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Alexandra

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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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The Rotary Club of Alexandra Art Show Committee takes this opportunity to offer our thanks in appreciation for your participation in 2018 Easter Art Show. All participants are to be congratulated on the quality of the works displayed, as evidenced by the many comments received by organisers over the duration of the show.
The Prize Winners were:
ALEXANDRA ART EXCELLENCE GOLD MEDAL:
Summer Morn, Sheans Creek, Ross Paterson
OIL OR ACRYLIC;
Ghosts Gums of the Pilbara, Christine Cafarella Pearce.
WORK ON PAPER:
Metung Reflections, Ron Muller.
ANY MEDIUM UP TO $750:
Easy Meal, Brad Trembath. 
MOST POPULAR ARTWORK(Judged by Public Vote)
Place Without a Postcard, Craig Davy.
In due course you will be sent further correspondence inviting you to submit entries to the 2019 show, along with further relevant information.
As the 2019 show will be the 50th edition, we are exploring ways to make it bigger and better.
Once again, thank you for your contribution in making the 2018 show the success that it was,
Yours Sincerely,
Ron Sinclair
Art Show Director
Toast to Rotary International by PP Rob Chaffe: Rotary International is identified by its symbols of excellence the Gear Wheel that is abbreviated to “the Rotary Wheel”. We know that symbols can be shallow promises and in the modern world we see and experience the consequences of unfulfilled promises yet shining out amidst all the Rotary Wheel. We know Rotary not through this symbol but through what the members of this organisation are driven by. They promote Peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education and grow local economics. High ideals indeed, but Rotary International has pledged $150 million US to help fund the eradication of Polio that will cost $1.5 Billion. To give you an idea as to the significance of this Australia has pledged $13 million. Yes only 8.37% of Rotary’s contribution. There are three parts to Rotary and the first is the Rotary Club, the second is Rotary International and the last the Rotary Foundation. World wide of the 7 billion people only 1.2 million are Rotarians and 35 000 Clubs. How is it possible that Rotary can make such an impact, by the way so far this year there have been no recorded cases of “wild” polio. Yes we have almost wiped out this debilitating disease world wide. How is this so? Rotarians think differently, see differently and act responsibly because we, the whole 1.2 million Rotarians are Common unity builders, problem solvers and people of action. Rotary international punches way above its weight where ever it is. Regrettably in the wider community Rotary is known only by the local Rotary Park or a sausage sizzle. In Alexandra its Driver Education Program has saved over 45 lives.
It’s contribution to Rotary Foundation over 50 years amounts to over $100 000 US; this capital investment is never touched but the interest provides the money needed. Think what the compound interest on just $10 000 amounts to, let alone $100 000! It was a significant force to get Kellock Village off the ground in the 80’s and the development of the new library.
It has welcomed over forty five students on the youth exchange program and sent out 35 students all over the world, 8 vocational exchange team members, six Rotary Foundation scholars and on and on. All this has been possible because of those 35 000 Rotary Clubs around the world come together through Rotary International.
Now 113 years old Rotary International is one of the most dynamic, responsible and respected organisations in the world. Let’s shout it out that it is no secret anymore Rotary International is a vibrant energetic and responsible organisation that reaches around the world first a toast to Rotary International and then pop your poppers. The toast is Rotary International! Shout it out with your party poppers!
 
Tree Planting in Leckie Park:
Rotary, in collaboration with Murrindindi Shire Council and the Alexandra Open Garden Committee, selected the replacement
trees and determined the location of the trees to ensure that they would be fit for purpose, be consistent with the UT Creek
management plan and to ensure that the easy maintenance of the park is not compromised.
Karen Stevens from CEACA, co-ordinator of the L2P program, explained that the program has an urgent need for more mentors to assist learners under 21 years of age without access to a supervising driver or vehicle to get their 120 hours of driving experience required to apply for a probationary drivers licence. This community based program is a partnership between CEACA, VicRoads and TAC.
The program has its own vehicle. She would like Rotarians [and friends of Rotary] to consider being mentors. If you have time to help mentor, please contact Karen on 57721238 or email alexandral2p@ceaca.com.au
Our Directors for 2018 – 2019
Secretary: Chris Jackson, Vice President: David Dimech, Publicity: Rob Chaffe, President Melinda Jackson,
Youth: John Cannon, International: Emily Marr, Community Service: Noel McIlwraith, Treasurer: Ian Gibb
Missing from the photo: President Elect: Tom Farrell, Vocational: Ross Thompson
 
Speakers
Debbie Rogers and Carole Staley
Jul 18, 2018
Our hospital
No meeting
Jul 25, 2018
MEETING FIRST, THIRD AND FIFTH Wednesday of Month
TBA
Aug 01, 2018
At the Alexandra Golf Club 6-30 for 7pm
No meeting
Aug 08, 2018
MEETING FIRST, THIRD AND FIFTH Wednesday of Month
TBA
Aug 15, 2018
At the Alexandra Golf Club 6-30 for 7pm
No meeting
Aug 22, 2018
MEETING FIRST, THIRD AND FIFTH Wednesday of Month
Social night
Aug 29, 2018
Fun and fellowship
 
 
 
 
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