About Our Club
Welcome to our Club
Keilor

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
Keilor Hotel Wine Bar or Zoom
Old Calder Highway Keilor
Keilor, VIC 3036
Australia
During Covid restrictions the club meets each week via Zoom. Normally the Club meets via Zoom on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month and at the Keilor Hotel Wine Bar on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Gavin Thoms
    March 23
Join Date:
  • Maxine Knight
    February 1, 2005
    18 years
  • Joe Raimondo
    February 19, 2001
    22 years
  • Ted Haydon
    March 3, 2009
    14 years
Home Page News
For more than 20 years, the Rotary Club of Keilor has undertaken an annual project to source the contents for, and pack, 100 Christmas Bags for distribution by Bolton Clarke community Nurses (previously the Royal District Nursing Service) in the lead up to Christmas.  We are supported in this project by a number of supporters whose assistance we greatly appreciate.
 
Despite some sourcing difficulties arising from Covid, the Club was again able to undertake the project in the lead up to Christmas 2022.  Each bag contained personal hygeine products including soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, tissues, cotton buds, as well as food items, including baked beans, spaghetti, soup, biscuits, minced tarts and a Christmas Cake - together with some miscellaneous items, including a book, pen, a cleaning product, small can of wine, sunglasses, beanie and Christmas treats etc.  For Christmas 2022 we also had assistance from Rotary District D9800 Donations in Kind in the form of some donated products.
 
The Bags were packed by more than 25 members, family and friends at the Aberfeldie Bowls Club in what is a traditional evening working bee, concluding with pizzas and fellowship.
 
On the following morning, a fleet of Bolton Clarke cars arrived with the Nurses at the Bowls Club to receive the Bags, and pick them up for distribution over the following few days to the most elderly, isolated and lonely residents under their care in the Moonee Valley & Brimbank local government areas. 
 
The Nurses regularly tell us how the Bag "pick up" and their distribution to recipients is one of their favorite activities.  The thanks we receive from the Nurses and, more particularly the recipients, is reflected in a report, including recipient photos and stories, received from Bolton Clarke each year  It is this report, highlighting the delight and thanks of recipients, which enthuses our members to continue this annual project. 
 
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60th Birthday of the Rotary Club of Keilor.
A luncheon was held on Sunday 28th August 2022, at Houdini Restaurant, Diggers Rest.
 
Past District Governor Colin Gibbons and wife Chris were in attendance, as were many past members of the Club.  The past members included Dr Leon Lewi, Fred Dosser, Marie Louise Francken, Russell Atkins and Peter Weda.
 
Paul Harris awards were given to John Dean for his amazing work constructing the 'Bus Shelter' at Holloway House in East Keilor.  Mary Engert received one also for assisting a fellow Rotarian friend, during his 'cancer journey' and Maree Whiting for her assistance during the illness of two of our club Rotarians
 
The Jackass Award was given to Beverley Thoms.
 
An enjoyable afternoon was had by all in attendance.
 
At out club meeting on October 25th President Harold Simpson inducted new member Michael Howsen  and presented membership certificates to both Michael and Beverly Thoms.
Michael is a retired medical practitioner from the Niddrie area
 
             
Mrs Beverley Thoms was inducted into the Rotary Club of Keilor by President Harold Simpson at a club meeting on Tuesday 12th July
Beveley is the wife of current member Gavin Thoms.
It is the first time in several years that the club has both husband and wife as current members.
 
Welcome Beverley
                                   
It’s with much sadness and sorrow that we advise of the passing of our esteemed fellow member and Past President,
Kevin Madex.   Kevin passed away peacefully at his home after a long battle with cancer.   He was a much loved and respected member of our club and will be sadly missed by all.
 
Vale Kevin.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with his family
 
 
To date $3450 has been sent or pledged to Western Health to provide coffee to hospital staff, thanking them for their  fantastic work during this Covid-19 epidemic  A project by Rotary clubs and friends of Rotary, supporting doctors, nurses and health care staff during this time of crisis, providing a free coffee to staff to say Thank You
 
The Rotary Club of Keilor working with two local schools
  • Providing Scholarships for year 11-12 students at Keilor Downs College for the past three years, ensuring students who may not have had an opportunity to complete HSC without a scholarship can continue their schooling and possibly continue on to tertiary studies.
  • Providing an opportunity for two students from the Catholic Regional College North Keilor to attend a two day Rotary Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA)
Rotary - Model United Nations Assembly
Each year, Rotary Clubs around the world host an international youth program for senior school students which simulates the workings of the United Nations Assembly.
The event, known as MUNA - Model United Nations Assembly aims to build good will and understanding
challenging students to research the history, politics, economics, people, international alignment and policies in current world affairs from the viewpoint of an assigned country. Teams participate in debates which reproduce genuine UN debates - often with a fine flow of rhetoric, points of order, motions of dissent and bloc walkouts!
This year, College Captains, Reshaiah Ratnayake and Christian Pino have been selected to represent CRCNK and the Rotary Club of Keilor for what will be an online event held over the weekend of 5-6 December.
 
Adopting the role of China's UN Ambassadors, our students have an unenviable task ahead, debating on the COVID-19 crisis and China's role in it. They are up for the challenge and ready to take on a number of prestigious local and international schools.
Please join me in wishing Reshiah and Christian all the very best as they enter the formidable world of International Politics in an experience that will prepare them for some of the real life challenges that lay ahead
 
 
 
 
 

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