Merry Christmas from Rotary Club of Hoppers Crossing

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On behalf of all members of the Rotary Club of Hoppers Crossing we wish everybody a joyful and peaceful festive season and a year of bright and happy times ahead.

We acknowledge that different cultures and people have different spiritual beliefs and may not celebrate Christmas but we can all celebrate the gift of life we are given and give thanks for what it brings to us. It is a time to reflect on the past and look forward to a new year.

We look forward to serving humanity and keeping you informed of our work in the new year while enjoying the gift of friendship through Rotary.

Spreading some Christmas Cheer to local families through WSH

Our Community Committee decided to try and spread some christmas cheer to some families in need during the christmas period.

Through the support pf members donations and the help of Werribee Support and housing staff identifying appropriate families, we were able to share the Christmas Spirit.

Thanks to Sharon for coordinating the project and to everybody who contributed through donations of good and packing of hampers.

Here are some photos the helps packing and delivering the hampers to the staff at WSH.

 

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Corey Inducted into our Club

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On Wednesday 7 December, we inducted Cory into the Rotary club of Hoppers Crossing – Cory first attended a club meeting back in May but she and David have been travelling extensively to the Philippines for family reasons in recent months and only recently indicated that her family will be based in Wyndham.

In a departure from other Induction ceremonies, and prior to the formal ceremony to induct her, Cory was invited to give a short presentation outlining her history in Rotary in the Philippines and her reasons, goals and objectives in being a member of our club.

Cory then provided members with a most engaging and enlightening summary of her background and commitment to Rotary and even gave the club a challenge in creating a sister club in the Philippines – food for thought!

Cory and David therefore become the latest husband and wife members of the Rotary club of Hoppers Crossing and we eagerly await their contributions now that they and Cory’s family are finally settling down in our local community.

Club Christmas Dinner

(written by President Des)

On Friday night 9 December, we caught a glimpse of the future of our club when Tim and Khurram took centre stage (under the firm control of Norm, whom they roped in presided as acting SAA for the night. We enjoyed a very amusing and entertaining final break up party with Tim not only learning the hard way to check equipment before the event.

The entertainment the guys had planned unfortunately, did not like Alan’s laptop and failed. That proved to be little obstacle to the guys as they improvised with some very entertaining impromptu entertainment, the Mannequin Challenge.

All in all, it was an excellent night with what is becoming typically high attendance reflecting the enjoyment and anticipation our members have in coming along each week.

Here is some pictures to illustrate the enjoyment being had by everyone present.

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Rotary Showcase at Tarneit Learning Centre

(written by President Des)

Whilst they did not achieve an attendance even close to the 1500 they were expecting, we gained some excellent networking opportunities, encouraged number of local residents to join us at DiCaprio’s for a meeting early next year, and through our display we were able to inform the local Tarneit community of what we do so well.

This is important as Tarneit; with its predominantly Indian population is one of our Target areas for future membership.

Thank you to Louise and Alan who coordinated this event. Whilst numbers were lower than expected, we achieved our goal of showcasing Rotary to the Community over the three days and gained some potential membership leads.

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Christmas Hampers to Share the Spirit of the Season

The Community Committee is collecting Christmas Goodies to create hampers for families in need of a friendly helping hand this Christmas. We want to help families get to enjoy the festive season.

We are collecting good between now and Friday 9th of December. If you are able to help out please do. All goods donated will be utilised in the hampers will be utilised and then passed onto Werribee Support and Housing to distribute.

See flyer below for more details.

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If you have any questions or would like more information, please leave a message below and we will answer it as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can email our club at secretary@hopperscrossingrotary.org.au

Rotary Foundation Centennial Dinner for Hobsons Bay and Chirnside Clusters

Hoppers Crossing is part of the Chirnside Cluster and we had several members and partners attend a special dinner to celebrate 100 years of Rotary Foundation.

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President Des, PDG Julie, and AG Colin

Eight District 9800 Rotary Clubs joined together last night to celebrate the Rotary Foundation’s Centennial. PDG Julie Mason skilfully interviewed a panel of Rotary Foundation Alumni who gave wonderful insights into how their lives had been enhanced by Rotary. Rotarians, partners & friends from the Altona, Altona City, Hoppers Crossing, Laverton, Werribee, Williamstown, Wyndham & Yarraville Clubs enjoyed the dinner event.

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Rotary Foundation Alumni Speakers Panel

The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

The Rotary Foundation helps fund our humanitarian activities, from local service projects to global initiatives. Your club or district can apply for grants from the Foundation to invest in projects and provide scholarships. The Foundation also leads the charge on worldwide Rotary campaigns such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Rotarians and friends of Rotary support the Foundation’s work through voluntary contributions.

For more information about Rotary Foundation visit https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/rotary-foundation

Some snapshots from the night….

 

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Norm (Friend of Rotary) and Frances

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Member partners attending the dinner: June (Col’s partner) and Irene (Des’s partner)

 

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L-R: Louise, Doug, Shaz and Trevor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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L-R: Walter, Bob, Khurram and Norm

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Maria (Friend of Rotary) and Mary

New Club Attire Unveiled

On Wednesday 2nd November, President Des brought along a set of th new Club Attired for members to peruse before purchasing their own.

Here are some photos of the gear and also a listing of information and pricing.

Order can be made through Totally WorkWear on Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing.

Remember a 50% deposit is required upon order and please ensure you try the garments on for correct sizing as once they are customised with our logo, etc. there is no refund or exchange.

To have your name embroidered on the garments it is an extra $3.50.

To have the Rotary At Work printed on the back of your garment it is an extra $9.00.

 

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Polo top with name embroidered on top

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Rotary at Work screen printed on back of jacket

INFORMATION ON CLUB ATTIRE – Click on link below

Information and Pricing on Club Apparel