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
Inside Story - 7pm for 7.30pm Wednesday 19 November at the Keilor Bowls Club Join the Rotary Club of Keilor, Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation and the Keilor Bowls Club to hear true stories of crime, investigation and the justice system from those who were there.
Inside Story will provide you with an insight into the police investigations undertaken to solve some of Victoria's most notable crimes.
You will get a chance to hear details not covered by the media and gain an understanding of the prosecuted.
You will feel like part of the investigating team and understand what it was like to be part of the arrests.
To Book for this event please click on the following link
Saturday 9th August the Keilor Rotary and Gateway Rotaract Clubs, held a fun Trivia Night raising funds to purchase refurbished computers and to ship the computers and desks to establish a Computer Learning Centre in the village of Balibo Timor Leste. Everyone who attended had a great fun night answering the questions, playing the infamous cuecumber game and watching the recycled clothing fashion parade. Thanks to the members of the Gatewat Rotaract Club, especially Buket Divorian who compared the evening. Thanks also to DIK who packed the computers and desks ready for shipping to Balibo
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.
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
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