The Rotary Club of Keilor welcomed the students of Wycheproof P-12 College at Keilor Sports ground on Monday 2nd May as they stopped for a meet & greet with Keilor Primary School & Catholic Regional College North Keilor students, to stretch their legs and to have lunch, prepared by the wonderful ladies committee of the Keilor Bowls Club with some of the goodies supplied by Senserrick's of Keilor & Fergusson Plarre. There were certificates of appreciations exchanged between the three schools and the kids had a blast playing & socialising with each other. At Night the Wycheproof students are enjoyed Candlebark Farm facilities for their overnight stay in Healseville and the following day they visited the Healseville Sanctuary. There are many businesses, Rotary Clubs and individuals who have supported this fantastic event and they will be acknowledged in a future post. We hope the Wycheproof students enjoyed this special excursion and that many fabulous memories are made
The Rotary Club of Keilor is held its 10th annual Car & Vintage Bike Show on Sunday the 1st May 2016 in the grounds of the historic Keilor Hotel (Cnr Old Calder HWY & Arabin Street, Keilor) To see photos from the Car Show held on Sunday May 1st Cntrl Click on the link below
The Rotary Clubs of Keilor Tullamarine and East Keilor Held a 12 hour Super Swim on Sunday 29th November to raise funds for the Melbourne Melanoma Foundation which faclitates research into the prevention and treatment of Melanoma, funds were also raised for Holloway House a local Aged Care Facility and other local charities. Six lanes of the East Keilor Lesiure Centre were fully occupied with swimmers for the ful 12hour session. The team from East Keilor Rotary were awarded the trophy for the team which completed the most laps. It was great to have teams from Kangan Youth Foyer Millera Medical Center and Holloway House joing Rotary teams in the swim. A cheque for $7,000 was presented to Thre Melbourne Melanona Foundation at the club meeting of Keilor Rotary on the 9th February. additional cheques will be presented to Holloway House and Spinal Research by the East Keilor and Tullamarine Rotary Clubs in the near future
Essendon Footballer Dyson Heppell presented awards to swimers and sponsors, it all it was a day enjoyed by all who attended raising funds
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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