March 2021 is

Water and Sanitation Month
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Harry Ziegerink
March 11
Merv Prossor
March 20
Colin Byatt
March 31
Spouse Birthdays
March 8
Andrew Duncan
Joy Duncan
March 1
Rick Hayllar
Carol Hayllar
March 30
Join Date
Geoffrey Taylor
March 1, 1985
36 years
Tony Viney
March 2, 2017
4 years
Ailsa Hemphill
March 9, 2006
15 years
Bob Donaldson
March 31, 2011
10 years
Mar 25, 2021
Apr 01, 2021
Road Safety Barriers Do they Work?
Apr 08, 2021
Apr 15, 2021
Pet Therapy
Apr 22, 2021
May 06, 2021
Community Support
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This Meeting's Responsibilities
Barnes, John
Ziegerink, Harry
Cashier 1
Fitzgerald, Greg
Cashier 2
Byatt, Colin
Viney, Tony
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Last Meeting
Guests:Carol Hayllar, Trudy Zeigerink
Peter Anderson, Bob Donaldson, Brenton Ellis, Greg Fitzgerald,Tyrrell McGeever, Roger McMillan, Ian McIntosh, Geoff Taylor,
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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 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)

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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!


President's Message
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Hi All
Hybrid Meeting Experiment.
We had a few problem with technology last meeting. The problem were easily solved the main problem is that I need so assistance at meetings to set up and monitor the situation. So again I call for a volunteer. You don't It is more important that you can look after the system without distraction
Tech Support group within the club.
No-one has as yet volunteered their services for this prodigious group
This week’s menu.
Beef Stroganoff or Chicken Satay served with rice.
Cake and Cream
Market Preparation.
Thanks for Mark Michael Anderson and Harry and Chris for the numbering of the sites and erecting of the signs for next Weeks Market. We waited until we could get the best shot of Michael!!!
We hope to see most of you there on Saturday there is always lots to do.
Firewood Stacking at the Barnard-Browns.
Ray and Elaine received another trailer load of fire wood that was dutifully unloaded by Harry and Trudy and Merv with a little, help form me. Trudy also provided a cupper!!!!
This week’s Meeting
This weeks meeting is a club night and hopefully you will bring your partners along for a get together and renew acquaintances or make new ones.
Hope to see you all on Thursday
Happenings at the last meeting.
Ray gave a heart-felt thanks to the members of the club that have supported him so much over the last few months.  He wanted to thank Harry on his birthday last week, but with the pressure of time he was not able to do so.  We are all pleased that we can help Elaine and Ray, they are truly  a remarkable couple and our help to them are nothing against their Rotary efforts and commitment over the decades.
Secretary Chris indicated that the embroidery shop, who have been making cushions for those who have had surgery for breast cancer, are no longer doing it.
It has been confirmed that the District governor in 23/24 will be Lynda Humphries. 
Chris referred to an email from  and indicated that since March 2020, the foundation  awarded $32 million in global and disaster response grants for projects related to COVID-19. 
He also indicated that that in the past year, our district has been awarded a Disaster Relief Grant of $25,000USD and 3 Global Grants each in the order of $95,000USD to carry out recovery work in East Gippsland that was ravaged by Fire last summer. These Grants are being managed by The East Gippsland Rotary Fire Aid Committee.
Tony gave a GIG.  He spoke about the fact that the hull of his boat is 80 years old and, I think he said, he feels like being 80 after a few days restoring it.
Tony then went on to speak about “the man behind the badge”. He and his wife, Sue, have had an interesting life in the Airforce over a 21 year span.  He was involved in heavy maintenance where they were able to build one plane from the components of two damaged planes.  He set up a “school” for the technical training of aircraft engineers.
He then worked for RMIT as an educator. 
At one stage he had his own consulting business, but he soon became tired of clients asking for more than what is in the scope of the contract.   He says that this is what he used to do other consultants.  Is this Karma!  
Mike spoke about the basis of the song “I was only 19”. 
Harry indicated that Michael Anderson will be the new generation or youth director in Harry’s term as President.  
Mark indicated that we have a little more in the bank than last week and that we have 54 market stalls for next month’s market.
Lyn spoke about the function to acknowledge the life of David Buchanan. Lyn said Anne is managing OK and is ready to receive some help from others
Carol said that next week and then the fourth meeting in each month will be a ladies night. Mark your diaries.  Carol would like to see as many guests as possible on these nights as they are a good way to attract new members.  Adrian indicated that we should be trying to attract new male and female members 
We discussed media releases.  A4 and A5 generic and specific flyers have been produced, but we are also looking for other options; for instance local newspapers and advertising before a movie in theatres.  We also intend to promote our sponsors and subsequently  draw attention to the club and the market.
These photographs show Lyn Lewis describing s serious point.  It shows the members deep in contemplation.

This is our Rotary Revival, us little kitchen mice. I hope most will have been able to find their Rotary badges. We are going to smile at faces familiar and not so familiar. The dining room will look more colourful. We will be equal partners, being able to have a drink, served our meals which we will be able to swap with a willing person. Fine recalcitrant people money for the Rotary coffers. At the close of the meeting have a tea and coffee on the house except a machine-made coffee. We can talk about the Dromana Market with pride, enjoy the vista and feel like close friends again HOORAH

On the lighter side ...
More from the Two Ronnies.
A man was marooned on a desert island. One day a beautiful woman arrives in a wet suit. 'When did you last have a smoke?' she asks. 'Five years ago.' So she gets out a cigar and he smokes it. She unzips her wet suit a bit and says, 'When did you last have a drink?' He said, 'Five years ago.' So she gets out a bottle of Scotch and he has a drink. Then she unzips her wet suit a bit more and says, 'And when was the last time you played around?' He looks at her in amazement and says: 'You're not telling me you've got a set of golf clubs in there?'
A cement mixer collided with a prison van on the Kingston by-pass. Motorists are asked to be on the look-out for 16 hardened criminals.
For some time, my wife's had this ridiculous idea that I'm playing too much golf. Actually, it came to a head at about 11.30 last night. She suddenly shouted at me: "Golf, golf, golf. All you ever think about is bloody golf!". And I'll be honest, it frightened the life out of me. I mean, you don't expect to meet somebody on the 14th green at that time of night.
A grandfather has gone missing after eating four cans of baked beans, two cauliflowers and a jar of gherkins. His family have made an emotional appeal for him not to come home for at least a fortnight.