9 January 2019
Volume 58 Issue 26
Next Meeting Responsibilities
Not applicable due to the
Berwick Cemetery Clean-up.
The next meeting will be at
Holm Park Reserve
on Wednesday 23 January 2019

The Rotary Club of Berwick normally meets
on Wednesday evening at
Holm Park Reserve
(Beaconsfield Football Club)
Emerald-Beaconsfield Road
6.30 for a 7.00pm start

Bookings and Apologies
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.
Upcoming Events
Cemetary Clean Up
Jan 16, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Australia Day Event
Jan 26, 2019
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Bee Keeping and Wine Tasting visit
Feb 03, 2019
12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
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
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ted French
January 9
Sandi Tarant
January 15
Anand Amarnath
January 22
Gary Evans
January 27
Ricardo Balancy
January 27
Spouse Birthdays
Val Dunn
January 17
Dawn Newby
January 26
Isobel Caulfield
Mark Caulfield
January 1
Mark Caulfield
Isobel Caulfield
January 1
Adrian Froggatt
Wendy Froggatt
January 4
Gus Dominguez
Viviana Dominguez
January 5
Berwick & District Benevolent Society Inc.
Since 2015, the Rotary Club of Berwick has had responsibility for management of the Berwick & District Society Inc. 
The current  Office Bearers are:
President:  PP David Collyer
Treasurer:  PP Peter Batterham
Secretary:   PP Peter Mangan
Outgoing International Exchange Student
A happy group of Rotarians, partners and guests met at the beautiful home of Jack and Ann Kraan on Wednesday 9 January, to welcome in 2019.  
To get the party started, Bob Lay invited Clare Ganderton to present gifts to our outgoing international exchange student, Tara Wilkinson.  Clare is Tara's local counsellor.
On behalf of the Club, Clare presented Tara with her official "Youth Exchange" blazer and a carry-on bag intended to contain emergency supplies, in case her luggage gets lost.
During her stay in the USA, Tara will be attending Grand Rapids High School, which has approximately 900 students.  She already has a copy of the curricum for the year; all 55 pages of it.
Tara will leave Melbourne at 1:30 pm on Saturday 19 January flying directly to Los Angeles, where she will transfer to a domestic flight to Minneapolis.  There she will link up with her first host family, Kevin and Kim Geislinger and their 17 year old daughter Anna. 
We all wish her a happy and successful stay in the USA and we look forward to receiving monthly reports on her experiences there.
Tara responded by stating that she is really excited about the trip and can't wait to get started. 
She thanked Bob Lay, Clare Ganderton and Gaetano Fina for their support and advice.  Tara also thanked the Club for sponsoring her for the international exchange.
Upcoming Events
PE Isobel Caulfield began by thanking Jack and Ann Kraan for providing the venue for the Rotary barbeque and complimenting them on their beautiful garden.
She reminded everyone of the fund-raising barbeque being run by the Club, at Bunnings in Fountain Gate on Sunday 13 January from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Isobel invited volunteers to assist at Bunnings, even for an hour or two.  However, she acknowledged that some members will unavailable to assist, as they will be involved in collecting Art Screens from Sorrento.
The Australia Day arrangements are progressing well.  The City of Casey is happy with the relevant documentation submitted, but we are still sorting out the District insurance for the event.
Some of last year's food vendors have pulled out, but will be replaced by vendors from the "Carols by Candlelight" event.
Isobel emphasised the need to have "All hands on deck" to assist at Pioneers Park on Saturday 26 January from 7:00am.
DGE Adrian Froggatt leaves for training in San Diego on Thursday 10 January.  We all wish Adrian and his wife Wendy, a safe and enjoyable trip.
2019 Berwick Cemetery Clean-up
PP Adrian Funston (Funno) advised everyone that next week's clean-up will be the 54th year of community service provided by the Club to the Berwick Cemetery Trust.
PP Mark Caulfield, PP Jack Kraan and Alf Giesen will manage the barbeque arrangements.
PP Gary Evans and Funno will provide trailers to move soil and mulch, but we also require rakes, shovels, leaf blowers and watering cans. 
Some painting will be required , as well as some watering of the roses.  Wear gloves if you are undertaking the painting tasks and ideally bring along a small pot for the paint.  Brushes and paint will be supplied.
He advised participants to park in the Arch Brown Reserve, off Buchanan Road.
Participants are advised to be there from 5:30 pm onwards and to bring chairs and jumpers, as it can get chilly in the evening.
Vale Peter Mangan
A large crowd attended the funeral service on Friday 4 January for Peter Mangan, who passed away peacefully on Friday 28 December 2018, at the age of 69.
Born on 30 May 1949 in Geelong, Peter attended St Mary’s Primary School, Christian College, Geelong West Technical School, the Gordon Institute and finally RMIT.
He married his wife Kate in Geelong on 1 July 1989.  The marriage included 12-year old step-daughter Chevelle, who had effectively brought them together. Peter is survived by his wife Kate, Chevelle, son-in-law Richard and grandchildren Fletcher and 'sparkling Harriet'. 
Peter’s association with Local Government began at the age of 25 in 1974.  He held senior administrative positions with several different Shire Councils, including Finance Officer, Deputy Shire Secretary, Shire Secretary, Chief Executive Officer, General Manager of Corporate Strategies at the City of Ballarat.  He also provided consulting services to various local government bodies and other organisations.
Peter had a long association with Rotary and was a member of several different Clubs, becoming President of the Rotary Club of Ballarat and Secretary of Echuca Moama. 
He joined the Rotary Club of Berwick in 2009 and served as Treasurer for two years.  He was presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship in 2013. 
Peter had great character and was quick-witted, loyal, meticulous, pragmatic and very professional. He got things done with diligence and a minimum of fuss. 
He was a gentleman and we are proud to have known him.
Carols by Candlelight De-briefing
Seven members of the 'Carols by Candlelight' Organising Committee met on Thursday evening on 3 January at Sandros Restaurant in Berwick, to conduct a de-briefing on the event.
The participants were Diana Gomez-Fullaway, Cheryl Zuhlsdorff, Sharmaine Squire, Gaetano Fina, PP Gus Dominguez, Bob Lay AM and Sam McCurdy.
Although the 2018 event was considered a great success, 36 recommendations were put forward to improve the 2019 event. 
These recommendations will be passed on to the Board and incoming 'Carols by Candlelight' committee for decisions and potential action.


January is Rotary Awareness Month

This is the month for us to consider how our Rotary values – and our own actions – influence public perceptions of Rotary.

Rotary’s strategic plan outlines five core values that define and guide us as we chart a course into our second century of service.

1. Service is our first value, as it should be. The focus of service is reflected in our primary motto, Service Above Self. We have the potential to create better, safer, and healthier communities, one project at a time.

2. Fellowship is the reason Rotary was founded over 100 years ago. The friendship, the camaraderie, and the wonderful sense of doing something good together is what keeps us all looking forward to our Rotary meetings week after week.

3. Diversity is an aspect of Rotary that becomes more important with every passing year.

4. Integrity is fundamental to the organisation’s identity. Every Rotarian is a guardian of the reputation that generations of Rotarians have worked to build. When we maintain the highest ethical standards in all of our dealings, we strengthen the trust that allows us to serve more effectively.

5. Leadership is final core value. Each of us must remember, with our every action, that we are Rotarians. When we are chosen to become Rotarians, and when we choose to accept that honor, we take it upon ourselves to become representatives of the entire organisation.

When we are known as Rotarians, then everything we do reflects upon us all. By living by our core values and committing to Service Above Self, we build a stronger Rotary and a better world for all.


Weekly Photos
(Provided by Isobel Caulfield and Sam McCurdy)

Note The Dates
Date Activity Venue Time
Wednesday 6 February SE Melbourne A League and W League Football Holm Park Reserve 6:30 pm for 7:00 pm
Wednesday 20 February Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) Holm Park Reserve 6:30 pm for 7:00 pm
Friday 1 March Charity Golf Day Cardinia-Beaconhills Golf Links Mid-day onwards
Saturday 16-17 March Social Weekend Paynesville 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Social Event