Thanks to Eddie, Mario, (Mario did 2 shifts), Phil, Sean, Kelela, Pam and Rob plus yours truly, our net profit from the BBQ today was……
$1000.50. Eddie thinks this is a record for a Monday.
Fantastic effort, thanks to all involved.
I will let Antoinette know.
Steve Payne
Phil Hartcher handing over to "The Afternoon Shift" last Monday. (L - R Steve Payne, Mario Ballan, Pam de Vries & Phil Hartcher)
Now that restrictions have eased BBQ's will become a more common occurrence as you will see following.
BBQ's are a substantial part of our Club's ability to contribute to Foundation, projects etc. so if you are able to help (even if you want to split a shift with someone else) please don't hesitate to contact me as your assistance will be greatly appreciated.
BBQ's we now have booked are as follows, ....................
June 5 (Saturday)- Council Environment Day - One Volunteer needed.
June 14 )Monday) - Bunnings (H/Crossing) - T.B.A.
June 28 (Monday) - Bunnings (H/Crossing) T.B.A.
--  Mario Ballan. - B B Q Director.
B B Q REPORT - MARIO BALLAN & STEVE PAYNE Mario Ballan 2021-05-23 14:00:00Z 0

Crafty Ladies

Posted by Patricia Davidge on Jul 12, 2020
Hello Everyone,
I thought I would give a up date on our fish and chip baby outfits. Sue Campbell has 93 jumpers and beanies ready I will make up the rest to get to 100, Sue can send them off overseas.
Beanies and slippers for the Mission, we need some help here. Ids there anyone who can knit and assist with this project. Call Sue C. or Jill for patterns.
Our first Craft Ladies Zoom meeting was last Friday, we all had a laugh and catch up. If anyone wants to join us on a Friday t make cards, or just chat, please get in touch with Sue C. to be included in the Zoom meeting. I will be making up envelopes for this week’s zoom, the crafty ladies will be making Christmas cards. Each envelope will contain all the necessary item to make up each card. Come join us, it will be fun. I can guarantee you will have fun.
Yours Faithfully,
Crafty Ladies Patricia Davidge 2020-07-11 14:00:00Z 0

Community Services Report

Posted by Phil Hartcher on Jul 11, 2020
It's only the second week of our new Rotary year, and we've already been extremely busy supporting the needs of our Community.  This week alone, we've been able to:
  • Source Oral Packs from Colgate, and provide the to Deb from Uniting Care.
  • GIVIT donated $550 in KMart gift vouchers so that we could purchase socks and pyjamas
  • We received a number of Doonas that we donated
  • Acquired a number of slippers which we donated to the Psychiatric Ward and Mercy Hospital
  • Society of St Vincent de Paul's provide 60 boxes of jackets (approx 500).  We've already donated 200 jackets to Stella Maris to support the merchant sailors from the Philippines and New Guinea
  • Prepared over 100 toiletry packs
  • Received a Certificate of Appreciation from Uniting Care.
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Our Newest Honorary Member

Posted by Michael Lapina on Jul 11, 2020
It was a great honour and privilege that as the newly installed President of Wyndham Rotary, my first task was to bestow the status of Honorary Membership to Past President Darrell Carpenter. 
A somewhat strange occasion, given the current restrictions, the ceremony was conducted over Zoom.
Our Newest Honorary Member Michael Lapina 2020-07-10 14:00:00Z 0 Honorary Member
Zoom Presentation - Vic Grosjean Michael Lapina 2020-06-20 14:00:00Z 0 Environment,Vic Grosjean,Waterways,Zoom
Baden Powell College Translation Workshop Melinda Dobai 2019-05-08 14:00:00Z 0 BadenPowellCollege,Book Translation WorkShop,wyndhamrotaryclub
Donation from St Andrew’s Primary School Melinda Dobai 2019-05-05 14:00:00Z 0 HarmonyDay,JohnSelleck,StAndrewsPrimarySchoolWerribee,StevePayne,wyndhamrotaryclub
Director's Reports - 1 May 2019 Michael Lapina 2019-04-30 14:00:00Z 0 director’s report,wyndhamrotaryclub

ANZAC Day Bunnings BBQ 2019

Posted by Melinda Dobai on Apr 25, 2019
As always John Campbell and Eddie helped set up for the day. Melinda, Charlotte, Sue and John Selleck worked the first shift. This was Melinda and Charlotte’s first time working at a Bunnings BBQ. 
Charlotte and Sue worked at the front counter and explained to people “Sausages are free until 1pm but.... you are welcome to donate”. We lost count of how many $5 and $10 notes went into the Werribee Mercy Hospital fundraising tin. 
ANZAC Day Bunnings BBQ 2019 Melinda Dobai 2019-04-24 14:00:00Z 0 AnzacDayBunningsBBQ,everysausagetellsastory,wyndhamrotaryclub
Talk on Victoria Cross Medal Melinda Dobai 2019-04-23 14:00:00Z 0 BillBlack,VictoriaCrossMedal,wyndhamrotaryclub

Meeting Report - 20 March 2019

Fun Run
St Patrick's Day had an extra special vibe at the Wyndham Rotary Funrun at Chirnside Park in gorgeous sunshine.
Feedback received has indicated that a testament to the event was the organisation, friendliness shown to people as they came to register, information provided about the course, support for participants along the way and final acknowledgement at the end.
Meeting Report - 20 March 2019 2019-03-22 13:00:00Z 0
From our Social Director.... BDT 2017-12-30 13:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris Fellows BDT 2017-12-30 13:00:00Z 0

Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
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