WGC believes in building a stronger, more vibrant Indian community in Melbourne’s West
Western Gymkhana Club Inc (WGC), which believes in “Building Community – Together”, is celebrating its second anniversary. And as part of the celebrations — and in an effort to build a stronger, vibrant, healthier and more integrated community of Indians – WGC has opened its Annual Family Membership for 2014-15. This year, WGC has announced that visiting / resident parents are also included in the family membership.
With membership opportunities open to families who have chosen to make Melbourne’s west their home, WGC is an inclusive club which is very proud of its Australian-Indian heritage. The club has a range of members coming from various regions of India, and has a good representation of age groups, gender and professional backgrounds. Children and senior citizens are a special part of this family club where member ages range from 2 months to 77 years, 35-40 year-olds forming the largest group.
WGC aims to give its members regular recreational, cultural, networking and professional development opportunities. The Club also organizes professional development workshops for its members. The regular recreational activities are held weekly and a social event is held every month where the members celebrate the birthdays and achievements. Weekly activities include cricket, table tennis, personal training, walking and yoga.
WGC activities are based on volunteer work. The club members participate regularly in community initiatives, some of the recent ones being blood donation camps for the Australian Red Cross, participation in community street carnivals like Weerama Festival and Point Cook Fiesta, charity efforts for Salvation Army, and fund-raisers for Red Cross and Movember Charity to create awareness on prostate cancer research we well as helping those affected by the floods in India.
Published in The Indian Sun (Indian Australian Magazine)