Welcome to the Rotary Club of Queenscliffe
We are a small, friendly club with members and friends who share a commitment to community service and to making positive changes in our community and our world.
The topic for this year's essay competition was "Do you think children spend too much time playing on electronic devices such as ipads, computers or game boxes?" Many well written entries were received from students at St Aloysius, Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale Primary Schools. The winner, with a very well researched essay, was Livia Mantelli. Runner up was Angelica Daniels and Erina Moore received the Encouragement Award. All three girls attend Point Lonsdale Primary School. Pictured are president Wayne Pecar, Livia Mantelli, Angelica Daniels and competition organiser Marianne Deacon.
Fay Agterhuis receives a Paul Harris Fellow from club president Wayne Pecar in recognition of her considerable volunteer work in the Borough of Queenscliff. In particular, “Mrs A” has been a significant supporter of our club and provided invaluable assistance (as well as legendary chilli con carne) at our Queenscliffe Bricks LEGO exhibitions, at our Drug Awareness Forum and through leadership of the Point Lonsdale Christmas Tree Committee.
On 11 August Queenscliffe Rotary Club brought RYDA (Rotary Youth Driver Awareness) to Geelong for the first time.
The focus of the award winning program is "My life. My choices" and students were challenged to evaluate their decisions as drivers and passengers.
Students from Bellarine Secondary College, Geelong Lutheran College, North Geelong Secondary College, St Josephs College and Western Heights College, joined the over 450,000 students in Australia and New Zealand who have participated in the program.
Pictured is Snr Sgt Tony Francis speaking to students about rights and responsibilities.
Rotarians, partners and friends celebrated another successful year on July 9th at Athelstane in Queenscliff.
Projects the Club has supported in the past year include: a new response vehicle for Queenscliff CFA, a surfing weekend for refugees, picnic tables for Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff Primary Schools, a drug awareness forum, lighting the Point Lonsdale Christmas Tree, Rotary Bowelscan, books for newborns, literacy awards for primary students, sending an exchange student to Denmark, Udalo School in the Philippines, Vietnam autism project, Fiji tsunami appeal and the RYDA road safety program.
Pictured are ongoing President Wayne Pecar and Assistant District Governor Kathy Ryan standing in front of our new promotional display.
Almost 1300 people were amazed by the imaginative and detailed creations from members of Melbourne LEGO User Group. The display was opened by Hon. Lisa Neville MP, Member for Bellarine and Minister for Police & Water. Hundreds of children spent many happy hours creating in the LEGO play area and at the colouring competition provided by Ocean Grove Supertoys/Dizzy Toys, who also ran their popular retail area.