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Jan 21, 2020
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Pakenham!

Pakenham
We meet Tuesdays at 6:15 PM
Deep Creek Reserve Facility
62 Cameron Way
Pakenham, VIC 3810
Australia
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EAST GIPPSLAND FIRE RELIEF
 
So we are all aware of the Fires that have been raging and as such the Rotary Club of Pakenham has decided to donate $5,000 to the East Gippsland Fire Aid project and this is money partially made up of the profits from our Community Dance held on Saturday Night, a Bunnings BBQ held on Sunday and our annual Golf Day. 
 
And on top of this $5,000 their were donations made at both the Dance and the Bunnings BBQ which totalled in excess of $900 and this will be handed over as well. 
 
If you wish to help you can donate directly yourself via the following:
 
  1. Donation to East Gippsland Rotary Fire Aid Committee
    This is an account of the Rotary Club of Bairnsdale with the funds controlled by the East Gippsland Rotary Fire Aid Committee. Bank donations to Rotary Club of Bairnsdale – Projects Account 633000 / 165960451. Please email the East Gippsland Rotary Fire Aid Committee when you donate eastgrotaryfireaid@gmail.com.
 
 
So to the PEOPLE who attended the Community Dance and those who donated at the Bunnings BBQ we say a very big THANK YOU, your assistance is greatly appreciated.
 
So on Saturday night the 4th of January 2020 the Rotary Club of Pakenham once again held it's monthly Community Dance with the attendance being an all time record. At Saturday night's dance, 167 people attended and the profit from the night was $1804.80.  Donations were also collected for the East Gippsland Fire Relief and this raised another $617.05.  It was a grand night on a very large scale and Dance Chair Ian Wake said that many thanks must go to all his helpers as he can't do it without them. 

   
Rotary Club of Pakenham Grade 6 Awards:
 
Charles Hicks was the Charter President of the Rotary Club of Pakenham when it was established in 1961. At the time he was Principal of the Pakenham Consolidated School.
 
After his death the club decided to honour his memory with The Charles Hicks Award to be presented to a student from each grade 6 at the Pakenham Consolidate School.  The students receive a certificate and funding to assist with their transition to Secondary School.
 
The first Awards were made in 1989. Since then other local Primary Schools have been offered similar awards for a grade 6 student.  These are not known as Charles Hicks Awards and the schools are able to nominate the title of the award.
 
In all cases the schools set the criteria and nominate the awardees. The Awards are presented each year at the School’s Grade 6 Graduation or Presentation ceremony.
 
In Rotary we aim to encourage the development of and acknowledge the achievement of the young members of our community.  All members of the Rotary Club of Pakenham extent their congratulations to all Grade 6 Graduates and wish them well for their future. 
 
Awards for 2019 were presented to:
 
John Henry Primary School  
“All Round Excellence”:
Sankeerat Kaur
 
Lakeside College
“Leadership”:
Poppy Burgmann
 
Lakeside Primary School  
“All Round Excellence”:
Ayomi Herath Mudiyanselage
 
Minaret College
“All Round Excellence”:
Jannah Dzulazwan
 
Nar Nar Goon Primary School
“Leadership”
Chilli Barrett
 
Officer Primary School
“Academic Excellence”:
Nicholas Ball
 
Pakenham Consolidated School  
“Charles Hicks All Round Excellence Awards”:
Taj Prasad, Hula Taito, Austyn Flemming, Jackson Hooper.
 
Pakenham Hills Primary School
 “Citizenship”:
Anna Nguyen
 
Pakenham Primary School
“Leadership”
Mitchell Heathershaw
 
Pakenham Springs Primary School –
“Community”:
Scarlett Smith
 
St. Brigid’s Catholic Primary School –
“Community”:
Blade Anderson
 
St. Clare’s Catholic Primary School –
“Community”:
Yousef Lado
 
St James Catholic Primary School
“Leadership”
Sean Zimmerling-Leaver
 
St. Patrick’s Catholic Primary School –
“All Round Excellence”
Dana Hibberson
 
 
 Photo:
Pakenham Consolidated School Charles Hicks Award recipients Austyn Flemming, Jackson Hooper, Taj Prasad, Hula Taito with Rotarian Terry Williams
 
  
 
     
So on Tuesday the 17th of December we had our XMAS Break Up at the Deep Creek Reserve with the theme being wear a hat.  So for all of those that attended there is no need to remind you of how much fun we all had as it was clearly a very successful night that did not end until past 9:30 pm. 
 
   
 
So the idea of wearing a hat was to ensure everyone participated and it certainly worked.  Each person found an envelope at their seat at the tables and we were then entertained by having people at various stages during the night opening their envelope and reading out the instructions.  Some people had to sing, some had to tell a joke and some were made to swap seats with others at a different table for 5 minutes.  So were lucky enough to win a prize and some just sat straight back down again.
 
   
 
During the night we also had a hat tossing competition to try and win bottles of win and the entry fee went to Rotary's Lift The Lid campaign and there were definitely some funny sights watching people tossing their hats to try and knock a bottle of wine over so they could win it.
 
   
 
We also had a Best hat competition which saw some very heated competition and the eventually winner was Lynne Smythe and the judges award going to Erica and Greg Peck.
 
   
 
To finish off the night we had a game of heads and tails and it was interesting to see everyone getting involved for the chance to win a prize, with the two winners being Jennifer North's son and Wal Mcdonald so well fone to both of them.
 
   
 
It was a great night and to those who did not make I am truly sorry that you missed this great event and I am certain that everyone who attended will tell you that you missed a good one.
 
To view more pictures from the night click on this link   photoalbums/xmas-break-up-2019