Werribee South boat ramp
New Member Lyn Fava
President Ian welcomed Past President Lyn Fava back to the club and inducted her to membership.
Pres Ian told members that Lyn had contributed significantly to Werribee Rotary as a member and President, welcomed her back to our club.
We were also joined at the meeting by a couple from Rawalpindi, Pakistan. They were in Australia visiting there daughter in Tarneit.  The husband has been a Rotary member for 30 years, and his wife was a 30 year member of Inner Wheel.
Pres Ian advised that Charter Member Kevin Thompson passed away last night aged 94 years. Funeral arrangements are not known, so we will need to watch the papers.
We made contact with ShelterBox for an update on how the funds we donated were being used.
The CEO of ShelterBox advised us that the authorities in Turkey had asked for tents and blankets only. The tents and blankets donated by Werribee Rotary have been despatched to the Arsuz Region of Turkey.
Wyndham Technical School
Pres Ian & Peter Sandlant visited Werribee Technical School recently. The school is next to Vic Uni where Prof Vasso's laboratory is.
They were so impressed that a vocational visit is being organised.
Lyn Fava
Our newest member Lyn Fava advised that:
  • She is working with Reclink to introduce Reflexology into the organisation.
  • That Chris Ochaya's wife Sarah, is running an organisation at Tamarind Uganda, called the Tribe.
  • The ladies of the Tribe are making jewelery to fund programs at Tamarind. Lyn had some samples. It was agreed that we would sell them through the Werribee Rotary Opp Shop, with the proceeds being returned to Tamarind.
Board for 2023/2024
President elect Lim, has now finalised his Board for 2023/2024
President & Treasurer - Kim Deneys
Vice Pres - Jess Sahar
Past President - Ian Hovey
Secretary - Graham Roper
Foundation - Michael Redding
Public Image - Andi Barnfield
Director - Peter Sandlant
President elect - 2024/25 - Robert Fava
Next week at Rotary - Tuesday 14th March February
Jackson Browne - School Captain Bacchus Marsh Grammar.




The Werribee Rotary football tipping is about to start for 2023. $50 for the season.

Only seven people have joined so far, so speak to family & friends and get them to sign up via ESPN Footy tipping.

Speak to Ross Conley if you need help to get started.



Donations in Kind are holding an open day on Sat Mar 18th from 10.00 till 3.00. This is a good chance to see how DIK works, and to roll up your sleeves and do a bit of work.



District 9800 is holding a Gala Dinner on Thursday 1st June from 6.30pm.

Guest speakers at the dinner will be Rotary World President Jennifer Jones, and Lord Mayor Sally Capp.

Details are available at



Breakfast club is back up and running for term 1.

Tues 14/3 - Theresa Gatto & Terry Argent

Wed 15/3 - Graham Roper & Ross Smith

Thurs 16/3 - Theresa & Charlotte Daddy

Tues 21/3 - Norm & Margaret Johnson

Wed 22/3 - Alison Taverner & AnnSmith

Thur 23/3 - Kim & Glenyce Deneys



The Bingo Roster is:

Mar 13th - Jess Saher & Michael Redding

Mar 20th - Roland Wade & Jim Randall

Mar 27th - Kim Deneys & Rob Fava

Bingo last Monday 6/3 - only 97 players & $1,000 profit.



The next Bunnings BBQ at Hoppers Crossing is Thursday 23/3.


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 Networker Newsletter - Issue 8
Clink the link below to view.



Member Birthdays
Graham Roper
March 7
Rob Fava
March 15
Peter Sandlant
March 21
Kathryn Williams
March 22
Tino Ballan
March 25
Ross Smith
March 28
Lou Dowling
March 30
Steve Evans
April 18
Vas Samaltanos
April 18
Spouse Birthdays
Graham Roper
March 7
Rob Fava
March 15
Nuge Ahmed
March 28
Pam Garfield
April 20
Karen Sandlant
April 26
Philip Purdy
Barbara Purdy
March 2
Ross Conley
Christine Conley
March 7
Enzo Maddalon
Adelina Maddalon
March 10
Ian Knight OAM
Genny Knight
March 14
Jeff Garfield
Pam Garfield
March 21
Ian Hovey
Micki Hovey
March 23
Peter Sandlant
Karen Sandlant
March 26
Graham Roper
Wendy Roper
March 30
Peter Ross OAM
Elizabeth Ross
March 30
Wendy Roper
Graham Roper
March 30
Kathryn Williams
Nathan Williams
April 7
Steve Evans
Christine Evans
April 22
Join Date
Ross Smith
March 19, 1996
27 years
Mary Macaulay
March 24, 1997
26 years
Colin Muir
April 1, 1993
30 years
Peter Sandlant
April 1, 1993
30 years
Tom Lentini
April 1, 1976
47 years
Philip Purdy
April 12, 2000
23 years
Kathryn Williams
April 19, 2016
7 years
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