February is
Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Tyrrell McGeever
February 2
Christopher Booth
February 12
Geoffrey Taylor
February 26
Spouse Birthdays
Elaine Taylor
February 21
Michael Anderson
February 13
John Barnes
Julie Barnes
February 27
Join Date
Rick Hayllar
February 1, 1996
25 years
Roger McMillan
February 11, 2016
5 years
Harry Ziegerink
February 12, 1991
30 years
Rob Alexander
February 19, 2002
19 years
Mar 11, 2021
Dromana Community House and Projects
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This Meeting's Responsibilities
Prossor, Merv
Cashier 1
Barnard-Brown, Elaine
Cashier 2
Barnard-Brown, Ray.
Taylor, Geoffrey
Alexander, Rob
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Last Meeting
Guests: Ann


Peter Anderson

Rob Alexanander

Ray Barnard-Brown

Brenton Ellis

Mark Long

Doug Roger McMillan

Tony Viney

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Club Information
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 Elaine Barnard-Brown -, or phone on 5981 4412 before the 5.00pm of 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.


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 local and Overseas Projects.

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

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Our Local Dromana Community Centre always always looking for help

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


President's Message
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Hi all!!
Well it seems we may finally have a venue that works for us.
And assuming that nothing changes between now and next Thursday when hopefully we can enjoy each other’s company again. Please remember that your partners are welcome to all meetings; just make sure you let Elaine know. At the time of writing we don’t know what is on the menu this week.
I will send it as a separate email when I get it. But as before you just choose from the two alternatives when they are presented on the night.
As I mentioned at the last meeting we hope to return to our “traditional” meeting, and Geoff Taylor as been dobbed in to present a GIG, that we expect to feature each week from now on. So be prepared when you are called upon. You will see these reminders on the left hand side of the Bulletin.
After fiddling mindlessly with our Square Card reader I finally remembered how to use it. So if you want to pay by card next week all will be well. We add a 1.9% processing fee to your meal cost the charge we incur when using the device but that is much less than the cost of petrol to get some cash from the hole in the wall!
And continuing on from last week’s bulletin!!
You will have noticed on both our bulletin and the Website there is a link click here that allows anyone one to visits either the bulletin or the Website to donate to two selected causes or to our club in general.
Currently the recipients are Polio Plus and Australian Rotary Health. I would like to hear from members what you would recommend here.
Rotary’s four roles in promoting peace are:
  • Practitioners: Our work fighting disease, providing clean water and sanitation, improving the health of mothers and children, supporting education, and growing local economies directly builds the optimal conditions for peaceful societies.
  • Educators: Our Rotary Peace Centres have trained over 1,300 peace fellows to become effective catalysts for peace through careers in government, education, and international organizations. 
  • Mediators: Our members have negotiated humanitarian ceasefires in areas of conflict to allow polio vaccinators to reach children who are at risk. 
  • Advocates: Our members have an integral role as respected, impartial participants during peace processes and in post-conflict reconstruction. We focus on creating communities and convening groups that are connected, inclusive, and resilient.
On Friday morning last Carol and I left home to carry out our grandparent duty at Buln Buln (in first people's language many lyrebirds), near Warragul, we knew we would be locked down here but there are worse places to be stuck in.
Happenings at the last meeting…
It was indeed a pleasure to see Anne Buchanan at the meeting.
The golf club venue was a trial event.  I am not sure others think, but I was impressed. 
As we move towards our standard meeting structure, we will be starting to have more presentations of the person behind the badge as well as GIGs (or Gripes, Information or Gratifications).
Secretary Bob spoke about the club having a date for a Bunnings BBQ on Monday 15 April.  It is understood that we only need 4 people per shift.
Based on our project to house homeless people in unused containers, there is a meeting on the 16th February at 4:30 to see the construction of tiny houses.  The address is 181 Tucks Road.  You should advise Bob if you are coming.
Michael is going an excellent job in promoting the club on Instagram and Facebook.
With regard to the Market, Michael has bought 4 walki-talki sets and he is seeking a quotation to purchase Hi-Vis vests with “Covid Officer” on the back.  At present we have 42 store holders.  He is also arranging to get 100 A4 posters for shops and the like and several thousand smaller notices to letter box. 
Terry spoke about an auction of mobile cabins that could be transported from interstate.  This may be an alternative to keep in mind in the future.
Don’t forget that the Hillview reserve working bee is on this weekend.  Ring Greg if more information is required.
On the lighter side…
A husband returns to the cabin after several hours of fishing and decides to take a nap. Although not familiar with the lake, the wife decides to take the boat out, since it is such a beautiful day. She motors out a short distance, anchors, and reads her book
Along comes a Game Warden in his boat.  He pulls up alongside the woman and says : 
“Good morning, Ma'am, what are you doing?”
"Reading a book," she replies, (thinking, “Isn’t that obvious?")
"You're in a Restricted Fishing Area," he informs her.
"I'm sorry, officer, but I'm not fishing, I'm reading."
"Yes, but you have all the equipment. I'll have to write you up a ticket.”
"For reading a book," she replies.
"You're in a Restricted Fishing Area," he informs her again
"But officer, I'm not fishing, I'm reading.”
"Yes, but you have all the equipment. For all, I know you could start at any moment. I'll have to write you up a ticket and you'll have to pay a fine."
"If you do that, I'll have to charge you with sexual assault," says the woman.
"But I haven't even touched you," says the Game Warden.
"That's true, but you have all the equipment. For all, I know you could start at any moment."
"Have a nice day ma'am," and he immediately departed.
Never argue with a woman who reads. It's likely she can also think.
Sure, God created man before woman.
But then you always make a rough draft before the final masterpiece…