Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Tyrrell McGeever
February 2
Christopher Booth
February 12
Geoffrey Taylor
February 26
Spouse Birthdays
Elaine taylor
February 21
David Jarman
February 6
John Barnes
Julie Barnes
February 27
Join Date
Rick Hayllar
February 1, 1996
21 years
Roger McMillan
February 11, 2016
1 year
Feb 09, 2017
Palliative Nursing
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Last Meeting
Guests:Emilie Finstad,Host parents Andrea,Mark and Madelin,guest speaker Mark Sterling, Trailer raffle winner Lee Warell Tony Viney,
Terri Clarke-Burrors,
Allen Clarke-Burrows,
Apologies: Tyrrell McGeezer
Meeting Responsibilities
Meeting set up
Anderson, Peter
Meeting set up 2
Buchanan, David
Byatt, Colin
Dart, Murray
Alexander, Jr., Rob
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
Good evening Rotarians and friends.
Our meeting was opened by Chairman Greg and passed on to Pres Ross, who welcomed guests and Rotarians to our club.
Director Bob mentioned on March the 8th was national womens day and they would be holding a breakfast at the Mornington race course from 7am till 9 am.
Also, this month is bowel scan month, if you havent already been screened , please organise a check.
Rye/Rosebud is having there film night this Thursday 9th at Rosebud cinema, if you would like to go or require  more info pleased contact Pres Libby to organise tickets, all money goes to fight Poleo and remember the Gates foundation will give 2 for 1.
Director Peter spoke about his wife Mary and her fundraiser for this year to buy something from Rosebud Hospitals Wish List, we are looking at purchasing an item to the value of $15,000,we will be given the list in the next few days, and will let you no what we will be looking to purchase for them, it will be a dinner 2 course dinner, pre dinner nibbles tea and coffee etc, we will be selling wine and beer on the night Sorry no BYO and have an auction on the night for great things.
The date is 6th May 2017, it is a saturday night , The cost is $60.00 per person, there will be entertainment, and all money raised goes to the wish list.
We are looking to get 150 people to the dinner, so other Rotary clubs, Probus Clubs, CFA, Lions Clubs or golf Clubs, please help and support this great event.
Tickets can be purchased from Mirage Hair Dromana phone 5987 2536 for any questions , and are available from 1st March, l will notify if available earlier.
We will be cattering for all food requirements , but please let us no what you can and cannot have, and we will make every effort for your needs.
Director Rick spoke about the puting a slide show together , showing entrance to Dromana new gateway sign, Halloween, xmas carols,art show and Australia day etc, for display at district conference this year.
One of our guests for the night was Emilie, our inbound exchange student, she gave a talk on how she was going so far.
Emilie said she enjoyed xmas and new year, as the weather hear was hot instead of snowing, she went to Lakes entrance to meet  another exchange student she new.
She went to the melbourne to do a clue tour, were they had to find things of interest, the second week she enjoyed getting gifts and had to say good bye to other exchange outbound students,she also went down the Great Ocean Road to apolo Bay and sore the opposals, 
She is also looking corward to the rock to reef trip, she went to church on xmas eve, and got up at 6am on xmas morning and skiped her parents, she said it was cold at her nome town and it was 38 here.
On the 2nd January Emilie went to Sydney to see her host mothers family and stayed with them, then came back and stayed at Torque were she bogoy bording for hours and then went to a night market.
Our guest speaker Mark Sterling
Mark spoke about working for UNIFEF for 35 years, were he spent most of his time in Africa on the Aids epperdemic, heis married with 3 children and lives in Red Hill.
This was his first time at a small Rotary Club, he worked in Greece for refugees, he worked in Swazy land with HIV infected people were there were 1.8 million infected at the time, we has worked eastern and southern Africa.
In 2013 he came home and worked on the civil war with UNSEF .
He said 3,000 refugees came from Turkey by boat to Greece, they would take up to 3 days to to get processed,  then theywould go further afeald to other countries. 
Blue dot countries were set up for refugees to have a rest or get medical attention or loom for lost children, they looked for unorcumpanead children, had a registration proccess, they looked after there best interest, and basic services, for people on the move.
About 25,000 people per year,in 2015 there were 1,500 unaccompanied children and that 85 percent through to join military or other organisations.
95 were forced out of there homes, and most were profesional people.
It was a great talk, everyone enjoyed it and had a few questions for him when he finished.
Thank you everyone, my note from last week must of got through, there was silence through his talk and directors talks, thank you.
one other note, l will suggest at next board meeting that we write on the back of the guest name plate, that the guest speaker starts his talk at 7.30 and finishes at 7.50 for any questions, that way the guest sees it and can adjust his talk aggordingly so we don't run to far overtime, and only he and the head table sees these notes.( thank you John Barnes as he bought it to my attention of speakers going overtime.)
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.