Past President Janet handing the Charter to Members Ted and Graham will the other members of the incoming Executive watch on.
A first for the club was to have members attending via Zoom which was a great addition to the night.
After an excellent lunch at the Windermere Hotel members then proceeded to the Y Community Hall for the Changeover activities.
Pictured opposite is outgoing president Valmai Harris presenting incoming President Peg Kearin the clubs Charter certificate for safekeeping for the coming year
A happy group of members attended the changeover festivities
Outgoing secretary Peter still working hard in the background.
On June 16 Ian Burnett from the University of the Third Age joined us and spoke about the Aims and Ideals of the U3A. Excellent night with members asking lots of questions of Ian.
Pictured : Member Ted thanking Ian for his Talk.
Much laughter and talking at the presidents dinner
Members catching up with each other after the lockdown
More fellowship and conversation
Kangaroo Flat Y Service ( Women) President Bev presenting her Report for the Club's Activities for the Year
Y Service Club President Janet presented her report for a successful years activities.
Club secretary Wayne presenting President Janet with her 20 Years Service Certificate.
President Janet presenting member Ted with his Club Man of the year Award
Sub Floor setup with Front Unit in the Background.
Back Unit being lifted of Transport
Carefully guiding into place
Back Unit in position . Top section welded to base once Unit is in the correct position
The Front Unit had to be rotated 180 degrees before moving between the trees
The front was moved in very slowly over steel posts and a pile of Dirt
The front unit was lowered down with a small gap left to remove the shackles and Sling
The Unit was then winched into position as seen above
Very proud of his bespoke shelving.
Front deck being added
The Y Service Club of Kangaroo Flat and the Kangaroo Flat Y Service (Women) were represented by President Janet and Incoming Dawn at the Moring ANZAC service at the Kangaroo Flat Cenotaph.
President Janet with our Memorial Wreath
President Janet laying our Memorial Wreath.
President Janet trying out the popular children's section dinosaur chair
President Janet thanking Kangaroo Flat Librarian Adrian for his time and an excellent presentation of the workings of the New Kangaroo Flat Library
Really worth a visit
Check out the Indigenous Artwork by local artists, also the Fish and Feathers activities.
Adrian spoke about the changes from the old library to the new site.
Members found the visit very interesting
Kangaroo Flat Library is a modern repository of knowledge, storytelling and connection to the local community. This piece of aboriginal art recognises the ancient and ongoing power of language and culture in a modern space and reflects upon the importance of celebrating knowledge, storytelling and learning today.
Visit the Library to see this art created by indigenous artist Daikota Nelson
Very well attended visit with even the locals learnt something new about the Library
After over 40 years of having a Post Office Number the Y Service Club of Kangaroo Flat has decided to cease using a PO Box as their mail collection point. This has come about due to the very few letters we receive as most communication is now by Email. This decision has also effected the Kangaroo Flat Y Service Women and Bendigo South Y Service Club.
The New address is ,
Number 10 Lockwood Road
Kangaroo Flat Vic 3555
Please address your correspondence to the above clubs at the new address
When I purchased a new bike earlier this year my daughter suggested that I sign up for a virtual bike ride. A virtual bike ride is done via a web site where you record any bike rides or walks that you make and record them on a smart watch or phone. These trips are then uploaded to the conqueror website which overlays them onto google maps and show your progression.
I decided to do the Lands End to John O’Groats ride in the UK.
This ride is 1,743 km in length. During the ride you can see where you are each day on google maps street view. They also email you postcards with snippets of information about places you have passed through. It took me 16 weeks to complete the trip riding on average 3 days a week.
At the end of the trip they send you a medallion and at the completion of each 10% of the trip they plant a tree via reforestation projects around the world.
Since completing this trip I have started a new trip along the length of Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica in California (3,869.8 km of which I have done 1,003 so far).
The Club recently donated $1,200 towards this worthwhile Cause. Pictured is the Certificate of appreciation from the Kidney Foundation of Australia
Maris Culka one of the National Councillor's for View clubs Australia visited us and gave us a very informative evening talk on the Smith Family and View Clubs.
As a result of her visit the Club decided to sponsor a child in an ongoing relationship with View Australia and the Smith Family.
Briefly the Smith Family Organisation provides long term educational support for disadvantaged Australian children and young people starting in the early years and carrying through to year 12.
VIEW is a leading women's national volunteer organisation, providing the opportunity for women from all walks of life to meet regularly, establish lasting friendships and help disadvantaged Australian children through supporting the work of children’s charity, The Smith Family.
Pictured is Club Treasurer Ron Presenting Maria with a check for $1872 as contribution to the the ongoing support for 3 children in the program.
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