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 held at the Keilor Bowls Club which that Club generously made available to us.  A very good level of attendees were treated to a range of outstanding speakers including Beyond Blue Ambassador, and ex AFL footballer, Nathan Thompson, Associate Professor David Dunstan of the Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute, Sam Gebert, Australian Government Men’s Health Ambassador and Ian Ferretter, Manager Quit Line Victoria.

 

We had very positive feedback from attendees on the quality of the night, the presentations and the resource materials we were able to make available through the support of a range of information providers and particularly the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and Beyond Blue.

 

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Rotary Super Swim 29th November Raising funds for Melanoma & Local Charities

The Rotary Clubs of Keilor Tullamarine and East Keilor Held a 12 hour Super Swim on Sunday 29th November to raise funds for the Melbourne Melanoma Foundation which faclitates research into the prevention and treatment of Melanoma, funds were also raised for Holloway House a local Aged Care Facility and other local charities. Six lanes of the East Keilor Lesiure Centre were fully occupied with swimmers for the ful 12hour session. The team from East Keilor Rotary were awarded the trophy for the team which completed the most laps. It was great to have teams from Kangan Youth Foyer Millera Medical Center and Holloway House joing Rotary teams in the swim. A cheque for $7,000 was presented to Thre Melbourne Melanona Foundation at the club meeting of Keilor Rotary on the 9th February. additional cheques will be presented to Holloway House and Spinal Research by the East Keilor and Tullamarine Rotary Clubs in the near future

Essendon Footballer Dyson Heppell presented awards to swimers and sponsors, it all it was a day enjoyed by all who attended raising funds                                                                       
                                                        

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