Speaker Date Topic
Chris Ochaya Apr 13, 2021
Update on the Tamarind Farm in Uganda
Update on the Tamarind Farm in Uganda

Chris runs a community development farm called Tamarind in Uganda with his wfie Sarah. Several years ago, he came to Australia on a Rotary scholarship to study farming and agricultural practices. He visited many businesses in Victoria and saw best practice operations in chicken, goat and pig farming. He took his knowledge back to Uganda and has been applying it to Tamarind which is designed as a way of teaching his local community to be more self-sustainable.

Pam Raison Apr 20, 2021
Women in the Armed Forces from the Boer War to Current Day
Women in the Armed Forces from the Boer War to Current Day

Each year, at the meeting before ANZAC Day, our club invites a person to speak who has been involved in the armed services or who has some knowledge of the history of ANZAC Day.

This year, we are delighted to have Pam Raison as our guest speaker.

Pam is a former member of our Rotary club.

She was among the first four women to graduate from the Army Reserve in Melbourne in 1981.

She served the best part of 28 years in the military as a teacher.

She started out as an intelligence officer at an artillery regiment in Brisbane, spent a year in Perth as a reservist and eventually weaved her passion for education into her army career five years later.

Ms Raison said no two days were the same throughout her career – from teaching English and mathematics to troops posted across the globe to studying Indonesian and French abroad.

Her talk will focus on the history of women in the armed services from the Boer War to present day.

Michael Wasley Apr 27, 2021
Very Special Kids
Very Special Kids

Michael is CEO of Very Special Kids, a not-for-profit organisation that supports children with life-threatening conditions.

As part of the evening, Michael will be presented with a cheque which represents the net proceeds of the Werribee Rotary annual golf day.

Mai Huynh May 04, 2021
No Interest Loans for Low Income Families
No Interest Loans for Low Income Families

Mai is a Regional Microfinance Officer at Good Shepherd Australia.

She is working on providing No Interest Loans (NILs) for individuals and families on low incomes with access to safe, fair and affordable credit.

Loans are available for essential goods and services such as fridges, washing machines, car repairs and medical procedures for up to $1,500. Repayments are set at an affordable amount over 12 to 18 months.

NILs is offered by 170 local community organisations in over 600 locations across Australia. 

Jacob Opio May 11, 2021
Rotarians Against Malaria
Rotarians Against Malaria

Rotarians Against Malaria is a volunteer-run organization working to eliminate malaria. The primary focus of RAM has been the distribution of insecticide-treated nets to vulnerable populations in Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and more recently, Timor Leste.

Sharon Oats May 18, 2021
Wyndham Lodge Aged Care - The COVID Challenges

Sharon is the Lifestyle Coordinator at Wyndham Lodge Baptcare. She will talk about the challenges that the facility faced during 2020 and also about their future plans including the construction of a semsory garden.

Martin Probst May 25, 2021
Leadership
Leadership

Martin Probst is an award-winning learning professional and #1 International Bestselling author, assisting individuals, teams and organisations to lead with confidence and succeed in today’s busy and ever-changing environment.
Through his company PROfound Leadership, Martin’s vision is to strengthen organisation through human-centred leadership and positively transform their future and generations to come.

Martin is directly impacting the lives of many managers in Australia and around the globe through his simple-yet-effective and solution-based leadership strategies, so they can successfully deal with the human aspects of the business.

Martin will share insights into his personal and professional life and how he successfully fosters strong relationships and community collaboration.

In his short and sharp presentation, Martin will provide insights and simple yet profound strategies into what makes us tick and how we connect with other human beings.