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Kooringal Golf Club
Wilga Ave.
Altona, VIC 3018
0425 769 253
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  • Tim has a background in physics, journalism, documentary photography, gardening, education and more than twenty-five year's experience generating archival photographic records.
  • His endeavours incorporate both tangible and intangible heritage, gathering personal stories of built forms and merging science with art in his poetic images. 
Talk Synopsis: The Burke and Wills and Lewis and Clark expeditions were amazing feats of stamina and courage. Mike's talk outlines the rationale for each expedition and reviews their parallels and contrasts while highlighting some of the incredible events which occurred during these treks.
About the Speaker: Mike is from Wollongong. He came to Melbourne to undertake an MSc at Monash University at age 20.
After a few short years in Melbourne, Mike had a wife (Carol), 4 kids and a mortgage. He had a long career in the IT industry based mainly in Melbourne but with re-locations to Sydney, Perth and Boyne Island in Central Queensland.
In retirement Mike and Carol play lots of golf and do a bit of travelling.
Mike is on the committee of the Burke and Wills Historical Society. In 2015 he spent 3 weeks following the Burke and Wills track from Melbourne to The Gulf.
In the last few years he has undertaken volunteer assignments helping with IT projects in Bandung, Indonesia, Quezon City in Manila and Kavieng in PNG.
The 2020 Hobsons Bay Rotary Teacher Awards were held as a ZOOM meeting on 19 October, in view of COVID-19 Lockdown.
Nominations from the following Schools (listed alphabetically) were presented with Rotary Vocational Service Awards for distinguished service to the community and dedication to vocational services:
  • Altona College- Team Award for curriculum development;
  • Annunciation Primary School- Team award to Classroom teachers for on-line teaching;
  • Bayside College-Team Award for developing STEM curriculum;
  • Emmanuel College- Encouragement Awards for two 1st year teachers;
  • Williamstown High School:
    • Achievement Awards (2) for experienced teachers 
    • Team Award for 2 support staff supporting International Students during pandemic.
The Awards are showcased below.

PP Charlie Montebello in action

Altona City Rotary Club held its 19th annual charity golf day at Kooringal Golf Club raising money for kids with life-threatening conditions and other worthy causes.
Golf committee chairman Charlie Montebello (pictured) said that "In the past 11 years we have donated $109,000 to Very Special Kids through the charity golf day as well as another $50,000 which we have spent in the Community and on other Rotary projects."
Altona City Rotary's cycling group conducted a bicycle safety lesson for members of the Vietnamese Association in Hobsons Bay. A great use for the Louis Joel Carpark, and a wonderful afternoon. Many of these women grew up riding bikes in Vietnam and came out to Australia in the 80s as boat people. Afterwards, a Vietnamese banquet was shared.