Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Bob Donaldson
January 14
Frank Martin
January 23
Spouse Birthdays
Mary Anderson
January 17
Join Date
Tyrrell McGeever
January 11, 2000
17 years
Ross Whitehead
January 14, 1988
29 years
Jan 26, 2017
No Meeting Due to Australia Day
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Last Meeting
Guests:Hannah Clayton, Colleen Clayton, John Clayton Tony Viney,
Terri Clarke-Burrors,
Allen Clarke-Burrows,
Apologies: Geoff Taylor, Rod Troutbeck, Ailsa Hemphill,
Colin Byatt, Mike Smith.
Meeting Responsibilities
Meeting set up
Anderson, Peter
Meeting set up 2
Buchanan, David
Fitzgerald, Greg
Dart, Murray
Fitzgerald, Greg
Dart, Murray
Barnard-Brown, Elaine
Cashier 2
Barnard-Brown, Ray.
Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
We meet Thursdays at 6:15 PM
Old Shire Office.
Point Nepean Rd
Dromana, VIC  3936
District Site
Venue Map
President's Message
Ross Whitehead
member photo
Hello Rotarians and friends
Please read the note at the bottom even if you don't read my report, thank you.
This week we had a few extras again, thanks to Roger doing a great job recruiting new members and also our NYSF student and her parents.
The meeting was opened by Chairman Chris and handed over to Pres Ross who welcomed guests and members.
Director Rob wants to label his buckets for Polio collection.
Director Bob and Ray spoke about Australia day and the how we were setting up a raffle ticket stand as well as a save the Dromana Pier stand.
David spoke about the trailer raffle and that we have sold 240 books.
Lotto was won by Murry, and fine session was profitable again.
Our Guest speaker for the night  was Hannah Clayton
Hannah is a year 12 student from Rosebud Secondary college, she brought her parents along to listen to the presentation she prepared from going to Canberra for NYSF.
She is studying Chemistry, Science and maths, part of the trip was an 8 hour bus trip to meet oher students, they were sepperated into 3 groups, the went for a tour of parliament and while there were given a bill to vote on, of course it was a fake, much like all members there haha.
They met a lot of people there, one was Prof Brian Shmidt, he won a Nobel prize for physics, and Dr Frazer and his study of plants and animals and the effect of climate change.
Dr Ritchard Payne and his study of Terbuculosis and how it is getting worse not better.
Hannah also looked at solar panels and the effect of how it is positioned in relation to the sun to get greater efficiency. 
They also found that the planet gives of more energy in one second than the sun does in a whole year.
They visited the CSIRO and also a 3D printing section, were they actually made an entire rib cage system for a human.
They looked at orange juice and how from the day it is produced it actually contains much more vitamin c so that way when it hits its expiry date it is at the level stated on the bottle.
They have a machine called Shrimp, it tells the scientists how old and the age of rocks, it looks at zerckon crystals to work out the age.
It was a very interesting talk by Hannah and all members thoroughly enjoyed it.
Please Not , there is no Meeting on Australia day
ALSO , l have noticed there are members who are talking whilst there is someone talking at the podium,  please remember we have lost members in the past because of this, and should show the person up front some respect, these guests and directors are doing the best they can,and were not showing guests a very good example if it continues, we have all been guilty of this at some stage, thank you.
Meetings held weekly at Old Shire Offices, Point Nepean Road, Dromana.

Arrive 6:00 pm        Meeting Starts 6:30 pm    Ends 8:00 pm
If you cannot attend the meeting,
then please send your apologies to Elaine Barnard-Brown - - before the Tuesday preceding the meeting.
Catering for meals is expensive if you do not turn up and your meal has be paid for.