Altona City Rotary eBulletin: 13 Aug 2019

President's Notes
Hi members
Last night we had Alex a prospective new members come to our meeting. Also Martin returned for a third time and wants us to send him the membership application forms.

Our two speakers were very interesting, the personal care packs are a great idea and will provide comfort to many people that find themselves in an unusual situation.

I am sure our club could find a use for some of these packs.
I hope all members know the importance of Wednesday 14th August and will follow the events of the next 5 day’s with great expectations.

Australia has only lost two tests at Lords London in 80 years, let’s hope we can maintain the tradition. Go well Australia.
I hope to see you all again next Monday.

Yours in Rotary
Pinchapoo which is slang for pinch a shampoo is an organization that encourages people to take home those unused toiletries that are provided by hotels when they check out.  Those toiletries are then provided to Pinchapoo who packages them in personal care packs and provides these kits free to people who are in urgent need of toiletries.  Our club can be involved in this initiative by encouraging our members, friends and families to collect these toiletries and donate them to Pinchapoo.   Pictured here are Anne Morton and Lenore Thornton of Pinchapoo showing our club the types of personal care kits they package and provide to those in need.  Their website can be visited by following this link
Another 40ft shipping container packed by DIK volunteers containing 60 hospital beds for Chile. Organised by the Rotary Club of Port Melbourne, this shipment includes 14 Adopt-A-Beds sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Flemington Kensington, Altona City, Caulfield, Glen Waverley and Keilor.
Our Major Fundraiser for the year.  Major Raffle  25/10/19
Please find attached details about our major fundraising effort for the year.   The attached info is provided.   See Charlie M for tickets.
Good Luck with your ticket sales!!!!
Date: Friday the 25th of October 2019
Time: 6.30pm to 10.30pm
Location: Finnish Hall, Pier Street Altona
100 tickets only at $50 each, provides entrants with a chance to win $1000 as well as 9 chances to get their initial investment back!
Each ticket entitles 2 people admission
Beer, wine, soft drink and finger food supplied
 Did You Know........
The RYLA program began in Australia in 1959, when young people throughout the state of Queensland were selected to meet with Princess Alexandra, the young cousin of Queen Elizabeth II.
The Rotarians of Brisbane, who hosted the participants, were impressed with the quality of the young leaders.
It was decided to bring youth leaders together each year for a week of social, cultural and educational activities.
The RYLA program gradually grew throughout all the Rotary districts of Australia and New Zealand.
In 1971, the RI Board of Directors adopted RYLA as an official program of Rotary International.
Here is some information about our District RYLA program
District Recognition- Public Image & Communication
District Governor Bronwyn Stephens recognised Altona City Rotary's Inaugural Teacher Awards Night with a District Recognition for "Public Image & Communications."             
An excellent acknowledgement for the Club, and especially for the key Organisers.  Namely Master of Ceremonies (Charlie Hommelhoff), Keynote Speaker (Bernadette Schwerdt- Essendon RC), Jan Douglas (Vocational Director), Frank Landells (Catering), PDG Julie Mason who suggested the Teacher Awards Night, Loretta Cormack, Bronwyn Fanning (photographer) and Bryan Goodwin (Project Leader).
Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN)
Year 9 Student Dassakorn (Dass) Saton attended a weekend RYPEN camp in Mansfield and had a wonderful experience. Dass presented a recognition certificate (shown below) to President Bronnie.
Bayside P-12 College Acknowledges RYPEN 
Rotary Samples Port...(Arlington...)
Enjoying the Sun at Portarlington, on the back deck of the Bellarine Express- President Bronnie and Immediate Past President Maureen. 
Thanks to Past President Jan Douglas for organising such a wonderful social outing for Altona City Rotary.
Bay Running on the Bellarine Express...
From low gear leaving Docklands at 5 knots, the Port Phillip Bay crossing at an effortless 32 knots (into a howling headwind) was exhilarating for those who wanted some sea air... Melbourne is just visible in the distance.
Rotary District 9800 -  District News Bulletin
The latest edition of the District Communication is out.   It is an interesting read with a number of topics covered such as:
  • The Gimme Five Campaign: Making donations to The Rotary Foundation
  • A report from the District Learning and Development Chair
  • Australia Post Community Grants Scheme
Click on the Local Rotary Links at the bottom of this bulletin to access and subscribe to the latest Bulletin.
ACRC Changeover Dinner
On June 14th we had our changeover dinner that saw the new team for 2019 - 2020 installed.  Our District Governor Bronwyn Stephens was also there to support our club as well as visitors from other local clubs.   The Master of Ceremonies Charlie Hommelhoff made sure a good time was had by all.     
Fundraising Highlights for our Rotary Year
Charlie Montebello (the sausage sizzle king) has excelled in putting together a Fundraising Events list for our club over the next 12 months.  As always, I know we will all help Charlie and Rotary make a difference to the community we serve through fundraising activities.
31/8/19   Bunnings Sausage Sizzle (For VSK)
27/9/19   Bunnings Sausage Sizzle (Grand Final Eve)
25/10/19 Major Raffle
8/12/19   Bunnings Sausage Sizzle
19/12/19 Bunnings Sausage Sizzle
20/1/20   Cluster BBQ
28/2/20   Charity Golf Day 
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Sep 23, 2019
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Sep 27, 2019
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