Nominate your stroke champion – 2015 Stroke Awards now open! Do you know someone going above and beyond to improve the lives of stroke survivors, their families and carers? Or a stroke survivor whose creative achievements are inspiring others in their recovery? Why not show your appreciation by nominating them for a 2015 Stroke Award? The Awards aim to recognise the amazing work and commitment of stroke survivors, carers and health professionals in our community.
Recently the Rotary Club of Keilor in conjunction with the Rotary International Foundation provided ten Laptop Computers to assist with the training of young disadvantaged and disengaged youth from the Western Suburbs of Melbourne at Hand Brake Turn. www.handbraketurn.org.au
Hand Brake Turn is an organisation dedicated to turning the lives of young people around and to give them employment skills. The computers will be used by students as they complete online training modules whilst learning general computer and keyboard skills
This year Keilor Rotary Club participated in the Australia Wide Rotary project "Rotarians at Work Day" by working with the parents and teachers of Keilor Primary School in Keilor Village to upgrade the school playground known as Bulldogs Hill. This will be an ongoing project with the school community to carry out further improvements to the playground in the coming months.
The annual Keilor Rotary Club Car & Vintage Bike Show was a spectular success, thanks to the weather which was fantastic allowing the exhibitors and public to come out and enjoy our biggest Car Show yet.
All funds raised at the Car Show on the 3rd of May were directed to the following organisations
Safe Steps (Prevention of Family Violence) White Ribbon Organisation (Prevention of Family Violence) Gateway Rotaract Club Craigieburn SES Hand Brake Turn (Training for disadvantaged & disengaged youth)
Keilor Rotary Club thanks our sponsors who have helped make this event an outstanding success
Keilor Hotel, Essendon Ford, Preston Motors Holden, Essendon Nissan, Essendon Chrysler Jeep Dodge, Essendon Mazda, Essendon Honda, Airport Toyota, Essendon Hyundai, Essendon Mitsubishi, Oricom, Essendon Kia, Rare Spares, Dockland Subaru, Shannons, Temp Fence, Daniel Real Estate, Essendon Skoda, Weda Partners, Eclipse Automotive, Nelson Alexander Ascot Vale
Click here to view photos of car show winners in the following album
Keilor Rotarian David Bourke continues his work helping the Wycheproof community as the town opens a Bakery and a Butcher's Shop. David has been helping the bakery purchase the equipment needed to open the bakery by visiting auctions room around Melbourne seeking out the required equipment at the right price.
Please see attached story from the Weekly Times under Read More
The Rotary Club of Keilor recently sponsored the "Coaches Awards" presented to members of the Keilor Junior Cricket Club at its annual presentation afternoon on Saturday March 21st. The awards are part of the Rotary Club's Community and Youth projects as the club works with Keilor and surrounding communities
Our Rotary Club is working with Driver Dynamics to provide Driver Education in our community
By booking a full day defensive driving course with Australia's #1 defensive driver training organisation through our website for just $179.
• you will develop your driving skills and be a much safer driver; and • you will help the Rotary Club of Keilor (which will receive a rebate from your booking).
Book a course for yourself, or buy a gift voucher for your children, grandchildren or other loved ones, and be confident that you, and they, will be much safer and more road aware drivers. Courses are available at TABCORP Park Melton and at Sandown Raceway and are suited to all ages & drivers (L plated, P plated and unrestricted).
To book online please use the following link https://driverdynamics.rezdy.com and enter RCKDD under voucher code or under special requirements near the bottom of the Driver Dynamics booking form
Our November "Inside Story" community event conducted in conjunction with the Westgate Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation and the Keilor Bowls Club proved an outstanding success when an enthusiastic capacity crowd of 160 turned out on the night.
Compered by Sandra Nicholson, retired Assistant Commissioner, Victoria Police & Chair of the Westgate Blue Ribbon Foundation, attendees heard much about contemporary policing and local Brimbank policing, as well as getting an insight into police investigations undertaken to solve some of Victoria's most notable crimes from Superintendent Glenn Weir, Divisional Commander, Brimbank Division, Victoria Police and Charle Bezzina ex-Victoria Police, Homicide, Drug, Armed Robbery & Internal Investigations.
The Keilor Bowls Club venue, the make up of the audience, the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters, and to mingle informally during the light supper intermission gave the event a true community feel. The enthusiasm on the night was reflected in a beyond expectation profit approaching $5700 (plus a private donation of $200 on the night direct to the Blue Ribbon Foundation) from ticket sales, a raffle and silent auctions on the night, and a post event raffle. All of this profit will go to the Westgate Blue Ribbon Foundation to support it in funding new and improved emergency facilities in western suburb public hospitals in memory of fallen police officers.
We are most grateful to the support of the Westgate Blue Ribbon Foundation for its assistance in making the night such a great success, to Superintendent Glenn Weir and Charlie Bezzina for so generously giving us their time, and to the Keilor Bowls Club for donating the venue and undertaking the catering - such catering being the subject of many positive comments and being in such quantity that we were able to donate the excess to the Corpus Christi Hostel in Greenvale.
The profits from the event were largely attributable to the very generous donations provided by supporters. The Club and the Westgate Blue Ribbon Foundation are indebted to them for their great support.
Thank you to all who gave great support to our Inside Story fundraiser and associated raffle ticket sales. The 100 raffle tickets (all sold) in the speedcar passenger experience raffle were:
Yellow D01 - 20, Red A01 - 20, Blue B01 - 60 The winner of that passenger experience in the two seater speedcar at Bacchus Marsh speedway (which we drew at Keilor Bowls Club in the presence of Rotary Club of Keilor President Ted Haydon at 6pm Wed 17th December) was Ticket RED A18 won by Tim Lang. Thank you again to those who purchased raffle tickets - I know there will be a number of you relieved that you did not win!!!!1