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Homeless World Cup Revisited - 10 Years on!

Posted by Amritpal Singh on 29 August 2018
Homeless World Cup Revisited - 10 Years on!

Part of the journey leading up to presidency was to understand the rich history of projects/events which the club has done since the club chartered back in 1999. Though it is challenging and at times leading to no leads, I kept on trying and something came up! 

Tung Dinh (a close friend of mine) mentioned about George Halkias who ran the Melbourne Homeless World Cup back in 2008 and used to be his boss at the Victims Referral and Assistance Service department in the Victorian Government. To add, I did not know the Rotary Club of Southbank was part of the Melbourne Homeless World Cup and did a tremendous amount of work leading up for that big tournament which I attended and got my first ever sun burn! So through separation of different links, somehow it does end up in something in common, friends + Rotary + big event - how wonderful is it?

We thank George Halkias for coming back to the club last Tuesday on 28th August 2018 to relive the moments prior, during and after the Melbourne Homeless World Cup 2008 and we had a great turnout who came to hear him speak. We also welcomed back Past President Tracey Browne and her partner Ross (past members) who were involved in ensuring the Melbourne Homeless World Cup 2008 ran smoothly and we thank them for sharing their stories. Not forgetting, Rotarian Wayne Eade and Rotarian Sharon Eade from Rotary Club of Invercargill South, District 9980 New Zealand who visited us while on holidays and we are blessed having international visiting Rotarians and guests visiting our club - really appreciate it!

Rotary Club of Laurieton in New South Wales (District 9650) made a toast to our club on 6th August 2018 (they sent us a beautiful pamphlet) to foster friendship & goodwill and hope our club members visit them in the near future. In return of their kind gesture, we made a toast to Rotary Club of Laurieton and I personally called President Barbara Jackson to relay our thank you and mentioned we will include them in our weekly newsletters.

We like to acknowledge the visiting Rotarians & Guests that came:

The Big Issue

  • George Halkias - Guest Speaker

Rotary Club of Invercargill South, District 9980 New Zealand

  • Rtn. Wayne Eade
  • Rtn. Sharon Eade

University of Melbourne

  • Katie Wilford Rotary Global Scholar from Iowa, USA

Past Members

  • Rotary Club of Southbank Past President (2006-2007) Tracey Browne
  • Ross Pilkington

Guests


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Author: Amritpal Singh
Tags: President's Weekly News

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