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
Apr 08, 2021
Apr 15, 2021
Pet Therapy
Apr 22, 2021
May 06, 2021
Community Support
May 27, 2021
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This Meeting's Responsibilities
Alexander, Rob
Long, Mark
Cashier 1
Fitzgerald, Greg
Cashier 2
Byatt, Colin
Booth, Christopher
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Last Meeting
Guests:Carol Hayllar, Elaine Taylor, Andrew Duncan, Joy Duncan, Ann  Buchanan, Jarrod Troutbeck
Bernard Dobson, Chris Booth, Bob Donaldson,
Brenton Ellis, Greg Fitzgerald,
Tyrrell McGeever,
Roger McMillan, Andrew Turner
Tony Viney, Harry Ziegerink
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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 email:,

or phone on 0407 800 852,
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.

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
member photo
Hi All


Bunnings BBQ Easter Monday

By the time you read this the event will be over. Treasurer mark will report on the outcomes on Thursday evening


We still had a couple of technical problems with the Zoom meeting last week. Hopefully Secretary Bob was able to see most of it. And thanks again to Rod Troutbeck for his presentations it is a shame that he comes form the “dark side” of the IT world IE Apple Mac; is presented a few minor issues


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. We would love some company. If you have never been before you don’t know what you are missing. Directors in particular should attend.

See details below


Our On to Conference Chairman, Chris Booth will probably have more to say on this.


"District Governor Mark and Linda are excited to invite you to our District 9820 Mini Conference as we gather in person for the first time in 12 months to celebrate our District.


Our mini conference will be held face to face on the 1st May following the online virtual 2021 Multi District Conference, information following. Jump in your car, drive down the highway and meet us all at Nossal High School for an afternoon and evening of fun and entertainment.


This will be our first conference in two years. We have quite a lot to catch up, so we are breaking the conference into three components.


The Conference component will bring us together to pay our respect to those called to higher service, to celebrate and acknowledge award recipients, to hear presentations and to ratify some short mandatory business resolutions.


A friendship break in the foyer where we can socialise over finger food.


Conference Dinner and entertainment in the main Hall where you will enjoy time together over a two-course meal, beverages included, while being entertained by our Nossal High School students as they showcase their amazing musical and dance talents.


Venue: Nossal High School

100 Clyde Road

Berwick VIC 3806


Time: 3:30pm Start – mini conference


Cost: $70 per person


RSVP: 24th April 2021 including any medical dietary requirements to Jane Moore THEN make your payment as below


Payments: District 9820 BSB 633000 ACC 134811736"

Your Name Conference eg: SmithConf”

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’s menu.

 You will have to be there to find out!!!



Happenings at the last meeting.
President Rick, indicated that we have been invited to an annual district conference on the 1st May 2021 in Berwick. See the recent email from Jane Moore.
We received a letter of appreciation from the Dromana Netball club.
Rotary Operation Cleft are looking for contributions.  This is a good cause that gives a gift of a smile.
The Dromana RSL sent an invitation for the Anzac day dawn service.
The market last week had 35 paid sites giving $1750 profit.  We raised $360 from the BBQ.  Although the profit is weather related, it still is a good fund raiser.
Adrian spoke about an uplifting story about ROMAC - Rotary Overseas Medical Aid for Children
In 2000 Heda Silih a thirteen year old girl and her mother Margaret from a remote village on Manus Island arrived in Melbourne on Christmas Eve, unable to walk and with little eyesight. She was within days of death suffering from an egg sized brain tumour.
In a note from Roger Annear Heda with her mother Margaret spent almost a month recovering at the Royal Children’s Hospital followed by a fortnight in Mount Martha with the Annears and with support from Adrian.  Her illness had caused her early learning difficulties but following the ROMAC operation she has completed her primary and secondary schooling with some distinction. 
In 2010 she commenced a Business and Accounting degree at University in Port Moresby with support of Rotary clubs in the cluster as is now the payroll administrator in the near-by Hilton Hotel.  Recent good news is that Heda has married a University friend and is going to have a baby later this year. What a wonderful Rotary and ROMAC successful life story for a deserving young lady who 22 years ago had no future. (Thanks to a note from Roger Annear)
The guest speaker, who shall remain nameless, spoke about whether roadside safety barriers worked.  The answer was that they did!
Watch this space
On the lighter side.
Boy aged 4:  Dad, I’ve decided to get married.
Dad:  Wonderful; do you have a girl in mind?!
Boy:  Yes … grandma! She said she loves me, I love her, too  … and she’s the best cook and story teller in the whole world!!
Dad:  That’s nice, but we have a small problem there!!
Boy:  What problem?!
Dad:  she happens to be my mother. How can you marry my mother!!
Boy:  Why not?! You married mine!!!