Mail Bag Ride

The Male Bag Foundation is embarking on a ride to raise much needed funds to help “Fight Prostate Cancer.” This three day ride on ex “Australia Post” Honda CT110 Motor Bikes, will ride the return trip from Melbourne to Lakes Entrance arriving in Lakes Entrance on Friday 21st October. Tickets for the dinner on Friday 21st are available from Bruce Hurley ( President of the Lakes Entrance Rotary Club)

With David “Parko” Parkin as Patron, the Foundation pride themselves on donating 100% of money raised to help “Fight Prostate Cancer.” The 2016 Gippsland Ride will donate to Health Services in Gippsland in conjunction with other groups to “make a difference!” Gippsland has the highest rate of Prostate Cancer in Australia!

Prostate cancer remains the number one men’s health issue in Australia today, so please support your grandfathers, fathers, uncles, partners, brothers and sons by attending the dinner.

Photography reintroduced into Gippsland Lakes Art on Show


This year’s Rotary Club of Lakes Entrance Gippsland Lakes Art on Show will reintroduce a photographic competition as part of the show which will be held on the long weekend in March at Forestec on the highway between Bairnsdale and Lakes Entrance.

The photography competition expects to attract entries from all over Victoria including many from East Gippsland.  The judges for the photography section will be highly regarded photographers Jenni Tanner from Cockatoo and Bruce Langdon from Warragul.

Well known and local photographer Norm Neilson from Metung will be entering a number of his works. Norm’s philosophy is to wait for the very best light usually at sunrise or sunset and to “wait for the moment” such as the beautiful white etching on the sand as a wave retreats.

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Local Photographer Norm Neilson    and  EGPS President Vicki Jesty



Gippsland Lakes Art Show committee is grateful for the support they have received from the East Gippsland Photographic Society (EGPS) our local photography club based in Bairnsdale. “EGPS has been only too happy to assist with suggestions for the photographic section of this years art show” says EGPS President Vicki Jesty.  “This has included providing judges lists and enabling entry forms to be distributed across the state via photographic networks such as the Victorian Association of Photographic Societies.  The art show will provide local photographers with another platform to showcase their work . I encourage all photographers to enter the completion and head to Forestec over the March long weekend to view the photos and art on display, getting some inspiration to head out with their cameras”.

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“Dusk at Pt Hicks” by Vicki Jesty


Sponsors finalised for the Gippsland Lakes Art on Show 2016

The 6 major sponsors have been finalised for Rotary’s Gippsland Lakes Art on Show which will be held at Forestech during the long weekend in March.

There are $5000 worth of prizes and each Sponsor is connected to an art show prize.  The prizes and categories for the Art Show are:

Rotary Club of Lakes Entrance                     $1500 prize for Best in Show Art Work

L J Hooker’s                                                    $500 prize for Best Water Colour

Cunninghame Arm Medical Clinic                 $500 prize for Best Oil/Acrylic

Gunaikurnai Land & Waters Aboriginal Corporation

                                                                          $500 prize for Best Art influenced                                                                             by  Aboriginal Culture

Wyanga Winery                                                  $500 prize for Best Pastel

ACE Radio                                                         $500 prize for Best “Other “

East Gippsland Shire Council                         $500 prize for Best Photography

People’s Choice                                                $500 Best in Show Prize


“The Rotary Club of Lakes Entrance greatly appreciates the generous support it receives from its major sponsors”  Bruce Hurley Coordinator of the Art Show said.  “Without their support and the support of other sponsors and donors the Art Show would not be able to be held”