17-05-2017 Vol 56 Issue 46

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 24th May 2017
Guest Speaker:
John Wilson - Physiotherapist
Demystifying low Back Pain
Sam Mc Curdy
Doug Anderson, Rhonda Anderson
Trevor Bailey, Eric Boon,
Wednesday 31st May 2017
Graduates Restaurant
St John's Regional College
5-11 Caroline St

Adrian Funston 17/07/1984

RI President:
John Germ
District 9820 Governor:
2016-2017 Rotary Club of Berwick Board
Vice President:
Public Image:
Service Projects:
Upcoming Events
District Assembly
Federation University
May 21, 2017
9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Berwick Farmers & Craft Market
The Old Cheese Factory
May 27, 2017
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Graduates Restaurant Dinner
St John's Regional College
May 31, 2017 6:30 PM
Berwick Farmers & Craft Market
The Old Cheese Factory
Jun 24, 2017
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Club Changeover
Holm Park Reserve
Jun 28, 2017 6:30 PM
District Changeover
Premier Function Centre
Jul 09, 2017
Club Meeting 17th May 2017
The Rotary year is coming to a close and things are as busy as ever.  It was good see guests with us, the more the merrier.
Notes from the last board meeting are:
If you have outstanding bills for reimbursement for any project, they need to be submitted ASAP.  This is to ensure we know exactly how much money to distribute at the end of the year.
The District Grant application has been submitted for the Robotic Lego Kits at Berwick Fields Primary School.  Still waiting to hear the outcome.

Jim Wilson, Gary Cooper and Alf Giesen have been approved for Leave of Absence.
The Facebook pages are being seen.  The club page reached 1559 people last week.  The farmers and Craft Market has 645 views.
The cost of training for the incoming executive of the Casey Cardinia Rotaract Club has been approved.  This is one of the requirements as a sponsor of a Rotaract Club.

The strategic planning review is under way.

The National Youth Science Forum has had several applicants.  1 person will be sponsored by the club.
Treasurer Wendy  has adjusted the invoices to allow for the changeover.  Please pay on the Statements.  Please see Wendy if you have any questions.  Apologies must be in by 10 am Tuesday or you will get charged.
A reminder that Mock Interviews at Nossal on the 25th and 26th at 10.30 am.  Please be there a bit early so we can get signed in.
Trevor Bailey and Russell Dunn have placed coin collection boxes at Berwick Central (the old IGA site).  He spoke to a lady working there who was looking to raise funds for an assistance dog for her autistic child. 
Rotary doesn’t normally support individuals.   Rotary Australia world Community Service (RWACS) via the  Rotary Australian Benevolent Society (RABS) is the exception to the rule.  It uses funds donated by Dick Smith and is for individuals.  Something to think about for a project.
Centurian Club
Members are encouraged to contribute to the Centurion Club in this Foundation 100th year. 
The club used to be very active but it has slipped in recent years.  It is $100 per year to support the great work that Foundation does.  Remember that part of the funds contributed comes back to us in the way of District Grants.
If this is a stretch, please consider donating $26.50 to the cause.  This is the original amount donated 100 years ago.

Please see David Button for forms or online at My Rotary.
Lisa's Report
Lisa again has been busy.  She has been 4 wheel driving.  Pics in front of the  Brighton Beach bathing boxes ticked another off her list.  She dressed up and saw the steam train at Warragul.  Tree adventures in Belgrave and a trip to the museum and the State Library filled in more weekends.  A trip to Healesville Sanctuary was the highlight for school.
Her birthday celebrations have been ongoing.  A cupcake birthday cake and singing of Happy Birthday from the members surprised her, even though it was a bite late.

The German word for the week is “Klettern“.  This means climbing as she is going rock climbing with school.
MUNA (Model United Nations Assembly)
Congratulations to our sponsored MUNA (Model United Nations Assembly) students. The team of Hayden Radford and Jayden Van Ryhn from Nossal High School won the Best Overall Delegation. 
The students were presented with their trophies at the school.
Nossal had another team sponsored by the RC Casey who won the Peace Award.
They are now off to the National Finals in Canberra in August.  They are impressive young men who represented the USA.  We will hear from them on their return. 
Tim Moore in Bhutan
Our speaker this week was our own Tim Moore.  Photography has been a passion of his since his teenage years. His recent trip to the Kingdom of Bhutan was something that he and Jane will never forget.  It was a small group of enthusiasts lead by a professional photographer.

Bhutan is a small mountainous country in the Himalayas.  It is only 350 km wide.  Visitors are only allowed into the country if there is a local guide and a driver.  They do not believe in Gross National Product. Gross National Happiness is more important.

It is a mainly Buddhist country with friendly religious people.  They saw many temples, monks, prayer wheels and prayer flags.  Amazing scenery and wildlife made the early starts worthwhile.  The national sport is Archery where national dress is worn. 
A great presentation and the pictures on the large screen were fantastic.  Check out some of the pics below.  Thanks Tim for sharing your trip with us.
Berwick College Presentation Balls
What a successful 2 evenings for the Berwick College Presentation Balls.  Pete and Sue Batterham and the committee must be congratulated on their huge amount of work. 
On Wednesday, the debs and partners were presented to Deputy Mayor Susan Serri and Thursday President Mark and Isobel Caulfield. 
The Principal of Berwick College Kerri Bolch spoke glowingly of the association with the RC Berwick over many years.  Also on how the fundraising has contributed so much to the school.

Nick, the YEP student from Narre Warren made a dashing figure on Thursday night.
Happy Snaps
More Happy Snaps
Apologies & Guests 17th May 2017