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: Greg Holland our Guest Speaker
Jun 10, 2021
Man Behind the Badge
Jun 24, 2021
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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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President's Message
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Hi all

I must apologise about the zoom problems from last weeks meeting.
The second invitation I sent out had an incorrect set up and caused some members to have log on problems. I will get it right this week; as we are still confined to a Zoom meeting.
As Editor Rod spelt out below, we were most privileged to have Greg Holland as our guest speaker
For any of us that are not yet convinced of the need for the as all to do something meaningful it should have been an awakening; and reminded us once again that climate change is a major project for Rotary International.
A number of members have expressed interest in the Club financially supporting the Bays Hospital and the Southern Peninsula Community Support & Information Centre. Also a couple of members have forwarded money to the Club's account for the Bays Hospital.
As we have over $17000 uncommitted funds in our Project account, the board will be holding a meeting on Monday the 7th of June to consider this.
As I write I hear that Ray Barnard- Brown had a fall at home and is now in Peninsula Private with a broken arm to add to his complications; and of course Adrian Davis is recovering from his knee injury after some complex surgery, but will be in rehab for some weeks!!!
We wish them both well.
President Elect Harry Ziegerink will be our guest speaker with “Man behind the Badge”, just so we know what we a letting ourselves in for next Rotary Year!
At this stage we cannot be certain of a real Changeover Dinner on the 24th of June. Hopefully we will find out soon.
So hopefully I will “see” you all on next Thursday at 7.00 PM with a glass in hand!
Happenings at the last meeting
It was our first zoom meeting for the club for some time.  Some of us had trouble negotiating the zoom log-in.  Hopefully if we have another zoom meeting we will be better prepared.
Our guest speaker was Greg Holland who is an Emeritus Senior Scientist with the US Capacity Centre for Climate and Weather Extremes at the National Centre for Atmospheric Research.
Wow!  Greg gave a very informative and alarming presentation on climate change and the effect of greenhouse gases.  His talk covered three main topics:  How is the world warming? How does climate change impact us? What can we do about it?  It is not possible to cover all his presentation and it would difficult to do it justice.  However there are a couple of points that I found particularly interesting that I would like to explain.
One of his slides looked at the global warming that can be attributed to human endeavours - anthropogenic warming.  The slide has a plot the measured global temperature, the expected temperature without that would be expected with and without human activity.  Greg was clear to state the effect of human actions has accelerated in the 1960s.  From this data there has been a significant impact in recent years.
Greg says that business as usual will lead to a 4 to 6° increase; we are currently at more than 1° increase.  Greg was concerned that when the permafrost melts it releases methane which promotes more global warming leading to more permafrost melting.
Thanks Greg for an interesting talk which prompted many questions leading to no time for usual Rotary business.
Here are a few of our smiling faces.

On the lighter side ...
A poem from Jan Beaumont, a New Zealand woman.
I'm normally a social girl
I love to meet my mates
But lately with the virus here 
We can't go out the gates. 
You see, we are the 'oldies' now
We need to stay inside
If they haven't seen us for a while 
They'll think we've upped and died. 
They'll never know the things we did 
Before we got this old
There wasn't any Facebook
So not everything was told. 
We may seem sweet old ladies 
Who would never be uncouth 
But we grew up in the 60s -
If you only knew the truth! 
There was sex and drugs & rock 'n roll 
The pill and miniskirts
We smoked, we drank, we partied 
And were quite outrageous flirts. 
Then we settled down, got married 
And turned into someone's mum, 
Somebody's wife, then nana,
Who on earth did we become? 
We didn't mind the change of pace 
Because our lives were full
But to bury us before we're dead 
Is like a red rag to a bull! 
So here you find me stuck inside 
For 2 weeks, maybe more
I finally found myself again 
Then I had to close the door! 
It didn't really bother me
I'd while away the hour
I'd bake for all the family 
But I've got no flaming flour! 
Now Netflix is just wonderful 
I like a gutsy thriller
I'm swooning over Idris
Or some random sexy killer. 
At least I've got a stash of booze
For when I'm being idle
There's wine and whisky, even gin 
If I'm feeling suicidal! 
So let's all drink to lockdown 
To recovery and health
And hope this awful virus 
Doesn't decimate our wealth. 
We'll all get through the crisis 
And be back to join our mates 
Just hoping I'm not far too wide 
To fit through the flaming gates!