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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.

 Information on this ride can be viewed on the following link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3sPHelNV-k

 

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/

 and https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-06/phil-mcdonald-burke-and-wills-trek/10203542

Details

Date:
March 26
Time:
6:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Venue

L’AUBURGE French Cafe
42CASTELLA STREET
LILYDALE, 3140 Australia
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Contact the Rotary Club of Lilydale

Postal Address:    P.O. Box 127, Lilydale, Victoria  3140

Telephone:     0423 558 833

E-Mail Address:   [email protected]

Web Page:          www.rotarylilydale.org.au

 

 

 

 

Meeting Details

The Rotary Club of Lilydale meets bi-weekly, with a Club Dinner meeting on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, at 6:15 pm for 6:45 pm.

The Club meets at:

L’Auberge French Café
42 Castella St, Lilydale VIC 3140

For meeting details, refer to Events Calendar.

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