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Changeover Dinner June 25th 2024



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The club's project to provide two gender specific toilet blocks and a supply of fresh water to the Aladura Primary School in Buedu, eastern Sierra Leone, is gathering pace, as the building designs are finalised and quotes are sought from local builders. The Rotary Club Of Glenferrie is partnering with the Rotary Club of Bo, Sierra Leone, and The Rotary Foundation, to deliver safe and hygienic toilets for the children and staff, and a hygiene (WASH) training program for the children.
Your club's committee, led by International Service Director Amelia Anderson, and comprising Isaiah Lahai, Paul Shekleton, Geoffrey Widmer and Richard Blakeman from the Rotary Club of Glenferrie, President Taplima Muana and President-elect Daniel Sama of the Rotary Club of Bo, Sierra Leone, and Tamba Lahai of the Aladura Primary School is close to commissioning work to start. At the last meeting of the Sierra Leone Taskforce, it was agreed that, when completed, the plaque below would be affixed to both buildings. Testimony to the friendship between our two communities.
The toilet blocks to be built at the Aladura Primary School are based on a design used by Beyond Water International in their work in Kenya
The Sierra Leone Project Taskforce agreed the above wording for plaques to be affixed to each toilet block when completed. A Rotary Club of Glenferrie Peacebuilding Project
The EndTrachoma project has been concluded with 60 toiletry kits being dispatched to Nganmarriyanga in the Northern Territory. Two weeks ago, members of the Community Group packed the toiletry kits into cotton bags that were provided by Ian Dobson. The kits were squeezed into postal boxes along with some small toys, and the total consignment weighed a shade under 80kg.
The kits will be distributed by the school to 5–10-year-old children with simple instructions about the importance of hygiene and its relevance to the transmission of the infectious eye disease, Trachoma. The generous donation and discounting of goods from a number of large retailers was gratifying.

Toiletries kits ready to be sent to
The club's stocks of the fabulous LightWalker walking sticks have now completely sold out, following a concerted sales effort by Glenferrie Rotarians. The generous gift bestowed by ex-Rotarian, the late Walter Glaser has raised almost $7,500, after expenses, all of which will go towards the clubs WASH project in Sierra Leone. The club received 519 of the walking sticks originally, 204 Telescopics and 315 Folding. Of these a total of 23 were written off, mainly due to battery leaks in the torches, 3 samples were given out as freebies and 493 were sold, of which 120 were sold at the Boroondara Farmers Market.
So many Glenferrie Rotarians chipped in to help sell LightWalker, through the Farmers Market, to friends, and into pharmacies and other retail outlets that it is not possible to name you all. A sincere thank you, however, for your superb efforts and endless goodwill, and hearty congratulations to you on your success. Sales through local Probus were highly successful when the walking sticks were demonstrated in person.
Big thanks to PP Jan Twite, Michael Hills, PP John Hudson and to Camberwell Probus member David Turner for your great work with Probus. Many customers came back for multiple repeat orders. A special thank you goes to sales champion extraordinaire Maria Pantling, who sold an extraordinary 236 LightWalker walking sticks, 200 of which went to pharmacy distributor Chempharm and 24 to Supply and Demand in Malvern Road, Hawthorn. Maria you are unbelievable! Thank you!
Future enquiries regarding LightWalker will be directed to Chempharm, based in Moorabbin, Ph. (03) 9553 5775. Walter was a member of the Rotary Club of Moorabbin. He would have been so pleased! Well done everyone, and thank you!
The Rotary Club of Glenferrie soared to unprecedented heights on April 16th, during the Riverside and Eastside joint cluster meeting held at the prestigious Green Acres Golf Club. This momentous occasion marked the culmination of the club's dedication and relentless efforts, resulting in the honor of receiving not one, but two distinguished awards from District 9800.
The first accolade bestowed upon the club was the prestigious 2022-2023 Rotary Citation, a testament to the unwavering commitment and tireless endeavors of its members throughout the year. This citation recognises the club's exemplary performance in engaging its members and maintaining relevance within the community, showcasing its proactive approach and impactful contributions.
PP Charles Tran Assistant Governor
(Eastside Cluster) receiving awards on
behalf of
the Rotary Club of Glenferrie from District Governor Ron Payne. 
We are thrilled to announce that, at its meeting on February 22nd 2024, the Board of The Rotary Club of Glenferrie voted to become an official District 9800 Peacebuilder club, and to form a Peacebuilder Committee under the leadership of Foundation Director Garfield Lee. The move aligns the club with one of the key foundation principles of Rotary and with the first Area of Focus of The Rotary Foundation: The Promotion of Peace. It also aligns the club with the priorities of Rotary District 9800, which has been an official Peacebuilder District for the past two decades.
“Peacebuilder clubs play a vital role in sparking passion and a direction for peace within their own Rotary clubs, districts and communities. We encourage every club to take action, become a Peacebuilder club, and contribute to creating a more peaceful world.”
Rotary Action Group for Peace
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Glenferrie Rotary is a friendly club that meets on the second, fourth and fifth Tuesday evening of the month, at:
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
489 Glenferrie Road, Kooyong. 
6:30pm for 7:00pm
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Changeover 2024

Club Changeover

District 9800 Changeover 

June 2024
Lindy Joubert
Jul 23, 2024 6:30 PM
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Member Behind the Badge

Lindy Joubert is an Honorary Senior Fellow in Architecture at the University of Melbourne with an outsanding career in service, both in Australia and throughout the world. The member behind the badge is where we get an opportunity to learn more about our fellow Rotarians than usually comes up in general conversation and, of all meeting topics presented, are the most meaningful. Come along and hear from Linday directly. What she has to share is truly amazing.

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