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November 8
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November 11
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November 18
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November 8
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November 13
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November 22
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Ray. Barnard-Brown
November 1, 1981
40 years
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November 5, 2015
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November 7, 2014
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November 7, 2019
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November 18, 2004
17 years
Nov 04, 2021
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This Meeting's Responsibilities
Ziegerink, Harry
Booth, Christopher
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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

only by email:, or phone on 0407 800 852, before the MIDDAY on 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.

President's Message
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Dear Rotarians and all friends of the Rotary Club of Dromana.
Well I know now about white pointer sharks thanks to our guest speaker Kent Stannard . Very interesting, we live by the sea but don't really know how nature works. After hearing Kent speak I think I am getting too old to swim in the bay and I'll extend my life.

If you read your emails you would have noticed about our first face-to-face meeting, that we're going back to the Golf Club. Not quite the same as previously, but good to be back and have some real fellowship. I hope you will enjoy it.

Please note: Is there a member in the Club to stand-by as Assistant Treasurer as our Treasurer cannot always be there? He is only human, so we must have a stand-by. Please let me know, as this is how a club should work. You only need to fill in when required.

A big thank you to all those who suddenly were called for our B.B.Q.

Please keep looking for further information relating to our Polio fund raiser. It's at a very low cost, but money well spent for good health.

Thank you for standing by on Zoom, during this Covid lockdown, to keep us all informed about rotary and all our projects at home and abroad. Lets hope this is the last time of being locked up.
Thank you and take care. Harry.
"There are no great fundamental differences between men and nations.
None are entirely good, none entirely bad.
The great mischief-maker is misunderstanding"
Late Breaking News – This Week’s Meeting Has Been Cancelled. Further Details To Follow By E-Mail.
Happenings at the last meeting
This week we had Kent Stannard as our guest speaker. Kent is a marine scientist who specialises in the White Pointer sharks that inhabit southern and south eastern Australia.
After 15 years working in Biology and Science with organisations such as the CSIRO Kent then moved into Public Safety focusing on the White Shark habitat and distribution.
Victoria holds one of the White Shark nurseries, running from Wilsons Promontory through to 90 Mile Beach, although the “teens” tend to congregate at Port Stevens.
There are two genetically different populations of White sharks, the Easter and Western. They don’t congregate or mate and are pretty much divided by Wilsons Prom. The Eastern population move up the east coast following their prey and providing a regulated body temperature which allows their movement.
Some of the sharks that Kent tracks and studies can be up to 80 years old. He showed us a number of trackers that are used on the sharks. They range in size and lifespan and can be attached to or inserted into the sharks. When the sharks surface the trackers unload data to surface stations and this data is accumulated to show the movement and congregation of sharks.
Kent goes out on shark capture expeditions at regular intervals during the year and they are now developing DNA and genetics tracking of the various populations.
Kent fielded a number of questions from the members who all showed quite an interest in the subject to the point where it is likely Kent will be asked to put in a repeat “performance” once the larger membership is back into face-to-face meetings.
After thanking Kent for his time, Harry continued with the usual Meeting format and mentioned an announcement from Peter Rawlings about a fund raiser for the Rotary End Polio Now project.
End Polio Now Fundraiser
Here is the e-mail from Peter:
“Good morning Peninsula Cluster Presidents and hope all are well.
A further update on our planned Cluster Movie Night.
Further news from David Croad, General Manager, Peninsula Cinemas;
  • We have the green light to go ahead with your screening from the film company
  • The only hurdle now is the Cinema capacity limits .
  • At present the limit is 1 per 4 sq metres which means 167 patrons across 3 cinemas which is not much .
  • Hopefully capacity limits will change once we are fully open, we just don’t know when and how many
We should find out hopefully more today in relation to revised cinema restrictions.
I have set up a HUMANITIX booking site and at this stage have allocated 30 tickets to each club. Some Clubs will need more – some less.
So if you are happy, then I can manage the consolidated bookings using this free booking system and the clubs can collect the money. Simple!
Then as we approach the event, I will advise you at least weekly of who is coming from your club and we can reconcile the payments to the cinema nearer the event.
One suggestion is that for those don’t wish to, or cannot attend the event, that they may still wish to donate between $10 to $20 to EPN through your club to help lift your club contribution.
So the online booking system is NOW OPEN and very simple to use, with two tickets sold so far – for my wife Lyn and I!!
I have also produced this attached flyer for inclusion in your bulletins and for circulation to your members, as you see fit. This includes the booking link as well.
Attendees will need to be double vaccinated.
Any questions please let me know!
Many thanks to you all, good selling and chat soon,”
Back to the meeting
Harry would like us all to participate in this unique opportunity.
Next it was announced that the previously scheduled Bunnings BBQ had been cancelled. Since then a new date was offered and a BBQ was held on Saturday 30th.
The next Market Day has been scheduled for 27th November and looks safe to go ahead. In addition, the council have agreed to us having a Twilight Market from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm on the 22nd December. This may also include carols with the singers substituting for our formal Carols By Candlelight.
Once again, Harry thanked all the attendees as this was another well attended meeting.

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 Rotary projects.


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

click HERE to see more.

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!


On the lighter side ....