Issue  5
4th August 2021
Join our meeting

Most Wednesdays at
The Beaconsfield Club,
Holm Park, Beaconsfield, 
Victoria, Australia

Enquire by Email:
Visitors and Rotarians are welcome.
Post: P.O. Box 30, Berwick 3806
August is 'Membership and New Club Development' Month
Book into a Meeting
Club Service on Zoom
Aug 11, 2021
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Coffee Club
Aug 14, 2021
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
District Governor Visit
The Beaconsfield Club
Aug 18, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Coffee Club
Aug 21, 2021
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Travel Guide Partners night: Morocco
The Beaconfield Club
Aug 25, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Coffee Club
Aug 28, 2021
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Coffee Club
Sep 04, 2021
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Wendy Langdon
August 2
Di Double
August 15
Gaetano Fina
August 17
Jim Wilson
August 18
Eric Boon
August 19
Jack Kraan
August 23
David Grant
September 3
Bruce Shaw
September 17
Geoff Double
September 20
Spouse Birthdays
David Fullaway
August 1
Diana Nutter
August 7
Di Double
August 15
Sharon Verbi
August 17
Lisemay Balancy
August 24
Robyn Shaw
August 29
Josie Wilson
September 9
Geoff Double
September 21
Rob Wingrave
Pat Wingrave
August 22
Bruce Shaw
Robyn Shaw
September 4
Alf Giesen
Debbie Giesen
September 27

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Meeting update:

It is unlikely we will be able to meet in person for a few weeks yet. Please take the opportunity to embrace technology because you have to not because you want to!
We are People of Action, so let's get on doing as much as we can while we can.
Executives & Directors
Rotary Foundation Chair
Avenues of Service Chair
Fundraising Chair
Public Image Chair
Ex Officio Officer
Club Protection Officer
On to Conference
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Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
Posted by Sam McCurdy
District 9820 RYLA Leadership Conference 
Do you want to help inspire leaders of tomorrow? Rotary is offering sponsorship opportunities for the January 2022 program.
RYLA is a leadership program coordinated by Rotary Clubs around the globe. Each year, thousands of young people participate in this 6-day program for 18 - 30 year olds
We have a very unique opportunity for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards this year in district 9820. Not only can we offer participants the opportunity for professional growth, but we have some serious changes to the program to enhance the experience with our 6-day live in conference.
Participants will have fantastic activities run by our brilliant leadership team, coupled with expert guest speakers to enhance and up-skill all aspects of who they are as a leader and a person, through extensive training in all things relevant to create a better individual within their community.
We are getting excited to deliver this program, as it will prove to be a truly life changing experience.
So, click the link below, explore potential participants and offer them sponsorship today, because the new generation of RYLA is here, and we want them to be a part of something incredibly special.
Membership Channel goes online
Posted by Sam McCurdy on behalf of District Membership Chair 2021-2022 - DGN Linda Humphries
  • Have you struggled to get new members?
  • Do not know where to start?
  • Who do you turn to?
  • What are new style clubs?
  • Have you heard some success stories?
  • Do you have some ideas you want to share?
If you resonate with any of the above, you need to join us online on Wednesday 11th August 2021 at 6:30 pm for about an hour.
Membership Chair, District Governor Nominee Linda Humphries will host what will be the first in a series of online interactive conversations that will cover many topics and help you along the membership journey.
Looking forward to sharing the journey with you and hearing your ideas.
Zoom Meeting Details
Wednesday 11th August 2021 06:30 pm
Meeting ID: 875 1922 5898
Passcode: 822103
Kind regards,
Linda Humphries
District Governor Nominee 2021-2022
District Membership Chair 2021-2022
Rotary District 9820
Phone:  0417300335
Skyhydrant handover
Posted by Graham Johnstone for PDG Tim Moore.
We should be so proud of the work we do.
Although slow to start and many hardships confronted by our partner – the Rotary Club of West Cagayan de Oro over 4 years, our Rotary Foundation Global Grant has been completed.
You may recall the project, to provide 6 villages in the Philippines with clean water, by a sustainable clean water project. This involved our club donating almost $14,000A, matched by our District’s ‘District Designated Fund ‘(DDF) monies, and then the total matched by the Rotary Foundation to make a project of $32,000 US. ($42,000A).
Yes, it took a long time, a lot of work by some and enormous effort by our partner club, under duress from ISIS and more recently the continuing Covid-19 Pandemic. These villages were many days walk from the main town centre, with limited access by truck. The trusted Rotarians on the ground with the Balay Mindanao Foundation, Disaster Aid Australia and the Skyhydrant Foundation, ensured the success of this project.
Here is the opening of the final village. The photos show the signing off on the delivery and final installation – note the recognition of our club and our partners. This is a big deal to the villagers – to their health and safety. Apart from fencing off animals from water catchments, sanitary and hygiene courses have been conducted as an integral part of the project. In all, over 7,500 villagers now have access to clean water.
We look forward to our continued association with our partners and the great work that can be done through the Rotary Foundation. All of the money donated by our members, businesses and clubs to the Rotary Foundation comes back to our district for use locally and internationally according to what is given, providing we have the sustainable ideas to do good in the world.
Please let me know if you would like to be a part of the Club’s next Foundation project.
PDG Tim Moore
Club Foundation Chair 2021-22
Thank you to our sponsors.