Members of the Club relaxing at the end of the day
Member Graham giving our hardworking Member David a spell on cooking
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).
As a result of Coronavirus COV-19 pandemic, it was decided that GP required protective wear in their own clinic. The issue with this was there was no single use gowns available. Supplies of single use gowns are being kept for Hospital and COV-19 Clinics which meant doctors in their own clinics had nothing. Even around 27th April, Dr Brendan Murphy admitted that the National medical stockpile has no gowns.
In late March Dr Nicole Townsend and Dr Kirby White, decided they needed to do something, and it was expected that places could reach peak numbers with the virus in a matter of weeks. Gowns for Doctors being their initiative Dr Kirby White and Dr Nicole Townsend decided to start a community project to make 1000 reusable gowns for General Practitioners in Bendigo and broader regional area
The $1000 donation from Y Service Club of Kangaroo Flat, is enough funds to make 75 gowns. It is expected that each gown will be used for 6 months that is around 120-130 times per gown. This equates to around 10,000 single use gowns, which are not available.
The old steps were quite slippery when wet so after a request from a number of sources it was decided to replace the old tiles.
This required permits to blocking of the footpath, using special dust extraction and special tiles appropriate for wet area traffic.
The Y Service Club of Kangaroo Flat Inc funded this project to the cost of $2,522.00..
Now much safer for our Hall Hirer's
The Club recently donated $1,200 towards this worthwhile Cause. Pictured is the Certificate of appreciation from the Kidney Foundation of Australia
Recently the Y Service Club of Kangaroo Flat completed a $2500 project to upgrade the Information Technology in the Y Community Building in Kangaroo Flat.
The Project saw the installation of a large screen Interactive TV , Internet connection and WiFi Capabilities throughout the building
Pictured is the Area Asia Pacific President Hiroyuki Tanaka using the facility during a recent Australian Region Convention for Y Service International
In a joint project with the Greater City of Bendigo and the Y Service Club of Kangaroo Flat 60 new chairs have been purchased and installed in the Y Community Building in Kangaroo Flat.
The council provided just over $4000 and the Y service Club contributed $2000 to this upgrade.
Pictured are the new chairs being used during the recent Australian Regional Convention held in the Hall
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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