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Alexandra

Service Above Self

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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Greta and Christine informed us about U3A East Murrindindi
Are you retired or just going part time and want to learn for the love of it, enjoying new adventures and making new friends?
To join refer to  murrindindieastu3a.org.au
Our Rotarians were informed about the vast assortment of activities available and given a copy of the 2019 course program. Enrol from Nov 30 2018 for next year.
Once you join these include writing and languages, creative arts and music, food, wine and gardens, health and well-being, history/ travel/ games, information technology and outdoor activities.
Other events are day trips by bus, happy hour and a yearly interstate bus trip.
If you look at their Facebook page Murrindindi East U3A you see many smiling faces.
As their brochure says “So why not join in and make retirement the best time of your life?”
 
What do you call a person smiling on Monday?
 
Retired!
Noel and John are hosting a Rotary Garden Party at 15 Perkins st on Oct 27th and 28th. This is to raise money to cover the cost of  providing Free live Music Rotary Park Saturday 2nd March 2019 . Your support would be appreciated.
 
District Governor Malcolm and his wife Jill visited Rotary Alexandra this week.
 
 
Doing rounds to visit all clubs before Christmas (64 clubs). Alex is 38th club, all are different- biggest difference is in way meetings run. Some very casual and some down the line, Alex in the middle...
Theme - being the inspiration presented to governors elect in SAN Diego. 2000 people - sets of bongos - taught how to play basics in 15mins. Idea - teach , support and combine people with common purpose /theme can achieve a lot.
Be “the “ inspiration is quite definitive - who what when where why - 5 questions asked about the theme. First two who and what made me think. Decided who - me to inspire others Rotarians or should I be inspiring non Rotarians. Decided the first. Until realised 3rd possibility - that is to inspire myself - to be a better Rotarian and will therefore inspire the other two.
 
What is it I should inspire myself to do? Become a better Rotarian. What is that? What I need to think about - 4 way test - so meaningful for things we think say and do. If I fully apply this I will be a better person not just better Rotarian. Secondly applies to being a good Rotary club, 5 values of Rotary:
Service - all clubs do service - for all things you do in your Community do a great job.
Fellowship - can’t imagine a club without it, binds it...
Integrity - so far haven’t met a person that isn’t honest Diversity - we are all different- different professions and backgrounds to pop, resources and skills, often target people in different professions.
Leadership- different definitions of leadership but all efforts to make a difference on committees run events etc mean leadership. Rotary gives opportunity to develop leadership. We all acquire confidence and skills through our work in Rotary.
 
So give Alex 5 out of 5 - you love what you’re doing and being a Rotary club. Hope to inspire you to “ be the inspiration” and inspire yourself and others to be a better person.
 
 
Jill spoke - partners project is rural aid - grew up in Hay and aware of effect of weather drought, fire, flood, frost hail. Buy a bale delivered more than 4000000 bales of hay. Provide logistical and emotional support, adding, rural counselling and others services. Recently trucks to Connabarbran, and Mudgee. Recently employed 7 new counsellors, eg hampers don’t help rural businesses. Maintain lifeline to farmers.
 
Melinda provided a cheque to support Jill’s project.
Which Project should I pick?
Rotary Alexandra is providing the general public an opportunity to hear details of five of the local “pick my project” submissions. This will at 7.35pm on Wednesday September 5th at the Alexandra Golf. There is no charge. This is following our dinner meeting.
 
Adam Johnston  Alexandra Youth Recreational Precinct
 

Providing Alexandra’s youth with an engaging recreational meeting space

The project would consist of redeveloping the existing bike park dirt jumps and vacant land next to the existing skate park.
The intention is to develop a more progressive, safer and user-friendly mountain biking pump, dirt jumps and skills development track for young people and biking enthusiasts.
The recreational precinct will give young people a safe and healthy meeting area and will encourage better life choices.
This new development would be designed and delivered by industry professionals.
• Reducing risk taking behaviours of local young people i.e. drugs and alcohol 
• Healthy outlet for young people and community 
• Greater respect and ownership of the main youth precinct in town 
• Creating a destination park that will support visitation 
• Encourages healthier outcomes for community 
• Mentoring and friendship opportunities between age and gender groups 
supporting community cohesion 
• Greater connection with the outdoors and local community

Sam Hicks  Alexandra indoor heated pool

To purchase and install an above ground Mineral Salt Pool.

To provide a cost-effective heated pool in a venue that can be utilised twelve months a year for the health, wellbeing, and safety of all Murrindindi residents. 
This will give our communities the opportunity to participate in group and personalised water activities and swimming lessons for all ages. 
This may include and is not limited to physical therapy, water aerobics, water yoga and scuba diving lessons. 
This project came about from a community meeting in 2015 when a local facility was no longer available. A group of parents decided to solve the challenge by researching options and holding community consultations.
This will benefit the community by providing learning to swim classes for all children in our region and enabling our elderly citizens of all abilities with an opportunity to engage in health and wellness by way of water therapy. Our residents currently have to travel more than 2 hours to access valuable therapy. Our children only have access to seasonal pools for Learn to Swim programs and many currently travel outside the region to access water safety programs in the winter months. Many parents choose not to participate in Learn to Swim due to the distance needed to access programs.
 
Sarah Irving  "Alexandra Youth Innovation Lab Pilot Project". 

Youth driving change in the community using technology and innovation

A “Youth Innovation Lab” in Alexandra’s main street will provide an exciting hub that attracts young people to engage in digital skill development and introduces them to industry experts and innovators to explore varied career pathways. Young people will apply their new skills in coding, robotics, 3D printing and digital animation art projects, to positively impact the local community. The Innovation Lab will be a place that promotes and develops entrepreneurship, creativity, working collaboratively within the local community and developing innovative solutions for local issues.
The Alexandra Youth Innovation Lab will provide:
Youth belonging and connectedness to community
Young people will become “Tech Ninjas” who are driving solutions via digital technology for individuals, community groups and society
Youth entrepreneurship, creating pathways and supporting our young people to remain in the community
Community education to enhance the knowledge of how digital technology is influencing the future world of work for our young people and cybersafe practices
Mentoring/study groups in mathematics, engineering and science will bring community members with skill sets to the “Lab” to support co-creating the vision and possibility
 

Melinda Burgess  . "From little things big things grow"
To develop a food van community learning space.

The food van will be a practical learning environment for community members who have barriers to employment. We will work with participants to develop skills in food safety, barista and decision making in a holistic approach aimed to encourage and empower. Our purpose will be to develop skills and pathways for individuals for further training and employment opportunities. Our philosophy is to walk alongside participants in the development of these new skills through participation in our productive gardens, kitchens and food van service.
Those with barriers to employment such as people with a disability, parents returning to work and long term unemployed will have the opportunity to develop skills and experience within the food van operation. The skills and experience obtained will offer individuals increased opportunity to gain employment and / or pathways to further qualifications. The van will operate during special events, lunchtime deliveries once a week, markets and for requested catering opportunities, giving participants a wide range of experiences.
 

Richard Simpson The Scout and Community Shed

Multi-purpose Scout and Community Shed servicing Alexandra and eastern Murrindindi

The Scout and Community Shed will provide a new multi-purpose space for various community groups across all age ranges for daytime, evening and weekend use. 
Co-financial contributors to this project, in addition to the $200,000 Pick My Project grant, will be Scouts Victoria who will match the $200,000 and the Shire of Murrindindi who have consented in principle to gift the land for the project. 
Additional local community pledges of $40,000 have been received to date. 
The Pick My Project grant will allow a $600,000 project to be delivered on the ground within the required 12 months.
Local community spaces within Alexandra and eastern Murrindindi (Eildon, Thornton, Buxton and Taggerty) suitable for active youth activities are limited and at capacity. This multi-purpose facility is designed for maximum use including:- daytime (playgroups, bush kinder, senior's exercise classes), after-school (dance, karate etc.) evening (Scouts), weekends (accommodation for visiting Scouts, community functions etc.). 
Scouts have occupied this site adjacent to Mackenzie Reserve for over 80 years. The buildings are no longer fit for purpose for Scouts or the wider community. This joint venture has been under development with Murrindindi Shire for three years.
Yours in Rotary
Tom Farrell
President Elect
Rotary Club of Alexandra
PO Box 76 Alexandra 3714
57721897  0431887842
tfarrell@dkc.net.au
"Be an Inspiration"
 
Speakers
No meeting
Oct 24, 2018
MEETING FIRST, THIRD AND FIFTH Wednesday of Month
Noel McIlwraith
Oct 27, 2018
Open Gardens Garden Party 15 Perkins St
Melbourne Cup Theme combined with Hat Day
Oct 31, 2018
At the Alexandra Golf Club 6-30 for 7pm?
Lincoln Budge
Nov 07, 2018
All Abilities sports: At the Alexandra Golf Club 6-30 for 7pm
No meeting
Nov 14, 2018
MEETING FIRST, THIRD AND FIFTH Wednesday of Month
Chefs
Nov 15, 2018
BBQ outside Reddrops to raise money for March 2nd Music in the Park
Speaker on Rotary Foundation
Nov 21, 2018
Joint visit with Rotary Mansfield to Koala Orchards 6pm followed by CWA catered meal at Yarck Hall
Chefs again
Nov 22, 2018
BBQ outside Reddrops to raise money for March 2nd Music in the Park
No meeting
Nov 28, 2018
MEETING FIRST, THIRD AND FIFTH Wednesday of Month
Students and teachers
Dec 05, 2018
School Awards: At the Alexandra Golf Club 6-30 for 7pm
No meeting
Dec 12, 2018
MEETING FIRST, THIRD AND FIFTH Wednesday of Month
Santa
Dec 19, 2018
Christmas Breakup: At the Alexandra Golf Club 6-30 for 7pm
Community in song
Dec 21, 2018
Carols in the park
No meeting
Dec 26, 2018
MEETING FIRST, THIRD AND FIFTH Wednesday of Month
No meeting
Jan 02, 2019
Getting over New Year
No meeting
Jan 09, 2019
MEETING FIRST, THIRD AND FIFTH Wednesday of Month
ticket sellers
Jan 12, 2019
Alexandra PRO Rodeo
members
Jan 16, 2019
Welcome 2019 meeting
No meeting
Jan 23, 2019
MEETING FIRST, THIRD AND FIFTH Wednesday of Month
Australia Day Ambassador
Jan 26, 2019
Australia Day Celebrations
Social night
Jan 30, 2019
Fun and fellowship
TBC
Feb 06, 2019
National Youth Forum at Golf Club
No meeting
Feb 13, 2019
MEETING FIRST, THIRD AND FIFTH Wednesday of Month
TBA
Feb 20, 2019
At the Alexandra Golf Club 6-30 for 7pm
No meeting
Feb 27, 2019
MEETING FIRST, THIRD AND FIFTH Wednesday of Month
Performers
Mar 02, 2019
Free Music in the Park
Directors and members
Mar 06, 2019
Club assembly at Golf Club
Seymour and Alexandra members
Mar 13, 2019
Putting on the green wear flat shoes: At the Alexandra Golf Club 6-30 for 7pm
TBC
Mar 20, 2019
Menzies Support Services: At the Alexandra Golf Club 6-30 for 7pm
No meeting
Mar 27, 2019
MEETING FIRST, THIRD AND FIFTH Wednesday of Month
TBC
Apr 03, 2019
Literacy
Cyclists
Apr 07, 2019
Cycle Dindi to raise money for Youth Projects
No meeting
Apr 10, 2019
MEETING FIRST, THIRD AND FIFTH Wednesday of Month
No meeting
Apr 17, 2019
Meeting Thursday to set up for art Show at Community Centre
Lots of people
Apr 18, 2019
Thursday at Community centre setting up for art show tea at 7pm
Artists
Apr 19, 2019
Annual Easter Art show opening 7pm. Our 50th!
 
 
 
 
 
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