June 2021 is

Rotary Fellowships Month
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Rod Troutbeck
June 18
Bernard Dobson
June 27
Spouse Birthdays
Maggie McGeever
June 24
Colin Byatt
Barb Byatt
June 17
Join Date
Elaine Barnard-Brown
June 8, 2001
20 years
Murray Dart
June 15, 2011
10 years
Pete Anderson
June 28, 2012
9 years
Last Meeting
Guests: Carol Hayllar,
Brenton Ellis, Mark Long,  Roger McMillan, Rod Troutbeck,
Harry Ziegerink
Jun 03, 2021
Climate and Climate Change
Jun 10, 2021
Man Behind the Badge
Jun 24, 2021
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This Meeting's Responsibilities
Hayllar, Rick
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Thursdays at 6:30 PM
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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

John or Julie Barnes email:,

or phone on 0407 800 852,
before the 5.00pm of the Wednesday preceding the meeting.

Catering for meals is expensive if you do not apologise your meal has been paid for and all your fellow members suffer the loss.

Current Projects

In the current state of the world our normal fund raising activities  are on hold. But that does not stop you from supporting our local and Overseas


Polio is nearly eliminated from the world.( we older guys grew up with it all around us)

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Our Australian Rotary Health always always looking for help with an emphasis on Mental Health in this coronavirus time

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And if you would like to help click on the Donate link above!


President's Message
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Hi all

A new lockdown upon us

But we are lucky to have our guest speaker, Greg Holland (CSIRO Emeritus Scientist)

Climate and Climate Change, happy to Zoom with us this week.

So we will start the meeting at 7.00 PM and invite him to speak straight after the toast and invocation.

Shine On award.

I was hoping to see Murray presented with this award on this coming Saturday. However the virus got in the way and it has now been put off until sometime in July.


I was trying find out when when we put someone up for this award and I found the following from our 30th Birthday edition Report. I will scan the whole edition and save it in Documents on our ClubRunner Website.

Longer serving members will remember all the work we did with Richard Stubbs and RPDS.

And for our Incoming New Generations Director

Email sent to: Club Presidents, Secretaries, Treasurers and Youth Directors. (on behalf of Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) Chairman)

Response: For information


I am excited to announce that our district will be delivering a 6 day RYLA Conference taking place from Monday 17th January to Saturday 22nd January 2022 inclusive, at Rawson Village, Rawson, Victoria, just north of Moe. This is where we held our last 2019 RYLA.


Sponsorship will be $1049.00 per participant, with an early bird price of $949.00 if sponsorship is paid by 30th October 2021.


This year, our neighbouring clubs of District 9810 are joining us! We have formed a joint District Rotary RYLA Committee. This is a fantastic opportunity for RYLA.

Participants will be selected by Rotary clubs to attend RYLA. RYLA gives the opportunity for attendees to attend a leadership program that many of them could not afford without sponsorship. Their role will be to engage with the RYLA program by:


Applying for RYLA through you, or directly via the RYLA web site. However, only Rylarians sponsored by a Rotary Club or through a Rotary Club will be considered, (It may be that employers, or other organisations, would wish to fund the RYLA participant, but that funding must go through the sponsoring Rotary Club). There is a limit of 60 places.


Attending the full six days of RYLA Monday 17th January to Saturday 22nd January inclusive. Full attendance is compulsory.

Attendance in the pre and post RYLA program, including activities with your club.

Engagement in a Rotary RYLA project.

Additional ways to engage in RYLA.

Our goal is to encourage as much Rotary interaction with Rylarians as we can, before, during and after the RYLA Conference. The first of these interactions with the RYLA team will be the RYLA Launch and Gala event In July date and venue TBA. This event will double as an information night. It will be an opportunity to meet the District 9810-9820 Rotary RYLA committee, and the RYLA Board and facilitation team.


We are exploring the possibility of another certified qualification, and will announce this if we can do it.


Could you help our team by doing the following?


Please make provisions for RYLA into your 2021-2 club budget. Whilst you are most likely to find your own RYLA participant, we will also be seeking suitable candidates across the district on your behalf. If you haven’t selected a candidate, it is extremely likely that your club will be asked to interview and sponsor a Rylarian. If, with Covid-19, you cannot afford RYLA this January, possibly you could work with your neighbouring or cluster clubs to share the sponsorship. We know that funds are very tight this year. As places are limited, your own candidates will receive priority. It would be great if you are able to let me know your club’s intentions. That way your RYLA Rotary Committee can support you more effectively!

Please start the search for new Rylarians from now.

Please support our RYLA leaders with sponsorship. They are the key to making RYLA work and have demonstrated long term commitment to Rotary.

Please join us in July for our RYLA launch.


Thank you and best wishes,



Nigel Cousins


I hope to see you all on Thursday with a glass in hand


Happenings at the last meeting
Rick opened the meeting and introduced Harry as the Chair for this Club evening. He then went on announce that next weeks meeting will probably be via Zoom due to the Covid lockdown. He will monitor things as the week progresses.
After dinner Harry invited Secretary Bob to give his update.
Bob spoke on the postponement of the memorial to David Buchanan. He also alerted the meeting to the Rotary Leadership Survey which has been distributed by the incoming International President. This survey is helpful to the incoming management team in setting future Rotary goals. Lastly, Bob mentioned that Shelter Box have requested assistance from the club.
Harry announced the apologies for this meeting and Sergeant Mike conducted Lotto and issued fines. Following on from that, Harry spoke on the future of the club and the need for more “vigour” next year.
Director Tony announced that it had been a good weekend for the Market with the next enhancements being the waterproofing of the stalls and more signage to publicise, and sell, the Club.
As a question from the floor, Greg Fitzgerald raised the issue of whether the club would be undertaking the Halloween event this year? He asked the club to think on this and he would ask for thoughts and volunteers next week.
Adrian requested help in moving house and a number of members put up their hands.
Following on from Greg’s question regarding Halloween, Bob suggested that the club needed to begin planning for future events such as: Open Gardens; Carols by Candlelight; and Australia Day.
Chair Harry handed the meeting back to Rick who reiterated that next week would probably be via Zoom. The meeting was closed at 7:45.