February is
Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Tyrrell McGeever
February 2
Christopher Booth
February 12
Geoffrey Taylor
February 26
Spouse Birthdays
Elaine Taylor
February 21
Michael Anderson
February 13
John Barnes
Julie Barnes
February 27
Join Date
Rick Hayllar
February 1, 1996
25 years
Roger McMillan
February 11, 2016
5 years
Harry Ziegerink
February 12, 1991
30 years
Rob Alexander
February 19, 2002
19 years
Mar 11, 2021
Dromana Community House and Projects
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This Meeting's Responsibilities
Alexander, Rob
Ziegerink, Harry
Cashier 1
Fitzgerald, Greg
Cashier 2
Byatt, Colin
McIntosh, Ian
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Welcome to our Club!
Thursdays at 6:30 PM
The Valley Golf Club
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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 Projects.

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

click HERE to see more

Our Local Dromana Community Centre always always looking for help

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
Firstly best wishes to Merv Prossor and we all hope you enjoy speedy a recovery (having temporarily joined the ranks of the club unwell) for the accident to his leg, while working on a neighbour’s farm last week. Merv tells me that he does not enjoy walking on crutches much.
Our meeting this week is a Club Meeting chaired by Harry Ziegerink
So you will have a chance to hear reports from the board meeting, that occurred the evening before and their committees, question them, and make suggestions.
As mentioned briefly last week we need a couple of members to arrive a little early say about 5.45 to ensure the Club equipment is set up as required. This is a small job compared to the hour long one we got used to in the Old Shire Office.
We could roster members but for some of you this would not be a big ask.
This is this weeks menu.
Slow cooked beef cheek served on a bed of buttery mash.
Chicken Volavent served with vegetables
Chocolate cake and custard
This coming Saturday is the Market so we will need all hands on deck as usual.
And did you know this?
Many of you would have been watching the Australasia Open and wonder what that bit of advertising always on the screen in the background.
"Guojiao 1573”.
Luzhou Laojiao (泸州老窖; Luzhou Old Cellar) is a Chinese liquor distilled from fermented sorghum. It is a baijiu of the "strong aroma" class. It is produced by Luzhou Laojiao Company Limited, which is headquartered in Luzhou, in southern Sichuan, China
The distillery dates back to 1573, in the Ming dynasty, and it is the oldest continuously producing baijiu distillery in the world. It was included in the first "List of National Intangible Cultural Heritage" in 2006. The company produces a baijiu brand named Guojiao 1573 (国窖 1573, 'National Cellar 1573'), in commemoration of its founding year.
Guo Jiao 1573 “triple 60″ is Luzhou Lao Jiao group's top luxury high-end custom liquor, a bottle of wine is priced up to 336,600 yuan (£34,500).
Luzhou Laojiao was reportedly the favourite tipple of China's paramount leader, Deng Xiaoping.
And please note the new booking arrangements.
Hope to see you Thursday.
Happenings at the last meeting.
Rick opened the meeting and spoke about the Donations button currently on our Website. He said that any suggestions for other donation recipients would be welcome. He also pointed out that early help was required to set up for the meetings.
After dinner the meeting was chaired by Chris who called upon Secretary Bob.
Bob reiterated that the next Bunnings BBQ was on the 5th April. No Tiny House visit was possible because of the lockdown and has been re-scheduled for Tues 23rd February. Ross, from the Mornington club, said that they were interested in our housing initiative and they were pursuing the idea that a hotel in their area may be converted. Bob announced that; PETS training was available, Avenues of Service was scheduled for 23rd May and MOONA for 26th May. Bob pointed out that we had to keep our Working With Children updated and that the Council had queried about our Certificate of Currency.
Next, this weeks GIG was presented by Geoff Taylor. Geoff spoke about the 2003 District Conference which the club put on in Geelong. He spoke about the great logistic efforts and they was that the club rose to the challenges to produce a very successful conference which set the bench-mark for years after.
After Lotto, Mike spoke about the social media updates that have been made and that the market flyers were about to be produced. The market has 52 sites already. Fines were imposed.
Director Greg spoke about the upcoming Hillview working bee which, in fact, was a great success with Murray Dart and Jenny providing a great morning tea. (The next working bee will be on 20th March). Greg also mentioned the need for letters of support for the park update. Lastly, Greg spoke about the following letter received from Bernie Farquhar in Bairnsdale in relation to the launch of the Timber Mill.
Hi all, last year your clubs were responsible for the funding of the
purchase of a lucas mill for the Sarsfield group to use on Fire
Affected properties, to assist in the rebuilding of fences and stock
yards lost in the fires of 2020.

The project has involved in the setting up of a new group , the
donation of $80k from lions international to buy a vehicle and a
trailer, an additional $5k from Rotary to train operators on the mill
at the local Tafe.

The mill project is designed as not just only fulfilling a physical
need , but a much needed mental boost, by providing farmers with a
self help need. Rather than just  gifts.

There has been a great deal of effort going on behind the scenes to
get this project up and running, Two people in particular Ingrid Biron
and Glenn Scheache have been exceptional in their efforts.

IT would be fantastic to have someone from your club come down for
the  launch but fully understand that distance, time and covid are all
factors, we will have representation of the Rotary clubs of East
Gippsland there.

AS well as rsvp to Glenn, could you let me know as well if you’re coming.

Also enclosed was the attached invitation with an RSVP date on Monday 22nd February.
After a coffee break Chris introduced a presentation from the incoming RI President. Two highlights were the mottos “Grow More, Do More” and “Serve to Change Lives”.
Chris handed back to President Rick who noted that the Wednesday Board Meeting would be conducted via Zoom. The meeting closed at 8:10.
Speechless this week but watch this space