Werribee River Cliffs
OUR MEETING 12th March 2024
General Meeting of Members
Pres Kim welcomed members to the Special General Meeting, and advised that a quorum exists.
The meeting has been called to incorporate the recent changes made by Rotary International to their constitution. District 9800 legal officer David Whiting, has issued a draft set of rules for clubs to adopt, which complies with Rotary's requirements.
The motion to adopt the Proposed Rules was moved by  G Roper & seconded by I Hovey, with all in attendance in favour. The Secretary will now lodge the revised rules with Corporate Affairs Victoria.
From President Kim:          
  • We had better numbers at Bingo last night, with 115 players and a profit of $1,550. VicPol are following up the theft of our $1,230 float last week, and with the quality of the pictures and a clear photo of the car registration, an arrest is imminent.
  • The next Bunnings BBQ is Thursday 28th March, the day before Good Friday. Andi has put out a call for volunteers, and is waiting to be inundated with calls.
  • There will be a working bee at the Rotary Shed at Tino Ballan's on Friday 5th April around 10.00am, to pack the books for transportation to RC of Geelong West.
  • Ian & Micki Hovey are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on 23rd March.
From Last Week's Board Meeting
  • We will be changing our meeting format from April. The first Tuesday in the month will be a social night at the Bridge. There will be no meeting on the second Tuesday, a Normal meeting with guest speaker on the third Tuesday, then Project updates or Vocational Tour on the Fourth Tuesday.
  • We are changing from Bendigo Corporate Bank to the Bendigo Laverton Community Bank. This will get us better access to grant funding.
  • Donating 4 x Samsung Tablets to Truganina CFA - $2,836
  • Donating $1,000 to Mackillop College breakfast club
  • Sponsoring two Mackillop students to MUNA
  • Providing football jumpers approx $1,500 - to Werribee District girls football program
  • Donating $800 to Reclink, to repair Wyndham Park Primary bicycles
  • Donating two marquees with Rotary branding to Wyndham Netball Ass'n
  • Donating $1,500 to Wyndham Park Community Food Bank
Guest Speaker - Daniel Schultheis
Manager of the Werribee Men's Shed & the Community Tool Library
Daniel has been Manager of the Werribee Men's Shed in Kookaburra Avenue for a bit over 12 months, and is in the process of commencing the Tool Library.
The Community Men's Shed has been operating for a number of years, with more than 250 people using the shed each week.  The men's shed operates on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday.
  • The shed provides a number of programs and skill sharing events.
  • Social connection is important, and a number of members just come for the social connection, and don't get involved in programs.
  • They run a bicycle repair workshop.
  • Programs to teach skills to refugees
  • Mosaics group
  • Community garden
  • Wood turning
  • Metal work
  • Four markets a year, selling items made in the mens shed, and grown in the community garden.
  • They recently started a Women's Day on a Monday, and numbers are on the increase.
In April they will be opening the Werribee Tool Library. There are two operating in Victoria in Brunswick & Ballarat, and the Werribee model is based on these.
  • They currently have 450 tools which are available for people to borrow.
  • People will pay $75 per year, which will allow them to borrow tools.
  • Volunteers are being engaged.
  • They want to open on Saturdays but need volunteers.
Next Tuesday 26th March.
Our guest speaker this week, Professor Vasso, who will talk about - Inflammation.
We will also be presenting her with a cheque for $25,000 as the proceeds from the Golf Day.
Friends & partners welcome.
Let Pres Kim know by Monday if you are coming, as we have to give the Bridge Hotel numbers.
The Opening Round & Round one are now complete.
This week Ads (who's Ads?) got 8 correct, followed by heaps who got 7. Tiger abandoned his Tigers again, but Ross C & Christine stayed loyal to their Dogs.
Christine Conley got the $20 - being only 2 points off the margin.
The leader Board after 1-1/2 rounds is
  • Ads - 10 points
  • Peter Ross & Ross S - 9 points
  • Nine tippers are in third place with 7.

Rotary Regionalisation Program Update
Nominations are currently being called for the Roles Rotary Community Leader for each of the Rotary Community Groups. It is a similar role to current Assistant Governors.
Past President Graham Roper has expressed interest on being RCL for our community group.
Werribee Rotary will forward Graham's nomination to the role.
Nominations close on 27 March, and the 12 clubs in the group (Melton has handed back its charter) will then vote for the RCL. Each club has one vote, and voting closes on 22/4. Clubs will be notified and an objection period commences from 23/4 to 7/5.
The successful RCL will be notified on 22/5.


Breakfast Club Roster
Tues 26/2 - Margaret & Kevin Cunningham
Wed 27/3 - Liz Ross & Norm Johnson
Thurs 28/3 - Kathryn Williams & Lorraine Wagner
Then school holidays for 2 weeks.
District Conference 2024
The next District 9800 Conference will be held in Bendigo from 12-14 April 2024.
The registrations from clubs in D9800 so far is poor, and very few are going from Werribee Rotary as well.
The District 9800 website has a list of speakers and the conference program.
District 9800 Newsletter
Click link to view March district newsletter        LINK



Member Birthdays
Graham Roper
March 7
Rob Fava
March 15
Peter Sandlant
March 21
Tino Ballan
March 25
Ross Smith
March 28
Lou Dowling
March 30
Steve Evans
April 18
Spouse Birthdays
Graham Roper
March 7
Rob Fava
March 15
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
Steve Evans
Christine Evans
April 22
Join Date
Ross Smith
March 19, 1996
28 years
Mary Macaulay
March 24, 1997
27 years
Colin Muir
April 1, 1993
31 years
Peter Sandlant
April 1, 1993
31 years
Tom Lentini
April 1, 1976
48 years
Philip Purdy
April 12, 2000
24 years
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