Werribee South at the Boat Ramp

This Week

Our numbers were down a bit this week, with the 'Dogs' performing, Pres Brian off on a jaunt to Adelaide, and a few members on holiday.




The Foundation supports Six Critical Causes.
  • Promoting Peace
  • Fighting Disease
  • Providing Clean Water
  • Saving Mothers & Children
  • Supporting Education
  • Growing Local Communities.
The Impact of the Rotary Foundation
  • $3 billion spent in last 100 years
  • $414.7 million contributions to TRF in 2017/2018
  • $277 million distributed by TRF in 2017/2018
  • Since 1985, 2.5 billion people have been immunised against polio
Eradicating Polio
  • The program has seem 2.5 billion people immunised.
  • There were 350,000 reported polio cases in 1988.
  • There were 33 in 2018, but 88 in 2019, with most in Pakistan & Afganistan where it is not safe for volunteers to enter & run vaccination programs.
Support our Rotary Foundation by:
  • Donate to the Annual Fund each year
  • Consider 15% of club fundraising to TRF
  • Commit $1500 to End Polio now
  • Become an Every Rotarian Every Year member
  • Leave a donation to TRF in your will
Presentation by Our New Interactors
Kim Deneys introduced the committee members for the new Wyndham Central Interact Club, and their vice principal Connie Faranda.
President Biz spoke to us, told us that the club will charter in early 2020 with 25 members. Kim Deneys & Graham Roper are providing club support to the group.
The members were:
  • President Biz
  • Vice President Haley
  • Secretary Thaplam
  • Treasurer Sa Mo
Werribee Rotary will be providing all new members with a interact polo shirt.
During the meeting the club recognised Remembrance Day with a minutes silence.



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 - after the Melbourne Cup Meeting
And here they come! They're chasing after Galloping Gail.
Despite being the top weight, Groper has sprinted past 8 horses to move into third position along the rails just behind Frisky Fava. It's obvious that his recent spell has freshened him up. But can he sustain that withering run?
On his outside are some other impressive performers including Mad Dog Muir and Split Enz. It looks like they are both in a good position to go forward even further on Saturday. Filthy Phil is also hanging in there but he seems to be boxed in with no place to go.
Another horse on the up is Loopy Lou. He is now mid-field with plenty of wind in his sails.
But there seems to be no run in the legs of the horses at the tail of the field including Blocked Pipes Pante, Frothy Joffa, Smokin' Joe, The Egg Man, Slow Moving Smith and Leg Over Hovey.
And poor old Marty the Magnificent. He has been disappointing so far and is now stone motherless last. They should have named him Marty the Mediocre.

View the leader board


IN BRIEF........
  • District 9800 Conference Bendigo 27-29 March 2020 - Brian has booked rooms at the Quality Apartments Lakeside. Let Brian know if you plan to attend. If you want to book the early bird package, go to the conference website, an make your payment prior to 30.11.2019

  • Rotary Club of Werribee Christmas function - Tuesday 17 December 2019 at Chirnsides by the River

  • 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.

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

  • WERN - As a member of WERN, Werribee Rotary can nominate two members to the WERN organising committee. Joe Cumbo is stepping down from the role, so there are two spots available. Speak to Pres Brian if you can do a 12 month stint on the WERN committee.

  • D9800 is calling for nominations for District Governor 2022-2023. You need to be nominated by Werribee Rotary. Nominations need to be with D9800 by 10 December, so speak to Pres Brian if you are interested.

Breakfast Club Roster Term 4

President Brian Ahmed



19 November 2019

6:30 for 6:45pm


504 Heaths Road, Werribee   3030


Chairman : Jeff Garfield

Greeters: Lou Dowling & Tino Ballan

Corporal:  Ross Smith

Bingo on 18.11.2019

Wendy Roper & Colin Muir


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
Nov 19, 2019
Master Plan for the K Road Cliffs
Master Plan for the K Road Cliffs

The K Road Cliffs are iconic to Wyndham. A draft master plan has been developed to guide the long-term protection and enhancement of the K Road Cliffs and Sue is seeking feedback from the public.

Located on the banks of the Werribee River, the K Road Cliffs are known for their sculptural red clay formations, significant habitat for migratory birds and as a much loved local fishing spot.

Nov 19, 2019
Rotary Safe Families
Rotary Safe Families

Dorothy Gilmour has been a Rotarian for 3 years with Rotary Melbourne.  As an Educator in Social Sciences and Therapist in Trauma, Loss and Grief in our community for many years,  Dorothy has the greatest of empathy and understanding for the plight of people experiencing abuse and suffering.

As a member of Rotary Melbourne, Dorothy has been awarded the Royce Abbey Award and a Paul Harris for her enthusiasm and commitment to Rotary which she has now applied to create the Rotary Safe Families initiative.  Her aim is to provide all Rotarians and communities with the ability to be able to identify and prevent abuse in families including our elderly and then be proactive in locating support for the victim.

The Rotary Safe Families program has been officially adopted as a Rotary 100 Years Celebration 2021 initiative available to all Rotary Clubs in Australia as a continuing drive to stamp out family violence and elder abuse.  By championing the Safe Families initiative in your Club and becoming informed via the workshops,  we can all be “part of the solution” by having the “tools” to act, support and hopefully prevent  family violence and elder abuse. 

Dec 03, 2019
The Accidental Gambler
Dec 10, 2019
Australian Space Agency
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Member Birthdays
Lyn Fava
November 14
Wendy Roper
November 25
Ian Hovey
December 2
Ned Amezdroz
December 29
Spouse Birthdays
Lyn Fava
November 14
Wendy Roper
November 25
Glenyce Deneys
November 26
Mim Micallef
December 13
Micki Hovey
December 30
Adrian Burt
Emma Burt
November 3
Geoff Smith
Lexie Smith
November 10
James Randall
Anne Randall
November 26
Join Date
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
Steve Evans
December 1, 1994
25 years
Tony Todaro
December 1, 1979
40 years
Geoff Smith
December 31, 1999
20 years
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