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BARBECUE DATES FOR 2024
 
JANUARY.       Saturday 20th 
 
FEBRUARY.     Sunday 11th
 
MARCH.          Saturday 9th
 
APRIL.            Saturday 20th
 
MAY.              Saturday 18th
 
JUNE.             Saturday 15th
 
Please put the dates into your diaries and let Christina know your availability for these important events.  
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Mondays at 6:00 PM
The Emerald Hotel
415 Clarendon Street
South Melbourne, VIC 3205
Australia
Phone:
0407 112 141
1st and 3rd Mondays of the Month. You are very welcome to attend.
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NEXT PORT PHILLIP ROTARY CLUB MEETING
 
DATE:       Monday 4th February
VENUE:     Emerald Hotel, 415 Clarendon Street,
                South Melbourne
TIME:       6:00pm for a 6:30 start
President's Message
Sue Foley
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“Working in harmony with each other, and with external groups and individuals, will improve our impact and help Rotary survive and prosper into the future.”
 
We are nearly half way through the Rotary year and have achieved so much in such a short time.  Our upcoming big event is the CELTIC FESTIVAL being held Saturday 16th March and Sunday 17th March 2024, and this event is a all about working in harmony.

Grab your tickets before Christmas Day using Code: friends24 for a 10% discount...

We are thrilled to announce our special international guest artist is Scots Singer of the Year Nominee, Harpist, Singer, Songwriter, Merchant Navy Navigational Officer and Alpaca Trekking business owner, CHLOE MATHARU 

Step into the magical world of melodies, foot-stomping rhythms and heartwarming spirit of the Celtic world. The Melbourne Celtic Festival is back for it's second 'fully live' year and it's more exhilarating than ever! 

Sue Foley
 
We all, at Port Phillip Rotary, wish you peace and good tidings for the festive season. 
 
 
Denise Tarrant and Sue Foley. - BENDIGO BANK
STOP PRESS...STOP PRESS...
WINDFALL FOR PPRC
 Thank you for the partnership and generous donation BENDIGO BANK! Port Phillip Rotary will be able to provide more support to the community. We are proud of our members Sue and Dennis for organising the community event.
 
Pam Dittmer accepting the $20,000 cheque
 
 
CONGRATULATIONS!  
 
2023 is the 10 year anniversary of INTERACT
at
Mac Robertson Girls' High School.
 
The teams just go from strength to strength!
EMPOWER PACKING DAY
 
A very successful event was held at the Empower Warehouse to pack Christmas boxes for Launch Housing and then have them delivered.
Marg, Wendy and Pam in the background
Chemist Warehouse has partnered with Pharmacycle to roll out a blister pack recycling initiative across 100 pharmacies in Victoria. The initiative promotes responsible waste management with conveniently placed branded recycling bins near dispensary areas.
International Convention - Singapore
 
Imagine walking into the world-renowned Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, surrounded by thousands of like-minded people of action from around the world, all gathered to inspire one another and create lasting change. 

This is what you can expect from the 2024 Rotary International Convention in Singapore, 25-29 May. Join us in discovering this Garden City while making meaningful connections with global changemakers, attending inspiring breakout sessions, and exchanging fresh ideas on service projects and international initiatives.

To secure your spot at this exceptional event, register and pay in full today before the discounted rate expires on 15 December 2023
 
 
REGISTER TODAY
 
Bendigo Conference 2024
Bookings now open
 
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Stories
WIN A KIA STONIC SPORTS CAR
Chadstone East Malvern Rotary Club  are raffling a Kia Stonic Sports @$5 a ticket as part of a Rotary consortium of clubs – it is drawn on 31/12/23
 
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INTERACT AT MAC ROBERTSON GIRLS' SECONDARY
The interact Co presidents, Kathy and Charmaine, have been busy writing interview questions and scenarios to present to the 2024 potential leaders. Interact co-president interviews were held in Week 1 of Term 4 on Monday 2 of October and Tuesday 3 October. They occurred during lunchtimes on both days.  After advertising to the student body, six candidates were selected after handing in their resumes. Each of the six interviewees were interviewed by a panel consisting of Charmaine and Kathy as well as Ms Ziyad and myself. Ms Ziyad and I acted as observers. Kathy and Charmaine presented the questions, took their notes and discussed the attributes of each candidate with little input from either Ms Ziyad or myself. 
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