AFL Grand Final 2018 - The Battle of the Angry Birds
President Graham Roper


2nd October

6:30 for 6:45PM


Italian Sports Club


601 Heath's Rd






Geoff Smith



Brian Ahmed

Enzo Maddalon



Roland Wade

If you are not able to attend the next meeting or are bringing a guest, please contact the following person by midday Tuesday
Ross Smith
0418 692329
Oct 02, 2018
Fight Cancer Foundation
Oct 09, 2018
Westgate Community Initiative Group
Oct 16, 2018
Westgate Tunnel Projectr
Oct 23, 2018
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Geoff Smith
September 9
Mary Macaulay
September 29
Spouse Birthdays
Maria Todaro
September 20
Joe Cumbo
Carole Cumbo
September 6
Jason Daddy
Therese Daddy
September 14
Roland Wade
Margaret Wade
September 26
Lyn Fava
Rob Fava
September 27
Rob Fava
Lyn Fava
September 27
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Next week's guest speaker will be Eric Wright who is Managing Director of Fight Cancer Foundation.

Fight Cancer Foundation is a national charity dedicated to providing care, treatment and support for cancer patients and their families and funding vital research into cancer treatment and cures. 

Founded in 1989 as the Bone Marrow Donor Institute to establish Australia’s first bone marrow donor registry and find a cure for leukaemia, the organisation’s broader scope now provides support services for patients with blood and other cancers.



Here is a summary of discussions and decisions made at the Board meeting on Monday 24th September 2018:

  • $500 will be donated to Wyndham Park Primary School's Breakfast Club to purchase enough cheese for the next 6 months.
  •  The club is investigating the possibility of having a second-hand book sale.
  • We are donating $2000 to Victorian farmers who are suffering from the drought.
  • We have agreed to get involved in the Future Leaders of the West program and will be searching for an appropriate candidate to do the course.
  • A donation of $100 was approved for the Blue Ribbon Foundation.
  • We have agreed to continue our support of Gordon TAFE Apprenticeship Awards. We will offer three prizes, one to the value of $1000 and two at $500 each.
  • We are investigating the possibility of having a FAIM trip to Kiribati.
  • We will have another tree-planting day in April/May next year.
  • Entries for the Wyndham Central College Essay Competition are now being evaluated.
  • All of the mock interviews have been completed and it has been a great success. We are considering expanding it next year.
  • A footy match between Under 19 teams from Werribee and Hoppers crossing is being planned in 2019 as a means of highlighting the problems associated with mental illness.
  • We are seeking students for the RYPEN and MUNA programs.
  • An application has been submitted for our Bingo licence.

Pictured above with President Graham and Past President Ross Conley are the lucky winners of the footy tipping competition. Mary Maguire was first past the post followed by Ross Smith and then, in third place, Tony Todaro. 

Chief organiser Ross Conley presented them with their prizes and thanked everyone for their participation.



Werribee Rotary is a member of Western Emergency Relief Network (WERN) which provides essential household items to needy families in the west. Due to a very cold winter, much of the stock, particularly bedding items, has been severely depleted. 

WERN is now desperately seeking our support for the replenishment of essential items. Here are some of the key items required:

  • Kitchen.
    Dishes, Cutlery and Pans

  • Beds & Bedding.
    Blankets, Sheets, Doonas and all sizes of Mattresses and Bases.

  • Electrical

    • Fridges and Washing Machines.

    • Dryers, Portable Air Conditioners and Coolers.

    • Microwaves, Toaster and Jugs etc.

  • Dining and Lounges.
    Must be still usable and not rubbish.

  • Cupboards and Bedroom Suites

Please remember that WERN is not a TIP so the items must be usable and in good working order.

This is an urgent request so your help would be much appreciated.



Almost 100% of rural New South Wales is either in drought, on drought watch or experiencing the onset of drought, while 57% of Queensland is classified as in drought. Farmers are facing ruin in what some are calling the worst drought in living memory, with costs of stock feed and transport spiralling.

Rotary has decided to do something to help. D9800 has a new initiative, working with Foodbank to collect all types of practical goods and treats - items that struggling communities have asked for and most particularly what the school communities have requested.

So how can our club get involved?

First step - watch this video explaining the project.

Then read the following information which gives further details:



The Cut, Giggle and Sew working bee is to be held on 27th October 2-4pm at Mary Macaulay's house. The girls will be making re-usable cloth bags from off-cuts of fabric and other material that they have been collecting in recent weeks. Let's hope there's more cut and sew and less giggle.



Rotary’s Garden DesignFest 2018 will be held over two weekends in November and will give garden lovers the chance to indulge their passion and, at the same time, help raise money for End Trachoma by 2020.

Gardens in rural Victoria (Ballarat and Macedon Ranges) will be open on 10th and 11th November and gardens in the Melbourne Metropolitan area and the Mornington Peninsula will be open on 17th and 18th November. The professionally designed, private gardens will be open to the public from 10am to 5pm. The designers will be at the gardens when they are open and are happy to share their expertise and planting notes with visitors.

Garden DesignFest is a biennial event organised by the Rotary Clubs of Kew, Brighton North and Central Melbourne. It has raised $530 000 for Rotary and other charities since it began in 2004. More than 20 Rotary clubs (from Districts 9780 and 9800) will be involved in presenting the event in November.

This year’s main charity is End Trachoma by 2020. Australia is the world’s only developed country with trachoma, an infectious eye disease that can be prevented with good hygiene practices.There is also an organised bus tour to selected gardens. Going on a bus tour is a great way to see several gardens in one day. It includes lunch, garden notes and a Garden DesignFest ticket if you want to visit other gardens the next day.

Click here to visit the GardenFest 2018 website and to view the gardens on display.


IN BRIEF........
  • Guests at the last meeting were:

    • Mary and Steve Maguire.

    • Liz Ross, Barb Purdy, Ann Smith and Robyn Ballan.

  • The early bird rates for our District Conference will close on 31st October. So, if you want to take advantage of the discount, please click here to book.

  • Our last mid-week Bunnings BBQ realised a net profit of $900+. Thanks to all the volunteers. Our next BBQ will be on Thursday 25th October.

  • Pictured below is Magpie fan and Joffa-lookalike, Enzo Maddalon, beaming with pride between humbled Tigers fans, Graham Roper and Marty Vaina who, despite their ignominious defeat, were still able to force a smile for the camera..


  • The dot on top of the letter 'i' is called a tittle.

  • The Chinese used fingerprints as a method of identification as far back as AD 700.


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