22 May 2019
Volume 58 Issue 44
Next Meeting Responsibilities
Chair:             Sam McCurdy
Fellowship:   PP John Rosenthal
                        PP Mark Caulfield
Attendance: Di Double
                       Betty Tudge
The Rotary Club of Berwick normally meets
on Wednesday evening at
Holm Park Reserve
(Beaconsfield Football Club)
Emerald-Beaconsfield Road
6.30 for a 7.00pm start

Bookings and Apologies
Please email your apology
or book in your guest to
All bookings and apologies
To submitted by 10.00 am on
Tuesday prior to the meeting.
Upcoming Events
David Whiting DD–Governance District 9800
Holm Park Reserve
May 29, 2019
Exchange visit to India (Casey presents)
Jun 05, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Presentation - Roteract (Rotary Club of Seaford)
Holm Park
Jun 12, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
View entire list
Executives & Directors
President Elect
International Service Director
Youth and New Ideas
Rotary Foundation Chair
Vice President
Membership Chair
Public Image Chair
Club Administration Chair
Avenues of Service Chair
Fundraising Chair
Club Protection Officer
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Andy Merrill
May 5
Spouse Birthdays
Pat McCurdy
May 1
David Collyer
Rosemary Collyer
May 5
Jack Kraan
Ann Kraan
May 8
Adwin Town
Mary Town
May 10
Ricardo Balancy
Lisemay Balancy
May 24
Berwick & District Benevolent Society Inc.
Since 2015, the Rotary Club of Berwick has had responsibility for management of the Berwick & District Society Inc. 
The current  Office Bearers are:
President:   PP David Collyer
Treasurer:   PP Peter Batterham
Secretary:    Sam McCurdy
ClubRunner Mobile
Vale Henry William (Bill) Minns
It is with great sadness that we note the passing of our Club Charter member, Bill Minns.
Bill was born in Berwick on 14th November 1928 and was a founding member of the Rotary Club of Berwick, which was chartered on 3rd May in 1961. 
In addition to his work with Rotary, Bill contributed to the community in many ways as indicated below:
  • He was a committee member of Berwick State School for four years
  • He was a volunteer fire fighter with the Berwick CFA for many years
  • Bill was also a member of the Berwick Progress Association in the 1950s, a member of the Berwick Chamber of Commerce and a committee member of the Berwick Football Club
He was made a member of the 'Rotary Heritage and History International Fellowship Hall of Fame' for achieving 50 years of service to Rotary.
In recognition of his service to the Rotary Club of Berwick, the rotunda in Pioneers Park was named in his honour in 2015.
Bill's funeral service will take place at Tobin Brothers in Berwick at 2:00 pm on Thursday 30th May.  He will be sadly missed.
David Whiting - Guest Speaker
The Club meeting on Wednesday 29 May will be a partner's night and our guest speaker will be David Whiting. 
David is a principal lawyer at Whiting Lawyers and one of Melbourne's best known legal practitioners.
He works in many areas of the law and so is able to act as a well-informed counsellor to his clients, providing advice, insight and assistance on big decisions and stressful problems.

Since 1983, he has provided radio talkback advice to callers on the ABC's Jon Faine program, helping to demystify and explain the law and the legal system for thousands of Victorians. One caller described him as being "better than Google."

However, the favourite compliment of his career? "You gave me real peace of mind".

David is also the Rotary District 9800 Director for Governance and will be able to address any legal questions you may raise.

Art Screens for the Pakenham Art Show
On Wednesday 22nd May, a team of eight Rotarians delivered two trailer loads of art screens to the Pakenham Hall in preparation for the annual Pakenham Art Show.
The Art Show was held daily from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm over the weekend of 25th-26th May. 
It facilitated the exhibition and sale of traditional and contemporary Art.  This year there was a special exhibition category of 'Printmaking'.
The hire of art screens is a significant source of fundraising for the Club.
CNCISS Biggest Morning Tea
On Wednesday 22nd May, PP David Collyer attended a 'Biggest Morning Tea' organised by Casey North Community Information & Support Service (CNCISS) to raise money for Cancer Council Australia.
David was representing the Berwick & District Benevolent Society, but he is also a member of the CNCISS Board.
The attendees, which included Kay Morland, Mayor Amanda Stapleton and Luke Donellan MP, had a lot of fun while raising funds for worthy cause.
Progressive Dinner
Approximately 48 Rotarians, Inner Wheel members and friends participated in the Progressive Dinner held on Saturday 25th May.
All participants enjoyed providing one of the three courses of entree, main course or dessert and then the mystery of finding out where the next course might be and who would be in their group of six at that meal.
All the participants then came together for coffee, tea and chocolates at the home of Pat and Sam McCurdy in Brisbane Street, where they were able to share amusing anecdotes about where they had gone and who they had met throughout the dinner.
President Geoff Double thanked everyone for entering into the mood of the event and making their homes available for their particular course.  He also led the group in singing "Happy birthday" for PAG Alan Collier, who was celebrating his birthday that day.
A really good time was held by all, so a big "Thank You" to the organisers from the Inner Wheel Club of Berwick, namely Pat Edwards, President Diana Nutter and Cynthia Merrill.
Rotary Profile
The following diagram, designed by the Rotaract Club of Hornsby Ku-ring-gai, provides an excellent visual profile of what Rotary is about.
Rotary District 9820 Team Positions
Passionate about Rotary's public image? | Have skills to share? Want to learn new skills? | 
We are currently putting the Rotary District 9820 Public Image team together and we want you! 

~~ What's the vision? ~~ 
To provide a high value service to our clubs and members through education and practical support around local area marketing, website & online presence, social media, graphic design, and event support. We will also provide a stable of high quality District Leadership and Program communication, plus deliver educational workshops (online & offline). 

~~ What's on offer? ~~ 
Role descriptions, private facebook group for the PI team, sharing tips and development. Quarterly face to face gathering for social time, skill sharing and prep for upcoming events. 

Plus play with new toys! As a team we will be developing and implementing innovative public image tools and techniques to put Rotary in front of our communities, make our events irresistible, and raise awareness of the impact our lasting change is having on the world.

* * * Would you like to be part of the funnest team in District? Would you like to have some fun, build some skills and tell a great story? * * *

~~ Roles available? ~~ 
Leadership, project work and roles that only need an hour or two per week are open in 4 key areas -

Online – website, social media, workshops, maximising our use of tech and exploring new opportunities | 

Offline – print materials, club assets, merchandise | 

Events – district events, supporting club events, marketing, local media support, community engagement | 

District Leaders – supporting the public image of DG and District team, District newsletter and communications in general, supporting district events

* * * Email me now if you have skills to share or the passion to learn in any of these roles: * * * 

Look forward to chatting to you all soon,

Linda Reeve
Incoming Public Image Chair for the Most Inspiring Rotary District - 9820
Weekly Photos
(Photos from various sources)
Note The Dates





29 May
David Whiting D9800 DC-Governance Holm Park Reserve 6:30 - 8:30 pm
5 June
Exchange Visit to India Holm Park Reserve 6:30 - 8:30 pm
12 June
ROMAC presentation by RC of Seaford Holm Park Reserve 6:30 - 8:30 pm
19 June
Kids on Track Programme -  Dr. Lynette Buoy Holm Park Reserve 6:30 - 8:30 pm
26 June
Changeover Night Holm Park Reserve 6:30 - 8:30 pm