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Pakenham
We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 6:15 PM
Deep Creek Reserve Facility
62 Cameron Way
Pakenham, VIC 3810
Australia
Nothing is impossible. The word itself says "I'm possible!"
 
Audrey Hepburn
 

Rotary:

21st April 2021 was the Centenary of the Charter of the Rotary Club of Melbourne, marking 100 years of Rotary in Australia.

Eight years after the first Rotary meeting in Chicago Melbourne businessman Walter Drummond paid a visit to Rotary’s founder Paul Harris, after which he was convinced that there was a place for Rotary in Australia.   He returned home determined to establish a club, but the outbreak of World War 1 saw the idea put on hold for several years. 

 

 

The origins of Paul Harris Fellow recognition

The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation. Rotary established the recognition in 1957 to encourage and show appreciation for substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships. 

 
Greg Peck (The early days)Well, I Gregory Frederick Petkevitch was born at the West Gippsland Hospital in Warragul on the 30th April 1955 (note: the right end of the month). In 1950 my parents who migrated from war torn Europe decided to immigrate to Australia. My father was born in Czechoslovakia and my mum in Switzerland. We spoke Swiss-German at home and I am still fluent in German, but now, I am a bit rusty, as I have not been overseas for some time.
From: Yezdi Batliwala <proyez.bats@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 11:44 PM
Subject: GLOBAL GRANTS REPORTS
To: George Blenkhorn <blenkhorng@gmail.com>
 
Dear George,
Trust all is well with everyone in Pakenham. Unfortunately, the scene in India is very bad. In fact the second wave of COVID is worse than the first with cases multiplying. 
For the Board  Meeting; International.
DIK are looking at the costing for a 40foot container going to Durban, initial estimates are around $12000. Hopefully we will get a confirmed figure in the next couple of weeks.
I have asked the Rotary Club of Victoria Falls to get a quote for the transport from Durban to Vic Falls. We expect that quote to be less than a quote requested from here.
Board Report April 2021                                           
 
Public Relations:  
  • Dictionaries:
The dictionaries provided by Donations in Kind have now been given to 22 schools in Officer and Pakenham. 
Thank You Letter.
 
Dear Ken,
Thank you and Pakenham Rotary for a wonderful evening and an insightful conversation where I learnt more about all the amazing work you all do in our local community.
Roger was asking about the country roads 80km/hr announcement.