The magnificant Werribee Mansion

President's Message

It was great to welcome back Paula Kudi who has indicated that she would like to re-join the Werribee Rotary Club.
Our guest speaker Tony McAleenan gave a great presentation on “The Fathering Project”.
At Monday’s bingo we had 85 in attendance and a profit of $706 was raised. Thank you to Peter Sandlant for helping on the night. Enzo Maddalon and Michael Redding are rostered for next Monday Night (13/6).
Our next Bunnings BBQ is on Thursday 16th June. Andi has sent out an email asking for volunteers so if you can help send her an email
Next Tuesday: We are having our Beyond Blue Seminar and dinner. Peter Sandlant advised that we will have between 140 and 150 guests in attendance.
I will close with a thought for the week: Day by Day, what you do is who you become.



THIS WEEK AT ROTARY - 07 06.2022
This week we had a very interesting presentation from Terry McAleenan from "The Fathering Project".
The Fathering Project are running a program called Creating Stronger School Communities. The program aims to support fathers to become more involved in the schooling of their children. Traditionally the mother of the children have a greater involvement in the childrens schooling, buy studies show that "Children do better at school when fathers are involved in academic, social & health outcomes".
The program aims to make fathers more welcome in the school environment, which benefits the school, and the students.
The program is currently running in 700 schools across Australia. The aim is to get the program into another 300 schools this year.
Tuesday 14th June
The Beyond Blue Dinner at ISCW will be  a non-cash night. If you are coming to the dinner, we need you to pay $25.00 pp for the dinner before the night. BSB 633-000   Account 155 820 681 -  Reference Beyond Blue - "Your Name"

Footy Tipping - after 12 Rounds

Wow. Only half a round of tipping, and the leader board has changed dramatically.

Tino, Floreat, Rick, Ann & Margaret have left us, and it is now down to three. (Robyn must be doing Tino's tips again)

76 points - Tiger.

75 points - Ross C.

74 points - Poppy Daddy.

For the round, three tippers got 5 - Tiger, Poppy & Brian (haven't heard that name this season). There was heaps of tippers with 4.

Tiger got the $10 - spot on the winning margin.



Update from Peter Sandlant on Mental Health projects, that are underway.
Rotary Beyondblue Seminar

This will be a part of our usual Rotary meeting on Tuesday 14 June at 6.45pm Italian Sports Club Werribee
We will have a number of guest speakers speaking on subjects relevant to the youth invited.
At this time we have speakers from Beyondblue ( Tom Downie ex GWS player),Dr Joe Garra( local medical practitioner) and at least one representive from Werribee Football Club to speak and. answer questions on their history to playing at the highest level
At this time we are requesting that Rotarians and interested parties book with me if they will be attending as we need to have confirmed numbers a week prior
Bookings can be made by contacting me or the club

WRFL under 18 game Hoppers Crossing Vs Werribee Districts
Saturday 18 June at 4.15pm

The match will follow the VFL match Werribee vs Geelong. 
Rotary will operate a barbecue for duration of the game and Rotarians and students will be at entry points handing out Beyondblue pamphlets etc and accept donation from spectators
President Graham will award the perpetual Beyondblue Cup and MVP to best player on the day
Volunteers ( 3 ) will be required to man gates with students and assist with BBQ (4/5)
Expect we need to cover from approx 3.45 to 6.00 pm




There is a Thank You afternoon teas for those who assisted with the WERN relocation.

Saturday 16th from 12.00 till 3.00pm. Food & drinks provided.

Peter Ross

Peter Ross had a knee replacement two weeks ago and is progressing well.

He is happy to take calls.

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.



Breakfast club for term two.

  • Tuesday 14/6 - Michael Redding & Alicia Spinks
  • Wed 15/6 - Ann Smith & Kathryn Williams
  • Thur 16/6 - Trish & Nils Vejby
  • Tues 21/6 - John Campbell & Terry Argent
  • Wed 22/6 - Ross Smith & Alison Taverner
  • Thurs 23/6 - Peter & Liz Ross
Then school holidays for 2 weeks.
Bunnings BBQ

The next Bunnings BBQ will be on Thursday 16th June 2022.

Andi needs 9 volunteers - 

- 9.30 to 11.30

- 11.30 to 1.30

- 1.30 to 3.30

Call or email Andi with your availability.



The Bingo Roster is:

Monday 13/6 - Enzo Maddalon & Michael Redding

Mon 20/6 - Phil Purdy & Graham Roper

Mon 27/6 - Ross Conley & Wendy Roper

Mon 4/7 - Roland Wade & Peter Ross

Baby Beanies
Ian Hovey's sister knitted about 200 baby beanies during Covid.
Werribee Mercy are going to hand them to mothers. They will have a note attached to them, and will be encouraged to return a photo of the baby with beanie on, that we can put onto social media.

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.


Click this link to view the flyer.


The committee is also asking for interested Rotarians to register for the opportunity to home host several overseas guests for dinner during the convention. There is also an option for Rotary clubs to host a larger group of guests.

Click here to view the home hosting flyer.


District 9800 Newsletter
The next edition of the District Newsletter has arrived.
Clink the link below to view.
Books & Puzzles
We have a few pallets of books and puzzles. If you are looking for books  puzzles speak to Brian Ahmed - they are only $1 each.


Member Birthdays
Kim Deneys
July 8
Peter Ross OAM
July 9
Colin Muir
July 12
Brian Ahmed
July 26
Spouse Birthdays
Elizabeth Ross
June 18
Ann Smith
July 4
Nathan Williams
July 10
Suzanne Lentini
July 16
Adelina Maddalon
July 24
Brian Ahmed
Nuge Ahmed
June 6
Ross Smith
Ann Smith
June 26
Tom Lentini
Suzanne Lentini
July 27
Join Date
Christopher Ochaya
June 1, 2019
3 years
Ian Hovey
June 1, 1987
35 years
Lou Dowling
June 1, 1988
34 years
Jerestene Saher
June 15, 2021
1 year
Brian Ahmed
June 20, 2006
16 years
Ross Conley
June 28, 2011
11 years
James Randall
July 1, 1995
27 years
Kim Deneys
July 1, 1979
43 years
Roland Wade
July 1, 1969
53 years
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Jun 14, 2022

This forum is a combined event between Werribee Rotary and Beyond Blue. It is aimed at informing young football players from the Werribee Districts and Hoppers Crossing football clubs that support is available if they are experiencing any level of anxiety or depression.

There will be a number of guest speakers who have suffered and recovered from mental health conditions.

Jun 21, 2022
Creative Thinking
Jun 28, 2022
Passing the Baton
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