Community project

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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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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Story about the Key Project Supported by Keilor Rotary Club 2017 Car Show (prevention of dangerous driving)

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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Keilor Rotary Supports Driver Education

Our Rotary Club is working with Driver Dynamics to provide Driver Education in our community

By booking a full day defensive driving course with Australia's #1 defensive driver training organisation through our website for just $179.

•    you will develop your driving skills and be a much safer driver; and
•    you will help the Rotary Club of Keilor (which will receive a rebate from your booking).
Book a course for yourself, or buy a gift voucher for your children, grandchildren or other loved ones, and be confident that you, and they, will be much safer and more road aware drivers.  Courses are available at TABCORP Park Melton and at Sandown Raceway and are suited to all ages & drivers (L plated, P plated and unrestricted).

To book online please use the following link  and enter RCKDD under voucher code or under special requirements near the bottom of the Driver Dynamics booking form

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The 2019 Rotary Car Show was a Successful event

The Rotary Club of Keilor the Annual Car & Vintage Bike Show was a great success raising funds for our Hoon Driver Project. Special thank you to our sponsors who helped in the fundraising for this worthy project.


The majority of funds raised at the Car & Vintage Bike show will go towards our Hoon Driver program run by Youth Junction inc located in Sunshine

The program is directed at preventing alcohol and risk related trauma in serious dangerous driving offenders, and is run in conjunction with the Sunshine Magistrate’s Court, Victoria Police and the Royal Melbourne Hospital Trauma Service.

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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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