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Father of the Year 2020
 
Unfortunately, a return to Stage 3 restrictions put an end to our plans for the 2020 Father of the Year competition.  After lockdown version 1 we were hopeful of being able to hold our annual event, albeit in a somewhat reduced format.  All the local schools were eager to get involved and students completed a large number of entries.
 
With the Stage 3 restrictions in place, this year's format was changed and schools were given the opportunity to award their own prizes.
 
We are grateful for the school's getting on board, as well as to our sponsorts, 3YB, Bunnings and SouthWest Credit.
 
You can view the entries via our Photo Album here:  https://portal.clubrunner.ca/1969/PhotoAlbums/father-of-the-year-2020
The Rotary Club of Warrnambool is excited to announce that our annual Father of the Year competition is going ahead this year.  For further information, please click on the "Father of the Year" link in the "Site Pages" section to the right.
Greetings Members,
 
I hope everyone is as well as can be in these challenging times.
 
Our daily routines have been disrupted on a scale most of us have not experienced in our lifetimes.
 
Whether it be the isolation or the impact on businesses and livelihoods for most of us the world as we knew it has changed very quickly.
 
I know that almost all of us will be significantly impacted by COVID-19 in one way or another either personally or through family and friends.
 
We are observing the best and worst of human behaviours in the community however I am sure the best will shine through and we will look back and smile about the toilet rolls.
 
At our Club level decisions to cancel or postpone our weekly meetings and major activities including the following:  
  • Dinner Auction
  • Fashion Parade
  • Ted King Park working bee
  • RYLA
Whilst at the time of making the above decisions there were concerns, in hindsight the Board made sound decisions.
 
Our Exchange Student, Joey, departed in haste to return to the safety of his family. A big thankyou to all the host families and to Steve and Louise who made it all happen.
 
Over the next week our Club will be increasing Club communications with the weekly Bulletin some structured networking using whatever channel suits individual members best including phone/Zoom/FaceTime/Face Book etc. More will follow on this.
 
The Board will be getting back to business this week using Zoom technology.
 
Whilst the normal way of operating our Club will not be possible for some time that does not mean we stop looking after our Members and supporting our communities any way we can.
 
Some good news in that PP Michael & Sharon were allowed to join family in Broome.
 
Please put forward any thoughts you may have to me by phone 0438 647 536 or email david @ swcredit.com.au
 
Look after yourselves and keep safe so that you can help those around you.
 
Yours in Rotary,
David Brown
President
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Father of the Year 2020
 
Unfortunately, a return to Stage 3 restrictions put an end to our plans for the 2020 Father of the Year competition.  After lockdown version 1 we were hopeful of being able to hold our annual event, albeit in a somewhat reduced format.  All the local schools were eager to get involved and students completed a large number of entries.
 
With the Stage 3 restrictions in place, this year's format was changed and schools were given the opportunity to award their own prizes.
 
We are grateful for the school's getting on board, as well as to our sponsorts, 3YB, Bunnings and SouthWest Credit.
 
You can view the entries via our Photo Album here:  https://portal.clubrunner.ca/1969/PhotoAlbums/father-of-the-year-2020
Greetings Members,
 
I hope everyone is as well as can be in these challenging times.
 
Our daily routines have been disrupted on a scale most of us have not experienced in our lifetimes.
 
Whether it be the isolation or the impact on businesses and livelihoods for most of us the world as we knew it has changed very quickly.
 
I know that almost all of us will be significantly impacted by COVID-19 in one way or another either personally or through family and friends.
 
We are observing the best and worst of human behaviours in the community however I am sure the best will shine through and we will look back and smile about the toilet rolls.
 
At our Club level decisions to cancel or postpone our weekly meetings and major activities including the following:  
  • Dinner Auction
  • Fashion Parade
  • Ted King Park working bee
  • RYLA
Whilst at the time of making the above decisions there were concerns, in hindsight the Board made sound decisions.
 
Our Exchange Student, Joey, departed in haste to return to the safety of his family. A big thankyou to all the host families and to Steve and Louise who made it all happen.
 
Over the next week our Club will be increasing Club communications with the weekly Bulletin some structured networking using whatever channel suits individual members best including phone/Zoom/FaceTime/Face Book etc. More will follow on this.
 
The Board will be getting back to business this week using Zoom technology.
 
Whilst the normal way of operating our Club will not be possible for some time that does not mean we stop looking after our Members and supporting our communities any way we can.
 
Some good news in that PP Michael & Sharon were allowed to join family in Broome.
 
Please put forward any thoughts you may have to me by phone 0438 647 536 or email david @ swcredit.com.au
 
Look after yourselves and keep safe so that you can help those around you.
 
Yours in Rotary,
David Brown
President
The Rotary Club of Warrnambool was chartered on 20 November, 1929.
 
In celebration of our 90th birthday we have released two documents for download.
“CLOG WOGS”
by John Beks
Presentation to Rotary Club of Warrnambool – 29/1/2019
 
INTRODUCTION:
 
Goeden avonddames en heren, Welkom tot een historische vertelling van de aankomst en successvolle streven van de duizenden Hollandse immigranten, veel van hun die kozen om in deze part van Australie to wonen.
 
Are you with me???  After 65 years in Australia, it took me more than 20 minutes to translate that short greeting from my well-worn Dutch dictionnairy. At least that will give you some idea about just one of the problems facing migrants to a foreign country.
(An advance apology: this will take a little longer than our weekly presentations.
But no longer if you take into account your travelling time to get here!)
           
About 11 years ago, in The Standard, Warrnambool physiotherapist, Dutchman Bore Hoekstra, expressed the sentiment, that there was a need for recording the local history of the early Dutch immigrants some 60 or so years ago : and to do it, before the original settlers fall off their respective perches, without leaving a record of their life-changing stories, recalling their arrivals, their hardships and their distinct experiences in this foreign part of the world.
Overcoming language and cultural barriers and, in some cases, prejudice, they worked diligently to build new lives and forge a place in their local communities, for themselves and their offspring.
This could not have been done without the ready acceptance and co-operation of well-meaning Aussies. Bore's publication is entitled : "CLOG WOGS"- STORIES OF THE DUTCH IN SOUTH-WEST VICTORIA.
 
Southern European immigrants, by appearance, used to be readily recognized, and quickly tagged as dagoes or wogs.  The Dutch, however, were less readily identified as such, and tended to be more easily merged and blended into their newly chosen Aussie society.
As such, they got involved in their community, be it socially, or in sport or church groups, with most marrying Aussie partners.  
The CLOG WOGS pays tribute to a selection of  7 Dutch settlers, willing to proudly tell their stories, having made their mark and achieved success in a range of endeavours , from business, sport and even politics.  All of their names are still familiar today in their respective local business pursuits.
More than half a century after making the courageous decision to start a new life in south-west Victoria, these 7 families and subsequent generations have become an intrinsic and familiar part of the fabric of our region.
Rotary Club of Warrnambool Inc
District 9780 - Charter No. 3237
Inc. 20 November 1929, No. A0018734E
ABN 93608992894
PO Box 195, Warrnambool, 3280
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