11 July, 2018, Volume 58 Issue 2
Executives & Directors
President Elect
International Service Director
Rotary Foundation Chair
Vice President
Membership Chair
Public Image Chair
Club Administration Chair
Avenues of Service Chair
Fundraising Chair
Club Protection Officer
The Rotary Club of Berwick meets
Every Wednesday evening at
Holm Park Reserve
(Beaconsfield Football Club)
Emerald-Beaconsfield Road
6.30 for a 7.00pm start

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.
Next Week's Meeting Responsibilities
Chair:             PP Peter Batterham
Fellowship:   PP Adrian Froggatt
                        Wendy Langdon
Attendance:  PP Gary Evans
                        Betty Tudge
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Mark Caulfield
July 3
Murray Newby
July 10
Steve Paton
July 14
Graham Johnstone
July 17
Diana Gomez-Fullaway
July 21
Betty Tudge
July 28
Gerald Treasure
July 28
Vivienne Armstrong
July 30
Spouse Birthdays
Mark Caulfield
July 3
Steve Paton
July 14
Viviana Dominguez
July 19
Anand Amarnath
Sheeja Prabhakaran
July 2
Doug Anderson
Rhonda Anderson
July 2
Rhonda Anderson
Doug Anderson
July 2
Gary Evans
Carol Evans
July 7
Since 2015, the Rotary Club of Berwick has had responsibility for the management of the Berwick & District Benevolent Society Inc.  The current Office Bearers are:
President:   David Collyer
Treasurer:  Peter Batterham
Secretary:  David Cutler
Upcoming Events
Scouts and Mental Health First Aid
Holm Park Recreation Reserve
Jul 18, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Rotary Australia World Community Service RAWCS
Holm Park Recreation Reserve
Jul 25, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
11 July President's Preamble
This week we were supposed to have two young ladies from RYLA give a presentation on the program at our meeting.  Di Scheepers and I went through all the process of booking meals for them, sending them a map with our address, advising them of the time of the meeting and what to expect. 
All went according to plan until Tuesday afternoon after I had booked the catering, when I got an email from Di to say they weren’t coming.  What none of us realised until the very last was that we were in different continents!  They thought we were the Rotary Club of Berwick, Maine.  Di was fined on the night and laughingly handed over her 50c.  It would have made a good April Fool's joke, except we were a few months too late.
With the lack of entertainment, Viv took on the task as Chair very seriously and roused out a couple of our members to give a talk. 
Peter Mangan was our first speaker and raised his concerns about the Casey Council’s proposal to rename Pioneers Park. 
The Council has proposed that the park be renamed the Mick Morland Reserve, to honour our late member, PP Mick Morland OAM.  Peter felt that the Park was already named to honour the Pioneer group who enabled the Park to be donated to the Community many years ago. 
It turns out that Peter was not alone with his concern.  Many of the members present had similar feelings and it was great to be able to share them and take positive steps to do something about them.  
Solomon Islands Project
PP Gus Dominguez presented a brief report on the Solomon Islands Dental Project at the Club meeting on Wednesday 11 July. 
This ambitious project aims to equip the Solomon Islands' National Referral Hospital (NRH) Dental Clinic with a building refurbishment and dental equipment .  The refurbishment of an existing building within the Hospital precinct must be completed before the dental equipment can be transported  to Honiara and installed.
Unfortunately, chewing betel nut has taken root in the culture of the Solomon Islands. Betel nut chewing is a leading cause of mouth cancer, making oral cancer one of the most common cancers in the Solomon Islands, with the Ministry for Health campaigning to highlight the devastating health and social impact of betel nut chewing.
Jokers Wild
This new Rotary year began with Sandi asking Bill Minns to take a ticket out of the black bag to see who will have a chance at this week’s Jackpot. 
As luck would have it, Bill managed to pick out his own ticket, so he had the chance of finding the joker in the pack.  Unfortunately, he separated the deck of 46 cards plus the Joker, at the Ace of Clubs.
Next week the Jackpot will be $503.50 with 45 cards and the Joker.  So Rotarians should see Sandi next time we are playing Joker’s Wild, to buy a ticket before the meeting commences.
Berwick & District Benevolent Society Inc.
The Berwick & District Benevolent Society Inc. was established in 1961 by George and Olive Rae, and Trevor Kilvington to support disadvantaged members of the local community.  A committee was formed that met quarterly to manage funds and to carry out food and toy collections for distribution to those in need.
In February 2015, the Rotary Club of Berwick was approached by the committee to take on the management of the  Benevolent Society. 
The reason for this action was that the advancing age of all the Benevolent Society members at that time, prevented the necessary activities in raising money and obtaining goods to service the Society's aims.  In particular, the collection of goods for Christmas hampers and funds for distribution through the Casey North Community Information and Support Service (CISS).
Mental Health First Aid
Our Guest Speaker this week will be Jenni Warden, who is going to talk about the good work that mental health first aid training has done for the scouts.  
National Youth Science Forum
The Rotary Club of Berwick has selected a bright and enthusiastic  science student from Lynhurst College to sponsor for the National Youth Science Forum in Canberra in January 2019.  Her name is Upani Mapala-Gamage
Upani will now participate in District 9820 selection interviews for Peninsula SE Melbourne clubs at Balcombe Grammar School Mt Martha,389 Nepean Hwy, Mount Martha 3934 on Friday, July 27.  We wish her every success in the selection process and look forward to learning the outcome.
Once the selection process is complete, there will be an NYSF Orientation Program for all successful students in Churchill on a date to be announced in September / October.
Christmas in July
Naomi has offered us a 'Christmas in July' theme for our next meeting on 18 July, with traditional Christmas meals and plum pudding for dessert. 
I have accepted her offer and hope that we can drum up some enthusiasm from the members to attend.  We could include partners to make it a more festive evening.
President Lea Paton
Invitation from Cardinia Presbyterian Church
We have received an invitation to have members of the Berwick & District Benevolent Society Board and other Rotary Club Members attend a church service at Cardinia Presbyterian Church on Sunday the 22nd of July  at 9.00 for 9.15. 
Members of the small church congregation have been donating large amounts of money and goods to the Benevolent Society for many, many years.   Such a visit would be  a “ shot in the arm” to the  congregation in recognising their contributions and providing an opportunity for us to network with them. 
If you would like to attend the service on Sunday 22 July, please advise PP David Collyer.  The address is:
Cardinia Presbyterian Church
2400 Ballarto Road, Cnr Ballarto and Dalmore Roads
At the back of the Rotary Club Handbook there is a heading Acronyms.  If you don’t have one of these handbooks or are new to reading about Rotary, these acronyms can perhaps cause confusion.
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