Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Chris Sutton
May 1
Bill Hewson
May 13
Spouse Birthdays
Heather Jones
May 3
Bill Hewson
May 13
Angela Deppeler
May 15
Stephen Mills
June Mills
May 14
Ernest Jones
Heather Jones
May 18
Adrian Connolly
Janine Connolly
May 20
Linda Boyd
Leroy David
May 24
Join Date
Joan Barker
May 6, 2013
5 years
Allen Canobie
May 11, 1987
31 years
Jeff Buzza
May 31, 2010
8 years


Upcoming Events
Club Meeting - Chair Kate Hodge
Numurkah Golf & Bowls Club
May 21, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Meeting - Chair Geoff Holmes
Numurkah Golf & Bowls Club
May 28, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Working Bee Numurkah Secondary College
Numurkah Secondary College
Jun 03, 2018
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Club Meeting - Club Assembly
Numurkah Golf & Bowls Club
Jun 04, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Board Meeting
Numurkah Golf & Bowls Club
Jun 04, 2018
8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Men's Health Night
Numurkah Town Hall
Jun 15, 2018
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Club Meeting- Chair Gary Phillips
Numurkah Golf & Bowls Club
Jun 18, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Changeover Meeting - Chair Frank Malcolm
Numurkah Golf & Bowls Club
Jun 25, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM


MINUTES – 14th May 2018 – held at Shamrock Hotel - Combined services dinner – 100 people in attendance

Chairperson -Terry Brennan

President – Jacqui Phillips

Condolences on the passing of Alby Barton a former Rotarian & well respected member

Julie Brooks – CEO of PALS & Suzanne Viel – Client Services Manager PALS  

Introductions for all service clubs – Jacqui Phillips (Rotary), Neil Stuart (President of Lions), Sue Aldridge (Numurkah Agricultural Society), Peter Cox, (Numurkah Fire Brigade), Marie Martin (CWA), Lou Cook (Historical Society), Stuart Hipwell (RSL), Rob Watson (Numurkah Singers), Alan Canobie, (Probus)

Warm welcome extended by President Jacqui – “making a difference” is this year’s theme for Rotary – next week is National Volunteer Week.

Chairman – Terry Brennan. Terry discussed the importance of doing volunteer work & encouraged all those present to source new members for all our clubs.

Guest Speaker – Julie Brooks CEO of PALS – Providing All Living Supports. Has 10 years experience & formal training in nursing & event management. Suzanne Velle – Holds a Masters in Occupational therapy, with vast experience in mental health & National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Not for profit service organisations formed in 2011 PALS – currently deliver services from 10 different campuses around the shire in residential, one on one personal care, respite house, & supported employment opportunities. PALS employs 80 people to provide support for 130 people. More than 2000 are registered in Moira shire with disabilities. National Disability Insurance Scheme is the largest reform since Medicare. Rollout commenced in 2013, Goulburn Region commences 1/1/19. Expects to benefit 460,000 when rollout completed. Positive enforcement for monetary support for those with a disability.

Suzanne Viel – Living & breathing NDIS for last 6 years. National scheme – rights based, insurance based system will double the total funding for Australians with disabilities. Stimulate employment in the sector & provide employment options.

People with a disability to become more involved in the community. The old system was a state based scheme which varied from each state & had inequities. The aim is that those with a disability will have the same rights as everyone else.

Insurance scheme to be funded from a slight increase in the medicare levy. Over time the funds will grow to provide lifetime support for those that are found eligible.

Funding was 10 billion, it will be around 22 billion by the time it is up & running which will stimulate employment in the sector which will provide accessible housing – it won’t build houses & will stimulate the market this accessible for those with disabilities. NDIS will have a strong focus on improving employment rates.

Access – Eligibility – Post June 2019 – 105,000 Victorians

Plan – Support need, goals & aspirations

Individualised funding for ‘reasonable & necessary’ services & equipment

Services – choice of providers

Individualised & outcome focussed support

Not for profit, for profit & directly employed

Review – review the plan

Sector is changing with a range of supports & a service agreement is entered into with the provider to provide the person the ability to achieve their goals on a yearly basis.

Individual & family have control & empowerment to determine their own needs & source their own provider – satisfaction sitting at around 83% which is very high.

The scheme is fundamentally about providing dignity & support & to promote community & mainstream services for those with disabilities. 2,500 currently have funding through state system NDIS will support 3,500 when it is rolled out – more funding & more services.

Reports – Stephen Mills – Men’s Health Night 15th June, several health professionals will be in attendance with guest speaker Heath Black, a dinner will be provided to those who are registered.

Heads & Tails – Winner - Pauline Stuart.

Jacqui finalised the meeting with an award for PALS to support the yearly games for clients to interact $1700 cheque provided. Meeting closed 9.10pm.





DATE: MONDAY 21st MAY 2018






Ernest Jones

Phone: 5862 1968



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