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Story Telling Dogs

Who would have thought that dogs could help primary school children with reading difficulties learn to read?  An initiative by one Brighton resident has done just that, with the program now reaching 20 schools across Melbourne.

Topics: the heart of brighton

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Hands on PAWS delivers

Couldn't get a job without a licence, couldn't get a licence without a car, couldn't get a car without a job.

How a Bayside resident's initiative helped a young Sudanese immigrant break a vicious cycle that threatened to trap him.

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Latest News

Night of Stars 2017 - Raffle Results

The winners of the Night of Stars Raffle 2017 were:

1st Prize: W. Sullivan - 4 Nights on Hayman Island for 2 Adults. Donated by Brighton Travelworld

2nd Prize: J. Anderson - D'urban Men's Suit. Donated by Raoul of Brighton

3rd Prize: John Robertson - Executive Chair. Donated by Active Office Furniture.

The Chairman and Committee wish to thank all who participated in this event.

Hope to see you again next year!

 How award winning wildlife films are made

Emmy Award winning film makers  David Parer and Liz Parer-Cook who have produced and filmed blue chip natural history  documentaries and have been winners of over 130 Australian and International Awards

More recently the Parers have made highly  successful films about icon Australian animals such as Platypus, Tasmanian Devils and Penguins and Parrots.

At Thursday 27th April meeting they will show clips from their films and speak about some of their adventures filming Killer Whales, Land lguanas in active volcanoes and Platypus ( for their popular new book " Platypus, the world's strangest animal".

This promises to be a memorable night for members, partners and guests

Event

Date From : Thu Apr 27, 2017 : 18:30
Date To : Thu Apr 27, 2017 : 20:00

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 2017 Grand Prix Fox Classic Car Cocktail Celebration

Enjoy a cocktail party surrounded by fully restored classic cars.  With the option of either a general tour of this famous collection, or a personally guided tour through the behind-the-scenes facilities, this is a not-to-be missed event for classic car buffs.

Event

Date From : Thu Mar 23, 2017 : 18:00
Date To : Thu Mar 23, 2017 : 22:00

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Great Australia Day Swim 2017

Congratulations to all who participated! A great day was had, check out the video...

Crowd Funding Campaign Cambodia

Clean Water For Cambodia

Following the successful completion of our pilot Sustainable Community Project in Cambodia, Brighton Rotary have launched their first crowd funding campaign to raise vitally needed funds so that we may roll this project out in a second group of villages in an impoverished rural area in the north of Cambodia - home to over 4,000 people.

Topics: fund raising,  rotary project,  clean water

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Meetings

How award winning wildlife films are made

Date: Thursday Apr 27, 2017, 6:30 pm

Emmy Award winning film makers  David Parer and Liz Parer-Cook who have produced and filmed blue chip natural history  documentaries and have been winners of over 130 Australian and International Awards

More recently the Parers have made highly  successful films about icon Australian animals such as Platypus, Tasmanian Devils and Penguins and Parrots.

At Thursday 27th April meeting they will show clips from their films and speak about some of their adventures filming Killer Whales, Land lguanas in active volcanoes and Platypus ( for their popular new book " Platypus, the world's strangest animal".

This promises to be a memorable night for members, partners and guests

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Donald Trump, a perspective on US politics

Date: Thursday May 4, 2017, 6:30 pm

  • Associate Professor Timothy Lynch is the Director of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Melbourne University will provide his perspectives on Donald Trump for the US and the world.
  • Tim is a Fulbright scholar, he holds a PhD in political science from Boston College, Massachusetts.
  • He is the author of Turf War: The Clinton Administration and Northern Ireland and co-author of the best-selling After Bush: The Case for Continuity in American Foreign Policy, which won the Richard Neustadt Book Prize.
  • He is also Editor-in-Chief of the new two-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History.
  • Tim is a regular commentator for Sky News and ABC TV and radio in Australia, the BBC and Al Jazeera in the UK, and C-SPAN and NPR in the US. His editorials have appeared in The Age, the Guardian, the Herald Sun, and the Wall Street Journal.

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A new 21st Century light rail express train to Melbourne airport

Date: Thursday May 11, 2017, 6:30 pm

Our speaker on Thursday 11th May, Peter O Brien has developed many businesses and projects in Asia, the Middle East and Oceania.

 Peter is currently making a significant contribution to infrastructure development in Melbourne  currently working on developing a new 21st Century light rail express train from Melbourne's CBD to Melbourne Airport (airshuttleaust.com.au).

Peter is also an adviser to a consortium developing a Surf Park for Melbourne Docklands.

Peter is a visionary entrepreneur who brings vision, dynamism and long-standing experience to projects in the areas of 21st Century transport, tourism, catering and urban development. He is supported by project teams comprised of specialists in their fields such as architects, engineers, advertising executives, legal specialists, finance specialists and tourism experts.

 In Peter’s earlier life he was a Rotary Club Exchange Student to Trumansburg New York , USA ( near Cornell) .

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Victorian Opposition Leader Matthew Guy

Date: Thursday May 18, 2017, 6:30 pm

The Victorian Opposition Leader Matthew Guy will speak to us tonight 

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Mayor Alex De Porto & Brooke Kneebush

Date: Thursday May 25, 2017, 6:30 pm

Tonight we have two speakers. Firstly, Brooke Kneebush, CEO Gymnastics Australia and Oceania and formerly a Rotary Exchange student sponsored by the Rotary Club of Brighton 30 years ago.

Separately, we will here from the mayor of Bayside Alex De Porto

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