The Rotary Club of
Hastings Western Port
Chartered 1969
The Channel
Monday 29th May 2017
Club Information
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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Rotary International President
Mr John Germ
District Governor: 
Mrs Lynne Westland
District Governor Elect:
Mr Don Ripper
Linda Humphries
Mark Humphries
Derryck Rees
Upcoming Events
Australia's Biggest Morning Tea - Wallaroo Primary
Wallaroo Primary School
May 29, 2017
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
BBQ - Hastings Newsagent
Hastings Newsagency
Jun 17, 2017
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Club Changeover
PJs Restaurant
Jun 18, 2017
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Dromana Changeover
Safety Beach Sailing Club
Jun 22, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
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Linda Humphries
May 14, 2013
4 years
Mark Humphries
May 14, 2013
4 years
William Robert Schroder
May 26, 2008
9 years
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May is Youth Service Month
Where has the year gone?
I feel like it’s been only a few weeks and yet the time for changeover is nearly upon us. Quite a few housekeeping jobs to do as most of the paperwork has resided in my house  as I transitioned from secretary to President. I have managed to file the most important letters and documents. With everything in the cloud nowadays at least there is no need for huge filing cabinets . Over the past couple of years we have seen Rotary change many of its  rules on such things as attendance and flexibility in types of membership including eclubs that don’t physically have a location. It is a great opportunity to gain a new generation of Rotarians who think globally and expect tangible results for their efforts.
Volunteering is changing as seen by causes gaining exposure on social media bringing  the gathering together similarly focussed people  who achieve instant results and sources of funds. Millions of people connect instantly on Facebook, printed newsletters and dinner table discussions may not produce the next generation of Rotarians. As I  prepare to attend  The 70th  Anniversary of the Mornington club today I wonder what the Mornington club will look like in the next 70 years’ different indeed but still Rotary 

We had Sam & Naomi talk to the club and present us with a 'P' plate from the lasted print run. Showing the Rotary Logo. Please read below and email received from Tim Nolan, secretary of TRAG.
(I have added the date of presentations to our events list. Could I encourage members to attend)
see Sam's presentation here Sam Howe
Good Morning Linda,
Thank you so much for having Sam Howe and Naomi McMaster attend your last meeting on May 15th to update you on the production and distribution of the Red Message “P” plate and to formally thank you all for your contribution to this important project.
Please accept my personal thanks for your support and most generous contribution.
Naomi mentioned that she did not have the current schedule of our upcoming presentations on hand at the meeting and has asked if I can send them to you so that if any of your members should wish to attend they can see which date and session would be most suitable for them, they would be most welcome. If they could let our Project manager, Cindy Last ( ) know they intend to come and which session, that would be most appreciated.
Thanks you once again,
Kind regards,
Tim Nolan
Timothy Nolan
Teenagers Road Accident Group - TRAG
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Rotary Foundation

Rotary Foundation named World's Outstanding Foundation for 2016

The Association of Fundraising Professionals recognized The Rotary Foundation with its annual Award for Outstanding Foundation at its 2017 conference in San Francisco.
The award honors organizations that show philanthropic commitment and leadership through financial support, innovation, encouragement of others, and involvement in public affairs. Some of the boldest names in American giving — Kellogg, Komen, and MacArthur, among others —are past honorees.

Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair-elect Paul Netzel accepts the Award for Outstanding Foundation, on Rotary's behalf, at the Association of Fundraising Professionals 2017 conference.
The announcement came on 15 November, known to industry professionals since the 1980s as National Philanthropy Day. The award was presented 2 May at the AFP’s annual conference.
Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair-elect Paul Netzel accepted the award on Rotary’s behalf, and Eric Schmelling, Rotary's chief philanthropy officer, also attended the conference. The event drew more than 3,400 senior-level fundraising professionals from 33 countries.
“In our Centennial year, we are deeply honored to receive this recognition from the Association of Fundraising Professionals,” said Netzel.
AFP’s committee of judges cited Rotary’s comprehensive campaign to eradicate polio as a major driver of the selection.
“With the generous support of our members and partners, we’ve taken on some of the toughest humanitarian challenges in the world, none more so than the devastating disease of polio,” said Netzel. “We will defeat polio, and it will be a landmark achievement for global public health.”
The committee also mentioned that Rotary applies a methodical, purposeful approach to support a wide variety of causes, from providing clean water to educating the next generation of peace professionals.
“This award helps to spread our belief that service to humankind truly changes our world, and for that reason, it is the greatest work of life,” said Netzel.
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district assembly
District Assembly
District assembly was very well attended this year. District Governor Elect Don Ripper spoke with the incoming Presidents, while PP Helen  Lanigan District Secretary Elect and John  Cartledge District Treasurer Elect spoke with the incoming Secretaries and Treasurers. While the Presidents, Secretaries and Treasurers were having their briefing everyone else was listening to 14 different presenters. Presentations by: Operation Cleft & Operation Toilet; Donations in Kind; Rotarians Against Malaria; Disaster Aid Australia; RAWCS; Rotaract; Wheelchairs for Kids; Gippsland Centenary House; Youth Exchange; RYLA; NYSF; MUNA; Junior Community Awards; Shine on Awards. Our very own Edwin spoke to the whole assembly on all things insurance. It was a great day, everyone should attended, it is a great opportunity to learn more about Rotary, and it is where you can meet with and engage with other like minded Rotarians.
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