Bungies Hole Werribee River - used for school swimming sports

Presidents Message:

It was very pleasing to have 17 members attend our meeting including Jerrestene via zoom.

This week’s guest speaker was: Anne Considine whose topic was "From Outside the Closet (LGBTIQ)". This was Annes first public speaking engagement. I encourage other Rotary Clubs to have Anne speak to them, they will not be disappointed.

Bingo continued on Monday night with 87 players in attendance raising a profit of $967. Thankyou Roly Wade and Peter Sandlant for their help on the night.

Rotary Central Melbourne and District 9800 invite you to join us for the 29th annual Paul Harris Breakfast to hear from Guest Speaker Georgie Harman, CEO of Beyond Blue.

Date: Tuesday 23rd November

Time: 7:30am - 9:00am

Venue: Zoom Online Event

Cost: $25

Book now at:

Bookings Close: 22nd November 2021 

Rotary Foundation is the theme for November


imageNovember 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 $65.00 per head for a 3 course dinner and entertainment. Father Christmas will also be in attendance. Kris Kringle to max $20. Let Graham know ASAP if you are coming.

Next weeks guest speaker will be Past District Governor julie Mason, talking on Leadership in Rotary.

Wanted A member to run our Bunnings BBQ's. This involves contact with Bunnings, producing  roster. If interested let me know. Roly Wade has kindly agreed to pick up the meat, bread, drinks etc & deliver them to site.

I will close with a thought for the weekBe the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.




THIS WEEK AT ROTARY - 16.11.2021
Week two back at the Italian Sports Club.
Our guest speaker this week was Ann Considine, who gave her first public presentation.
A few years ago Anne and her husband had to deal with her 20 year old son coming out as gay. This was followed a couple of years later by her second son, who also come out.
Anne detailed how her family dealt with this revelation, which came out of the blue. The family had no idea, as their son had girlfriends in the past. Annes husband, who runs a transport business, had significant problems and couldn't cope. He spent a ot of time looking backwards, and saw himself as a failing to bring up the kids. He also required professional counselling.
Anne became very emotional a number of times during her talk, recognising the pressures on the family.
Anne decided to write a book to detail the struggles the family went thru. The book is called From Outside the Closet, and includes 10 chapters, with each detailing an individual family, and how they dealt with "coming out"
NEXT WEEK - Tuesday 23rd November
Guest Speaker - Past District Governor Julie Mason

Topic - Leadership in Rotary

We will also be holding the club Annual General Meeting.

President elect Colin Muir will announce the Board for 2022/2023.

Note : There are two Board positions available for members who wish to nominate for for either of the roles. Speak to Colin Muir ASAP if you want to fill a role.

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.


Only nine furlongs to go in the big race. They are now coming around the bend and about to head for home down the long straight.

And just when you thought the result was a foregone conclusion, we now have a new leader. Not only did Filthy Phil collect 21 points last weekend, he added a further 12 this weekend including another $15 prize at Cranbourne. As a result, has taken total control of the race. He leads by 3 lengths from a tiring Mad Dog Muir.

But his performance has raised some serious questions among the stewards. How can a horse who was struggling to keep up with the pack at the back of the track now be at the front of the field after only two short weeks? Obviously he will be swabbed at the end of the race if his form continues.

Two Metre Peter has slipped quietly into equal fourth place with The Egg Man and is now only 4 lengths behind. He has had plenty of wind in his sails but, over the next few weeks, his boat may be becalmed as he steers into the U to Z sea.

Anne of Green Grasses put in a solid effort after she was threatened to be put out to pasture. She now sits mid-field with better things to come soon. Her progeny, Randall's Candles, is a length ahead of her dam and also in good shape. These two are inseparable. They seem to be spurring each other along.

And finally, the last placed Handy Andi has realised her potential and started to pick up some speed. She was the superior horse at Newcastle and won the $15 bonus with 8 points.

That has left the luckless Rudolph Ballantino in last place and a long way from the front. He's like the Carlton footy team - plenty of promise but failing to deliver. Let's hope he gets out of his blues otherwise it's the wooden whip for him.

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.
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 will be distributed in a few weeks.


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 15/11 saw 87 players and a profit of $967.

We are still working in Covid restrictions of 90 players.

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

  • 22.11.2021 - Michael Redding & Lorry Rowe
  • 29.11.2021 - Lyn & Robert Fava
  • 06.12.2021 - Kim Deneys & Ian Hovey
  • 13.12.2021 - Wendy Roper & Tino Ballan

Breakfast Club

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


Cluster Meeting

The next cluster meeting is on Thursday 18/11. PP Michael will be going. If you want to accompany Michael, give him a call.

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.

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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 23, 2021
Leadership in Rotary
Leadership in Rotary

Julie is the principal of Baden Powell College and is a very committed and dedicated Rotarian. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Wyndham. She is a past President of the club and has also held the highest office in the District, District Governor.

She will be speaking about the importance of leadership in Rotary.

Nov 30, 2021
District Governor of District 9800
Dec 07, 2021
From Murder to Mail; Mobiles to Mounting Yards
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