June 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
21 years
Murray Dart
June 15, 2011
11 years
Joseph Sofia
June 24, 2021
1 year
Pete Anderson
June 28, 2012
10 years
Jun 23, 2022
Market Planning
Jun 29, 2022
Formalities and Party
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This Meeting's Responsibilities
Ziegerink, Harry
Anderson, Pete
Hayllar, Rick
Meeting Setup
Dart, Murray
Lewis, Lyn
Viney, Tony
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Rob Alexander
Brenton Ellis
Elaine Barnard-Brown
Ray Barnard-Brown
Ailsa Hemphill
Tyrell McGeever
Roger McMillan
Joseph Sofia
Rod Troutbeck
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Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
Thursdays at 6:30 PM
Safety Beach Sailing Club
185 Marine Dr
District Site
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Arrive 6:00 pm

Meeting Starts 6:30 pm

Ends 8:00 pm

NORMALLY, if you cannot attend the meeting, then please send your apologies to

Chris Booth

only by email: chrisbooth@bigpond, or phone on 0408 880 816, before the MIDDAY on the Wednesday preceding the meeting.

ALTERNATIVELY, Chris may send out an email requesting information on who is attending, to aid in catering.

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 Rotary Members and all friends from Rotary. If you are having a birthday or anniversary have a great day.
What a great Club Night we had on Thursday. We had a good exchange of ideas, with the transition from the existing Board to the 22-23 Board, as this was also the last Board Meeting for this year. There were lots of questions and discussions exchanged, and that’s a healthy sign for the Club and the new Board.

I am convinced that you will be in good hands for the next Rotary year 22-23, and good luck to Greg.
I want to thank you all for giving me the opportunity of being your President, and for putting your trust in me. I have enjoyed the way all of the Members have supported me, THANK YOU.

I look forward to the Change Over Night and hope to see you all there.
Your President Harry, take care.

Imagine yourself ten tears from now.
What would you like to happen ?
Set goals and you may find you can realize them!
Nobody notices what we do, until we stop doing it. P.s. never give up.

Happenings at last weeks’ meeting
For the second last meeting of this Rotary Year, Mike Smith had the chair.
Harry started the meeting by commending Greg’s upcoming Working Bee, at the Hillview Reserve, to anyone who can take the time on the next Saturday. Next, he reminded the meeting that the 50th Anniversary of the Dromana Club was coming up this October. What a great opportunity this presents for celebration and self promotion. Harry was happy to see that the Rotary Year End was not going to affect the continuity of the various overseas projects that we are engaged in, especially Tyrell’s Sri Lanka support project. A much deserved OAM has been awarded to David Langworthy for his work with Disaster Aid and the SkyHydrants. The next shipment of SkyHydrants is destined for the Philippines, Mindanao in particular, in August of this year. (Speaking personally, I went to the Philippines many times when I was younger and there is always a need for any help for such a lovely people and country. Ed.).
Next, Mike stayed with the run sheet and called on Secretary Chris for his report.
Chris read out the apologies for this week and then:
  • announced that Peter Rawlings and Dick Cox would be attending our Change Over Night;
  • the Mornington Peninsular Shire has announced grants being available for volunteers;
  • we have received a request from the Dromana Primary School for a loan of our partition boards for their upcoming Art Show;
  • (to be honest, there was another topic that Chris mentioned but I was distracted and missed it and didn’t want to yell out to him to repeat himself. I’m sure that if it was important he will let me know);
Much as he’d like to shake things up, Mike stuck with the run sheet and called on Rick as this week’s GIG.
Sticking with the theme of “Why I Joined Rotary”, Rick told us about his first boss introducing him to the Camberwell Apex Club in 1964. He developed, and retains, good friends from this period but, eventually, age (plus 40) and other commitments (the Board at Corowa Girls School) caught up and he had to leave Apex. Sometime later, an ex-Apex friend introduced him to the Camberwell Rotary Club which he joined. Even after moving to the Peninsular he still kept up commitments to the Camberwell Club until he eventually moved to Dromana Rotary.
At this point, an alarm was set off by Sergeant Merv to announce that Rick’s 3 minutes were up. The only problem, apart from cutting off Rick just as he was settling into his stride, was that Merv wasn’t able to shut off the alarm so that acted as background to the meeting for a little bit.
Mike called for Lotto, which was won by Greg, and the Fines. These are the last weeks of Merv handing out fines and he has been firm but fair over his year. However, the next Sergeant-at-Arms, Peter A, has said that he will aim to raise the record number of fines in his year. Beware!
Next, it was the Directors Reports:
  • Tony spoke about the expected winter slowdown of stall holders but expected some late arrivals. The idea of a number of fire pits was raised but was regarded as too difficult to arrange. The Market signs are due to be erected and volunteers are required.
  • Mike announced that the Primary School were looking for sponsors for art prizes. Our Xmas In July Market is going to be announced in the Mornington Peninsular Magazine and a Market advertisement video is being investigated for playing at the Dromana Drive-In.
  • Greg mentioned the Working Bee and spoke about the Bay Trail Tables and how the deployment is being hampered by changes to the Shire officers.
  • Chris had an update on the progress of our efforts to provide seeding money for the cluster to support an Interplast team. The Club agreed to the seeding of $4000 towards this effort and the hope is planning will start towards sending a team out in August. Cluster co-operation has been endorsed.
In summary Harry looked to the next year as a concerted effort to bolster our membership and drive the Club forward.
Another very successful night and we finished at 8:00.
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