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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our club has temporarily postponed all future face-to-face meetings.

Instead, we have established weekly online virtual meetings where we can still meet but from the comfort and safety of our own homes.

UPCOMING MEETINGS
Chris Ochaya
Apr 13, 2021
Update on the Tamarind Farm in Uganda
Pam Raison
Apr 20, 2021
Women in the Armed Forces from the Boer War to Current Day
Michael Wasley
Apr 27, 2021
Very Special Kids
Mai Huynh
May 04, 2021
No Interest Loans for Low Income Families
Jacob Opio
May 11, 2021
Rotarians Against Malaria
Sharon Oats
May 18, 2021
Wyndham Lodge Aged Care - The COVID Challenges
Martin Probst
May 25, 2021
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Werribee Rotary is celebrating the success of another annual charity golf day. In a first, the event was held in the morning and, despite the early tee-off time, it proved to be a popular change because a maximum field of 132 players competed in perfect weather conditions and 146 people attended the luncheon. This enabled the club to achieve net proceeds of $25,000 which have been donated to a very special cause, Very Special Kids.

Very Special Kids (VSK) is a not-for-profit organisation that provides hospice and other special care needs for children with life-threatening conditions and their families. All sponsors and golf-day participants were extremely generous in donating funds which will be used to support the good work of VSK.

It was a tremendous team effort by members and friends of the club who generously donated their time on the day to make it such a success. 

Click on the links below to see some photos of the day:

 
 

 

Thanks to the generosity of one of our members, Brian Ahmed, a number of framed photos are now on sale to the public. These photos were originally displayed in Brian's restaurant, Wyndham Cache, but, due to renovations, he is now offering them for sale. All proceeds will go to the Rotary Club of Werribee to fund community projects.

Most of the images depict Werribee in the olden days. In particular, there are a number of photos that identify the agricultural activities in the Werribee South area over the years.

The size of each frame is 47cm x 35cm.

The minimum price for each image has been set at $50 but, if purchasers wish to offer more, they are very welcome to do so.

Click here to view the photos (Volume 1).

Click here to view the photos (Volume 2).

In addition to the 80 images shown, there is also another set of framed prints for sale. These show modern designer artwork. The size of these prints is 83cm x 68cm and the minimum price for each one is $100.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the images, please contact Brian on 0412 558 152 or by email.

 

 

At a recent Zoom meeting, the 2019-20 District Governor, Grant Hocking, presented a Rotary Citation and Platinum Distinction award to our club. 

Grant mentioned that, in completing the information required for a Rotary Citation, he was reminded of the wide variety of activities in which Werribee Rotary has been involved to "connect the world". In response to Grant's presentation, Past President Brian Ahmed said, during his 12 months as President, the club was very active in initiating and supporting many local and international projects. Brian said he was proud to accept the award on behalf of the club.

The club is proud to welcome its newest member, Vas Samaltanos, who was inducted during our club's virtual anniversary meeting on Tuesday 18th August.

Vas has a genuine interest in helping others and a willingness to get involved in hands–on activities within the local community. He sees Rotary as a means to achieve his goals. He believes our club offers exactly what he wants in his life today.

He has a keen interest in cycling and has expressed interest in participating in future ROCAN fundraising rides. He has also indicated that he will take time off, occasionally, from his busy job as a Software Development Manager, to assist with the mid-week Bunnings BBQ’s.

Welcome Vas.

 

The Imagination Library is the brain-child of Dolly Parton and was founded in 1995. It provides children with free home delivered books and literacy resources each month, from birth until their 5th birthday.

The goal of the program is to help children - especially those in disadvantaged communities - gain the skills they need to start school ready to read learn and succeed in life.

The local community-based program is offered by United Way Australia and funded by Werribee Rotary.

We are delighted to be able to support 21 Wyndham families from the Karen, South Sudanese, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities.

The club has initiated a project to support the community during the Coronavirus epidemic by manufacturing face masks for distribution to people in the Wyndham area. Through two generous donations, we were able to purchase some of the scarce supplies of fabric and elastic.

Rotarians, partners and friends of Rotary, better known as the Cut Giggle and Sew group, have been involved in cutting and sewing up a storm. The first 70 masks have been delivered to Uniting Wyndham for distribution to their clients but we still have a way to go to meet our aim of 500 masks. We would welcome more sewers to assist if they have any spare time.

Despite the fact that the team is working in isolation due to the Covid19 lockdown, they are still engaging with each other and embracing the opportunity to help others through this difficult time.