Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
David Jarman
March 9
Merv Prossor
March 20
Colin Byatt
March 31
Andrew Duncan
Joy Duncan
March 1
Rick Hayllar
March 30
Join Date
Geoffrey Taylor
March 1, 1985
32 years
Bob Donaldson
March 31, 2011
6 years
Last Meeting
Guests:Mary Anderson,Niel and Doreen Elliott,Ginny McMillan,Julie Barnes,Joy Jarman, Barb Byatt.
Apologies: Rick Haylar ,Ross Whithead, Mick Smith.Ailsa Hemphill
Meeting Responsibilities
Meeting set up
Anderson, Peter
Meeting set up 2
Buchanan, David
Byatt, Colin
Taylor, Geoffrey
Byatt, Colin
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
9th  March, 2017
Good Evening Rotarians and Friends.
The meeting was opened by Acting Pres David Jarman.
And handed over to Chairman Mark Long.
usual proceedings went on with the exception of welcoming, Niel Elliott and Doreen Elliott from the Salvation army.
We had great pleasure in donating a cheque to the Salvos for $1,100.00 coming from money raised during the christmas carols, from ice cream sales and BBQ.
Frank Martin also said he was going overseas and would donate his pay whilst he was away, very generous from Frank.
director Peter spoke about getting corporate letters out and is now waiting for a response.
Director Chris spoke about Dream cricket and that we have now got 2 sets to donate, Dromana and Rye/Rosebud donated these sets and will be presented on Monday.
Member Ray spoke about the Australia day committee and how that most of the committee had resigned and they were looking for new members to keep it going, as its been going for 11 years now.
The GIG was done by Geoff Taylor, he told us the story of when he went to Kalgoolie and the Ord river being 2,000 square Km ,he looked at Mahogany trees and Sandlewood trees, they also went to a diamond mine, but didn't buy anything.
The mining people sent a team of surveyors to look for Gold on the site, they didn't find any gold but did find diamonds, but as they were not asked about diamonds they didn't need to tell them, when the land came up for sale , the argile mine bought the sit and started digging for diamonds.
Lotto was done and so was the fine session.
Our Guest speaker for the night was Terri Clark-Burrows, Terri is our new member and wanted to give a talk about palative care.
Terri has been awarded the Paul Harris Fellows 3 times.
Terri has done palative care for babies and up to the elderly, she was fast tracked from England in 2002 by our government to help set up a hospice for the people in Queensland,she had to drive 4 hours to Tawoomba and then 4 hours back again,then she decided to work in Brisbane which was only 2 hours drive, but she was here for a short time when the government closed it down and she was made redundant and it was taken over by the nuns,so Terri had 2 choices, either go back to England or start a hospice here in Queensland, so Terri organised a committee to raise money, it was the Sunshine coast charity and get it started again without any government support.
They had 500 people come to the launch, including Doctors, Terri said the turmanily ill don't want to die in aged care facilities, they want a quality death.
Terri will be going back to Queensland this week for a function with the Hospice team, we wish her safe travels.
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.