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: Greg Holland our Guest Speaker
Jun 24, 2021
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Ends 8:00 pm

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President's Message
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Hi all
As my year of presidency draws to a close I am looking forward to a year of relative quietness. I think the treasurer is a somewhat quieter one?!
I usually try to have one Rotary Free day a week. Unfortunately this rarely happens as there would invariably be an email or a phone call when I am eating my lunch or dinner to tell me what I had forgotten or did not even know about, or requesting some assistance.
For the sake of the Club's future, I would like to see more sharing of the loads involved in the Club Service area.
This is the engine room of the Club and like all functioning engines it has to be maintained (oil change is occasionally required), updated before the wheels fall off, as well as driven.
Although not our main purpose for existing it ( Club Service), makes our main purpose possible.
In earlier years we have been more successful in this area, and hopefully we can assume that the continual disruptions that have been forced upon us are the main causes of this lack of participation.
Over the year I and other members get good suggestions of what could be done in this area but little in the way of offers to implement these ideas.
And to add to what Rod has written below!
I have often been reminding you that the Bulletin belongs to you. It is a means for all members to express their views for all members to see how you feel. However rarely does it happen. Rod and Andrew, our editors, would love to get your contributions. And hopefully we will see more from you all next year.
Also and I guess I am “preaching to the converted” , but please show some respect for the work that goes into the bulletin by at least opening them, (you know who you are!). There is often valuable information in there.
At the time of writing this I cannot say for sure whether we will have a face to face meeting on Thursday or not so look out for an email when we know more.
Similarly we are meant to have the traditional Changeover board meeting after next Thursday's meeting. With a couple of our board members unwell we may have to make other arrangements.
And of course will we be having our normal Changeover on the 234th!!!???
So we continue to, as well as we can, navigate these troubled waters!!
Hope to catch up with you all soon
One way or another.


Guest speaker: Harry Ziegerink, our President Elect
Harry Ziegerink gave a “Man behind the badge” talk.  Harry said he was  born in 1941, forgetting that we had celebrated his 80th this year.  Harry and his family emigrated to Australia in 1956; they spent 6 weeks on a ship to get here.  He remembers coming home from school to see a big box that was to contain all their possessions to take to Australia. Harry  married Trudy who incidentally came from the same town in Holland.  They have two sons and 4 grand children and now 3 great grand children.  They now lives in Safety Beach.
He started a career in the building trade with KD Roofing in Dandenong.  After a few years the Plumbing Commission required plumbers to be qualified and Harry went to RMIT for 4 years.  His first big job on his own was the Saba Building in Dandenong, which is now a Harvey Norman building  This roof had an area of 3 1/2 acres.  He retired in 2015 after about 35 years of roofing with the saying “if it doesn’t rain, his roofs don’t leak”
He joined the rotary club in Cranbourne in 1991 and has held almost every position in the club including being President in 1998 - 1999  He has been on 9 trips to developing countries for Rotary including 7 trip as team leader.  He has great memories from the work he has done in these countries.  His hardest trip was to Papua and New Guinea where they installed a water tank and roofing.  We can all lift our hat to Harry for his contribution to Rotary and these countries. 
Harry joined the club about four years ago and has been enthusiastic in undertaking a project to assist those without a home.  We look forward to the coming year with Harry presiding.
Club business at the last meeting 
Secretary Bob said there have been a number of requests for donations; from Rotary International, Rotary foundation, Shelter box, and so on. The board has decided to support the Bays hospital with a donation of $780 which is addition to the support provided Rob and Tyrell and Elaine. It was further agreed to donate an additional $2,500 to Southern Peninsula Support & Information Centre for assisting the homeless.
The Shine-on awards is now postponed to 31 July when Murray is to be acknowledged. 
Pakenham Rotary Club is having the 60th anniversary on the 29th June.  Refer to Bob for details.
Tyrell spoke about an approach from Deborah who is a director of the Lanka Fundamental Rights Association in Sri Lanka.  Her ex-husband, Lotha was a member of the club.  Because of the impact of the virus and the lack of tourists the people are starving.  Tyrell thought an international project to provide $30.00 for the basic staples for a family.  Tyrell is going to put together a proposal for the board.  Tyrell believes this is a strong humanitarian project and could be suitable for a Rotary Global Grant.
Club members’ health
Adrian Davis is current in the Beleura Hospital to have rehab in Rosebud West following a fall.
We heard from Elaine that Ray is in hospital following a two and half hour operation after a fall.   With his medication, Ray is confused and is expected to go to respite.  They were happy with operation.  He expected immunology treatment next week and they are not sure it will happen.  
We wish both Ray and Adrian a speedy recovery.
Contributions to the bulletin
As bulletin editors, Andrew and I are constantly looking for contributions from members.  These can be in almost any form and can include photos.  We are also open to having guest editors who will compose the text and define the layout.  Again we will do the work behind the scene to publish it.  If you have a suggestion on how to improve the bulletin then let us know; you may end up with the task of editor for a week or so.  My position is a bit tenuous as I may need to temporarily move to Queensland in the near future. (We have a car in a Brisbane airport carpark and we need to get it out!)  Rod Troutbeck
On the lighter side...
I am a bit short on jokes today, but do you realise that people are prisoners of their phones.  That's why they are called cell phones.
I never buy anything that has Velcro with it, it’s a total rip-off.
I used to work at a soft drink can crushing company, it was soda pressing.
I wondered why the frisbee kept on getting bigger. Then it hit me.
What is the most groundbreaking invention of all time? The shovel.