WIZO Kesher December 2020 newsletter
It may not win the Miles Franklin Award or the Booker Prize for literature, but the WIZO Kesher December 2020 newsletter featuring WIZO Women of Worth will win your admiration. The newsletter is full of affection for the commitment of our senior members. Editor Peter Roberts and his team pay tribute to Queensland and Victorian members, some former Presidents who have organised garage sales, street stalls, opened their homes for functions, served as mentors and advisors on constitutional issues and used their many skills to help WIZO in Australia raise funds for our projects. Reading about our extraordinary members filled me with pride and I hope you also enjoy this special edition put together by our WIZO Kesher members
The December newsletter also tells the story of Chanukah and celebrates the courage of our Biblical heroines Judith and Hannah. An article about Dr. Michael Briner, husband of Linda Briner receiving an Order of Australia Medal attests to the fact that WIZO’s male supporters are not forgotten.
I encourage you to circulate the Kesher December 2020 newsletter to your members. It makes great holiday reading. Click here to view: https://wizoaustralia.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/2012- WIZO-20.pdf
Lions Club of Australia
Even though we have had a difficult year, WIZO Victoria members have continued to donate their used spectacles to the Lions Club of Australia Recycle for Sight Program. Our donations are sent around the world to people who cannot afford to buy glasses. Instead of leaving your old glasses in the draw, why not encourage your members to donate these to the Lions Club in your state?
Here is a link to Recycle For Sight Program- Lions Club of Australia
WIZO and the United Nations
Recently, WIZO Australia Membership Chairperson, Penny Goodman asked, “why it is imperative that WIZO is represented at the United Nations?” and invited four or our United Nations representatives to answer the question in an informative webinar that attracted a wide audience. Members of Soroptimist International Australia, Associated Country Women of the World which Country Women’s Association of Australia (CWAA) is an affiliate and the United Nations Association of Australia, Status of Women Committee, Victoria attended the webinar. We have received positive feedback on the high calibre of the speakers. Many thanks Penny of creating this outstanding event.
WIZO Outreach Discussion paper
I intend to produce a discussion paper early in 2021 aimed at attracting new members and increasing WIZO’s public profile within the wider community. If you would like to share your ideas for WIZO “outreach” please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Soroptimist International Israel and Soroptimist International Europe virtual exhibition
WIZO Australia and WIZO Australia has received an invitation from Chris Knight Soroptimist International (SI) Queensland to an E-Virtual Exhibition organised by SI members of Israel together with SI Europe Federation entitled Women – the Pillar of the World. SI is a global women’s volunteer organization with Consultative Status at the United Nations working for gender equality, social justice, human rights and peace
Here is an extract from the invitation and instructions:
“The organizers of the virtual exhibition of the members of Soroptimist Israel and European Federation, are pleased to invite you to visit the exhibition “Women – the Pillar of the World” in which Soroptimist artists from across the European Federation participate.
The exhibition takes place in “SI’s virtual gallery” and the visit is made by entering the following link: https://www.artsteps.com/view/5fca3039a6624376d2a5bec7
A. When the gallery is displayed at the bottom in the middle of four “buttons” the main arrow starts a tour where you have moved from one viewing mode to another automatically while stopping for a few seconds in the mode.
The backward arrow takes you to the previous position while the rightmost arrow takes you to the next position.
The down arrow displays the list of viewing positions and allows you to “jump” to the desired location. Clicking again closes the list.
B. At each station you can go on an independent tour by double-clicking on a place on the exhibition floor (a bluish circle with two shoe soles will appear in the same place).
C. You can move away or zoom in on images viewed by using the UP and DOWN arrows on the keyboard.
D. If you want to rotate the direction of the observation, you have to press and hold the left mouse button and drag it to the right, left, up or down
E. Return to the built-in tour – by clicking on one of the arrows at the bottom of the screen.
· You can tour independently, using steps B-D in the previous section. At any stage, you can return to the built-in tour.
Another way to tour the gallery is through the gallery map: in the lower-left corner is a square containing a top view map of the gallery. Within this map, a blue dot represents your current location. You can double-click anywhere on this map and you will reach the marketplace. Upon arrival, use the mouse to rotate the direction of observation.
We wish you a pleasant tour and enjoyable viewing.
Clara Lewi Rubinowicz- SI Netanya Club-President; Shoshi Frenkel -SIE Extention committee-chair, member of Netanya club.
Note: The link can be activated on a computer as well as on a tablet or iPad. You can download an Artstep app from the Google or Apple store.
Community Liaison Officer