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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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Music in the Park
Another wonderful event with over 200 music lovers braving the heat. Isaac Sims who many know as a Buxton singer/guitarist got the day rocking. 
Local Joe Talia entertained us with Piedmont ragtime and country blues. Wonderful entertainment.
The headline act was Nice Boy Tom (not me!). Jack Mithen, who many know as a music teacher at local schools, with his band displayed energy and camaraderie. The 5 piece band was outstanding. 
The crowd grew especially thanks to the live broadcast by UGFM (thanks Peter Weeks) that encourage many locals and visitors to Alex to this event.
When you buy a ticket at the Rotary wood raffles over winter you realise that this means that free events like this can happen.
Another major fund raiser is the Easter Art show and raffle. 
Thanks to little River wines and Roaming Poppy for their support and especially Eildon Lions for the use of their mobile cool room (essential on Saturday). Also to our sponsor Alexandra Newspapers Pty.Ltd
As course events like these couldn't occur without Pam and Joe Talia who organised the entertainment, Noel McIwraith and her Rotary supporters.
Again thanks to all those who attended. it was fantastic to see so many families.
Tom Farrell

Currently 10 schools in rural communities in North East Malaysia are part of a project to improve their students English proficiency. Yes, it is a very ambitious project and the local Rotary Club of Kora Kinabalu Pearl has sought aid to expand the project to all 300 schools in the area. David Anderson, a past District Governor from the Rotary Club of Yea, took up the challenge and has coordinated the response from the Rotary Clubs of Southern Mitchel, Seymour, Kinglake Ranges, Yea, Alexandra and Mansfield to make the project a Sub-District 9790 effort. When David addressed the Rotary Club of Alexandra last Wednesday night, he explained that $835AU from each club will support two new schools to enter the program. It is aimed at years 4, 5 and 6. The first step is to give each student an English – Malay dictionary, then establish ‘English Corners’ in each school, providing 700 books in English and TVs and videos in English to improve these critical English language skills. Teachers have specialised English language skills training and the tools to present the program.

The project has developed to the point that a matching grant from Rotary International’s Foundation has been applied for. David said the 300 - school target is achievable and the trial work that began in 3 schools is now working very effectively in 10. The key issue for any aid program is to have a local champion and the Rotary Club of Kota Kinabalu Pearl have stepped up and committed to this very ambitious goal. It is a collaborative project between Rotary, Sabah State Education Department and School Parent Teachers Associations. Knowing your dollar will make a difference and that the school is getting the full 100 cents in the dollar builds the confidence that will ensure success.

David is very enthusiastic about the potential of international understanding this project will create. The central highlands of Victoria now have some new friends in Malaysia. Kota Kinabalu is five days travel from Singapore so it is quite remote even in Australian terms yet with today’s modern communication systems English is essential for future success for these students. Being on a similar time zone David is sure that the relationships with this part of Malaysia will grow significantly.

In receiving the cheque from Rotary Club of Alexandra’s International Director Lynda Robinson, David congratulated the Club on its commitment to International Service which is added to now with support for this English language learning program.

He thanked the Rotary Club of Alexandra and the Alexandra district community who support the Rotary fundraising events like the Easter Art Show that enable these programs to be supported. The matching grant program means that the local contribution will double and the impact on the ground brings the 300 school target so much closer. Thank you.

Come along to the Australia Day Celebrations, Saturday 8am to 10am Rotary Park Alexandra. Free breakfast, and music. Kid’s races 8.30 to 9.
 
Speakers
members and guests
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
Kerrie Myer
Apr 03, 2019
Maldives hospital project
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!
the multitude
May 01, 2019
Club assembly: At the Alexandra Golf Club 6-30 for 7pm
No meeting
May 08, 2019
MEETING FIRST, THIRD AND FIFTH Wednesday of Month
someone
May 15, 2019
Mystery: 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
Melinda and Tom
Jun 19, 2019
Changeover
No meeting
Jun 26, 2019
MEETING FIRST, THIRD AND FIFTH Wednesday of Month
 
 
 
 
 
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