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March 2017
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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
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Ninth Mystery Rotarian Clue:-
Ninth Mystery Rotarian Clue:-
The person we are seekings father was chosen for the Melbourne Olympics, but could not compete due to injury.
For more information please refer to the Scribe.
Home Page Stories
The Rotary Club of Pakenham hosted a very successful evening on Thursday at
The Pakenham Racing Club to celebrate the Centenary of The Rotary
Foundation. Rotarians from 9 Clubs and their guests attended and would like
to thank The Racing Club for their assistance and service on the evening
The Feature Race on the evening was named The Rotary Foundation
Centenary Handicap. The race was won by Nic Nac, trained by Greg Eurell and
had 19 owners in the Syndicate. The race trophy, generously donated by the
Pakenham Racing Club was presented by The Rotary 9820 District Governor,
Lynne Westland.
The Rotary Foundation started in 1917 with the aim ‘to do good in the world’.
Since the first donation of $26.50 the Foundation has spent $3.4 billion making
the world a better place. By far the largest programme is Polio Plus, aimed to
rid the world of Polio, which commenced in 1988. Since that time The
Foundation has spent in excess of $1.5 Billion on the programme. Over the
years other organisations have joined the effort to eradicate polio. In 1988
there were 350,000 cases of polio worldwide, 37 in 2016 and 3 to Feb 28 this
year, two in Afghanistan and one in Pakistan.
The Rotary Club of Pakenham has used Foundation Grants, to develop Rotary
Park and the facilities along the Toomuc Creek pathway. Internationally the
club obtained a grant to build a three classroom building in a school in
Zimbabwe. Also, the club has hosted children from SE Asia who came to
Melbourne for major surgery. Mainly cardiac surgery that could not be
performed in their country of origin
Hi Greg

I'm sorry for the delate, I hope you are still able to put it in the Scribe, here is my last Week:

On Wednesday I went to Greg and Erica's house where we had a Berbeque with a lot of people who all were very important for my exchange and looked after me beautifully.
On Thursday we had our last Basketball game against Gippsland Grammar in Sale. It was a long bus drive, but I again talked to a lot of different people. Because it was so far away, a lot of people couldn't come which means that I got to play a bit more. We played really well, we won and I made my first two points!!!
On Friday night I packed for the Weekend: an overall, some good lights and good shoes, because on the weekend I went with Scouts to Buchan Caves where we went Caving. We didn't went in the normal Touristic Caves, we went crawling and abseiling in some beautiful less known Caves around Buchan. It was really impressive, I met a lot of new people and we had so much fun. And, I got my first Badge for the Venturer Award.
On Monday when I came home, I had many bruises and was very very tired. On Tuesday I came to my last Rotary meeting for a month.
I really don't know if I will be able to send you a Weekly Report during the bikeride or the Safari, but I will try to.

Are you coming to the conference

Have a good Week
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
Deb Balls to be held Friday 25th August, Sat 26th August (possible Thurs 24th August) in the Cardinia Cultural Centre.
Club Service Meeting 7 March.
We had an interesting Club Service meeting.
Main points discussed were:
          Rotary Youth Exchange. It was agreed that our club continues to support this in future years.
          Rotary Centenary Race meeting is going to be well attended.
          Pakenham Show on the 18 March we are organizing “Wally Wombat Trail.” This is where Children purchase a booklet for about $10.00 and then “track around” all the stands and get a participation stamp and gift. At the end of the Trail they should have received gifts to the value of about $100.00.
          Debutant Balls information night is 15 May. More information on this is on our Web Page (
          District Governor’s visit will be Tue 31 Oct.
P.E. Greg Peck
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 !!!!!!!!!!