14-06-2017 Vol 56 Issue 50

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 21st June 2017
Guest Speaker:
Fellowship and end of year wrap up
Mark Caulfield
Laury Gordyn, David Grant
Di Double, Geoff Double
Wednesday 28th June 2017
Club Changeover:
Celebrating this year,
Welcoming the next year


Sharmaine Squire 18/06/09

Darius Mikolajewski 14/06

Claire Carmichael 20/06

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 9820 Rotaract Changeover
Ranfurlie Golf Course
Jul 08, 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
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Club Meeting 14th June 2017
The year is coming to a close, but there is always something happening. This week’s meeting was no exception. 
We welcomed Allen and Roz Roberts again.  They participated in the mock interviews and were very impressed.   They have been together 40 years.  Allen retired 5 years ago after a career in accounting and IT travelling the world.  He found the interviews exhilarating and was impressed with the students.  He thanked us for having him around.
The changeover Board meeting in on Monday 19th at the Caulfield’s.  All members are welcome to attend.  Please let Secretary Adrian know if you would like to come.
The South East Feast organisers are looking for sponsorship.  More details to follow, but the categories are: Platinum $2000, Gold $1000, Silver $500, Bronze $250 and Friends of the festival $75.
Treasurer Wendy has asked again can you please pay any outstanding fees.  Statements and relevant invoices have been sent.  There are some that have Quarter 1 payments owing.  Changeover has already added to the invoices.  There is a record of attendance for every meeting including the meal choices so we know if you have been with us or not.  Please contact Wendy if you are not sure of anything.
Jokers Wild is now $824, which Viv Armstrong left in place.
Club Changeover
It's time for handing over the reigns. 
Come along and celebrate President Mark's year and welcome in the year for PE Ricardo.
Bookings are still available for Changeover on Wednesday 28th June.
$45 per head for a 3 course meal with a drink on arrival.
Bookings are open until Monday 20th June.
Please reply with your acceptance or apology to:
CNCISS Winter Coat Drive


The Casey North Community & Information Support Service are again having a winter coat drive.  Donation of coats in good condition of all sizes is appreciated.  No obvious business logo’s please. 


Coats can be brought to the meeting next week if you wish for a bulk delivery.  Otherwise they can be delivered Suite 1, 90-92 Victor Cres, Narre Warren.
Nossal High School MUNA Students
Nossal High School is rapidly becoming a regular partner with our club.  Having our own PP Jack Kraan on the school council has contributed to this.  This week we were fortunate to have the foundation Principal Roger Page let us know what they are up to.
Nossal is a selective entry State High School, opened in 2010, one of four in the state.  There 832 students from year 9-12.  Entry is competitive with 1600 applicants for 200 places each year.  It’s modelled on University features, not only the physical environment, but how the school is run.  Everything is high tech. The students are treated like adults with a supportive culture.  A surprising thing is that the students do not lock their lockers.  They leave computers, phones etc around knowing that they will not be stolen.
Students are highly motivated. 
Not only academically, but sport, performing arts and community activities are encouraged.  Most achieve exceptional ATAR scores for their VCE.  Innovative thinking has seen marks taken off the school reports, only having descriptive notes.  This allows students and parents not just to focus on the number at the end, but look at the whole experience.
Jordan and Hayden are year 11 students who we sponsored to MUNA (Model United Nations Assembly).  They won the best overall delegation.  At MUNA they learnt how the United Nations worked by representing a country and debating resolutions.  The challenge for Jordan and Hayden was they had the United States of America to represent.  Finding the current policy of USA on climate change proved difficult.  Other resolutions were refugees, the war in Syria, violence against women and Israeli settlements in Palestine.   Debating and vote trading were all part of the Assembly.  They go to Canberra for the National Finals in August.
The staff and students are appreciative of the club supporting the school.  The interviews we well received by all.  Even the year 12 students want a chance to have them also.  Jordan and Hayden presented the club with a certificate for running mock interviews.  They are also grateful to members running BBQ’s for special events.  Especially for the recent opening of their oval.
Nossal is a great school.  Our future is in good hands with educators and students of this calibre.
Alex Kraan Outbound Youth Exchange Student
Alex, our outbound student is still having a wonderful time in Switzerland.  It's hard to believe that his exchange is nearly half over.  Please click below to read his comprehensive report.
Happy Snaps
Apologies & Guests 14th June 2017