Issue  13
29th September 2021
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Most Wednesdays at
The Beaconsfield Club,
Holm Park, Beaconsfield, 
Victoria, Australia

Enquire by Email:
Visitors and Rotarians are welcome.
Post: P.O. Box 30, Berwick 3806
October is 'Economic & Human Development' Month
Book into a Meeting
Saturday morning coffee
ZOOM: (Password: catchup)
Oct 02, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Whose tool is that?
ZOOM: (Password: Rotaryzoom)
Oct 06, 2021
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Saturday morning coffee
ZOOM: (Password: catchup)
Oct 09, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Rotary Overseas Recycled Playgrounds
The Beaconsfield Club
Oct 13, 2021
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Lee Alexander - Breast Care Nurse
The Beaconsfield Club
Oct 20, 2021
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Travel Guide Partners night: Antarctica
The Beaconfield Club
Oct 27, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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Meeting update:

It is unlikely we will be able to meet in person for a few weeks yet. Please take the opportunity to embrace technology because you have to not because you want to!
We are People of Action, so let's get on doing as much as we can while we can.
Executives & Directors
Rotary Foundation Chair
Avenues of Service Chair
Fundraising Chair
Public Image Chair
Ex Officio Officer
Club Protection Officer
On to Conference
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Laury Gordyn
October 6
Gary Castricum
October 11
Alf Giesen
October 23
Shoey Schumacher
October 29
Tim Moore
November 7
Russell Fellows
November 13
Rosemarie Hughes
November 18
Maureen Scott
November 30
Spouse Birthdays
Marlene Cooper
October 20
Helen Lay
October 23
Wendy Froggatt
October 23
Henny Castricum
October 27
Tim Moore
November 7
Judy Button
November 11
Helen Rosenthal
November 17
Bob Lay AM
Helen Lay
October 3
Eric Boon
Wendy Boon
October 7
Andrew Somers
Michele Somers
October 29

World Health Organization’s polio chief, Aidan O’Leary explains why now is our best chance to eradicate polio.


The star-studded global event rallied people to take action on some of the world’s most urgent problems.


BTS’ Jimin donates 100 million Korean won to eradicate polioSEOUL, South Korea: Sept. 23, 2021 – Jimin, a member of K-pop boy band BTS, is supporting the eradication of polio, a devastating vaccine-preventable disease

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District Conference: What it is worth to you.
I have been to most District Conferences over the last ten years and have always wondered why Rotarians don't see the value for them in attending. 
There are two distinct advantages to going to a District Conference. The first is simple, social interaction. That is a no brainer. It is always interesting to talk to people you don't know or you may have heard of but want to fill in the missing gaps.
The second is growing your ability to do Rotary's work. Both take interacting and developing relationships. The level of interaction is up to you, but the opportunity to create working relationships between individuals, Clubs and even Districts is an important part of building the Rotary Web. Too often Rotarians think they do not need anything outside their own Clubs, but in my experience, finding missing skills from one club may be found by extended your reach to another Club. The District Conference provides an excellent opportunity to do that.
Some of you might know that I have been the District Conference Registrar since PDG Tim Moore was the DG. I have worked with many Rotarians from many Rotary Clubs and many Rotary Districts over the last 10 or so years. I am the Conference Registrar for this coming Rotary Conference which will be held in Traralgon from 25th- 27th February 2022. I am very keen to see as many District 9820 members turn up and build those personal relationships after two years of online conferences.
Just to tease you a bit, imagine that you wanted to attend the District Conference. Where might you stay? DG Bill apparently had some time on his hands and this is what he came up with:
In an idle moment, I thought I would measure the distance on Google Maps from various accommodations in Traralgon to the Gippsland Performing Arts Centre where the conference will be held.
Mantra Hotel
50 rooms370 metres
Comfort Inn Traralgon31 rooms580 metres
Creek Cottage B& B3 cottages800 metres
Traralgon Serviced Apartments24 apartments930 metres
Strzelecki Motel24 rooms990 metres
Governor Gipps Motel  22 rooms1,000 metres
City Gardens Motel13 rooms1,250 metres
Bridges on Argyle75 rooms1,370 metres
Connell’s Motel    14 rooms1,610 metres
Motel Traralgon  22 rooms2,750 metres
Quality Inn Traralgon 61 rooms3,550 metres
What will it cost you? What is it about? That information can be found here:
All I can tell you is that I have registered for the District Conference in February and I hope to see you all there too!
Daniel Flynn Virtual Presentation
Posted by Graham Johnstone From David Anderson.
Follow on from our virtual guest speaker, Daniel Flynn – Co-Founder Thank You
After our virtual presentation, members were divided into zoom rooms for discussions and a summary of their comments is recorded below.
I sincerely hope everyone both enjoyed the presentation from Daniel as well as took some things away. He has inspired many Rotarian conferences as seen in the keen audience.
As best as I could I tried to capture what each room discussed and I hope I can summarise as well as do your conversations justice……so here goes
Room 1
Enjoyed having a great conversation (and enjoyed the opportunity to speak with folk that haven’t done so with for a while)
The importance of innovation
Room 2
The importance of imaging brand and delivering on the brand
The need to do something new & fresh
Room 3
Innovation and thinking outside the square
The importance of being sustainable
Room 4
Thought the presentation was terrific and done with youthful idealistic enthusiasm
The link to Bruce Shaw’s ethos of Just because it has been it doesn’t have to be (Hope I caught it right Bruce)
The importance of linking fundraising to a goal
Room 5
The importance of getting the right people engaged and leverage expertise
Put stuff on a board and track
As we debriefed, Jane talked about the importance of telling people what we are about and what we do / have done.
A few other themes that I caught and value are:
Prefacing things with “what if…………….?”
Impossibility is an opinion rather than a fact
If you are interested in learning more about Thankyou here is a link to their website
This is a link to a you tube interview which I found enlightening and  thought provoking and can be easily linked to us and what our purpose is
Should you wish to watch the presentation again, here’s the link
Dave Anderson
"Walk with us" to End Polio Now
Posted by Sam McCurdy:
End Polio Day is 24th October.
The Rotary Foundation, as the charitable arm of Rotary, taps into a global network of Rotarian’s who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 35 years. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever.
Polio is the world’s forgotten disease and something that should have been made history a long time ago. It is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease. There is no cure, but there are safe and effective vaccines. The strategy to eradicate polio is therefore based on preventing infection by immunising every child until transmission stops and the world is polio-free. 
As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we've reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. Rotary members have contributed more than $2.1 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect nearly 3 billion children in 122 countries from this paralysing disease. Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by governments to contribute more than $10 billion to the effort. 
Today, polio remains endemic only in Afghanistan and Pakistan.  However, it is critical to continue working to keep other countries polio-free. If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years polio could paralyse as many as 200,000 children per year.
Supporting the "Walk for us" to End Polio fund raiser is one way that we can continue the great work of our Rotary Foundation. Therefore, we are asking you to “Walk With Us” this October.
We are challenging you to walk, run or roll 10, 20, or 50km throughout the month and raise vital funds that will help eradicate and prepare us for a Polio-free world.
A polio-free world does not mean it’s over either. It requires updated vaccination policies, including the phased withdrawal of oral polio vaccines (OPV), appropriate containment of the poliovirus in facilities, the certification that polio has been eradicated, and planning for the transition of knowledge and infrastructure to serve other health goals. 
In recent months we have all had to find new ways to stay fit and healthy. Rotary’s "Walk With Us" to End Polio Walk is a fitness challenge that you can complete from October 1st to 31st to reach your target in a COVID - safe way.
Last year we had 10 Club members participate in the event as the Berwick Boomers and Shakers team, and we raised $3,844, which placed us sixth in the fundraising team leader board.  Join this year's team and let’s make it bigger and better! You can join the team at:
Be part of something special, “Walk With Us” this October for those that can’t. Be part of the end game strategy and raise funds to help make Polio history, so that no child ever again suffers paralytic poliomyelitis.

When you do so, you will be helping us to reach our fundraising goal of $50 million, so we can work to safely reach all children with the polio vaccine.
Rotoract virtual treadmill
Posted by Graham Johnstone from a facebook post.
Details are on: .
Event starts at 10 am on Sunday 17th October on Zoom.
Prizes drawn Monday 18/10 and notified on facebook. 
Advance Notice 2023 Convention
Posted by Graham Johnstone from District website.
Lift the lid
Posted by Graham Johnstone from district website.
Australian Rotary Health will celebrate Hat Day on Sunday 10th October with a FREE online webinar featuring a panel of mental health researchers. You're welcome to join us or host your own party with your Rotary Club, friends or colleagues.

All funds raised will go towards vital research helping improve the mental health of young Australians aged 0-12. 

Download your Host Kit and register your event by contacting the ARH office on: or (02) 8837 1900 if you would like us to mail a host kit to you.  
Joker's Wild 29th September
Posted by Graham Johnstone:
This week's Joker's Wild ticket was the 2 of clubs drawn by Rob Wingrave.
Jackpot for next week is $388.50.
Good luck everyone!
Thank you to our sponsors.