September 2018
S M T W T F S
26
27
28
29
30
31
02
03
05
06
07
08
09
12
13
14
15
16
17
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
01
02
03
04
05
06
 
Upcoming Events
 
Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
Lorna Hawkey Rotary Club of Mitchell River
Oct 09, 2018 7:00 PM
Rotary Junior Community Awards
Michael O'Brien
Oct 16, 2018
Rotarian Behind the Badge
Greg Peck and Roger Thornton
Oct 30, 2018 7:00 PM
Trip To Balibo
Past Speakers
Josie Wilson
Sep 18, 2018 7:00 PM
Rotarian Behind the Badge
Rosemary Teed and Teague Rook
Sep 11, 2018
Magical Getaway Foundation
Jamie Fisher
Aug 28, 2018
Cardinia Cultural Centre Renovations
Janne Spiers
Aug 21, 2018 7:00 PM
District Governor
 
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
Secretary
Treasurer
Vice President / Immediate Past President
The Rotary Foundation
Community Service
Vocational Services
International Service
Membership
Public Relations
Club Administration
 
 
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
DistrictSiteIcon
District Site
VenueMap
Venue Map
 
 
Home Page Stories
Presidents Ponderings:
 
Hi All,
 
What another great meeting we  had last Tuesday. It’s always inspiring listening to our own members and their stories. Thank you last week to Josie Wilson (or should I say Josepina?) for sharing her story and bringing along her dad’s original suitcase he carried to Australia all those years ago. Josie also admitted to being a bit of a party girl with the girls and then she met Jim at the “Powerhouse” (Which seemed quite a well-known venue for many of our members) and they have now been married for over 41years. Josie also shared her passion for cooking which led her to eventually taking over Cafe127 in Pakenham which she ran as a family business for over 6 years. Her interests are dancing (Including the proud winner of a Gold Medal which she showcased on the night), crocheting, sewing, cruising and now caravanning. Thanks again Josie for sharing your story with your fellow Rotarians.
 
           
 
   
 
 
Ken also presented earlier in the week to MecwaCare which was very successful. In a casual environment there were about 10 present, staff an clients. There was a lot of interest with some enquiries for potential membership opportunities. As I mentioned during our meeting, I will distribute the presentation Ken used so that everyone can use it to share the Rotary story when talking to friends. Family & acquaintances. Great work Ken!
 
Lyn & Greg provided an update on our Global grant for the Happy schools Program in conjunction with the Rotary club of Pune in India. This is a great program that will make a huge difference in the lives of a number of people. Keep up the great work.
 
We have a busy period coming up with quite a number of BBQ opportunities, potential stall to showcase our club at Market place, Le Pines etc. More to come at our next meeting.
 
Don’t forget the Membership forum at Nossal High School on the 13th October & get your registrations in for District Conference 15-17 February 2019
 
Unfortunately once again the Jokers went missing (so much so that Sam couldn’t find it). Once normality was restored, our sergeant Graeme was this week’s non-winner, everyone again was so disappointed for him.! It does mean that the jackpot is rising again to over $1500 approx. Good luck next week, you gotta be in it to win it!
 
 
 
Well done to everyone for a very strong start to this Rotary Year.
 
 
 Coming up:
 
  1. Gary Elliott  – Pakenham RSL – 25th September
  2. Bunnings BBQ – Sunday 30th September
  3. District Membership Forum – Nossal High School – 13th October
b)   Roger Thornton & Greg Peck – Balibo Experience 30th October
c)   Wakeys Dance – 6th October August
 
  
Have a great week everyone.
 
Cheers
 
Goran
 
AGENDA

Pakenham Rotary Club Weekly Meeting – Tuesday 25/9/18

Tuesday Nights

6.45 pm – 8.00 pm

 

6.15 – 6.45

Welcome – Meet & Greet (Marta Faithfull)

All members to make guests/speakers feel welcomed & to meet & greet each other.
 
 

6.45 pm – 6.55 pm

Sergeants Opening

  • Toast
  • Any remarks/anecdotes etc. (Optional)
 
Presidents Address:   
  • Welcome Members & Guests
  • Acknowledge Birthdays & Anniversaries
  • Provide update on the nights proceedings
  • (Membership Forum, BBQ, Election, Carols, Pakenham Cup)
  • Secretaries Report
  • Treasurers Report
 

6.55 pm – 7.20 pm

MEAL

  • General Member updates/announcements
  • Pakenham Rotary History Flashback – Graeme Begg
 
 

7.20 pm – 8.00 pm

MEAL

  • Guest Speakers Presentation + Questions
Gary Elliot – Pakenham RSL
(Chairman Tim Ahern)
  • Jokers Wild
  • Sergeants session     
  • Close
 

8.00 pm – 8.30 pm

Fellowship – Conversation - Collaboration

 

 

"There are 34,282 Rotary Clubs in 530 districts sperad over 200 countries, with membership of 1.2 Million".
 
"The Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships in the world's largest, privately funded scholarship program".
 

https://clubrunner.blob.core.windows.net/00000050070/Images/2018-19/Membership/D9820-Membership-Forum.jpg












 

                                Everyone at Pakenham Rotary

                              Let Greg know that you're coming
Our Club has a supply of Rotary Theme Badges for this year and so if you want to purchase one,
then simply contact the Secretary and he can supply you with one for the simple low price of $6.
 
As an ongoing reminder, I’d like to reiterate the goals that I will be working towards for the next 12 months and they include:
  1. Greatly enhancing our profile & public image in the community through “action” based activities & collaboration with other groups and stakeholders.
  2. Greater involvement with local youth groups, schools and partner initiatives using social media, as these young people will be the Rotarians of the future
  3. Building on the successes of our current programs & annual events through word of mouth promotion, visibility and community discussion.
  4. If we get that all working well we will then be well on our way to my club goal of bringing in 5 new members over the next 12 months because people will be seeing us out in the community, having fun and making a difference and they will want to be part of that.
  5. 3 Members attending Rotary Leadership training
  6. 10 Members attending District conference