Issue  47
22nd June 2022
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Most Wednesdays at
The Beaconsfield Club,
Holm Park, Beaconsfield, 
Victoria, Australia

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Visitors and Rotarians are welcome.
Post: P.O. Box 30, Berwick 3806
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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Jun 25, 2022
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
The Beaconsfield Club
Jun 29, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Planning Night
The Beaconsfield Club
Jul 06, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Gary Castricum - Windermere
The Beaconsfield Club
Jul 20, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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Rotary Foundation Chair
Avenues of Service Chair
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Public Image Chair
Ex Officio Officer
Club Protection Officer
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Pete Batterham
June 21
Mark Caulfield
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

The nonprofit Music Mends Minds, launched by Rotary member Carol Rosenstein, provides people with memory loss an opportunity to reconnect through song.

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Peace Out
Well, it has come to the end of my stint as Club President. Last chance for me to put everything in its place ready for the new Presidential Team to move in.
Not too much to report this week except to say a big thank you to all the members who made our Rotary Club stand out in the crowd this year. It was a fun year and we got a lot done. We had a few laughs and we had a few disappointments. We made new connections, met new people and found new opportunities. We all moved in harmony and grew as one. It has been one of my best years in Rotary seeing everyone working for the good of all.
The best part of it all is that we are standing tall and proud, ready to face the challenges of the new Rotary year ahead together.
Onwards and upwards!
Rotary BBQ popularity is spreading
Posted by Sam McCurdy:
The popularity of the barbeque service provided by the Rotary Club of Berwick is spreading.
After a couple of years in hibernation due to the COVID pandemic, the Rotary BBQ was recently used successfully to cook sausages and onion for approximately 1000 staff and students at the Nossal High School’s Sports Day event at Casey Fields.
We have been asked to provide BBQ catering for a community event at the Arthur Wren Hall in Hampton Park on Sunday 26th June for the Southern Migrant and Refugee Centre.  This will entail cooking and serving 800 sausages at a function there.  Our own mobile BBQ will not be required in this case, as these premises include an industrial kitchen (See below), but we'll be contributing with bread, cooking oil and sauces (mustard and tomato).
Requests for the BBQ service in the upcoming 2022-2023 Rotary year are already surfacing, as indicated below.
Because of Greg Lee’s membership of the Clyde Road Level Crossing Removal Strategic Liaison Group (SLG), we have been asked to provide a BBQ service at a community event to be held at Buchanan Park on Saturday 23rd July from 10:00am – noon.  Greg is currently clarifying the details for this event.
We have also been requested by CPB to provide a BBQ service for the official O’Shea Road Upgrade Opening, which is planned to take place on Saturday 6th August from 9:00am until noon. CPB is the construction company managing the upgrade.
All three events are very newsworthy and will provide the opportunity to showcase our Rotary Club to the community, as well as raising some funds.  They will also provide excellent opportunities to gain new members.
We will need a few volunteers for each event to do the cooking, assembly and distribution of the sausages and onions, as well as vegetarian options. Therefore, if you would like to join the BBQ team for any, or all, of the events, please advise Sam McCurdy of your availability. 
As a bonus, the BBQ team provides a great opportunity for fellowship.
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. 
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