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David Jarman
March 9
Harry Ziegerink
March 11
Merv Prossor
March 20
Colin Byatt
March 31
Andrew Duncan
Joy Duncan
March 1
Rick Hayllar
Carol Hayllar
March 30
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Geoffrey Taylor
March 1, 1985
33 years
Tony Viney
March 2, 2017
1 year
Bob Donaldson
March 31, 2011
7 years
Mar 29, 2018
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Last Meeting
Guests Senior Sargent Andrew Horsecroft.
Apologies: Peter Anderson, David Buchanan, Colin Byatt, Murry Dart, Frank Martin, David Jarman, Roger Millan, Ailsa Hemphill
Meeting Responsibilities
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Barnard-Brown, Elaine
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Barnard-Brown, Ray.
Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
We meet Thursdays at 6:15 PM
Old Shire Office.
Point Nepean Rd
Dromana, VIC  3936
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President's Message
Rob Alexander
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On Tuesday Last Peter Anderson, John Barnes and Rick Hayllar were invited to Rosebud Hospital to see how Peter and Mary's Fundraising Dinner Spectacular were spent
Here they are before the Heart Monitor and the Xray Bed. The bed allows patients to be xrayed without having to be removed from the bed.

Meeting was opened by President Rob and after the usual formalities introduced tonight’s Chairman Harry Z.


Apologies were noted, and our guest speaker Senior Sergeant Andrew Horscroft of the Victorian Police was welcomed.




Secretary Elaine:

  • Notification from MUNA regarding closing date for registration and new this year, training sessions for participating delegates.

  • Notification from NYSF regarding 2019 program

  • Confirmation that the remaining Art Show monies had been distributed to the Dromana PS

  • Notification from District of the 2018 Rotary Leadership Programme commencing 14/4 at the Nossal High School in Berwick

  • Notification from District that donations for the PNG earthquake disaster can now be accepted.

  • Confirmation that meeting of the 29/3 will be a BBQ at the Hillview Reserve


Community Chair Michael S:

  • Dromana Community House project – Shire has agreed to demolish the old shed so once completed we can plan to provide and build the proposed vegie garden.

  • Bunnings are being contacted for future BBQ dates


Youth Chair Chris B:

  • MUNA the Club would be sponsoring a team from Balcombe Grammar.

  • Recent NYSF participant Sean Donoghue from Rosebud Secondary College has been awarded a place at the International NYSF symposium in London. The Club is considering ways of assisting Sean in funding for this prestigious achievement.


Treasurer Rick H:

  • Our commercial collection buckets for the PNG earthquake disaster will be distributed

  • The spinners are also collecting for PNG


Greg F:

  • The District Grant request has now been changed to a playground at the Dromana Tennis Club utilising Shire equipment.

  • The Shire surveyor has finalised the new pathways for the Hillview Reserve


President Rob:

  • Club is looking for opportunities to supply and erect our famous BBQ shelters. Funds gained from this exercise could assist our INYSF student.

  • As a Club we need to take on board the opportunity to establish a satellite Club(s). The benefits to not only our Club but smaller local communities and RI are considerable. A committee to be formed to execute a plan.


John B: John and seven other Club members attended the District Interplast dinner recently held in Carrum Downs. It was a very interesting and successful event with over $14,000.00 donated which was matched on a $ for $ basis from a local sponsor. Continuing donations and sponsorships are essential to ensure ths great programme continues especially as the cost to send a team is now $70,000.00.

Guest speaker


Our guest speaker was Senior Sergeant Andrew Horscroft who is head of the Family Violence Unit for Division 4 of the Southern District covering Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula. Based in Sommerville Andrew has a team of two Sergeants and 11 constables (4 male and 7 female) plus a non-police person.


Andrew gave a summary of his background i.e. born in Newcastle, settled in WA and eventually to Balwyn. Trained as a school teacher at Box Hill but then decided on the police starting at the Academy in the early ‘80’s. First station was Richmond, which was a bit of a shock but a great learning curve and then on to Brunswick, Ferntree Gully and Knox. In the mid 90’s came to the Peninsula to have a look and has been here ever since.


The Family Violence Unit is formed from secondments within the Force serving between 6-12 months periods. While it would be preferable the secondments were longer to allow continuity within the community, this has to be balanced against the stress on the members.


While the Police attitude (and the communities) to family violence has changed considerably; in the old days the antagonists were just separated and left to sort out the problems, the underlying issues are still the same. Predominantly male offenders creating fear in the family through physical, emotional and psychological trauma. In addition, the Police are now seeing family violence associated with parent – children, children – parent and elderly abuse.


There are however major improvements in the actions to prevent family violence and in the understanding and welfare of the police operating in these units. The need for behavioural change, anger management and police processes in protecting families is self-evident and this is in place. On the police side, specially trained detectives are becoming part of the team, as are non-police operatives and a new RAMP programme has been implemented to assess all cases of family violence.


This difficult subject was extremely well presented by the Senior Sergeant as was evidenced by the questions asked.






Meetings held weekly at Old Shire Offices, Point Nepean Road, Dromana.

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 - - before the Tuesday preceding the meeting.
Catering for meals is expensive if you do not turn up and your meal has be paid for.