Werribee River near Cottrell Street

This Week : Youth Suicide Awareness

Guest Speakers -  Phil Wheatley & Gerry Lambourne - Brighton North Rotary
Guest : Micki Hovey
Phil & Gerry spoke with passion about their work with Youth Suicide Awareness which is a major social problem in Australia.
The average number of suicides across Australia over the last 5 years is 2,795 a year. This is nearly 55 deaths a week. Well over 50% are youth's between 14 & 25 years of age. It has been estimated that 135 people are significantly impacted for every suicide.
Twice as many suicides are men than women. More women attempt suicide than men, but take softer actions, that often result in self harm or overdoses, but not death.
A major concern is that youth suicide in country and regional areas, is significantly higher than in metropolitan areas.
Some interesting facts:
- 40% of youths who committed suicide experienced bullying
- Support resources are inadequate, and 70% of youth suicides had no support or counselling
- 61% of youth suicides had had a recent break-up of a relationship.
- Depression is a major factor but is not understood.
Phil & Gerry encouraged the club to fund a scholarship for a Youth Service worker to undertake the 2 year Graduate Diploma of Adolescent Health, at Melbourne University.


Committee meetings.

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D9800 is running and end polio fundraiser on Thursday 24 October. Trains are coming to Melbourne from four different country regions, arriving around the same time.

Passengers will proceed to Federation Square for an event. The train from Werribee will leave at around 2.20pm.

The commercial TV channels will attend to ensure space on the evening news.

Kitty - President of Laverton Point Cook is our point of contact for those interested.





The St. Andrew's primary school will be holding its annual Parish Fair on Saturday 16th November and President Brian is keen for us to have a stall at the event. He says this is an opportunity for us to have a greater exposure with the greater community and to raise some funds at this well-established and popular family fair.




The Rotary Club of Central Melbourne is holding its 27th annual Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Breakfast on Thursday 21st November 2019 at the RACV City Club. 

The guest speaker will be Dr Andrew Browning who has spent 17 years living with his family in Ethiopia amongst some of the poorest people in the world.

He specialises in treating a devastating birth injury called obstetric fistula.

Andrew is one of only a handful of surgeons in the world who have dedicated their lives to helping treat this problem. His charity has now built 3 maternity hospitals in Africa.

Tickets for the breakfast are $70 per person or $650 for a table of 10.

Click here to book for the breakfast.

Click here to see a flyer.


Alphabet Racing
Front runner Galloping Gail (26 points) continues to maintain a good lead after the mid-week Caulfield race meeting. 
Super Sandlant (14) is performing consistently in second place but can he catch the runaway leader?
But look at Split Enz (13) go! He has cut his way through the field to jump into third after a sustained burst of speed. Then comes Frisky Fava (12) followed by Mad Dog Muir (10) and Blocked Pipes Pante (9).
The rest of the big field are all jostling for position. And it's good to see that Frothy Joffa (2) and Light Fingers Fava (4), who is a half-brother to Frisky Fava, have finally jumped from the stalls. But they'll have to work hard to catch up.
That leaves just two horses stuck in the barrier - Smokin' Joe and The Egg Man.  
The next race meeting is the Caulfield Cup on Saturday which is likely to sort the thoroughbreds from the ponies.


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IN BRIEF........
  • District Conference Bendigo 27-29 March 2020 - Brian has booked rooms at the Quality Apartments Lakeside. Let Brian know if you plan to attend.

  • Put in your diary - Werribee Rotary Christmas Function - Tuesday 17 December 2019 at Chirnsides by the River

  • Werribee Hospital Community Engagement Meeting - 24.10.2019     Click her to see brochure

  • This years Rotary Golf Day will be on Friday 28 February 2019. President Brian asked members to consider a worthy cause for the proceeds of the golf day.

  • If you haven't paid your yearly subs, speak with the treasurer. Fees can be paid by installments if you need to.

  • Wyndham Carols By Candlelight - Sat 14.12.2019 at Werribee Mansion. We are looking for volunteers to assist on the night.

  • The next Bunnings BBQ is Thursday 24.10.2019. Joe Cumbo has some spots to fill if you can assist.

  • Bingo - we made $734 last night. Click on the link below to see the roster. If you are not available organise a swap with another member.   Click here for Bingo Roster

  • District 9800 Public Image & Membership Seminar - Sat 09.11.2019 10.00 till 14.30.       Click here to see brochure



Breakfast Club Roster Term 4

President Brian Ahmed



22 October 2019

6:30 for 6:45pm


504 Heaths Road, Werribee   3030



Brian Ahmed


Lyn Fava

Ross Smith


Ian Hovey



Monday 21.10.2019

Brian Ahmed & Tony Todaro

If you are not able to attend the next meeting or are bringing a guest, please contact the following person by midday Tuesday
Kim Deneys
0407 512 750
Oct 22, 2019
Oct 29, 2019
Very Special Kids
Nov 12, 2019
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Member Birthdays
Enzo Maddalon
October 9
Philip Purdy
October 9
Ian Knight OAM
October 15
Lyn Fava
November 14
Wendy Roper
November 25
Spouse Birthdays
Genny Knight
October 11
Lexie Smith
October 13
Lyn Fava
November 14
Wendy Roper
November 25
Glenyce Deneys
November 26
Lou Dowling
Lynne Dowling
October 11
John Micallef
Mim Micallef
October 31
Adrian Burt
Emma Burt
November 3
Geoff Smith
Lexie Smith
November 10
James Randall
Anne Randall
November 26
Join Date
Graham Roper
October 1, 2007
12 years
Rob Fava
October 18, 2011
8 years
Jeff Garfield
November 1, 1978
41 years
Peter Ross
November 1, 1977
42 years
Carlo Vimercati
November 14, 2017
2 years
Anthony Pante
November 25, 2014
5 years
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