Welcome to our Rotary Club
Service Above Self
Alexandra Golf Club
P.O.Box 76 Alexandra
Apologies/Guests to Sandra on 5772 1869 or 0418108487 email@example.com, VIC 3714
The Rotary Club of Alexandra is having their third automotive swap meet and historic truck muster on 8 October 2017 at the Alexandra Showgrounds.
Bookings/enquiries David Dimech 0428 630 022
Yes, the feature of many Australia Day celebrations in Alexandra the Hashes will be contested this year. The Hashes will be run at the conclusion of the children's fun events at the Australia Day Celebrations in Rotary park on January 26 beginning at 8:00am with a community breakfast. The Alexandra Scout Group will be the Hashes contestants, in the 150th year of the Township of Alexandra it is the young adults of the community who have taken upon the Hashes cricket challenge and with the enthusiasm of youth it will be an event not to be missed. The Rotary Club of Alexandra in Collaboration with the Murrindindi Shire Council, the Alexandra Band, Alexandra Light and Sound and Lions Club of Alexandra have arranged a program for all ages to Celebrate Australia day in the best possible family friendly way. The celebrations begin with a free breakfast followed by fun time for the under 12 year olds, the Hashes and then the Flag raising and the presentation by the Australia Day ambassador and concluding at 10:15am.
The Australia Day Ambassador is Fabian Dater, Social Entrepreneur. She's a speaker, educator and social entrepreneur and a regular commentator in the media on leadership and ethical issues in Australia today and the role of women in building a sustainable future. She is has been three times a finalist in the TELSTRA Business women’s awards (last in 2016) and has been selected as one of the NAB 2016 100 Women of Influence
Come on down to Rotary Park on January 26 and join in the Celebration of Australia day and the return of the Hashes, what better way to start to celebrate Australia Day ?
Rotarians, teachers, students, families and friends gathered at the Alexandra Golf Club to celebrate the 2016 Rotary Club of Alexandra Student award night. Each awardee was introduced to the gathering by their teacher who explained why the student had been selected for the award. The citations acknowledged the student’s ability to grow within themselves developing a realistic self image and the courage to step up to the mark when circumstances required. Every awardee had displayed a range of skills and interests in their lives often involving service to their fellow students and the winder community. when accepting the award each student spoke with clarity and poise thanking their families and their teachers for the support they had received. The universal feature of all citations was the leadership skills the students displayed, leaving no doubt that this generation is both willing and able to be dynamic leaders well into the 21st century. The first awards were made to the male and female Citizens of the year from the Alexandra Secondary College and they were introduced by Nigel Lyttle. Nigel first thanked the Rotary Club of Alexandra for its continued support of students at all levels and in particular those at the Secondary College. Nigel explained that Olivia Twining, the female citizen of the year for 2016, was absent as she was on a leadership development course in New Zealand and that her sister Evonnie would accept the award on Olivia’s behalf. Nigel explained how both Olivia and Brenton Doyle-Smith, the male citizen of 2016, were committed students who had a wide range of interests and were very active in school life. Both showed outstanding leadership skills and were both worthy of the award of a gold Citizen watch and a certificate acknowledging them as Rotary Citizen of the Year for 2016. Richard Lovett, president of the Rotary Club of Alexandra, in making the presentations congratulated both Olivia and Brenton on their commitment to their community and to their studies. In introducing the primary school awards Richard explained that earlier in the day he had made the presentation to Blake Lewindan in Marysville as he could not attend the Rotary evening as it was Marysville Primary School presentation night. The primary school encouragement award comes with a certificate and $300 to assist the student in their secondary school studies. In turn Taggerty Primary School Jack Devos, Alexandra Primary School Caitlin Turner, Eildon Primary School Lariza Sacrang-Robinson, St Mary’s Primary School Toby Prothero, Buxton Primary School Daisy Birtchnell were introduced by their teacher. Cooperation, positive attitude, commitment to other students, leadership, active in a wide rage of activities both at school and in the wider community and a desire to do their best at what ever they tried were the constant comments in all citations. There is no doubt that these young people will do their very best in the next stages of their lives and the community of the Cathedral Cluster can be justly proud of the students, teachers, family and the wider community who have been involve in their growth and development. In closing the evening Richard Lovett again congratulated the students on their awards and wished them all the very best in the future.
Ian has been an Ombudsman at the Financial Ombudsman Service since 2010. Since 2003, Ian has been an Adjunct Professor in Law at La Trobe University and is a nationally accredited mediator. A high proportion of mediations handled have been in medical law and practice.