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Welcome to our Rotary Club

Alexandra

Service Above Self

First, third and fifth Wednesday 6.30pm for 7.00pm
Alexandra Golf Club
Gordon St. Alexandra
P.O.Box 76 Alexandra
Apologies/Guests Chris 0409402557 57722496 prospect.house@bigpond.com BY TUESDAY 12:00 NOON , VIC  3714
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Bill Horman AM APM – Attending Alexandra and Marysville
 
Bill had a long and distinguished police, law enforcement and emergency services career – including serving periods as Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner(Operations), Commissioner of Vanuatu Police (on secondment) and as Deputy Director (on secondment) with the Australian Bureau of Criminal Intelligence.  Bill also served as Commissioner of Tasmania Police.
 
In Vanuatu, Bill also held the positions of Principal Immigration Officer, Director of Prisons, Commander responsible for the Vanuatu Mobile Force, Secretary of the National Security Council and Chairman of the Residency Permit Committee. Bill was involved in the Fiji Police Training Project 1993-1994 and carried out review projects in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Cyprus.
 
In Tasmania, whilst Commissioner of Police, he was also appointed the inaugural Secretary of the Department of Police & Emergency Services, Director of the Tasmanian Ambulance Service, Director of the Office of Emergency Services and was responsible for the Tasmanian Fire Service. He was an inaugural member of the National Road Trauma Advisory Council and a member of the National Committee on Violence.   Bill resigned from Tasmania Police to take up the position of Director of Investigations & Criminal Justice with the National Crime Authority.
 
Bill has worked for many years on various committees involved with road safety, community safety as well as crime, violence and injury prevention. He is the Immediate Past State President of Neighbourhood Watch. He was one of the long serving members of and Chaired the Victorian Community Council against Violence, is on the Executive Committee of the Australian Safer Communities Foundation, a member of Melbourne Safe City Leadership Group and chairs the Melbourne Injury Advisory Prevention Committee.
Bill has been a member of the Community Safety Day/Week and now Month Reference Group since the inception of the program in Victoria. Bill was the Co-Chair of the Ministerial Crime & Violence Prevention Council and chaired its Weapons Working Group. Bill was a member of the Ministerial Burglary Reduction Council and the Ministerial Multicultural Affairs & Police Advisory Council.
 
He was employed by Crown Casino as its Crown Ambassador - Community Affairs after years of service as its General Manager Community Affairs. He has since retired from Crown and runs his own Consultant & Network Services business. He was Vice-President of the National Association of Gambling Studies and has worked on various committees of the Australian Gaming Council and the Australian Casinos
 
Association.   He was an inaugural member of the Responsible Gambling Ministerial Advisory Council; is a member of the Problem Gambling Research & Training Centre Advisory Board and a member of the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Day Community Council.
 
Bill is an Australia Day Life Ambassador and was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day 2009 Honours List.
 
Working together at Yarck.
 
Following the flash flooding in the Yarck region, early December, Rotary Club of Alexandra member Sharon Fox asked the board to consider assisting the farmers who had lost a lot of boundary fencing.  The Community Services Director swung into action on a fact finding mission to see how we could assist.
As District 9790 had contributed substantially to purchase new equipment for the Benalla Emergency Fencing Team, contact was made to ascertain if they could help.  Their response was immediately very positive and Alan Stafford together with a colleague arrived the next day to scope the work.
Murrindindi Shire helped out by transporting the tractor with post hole digger on it from Benalla to Yarck. The Yarck Hall committee made the hall available for the workers to use for breakfasts and showers.  The Rotary Club of Alexandra organised evening meal with the workers attending a Rotary meeting on the Wednesday night.
At this meeting Alan Stafford, coordinator for the Benalla Fencing Team, spoke on how it was great to be able to give a hand to the club which had liaised with District 9790 to raise funds to purchase their new equipment.
The process with this group is that all materials and fuel are paid for by the property owner. Lunch is also provided and they all, including the farmers, sit and chat whilst having a break. Alan is of the opinion that the camaraderie and talk is all part of the process of assisting people to cope with these extraordinary events.
Messages were sent out over the CFA system and through community radio asking if people needed assistance.  The fencing team stayed in the area for about10days.  Yea Rotary were also on standby to assist with catering if needed.
This was truly Rotary in action making new friendships and renewing old ones.
 
Submitted by Anne Reid, AG4.
 
 
Rotary Clubs under the aegis of RAWCS Hands on Project - Rotarians and friends come together to build an artificial hand for land mine victims in Cambodia.
Rotary Hands on Project
The Rotary Hands On Project involves building prosthetic hands from kit form and then distributing them overseas to victims of landmines and war. The hands are fitted to the recipient and they are trained how to use it. So far over 1300 hands have been fitted by Hands On Project Teams in Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Laos.
Our neighbouring Rotary clubs were approached to support the project which resulted in commitments from local clubs for a total of 10 hands. We will be assembling our hands  on Saturday 20 January then there will be the opportunity to have lunch together and share our experiences of the day. Our club is building two hands.
Everyone is welcome to attend although not everyone will be able to participate in the hand building.  Rotarians are very welcome to watch the assembly of the hands and there will be a presentation about the Hands on Project and the work it does to provide hands to victims of landmines and war. Its also a good opportunity to share the day with Rotarians from neighbouring clubs.
 
Venue: Alexandra Town Hall, Grant Street, Alexandra
Date: Saturday 20 January 2018
Time: Doors will open at 10am for a 10:30am start, its expected the hand assembly will finish around 12:30pm
Assembling the hands: The hands are assembled by a group of two.  There is the option of swapping half way through the assembly to another team of two.  Its important the hands are kept clean so no food or drink should be at the assembly table except for a bottle of water if you wish.
Lunch: Everyone is welcome to have lunch together at The Grant Street Grocer, Grant Street, Alexandra.
The Facts
There are estimated to be 384,000 people with one or two hands missing from landmine accidents, many of which are children.
There are around 120 million landmines still set in the world.
Landmines are being cleared at a rate of 100,000 per year.
There are 2000 accidents per month.
Many people are also victims to cluster bombs, large ordnance which contain small "bombies" which remain unexploded in the ground.
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Speakers
NO ONE
Jan 24, 2018
NO MEETING Meeting on Jan 26 Rotary Park celebration breakfast
An interesting pair
Feb 21, 2018
The Rotarian behind the badge
NO ONE
Mar 28, 2018
NO MEETING Meeting Thursday 29 to set up Art show
Everyone
Apr 11, 2018
Club Assembly
NO ONE
Apr 25, 2018
NO MEETING Chairs to Leckie Park
Wow speakers
May 30, 2018
The Rotarian behind the badge
David Dimech then Melinda Jackson
Jun 27, 2018
Changeover Dinner
 
 
 
 
 
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