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Guests:David Dunn, Terry O’Day, Belinda Rodman and Graham Rocke our guest speakers
Peter Anderson,
Elaine Barnard -Brown,
Ray Barnard-Brown,
David Buchanan,
Colin Byatt, Adrian Davis, Lyn Lewis,
Doug McCartin,
Rod Troutbeck,
Tony Viney
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Barnard-Brown, Ray.
Ziegerink, Harry
Ziegerink, Harry
Taylor, Geoffrey
Prossor, Merv
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Welcome to our Club!
We meet Thursdays at 6:15 PM
Old Shire Office.
Point Nepean Rd
Dromana, VIC  3936
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September 2019
Basic Education and Literacy Month

In case you did not notice I was not there last week as I was afraid of giving you all my cold. I am not sure how many of my customers suffered!
However I am told Vice President Merv and Chairman Mick did a great job without my guidance. I expect to be back in the hot heat this coming meeting!

 Last Weeks Speakers

Our Guest Speakers for the night  Belinda Rodman and Graham Rocke Southern Peninsula Community Information and Support Centre. ( SPCSIC) provided us with an insight into just what this organisation does for the marginalised on the Southern Peninsula.

They cover from Safety Beach to Portsea. They operate from 878 Point Nepean Rd Rosebud, a Shire owned building for which they pay a "peppercorn" rent. This is a drop in Crisis Centre staffed largely by trained volunteers. They are partially funded  by the Government and the Shire but are always looking for more funds to continue to provide their services. The clients are residents of the area as defined by their Centrelink details.

They provide the following services in a non judgemental way-

Advocacy, negotiation and referral

Community Informantion

Crisis Support

Food and Material Aid

Low income support Service - case management

Family case management
Access to community legal service

Needle and syringe Program

No Interest loan scheme

Southern Peninsula Laundry and Shower (SPLaSh)

Southern Peninsula Fresh Food Program

I recommend that you visit their website by clicking on the following link


Dick Smith contributes $1m again!

Much-loved Aussie philanthropist Dick Smith has once again pledged $1 million to Rotary towards alleviating the suffering of Aussies in need. 

The pledge comes on the back of Dick’s initial $1 million-dollar donation to Rotary in November 2016, which helped make a difference to the lives of many Australian families and individuals suffering personal hardship.Delighted with the scope and success of projects his original donation enabled, Dick says this second pledge is a much-needed cash injection for people doing it tough in our own backyard.
Some of the grants included drought relief and suicide prevention programs.
Grants for projects will be administered by the Rotary Australia Benevolent Society and distributed to disadvantaged Australians identified by local Rotary clubs or Rotary districts as being in need. As with the initial donation, grants will be matched dollar for dollar by clubs and/or districts. 


Dick says he was thrilled to see his first million-dollar donation reach a total of $2.5 million dollars through the matched grant funding and is hoping for a similar result second time around.

The donation continues Dick and Pip’s ongoing relationship with Rotary. Dick has previously given a significant amount through Rotary towards the eradication of polio; once widespread across the globe, but now isolated to just a few small enclaves in remote regions.

Dick joins the likes of world-renowned philanthropist Bill Gates as a major supporter of Rotary and its various programs worldwide. 

For further information contact: 

Garry Browne, Mob: 0418 401 978, or

John McLaren, RAWCS Chairman, Mob: 0401 116 720 Email:

Michael Perkins,Imm. Past Chair RAWCS, Mob: 0418 391 932 Email:

This is extracted from our District Website, to see more click


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.