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Club Dinner Meeting – Speaker: Phil McDonald – “Retracing Steps of Burke & Wills”
March 26 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
SPEAKER: PHIL McDONALD
Phil McDonald, a past Rotary Club of Lilydale member during the 1980s- 1990s. In 1988 [ the Bi-Centennial Year] Phil, along with a support crew from the Club, rode a Penny Farthing bicycle 15,000 kilometres around Australia, raising in excess of $100,000.00 going towards Rotary Foundation’s Polio Plus Campaign.
Following Phil’s attendance as Guest Speaker to the Club’s 50th Anniversary Dinner in November 2015, Phil suffered a heart attack. As part of his recovery program, he commenced walking and taking on a number of ventures, leading to crossing the country.
TOPIC: Phil’s Burke & Wills Trip……..
3,200km – Departed Melbourne 6th May 2018
Arrived 5th Sept 2018
Walked 3,204 km – 35 km daily average, Solo Walk Across Australia
In excess of $30,000.00 raised for the Fred Hollows Foundation, enough to give 1200 people their eyesight back. More information on this epic trip can be found on the following links https://www.philsusanmcdonald.com/