Posted in Learning and Development
Posted by Terry Beard, Rotary Club of Portland, Oregon, USA
on 20 January 2020
You may have heard that most people would rather die than give a speech. Public speaking is the number one fear for many people.
For 49 years, I too had a fear of public speaking. It was so bad, I would break out in a sweat. I'd leave the room. I'd find excuses, or ask other people to stand up and speak for me. Anything to avoid having to speak in public. A couple of bad experiences early in my life built up this fear, but I made it my goal to overcome it. Fifteen years ago at the a...
Posted by Stuart McArthur
on 16 January 2020
Toastmasters International and Rotary International have announced a new partnership that will bring together the strengths of these two century old organisations, sharing what we be both value (connecting communities), with our own specialities: Rotary (Community Service) and ToastMasters (Personal Development).
Together, Rotary and Toastmasters can not only connect you with leadership skills in your career and your passions, but also share and foster thoese ideas to help make the world ...
Posted by Amritpal Singh
on 7 May 2019
Twenty (20) Rotaractors, Rotarians and guests gathered at the Belgian Beer Cafe in Southbank on Tuesday evening 7th May 2019 for the first ever Rotary & Rotaract joint meeting. Intend of this joint meeting was to learn & share about each other's ambitions but most importantly knowing how both clubs can assist each other to foster collaboration.
President Martin Wilson, President Amritpal Singh, President Mary Zindilis and President Bronwyn Fanning shared how team work ...
Posted by Amritpal Singh
on 4 May 2019
Rotary Club of Southbank sponsored Meghana Jonnalagadda and Fatima Mirza from MacRobertson Girl's High School for MUNA 2019. They were allocated to represent the Russian Federation in a high tempo and full energy discussion with other countries to debate on a number of resolutions like:
Trade and Commerce
Health and Education
on 18 April 2019
The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a grassroots education and learning development program conducted in many Rotary Districts around the world. Although RLI is not an officially endorsed Rotary International program, it continues to gain support and provide a valuable experience that helps Rotarians understand the wider world of Rotary.
In District 9800, RLI is a District Managed Program that provides participants with a high quality experience, that engages and involves them in ...
Posted by Rotary Club of Melbourne
on 18 February 2019
Each year the Rotary Club of Melbourne offers a number of awards to reward excellence in education, training, and vocational contributions to our community.
The Rotary Club of Melbourne Young Achievers awards recognise and honour three outstanding young Victorians with an award and a cheque for $1,500.
Awardees are invited to a luncheon meeting where a cheque and a Certificate of Achievement are presented.
If you know of persons who may qualify for this award, please discuss this with ...
Posted by Amritpal Singh
on 2 December 2018
Rotary Club of Southbank sponsored Grace Sheehan for this year's 2018 RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award). It is a residential camp unlike any other. Over seven days, participants are immersed in a program centered around four key themes: Challenge by choice, diversity, community and time out. We give young people aged 18-25 the opportunity to step away from the distractions of their busy lives and provide the space to think about what is important to them.
Grace enjoys play...
Posted by Jasmin Dhillön, Lilian Ndarukwa & Sally Page
on 25 August 2018
Over 2 Sundays in August, 2018, our members Lilian, Sally & Jasmin attended the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) where they undertook . RLI is aimed at potential club leaders, as well as those who wish to build their Rotary knowledge, and provides Rotary education and leadership training in a facilitated discussion format. It was noted at the outset that having leadership skills does not alone assure good
Rotary leadership. An effective Rotary leadership must also have Rotar...
on 22 July 2018
Rotary provides a number of Leadership Training Programs throughout the year for members, club officers and President Elects to develop their skils to lead their clubs and help them connect with their communities
President's Elect Training Course
14th October 2018
Part 1 (Country Clubs)
21st October, 2018
Part 1 (City Clubs)
15-17th March, 2019
Part 2: (Muli-District PETS)
on 13 June 2018
By Neville John, District Director Membership
The District Support Team is conducting three facilitated workshops in August 2018, involving Warwick Cavell (Facilitator), Kerry Kornhauser OAM (Public Image/Communications), Yvonne Flynn (Club Service) and PDG Neville John (Membership Director).
These workshops will be hands-on interactive sessions that will include:
Leading change in your Club
Identifying the elements of a strong, vibrant club