Rotary Lilydale Volunteers team up with 123read2me

We are delighted to begin work with 123read2me

123Read2Me currently provides children in low socioeconomic communities with FREE quality children’s books through recycled books or new ones purchased with cash donations. The total value of books donated to date exceeds $5,000,000.00 (replacement value).

123read2me promotes reading to children and support the work of over 120 organisations, most operating in the Frankston, Mornington Peninsula, Dandenong, Casey, Kingston and Bayside - and now into the YARRA RANGES through the support and work of Rotary Lilydale Volunteers.

If you would like to know more about how you can help - please click on the Logo 

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Anzac Day 2023

ANZAC Day 2023

Members of Rotary Lilydale were up bright and early on ANZAC Day. President Jenny and President Elect Arun attended the Dawn Service at Lilydale and laid a wreath. Other members attended the service, and cooked the Gunfire Breakfast BBQ for the Lilydale RSL veterans and community members.
"We will remember them" "Lest we forget"
Feedback from the Lilydale RSL -
"ANZAC Day saw our first sausage sizzle with the team from Rotary Lilydale.
To Des, Barb and the team for an amazing show of professionalism. The service you provided us was like you had been doing this for years.
To see our Veterans, families and friends of the RSL being served so well by your team and our ladies was truly heart-warming.
On behalf of the Executive Committee and members of the RSL, we thank you for your assistance this year and look forward to a continued relationship in future events."
Janet McGregor
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Anzac Day 2023

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Rotary Lilydale Volunteers attended the Lilydale Dawn Service and laid a wreath in remembrance.
"We shall remember them"
Volunteers assisted the Lilydale RSL by cooking the Gunfire Breakfast BBQ for members of thr RSL and Lilydale community.
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Service- Be part of the Community Jenny SELWAY 2023-04-15 14:00:00Z 0

Donation In Kind and Rotary Lilydale

Lilydale Rotary member Des makes regular deliveries to DIK (Donations in Kind) to deliver donations from members and businesses in Yarra Ranges. Rotary Lilydale has been a financial supporter of DIK Inc for 5 years. 
For more information about DIK please go to https://rotarydik.org/ , if you have goods suitable for donation- please contact us.
Donation In Kind and Rotary Lilydale Jenny SELWAY 2023-04-14 14:00:00Z 0
Lilydale Craft and Produce Market Jenny SELWAY 2023-03-26 13:00:00Z 0 Craft & Produce,Lilydale,Market,Rotary

Rotary’s Response to the 1918 Flu Pandemic

An estimated 500 million people worldwide became infected. Many cities closed theaters and cinemas, and placed restrictions on public gatherings. Rotary clubs adjusted their activities while also helping the sick.

This is how Rotary responded to the influenza pandemic that began in 1918 and came in three waves, lasting more than a year.

The Rotary Club of Berkeley, California, USA, meets in John Hinkel Park during the 1918 flu pandemic.

Photo by Edwin J. McCullagh, 1931-32 club president. Courtesy of the Rotary Club of Berkeley.

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Rotary at the Start of the United Nations

Rotary and the United Nations have a shared history of working toward peace and addressing humanitarian issues around the world.

During World War II, Rotary informed and educated members about the formation of the United Nations and the importance of planning for peace. Materials such as the booklet “From Here On!” and articles in The Rotarian helped members understand the UN before it was formally established and follow its work after its charter. 

Many countries were fighting the war when the term “United Nations” was first used officially in the 1942 “Declaration by United Nations.” The 26 nations that signed it pledged to uphold the ideals expressed by the United States and the United Kingdom the previous year of the common principles “on which they based their hopes for a better future for the world.” 


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History of Women in Rotary

Women are active participants in Rotary, serving their communities in increasing numbers and serving in leadership positions in Rotary. The 1989 Council on Legislation vote to admit women into Rotary clubs worldwide remains a watershed moment in the history of Rotary.
 “My fellow delegates, I would like to remind you that the world of 1989 is very different to the world of 1905. I sincerely believe that Rotary has to adapt itself to a changing world,” said Frank J. Devlyn, who would go on to become RI president in 2000-01. 
The vote followed the decades-long efforts of men and women from all over the Rotary world to allow the admission of women into Rotary clubs, and several close votes at previous Council meetings.
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Young Inventor Eco-Friendly Bricks Come Full Circle

Every hero has an origin story. “I was 10 years old when the entire journey started,” explains Binish Desai. It began with a cartoon called Captain Planet, an animated TV series from the 1990s about an environmentalist with superpowers. Desai can still recite the show’s refrain: Captain Planet, he’s our hero / Gonna take pollution down to zero! “That tagline stuck in my mind,” he says. “I wanted to do something to help Captain Planet.”

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