Posted by David Button on Nov 14, 2020
Face to Face meeting
When the new set of eased restrictions become clearer on the 22nd of November, it will make working out the next steps to meeting face to face again easier.
Already Jane, Isobel and Sam have done work on venue options and catering but at this stage, none are able to meet our needs based on the last survey responses of member expectations. Obviously, a new survey needs to be produced and will be coming out in the next few days. It is important for everyone to respond to the survey if they want their views heard.
Cluster Events
Last night, Friday 13th November, I had a meeting with the other Presidents in our Cluster led by our new Assistant Governor Colin Byron (RC Greater Dandenong-Endeavour Hills). Colin is very committed to getting our Cluster clubs working together, as well as learning from each other.
One topic of interest was the use of the Learning Centre for all members to increase their knowledge of Rotary and become more effective Rotarians. RC Berwick has 53% of members with active MyRotary accounts. It was acknowledged that some members will not be interested in MyRotary.
Town Entry signs 
The District 9820 Public Image Group are encouraging Clubs to check their town signage, many of which have out of date information and branding, or have become worn out and tatty.  As an incentive, District are offering a reimbursement of $150 to help clubs upgrade their signage and display the right brand.
The Rotary Club of Casey has made the first move with the production of a new sign for the two town entry posts, which hold signs for all the different clubs in Berwick. They have asked us to join in, as our signs are outdated and need upgrading.
There will be some discussion at the Board about this project at the next Board meeting.
Supporting local business
Jen Marshall created a very entertaining and informative meeting on Wednesday with Pilates instructor and small business owner Kate Boyle.
This was a good example of Rotary doing something in the community to the benefit of a small business and also for the members who attended. We need to be proactive in what we do as Rotarians and even small projects like this make a difference. Good work on this one Jen!