18 July, 2018, Volume 58 Issue 3
Next Week's Meeting Responsibilities
Chair:             Jenny Marshall
Fellowship:   Clare Ganderton
                        David Grant
Attendance:  Eric Boon
                        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

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
Upcoming Events
Rotary Australia World Community Service RAWCS
Holm Park Recreation Reserve
Jul 25, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Medical Sailing Ministries Vanuatu
Holm Park Recreation Reserve
Aug 01, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Kids Under Cover and Youth Homelessness
Holm Park Recreation Reserve
Aug 08, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Mark Caulfield
July 3
Murray Newby
July 10
Steve Paton
July 14
Graham Johnstone
July 17
Diana Gomez-Fullaway
July 21
Betty Tudge
July 28
Gerald Treasure
July 28
Vivienne Armstrong
July 30
Spouse Birthdays
Mark Caulfield
July 3
Steve Paton
July 14
Viviana Dominguez
July 19
Anand Amarnath
Sheeja Prabhakaran
July 2
Doug Anderson
Rhonda Anderson
July 2
Rhonda Anderson
Doug Anderson
July 2
Gary Evans
Carol Evans
July 7
18-7-18 President's Preamble
We hosted the Board meeting on Monday night which went off quite well.  We had a presentation from the Rotary Club of Berwick Visioning Committee as well as discussing many of the other items on our Agenda.  It all wrapped up about 9:30pm with a couple of members staying on for fellowship until after 11pm.  But that’s another story.
Our speaker at this week’s 'Christmas in July' meeting was Regional Commissioner for Scouts, Jenni Warden, who reported on the success of the mental health first aid training program initiated by Viv and our Club for the Scout Groups that she deals with. 
Jenni was very enthusiastic and likeable.  She owned the room with her inspirational talk about what the Scouts do and how the mental health first aid training helped them.  Jenni explained how the training could potentially save lives by giving the Scout Leaders the confidence to ask their charges the difficult questions and the skills to deal with the answers.
Our meeting on Wednesday night started off with a bit of a hiccup with a few members listed as being on duty not realising that they were.  It is important for everyone to check the left-hand side column of the Bulletin each week to see who is on duty.  If you are listed but can’t make it to the meeting to perform your duty, then you need to arrange a replacement. 
Mental Health Training for Scout Leaders
Commissioner Jenni Walden for the Casey District of Scouts Victoria provided a report on a program of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training that had been delivered to 16 Scout Leaders and the many benefits that it had provided.  Jenni has been District Commissioner since January.
She explained that the background to the training was the tragic suicide of one of the young scouts.  Scout Leaders are expected to do a lot, but she quickly realised that the they were not equipped to deal appropriately with this type of tragedy and found themselves wondering if they could have prevented it in some way.
18-7-18 Jokers Wild
Sandi asked our Guest Speaker, Jenni Walden to select a ticket from the black bag.  
The ticket was Bob Lay’s, who had been complaining that he buys tickets but never gets a chance at the Jackpot. 
Well tonight was different and Bob was very careful how he selected his card.  He went in between the deck and carefully slid one card out.  Unfortunately it was the 8 of Hearts.
This leaves 44 cards plus the Joker for next week’s draw when the Jackpot will be $543.00
Don’t forget to buy your tickets before the start of the meeting.
Rotary Youth Exchange Program Report
On Sunday (15th July), I went with Bob Lay, outgoing Rotary YEP applicant, Tara Wilkinson and her Mother Denise, to the first of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program Interview/ Orientation days, held at Old Gippstown in Moe.
It was an opportunity for me to meet Tara and her Mother, as I have been appointed as the Outgoing Rotary YEP Counsellor.
The day was an information, orientation and interview day for Tara and her Mother, as well as an orientation session for Bob and myself.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
RYLA is a three day residential high energy program for young leaders aged between 18 and 25.
The program includes thought provoking plenaries, discussion moderators, and professional facilitators from many disciplines.
Discussions and experiential sessions focus on what leadership is, qualities of leadership, team-building activities, time and stress management.
David Ronskey (RAWCS)
Our Guest speaker on Wednesday 25th July will be David Ronskey from the Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd. (RAWCS).  This is a public company formed in 1987 to coordinate and authorise the various international activities within Rotary Districts.
It is an Australia wide Rotary-based volunteer organisation that assists clubs with the development and management of  international community service projects. Projects to help rebuild in the aftermath of disaster, support and improve education; bring health care and medical aid to those who can least access it.  
Dublin Calling
PDG Tim and Jane Moore have interrupted their travels in the USA to take a short trip to Ireland to visit their son and his partner in Dublin. 
In Jane's own words below, they had a great time there.
"We have had a fabulous short stay here in Dublin!  The weather has been so good!  260 and beautifully sunny first two days, drizzling and 210 today.
The city is brimming with tourists, young people attending a weekend festival and locals enjoying the warm long days! Not to mention the FIFA frivolity!
We’ve loved it!"
'Christmas in July' Photos