24-05-2017 Vol 56 Issue 47

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.
Wednesday 31st May 2017
Graduates Restaurant
St John's Regional College
5-11 Caroline St
Wednesday 7th June 2017
Guest Speaker:
Lisa Bayer- Her year in Australia
Viv Armstrong
Ricardo Balancy, Pete Batterham
David Button, Terry Carmichael

Wendy Langdon (24/05/12)
Diana Gomez Fullaway (25/05/16)
Jane Moore (28/05/14)
Lea & Steve Paton (31/05/12)
Peter Mangan (30/5)
Ricardo & Lisemay Balancy (24/05/86)

RI President:
John Germ
District 9820 Governor:
2016-2017 Rotary Club of Berwick Board
Vice President:
Public Image:
Service Projects:
Upcoming Events
Art Screen Pick up
Pakenham Library
May 29, 2017
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Graduates Restaurant Dinner
St John's Regional College
May 31, 2017
6:30 PM – 9:32 PM
Berwick Farmers & Craft Market
The Old Cheese Factory
Jun 24, 2017
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Club Changeover
Holm Park Reserve
Jun 28, 2017 6:30 PM
District Changeover
Premier Function Centre
Jul 09, 2017
Berwick Farmers & Craft Market
The Old Cheese Factory
Jul 22, 2017
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Club Meeting 24th May 2017
This week President Mark was on the sick list so Vice President Sjaak ably stepped in to run the meeting.  It was a busy one with us welcoming many guests.  We also welcomed back Peter Mangan after his surgery.

Pete Batterham thanked the people for helping to make the Deb Balls such a success.  There were 23 couples on the Wednesday night and 24 on Thursday.  Sjaak Kusters and Adrian Froggatt did a great job of being the MC’s.  Final figures are yet to come in.  He thanked his wife Sue, Doug and Rhonda Anderson,  David Grant, David Collier, Laury Gordyn, Viv and Jim Armstrong and Isobel Caulfield.
For the NYSF (National Youth Science Forum), we have 3 applications.  One will be selected to attend after interviews.

Roger Page, Principal of Nossal High School gave his thanks via Jack Kraan to the club.  He was grateful that the club sponsored the winning team for MUNA.  The Berwick Grammar School team we sponsored came second.  Well done to all.
$728.75  in Jokers Wild was left undisturbed for another week.
Treasurers Report
Most people have paid their invoices, thank you very much.  If you haven’t please do so ASAP. 
All Invoices for Projects must be in within next 2 weeks. Projects Chairs – please chase anyone who should have submitted an Invoice and has not.

All budgets are being collated.  If you have any, please get them to Wendy.
District Assembly
The District Assembly was attended by Dave Button, Sandi Tarant, Jim & Viv Armstrong, Jenny Marshall, Wendy Langdon and Adrian Froggatt. The theme from 2017-18 under Pres. Ian Risely will be “Making a Difference”.

Sandi spoke how she found it interesting to find out more about Rotary.  She also connected with other Rotarians and friends.  She recommended that all should attend in the future.
Centurian Club
Members are encouraged to contribute to the Centurion Club in this Foundation 100th year. 
The club used to be very active but it has slipped in recent years.  It is $100 per year to support the great work that Foundation does.  Remember that part of the funds contributed comes back to us in the way of District Grants.
If this is a stretch, please consider donating $26.50 to the cause.  This is the original amount donated 100 years ago.

Please see David Button for forms or online at My Rotary.
Lisa's Week
Lisa again has been busy.  She went to the Berwick College Presentation Balls.  She’s been to the movies, Tooradin and had late birthday bonfires.  She conquered the 1000 steps in the Dandenong Ranges and followed up with a donut.  
The word for the day is Flagge, which means flag.
Mock Interviews - Nossal High School
Our future is in safe hands if the Year 11 students from Nossal High School are anything to go by.  Mock interviews were held at the selective entry school on Thursday and Friday.
Members of the Rotary Clubs of Berwick and Narre Warren, the Inner Wheel Club of Berwick and friends interviewed the students.  They came dressed for a job interview, had a cover letter and a resume.  On interviewing, the overwhelming opinion was that they were fantastic capable students.  Nossal looked after us with morning tea and lunch.  Both staff and students were very appreciative of our efforts.

Trevor Bailey summed it up well:
Today was my most enjoyable day in Rotary in 2 years. Helping kids in their future life is more important to me than anything else. When I was interviewing it gave me an insight to our future. If these kids were indicative of our future world then I was encouraged.

The opportunity that we gave them, an interview with experienced business people I am sure was appreciated.

I personally received huge thanks from each interview.
BBQ at Nossal High School
Friday saw the grand opening of the oval at Nossal High School.  It has been seven years in the making. 
Students and staff enjoyed the BBQ, ably cooked by some of our BBQ team.
Thanks also to Laury Gordyn for extending the tow bar on the BBQ.  It is much easier to back now.  He jokingly said it has only taken him 10 years to do it.
John Wilson - Demistyfying Back Pain
John Wilson, our guest speaker is a sports physiotherapist who previously worked with elite athletes.  He came highly recommended by some people in the room.  His topic of demystifying back pain had everyone enthralled.  With pictures of scans and X rays John gave us all great information.  
If back pain does not resolve, and nothing shows up on scans, then it is time to look deeper.  The relationship between stress and pain is key.  Anxiety, stress and anger will change blood flow and muscle tension causing pain.

There are many ingredients on how to relieve back pain. The practice of crack and crunch only for chronic pain have gone.   Phone apps such as Headspace meditation and Smiling Mind are used for relaxation of muscle tension.  Relaxation, massage, heat and appropriate exercise used daily will greatly improve the situation.  Good sleep is vital for the recovery.  A resource for helping with sleep is the ABC show online, Catalyst.

John happily answered questions as most people in the room indicated that they had had back pain previously.  An interesting and educational speaker.
Happy Snaps