Bird watching platform in the wetlands at Point Cook (Photographer - David Mullins)
President Graham Roper


13th November

6:30 for 6:45PM


Italian Sports Club


601 Heath's Rd









Kathryn Williams

Kim Deneys



Tony Todaro

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There will be no meeting next week due to the Melbourne Cup holiday.

On Tuesday 13th November, the guest speaker will be Debra Thompson talking about Dreambuilders Transformations. 

The Dreambuilders Transformations program was launched in Wyndham in 2015, and has since gone from strength to strength, changing the lives of many individuals who were suffering from addiction, as well as their families and community.


Dr Leon Lewi has combined his love of Rotary and his medical vocation to become a passionate advocate for a special Rotary program called Interplast.

Leon is a long-time Rotarian. He was one of the charter members of the Rotary Club of Keilor having moved into the area in the 60's to commence his medical practice. After 50+ years, he is still an active Rotarian and he is still practising medicine in the same clinic that he started. He claims that he is only part-time but his wife, Pauline, reckons he only has Mondays off.

Leon explained all about the Interplast program. In Australia and New Zealand, we often take it for granted that if we ever need medical care, we will be treated quickly and effectively by highly qualified doctors, nurses, surgeons and other specialists.

But right next door in the Asia Pacific region, a lack of resources combined with limited training means people with repairable conditions are often not treated fast enough or well enough – if they are treated at all.

Interplast was set up to organise for Australian medical teams to volunteer their time to travel to countries in the Asia Pacific region to conduct surgical procedures and to train local doctors and nurses. Each trip costs about $50,000 which is basically used to transport up to 300 kg of equipment to and from the relevant country. Funding comes mainly from such sources as AusAid, community and corporate support and Rotary.

Some of the countries that they travel to include Mongolia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, PNG, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Samoa, Fiji and the Kiribati Islands.

Some of the most common surgical procedures include:

  • Cleft lip and palate

  • Lower limb reconstruction

  • Hand and upper limb reconstruction

  • Ear deformities and craniofacial

  • Burn contractures

  • Skin lesions and soft tissue deformities

Local surgeons are also grateful for the learning they receive during these visits. Some of them now undertake their own surgeries without supervision.

Since 1983, in excess of 40,000 patients have been consulted and over 23,000 surgical procedures have taken place as part of the Interplast program. Each year, the number of Interplast trips increases. In 2017, there were 70 trips and 75 are planned this year.




We have officially taken over the Bingo licence at the Italian Sports Club. Brian Ahmed reported that he and Nuge and Ross Smith were present last Monday night for our first evening.

Brian addressed the group and advised them that there would be no change to the current arrangements. They were very receptive to this news and excited that all proceeds would go towards local community projects.

Bingo will take place on a Monday night for about 48 weeks per year.

The net proceeds from the first night was $650.



Mary Macaulay gave a summary of the Cut, Giggle and Sew session held last Saturday. According to Mary, there was plenty of a giggle with a bit of cutting and sewing thrown in.

The group consisted of Barb Purdy,  Ann Smith,  Mary Macaulay,  Therese Daddy,  Micki Hovey,  Lyn Fava and Glenyce Deneys.

They made 20 gift bags for Werribee Support and Housing clients. Each bag, which was created from donated fabric, was filled with lip stick, lip gloss and soap.

The group will get together again soon to make another 60 packs as Christmas gifts to be handed out with food parcels.

Thanks ladies for your efforts.

Click here to see a few more photos of the sewing bee.


IN BRIEF........
  • Pauline Lewi, the wife of our speaker, was a guest at the meeting.

  • After his knee operation last week, President Graham has now been moved to the Epworth Private in Geelong to undertake some rehabilitation. He is doing really well and will be home next week.

  • Marty Vaina was asked to take a photo of the acting President, guest speaker and chairperson after the meeting. Here is his effort. It's hard to get good help these days.



  • A piece of paper cannot be folded more than 7 times.

  • Tennis was originally played with bare hands.



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