2019 Christmas Bags for the Elderly

This Year 2019, again the Rotaty Club of Keilor provided Christmas Bags to the elderly in our local community. We had the support of the following suppliers

Bendigo Bank East Keilor, Sukin Organics, Fergunson Plarre Bakehouse, The Reject Shop, Jason Akins Pharmacy, Pharmacy Alliance, Sigma Co Limited

The Christams Bags were distributed with the assistance of the Bolton Clarke Nurses



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Christmas Bags for the Elderly


Christmas 2018 has seen the fourteenth 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 Bolton Clarke 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, isolated members of the local community. The Christams Bags were delivered by Bolton Clarke Nurses to clients they had identified.

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Rotary Club of Keilor Supports Medical Equipment Recycling

Rotary Medical Equipment Recycling and Re-issue Programs

We need your help to help others
We have an excellent health care system in this Australia, but sadly some people slip through the cracks.  At a time when they are most vulnerable, people find that they have to hire or buy the medical equipment they need in their home and to help with their mobility.
Some people can’t afford to do this.
Rotary is helping to solve this problem by gathering quality reusable medical equipment that people no longer require and providing it for disadvantage people, who select what they need under guidance from Medical Professionals.

If you have medical equipment you no longer require please donate it by contacting our club by using the contact us form on the website and use the "Medical Equipment Reissue drop down box"

The equipment will be checked, parts replaced if required, cleaned and made available for these projects.
Rotary Medical and Mobility Aids Re-issue Program     The equipment is held in the Rotary Donations In Kind Store at West Footscray.  It is available for free to Health Professionals who help select suitable goods for their patients.  The goods are supplied to the Doctors not the patients.
Rotary and Allied Health Re-issue Program    Operates from the Rotary Re-issue Store in Sunshine Hospital.  Similar to the above the Allied Health Team helps their disadvantaged patients to select free medical equipment to suit their needs to take with them when they leave hospital.  
Rotary Recycling and Re-issue the better alternative to landfill

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Rotary Club of Keilor continues to support Hand Brake Turn


Hand Brake Turn a project of Concern Australia has reopened in Scotland St. Sunshine. On Thursday 30th August the initial three students graduated from the 7 weeks course. The Rotary Club of Keilor is again supporting Hand Brake Turn by donating equipment to be used by students as part of their training.

Three members of the club were present at the first graduation from the Braybrook training facility

Well done to the students who graduated. The students were presented with a voucher to purchae tools to help them in thier employment by the WPC group who will also help the students find employment.

Rotary Purchases Car Detailing Equipment

The Rotary Club of Keilor with the support of Bunnings Watergardens provided Hand Brake Turn with Car Detailing equipment valued at over $1,000 to help the students with their training.

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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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