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Alexandra

Service Above Self

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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Be inspired and impressed.
Seven Outstanding Young Students recognised by Rotary

 

Last Wednesday night was the Rotary Club of Alexandra’s students award night.  The student encouragement awards recognise citizenship and involvement in the student’s community, one Year 6 student from each of the Alexandra, Buxton, Eildon, Marysville and St. Mary’s primary schools, and 2 Citizenship Awards to Alexandra Secondary College Year 12 students.   The awardees for 2018 all were outstanding young people who have demonstrated commitment to themselves and their community.  The citations read out by each school’s teacher told of young people who are on their way to being outstanding citizens prepared to go the extra bit to make sure a task is well done and ensure effective involvement of all.  All awardees demonstrated an ability to deal with adversity in a positive and practical way.  The local community can be proud of our young people and this group of leaders show us that the future is in good hands.   Over 80 Rotarians, special student guests, their family and friends gathered at the Alexandra Golf Club to celebrate the achievements of these young students and be part of the awards night. The Primary School Year 6 students Encouragement Awards are presented with a certificate and $300 to assist them with their secondary education while the Year 12 Alexandra Secondary College students not only received a certificate and a Fitbit Versa Smart Watch to help manage their busy lives.  This replaces the Citizen Watch that has been the regular gift to the Secondary College Citizens of the Year.  The Fitbit Versa Smart Watch has much more to offer than to tell the time, very accurately, just as these young people have so much to offer our community and our future.
The primary school awardees were: From Alexandra, Hattie Langley; Buxton, Mack Fitzpatrick; Eildon, Jessica Newman; Marysville, Matthew Thompson and St Mary’s, Tyler Richards.
The Alexandra Secondary College Citizens of 2018 were Maya Lineham and Oscar Vinycomb

 
Rotary Club of Alexandra ’s President Melinda Jackson, in closing the evening, congratulated all the students in their outstanding achievements as citizens of our community and wished the primary students best wishes for a successful secondary education.  Melinda specifically congratulated Maya and Oscar for their leadership in the community during a time in their lives where young people face many challenges.  Melinda wished them every success in whatever they chose to do with their lives and confirmed that they were starting from a very good base.  Finally, Melinda thanked the teachers and the community who have nurtured and taught these young people, ensuring that they and their peers grew up to be the best possible people they can, in particular to meet adversity with innovation and enthusiasm. 
Robert Chaffe
Lincoln Budge.
An outstanding inspiring speaker at the Rotary Club of Alexandra .
 
Lincoln Budge grew up in Yackandandah and by his own admission was a bit of a tear away as a young chap. He did a boilermaker apprenticeship in Wangaratta and returned to Yackandandah to work. To celebrate his 22nd birthday with three cars of mates, they headed into the mountains to do some 4 wheel driving. Lincoln was a passenger in the 3rd vehicle when it rolled down a steep embankment and he was trapped in the car in a pond. When his best friend got to him he could tell there was something wrong with Lincoln’s spine. As there was no phone reception some of the others had to drive to get help.  Emergency services took 2 hours to get him out and it took another 5 hours to get him to hospital in Albury as they had to drive slowly so as not to put him through too much pain. From Albury he was taken to Melbourne where they realigned his spine but he was paralysed from the waist down.
 
In rehab reality set in but Lincoln was determined to be able to live independently. He was surrounded by great friends who recognised when he needed help and when he wanted to do it himself. Realising he couldn’t do the things he used to he got into wheel chair basketball then being a keen water skier wanted to get back into a boat but didn’t know how until one of his mates picked him up and threw him into the driver’s seat. From then on he became the boat driver for the water skiers. He then found someone in Bendigo who showed him how he could water ski and then he gave snow skiing a go. He skied with Disabled Winter Sports Australia and was invited to ski at Thredbo for a week with the para olympian coach. He went to Colorado with the para Olympic team and fell in love with skiing. He travelled the world for 4 years skiing and was ranked in the top 50. He crashed when training for the Soci Olympics and hurt is shoulder but skied on for 2 days in pain until forced to pull out. Lincoln came home and had a shoulder injury for 2 years ending the skiing career.
 
He decided to set up “Change my Life Program” talking to schools. He needed $50,000 to set up with equipment for wheelchair basketball and initially the Masonic Lodge and Lions organised a fundraising night, then the Lions took it on as a project.
 
Kubota Australia donated a $5000.00 ride on to raffle and he has had a lot of other support from community groups. So much so that he had all the needed equipment in 12 months.
He now goes to schools to enlighten them on people with disabilities. When kids are in the basketball wheelchairs they forget that Lincoln has a disability.
 
 During the day before our meting he conducted wheelchair basketball with Year7s at Alexandra Secondary College sponsored by our Rotary Club.
 
If you think you can help others by joining our Rotary Club contact our Secretary Chris Jackson on 0409402557 or 57722496 prospect.house@bigpond.com.au.
Thanks to staff from the Murrindindi Shire Council for supporting the “Lift the Lid” afternoon tea. The Rotary campaign encourages all businesses to raise awareness about Mental Health and also to donate towards mental health research.
 
Some stats were about 45% of us will experience a mental illness in our lifetime.
Australian Rotary Health is one of the largest independent funders of mental health research within Australia. Rotary Health provides funding into a broad range of general health areas, provide scholarships for rural medical and nursing students, as well as Indigenous health students. Australian Rotary Health provides funding into areas of health that do not readily attract funding, and promotes findings to the community.
 Remember that  resilience is built by good nutrition, sleep, hydration, exercise, mindfulness/meditation, social connection and looking out for each other.
A BIG thanks from Rotary to those who contributed food, made a donation and especially to those who wore a silly hat! Donations came to $143.55!
 
Speakers
Santa
Dec 19, 2018
Christmas Breakup: At the Alexandra Golf Club 6-30 for 7pm
Community in song
Dec 21, 2018
Carols in the park
No meeting
Dec 26, 2018
MEETING FIRST, THIRD AND FIFTH Wednesday of Month
No meeting
Jan 02, 2019
Getting over New Year
Social Night Footy ground
Jan 09, 2019
Social night at our shed
ticket sellers
Jan 12, 2019
Alexandra PRO Rodeo
members
Jan 16, 2019
Welcome 2019 meeting
No meeting
Jan 23, 2019
MEETING FIRST, THIRD AND FIFTH Wednesday of Month
Australia Day Ambassador
Jan 26, 2019
Australia Day Celebrations
Social night
Jan 30, 2019
Fun and fellowship
TBC
Feb 06, 2019
National Youth Forum at Golf Club
No meeting
Feb 13, 2019
MEETING FIRST, THIRD AND FIFTH Wednesday of Month
TBA
Feb 20, 2019
At the Alexandra Golf Club 6-30 for 7pm
No meeting
Feb 27, 2019
MEETING FIRST, THIRD AND FIFTH Wednesday of Month
Performers
Mar 02, 2019
Free Music in the Park
Directors and members
Mar 06, 2019
Club assembly at Golf Club
Seymour and Alexandra members
Mar 13, 2019
Putting on the green wear flat shoes: At the Alexandra Golf Club 6-30 for 7pm
TBC
Mar 20, 2019
Menzies Support Services: At the Alexandra Golf Club 6-30 for 7pm
No meeting
Mar 27, 2019
MEETING FIRST, THIRD AND FIFTH Wednesday of Month
TBC
Apr 03, 2019
Literacy
Cyclists
Apr 06, 2019
Cycle Dindi to raise money for Youth Projects
No meeting
Apr 10, 2019
MEETING FIRST, THIRD AND FIFTH Wednesday of Month
No meeting
Apr 17, 2019
Meeting Thursday to set up for art Show at Community Centre
Lots of people
Apr 18, 2019
Thursday at Community centre setting up for art show tea at 7pm
Artists
Apr 19, 2019
Annual Easter Art show opening 7pm. Our 50th!
TBC
Apr 24, 2019
Possible meeting World Malaria Day???
TBC
May 01, 2019
Alice Sloan: At the Alexandra Golf Club 6-30 for 7pm
No meeting
May 08, 2019
MEETING FIRST, THIRD AND FIFTH Wednesday of Month
Directors and members
May 15, 2019
Club Assembly: At the Alexandra Golf Club 6-30 for 7pm
No meeting
May 22, 2019
MEETING FIRST, THIRD AND FIFTH Wednesday of Month
Students and Interviewers
May 29, 2019
Mock Job Interviews at Secondary College Tea 7pm
TBA
Jun 05, 2019
At the Alexandra Golf Club 6-30 for 7pm
No meeting
Jun 12, 2019
MEETING FIRST, THIRD AND FIFTH Wednesday of Month
 
 
 
 
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