The Kimberley Experience
At Wednesday evening’s Club meeting, we were treated to a presentation by PDG Tim Moore about his experience at the Kimberley in Western Australia as a member of photographic groups.
The mood was set by Vicki and Bob with the music of the didgeridoo plus the amazing buffet of Barramundi, Chicken and ‘Kookaburra Wings’ as the main course, plus it was all delicious!
Our own member Tim Moore, heckled by his wife Jane, took us all on a journey from Broome, the Bungle Bungles, the Gibb River Road and a Mitchell Plateau to Wyndham small boat experience.   Many members were able to reflect on their great experiences of the Kimberley area, while others were adding it to their bucket list.   An area twice the size of Victoria, 3 times of England makes for an amazing experience for all of us. 
Over two of his trips starting at Broome and ending at Kununarra, we learned about the Kimberley, which is a sparsely settled northern region of Western Australia. It’s known for large swaths of wilderness defined by rugged ranges, dramatic gorges, semi-arid savanna, and a largely isolated coastline.
Tim’s has an enduring passion for photography, so we saw a series of stunning photographs that captured the untouched nature of the area.  They included spectacular gorges and waterfalls, an aboriginal sttlement and wall paintings, amazing rock formations and beautiful coastline. 
The photos were complemented by amusing stories about the context of each. Two of the stories are presented below as examples.
On one trip, the group were on the 'Great Escape’ charter boat that accommodated 14 guests in comparative luxury and was complete with its own helicopter.  The helicopter provided great opportunities to take amazing aerial photos of the pristine wilderness.  On one flight, the pilot suggested rolling the helicopter from left to right to facilitate better client shots.  However, this experience caused Tim to freeze due to his fear of heights, and the opportunity was lost.
One photographer had a large drone which he used to get some great aerial photos.  On one occasion, as other members cooled off by splashing about in the bay, it captured the fact that a large crocodile was in the water not very far away from the group, who were totally oblivious of its presence.  Luckily, they got out of the water before any damage was done.
Tim’s photographs were top quality and could be used professionally to promote the Kimberley.
All in all, this was a very interesting and amusing presentation on the Kimberley.  Thank you to Di and Geoff for your work in organising such a successful night and thank you to Tim and Jane for presenting 😊
Photos of the week
Issue  14
28th September 2022
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Next Weeks Club meeting
Next week’s meeting is shaping up to be quite an event with Dr Kylie King 
'Breaking the Man Code': An upstream suicide prevention for adolescent boys 
If you have sons, grandsons, or nephews this is a ‘not to be missed’ evening. 
Find out about how Australian Rotary Health is working with Monash University to look after the young men in our lives. 
Many of our local cluster club’s members are joining us for this event.
We will also be focusing on Lift the Lid on mental illness so wear a hat and help raise some funds for Australia Rotary Health!
Saturday Coffee Catch Up is BACK
Saturday Coffee Catch Up over Zoom has now resumed, and all members are welcome to drop in for a chat.
Password: Rotaryzoom
Day: Every Saturday morning, commencing 1st October.
Time: 10.00am Duration: 2 hours or until you have run out of coffee!
Please note that this link and password is the link and password for every Saturday morning.  Weekly reminders won't be sent, so everyone wishing to catch up at 10.00 am on a Saturday should set their own personal reminder.
ALL club members are welcome. 
Cluster meeting 13th October
We wish to support our cluster clubs, and after discussing with those in attendance last night we have decided to move 2 of our meetings in October and encourage as many members and friends as possible to join.
All members have been notified by our secretary Jane of the details of these other Club meetings.

Important:  Change of Meeting Dates and Venue for your diary

The meeting of the 12th October, will now be moved to the Calcutta Event of the RC of Dandenong South East and Endeavour Hills, at the Dandenong Club on Thursday 13th October.  
The Rotary Club of Greater Dandenong and Endeavour Hills are hosting a great fundraiser on Thursday 13th October at the Dandenong Club. It is a Caulfield Cup Calcutta and promises to be a fabulous night!  All proceeds will be donated to the Rotary Foundation. The cost is $35 per head plus drinks at bar prices.
The cluster clubs of Pakenham, Narre Warren, Casey, and Cranbourne will be joining us, together with our friends at Greater Dandenong and Endeavour Hills.
Let's make this a great Cluster event, catching up face to face after such a long time while supporting the Rotary Foundation!
To book, Treasurer Andrew will send you (RC Berwick members) an invitation or you can visit:
Please use the comments box to nominate who you want to sit with on your table as well as any dietary requirements.
Bookings close on 7th October. Secretary Jane will coordinate our seating.
Change of meeting 2nd November
The usual club meeting on the 2nd November, will now be moved to Monday 31st October (at Holm Park) to learn more about the Wheelchairs for Kids Project of the RC of Casey.
31st October 2022, 6.30pm for a 7pm start.
Presented by our District 9820 Chair for Wheel Chair for Kids Grant Klaaysen.
Venue: The Beaconsfield Club,
100 Beaconsfield-Emerald Road, Beaconsfield 3807
Cost: $25 includes: 2 Course Meal, Drinks at Bar Prices
RSVP: Secretary Jean Harrison  0418 135 644
Bank: Account: Rotary Club of Casey BSB: 633 000
Account: 149137671
Inner Wheel Oaks Day Luncheon
Please CLICK HERE for the full flyer and booking information.
'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.
District Conference 2023
Well it all starts off on Friday with captivating choices to explore the local area. Take a delicious winery OR garden bus tour with lunch, or try your luck on breaking your handicap in a round of golf on the delightful RACV Cape Schanck course.
On Friday night, arrange your Club dinner in any of the multitudes of cafes and restaurants which abound in the local area.
On Saturday, settle in to enjoy an impressive array of presentations by the following Keynote speakers:
  • Kate Roffey, President of the Melbourne Football Club,
  • Warren Tate, Communications expert,
  • Julia Kay, 2022 Young Victorian of the Year and co-Director of Great Wrap,
  • Samuel Johnson, 2018 Victorian of the Year, actor and founder of Love Your sister,
Rotary projects and discussions will also be made by:
  • Jennifer Jones, Rotary International President and Ian Riseley, Rotary Foundation Chair and Past Rotary International President who will share a virtual conversation with us
  • Jessie Harman, Zone 8 representative.
  • Bernie Farquhar, Rotary Club of Mitchell River
  • Ross Kilborn, Rotary Club of Mornington.
After enjoying a day of learning and connection building, it is time to kick up your heels at the Saturday night themed Beach Party dinner. Accompanying the gourmet event, the Baker Boy Band will treat you to fabulous music. The Baker Boy Band have played at a number of District Conference dinners and they are always on point with their entertainment.
Sunday morning starts with a breakfast session and a presentation by Kevin Sheedy, 2022 Victorian of the Year and Libby Wilson, Rotary Club of Rosebud Rye (RCRR). A tour of the Rotary Rosebud Warehouse: will be offered to interested Conference participants as they leave from breakfast and head home. This is a major project of the Rotary Club of Rosebud-Rye and well worth a visit if you are interested in how a Rotary Club can run a very big and ongoing project that requires a lot of capital investment.
This conference has a lot to offer every Rotarian. Have a squizz at to learn more.
Thank you to our sponsors.