The October Public Run Day was assisted by Rotary Club members performing Kiosk, platform and gate duties.
A major feature of the day was a party in the private BBQ area for Police Legacy. Organised by Stephen Dowling, the party attracted a large number of legatees and carers who enjoyed a BBQ, treats and Mini Rail rides.
A minor incident on the day was quickly resolved, and Mini Rail attendees enjoyed the good weather and contributed to gate takings totaling $4,600.
Many thanks for the assistance of David Hattam, Brian McGuinness, Chris Finley, Ian Davidson, Michael Curry, Ian Ridd, Stephen Dowling, Fred Gibbs, Tony O’Brien and Ann Ballard.
The Mini Rail runs on the 3rd Sunday of every month except for December (2nd Sunday) from 11am to 4pm.
- California Rotary sends masks for fire fighters
Sat 11th Jan
Donations in Kind (DIK) received, unloaded and temporarily stored an amazing gift from a Rotary Club in California of 24 pallets of medically certified respirators/masks for fire fighters. Qantas flew them from Los Angeles to Melbourne free of charge and they will be distributed as needed. We have no idea of the number of masks or their value, but it is huge. Donations in Kind
- Truckloads of medical supplies for injured wildlife
Sat 11th Jan
Donation is Kind (DIK) agreed to provide, at short notice, “medical” equipment for treating wildlife injured in the horrendous bushfires in Victoria. The State Government had announced that many veterinarians were available from the Department of Agriculture to do this work. DIK was overstocked with suitable equipment, donated from hospitals as past its “best before” date but brand new and intended for shipment to third world countries. It was re-packaged on the day, mostly by members of the new Rotary Club of Melbourne passport Club in packs specified by a Rotarian veterinarian with good connections to the Department of Agriculture. The result was two truckloads of such equipment, shipped from DIK on Thursday to the Department of Agriculture, to be distributed to its veterinarians around Victoria. Donations in Kind
- Overseas Kids Foundation in Vietnam
Sat 18th Jan
Community Assistance in VietnamThe Rotary Club of North Balwyn set up a charitable trust, Overseas Kids Foundation, which is now a registered non government organisation in Vietnam. Our Club established a new partnership with the leadership team in Bang Gia. Watch the video to hear more about this wonderfully successful project. Overseas Kids Foundation