Club Information
Welcome to our Rotary Club

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
Alexandra Golf Club
Gordon st
First, third & fifth Wednesday 7.00pm Apologies/Guests John Allcock by mid-day Monday at the very latest SMS 0414 397 376 or Secretary Helen Gibb 0419893370
Home Page Stories
Outstanding presentation by new member Bruce. Bruce has "Jack of all Trades" as his occupation on his badge and he explained why! Bruce has tried and succeeded in many different areas including paperboy, lawn mowing, road construction, rock band vocalist, bar work, writing and editing, claims officer, cabinet maker and gardener. He is now involved in various voluntary activities. His resilience and flexibility have been his main strengths and he is a very welcome Rotarian.
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This week’s Guest Speaker was Sam Hicks who gave us an interesting and wide-talk in her usual inimitable style!
She is a woman of many passions and great perseverance. Her many jobs/businesses involve small business consulting, cameras, ceramics, completing an MBA, country halls, Marysville and Fawcett. Her endeavours won her the Murrindindi Citizen of the Year award in January.
With the help of Ian Newman and the Fawcett community she has helped save / renew Fawcett Hall and is an expert in Grant Applications (after many failures and frustrations). Sam’s community development focus has recently assisted Alexandra with the construction of a small heated pool for children, learn to swim students and rehab patients. Together with Marg and Alan Rouse and others she persisted through covid and eventually saw the opening of the facility.
Sam has contributed to the Rotary Easter Art Show and has initiated food and wine festivals. Her main message is don’t give up! Keep asking, applying and ringing! Make a fuss about what is important in your community!
John Cannon thanked Sam sincerely for her presentation and awarded her a wooden angel (symbolic of our donation to Angel Flight).
Bob Flowers conducted an amusing fine session and the raffle was drawn.
From Sam’s Facebook page!
This week I was chuffed to speak at Rotary Club of Alexandra.
I spoke about being involved in community and my two passion projects Fawcett Hall and Alexandra Indoor Heated Pool Inc and the journeys of those projects and the amazing people who have contributed.
My connection started with Rotary back in the day of exhibiting at the Rotary Art Show at Easter time in Alexandra and it was great to reconnect with members who I had not caught up with for some time.
I also was humbled seeing two new members inducted. Congrats to them both they will be great additions to the team.
A great evening and what an inspirational bunch of people, not only locally, nationally but globally! I look forward to seeing what Rotary achieve this year with the 'A' team of girls leading the charge.
Did you know that globally Rotary contribute approximately 47 million volunteer hours each year...phew...
btw - my angel, handcrafted here in Alexandra by Rotarian Bruce, went with the cert straight to the pool room...well mantlepiece..
Thanks for the opportunity to be a guest speaker!
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This is an update on the Rotary Alexandra project to help a group of Ukrainian refugees staying in Carlton. The idea was initiated by Rotarian Geoff Proctor. On Thursday 18th August Sharon Fox and Ian and Helen Gibb drove to Melbourne with two carloads of groceries,potatoes and food vouchers. The group is being mentored by Ukrainian speaker Lesia Bugryn who assisted us. They were very pleased that our small community had sourced so much produce especially from Foodworks and Dobsons. Rotary has financed vouchers for local supermarkets.
The group changes as time goes on, but there are always about 150 mostly women and children.
Thanks to all those who donated goods and their time.
Through the Hat
Oct 05, 2022
Wear outlandish Hat $2
Oct 19, 2022
Nov 02, 2022
Nov 16, 2022
Nov 30, 2022
Students maybe
Dec 07, 2022
Proposed night for School awards TBC
Dec 21, 2022
Christmas Celebration
Jan 18, 2023
Social night . Welcome to 2023
Feb 01, 2023
Feb 15, 2023
Mar 01, 2023
Mar 15, 2023
Hopefully Seymour visiting to return trophy
Club Leaders
Community Service
Vocational Services
International Service
Rotary Foundation
Vice President
Immediate Past President
New Generations
Art Show
Music in the Park
Australia Day
Bowel Scan