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President’s Message

Back in Business with mid-week Bunnings BBQ’s!

Congratulations to Ross Smith for offering to be the Bunnings BBQ Organiser.

Ross explained that having a mid-week BBQ each month will be an important component of the Club’s fund-raising. This will supplement and be a backstop for the Bingo income.

Ross has booked our first BBQ for Thurs, June 3rd at Bunnings Hoppers Crossing.

To run each BBQ Ross will be looking for:

· 9 people on the roster between 10 am to 4 pm, with 3 people in each shift of 2 hours

· 1 or 2 people to assist at the start and end of the day with collection, delivery and return of BBQ requirements from Brian’s storeroom

Welcome again

It was a delight to have Jerestene Saher and Werner Steinborn with us again this week.

Their first visits were as guests of Peter Ross and Vas Samaltanos.

I warmly encourage other members to bring along a guest to our meetings. Guests’ meals will be complimentary of the Club.

Bingo Progress

Brian Ahmed was chuffed to see this week’s Bingo numbers set a new record – 112 players!

The Bingo Night is run by volunteer husband and wife team of Michael & Hetty Azzari, with Ian Rawlings as Bingo Caller. With this week’s big attendance, Michael was able to increase the prize-money – with two $1000 and six $100 jackpots being won.

There was a great vibe in the Bingo room!

Brian is very hopeful that the Bingo attendances will continue going in an upward direction!

Coming Up

Wed, May 26 – Board Meeting 7.30 pm at Brian Ahmed’s

Thurs, May 27 – Chirnside Cluster Meeting – 7.30 pm on ZOOM

Thurs, June 3 – Bunning’s BBQ at Hoppers Crossing

Sun, June 20 – Presidents Changeover Meeting at Tino Ballan’s, 11.00 for 11.30 am start

Dec 3rd-5th – PE Elect Graham Roper has made a booking for a Club Working Bee weekend at Camp Getaway, Axedale. Please pencil this date in your diary.

Best wishes for the week ahead,
THIS WEEK AT ROTARY - 18.05.2021
Guest Speaker - Sharon Oats
Tonight's guest speaker was Sharon Oats - Lifestyle Coordinator - Baptcare Wyndham Lodge.
Baptcare operates in Victoria, Sth Aust & Tasmania. Eight years ago it took over the operation of Wyndham Lodge - a Lyons run charity, that was loosing money, it was old and rundown, and not viable.
The majority of the aged care facility was knocked down and rebuilt, over three levels, and comprising 150 beds. Adverse publicity for residential aged care over the last few years, means that Wyndham Lodge, like most other aged care facilities, is operating well below full capacity.
During Covid, where residents were restricted to their own rooms, a vision was developed to build a sensory garden outdoor space on an adjoining block of land owned by Baptcare. The land is 45mt a 17mt. Concept drawings have been completed, and Dementia Australia is contributing expertise and some assistance with funding. Baptcare estimates that the garden will cost $70,000 - $80,000, and are looking for support with the physical building, and fundraising. James Randall has agreed to donate the sand & soil for the project. Well done James.
Tuesday 25th May 2021
Next week Tuesday 25th May 2021 ,Martin Probst - How To Strengthen an Organisation by Leadership.

Werribee Rotary Changeover

This years changeover will be a lunch at Tino & Robyn Ballan's, on Sunday 20th June 2021.

See the attached invitation for details.

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Remember to:

  1. Advise Graham Roper if you are coming.
  2. Pay the cost of $30 per head, into the Rotary account before the day.
  3. Graham advised that we will be providing a number of options for lunch, and not just 'finger food'
Footy Tipping - Round 9
Just when we thought 'the egg man' had built an unassailable lead, he stumbled, and has fallen back into the clutches of the chasing pack. His lead reduced from 3 to 1.
Liz Ross got the $10 for closest margin on Friday night.
Ross Conley tipped 8 out of 9 to win round 9. There was a large pack 9 tippers who got 7 - Tony Tod, Lucky Phil, Ann S, Groper, Hoves, Daide, Liz, Ross S & Sunline.
The leaderboard after 9 rounds is;
  • Brian Ahmed 58
  • Ross Conley 57
  • Tony Todaro 56
Bunnings BBQ - Thursday 3rd June
Next week we will be looking for volunteers for our next BBQ.
  • 3 people 10.00 till 11.30
  • 3 people from 11.30 till 1.00
  • 3 people from 1.00 till 3.00
We have applied to Bunnings for one mid-week BBQ each month, which should provide us with $15,000 income a year.
Guest Speakers
Everyone knows someone with an interesting story to tell. Please pass their details on to Ian Hovey so we can follow them up to speak to us in person or on Zoom at a later date.
Peter Ross reported that it was a great night and the entertainment from the Aust Opera Company was first class.
Last nights bingo saw 112 players and a profit of $2,000.
Due to the large numbers, we increased prize money for the night by $300.
Roster for bingo (be there by 6.30):
  • 24.05.2021 Kim Deneys & Marty Vaina
  • 31.05.2021 Colin Muir & Michael Redding
  • 07.06.2021 Phil Purdy & Tino Ballan
  • 14.06.2021 Kathryn Williams & Mary Macaulay
Interact Club
The club are going to construct a Community Garden in the school grounds for families to grow vegetables. Jim Randall has agreed to supply the soil for the project. Well done James.
Annual Report
We are aiming to hand out the Annual Report to members at the Changeover Lunch on 20 June. Can Board members start to prepare their reports and photos, as the Secretary will need them by early June, to collate and get to the printer.
Breakfast Club
You are not required at the school until 8.00am, as the gates are not opened for the students until 8.15am.
  • Tuesday 25/5 - Adelina Maddalon & Therese Gatto
  • Wed 26/5 - Terry Argent & Jane Larkin
  • Thurs 27/5 - Trish & Nils Vejby
Anna Conley - RIP
The club was saddened by the news of the passing of PP Ross Conley's mother Anna. Our thoughts go out to Ross & Christine.
The funeral will be held at Nelson Bros, Korroit Rd, Williamstown, at 10.00am Monday 24 May.
When the supermarkets and green grocers notice their lettuce are wilted or soft, or showing signs of stress, they leave them submerged in a container of cool water overnight. The lettuce absorbs the water and looks lovely and fresh again.


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