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Five Rotarians from our Club joined Rotarians and their families from RC Wyndham and RC Laverton Point Cook and other community volunteers to plant 450 trees at the Glen Orden Wetlands on Saturday 12 May. We were fortunate to have very pleasant weather and the banter was excellent!  Thanks to Vance, Mick, Max, Linda and Bob for their contribution to greening our planet.

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The members of the Rotary Club of Hoppers Crossing would like to thank all Exhibitors and Attendees who participated in the recent expo at the Encore Events Centre.

The event was a successful day for both the exhibitors and those who attended to seek wedding supplies and/or information.

The event made a modest profit which will be used in the club’s local, community and international projects; all the profits are put back in to the community through these avenues so you can be assured that your contribution is used for the greater good.

Please support the exhibitors that supported us; they are listed below:

A to Z Wedding Services (www.atozwewddingservices.com.au)

And The Veil (www.andtheveil.com.au)

Borg’s Cakes (www.borgscakes.com.au)

Cadillac Style Car Hire (www.cadillacstyle.com.au)

Chirnsides by the River (www.chrinsidesbytheriver.com.au)

Chris Hawker Celebrant (www.chrishawkercelebrant.com.au)

CJ's Limousine Services (www.cjlimo.com.au)

Dance House International (www.dancehouseinternational.com)

Dream Weddings and Events (www.dreamweddingandevents.com.au)

Ed Harry (www.edharry.com )

Fifth Avenue Collection

Forever Young Werribee (www.foreveryoungwerribee.com.au)

Frosted Tiers

Happily Ever After Celebrant Services (www.happilyeveraftercelebrant.com.au)

Hoppers Cake Designs (www.hopperscakedesigns.com.au)

Intimo (www.intimo.com.au)

Kim Walsh Celebrant

Lucy Luvs Decorating

Luscious Lips by Carman (www.senegence.com/lusciouslipsbycarman)

Madz Got Rich (www.madzgotrich.com)

Marry Me Helley! (www.marrymehelley.com.au)

Micky Wyld Entertainment (www.mickymagic.com.au)

Nikz photography (www.nikzphotography.com)

Petals N Pods (www.petalsnpods.com.au)

Philip Cerbu Photography (www.philipcerbu.com)

Progressive Health (www.progressivehealth.com.au)

Seasons 5 Resort Spa (seasonsparetreat.com.au)

Travel Counsellors (www.travelcounsellors.com.au/clare.johnstone)

Trish Vejby (www.trishvejby.com.au)

Urban Life Photography (www.urbanlifephotography.com.au)

VIP Bus (www.vipbus.com.au)

Wedding MC Rod (www.weddingmcrod.com )

Wedding Promises P/L (www.weddingpromises.com.au)

Werribee House of Brides

Werribee Racing Club (www.werribeeracingclub.com.au

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Our guest speakers on Wednesday 18th of April where Alan Thompson and Alaine Beek from the Wyndham Theatre Company.
 
Alan is the current president and has held that position for the past 10 years. The company has been in existence for 50 years and has performed around 130 productions in that time. Some of those productions have taken place in regional centres across Victoria.
 
The Company has won a number of prestigious awards over its life for productions that include ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, ‘A Christmas Carol’, ‘Month of Sundays’ and ‘Lion in Winter’. Alan said that the Company was always looking for volunteers to fill a variety of production and behind the scenes roles. He also noted that the Company has a strong youth focus. Alaine spoke about upcoming productions and gave us an insight to her production, ‘Point of No Return’, which the company will perform to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The play is historically based and tells the story of boys who were transported as convicts to Port Arthur. An interesting presentation that took us behind the scenes of the Wyndham Theatre Company.
 
CALENDAR GIRLS WILL BE PRESENTED IN MAY 
 
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On Tuesday the 17th of April 2018 Rotary Club of Hoppers Crossing helped Denise Robson with the presentation of the Autumn Fashion Show.
 
Denise and her amazing team brought together this fashion show at the Park Hotel Werribee to raise funds for the critical care unit at the Werribee Mercy Hospital.
 
This was a fantastic night with women’s’ and men’s’ fashions on display, musical entertainment and two raffles. The event managed to attract 155 guests.
 
The clothes came from local retailers, Tonia T Boutique and Ed Harry. The modelling skills of two of our own Rotarians was very entertaining.
 
Musical entertainment was provided by local group FD3. The group got the place pumping and a lot of the audience got into the enthusiasm of the entertainment. The where also a array of raffles offered with exceptional prizes which had all been donated very generously by local businesses and donors.
 
This great event raised  $4823.16 and this will be handed over to the hospital at one of our future Rotary meetings.
 
 
 
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Aziz Arshad Profile

 

I was born and raised in Pakistan. Completed the primary school (1-5th grade), high school (6-10th grade) and college (11-12th grade) education prior to start of university education. Received merit scholarships during school, college and university education. I completed my Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering degree from the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan with distinction (top students).

Started my professional career as an Executive Engineer in Pakistan and soon was honored and selected to work in Soviet Union (Russia). It was a unique and very interesting experience to move from the heat of Pakistan to extreme cold 0f -42 C. I was introduced to the exciting experience of buying milk as an ice block and challenges of ice hole fishing.  Then I returned to Pakistan and moved to Saudi Arabia after 0ne year where I worked for 9 years as Petroleum Engineer on various technical and management positions.

In 1991 I moved to Australia as a skilled migrant. I earned prestigious Australian Postgraduate Research Award (APRA) and completed my Master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney where I lived prior to moving to Saudi Arabia in 1995. I have returned to Australia permanently in 2015 and living with my family in Melbourne.

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AND THE VEIL BRIDAL
EXHIBITOR AT OUR WEDDING EXPO
WITH PRESIDENT ELECT - SHARON CRULCI
 

 Rotary Club of Hoppers Crossing is looking for exhibitors for its wedding expo. held at the Encore Events Centre on Sunday April 29th 2018 from 10am to 3pm.

Entry for the public is only a gold coin donation, so a lot of interest is expected from both the Wyndham area and surrounds is expected.

This is a Hoppers Crossing fund raising projects to help fund future community support in our region and also internationally.

Point Cook-based And The Veil Bridal has been an exhibitor at the wedding expo for the past four years. Both owners of And The Veil Bridal have stated "the Rotary volunteers who organised the annual expo do a great job"

Exhibitors have until March 31 to register for the expo; fees apply.

Please Contact weddingexpo@hopperscrossingrotary.org.au for any further details and registration for exhibitors.

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Wedding EXPO - 2018
 
To Be held at Encore Event Centre.
Date to be advised
 
Antique Fair 2018
 
To be held at Williamstown Town Hall
Dates to be advised
 
Bunnings BBQs for 2018
 
To be held at Bunnings Hoppers Crossing  on 24 February 2018
 
Tigers Club Raffles
 
Awaiting details of 2018 dates.
 
 
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Diabetes in Ghana Project Update
 
Further Details to follow.
 
Ghazali Education Trust
 
Communication has been established with the Rotary Club of Lahore Pearl in Pakistan. Possible education costs may be funded in future project, further investigations to educate two students for 2 years.
Further details to follow shortly.
 
Human Breast Milk Project in the Philippines
 
This will be a club Cluster Project. Further information is being obtained from other clubs.  A report to be issued soon as to progress in the Phillippines.
 
 
 
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Uniting Care Wyndham (UCW)- formerly Werribee support and housing.
 
We collected and delivered toys and hamper goods to Unity Care Wydham.
A yard tidy was completed for the Unity Care Wyndham.
Currently we are  helping with swags for the homeless.
 
Tree Planting 2017-2018
 
Project to start around the Werribee District - more information to follow shortly.
 
Baden Powell College, Derrimut Heath Campus- Memorial Garden. 
 
Garden has been successfully replanted and Rotary will keep up the maintenance in future.
 
 
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Wade Britnell 
Principal & Financial Planner
 
 
Wade Britnell attended our Club meeting on Wednesday the 24th of January 2018. His presentation talked about Superannuation. Wade spoke about planning your superannuation and the benefits of planning for the future in regards to a  retirement plan.
 
All of our members and visitors found this presentation to be very informative.
 
If you require any assistance with your superannuation and any other financial requirements. Please follow the below link to Kite Financials website.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
 
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
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For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
 
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
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What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
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Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
 
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