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Supper Room All Saints Anglican Church
14 Church Street
Greensborough, Vic.  3088

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Bunnings Thomastown  contacted us in regard to our assistance in putting together a Christmas hamper for a family at risk as a part of a special project by the Salvation Army in the Area.
The Family that we were given includes 6 people:-  Mum and Dad-  Boy 11 years old- Girls 9, 6 and 3 years old.
Response from Members of the Rotary Club of Greensborough resulted in two hampers being donated to the project.

The Rotary Club of Greensborough is proud to have sponsored the Upton and Gillespie Awards for a continuous period of 36 years.

 In honour of the memory of two of its Charter members who gave outstanding service to the community, particularly its young people, they are given to students one for each year 7 to 12 inclusive at both Greensborough Secondary College and Montmorency Secondary College.
These awards relate to not only scholastic excellence but also to the participation of the awardees in College programs and events including activities within the community. In effect the manifestation of leadership qualities.

On Monday 19th November 2018 Greensborough Rotary held this  Annual event commemorating  the memory of 2 outstanding Rotarians of yesteryear in George Upton and Kevin Gillespie.

President Zilis Hardiman welcomed all guests and acknowledged the importance of maintaining this long standing event
On a beautiful sunny day,  60 people attended the luncheon held at  the Heidelberg Golf Club to celebrate the achievements of  12 outstanding students, 6 each from Montmorency  and Greensborough Colleges.
Each student is presented with a certificate, a copy of their profile and a gift voucher.
Principals Pauline Barker and Allan Robinson supported their students together with staff from each school.
Parents, grandparents, family and Rotarians attended and enjoyed the function.
Special thanks to Sharraine Ballao and Christine Shields for their help on the day, together with Tony Ladgrove for the production of the student certificates over many years
I would like to acknowledge the great cooperation I received from Rose Taranto from Montmorency College and Angela Lawson from Greensborough College for all the administrative help to make this a very successful occasion.

Golden Anniversary Celebration Sunday 21st October was deemed to be a huge succeImage may contain: 1 person, sitting, table, wedding and indoorss. Almost 100 Rotarians past and present, family and friends enjoyed fellowship, history and entertainment at the Heidelberg Golf Club. Mayor of Banyule, Cr Mark Di Pasquale gave a congratulatory greeting at the start of proceedings and District Governor Malcolm Kerr presented certificates from Rotary International and District 9790 to President Zilis Hardiman.

Well done to the organizing Committee led by Cheryl-Lee Carter.


The Tom Vickers Community Service Award was awarded to Paul Coleman of Breakaway Youth at the Golden Anniversary Celebrations.

The Tom Vickers Community Service Award was established in the 1996/1997 Rotary Year.
The Award not only recognises an individual’s outstanding contribution to the local community, it also honours and recognises Tom Vickers as an outstanding member of our community, a Rotarian and the Charter President of the Rotary Club of Greensborough.
The Award is not intended to be an annual award, but rather is an “occasional award”; to be given at any time the Board wishes to recognise an individual. Hence, nominations are open throughout the year, and the Board can select the time for making an award.
On the recommendation of the Anniversary Committee, and the nomination by one of the Members, the Board agreed that this was a significant occasion to make this award and approved the nomination of Paul Coleman for outstanding service to disadvantaged young people through his work with Breakaway Youth.  

John Mackey, John Kennedy and John Hardiman each received a Certificate of Recognition at the Golden Anniversary of the Rotary Club of Greensborough.

The original thirty three Charter Members of the Club were represented by these three Johns and it was fitting for them to be acknowledged  by the current President Zilis Hardiman.
There was a wealth of information available to all who conversed with one or all of these three gentlemen.
John Mackey recently retired from Rotary and still keeps in touch on a regular basis.
John Kennedy and John Hardiman are active members of a Rotary club.
The Rotary Club of Greensborough received great support from representatives of District 9790 at their Anniversary Celebration.
District Governor Malcolm Kerr rearranged a District Committee Meeting to enable attendance by himself and Jill.
Others included past District Governors, District Treasurer, Assistant Governor and Presidents and members of other clubs.
President Zilis expressed appreciation for the support given.
A highlight of the Golden Anniversary was the well balanced programme with a mixture of history, entertainment and plenty of fellowship time.
The five decades of the history of RCG were presented by past and present members. John Mackey took us back to the first decade and included stories about projects and people.
Ray Davies was the second presenter and did so in his engaging and animated style. Ray was also mentioned in dispatches as a keen Membership Chairman who helped push membership into the 50's.
The next speaker in this segment was Joy Ferguson. Joy had the honour of being the first female member for the club and served two terms as President. Joy is still very active in the club.
Jerome Winston was next and introduced, among other things, the concept from indigenous Australian tradition of every when as apposed to every where. David Ling was the fifth and spoke about some of the challenges of recent years and also achievements. During this period RCG sponsored the new Rotary club of Greensborough Central and that resulted in some transfer of members and other attrition around that time. However membership has built again and we look forward to the future.
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