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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Pakenham!

Our club Activities are currently suspended
       due the to COVID-19 pandemic

Pakenham
We meet Tuesdays at 6:15 PM
Deep Creek Reserve Facility
62 Cameron Way
Pakenham, VIC 3810
Australia
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Ladies and Gentlemen,
 
The following are the latest set of restriction guidelines as released by the Victorian Government and based on these we are now looking at having our FIRST FACE TO FACE Meeting on potentially the 23rd of June back at the Deep Creek Reserve Golf Club.  So keep your eyes peeled for further information and pay attention to the governments easing of restrictions bulletins.
 
These following proposed timelines released by the Victorian Government will be subject to the advice of the Chief Health Officer, broader compliance with restrictions, the rate of testing and the movement of corona virus within our community.
 
Under the proposed plan, restaurants and cafes will be able to resume:
  • From 1 June with up to 20 patrons per enclosed space
  • From 22 June with up to 50 patrons per enclosed space
  • With up to 100 patrons per enclosed space during the second half of July
All venues will need to abide by existing physical distancing requirements of one person per four square metres. Table spacing (allowing 1.5 metres) will also be enforced.
 
Additionally, venues will be required to take the contact details of every customer to assist in rapid contact tracing.
 
A number of other safety precautions will also be required, including extra cleaning, staff health screening and temperature checks.
 
If this is how the restrictions pan out then e would be looking at reconvening the club as of the 23rd of June and then doing weekly meetings back at the Golf Club.  We would most likely have the first four or five meetings dedicated to talking about the state of the club and how we can start to think about how we can get back to raising funds and serving our community.
 
So stay tuned, because  as more details can be made available, we will be updating everyone on what the immediate future holds for our club. 
 
If you do have suggestions as to what we could do in the first 4 or 5 weeks back at face to face meetings then please let us know via e-mail an send them to the following address     info.pak.rotary@gmail.com
 
 
The following has been provided by Tim Mepstead and we hope you find it interesting.....
 
 
Hi, fellow Rotarians in lock down.
 
Like many of others I have taken the opportunity of doing a cleanup.
 
During this I discovered some photos of Rotary in Action.” Fairies at the bottom of the garden.” At Yakerboo.
 
For many years Rotary would make a float at Pakenham produce. One year we had a football on a rubber band and would kick it to the crowd. We also had many different floats over the many years. Maybe you can remember some of them.
 
Here are some photos of the Fairies at the bottom of your garden. We always handed out boiled lollies (wrapped of course) to the crowd lining the streets.
 
The Fairies left to right are Jeff Janssen, Rex Williams, (woftam) Our Wal MacDonald, Tim Mepstead and Keith Arnott. (Would you like a lolly from these fairies)?
 
The lady assisting Keith Arnott with his fish net stockings is Bronwyn. (Keith is now a Rotarian in Queensland).
 
The handsome devil with the Mohawk is Tim Mepstead.
 
We even had a bubble blowing machine on the back constructed by Rex Williams and Barry Morris.
 
The floats for Yakerboo where always constructed at Peter Van Diemen’s and it was a huge event for many many years with a street parade starting at the racecourse, proceeding down King street into John Street then main street. The route changed when they opened up Main Street for stalls. Rotary always had a stall with information.
 
Judging was done from a truck outside Duffy and Simons’ office in John Street with our then Rotarian Mr Nar Nar (Graeme Moore) one of the judges.
 
If you check our cupboard/archives carefully you will find Yakerboo Trophies.
 
I will do that when Covid 19 stops
 
Take Care
 
Tim Mepstead
 
 
 
The following was provided by Stephanie Jamieson and is a great reflection on the spirit we should all have on our membership of Rotary as we are all volunteers.
 
So from Stephanie and the Board this is for all of YOU.......
 
 
 
OK, so the question is did you know or not ????
 
It seems that way back in 2000 the illustrious Graeme Begg was the District Governor for our District and it seems that e was ahead of his time with the theme he used for the District Conference.  So check it out below and please note that Graeme has not aged at all......
 
 
And who else can you identify ????????
The following was provided by Terry Williams and makes for some very interesting reading.
 
Hi Grant
 
This stuff was written by Charter Member Jan Veenstra for the "40 Years on" celebration of RCP in 2001. That means 60 years in 2021 - or 2022 depending on how you count!
Some of our members may find the history interesting. Not sure how well it will produce but you will find a way I am sure.
Regards
Terry