Tree Planting morning 28th August 2022
Rotary Community Event
Please click HERE to register.
Volunteers, Friends of Rotary, Rotarians and anyone who just wants to make Berwick a prettier place to live are very welcome to join us.
 Registration is REQUIRED so we can cater for your lunch, comply with OH&S and make you feel part of the crew. 
Please bring gloves, wear sturdy shoes and walk from the car park on Inglis Road to the planting area which is 600 metres. If you are not comfortable walking that distance, please let Jen (email below) or Jack know so we can get a car load of people to meet at the end of Buchanan Road and drive down to the planting area.
Further enquiries can be made by emailing Jen Marshall on jenmarshall30@gmail.com. Local groups are very welcome. This is a great event to get to learn a bit more about Rotary.
Currently, as of 25th August 2022, there are 20 people registered to attend this event; many of them are children. If you are going, please let us know by using this link to register. rotaryberwick.org/Event/Register/9f1b6e82-3140-4b14-9587-558214c04934 .
This is how Rotary can improve the future amenity of our area and make Berwick a lovely place to live, as well as promote Rotary's work in our community.
Images for this weeks meeting
In the absence of anything deep and meaningful to report (since I was absent from this week's meeting due to other commitments), I can only offer the best photos of the night from our Club Photographer Sandi.
Check out the photo gallery HERE
Are we there just for sausages?
I want to believe that Rotary is not all about the BBQ. Someone has to feed the masses, and there is a calling there for sure.
But our time and efforts must account for something more. Something that changes lives and creates a better future for others. Our work helping to build a hospital in Halmahera, Indonesia, is a good example. Many people have benefited from our efforts, although individually, RCB Rotarians did not have to do much to make it happen. Have a look here: https://rotaryberwick.org/sitepage/halmahera to learn more, but more importantly, check out the hospital's Facebook page to see what has happened since we finished.
The difference we have made in conjunction with others has also been significant in Balibo, Timor Leste. Have a look here: https://rotaryberwick.org/Search/Balibo
The Rotary Club of Berwick has made a difference in many communities over the years, and our work has been appreciated both near and far. So think past the BBQ (while you are helping at the BBQ) and make the world a better place through using the power of the Rotary machine.
The simple act of planting a few trees THIS WEEKEND at Grasmere followed by a BBQ lunch brings the Rotary World into balance.  Life-changing work, creating a better environment and improved living space, followed by a tremendous Rotary BBQ with fellowship thrown in for free. It doesn't get any better than that!
Issue  9
24th August 2022
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Caulfield's Australian Odyssey Continues
Extracted from Isobel's recent Facebook posting:
This time it’s Cairns and the Atherton tablelands.
Tropical rainforest, waterfalls, volcanic crater lakes and trying to find tree kangaroos. Also it’s warm, sunny and green, what more could you ask for.
I video called dad, Graeme Mills, when we were at Herberton Historic Village. We went along the old cars, bulldozers and trucks there and he correctly identified at least 90% of them. What a legend! I'm not sure I would pass too many of the old school tests though. 
We had an enjoyable day trip to Kuranda on the train and then back on the sky rail.
Cairns is a lovely place, especially along the foreshore. Lots of people around even without a cruise ship in town. There are a few backpackers around, both working and being tourists. But it is also very sad looking with lots of empty shops.
Not sure where we will end up tonight. We will point the newly serviced ute and head south.
We have travelled just under 10,000 km so far this trip.
Words of Wisdom
Extracted from Isobel's recent Facebook posting:
Words of wisdom from the past that are still relevant today!
Moore's African Photographic Odyssey
Photos extracted from Tim's Facebook Postings: 
Tim and Jane will return from their African Photographic Odyssey soon.  The following magnificent photographs capture the range of African wildlife that they encountered. 
I hope Tim had a long telescopic lens on his camera as the photos seem to be up close and personal, as well as potentially dangerous.
We look forward to hearing about their African trip on their return.
District Conference 2023
Well it all starts off on Friday with captivating choices to explore the local area. Take a delicious winery OR garden bus tour with lunch, or try your luck on breaking your handicap in a round of golf on the delightful RACV Cape Schanck course.
On Friday night, arrange your Club dinner in any of the multitudes of cafes and restaurants which abound in the local area.
On Saturday, settle in to enjoy an impressive array of presentations by the following Keynote speakers:
  • Kate Roffey, President of the Melbourne Football Club,
  • Warren Tate, Communications expert,
  • Julia Kay, 2022 Young Victorian of the Year and co-Director of Great Wrap,
  • Samuel Johnson, 2018 Victorian of the Year, actor and founder of Love Your sister,
Rotary projects and discussions will also be made by:
  • Jennifer Jones, Rotary International President and Ian Riseley, Rotary Foundation Chair and Past Rotary International President who will share a virtual conversation with us
  • Jessie Harman, Zone 8 representative.
  • Bernie Farquhar, Rotary Club of Mitchell River
  • Ross Kilborn, Rotary Club of Mornington.
After enjoying a day of learning and connection building, it is time to kick up your heels at the Saturday night themed Beach Party dinner. Accompanying the gourmet event, the Baker Boy Band will treat you to fabulous music. The Baker Boy Band have played at a number of District Conference dinners and they are always on point with their entertainment.
Sunday morning starts with a breakfast session and a presentation by Kevin Sheedy, 2022 Victorian of the Year and Libby Wilson, Rotary Club of Rosebud Rye (RCRR). A tour of the Rotary Rosebud Warehouse: https://www.facebook.com/rosebudwarehouse/ will be offered to interested Conference participants as they leave from breakfast and head home. This is a major project of the Rotary Club of Rosebud-Rye and well worth a visit if you are interested in how a Rotary Club can run a very big and ongoing project that requires a lot of capital investment.
This conference has a lot to offer the average Rotarian who gets the vibe there is more to Rotary than meets the eye as well as the seasoned Rotarian who sees opportunities everywhere but needs connections to make things happen.
Rotary Convention 2023
How good is this! A Rotary Convention coming to Melbourne in just a few months time. I would encourage you all to have a look at this ritzy website that is jammed-packed with local information: https://rotarymelbourne2023.org/ or click on the image above to take you to the registration portal.
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