Australian Rotary Health Research Fund Rotary Foundation Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Research Institute Avila College Monash Community Raffle Monash Waverley Community Information & Support Inc. Mayor of Monash Golf Day* Mt Waverley Village Market* (stallholder information) Oakleigh Community Market* Melbourne Cup Calcutta* Music Eisteddford Award
*These are also fundraising events
ANZAC CENTENARY WALKWAY
The new ANZAC Centenary Walkway in the grounds of the Mount Waverley Community Centre was officially opened on 4 August 2014 by the Hon. Anna Burke MP, Federal member for Chisholm. The memorial walkway is a major project of the Mount Waverley Rotary Club, and the official opening was the culmination of the efforts of club members, Monash Council staff, and contractors over the previous eighteen months. The walkway was funded by a grant made available under the ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Programme, and the opportunity to apply was brought to our attention by Anna Burke’s office.
Club President Major Sean Darbyshire summarised the work undertaken and acknowledged those involved. The original concept was devised by Club Secretary Paul Power. Sean also spoke about his own family connection with World War 1, and his efforts to research this connection and publish this in the near future. Anna Burke, in her speech to open the walkway, spoke of the bipartisan commitment to support the permanent recognition of our first ANZACS and the sacrifices made in World War 1. The grant to the Mount Waverley Rotary Club was the largest to any Rotary Club in Victoria. In opening the walkway, Anna Burke noted that the walkway was a major undertaking and a fitting permanent memorial of which the community should be very proud. City of Monash Mayor, Paul Klisaris, also recognised the major undertaking, and the efforts of Council staff and contractors in the construction process. A moving speech by Neil Slaughter, President of the Glen Waverley RSL, and representing the State RSL, reminded all of what the ANZAC walkway memorial represents, and the need for all to reflect on this meaning whenever passing through the walkway. A fitting conclusion to his speech was his recitation of the Ode. "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them." Lest We Forget
Jamie Brugman is from Mount Waverley Secondary College. He is Paul Powers neighbour and when Paul had the original idea, he had Jamie do a couple of concept drawings on his PC. These were subsequently used as a guide when we contracted the design work out to Kevin Morris, the Architectural designer who did the drawings for the council
Our Rotary District Governor David Tolstrup concluded the formal proceedings by giving an overview of the work Rotary seeks to do in local communities. While this ANZAC Centenary Walkway is one major example of projects Rotary embarks on, David spoke of the many other programs and projects, Youth Services and Community Services that Rotary is involved in locally and world wide.