Keilor Rotary Club Facilitiates a Donation to Australian Rotary Health

A fitting way to complete Cameron Horder's year of Presidency was to be a part of this wonderful presentation of $393,777.71 to Australian Rotary Health. Past District Governor Greg Ross extended Australian Rotary Health's gratitude at being the recipient of this wonderful bequest, which will be used to continue research into bowel cancer. Our David Whiting was humbled by the presentation of a Saphire Paul Harris awarded to him for his efforts in orchestrating this bequest. Congratulations to all.

Hand Brake Turn

Creating Opportunities for life
The Rotary Club of Keilor is a proud supporter of Hand Brake Turn, an organisation who helps turn around the lives of disadvantaged young people. Hand Brake Turn provides hand’s on training in automotive skills for young people aged 15 to 19 who have difficulty within the mainstream education system. After eight weeks of intensive automotive training along with social skill development, students are rewarded with a Certificate 1, followed by up to 12 months of job search and personal support.
At a recent graduation ceremony the Rotary Club of Keilor handed over a cheque to Hand Brake Turn using a part of the funds raised at the recent Keilor Rotary Club Car Show.  Our club also supports HBT by sending them old cars for students to restore for sale or to use during their training.
An example of the Rotary Club of Keilor working in our local community.

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Keilor Rotary's Annual Car & Vintage Bike Show

8th Annual Car & Vintage Bike Show - Sunday 4 May 2014 

The problematic weather forecast of the lead up days represented a risk, and so it proved on Sunday 4 May when our 6am set up crew was greeted with an 8C temperature and showers.  From then on the weather variously improved and deteriorated, leaving us with our first ever weather impacted Car & Vintage Bike Show.  While the weather resulted in a significant reduction in car and bike entries and in overall attendance numbers, the intrepid enthusiasts came along, with car entries topping 100 and a steady flow of keen spectators.
 
Despite the significantly lower numbers, our new layout proved successful due to the great support from our Dealer sponsors, the new vehicles that some of them displayed, and a number of the entrant cars that were placed on the area facing Old Calder Hwy.
 
Notwithstanding the weather, almost all entrants stayed the distance and the attendance at the award presentation was probably our best ever.  We know how much the car enthusiasts appreciate the wide ranging and number of prize categories that we offer – a factor largely responsible for the turnout on a day that was far from ideal. 
 
In keeping with the past we had great assistance, with outstanding membership support on the day, great assistance from a wide range of family, friends, the Gateway Rotaract Club, SES etc.  Our Car & Vintage Bike Show is a massive effort and we thank everyone who contributed their time and labour.  We particularly thank all of our sponsors.  Without their support we could not run this event – they are invaluable.
 
The weather resulted in us having a significant amount of perishable food at the end of the day and this was delivered and donated to Corpus Christi Greenvale.
 
Regrettably, the weather, with its impact on attendance, and the increasing fixed costs involved in running the event, left us seriously impacted on the financial front in comparison to earlier years.  On the positive side, our ability to put on an outstanding event in trying weather has enhanced our reputation in the Car enthusiasts community.  The “congratulations” received from many entrants and attendees was most appreciated – but not quite as much as their assurances that they “will be back next year".

Follow this link to view photos from the Keilor Rotary Club Car Show

https://plus.google.com/photos/100253402649965977979/albums/6010639912644290497

 

 

                      

 

Keilor Rotary Club School Desks Collected 14th March 2014

 

Rotary Donations In Kind is one of Rotary’s largest and most successful projects.   Each week it ships a container of quality recycled goods that organisations no longer require.    This year’s target of 5,000 school desks and 2,000 chairs for Timor Leste is an example of two items for one country.    The Rotary Club of Keilor receives excellent support from schools and Tullamarine Primary School's donation of over 100 desk and 200 chairs is a wonderful contribution.   We now need to raise $3,000 to cover the transport cost.   For more information www.rotarykeilor.org.au or contact David Dippie 0408 174773

Lazy Susans for Zambia Grandmas

Members of the Rotary Club of Keilor are making "Lazy Susans" for sale to raise money for Grandmas in Zambia 

          

Keilor Rotary CLub Makes a Difference in Wycheproof

CITY-BASED David Bourke has made a big difference to Wycheproof, writes GENEVIEVE BARLOW in the Weekly Times

Ambassadorships usually come after a time in the diplomatic corp, learning the art of diplomacy. They're important titles; their bearers play key roles linking and representing people from another country or place. So it is with David Bourke.
David lives in Keilor, works in Alphington near the heart of the city, and travels 80,000km a year around the state in his job in recycling for Amcor, but he's also the unofficial ambassador for the town of Wycheproof, a world away in northwestern Victoria.
Laugh not, for his role has brought great riches to the little town of about 700 people, one of the few in more isolated areas in Victoria beyond the magic 1.5-hour city limits that's recording a rise in its school population.

"We gave David an ambassador award; it's for people who don't live in the community, but who do so much for us," says resident Jacinta Miller. "It's a service-above-self award." The relationship began many years ago when David, whose family owned the meatworks at nearby Donald in the '70s, suggested to his Rotary Club at Keilor (where he was the then president) that they put something into a country area.

Cake Decorating Products on Sale

Keilor Rotary Club has cake decorating products on sale for further information please contact Mary on 0411106969 or email Mary by using the contact us tab on this website and selecting the cake decorations category

 

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