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Welcome to our Rotary Club

Alexandra

Service Above Self

First, third and fifth Wednesday 6.30pm for 7.00pm
Alexandra Golf Club
Apologies/Guests Ph: 0417 390 266 or email John Monteath at: jmonteath@bigpond.com . BY TUESDAY 12:
Gordon st PO Box 76
ALEXANDRA, VIC  3714
Australia
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The Rotarians remembered October 10 “World Mental Health Day” by wearing a hat to their regular meeting on October 16.  Each member made a gold coin contribution to the Rotary “lift You Lid Project" that raises funds for mental health research.  The “Lift you Lid” collection boxes have been placed in most business houses in Alexandra and they will be around till the end of October, Mental Health Month.  Rotary extends a very special thank you to the community who have made a donation to support “Lift your Lid” as mental Heath has been identified as the most significant issue facing the community now and  in the future.

GUEST SPEAKER - PENNY PAXMAN
Penny is a local of many years and moved to Alexandra to run a guest house which is now Montserrat. She quickly became a member of the Tourist Association and the Library. When a job appeared at the Standard and, knowing the value of a good local newspaper, she snapped it up. It was founded by John Whitelaw and has changed over the years as public expectations changed. It is now more proactive with articles on local campaigns and views. Topics such as Kellock Lodge and the Black Spur have been given many columns. Readers also like the local sport, cattle sales and real estate pages. They particularly love the letters and ‘Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down’ columns. Photos of locals are valued and podcasts are available. A cadetship is on offer for a young person interested in written media.
More large print newspapers would be helpful to the elderly.

Sue is a Sustainability Officer for the Shire of Murrindindi. With only 1.8 people in her department she has a huge range of responsibilities. Her job is to apply statutory laws to strengthen the natural environment, reduce consumption, promote solar energy and preserve plants and animals native to the area. We have a rare plant called a Round Leaf Pomaderris found in our Shire and efforts are made to identify and preserve it. This relates to planning applications, building permits and roadside maintenance.
Murrindindi Shire is 48% Crown Land which operates under different rules. Despite a population of only 19,993 people the Shire is a magnet for visitors, summer and winter. Coping with this and providing services for locals as well, leads to some conflicts of interest. We also have a huge deer problem. DELWP manages the alpine area, not the Council.
Decisions regarding roadside clearing, firewood permits, saving endangered species of plants and selective spraying of weeds always engender differences of opinion and interpretation. This, combined with need for fire precautions, make agreement hard to reach.
They have recently been working with local groups including Rotary to plant trees in Leckie Park and clean up along the UT Creek. They also involve Upper Goulburn Landcare and U3A.
Sue emphasised her motto of ‘STRONGER TOGETHER – BE VIGILANT’. Often the Council only becomes aware of problems when they are reported by the public so please do!

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Rotary Club of Alexandra
Our 51st Easter Art Show runs from April 10th to 13th 2020. The Gala Opening Night is on Friday 10th April 6.30pm at the Alexandra Community Leisure Centre on the Maroondah Hwy opposite the Alexandra Secondary College. Tickets are $20 on the Opening Night and include drinks and finger food. Sat/Sun/ Mon tickets are $5. Entrants are admitted free.
We welcome entries of paintings, sculptures, woodwork and photography. Expressions of interest should be emailed to alex.easter.artshow@gmail.com. Forms will be sent to all last year’s entrants. Entries cost $10 each and prizes total $5,500. Entries close on March 23rd 2020.
This prestigious Art Show attracts many local artists and others from Melbourne and interstate. It is supported by sponsorship from our generous Shire of Murrindindi and wonderful local businesses.
The Alexandra Art Show is only one of many exciting activities available in the area. The beautiful forests, Lake Eildon and Goulburn River, as well as fairs and markets, make Murrindindi Shire a prime Easter destination.
PRIZES
Best Original Art Work any medium $2,000
Section One Oil/Acrylic $1,000
Section Two Work on Paper $1,000
Section Three Any Medium priced up to $750 $500
Section Four Woodwork $250
Section Five Photography $250
Section Six Best Emerging Artist $250
Most Popular Artwork any medium $250

For information ring Helen Gibb, Art Show Director 0419 893370

Join the Rotary Club of Alexandra
We welcome Meg Dunn to the fellowship of Rotary.
Consider joining us so the club can continue serving the local, national and international communities.
What does Alexandra Rotary do?
 With Rotary Yea and Mansfield we organise and run Cycle Dindi to raise funds for local youth initiatives.
 Man the office and help at Alexandra Truck and Ute show on Queen’s Birthday weekend
 Provide readers for the ELF day in the main street for primary schools
 Run mock job interviews at the local secondary college
 Conduct with Lions the Australia Day Celebrations; Organisation, breakfast and game
Organise and help run Carols in the park and Music in the Park.
 Promote and sell bowel scan kits in May
 Catering and manning the gates at the Alexandra show
 Conduct practice interviews for students applying for the National Youth Science forum
 Man the gates for the Open Gardens
 Gives awards for community service, business in excellence and pride in workmanship
 Conduct the Easter Art Show & run a raffle and sell tickets in the main street.
 Have meetings on the first, third and fifth Wednesdays with interesting speakers and fellowship.
 We donate money to various causes local and international as the funds permit.
How to join.
Essentially, membership is simple.
You need to be a person of good character and standing, with a willingness to give something back to your community. Be prepared to have fun along the way and meet a whole new circle of friends.
You need to be willing to commit yourself, mostly in terms of some time towards service and fellowship. This is further explained at a dinner meeting.
It is difficult, in a few words here, to explain why people join Rotary.
The members look forward to your possible involvement, and are only more than happy to discuss with you what we do, why we do it, and how.
All money raised by Rotarians is used for charitable causes and our voluntary manpower means that no money is ever used for administrative purposes. Therefore a yearly fee of $180 is required to cover Rotary international, district and local administrative costs.
The Rotary Club of Alexandra meets for dinner on the first, third and fifth Wednesday evenings at The Alexandra Golf Club, Gordon St Alexandra 6.30 for 7.00 p.m. Cost $20.00 for dinner and drinks at bar prices.
Membership director Lynda Robinson lynda@domino-oaks.com.au

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Speakers
Sasha Barrow/ Lisa Nolte
Oct 30, 2019
Social night; Embassy of New Ideas Pizzas BYO drinks and glasses
Hopefully Carley Heath
Nov 06, 2019
Our Library & Jim Kinniburgh farewell
no meeting
Nov 13, 2019
meet 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesday 6-30pm
DG Brian Peters
Nov 20, 2019
DG visit: Board 5-30 Club 6.30 for 7
Students & Teachers
Dec 04, 2019
School awards night
no meeting
Dec 11, 2019
meet 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesday 6-30pm
Santa
Dec 18, 2019
Christmas Celebration
no meeting
Jan 01, 2020
No Meeting
everyone
Jan 08, 2020
Welcome to 2020
RYLA
Jan 15, 2020
RYLA
no meeting
Jan 22, 2020
meet 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesday 6-30pm
NTSF
Feb 05, 2020
National Youth Forum Recipient
no meeting
Feb 12, 2020
meet 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesday 6-30pm
surprise
Feb 19, 2020
surprise
no meeting
Feb 26, 2020
meet 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesday 6-30pm
Girls
Mar 04, 2020
Alice Sloan Expedition
missed by that much
Mar 11, 2020
Seymour Golf Challenge at Alex
Menzies Support Services Clients
Mar 18, 2020
Games night
surprise
Apr 01, 2020
surprise
no meeting
Apr 08, 2020
NO MEETING SETTING UP ART SHOW
Helen Gibb
Apr 09, 2020
Setting up Art Show at Community Centre
surprise
Apr 15, 2020
surprise
no meeting
Apr 22, 2020
meet 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesday 6-30pm
 
 
 
 
 
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