Upcoming Events
Halloween Festival and Bonfire
192 Boundary rd Dromana Hillview Community Reserve
Oct 31, 2017
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Nov 16, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:13 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
David Buchanan
October 24
Michael Smith
October 25
Lyn Lewis
October 27
Spouse Birthdays
October 3
Greg Fitzgerald
Wanda Fitzgerald
October 13
Peter Anderson
Mary Anderson
October 18
Oct 05, 2017
Sky Hydrant, Sky Juice clean water for Villiages.
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Last Meeting
Tony Golding -pres Rotary club of MtMartha,Dianna O'Malley,Phil Lancaster,Russle Poole, Trudy Poole, and 3 others
Apologies: David Buchanan,Alan and Terry Clarke-Burrows, Roger McMillan and Geoff (holidaying again) Taylor,Harry Ziegerink,Rick Hallyor,Merv Prostate,Mark Long,Peter Anderson, Col Byatt
Meeting Responsibilities
Meeting set up
Anderson, Peter
Meeting set up 2
Donaldson, Bob
Barnard-Brown, Elaine
Cashier 2
Barnard-Brown, Ray.
Fitzgerald, Greg
Troutbeck, Rod
Booth, Christopher
Barnard-Brown, Elaine
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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I  grabbed  an opportunity  while talking to  Trudy Poole  a switched on Rotarian  from Peninsula  2.0  Club  to view their club  presentation  at  The Hastings  Rotary  Club.
Thankyou Hastings .
By the way  Trudy was trying to get  more  participants  for  RYLA.
I am sure that  Rotarians with initiative will  open up their  address books and get names of past Rypen students ,NYSF students and Youth  exchange  students  etc  and contact Trudy at  Peninsula 2.0.
As a result of my visit  Greg Fitzgerald  stepped up  and organized a  Peninsula 2.0 PresentationVisit to our club
We both decided to  use another venue    the Dromana lifesaving club.
The cost  a donation  to the life saving  club of $124 so really out of project acc  was a opportunity  to open up another raffle ticket seller  and  start involvement with a community group we have  not been involved with. Win Win Win.
Members like Tony Viney  and  David Jarmen to mention a few  appeared to love the night and supported the ideas of  Peninsula 2.0.
The Peninsula 2.0 club basically said  embrace change  that is democratically voted on by members.
I suggest a  committee is formed  by older members like  David  and newer members  like  Tony  to survey  membership  Like  Peninsula  2.0 and  Create a Dromana  Club Plan. The market concept  that Tony has been working on ,to make it succeed, needs a large volunteer resource .Again  a volunteer  committee needs to  be established  with wider  club representation .Please step up not be dobbed in.
We have been invited to visit the Peninsula 2.0 Club  which will be organized .
Hi ALL a event  Polio Film Night
Ph 03 59814412
Elaine is supporting and we are backing her. I think the club also will put in for some  supper and there is a room at the cinema to have it . We will talk to Harry re Publicity
Here are the Maths
50 people  all seniors
Gross  margin   say  $550
Bill and Linda cont  $1100
  Total                       $1650
Add another  50 people outside Rotary  will double this .
Get them with a free add  in newspaper  .
Additional benefit these people learn of
Rotary s  Biggest Project Polio Plus and spread the news.
Elaine  has booked the Polio Plus Rotary Theatre Night, Murder on the Orient Express for Thursday night the 9th of November.   7.00 p.m. or 7.30 p.m.  Cost per ticket $20.00 if they are seniors which I said most where the cost to us is $8.50 per head and maybe we could have supper here if the Rotarians bring a plate of food for supper
 Another bit of good news  our add has has helped  spur on other clubs .
See email
o the President and members
As your ARH representative for district 9820, I sent your recent club advertisement in Mega Deals paper on to the CEO for Australian Rotary Health, Joy Gillett in Sydney. She was extremely impressed and passes on her congratulations.
I personally would like to say it is a privilege for me to be able to support your club in the work you are doing for ARH. I sincerely hope you get some new members through this initiative. Anything is possible with imagination. 
Viv ArmstrongARH rep 9820
Thanks Robert

Good evening Rotarians and Friends.


This weeks meeting was held at the Dromana Life Saving club.




Rotary meeting September 28 2017
Meeting at the Dromana Life Saving Club
Four representatives from the Peninsula 2.0 Rotary Club including the President, Diana O’Malley joined us for our meeting at the Dromana Life Saving Club on September the 28th.
We must thank President Rob, Greg Fitzgerald, Chris Booth and others who may have helped to set up and clear up for the meeting.
President Rob was keen to try out a new venue in the belief that it may appeal more to younger potential members.
The representatives from Peninsula 2.0 Rotary Club spoke to us about why they think that their club has got a superior meeting agenda to most clubs in our District.
If there is one over-riding impression that I gained it is enthusiasm for the way they run their club.  However I would claim that this is to be expected and normal in a relatively new club.
In fact they have already lost a number of the younger members which suggests that even they have not discovered the secret of Rotary success.
Certainly Rotary has changed as has most things in life and Rotary must and will also change.
On the other hand I got the impression that the Peninsula 2.0 Rotary Club is not all that different from our club as it is conducted today.
For example as a comparison:
  • They meet every week although they have standard topics for each week in the month – indeed it could be said that in this respect we are actually more flexible.
  • They do not have a Sergeant At Arms, nor do they sing the National Anthem or toast the Queen.
  • Their first week is for Rotary Information, the second week is for discussion of projects, on the third week in each month they have a speaker and they have a Social Night on the fourth week.
  • They actively look for changes to the way they conduct their Rotary events whereas most older clubs tend to maintain their status quo.
  • The club has evolved over the three years that it has been in existence.
  • They have actively sought out Sikhs and others of different ethnic backgrounds.
  • They plant a Birth Tree each year and for $50.00 donors names are recorded on it or near it.
  • They have sponsored a SkyHydrant which is in operation in Cambodia.
  • Emily, one of those who attended our meeting, is still a Rotoractor as well as being a Rotarian.
  • They conduct a ‘fun run’ in Frankston for children.
  • They have adopted one of Winston Churchill’s sayings as follows: ‘To improve is to change, to change often is to change often’.
  • They have a Board including a Treasurer as they found that they could not operate satisfactorily without.  A proper structure is essential.
  • There is a very strong need for decision makers.
In my opinion there is also a risk that so much effort is put into possible change that the club will suffer.  For example we have tried other venues on two or three occasions and none have been as good as our present location which served us quite happily when we achieved our highest membership of 40 when the economy was booming and self-funded retirees were doing very well compared with today.
We have a very attractive venue with a very homely atmosphere, photos on the walls, our own secure store, a satisfactory kitchen, air-conditioning, a video projector and screen. Compare this with the DBLSC which could not provide a store, every wall of which is highly reflective of sound, has no carpet and is very expensive to rent compared with our current venue ($142.00 compared with less than $30.00 that I believe we still pay at the Old Shire Offices).
To wind-up I would like to emphasise the we enjoyed the company and value the message that we received from all four of our guests from Peninsula 2.0 and I believe that their club will prosper into the future, as will ours even if we are different.  There is surely room for all types of Rotary clubs.
Ray Barnard-Brown





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Pic of the hall.


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.