07-06-2017 Vol 56 Issue 49

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.

Wednesday 14th June 2017
Guest Speaker:
Nossal High Presentation
David Collyer
Jack Kraan, Sjaak Kusters
Bob Lay, Sam Mc Curdy
Wednesday 21st June 2017
Guest Speaker:
Fellowship and end of year wrap up
Mark Caulfield
Laury Gordyn, David Grant
Di Double, Geoff Double

Nothing this week

RI President:
John Germ
District 9820 Governor:
2016-2017 Rotary Club of Berwick Board
Vice President:
Public Image:
Service Projects:
Upcoming Events
Berwick Farmers & Craft Market
The Old Cheese Factory
Jun 24, 2017
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Club Changeover
Holm Park Recreation Reserve
Jun 28, 2017 6:30 PM
District Changeover
Premier Function Centre
Jul 09, 2017
Berwick Farmers & Craft Market
The Old Cheese Factory
Jul 22, 2017
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Club Meeting 7th June 2017
Another great meeting with many guests.  Parking was difficult due to junior inter league football games.  Not even the caterers knew it was on.

Several members attended the Foundation 100 year celebration dinner in the city.  District 9810 organised a fantastic night of dinner and dancing.  The main aim was fundraising.  $5 million dollars was pledged on the night with $2 million of that from one person.

The Cranbourne changeover is on 23rd June at Settlers Run.  Cathy Dunscome is the incoming president.  $55 per person. See Adrian for details.

Treasurer Wendy has sent statements out.  If you are in credit you didn’t receive one.  All invoices for payment and reimbursement need to be in ASAP.

Bill Minns is back in Hospital with pneumonia but is doing ok.  Rob Wingrave has had heart problems and is home from hospital.

Changeover on the 28th is coming up soon.  Invitations are out.  Please come along and celebrate this year and look forward to the next.  Bookings are fill up so please make sure to book in your guests.  Handbooks should be available on the night.

Viv Armstrong spoke about an Australian Rotary Health Meeting.  She was very impressed with the calibre of the people involved.  They in turn were impressed about the RC Berwick’s work with Mental Health First Aid and the sporting groups.  She has been asked to speak at other clubs about it.  Well done Viv, we may yet become a role model for this project.

The South East Feast with Nossall High School is on Sat 16th Sept 10-4pm.  Planning is well under way. 15-20 food trucks and pop up kitchens, wineries, boutique brewery and produce stalls will be in attendance.  Entertainment will see kids entertainment and 2 stages for school and community group performances.

We have had some issues with people not putting in apologies in a time for the Graduates Restaurant.  If we have an outside function, apologies need to be in at least 48 hours prior.

The Holland Festival run by the RC Monash was a huge success.  Our contribution from the event has $4300 going to the St John Of God Hospital.  Well done to all those who worked so hard on the day.
Vale Peter Castricum
We are saddened about the passing of Past President Peter Castricum on Saturday 10th July.
He was an active Rotarian for many years, first with the Rotary Club of Dandenong and then the Rotary Club of Berwick. He held many positions including President and Treasurer. Although we have not seen as much of him recently, he is remembered fondly by all.
Condolences to Mia all the Castricum family. Especially to his sister Debbie and Alf Giesen who are part of our Rotary family.
Goodbye from Lisa Bayer
It is always a bitter sweet evening when we hear the final presentation from our Exchange student.  We hear about the amazing time they have had with us, but it is also nearly time to say good bye.

Lisa showed us how much she has grown and matured over her time with us.  It doesn’t seem too long ago that she shyly introduced herself at her first meeting.  This time she took to the microphone with confidence and told us about her year in Australia.  She really has been a great ambassador for herself, her country and youth exchange.  We are fortunate to have here as a part of our club.

Please see below for her full talk.  It is worth the read.
Rotaract Training
The Casey-Cardinia Rotaract Club would like to thank you for your continued support as a sponsor club for our training. Ben, Tom, Christian and Rachel had an amazing time this weekend at training.
We were able to get some solid club planning done and already have established joint ventures with the Rotaract Club of Peninsula. 
Happy Snaps
Apologies & Guests 7th June 2017