Altona City Rotary eBulletin:1 April 2019
President's Notes
Hi Everyone,
Our guest speaker this week was Murray Verso who shared his knowledge of the Gallipoli doctors.
We welcomed Alan Hall of Very Special Kids and presented a cheque for $8300, bringing the total to $100,000 over the 12 years VSK have been a beneficiary of our Charity Golf Day.
We also welcomed Ken and Alf from the Hobsons Men’s Shed who have provided volunteers for the Golf Day for a number of years, initially we made a donation to thank them. Once again, they have donated this back increasing the donation to VSK. On a personal note, my (late) father was very involved in the men’s shed and enjoyed his time with them.
Once again, it was great to have Bob Hawkins join us.
On Saturday, we attended the DIK open day and on behalf of International director, Charlie M, long time DIK volunteer, Barry Douglas presented a cheque to sponsor 6 hospital beds.
There are a number of dates for your calendars…
  • Club social cruise on 28th of April, meet at the Docklands at 10:30, $49 per head. Confirm with Jan.
  • Altona Rotary have their Emergency Services Awards on the Tue 28th of May – more details to follow.
  • There will be a screening of Rocket Man – the Elton John biopic – at the Sun theatre, Thursday 30/5/19 at 6:45 pm. $25 pp, RSVP 14/5.

Yours in Rotary,

P Bronnie
Gallipoli Doctors- Presented by PDG Dr Murray Verso
PDG Dr Murray Verso lead a group of Rotarians to Gallipoli for the 100th Centenary in 2015, and has researched the Australian Medical Services during the Gallipoli Campaign.
At the start of WWI, there were only 4 doctors in the Australian Army, but over 270 doctors ended up serving in Gallipoli. Lot's of learning on the job, under primitive conditions by todays standards, with no antibiotics and limited resources.
Sir Neville House, a soldier-surgeon, was the 1st Australian to win a VC, and the only doctor to have done so. He was knighted 3 times. 
It would be great to have Murray back again- if "Plan B" was so enlightening, "Plan A" should not be missed...
Presentation to Very Special Kids
Altona City Rotary- Club Cruise on  Sunday 28 April
PP Jan has logged a Club Cruise to Portarlington for Sunday 28 April. Key details:
  • Depart Docklands at 10.45 am and cruise to Portarlington, arriving at 12.05 pm
  • Courtesy bus transfer to Portarlington Golf Club for 2-course lunch
  • Mains options include Barramundi or Calamari Salad or Chicken breast or warm beef salad
  • Desserts options: warm apple crumble or Impossible pie
  • Return transfer to ferry, return ferry trip arriving back to Docklands at 5.50 pm.
  • Cost: $49 pp (pre payment required).
  • Contact Jan to book.
Donation to Altona City Rotary
Forum Day- Saturday 11 May 2019 at DIK
Melbourne Memory Walk and Jog
My Brother George has Dementia on Sunday the 5th May Kay  and I will be taking part in the Melbourne Memory WALK & JOG.
We will be walking 5 km, any sponsorship will be appreciated.
Many thanks to the members that have donated
Kind Regards,
Charlie & Kay Montebello
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