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Upcoming Events
 
Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
Medhi Ahmadi & Jared Copey
Jun 26, 2018
Their Kakoda Track Experience - Harold Bould Memorial Award Recipients
Jeff Steel - Author
Jul 17, 2018
Marcia Tesoriero
Jul 24, 2018
Children in Cambodia
Past Speakers
Sabrina Ward & Oliver Ward
Jun 19, 2018
Model United Nations Award
Brett Owen
Jun 12, 2018
Cardinia Council and Policing
Mrs Linda Austen ( CEO ) & Mr Paul Arnold ( Pres )
May 15, 2018 7:00 PM
Millhaven Lodge
Brian Paynter MLA
Mar 20, 2018 6:15 PM
 
 
 
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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
Australia
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Home Page Stories
President Greg’s report June 15 th
 
Well it’s arrived, my last weekly Presidents report.
 
Firstly, I must thank my Board for supporting me though out the year. Secondly I would
also like to thank all our members, who have also always supported me during the year.

 
Our last meeting started with Hayden from the Golf Club, giving us an update on the progress
being made with the redevelopment of the Golf course.

 
This was followed with the induction of our newest member David Martin. David has recently
moved here from Geelong and is a minister at the New Life Church in Officer. His classification:
will be Minister of Religion.
 
  
 
Finally we were given the latest news from our Council from Brett Owen who said 6000 people
are moving into our shire everyday!
 
  
 
Oh and of course the Joker's Wild did not go off again, so the jackpot grows....
 
I am off tomorrow to Dili at Timor-Leste to visit our project at Balibo! An adventure I am really
looking forward to.
 
See you in two weeks at our changeover.
 
Yours in Rotary
 
Greg
The first night we want to bring to you attention is when our MUNA Delegation will be presenting to our Club on June 19th. In the recent MUNA event the team of Oliver Ward and Sabrina Ward representing Myanmar also from Berwick Grammar and St Margaret’s who were sponsored by the Rotary Club of Pakenham and they placed 2nd. The Best Costume award was also won by the Myanmar Delegation.
 
The second night we want to bring to your attention is the 26th of June and we will have Mehdi Ahmadi and Jared Copey, they are the two students who won the Harold Bould Memorial Award, to walk the Kokoda Trek, which they did last June 2017. They will do a presentation on their experience of the walk.
ROTARY DISTRICT 9820 BRINGS THE UNITED NATIONS TO VICTORIA
 
Sixty-five high school students from 23 schools and sponsored by 24 Rotary Clubs from the district gathered at Phillip Island over the weekend of 18th-20th May for the Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA). They travelled from as far as Gippsland, East Gippsland, Latrobe Valley, Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula.
 
In delegations representing their country of choice and dressed in the national costume of that country, they debated global issues in the area of peace and security, human rights, refugees and the environment. Many Rotarians, teachers and parents visited during the day and witnessed the debates in progress.
 
The weekend was officially opened by Dr John Steward who worked as Manager of Reconciliation and Peacebuilding for World Vision in the challenging environment of Rwanda. He recruited a group of Rwandans who made crucial, long-term contributions to the processes of healing and change after the genocide.
 
 Saturday night a number of Rotarians, teachers and parents joined the delegates for a formal dinner. Mr Gary Newton from Polio Australia spoke about growing up as a polio sufferer, the work of Rotary International and the Bill & Belinda Gates Foundation work to eradicate polio and how he turned negative situations in his life into positive ones.
 
After the finish of debating, District Governor Don Ripper presented certificates of participation to each delegate. He also presented awards to the winning delegations.
 
This year’s winners were:
 Best overall Winner: Max Walton Briggs & Yebin Yang representing China from Berwick Grammar & St Margaret’s School and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Berwick. They will now travel to Canberra in August to represent the district at the National MUNA to be held at the old Parliament House.
 
2nd Place went to Oliver Ward and Sabrina Ward representing Myanmar also from Berwick Grammar and St Margaret’s sponsored by the Rotary Club of Pakenham.
 
The Peace Trophy which is awarded to the delegation that is assessed to have made the greatest contribution to the weekend and the promotion of world peace was presented to the USA delegation represented by Lucaya Rich and Brooke Sekulitch from Flinders Christian College Tyabb Campus and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sommerville Tyabb.
 
The Most Popular Delegation was won by North Korea represented by Oscar Harry & Ellie Pearce from Newhaven College and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Phillip Island San Remo. This award is voted for by the delegations themselves.
 
Best Costume award was also won by the Myanmar Delegation.
 
The first MUNA was held in Canada and introduced to Australia in 1980 in NSW and since then it has been conducted in most districts in Australia, New Zealand and around the world.
 
MUNA is hosted by the Rotary Club of Traralgon with assistance from Rotarians from various clubs on behalf of District 9820.
 
If you would like more information about District9820 MUNA please visit the MUNA website @ www.muna9820.org.au or contact P.P. John Caruana by email, muna@district9820.org or phone 0417 394854.