August 2021 is

Membership and Extension Month

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Mark Long
August 3
Spouse Birthdays
Val Hosking
August 8
Jenny Dart
August 23
Harry Ziegerink
August 21
Join Date
Ian McIntosh
August 17, 2017
4 years
Last Meeting
Guests: Nil.
Apologies: Michael Smith
This Meeting's Responsibilities
Ziegerink, Harry
Smith, Michael
Fitzgerald, Greg
Meeting Setup
Booth, Christopher
Dobson, Bernard
O'Day, Terry
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Welcome to our Club!
Thursdays at 6:30 PM
The Valley Golf Club
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Visitors are most welcome to join us.  The meeting room is available from 6:00 pm for the meeting to start at 6:30.  We usually end our meetings at 8:00 pm. 

Could members who cannot attend the meeting, please send an apology to John or Julie Barnes email:, or phone 
0407 800 852, before MIDDAY on the Wednesday preceding the meeting to avoid additional expense to the club.

President's Message
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Hi dear Rotary members and friends.

Here with my thoughts for this week.

I did not see all of you on zoom this week.  We only had 16 members; let’s hope we can improve on that.  I know it’s not the same as face to face but we have to try to get rid of this cursed Covid.  We will properly have quite a few more zoom sessions before the end of the year.  At present, zoom is the only way to keep the boat adrift.
We discussed some items to take the club forward such as.
•           The market operation for the future.
•           The possibility of a shelter shed.
•           Getting power on site. 
We should thank Chris and Tony for setting up a zoom meeting with Mornington Peninsula Shire Council.  This meeting was very successful.
The bay trail is well on the way with all the planning and looking forward to Greg letting us know what we are up to.
On the international site Tyrrell is doing a great job.  We hope to pass several projects for approval at the upcoming board meeting.
The bulletin editor would like to have other members providing an input so if you think about Rotary or how you can help or improve or change something, express your views then write a piece for the bulletin.  It does not matter how short the article is.
I have just spoken to Ailsa Hemphill and her specialist was very happy with her progress.
Ray Barnard Brown may be coming home Tuesday all going well.
Take care.

Your president 
Happenings at the last meeting…

Last meeting was a Club meeting using Zoom. There was no guest speaker.
Rob indicated that Janet McCahon, the first female 9820 District Governor, from the Latitude 38 Rotary Club.  She would be able to discuss efforts in Vietnam and Cambodia.  This could become an opportunity for our members to go to Cambodia to assist in an international project
On the subject of international projects, Tyrell has received 100s of pages on the stoves from the stove team.  He is going to make a presentation about our involvement to the board.
These was a meeting of the Halloween committee.  CFA has agreed that the function could be held at the football ground with the agreement of the Cricket Club and the Shire.
The future development of the Market was discussed.  It was suggested that we may be able to use the CFA to provide the first aid activities in exchange for support for their fund raising efforts. 
Tony put the possibility of second Market to council representatives.  He has a positive feeling on the possibility that the number of markets will be extended.  The Council and Tony will establish whether this is possible under the current agreement or whether it would need to be extended.
Chris and Tony are going to review possible ways we can extend the use of the park used for the Market.  Initial thoughts are to have a coffee shop in the information booth,  They also discussed whether we could add value to the agreement by doing some basic maintenance of the park for the Council.  Maybe we could create a better event park. Maybe we could build an awning over the stage new the community centre or a shelter in the park with some funding form the Council.
Rob raised issues for future fundraising. He said we should attempt to get grants, and to support others to write grant applications.  Rob suggested that we could provide our expertise to others.  This would like selling our skills.  
Tyrell spoke about there being three main types of grants: philanthropic, Sate based and Federal based.  These may be either competitive or discretionary.  Each grant type requires a different approach  and getting the grant may have a different chance of being successful.
Greg requested that we continue to look outside the Club and Rotary for potential recipients of the Paul Harris awards.  We have done this in the past and it should continue into the future.  Greg is going to follow up on a potential recipient.
Harry asked members if they wish to have additional Rotary clothing.  He felt that we should be seen in Rotary branded clothing when we are participating in Rotary functions.
Greg said that the Habitiat group has been cleaning up around Hillview and found a koala and what might be a special or near extent of a flower or plant.  Watch this space,
Upcoming events
The District Governor’s visit is planned for the 30 September.

A visit to Disaster Aid Australia is planned at a cost of $20 per head to see the action of the Skyhydrant. Watch this space. 

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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On the Lighter side ...
The joint award for the best background in our Zoom meeting was Rick and John
Next meeting we should play Zoom Bingo