25-10-2017 Vol 57 Issue 18

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.
Next weeks Meeting Responsibilities
Froggatt, Adrian
Giesen, Alf
Gomez-Fullaway, Diana
Kraan, Jack
Scott, Maureen
Di Nutter
Jim Wilson
Eric Boon
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
Hearing problems and latest developments
Holm Park Recreation Reserve
Nov 08, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Service and AGM - Membership workshop
Holm Park Recreation Reserve
Nov 15, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Brad Battin MP
Holm Park Recreation Reserve
Nov 22, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Berwick Farmers and Craft Market
The Old Cheese Factory
Nov 25, 2017
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Vocational Visit to SJOG Berwick Hospital
St John of God Hospital Berwick
Nov 29, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
FROM THE PRESIDENT'S DESK - 25 October, 2017
This week Rotary Club of Berwick members were out and about delivering and picking up art screens, visiting the Split Rock Rover Crew at the Igloo, experiencing fellowship at the Pine Grove Hotel with the young Rovers and hosting the Farmers and Craft Market.
Meanwhile Membership Director Sharmaine Squire, with help from Rotarians Doug and Rhonda Anderson and Julie Allgood were busy interviewing our candidates for membership - Cheryl Zuhlsdorff, David Cuttler, Gary Castricum and Gaetano Fina. The great news is that they have all been found to be worthy candidates who will make excellent Rotarians. If all the stars align, and in a “Club first”, the four new members will be inducted on Wednesday the 1st of November, in what promises to be quite a memorable event not only for our quartet but also for the Club.
Vocational Visit
On Wednesday night, The Club’s Vocational Coordinator, PP Geoff Double, organised a vocational visit to the Split Rock Rover Crew’s headquarters at the Igloo in Upper Beaconsfield. There members were treated to a tour of the Igloo and learned about the great work that the group is doing in the community. The Igloo is home to the 1st Upper Beaconsfield Scout Group which comprises the Cub Scout Pack, the Scout Troop, the Venturer Unit, and the Split Rock Rover Crew.
Addressing the Crew, President Ricardo, who was himself a scout in Mauritius, drew on the similarities between the Scouts movement and Rotary. Both are deeply rooted in their communities and exist to serve. The Rotary motto “Service Above Self” seems to be a natural extension to the Rovers motto of “Service”. Ricardo noted that with members aged between 18 and 26, the Rovers Crew is the oldest section in Scouts and perhaps there is an opportunity to extend the avenue for service for Rovers through Rotaract and later within Rotary.
Why did I join Rotary
I moved back to Melbourne and to Olinda in 1996 after living in Sydney from 1977.  It was a huge change but I adapted to living on a mountain and when it snowed I took photos of my 1 acre home.  One very hot Summer day I went up to the shops and I noticed an animal on the ground in the middle of the road.  I ran to my car - grabbed a sheet off the back seat and hurried over and picked up a large ringtail possum and took it into the pharmacy and asked for a box.  I was told there was a wildlife carer up near the Cloudhill Nursery and I took the possum to that wildlife shelter.  I asked for her phone number in case I found any more animals.
I lived on a dirt road and leaving my front gates I turned the bend and I was sure "a rock on the road moved".  Stopped the car and went back to find a baby ringtail.  I picked it up, went back into my house for a pillowcase to put it in and phoned Jenny.  She looked at it and said "Would you like to work with me and take care of this baby?"  That was my first day as a wildlife carer.
Berwick Farmers Craft Market Report 28.10.2017
Once again the Melbourne weather turned its head on us mere mortals. Starting this morning we felt like it was going to rain all morning but I am happy to report that wasn’t the case at all. The rain stayed away and there were brief moments of sunshine.
Most stallholders were setup and ready to go by 7.30 with a few that couldn’t make it down in the end. Even with the fewer amounts of stallholders- the morning still went well. Our Customer numbers were down but I imagine with the opening of Bunjil Place (next to Fountain Gate shopping Centre) that would be where the majority of our customers would have disappeared to and I have every confidence they will return to next month’s market.
We’re back at Holm Park - 1st November – We are back at Holm Park and Emma Bentley and Michelle Nichols, from the City of Casey, will be our guest speakers. They will give a presentation on Bunjil Place, the City’s new cultural and entertainment precinct.
Quadruple Inductions!! - 1st November – ALL Rotarians and Partners are invited to witness the induction of our four newest members. Should be a great night… Book in early!!
Annual General Meeting (AGM) – Wednesday 15th November: The Club’s AGM will be held at our meeting on Wednesday 15th November. Papers will be issued to all members at least 21 days prior to the meeting.
Membership Workshop – Wednesday 15th November: A membership workshop will be held on the same night of the AGM, 15th November, and all members are encouraged to attend. It will be an opportunity to discuss and help shape future membership activities.
Volunteer Forms and Working with Children Checks: Members are reminded to complete the relevant forms if they have not already done so. These are important if engaged in activities involving children.
Windemere Mary Missions Christmas Appeal: Members and friends of the Rotary Club of Berwick are encouraged to donate to this appeal. Jen Marshall, Service Projects Director, will coordinate the collection of gifts and donations within the Club.
Celebrations this week
Happy Birthday to David Collyer (28th October) and Glen Schumacher (29th October). 
Congratulations to David Button who was inducted into Rotary on 28th October 2007 and Eric Boon on 31st October 1996.
Happy Snaps - October 25, 2017

At the back of the Rotary Club Handbook there is a heading Acronyms.  If you don’t have one of these handbooks or are new to reading about Rotary, these acronyms can perhaps cause confusion.