The last few weeks I have provided a brief update on this concert as though there had been a lot of work done (nearly all by Ted) there wasn't a lot that had been locked in but this week things have been different. Ted has kept working on it together with the President of the Ukraine Association of Victoria, Slawko Kohut. The difference is that they have really made progress this week, mostly today.

So here is what I can tell you.

  • The Concert is going ahead. It will be at the Melbourne Town Hall and the rental cost and most of the other costs are being covered.

  • The capacity at the venue is about 2,000.

  • The Concert  will be on Saturday 7th May 2022 (probably at 3.00 pm)

  • One of the speakers will be our DG, Dale Hoy

I expect there will be more to tell next week but here is the draft flyer.

Rotary District 9800 Conference 2022

Last week I did a big push to promote the conference and I am pleased to advise that our incoming President-Elect, Herbson Singo has confirmed he will be attending so our club will be represented by Judy and I and Herbson as well as our Global Grant Scholar from Japan, Atsuya Tazoe

If anyone else wants to join us here are the details

The idea is to go on this Trybookings link   

Dates:          Fri 22 Apr 2022 5:00 PM - Sun 24 Apr 2022 2:00 PM

Location:           Albury Entertainment Centre

                     525 Swift Street, Albury New South Wales 2640

Metro Tunnel BBQ

Last Sunday was the first of 2 BBQs our club committed to carrying out for the Metro Tunnel at the new Arden Station. Andrew Georgiou took over managing the BBQ and did a great job. We had a lot of members unavailable for the event but we managed to get enough volunteers, so thank you to all those that did help out on the day.

Upcoming BBQ's

Well, we still have 3 more BBQs coming up.


The Election date has not been set yet but the money is on Saturday 14th May 2022 and it will be at the North Melbourne Primary School


Naturally, it is on Mother's Day, 8th May 2022 at Alexandra Gardens - Melbourne


The date was to also be on Mother's Day but fortunately, they have now advised they would like to put it off to Sunday 22nd May 2022. This is good news as it means we don't have a clash anymore.

Please contact me if you are available for any of these other BBQs at


Regarding volunteer opportunities for Rimern we are continuing to restrict our participation to Saturday afternoons and as the facility will be closed on the 16th and 23rd of April that means we are looking for volunteers for the following 3 Saturdays: 2nd April, 9th April, and 30th April.

Please let me know if you are able to do a 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm shift on any of those Saturdays or a weekday as well if it suits you. on

Upcoming Meeting

Thursday 31st March 2022 at 6.45 for 7.00 pm at the Mercure Hotel, Cnr Harker St and Flemington Rd North Melbourne 

Abdullahi Osman- In Person

Abdullahi is a new member that joined the club earlier this year and will be giving us his "member behind the badge" talk.


Dad Joke of the Week

My most embarrassing moment was when as a waiter a lady asked me for extra mashed potatoes.

I told her they are mashed as much as they can mash them.


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