I cannot believe that we are now two months into the Rotary Calender year of 2022-23. Where have the months gone. Whilst I have been tending to family matters in Singapore, other members have been busy just keeping things going and continue to raise awareness of our Rotary Club and what it means to volunteer and be a part of 1.4 million Rotarians serving our communities. 
In the last few months our members have planted more than 500 trees, contributing to the many Rotary clubs that planted over 11,000 trees in various locations around D9800. We have had speakers talk about Police dogs, Belonging Matters and an important update on the East Timor Project by the Rotary consortium. We donated to Beyond Water for vital water projects in Africa. We had two successful Bunnings Caroline Springs BBQs to feed the hungry Bunnings shoppers. We participated in an Information stand at Bunnings Caroline Springs showing our Rotary story and what being a Rotarian volunteer is all about. Thank you for the cool cookies Vicky, they were much appreciated. We also sold a few of our lovely handmade beanies made by Molly Miller.
On a lighter note, one of our volunteer member, Nivi had a much needed break and visited her family and friends back in India. By the photos she has been posting, looks like she had a great time. Glad you enjoyed yourself Nivi. 
Our westside cluster also met with DG Amanda Wendt in person on 31 Aug at Bacchus Marsh Bowling Club and packed 100 food bags that Kylie Farrugia of Melton Rotary Club had got together for distribution to the communities. As they put it in the Melton Rotary bulletin, they heard about how positive DG Amanda is about the future of Rotary if we accept change and continue to “Imagine” how we can serve our community and develop our members.Then they packed vegies for soup for 100 people! Wow! well done to Kylie and everyone that helped packed the bags. We even sold Beanies to raise funds. Got to love our hand woven beanies. Their so colorful. There is more to come, So why not give us a bell and Volunteer with us, Rotary Caroline Springs.
Do listen to our DG as she talks about the last two months and the activities that the clubs have achieved in her message in Networker
Our Rotary Theme for September is Basic Education and Literacy check out the link to find out more about the Gift of Reading.
That's Kylie