Inside Werribee Mansion

Presidents Message:

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has confirmed the states lockdown will continue until 70% of Victorians are vaccinated. Mr Andrews said "modest changes" to restrictions hopefully will be made on the 23rd September once the 70% vaccination rate is achieved. So unfortunately we will have to continue to hold our meetings on zoom for a few more weeks. I certainly look forward to the day when we can meet in person at the ISCW.

Presidents Connecting

On Saturday morning I attended a District Presidents Connecting meeting on zoom. The purpose of this meeting was to check in on as many clubs as possible and to offer assistance if needed. DG Dale Hoy outlined some suggestions on how clubs could get through these troubled times. Some of his suggestions were to contact members regularly, ensure all members can use zoom, have lots of variety in meetings and events and above all have fun in the zoom room.

Other suggestions were to think activity, not just donations. Work with your local agencies such as the council, MP, churches etc. Connect with your cluster clubs.

DG Dale plans to conduct these meetings on a regular basis with the district club presidents.

This Weeks Guest Speaker

Our guest speaker this week was Cat McCarthy a people development manager with the McCarthy Plumbing Group. Cat gave an insight into life involvements inside and outside her family’s plumbing business. Thankyou Cat for taking the time to talk to our club.

It was also nice to welcome Renae Ahmed (daughter of Brian) to our meeting.

I respectfully ask members to keep in touch with members who do not attend our zoom meetings to make sure they are alright. It is also very important to check in on family members as well.

Next week’s guest speaker will be Shana Ramesh, Harrison Ward Councillor, who will speak on the Environment, Sustainable Living and Diversity.

I will close with a thought for the week: It may not be our choice to stay home but it’s our choice to stay positive.

Have a great week and above all stay safe.


THIS WEEK AT ROTARY - 07.09.2021
Our guest speaker this week on Zoom, was Cat McCarthy.
Cat is the People Development Manager, at McCarthy Plumbing, a business she operates in Williams Landing with her husband.
Cat's early years were spent in Perth, where she worked for the AFL in a community development role working with young & indigenous players.
She moved to the UK for 3 years, and had similar roles with English Premier League soccer clubs.
Cat's passion is the development and retention of staff. In a 'blokey' industry where less than 3% of staff are women, Cat is proud that they employee a women plumber, and have another in the pipeline.
Cat was recently recognised as a Bronze Medalist, in the Aus Mumprenaur Awards, in the category - Service Business Excellence.
Aus Mumprenaur, in conjunction with the Women's Business School, acknowledge the contribution of women in business, product development & innovation.
Tuesday 14th September on Zoom
At yesterday's press conference, The Premier of Victoria, the Hon Daniel Andrews MP, advised that the current 1,920 active Covid, will likely reach 18,000 in 6 weeks time. Just the news we were all hoping for.
That doesn't give us any hope at all, of a return to ISCW for our meetings, any time soon.
So next, next week we will be on Zoom again, and our guest speaker will be City of Wyndham Harrison Ward Councilor, Sahana Ramesh.
Cr Ramesh will talk to us on "Building a Smart City in Wyndham"
District 9800 - Weekly Newsletter
Version three has arrived.
Bunnings BBQ 
The next BBQ scheduled for Thursday 16th September, has now been cancelled as well. Bunnings are not going to allocate any future BBQ's until, retail shops are open to trade.
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.
Alphabet Racing
We have 16 participants so far, and need another 9.
Remember it is not gambling, as you do not get to choose your horses. Its all luck, and its lots of fun.
Call Ian Hovey if you want to be involved.
There will be no Bingo next week.
As soon as restrictions are lifted, then the roster for the next 4 weeks will be.
Roster for bingo (be there by 6.30):
  • Week 1 - Enzo Maddalon & Graham Roper
  • Week 2 - Brian Ahmed & Wendy Roper
  • Week 3 - Jess Saher & Peter Sandlant
  • Week 4 - Michael Redding & Lorry Rowe
Breakfast Club
No breakfast club next week. School will not return until Term 4 - earliest date 27.09.2021
Western Emergency Relief Network (WERN)
The move from Unit 11 to Unit 5 is about complete.
We are pretty busy, and are very short of:
  • Whitegoods - fridges, washing machines, dryers & freezers.
  • Flat screen Televisions
  • Lounge Ciouches, one, two or 3 seater.
Call Ross Smith, is you have something in good condition, as we can pickup.
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.
District 9800 Environmental Newsletter
Tip of the week
For those who frequent McDonalds and love their French Fries, do you realise a single serve has a whopping 189mg of salt!
Ask them for unsalted fries, and they will cook you a fresh batch with no salt. Your arteries will appreciate it.


Member Birthdays
Geoff Smith
September 9
Jerestene Saher
September 29
Mary Macaulay
September 29
Enzo Maddalon
October 9
Philip Purdy
October 9
Ian Knight OAM
October 15
Spouse Birthdays
Maria Todaro
September 20
Genny Knight
October 11
Lexie Smith
October 13
Roland Wade
Margaret Wade
September 26
Lyn Fava
Rob Fava
September 27
Rob Fava
Lyn Fava
September 27
Lou Dowling
Lynne Dowling
October 11
Join Date
Graham Roper
October 1, 2007
14 years
Rob Fava
October 18, 2011
10 years
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Sep 14, 2021
Building a Smart City in Wyndham
Building a Smart City in Wyndham

Sahana is a Councillor at Wyndham City Council.

She is Council’s Smart Cities portfolio holder. She has a vision of Wyndham as a carbon neutral city with green spaces across the municipality. Her portfolio explores and embraces new and emerging technologies to create and deliver sustainable ‘leading edge’ smart city solutions.

She is a strong advocate for caring for the environment, sustainable living, diversity & inclusivity in the community, and nurturing a society with true equality and respect for all.

She sees every challenge as an opportunity to become better, live better, work better. The current challenges in Wyndham present the opportunity to become smarter about the use our transport infrastructure, access to quality social and wellbeing facilities, and encouraging companies, jobs and wealth into Wyndham as a major city centre of the future.

Sep 21, 2021
Uniting Care
Oct 05, 2021
St Vincent's Private Hospital Werribee
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