February 2018
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Speakers
James Nicolas
Mar 13, 2018 6:15 PM
The Mystery of Fairyland, Kew
Brian Paynter MLA
Mar 20, 2018 6:15 PM
Past Speakers
Paul Thomas
Feb 20, 2018 6:15 PM
Casey Cardinia Foundation
David Nutter
Feb 13, 2018 6:15 PM
Flying Doctors - Outback Car Trek
Darleene Miles and Sally Dawson
Jan 23, 2018 6:45 PM
Hands On Program - Pakenham Consolidated School
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President / Immediate Past President
Community Service
Vocational / Youth
Public Relations
Youth Protection
Club Information

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Pakenham!

We meet Tuesdays at 6:15 PM
Pakenham Golf Club
25 Oaktree Drive
Pakenham, VIC  3810
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Home Page Stories
Well last week we had a very entertaining talk by David Nutter and his friends re the Outback Trek to raise funds for the Flying Doctor Service and all who attended were very suitably entertained by the talk and the slide show.  They also brought their car along and it will have our club name added as one of the sponsors after we gave them our donation.
It should also be noted that YOU can make your own personal donation by clicking on the link below and it will be credited to David Nutter's team.
The Joker remained elusive as John failed to find it, so the jackpot continues to grow.  Make sure you are at our weekly meetings so you can buy a ticket and have the chance of hitting the jackpot.
Hi There Everyone
We at the Rotary Club of Pakenham have registered the “Rotary Wheelers” in the Relay for Life 2018
What we need you to do now is follow the directions below and register as part of the team and help us raise fund for the Relay for Life.  You do not have to be a member of the Rotary Club of Pakenham to register as part of our team and the more people that register the better.
So follow these instructions and join us in the fun:
Internet Search for    Relay for Life Cardinia 2018
Relay for Life Screen will appear and  on top left you will see Cardinia 2018
Logon to Teams (at the moment there are 31 Teams)
Scroll down to our Team name Rotary Wheelers (in alphabetical order)
You will see the Team captain is Noel Bunce
Just follow the prompts with first and last name and continue with information required
You will need to order your shirt with size required
Then  pay for same when you register
The cost is $20 each and includes your shirt
The shirts will be delivered to Noel Bunce and distributed on the night of the Relay
Kind regards
Lyn Bunce
This is a great opportunity to connect with schools with the gift of a beautiful and very special offering, all the while supporting our Donations in Kind store.  If you would be willing to promote it to Rotary Clubs in range, I would be grateful.
In my opinion and from what school professional friends tell me, if Rotarians come to a school with an open and receptive willingness to get involved, there are exciting ways to be of help in the school community.  For example, Phil Rowell and his friends at RC Brighton North help in the class rooms listening to children read.  Phil listened to a little boy last year for an hour a week and his reading levels shot from 6 to 21.  Homework clubs, breakfast clubs, environmental awareness programs and of course our youth scholarship and programs are all exciting possibilities.  These then create friendships between Rotarians and teachers, parents and the possibilities go on.
These brand new dictionaries (with a complimentary digital edition) donated by OfficeMax have a retail value today on the internet of $90. 
This fifth edition of the Macquarie, measuring a new awareness of environment and fragility, will mark a turning of the tide in our consciousness, in the span of our response, in the way we give voice to place – and place to voice. (Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia)
What a stunning gift to take to a School Principal as a conversation starter between a Rotary Club and a School, particularly at the start of the school year.
In the left of the fly leaf will be Rotary’s four way test, and on the right a fitting acknowledgment of the gift from the Rotary Club to the school.
Club’s can contribute what they will for such an elegant and eloquent tome.  Every dollar they do will fund running costs of their own Donations of Kind warehouse.  Sales on the open day 24th February.
We have 120 dictionaries donated by OfficeMax and if Clubs were to purchase them for $50 each $6000 would be in DIK kitty…if Clubs were to purchase them for $100 each $12000….WOW!  That would be a month’s operating costs covered.
Many thanks for your assistance in promoting this opportuniy,
Warm regards
Bronwyn Stephens
Mobile: 0410 324 537
Rotary Club of Melbourne South
RI District 9800 District Governor 2018-2019    
Rotary for me allows a person to take an idea to help another person, a community or the whole world…
and for like minded people to join them to make it happen.