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September 2016
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Hi Roger, we are also trying to source a wheelchair for a 12 y.o mentally and physically disabled girl. Her only mode of transport is being carried by her mother. She came to our attention through the Dental Clinic as she lives in one of Balibo's outlying villages. Should I be contacting Daryl in Dili or is this an appropriate channel? Regards Michele
We sourced a few and the pink one looks to be adjustable 😄
We organised for it to be shipped and got the following response.
Bonoite Roger,
Thank you so much for your help and support. This chair will give Cecilia a better quality of life. She spends all day either being carried by her mum or laying on the floor which is also her bed day after day. I am so grateful for your assistance.   It breaks my heart to see this type of thing but knowing through the generosity of others we can make a difference restores my faith in humanity. My profuse thanks and appreciation.  Kind regards Michele
Rotary at Work and doesn't it make us all very proud...........

Geoff also missed the Joker. Better luck next time.                 Smile it's a Joke!

Rotary Fellowship Weekend at Nagambie
 BBQ Dinner
As advertised the participants all had a relaxing weekend at the Nagambie Lakes Leisure Park. We (Erica and Greg) arrived late and the rest of the group were kind enough to wait, so we all have a cook up together at the parks BBQs on Friday night.
No steadfast plans were set. Rather we all enjoyed the beautiful surrounds at our own pace. Some took the River Cruise, others visited friends, while some visited the wineries. At the end of day, Saturday night we decided to meet up at the Royal Mail Hotel for a marvelous dinner, even though we had to wait an hour for our meals to arrive. The Hotel was “flat out” due to local sporting clubs celebrating.
On Sunday after some fishing and a swim we met up at the local Bakery to say our farewells. After a quick stop at Avalon or was it Avenel market we made our way home.
Greg Peck.
 Pics: Greg adjusting the the flood Gates. (He said with the summer coming). Wild Horses, Goulburn Weir and Sandy cooling off at 8.00AM (Temp about 10c)
Presidents Report                                                                                                                  13th September.2016
Another hectic night at the Rotary Club meeting, welcoming David once again
We also welcomed Pam and Fiona from the Council initiative “Together We Can”   The girls talked about Family violence in the community and it was extremely scary as to the number of families having terrible trouble with violence in the home.  One of the statistics in Cardinia Shire is that there is a violent incident relating to some form of family trauma every 75 minutes. As you can see there is definitely the need for this program to be introduced. Children are most affected when there is violence in the home and it is evident in the way a lot of these children treat other children at school in the classroom and the playground. They are copying what they see at home and there is a definite need for education both with the parents and the family as a whole.  Of course there is also the need for intervention with police and community groups when a family structure breaks down. Initially it may be that the mother and children need a safe house for a time.  The push at this time is to get the mother and children back into the family home and with monitoring by police and other authorities they can at least feel safer with the male not given access.
Sergeant Ken was up to his tricks and the Jokers Wild was again another success for the Club as the Joker wasn’t picked from the pack, so sad Geoff Young
Trevor Bailey came to the club to give us a matching speaker to the one he gave us last year. A big thank you to Trevor and now we may be able to get some of the more technical members to sort out the sound system at last.
There is no meeting at the golf Club on Tuesday as we are joining Berwick Club for a combined meeting to learn more about the Rotary Foundation Grant on behalf of the Balibo Project Partnership.
Please make sure we have a good turnout from our Rotary Club
Have a great week
Lyn B
Presidents Report                                                                                                                  6th September.2016
Club Service on Tuesday was again a fantastic meeting with all Rotarians having input in some form or other
We welcomed Vicky Perera back into our Rotary Club after a nine months spell
Tony Murray from Bunyip Garfield gave us a quick overview of the Pakenham/Bunyip/Garfield Car Show to be held on 13th November
Wakies dance made a good profit once again, well done Ian
Caz tabled the Community Service Committee report whilst Goran and Geoff Y spoke about International and Youth respectively. Copies of these reports can be emailed if requested.
Geoff advised the annual “Mock Interviews” went well at the Secondary College on Friday, Marta was particularly impressed
Marta made a presentation to the club regarding what she and Sandy have been doing with regard to membership. The couple have been working and from the sound of it have lots of new and exciting ideas. This is exactly what we need and not to be patronising but please encourage them if they need anything from any of you
Ian Wake along with George Blenkhorn has been talking about getting a market up and running at the “Footy” ground. This now seems to be viable as the Football Club is opting out of the first and third Sundays. This is a great opportunity for our Rotary Club to pull together as a team and support this venture. George is looking into it more extensively and will report back to the club at his earliest.
Sergeant George was up to his tricks taking over from Ken in his absence and the Jokers Wild was again another success for the Club as the Joker wasn’t picked from the pack, so sad Peter van Diemen
Suggestions were made to have more community based projects and I personally would like to give the Baptist Church who runs the food van a bit of help in their setting up etc. I would like to pass this to Peter Rowlands, Chairman of Community for him to discuss with his team and eventually involving the Rotary Club as a whole.
Next week’s meeting our speaker is Pam Martin from a company we supported on their opening day “Together We Can”
Have a great week
Lyn B
As the old song says “oh what a night” It surely was, “The newbies” headed by Caz Walsh and Ian Venables took us on a journey, last Tuesday night 
We arrived at the Golf Course and were treated to some delicious nibbles.


Caz, Ian and their team were selling Raffle tickets and also handing out Lucky Dip prizes to quite a few of the party

From the Golf Course we carpooled and headed off to the Cardinia Club for a delicious meal and were well looked after by the manager Luke.

Again there were lucky dip prizes and wine all organised by the “A” Team

Once again we were on the road, and this time we arrived at “Club Officer” where we enjoyed fantastic desserts, with the last of the Lucky Dips and the drawing of the various Raffle prizes.



I overheard lots of laughter when some of the party opened their “Lucky Dip” prizes

A huge “Thank You” to Caz for her exceptional effort in getting this the “Inaugural Progressive Dinner” off the ground. (are you up to it Caz???) Ian, David, we couldn’t have done it without you and many thanks to all the other members for their support. 

Have a great week and remember our Club Service meeting on Tuesday 6th Sept. 

 Lyn B