On Monday 1st February we held our first meeting for 2021 at our traditional venue, Keilor East RSL. The delicious meals and spaced seating allowed us to enjoy a safe catch up with our Rotary family. President Nominee, Deb Sloggett, told us of her work with Western Health as a Covid tester and supervisor at the busy Showgrounds facility. President Michael Donnelly congratulated Club Members for staying the course during the challenging past year.
On Monday 24th June we held our President Changeover at Cross Keys Hotel. President Ginny Billson passed the chains of office to our youngest Member, Mark Tognon, who will be Club President for the 2019-2020 Rotary Year. We congratulate both Ginny and Mark for their hard work and commitment to the Rotary ideal of Service Above Self. As we all commit to making Keilor East Rotary even stronger, we will work towards highlighting this year's Rotary International theme - Rotary Connects the World.🌏
Deb Sloggett is a midwife and a co founder of Care4Cambodians. She was inducted by President Ginny at our DIK Donations in Kind Night with Keilor Rotary. We warmly welcome her and wish her well on her Rotary journey.
Deb Akers is a former nurse and educator who is now a solicitor. She works in the Family Law field. We welcome her and wish her well as she experiences Rotary, Being the Inspiration.
Over the weekend September 7th - 9th September 2018 Rotarians and Partners from Keilor East, Essendon and Bendigo South Rotary Clubs worked on improving the gardens and surrounds of Camp Getaway at Axedale in Central Victoria. This annual event gives us the opportunity to socialize and work together to improve the appearance and safety of the Camp environment.
Our Pride of Workmanship Awards were held on Monday evening, May 22nd. The occasion was well attended by Rotarians, Partners and supporters of the nominees, Jeremy Dean and Aysu Demir of YPA Real Estate and Ian Shaw from Duhig Ford. After citations were read by their nominators trophies were presented to the awardees by Mr Ben Carroll, MP for Niddrie. We send all involved with this annual event our warmest congratulations.
On March 25th and 26th, 2017 we will again be holding the Moonee Valley Art Show at beautiful "North Park Mansion" in Woodland Street, Strathmore. Each year our Club holds the show in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Essendon. Further information may be found on the Moonee Valley Art Show website.
We need support for this very worthwhile cause. Come along and see the wide range of paintings displayed in the beautiful historic North Park mansion. Now owned by the St.Columba's Mission, it is not generally open to the public so this is a great dual opportunity.Tickets are available at the gate on Saturday and Sunday.
A new Rotary year has begun. Our new Club President is Gerard Mahoney. He was inducted on Monday 30th June 2014.The Changeover was held at the Clifton Park Bowling Club in Aberfeldie. Gerard had many family members there to see him inducted. They included his mother Ina who is 96 and brother Kevin who provided the musical entertainment. We wish him a great year as President.
Today we farewell Mollie Andrews from Bendigo. She is pictured with her counselor Rosemary Drenen (left), Norway Country Coordinator Chris Drenen, District Youth Exchange Director Vanda Mullen and her mum, Sue. Mollie is leaving for a year in Norway as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student. Our Club is sponsoring her. We wish her all the very best for the long plane flight and for a wonderful Exchange experience. We hope her new koala has some great adventures too.