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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Warragul!

Warragul

Service Above Self

Four Tuesdays per month at 6:00pm
The Warragul Country Club
41 Sutton St
Warragul, VIC  3820
Australia
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Left to right - Janne Speirs (District Govenor) with past club presidents Don Cumming, Jacquey Turner and Jim Harper
 
 
Left to right - Janne Speirs (District Governor), Ross Dawson (current President) and Peter Dell (Past President)
 
A re-enactment of the Rotary Club of Warragul charter presentation was a highlight of the club’s recent 80th birthday celebration dinner. The dinner was an opportunity for a reunion of past and present members, past club presidents and friends of Rotary.
 
District Governor Janne Speirs inducts Ross Dawson as Warragul Rotary President. Left to right Vaughan Fox, Janne Speirs and Ross Dawson

 

 

The Warragul Rotary Board for 2018/19. Left to right – Rosemary Allica, Diane Carson, Andrea Klindworth, Richard Habgood, Ross Dawson, Lyn Bennett-Colls, Ian Holdsworth, Vaughan Fox, Chris Morris and Andrew Lewis.

 

The changeover dinner for the Rotary Club of Warragul saw Ross Dawson installed as the President for 2018/19.

 

In outlining his plans for the upcoming year Ross committed the club to continue its contribution to both the local community and wider Rotary activities. “Fund raising, making donations and initiating new community projects are all strengths of the club” said Ross.

 
Vaughan Fox thanks his partner and congratulates members for a perfect attendance record for the year. Left to right Roger Colls, Lyn Bennett-Colls, Vaughan Fox, Janet MacDonald and Andrew Lewis.
 

In opening his report to the club, retiring club President Vaughan Fox reflected proudly and somewhat emotionally on his year as the President of the Rotary Club of Warragul.

 

Vaughan said the role as President had taken him right out of his comfort zone. “For me this has been a personal journey of self discovery and I rate it as one of the big achievements of my life” said Vaughan. “I would strongly encourage all club members to take on the role of the club President, no matter what your doubts may be.”

 

Warragul Rotary Club member Anthea Dacy spoke to club members about the important and impressive work of Rotary’s Donations-In-Kind (DIK) program.

 

DIK is a recycling operation run by Rotary that specialises in collecting reusable goods that are then donated to worthwhile Rotary projects primarily in overseas countries.

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Mark Schramm from Small Business Commission with Rotarians Pat O'Brien and Vaughan Fox
 
Ten local small businesses were recently recognised by the Rotary Club of Warragul for demonstrating outstanding qualities in their operation. Representatives from each of the business received an award certificate at a presentation dinner held at The Black Tie restaurant.

 
Warragul Rotary recently made a donation of $2,000 to the Baw Baw Combined Churches Food Relief to assist with the purchase of food for needy clients.
 
“The Warragul Rotary club has been a long time supporter of the local food relief program” says club President Vaughan Fox.  “We have donated both money and provided help to set up the centre.”
Tree Prices - small $40, medium $45 and large $50
 
Tree stands $35
 
For more information contact Richard Habgood 0417 530 540 or 5626 8379
 
 
Art Show - People’s Choice Winner
 
The People’s Choice award at this year’s Rotary Art Show was won by Elena Kolotusha with her art work titled ‘Collectors Shelf’.
 
This complex oil painting had many patrons looking into the detail of the work.
 
With around 270 votes cast over the 260 pieces of artwork the final winner was a close contest.
 
The People’s Choice award was sponsored by SEJ Real Estate with a $200 prize for the winner
 
Another Successful Art Show
 
With the West Gippsland Arts Centre unavailable this year the Rotary art show returned to the Exhibition Hall. Attendance was up on last year with feedback from art show patrons and artists they were very happy with the alternative venue.
 
Over 250 people were in attendance at the preview night with many local artists and art show sponsors present for an enjoyable evening.
 
There were 260 artist entries for this year’s art show. Twenty nine artworks were sold which was similar to 2016.
 
 
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