a fun quiz for us to do while we all wore our crazy hats and learnt about mental health and the work of Australian Rotary Health. Congratulations to Mandy for winning the quiz and receiving a big block of chocolate. The quiz even ended with some pictures of cats in hats, which was amusing!!!!

Rotary Hat Day reaches far and wide as shown by an event held at Mandy’s workplace where she and some of her elderly patients made their own creative hats.

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Group Forum: Melanie Hayes awarded Sapphire Paul Harris Fellow

October 5th, 2015 · Club meetings

Instead of our general meeting we join nearly a dozen other clubs for a group forum. This was held at the Tasmanian Hockey Centre in New Town.

Melanie Hayes, our president, has just been awarded a Sapphire Paul Harris Fellow (sapphire because it is her second one).  Melanie has done an outstanding job of keeping the club together. She has shown great leadership and strength of character. Congratulation Melanie!

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Light the Night: Leukaemia Awareness

October 2nd, 2015 · Club projects

We participated in the Leukaemia Foundation’s Light The Night Walk at Salamanca. We walked in memory of Warwick’s father and all the people who have been touched by Leukaemia and other blood cancers. Following the walk we refueled with some yummy desserts at Honey Badger, a dessert café in Salamanca Square.

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