Birds at sunset - Werribee South
President Graham Roper


23rd October

6:30 for 6:45PM


Italian Sports Club


601 Heath's Rd






John Micallef



Anthony Pante

Adrian Burt



Kim Deneys

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
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Nov 06, 2018
Nov 13, 2018
Dreambuilders Transformations
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Member Birthdays
Enzo Maddalon
October 9
Philip Purdy
October 9
Ian Knight OAM
October 15
Spouse Birthdays
Genny Knight
October 11
Lexie Smith
October 13
Lou Dowling
Lynne Dowling
October 11
John Micallef
Mim Micallef
October 31
Join Date
Graham Roper
October 1, 2007
11 years
Rob Fava
October 18, 2011
7 years
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Jack Herbert and Laurance Gogorossis provided us with an overview of the design and progress of the West Gate Tunnel Project. They both work for the major contractor, Transurban.

Jack is the Stakeholder Community Engagement Manager. His team works with the residents and business owners and keeps them informed of any impending works which may affect them. The key issues are construction noise, vibration, air pollution and traffic movement. They are kept informed via newsletters, websites, social media, forums and meetings. 

Laurance is a Senior Project Engineer. 

Construction commenced in early 2018 and the tunnel is expected to open in 2022.

There are three components to the build:

  • West Gate Freeway upgrade

  • Tunnel construction

  • Port to City

Some of the key works include:

  • Building new noise walls along the West Gate Freeway.

  • Building the tunnel portals.

  • Building the Maribyrnong River bridges.

  • Widening the West Gate Freeway.

  • Changing the high-voltage power lines.

  • Building the elevated road and connections to City Link, the port and the city.

  • Building the Hyde Street ramps.

  • Excavating two tunnels beneath the Maribyrnong River that will allow for three lanes each way.

  • Extracting, sorting and dispersing 1.5 million cubic metres of rock and soil.

  • Upgrading the Federation Trail.

Two tunnel boring machines will be purchased from China at a cost of about $100 million each. They are 15 metres high and will bore at a rate of about 9 metres per day.

Both Jack and Laurance promised to return in 1-2 years to update us on progress.

Click here to visit the West Gate Tunnel Project website to find out much information about this massive project.



This is the third year that Werribee Rotary has conducted the Year 10 Creative Expression Competition at Wyndham Central College.

There were ten students who submitted entries on the theme: 'How can you make a difference and help strengthen our community?'

The Year 10 students had to interpret this in a creative way, and entries included:  painting, drawing, photo series, comic book, photo essay and 3D painted model presentation.

The judging panel comprised Kim and Glenyce Deneys and Michael Redding who selected the following winners:

  1. Most Creative Entry (Prize $250) to Hayley Scott - essay/photo. Click here to view Hayley's entry.

  2. Runner-Up (Prize $150) to Nathnael Haile - drawing. Click here to view Nathnael's entry.

  3. Runner-Up (Prize $150) to Bizawit Mokenen - comic book. Click here to view Bizawit's entry.

School Principal Leanne Gagatsis-Halge expressed her thanks to the club on behalf of the school. She said the competition was a valuable opportunity for the students to express themselves about how they could help the community.


One hundred years ago, World War 1 came to an end with the signing of the Armistice on 11th November 1918 at Compiegne, France.

To mark the centenary of the signing of the WW1 Armistice, the Air Force Association will hold a public torchlight commemoration on 4th November 2018 to honour those brave men and women who served and gave their lives to help shape the world in which we live today.

You are invited to participate in this historic event at the RAAF Base in Point Cook.

WHEN:   Sunday 4th November 2018, 7pm-8:30pm

WHERE: Australian Flying Corps Memorial, RAAF Base Point Cook

Click here to view a flyer of the event.


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

    • Leanne Gagatsis-Halge (Principal at Wyndham Central College) and Connie Faranda (Assistant Principal)

    • Parents of students at Wyndham Central College

    • Annalisa Cannizzaro - last weeks' guest speaker

  • Our thoughts are with Ian Knight who had a bit of a health scare last weekend which resulted in a short stint in hospital for tests. Best wishes Knighty.

  • Jason Daddy thanked the members and partners who attended the movie called "Anote's Ark" which is part of the Environmental Film Festival at the ACMI Cinemas. The movie is a documentary about the plight of the tiny island nation of Kiribati which is slowly disappearing as a result of rising sea water. Jason hopes that our club will get involved in some way to assist the people enjoy some quality of life before they are forced to relocate to another country.

  • The next mid-week BBQ at Bunnings will be on Thursday 25th October. The roster is as follows:

    • 9:30am - Setup (Geoff Smith and Adrian Burt)

    • 10am-12pm - Tony Todaro, Tom Lentini, Barb Purdy, Phil Purdy

    • 12pm-2pm - Joe Cumbo, Kim Deneys, Glenyce Deneys

    • 2pm-4pm - Geoff Smith, Peter Ross, Pam Lang


  • Ice skating rinks always go counter clock wise (for the majority of people that are right handed needing to hang onto the rail).

  • The word 'testify' is derived from a time when men were required to swear on their testicles.


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