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Rod Troutbeck
June 18
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Maggie McGeever
June 24
Colin Byatt
Barb Byatt
June 17
Join Date
Elaine Barnard-Brown
June 8, 2001
16 years
Murray Dart
June 15, 2011
6 years
Peter Anderson
June 28, 2012
5 years
Jun 15, 2017
Going Potty
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Last Meeting

Sohila Zanjani and partner James, Tony Telera


Colin Byatt, David Jarman, Lyn Lewis, Roger McMillan

Meeting Responsibilities
Meeting set up
Anderson, Peter
Meeting set up 2
Buchanan, David
Anderson, Peter
Alexander, Jr., Rob
Barnard-Brown, Ray.
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

Rotary Club of Dromana

8th June 2017



Meeting opened at 6.30 pm. President Ross spoke about the new Club Banner design and showed a few suggested designs to the meeting.

Secretary’s report,

Secretary Bob said that Peninsula Health had thanked the Club for our contribution of $27,000 as a result of Mary and Peter’s dinner function. He also mentioned various requests for support for funding from individuals and organisations. Bob also mentioned acknowledgement of our donation to Disaster Aid. The joke this week featured a Fortune-teller which was quite humorous.

Other Directors’ Reports

PE Rob spoke re Attendance at the Change-over Dinner

Harry asked a question regarding insurance at events

PP Greg spoke about attendance at upcoming working bee on 17th

PP Geoff spoke about the working bee re BBQ shelter construction on 24th.


Frank spoke on his recent trip in Italy and commented on his B&B in Rome which received a one star rating and his flight to Dubai on Emirates Airlines which received a very high rating.


Winner Secretary Bob.

Sargent’s Fine

Very good fines imposed by Sargent Murray with a good collection of funds taken

Guest Speaker

Our Guest Speaker Sohila spoke on the life experiences of her grand-mother, her mother and herself three generations of Persian women. Sohila spoke about the 7000 years of Persian history and culture. These experiences are the subject of her book “Scattered Pearls” a thirty year project in which Sohila speaks of her up-bringing and her unhappy seven years of marriage.

The title of the books comes from an incident when her husband tore a string of pearls from around her throat during a session of family violence. The content of the book concerns the loneliness, fear, of tomorrow and fear of life is going. Fear gets one down, limits expectations. When one overcomes fear, one can develop and one has suddenly can experience great expectations. The time frame of the book covers thirth-five years of Sohila’s journey from the city of Melbourne through many suburbs to Mount Eliza.

Family is a strong theme throughout the story. Sohila spoke highly of her partner of 14 years, James. Sohila spoke of her expectations and hopes for her new career in Legal Aid, and her new position in the Magistrate’s Court at Dromana.

Sohila’s positive outlook is an outstanding example of an outcome over family violence. We wish her well in her future.





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.