Drouin Rotary Presents the Australia Day Breakfast 2015

Preparations are under way for a bumper Australia Day in Drouin – Monday 26th January 2015.
The day will start with the 36th Australia Day Breakfast commencing at 7.30am in the Anglican Parish Hall in Princes Way, which is a free event, but for which bookings are essential and are now open. Seats at the Breakfast may be reserved by ringing 56242411 or calling in at the Baw Baw Shire Smith Street Service Centre in Warragul.  Bookings close on 20th January.
The Breakfast will be conducted by the Rotary Club of Drouin on behalf of the Baw Baw Shire Council, with catering provided by the Drouin Branch of the Country Women’s Association (CWA).
With Australia Day in 2015 falling approximately mid-way between the centenary of the commencement of World War I and the centenary of the ANZACS’ landing on Gallipoli, the Breakfast will adopt a theme appropriate to these occasions and recognising the involvement of servicemen and women and indeed, the community as a whole, in this and subsequent actions in which Australia has been involved over the years.  In keeping with this theme, the guest speaker will be well-known local identity, Brian Milner, a Vietnam veteran and prominent worker in the RSL and Legacy organisations. Entertainment will be provided by the Warragul Brass Ensemble under the leadership of Bruce Armstrong OAM, and also by local singers Kath and Wal Willems.
Later in the day, at 4pm in the sound shell in Civic Park, Alan Tatlow’s Lillico Road Band and supporting guests will be providing musical entertainment through until 8.30pm, during which time, the combined Drouin service clubs (Apex, CWA, Ladybirds, Lions and Rotary) have arranged a free evening of entertainment, displays and demonstrations from 5.30pm, with the traditional sausage sizzle at 6pm.