Volunteers are “HOT” While their bodies may not be as buff as they used to be, the commitment is still as strong. While others were complaining about the 43 degree heat, this fine body of men from RC Keilor, Melbourne, Port Melbourne, West Footscray and Wyndham were loading a container for Timor Leste, the first one to be shipped in 2014. It’s full of new beds that will equip a new tourist facility on Atauro Island near Dili and supplement some orphanages bed needs in Timor Leste. Our target is year is to ship is to ship 52 container units, this makes 31..
Congratulations to our Charter member Jack Batchelor, awarded his Sapphire Paul Harris Fellow and his son Owen Batchelor, awarded a Paul Harris Fellow, for their continued contribution to the club through their printing business Aberdeen Press (now closed) over many many years. It was an effort to get these two Rotarians together at the same time, but some clever organising by several members made this event happen
Recently the Past President and members of Keilor Rotary Club made donations of equipment to the State Emergency Service organisations at Keilor and Craigeburn and thanked both orgaisations for their valued service to the communities of Keilor and Craigeburn
Beautiful sunshine ensured a day to remember at Overnewton Castle on Sunday when we celebrated the year of President Ted Cunningham and saw the changeover of Presidency to President Elect Cameron Horder for Rotary year 2013/14. District Governor Dennis Shore his wife Lynda joined us, together with family and friends of President Ted and President Elect Cameron. It was a great thrill to have Charter Member, Life Member & PP Angus Abbey & Dorothy, Life Member PP Norm Dench & Joy and Life Member PP Joe Bray & Elsie with us. Between them Angus, Norm & Joe have a combined 142 years of membership of the Rotary Club of Keilor. Proceedings were chaired by Sergeant Glenda Bryson who did an excellent job and kept all present entertained with “stories of the year” leading up to announcement of the winner of the annual “Jackass Award”. Interestingly, most stories reported on featured the driving and parking of cars most demonstrating tragic failure. President Ted provided an overview of his year of President, distributed a comprehensive report and thanked his Board, his family and Carmel and the members of the Club for the support he had received and the outstanding achievements of the Club in 2012/13
Two well deserved Paul Harris Sapphire Awards were presented to PP Kevin Nolan and PP Norm Draper for the great work they continue to do for the Keilor Rotary Club. Kevin Nolan and Norm Draper, pictured with District Governor Dennis Shore and IPP President Ted Cunninghan
The Club was presented with the District Peace award and A Presidential Citation by District Governor Dennis Shore
A near ideal weather day on Sunday May 5th and a growing reputation of quality, saw our 7th Annual Car & Vintage Bike Show become our biggest and best yet. Our site capacity was severely tested by the numbers of exhibiting cars (230+) and bikes (40+). We had great support also from a wide range of sponsors and supporters without who the Car & Vintage Bike Show could not go on - and we are especially indebted to them for their generosity: