High Tea in support of SIDS

A very successful High Tea was organised by members of our Rotary Club, the event was a fundraising event in aid of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Fifty-three members and friends attended enjoyed the High Tea which was held on Sunday 27 May at the Aberfeldie Bowls Club.
MC for the day was Liz Beattie, who told of a personal story of how an infant death had affected a close member of her family, this story helped set the feeling as to the relevance of this fundraising event for SIDS.  Approximately $1600 was raised from the High tea and a raffle held on the day. Due to the success of the event it may be held again next year.
Special thanks goes to Ted & Carmel Cunningham, Mary and Joe Engert, the Aberfeldie Bowls club and other members of the Keilor Rotary Club who made this a very enjoyable High Tea.

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Christmas Bags for the Elderly

 

Christmas 2017 has seen the thirteenth year in which the Rotary Club of Keilor has supported the local Royal District Nursing Service now known as Bolton Clarke 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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Holloway House Project Update

          

 

 

Holloway Hostel Aged Care Community Hub Update

Following the Holloway House AGM the Community House was officially declared open on Sunday19th November by Keilor Rotarian Mr John Dean. John thanked all the sponsors of the project and the many keilor Rotarians who contributed their labour during the project.

The Rotary Club of Keilor has had a long association with the Holloway Hostel Aged Care Facility and helped with the construction of the Aged Care Facility many years ago.   It’s a pleasure to help them again with their latest venture, “The Community Hub”.
The concept is to have a building that that can be used in a similar way to Men’s-Shed by special interest groups within our community, to use and share with like-minded residents.   It will be available to small community groups who will be joined by residents with similar interests to allow them to socialise with the wider community while being in the safe easy to reach environment.
The Rotary Club of Keilor has taken the lead on this project using the skills of many of our members and their business, to provide significant building works, to fire proof the building, significant plumbing works, painting and concreting of a pathway. All of these tasks required detailed project management and negotiation skills. Thanks to the donation by club members providing free of charge building materials and significant donations of time the project is nearing completion. The project has been funded with the assistance of a Federal Government Grant and fundraising by the Rotary Clubs of Keilor and Keilor East

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Paul Harris Awards at President's Lunch

At the recent President's lunch three Paul Harris awards were presented to two memebrs and a members partner for services to Rotary International and the Rotary Club of Keilor

Harold Simpson (Sapphire), Glenda Bryson & Carmel Bourke

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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Helping Young People in Our Community

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

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Support for Holloway House

The Rotary club of Keilor has been involved with Holloway Age Care since the inception, when local Service Clubs banded together to raise the funds to establish the Aged Care Home.  1 Rotary Drive East Keilor is where you will find Rotary House.  It is a Not For Profit Operation and with Rotarians on the Board you know that client care is the top priority.  Through Donations In Kind we obtain goods that they need and save them from having to purchase them.

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