Altona City Rotary eBulletin: 16  Dec 2019

From the President
Last nights Christmas dinner was our last meeting for 2019.
I want to thank Charlie H. for is work as MC ( we won’t talk about a couple of bloopers) all in all he did a great job and kept thing moving along.
The quiz was as popular as ever and as usual caused lots of laughs as we tried to work out the answers. There were a few members that resorted to Google when looking for the answers, not is the general spirit of the quiz.
Our next meeting is a social dinner in the Bistro at Kooringal 6.00 for 6.30 Monday 13th Jan 2020.
On the 20th Jan 2020 we will run our annual Cluster BBQ at Kooringal 6.00 for 6.30. This is a good function to bring partners to or to introduce new people to rotary. All are welcome, but we need to book as we need to know how many to cater for.
There was only one announcement last night. Charlie M reported the results for the Bunnings Sausage Sizzle held on Sunday 8th Dec. it was one of our best results, we made just over $1800.00 to add to our charity account to help us fund our local community and overseas projects. Well done Charlie and team. 
As a side note, the raffle at our Christmas Dinner also raised $125, so again congratulations to Charlie and the team for organizing this. 
There will be another Bunnings Sausage Sizzle on Dec. 19th. It’s a Thursday. If you have never worked at one of these events , come along and see what we do and the fun we have. This may encourage you to participate in future Sausage Sizzles.
This is my last report for 2019.
Enjoy some friends and family time over the holiday break. Stay safe take care.
Hope to see you all early next year.
Yours in Rotary
Congratulations Loretta on your Community Citation

Hobsons Bay Local Area Commander - Inspector Tim O'CONNOR (Pictured) had the honour of presenting Ms Loretta CORMACK JP with a Community Citation at a recent ND2 Honours and Awards Ceremony. (Williamstown Town Hall)

Inspector O'CONNOR said, "I was privileged today to honour Ms CORMACK for her dedication to Community via an award and citation - in the presence of many."

"Ms CORMACK (Justice of the Peace) has gone above and beyond - providing a range of Community Supports, for which we are very grateful."




From all of us at Altona City Rotary Club, well done Loretta.




Have you always wanted to take on a challenge for a worthy cause? ShelterBox’s Tasmania Trek could be your next adventure…
We’re excited to announce our latest adventure, the ShelterBox Tasmania Trek 2020. On this incredible adventure, you’ll trek through the rocky mountain peaks, buttongrass moorlands, glacial lakes, waterfalls and the dense rainforest of Cradle Mountain and its beautiful surrounds.
To top it off, you’ll also be raising funds for ShelterBox Australia to provide emergency shelter for families who have lost their homes to disaster, enabling them to rebuild their lives.
When you sign up, you’ll join a team of other passionate ShelterBox Australia supporters who will trek with you and we’ll give you all the guidance you’ll need to start your fundraising journey!
Find out more
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7-11 November 2020
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5-day adventure
5 challenge days
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Moderately challenging
Steps into lush greenery at Crater Falls
Water laughing near a waterfall
Single file bridge across jungle-like greenery
By taking on this incredible adventure you’ll experience one of the world’s greatest treks. Best of all, all funds raised will go towards helping families in crisis around the world.
Back in 2006 when I first joined ShelterBox as a volunteer I never would have dreamt I’d still be involved 13 years later. As a ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) member I’ve deployed 22 times to disaster zones around the world and witnessed the strength and resilience of the human spirit in response to these extreme circumstances. As a photographer I have endeavoured to capture the lived experience of those we support and those that assist us.
Next year marks the 20th anniversary of ShelterBox. To celebrate this milestone, I have produced a coffee table-style photography book, featuring 200 pages of full colour images captured during my deployments. I'm excited to provide you with the opportunity to support our 2020 Vision Crowd-Funding Campaign
The book has arrived and is ready to mail out!
The crowd-funding campaign aims to raise $20,000 to cover costs of the first print run, ensuring that proceeds from all future sales go towards disaster relief.
We've already raised over $8,000, but we still need your help
The official book launch takes place at the end of January, but the '2020 Vision Campaign' gives you the chance to not only help fund the production, but also get your hands on an advance copy hot off the press and in time for Christmas!
Donate today and receive some amazing perks for supporting us:
Donate $35 and receive a set of 4 greetings cards featuring images from the book:
Donate $65 and receive a hot off the press copy of '2020 Vision - Eyes Wide Open in the Disaster Zone'
Donate $100 and receive 4 greetings cards and copy of the book
Donate $200 and receive 4 cards, the book and a limited-edition print
Sign writer, Hargeisa, Somaliland, 2009                                                                                                          1/50
Donate $1,000 and receive the '6-pack': Donate $1,000 and get "The 6-Pack": receive 6 books, 6 sets of cards, six different limited-edition prints AND provide emergency shelter for 6 families! Our ShelterKits (pictured below) can be used to repair a damaged building or build an emergency shelter. The tools can be used to foster livelihoods and help communities recover.
There is also a special opportunity for corporates or businesses to secure a special training weekend for their staff ......... go to the page to find out more!
Donate today and ensure you get your perks before Christmas! If you're not interested in the perks, you can support our operations in the Philippines, Ethiopia, Somaliland, Syria and the Lake Chad basin by donating here:
Your support will help ensure that future sales of the book go to fund disaster relief and help us achive our vision of a world where no family goes without shelter follwing disaster.
Many thanks for your support
 Mike Greenslade 
ShelterBox Australia
Dear all, a reminder for the upcoming 2020 District Conference.
Have your members registered for the District Conference yet?
Please promote this in your Clubs over the next 2 weeks to ensure people take advantage of the early bird discount.  The price is only $300 which rises to $350 at the end of November.
It will be a fantastic weekend filled with interesting guest speakers and a chance to network.  You can also enjoy the hospitality of Bendigo and spend time in this wonderful regional centre.
So what are you waiting for?  IT IS TIME TO:   
Our President Ray discussed the For a Meal Project that we would be involved in.   If you follow the link below it will take you to a video and other information about this initiative. 
Regards Secretary
Danny Civitico
Three Wise Monkeys?
Some of our members at a recent information night at Bunnings.  
Clearly, they took a lot in!!!
Just for a Laugh
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