The Rotary Club of Keilor is holding 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) Great family friendly day with a bit of country atmosphere close to town. There are lots of things for the whole family including food stalls (including all-day breakfast), live music and amusements for the kids to keep everyone entertained. The show regularly attracts over 250 exhibitors and over 1500 spectators with a great variety of cars and bikes ensuring a fun day for all with a spectacular display of 2 and 4 wheel machines. Once again there will be lots of prize categories with great trophies and prizes . With $200 in cash prizes for “People’s Choice” award voted by the spectators and exhibitors. Help make our 10th anniversary show the best one yet and help the Keilor Rotary Club raise valuable funds for some very worthwhile causes.
This year our fundraising will focus on preventing alcohol and risk related trauma among young person dangerous and hoon driving
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
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.
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