June 2021 is

Rotary Fellowships Month
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Rod Troutbeck
June 18
Bernard Dobson
June 27
Spouse Birthdays
Maggie McGeever
June 24
Colin Byatt
Barb Byatt
June 17
Join Date
Elaine Barnard-Brown
June 8, 2001
20 years
Murray Dart
June 15, 2011
10 years
Pete Anderson
June 28, 2012
9 years
Last Meeting
Guests:Carol Hayllar, Joseph Sofia.
Apologies:Peter Anderson, Ray Barnard-Brown, Adrian Davis, Brenton Ellis, Tyrrell McGeever, Terry O'Day, Tony Viney
Jul 01, 2021
Sex, Drugs, Rock "N" Roll and the science of advertising.
Jul 08, 2021
New Rotary President 2021-2022
Jul 15, 2021
Tiny Houses
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This Meeting's Responsibilities
McIntosh, Ian
Cashier 1
Cashier 2
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Thursdays at 6:30 PM
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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 email:,

or phone on 0407 800 852,
before 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.

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 local and Overseas


Polio is nearly eliminated from the world.( we older guys grew up with it all around us)

click HERE to see more.

Our Australian Rotary Health always always looking for help with an emphasis on Mental Health in this coronavirus time

click HERE to see more.

And if you would like to help click on the Donate link above!


President's Message
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Hi all

This is my last little bit as President

Hopefully the major part of this will come from PE Harry

Changeover 8th July

You would have all received the invite to the Changeover that we believe will really happen so please make sure to let John or Julie Barnes know that you and your partner are attending.

I will be sending you all the Annual Report as a PDF in the near future, and placing on the ClubRunner Website for all to see.

Over to Harry

PP Rick


Here is my first President's Message.  I would like to thank all club directors for supporting me this year.  And of course all club members for having trust in me thank you. It’s a real privilege for me and hope we have good fellowship  and a most successful year.

I will out lay our plan for the year shortly.  At our first meeting you will all get a opportunity to bring forward your thoughts on making it a good year.  If we all support one and other than the rest will fall  into place.

With the signs of a good club past and present,  I look forward to our meeting on Thursday. Remember nothing is impossible to achieve...


Club President

At the last meeting
Induction of Joseph Sofia
We were delighted to induct Joseph Sofia into our club.  Joseph has been a long-time supporter of the club by advertising in the club bulletin and website for his wine distribution business.  Joseph has indicated that he would be happy to support the clubs through donations on occasions.  He is a vibrant member, who I am sure will make a strong contribution to our club.
Market news
Greg said we had between 30 to 32 stalls for this week’s market.  The BBQ, led my Merve is revved up and ready to go.  I trust we all participated at the market to the extent possible. 
Mike said that the social media had increased by 5 % from the last market. Joe said he would look into the possibility of a limited liquor licence for the market, so that wine could be sold at the BBQ area.
The ever-changing Change Over
The Change Over is presently scheduled for the 8th of July.  We hope that there won’t be any changes to our meeting arrangements from Covid control measures. 
Memorial to David Buchanan
Lyn said this was set for the 4th July at 11:00 am.  After the ceremony there will be a lunch at the Dromana Hotel.
Egg time
Rob and Elaine have raised $600 for a school scholarship from Rob collecting the eggs and Elaine selling them.  Since they started this project, they have raised over $2,500, which is really fantastic.  Rob and Elaine are to be congratulated.  Rob put out a challenge to all members to develop a small fund-raising project.  
Other Club Business
Rick reported that he had received a reply from the Bays Hospital following our donation.
We were saddened by the tragedy of a Rotary worker in Afghanistan.  We should acknowledge the excellent work Rotary does around the world including the work to eradicate Polio.
Secretary Bob said he has received requests for donations form Rotary Health, Rotary International and Peninsula Health.
Mark indicated that RYPEN (Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment) is going to start again in the District. Mark indicated that he was involved the last time it ran and is prepared to assist those organising it this time.
Harry distributed a list of members and their responsibilities after which he won the Lotto.  I am not sure picked the winning disk to make this happen!
The well-being of our members
John had recently spoken to Adrian, who had an operation on his knee. Adrian is in a six-week period of rehabilitation.  His family are helping move his furniture into storage and arranging to make minor modifications to his new house.
Ray condition has remained much the same.
We wish both members a speedy recovery
On the lighter side ...
Trouble in marriage often starts when a man gets so busy earnin' his salt that he forgets his sugar.
On anniversaries, the wise husband always forgets the past - but never the present.
A foolish husband says to his wife, "Honey, you stick to the washin', ironin', cookin' and scrubbin'. No wife of mine is gonna work."
Many girls like to marry a military man - he can cook, sew, and make beds and is in good health, and he's already used to taking orders.
Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it