12 December 2018
Volume 58 Issue 24
Next Meeting Responsibilities
Chairman:   PE Isobel Caulfield
Fellowship:  Bob Lay AM
                       Sam McCurdy
Attendance:  PE Isobel Caulfield
                        PP Mark Caulfield                     

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
Carols Event at Edwin Flack Reserve
Edwin Flack Reserve
Dec 15, 2018
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Australia Day Briefing and Carols De-brief
Holm Park Reserve
Dec 19, 2018
Barbeque at the Kraans
Jan 09, 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
Funno Funston
December 2
John Rosenthal
December 3
Isobel Caulfield
December 10
Clare Ganderton
December 14
Rhonda Anderson
December 20
Rob Wingrave
December 27
Spouse Birthdays
Rosemary Collyer
December 2
Kate Gordyn
December 5
Joyce Minns
December 6
Isobel Caulfield
December 10
Rhonda Anderson
December 20
Debbie Giesen
December 28
Jane Moore
Tim Moore
December 4
Peter Batterham
Susan Batterham
December 4
Tim Moore
Jane Moore
December 4
David Button
Judy Button
December 21
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:  PP David Collyer
Treasurer:  PP Peter Batterham
Secretary:   PP Peter Mangan
Christmas Celebrations
77 Rotarians, family and friends took part in Christmas celebrations at Jason's Restaurant at Bradford Estate Winery in Upper Beaconsfield, on Wednesday 12 December.
A terrific night full of festive cheer, was had by all who attended. 
We even had a visit from the "Man in Red", who sounded very much like David Nutter.
Everyone was particularly pleased to meet 4-month old Georgie Elizabeth Marshall, who was attending her first Rotary event supported by her proud parents, Jen and Steve. 
Georgie was on her best behaviour and won the hearts of all who met her.
The noisy gathering was called to order by PP Adrian Funston (Funno), to allow President Geoff to speak.
Geoff reminded everyone that the Carols by Candlelight event would be held on Saturday 15 December and an Australia Day briefing would be provided at the next Club meeting on Wednesday 19 December.
Geoff thanked everyone attending the celebration and offered special thanks to his wife Di, who had organised the function. 
Kraan's New Year Barbeque
Please note that we will have our first gathering of 2019 at a barbeque at Jack and Ann Kraan's home at 9-10 Garden Court in Narre Warren South, on Wednesday 9 January. 
The barbeque will be open to family and friends.
While Jack and Ann provide the excellent venue, you should bring your own food, drinks, cutlery and chairs.
It would also be beneficial, if you could bring a salad and/or a dessert for group sharing.
We look forward to seeing you there.
News Snippets  12-12-18
Rotary International Student Exchange Program
Congratulations to Tara, our outbound exchange student.
Tara, along with the other Rotary District 9820 students received their blazers, badges and other goodies at a briefing on Saturday 8 December, in Mornington.

Proud families and Rotarians heard their presentations and their hopes for the coming year.

Tara will be a great ambassador for not only our club, but for Rotary International and Australia, during her year living in America.

Rotary Youth Science Forum (RYSF)

Our sponsored student, Upani Mapala-Gamez, has now received her draft itinery and travel details for the National Youth Science Forum, to be held in Brisbane from 9 - 20 January 2019.

She expects to receive the final information next week and is really looking forward to the experience.

We will have a presentation from Upani early next year about her experience in the program and its' outcomes.

Berwick & District Benevolent Society 

On Sunday 9 December, David Collyer, Bob Lay AM and Sam McCurdy attended a service at the Cardinia Presbyterian Church.
The small church was packed for the service, which had a Christmas theme.
The congregation support the "Society's" community activities by providing a generous donation at this time each year.  
This year was no exception with David being presented with a donation of approximately $1,850. 
In response, David thanked the congregation for their generousity and continued support.
2019 Multi-District Conference

Registrations for the first ever Victorian Multi-District Conference are going well.

There are 4 Districts represented and over 1,000 Rotarians going, so that has to be an opportunity to network, inspire and connect!

The conference will be held at the Melbourne Convention Centre from 15-17 February 2019 and the provisional program is provided below.

Register online at:  

Weekly Photos
(Provided by Sandi Tarant)

Note The Dates
Date Activity Venue Time
Wednesday 9 January
Barbeque at the Kraan's home 9-10 Garden Court, Narre Warren South 6:30 pm for 7:00 pm
Wednesday 16 January
Berwick Cemetery Clean-up and barbeque Berwick Cemetery, Buchanan Road 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm
Saturday 26 January
Australia Day event Pioneer's Park in Berwick 7:00 am until 4:00 pm
Sunday 3 February
Bee Keeping and Wine Tasting visit Marengo Redoubt, 2 Murrays Road, Moorooduc Mid-day arrival
Wednesday 6 February
SE Melbourne A League and W-League football Holm Park Reserve 6:30 pm for 7:00 pm
Wednesday 20 February
Rotary Youth Leadership Award Holm Park Reserve 6:30 pm for 7:00 pm
Friday 1 March Charity Golf Day Cardinia-Beaconhills Golf Links, Upper Beaconsfield Mid-day onwards
Social Event