25 July, 2018, Volume 58 Issue 4
Next Week's Meeting Responsibilities
Chair:             PP Jim Armstrong
Fellowship:  PP Bruce Shaw
                 Diana Gomez-Fullaway
Attendance:  Di Double
                        Steve Paton
Rotary Information Sessions
A series of short Rotary information sessions will be presented at our weekly meetings. 
The team members involved and the roster are as follows:
August 1 - Clare Ganderton
August 8 - Gaetano Fina
August 15 - Cheryl Zuhlsdorff
August 22 - Adwin Town
August 29 - Gary Castricum
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
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
District Governor Visit
Holm Park Recreation Reserve
Aug 15, 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
25-7-18 President's Preamble
It has been another busy week.  This end of financial year stuff has got hairs on it.  But that’s what I get for being in the business I am.
Our speaker this week was from RAWCS (Rotary Australia World Community Service).  He explained the importance of registering projects and the difference between Rotary Foundation and RAWCS.  RAWCS does not give out money, it deals more with the organisation and compliance aspects of projects. 
A project registered with RAWCS means that the project team are covered by the Rotary Australia Personal Accident/Sickness and Travel Policy so if anything happens they can get the best medical care and be medevaced home if required. 
The guys at RAWCS are a font of information and very willing to offer advice as our very own PP Gus knows.  David Nutter gave the vote of thanks.
David R’s wife Sue and Malcolm Findlay (our District’s RAWCS person) were also at the meeting.  David tried to get Malcolm to speak but was unsuccessful, I think he was a bit shy. 
Rotary Australia World Community Service
Our guest speaker was David Ronskey, who is the Southern Region Projects & Volunteers Coordinator with the Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS).   
David was accompanied by his wife Sue and the RAWCS District Chair Malcolm Findlay.
He explained the intricacies of registering  local and international projects online and the benefits resulting from the registration. 
The benefits include:
  • An established infrastructure ensuring compliance
  • An online donation facility to accumulate funds
  • Tax deductability for donations
  • Insurance
  • Volunteer support
  • Assistance in project management
RAWCS also ensures that the local government in the project location is advised of the project and all compliance needs are attended to. 
Berwick & District Benevolent Society Inc.
PP David Collyer reported that last Sunday on 22nd July, Kay Morland (representing Casey North Community Information and Support Service), Clare Ganderton and he attended a special service at Cardinia Presbyterian Church. There, he presented Graeme Dodson with a Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of the Berwick & District Benevolent Society for the long and continued support of the Society and therefore Casey North CISS.
The small, elderly, but very generous congregation was very appreciative of their visit and made them feel most welcome. 
As announced at the last Club Meeting, the positions of Secretary, Treasurer and 2 Committee Members were declared vacant for the Benevolent Society.   Therefore, David called for nominations for these positions, together with a proposer and seconder. 
The following nominations were proposed and seconded.  
Secretary:  David Cutler  
Treasurer:  Peter Batterham
Committee members:  Ann Kraan and Clare Ganderton
These nominations will be voted on at an Extraordinary AGM, organised for Wednesday 1st of August 2018.
Jokers Wild 25-7-18
Di Scheepers was the lucky winner of Jokers Wild this week.  On cutting the deck of cards, she managed to get the 4 of Diamonds, so the Jackpot continues to grow.
Next time we have Jokers Wild, there will be 43 Cards and a Jackpot of $599.
See Sandi to get your tickets prior to the commencement of the Meeting.
Supporting a Community Fundraiser
On Wednesday 25th July  our Club rallied in support of the local Commonwealth Australia Bank (CBA) fundraiser for ‘Very Special Kids”  at the Eden Rise Shopping Centre, Berwick.
Club Members, Rhonda Anderson, Gary Evans, Gaetano Fina, Peter Mangan and Bob Lay were on hand to provide sausages etc, supplied by CBA to the local shoppers.
CBA’s Joint  Branch Manager’s Tanya Bondin & Heidi Greene also sold ‘Very Special Kids’ merchandise raffle tickets.  Heidi has since advised us that in excess of $1,500 was raised on the day,  with more expected from the raffle to be drawn next week.
Rotary at Work once again!
Robert Latimer
Our guest speaker for the Wednesday 1st August meeting will be Robert Latimer of Medical Sailing Ministries.
Robert founded Medical Sailing Ministries, 10 years ago in 2018 as an outreach activity of North Ringwood Uniting Church, where he is a member. A project that combines Robert's love of sailing with a practical way of expressing his Christian faith.
News Snippets
Rotary International President's Representative
PDG Dr. Stephanie Urchick

The Rotary International Presidents Representative has been announced for our upcoming multi-district conference. 
A Rotarian since 1991, Dr. Stephanie A Urchick is a member of the Rotary Club of Canonsburg Houston Southpointe, and is a Rotary Foundation (TRF) Major Donor and Bequest Society member.
Broome - It's the target!
PP Mark and Isobel Caulfield continue their outback adventures, as Isobel reports below.
"The Gibb River Road is done and dusted. And we do mean DUST. Very isolated geographically but never alone as there are lots of people on it.
Camped on the beach for 3 nights at McGowans Sunset Camp near Kalumburu. AMAZING! Fresh oysters straight from the rocks. Found Leigh and Barb Scanlan from home, how good is that. 

Recuperated in Derby for a couple of nights and now onto Broome."

They have now reached Broome, where they met up with PP Laury and Kate Gordyn, Alf and Debbie Giesen and others  to enjoy the sunset at Cable Beach.

What a life!   280  and sunny every day.

Weekly Photos