Rotary International has a long history of promoting peace and it has recently been heavily involved in providing tangible assistance to bushfire victims.
At this luncheon London Bombing Survivor Gill Hicks and Christine Nixon, Head of the Bushfire Recovery Authority, will join up to describe how the dream of a better future might become real.
Gill was the last person to be rescued from her train in the London bombings of 7 July 2005.
Losing both her legs in the incident and coming perilously close to losing her life, Gill faced a battle few could imagine, but her recovery forms part of the story that makes Gill so remarkable.
Since September 2006 Gill has become a passionate ambassador for Peace Direct, an organisation whose focus is grassroots peacebuilding in areas of conflict across the world.
Back home in Australia, Gill will share her inspirational story with Local Rotarians of Districts 9800 and 9810 as well as intere4sted members of the public at the melbourne Convention Centre (corner of Spencer and Flinders Streets) on Thursday 16 April.
Also speaking will be Christine Nixon.
As Victoria’s most recently retired Chief Commissioner of Police, Christine Nixon will share with guests how a lifteime of challenges rising through the ranks of Australian policing has prepared for the challenges now facing Victoria.
The state is facing humanitarian, financial, ethical, psychological, emotional, logistical, material and future planning issues at the forefront.
Over lunch Christine will share her thoughts on how her Authority can best address the needs of individual victims and communities whilst responsibly coordinating government assistance and the generous contributions from millions across Australia.
When Thursday 16 April 12.00pm for 12.15pm
Where The Bellarine Room, Melbourne Convention Centre, Cnr Spencer and Flinders Street
Cost $65 per person or Corporate package $1200 for a table including naming rights and a Rotary Centurion Package.
Lunch Two courses including drinks – Vegetarian and special food available upon advance request.