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
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Guest Speaker Lee Coller:
Lee is Health Planning and Prevention Manager
of the Goulburn Valley Public Health Unit.
Lee has been working in health promotion; that is promoting health to prevent chronic diseases (think diabetes, heart disease, mental illness) for the last seven years. She has been facilitating the Goulburn Mental Health and Wellbeing project for the last three years, with twenty member organizations coming together to improve mental health and wellbeing for Murrindindi and Mitchell communities.
Goulburn Mental Health and Wellbeing project:
 2019: Catalysed, following a report commissioned into local challenges for Mitchell and Murrindindi Shires
 2020: Forum in with 20+ organisations across sector
Commitment to a 5-year project to increase Visibility, Accessibility and Integration
of Mental Health and Wellbeing for the catchment
 Aligned with Royal Commission into Mental Health in Victoria recommendations
 Regular forums, communications and projects
“1 in 5 people experience mental ill health in their lifetime:
Mood disorders - anxiety, depression
Psychotic disorders – eating disorders, bipolar, schizophrenia
Affects: sleep, mood, motivation and energy > a few weeks or more and impacting bigger things like relationships/work etc. > seek help
Youth: affected by – connectedness, loneliness, societal pressures, jobs / money pressures
Suicide: more men; but more women with depression / anxiety or self-harming
Research – there are regional challenges. Improvements can't happen with one organisation. Strong relationships are needed to improve services and wellbeing, organisations such as:
vic police, education, tafe, local government – all have a role to play
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The ‘Planting Trees for the Queens Jubilee’ poroject was offically launched on Tuesday. The Open Gardens' Committee successfully applied for a Federal Government grant of $8K to plant an avenue of trees along the Maroondah Hwy entrance to Alexandra. With additional contributions from Open Gardens' committee and Rotary Alexandra, this planting is expected to be done in late winter/early spring 2023.
Murrindindi CEO unveiled the plaque recogizing the work of the council workers and support of Goulburn Valley Water. The Council will plant the trees and provide mulch around them with Goulburn Valley Water providing water until the trees are established.
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Guest Speaker (and RC Alexandra member) Noel McIlwraith spoke about Alexandra and District Open Gardens.
This special weekend was unfortunately cancelled this year, on the advice of emergency services, due to the flood situation, after 2 years of Covid cancellations.
One of the gardens, at Molesworth, was inundated from the Goulburn River, while the lawn at an Acheron garden had morphed into a marsh, and parking in the adjacent paddock was deemed unsafe.
The last few days have been very busy, contacting garden owners, sponsors and media. Local signwriter Julie has been very helpful in providing ‘CANCELLED’ stickers for our signage at short notice.
Good news is that all our garden owners have again offered to open their gardens in 2023. Fourth time lucky, let’s hope.
A virtual tour of the 8 gardens which were scheduled to open in 2022 is available on the Open Gardens Facebook page, and worth a look.
Alexandra and District Open Gardens started in 1991, the brainchild of Alma Hexter and Gwenda Martin, to raise money for Community Care. 16 gardens opened that first year.
Over 100 local gardens have opened their gates to visitors since the program began, between 8 and 23 each year.
In 2013 Open Gardens Weekend was the Community Event of the Year.
$180K-$200K has been returned to the community in diverse beautification projects at Kellock Lodge, Darlingford UGNH, the RSL, Football Clubrooms, CFA and local schools.
A circle of Jeffers Red maples was planted in Leckie Park, around a 3 tonne rock with a plaque commemorating 30 years of Open Gardens.
Rotary has been involved since day one, providing gate sitters, and several members opening their gardens to the community.
Our latest project is the ‘Planting Trees for the Queens Jubilee’ commemoration. OG Committee successfully applied for a Federal Government grant of $8K to plant an avenue of trees along the Maroondah Hwy entrance to Alexandra. With additional contributions from OG committee and RC Alexandra, this planting is expected to be done in late winter/early spring 2023.
Dec 21, 2022
Christmas Celebration
Jan 18, 2023
Social night . Welcome to 2023
Committee chairs
Feb 01, 2023
Mid year review
Anthea Forbes
Feb 15, 2023
Mar 01, 2023
Mar 15, 2023
Hopefully Seymour visiting to return trophy
Mar 29, 2023
NO meeting
Apr 05, 2023
No meeting
Apr 06, 2023
Setting up Art Show for 7 to 10 April
Opening night Art Show need a club effort
Apr 07, 2023
As many as possible
Apr 19, 2023
May 03, 2023
May 17, 2023
May 31, 2023
Student hopefully
Jun 07, 2023
Hopefully NYSF TBC
Club Leaders
President Elect
Community Service
Vocational Services
International Service
Rotary Foundation
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Club Administration
New Generations
Art Show
Music in the Park
Australia Day
Bowel Scan