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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

From Friday, 27th October night to Sunday afternoon, 29th October students from Brighton Secondary College (BSC) attended RYPEN at Malmsbury - thanks to the efforts of Brighton Rotarians Tony Naughton, and John and Carole Schmoll.

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Brighton Rotary making more change for the greater good

Brighton Rotary’s Sustainable Community Cambodia Committee have managed to raise $52,750 USD and nearly doubled this to $99,000 USD - $125,000 AUD - with a Rotary Foundation International Global Grant for an exciting humanitarian project.

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Melbourne based RMIT students are getting support from Brighton Rotarians' industry professionals to explore their career options. On Tuesday, 31st October we saw a big jump in Rotary Club of Brighton Mentors signing-up to invest into the workforce of the future, by Mentoring students at RMIT.  This new project initiative wasn’t just involving Rotarians, but is something that has partners interested as well. These new mentors are keen to take action, sharing their expertise and experiences with RMIT student mentees.

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Meeting 18 October - Speaker Dr Keith Mutimer - Reconstructive Surgeon

This week we will hear from Dr Keith Mutimer who is a specialist plastic surgeon in Melbourne, Australia.
He operates from Cabrini Brighton Hospital and his own day surgery Brighton Plastic Surgery. Dr Mutimer believes in fully informing his patients in detail about the procedure they are considering and consults personally with all patients.

The Great Australia Day Swim 2018 was a great Bayside Event but also a fabulous FUNdraiser that saves lives. Did you know that $15,000 went to Swim Vietnam and has enabled over 400 teachers trained so far with survival swimming skills and water safety knowledge courses. With almost 900 kids having completed swim programs in the last quarter, this support allowed Swim Vietnam to continue their work in the prevention drowning and water safety lessons throughout Vietnam! 

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A year away from one’s family, home and friends is a very challenging experience for anyone let alone a young person aged between 15-18 years, some of whom have never been abroad before their exchange year. US President Franklin Roosevelt said “We cannot always build a future for our youth, but we can always build our youth for the future.” 

This year the Rotary Club of Brighton supported Ally Leggatt with the opportunity to experience the Rotary Youth Exchange year in Finland... 

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Exceptional and Inspirational...“Whilst not the biggest of all the art shows the Bayside Art Show is often referred to as the best and this 2017 year certainly proves that point”.

With over 600 works on display, an increase in attendance up by 25% on previous years, the number of paintings sold surpassing all expectations and even eclipsing the previous two years record art sales...

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ABC News Showcases Violence Free Families' World First Online Men’s Program.

Violence Free Families has developed from scratch a world first group online program for male perpetrators of family violence. Comprehensively evaluated by Melbourne University’s Centre for Program Evaluation over four trials, it came out with top marks.

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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.

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Over 14,000 students have benefited from donated school supplies, free supplementary tuition for children from linguistically diverse backgrounds, crisis accommodation, and teen support services.

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Bossala, Cambodia: 176 villagers. No safe water, no food, no sanitation and no medical care. Of all the achievements of Rotary, the transformation of the village of Bossala is undoubtedly one of the most inspiring.

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The Rotary Club of Brighton has set the date for the Rotary Youth Sailing Program to be run from the 17th to19th March 2016, once again providing those youths from Regional Victoria an opportunity to sail on Port Phillip Bay on big yachts with experienced crews from Sandringham Yacht Club.

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RCB 45th Anniversary Dinner

Date: Thursday Oct 25, 2018, 6:30 pm

You are cordially invited to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Rotary Club of Brighton at the iconic Brighton Baths. To thank our presidents and members for their contribution and commitment to making our Club one of the most successful clubs in Australia, we hope you can join us in celebrating this milestone.

Where: The Baths, Middle Brighton, 251 The Esplanade, Brighton

When: Thursday 25 October, 2018

Start: 6pm for 6.30pm

Cost: $80 per head which covers a two course dinner with drinks including sparkling, white, red wine plus beer. Drinks after 8.30pm are at members cost.

Book online, any enquiries please contact Clyde White.

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Academia is not always the right path for every student and alternative career pathways are not always forthcoming...A real team effort for vocational options are being provided with a new intiative from the Rotary Club of Brighton, Brighton Secondary College and Sandringham Yacht Club, providing new career pathways for local students.

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A record breaking number of swimmers and members of the general public enjoyed the fun at the Great Australia Day Swim on the morning of the 26th. The swim organised by the Rotary Club of Brighton is in its 9th year of operation and grows in poularity each year.

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2018 saw the launch of the Rotary Club of Brighton (RCB) & RMIT Mentor/Mentee program. We've had over twenty mentors matched with undergraduates and post graduate students to provide professional guidance and assistance.

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District 9800 Conference

Rotary District Conference

District Conferences provide a very quick immersion into the Rotary experience and are recommended to those wanting a wider understanding of what Rotary does.

A number of RC Brighton members attended the conference weekend in Warrnambool, Friday 16-Mar-2018 to Sunday 18-Mar-2018. 

 

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Rotary Club of Brighton Community Grants Program

Applications are now open for the Rotary Club of Brighton Community Grants Program. The program supports humanitarian projects internationally, nationally and locally. Further details and an application form are attached.

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