A great night was held by all members attending the Rotary Club of Geelong East’s celebration of The Rotary Foundation Month with featured speaker Rotary Peace Scholar Inspector Charles Allen is a Police Service Area Manager of Greater Dandenong.

His responsibilities include the management of 218 serving police within his area, and overseeing of the social and cultural challenges of the most multicultural area in Victoria with its 156 different ethnic and religious groups. Inspector Allen spoke on the subject of Peace and Conflict resolution within the Greater Dandenong area and shared experiences arising from him having being awarded a Rotary Peace Fellowship. This Fellowship gave Inspector Allen exposure to both advanced theory and practical experience in urban, national and international peace issues and conflict resolution. Inspector Allen is very passionate about his job and is a worthy recipient of the Rotary Peace Fellowship. He also demonstrated how he has used this knowledge and experience in his current role as well as kept in touch with Peace Fellowship Alumni to continue to exchange ideas.

It was great to share the evening with our new friend Henry Fitzell, ex Williamstown Rotary Club, who attended our meeting the week before.

-Geelong East generously allowed us to sell tickets for Adele Chenoweth's African cause and we raised $114. Keep your fingers crossed for the 1st December draw.