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Learning about Garlic in South Gippsland

Learning about Garlic in South Gippsland

It was a memorable and fulfilling vocational excursion visiting our club member Rotarian David Jones in South Gippsland to learn about garlic on a cool plus windy Saturd...

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Hampers and Movie Tickets for Ray

Hampers and Movie Tickets for Ray

Australia Post Dandenong Letter Centre (DLC) donated five (5) hampers and movie tickets to Rotary Club of Southbank on 19th October 2018 to support the Ray White Southba...

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Beyond the Job Interview - A wrap of our 'Your highest pay ever' event

Beyond the Job Interview - A wrap of ...

Initial reaction when you get notified to be called in for an interview or series of interviews is that you get excited, this happens after submitting job application(s) al...

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#RotaryDay at the Winter Night Market

#RotaryDay at the Winter Night Market

We weren't sure if it would go ahead due to excessive rain and the cold, however the weather got better around 5:30pm and off we went. Fifteen (15) or more of us con...

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#PeopleofAction - Tree Planting Day & Run Melbourne Fundraiser

#PeopleofAction - Tree Planting Day &...

What are the odds that two (2) club projects/events would occur on the same day, that exactly happened to us on Sunday, 29th July 2018. It was a fulfilling day for the club ...

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Becollective - A new opportunity to connect and volunteer

Becollective - A new opportunity to c...

A project led by the Rotary Club of Central Melbourne and developed through Swinburne University. What is Be Collective? Be Collective is a digital gateway ...

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Fighting for our Farmers

Fighting for our Farmers

In Australia, farmers are the lifeblood of our country and they are in crisis. Record breaking heat and lack of rain means farmers are struggling to feed sheep and cattl...

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Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

The Rotary Youth Leadership Award is a residential camp unlike any other. Over seven days, participants are immersed in a program centered around  four key themes: ...

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Share your #rotarymenu, win recognition for your club and your Rotary Venue

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Greetings from the Land Down Under in Southbank, Melbourne - Australia!

As an international service organisation, it is great to see diversity of different backgrounds, ...

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Southbank Yoga and Mindfulness Day kicks off year of connecting community

Southbank Yoga and Mindfulness Day ki...

We kicked off our first club project/event at Boyd Community Hub in Southbank on Saturday 14th July 2018. It was a mid-morning of yoga and mindfulness where three (3) ses...

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Learning about Garlic in South Gippsland

Posted by Amritpal Singh on 5 November 2018
Learning about Garlic in South Gippsland
It was a memorable and fulfilling vocational excursion visiting our club member Rotarian David...
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Artists IGNITE through ART

Posted by Amritpal Singh on 26 October 2018
Artists IGNITE through ART
Ignite is a joint project of Rotary Club of Melbourne and Arts Access Victoria. This new partn...
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Festivities of Oktoberfest 2018

Posted by Amritpal Singh on 26 October 2018
Festivities of Oktoberfest 2018
Shirin Geisel was a German Youth Exchange Student from Germany (sponsored by our club) and dur...
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UPCOMING EVENTS

20 November
Tuesday 20th November 2018 is our Annual General Meeting, followed closely by a social evening complete with dinner.

We do need a quorum in attendance so please RSVP

4 December

Our guest speaker is Martin Taurins, Chair of the Rotarian Action Group of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness and member Rotary Club of Gisborne, Victoria, Australia.

When Martin's son Jacob, a budding musician, was diagnosed at age 20 with multiple sclerosis (MS), he didn't know anything about the disease. Jacob held college degrees in arts, business and music.

All that changed when he became one of 2.5 million people worldwide diagnosed with this neurological condition in which the body's immune system inexplicably turns on itself, attacking the protective sheaths that surround nerve fibers. Depending on type of MS, symptoms range from tingling or numbness, visual impairment, mobility restrictions, loss of coordination, independence and eventually paralysis can set in becoming wheelchair bound..

Common in adults age 20-40, seen more among women than men 3 to 1 ratio. MS as yet has no cure, but Martin and family wanted to take action. They felt frustrated that no one could tell them what caused MS and what plans there were to find a cure. They now realise how complex the disease is.

Diana and Martin joined Rotary Club of Gisborne before Jacob was diagnosed to give back after their daughter went to Sweden with Rotary Youth Exchange (Since then they have home hosted ten exchange students). Rotary Club of Gisborne members had empathy for Jacob's condition and started a Club project, which later became a district endorsed program. This encouraged Diana and Martin to gather together Rotarians Internationally with an interest in finding a cure for the disease and form the Rotarian Action Group of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness (RAGMSA) with a mission of promoting MS awareness and urging Rotarians to work with their local MS societies to spread awareness, raise funds and assist people with MS and families.

In the early days Jacob played the piano and performed at Rotary Club MS fundraisers in D9800.  Being involved in these events encouraged him to join Rotary and has served as club president of the Rotary Club of Essendon North. With the support of a public disability grant and his club, he was able to get a new wheelchair that allows him to be more independent. With the help of his carer he uses a specially-equipped computer to realise his dream of gaining a Masters degree in music composition and of writing music. Before being diagnosed with MS, Jacob could sing and play many instruments and wanted to be a Music Composer.

Martin urges Rotarians to become involved with their local MS societies and hold events to spread awareness of the disease and support efforts to find a cure. Put it in club plans and objectives, so it becomes public. Let clubs know MS is a major health problem, especially with young people.

Via the website, facebook and twitter, individuals can join the group.

  • Martin can provide contacts for at MS Societies
  • Rotary Clubs to partner the group
  • How to start a project and provide ideas about fund raising events and grants.

Almost daily, information re latest MS Research and symptoms management is posted on yahoo email group, facebook and Twitter.

The Rotarian Action Group of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness require existing members, and welcomes new members, willing to take on a  management role with RAGMSA.

18 December

Join us for our Christmas & New Year Eve celebrations before we head for a well deserved break. Rotarian Judy Parslow (birthday girl) from our club will entertain us with games, jokes and potentially might drag 'Santa" to pay us a visit as well.

Theme is "Over the Rainbow" to celebrate peace and happiness. Please wear your favourite colour from the rainbow spectrum:

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Indigo
  • Violet

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