This week is our District Governor Visit
This coming Wednesday, our District Governor, Paul Mee (in case you haven't heard), will be visiting our club. DG Paul is a very passionate and vibrant man about Rotary, what it does and what it can do, especially at a Club level. 
Our District, 9820 is but one cog in the huge wheel of Rotary, and it will soon be combined with District 9810 to make a new super District 9815. I hope DG Paul will have some things to say about that. 
More importantly, is information about our upcoming District Conference in February. Members of our Club used to be strong supporters of the District Conference and the opportunities that developing Rotary networks beyond the Club level provides. We only have two District 9820 Conferences left (2023 and 2024) before our merger with D9810 is complete. If you are not signed up with the Rotary International Convention in Melbourne, then please consider coming to our own District Conference. 
It is a mark of respect to show up for the District Governor Club visit. Becoming a District Governor is a difficult journey and a lot of commitment at best.
Please make an effort to attend and learn about the bigger picture of Rotary. Anyone is welcome, including people interested in learning more about Rotary from higher up the tree (so to speak). Twenty-five dollars for a two-course meal, drinks at bar prices, plus a great venue and friendly Rotarians thrown in for FREE!
Greater Dandenong and Endeavor Hills Rotary Club Caulfield Cup Calcutta Night 
What a great night 16 Berwick Rotarians and Partners had supporting this fundraiser for the Rotary Foundation.   
Although understanding the process of the horse racing event took some time, thanks to Trevor Stone, for encrypting it for us; it was a fun night. 
Each table started with 2 horses that we could re-buy or sell to the other tables as the night progressed. Bidding for horses was brisk and, sometimes, forced up by others.   
Thanks to Gary Evans for forcing the price up of the horse we wanted to re-buy. The Berwick teams managed to secure horses, that, if successful, will receive monies from the Caulfield Cup race 
this Saturday. 
A good night of fun and an opportunity to support our local club, meet new friends and raise money for the Rotary Foundation. 
Two tables of Punters! I sure hope they win BIG on Saturday!
Lift the Lid donations are in!
As a result of our well-attended Lift the Lid support night featuring Dr Kylie King's talk about "Breaking the Man Code", I am pleased to let you know that we raised $310 in donations on the night. The proceeds have been passed on to Australia Rotary Health.
Every donation to Australian Rotary Health, both big and small, is put to work in the community. Thank you to all who contributed. You can learn more about what Australia Rotary Health does by clicking this link: The site is full of information and touches on the many areas the Australian Rotary Health does work. If you take the time and have an interest in where your donation is spent, this site will open your eyes to the many challenges that Australian Rotary Health is addressing.
It was a great night to come together as Rotarians across our District Cluster Clubs and share a night of friendship and education together.
Rotary Regionalisation Pilot vote revealed
What an amazing result, a true vote for change!    I don’t think anyone thought these would 
be such a strong result from the Club and District votes for a Regionalisation Pilot. 
More than 89% of clubs across the zone expressed a YES vote. This shows there is strong 
support for a pilot which will enable us to trial, explore, design and evaluate a new regional 
approach to supporting and governing Rotary and Rotaract clubs in Australia, New Zealand 
and Pacific Island region.​
We are pleased to advise that 20 out of 21 Districts achieved the required threshold of two 
thirds majority of clubs voting Yes. The club vote was also endorsed by all 21 District 
Governors in their role as Rotary International Officers. 
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Issue  15
5th October 2022
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Victoria, Australia

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Cluster Event: Caulfield Cup Calcutta
The Dandenong Club
Oct 13, 2022
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
District Governor Visit
The Beaconsfield Club
Oct 19, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Travel Guide Partners night: Amsterdam to Brugge by Bike and Boat
The Beaconsfield Club
Oct 26, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Wheel Chairs for Kids - RC Casey
The Beaconsfield Club
Oct 31, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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October is Economic and Community Development Month
The work of Rotary begins in the community, and every community has its own unique needs and concerns.
While we serve in countless ways, we’ve focused our efforts in seven key areas to maximize our impact. These areas encompass some of the world’s most critical and widespread humanitarian needs. 
Rotary members planning new service projects are encouraged to consider these areas and the many opportunities for innovative projects within them. 
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Social Fishing Trip 30th November
Ahoy there Lads and Lassies. 
Rotary is a wonderful organisation to do something good in the world using the power of collective collaboration. A couple of years ago, we had our line in the water to do a dental project, similar to the one we have done in Balibo - Timor Leste, and Gus's venture in the Solomon Islands but this time in Tonga. As part of the project, a fishing trip was planned, but COVID kind of stuffed up the mechanics! While the project still went ahead, the fishing trip didn't. sad
To make up for it, Rotarian Roger Thornton, our District 9820 Donations in Kind (DIK) Chair, is putting together a fishing charter. Not in Tonga (as hoped), but sailing from Hastings in downtown Westernport Bay.
The charter is booked for Wednesday, 30th November. The cost is $160 per person and includes a BBQ lunch. Anyone is welcome to join us who likes a social day out on a boat with a bit of fishing on the side.
Our special inclusion to the fishing list is PP David Dippie from DIK. David is the guy who makes projects happen and went to Tonga to be part of this dental project. David is a wealth of information about the practical side of Rotary projects (if you are interested in learning something while you are fishing) Unfortunately for David, COVID stepped in, so no fishing while in Tonga for him!
If you want to book in, please contact Roger Thornton by email at or give him a ring on 0418812652. Limit on the tour is 20 people. It is peak Snapper season, so what could go wrong?
On Ya Bike!
Change of meeting 2nd November
The usual club meeting on the 2nd November, will now be moved to Monday 31st October (at Holm Park) to learn more about the Wheelchairs for Kids Project of the RC of Casey.
31st October 2022, 6.30pm for a 7pm start.
Presented by our District 9820 Chair for Wheel Chair for Kids Grant Klaaysen.
Venue: The Beaconsfield Club,
100 Beaconsfield-Emerald Road, Beaconsfield 3807
Cost: $25 includes: 2 Course Meal, Drinks at Bar Prices
RSVP: Secretary Jean Harrison  0418 135 644
Bank: Account: Rotary Club of Casey BSB: 633 000
Account: 149137671
Saturday Coffee Catch Up
Saturday Coffee Catch Up over Zoom, and all members are welcome to drop in for a chat.
The link is: 
Password: Rotaryzoom
Every Saturday morning, 10.00am until you have run out of coffee!
ALL club members are welcome. 
Inner Wheel Oaks Day Luncheon
Please CLICK HERE for the full flyer and booking information.
District Conference 2023
Well it all starts off on Friday with captivating choices to explore the local area. Take a delicious winery OR garden bus tour with lunch, or try your luck on breaking your handicap in a round of golf on the delightful RACV Cape Schanck course.
On Friday night, arrange your Club dinner in any of the multitudes of cafes and restaurants which abound in the local area.
On Saturday, settle in to enjoy an impressive array of presentations by the following Keynote speakers:
  • Kate Roffey, President of the Melbourne Football Club,
  • Warren Tate, Communications expert,
  • Julia Kay, 2022 Young Victorian of the Year and co-Director of Great Wrap,
  • Samuel Johnson, 2018 Victorian of the Year, actor and founder of Love Your sister,
Rotary projects and discussions will also be made by:
  • Jennifer Jones, Rotary International President and Ian Riseley, Rotary Foundation Chair and Past Rotary International President who will share a virtual conversation with us
  • Jessie Harman, Zone 8 representative.
  • Bernie Farquhar, Rotary Club of Mitchell River
  • Ross Kilborn, Rotary Club of Mornington.
After enjoying a day of learning and connection building, it is time to kick up your heels at the Saturday night themed Beach Party dinner. Accompanying the gourmet event, the Baker Boy Band will treat you to fabulous music. The Baker Boy Band have played at a number of District Conference dinners and they are always on point with their entertainment.
Sunday morning starts with a breakfast session and a presentation by Kevin Sheedy, 2022 Victorian of the Year and Libby Wilson, Rotary Club of Rosebud Rye (RCRR). A tour of the Rotary Rosebud Warehouse: will be offered to interested Conference participants as they leave from breakfast and head home. This is a major project of the Rotary Club of Rosebud-Rye and well worth a visit if you are interested in how a Rotary Club can run a very big and ongoing project that requires a lot of capital investment.
This conference has a lot to offer every Rotarian. Have a squizz at to learn more.
Thank you to our sponsors.