we were delighted to welcome Elli and Alfie into membership with AG David Hanlon doing the presentations.It was great to see former member Steve Cernotta , who now resides in Perth.Jill Hobby talked about the success of the midwifery project in East Timor.As is our custom in the past few years, we celebrated PDG Kel Hobby’s Birthday. Thanks Kel and Jill for bringing the chocolates to celebrate. We appreciated guest speaker, John Caruana making the return trip from Sale for the evening. He spoke about Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA). Young people are encouraged to learn Read More
Damian Whittle, the Peninsula Rotaract President spoke about his experiences with “Steer North”, a 4,000 km bike ride from Melbourne to Cairns. Twenty cyclists, whose ages ranged from 18 to 50, took part in the inaugural Ride, which covered approximately 100 km per day over 45 days. To take part riders had to pledge to raise a minimum of $5,000 to support cancer research, education and patient care. Damian raised about $6,000. It was a very interesting presentation as shown by the numerous questions afterwards. Thank you Damian.
Last Tuesday, we held our annual Citizenship Night where 17 people became Australian citizens.The Mayor of Frankston, Cr. Brian Cunial , (assisted by Vera) made the presentations. Once again, it was a fantastic evening, with approximately 90 in attendance . Please support the Rotary Foundation’s 100 years celebration on Thursday, February 23 in our Cluster group. It will be held at the Bombers Clubrooms, Sages Road, Baxter. Cost $26.50 per person. Family and friends are most welcome. This special night will Read More
We had another successful Bunnings BBQ recently. Richard reported that we raised over $2,210. A great result! Natalie, Sam, Judy and I attended the District’s Gala night to celebrate Rotary Foundation’s 100th Anniversary on Saturday night. We enjoyed the delicious 2-course dinner followed by a slice of Birthday cake and coffee. More than 100 Rotarians represented many District clubs. Sam was lucky enough to win 2 Raffle prizes !! (out of 3). Thank you Janne and PDG Charlie Speirs, MC Glenn Ellam, Foundation Chairman PDG Tony Spring, DG Lynne Westland, auctioneer Rob Wilson and others. The entertainment was Read More
Last week we met at the Frankston Primary School as it was in the “good old days”. What I missed from my days were the hooks on which you’d hang your wooden clogs and the pot belly stove for the French toast. Thereafter, we went to a nearby restaurant for the dearest (but delicious) burger in town. Thank you, Jennie for organizing this night. Today, we receive our list of instructions from the Rotary authorities; and no doubt we will all be motivated and re-energised. Next Tuesday: The big ROMAC night. It is one of the few meetings where I Read More
Last week, being the 5th Tuesday of the month, we went to a local restaurant for our dinner and meeting. This time we had an Indian meal at the Café Annapoorani in Carrum Downs. Others included Ian and , who have been to India about 20 times in relation to their special SEDS project. Tonight, we have a Vocational visit to Sagamore Industries in Seaford, which I know will be very interesting. Next week, Jennie has organised a visit to the Museum at the Frankston Primary School. Further details in this Read More
Last week we enjoyed the charter of the Carrum Downs Secondary College Interact Club. It proved to be an excellent night. There were over 50 people present, including DG Lynne and Trevor Westland, AG David Hanlon, PDG Kel and Jill Hobby, Rotaractors, Interactors, teachers and families. A big “thank you” to Peter and Louise, in particular. Although only 8 members attended the evening, everything ran very smoothly under the chairmanship of Louise. Peter, once again, proved to be an accomplished entertainer.
Sorry but this was not added to the website in time. Last Tuesday – First of all, I would like to congratulate Peter on his PHF Sapphire. It reflects the respect which the members have for Peter. I think that the Changeover Night was a most pleasant, informal affair and several people have expressed their thanks to the people involved. We thank Natalie for organising the Raffle and Sam for organising the great entertainment. As one gets to advanced middle age, like your President, it is tempting to reflect on the past and let the future take care of itself. I’ve Read More
Last week we had a very interesting Vocational visit to Australian Prebuild. Many thanks to Managing Director Cory and Darren for giving a presentation about the business and showing us around the factory. The construction of the bathroom modules was very intriguing and we wish them well with the development of the modular construction of the fire rated housing. The company also provided the catering for the night which allow us to donate the total proceeds to “Mother’s Looking After Families”