Welcome to the Rotary Club of Bayside Geelong!

Having Fun and Making a difference 

Bayside Geelong

Caring for our Community 

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:30 PM
Naval Association
90 Skene Street,
Newtown, VIC 3220
Rotary Club of Bayside Geelong Inc [50412] 1st Tuesday Board only Zoom 2nd & 4th Tuesday 7 for 7.15pm Naval Association 90-92 Skene St Newtown http://www.rotarybaysidegeelong.org/


Dr John also provided an update on Lese Oalai in PNG which is supported by our Rotary Club together with Rotary Club of Geelong and Torquay and now others in Australia.
Lese Oalai is in the gulf province of PNG and gets remarkably wet.
Lucy Loko whose family comes from there and is involved with their culture with a relation who is the supreme chieftain of the village and was the chief interpreter with the Fuzzy Wuzzy angels in WWII.
The school has no classrooms and most lesson are done under a tree.
It was established in mid-20th century and has no windows, supports have fallen and the community does not have the finance to rebuild.
They have 6 pit toilets to cater for 1000 children which is not enough and provides no privacy.
The project is replacing the pit toilets with composting toilets and an adequate water supply.
The Rotary club of Manly NSW and Taylor Bridge Qld have taken up the challenge.
He also spoke about a water project to bring water to the village and school with a cost of US$300000.
The classrooms are going to be in kit form by builders in PNG.
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Ian introduced our speaker Dr John Oswald from Interplast
He is an anesthetist and does marvelous work with Interplast and has done over 24 overseas trips to assist those in need.

Dr Oswald titles his presentation “Repairing Bodies and Rebuilding Lives”

John said most of the trips had been to Indonesia, PNG, Fiji, and Vanuatu.
Interplast provides reconstructive surgery, nurses, and teaching.

Most teams consist of plastic surgeons, registrar and nurses and result in good relations between the country and Australia.
His Interplast journey began in 1983 when he visited Fiji.
He saw children with cleft palate which in Australia would have been treated at birth but had remained untreated.

Ariston House Christmas Break Up

So pleased to say the rain held off and we were able to have a very successful Ariston House Christmas party once again.
This has been a regular item on our fundraising calendar for many years now and we always seem to have some fun while we are kept very busy.
Dan received a call from Ariston House on Thursday to say how pleased they were with the outcome, and “where do we purchase out hamburgers”, because they are delicious.
All the “party guests” enjoyed the day, and the beautifully decorated Christmas muffins looked so good with the red and green icing, thanks to the decorating elf, Aileen, great job! they went down a treat with the children.

Christmas dinner and More

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