Issue  6
11th August 2021
Join our meeting

Most Wednesdays at
The Beaconsfield Club,
Holm Park, Beaconsfield, 
Victoria, Australia

Enquire by Email:
Visitors and Rotarians are welcome.
Post: P.O. Box 30, Berwick 3806
August is 'Membership and New Club Development' Month
Book into a Meeting
Coffee Club
Aug 14, 2021
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
District Governor Visit
The Beaconsfield Club
Aug 18, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Coffee Club
Aug 21, 2021
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Travel Guide Partners night: Morocco
The Beaconfield Club
Aug 25, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Coffee Club
Aug 28, 2021
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Coffee Club
Sep 04, 2021
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Wendy Langdon
August 2
Di Double
August 15
Gaetano Fina
August 17
Jim Wilson
August 18
Eric Boon
August 19
Jack Kraan
August 23
David Grant
September 3
Bruce Shaw
September 17
Geoff Double
September 20
Spouse Birthdays
David Fullaway
August 1
Diana Nutter
August 7
Di Double
August 15
Sharon Verbi
August 17
Lisemay Balancy
August 24
Robyn Shaw
August 29
Josie Wilson
September 9
Geoff Double
September 21
Rob Wingrave
Pat Wingrave
August 22
Bruce Shaw
Robyn Shaw
September 4
Alf Giesen
Debbie Giesen
September 27

Members and government health officials use boats to reach villages deep in the rainforest.


Rotaractors harness the power of their networks to amplify their impact.


Gordon McInally selected to be 2023-24 Rotary International President


Learn more about the projects that Rotarians and Rotaractors are bringing to life in their communities.


Learn more about the projects that Rotarians and Rotaractors are bringing to life in their communities


Meeting update:

It is unlikely we will be able to meet in person for a few weeks yet. Please take the opportunity to embrace technology because you have to not because you want to!
We are People of Action, so let's get on doing as much as we can while we can.
Executives & Directors
Rotary Foundation Chair
Avenues of Service Chair
Fundraising Chair
Public Image Chair
Ex Officio Officer
Club Protection Officer
On to Conference
ClubRunner Mobile
Rotoract literacy day
 Posted by Graham Johnstone From a Rotaract Facebook post.
We are placing a call out for children's books so that we can create book bags to donate to Casey North Community Information and Support Service (CNCISS).
We will be decorating book bags at our meeting on the 2nd of September in preparation for International Literacy Day on the 8th of September.
Our world is changing: global health crises, accelerated climate change, growing use of artificial intelligence, strong social movements across the globe, just to name a couple of things.
What will tomorrow look like? Like UNESCO, we believe that EDUCATION can help us to build the future we want. Together, let’s reimagine how knowledge and learning can shape the future of humanity and the planet.
Learn more about the #FuturesOfEducation initiative launched by UNESCO:
2021 Zone 8 Conference Update
Posted by Sam McCurdy and extracted from PDG Tim Moore's article on Facebook
This Zone 8 conference is set to inspire!
In Rotary’s 100th year ‘Down Under’, we’re encouraging all Rotarians to join us for the Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands (Zone 8) Virtual Conference on September 11th and 12th , 2021.
To celebrate our centenary, this year’s conference is all about sharing the wonderful impact of Rotary around the world. There are some great reasons to attend:
  • Be inspired by Rotary projects delivering real impact in our region.
  • Meet some of our Rotary heroes – dedicating their lives to making a positive difference.
  • Hear what’s new from Rotary’s senior leaders.
  • Engage with the debate about the future of Rotary.
  • Learn new ways to get engaged and involved.
  • Connect with Rotary friends old and new.
  • This event will bring together the very best of Rotary in one place over one weekend. You can participate from the comfort of your home or in a shared space with Rotarians and friends. To keep up to date with all the speakers and sessions and register, visit
Twelve Inspiring Speakers over two sessions will include:
  • Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta
  • Rotary International President-elect Jennifer Jones
  • CEO and Secretary General John Hewko
  • Trustee of The Rotary Foundation Gulam Vahanvaty
  • Chair of Rotaract Australia Holly Corbett
  • Ann Lee Hussey, Rotarian and polio survivor who has dedicated her life to saving other children from this terrible disease
  • Rotary International Past Vice President Dean Rohrs, whose quest for equality and peace has taken her many places, including prison
  • New Zealander Robbie Francis, peacebuilder and disability rights advocate, passionate about developing more inclusive, safer and peaceful communities
  • CEO of Volunteering Australia Mark Pearce on the changing needs of volunteers
  • Rotary International Past President Barry Rassin on ‘Shaping Rotary’s Future’
The convention will also feature a video showcase of some of the most inspiring projects in Rotary across our region and – because life needs music – the Melbourne Gospel Choir.
There will be breakout sessions on eradicating disease, changing lives, responding to disaster, preserving the environment, showcasing our impact, and growing Rotary through new clubs.
See you there!
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