April 2021

Maternal and Child Health Month
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Roger McMillan
April 10
Andrew Turner
April 13
Pete Anderson
April 13
Spouse Birthdays
Wanda Fitzgerald
April 9
Carol Hayllar
April 26
Murray Dart
Jenny Dart
April 10
Christopher Booth
Margie Booth
April 12
Andrew Turner
Sandy Turner
April 13
Join Date
Christopher Booth
April 20, 1992
29 years
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Last Meeting
Guests: Elspeth Black our Guest Speaker,
Carol Hayllar, Charles
Peter Anderson, Ray Barnard-Brown, Adrian Davies late Elaine Barnard-Brown
Colin Byatt, Bernard Dobson,Brenton Ellis, Ailsa Hemphill, Lyn Lewis AWOL,   Tyrrell McGeever, Roger McMillan
Apr 22, 2021
Apr 29, 2021
Brown Coal to Hydrogen Trial
May 06, 2021
Community Support
May 13, 2021
Big Walk in Tassie The Southern Ranges.
May 27, 2021
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This Meeting's Responsibilities
Alexander, Rob
Ziegerink, Harry
Cashier 1
Fitzgerald, Greg
Cashier 2
Byatt, Colin
Whitehead, Ross
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Meeting Starts 6:30 pm

Ends 8:00 pm

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John or Julie Barnes email:,

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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.

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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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President's Message
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Hi All
Although our next meeting will be a Club night our Host Adam Westaway will introduce himself and talk about the Club facilities will be available to answer questions.
The Shine On Event
Will be held on SATURDAY 5th JUNE 2021 at 1 pm
We are inviting all of the 2020 Nominees to attend and hope that many will be able to come to the . Templestowe Baptist Church Hall 
103-105 Anderson Creek Rd
Doncaster East 3109
Phone 0416 262 615
Mini District Conference.
One again it would be great if more of you were to attend the Mini District Conference. I have booked. So Carol and I will be there, along with Harry and Trudy. We would love some company. If you have never been before you don’t know what you are missing. Directors in particular should attend; but it will be a fun day so please think seriously about it.
Our On to Conference Chairman, Chris Booth will probably have more to say on this.
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Tech Support group within the club.
No-one has as yet volunteered their services for this prodigious group. I will make fewer mistakes if I get some support. Just email me!!!
This week we are serving
Roasted chicken with Mash and Garlic Sauce
Beef Stroganoff with Rice
Carrot cake and cream
See you Thursday


At our last meeting …
President Rick spoke about the Shine-on award ceremony for Murray.  It is to be held at the 5th June at the Templestowe Baptist Church
Rick asked that members checked in on Ray and Elaine to see if they needed a kind helping hand.
Rick was told at the Cluster meeting that the attendance at the District Conference was lagging and put out a plea for members to attend. It will be Clyde Rd Berwick.
RAMS are having a malaria awareness fun run.  I believe I heard that Ian was going to represent the club; but then I might be wrong.
Secretary Bob that the cost of the Rotary magazine is about to increase.
The Rotary club of Seaford- Carrum Downs are going to have their 50th anniversary on the 1st June.
The trailer has been sandblasted and is well underway to be serviceable and able to carry all our equipment to functions.
The next Market Day is on the 24 April and team needs to start at 6:00 am at the church garage.  All welcome to help!  Anybody able to help deliver flyers should contact Greg.  We intend to include a list of sponsors and to advertise where we have donated funds in support of groups both locally, in Australia and overseas. A special thank-you to Roger McMIllan and his team for printing the many flyers.
Our Guest speaker …
The guest speaker was Elspeth Black and Bertie from the Lort Smith organisation.  Elspeth has been taking dogs into age care homes, hospitals and homes for adolescent, homeless or dug abusers.  The bonds that develop between patient and the dogs generates very positive outcomes.  She spoke about a patient who was anxious with a high blood pressure; after the dog came into the room the blood pressure started to drop.  Elspeth had many wonderful stories to tell.
Bertie the old English sheep dog was the star of the night.  He patiently waited beside Elspeth who told us that he had to be bathed 24 hours before a visit and could not eat any meat products to reduce or eliminate any infections.
A couple of reminders …
Next week is a club night
Don’t forget the change-over on the 24 June.  Stay tuned for more details.
Watch this space
On the lighter side. …
The story of Rindacella

Once upon a time in a coreign fountry, there lived a geautiful birl by the name of Rindercella. Now, Rindercella lived with her mugly other and her two sad blisters. Also in this same coreign fountry there lived a prandsome hince, and this prandsome hince was going to have a bancy fall, so he invited people from riles amound, especially the pich reople. So Rindercella’s mugly other and her two sad blisters went out to buy some drancy fesses to wear to the bancy fall, but ‘ole Rindercella couldn’t go – all she had to wear was some old rirty dags! Well, sir ... the night of the bancy fall finally arrived, and Rindercella couldn’t go, so she just cat down and shried. And while she was citting there shrying,all of a sudden there appeared before her --- her gairy fodmother. And she touched Rindercella with her wagic mand, and there appeared before her a cig boach with hix white sorses to take her to the bancy fall. But she said, “Now Rindercella, be sure and be home before nidmight or I’ll purn you into a tumpkin.” Well, finally Rindercella arrived at the bancy fall and the prandsome hince met her at the door because he had been watching her behind a widden hindow. And they nanced all dight until nidmight, and they lell in fove. Suddenly the clock struck nidmight, and Rindercella staced down the rairs, and as she beached the rottom, she slopped her dripper. Well, sir ... the very next day the prandsome hince went all over that coreign fountry looking for the geautiful birl who had slopped her dripper. He finally arrived at Rindercella’s house and tried it on her mugly other and it find’t dit. Then he tried it on the two sad blisters and it find’t dit. Then he tried it on Rindercella and it fid dit. It was exactly the sight rize! So they were married and lived heavily ever happers. 
Now the storal to the mory is this: If you’re a geautiful birl and you go to a bancy fall and have a prandsome hince lall in fove with you, then ... don’t forget to slop your dripper.