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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Pakenham!

We meet Tuesdays at 6:15 PM
Pakenham Golf Club
Oaktree Drive
Pakenham, VIC  3810
Australia
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Home Page Stories
Guest Speaker: Tara from Downer Group
 
At Tuesday’s meeting we had an interesting insight presented to us by Tara, Downer’s Group Project Public Relations Manager about the new railway yards and works depot being built at Pakenham East. Tara explained how the new facilities are to service the new high capacity trains currently being built at Newport workshops by the Downer Group. Currently Metro Trains is progressively increasing the capacity of existing trains from 798 to 900 passengers, by ripping out seats near the doors to increase standing room. The new high capacity trains being built will carry 20% more passengers (I make that 1080).  The new railway depot at Pakenham East will be used to maintain and service, these new high capacity trains. The project will create 300 jobs in the construction phase and then 100 ongoing. 
We were also informed that local roads will be upgraded in the vicinity to caterer for the increase of heavy vehicles needing access to the site. Tara concluded her presentation with an artist impression of how the depot will look when they finish, assuring us that the site will be landscaped to blend in with its surroundings.
I think we should go back to Steam!!!!!!
 
 
 
Service Meeting April 2017
Hi All,
Last Tuesday’s meeting went fairly quickly due to no Fireside meetings, and therefore no reports.
It was great to see the return our guests Bev and Michael.
 
Secretary Peter gave his usual excellent report and also reminded us of all the up and coming events. Peter also reaffirmed a commitment we made at Conference that we would donate monies towards Rotary’s clean water program.
 
Extract from a follow up email from Peter Sindrey Secretary from Rotary Club of Lakes Entrance
“During the Governor’s Ball I suggested that if all 50 Clubs were willing to donate $200 each, the total funds coming from this act would amount to $10,000 – sufficient to pay for two complete SkyJuice units.  From feedback we received on the night, and later, I think that Clubs believed this to be a worthy venture.  
It would also mean that a substantial gift would be made as a direct result of us all attending a great Conference.”
This will now be taken to the board for final approval.
(More information about Rotary’s clean water program and SkyJuice involvement is in last weeks scribe.)
 
All it takes is $24.00 to provide one person with safe water. 
23 Million People now have safe water because of Rotary.
2030 is the year Rotary plans to finish providing everyone with safe water, sanitation, and hygiene in the world. This is an amazing challenge with an ambitious goal. Our club will endeavor to support this program into the future.
 
Ian W. reported that the community dance went well; he also stated a small increase in admission charge was inevitable.  Ian also informed us that the Rotary Park Seats are being built by our own Peter R. and will be made from galvanized steel to a design approved by Cardinia Council.
We also had a straw survey of internet usage; detailed results will be in next weeks scribe.
The Joker is still in the pack, better luck next time Peter.
Sam took on the Sergeant roll and he did a great job in extracting fines and keeping the meeting on track.
 
Thanks and that’s about it for now.
Have a great day,
Greg
 
 
ROTARY CLUB OF PAKENHAM INC.
 
16th ANNUAL GOLF DAY
FRIDAY 12th May 2017
at
 

Pakenham Golf Course

Oaktree Drive, Pakenham 3810

(Melways Ref:  317 K5)
 

 HIT-OFF @ 11:30 am

 
COMPETITION: 18 HOLE AMBROSE:
 
3 PLAYERS PER TEAM.
 
MEN’S, LADY’S, JUNIOR & MIXED TEAMS WELCOME.
 
Trophies for winning teams.
ENTRY FEE$35.00 Per Player*.  Includes bbq meal at end of play. 
                          *Pakenham Golf Club members $25.00
 
Entries: by Wednesday 10th May 2017
 
Drinks and Snacks on course
 
Prizes for:                   Longest Drives
                                    Nearest to Pins
                                   
 
Proceeds:        To Rotary Projects
 
Conditions:
  
  1. Score results will be calculated by officials from the Pakenham & District Golf Club.
  2. The committee shall have the right to refuse the entry of any person without being required to give a reason for such refusal.
  3. If a dispute arises on any point it will be decided by the committee in charge of the competition, whose decision shall be final.
     
    DRESS:  Smart, Casual dress required
    (No tracksuits or ‘T’ shirts)
     
    Enquiries:       Rotarian Ken Rook - 0408 332 264
                                                             Email: karook5@bigpond.com
 
CLICK BELOW TO GET TO ENTRY FORM
Please note change of information night as of 14/03/17
 
The information night, registration night and dance lessons will be held at the Pakenham Dance Studio, 2-907 Princes Hwy Pakenham
 
Information night Sunday 7th May
 
Registration night Sunday 28th May
 
6pm to 8pm on both nights
 
All Debutantes please attend registration night, preferably with parent or guardian
Partners are not required to attend (can do so if they wish)
 
All Debutantes must arrange their own partner (Rotary will not arrange a partner)
 
Payment required on REGISTRATION night
 
Costs are still being finalised at this stage and will be explained on information night
 
Geoff Janssen Committee chairperson
0428863453
 
 
Deb Balls to be held Friday 25th August, Sat 26th August (possible Thurs 24th August) in the Cardinia Cultural Centre.
DEADLINE Extended so get your Iconic Photo in NOW
We are Looking for an ICONIC photo.
 
 
Yes, that is right we are looking for an iconic photo that truly reflects Pakenham and the surrounds.
 
So we are running a competition for Rotary members to submit a photo that they think truly reflects Pakenham, past or present, to be used as our banner.
 
The winner will receive 3 bottles of wine.
 
So if you have a picture that you think is a winner, login and go to the members only stories for more details.........
 
If you are not a member of the Pakenham Rotary Club you can still enter by sending your Iconic Pakenham photo to our webmaster
 
Make sure your provide your contact details in case you win !!!!!!!!!!