14 November 2018
Volume 58 Issue 20

Next Meeting Responsibilities
Chair:           PE Isobel Caulfield
Fellowship:  PP Laury Gordyn
                        Alf Giesen
Attendance: Gary Castricum
                        Sharmaine Squire

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

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.
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
Rob Taylor
November 6
Tim Moore
November 7
Bill Minns
November 14
Rosemarie Hughes
November 18
Maureen Scott
November 30
Spouse Birthdays
Tim Moore
November 7
Judy Button
November 11
Helen Rosenthal
November 17
Sheeja Prabhakaran
November 26
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
Upcoming Events
Induction of New Club President & Partners night
Holm Park Recreation Reserve
Nov 21, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Presentation on MUNA by Berwick Grammar
Holm Park Recreation Reserve
Nov 28, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Vocational Visit - AVAN Pakenham
Nov 30, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Welcome Back Bill Minns
Acting President, PP Gerald Treasure welcomed Charter Member Bill Minns back to the Club, after his recent illness.
Rotary Club of Berwick AGM
Gerald opened the AGM meeting and addressed the following items.
  1. The minutes of the 2017 AGM were accepted as being accurate.
  2. PP Geoff Double was confirmed as the Club President for the remainder of the 2018-2019 Rotary year.
  3. Isobel Caulfield was confirmed as the President Elect and David Button as the President Elect Nominee.
  4. It was agreed that the "reviewed financial report for 2017-2018 be accepted".
  5. HBT Advisory Pty Ltd were approved as the auditors to review the 2018-2019 Club accounts.
Gerald then handed over to PP David Collyer to conduct the AGM for the Berwick & District Benevolent Society Inc.
Berwick & District Benevolent Society AGM
PP David Collyer opened the AGM and addressed the following items:
  1. The minutes of the 2017 AGM were confirmed as being accurate.
  2. The "Reviewed 2017-2018 financial report" was accepted.
  3. David was confirmed as President of the Berwick & District Benevolent Society.
  4. Peter Mangan was confirmed as Secretary.
  5. Peter Batterham was confirmed as Treasurer.
  6. Clare Ganderton and Betty Tudge were confirmed as committee members.
  7. It was agreed that a qualified pro bono auditor should be appointed to review the 2018-2019 financial report.
In closing the meeting, David advised that the Cardinia Presbyterian Church has invited Club members to attend the service on Sunday 9 December at 9:00am. 
The members of the small congregation at the church are the Society's main benefactors each year and they would welcome our attendance.  A morning tea will be provided after the service.
Jokers Wild 14-11-18
The winning ticket drawn by PP Bill Minns, was claimed by PP Bruce Shaw.
With the Jackpot sitting at $738, Bruce drew the five of spades from the deck.  
That leaves 39 cards plus the Joker in the pack.
Make sure you buy your tickets before the start of next week's meeting and please have the correct amount of money.
Vocational Visit to AVAN
PP Geoff Double reminded members that there will be a vocational visit to AVAN Recreational Vehicles on Friday 30 November.
This will be held in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Pakenham and will be followed by dinner at the Cardinia Club in Racecourse Road, Pakenham.
A tick sheet was circulated during the meeting to allow members to indicate whether they would be attending.
Participants should meet at the AVAN site at 11 Webster Way in Pakenham at 5:30 pm.
Christmas Cake Orders
Cheryl Zuhlsdorff reminded everyone that she is currently taking orders for Christmas cakes. 
Money raised from the sale of the cakes will go to the Club and Foundation.
A tick sheet was circulated during the meeting to allow members to specify their orders.
2020 District 9820 Conference
PDG Tim Moore reminded everyone that DGE Adrian Froggatt would be organising the District 9820 conference for 2020.
To assist Adrian in organising the conference, a small committee has been formed consisting of the following Club members and their allocated responsibilities.
PDG Tim MooreChairman
Di DoubleSecretary
PP Jim WilsonFinancial Controller
PP Geoff DoubleLogistics
PEN David ButtonConference Registration
Jane MooreDistrict 9820 Representative
Adrian encourages all of the Berwick Club members to assist the committee in organising a great conference for 2020.
The theme for the conference will be "Breaking the Chains".
Tim used an amusing PowerPoint presentation to illustrate the purpose and benefits of attending the conference.  This was aimed at newer members of the Club, who may not have attended a Rotary conference before. 
Di Double confirmed the need for Club support and added that monies raised from Jokers Wild and the Sergeant's fines would be donated to the 2020 conference funds.
Tim stated that Adrian will be the fourth District Governor from the Rotary Club of Berwick.  The others being PDG Frank Canobi, PDG Ray Martin and PDG Tim Moore.
The venue for the 2020 conference will be announced at the 2019 Multi-District Conference in February.
Rotary Clothes Auction
An impromtu auction was held of various items of Rotary Club clothing that had been donated by former member, Trevor Bailey.  These included a T-shirt, polo shirts, jacket and a beanie.
In total, the auction raised $64. 

News Snippets
Report from Trevor Bailey in Queenland
Viv Armstrong received a telephone call from former Club member, Trevor Bailey, who moved to live in Queensland a few months ago.
Viv advises that Trevor loves it up there.  Unfortunately, his shoulder hasn't improved much, due to doing too much work.
However, he is really happy and is intending to join a local Rotary Club.

2019 Multi-District Conference

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

There are now over 850 Rotarians from 9 Rotary Districts going and that has to be an opportunity to network, inspire and connect!

We currently have 12 people from our Club going and all of them are staying in the city.

There will be a list of informative speakers, some excellent entertainment and a Rotary Showcase to knock your socks off. There will also be a Peace Summit on Friday and a concurrent Youth Forum on Saturday for 18-30 year olds.

The conference will be held at the Melbourne Convention Centre from 15-17 February 2019.

Early bird registration before 30 November will cost:

$175 per person, or

$125 per person for Rotarians < 2 years membership to encourage new members.

$110 per person for the conference dinner, which is optional.

Register online at:  



Weekly Photos

Note The Dates


Event Venue Time
Wednesday 12 December 2018 Rotary Club of Berwick's Christmas Party Jason's Restaurant in Upper Beaconsfield 6:30 pm for 7:00 pm
Saturday 15 December 2018 Berwick Carols by Candlelight Edwin Flack Reserve in Berwick 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Wednesday 9 January 2019 Barbeque at the Kraan's 9-10 Garden Court, Narre Warren South 6:30 pm for 7:00 pm
Wednesday 16 January 2019 Berwick Cemetry clean-up Berwick Cemetry, Buchanan Road 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Saturday 26 January 2019 Australia Day event Pioneers Park, Berwick 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Call for District 9820 Governor Nominations for  2012-2013
The District 9820 Governor Nominee Nominating Committee invites Clubs to nominate a District Governor for the year 2021 – 2022 to follow on from existing and upcoming District Governors; Current DG Janne Speirs (Governor 2018 – 2019), DGE Adrian Froggatt (Governor 2019-2020), DGN Mark Humphries (Governor 2020-2021).
The process and procedures are set out below and we look forward to Club’s nominations for our future leaders.

Would you please direct any enquiries to the Chair of the District Nominating Committee, IPDG Don Ripper Mob. 0429440468
Ensure -
  1. Applicant meets qualifications (as detailed in RI by Laws 15.070).
  2. Application form is fully completed and signed.
  3. Application form is signed by your Club Secretary.
Include with the Application Form -
  1. Information sheets containing:
  • a detailed relevant CV of your Personal & Rotary background.
  • a vision statement for your year as District Governor.

Closing Date for applications is: 24th January 2019

Submit -
Completed application form and Information sheets to:
District Nominating Committee Chair
Past District Governor Don Ripper
P.O.Box 36
Sale Vic 3850
Diana Gomez-Fullaway is assisting the Berwick Neighbourhood Centre in collecting items for the 'Itsinthebag' project from 16th November to 2nd December 2018.  
This is a national drive of the "Share the Dignity" organisation, which is collecting sanitary items for women in need.  Please advise Diana if you can help.

Christmas is coming!