Altona City Rotary eBulletin: 20 May 2019
President's Notes
Hi Everyone,

This Week our speakers were Linden Smith and Aurellia Pichay who told us about YRIPP – Youth Independent Person Program – supplying volunteers to support young people in police interviews both as victims and alleged offenders.

Jan explained that Loretta had been absent for a number of meetings due to health issues and we wish her a speedy recovery and hope she’s back with us soon.

Our friends at Williamstown RC are celebrating their 70th Anniversary of their Charter – on Friday 24th of May

Southbank’s 20th Charter anniversary is Tuesday the 28th – details to follow.

Bryan is organising Bowel Scan once again and thanks members help with distribution of the brochures to letterboxes in the area.

Please send submissions to Bryan for the annual report by 24th of May

Our club Change Over is Friday 14th of June – more details to follow shortly.

Yours in Rotary,

P Bronnie

Youth Referral and Independent Person Program
L-R: Linden Smith, Aurella Pichay, and Program Chairman Bob Rawson.
Linden explained that the Youth Referral and Independent Person Program (YRIPP), which was piloted in 2004, now operates at 150 Police Stations in Victoria.YRIPP is delivered in partnership with the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria, Community Legal Centres, and Victoria Police. YRIPP is unique to Victoria, currently has 350 Volunteers, and is Government funded. For vulnerable young people in Police Custody, volunteers are rostered on (after extensive training) to provide an independent person who observes and records the Police Interview.
Annual Report: Copy Deadline- 24 May
In order to collate Altona City Rotary's Annual report for 2018/19, please send your contributions (including photos) to Secretary Bryan by Friday 24 May at latest.
Invitation- 70th Anniversary- Williamstown RC
The Rotary Foundation- Centurion Program
The District 9800 Chair of the Centurion Program has written to Ray seeking our support for the Rotary Foundation:
"Dear Ray,


As the end of the Rotary year draws near, please help us remind your members to support The Rotary Foundation. 

As Foundation Chair, this will be a great time to thank members who have contributed and encourage others to donate soon to avoid the June rush.  Only A$100 qualifies as a Centurion in our District so please encourage your members to support us.

For your convenience, I have also attached a copy of the contribution form and Ways To Give (other ways to give) that you can forward to your members directly.

Thank you for your continued support.  Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions.

Yours in Rotary Service, 


Gabriel Hau 
Mobile: +614 1133 8989"

Please contact Ray or Secretary if you wish to discuss ways to support the Rotary Foundation- a personal decision.

A Night at the Opera
A Night at the Opera
Wyndham Rotary is proud to present an opportunity for you to enjoy an evening of top quality entertainment, magnificent Italian food and wine knowing that you are providing support for families who need accommodation whilst involved in treatment for Cancer.
On June the 2nd at the Italian Sports Club, 601 Heaths Road Werribee, principal performers from Opera Australia lead by Michael Lapina will take us on a musical journey to the heart of Italy. The journey starts at 5:30 pm and concludes at 10:30pm and includes a three course dinner at a cost of $80. Now we want you to “dress to impress” with a Cocktail Dress Code. We will have a surprise for you as you settle down for a fabulous night. Should you wish to purchase tickets please call the Italian Sports Club on 97411225.
ACRC Sets Sail... Courtesy of Jan Douglas
On Sunday, 28 April, 24 members, partners and friends gathered at Port Phillip Ferries dock to board the magnificent "Bellarine Express" to Portarlington for lunch at the Portarlington Golf Club.
The lovely Genna drove us to the Golf Club to enjoy a delicious lunch- just ask connoisseur Charlie M. Genna then transported those interested in the local shops, while others continued to enjoy the hospitality and Barry H's jokes and stories. "Onya Bazz." Then another smooth return trip to Docklands. Unanimous vote- a delightful day- and we need more regular "Social Days!"
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.
Foundation Film Club: Rocketman- The Elton John Story
Mother's day... Courtesy of Charlie
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