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Face Mask for Holloway Aged Care
Donation to Holloway Aged Care                     
In response to the Covid crisis our Club made a donation of 400 masks to Holloway Hostel this week    Aged care stands as a looming disaster for the state in regard to the pandemic of Covid 19     Our local Holloway Hostel that we have been supporting for many years has avoided any Covid breakout in contrast to the  Nursing home down the road called  Embracia    The most important protection against this disease is the wearing of masks    As of the 19th of July, all staff from all departments at the hostel are wearing masks. Disposable masks have been supplied and will continue to be supplied until instructed otherwise. Staff must dispose of a mask after 4 hours or if the mask if soiled.      We received thank you letters from  the families and from the staff who are now wearing them 
Face Masks at Keilor Rotary
    Face Masks at Keilor Rotary            
This week face masks have  become compulsory all over Melbourne ,and  some  of us have been working at designing  washable and reusable face coverings as a cheap alternative This  option involves constructing  a sock mask by turning socks into DIY masks The method of achieving this is found on the internet.                                        and the  method only requires a sock and a pair of scissors.  After chopping the heel off and cutting down the non-heel fold of the sock, you open the sock out to form a rectangle shape before making further cuts to create ear holes.  This has been achieved by our own Glenda Bryson and she gave us 2 demonstrations of the end result as shown in photos
As well as  protecting you against dangerous  viruses this mask  can also protect against unpleasant sights
Special General Meeting 21/07/2020
Special General Meeting          
We had the Special General Meeting of our Rotary Club of Keilor held via Zoom  on the 21st July, Fourteen members were in attendance, which was  above the required quorum of nine members
The Proposed Constitution and Rules were passed with minor amendments to include the club name and club locality.
The Proposed Rotary Club of Keilor Bylaws were passed after several amendments, namely
  1. The removal of the two types of membership, Associate and Family membership and the rewording of Clause 2.2 to reflect the removal of the Associate and Family memberships
  2. Insertion of the numbers of members of the Board of management of the club to read the Board consisting of nine directors and three other directors (when applicable)
The Secretary will now lodge the updated Keilor Rotary Club Constitution and Rules with consumer Affairs Victoria.
Note that Corporate Membership remains an important option for recruiting new members to our Club
Corporate Memebrship
Corporate Membership   
The Perth Rotary Club recently accepted the Magic Coat for Kids joining  the Perth Rotary Club as a Corporate Member on Friday 17 July 2020.
Di Wilcox is Founder and CEO of Magic Coat for Kids a social/emotional well being program for children.  After 20 years of teaching, Di realized that our children are under increasing stress and pressures which was increasing their anxiety and anger levels leading to mental health issues at a young age. 
She wanted to create something that taught children simple and effective concepts that enabled them to feel more calm, confident and have the ability to problem solve as well as recognise and manage their own emotions.
After some research in the areas of CBT and Positive Psychology, Di created The Magic Coat. Using the analogy of putting on a bright yellow coat using their imagination, children are taught that all the characters that live inside the coat pocket each represent a strategy that they can use throughout their day to help them manage worry, negative feelings, build confidence and have empathy for others.
Di also believes that for a program to be effective with children a common language must be created that parents, teachers and children can all use together which is why the workshops and resources created for The Magic Coat are all for parents, teachers and children to do together.
While Di originally wrote the program for children to use in classrooms it is now being used for adults and children in prisons, women's refuges foster care and child care centres.
It has also been successfully used in indigenous communities including Broome, Mt Magnet, Cue and Meekatharra. 
the Board of Directors and Members of the Perth Rotary Club welcome Di Wilcox and the Magic Coat for Kids to the Club. 
Could Keilor Rotary find its own Corporate Members ?
Youngest President sets record at Rotary Stawel
Message from the District Governor
You may have seen the story on the ABC News on Wednesday July 22, featuring 18-year-old Taia Hayter, the youngest president to be installed at the Rotary Club of Stawell. The story also featured the ageing and decline of our membership, which was perhaps not the most positive message about Rotary. I would, however, like to reassure everyone that we are working with the ABC and other television networks to present a more attractive image of Rotary. Our aim is to showcase the amazing array of projects in which we are involved and the difference we make in our communities. 
Going forward, any national media coverage will be centred on community service. This includes environment, diversity, equity and inclusion, the work of our foundation in the six (soon to be seven) areas of focus, and how RAWCS (Rotary Australia World Community Service) efficiently supports our work. 
If you have any ideas for stories that could be featured in the national print or TV media, please send them to me with a synopsis of the relevant project. 
Whilst it is heartening to see how well clubs and members have taken up communicating through Zoom, we must strive to further engage our members by sharing projects that they can be actively involved in, despite the lockdown. As Rotarians, we all enjoy being People of Action, and knowing that our actions make a difference. 
I would like to send out a challenge to all clubs, as well as Avenues of Service Chairs, to allocate time in their Zoom meetings for a lifestyle and learning event. You could discuss projects such as developing a communication link with others in the community, contributing to seed bank collections, building bee hotels, mask making, and researching and learning about international projects. I’m sure you will have many other ideas to share about things we can do at home during lockdown. 
As the saying goes, ‘We are all in this together’. Let’s take this opportunity to grow and learn.
Philip Archer, Rotary District 9800 Governor
PARAPROSDOKIANS      are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence is unexpected.   Winston Churchill loved them...  

Some examples:

1.   Where there's a will, I want to be in it.

2.   Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

3.   If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

4.   War does not determine who is right - only who is left.

5    Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit.  Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

6.   They begin the evening news with 'Good Evening,' then proceed to tell you why it isn't.

7.   To steal ideas from someone is plagiarism.  To steal from many is called research.

8.   In filling in an application, where it says, 'In case of emergency' - notify:  I put 'DOCTOR.'
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