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Welcome to our Club
Service Above Self
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
Keilor Hotel Wine Bar or Zoom
Old Calder Highway Keilor
Keilor, VIC 3036
Our Club meets via Zoom on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month and at the Keilor Hotel Wine Bar on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month Visitors Welcome
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
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David Bourke
July 20
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David Whiting
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Vale June Madex
June Madex passed away early this morning (August 15) after a lengthy illness. June had been an inpatient at John Fawkner Hospital for many months, but came home on Thursday. Our thoughts are with Kevin, Melinda and Rian. Kevin had his own health issues for all of the time that June has been in hospital, and it's appropriate to acknowledge here the extraordinary generosity and friendship of Mary and Joe Engert, shown in the support that they have given to Kevin (and June when she was home), all of which enabled Kevin to focus on June.
Funeral arrangements will be advised when known, although all members need to be aware of the current attendance limitations for funerals (10 persons only), so we anticipate that our attendance will be online. Thanks to Glenda Bryson for the photo.
Zoom Meetings
The board decided on Thursday night that there will be no attempt to undertake physical meetings between now and the end of August. The current lockdown rules, and capacity concerns at Keilor Hotel following a relaxation of the lockdown rules were the catalysts for this decision.
It also means that while I offered to hold the Club charter anniversary at my home, there will only be two people here that day. Marie and me. The rest of you are not welcome. Well, not that day anyway.
On average we get 16 members at a Zoom meeting, but it would be good to try and get a few more. If technology is the concern, can I suggest the following for those suffering from technophobia.
Start at 6.45PM on a Tuesday
On your device, open your browser.
Type in, and click enter
Click or tap on “Join a meeting”
When asked for the meeting number, insert: 847 6030 7121, and enter
When asked for the password, insert: RCK3036, and enter
In you’re there.
Kinda voyeuristic. Your microphone will be off, and your camera will be off. So while we will know that you are there we will not be able to hear you, or see you.
Now, if you would like to ratchet up your level of engagement, go to the bottom left-hand corner of your screen and you will see a microphone. If it has a red line across it, your microphone is off. Tap it, or click on it, and your microphone will become live. To turn the microphone off click or tap it again. We know that you have extraordinarily important things to say, but there might be some background noise in your environment that you may not want to share.
Next to the microphone icon is an icon of an old-fashioned movie camera. If it has a red line across it, the camera is off. Click it or tap it, and your camera is on. You will be able to see what we are able to see of you and your background. That may cause you to tidy up the room in which you are in, or move to another space. There are any number of members who would be willing to act as your "buddy" for the purpose of improving your zooming skills before a Rotary meeting.
Coming Up August 17 – Marlene Boulos.
                                                                  Marlene Boulos.
Marlene is the optometry director at Specsavers Keilor Downs and will be talking to us about how important eyecare is to our greater community in saving sight. Marlene has attended several international eye camps with Global Hand Charity (, providing free glasses and eye examinations in Sri Lanka Cambodia and Fiji. Global Hand Charity has received support from other Rotary clubs. Marlene also works with an audiologist who will provide information into the importance of correcting hearing for the community. Whether that means the audiologist will be attending or not I have absolutely no idea. Either she did not “say”, or I did not “see”. Maybe we will hear from the audiologist another day.
(Now, this picture may not be of the Marlene we will hear from on Tuesday, but Google said the image is of (someone called) Marlene and the eye chart at least indicates the topic for Tuesday.
August 24 and August 31. We have speakers for the Zoom meetings on both nights. But in any publishing venture content is king. So you will have to wait until next week to find out who you will hear from on August 24. And 31 August is just too far in the future.
Charter Lunch
The eternal optimist (Jeanette Lynch) has assured me that she has structured her social calendar for the month of August around the planned celebration for the Rotary Club of Keilor charter anniversary. She has booked at the Hyatt Place Melbourne (Essendon Fields) for lunch on Sunday, 24 August and is seeking dining companions.
12.00 for 12.30, $50.00 per head.
While not permitted under the current guidelines, if we move to the current regional Victoria settings before the 24th, the activity can take place.
Please RSVP to Jeanette at before the 24th
Around the World, The Neighbourhood, Head Office
Around the neighbourhood
The plan is to include in this part of the bulletin (from the next edition) is a review of work and other activities being undertaken in our neighbourhood clubs which, for the purposes of the bulletin will be:
East Keilor, Essendon, North Essendon, and Kensington Newmarket.
I looked at the East Keilor Bulletin, and its 12 pages.
Around the world
Each bulletin I will pick a district (if you've got a favourite please let me know) and I look at the activities that they are doing. There may be something that we find attractive there that we could adopt here
From head office
From district, from zone, and from Evanston. Next bulletin.
On a lighter note:
And on a lighter note:
I offer the following:
The things that come to those who wait, will be the things left by those who got there first.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat all day drinking beer.
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