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Wilga Avenue
Altona, VIC 3018
0473 488 599
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Caption: Rotary's Millennium Time Capsule, sited at Mount Truganina, contains messages from 12,000 students and 100 adults. The Time Capsule is preparing to emerge from its 25-year dormancy.
Click photo for Video by Danny Civitico
Past Rotarian Geoff Burnnard explaining the mechanics of the Time Capsule, as designed by Engineers Peter Whinney and Leonie Duane. The 7 large PVC containers containing mini-capsules lowered slowly into their berths as water was drained from the capsule.
In keeping with the theme "REFLECT, RESPECT, CELEBRATE, We are all part of the Story," and supported by the Australian Government through the National Australia Day Council (NADC), Rotary Altona City staged another successful event at the Central Square Shopping Centre.
Highlights included:
  • Three wonderful genres of live music- Traditional Australian songs (Glenrowan Bush Band), Didgeridoo (Paul Kelly) and African Drumming (Newport Drummers);
  • Face painting and balloon twisting providing fun and colour for children;
  • Showbags containing a variety of gifts such as indigenous designed glasses wipe cloths, gym towels, notebooks, pens and brochures;
  • Native seedling giveaways provided by Hobsons Bay Council;
  • Refreshment vouchers for four Cafes;
  • NADC videos showcasing the diversity of Australia Day Acknowledgements around the Country.
The photos below illustrate some key activities.
Congratulations to Henry for the being awarded the Altona College Year 12 Rotary Community Award, acknowledging the community work he has done- specifically within volleyball and student coaching. Presented by Rotarian Anne Morton at the Year 12 Awards Ceremony.
District Governor Ron Payne, an Educator whose career spanned 47 years, was delighted to present the 2023 Hobsons Bay Rotary Teacher Awards to the following teachers nominated by their schools:
  • Three Encouragement Awards for early career stage teachers.
  • One Achievement Award to Dean Commons, an experienced Drama teacher at Williamstown HS for his role in coordinating the Music Production Fame which ran for six shows with a 90% sell out rate in a 350-seat theatre.
  • One Team Award for a team which had collaborated effectively to address an important new development.
Altona City Rotary's cycling group conducted a bicycle safety lesson for members of the Vietnamese Association in Hobsons Bay. A great use for the Louis Joel Carpark, and a wonderful afternoon. Many of these women grew up riding bikes in Vietnam and came out to Australia in the 80s as boat people. Afterwards, a Vietnamese banquet was shared.
Sally Capp and Rotary:
"Rotary's history of service is inspiring."
Bono and Rotary
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Bill Gates and Rotary
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