Charlie's Chat 



Tonight we welcomed members in waiting, Tim McCrohan and Mark Dineen, Sue Worland from Scope as guest speaker and members. Apologies from Janet, Judy, Liz, Kaylyn and Bob M.

Diary notes for upcoming events:

Eaglehawk Trivia Night – 4th October – contact Peter T for details – two tables booked – Friends of Rotary filling one table and the 2nd almost filled with Rotarians.

Movie Nights: “Diana” on 10th October, “Captain Philips” 24th October – two excellent movies. Tickets available from Peter T. $20 includes movie, coffee and cake afterwards in the lounge.

Joint night at the Bendigo Stadium – 9th October with the Cluster raising funds for Shelter Box organised by Bendigo Sandhurst. Charlie will need numbers on Monday night.

Grant Hocking (our Assistant Governor) is looking for donations towards World of Difference Humanitarian Travel. They are heading for Cambodia in December 2013 and wishing to provide items for students.  The Club is donating $500 to provide simple items such as exercise books, pens, rulers etc.

Liam Collins & Dylan Clohsey, from the Kangaroo Flat Junior Football Club were the worthy recipients of the Alan Rohde Award for 2013.  On Sunday afternoon Peter Taylor presented the Award at their Presentation Night. Mark Rohde spoke on his father’s involvement with both the Football Club and Rotary. At our meeting, Liam and Dylan, were presented with their monetary reward for their involvement and contribution to the Junior Club.

The project for Brody is underway with Kevin Slater drawing up project plans and we will be working in with Eaglehawk as a joint Rotary project.

Rotary International Convention is in Sydney next year – 1st to 4th June. District 9800 Conference on the Gold Coast 7th-9th March 2014.

 Assistant Governor Grant Hocking is looking for mentors to assist the new Next Generation club.  If you would be part of growing the new Club please see Charlie.

An invitation for Sunday 10th November is extended to all members for the 25th Anniversary of Royce Abbey’s World Presidency.  Guest speaker – Ian Riseley OAM – 12 noon to 3pm - $45 per person including drinks. To be held in Keilor – see Charlie for details.

Our guest speaker this evening was Sue Worland, Product Brand & Marketing work in fundraising for Scope (formerly Spastic Society of Victoria). Scope is a not-for-profit organization providing disability services in Victoria. Scope was formerly known as the Spastic Society of Victoria.

The main service areas range from early childhood through to adulthood. Individual and family focused Scope support people with a disability to make and realise their own living choices.

Services offered include:

. Therapy, Psychology and Related Services: The Scope Therapy, Psychology and Related Services Team consists of therapists (occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists, speech pathologists), children services and education professionals and specialists in community inclusion. 

. Packaging & Assembly: Business Services are involved in areas such as production, packaging, assembly, disassembly, “Pick and Pack” (outsourced supply chain solutions), mail-outs/collating, labelling, shrink wrapping, heat sealing and tagging. Work can either be conducted at any of the four business

. Communication Resource Centre: Located at Box Hill, Scope’s Communication Resource Centre is part of the Victorian Communication Access Network for people with complex communication needs. The aim of the Communication Resource Centre is to ensure that people with complex communication needs and all of their communication partners, communicate successfully and effectively.

. Scope Research: grows the capacity of Scope and the sector as a whole to undertake research. Scope research is extensive, internationally recognised and, in many instances, conducted with our strong academic and service partners.

Donations are sought to enable Scope to continue with the many programs conducted.

Have a great week.