This week at Rotary
Help us bring a little Christmas cheer to warm up and cure the mid-winter blues. 
Partner’s & friend's evening
Dust off all your Xmas gear and come dressed to impress.
Prizes for best dressed, etc
$35 per head
Traditional Xmas meal - 2 courses
Complimentary drink on arrival
The man in red will make an appearance during the evening - and hand out a ‘treat’ to each person 
The meeting in review with Sandi Tarant
The opportunity to contribute to the Club bulletin has always been available to all members for as long as I remember. I will be away quite a bit during the early part of the Rotary year while I catch up on my nursery work and catch up with my old Rotary jobs. That means that reporting from the membership on any relevant topic each week is preferable to a blank bulletin.
This week, Sandi has put together a few words about Gary Castricum's talk about Windemere.. Sandi enjoyed Gary's presentation and it appeared that all that attended did too. Now over to Sandi:
I learned a great deal about Windermere
So much goes on there and I guess if you didn't need Windermere you wouldn't know what is happening.
Everyone was paying attention to Gary's talk.  He had some excellent slides up on the TV screen which helped too.
So many facets of Windermere.  
Sounds like a very busy place with many sections to it.
I think it would be worth contacting Gary so you get what I am saying right.
Invitation to join the Platapus Project
This week, we received the following email from the Australian Conservation Foundation inviting the Club to be involved in Platypus Project.  The email has been reproduced in full for your information. 
I believe we do have a platypus population in Cardinia Creek where it meanders through Akoonah Park and others have been reported in Upper Beaconsfield.
Hi Berwick Rotary club 
My name is Ophelia. I work at the Australian Conservation Foundation, Australia’s national environmental organisation. I’m getting in touch to offer the Berwick Rotary club an exciting opportunity to get involved in some local activities to get out in beautiful nature and help protect our animals this September.
What: Counting platypuses as part of the Platy-Project Month of Action
It’s called the Platy-Project Month of Action. In the month of September, we’re trying to get as many people as we can to head down to their local creek or river, find a quiet place on the bank, try to spot a platypus and record what they see.
How does this help the platypus?
Even though the platypus is one of our most unique and iconic animals, there are big gaps in our knowledge about the creature, including where it lives and how big platypus populations are. With platypus numbers declining, the lack of existing platypus data is a huge barrier to getting the protection it needs from extinction. ACF has been working with researchers at the University of NSW to try and fill this data gap, but we really need help from lots of people in the community!
If you’re interested
I would love to chat with you about how Berwick Rotary club could get involved in hosting a platypus surveying event sometime in September. Not only would it be helping nature, but it’s a really easy, and relaxing activity that can bring the community together. Is this something you would be interested in chatting more about?
You can check out more about the Platy-Project here,
I really hope you’ll join us in this important month of action to help the platypus before it’s gone.
Kind regards
OPHELIA DAVENPORT | Executive Assistant to Director of Campaigns & Engagement
Australian Conservation Foundation |
Issue  3
13th July 2022
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Clyde Road Level Crossing Removal's Fun Day
The Construction Project Team are having a Community Fun Day to celebrate the removal of the level crossing at Clyde Road and thank Berwick locals for their patience during the work.
The event will be held at Buchanan Park on Saturday 23rd July from 10:00am - noon.  Enterainment will be provided such as: kid's activities, live music, food trucks and a Treaasure Hunt.
Furthermore, Club members will be operating the barbeque.
Invitation to the Langmore Centre Opening
Club members will be operating the FREE barbeque.
CNCISS 'Winter Coat Drive'
We will be collecting coats at the Club meetings to enable all Club members and friends to contribute to our local people in need during our imminent winter season. This is a great opportunity to do something super amazing! Try standing outside with no protection at the moment and see how long you would last. A coat, any coat makes a difference, so please search around and donate anything you won't be wearing anytime soon.
For more information, contact Sam McCurdy at Please note, that donations are open to anyone. We just want to look after people in our community who are finding it tough going through winter. 
Rotary Convention 2023
How good is this! A Rotary Convention coming to Melbourne in just a few months time. I would encourage you all to have a look at this ritzy website that is jammed-packed with local information: or click on the image above to take you to the registration portal.
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