1 August 2018, Volume 58 Issue 5
Next Meeting Responsibilities
Chair:             PP David Collyer
Fellowship:  Gaetano Fina
                        David Grant
Attendance:  Di Double
                        Steve Paton
Rotary Information Sessions
A series of short Rotary information sessions will be presented at our upcoming weekly meetings. 
The team members involved and the roster are as follows:
August 8 - Gaetano Fina
August 15 - Cheryl Zuhlsdorff
August 22 - Adwin Town
August 29 - Gary Castricum
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.
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
Upcoming Events
Kids Under Cover and Youth Homelessness
Holm Park Recreation Reserve
Aug 08, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
District Governor Visit
Holm Park Recreation Reserve
Aug 15, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Free Flow Networking Night
Holm Park Recreation Reserve
Aug 22, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Wendy Langdon
August 2
Di Double
August 15
Jim Wilson
August 18
Eric Boon
August 19
Jack Kraan
August 23
Spouse Birthdays
David Fullaway
August 1
Diana Nutter
August 7
Di Double
August 15
Kate Mangan
August 17
Lisemay Balancy
August 24
Robyn Shaw
August 29
Rob Wingrave
Pat Wingrave
August 22
President's Preamble -1 August
If you didn’t go to last week’s meeting, you missed out on a special presentation from one of our newer members, Clare Ganderton.  Clare even used props and very yummy they were too.  Thank you, Clare. 
The Rotary Information topic that Clare chose to share with us was the Rotary Bowelscan programme, which offers home testing kits to anyone of any age for a low cost of $17.50.  This includes the pathology testing and distribution of results.
Next up, we were treated to a very inspiring and entertaining demonstration from Robert Latimer. 
Medical Sailing Ministries began as a mobile dental service sailing around the islands of Vanuatu.  With the introduction of high sugar Western foods into their diet, the people from Vanuatu began to suffer the effects of bad dental hygiene. 
Robert was very excited to tell us that he has been involved with putting into place “tooth brushing classes” in the schools to teach the children how to clean their teeth properly. 
Over the past 10 years, the Medical Sailing Ministries has grown to offer services that encompass areas of dental, medical, optical and sailing.   This is the link to their website if you want more information. 
Rotary Information 1
Clare Ganderton began the series of short information sessions with a presentation on the role of Rotary in establishing the National Bowel Cancer Screening test.  Guidelines provided to Clare were that the presentation should be no more than 2- 5 minutes duration and be entertaining.
She advised that Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world.  Around one in 23 Australians will develop bowel cancer during their lifetime.  Early detection can result in a much-improved prognosis. 
The BowelCare (formerly Bowelscan) programme was launched back in 1982 by the surgeon, Dr Bill Brand, in the Rotary Club of Lismore.  Dr Brand decided he needed to do something to detect bowel cancer before it became life threatening.  That was the start of the home testing kits.  Eventually, the Federal Government introducing funding for a National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.  
The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) invites eligible people starting at age 50 and continuing to age 74 (without symptoms) to screen for bowel cancer using a free, simple test at home.
The Bowelscan programme offers the kits to anyone of any age for a low cost of $17.50, which includes the pathology testing and distribution of results.
Clare concluded her entertaining, but serious message by distributing home-baked "Poo" biscuits.  Well done, mission accomplished!
Medical Sailing Ministries
Guest speaker at Wednesday's Club meeting was Robert Latimer of Medical Sailing Ministries.  Robert founded Medical Sailing Ministries, 10 years ago in 2008, as an outreach activity of North Ringwood Uniting Church.
The inspiration for Medical Sailing Ministries came from an article titled, "Sailing For Humanity", in the November 2004 edition of the sailing magazine 'Cruising Helmsman'.  A time when Robert neither owned a boat, nor had any real knowledge of Vanuatu.
He had this dream of providing remote access dental support and medical transport around Vanuatu, which is made up of 85 islands, 63 of which are inhabited.  There is 1 dentist per 10,000 people and oral hygiene and dental care are almost non-existent.  
To realise his "Unattainable dream" he purchased the steel ship "Chimere", which he co-owns with an old friend and silent-boat-partner, Barry Crouch.  In French, 'Chimere' means "A dream that you can not touch". 
He also established a connection in Vanuatu with the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu (PCV), which runs a 'Prevention of Blindness' program.
Jokers Wild
Our Guest Speaker was asked to draw the winning ticket which turned out to be that of our Chairman for the night, PP Jim Armstrong. 
Much to his disappointment, Jim drew the 8 of Clubs from the deck.
Next week the Jackpot will be $645.50 with 42 Cards plus the Joker in the deck.
Be sure to buy your ticket before the meeting begins.
News Snippets
ROMAC Raffle
The raffle organised by Clare Ganderton to raise funds for Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC) raised $785. 
The money was passed on to Colin Byron, District Chair for ROMAC to enable them to continue their good work. 
The raffle was won by Jean-Claude Guroop from Dandenong and Clare presented the prize to Jean-Claude and his wife on Saturday 28 July.
National Youth Science Forum
As reported at Wednesday's Club meeting, our candidate for the National Youth Science Forum in Canberra, Upani Mapala-Gamage, was interviewed by District 9820 for selection on Friday 27 July.
I am happy to report that Upani was successful and will now attend NYSF Orientation in October
Well done Upani, we hope that you thoroughly enjoy the program.
Kids Under Cover
Our guest speaker for Wednesday 8 August will be Sheryn Cooper from Kids Under Cover.   She will talk to us about the important work that Kids Under Cover is doing in the youth homelessness prevention space.
Kids Under Cover is the only not-for-profit organisation in Australia providing disadvantaged young people with space to thrive; by providing studio accommodation in family back yards and education scholarships.
Membership and New Club Development
Each month of the calendar year is celebrated in Rotary with a different theme (with the exception of May).
August is the Membership and New Club Development month. 

Each club throughout the Rotary world is encouraged to concentrate on programs to promote each of these monthly themes.
View the membership message from 2018-2019 Rotary President Barry Rassin on YouTube at:
Weekly Photos