April 2021

Maternal and Child Health Month
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Harry Ziegerink
March 11
Merv Prossor
March 20
Colin Byatt
March 31
Spouse Birthdays
March 8
Andrew Duncan
Joy Duncan
March 1
Rick Hayllar
Carol Hayllar
March 30
Join Date
Geoffrey Taylor
March 1, 1985
36 years
Tony Viney
March 2, 2017
4 years
Ailsa Hemphill
March 9, 2006
15 years
Bob Donaldson
March 31, 2011
10 years
Apr 01, 2021
Road Safety Barriers Do they Work?
Apr 08, 2021
Apr 15, 2021
Pet Therapy
Apr 22, 2021
May 06, 2021
Community Support
May 27, 2021
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This Meeting's Responsibilities
Alexander, Rob
Taylor, Geoffrey
Cashier 1
Fitzgerald, Greg
Cashier 2
Byatt, Colin
Booth, Christopher
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Last Meeting
Guests:Carol Hayllar, Trudy Zeigerink
Peter Anderson, Bob Donaldson, Brenton Ellis, Greg Fitzgerald,Tyrrell McGeever, Roger McMillan, Ian McIntosh, Geoff Taylor,
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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

click HERE to see more.

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


President's Message
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Hi All
Market Results
We were down on stallholders and a bit short of critical staffing but once the weather looked more certain customers began to arrive.
Treasurer Mark is still working on the results as I right,, and hopefully he will be able to report on the financial outcome on Thursday night
Our Hybrid meeting was more successful this last week with Secretary Bob able to join in from home with his leg stuck up on a chair.
Our Guest speaker this week is our very own Rod Troutbeck so we will be attempting to Zoom it once more for our housebound members
District Conference.
Our On to Conference Chairman, Chris Booth will probably have more to say on this.
"District Governor Mark and Linda are excited to invite you to our District 9820 Mini Conference as we gather in person for the first time in 12 months to celebrate our District.
Our mini conference will be held face to face on the 1st May following the online virtual 2021 Multi District Conference, information following. Jump in your car, drive down the highway and meet us all at Nossal High School for an afternoon and evening of fun and entertainment.
This will be our first conference in two years. We have quite a lot to catch up, so we are breaking the conference into three components.
The Conference component will bring us together to pay our respect to those called to higher service, to celebrate and acknowledge award recipients, to hear presentations and to ratify some short mandatory business resolutions.
A friendship break in the foyer where we can socialise over finger food.
Conference Dinner and entertainment in the main Hall where you will enjoy time together over a two-course meal, beverages included, while being entertained by our Nossal High School students as they showcase their amazing musical and dance talents.
Venue: Nossal High School
100 Clyde Road
Berwick VIC 3806
Time: 3:30pm Start – mini conference
Cost: $70 per person
RSVP: 24th April 2021 including any medical dietary requirements to Jane Moore THEN make your payment as below
Payments: District 9820 BSB 633000 ACC 134811736"
Your Name Conference eg: SmithConf”
Tech Support group within the club.
No-one has as yet volunteered their services for this prodigious group
This week’s menu.
Braised Steak and Onions, Mashed Potato and Green Beans
or Chicken with Garlic Cream Sauce.
Desert - you will have to be there to find out!!!
Happenings at the last meeting 
The meeting was a club night.  There was no invited speaker.
There was no Secretary report.  We wish the secretary Bob well in his recuperation and that his assistant Chris is on board next week.
Tony gave an interesting talk about his ex-RAAF 38’ crash boat, the Glen Mist.  About 170 boats were built for the WW2 effort, of these 43 were commissioned by the RAAF.  They were also used as fire tenders.  Tony and Sue’s boat was commissioned in 1941, and was originally fitted with two eight cylinder Chrysler engines.  It was decommissioned in 1955.  A number of photos are included below.  You have done a great job Tony, very impressive.
Rick was others have cleaned out the Old Shire Office cupboard.  It sounds like a job well done.
Mike spoke about the media activity. Activity is increasing and we expect that it to again improve with us promoting our sponsors,
Harry spoke about an offer to support the Dromana Community House with a donation of milk products.
Lyn spoke about the memorial for David Buchanan and expects that it will be in the third week of May and probably in the late morning time .
Tony said that 35 stall holders had indicated their intention to be at this month’s market.  He expects a few more to apply.  There are 5 new stall holders so the market seems to going from strength to strength.
Adrian is organising a visit to the Victorian Parliament House in August this year.  This sound  interesting;  I am sure Adrian will keep us informed. 

The Rotary meeting on the 25th of March was very enjoyable, the room looked inviting Bob was on zoom, the sun streamed in as did our colourful women, never mind that mothballs was the fragrance. The fines master told actually funny jokes and Tony Viney told how he restored his World War Two Crash Boat [used for picking up occupants of planes shot down]. He and Sue are honeymooning in it every chance they get. Great photos on the screen. On April fools Day, this week Rod Troutbeck will talk about his invention, advanced road barriers that saved Rick's life a couple of years ago.

On the lighter side   ….
Growing your own tomatoes is the best way to devote 3 months of your life to save $2.17.
I was visiting my daughter last night when I asked if I could borrow a newspaper. “This is the 21st century” she said rather belligerently. “We don’t waste money on newspapers. Here, use my iPad.”   I can tell you this…that fly never knew what hit him…
You don’t know something?  GOOGLE IT.  You don’t know someone?  FACEBOOK IT. You don’t find something? MOM!
My tolerance for idiots is extremely low today. I used to have some immunity built up, but obviously there is a new strain out there.
God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the world. Then he made the earth round…and laughed and laughed and laughed.
Felt uncomfortable driving into the cemetery whenhe GPS blurted out “You have reached your final destination.”
Hard to believe I once had a phone attached to a wall, and when it rang, I picked it up without knowing who was calling, and I’m still alive.