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Congratulations to all the recipients of our Pride of Workmanship Awards.
District Governor Ian McKay assisted Vocational Director James Dunn and Gerri Griffin to present these awards that acknowledge people who display outstanding qualities in terms of approach, attitude, dedication & commitment to their job. Do it once, do it well. Build a Better Australia
DG Ian spoke about the importance of Vocation and the values of Rotary. Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Group photo L-R
Ian McKay Rotary District Governor from Mount Gambier, Recipients Ann Hiscock Elders John Iredell builder John Iredell Warren Butcher Unicraft Joinery Kate Couchman Monivae College Emma Douglas (daughter of Ron Huf) @huf builders Rotarians Gerri Griffin, James Dunn
Absent in group photo was Louise McLennnan The Regent Florist who was presented her award the day before.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15 and Rotary are partnering with Mpower to increase awareness of elder abuse to consider how we can increase awareness and prevent elder abuse.
Jenny Hurse and Meg Watson presented the subject via a ppt provided by Mpower.

Back Packs 4 Kids

Jennifer  King is Manager for Backpacks 4 Vic Kids Southwest Vic Distribution Centre which provides packs for children in emergency care.
In 2014 backpacks for Vic kids started in Cranbourne and distributed over 1700 packs last year.
    For further information visit

     Rotarians Phil and Joyce Ogden from the Rotary Club of South   Launceston are riding a tandem bicycle from Adelaide to Sydney via the   Great Ocean Road, connecting with Rotary clubs along the way to   promote and raise money for END POLIO NOW.  They visited Rotary   Hamilton on Wednesday night and headed off to Horsham Thursday   morning.
     The public are invited to support this project directly
     Or to Joyce and Phil via their Raise for Rotary page.
    Over seventy people attended the Rotary Hamilton Community Conversation on Domestic Violence at the Hamilton Golf Club on Wednesday night.
    Mayor David Robertson congratulated the club on the initiative and spoke about the Women’s housing that is being built in Hamilton and the messages we need to send to our community to “Say No to Domestic and Family Violence
    The audience which included people from a wide range of community groups including schools, churches, sporting groups and allied services were asked to offer some ideas to move this conversation forward. These ideas will be collated and reflected on, with another forum planned for July.
    Rotary needs support – partnerships - advocates - ideas
    Lachy Patterson, manager of Elders Hamilton spoke about Elders, the public company, and his role as our branch manager.
    Overall, the company has been in existence for about 180 years and may be considered to be the most trusted agribusiness, offering a full range of skills and supplies to agriculture.
    Brooke Jensen from the Warrnambool Rotary Club. Brooke is employed at the Deakin University Warrnambool and coordinates the Science and Engineering Challenge in Warrnambool.
    The challenge was first started by University of Newcastle in 2000 with Warrnambool starting in 2003.
    Last year six schools competed with two from Hamilton with a maximum of 32 students per school competing in 8 different tasks.
    The current budget is $10,000 with schools coming fom Mt Gambier, Geelong, Ballarat, and Bendigo.
    This years event is to be held on 13 th August and it is planned to include primary school students in the future.
    Chairperson Leo thanked Brooke for her presentation and short films highlighting the University and the Science and Engineering Challenge.

    Ian Aranyosi, accompanied by his partner Shirley Marendez, both from the Rotary Club of Bayside Geelong
    spoke on DONATE LIFE.
    Ian spoke passionately about Organ Donation, noting that there is a week (Sunday 28 July to Sunday 4 August) when awareness of this program is particularly promoted.

    Members are looking forward to another busy year. 
    BBQ and Gates at the Harness Racing Cup
    Vocational visits to several local businesses
    Pride of Workmanship Awards 
    Consultation with community groups "Say No to Family Violence" 
    Environmental projects including maintaining Brumley Park Playground
    Youth projects Check out our page listing current youth programs  
    Continue to support the Eradication of Polio, Mental Health and Disaster Relief 
    Seeking new members
    Don't forget that you can support us by choosing our club when  you deposit your used cans and bottles 
      As part of the national Rotary led campaign against Domestic and Family Violence and the 16 days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence, Rotary Hamilton invited the Rev Peter Cook to share a local perspective on the issues that face some families in our community.
      Club member and former policeman, Bruce Wheeler also shared some of the data available surrounding family violence in the Shire of Southern Grampians
      L-R Kevin Safe (Chair of group) Meg Watson, Rose Howard, Geetha Yoga, Rev. Peter Cook, Jenny Hurse
      We welcomed new member Geetha Yoga to our club. Geetha is new to our town taking up the position of  CEO of Mulleraterong Inc. We look forward to having her input in our club projects.  

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