The Night of Nights is Here
International Peace Day 21st September
Well, the Peace Pole ceremony was held splendidly at Haileybury College, Edrington, on Thursday afternoon. It was an outstanding success, and the coordination between Jane Moore of the Rotary Club of Berwick and Amy McGrath was inspirational.
The wall of sound that flowed from the assembly to the stage as the students sang the National Anthem and the School Hymn was quite something. The World Peace Message is so important for our young people to learn.
When we think of peace, we think of freedom, harmony and calm. Peace is important so that we can have a better, fairer world for all people.
The theme of this year’s International Day of Peace — “End Racism, Build Peace”
This highlights the importance of being kind, inclusive and respectful to everyone around us. We want people to come together and be united in a peaceful, loving world.
You can all make a difference by including others, speaking kindly, and offering a helping hand to those who need it. 
International Peace Day is on the 21st of September and on this important day we encourage everyone to think of how they can be kind and help us create a more peaceful space for all.
So, ask yourself, what can you do to spread kindness and peace to others?
Photos of the Week
Photos of the week!
Thank you, Sandi, for sending through some great photos to mark this week's meeting.
The Three MusketeersActing President Laury and Di
A rose between thorns?Louise and Louise
Di and MartaProving to our guest speakers that Rotarians can be funny!
Funno and the missing ButtonGuru David and Geoff
Our terrific Presenters, Jessica and Jacqui from the Southern Migrant and Refugee Centre.
Issue  12
14th September 2022
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Caulfield's Australian Odyssey reaches Woolooga
Extracted from Isobel's Facebook posting:
This time it’s another BlazeAid camp at Woolooga, which is about 40 minutes from Gympie in Queensland. This area got severely flooded earlier in the year.
The camp opened in January and closes in a couple of weeks. It’s a small one with only two trailers, but still amazing. Fantastic volunteers make it easy to work. We should have got here earlier.
The camp is special because it’s based at Brooyar Station. The owners generously offered to have the camp on their beautiful cattle property. We have been privileged to be near the workings of the farm. Not a motorbike in sight, as they only use horses.
I even turned into an assistant calf rearer with Kerri the camp coordinator.  Diesel the big Brahman, Boots the cream Charolais-Brahman X and Cadbury the brown Angus-Brahman X were all without a mother. After much trial and error to get them to suckle on a teat they liked, we got them going.
All different personalities and sooooo cute. It’s really enjoyable and rewarding to see them finally thriving, even with all the head butting.
Not many fencing pics, as I got asked to be the cook. Luckily not too many people to cater for. Mark has turned mountain goat going up and down riverbanks.
It’s all part of being with BlazeAid helping the farmers who have gone through so much.
'Ticket to Paradise' Movie Fundraiser
Posted by Sam McCurdy for St John of God Hospital:
Join us on Wednesday 5th October for an entertaining evening viewing a special pre-release of the film "Ticket to Paradise' starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney.  The movie was made in Australia and will not be released for general viewing until Friday 21st October.  Filming locations included the Whitsunday Islands, the Gold Coast, Brisbane, as well as Mt Tamborine and Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island.
The story involves a divorced couple that team up and travel to Bali to stop their daughter from making the same mistake they think they made 25 years ago.
This event is a fundraiser organised by Peake Real Estate and the St John of God Hospital.  All the proceeds will go towards the new mental health service to be provided at the Langmore Centre in Berwick.
It is sounding a lot like Christmas!
Great news!
Ho! Ho! Ho! Please save the date! The Rotary Club of Berwick Christmas Party plans has been well received.  The date and venue are confirmed.
We would be delighted if members, partners and friends could save the date to join us in celebrating the Festive Season together on Wednesday 7th December at Jason’s Restaurant in Upper Beaconsfield.
The cost is $85.00 per person, inclusive of canapes and a glass of bubbles or wine on arrival, followed by a delicious two-course meal.  Drinks are to be purchased on a cash bar basis.
There will be a visit from the man in red of course!
Further details for RSVP and payment are to follow. We look forward to seeing you there!
On behalf of social coordinator Di Double.
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