Presidents Message:

As we enter the 4th week of lockdown 6 it is very pleasing to see a good number of members attending our weekly zoom meetings. With Covid numbers dropping over the last couple of days (45 today) I am hopeful that some of the restrictions will be lifted on September 2. Hopefully it won’t be too long before we can return to holding our meetings at the ISCW.

I respectfully ask members to keep in touch with our members who do not attend our zoom meetings to make sure they are alright. It is also very important to check in on family members as well.

I would like to again thank Ian Hovey for all the work he does in making sure we are able to meet on zoom each week. Some of his Ted Talks have been very inspiring just like the one we had last night, what a brilliant lady.

Congratulations to Brian Ahmed for winning the Werribee Rotary Football Tipping Competition.

Next weeks guest speaker will be Elaine Robb who is the CEO of Encompass Community Services.

I will close with a thought for the week: If you don’t come out of this lockdown with a new skill, more knowledge, better health and fitness, you never lacked time you lacked discipline.

Have a great week and above all stay safe.


THIS WEEK AT ROTARY - 24.08.2021
Ian Hovey organised another Ted Talk for us, from the Women in Leadership Series.
The speaker was Ngozi Okenjo-Iweala.
Ngozi is 69 years of age, and the Current Director General of the World Trade Organisation. 
She was educated at Harvard as an economist, and spent 25 years working at the World Bank in Washington DC. On her return to Nigeria, she server two three year terms as Nigerian Finance Minister, and one term as Minister for Foreign Affairs.
She currently sits on the Board of international organisations Danone, Standard Chartered Bank, Twitter, The Mandella Institute and others.
Her current crusade is to address political corruption in Africa, and to return billions of dollars taken from African countries, and currently hidden in overseas banks. 
Tuesday 31st August 2021 on Zoom
Elaine Robb - Encompass Community Services.
Footy Tipping - Round 23
The Eggman got the wobbles up approaching the finishing line, and 'nearly blew it'.
Well done Brian - winner of the Werribee Rotary 2021 Tipping Contest. Brian wins $240.
President Graham came home with a 'wet sail' and grabbed second place & $120. Ross Conley who led the field for most of the first half of the season, hung on for third place & $60.
Every tipper won a weekly prize. Prize winners were:
  • Brian Ahmed $40
  • Graham Roper $35
  • Ross Conley $30
  • Ross Smith $25
  • Ian Hovey $20
  • Phil Purdy & Jeff Garfield $15
  • Tony Todaro, Tino Ballan, Peter Ross & Jim Randall $10
  • Liz Ross & Ann Smith $5
Last place was Ross Smith. I am not sure what the prize is for last.
Thanks to Ian Hovey & Ross Conley who ran the tipping competition.
Bring on The Alphabet Racing.
District 9800 - Weekly Newsletter
Sorry - the District hasn't sent one out for three weeks.
Bunnings BBQ 
The next BBQ is scheduled for Thursday 16th September, which is starting to look very doubtful. Yesterdays Government Lecture to those in lockdown, suggested that lifting of restrictions is unlikely.
Guest Speakers
Everyone knows someone with an interesting story to tell. Please pass their details on to Brian Ahmed so we can follow them up to speak to us in person or on Zoom at a later date.
Board Meeting
8th September at 7.30pm
There will be no Bingo next week.
If the "Dictator" lifts the restrictions on 03.09.2021, then the roster will be:
Roster for bingo (be there by 6.30):
  • 06.09.2021 - Enzo Maddalon & Graham Roper
  • 13.09.2021 - Brian Ahmed & Wendy Roper
  • 20.09.2021 - Jess Saher & Peter Sandlant
  • 17.09.2021 - Michael Reddinng & Lorry Rowe
Breakfast Club
No breakfast club next week.
When we return, the school has advised that:
  • We have to enter by the car-park
  • The gate next to the door of the canteen is the entry point.
  • The gate will be locked, so you have to wait for a teacher to let you in.
Western Emergency Relief Network (WERN)
The move from Unit 11 to Unit 5 is about 75% complete, and should be completed by the end of next week.
We are able to remain open as we are considered an essential service, so pickups by clients has been continuing through the lockdown.
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.
District 9800 Environmental Newsletter
Tip of the week
Do you regularly forget where you put your car park entry ticket, dry cleaning tickets etc? Take a picture of the ticket with your phone, as you can use the picture if your ticket is lost.


Member Birthdays
Roland Wade
August 31
Geoff Smith
September 9
Jerestene Saher
September 29
Mary Macaulay
September 29
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Barbara Purdy
August 14
Christine Evans
August 25
Maria Todaro
September 20
Tino Ballan
Robyn Ballan
August 1
Roland Wade
Margaret Wade
September 26
Lyn Fava
Rob Fava
September 27
Rob Fava
Lyn Fava
September 27
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Enzo Maddalon
August 1, 1989
32 years
Lyn Fava
August 12, 2008
13 years
Ian Knight OAM
August 16, 1968
53 years
Tino Ballan
August 16, 1968
53 years
Vas Samaltanos
August 28, 2020
1 year
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Encompass Community Services
Encompass Community Services

Elaine has been the CEO of Encompass Community Services since 1995. 

Encompass is a quiet achiever in the Geelong community. For over 30 years, they have been actively engaging with people with physical, intellectual, sensory and psychological disabilities; as well as other individuals who are disadvantaged such as disengaged youth, long-term unemployed and those facing financial, social or learning barriers. By working together with the community, they aim to end damaging stigmas and stereotypes; and open doors of opportunities for all people – whatever background, whatever ability. 

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