Werribee South boat ramp
Presidents Message
Our Pres is away on a sabbatical, as he contemplates a future life as a farmer, so we haven't got a report this week.
He sent us a photo and said life on the farm is pretty good. Eggs for breakfast every morning.
Report from President Elect Kim.
  • Last week's Rotary in Action was considered a success, and it is likely to continue again next year. Thanks to Jess who did a video for the night, speaking on what she gets out of Rotary.
  • The Interact Club is still going strong. Their projects for this term are making stress balls, and making a start on the Community Garden. Brian Ahmed has arranged for 7 vegetable crates from Werribee South farmers, which will house the gardens. Jim Randall will also provide soil. Well don Brian & Jim.
  • Women's Health - planning is underway to hold the event at McKillop mid-year.
  • Beyond Blue Cup - both teams want to play again, and we are looking for a date in June/July.
  • Bingo - Graham showed the players a few slides about Shelter Box's, and the audience was fully supportive of putting funds towards Shelter Box's for Turkey.
Guest Speaker
Our guest speaker was Tonya Toi, current president of the Pasifika Community of Australia. The organisation is a voice for the melanesian community in Melbourne, and assists individuals & groups settling in Melbourne.
Tonya works closely with Vicpol, and is available to assist individuals who have got into difficulty, or who have to attend court.
The group undertake a lot of community projects including the Point Cook Homestead, and Werribee Station Youth Project.
In conjunction with the City of Wyndham, the group has established a 2.5 acre community garden at 79 Pemrose Promenade, Tarneit. The local melanesium community maintain & develop the garden. Most of the produce is given away to the melanesian community, but selling some produce is a plan for the future.
Next week at Rotary - Tuesday 7th March February
No details to date, so it will be a big surprise for everyone.




The Werribee Rotary football tipping is about to start for 2023. $50 for the season.

Only seven people have joined so far, so speak to family & friends and get them to sign up via ESPN Footy tipping.

Speak to Ross Conley if you need help to get started.



Donations in Kind are holding an open day on Sat Mar 18th from 10.00 till 3.00. This is a good chance to see how DIK works, and to roll up your sleeves and do a bit of work.



District 9800 is holding a Gala Dinner on Thursday 1st June from 6.30pm.

Guest speakers at the dinner will be Rotary World President Jennifer Jones, and Lord Mayor Sally Capp.

Details are available at



Breakfast club is back up and running for term 1.

Tues 7/3 - Michael Redding & Glenys Welsh

Wed 8/3 - Ann Smith & Jane Larkin

Thur 9/3 - Kim & Glenyce Deneys

Tues 14/3 - Theresa Gatto & Terry Argent

Wed 15/3 - Graham Roper & Ross Smith

Thurs 16/3 - Theresa & Charlotte Daddy



The Bingo Roster is:

Feb 27th - Nusrat

Mar 6th - Ross & Christine Conley

Mar 13th - Jess Saher & Michael Redding

Bingo last Monday 27/2 - only 104 players & $1,360 profit.



The next Bunnings BBQ at Hoppers Crossing is Thursday 23/3.


International Convention

The Rotary International World Convention, will be held in Melbourne in May 2023. It is being organised by a committee formed from the Aust Rotary Districts.


Click this link to view the flyer.


The committee is also asking for interested Rotarians to register for the opportunity to home host several overseas guests for dinner during the convention. There is also an option for Rotary clubs to host a larger group of guests.

Click here to view the home hosting flyer.


District 9800 Networker Newsletter - Issue 7
Clink the link below to view.



Member Birthdays
Graham Roper
March 7
Rob Fava
March 15
Peter Sandlant
March 21
Kathryn Williams
March 22
Tino Ballan
March 25
Ross Smith
March 28
Lou Dowling
March 30
Steve Evans
April 18
Vas Samaltanos
April 18
Spouse Birthdays
Graham Roper
March 7
Nuge Ahmed
March 28
Pam Garfield
April 20
Karen Sandlant
April 26
Philip Purdy
Barbara Purdy
March 2
Ross Conley
Christine Conley
March 7
Enzo Maddalon
Adelina Maddalon
March 10
Ian Knight OAM
Genny Knight
March 14
Jeff Garfield
Pam Garfield
March 21
Ian Hovey
Micki Hovey
March 23
Peter Sandlant
Karen Sandlant
March 26
Graham Roper
Wendy Roper
March 30
Peter Ross OAM
Elizabeth Ross
March 30
Wendy Roper
Graham Roper
March 30
Kathryn Williams
Nathan Williams
April 7
Steve Evans
Christine Evans
April 22
Join Date
Ross Smith
March 19, 1996
27 years
Mary Macaulay
March 24, 1997
26 years
Colin Muir
April 1, 1993
30 years
Peter Sandlant
April 1, 1993
30 years
Tom Lentini
April 1, 1976
47 years
Philip Purdy
April 12, 2000
23 years
Kathryn Williams
April 19, 2016
7 years
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