1990 - Bike ride from Perth to Melbourne by Nino Arrigo
Last Weeks Banner Photo
Did you guess the 9 Rotarians correctly.
L to R - Ian Knight, Arnold Macnamara, Ian Hovey, Jim Simmons, Peter Ross, Lou Dowling, Ron Hepburn, Steve Evans & Ken Holmes.
This Week - 02.06.2020
This weeks guest speaker at our Zoom meeting was Avalon Airport CEO - Justin Giddings.
Justin explained how Avalon Airport achieved the highest level of arrivals & departures ever in February 2020, and three weeks later there was no flights in or out. For the 12 months to 31.12.2019 1.5 million passengers used Avalon.
Avalon currently has 36 Qantas & Jetstar aircraft in storage. There are 40 aircraft engineers located at Avalon, who are maintaining the 36 planes. Qantas are currently re commissioning four aircraft to bring back into service in the next month. Justin believes a number of the 36 planes will still be at Avalon in December 2021.
As Avalon's income has dropped by 50%, his permanent staff are entitled to Job Keeper. Avalon are currently undertaking a complete painting & refurbishment of its domestic & international terminals. 
The International Air Show scheduled for March 2021 has been moved till November 2021. 
Justin believes the airline industry recovery will take some years, and that Melbourne Airport are projecting to be 50% of pre Covid levels by 31.12.2021. Interestingly, Qantas/Jetstar have issued draft procedures to apply when flights re-commence. It covers cleaning, staff using masks, no serving of meals on shirt flights, and social distancing in terminals. Once passengers enter the plane, Qantas/Jetstar intend to use all seats on the plane.
Next week - 02.06.2020
The guest speaker at next weeks zoom meeting is the Steven Bernaudo.
His bio appears to the right .
Zoom Meetings
There is still a lot of members who haven't joined us in one of our Zoom meetings. 
Give Ian Hovey a call any time (business hours) before next weeks meeting, and he will do a test run with you to make sure you you have no problems getting in.
WERN (Western Emergency Relief Network)
Ross Smith & Joe Cumbo picked up a full truck load of kitchen equipment, and bedding last Friday 29.05.2020.
We got about 60% of the available goods, and Ross Smith, Tony Todaro, Ian Hovey & Joe Cumbo will be returning this Friday 05.06.2020 to pick up the rest.
Thanks to those who assisted.


Changeover 30.06.2020
At the last Board meeting, the Board agreed that our Changeover will occur on Tuesday 30.06.2020 as a Zoom Meeting - dress is optional.
Current Board members are to contact members who havent joined our Zoom meetings, to get as many as possible to join us on 30.06.2020.
Distribution of Club Funds
At the last Board Meeting, the Board approved the distribution of funds to:
  • Headspace GAP Program $10k
  • Blaze Aid $5k
  • Rotary Foundation $3k
  • Gordon TAFE Scholarship to Jackson Marsh $2k
District 9800 Awards
The District Awards are being held by Zoom this Saturday 06.06.2020 at 5.00pm.
Our own Ian Knight will be receiving a Service Above Self Award, which is one of the highest awards given by RI.
Click on the Zoom link below to view the award ceremony.


IN BRIEF......
  • The AFL season lis back up and running next week. The first game is Tuursday night, so don't forget to get your tips in.
  • Breakfast Club - Wyndham Park Primary. No nesa on when breakfast club will recommence.
  • Book Sale - we are planning to run a Major Book Sale as a fundraiser towards the end of 2020. Now is a time to clean out your shelves of unwanted books, CD's and magazines. We will store them in the Rotary shed at Tino's.
  • Italian Sports Club Werribee - ISCW are opening their dining rooms for a maximum 75 patrons on 01.06.2020. No groups or functions. The restrictions are being eased further on 21.06.2020, so we will see what Chairman Dan has to offer soon.
  • Guest speakers - Ian Hovey has guest speakers organised for the next 2 weeks only. If you know anyone who can do a talk for us on Zoom, give Ian a call ASAP.
  • Board Minutes - Past Pres Ross Conley asked why the Board Minutes are not available to members, as required by RI. R Smith to follow up.
  • Rotary International World Conference. This years conference has been cancelled, and will instead be held as a Zoom function. Any Rotarian can dial in and hear some outstanding speakers. Click here for brochure  

President - Brian Ahmed



Meeting at ISCW

601 Heaths Road, Werribee

6.30 for 6.45pm start


If you are not able to attend the next meeting or are bringing a guest, please contact the following person by midday Tuesday
Kim Deneys
0407 512 750
Jun 09, 2020
Force, Fires and Faith
Force, Fires and Faith

Steven is a high-readiness reservist soldier in the Air Force. Previously he was full-time which included a short stint in the Middle East. His rank is an LAC, which means a leading aircraftsman. Rather than aggressively taking land and holding it, as is the doctrine of the army, his role is to protect the air force, the people and the planes.

In the Middle East, the mission's aim was to disrupt IS. It was effectively a civil war based on culture and religion achieved through intimidation. Every day, IS would go into a town, kill, steal, torture, rape and conscript child soldiers. This awakened a deep desire in Steven to assist these innocent people in any way he could.

Recently, he was also called up to assist in the East Gippsland bushfires.He and his colleagues provided security for the planes that were going down to Mallacoota to rescue people.They were also cassist in a variety of other support roles.

Steven is studying a Bachelor of Theology and is aiming to become a deacon in the Uniting Church. So he combines his Christian faith and his defence force role to assist others in disaster areas.

This is a Zoom meeting.

Jun 16, 2020
The Beauty of the Bee
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Member Birthdays
John Micallef
June 27
Kim Deneys
July 8
Peter Ross OAM
July 9
Colin Muir
July 12
Joe Cumbo
July 12
Brian Ahmed
July 26
Jason Daddy
July 29
Spouse Birthdays
Elizabeth Ross
June 18
Ann Smith
July 4
Therese Daddy
July 8
Nathan Williams
July 10
Suzanne Lentini
July 16
Adelina Maddalon
July 24
Brian Ahmed
Nuge Ahmed
June 6
Ross Smith
Ann Smith
June 26
Tom Lentini
Suzanne Lentini
July 27
Join Date
Christopher Ochaya
June 1, 2019
1 year
Ian Hovey
June 1, 1987
33 years
Lou Dowling
June 1, 1988
32 years
Brian Ahmed
June 20, 2006
14 years
John Micallef
June 20, 2006
14 years
Ross Conley
June 28, 2011
9 years
James Randall
July 1, 1995
25 years
Kim Deneys
July 1, 1979
41 years
Roland Wade
July 1, 1969
51 years
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