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Key Project Supported by Keilor Rotary Club Car Show (prevention of dangerous driving)

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The Rotary Club of Keilor is held its 11th annual  Car & Vintage Bike Show on Sunday the 7st  May 2017   in the grounds of the historic Keilor Hotel
 As always, all profits from the Car Show will be directed towards Rotary projects.  Once again this year the principal beneficiary this year will be a pre-sentence program focused on preventing alcohol and risk related trauma among young people - particularly arising from dangerous and hoon driving (run in conjunction with the Sunshine Magistrate’s Court, Victoria Police and the Royal Melbourne Hospital Trauma Service).  Each program involves 30 young road offenders in a confronting three part counselling and face to face experience regime (including with victims and families of serious motor vehicle accidents) before returning to Court to present their individual program experiences, and its impacts on them, prior to sentencing.   Evidence of the success of the program is that just 9% of its participants are seen in Court again within one year.The program is run by The Youth Junction Incorporated (a not for profit which manages the Visy Cares Hub in Sunshine and which consolidates youth services in the complex youth demographic that makes up the Western Region of Melbourne). 
 
Use the link below to see all the photos for this years Car Show
 

Keilor Cricket Club & Keilor Rotary Joint Trivia Night

Come along and test your Trivia knowledge at the Joint Trivia Night form a team and book a table. Great Prizes, Raffle and Auction

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Keilor Rotary & Police Blue Ribbon Night 21st March

 

Inside Strory 2017 will be a major community event and fundraiser conducted in conjunction with the  Westgate Branch of the VicPol Blue Ribbon Foundation - and with keynote speakers Superintendent Lisa Hardeman, Divisional Commander Brimbank Division, Victoria Police and Detective Senior Sergeant Bob Heaney, Armed Crime Squad, Vctoria Police.
Bob is the current Detective Senior Sergeant in charge of the elite Armed Crime Squad.  A Western suburbs boy who started his career at Williamstown and Sunshine in uniform before progressing to the Crime Investigation Unit at an early stage, forming part of the inaugural armed robbery taskforce in the Western suburbs in the year 2000.  Bob has coached football at high levels and now manages highly complicated investigations against those committed to violent and organised offending across Victoria.  Bob will give an insight into the intricacies of modern day violent and organised offending, and the investigations of such crime.
 
This is a very timely opportunity for the local community to hear directly from those at the front line of policing - at a time when youth and violent crime are at the forefront of our daily news.
 
7pm for 7.30pm at the Keilor Bowls Club, 1 Barcelona Avenue, Keilor - plenty of parking at adjacent Keilor Recreation reserve.
 
$25 per head inclusive of light supper (drinks at Bar prices).  Great Silent Auction items & raffle prizes.  Bookings at www.trybooking.com/ONTC
 
All profits from this event will be directed to the Blue Ribbon Foundation to assist it in funding the purchase of two portable Blood Warmer machines for the Cardiac Care Unit at Sunshine Hospital in the name of Victoria Police officers killed or injured in the course of their duty.

 

Join the Keilor Rotary Club for our Police Blue Ribbon fundraising event at the Keilor Bowls Club on Tuesday 21st March at 7pm

For bookings www.trybooking.com/ONTC

For Further Enquiries Norm Draper Rotary Club of Keilor or Sergeant Mick Downes Victoria Police 0419032479

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Christmas Bags for the Elderly

Christmas 2016 has seen the twelth year in which the Rotary Club of Keilor has supported the local Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) in bringing some festive cheer to that service’s most housebound, restricted and isolated clients.

The project involved the provision of 100 Shopping bags into which we had packed Christmas goodies including Christmas cake/plum puddings, small food items, personal hygiene, grooming and household products.
 
The appreciation received from this project begins when the bags are delivered to the RDNS and we witness the anticipation with which the Nurses look forward to bringing Christmas joy to their patients through the efforts of our Club.  A small number of the bags were placed directly with, and received similar appreciation, from, some needy recipients of whom Club members were personally aware.
 
In undertaking this project, the Club had great support from a number of businesses.  We are indebted to them for that support and they can be well pleased at the joy evidenced on the faces of recipients of the bags at what, for many, can be a very lonely time.Again this year the Rotary Club of Keilor collected donation from local business and Rotary members in the  Keilor and Niddrie areas to make up Christmas hamper bags for the lonely, isoleted members of the local community. The Christams Bags were delivered by Royal District Nurses to clients they had identified.

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Rotarian John Dean rewarded with Royce Abbey Award

 

John Dean was presented with the Royce Abbey Award for his enthusiasm

and commitment to the ideals of Rotary though his dedicated service to our club's many projects since joining Rotary

Keilor Welcomes New President Frank Mizzi

                       

A well attended changeover saw the changing of the guard from President Tom Barber to President Frank Mizzi. A District 9800 Citation was awarded to our Club for achieving a minimum of 15 activities during the year. A very successful year, raising in excess of $77,000 to fund a variety of projects, locally and internationally. Well done to all of us. A Double Sapphire Paul Harris Fellow was presented to David Bourke from the District 9800 Leadership Team and Leon Lewi and Ted Haydon were presented Paul Harris Fellows by our Club. Harold Simpson was also recognised for his continuous work at Camp Getaway, his second home. Congratulations to all. Our Assistant Governor Leslie McCarthy was also presented with her Certificate of Appreciation from District Governor Julie Mason.
We thank President Tom for this efforts over the past 12 months and we look forward to continuing the great work of Rotary under the leadership of President Frank.

Keilor Rotary Supports Wycheproof Students on a trip to Healsville

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

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A Night With Christine Nixon APM

 

 

The Rotary Club of Keilor is continuing its support for the Whcheproof Community during yet another drought affecting this rural community.

Please join our Rotary Club in raising funds at a special event with Guest Speaker former Cheif Commissioner of Victoria Police, the event will be held at the Keilor Hotel on Apil19th

For booking please book via https://www.tryboking.com/KWLM

 

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Club Projects for the 2015 -2016 Year

Interested in finding out what projects the Rotary Club of Keilor is working on this Rotary Year?

Then come along to one of our Club Meetings, we meet on Tuesdays at the Keilor Hotel old Keilor Highway 6pm for 6.30 start

or  pull up your sleves and look at the projects on the webiste  

http://www.rotarykeilor.org.au/projects

 

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