December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ray. Barnard-Brown
December 9
John Barnes
December 25
Geoffrey Hosking
December 31
Spouse Birthdays
Kath Dobson
December 2
Sue Viney
December 8
Ray Barnard-Brown
December 9
Bob Donaldson
Freda Donaldson
December 21
Join Date
Geoffrey Hosking
December 1, 1980
41 years
Michael Smith
December 8, 2016
5 years
Dec 16, 2021
Jan 13, 2022
Breakfast on the foreshore
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This Meeting's Responsibilities
Ziegerink, Harry
Booth, Christopher
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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

John or Julie Barnes

only by email:, or phone on 0407 800 852, before the MIDDAY on 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.

President's Message
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Dear Rotarians and all friends of the Rotary Club of Dromana.
Hope you're all well. Those with birthdays and anniversaries, congratulations. 
It was good to see so many faces not seen for a long time, with our first meeting back at the golf club.
This week we'll meet with a special guest, and we're going to celebrate his 92nd birthday plus 40 years of membership in Rotary. What a great service, well done Ray we acknowledge your achievement. Hope some of us can beat that.
I hope some of you will consider going to the Conference this year. I will be there and hope to have some company. It’s a great experience.
Our very last meeting for the year will be at Main Ridge Bowling Club on 16/12. A nice venue and I hope you can all support us.
Our first meeting next year will be on 13/1/22 at the David Buchanan Foreshore Shelter breakfast meeting. We will keep in touch with you.
Take care, we want to see you next year.
Your Pres, Harry.
                THINK ABOUT IT
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity
An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Happenings at the last meeting
This week we were back to face-to-face meetings at the Golf Club. There were quite a few apologies but we still managed a decent turn out.
Prior to dinner we had the option of staying inside or have our repast under cover outdoors. Secretary Chris “read the bones” and declared that there would be no more rain that evening so we all agreed to dinner alfresco. Unfortunately Chris had not read the “dinner bones” correctly because his dinner failed to arrive. We all felt for him having to sit there watching the rest of us eat our chicken/salads/chips dinners but such is life.
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After dinner Harry brought us up to date on the Bay Trail Group Cluster Meeting that he attended. It seems that $10 million has already been allocated to the project and the council is appointing full-time staff to provide administrative support.
It is Ray Barnard-Browns birthday next week and he will be making a great effort to attend our last meeting for the year. Our Xmas breakup is the following week (16th) and will be held at the Main Ridge Bowls and Petanque Club. Further details will be emailed to members but, at this point, salads are required.
Harry passed over to Chris who asked for volunteers to man the BBQ at Cape Schanck on 16th January, with two shifts from 7:30-10:30 and 10:30-13:30. All positions were filled.
Chris now spoke about the initiative being fronted by Joseph and Mike to build relationships with the community of businesses within the Dromana Industrial Estate. At this point it began to rain heavily and, being outdoors under a corrugated iron roof, it became incumbent on the speakers to actually shout. (So much for “reading the bones”.)
A giant hamper is being constructed for our twilight market to aid the Southern Peninsular Community Support Centre. Additional donations are also welcome for this very needy cause, especially at this time of year.
NB: As John Barnes will not be available could all apologies for next week be sent to Chris.
Harry would like people to seriously think about attending the Conference next year. They are always well worth the effort.
Last weeks AGM was a great success with no small thanks to Ailsa.
There will be a raffle at our Xmas breakup with all proceeds going to the fight against polio.
The thrill of being back face-to-face obviously had an effect on Sergeant Merv because he handed out one of the longest lists of fines ever recorded.
Mike spoke on the general success of our social media strategy and mentioned that a marquee would be provided at each market to publicise the many organisations providing community support. The first of these would be dedicated to the Southern Peninsular Community Support Centre and would also hope to raise donations.
Tony Viney had mentioned to Mike that, as a Friends of Rotary initiative, we had received $1,500 courtesy of Greg Hunt.
At this point the downpour had dropped the temperature considerably (sorry/not sorry to go on about it Chris) so Harry and Chris thanked all those who attended and the meeting finished at 7:50 pm.

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 ....