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Rotary Club of Laverton Point Cook Membership has really taken off in recent months at the Rotary Club of Laverton Point Cook with membership up by 40% since May 2011.People from a variety of age groups, ethnic backgrounds and vocational backgrounds have been joining in response to the many benefits that come with Rotary membership. The club’s revamped program has proven to be a real winner with a more flexible meeting program and more regular activities that provide its members and supporters with opportunities to find enjoyment and fulfilment in its various activities. These activities are helping ‘build a better local community’, which is the club theme for the year. Recent and planned activities in the Point Cook, include tree planting near Jamieson Community Centre, participation in the Point Cook Fiesta, toys purchased for Little Buddies Toy Library, participation in the Point Cook Senior College Careers night, scholarships for local schools and support for disadvantaged youth via the Les Twentyman 20th Man Fund. Rotary of today no longer has the stringent requirements of yester year and is far more accommodating to your family and work situation in our time poor modern world So if you would like to make new friends and find fulfilment in helping others then Rotary is for you. To find out more about us please go to our website at www.rotarylpc.org.au or contact Frank Spiteri m 0412361 144 Chris Egger

Melbourne Water provided each campus with their interactive stormwater trailer and teacher, to show how much our communities rely on efficient water systems, for drinking, stormwater and sewerage, including natural drainage through wetlands, creek and river systems. City West Water also sponsored Our Planet Enterprises to conduct a very amusing and educational theatre performance of “Cloudia Raindrop” for the Year 3/4s, based on the water cycle. How oil breaks surface tension and makes this cut out fish move forward. Years P/1/2 had a visit from Mary Boberic from RED (Recycling + Education can make a Difference), who will be engaged to introduce a scheme for recycling of flexible and rigid plastic in Term 3. Our own Student Environment Councillors from Yr 5 & 6 wrote and played out a short skit based on the 3Rs, which they performed for the Yrs P/1 & 2, and it proved to be a very educational and funny piece of work. Then all students took part in workshops in their own classrooms where they taught other students about facets of their science program, or activities based on water. The Kids Teaching Kids organisation, with backing from Australia Post, was very generous in their support of our conference. The SEC wishes to thank all participants and supporters for helping make the conference a great success.

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Community newspaper Issue 21, October 2011

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