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Ann Buchanan
October 2
Brenton Ellis
October 11
Michael Smith
October 25
Lyn Lewis
October 27
Greg Fitzgerald
Wanda Fitzgerald
October 8
Pete Anderson
Mary Anderson
October 18
Geoffrey Hosking
Val Hosking
October 21
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Greg Fitzgerald
October 13, 2000
21 years
Tyrrell McGeever
October 15, 2003
18 years
Bernard Dobson
October 29, 2020
1 year
Oct 14, 2021
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Oct 21, 2021
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This Meeting's Responsibilities
Ziegerink, Harry
Booth, Christopher
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Meeting Starts 6:30 pm

Ends 8:00 pm

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President's Message
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Dear Rotarians and all friends of Rotary Club of Dromana.
Dear members, I was just thinking that each year we have a District Conference and, as I have noted, in the past few years not many attend. Out of our club maybe 2 or 3 attend which is very disappointing as to put on these conferences takes a lot of planning and are they are costly.

Even still, they go ahead to help us through. To let us know what has changed, what is in, what is out, and there is always something we can learn. The whole idea is to help us with what is going on for the current Rotary year 2122 \ 23.

In our club we have ten directors and they should all be attending, but the conference is open to all members this year and will be a lot cheaper. Its up to the individual whether, being close, they drive home or stay there and pay for accommodation. Your choice.

The dates are 25-27 Feb '22 so please make a special effort this year. Put it in your diary, this is really good fellowship and the chance to mix with other members.

I will keep reminding you, and the next item of interest is our upcoming A.G.M. in November.

I hope all members are coping with COVID-19 so make sure you get the facts as this will avoid death. We need you at Rotary and the markets.

I will keep you up to date for our Xmas break dates, to put in your diary.
Take care your Pres. Harry.
End Polio Now Fund Raiser
The following email was sent to all the Peninsular Cluster Presidents and Harry would like you all to take note and put it in your diaries.
“An opportunity has presented itself for our Clubs to come together to raise funds for End Polio Now with a screening of “The Duke” and I thank DG Bill for the information and encouragement. Watch the trailer. It looks like a very funny movie!  trailer
It has already been suggested to me that we run at least one Cluster event at either the Rosebud Cinema or Dromana Drive-in or both.
Could you please give this your consideration and let me know your Clubs thoughts and I am happy to liaise with you and with the cinema/Drive-in if there is interest in us running this as a Cluster event.
Many thanks and look forward to your feedback.
The Polio Movie Event is a very popular way for clubs to raise funds for End Polio Now.  It’s also a great opportunity for people in our communities to have some fun together.  With lockdowns in so many parts of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, the pent-up demand for a fun event is stronger than ever.
To enable more communities to participate, this year’s Polio Movie Event has been scheduled to start later than usual—from 2nd December.  The movie is THE DUKE:
  • “a ridiculously charming British comedy” and “stranger-than-fiction true story”
  • with two very popular stars—Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren.
  • Rotary has a three-week pre-release window—it’s not open to the general public until Boxing Day.
  • Check out the trailer.
Apart from fun and fundraising, this year’s event also provides an opportunity to help your local cinema to recover from the pandemic.  The amount paid to the cinema would not normally be less than $10 per seat and a typical ticket price might be $20.
To arrange an event, talk to the group booking person at your cinema and make sure they plan to offer this movie to the public.  The cinema can then make all the arrangements to source the movie from the distributor, Transmission Films—there’s no need for clubs to get involved in that.
To assist you in promoting the event, we’ve created a template that your club can use to create your own marketing materials:
It’s a PowerPoint file—simply insert your club name and event details and:
  • save it as a PDF and arrange for your local printer to produce posters and handouts
  • save it as a graphics file and post it to your social media, website, newsletter, etc.
It would be great if you could arrange showings of THE DUKE in your community.  Let’s make this year’s Polio Movie Event a blockbuster—and End Polio Now!”
The Eggs Are Multiplying!
I know that an avalanche is not the collective noun for eggs but Elaine certainly seems to be inundated. She has asked that the Bulletin announces that a further 14 dozen eggs are awaiting purchase. Just think of them fried, sunny side up, poached, scrambled, Benedict (my favourite), in a soufflé, a quiche, egg nog and many other delights.
Remember, these egg sales go to a needy cause.
Happenings at the last meeting
Alas, no mug shot of the attendees this week.
Harry started the meeting by mentioning World Polio Day and the aim of getting all members to donate $10 to support the eradication of this horrible disease.
The club’s Xmas breakup days is yet to be decided but will be announced as soon as known. The 25-27 February 2022 are the dates for the District Conference (see Harry’s comments above).
Harry expressed the club’s thanks to Tyrell for all the good work.
Unfortunately the Market has had to be postponed again until November.
Secretary Chris had a number of things to mention:
  • Ray Barnard-Brown has sent his thanks for the award he received for 40 years service.
  • Gippsland Rotary Centenary House is having it’s 15th year anniversary. This is a wonderful Rotary initiative which provides accommodation for cancer patients and has supported over 7000 individuals in it’s years of operation.
  • Our missing $1,400+ is currently being investigated by the Bendigo Bank.
  • The Southern Peninsular Food 4 All have announced the launch of their 2021 Christmas Appeal. Their letter of announcement will be forwarded to the Board for consideration.
  • The District is currently running a number of Club Webinars on Governance.
Greg Fitzgerald had a few announcements:
  • The Dromana Community House is looking to launch a Magazine and has asked our club for any articles we would like to publish. Mike Smith volunteered to provide something appropriate.
  • Greg is investigating the possibility of upgrading the path under the chairlift as a Club 50th Anniversary project.
  • As the Bay Trail project is progressing the upgrading of the Merricks Trail may also be a possible anniversary project.
  • On November 20th a working bee will be held up on the Hillview Reserve.
Tyrell provided a very encouraging update on the Sri Lanka food parcel project announcing that the recent $2,000 had been able to provide for an extra 100 families.
Andrew mentioned that the latest edition of Rotary Down Under had an article about Shelterbags, for the homeless, being distributed by the Terrigal Rotary Club. Greg provided the number of the local homeless support coordinator who had spoken to the club. Andrew was to follow up to see if he had any interest in these bags.
The members had a wide ranging discussion on the running of the Markets.
Lastly, the future of Carols By Candlelight in Dromana was discussed and it was decided to monitor the Covid-19 situation over the coming weeks before making a final decision on this years event.
For the first time in weeks the meeting was brief (and so, thankfully, is this Bulletin) and finished at 8:04.

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)

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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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And if you would like to help click on the Donate link above!


On the lighter side ....