The Manor Werribee. One of Melbourne's finest houses. Destroyed by fire 25.7.1966.

Presidents Message:

We only had 11 members in attendance with two attending  via zoom tonight.

Lets all make a special effort along with our partners to attend next weeks meeting as we will have our DG Dale Hoy attending to talk to us.

This week’s guest speaker was: PDG Julie Mason who gave an inspiring talk on Rotary Leadership.

IPP Michael Redding made a presentation to the club of a 2020 – 21 Rotary Citation awarded to the Rotary Club of Werribee. Each club in our cluster were awarded a 2020 – 21 Rotary Citation. We were the only cluster in District 9800 which had all clubs achieve this honor.

Bingo continued on Monday night with 92 players in attendance raising a profit of $1,337. Thankyou Roly Wade and Michael Redding for their help on the night.

Rotary Foundation is the theme for November

November is Rotary Foundation Month.

It is the month that Rotary clubs and districts remind and educate Rotarians about the remarkable programs of our Foundation and seek the financial contributions needed to make the world a better place.

For more information, go to Rotary Foundation Australia

What is your club doing to mark Foundation month?

Our Christmas function will be held on Tuesday the 14th December at Chirnsides by the River. The cost will be $65 a head for a 3 course meal and entertainment. Father Christmas will also be in attendance. If you have not indicated that you are coming please advise me ASAP.

Next week’s guest speaker will be: DG Dale Hoy and partners are all invited.

Andi Barnfield has kindly agreed to run the Bunnings BBQ rostering. Thankyou Andi for agreeing to help out with this very important role.

I will close with a thought for the weekAt the end of the day the only questions that I will ask myself are, Did I love enough, Did I laugh enough, Did I make a difference.




THIS WEEK AT ROTARY - 23.11.2021
Annual General Meeting
Our annual general meeting was held tonight.
President Elect Colin Muir announced his 2022/2023 Board.
  • President - Colin Muir
  • Immediate Past President - Graham Roper
  • Secretary - Ross Smith
  • Treasurer - Wendy Roper
  • Club Services Director - Ian Hovey
  • Director - Peter Sandlant
  • President Elect 2023/2024 - Kim Deneys
Our guest speaker this week was Past District Governor Julie Mason.
Julie has a long CV that we don't have space to include everything.
  • She has been a member of Wyndham Rotary for 26 years
  • She was President in 2000/2001
  • District Governor 2015/2016
  • Chair of D9800 ACT Committee
DG Julie spoke passionately about Leadership in Rotary.
One of her favorite quotes is "Great leaders don't set out to be a leader......They set out to make a difference. It's never about the role - always about the goal"
Julies message is:
  • Listen         to learn
  • Energy       to get things done
  • Articulate   to explain ideas
  • Discover     to improve
  • Engage       to make new friends
  • Respect      to broaden self
  • Support      to take on challenges
  • Happy        to embrace life
  • Influencer   to make a difference
  • Positive      to get the best out of self & others.
NEXT WEEK - Tuesday 30th November
District Governor Dale Hoy - Official Club Visit
Next Tuesday night our District Governor Dale Hoy will be our special guest and guest speaker.
It is important that all members make the effort to attend and show respect to our DG Dale.
Partners are welcome and encouraged to attend.
If you are unable to attend but want to view the meeting on Zoom, call Ian Hovey who will send you a Zoom Invitation
District 9800 - Weekly Networker Newsletter
Version seven has arrived.


Rob the Boxer had a glorious chance to make a big statement at race meetings 18 and 19 but he let it slip through his hooves. With an army of S and T horses at his disposal, he could only manage 11 points. He still remains in the hunt and is running in 3rd place beside a tiring Mad Dog Muir. They are both 9 lengths behind the leader so, with only 7 furlongs to go, they will have to pull their proverbial horse shoes out to make up the difference.

The star performer at Ballarat was the forgotten gelding Mr Sandlant who unexpectedly collected 7 points with the letter D to win the $15 prize. And then he backed it up at Kembla Grange with another 6 points. In a topsy-turvy tussle at the top, he has now taken over the lead by 7 lengths from Filthy Phil who was caught unaware and is now unable to unleash his unbelievable earlier acceleration.

Another surprise was the performance of Wendy Winx who has waxed and waned throughout the race but on the weekend she whacked her way through the back packers to win the $15 award at Kembla Grange. She also played the D card, so it was a delightful day all round for the D's. She pipped an angry Snapper Steve at the post who collected a creditable 8 points but the steam is still snorting from his nostrils. He remains in the hunt to finish as a place-getter but he needs to be able to control his emotions at the remaining meetings.

Still bringing up the rear is Rudolph Ballantino who is dragging his hooves around the track and has his tail between his legs. Not far ahead are Handy Andi and Tosser Ross who have been very ordinary through the whole race. There are obviously some question marks on their fitness.


The City of Wyndham are naming a number bridges within the municipality, after citizens who have contributed to the community. Our great mate, the late Nino Arrigo has been nominated, as one of three people for the Derrimut Road Bridge near Tarneit Station. The winners are being determined by a public vote.
Show your support for Nino, by clicking on the link below, and registering a vote.

Presidential Citation

Congratulations to Past President Michael Redding. Werribee Rotary was awarded a Presidential Citation for the 2020/2021 year, having achieved all of the citation requirements.



Ten Pin Bowling
Ten Pin Bowling, Sunday 27th November at Wyn City, 36 Wallace Avenue, Point Cook. 2pm to 4pm. The cost is $24 per person, kids prices to be confirmed. If attending please let me know ASAP at


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.


Golf Day

Planning has commenced for next years Golf Day.

  • To be held on Friday 11th March
  • Morning event again.
  • Proceeds will go to Very Special Kids.
  • Brochure and entry forms will be going out before the end of the month.


WERN has entered into a lease with City of Melton, to lease a purpose built warehouse in Ravenhall for the next 20 years.

The building construction is well under way, and is expected to be completed by end of December or early January. 

We have a month of free rent where we are, so we have four weeks to complete our move.

Assistance will be needed with the move, and we will need volunteers.


Yesterday 122/11 saw 92 players and a profit of $1,300.

Covid restrictions of 90 players, has now been lifted.

Roster for bingo (be there by 6:30):

  • 29.11.2021 - Lyn & Robert Fava
  • 06.12.2021 - Kim Deneys & Ian Hovey
  • 13.12.2021 - Wendy Roper & Tino Ballan
Bingo will continue right through Christmas except for 27/12.

Breakfast Club

The school has advised that Breakfast Club will not commence until most classes have returned to the school.


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 Environmental Newsletter

Polio Walk

Robert & Lyn Fava raised $1,100 from  the recent Polio Walk. Great work Rob & Lyn.

Tip of the Week

Having a stress headache?

Don't go for the Panadol. Instead eat 10-12 almonds, which is equivalent of two aspirin.



Member Birthdays
Lyn Fava
November 14
Wendy Roper
November 25
Ian Hovey
December 2
Andi Barnfield
December 20
Ned Amezdroz
December 29
Spouse Birthdays
Lyn Fava
November 14
Wendy Roper
November 25
Glenyce Deneys
November 26
Micki Hovey
December 30
Geoff Smith
Lexie Smith
November 10
James Randall
Anne Randall
November 26
Join Date
Peter Ross OAM
November 1, 1977
44 years
Anthony Pante
November 25, 2014
7 years
Steve Evans
December 1, 1994
27 years
Tony Todaro
December 1, 1979
42 years
Geoff Smith
December 31, 1999
22 years
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Nov 30, 2021
District Governor of District 9800
District Governor of District 9800

Dale is the current Governor of Rotary District 9800. He will be visiting the club as part of his role and addressing us on his plans for the 2021-22 Rotary year.

Dec 07, 2021
From Murder to Mail; Mobiles to Mounting Yards
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