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 Club Bulletin - Vol 85 Issue 19 15th May 2023 
Acting Pres John Mansour   

Rotary Affirmation: 

May Rotary friends and Rotary ways help us to serve our community
here and  abroad in many ways.
Monday 15th May 2023
at CORO 88 
88 Burwood Road Burwood
6.00 for 6.15 


From out last meeting on 1st May 2023

Opened at 6.15

Pres John Welcome our guest speaker Jerry Dumas. And Visitors. Debra Mansour and members of the Australian Ukrainian community, Lumar , Oxana and Roman
Apologies Lloyd roever, , Irene Giardino, John Kane , Churlya Wurfel .
Tonight will be a topical presentation about the sad event in the Ukraine and will bring us up to date. Jerry has been to Ukraine in December 2022

Jerry presented a video representing the history of Ukraine and a PowerPoint presentation “Stand with Ukraine”
Welcome to country.

The whole presentation is reprinted below in Stories. There were many questions regarding the Presentation.

PP Keith weeding. Will organise the Pride of Workmanship event and needs nominations. To be Held at Club Coro 88. on 19th of June

Pres John applying for a grant application assisted by Simon fox, from Burwood RSL. Grant application up to $10,000.00 for a new Trailer to transport our BBQ equipment. Will inspect it again We are looking to run the BBQ at the Sandakan Memorial event. Also Burwood festival coming

District assembly in on this Saturday. Pres elect Hugo will be going. Others invited. .

Club changeover will be at Club Coro Partners night on 3rd July.

Rob Whitney Rypen and Muna. Contacted Rosebank but not available this year.

Burwood Girls to be followed up and may go to MUNA.

NYSF applications now open. Cost is $2850.00. And now is residential in Canberra. We will offer fifty percent for two local students only one forum to be held in Canberra

Summer Science Experience about Sept for Year Nine, and about $150 and we support about 50 percent

Rob will send out info to schools re 50 percent

Anna Marie re Vivid in Botanical Gardens looking for assistance to support Four people for $40.00 per ticket. Individual sponsorship, Denise John, Fuad, Hugo

Denise. Rotary International Conference in Melbourne, 27 th May You are still able to register

Raffle won by Oxana. Raised $65.00; Meeting closed at 8.00




District Assembly 

Hi Fellows

 A big thank you to PE Hugo ,Peter, Dennise and Maralie for representing our club, Burwood Rotary at the District Assembly

 They have given up their valuable  time to assist and build our Club and learn more about their particular portfolios so they can serve Rotary in our Local ,National and International communities

 Our next meeting is Monday 15th May  and Hugo ,Peter ,Dennise and Maralie will inform us on their District Assembly experience

This is an important meeting as it will set the direction for PE Hugo's year as our President

Please support our incoming team by your attendance

Pres John 

Russian Invasion of Ukraine Presentationby Jerry Duma
Jerry Duma  presented a heart wrenching presentation  about the invasion of Ukraine by Russia 
RC Burwood Helps Schools in the Philippines 

Rotary Burwood District 9675’s turnover of $1,400 to Lilo-an National High School Extension Don Bosco of Cebu City via Rotary Club of Cebu District 3860 International 

A RAWCS Solution -  Destitution at Home 
A RAWCS Solution
A talk by Gary Richards, RC Engadine
Timor Leste 
Rotary Club Parkes’ annual meeting for Timor Leste
Pride of Workmanship 

The Pride of Workmanship awards have been an annual Vocational Program event for many years.

Help for Ukranian Displaced Persons  
Help for Ukrainian  displaced persons  arriving in Sydney 
News from Eurella 
Thank you Burwood Rotary 
Rotary's Commitment to Diversity, Equality and Inclusion. 
Rotary Commitment to Diversity, Equality and Inclusion 
Podcast with Sadaya Marathe 
Link to a Podcast with one of out Past Exchange Students Sadaya Marathe 
Article published by Marilie Bomediano
Article published by Marilie Bomediano regarding Container sent to the Philippines 
Report from Dinagat Island 
Fellows here is the latest from Juvie in Gingoog, they returned from the Helping Hand mission, and are now preparing for the next. We have some donations coming in, thank you, and will send every dollar over for these missions.
Those pictures give an idea of the destruction.
Report from Gingoog by PP Walter Bock 

Dear Friends and supporters,

I received another email from Juvie and MinPRA in Gingoog. Somehow, miraculously they avoided much damage to themselves. On the compound it appears two fruit trees came down and the other crop was damaged. On the mountain property the damage was even less. They hate asking for help but they would like to help the island of Dinagat where Vera took a team on a SewAID Mission a couple of years ago.

The Secrets of Scams – Athreya Kannan
The Secrets of Scams – Athreya Kannan

My name is Athreya Kannan and I work for Zip which is a credit company and we often get calls

from customers who have been scammed online or over the phone. I, therefore, wrote this up

to spread awareness of these scams so we can be more vigilant.

Rotary Youth Exchange - making a difference for life
Rotary Youth Exchange - making a difference - Reflections from a Reunion 30 years later.
The Year is 1991, two busses full of Rotary Exchange Students enter a parking lot in Sydney after 3 weeks around Australia on the “Capricorn Ramble Tour”. Saying goodbye was heart-breaking, knowing that we would soon be back home and maybe never see each other again.
Jumping to September 2021, downtown Frankfurt on a Friday afternoon in brilliant weather. Stepping out of the car to greet 3 people I have not seen for 30 year in front of their hotel.
Burwood Rotary 50th Anniversary Charitable Trust
The Rotary Club of Burwood has created the 50th Anniversary Charitable Trust with the overall charitable purpose of "relieving poverty and the advancement of education or any other matter beneficial to the community". Funds are awarded to persons who satisfy the Trustees that they are financially disadvantaged and are undertaking some form of further study/sporting endeavour beneficial to themselves and to the community in general. 
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