The Rotary Club of
Hastings Western Port
Chartered 1969
The Channel
Monday 9th January 2017
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Welcome to Rotary Club of Hastings Western Port
Hastings Western Port
Service Above Self
We meet Mondays at 6:00 PM
The Hastings Club Marine Parade Hastings
155 Marine Parade
Hastings, VIC  3915
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Mr John Germ
District Governor: 
Mrs Lynne Westland
District Governor Elect:
Mr Don Ripper
Linda Humphries
Mark Humphries
Derryck Rees
Feb 13, 2017
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Jan 21, 2017
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All going to plan, mid next year, two rather swish three-bedroom homes will be going under the hammer in Invercargill.

Continue reading BUILDING A ROTARY DREAM TO SUPPORT THE HOMELESS at Rotary District 9980.


District 9980 and the Club of Waimate are very proud to present the New Zealand Rotary family’s youngest-ever president – 12-year-old South Cantabrian Abi Lapthorn.

Continue reading ROTARY DISTRICT 9980’S NEWEST CLUB TOTALLY ROCKS at Rotary District 9980.

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President's Message
Linda Humphries
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Welcome to 2017, January sees our club members already working parking cars in the heat!  We have farewelled the old year and watched as the newsreels highlighted in vivid detail of war and terror, loss and sadness and indeed we lost past members, past members wives and lost friends and one of our founding members Don Prout.  A lot of sadness and focus on what is wrong with the world.
But our main story is that we did good under the Rotary banner.  We engaged our community, mentored out youth and under the Rotary Foundation banner we help provide safe housing, built water wells and toilets, provided pencils, reading material, resolved conflict and yes of course continued to help eradicate Polio.  Not bad for a small club like ours.
We are all one big club, The Rotary Club a family of inspired people who are all providing service above self.  Let us therefore enter 2017 with a new resolve and confidence and build on our past accomplishments.
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Youth Exchange

District 9820 Youth Exchange

January sees 16 student from our district embark on a life changing 12 months.  
Work has begun for the 2018 youth exchange program.  We have received notification from the Youth Exchange chairman asking for expressions of interest from clubs who may be considering sponsoring a student.

Youth Exchange offers:

Exposure to different cultures ranks as one of the most powerful ways to promote international understanding and peace. The Rotary Youth Exchange program provides thousands of young students with the opportunity to meet people from other countries and to experience new cultures, planting the seeds for a lifetime of international understanding.

The program offers numerous benefits to its young participants and their Rotarian hosts and mentors, as well as to the community at large. Through Youth Exchange, students learn firsthand about all aspects of life in another country.  As their concept of the world expands, they mature and develop a deeper understanding of themselves.  Immersion in another country’s educational system enhances their academic and personal growth.  Host clubs and families and the entire community are enriched by extended, friendly contact with someone from a different culture
Our club has previously been involved with Youth Exchange, perhaps we have the opportunity to do so again?
Rotary District 9820 Annual Conference

Rotary District 9820 59th Annual District Conference, Friday 24th March – Sunday 26th March 2017. 


District Governor (2016-2017) Lynne Westland and Trevor, together with the Rotary Club of Casey, invite you to “COME AND JOIN US” in Hobart.

The Wrest Point Convention Centre is located on the stunning Derwent River, opposite the famous Constitution Deck.  Take a few days before or after the conference, there is so much to see and do.  The region is famous for its wineries and cheese tastings.  There is the infamous town of Richmond with its heritage bridge, Wine Glass Bay and the historic village of Port Arthur are places not to be missed.  There is also the Tahune Air Walk, Mona Art Gallery and for the more adventurous Rotarians, you can hike up or around Cradle Mountain or visit the magnificent waterfalls and nature walks on offer.  The Conference will be held in the world class auditorium at Wrest Point and will include the Saturday morning at Salamanca Market.

Getting there is easy … you can fly or go over on the Spirit of Tasmania which offers an incredible experience with great entertainment and good food.  There are accommodation choices to suit all tastes and accommodation at Wrest Point is now open.

Book by telephoning 1800 030 611 and quote 699172.

Our theme is ‘Children Are Our Future’ and our guest speakers will inspire and amaze you.  More information will be available throughout the year.

Make a note in your diary now and start planning for our fantastic 2017 Rotary D9820 Conference.

Trevor and I look forward to seeing you there …… ‘Come and join us’!


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January is Vocation Month

January is Vocation Month

The Object of Rotary is a philosophical statement of Rotary’s purpose and the responsibilities of Rotarians. The concept of vocational service is rooted in the Second Object, which calls on Rotarians to “encourage and foster”: • High ethical standards in business and professions • The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations • The dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society As a Rotarian, how can you put these ideals into action? Consider these suggestions: • Talk about your vocation in your club, and take time to learn about fellow members’ vocations. • Use your professional skills to serve a community. • Practice your profession with integrity, and inspire others to behave ethically through your own words and actions. • Help a young person achieve his or her career aspirations. • Guide and encourage others in their professional development. If you do any of these things, you are performing vocational service. And if vocational service motivates and energizes you, then you’re in the right place, because vocational service is the very essence of Rotary. It is what sets Rotary apart from other service organizations.
People in Action

Rotary unites more than a million people

Through Rotary clubs, people from all continents and cultures come together to exchange ideas, and form friendships and professional connections while making a difference in their backyards and around the world.

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