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New committee to be appointed
Pamela Dixon has been treasurer of the Rotary Club for many years; Chris has been secretary and president, but with the imminent departure of the pair on a trip around Australia, a new committee will be in place. Our grateful thanks to Kylie Ousey for taking on the secretary and treasurer's role, and John Leo will become president again.

Rotary Seniors Computer Club News
The Club will close at the end of June with the departure of Chris and Pamela Dixon.

New lawnmower needed
Our ride-on mower is on it's last legs and we have researched machines that can be bought locally and we have a sponsorship application in with the Bendigo Ban.

Grant money received
A lot of people use our Park and we applied for, and won, some money  from the NT Community Benefits Fund to upgrade our toilets. The contact has gone to Scatts Plumbing.

Katherine Men's Shed
We supported a great application for the building of a pavilion for joint use by the Mens Shed and the `community. A substantial sum has been promised by the NT Govt.

Rotarians at Speedway
Chris and Pamela have manned the gate at Rotary for the past 2 years and we are delighted that Rotarians Tony and Sandra will be taking over this role. You will have seen Tony and `Sandra at the Salvation Army.

Rotarians at the Races
Rotarians have been on the gates for Katherine Races and we will be there agin this year. Our thanks to Rotarians Christine and Kylie for organising this.

Katherine Seniors Olympics

The inaugural Seniors Olympics was held last year and attracted over 30 competitors. Thus year we are hoping for more. We have prizes from Mitre10; DRV4LYF; Katherine Fruit and Veg; the Coffee Club and sponsorship from the Hon Jo Hersey, MLA. who will be providing morning tea.

Thanks to Rotarian Sandy Mortimer for organising this event.
 
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Rotary International Exchange

We were delighted to be approached by Jak Ganley who has applied for n international Rotary Exchange. We supported his application and he will be heading to `Paraguay/Argentina next year. 

Phillipa Walters Bursary Award

The Rotary Club of Katherine’s annual bursary has been won by Dawnellen Batkin.  The Club received some excellent applications, and it was hard to make a decision.  

Dawnellen is in Melbourne studying at Monash University for a degree in occupational therapy. She told Rotary Club president Chris Dixon “The money I receive will help me so much by relieving some of the financial burden of moving away from home to study. I will use the money to buy my needed textbooks for my classes, my laboratory equipment (lab coat and safety glasses), as well as more general items such as stationary/notebooks and other things needed for my course.“

The Philippa Walters Bursary Award was established by Brian Walters (ex Rotarian) many years ago to commemorate  his wife, Philippa. Philippa wanted to help young people get to university, but she knew that studying at University was expensive. Brian donated some money to the Rotary Club of Katherine and every year, the club raises funds through community events in order to give $3000 to the bursary recipient. A huge vote of thanks goes to a local family who recently donated funds sufficient for 5 years.  

Many people will know of Dawnellen, a Katherine girl born and bred.  She attended Katherine High School and while studying in tear 12 (for which she received a DUX in 2 subjects) she, also completed a Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and helped many people at Katherine Hospital. 

The Rotary Club of Katherine is positive Dawnellen will become a great occupational therapist and make Katherine proud of her.

Want to hire the Rotary Park for your next event? 

Our Park is fully enclosed. A great place to bring the family. It has an 18 hole mini golf course, giant chess and a roadway set up as a road safety centre. Cooking facilities include an outside kitchen area, BBQ and electric pizza oven and a water bubbler. There are toilets with easy access for the disabled.

The Conference centre is an ideal training room. Fully airconditioned room able to seat 20 people. Equipped with internet facilities; kitchen, toilets and a break out area. 

Click the link below to download the relevant booking sheet:

Park Hire:  $50 a day

Conference room Hire: $60 half a day; $100 full day

Pedal Car Hire: $10 per car

Created by Christopher Dixon Oct 2017

Postal address: Rotary Club of Katherine, PO Box 564, Katherine, NT 0851

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