Issue  12
22nd September 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
September is 'Basic Education and Literacy' Month
Book into a Meeting
Saturday morning coffee
ZOOM: (Password: catchup)
Sep 25, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Daniel Flynn - Thankyou brand
ZOOM: (Password: Rotaryzoom)
Sep 29, 2021
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Saturday morning coffee
ZOOM: (Password: catchup)
Oct 02, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Who's tool is that?
ZOOM: (Password: Rotaryzoom)
Oct 06, 2021
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Saturday morning coffee
ZOOM: (Password: catchup)
Oct 09, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Rotary Overseas Recycled Playgrounds
The Beaconsfield Club
Oct 13, 2021
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Lee Alexander - Breast Care Nurse
The Beaconsfield Club
Oct 20, 2021
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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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
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
David Grant
September 3
Bruce Shaw
September 17
Geoff Double
September 20
Laury Gordyn
October 6
Gary Castricum
October 11
Alf Giesen
October 23
Shoey Schumacher
October 29
Spouse Birthdays
Josie Wilson
September 9
Geoff Double
September 21
Marlene Cooper
October 20
Helen Lay
October 23
Wendy Froggatt
October 23
Henny Castricum
October 27
Bruce Shaw
Robyn Shaw
September 4
Alf Giesen
Debbie Giesen
September 27
Bob Lay AM
Helen Lay
October 3
Eric Boon
Wendy Boon
October 7
Andrew Somers
Michele Somers
October 29

The relationship between Rotary International and the Peace Corps, made official with a 2014 partnership agreement, has its foundation in the organizations’ shared values.


Rotary members join 3D print enthusiasts to make personal protective equipment in short supply due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Rotary Foundation receives highest rating from Charity Navigator for 13th consecutive

ClubRunner Mobile
2021 Footy Trivia night
Posted by Sam McCurdy:
We had a great turnout on Wednesday night for our annual Football Trivia night, which was conducted via ZOOM.  Over 20 members and guests attended, with most wearing their favourite team colours.
Funno did a terrific job organising football trivia questions, (some with a massive point allocation), into quarters that were symbolic of an actual AFL football match.  The footy questions were punctuated with general trivia questions derived from his notorious collection of Carlton Draught stubby caps.
One of the tricky trivia questions from the stubby caps involved the meaning of the word “osculation”, which we found out is the human act of “kissing”.  Its not a very romantic alternative and who would ever use that word?
PP Isobel was the ZOOM host and expertly divided the participants into four competing groups (Rooms).  Questions were posted in printed form by sharing the screen with the four rooms.
Due to Funno’s generous scoring system and diverse questions, he managed to split the four teams into two high scoring expert groups and two “Wooden spooners”.
Thank you Funno and Isobel for all your good work in organising the event. It is fair to say that a fun night was had by all the participants.
Go Dees!
Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA)
Posted by Sam McCurdy:
A RYLA event is being organised and run as a joint program between District 9810 and 9820 at Rawson Village in West Gippsland from 17th – 22nd January 2022.
RYLA is an intensive 6-day leadership experience sponsored by Rotary clubs to build skills and develop young leaders of tomorrow, while having fun and making meaningful connections.
Participants aged 18 – 30 can connect with leaders in our community and learn valuable skills through this program by:
  • Building communication and problem-solving strategies
  • Discovering strategies for becoming dynamic leaders in the community
  • Learning from community leaders, inspirational speakers, and peer mentors
  • Unlocking their potential to turn motivation into action
  • Having fun and forming lasting friendships as well as connections
  • Experiencing professional development and gaining opportunities to serve the community through Rotary and Rotaract
Clubs can become involved by sponsoring a participant and or program leader. Sponsoring a participant will give the club a simple way to focus on developing young leaders, create sustainable change, and aid in the creation of service-minded global citizens.
Applications made for the program prior to 31st October will be invoiced an early bird sponsorship fee of $949 for participants and $650 for leaders. After that date, fees will be $1049 and $750 respectively.
Applications are currently open online and can be accessed through the District website at:
Advance Notice 2023 convention
Posted by Graham Johnstone from District website.
Lift the lid
Posted by Graham Johnstone from district website.
Australian Rotary Health will celebrate Hat Day on Sunday 10th October with a FREE online webinar featuring a panel of mental health researchers. You're welcome to join us or host your own party with your Rotary Club, friends or colleagues.

All funds raised will go towards vital research helping improve the mental health of young Australians aged 0-12. 

Download your Host Kit and register your event by contacting the ARH office on: or (02) 8837 1900 if you would like us to mail a host kit to you.  
Archives Revisited
Posted by Graham Johnstone Submitted by past sergeant Funno.
Joker's Wild 22nd September
Posted by Graham Johnstone:
This week's Joker's Wild ticket was for Maureen Scott again!
This time, Maureen drew the King of Clubs.
Jackpot for next week is $335.50. Good luck everyone!
Thank you to our sponsors.