The Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group is running events at the International Convention.
It's now less than 2 weeks until ESRAG RICON events commence.
We have organised a number of Environmental activities for your participation and involvement.  So, if you are in Melbourne or able to commute, please consider the opportunities we have arranged.  See attachment.

The House of Friendship is open Saturday to Wednesday and Barb is seeking volunteers to be on the stand.  

VOLUNTEER HERE or for further information email Barb at:
I also have a supply of the ESRAG polo t-shirts now in stock.  Order now to collect at the Action Summit or House of Friendship - limited sizes.

Everything you need to know is here >>>
Plenary sessions are held at Rod Laver Arena.  Breakout sessions and House of Friendship will be at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) or Rod Laver Arena unless otherwise indicated.
And there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer also.  Visit the host organising committee website for more details on volunteering and the Convention.
See "Read More" for :
  • the Latest Convention News, and
  • a letter from Ian Riseley about "Golf at the Melbourne Convention" 
In addition, there is an Offer for a Program for Non Rotarians.  Click HERE to view
“I’m going to Melbourne.  Are you?”
PDG Peter Ward
From our Friends in Melbourne
Melbourne is an expert at big events, and our city is enthusiastically welcoming the Rotary International Convention, 27-31 May. We’re excited to meet you, and we’re creating all kinds of unique experiences that you won’t want to miss!

Golfers can enjoy playing 18 holes at one of Melbourne’s legendary sand belt courses on Friday, 26 May (before the convention begins), and help Rotary’s fight against polio at the same time.

On Saturday afternoon, discover the exhilaration that comes from attending a match of our own Aussie rules football, or as we call it, footy.

Then on Saturday night, experience a different kind of excitement with our welcome reception at the Melbourne Museum, showcasing Victoria’s finest food and beverages as well as insight into Australia’s history. Learn about Indigenous culture, the origin and evolution of our life in Victoria, and sporting treasures like the mighty racehorse Phar Lap.

For a very different food and beverage experience, enjoy a sample of our culinary diversity through the Streets of Melbourne events. On Monday and Tuesday nights at South Wharf, you can sample the best we have to offer — and you never know what other surprises we have planned for you!

Monday night also offers you a choice from an assortment of club-hosted hospitality events, each one unique.

Our final special event on Tuesday night will take you on an exclusive Rotary express train to Flemington, home of the renowned Melbourne Cup horse race, for a night like no other. This is your chance to wear your fanciest fashions, as if you were attending the race. You can dine on Victoria’s superior cuisine and wines and have your picture taken with a past winning racehorse and the mighty Melbourne Cup itself.

Melbourne has so much to offer — make sure you take this once-in-a lifetime opportunity!

Visit the host committee website to book these events.

Explore Melbourne and Australia
We’ve also organized a range of spectacular tours to help you explore Australia beyond the convention. Whether it’s a part-day walking tour of Melbourne, a tour to the monolith Uluru, in the ‘Red Centre’, or an exploration of the Great Barrier Reef and nearby rainforests, you’ll find something to meet everyone’s tastes. Explore the tours and book yours today.

Between your events and tours, taste some of the best coffee in the world!
Melbourne’s rich and diverse coffee culture dates back to the middle of the 20th century, when the first espresso machine arrived in the city. Since then, the industry has grown tremendously and made Melbourne the coffee capital of Australia.
Known globally for its coffee obsession and sophisticated cafe culture, Melbourne has more than 2,000 cafes and some of the most accomplished baristas in the world, including the winner of the 2022 World Barista Championship, Anthony Douglas from Axil Coffee Roasters.

Notable cafes that locals frequent include ST. Ali, Market Lane Coffee, Sensory Lab, and Dukes. Choose the Caffeinate option in the online guide to Melbourne as a starting point to plan your daily caffeine needs. And if you have more time, consider attending a coffee roasting, tasting, blending, brewing, or filtering masterclass to learn from the experts themselves!
Golf at the Melbourne Convention           
My dear Rotary friends,
The Rotary International convention is coming to Melbourne next May, and the citizens of this great city are really looking forward to welcoming you. One of the things for which Melbourne is renowned is the Sand Belt of eight world-class golf courses, and one of them is Victoria Golf Club, site of the Australian Open in November 2022.  Because many Rotarians would enjoy the opportunity to play on such a course, we have arranged for a Rotary day at Victoria G C on Friday 26ᵗʰ
May 2023 (the convention starts on Sunday 28ᵗʰ May).

The net proceeds of this day will be contributed to the Polio Eradication campaign, which you know is Rotary’s highest humanitarian priority. There will be no PHF credits or other TRF recognition attached to this event, but players will have the satisfaction of knowing that they have helped eradicate polio while having a fun day of golf. There is a morning group and an afternoon group, and transportation will be arranged from and to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.  Light Refreshments plus drinks will be provided 
for each group. Ride on carts are very limited in number and can only be made available to those with a genuine medical certificate. Push/pull buggies are provided. Clubs are available for hire if required. If you require either a cart or clubs, please contact Victoria Golf Club directly at before you register.
The cost for participants is AUD$550, which represents excellent value for this rare opportunity. Numbers are limited, so don’t delay. Use the accompanying QR code to book via the Host Organising Committee website. I’m looking forward to seeing you in Melbourne.
Ian Riseley
Chair of Trustees for The Rotary Foundation.
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