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April 2015 Page 1
Kiwanis Club of Moorabbin K06652
Special points of
Inside this issue:
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Anzac Day 4
Anzac Day 5
Registration Form 7
Gala Dinner 8
Around & About 10
Diary Dates 11
Lest We Forget
Last edition, I had planned to compare the
celebration of 100 years of Kiwanis to 100
years of the Anzac tradition, but instead, the
March edition served to recognise the
achievements of Len Winnell, and to ensure
that his legacy remains with us.
This month on pages 4& 5, is a summary of
the history of Anzac Day.
In the editorial of *’Mufti’ on 1st May 1939
there was the following quote:
In the 24 years that have elapsed since the
“Landing”, the “Day” has increased in
significance into Australia’s National Day.
Australia emerged to the full stature of
Nationhood on 25th April 1915.
On commenting on that full editorial, the
current President of the Victorian RSL David
McLachlan states that the reference to the
present generation of 1939 becoming “firmly
established as the repository of a priceless
tradition” resonates even more strongly
I would therefore ask that on 25th April, that
you think not of how many sausages we can
sell at Bunnings, but of the sacrifice made by
so many of our fellow Australians and New
Zealanders, in all military engagements
undertaken by our two countries. Perhaps
attend the Melbourne or your local Dawn
There is no question, that the support and
participation in Anzac Day has increased
since it’s low point in the late 60’s, despite
the fact that there are no longer any ww1
vetrans living. This is mostly due to the fact
that children of vetrans are now able to march
in their place, and that the long deserved
recognition of the indigenous Australians who
served and died for us has swelled those
It’s worth remembering our own special
returned serviceman Ralph Doddrell, who
served as a Flight Lieutenant in the RAAF,
and returned to be one of the founders of
Kiwanis Australia, and the Charter President
of Moorabbin Club.
On Friday 24th April, we will again be
assisting the residents at Warrawee
Community Village to celebrate Anzac Day.
Please make sure you are available if
possible. A few days ago, I received a
facebook post from my sister in Penrith NSW.
This was to show me the way that Penrith
recognised soldiers who died in World War 1
and all campaigns up to Afghanistan. They
planted 102,000 red poppies, each labelled
with the name of a fallen soldier.
More details on page 6.
* ‘Mufti’ The official Journal of the Victorian
Branch of the RSL.
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The Club meets at The Buckingham Motor Inn
1130 Nepean Highway Highett (Melway 77 F9)
1st and 3rd Monday Each Month.
Fellowship 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm.
OFFICE BEARERS 2014 - 2015.
President Q3 Tim Vine
President elect. Allan Lord
Imm Past Pres. Geoff Hergt
Secretary Bryan Williams
Treasurer Bryan Williams
Directors. Ian Howison
Fundraising Bryan Williams (C)
Community Service Ian Howison (C)
Membership and Growth Janet Arnfield (C)
Publicity Tim Vine
House & Reception Peter Pahl
Web Master Tim Vine
Bulletin Tim Vine.
Our President 2014-2015 (Q3)
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From The GrapeVine
Welcome to quarter 3 of this Kiwanis Year. With the passing of Len last month, we lost a friend and colleague, and a willing pair of hands who helped us achieve our goals of community service, and support for the children of the world. This brings our membership down to 9, and with only 9 sets of subs, and 9 workers for any service jobs, the task has escalated dramatically in difficulty. Should we be panicking yet? Well perhaps we should, as history shows that we can only successfully recruit new
members through our existing members. We cannot wait for other members to do it, so it has to be us, and it has to be soon. Do it for Len!
Talk about Kiwanis to everyone who will listen, and talk as though you are proud to be a Kiwanian. We have new club brochures (OK flyers) available, and I can assure you that stored in a box in a member’s garage will not help you interest anyone in joining us. Hand them out!
You also have a great story to tell, namely Eliminate. I’ve yet to find anyone who thinks it’s a dumb idea to eliminate a completely treatable disease from our planet. Talk to parents (you know the ones with children). They are guaranteed to be interested in this story, and perhaps may even want to help.
In August this year, the Australia District Convention will be held in Melbourne.
What a great opportunity to attend a local Convention in our Centenary year. Your invite appears on page 6, and if you wish, there is an early bird registration form available on our website (front page link), or you can download it from this link here.Early Bird Registration.
Note. This Early Bird registration does not provide a financial benefit as has been the case in previous years, it simply secures your registration.
Also note that we have an invite from Brighton and Melbourne Clubs to attend their
Gala fundraising Dinner on 15th May (see page 8). Lets help them!
Yours in service,
President Q3 2014 - 2015
Are you ready for Kiwanis One Day on April 11?
Kiwanis One Day will be here very soon! This is a great
opportunity to share the Kiwanis story and to inform your
community about your Kiwanis club, your activities and
the ways you support your city or town. Kiwanis One
Day is Saturday, April 11, a day when Kiwanians around
the world will gather to help their communities.
This year clubs are being encouraged to make a video of
their Kiwanis One Day project—not specifically to be
shared with the media but to be shown at our convention in Indianapolis. However, your
club can post the video on your club’s Facebook Page, or push it out via Twitter. Watch the
Kiwanis One Day contest video and read the contest guidelines.
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Anzac Day Saturday 25 April 2015 Anzac Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day on which
we remember Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.
The spirit of Anzac, with its human qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have
meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity
Why is this day special to Australians?
When war broke out in 1914, Australia had been a federal commonwealth for only 13 years. The
new national government was eager to establish its reputation among the nations of the world. In
1915 Australian and New Zealand soldiers formed part of the allied expedition that set out to
capture the Gallipoli peninsula in order to open the Dardanelles to the allied navies. The ultimate
objective was to capture Constantinople (now Istanbul in Turkey), the capital of the Ottoman
Empire, an ally of Germany.
The Australian and New Zealand forces landed on Gallipoli on 25 April, meeting fierce resistance
from the Ottoman Turkish defenders. What had been planned as a bold stroke to knock Turkey out
of the war quickly became a stalemate, and the campaign dragged on for eight months. At the end
of 1915 the allied forces were evacuated, after both sides had suffered heavy casualties and
endured great hardships. Over 8,000 Australian soldiers had been killed. News of the landing on
Gallipoli had made a profound impact on Australians at home, and 25 April soon became the day
on which Australians remembered the sacrifice of those who had died in the war.
Although the Gallipoli campaign failed in its military objectives, the Australia