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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 Lindsay Baker by mid-day Monday at the very latest Secretary Helen Gibb 0419893370
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Rotary Alexandra guest speaker Doug Carney, Spring Crk Rd resident for 40 years and Angel Flight volunteer pilot over 15 years, and for the last 6 years splitting his time between Alexandra and Tocumwal.
Angel Flight volunteers provide non-urgent transport for medical treatment at no cost to their passengers. The service is funded by donations, from service clubs and philanthropy
85% of funds raised is spent on aircraft fuel and airport fees, both of which are provided at discount from regular services, to support Angel Flight.
Only 15% of funds is spent on administrative expenses. The service has been operating in Australia for 20 years, after Bill Brewster, visiting the Osh-Kosh Air Show in 2003, saw a similar service in the US and could see potential benefits here too.
Initially it was expected that they would do approx. 800 flights a year. This has grown to 2000 flights a year. Pilots and drivers (land angels) donate their time, aircraft and vehicles to transport patients to appointments. Most of their customer have serious medical problems which cannot be managed in their local communities.
On his first flight for the service, Doug flew a patient from Mildura to the Austin Hospital for chemotherapy- a 2 hour flight instead of an 8 hour drive.
Why volunteer for Angel Flight?
Pilots love flying, and doing something worthwhile for someone doing it tough!
Doug has done 7 flights over the years. Pilots need to respond quickly as available flights are quickly allocated. Allocation depends on both pilot and aircraft certification, plane size, carrying capacity, instrumentation. Other cases Doug has transported include a lady returning from Moorabbin to Porepunkah 24 hours post cardiac stent ( 1 &1/4 hour flight vs 4 hours by car),
A couple from Casterton to Essendon so that the husband could receive a cochlear implant.
A day’s driving from the  outback Queensland town of Boulia to a major centre can be achieved in a 2 hour flight .
A wonderful service for our community supported by our club with a $1000 donation.
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This week International Director Maria Price toasted The Rotary Club of Bombay. It has 350 members. It has spun off 26 Interact clubs and 6 Rotaract Clubs over the years. They have 50 Committees with 20 looking after Community service projects. Projects such as Tiger Conservation, Empowerment of Women, Fresh Water Projects and the Cotton Green Clinic for the Underprivileged.
They are guided by a saying from Mahatma Gandi:
“The prayer in silence, with faith for love, is service in peace.”
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Rotary district governor Neta Kirby visited the Alexandra Rotary Club this week. She works as a therapist with children from 2 years to 13 years who have been neglected or abused. Two causes she expounded were “ The Life's Little Treasures Foundation” and taking action against domestic violence.
She gave a personal example of a baby very dear to her heart and how it is wonderful to be in touch with others in the same position – ‘families helping families’.
The organisation has provided support for thousands of families with premature babies but receives no federal funding. With this as her project, Neta is asking Rotarians to help raise money for this foundation who are aiming to raise $53,000.
The Life's Little Treasures Foundation is Australia's leading charity dedicated to providing support, friendship and information, specifically tailored for families of children born premature or sick. The Foundation's services are available in the hospital (neonatal and special care units) and in the community when families come home.
The Foundation's mission is to ensure that no family endures the traumatic and life changing experience of having a premature or sick baby without easy access to critical information and community support to help them through their journey.
The Facts Are: Premature birth is the number one killer of newborns. Over 45,000 babies are admitted into neonatal intensive and special care units every year in Australia. This is over 14.5% of all babies born and translates to over 115 admissions every day. For more information on the Foundation go to:
Neta In consultation with her adult children, she has chosen to champion Say No to Domestic Violence and yes to respectful relationships. She hopes clubs and the general community will also get on board to raise awareness of this serious issue.
Come along to our meetings. Book on with Lindsay Baker before noon Mondays.
Cost $25 meal drinks at bar prices.
Alexandra golf club Gordon st Alexandra
September 6
District Governor Neta Kirby will be our special guest for the evening.
 ELF Day on TUESDAY 12 September, would like everyone’s support.
September 20
Former Angel Flight pilot and passionate supporter with local connections, Doug Carney will present to the Rotary the story behind the amazing work of Angel Flights.
October 4
The crazy hat is back! 
Time to scrub up ready for an entertaining evening with our Dame Pattie Menzies friends. 
Wear an outlandish hat.
Always a great night!

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