Community project

Women's Health Project

With the support of the Brimbank City Council’s Community Grants Program, a Rotary Club of Keilor, Women’s Health Project proceeded in two parts in August and September 2011.

A Women’s Health Forum on Sunday 28 August featured outstanding speakers on the 5 most significant women’s health issues in Brimbank:

  • Depression – Debbie Spillane, ABC Presenter & beyondblue Ambassador

  • Type 2 Diabetes – Prof. Lily Stojanovska Msc, PhD, School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Victoria University

  • Heart Disease – Kathryn “Chook” Taranto, Heart Foundation Ambassador.

  • Breast Cancer – Robin Curwen-Walker, North Western BreastScreen

  • Jacky Tucker – Manager, Family Violence Services, Women’s Health West

In light of the extensive lead up promotion and advertising which occurred via health, community and Council affiliated groups across the community, and in local newspapers delivered to every residence in the municipality, the attendance was very poor. This poor attendance, in part at least, tells us something about how most Australian’s see their health – and that is, “it’s not something to worry about until it really is”. Such an attitude of indifference represents a massive challenge for the health industry and for government – and it is, to some degree, a factor contributing to the escalating rates of a range of medical conditions, including type 2 diabetes, in our community.

Notwithstanding that disappointment, the feedback from attendees was overwhelming, both in relation to the quality of the speakers and the information presented. The consistent comment was “those who weren’t here don’t know what they missed”.

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Keilor & Tullamarine in flood relief effort at Charlton

Sunday 23 January saw a team of 25 volunteers from the Rotary Club’s of Keilor and Tullamarine head to the small agricultural town of Charlton in north west Victoria to help in its massive clean up operation.  Eighty per cent of the town had been under water after the Avoca River broke

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Camp Getaway Games Room

The new games room will provide another fun / activity element to the Camp and will be built at the same time as the Mini Golfcourse. The first stage was to refurbish one of the old nissen huts which required major structural work. The insde was gutted and the remodeling is progressing well. The electrical work and repainting is complete and it is now time to work on the detail. We need to continue to raise funds and would weclome help with the building work.

If you would like to help contact Harold Simpson 0418 587477

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Royal District Nursing Service - Christmas Bags

Christmas Bags for the Royal District Nursing Service



In the lead up to Christmas for 2010 and the past four years, the Club has supported the local Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) in bringing some Christmas cheer to that service’s most housebound, restricted and isolated clients.

The project normally involves the provision of  up to 100 Christmas Shopping Bags into which we packed Christmas “goodies” (primarily small food items and personal grooming products) for distribution by local Royal District Nurses. 

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Community Health Project

In February 2010, with the support of a Community Grant from the Brimbank Council, the Club undertook a three part Community Health Project.

Part 1, on Sunday 7 February, saw fourteen health information provider organisations participate in a Health Expo at our monthly Market.  The Keilor Hotel generously made its Functions Marquee available and this allowed us to give the high quality displays a very professional appearance - something which helped attract many positive comments on the Expo. 


Part 2 of the project, on the evening of Wednesday 10 February, took the form of a Men’s Health Forum

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Elderly Citizens Luncheons

 A number of the clubs members support a retired member who hosts luncheons for residents of Aged Care facilities in Melbourne’s north and west.  The luncheons have been held at Sylvia Kirwan's home where between twelve and twenty four aged care residents are warmly welcomed by Sylvia and her volunteer friends.  This opportunity for the Aged Care residents, not only offers them a day out, but provides a complimentary luncheon prepared by the volunteers, as well as the warm touch of personalized attention

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Camp Getaway Dormitory 2

Camp Getaway is our Districts largest Community Project.      

District took over a WW2 army Camp that was being used as holiday accommodation for children.          Over time the buildings deteriorated and needed to be replaced.        The decision was made to provide accommodation that would cater for people with disabilities.       A Camp for everyone - any age, able or with disabilities

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