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Fitzroy Rotary April Bulletin 2018

Bulletin April 2018

Maternal and Child Health Month


March 5thMeeting

Speaker Yvonne Moon (ROCAN)

Yvonne spoke on Ovarian Cancer research.  Yvonne and her husband Fred have set up a Foundation and they have raised over $1 million. Their aim is to build a ROCAN Cancer Centre where country people who are supporting loved ones undergoing treatment can stay.  They have purchased a block of land in Werribee and they need another $350,000 to get construction under way.  Joy presented Yvonne with a cheque for $1,200 from Fitzroy Rotary which includes money raised from our Crackerjack bowling night.


March 16th – 18th

District 9800 Conference at Warrnambool



As you can see from the smiling faces above that Sally organized an excellent luncheon at “Basalt” winery to help members get in the mood for the Conference.  Reports from the Conference indicate that the speakers were very good. They focused on local community and environmental issues. A wonderful club dinner was held at the Warrnambool Hotel on the Friday night. Thanks again to Sally for organizing this function. Also thank you to Joy for organizing the house which a number of members shared. This also provided great fellowship. Overall the Conference was viewed as one of the best members had been to and Warrnambool was seen as a great location.

 March 26thMeeting

Speaker Graham Brodie

Graham Brodie from Melbourne University who lectures at the Dookie Campus on food and environmental sciences, spoke on Biosolids waste and the use of microwave energy. As there is an amazing amount of waste food in the world Graham has been researching the use of microwave energy to heat the biosolids (waste food) to change it into reuseable energy sources.

This process has many possibilities and Australia could be a leader in this use of waste products. Thanks to Ross Bootes for organizing Graham to speak to the Club.

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 Club Program and Calendar


April 2018

Maternal and Child Health Month


 2 Apr                         No meeting Easter

 9 Apr                         Meet at Bowls Club - Speaker Ross Bootes

16 Apr                        Fellowship meeting at East meets West Restaurant

                                    406 Brunswick St. Fitzroy  6-6.30 pm

22 Apr                        Star carnival –Rotary Albert Park, please notify Denise if


23 Apr                        Speaker Deb/Barnett/Denise Police mentee Program

                                    Bowls Club

30 Apr                        Fellowship meeting  tbc




May 2018

Youth Service Month

 7 May                      Speaker Fiona Patten MLC on ‘Voluntary Assisted Dying Law’      Bowls Club

14 May                     Fellowship meeting  tbc

21 May                     Joint Cluster Clubs meeting at Richmond Rotary

27 May                     Bunnings BBQ at Brunswick


June 2018

Rotary Fellowship Month

   2 Jun                        Footy Lunch fundraiser at the Brunswick St Oval

   4 Jun                        No meeting

 19 Jun                       Michael McCarthy – Behind the badge

                                    Bowls Club

23 Jun                        Fundraising/fellowship Dinner McKean St. Fitzroy Nth.

                                    More details to follow but mark this date in your diaries

                                    For a fun night.



  • Footy lunch on 2ndJune – bring friends and family.
  • August 8thwill be the official Changeover date this year so we can celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the Fitzroy Rotary Club, so keep the date free.
  • While Pat is away can you please let Joy know if you are attending meetings.