By Tony Thomas, Rotary Club of Central Melbourne
Ian Riseley, Rotary International President for 2017-18, issued a call at the Atlanta Convention on June 14 for Rotary to join the campaign to save the planet from environmental destruction. He did not mention global warming and CO2 emissions but was clearly referring to them.
“It is past time for Rotary to recognise the need for sustainability in everything we do, for the good of Rotary and for the survival of our planet,” he told his 20,000-strong audience in his closing address.
Faye Kirkwood, Rotary Club of Caulfield, gives an update on the recent multidistrict event which saw current Rotary International President Ian Riseley address the guests present.
This meeting was held at Milano’s and was attended by about 150 people. It was hosted by Rotary Clubs of Hampton and Sandringham. Of those I saw there from District 9800 were Club members of Glen Eira, Brighton, Brighton North, Brighton Beach, Kyneton, Hawthorn, Glenferrie, Werribee and Caulfield. Drinks were served downstairs and then we ascended to the floor above for a sit down meal.
Ian Riseley, the Sandringham Rotarian who will lead the Rotary World as its International President in 2017/2018, was presented with a Royce Abbey Award at a ceremony held at the RACV City Club in Melbourne on the 19th of April 2017.
Clubs around Australia support many worthwhile charities and projects. But EndTrachoma by 2020 is something particularly special for Rotary Australia.
Our Australian Centenary project needs your support on the ground to mobilise Rotarians and communicate the value of our project to clubs and communities.
By Tony Thomas, Rotary Club of Central Melbourne
Rotary’s 2017-18 International President, Australia’s Ian Riseley, wants a trachoma-free Australia by 2021, Rotary’s 100th year in Australia.
By Ryan Hyland, Rotary Interational
Rotary International President-elect Ian H.S. Riseley made the case on Monday that protecting the environment and curbing climate change are essential to Rotary’s goal of sustainable service.
Riseley, a member of the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia, unveiled the 2017-18 presidential theme, Rotary: Making a Difference, to incoming district governors at Rotary’s International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA.
December 2016 – Governor’s Message
The work of Rotary begins in the community, and every community has its own unique needs and concerns. While we serve in countless ways, through The Rotary Foundation we’ve focused our efforts in six key areas to maximize our impact. These areas encompass some of the world’s most critical and widespread humanitarian needs, and we have a proven record of success in addressing them. One of them is Disease Prevention and Treatment.
Jill Weeks talks to the newly selected Rotary International World President for 2017-18, Ian Riseley of the Rotary Club of Sandringham, on Inner FM 96.5's Rotary in Action show.
Local Rotarian Ian Riseley of the Rotary Club of Sandringham talks with Julie Mason about his upcoming role heading the world's largest service organisation, Rotary International, on the Rotary & Community Service Show on 3WBC 94.1FM.
THE VICTORIAN ROTARY DISTRICTS INVITE YOU TO join Rotary International President Nominee Ian Riseley and Juliet at lunch and wish them well as they embark on their lead up year before becoming President of Rotary International in 2017-18. Ian will tell us something of the 2 years that lie ahead as he becomes the Fifth Australian to assume the highest office in Rotary.
Sunday June 19th 12:30 for 1.00 pm
Australian accountant Ian H.S. Riseley, a member of the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, was selected by the Nominating Committee and will become the president-nominee on 1 October if there are no challenges from other candidates. Riseley has been a member since 1978, and has served Rotary as treasurer, director, trustee, RI Board Executive Committee member, task force member, committee member and chair, and district governor.
Riseley is a practicing accountant and principal of Ian Riseley and Co., which specialises in advising local and international businesses, and has a strong interest in international affairs. He received the AusAID Peacebuilder Award from the Australian government in 2002 in recognition of his work in Timor-Leste. He also received the Order of Australia medal in 2006 for service to the Australian community.
By Tony Thomas, Rotary Club of Central Melbourne Sunrise
The project is “GLOW for Good – Bayside World Challenge 2015”. The challenge is to break the Guinness World Record for the number of glow sticks lit up simultaneously. The current record is 836 set in Los Angeles in 2013.
Jo Kwok of Hampton Rotary Club hopes for a glow-stick crowd of close to 2000 by sunset. The event will be an extension of Hampton Rotary’s Bayside Farmers Market at Sandringham’s Trey Bit Reserve, with food stalls, entertainment including bouncy castles, and petting zoos for kids plus aerobatics from a World War 2 fighter plane from 4pm in the afternoon.
A successful lunch was held recently at the Ultima Centre, in Keilor, with a number of members, and some partners, in attendance.
D.G. Murray Verso and Irene found time in their busy schedule to be with us, which was appreciated by all.
Our guest speaker was Foundation Trustee, Ian Riseley, OAM, a member of the Rotary Club of Sandringham. He gave an excellent address, with particular focus on the simpliﬁed systems now in place for access to grants. He also presented DG Murray with a Bequest Society Crystal and Badge.
Thank you to our Presidents Elect and our District Leadership Teams from the five Victorian Districts for their positive responses supporting the first ever all-inclusive Victorian Multi District Presidents’ Elect Training session. Four hundred and fifty delegates representing two hundred and seventy nine Clubs from all over Victoria, Eastern South Australia and southern New South Wales came together at Ballarat last weekend at the University of Ballarat at Mt. Helen.