Issue  46
15th June 2022
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Victoria, Australia

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June is designated Rotary Fellowships Month to recognize the importance of international fellowship and goodwill among Rotarians with similar recreational and vocational interests, promote increased participation in fellowships, and increase understanding of this program.
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June 21
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July 3
Graham Johnstone
July 17
Diana Gomez-Fullaway
July 21
Gerald Treasure
July 28
Spouse Birthdays
Mark Caulfield
July 3
Viviana Dominguez
July 19
Gary Evans
Carol Evans
July 7

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Welcome our newest member Jeanette Blackwood
Jeanette (left ) with Di Double
It was a great pleasure to induct Jeanette Blackwood into the Rotary Club of Berwick at this week's meeting. I have known Jeanette, as have many members of the Club, for a long time and she will make a terrific Rotarian. One of the best things I like about Jeanette is that when she is focused on a task, it gets done without fuss and done properly. I look forward to working with Jeanette on some Rotary projects soon, so we can get our Club up and really making a difference to our community. Jeanette was proposed as a member by her brother Gary Evans.
Congratulations Jeanette, I hope the Rotary Club of Berwick can live up to your expectations.
Final Art Screen pick-up for 2021-2022
Posted by Sam McCurdy:
The recent Pakenham Art Show was held at the Cardinia Cultural Centre from 27th May – 12th June. 
Most of the Art Screens in our white trailer were hired to hang the art at the show. These were delivered and set up in the required lay-out on Monday 23rd May, in preparation for the show.
After the successful show, the art screens were collected by a team of five Rotarians on Tuesday 14th June. 
Pick-up crew (L to R) Sam, Gary, Andrew, Russell and Andy
This pick-up was the final activity for the Art Screen Hire project for the 2021-2022 Rotary year.
Thanks to all those Club members who continue to make this fundraising project so successful.  Special thanks go to PP Gus Dominguez who managed the project.
BBQ volunteers required!
Email from PP G Dominguez posted by Sam McCurdy:
The Club has been asked to cook 800 sausages at a function to be held on Sunday 26 June for the Southern Migrant and Refugee Centre in Hampton Park.
We need a few volunteers to do the cooking, assembly and distribution of the sausages. Our BBQ will not be required as the premises include an industrial kitchen (see below), but we'll be contributing with bread, cooking oil and sauces (mustard and tomato).
The function will be at the Arthur Wren Hall (16-20 Stuart Avenue, Hampton Park) and the cooking/serving volunteers will be required from 11am at the site until 2pm.
The function is held to introduce a group of migrants to key organisations in the Casey area, so in the hall outside the kitchen there will be a set of tables (booths) where people will be able to talk to the Police, CFA, SES, Council, etc. We will have a space available for 2 Rotarians to talk to the attendees about our club (membership activity) and we'll need a couple of people at the table from 12 to 2:30 with a couple of banners.
Please let me know by Monday 20 if you can help either cooking or representing our club at the booth.
Best regards,
Gus Dominguez
ESRAG Annual General Meeting
ESRAG email posted by Sam McCurdy:
A reminder that the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG) Annual General Meeting will take place on 23 June 2022, commencing at 12 pm UTC (Greenwich Mean Time).

The keynote speaker for the night will be Dr. Mark Eakin, who created and led Coral Reef Watch during his 28-year career with NOAA, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 
Combining satellite temperature data and climate modelling, the system has accurately predicted every major mass bleaching event since 1997, giving reef managers early warning, thereby enhancing their ability to conserve reefs and the ecosystems they sustain, including fisheries.
Dr Eakin served as chief science advisor for the documentary "Chasing Coral," which won the audience award for Best U.S. Documentary at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and the 2018 Emmy for Best Nature Documentary. 

ESRAG Directors will share highlights of the 2021-22 program year. We will also welcome the newly elected Directors and thank and say farewell to those who are completing their service on the Board. Register here.
Upon registration, you will receive a Zoom link for the event.
Want to celebrate the ESRAG year???  Then join us in the interactive Frame Room EXPO 20 minutes before the AGM or join us afterwards. Just click this link:
Best regards,
Pat Armstrong
ESRAG Chair-Elect
What's David Nutter up to Now?
Late posting by Graham Johnstone for David Nutter.
In brief, Rotarians David Nutter and Trevor Withers (RC Belgrave)have entered the RFDS ( Royal Flying Doctors) Outback Car Trek, after raising over $12,000.oo for the RFDS.
( all donations go to the RFDS ) and David and Trevor fund all the other costs like entry fee , accomodation ( when not camping on some cold football ground) , car costs , donations etc.
About 100 old cars like David’s 1966 Ford Galaxie do a tour of the Outback on seldom used roads, with up to 550 klms between fuel stops.
This year starting at Parkes, then Nyngan, Whitecliffs, Cameron Corner, Thargomindah, Augathella, Taroom, Gayndah and finishing at Hervey Bay. About 4500 klms in 8 days. Lots of fun raising funds for the RFDS.
Also with catering and expenses, leaving over$80,000.oo behind in every town we stay at. Paid caterers include school parent clubs, footy clubs, community clubs, youth clubs, and service clubs. The look on kids eyes when they sell a bunch of raffle tickets and pull in over $10,000 for a school project is priceless.
This year Trevor arranged some Doggy Footy hats, scarves and footballs to give away to kids. More sparkling eyes. Our first stop cost $274.00 to fill the 125 litre tank. The ROI for David and Trevor is the fun and satisfaction of helping many worthy causes including the RFDS.  
David's brand new Blue Beast with compulsory attached mud.
Changeover 2022
Register HERE to join us as we brush out the old and sweep in the new!
Rotary Club of Casey Changeover
Posted. by Sam McCurdy:
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. 
We are People of Action
Thank you to our sponsors.