30 January 2019
Volume 58 Issue 29
Next Meeting Responsibilities
There was no meeting at Holm Park Reserve
on Wednesday 30 January,
as a social visit to the winery at
2 Murrays Road, Moorooduc
will take place on
Sunday 3 February instead

The Rotary Club of Berwick normally meets
on Wednesday evening at
Holm Park Reserve
(Beaconsfield Football Club)
Emerald-Beaconsfield Road
6.30 for a 7.00pm start

Bookings and Apologies
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.
Upcoming Events
Australia Day Event
Jan 26, 2019
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Bee Keeping and Wine Tasting visit
Feb 03, 2019
12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
South East Melbourne A-League and W-League football
Feb 06, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ted French
January 9
Sandi Tarant
January 15
Anand Amarnath
January 22
Gary Evans
January 27
Ricardo Balancy
January 27
Spouse Birthdays
Val Dunn
January 17
Isobel Caulfield
Mark Caulfield
January 1
Mark Caulfield
Isobel Caulfield
January 1
Adrian Froggatt
Wendy Froggatt
January 4
Gus Dominguez
Viviana Dominguez
January 5
David Grant
Jane Grant
January 17
Berwick & District Benevolent Society Inc.
Since 2015, the Rotary Club of Berwick has had responsibility for management of the Berwick & District Society Inc. 
The current  Office Bearers are:
President:   David Collyer
Treasurer:  Peter Batterham
Secretary:   Sam McCurdy
2019 Australia Day Event
We had a beautiful sunny day for this year’s Australia Day celebrations and Pioneer Park was full of colour and activities for the appreciative and diverse crowd who attended.
The official party arrived at 10:30 am and were led in by the Berwick Pipers and Air League cadets.   
The official party consisted of Mayor Councillor Amanda Stapleton, Councillor Susan Serey, Mayor Emeritus Sam Aziz and his wife, Jason Wood MP, Australia Day Ambassador Sue Stanley and President Geoff Double.
The proceedings got under way with the Air League cadets raising the national flag.  The official party then gathered in the Bill Minns’ rotunda, where young Lucinda Da Silva provided a stirring rendition off the national anthem.
MC Ricardo Balancy invited Mayor Amanda Stapleton to the microphone.  The Mayor began by welcoming everyone to this community event to celebrate all that is good about Australia.
She stated that “Today, we reflect upon the events of our modern Australian history, which have shaped our democratic nation. Australia is a nation made up migrants and together with others, we are all Australians united by the common values of decency, fairness and mateship.  We all live in a peaceful and vibrant society of which we can be proud”.
Amanda referred to a special function to be held at Bunjil Place later in the day to recognise outstanding efforts of individuals and community groups through the City of Casey 2019 Australia Day Awards.
The Mayor concluded by thanking the Rotary Club of Berwick, the Inner Wheel Club of Berwick and all those who made this wonderful event possible.
Australia Day Ambassador, Sue Stanley, got the crowd active with some aerobics exercises before her inspiring presentation. Our Australia Day Chairperson, Isobel Caulfield participated in this activity with enthusiasm.

President Geoff thanked Sue after her presentation and presented her with the official Australia Day Ambassador’s pin. 
This was followed by Jason Wood MP presenting several La Trobe Community awards to outstanding local residents.
There was a wide range of food vendors providing everything from paella to doughnuts and coffee. 
Despite this, the Rotary Club’s barbeque was kept busy coping with the demand for sausages in bread, with onions as an optional extra.  However, those wanting onions made many references as to where the onions should be placed, above or below the sausage.
The ladies of Inner Wheel who were situated directly opposite the BBQ, were usually the next stop for accompanying drinks or icy poles.
The two horse drawn carriages again proved popular and they were kept busy all-day, providing rides for families.  Thomas the Tank and other amusements were also popular choices.
Other displays included vintage cars, wood choppers, face painting, fire engines, Australian animals, whip cracking and army reserve. 
Entertainment was provided by Kazoo and the celebrations continued until 3:00 pm, after which the job of packing up began. 
Rotarians, Inner Wheel ladies and other volunteers then retired to the home of Jack and Ann Kraan to have well-earned drinks and fellowship to celebrate another successful Australia Day event.
PE Isobel Caulfield, Chairperson of the Australia Day Organising Committee, thanks everyone who worked so hard on the day to ensure its' success.
Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution
Rotary members are committed to creating a peaceful world.

Sixty million people across the world are displaced by armed conflict or persecution. Ninety percent of armed-conflict casualties are civilians, half of them children.

During February, Rotary Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month, we’re celebrating our commitment to build peace and mitigate conflict.  February also includes the anniversary of the first meeting of Rotary held on February 23, 1905.

Through service projects, fellowships and other Rotary-sponsored campaigns, Rotarians train adults and young leaders to prevent and mediate conflict and aid refugees who have fled dangerous areas. 

Each year, up to 100 Rotary Peace Fellows are selected to attend Rotary Peace Centers to participate in master's degree programs at one of its partner universities. Fellows study subjects related to the root causes of conflict and explore innovative solutions that address real-world needs.

Rotarians also pursue projects to address the underlying structural causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tensions, lack of access to education and unequal distribution of resources.

The Rotary Foundation promotes the practice of peace and conflict prevention/resolution by:

•  Strengthening local peace efforts

•  Training local leaders to prevent and mediate conflict

•  Supporting long-term peace building in areas affected by conflict Assisting vulnerable populations affected by conflict, particularly children and youth

•  Supporting studies related to peace and conflict resolution.

Weekly Photos
(Provided by Di Double)
Note The Dates
Date Activity Venue Time
Wednesday 6 February PDG Tim Moore Holm Park Reserve 6:30 pm for 7:00 pm
Wednesday 20 February Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) Holm Park Reserve 6:30 pm for 7:00 pm
Friday 1 March Charity Golf Day Cardinia-Beaconhills Golf Links Mid-day onwards
Saturday 16-17 March Social Weekend Paynesville 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Social Event