Altona City Rotary eBulletin:18 March 19
President's Notes
Hi Everyone,
Our guest speaker this week was Leon Colla who spoke on Jerusalem an enigma. Leon, a principal of a local Catholic primary school, shared his experiences of visiting Jerusalem on a study tour.
We also welcomed Michael Landry from Wendoree RC and great friend of the club - Bob Hawkins from RC Laverton Point Cook.
It was my great pleasure to induct Angelo Deltiglio into Rotary.
On Wednesday, I attended a dinner at Rotary House. Rotary House provides accommodation to families of patients undergoing Bone Marrow Transplants.
Our recent Charity Golf day raised $11,385. We have been supporting Very Special Kids for a number of years and this brings our total donation to VSK to $100,000. Since its inception we have raised $163,800 – also supporting the Men’s Shed ($6600), Defence Bank Foundation – sponsoring assistance dogs for returned Defence personnel ($7000) and other Rotary projects ($50,000 to the Club directors budgets).
Charlie M has a printer that was donated to our golf day – if you are interested in purchasing it to support VSK, talk to Charlie.
I will join Barry H in thanking all those who helped out at Clean Up Australia Day at the 100 Steps.
If you are interested in an Entertainment book, please contact Frank ASAP.

Yours in Rotary,

P Bronnie
Altona City Rotary Inducts Angelo Deltiglio
A warm welcome to Bank Manager Angelo Deltiglio, who was inducted by President Bronwyn Fanning on 4 March. Angelo was previously in Rotary in the Geelong Area.
Congratulations also to Leon Mancini on sponsoring another new member! 
Jerusalem- an Enigma: By Leon Colla
Leon Colla (former Principal of St Mary's Primary School), who is a life-long learner, discussed his experiences at a Centre for Biblical Schools in Jerusalem. The purpose of the course was an immersion in culture, with visits to places discussed in the Scriptures including the "Wailing Wall", and "Damascus Gate," and also a visit to Oskar Schindler's grave. A fascinating history, and a complex situation as the heart of Christendom, the heart of Judaism, and the historical heart of Islam. 
Rotary Donations in Kind- Visit on 23 March
Open Day at the DIK Store on Saturday March 23rd. This is an opportunity for members to visit the store between 10am and 3pm and see just what the store can provide for projects that you might have in mind. It can also serve as a great thought starter for projects. We would love to see you there.
Suggest we can meet at DIK AT 11AM and then for those who are interested we can go and have some lunch together.
I will have an interest sheet at our meeting on Monday the 18th March 2019
Charles Montebello
International Director
Altona City Rotary in Action- Clean Up Australia
Barry Hanson's team braved the hot conditions to clean up Truganina Park, including around "Mount Truganina".
L-R: John Shaw, Barry Douglas, Bryan Goodwin, Barry Hanson, Charlie Montebello & President Bronwyn Fanning.
Altona City Rotary Management Team: 2019-20
Dear Members
As you can see from the list below, we currently do not have a Bulletin Editor, a Program Manager, or a Membership Team Leader. Please consider how you can best serve the Club this coming year.
I hope we will have these positions filled soon.
Yours in Rotary
Ray Lipscombe
President (2019-20)
Ray Lipscombe
Community Director
Margaret O’Neill
President Elect
Maureen Le Scoul
Youth Director
Jan Douglas
President Nominee
Danny Civitico
Internat’l Director
Charlie Montebello
Vice President
Frank Landells
Vocational Director
Bryan Goodwin
Danny Civitico
Rotary Foundation
Charlie Montebello
Maureen Maunders
Leon Mancini
Assistant Treasurer
Mandy Dayal
Program Chair
Sergeant at Arms
Charlie Hommelhoff
Bulletin Editor
Fellowship Chair
Bob Rawson
Web Master
Bryan Goodwin
Altona City Rotary's 17th Annual Charity Golf Day

Major beneficiary, Very Special Kids, is a children’s charity which supports over 900 Victorian families throughout their experience of caring for children with a life-threatening condition.

Altona City Rotary President, Bronwyn Fanning, said she was delighted with the record number of teams entered this year, and the generous support by sponsors.

Following the 17th annual Charity Golf Day held at Kooringal Golf Club, Altona City Rotary has now raised a total of over $98,000 for Very Special Kids, together with additional funds of around $60,000 for local and International Rotary projects.

Rotary members throughout the world take action to make communities better. Rotary’s top priority is the global eradication of polio. Rotary launched its polio immunisation program in 1985 and in 1988 became a leading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

L-R: Jan Douglas, Marg O’Neill, Charlie Montebello, Michael Wasley and Bill Hearn.

On the lighter side... courtesy of Charlie Montebello
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