July 2021 is

Planning for the Future Month
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Adrian Davis
July 5
Michael Anderson
July 6
Charles Ross
July 7
Andrew Duncan
July 8
Rob Alexander
July 24
Spouse Birthdays
Margie Booth
July 2
Joy Long
July 7
Joy Duncan
July 15
Tyrrell McGeever
Maggie McGeever
July 1
Join Date
Adrian Davis
July 1, 1995
26 years
Colin Byatt
July 23, 2000
21 years
Last Meeting
Guests:Joy Harman, Chris and Josie Angerer, CR Antonella Celi, Mark and Lynda Humphries, Peter Rawlings, Ian Symons and various Wives and Partners.
Apologies:Ray Barnard-Brown, Brenton Ellis, Lyn Lewis, Ian McIntosh, Roger McMillan, Rod Troutbeck and Joseph Sofia.
Jul 15, 2021
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Ziegerink, Harry
Alexander, Rob
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Fitzgerald, Greg
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Arrive 6:00 pm

Meeting Starts 6:30 pm

Ends 8:00 pm

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before 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.

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President's Message
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Hello to Everyone, 
Here’s hoping we all had a good time at the Changeover Dinner. If not, please let me know and I will address it accordingly. 
We missed our long-standing Rotary member, Ray Barnard-Brown, at the Dinner. He and Col Byatt convinced me to put up my hand  for the presidency and that was easy. I am pleased to be your President so any complaints or questions, just tell me and I will do my best to help. 
I would like to congratulate all the club members who got a reward this year.
I hope this coming Thursday to be able to address what's new for the coming year and what we may change. Any member can have their say so don't be shy. We are all members and must be happy while we work for Rotary. A Good Beginning Makes for a Good Ending
Yours in Rotary,
Harry Ziegerink
Ray Barnard-Brown
As you’re no doubt aware, Ray was unable to attend the Changeover Dinner last week and is currently resident at Mount Martha Valley Aged Care at 130 Country Club Drive in Safety Beach. The facility is run by the Masonic Lodge and Ray is in the Trans Care Unit room number 110. As you can imagine, being confined like this is probably driving Ray crazy and Elaine has said that if anyone with some spare time could pop in to see him, it would be most appreciated.
Ray was unable to receive an award announced at the Dinner but here he is receiving the David Jarman Community Perpetual Trophy the following Saturday.
Get well soon Ray, the weekly meetings are dull without you.
The Changeover Dinner 8th July 2021
Members and guests arrived at 6:30 for a 7:00 start.
P.P. Merv Prossor was Chair and MC for the evening and carried off the role with aplomb.
Chair Merv introduced President Rick and welcomed our guests. Rick offered up the Loyalty Toast and President Elect Harry the Rotary Invocation.
Merv next read out the apologies and invited P.P. Geoff Taylor to toast Rotary International. Geoff briefly spoke about the resilience of Rotary as exemplified over this Covid period.
D.G. Mark Humphries was invited to respond. He spoke about how Rotary changes peoples lives, both within the club and as recipients. In the future there are going to be more service projects, which will increase our impact and continue to grow Rotary so that we can make more of a difference. Mark pointed out that Rotary International had stepped up to help in with Covid tracing because of our knowledge gained during the polio campaign. He paid tribute to the polio eradication volunteers lost recently.
Awards and Presentations
The following presentations were made:
President Rick presented the Sandy Christie Memorial Award to Mark Long.
President Rick presented the President’s Award to Tony Viney.
Joy Jarman presented the Daid Jarman Community Perpetual Trophy to Ray Barnard-Brown which was accepted by his wife Elaine.
P.P. Geoff Taylor, assisted by President Rick, then presented a series of Paul Harris Awards: Rob Alexander for his continual efforts at innovations such as the Spinners; P.P. Merv Prossor received his second Safire; President Rick received his second Safire, after a difficult year; and P.P. Geoff Taylor received another Safire for his collection. Both Geoff and Rick had been trying to hide the upcoming award from each other.
During the night, flowers were presented to Freda Donaldson, Carol Hayliar, Trudl Ziegerink and Joy Humphries.
President Rick then presented the President’s Report in which he spoke of: the learning and communication challenges of the last year; the club membership gains; overcoming our venue problems; the ongoing success of the Market; his thanks to the support form Treasurer Mark, Secretary Bob and his Board; the social media work done by Mike Smith; the support of Elaine and Ray Barnard-Brown; Michael Anderson for his work on the Future Document; and his wife Carol for her support throughout.
The Induction
D.G. Mark Humphries was now called upon to induct President Elect Harry Ziegerink.
Mark spoke on what a challenging year it had been across the District and that Rick had been the right President for these times. He mentioned that the Bulletin is a great communications tool which was always the first thing read in his e-mail. Mark proffered thanks to Rick from the District and, as he is a Centennial President, presented him with the Rotary Centennial book.
Next, Mark turned our attention to P.E. Harry, pointing out that Harry had been chosen by the club members for the club and our community. He believed that Harry would take the Club to new levels with the help of the members.
Mark congratulated President Harry and presented him with the Presidents chain of office.

The New President
Harry thanked Mark and Rick and all those present. He spoke about the sense of satisfaction he felt on his first Interplast trip with Rotary and looked forward to many more opportunities to help other communities.
He is looking forward to this new year with his goals including: distributing more Sky Hydrants; participating in more Interplast works; tackling Homes for the Homeless; maintaining the clubs normal contributions; and adding at least five new members, preferable the majority being women.
Harry thanked all those who have volunteered to be on his new Board and his wife Trudl for her ongoing support. He reiterated the slogan for this Rotary year “Serve to Change Lives”.  Lastly, Harry introduced his new Board.
The 2021/2022 Board
President:    Harry Ziegerink
Secretary:    Chris Booth
Treasurer/Immediate P.P./Vice President:    Rick Hayliar
President Elect/Service & Vocational Service: Greg Fitzgerald
Community Service:         Terry O’Day
Membership and PR:        Mark Long
New Generations: Mike Anderson
International:        Tyrrell McGeever
Foundation:  Geoff Taylor
Fundraising: Tony Viney
After a rousing welcome of the new Board, by the assembly, President Harry and Chair Merv thanked everyone for attending and declared the changeover completed.