Volunteers wanted
A message from DIK
We are back in operation at the DIK store after the Christmas/New Year break and all of our COVID closures and disruptions.
Over the next couple of weeks we are pleased that a number of the delayed containers will get away. There have been significant disruptions to shipping schedules and the ongoing availability of containers. Frequently shipping slots have been cancelled or deferred and this has given us some real challenges in being able to plan sensible loading days. So it has reached a point where we take whatever we can get.
The following slots are now confirmed:-
Berbera ( Somaliland) for R C Richmond to be filled on Tuesday 2nd February ( deferred twice)
Timor Leste for DIK Freight  - 2 containers – to be filled on 9th February ( one previously deferred)
Berbera ( Somaliland) for R C Footscray to be filled on 16th February ( deferred twice) and
Samoa for R C Waverley also to be filled on 16th February.
Where we have two containers to be filled on the same day, we will appreciate some additional hands to ease the workload for our regular volunteers This is particularly so in February when the temperatures can often climb into the thirties.
Please let me know of anyone who might be available to assist.
Scholar's wanted
Rotary District 9800 has designed a targeted Post-Graduate Scholarship to focus on overseas study for a Masters degree, to a value of up to USD60,000 (or two scholarships at USD30,000 each). The Scholarship is designed to enhance the profiles of our best graduates in recent years and acknowledges the underlying strength of Victorian University graduates. The field of study must fit one of the Rotary Foundation’s 6 Areas of Focus. Applications are invited from persons normally resident in Victoria and must be made through a Victorian Rotary Club. Lineal descendents of current/recent Rotarians are ineligible. Applicants must be eligible for Global Grants which are awarded through a globally competitive process. Applications close 31 March 2021 For further details contact: David Gorman OR Bob Fels: 0411 806 140 03 9417 6550 Rotary Club of Albert Park Rotary Club of Melbourne
130 fellowships for fully funded university training in peace and conflict resolution, are now available.
Applications to district 9800 close 15th May 2021 Through application of their training, study, networking, and practice Rotary Peace Fellows become leaders and catalysts for peace and conflict resolution. Many go on to careers in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, peace education, media, international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank, and grass roots organisations working in communities. See also:; Rotary International is committed to this program. Since 2002 more than 1,300 graduates have been trained. THE ROTARY PEACE FELLOWSHIP INCLUDES: • Tuition, fees and course materials • Room and board • Round-trip transportation • Internship/field study expenses • Insurance TWO YEAR MASTERS DEGREE Up to two years of fully funded graduate study at an internationally recognised program in England (University of Bradford), Japan (International Christian University), Sweden (Uppsala University), or United States (Duke and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). THREE MONTH PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE Designed for mid-career professionals already working in the field of peace and conflict resolution. This fully funded course at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok and Makerere University Kampala offers a mix of theory and practical skills in both a classroom environment and in the field. ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION CRITERIA Applicants for Rotary Peace Fellowships must have the following: • A strong commitment to peacebuilding demonstrated through professional and academic achievements • Excellent leadership skills • Proficiency in English • For the master’s program, a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, plus three years of full-time relevant work experience • For the certificate program, a strong academic background, plus five years of full-time relevant work experience HOW TO APPLY Rotary Peace Fellows are selected through a competitive worldwide process. REVIEW: The entire application online at SPEAK TO: A Rotarian that you know, before 31st March 2021 CONTACTS: Dennis Shore, Tania Miletic (Peace Fellow Alumnus) or Bob Fels at DISTRICT 9800 District 9800 has recruited and mentored more successful Rotary Peace Fellow applicants than any other district, worldwide. On-line applications for peace fellowships require District endorsement.
Is there someone that you know who might benefit from this program? Please circulate this notice to them.
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