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Alexandra

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First, third and fifth Wednesday 6.30pm for 7.00pm
Alexandra Golf Club
Apologies/Guests Chris 0409402557 57722496 prospect.house@bigpond.com BY TUESDAY 12:00 NOON
Gordon st PO Box 76
ALEXANDRA, VIC  3714
Australia
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A change of plan

Alexandra Rotary will now have their meeting on March 14th at the Alexandra golf club to compete with Seymour Rotary in a fun putting competition. There is no meeting on March 7th. 

Contact Tom Farrell if you are interested in attending 0431887842 or by email tfarrell@dkc.net.au.

 

A great night of fellowship and fun. Consider joining in the fun.

Our Guest Speaker for February 21st, Melinda Burgess!
Melinda started her career working across Aged and Disability Services in HACC assessment, Aged Care assessment and Case Management.
In 1999 Melinda founded Skills Training Australia a Registered Training Organisation delivering Nationally Accredited Qualifications across the Community Services and Health Industries.
In 2014, Skills Training Australia was bought by Academies Australasia, a publicly listed company with 17 colleges in Australia and 1 in Singapore. Post the sale of the company Melinda remained with Academies in the role of Director Strategic Operations, working closely with the Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer.
In 2017 Melinda and her family made the move to Rural Victoria where Melinda has taken on the role of CEO of the Dame Pattie Menzies Centre in Alexandra.
 
Dame Pattie Menzies Centre Inc (DPMC) is a not-for-profit organisation providing support to people in Murrindindi Shire. Services are provided in peoples' homes, in the community and at "The Mount" our facility in Alexandra. The organisation is committed to providing individualised, person-centred support to people and their families. Individuals are supported to develop to their maximum potential in all areas of their lives and be valued and included in the community.
 
 
Guests would be most welcome!
simply contact
Chris Jackson on 0409402557 or 57722496 prospect.house@bigpond.com.au BY TUESDAY NOON
Meal cost $20 Alexandra Golf Club rooms.
6.30 for 7pm start. meeting finished at 8.30.
Rotary Alexandra extends an open invitation to all of our community to come and enjoy a free “Music in the Park” event on Saturday 3 March 2018, 4.00-8.00pm at Rotary Park.
 
Our vision is our own mini “Day on the Green” experience – with people enjoying music, picnicking and connecting with each other in a relaxed atmosphere. We have 3 great acts lined up who will play two sets each. All of them are nationally recognised but also have personal links to our community.
 
Trev Dwyer has twenty-two years playing and recording with various rock, blues, soul, funk, country, afro pop and acid jazz groups.  Now performing solo with only his trusty acoustic guitar and a catalogue of classic acoustic blues, soul and jazz standards, he delivers each song with the passion and attention that only decades of experience can bring.
 
Alyce Platt is an TV performer and singer/ songwriter who has just released her third album FUNNY LITTLE WORLD. Alyce has been described as “a songbird, torch-singer and story teller of the heart and soul.ELIZABETH KEMP – (Associate Artistic Director of the Actors Studio, New York)
 
Jo Talia is a local legend with a wide repertoire of roots guitar music of the pre-war blues, and influences from the great piedmont, ragtime and country blues masters such as Big Bill Broonzy, Mississippi John Hurt, Blind Blake and Tampa Red. Joe’s sophisticated fingerstyle of Boogie Woogie, vintage swing, cowboy jazz and bluegrass.
 
People can bring their own picnics and drinks, or purchase on site. Rotary will have a BBQ, there will be an ice-cream van and Roaming Poppy will meet your hot drink needs.
 
While we are hoping for a balmy evening of early Autumn ambience – there is a wet weather plan and the music will go ahead regardless at an alternative location. Full details will be on the Rotary Alexandra website and Facebook page if required.
 
If this is successful and builds interest, Rotary plan to run more such events on a regular basis. Your ideas and feedback to Rotary are always welcome. See Community social media notice boards and on the Rotary Alexandra Facebook page for more information.
James Gillespie was the speaker at the Rotary Club of Alexandra sharing his experiences as one of 181Students from all over Australia who had the privilege of being part of the 2017 Rotary National Youth Science (NYSF).  James was subjected to a rigorous selection process beginning with interviews by the Rotary Club of Alexandra and then by Rotary District 9790.  In his presentation James highlighted the privilege it was to be selected on merit to attend the NYSF and how the assistance of his teacher Catherine  Zerbie, his family and the Rotary Club of Alexandra was vital in the final selection process.  James said the impact of this support really hit home as the 181 participants gathered for the first time at Emmanuel College of the University of Queensland.  It turned out that about 90 of the awardees came from Victoria.  To assist with the week long forum the main group was broken up into groups of interest and then were given a program to explore these interests plus a few other areas of science.  James found himself in a group that were allocated the Technical Institute and the Brain research group.  The technical institute  focused on robotics and James said the things that were on ABC TV Catalyst  this week he saw first hand.  Robots that can physically weed a row crop or selectively spray plants the it had been trained to recognise as weeds or conduct soil and pasture analysis. Jame’s group had the opportunity to program a robotic arm.  What looks so simple and natural is not so when you actually have to write every command to make things happen.  The programming language used is very simple to use, the complexity comes when all parts (and there are quite a few) of the robotic arm must work together.  Not only did this prove to be great fun, the conversations with his peers and the scientists (who were ever present to help and guide the NYSF awardees) was invaluable especially as ideas sparked new levels of thinking and processes and the ever present questions of “Why is it so” and “How do we make that happen” or just simply why?   Jame’s group were introduced to  Brain Research.  As MRI scans open up windows into the workings of the brain and the body it unlocks pathways to treating many conditions  including dementia.  The fascinating ways that research is providing ways of treating spinal cord injuries and how the damaged spinal cord can, in some instances be repaired using “T” cells.  Jame’s presentation concluded with the fact that Australia is the home of so much ground breaking research dealing with vital issues like dementia that impact on so many people.  The NYSF program proved to be a real adventure in science and created many new friendships and associations that will be so important as he makes his next life choices.  James  said NYSF is an outstanding program and thanked Rotary and the wider community for the support required to sustain it.   Rotarian Bruce Hyatt, chairman for the evening,  thanked James for his presentation and complemented him on his ability to be chosen for the NYSF 2017 program.  Bruce also said it was a privilege to have young people like James in our community combined with a Secondary College that has a record of excellence in developing the students who choose to apply for NYSF and other Rotary programs.
 
Speakers
Anzac Day setting up chairs for 11am Leckie Park
Apr 25, 2018
NO MEETING Chairs to Leckie Park
Jeremy Scott
May 02, 2018
Round the World Cyclist
NO MEETING
May 09, 2018
MEETING FIRST, THIRD AND FIFTH
Everyone
May 16, 2018
club assembly
No meeting
May 23, 2018
We now meet the First, third and fifth Wednesday 6.30 Golf Club
Wow
May 30, 2018
SOCIAL NIGHT mystery location
Alice Sloan
Jun 06, 2018
Imspiring young ladies
NO MEETING
Jun 13, 2018
MEETING FIRST, THIRD AND FIFTH
Melinda and David
Jun 20, 2018
Changeover dinner
 
 
 
 
 
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