The year progresses liz bannon 2017-08-15 14:00:00Z 0
 After a great Changeover Dinner, with an excellent meal from Goldfields Catering the new Rotary year has started well with members attending in good numbers at our first meeting for the year. We are still planning the projects for the year, and tonight will include discussion on local projects with assistance from DGN Grant Hocking, and AG Cliff Downey in attendance.  We have some members unable to attend either due to travelling or ill health/surgery, and we look forward to their return.
Next week we have a partners night and we will share a meal at the 8 Sisters Cafe on Mitchell St.
 
Off to a great start! Liz Bannon 2017-07-16 14:00:00Z 0
 
WELCOME
PP  Ian conducted the usual toasts to RI and Australia and welcomed members, visiting Rotarians  and guests. He also chaired the meeting.
 
APOLOGIES
     President Jennie Barnes, Frank Nott, Charlie Bovalino, Roger McKellar, Peter Spurling,  Denis Gallagher
 
REPORTS
Function Centre
Phil Symons advised as follows :
  • Doorlocks have been upgraded for security. Keys unchanged.
  • New alarm panel has been fitted.
  • All lights changed to LED for economy/environment.
  • The function centre bookings cannot be shown on calendar as future BBQs are logged. Could BBQ bookings be removed please.
Bar/BBQ Manager Bob W. reminded us of BBQ next Wednesday week 12 July
 
International Chair and P/E Liz Bannon made note of the following points for consideration by the club :
  • BBQs have become important fundraisers.
  • We need to be aware and promote Rotary, our club and fund recipients and sources if possible. ie possible advertised recipient could be new pool committed $2000 pa.
  • Function centre is financially viable
  • Display signs to carpark need updating
  • Could we investigate a grant to erect covered seating and eating area.
  • Public toilets need refurbishment.
  • Revisit the Master plan  supplied by Council 11 years ago.
  • Major fundraiser is hole in one. Only hold one event at Easter.
  • Bring in other organisations to involve youth in conduct of the event.
  • Obtain expressions of interest from other organisations.
  • Look at long term by erection of security fencing.
  • Committee- Col Clark, Glen Ludeman, Judy Kidman and Bruce McClure.
  • Swap Meet Committee is contacting all previous organisations which have helped in the past. The three major organisations will need to provide 100 volunteer hours, with other interested parties supporting them with volunteer numbers.
 
PP Judy advised that Friday 30 June BBQ has been cancelled and replaced with Saturday 1 July.
TAFE BBQs now sorted so watch for roster.
Further investigation being carried out re future  BBQs at Bunnings ie how many weekends are available and do we continue with last Fridays ?
 
.UPCOMING DATES
       
1 July              Bunnings BBQ    AM  Denis, Mary, Wendy and
                                                              Rob  (9am to 12,30 pm)
                                                         PM   Colin (2 hrs) ,Mary, Judy and
                                                                  David  (12.30pm to 4 pm)
1  July           Changeover Dinner at Function Centre.
3 July            NO MEETING THIS MONDAY
5 July            Poyser BBQ Epsom    10 Am  to 2.30 PM   Bob W., Kaylyn, Judy, Mary.
9 July             Bunnings BBQ     AM Bob W., Denis, Mary Judy
                                                         PM Trevor, Mary, Ian,
11 July           Poyser BBQ  High St.  10 AM to 2,30 PM    Bob W.,Kaylyn, Mary.
 
FINE SESSION
This was not  conducted due to time constraints. .
 
SWINDLE
This was not  conducted tonight. due to time constraints. .
 
MEETING CLOSURE
As time did not permit further discussion, PP Ian thanked the members for their positive and productive input and closed the
meeting at 8.10 PM
 
 

     
 
 
BULLETIN 26 JUNE 2017 Denis Gallagher 2017-06-27 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Liz Bannon on Jun 21, 2017

The new Board will be led by Liz Bannon, a late entrant as President Elect. Ian Doak will be Vice President, Colin Clark will continue as Treasurer, Bruce McClure will be Secretary. Other Board members include Kaylyn Journeaux, Judy Kidman and Trevor Kuhle. Our major events will continue such as the Swap Met and Hole in One, and we hope to develop some new projects as well..
 

  

2017-18 Board Liz Bannon 2017-06-20 14:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 21, 2017

   W O W ! T he year is nearly over. Our club has had a very successful year with fundraising activities, working hard at a variety of BBQs within our community. The hard work by many members has been lucrative, and will enable some valuable contributions to other community organisations. This will be announced at our Changeover Dinner to be held on July 1 in our rooms at Gateway Park in Kangaroo Flat. We have had our challenges, amongst which was our President moving interstate for business, with her board supporting her as she "skyped" in for each meeting. Members have coped well with the challenges technology has provided. Events such as the Hole in One and the Swap Meet were successfully held. Charlie's Ride for Kids has been successful also. 
 

 

  

2016-17 year draws to a close Liz Bannon 2017-06-20 14:00:00Z 0
 
WELCOME
PP  Ian conducted the usual toasts to RI and Australia and welcomed members, visiting Rotarian Geoff Adcock and guests. He also chaired the meeting.
 
APOLOGIES
     President Jennie Barnes, Frank Nott, Kaylyn Journeaux,  Peter Hull, Rob Haughton, Bob Mathrick. Phil Symons, Charlie Bovalino, Mary Stevens.
 
REPORTS
International Chair and P/E Liz Bannon advised that one of her best sewers has been lost to DFG Thailand. She is presently trying to fill 200 bags for DFG east Timor.
Liz later requested help to set up the centre for the changeover dinner on the Saturday afternoon before the evening event on 1st July.
 
Treasurer Colin presented swindle winner Bruce McClure with cheque for $555.25. Congrats Bruce.
 
Secretary Denis advised Tafe BBQ was great success with profit around $480. Thanks to Mary and partner Peter and Bruce.
Also on behalf of Function Centre Manager Phil Symons that COBG has been requested to attend to problem tree, check requirements for exits and upgrade rear door to make it more secure. CBOG has advised that only the existing exit is required. The alarm system requires a new push pad and costs will be at least $400. Hopefully in roof devices will be ok. LED lighting installed recently.
 
Secretary Elect Bruce reminded all to get their RSVP's in for the changeover dinner and noted that absentee President meant we were missing out on cluster meetings.
Congrats to Bruce, Rob and helpers on centre cleanout and new cupboards in offices which hopefully can store much of our BBQ equipment and unclutter the bar.
 
Trevor Kuhle enlightened us with his summary of goings on at the club during the past year. It should be noted that not all members agree with some of his comments which were based on hearsay and could be considered by some as defamatory. The first part of the four way test is "Is it the TRUTH". The other 3 parts are also relevant.
 
PP Judy raised the matter of the BBQ roster and advised she would be glad to admit new persons to the roster.
 
.UPCOMING DATES
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30 June 2017       Bunnings BBQ    AM  Denis, Mary  and ??????
                                                                PM   Colin, Charlie, Judy.
1  July   2017         Changeover Dinner at Function Centre.
 
FINE SESSION
This was not  conducted .
 
SWINDLE
This was  conducted tonight  without result possibly again due to molly-dooker spinner with a contract to dispose of pumpkins.
 
MEETING CLOSURE
The meeting closed at 8.00 PM (Swapmeet meeting To Follow}
 
 

     
 
BULLETIN 19 JUNE 2017 Denis Gallagher 2017-06-20 14:00:00Z 0
 
WELCOME
PP  Ian conducted the usual toasts to RI and Australia and welcomed members and guests. He also chaired the meeting.
 
APOLOGIES
     President Jennie Barnes, Frank Nott, Kaylyn Journeaux, David Rathbone,  Peter Hull, Rob Haughton, Peter Spurling, Bob Mathrick.
 
REPORTS
International Chair and P/E Liz Bannon advised that a container will go to East Timor August- September and they are working hard on kits for girls. Also there is a team in Maubisse now.
Liz also spoke on her aims for next year.
  • Possible support for Bgo Volunteers Resource centre . This provided $6M in benefits last year to our area.
  • Need to work more closely with other local clubs. 9 clubs with 240 members.
  • Weekend at Camp Getaway, tree planting etc. New RI president wants each member to plant a tree before earth day.
  • Facebook page for our Club and events.
  • Combined Foundation dinner.
  • Swapmeet will go on. New 5 year agreement with options to extend.
  • Need for ALL to have working With Children cards. Also we need to look at Risk management assessment for every event.
  • Support 10 September fundraiser Sylvie Paladino and Victorian Welsh Choir.
  • Visits to other clubs/ fun nights.
 
PP Judy raised the matter of the BBQ roster and advised she would be glad to admit new persons to the roster.
 
BBQ/Bar Manager Bob W. advised that it may be necessary for members to meet with Poyser management as there has been no response to our march letter and some arrangements need clarification.. Poysers seem to have payments up to date but have requested invoices to be sent.
Also Bob not available for TAFE BBQ 0n 15 June. After considerable discussion the Club decided to proceed. Team will be Denis, Bruce, Peter and Mary
 
Club Service Chair Charlie raised the matter of purchase of local beer. After discussion 6 slabs are to be ordered for members.
BBQ at BUFS went well, $350 raised. Thanks to all involved.
 
Function Centre, Bruce,Lesley and Rob spent about 7 hours sorting and cleaning out office and storerooms over the weekend.. Inspection revealed that the place was unrecognizable. They have done an incredible job. Well done.
 
Function Centre Manager Phil advised Council will provide Aircon for kitchen. Lights will be changed to LED by end June. Also raised the need to build lockable store for gas bottles, anchor BBQs and modify gate locks. Phil also suggested means of progressing on the new BBQ trailer and the Committee will consider further.
 
Thank you to Charlie , Bob W. and Trevor who volunteered to be back up/emergency persons for this important community project.
 
UPCOMING DATES
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7 June 2017         Poyser BBQ Epsom    Bob W., Roger,Mary, (Phil to confirm)
8 June 2017         Poyser BBQ High St.  Bob W., Roger, Mary, Kaylyn.
13 June 2017        Joint Meeting Outgoing and Incoming Board.
15 June 2017       Tafe BBQ                       Denis. Bruce, Kaylyn, Mary.
30 June 2017       Bunnings BBQ    AM  Denis, Mary  and ??????
                                                                PM   Colin, Charlie, Judy.
1  July   2017         Changeover Dinner at Function Centre.
 
FINE SESSION
This was conducted by Acting Sergeant  Ian and provided some hilarity despite the lack of even more truth relating to some fines.
 
SWINDLE
This was  conducted tonight  without result possibly due to molly-dooker spinner..
 
MEETING CLOSURE
The meeting closed at 8.00 PM (Extraordinary General meeting To Follow}
 
 

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BULLETIN 5 JUNE 2017 Denis Gallagher 2017-06-06 14:00:00Z 0
 
WELCOME
PP  Ian conducted the usual toasts to RI and Australia and welcomed members and visiting Rotarian Geoff Adcock.. He then Introduced  Charlie who chaired the meeting.
 
APOLOGIES
     President Jennie Barnes, Frank Nott, Kaylyn Journeaux, David Rathbone,  Peter Hull, Rob Haughton, Peter Spurling.
 
REPORTS
P/E Liz Bannon advised that she has almost finalised the Board for 2017/2018 and raised the need for an extraordinary general meeting. 
Consequently the Club decided to hold this on next Monday 5th June 2017. Liz advised she is proposing a smaller 8 member Board and has a need for one more director, possibly club service, so would welcome interest from member(s).
 
PP Judy raised the matter of the BBQ roster and advised she would circulate a new roster ASAP. There was also some discussion as to the viability of some of the weekly BBQ's and further investigation is needed prior to making ongoing arrangements including the net income and availability of weekend BBQ's which are much more lucrative than the weekday ones.
The recent Saturday BBQ at Bunnings on 27 May was very successful and netted about $800. Thanks to all who took part.
 
BBQ/Bar Manager Bob W. advised that it may be necessary for members to meet with Poyser management as there has been no response to our march letter. Charlie and Denis ??? 
 
Secretary Denis raised the matter of volunteers for the Wednesday Community Meal. Presently Roger collects same every week and Denis and Alison alternate to open up. Mary has recently joined us but Roger will be away on a study tour and Alison is presently not well. Collection involves picking up bread from Bath Lane about 4.50 and the food from St.John of God about 5.25 pm. Openers need to open up about 5.25 and everybody is usually finished cleaning up, dishes etc by 6.45 pm. The collector needs to return containers to the Hospital but this can be done next day if desired.
We are helped on site with serving and  clean up and  by community members.
 
Thank you to Charlie , Bob W. and Trevor who volunteered to be back up/emergency persons for this important community project.
 
UPCOMING DATES
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3 June 2017         BUFS BBQ                   Bob W.,Roger, Charlie, Rob H.
5 June 2017         EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING
7 June 2017         Poyser BBQ Epsom    Bob W., Roger,Mary, (Phil to confirm)
8 June 2017         Poyser BBQ High St.  Bob W., Roger, Mary, Kaylyn.
15 June 2017       Tafe BBQ                       Bob W. Judy, Kaylyn, Mary.
30 June 2017       Bunnings BBQ    AM  Denis, Mary  and ??????
                                                                PM   Colin, Charlie, Judy.
 
HOSPITAL TOUR 22  MAY 2017
This was a great success and enjoyed by the 14 attendees, Our tour guide was very well informed and managed to answer nearly all our questions. The new facility is very impressive and Bendigo is very fortunate to have it. The tour was followed by dinner at the Rising Sun and several other members joined us for that. A good night was had by all and hopefully this type of social night will not be the last.
 
FINE SESSION
This was conducted by Acting Sergeant  Ian and provided some hilarity despite the lack of truth relating to some fines.
 
SWINDLE
This was  conducted tonight  and Roger triumphed again.
 
MEETING CLOSURE
The meeting closed at 8.00 PM
 
 

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BULLETIN 29 MAY 2017 Denis Gallagher 2017-05-30 14:00:00Z 0
 
WELCOME
PP  Charlie conducted the usual toasts to RI and Australia and welcomed members and  guest presenter Sue Bourke. Charlie also chaired the meeting.
 
APOLOGIES
     President Jennie Barnes, Liz Bannon, Frank Nott, Kaylyn Journeaux, David Rathbone, Bob Wiseman, Peter Hull, Colin Clark, Judy Kidman, Bruce McClure, Trevor Kuhle,
 
REPORTS
Youth chair Roger advised that he will be going to Canada late June-early July and that he will not be able to collect meals and bread for the Community meal which he does every week. Denis commented that we needed more people on Community Meal roster or at least a back up emergency list. Roger collects meals every week but only Alison and Denis assist him on alternate weeks.

Function Centre Manager Phil requested a meeting of the BBQ trailer committee after our meeting. All members were able to attend except Bob W.
 
PP Judy, whilst on a well earned breakstill has a BBQ Roster list which has a lot of spaces to be filled so please help if you can. It is not expected nor sensible to expect anyone working full time to take time off paid work to assist at weekday events, so please do not feel guilty if you are in this category. Please let Judy know if you can fill a space on the roster.
 
PP Ian Doak spoke on the Kangaroo Flat Reserve, of which we are Committee of Management. The members must be approved by the Department of Land, Water, Planning and goodness knows what else. The existing Club members were nominated and as there were no further nominations were again elected to that Committee. 
 
Foundation Chair Peter reminded us of the need for $26.50 donations for the Foundation's centenary. He has many in but would like to finalise the matter.
 
PRESENTATION- SUE BOURKE  FREEDOM AGED CARE.
Charlie introduced Sue who gave us a very informative talk on services for the elderly offered by Freedom. They are unique in that they can provide accommodation from good health right through light care, moderate and high  care  to palliative care and all levels of service can be provided in the one unit, so clients never have to move regardless of their circumstances. .Carers are available 24/7. Units are purchased on a 99 year lease and when no longer required units are refurbished at shared cost with family and sold again with balance going to family. Car parking is available. There are 100 units at Kennington  with about 60 occupied. The compound is now locked and occupants have gate codes. This is particularly important to prevent exit of Alzheimer sufferers or ingress of undesirables. Sue left us with brochures etc. On conclusion of her presentation, Sue answered several questions and Peter Spurling presented her with a shopping bag from our Cambodian project as a token of our appreciation..
 
UPCOMING DATES
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19 May 2017       Tafe BBQ             BOB W.. Roger, Bruce? Judy emergency.
22 May 2017        Tour Of New Hospital 5 pm. Dinner at Rising Sun after. NO MEETING AT FUNCTION CENTRE
27 May 2017        Bunnings BBQ  AM  Denis, Trevor, Phil  (Saturday)
                                                            PM  Ian, Judy, Charlie, Mary.
7 June  2017        Poyser BBQ Epsom  Bob W,. Roger, Mary.
8 June  2017        Poyser BBQ High St. Bob W., Roger, Mary
3 June 2017         BUFS BBQ                   Bob W.,Roger, Charlie, Rob H.
7 June 2017         Poyser BBQ Epsom    Bob W., Roger,Mary
8 June 2017         Poyser BBQ High St.  Bob W., Roger, Mary.
15 June 2017       Tafe BBQ                       Bob W. Judy, Roger, Mary.
30 June 2017       Bunnings BBQ    AM  Denis  and ??????
                                                                PM   ???????
DISTRICT FOUNDATION GRANT SEMINAR 8 MAY 2017
This was held at our function centre and was very successful. President Jennie welcomed all participants and handed over to the District presenters who gave an informative and interesting presentation on what the Foundation and District can provide. It was gratifying to see 14 of our own members in attendance as well as a further 23   from District and other clubs, a grand total, of 37 attendees.
Congratulations to Foundation Chair Peter and District on their great organisation which made the night a great success.
 
SWINDLE
This was not conducted tonight.
 
MEETING CLOSURE
The meeting closed at 8.00 PM
 
 

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BULLETIN 15 MAY 2017 Denis Gallagher 2017-05-16 14:00:00Z 0
 
WELCOME
PP  Bruce conducted the usual toasts to RI and Australia,  welcomed members and  introduced PP Charlie who chaired the meeting.
Charlie advised that it would be a short meeting due to the need for a Board meeting following recent resignation of P/E Tim McCrohan.
All members were invited to the Board meeting as the business included selection of a new President Elect 
 
APOLOGIES
      Liz Bannon, Bob Mathrick, Frank Nott, Kaylyn Journeaux,  Rob Haughton, , David Rathbone, Bob Wiseman, Peter Hull, Colin Clark, Phil Symons,
 
REPORTS
 
PP Judy  circulated BBQ Roster list which has a lot of spaces to be filled so please help if you can. It is not expected nor sensible to expect anyone working full time to take time off paid work to assist at weekday events, so please do not feel guilty if you are in this category. Please let Judy know if you can fill a space on the roster.
 
Foundation Chair Peter  advised of a working bee at 10 am Sunday 7 May to rejuvenate the rose garden and requested assistance from anyone available.
 
UPCOMING DATES
                                                          
3 May   2017       Poyser BBQ Epsom  Bob W., Roger, Angelina, Mary.
8 May  2017        District 9800 Foundation Grants Seminar here.
11 May  2017       Poyser BBQ High St. Bob W., Roger, Mary, Judy
15 May  2017       Guest Speaker Sue Bourke, Liaison Officer Freedom Aged Care.
19 May 2017       Tafe BBQ             BOB W.. Roger, Bruce? Judy emergency.
22 May 2017        Tour Of New Hospital 5 pm. Dinner at Rising Sun after.
27 May 2017        Bunnings BBQ  AM  Denis, Trevor, Phil  (Saturday)
                                                            PM  Ian, Judy, Charlie, Mary.
7 June  2017        Poyser BBQ Epsom  Bob W,. Roger, Mary.
8 June  2017        Poyser BBQ High St. Bob W., Roger, Mary
3 June 2017         BUFS BBQ                   Team TBA  (This is a Saturday}
7 June 2017         Poyser BBQ Epsom    Bob W., Roger ??
8 June 2017         Poyser BBQ High St.   Bob W., Roger ??
15 June 2017       Tafe BBQ                       Bob W. Judy,  ??
30 June 2017       Bunnings BBQ    AM  Denis ??????
                                                                PM   ???????
SWINDLE
This was won. Congrats to Bruce McClure who outwitted Charlie and drew the joker. Well done Bruce.
 
MEETING CLOSURE
The meeting closed at 7.40 pm. ( Board meeting after.)
 
 

     

     
BULLETIN 1 MAY 2017 Denis Gallagher 2017-05-05 14:00:00Z 0
 
WELCOME
 P/E Tim  conducted the usual toasts to RI and Australia and welcomed members and guests Luke Doran and Paul Summersgill  and introduced President Jennie.
 
APOLOGIES
      Liz Durr, Bob Mathrick, Frank Nott, Kaylyn Journeaux,  Rob Haughton, Trevor Kuhle, David Rathbone, Bob Wiseman.
 
PRESIDENT JENNIE'S TOPICS
  • Jenny spoke of the tragic death of Angela, much loved daughter of Bob and Pauline Mathrick, after a long illness. A sympathy card was circulated by Roger for signing by all present.  Funeral on Friday at 1.30 pm at Miller street.
  • Congratulations and thanks to all who participated in Making the Hole in One such a success and also their efforts at BBQ's and raffles.
  • Request received from Salvos to assist with collection on Red Shield day. Club decided not to participate due to other commitments on those dates.
  • Request to run BBQ for UFS pharmacy opening on June 3rd. Referred to Bob Wiseman for decision.
  • Informed Club that COGB have decided to change all function centre keys to their master system. Secretary to meet with them and raise matter of carpark lighting, solar panels and dangerous tree near food van.
  • Great to hear that Liz Durr has been successful in obtaining $3000 grant from COGB for a defibrillator and first aid training. Well done Liz and thanks to COGB.
  • Our thanks to Julie and Brian Evans from Ravenswood who donated a new BBQ to our club.
  • Changeover Dinner Ist July.
  • President Jennie and Charlie will be official club representatives at ANZAC Service at Kangaroo Flat and will lay a wreath from our Club.
REPORTS
Service Chair Charlie reported  Rides for Kids ride on 23 April was a great success. Thanks to all who assisted on the day and  to local IGA who donated all the food for this event.and we are very grateful for this support. About $800 was raised for kids. And thanks to participants for their generosity.
 
PP Judy  circulated BBQ Roster list which has a lot of spaces to be filled so please help if you can.
 
Treasurer Colin advised Hole In One income for both events counting sponsorship, ball sales, donations and raffles was $17,127.95.
This was despite three Holes in One occurring. We are grateful to our Hole in One sponsor Serenity Motor Homes who donate these major prizes.
 
Function Centre Manager Phil raised question of gas bottles in gated area. As these cannot be stored in closed spaces, a lockable cage will be provided. Phil had also attempted to get COGB to reconsider key change as we had recently upgraded but to no avail.
 
PRESENTATION - LOCAL YOUTH COUNSELLING
Charlie Bovalino introduced Luke Doran and Paul Summersgill from Enjoy Church who run youth guidance and mentoring programs from the Church building in Kangaroo Flat who gave us an interesting summary of some of their work
  • Run leaders courses-27 leaders ranging 15 to 40 years.
  • Program Friday nights-6.30 to 8.30. Average attendance 100 to 150 kids.
  • Provides a safe place- no alcohol, drugs, not over 18 unless they have Working With Children card.
  • No physical contact allowed- program based on Christian values.
  • Kangaroo Flat youth- lack of parents/ role models.
  • Lots of great kids out there
  • Whilst Church based, priority is to help youth , not increase Church numbers.
  • Now running program at Crusoe College, looking at other Bendigo Colleges.
  • 10 % of kids at Crusoe have been thru program. (3-400). In 2015 one fight per day, 2016 only two for year, 2017 only one so far.
  • Youth need stable environment and to know someone cares.
  • Youth view of authority is poor, need to bring community to these kids.
  • Paul and Luke here mainly to make us aware of the need for help for youth in our community.
  • Current premises 700 sq.m. Space a problem if attendance rises to 200.
  • Drugs a problem across the board. Younger kids with drugs in Kangaroo Flat area.
  • Discipline method for bad behaviour is a forced break from program. This works.
  • Program includes annual joint camp at Phillip Island. Kids tend to open up more when out of their element. 3-4 days, 3-400 kids.
  • Most kids have no boundaries and these are foreign when imposed. Need to learn that breaking boundaries has consequences.
  • Need grandfather, dad, big brother figures in their life.
The club thanked Luke and Paul by acclamation and Roger presented them with a gift as a token of our thanks and appreciation for their work.
 
HOLE IN ONE DEBRIEFING
P/E Tim made the following points:
  • Very successful. Charlie managed to get 3BO to do podcasts which created interest
  • Good Friday $1700, Saturday $1900, Sunday $2400, Monday $1400.
  • Three Holes in One on Sunday.
  • Shelton Fencing were unable to supply quite enough fencing this year but we are very grateful for their assistance.Ian Doak advised of possible source of extra fencing.
  • We are extremely grateful to our member and major sponsor Phil Symons of Serenity Motor Homes. He has had to front up for 3 major prizes this year- and he was in the cage and saw 2 of them go in.  Phil was thanked by acclamation.
  • Food van kids were very helpful for the whole 4 days in picking up balls etc. It was decided to invite them to a meeting as our guests.
GIFTS FOR PRESENTERS
For info of members the Board later authorised the Secretary to purchase appropriate small gifts to give to presenters as a token of our appreciation.
 
FINE SESSION
This was not conducted .
 
UPCOMING DATES
 
28 Apr. 2017       Bunnings BBQ  AM  Denis, Tim, Peter H.
                                                           PM  Tim, Colin, Peter H., Ian D.
3 May   2017       Poyser BBQ  Bob W., Roger, Angelina, Mary.
8 May  2017        District 9800 Foundation Grants Seminar here.
11 May  2017       Poyser BBQ High St. Bob W., Roger, Mary
19 May 2017       Tafe BBQ      BOB W., Ian, ??
27 May 2017        Bunnings BBQ  AM  Denis, Tim, Phil
                                                            PM  Ian, Judy, ??
3 June 2017         BUFS BBQ         Team TBA
7 June 2017         Poyser BBQ Epsom    Bob W., Roger ??
8 June 2017         Poyser BBQ High St.   Bob W., Roger ??
15 June 2017       Tafe BBQ   Bob W.  ??  ??
30 June 2017       Bunnings BBQ    AM  Denis Tim ??
                                                                PM   Judy  ??  ??
 
MEETING CLOSURE
The meeting closed at 8.10 pm. (No swindle as Board meeting after.)
 
 
BULLETIN 24 APRIL 2017 Denis Gallagher 2017-04-24 14:00:00Z 0
 
WELCOME
 P/P Ian conducted the usual toasts to RI and Australia and welcomed members and guests Mal and Maggie Butcher and introduced P/E Tim
 
APOLOGIES
    Jennie Barnes, Bruce McClure, Peter Hull, Liz Durr, Bob Mathrick, Frank Nott, Kaylyn Journeaux,  Rob Haughton, Trevor Kuhle, Alison Brown
 
EASTER RAFFLE
We were privileged to have noted local artist and Easter raffle prize donor Terry Jarvis present to draw the raffle, and winners were as follows:
Terry Jarvis' painting- Naomi Rae.
Monster Easter egg basket-  Andrea Brown.
Our thanks to Mary for her sterling effort in selling $5,000 worth of tickets.
Fathers Day raffle to be discussed at 24 April meeting and approved by Board.
 
REPORTS
PP Ian reported on his recent visit to Ascot Rotary Club. This club is doing very well with displays of Leggo constructions. They have made up to $30,000 from one event which attracted 7,000 people. They have also been able to create several trusts and use income from these to fund projects and other worthy causes. They recently provided $44,000 to Interplast. Phil advised of a local with vast Leggo resources which might make such a display possible for our fundraising efforts.
Ian also organised mowing of the green for the Hole in One
 
Service Chair Charlie reminded us that  Rides for Kids have ride planned for 23 April. Need people to be cashiers and  cook breakfast here and to assist at Newbridge cooking lunch. Bread needs to be collected from local IGA who are donating all the food for this event and we are very grateful for this support. Signs need to be placed and collected.There will also be Ghost Riders and raffle tickets are $2.00. Please let Charlie know if you can help on the day.
 
Bar/BBQ Manager Bob advised that recent bar function netted $265 and we now have bar restocked and Cider now available.
 
PP Judy  circulated BBQ Roster list which has a lot of spaces to be filled so please help if you can.
 
PE Tim advised re Hole in One:
  • One extra person per shift needed..
  • Phil has organised DVDs to allow gift of one to each child.
  • Working bee 2 pm Thursday 13 April  to set up for Good Friday start.
  • Tim organising fences and Floats organised.
  • Mary organising daily prizes with help from Judy.
PRESENTATION MAL AND MAGGIE BUTCHER- DORCAS THREADS FOR THAILAND
Maggie gave us a very informative presentation on their work in Thailand which spans over 15 years.
This covered feeding programs, programs for kids with Aids, kits for hospital carers. The system there requires that everyone in hospital needs a carer to cater for other than medical needs. They visit and work with kids in both North and south.
They also do a lot to get the release of children from slavery. Many children are sold by parents due to poverty and end up as sex slaves.
Foundation develops projects from needs observed. They are currently back here to raise funds and have enlisted sewers from female prisons to prepare carer kits. Also becoming involved with "Days for Girls" project. they have a  DFG ambassador and will be distributing DFG kits throughout Thailand particularly to Hill Tribes, prisons, slum areas.
We were able to present Maggie with some carer bags which we purchased to assist the Cambodia School fund and thanked her and Mal for their efforts..
FINE SESSION
This was not conducted .
 
UPCOMING DATES
 
24 April 2017      Presentation by Paul Sommersgill   "Youth Counselling at Crusoe College" ALSO BOARD MEETING.
28 Apr. 2017       Bunnings BBQ  AM  Denis, Tim, Peter H.
                                                           PM  Tim, Colin, Peter H., Ian D.
8 May  2017        District 9800 Foundation Grants Seminar here.
 
MEETING CLOSURE
The meeting closed at 8.10 pm after the swindle.
 
 
BULLETIN 10 APRIL 2017 Denis Gallagher 2017-04-16 14:00:00Z 0
 
WELCOME
 P/P Bruce conducted the usual toasts to RI and Australia and welcomed members and guests and introduced President Jennie.
APOLOGIES
    Bob Mathrick, Frank Nott, Kaylyn Journeaux,  Rob Haughton, Ian Doak, David Rathbone
 
REPORTS
President Jennie advised that RC of South Bendigo is running a dinner on 27 April (6.30 for 7.00) at Kangaroo Flat sports club to raise money for lifeline. Cost is $45 per head and there will be a guest speaker from WIN news. RSVP by 20 April please. Email with details will be circulated.
Also district secretary Marjorie has a grey shawl which was left at conference.
 
Y0uth Chair Roger reported on RODEC program (New Driver Training Course) proceeding on April 5 and 6. Sadly, despite 70 brochures being left at three of our major schools, only two expressions of interest were received. As this was below the numbers required the course has been cancelled at this time. However it is intended to try again in September holidays.
 
Treasurer Colin advised that he is preparing the roster for the Easter Hole in One and once again requested members to advise when they are available ASAP.
 
Service Chair Charlie advised  Rides for Kids have ride planned for 23 April. Need people to be cashiers and  cook breakfast here and to assist at Newbridge cooking lunch. Bread needs to be collected from local IGA who are donating all the food for this event and we are very grateful for this support. Signs need to be placed and collected.There will also be Ghost Riders and raffle tickets are $2.00. Please let Charlie know if you can help on the day.
 
Bar/BBQ Manager Bob advised that extra help required for Poyser BBQs. Angelina is assisting on 5th April and Mary on 13th April.
Also Bar needs to be manned Friday for Lutheran fundraiser from 7 to 10 pm.
Bob, Lorna, Peter S and Julie attended district conference in Shepparton. Very worthwhile with some inspirational speakers.
Also advised he is investigating a "Busy Feet" program for disabled children. See this on U tube.
 
Foundation Chair Peter handed out envelopes for a $26.50 donation to commemorate 100 years of the Rotary Foundation which was started with initial funding of $26.50 and advised as follows:
District Foundation Chair Dennis Shore has advised that it is OK to approach every club to seek funding for the Rose Garden project.
Foundation Grants Seminar to be held here on 8th May.
District Foundation dinner to be held in Melbourne in late May.
Ann Peace is liaising with La Trobe University seeking nomination of a Rotary Peace Scholar.
 
Community Chair Peter advised of guest speakers scheduled for 10 April (Mal and Maggie Butcher DFG kits in Thailand) and  24 April (Paul Sommersgill Youth Counselling Crusoe College)
Also George Waters, President of Bendigo Sandhurst, who was the first Rotary Exchange student out of Bendigo 1962/3 will be a future presenter.
 
International Chair Liz  advised that there may not be sufficient goods to warrant a container to East Timor this year and she is pursuing a great deal for fabric for DFG kits.
 
PE Tim advised:
  • Possibility of 3 new members by end of June-Angelina, Deb and Jenny.
  • Advertising Hole in One on facebook at cost of $100
  • Working bee 2 pm Thursday 13 April  to set up for Good Friday start.
  • Tim organising fences.
  • Mary organising daily prizes with help from Judy.
  • Retaining wall at bottom of tees to be left until Bob Mathrick who is the designer is in a position to be present.
  • New Generation RC has expressed interest in hiring our venue.
FINE SESSION
This was  conducted with fitting hilarity.
 
UPCOMING DATES
5   Apr. 2017       Poyser BBQ Epsom    Bob w., Roger, Mary, Angelina.
13 Apr. 2017       Poyser BBQ  High St.  Bob W., Roger, Peter H, Mary..
10 Apr. 2017       Presentation By Mal and Maggie Butcher. DIG Kits In Thailand for Women and Girls.
13 Apr. 2017       Hole in One Working Bee 2 PM.
14,15.16.17 April   Easter Hole In One
24 April 2017      Presentation by Paul Sommersgill   "Youth Counselling at Crusoe College"
28 Apr. 2017       Bunnings BBQ  AM  Denis, Tim, Peter H.
                                                           PM  Tim, Colin, Peter H., Ian D.
8 May  2017        District 9800 Foundation Grants Seminar here.
 
MEETING CLOSURE
The meeting closed at 8.10 pm after the swindle.
 
 
BULLETIN 3 APRIL 2017 Denis Gallagher 2017-04-03 14:00:00Z 0
 
WELCOME
 P/P Bruce conducted the usual toasts to RI and Australia and welcomed members and guests Paul Hotchin, Angelina Amarto, Deb hall and Jenny Yates.
APOLOGIES
   President Jennie Barnes( due to IT malfunction) , Bob Mathrick, Frank Nott, Bob Wiseman, Kaylyn Journeaux,  Liz Durr, Rob Haughton, Peter Spurling, Ian Doak
 
REPORTS
Function Centre Chair Phil advised that he has found windows left open, appliances left on etc and emphasised the importance of checking everything when leaving the function centre. .
 
Y0uth Chair Roger reported that RODEC program (New Driver Training Course) proceeding on April 5 and 6.  Liaising with local colleges and  45 brochures have been left at these  schools.
 
Treasurer Colin advised that he is preparing the roster for the Easter Hole in One and requested members to advise when they are available ASAP.
 
Service Chair Charlie advised  Rides for Kids have ride planned for 23 April. Need people to cook breakfast here and to assist at Newbridge cooking lunch. Signs need to be placed and bread collected.There will also be Ghost Riders and raffle tickets are $2.00. Please let Charlie know if you can help on the day.
 
Bar/BBQ Manager Bob advised bar was manned by himself and Roger on 25 March for Bendigo South RC and effort was worthwhile. Also suggested we look at opportunities in conjunction with Rotary Bike Event and perhaps involving Terry Jarvis in a worthwhile art project.
 
EASTER RAFFLE
Mary Stephens has performed a magnificent one woman effort and has sold $5000 worth of Easter Raffle tickets. A truly formidable achievement. The Club's appreciation was shown by acclamation. Fantastic effort Mary !!!!!!!
 Mary thanked Roger and others who had provided support to give her lunch/toilet breaks.
 
CAMBODIAN SCHOOL PRESENTATION -JENNY YATES AND DEB HALL.
Our presenters were introduced by community  chair Peter and gave us an informative presentation on the school which they have set up in Thnal Bek village in Cambodia. They have started this entirely with their own resources but are setting up sewing and art programs which will help to pay the bills and take some of the cost from Deb and Jenny. They brought along several artworks and clothing items produced by these programs which are typical of what they are trying to sell here..
This is an important project as education and particularly knowledge of english are the vital keys to gainful employment. Due to the past practice of the tyrannical Kmer Rouge, who killed anyone who was educated, elders are reluctant to see children educated due to the fear that educated people could be targeted again, but to their credit the two ladies are overcoming this and now have 20 students.
Many children are orphans or have only one parent, and children as young as 10 are forced to be independent.
There is a need for more computers and Jenny thanked  local DOXA school which has provided 9 but 2 have malfunctioned and need repair.
The school's curriculum includes art, sewing, gardening  and sport programs as well as the normal subjects. Initially teaching was done on a veranda despite rain blowing in and ladies are here to raise funds to build a school. $2000 was raised by a night at Star Cinema.
Many students need basic services such as dentistry and medical and this has been cleverly bartered for by Jenny and Deb.
The aim is to raise funds by selling "cottage industry" type items currently being sold in Australia but it will be better when all done in Cambodia. Sewing schemes presently raise about $60 per month. One talented student is producing excellent artworks.
After some questions, Peter thanked Jenny and Deb for their presentation.
Following the presentation, in appreciation and recognition of the importance of this work, our club was able to assist by the purchase of $500 worth of items which hopefully we will be able to use to raise further funds.
 
RELAY FOR LIFE 25 MARCH 2017
Thank you to members who participated in this event and helped to make it a very successful fund raising event to help cancer research.
 
FINE SESSION
This was  conducted with fitting hilarity.
 
UPCOMING DATES
31 Mar 2017        Bunnings BBQ  . AM  Denis, Tim, Peter H.
                                                             PM  Mary, Dave, Peter H.,
30 Mar-1 April 17  District Conference Shepparton.
3   Apr. 2017       Note- there will be a meeting on this day so please ignore previous advice
5   Apr. 2017       Poyser BBQ Epsom    Bob w., Roger, Mary.
13 Apr. 2017       Poyser BBQ  High St.  Bob W., Roger, Peter H.
10 Apr. 2017       Presentation By Mal and Maggie Butcher. DIG Kits In Thailand for Women and Girls.
14,15.16.17 April   Easter Hole In One
24 April 2017      Presentation by Paul Sommersgill   "Youth Counselling at Crusoe College"
28 Apr. 2017       Bunnings BBQ  AM  Denis, Tim, Peter H.
                                                           PM  Tim, Colin, Peter H., Ian D.
8 May  2017        District 9800 Foundation Grants Seminar here.
 
MEETING CLOSURE
The meeting closed at 8.10 pm. ( No Swindle)
 
 
BULLETIN 27 MARCH 2017 Denis Gallagher 2017-03-28 13:00:00Z 0
 
WELCOME
 P/P Bruce conducted the usual toasts to RI and Australia and welcomed members and guests Rebecca Conway and Mrs Conway, and Friend of Rotary Maggie Merigan.
APOLOGIES
   President Jennie Barnes, Bob Mathrick, Frank Nott, Bob Wiseman, Tim McCrohan,  Liz Durr.
 
REPORTS
Function Centre Chair Phil advised that he had requested Council to urgently assess the tree in the carpark which is dropping limbs. Sadly they attended to the wrong tree, but he has pointed this out and council is aware of their legal responsibility.
 
Bruce McClure has volunteered to approach VicRoads re the problem with turning into our carpark from the Calder (High Street)
 
Y0uth Chair Roger reported that RODEC program (New Driver Training Course) proceeding on April 5 and 6.  Liaising with Crusoe College and Weroona College where application forms and brochures will be distributed with help of teachers. Cost will be $70 KFRC and $70 families.
 
Treasurer Colin advised that he is preparing the roster for the Easter Hole in One and reminded us of our undertaking to support the Relay for Life walking event/fundraiser.
 
Service Chair Charlie advised of BBQ at COGB Tuesday 21st March. Bob and Lorna, Charlie, Dave, Denis and Hully are lined up. Job is to cook breakfast for 170 staff and club will receive $325. COGB supplying all food. We only have to cook.
Also Rides for Kids have ride planned for 23 April. Need people to cook breakfast here and to assist at Newbridge cooking lunch. There will also be Ghost Riders and raffle tickets are $2.00
 
Foundation Chair Peter advised that  District 9800 will be holding a foundation grants seminar here on 8th May 2017. He also reminded us of the $26.50 pledge to foundation from willing members to commemorate the foundation centenary.
 
EASTER RAFFLE
Mary Stephens will be selling raffle tickets at the following locations and dates:
KMart  25/2 and 2/3,8/3,10/3,16/3.    9 to 5.
Strathdale IGA 18/3                                 9 to 5.
MarketPlace  17/3, 23/3, 24/3, 25/3, 26/3, 2/4, 9/4, 16/4.       9 to 5.
IGA Kangaroo Flat. 30/3, 31/3, 6/4, 7/4, 12/4.                             9 to 5.
Kennington Safeway  Mondays and Tuesdays until Easter  9 to 5.
If you can please drop in and say hello or stay a while whilst Mary has a break. Mary's phone 0457 176 142.
Also I'm told books of 20 will be available for anyone who can sell a few to help the cause.
As of tonight's meeting Mary has raised $4,004 and is aiming for $5,000 which is the legal limit.
Mary thanked Roger and others who had provided support to give her lunch/toilet breaks and would welcome more support.
 
PHILIPS SCIENCE SCHOOL PRESENTATION.
Our attendee Rebecca Conway was introduced by youth chair Roger and gave us an informative presentation on the school well supported by videos and pictures. Items covered included the Freshwater Discovery Centre, Swan Bay Ecosystem, Water Testing, ( it was of interest that some of the cleanest looking samples contained the most toxins), St Leonards insects and bugs), Snorkelling and Canoeing. Aquaculture, Fisheries, Barwon Heads Rockpools, Rocky Shore fauna including starfish,  fish dissection, sea snail studies. Rebecca was given a certificate on completion of the course and during question time indicated that she could be swayed a little from her present career choice of physiotherapy. Roger thanked Rebecca for her presentation and presented her with a club banner, Well done Rebecca.
 
SWAP MEET 
PP Ian reported that an agreement until 2020  acceptable to the swap meet committee had been made with the car club.
 
RELAY FOR LIFE 25 MARCH 2017
Don't forget the "Relay for Life" to be held on 25th March. Volunteers are needed
for walking team rotations. .
Registration for this very worthy project can be done online or through Lewis Adams at Next Generation.
 
FINE SESSION
This was  conducted with fitting hilarity.
 
UPCOMING DATES
27 Mar 2017        HOLE  IN ONE FINAL PREPARATION
                               Presentation Jenny Yates and Deb Hall "Their Self funded Cambodian School"
31 Mar 2017        Bunnings BBQ  . AM  Denis, Tim, Peter H.
                                                             PM  Tim, Charlie,Peter H.,
                                                                      Bruce.
30 Mar-1 April 17  District Conference Shepparton.
3   Apr. 2017       No Meeting due to District Conference.
5   Apr. 2017       Poyser BBQ Epsom    Bob w., Roger, Mary.
13 Apr. 2017       Poyser BBQ  High St.  Bob W., Roger, Peter H.
10 Apr. 2017       Presentation By Mal and Maggie Butcher. DIG Kits In Thailand for Women and Girls.
14,15.16.17 April   Easter Hole In One
28 Apr. 2017       Bunnings BBQ  AM  Denis, Tim, Peter H.
                                                           PM  Tim, Colin, Peter H., Ian D.
8 May  2017        District 9800 Foundation Grants Seminar here.
 
MEETING CLOSURE
The meeting closed at 7.50 pm following the swindle,
 
 
BULLETIN 20 MARCH 2017 Denis Gallagher 2017-03-20 13:00:00Z 0
 
WELCOME
 P/P Ian conducted the usual toasts to RI and Australia and welcomed members and guests Angelina Armato from Networking, Maggie Merigan  and visiting Rotarian Lewis Adams from New Generation.. Tim  then introduced P/E Tim..
APOLOGIES
   President Jennie Barnes, Bob Mathrick,  Bruce McClure, Charlie Bovalino, Denis Gallagher  Liz Durr.
 
REPORTS
Function Centre Chair Phil advised that he has requested Council to urgently assess the tree in the carpark which is dropping limbs.
P/E Tim advised:
  • Sad news that Natasha who has had two lung transplants and previously won our hearts with her presentation to us on her experience with cystic fibrosis has gone into lung failure. No one gets more than two transplants so the outlook is not good unless Doctors can improve her present lung condition. However she is still on the machine and undergoing further treatment.
  • PRESIDENT ELECT TRAINING SEMINAR
  • Good to see a lot of younger people stepping up to leadership roles
  • Many changes are planned next year 2017/18.
  • The Rotary organised Hay Run in drought areas of NSW was discussed.
  • Working With Children Certificates will be compulsory for all Rotarians working with children.
  • Rotary to register for fundraising.
  • All BBQ trailers must have gas compliance certificates.
  • There have been 3 reported cases of polio this year to date.
Community Chair Peter reported on the Festival of Events booklet showing the Easter program. Philipinos dancing is on Sunday 25 April. Luchi has agreed to enter the "Mrs Philipino " competition.
Also reminded us that Jenny Yates and Deb Hall will be speaking at 27th March meeting on their Cambodian School.
 
Y0uth Chair Roger reported that Rebecca Conway now has the photographs from the Philips Science School at Queenscliff and her presentation on the seminar will occur at 20th March meeting.
Also RODEC - Roger is liaising with Graeme at Rochester. It has been agreed to run the program in the may school holidays. All material is ready for delivery to schools.
 
BBQ/ BAR Manager Bob reported that letter has been given to Poysers and a meeting has been held regarding setup, supply of food and cleanup. 4 people are needed to run these BBQ's and Judy has been requested to look at roster.
 
Treasurer Colin asked if anyone has information regarding the raffle prize of carpet from last year's hole in one. This arose following enquiry from the winner. Colin will follow up.
 
EASTER RAFFLE
Mary Stephens will be selling raffle tickets at the following locations and dates:
KMart  25/2 and 2/3,8/3,10/3,16/3.    9 to 5.
Strathdale IGA 18/3                                 9 to 5.
MarketPlace  17/3, 23/3, 24/3, 25/3, 26/3, 2/4, 9/4, 16/4.       9 to 5.
IGA Kangaroo Flat. 30/3, 31/3, 6/4, 7/4, 12/4.                             9 to 5.
Kennington Safeway  Mondays and Tuesdays until Easter  9 to 5.
If you can please drop in and say hello or stay a while whilst Mary has a break. Mary's phone 0457 176 142.
Also I'm told books of 20 will be available for anyone who can sell a few to help the cause.
As of tonight's meeting Mary has raised $3,100 and is aiming for $5,000.
Mary thanked Roger and others who had provided support to give her lunch/toilet breaks and would welcome more support.
 
RELAY FOR LIFE 25 MARCH 2017
Lewis Adams from Next Generation spoke on their upcoming project the "Relay for Life" to be held on 25th March. Volunteers are needed
for walking team rotations. After some prompting from Rob Haughton we managed to find 9 people to support Next Gen's project.
Registration for this very worthy project can be done online or through Lewis Adams at Next Generation.
 
FINE SESSION
This was  not conducted.
 
UPCOMING DATES
9 Mar  2017         Poyser BBQ High St.  Bob W., Roger, Peter H.
13 Mar 2017         Public Holiday Labour day.  - No Meeting
20 Mar 2017        Open forum  (Board meeting) Speaker Rebecca Conway ( Queenscliff Philips Science School)
                              (Swapmeet meeting after)
27 Mar 2017        HOLE  IN ONE FINAL PREPARATION
                               Presentation Jenny Yates and Deb Hall "Their Self funded Cambodian School"
31 Mar 2017        Bunnings BBQ  . AM  Denis, Tim, Peter H.
                                                             PM  Tim, Charlie,Peter H.,
                                                                      Bruce.
30 Mar-1 April 17  District Conference Shepparton.
3   Apr. 2017       No Meeting due to District Conference.
5   Apr. 2017       Poyser BBQ Epsom    Bob w., Roger, Mary.
13 Apr. 2017       Poyser BBQ  High St.  Bob W., Roger, Peter H.
14,15.16.17 April   Easter Hole In One
28 Apr. 2017       Bunnings BBQ  AM  Denis, Tim, Peter H.
                                                           PM  Tim, Colin, Peter H., Ian D.
 
MEETING CLOSURE
The meeting closed at 7.50 pm following the swindle,
 
 
BULLETIN 6 MARCH 2017 Denis Gallagher 2017-03-14 13:00:00Z 0
 
WELCOME
 P/E Tim conducted the usual toasts to RI and Australia and welcomed members and guests. Peter then introduced President Jennie.
APOLOGIES
    Bob Mathrick,,  Liz Durr, Frank Nott, Peter Hull, Kaylyn Journeux, Alison Brown.
JENNIES TOPICS
As this was an informal meeting/working Bee to prepare for the Hole in One event on 26th,27th,and 28th January President Jennie joined us for a short time and thanked all those who had done so much work in preparation work for this event
REPORTS
.Youth Chair Roger reported that  Rebecca Conway last week attended the Conoco Phllips Science Experience at Queenscliff. Roger requested that a letter be sent to P/P Kevin and Caroline Carey of Queenscliff Rotary expressing our gratitude for their hosting of Rebecca for the three days.   .
 
HOLE IN ONE
At last meetingP/E Tim advised:
  • Marketing and membership is on facebook.
  • Retaining wall will not be done for January hole in one as Bob M is away.
  • Judy has organised free golf ball tickets for each of our sponsors.
  • Thank you to Mary for Commonwealth Bank tee sponsorship.
  • Signs to go up tonight.
  • Council to look at signs for traffic flow.
  • Charlie to follow up advertising on 3BO.
  • Prize for nearest the pin to be given each day if there is no hole in one.
  • Painting to be the big raffle prize for Easter event.and the printer for Australia day.
  • Working Bee Saturday 21st at 9am and also Monday 23rd in lieu of meeting but there will be a serve yourself meal monday
  • Major setup on Wednesday 25th  afternoon.
There was some discussion re conduct of the event and preparations. DON'T FORGET WORKING BEE TO COMPLETE SETUP  AFTERNOON OF THIS WEDNESDAY 25TH. It is understood that those in full time employment cannot be expected to take time off to do volunteer work.
Judy Kidman reported:
  • Complimentary tickets delivered.
  • Abbotts have donated two beautiful toolboxes.
  • CBA have donated a box of umbrellas
  • Sufficient prizes for daily nearest the pin major prize  if no hole in one occurring on that day.
  • Judy and Mary setting out daily prizes on tables
Captains need to keep contact details for nearest the pin candidates to allow prize if relevant to be given to them.
Tim and Charlie putting out approach signs 8am Thursday 26th morning.
Raffle (Printer) to be drawn end of play Saturday.
Roger digging out ball tickets from container.
 
Ian Doak volunteered to replace Mary at Poyser's special BBQ to allow her to set out prizes. Thank you Ian.
Sincere thanks expressed to Mary Stevens who will attend every day and provide sandwiches at her expense to all volunteers.
 
Ian confirmed that trots night will be Thursday 23 February, 6.30 pm start. Cost has increased to $45 per person includes 2 course meal and race book. Phone Ian on 0417 043 676 if you wish to attend.
Ian also advised of upcoming swap meet meeting and negotiations with car club and sought some indication from the club as to which way we feel is the right way to proceed.
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BBQ ROSTERS
Rosters for up coming BBQ's as listed on agenda were noted.
List of persons available to "stand in" if we can't attend as rostered have been circulated. Remember if you can't make it get someone from the list to fill in.
Bob Wiseman graciously coached a member of Friday's Bunnings BBQ team and provided list of items and goods required. Hopefully this will allow team members to do all the preparations and give Bob a rest on future Bunnings BBQ's.
 
FINE SESSION
This was  not conducted with enthusiasm with the proceeds going to "Lift the Lid on Mental Health",
 
UPCOMING DATES
25 Jan 2017       Working Bee for Hole in One afternoon Wednesday.
25 Jan 2017       Special BBQ for Poysers.
 
January 2017 Long Weekend -Hole in One
27 Jan  2017       Bunnings BBQ            AM Denis, Judy, Bruce.  PM Colin, Ian, Bob M..
NO MEETING 30 JAN 2017 DUE TO HOLE IN ONE EFFORT
1 Feb     2017      Poyser BBQ Epsom   Roger, Bob W., Liz/David
9 Feb  2017        Poyser BBQ High St.  Mary, Roger, Bob W.
23 Feb 2017.        KFRC Night at The Trots ( includes meal etc ) Contact Ian 0417 043 676.
28 Feb  2017       Jennie Visit. .( to be confirmed)
24 Feb 2017        Bunnings BBQ            AM   Tim. Denis, Alison.  PM  David R., Colin, Charlie.
30 Mar-1 April 17  District Conference Shepparton.
 
 
MEETING CLOSURE
The meeting closed about 8.00 pm following the swindle,
 
 
BULLETIN 23 JANUARY 2017 Denis Gallagher 2017-01-23 13:00:00Z 0
 
WELCOME
 VP Alison conducted the usual toasts to RI and Australia and welcomed members and guests. Alison then introduced President Jennie.
APOLOGIES
    Bob Mathrick,, Rob Haughton, Liz Durr, Frank Nott, Denis Gallagher and Bruce McClure.,
JENNIES TOPICS
  • A happy New Year to all members present and absent.
  • Thank you to all who ran the Bunnings BBQ and raised $515.00
  • Congratulations and thanks to Bob Wiseman for the setup and purchase of the ice boxes.
  • Don't forget to register for Shepparton District Conference !!!  Accommodation  getting scarce..
REPORTS
.Youth Chair Roger met with Rebecca Conway and her mother Annette on their way to the Conoco Philips science school at Queenscliff. PP Mr and Mrs Carey of Queenscliff Rotary have kindly offered to accommodate Rebecca. Rebecca will tell the club of her experience at the course upon her return.
 Rodec project, after advice from Graeme at Rochester, will be conducted in first school holidays in May with help from Colin and Judy. Cost of $135 per student to be shared equally between club and parents.
Function Centre Chair Phil reported that new microphone has been purchased.
Club Service Chair Charlie advised of upcoming bike ride fundraisers.
BBQ and Bar Manager Bob W. spoke of bar duties for functions, 3 BBQ's for Pistol Club on 11th,12th,and 13th of March. Bob will follow up with Bruce McClure. Two BBQ's for Poysers finished up well. The hot water unit supplied by Phil may be able to be fitted to existing trailer.
Trevor K. reported that liquor licence application has been submitted.
P/E Tim advised:
  • Marketing and membership is on facebook.
  • Retaining wall may not be done for January hole in one as Bob M is away.
  • Judy has organised free golf ball tickets for each of our sponsors.
  • Thank you to Mary for Commonwealth Bank tee sponsorship.
  • Signs to go up tonight.
  • Council to look at signs for traffic flow.
  • Charlie to follow up advertising on 3BO.
  • Prize for nearest the pin to be given each day if there is no hole in one.
  • Painting to be the big raffle prize for Easter event.and the printer for Australia day.
  • Working Bee Saturday 21st at 9am and also Monday 23rd in lieu of meeting but there will be a serve yourself meal monday
  • Major setup on Wednesday 25th  afternoon.
  • Hand made market will restart February under new manager.
Ian advised that trots night will be Thursday 23 February, 6.30 pm start. Cost $40 per person includes 2 course meal and race book. Phone Ian on 0417 043 676 if you wish to attend.
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BBQ ROSTERS
Rosters for up coming BBQ's as listed on agenda were noted.
List of persons available to "stand in" if we can't attend as rostered have been circulated. Remember if you can't make it get someone from the list to fill in.
 
FINE SESSION
This was  not conducted with enthusiasm with the proceeds going to "Lift the Lid on Mental Health",
 
UPCOMING DATES
 
 
January 2017 Long Weekend -Hole in One
27 Jan  2017       Bunnings BBQ            AM Denis, Judy, Bruce.  PM Colin, Ian, Bob M..
1 Feb     2017      Poyser BBQ Epsom   Roger, Bob W., Liz/David
9 Feb  2017        Poyser BBQ High St.  Mary, Roger, Bob W.
23 Feb 2017.        KFRC Night at The Trots ( includes meal etc ) Contact Ian 0417 043 676.
28 Feb  2017       Jennie Visit. .( to be confirmed)
24 Feb 2017        Bunnings BBQ            AM   Tim. Denis, Alison.  PM  David R., Colin, Charlie.
30 Mar-1 April 17  District Conference Shepparton.
 
 
MEETING CLOSURE
The meeting closed at 7.50 pm following the swindle,
 
 
BULLETIN 16 JANUARY 2017 Denis Gallagher 2017-01-19 13:00:00Z 0
 
WELCOME
 VP Alison conducted the usual toasts to RI and Australia and welcomed members and guests. Alison then proceeded to chair the meeting.
APOLOGIES
  Jennie Barnes,  Bob Mathrick,, Rob Haughton, Tim McCrowan, Judy Kidman,
JENNIES TOPICS
  • Tim and Abbey composing Facebook page for Hole in One,
  • Judy coming up with great ideas for vouchers.
  • Don't forget we need microphone (Phil)
  • Great to see over 1100 views of facebook  page in a few days.
  • VP Alison and PE Tim joined President Jennie at local Somerset Tas meeting via scype.
  • Please notify Jenny of attendance for Christmas meeting 19 December
  • Look at how we run BBQ's. Team captains ? New lighter BBQ trailer needed. Credit card for BBQ purchases? Need to have a meeting devoted to BBQ management?  .
  • Don't forget to register for Shepparton District Conference !!!  Accommodation  getting scarce.
  • Trevor advised Liquor Licence application about to be lodged.
REPORTS
Foundation chair Peter spoke on the centenary of the Rotary Foundation which was started with a meagre $26.50 and now totals billions. In recognition of this all were invited to make a special donation of $26.50 in envelopes provided. Please return envelopes by end of February.
Secretary Denis reported on progress of key register and requested all to advise what keys they held etc.
Youth Chair Roger advised one student has withdrawn but meeting with parents of remaining Geelong Science student in December. Rodec project will be conducted in January with help from Colin and Judy. Cost of $135 per student to be shared equally between club and parents.
Function Centre Chair Phil reported on vandalism to centre window. Reported to Police. Seeking COGB to repair window. Also chasing Telstra re phone and internet connection. Roses need pruning ( thanks to Peter S. and Mary who volunteered) Need arrangement for ongoing garden maintenance. No joy with Amicus yet. Bob W. and Phil negotiating ??
Community Chair Peter advised of his efforts in procuring guest speakers. This resulted in suggestions of potential speakers from several members.
Club Service Chair Charlie thanked those who assisted with the Tram BBQ. He will also  seek publicity for "hole in one" per his contacts at 3BO.
BBQ and Bar Manager Bob W. reminded us of Board's decision to charge a minimum of $300 for BBQ's. Will liaise with Denis to write to Poyser's re increased charge. Also raised recent request for Harvey Norman BBQ on Saturday. After discussion, the club resolved not to do this BBQ.
Treasurer Colin reported $200 cheque sent to Big Hill Prmary school to assist their students on China Study Tour.
 
BBQ ROSTERS
Rosters for up coming BBQ's as listed on agenda were noted.
List of persons available to "stand in" if we can't attend as rostered have been circulated. Remember if you can't make it get someone from the list to fill in.
 
FINE SESSION
This was  not conducted with enthusiasm with the proceeds going to "Lift the Lid on Mental Health",
 
UPCOMING DATES
19 Dec                Christmas Family Meeting
30 Dec.               Bunnings BBQ            AM   Alison, Tim, Judy.  PM David R., Colin, Charlie.
4 Jan   2017        Poyser BBQ Epsom   Mary, Roger, Bob W.
12 Jan  2017       Poyser BBQ High St.  Mary, Roger, Bob W.
January 2017 Long Weekend -Hole in One
27 Jan  2017       Bunnings BBQ            AM Denis, Judy, Bruce.  PM Colin, Ian, Bob M..
1 Feb     2017      Poyser BBQ Epsom   Roger, Bob W., Liz/David
9 Feb  2017        Poyser BBQ High St.  Mary, Roger, Bob W.
23 Feb 2017.        KFRC Night at The Trots ( includes meal etc )
28 Feb  2017       Jennie Visit. .( to be confirmed)
24 Feb 2017        Bunnings BBQ            AM   Tim. Denis, Alison.  PM  David R., Colin, Charlie.
30 Mar-1 April 17  District Conference Shepparton.
 
HAND MADE MARKET
Function Centre Chair Phil advised that Jo has ceased operating this which has been very beneficial to our fundraising efforts. It involves one Saturday per month plus organising and taking bookings.. Discussion indicated that we were interested in taking this over ourselves. Toward this end Phil will contact Jo re lists of patrons etc. Some urgency is required as January has already been cancelled.
 
MEETING CLOSURE
The meeting closed at 7.45 pm following the swindle,
 
 
BULLETIN 12 DECEMBER 2016 Denis Gallagher 2016-12-13 13:00:00Z 0
 
WELCOME
 VP Alison conducted the usual toasts to RI and Australia and welcomed members and guests. 
APOLOGIES
  Charlie Bovalino, Bob Mathrick, Bob Wiseman
JENNIES TOPICS
  • RAWCS NZ Earthquake appeal. District 9970 will reactivate fund as required. District 9800 has reserve funds but will not activate until requested.
  • Total Tools BBQ 23 November.
  • Cluster Foundation Dinner. RSVP to Peter Spurling by 18 N0v.
  • NOTICE OF AGM TO BE HELD 28 NOVEMBER
  • Jennie then handed over to PE Tim to conduct the rest of the meeting.
REPORTS
International  Chair Liz  gave a  report on  the Maubisse Friendship Club. The idea of  sponsorship of a university student studying nutrition at $1200 pa was raised. Our new lady mayor may take an interest in MFC.
Liz also advised she had ordered a new first-aid kit for the function centre, This led to discussion on need for training officer to record and increase members' qualifications such as first-aid, working with children, food handling etc. also the need for a defibrillator here  and appropriate training. Also the need to ensure fire extinguishers here and on our equipment are serviced and up to date. A special first-aid kit for the kitchen? Investigation of a provider for first -aid training will be done.
Foundation chair Peter stressed the importance of attending the cluster foundation dinner on 23 November at Bendigo Jockey club and made a plea for more members of our club to support this event. Currently only 4 KFRC attendees.
Community Chair Peter 
  • Guest speaker from Heart Foundation available- 40 mins plus 10 mins for questions.
  • Uniting Care- request for assistance and plastic bags.
  • Australian Rotary Health- seeking donations.
  • Bendigo Access Ministry- seeking funding assistance.
  • Santa Claus will be guest speaker in December.
Youth Chair Roger advised that  apprentice of the year Will  Beasy will be presented with his award next Monday. Also  two Crusoe students will attend the science Experience 16-18 January. Queenscliff RC providing accommodation. Meeting with parents in December.
Club Service Chair Charlie advised last week that Tram Depot BBQ on 4 December 11am to 2 pm is a goer and we are guaranteed a return of $300 for our efforts.
.Marketing chair Tim advised that he has had contact from potential new member. Also, thanks to Peter Hull, he has confirmation that Silk Day Spa will continue as a major sponsor of the Hole in One making total cash sponsorship $6,000.00. We are very grateful to our two major sponsors- Serenity Motor Homes and Silk Day  Spa. Also thanks to our many other sponsors who have donated vouchers and services as prizes on the day.
VP Alison advised that Nestle are sending 6 volunteers for the community meal this week.
President Jennie. Requested that we substitute a discussion of ideas for fundraising in lieu of the scheduled open forum. This was agreed to and below are the several ideas suggested.
  • BBQ Cookoff. TV series . Could we do it here?
  • Use the lake for racing numbered ducks. Lack of current could make it difficult.
  • Chiko Roll eating contest (they originated in Bendigo)
  • Approach local Member Lisa Chesters re $5K equipment grants- defibrillator, first-aid kits etc.
  • Community resource fund possibility for defibrillator?
  • Volley Ball sized pool balls for outside pool games
  • Car Boot sales
  • Children's art competition. Display say 2 days, Relatives and friends will pay to see entries etc
  • Function centre could be a venue for next blues and roots festival but we must have liquor licence
  • Display of racing cars here. Rushworth RC involved in local motor racing. Gary O'Brien here.
  • Motorbikes-show and shine, Local HD dealer in Kangaroo Flat.
  • Tattoo Show
  • Country and Western concert. Weather makes it risky if outdoors.
FINE SESSION
This was  not conducted with enthusiasm with the proceeds going to "Lift the Lid on Mental Health", but we did manage the swindle.
 
UPCOMING DATES
22 Nov                Foundation Dinner Echuca.
23 Nov                Foundation Dinner at Jockeys Club AND Alltools
                             BBQ.
25 Nov                Bunnings BBQ
28 Nov                AGM
4  Dec                 Trams BBQ
7  Dec                 Poyser BBQ Epsom
8 Dec                  Poyser BBQ High St.
19 Dec                Christmas Family Meeting
30 Dec.               Bunnings BBQ
4 Jan   2017        Poyser BBQ Epsom
12 Jan  2017       Poyser BBQ High St.
January 2017 Long Weekend -Hole in One
27 Jan  2017       Bunnings BBQ
1 Feb     2017      Poyser BBQ Epsom
9 Feb  2017        Poyser BBQ High St.
9  Feb 2017.        KFRC Night at The Trots ( includes meal etc )
13 Feb  2017       Jennie Visit. Partner Valentine Meeting.
24 Feb 2017        Bunnings BBQ
30 Mar-1 April 17  District Conference Shepparton.
 
MEETING CLOSURE
The meeting closed at 8.00 pm following the swindle.
 
 
BULLETIN 21 NOVEMBER 2016 Denis Gallagher 2016-11-07 13:00:00Z 0
 
WELCOME
 VP Alison conducted the usual toasts to RI and Australia and welcomed members and guests Will Beasy and Gary O'Brien
APOLOGIES
  Charlie Bovalino, Peter Hull, Bob Wiseman
JENNIES TOPICS
  •  Local Tasmanian Club has a very big Duck Run event.     
  • Parking volunteers. Our club unable to assist.
  • Bendigo South running a competition to encourage students into Engineering careers. Cost $11,000. 8 schools and 240 students involved. Looking for $500 per club. Consensus  was not to participate as we already support the Cluster science program.
  • AGM Tonight
  • Jennie then handed over to PE Tim to conduct the rest of the meeting.
BOB GEARY AWARD PRESENTATION
Youth Chair Roger presented this year's award to Will Beasy who has excelled as an apprentice at Gary O'Briens vehicle repair shop. The $500 award will allow Will to purchase tools etc to assist him  in developing his career. His employer Gary spoke highly of him classing him as a "1 in 50" apprentice who will have a very successful career. At Roger's request Gary gave us a run down on the amazing success his comparatively small firm has had in developing a racing Torana.  A very impressive effort. His motto- "Work Hard and Love What You Do!"
After receiving his award, Will expressed gratitude to our Club and to his employer Gary who has been a great example and patient teacher.
 
 
REPORTS
International  Chair Liz   advised:
  • Firm in Bealiba will train Rotarians in First aid at no cost
  • Another training source $990 for 15 participants.
  • New First Aid kit ordered at cost of $95
  • Chasing grants for defibrillator and club training- currently foiled by website but persevering.
Foundation chair Peter advised that the Cluster Foundation Dinner was a great success with four attendees from our club.
Secretary Denis tabled funding requests from Big Hill primary school and "Operation Cleft". President Jennie requested copies.
Youth Chair Roger advised that the two Crusoe students will attend the science Experience 16-18 January. Queenscliff RC providing accommodation. Meeting with parents in December. Rodec project will be sorted in December. Some assistance will be required.
Function Centre Chair Phil advised negotiations going on with Mathew from Amicus organisation. Possible Friends of Rotary or volunteers. May help with our garden maintenance.
David Rathbone reported close to $500 earned from Bunnings BBQ.
 
BBQ ROSTERS
Judy Kidman led a discussion on how we could improve upon present arrangements. After considerable club discussion it was agreed:
  • We try to do Roster for two months ahead and fill slots by making the roster an item for brief consideration at each meeting.
  • A list of available persons for BBq's will be circulated to all with contact details.
  • If a rostered person is unavailable on their allotted day it is THEIR responsibility (Not Mary's) to find a replacement on the day from the circulated list.
  • Upcoming BBQ rosters will be detailed in Agendas and Bulletins
  • This is important as BBq's becoming a major club fundraiser.
FINE SESSION
This was  not conducted with enthusiasm with the proceeds going to "Lift the Lid on Mental Health", but we did manage the swindle.
 
UPCOMING DATES
4  Dec                 Trams BBQ                Charlie, Tim, Liz and David.
7  Dec                 Poyser BBQ Epsom  Mary, Roger, Bob W.
8 Dec                  Poyser BBQ High St. Mary, Roger, Bob W,
19 Dec                Christmas Family Meeting
30 Dec.               Bunnings BBQ            AM   Alison, Tim, Judy.  PM David R., Colin, Charlie.
4 Jan   2017        Poyser BBQ Epsom   Mary, Roger, Bob W.
12 Jan  2017       Poyser BBQ High St.  Mary, Roger, Bob W.
January 2017 Long Weekend -Hole in One
27 Jan  2017       Bunnings BBQ            AM Denis, Judy, Bruce.  PM Colin, Ian, Bob M..
1 Feb     2017      Poyser BBQ Epsom   Roger, Bob W., Liz/David
9 Feb  2017        Poyser BBQ High St.  Mary, Roger, Bob W.
9  Feb 2017.        KFRC Night at The Trots ( includes meal etc )
13 Feb  2017       Jennie Visit. Partner Valentine Meeting.
24 Feb 2017        Bunnings BBQ            AM   Charlie. Denis, Alison.  PM  David R., Colin, Charlie.
30 Mar-1 April 17  District Conference Shepparton.
 
MEETING CLOSURE
The meeting closed at 7.50 pm following the swindle, with AGM to follow.
 
 
BULLETIN 28 NOVEMBER 2016 Denis Gallagher 2016-11-06 13:00:00Z 0
 
WELCOME
PE Tim conducted the usual toasts to RI and Australia and welcomed members and guest Abbie Graham, He then introduced President Jennie  who opened  the meeting.. 
APOLOGIES
  Denis Gallagher, Kaylyn Journeaux,  Mary Stephens, Jill Barker.
JENNIES TOPICS
  • World Polio. Look up www.endpolio.org.
  • Cluster Foundation Dinner. RSVP to Peter Spurling by 18 N0v.
REPORTS
Treasurer Colin:     All but one member now paid up. Remaining membership in hand. HE NEEDS NAMES FOR SWAPMEET ROSTER
International  Chair Liz  - Nothing new to report.
Function centre chair Phil reported that our gates have been reinstalled with required modifications thanks to Bob Wiseman, Chris Walters, Denis Gallagher and all who helped , with signs and bollards still to be completed.
Foundation chair Peter apologised for the speaker from Coca Cola. This will happen at later date. Details of the 100th anniversary celebration of the Rotary foundation to be held at "Silks" function room at Bendigo Jockey Club on 23 November were placed on each table. The End Polio Now program started in 1986 is now down to two countries Pakistan and Nigeria with isolated cases.
Early Bird discounted registration for 2017 District Conference at Shepparton now open.  Pamplets distributed.
Community Chair Peter advised Bruce McClure to speak on history of Westgate Bridge on 7 November. Philipino  celebrations will be held on 19 November.
Youth Chair Roger advised that  two students have been accepted for science schools foundation at Queenscliff in February 2017.
Rodec proceeding as planned.
Club Service Chair Charlie expressed thanks to Bob Wiseman for delivering the BBQ trailer to the Mall and to all who helped on the day.
900 sausages were cooked , $20.50 in donations received.
PRESIDENT JENNIE advised that replacement chocolates had arrived to replace broken ones from the changeover dinner. It was decided to distribute these at Wednesday community meal.
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FINE SESSION
This was not conducted due to the Open Forum.
 
OPEN FORUM
President Jennie introduced the open forum by explaining her thoughts on how the year has gone thus far, highlighting a discussion she had with Bob Wiseman recently who earlier this year was keen to commence a project called "busy feet" but felt there was a lack of interest in launching new projects. After speaking with Jennie he now felt at ease to commence this project. Jennie would welcome any ideas like this to be put to the club for discussion.
 
Jennie advised she was very pleased with the work being done by Tim and Alison and that  she was in contact with both many times a week.
She then opened the forum for comment and discussion on her leadership and FaceTime from Burnie.
 
Many comments and suggestions came from the floor from which there developed open and frank communication between ALL members present.
 
There was a majority agreement that the current format, although not ideal, should continue. There were several unanswered questions discussed and resolved. There were issues raised and points taken that were suggested for better running of the club. The secretary has details of individual's comments if anyone desires to see them. 
 
President Jennie thanked all members present for their frank discussions and then advised members that there were further issues to be tabled at the Board meeting tonight and that explanation of these would be given to all members in due course.
 
PRESIDENT'S POSTSCRIPT 
"I am very grateful for the frank discussion, suggestions and support displayed for my Presidency and Deputies. I understand that there are aspects of communication that need further investigation and this will be addressed over the coming weeks. I acknowledge all suggestions and will give them honest consideration when planning the rest of my year".
 
UPCOMING DATES
                             .
  7      Nov             Presentation- History of Westgate Bridge by
                              Bruce McClure.
10    Nov              Poyser BBQ High St
11-13 Nov.           Swap Meet
14 Nov                 No Meeting
22 Nov                Foundation Dinner Echuca.
23 Nov                Foundation Dinner at Jockeys Club
25 Nov                Bunnings BBQ
4  Dec                 Trams BBQ
19 Dec                Christmas Family Meeting
9  Feb 2017.        KFRC Night at The Trots ( includes meal etc )
13 Feb  2017       Jennie Visit. Partner Valentine Meeting.
30 Mar-1 April 17  District Conference Shepparton.
 
MEETING CLOSURE
The meeting closed at 8.45 pm after the Swindle.
 
 
BULLETIN 31 OCTOBER 2016 Denis Gallagher 2016-11-05 13:00:00Z 0
 
WELCOME
 PE Tim conducted the usual toasts to RI and Australia and welcomed members and guests Terry Jarvis, Peter Richer, Glenn Carpenter and  Deb Munro and Louis Adams from Next Generation. He also welcomed President Jennie who joined us by video link.
APOLOGIES
Bob Mathrick, Abbie Graham, Liz Durr and Kaylyn Journeaux.
 
PRESIDENT JENNIE
Jennie greeted members and guests and expressed her  pleasure at being able to be present and participate thanks to technology. She raised the following:
  • Next Generation Calendar. Guests Deb and Louis advised that the classic Bendigo heritage calendar will be available again at $10 per copy. They can be ordered by forms available from our club or the website rcbendigonextgen@gmail.com or by phone on 0413 403 862.
  • Folo Video. Folo is a website which allows anyone buying online to have a percentage donated to preferred charity by the vendor. We can check it out on www.folo.com.. Seems a good way to get charity for free !!
  • Still have facebook tutorial in mind.
  • Suggest that meeting on 31 October have a "Bring a Friend " emphasis, particularly potential members.
  • Don't forget 10 October- Open Forum prior to Board meeting.
  • Eaglehawk Rotary holding Trivia Night 14 October at Showground. $10 per head. BYO.
PRESENTATION OF TERRY JARVIS PAINTING
We are extremely grateful to Terry who as a result of Mary's efforts presented us with a painting worth at least $700 to be used in our fundraising efforts. Terry is a well recognised artist who has been requested to supply a painting to the National Gallery recently and who usually teaches art students in several European countries during our colder months. He will represent Australia at a watercolour exhibition in China shortly. The painting we now have was done in Tuscany during one of his teaching trips. Terry obviously enjoys what he does.. "If you enjoy your work it's not really work". Terry also offered to assist us in the future and expressed great admiration for Rotary.
ARTIST TERRY JARVIS PRESENTING HIS PAINTING TO ALISON BROWN.
 
REPORTS
Youth chair Roger reported he now has pamphlets for Elmore Roadec and that two candidates in hand for Science Seminar..
Community Chair Peter confirmed Autism walk presentation by Daniel on 24 October and advised of presentation on history of Westgate Bridge on 7 November by Bruce McClure.
Treasurer Colin requested those with outstanding dues to get them in please and advised of receipt received from cluster for $1150 for National Science Symposium. ALSO HE NEEDS NAMES FOR SWAPMEET ROSTER
Mary has been very busy and reported  a total of over $13,000 for the hole in one. Fantastic effort. Well done Mary !!!!
Function Centre Manager Phil  reported that directional arrows will be provided to require one directional traffic past our clubrooms when traffic moving between carparks. This will be done in conjunction with carpark line marking.
Foundation Chair Peter advised that foundation video presentation from USA scheduled mid-November.
Marketing Chair Tim reported on the sad news of the passing of Max Walker who was a stalwart supporter of Rotary, and who had a huge involvement in getting ROMAC off the ground. He appeared at many venues supporting this program and travelled at his own cost. Our meeting observed a minute's silence in his honour. Vale Tangles !!. 
President Nominee Alison reported that she had recently completed parts 3 and 4 of the RLI course which covered inter alia foundation grant systems and enhancing Rotary's public image. She really enjoyed the whole 4 parts of the course and made many useful connections. Alison thanked our club for supporting her in doing this course. President Jennie commented how pleasing it was to see Alison's growth as a Rotarian and congratulated her on her efforts.
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FINE SESSION
This was conducted with enthusiasm with the proceeds going to "Lift the Lid on Mental Health".
 
TODAYS PRESENTATIONS/OTHER BUSINESS
Mental Health day Friday 7 October at Bunnings
  • Info  table will be beside BBQ
  • Morning session 9 to 12,30, afternoon 12.30 . AM Denis and Tim, PM  Mary, David and Colin. 
  • We must leave BBQ clean and ready for next users.
  • For this occasion Tim will organise consumables i.e. sausages, bread, onions,sauces, serviettes,drinks
  • Donation tins required along with posters etc..
  • Roger doing a sign.
Ongoing Bunnings Monthly BBQ
  • This will be on the last Friday in the month starting November 25. There may be two BBQ's next kincluding a  year and opportunity for extras approaching Christmas this year.
  • Roster is crucial. Mary is preparing roster of ALL members available on last Fridays in months. As agreed at our meeting if you are on roster (we hope to put them in Bulletin each week) and can't do it it is your responsibility to arrange a substitute.
Poyser  BBQ's
  • As Bob and his loyal band are already over committed to the first Wednesday BBQ it was agreed that a roster is necessary for all BBQ's which will be on the second Thursday of the month at the Poyser High Street Nissan venue, last Friday of the month at Bunnings and the first Wednesday at Poyser Epsom.  .
ROSTER PREPARATION
Mary has agreed to prepare the three rosters required for last Fridays, first Wednesdays and second Thursdays BBQ,s. So please advise Mary by email or Phone (delvene100@gmail.com  tel 0457 176 142) She needs your name and telephone number and which days you are available on i,e. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays or hopefully all. Remember you can arrange a substitute if necessary so no need to study each month ahead. Keep it simple to assist preparation. It is almost  impossible to prepare a roster with monthly exceptions. If we have plenty of volunteers your name won't come up so often.
MEMBERSHIP
Membership  Chair Tim commended the club on the way it has accepted the need to change its ways and how it sees things if it  is to survive. The atmosphere seems more inclusive now and it is more likely that new friends or members will stay. He thanked the club for this but reminded us that membership is everybody's job- the club is the membership committee.
RI International John Germ said we have so  many different ways to attract members now- friends of Rotary etc. We now have Friends such as Abbie who are passionate about Rotary but present commitments prohibit full participation.
President Jennie quoted findings that volunteering is good for mental health and community involvement makes one feel better.
 
SWAP MEET
Don't forget Colin needs your name for this roster w/e 11-12 Nov.
 
UPCOMING DATES
.5    Oct                 Poysers BBQ
7    Oct                 Bunnings K/Flat.  Fundraising table and
                              BBQ for "Lift The Lid on Mental Health".
10 Oct                  Open Board Forum (Board Meeting After)
13 Oct                   Poyser BBQ High St
14 Oct                   Eaglehawk RC Trivia Night
17 Oct                   Family Night
24   Oct.                Daniel Giles "Autism Walk Talk" presentation.
29   Oct                BBQ Hargreaves Street Mall for Council.
31    Oct.               President Jennie will be here (Physically ).
                             Trans Bass visit.
2      Nov              Poyser BBQ Epsom
7      Nov              Presentation- History of Westgate Bridge by Bruce McClure.
11-13 Nov.           Swap Meet
14 Nov                 No Meeting
23 Nov                Foundation Dinner at Jockeys Club
9   Feb 2017.       KFRC Night at The Trots ( includes meal etc )
30 Mar-1 April 17  District Conference Shepparton.
 
MEETING CLOSURE
The meeting closed at 8.15 pm.
 
 
BULLETIN 3 OCTOBER 2016 Denis Gallagher 2016-10-03 13:00:00Z 0
 
WELCOME
 PE Tim conducted the usual toasts to RI and Australia and welcomed members and guests John Journeaux, Annette Pettersen and guest presenter Annette Robertson. He also welcomed President Jennie who joined us by videolink as she is working in Tasmania. He then introduced PP Judy Kidman who opened the meeting.
Judy entertained us with a powerpoint presentation showing past presidents and the major club achievements during their years. Later she produced an amusing game of "who am I". Our thanks to Rob, Kaylyn and Charlie who "volunteered" to be the bunnies. Rob Haughton amazed us by finding his inner woman and fairly quickly identified himself as Pauliine Hanson. Well done Rob.
PRESIDENT JENNIE
Jennie expressed her excitement at being able to be present thanks to technology and her pleasure that PP's were being involved in opening the meeting in her physical absence. She also raised the following:
  • Wine event Friday 23 Sept at 7 pm at Bendigo Flying Club. $25 p.p.. Bgo -Strath Fundraiser. (Flyer Circulated)
  • Well done to Bob Wiseman. BBQ's have raised over $4ooo so far this year. Also congrats on new Poysers BBQ.
  • Don't forget community contribution possibility in financing new BBQ trailer.
  • Ghost bike rides for kids. Can we organise it so people can contribute on website?
  • Trying to get Chris  Wiseman for Facebook Tutorial on 3 October.
  • Next week having meeting on update and planning for Hole in One.
  • Don't forget 10 October- Open Forum prior to Board meeting.
  • DG Neville John has been in contact and expressed thanks for intro to Brenton Johnson . Neville wants him to speak nationally on membership and may even allow him to start his own club run on his guidelines. Neville also expressed his pleasure at our focus on membership and our being a pilot for technology.
  • The Special School is running a dance soon and needs funds for the band which has reduced its fee from $2000 to $700 for this special event. Jennie suggested that our club pay for the band, This was unanimously approved by a vote of all members present. 
REPORTS
Y0uth chair Roger . Two Crusoe students set for Geelong science seminar and RODEC will occur in January 2017
Bob Wiseman   sought volunteers to man the bar for event on 21 September. Also advised Poysers considering additional regular monthly BBQ. Roger and Bob will negotiate with them. Considering review of BBQ charges.
Rob Haughton advised that Breathalyser units have returned $120 recently and gratified to be told they have prevented some people over limit from driving. Still trying to relocate Windemere unit nearer major exit.
Marketing/Membership chair Tim reported that Bunnings K/Flat have given us the front foyer on 7 October for Mental Health fundraiser. Looking for roster to man table from 9am to 6pm.Also they have offered us omce a month BBQ on Fridays with a weekender once per year.
Bodyline have again donated epoxy paint for Hole in One golfballs except for one colour they do not stock but will supply at cost.
Tim has had discussions with KR Castlemaine who may be interested in sponsoring Hole in One or other fundraising activity.
Mary has been very busy and has gained a total of $11,500 for the hole in one. Fantastic effort. Well done Mary !!!!
Membership - two potential members look promising.
Function Centre Manager Phil  reported that the photocopiers are fully functional (Repaired Gratis). Well done Phil. Also he has got City Councillor onside in the matter of a bridge over the causeway. Lake was 2 metres on the gauge. Pictures of the recent flood flows helped the cause. 
Club Service chair Charlie advised that the Ghost Ride is now on website. May change from Saturday to Sunday. Donate $5 if you can't ride .Peter Brown is organising a special vest in red, blue, green and yellow with"Ride it for Kids" on the back. Thanks to Bob and Mary for running recent BBQ.
Treasurer Colin requested those with outstanding dues to pay ASAP.
Secretary Denis requested that he be advised of upcoming events for the Bulletin and that if you have a likely meeting presenter contact both Hully and him.
FINE SESSION
This was re introduced with enthusiasm with the proceeds going to "Lift the Lid on Mental Health".
TODAYS PRESENTATION
Annette Robertson, a volunteer presenter from Alzheimers Australia provided us with a very informative and touching talk on Dementia. She added her personal story at the end telling of her husband's long battle with the disease. We felt this was an extremely courageous performance as her husband only passed six weeks ago.
  • Dementia is an umbrella term for several diseases including Alzheimers.
  • Progressive decline in cognitive ability and living skills caused by brain cells being damaged or destroyed.
  • No cure and no two persons are similarly effected.
  • 354000 Australians including 97000 Victorians are sufferers.
  • Over 100   causes of Dementia. Early diagnosis by specialist is crucial.
  • 1800 new cases per week. Over 900,000 sufferers by 2050 if no cure found.
  • 1.2 million people care for dementia patients. 1 in 10 people over 65 are sufferers and 3in 10 over 85.
  • Best support is respect and patience, speak slowly and clearly, include person in everyday activities.
  • Lots of support available. National Hotline 1800 100 500.
  • You too can be a member, volunteer or donate towards support and research.
Acting Sergeant Tim thanked Annette for her presentation and her courage and PP Judy presented her with a small token of appreciation.
SWAP MEET
Ian Doak gave us an update on arrangement between Rotary and local car club. Original arrangement was 10% of Rotary turnover. Local Club is being pressured by Victorian Federation for more money. They wanted 15% of our turnover which is 50% increase. We have agreed to 1 year at 13%. future is not clear.
UPCOMING DATES
21 and 23 Sept.  Bar needs to be manned for Functions
24/25 Sept.        Ghost Ride "Ride It For Kids".( Depends on
                             Weather which day is chosen)
26  Sept.              Hole in one- update and Planning.
                              Club discussion on Bunnings BBQ offer.
3    Oct                 Chris Wiseman - Facebook Tutorial if available.
                              Otherwise marketing.
5    Oct                 Poysers BBQ
7    Oct                 Bunnings K/Flat.  Fundraising table and
                              BBQ for "Lift The Lid on Mental Health".
24   Oct.               Daniel Giles "Autism Walk Talk" presentation.
29   Oct               BBQ Hargreaves Street Mall for Council.
31    Oct.              President Jennie will be here (Physically ).
                            Trans Bass visit.
MEETING CLOSURE
The meeting closed at 8.10 pm.
 
 
BULLETIN 19 SEPTEMBER 2016 Denis Gallagher 2016-09-19 14:00:00Z 0
WELCOME
Membership Chair Tim called us to attention and toasted Australia and Rotary international. PP Charlie opened the meeting and welcomed our guests, John Journeaux and Abbie Graham..
APOLOGIES
 President Jennie Barnes, Bob Wiseman, Frank Nott, Alison Brown, Peter and Glenn Taylor, Jill Barker.
DIRECTOR'S REPORTS
Community Chair Hully advised of upcoming presentations-Carolyn from Alzeimers Australia and Daniel from the Autism Walk..Group. There is also a chance of one from recent Scouting trip funded by Rotary.
Function Centre Chair Phil advised of recurring problems with plumbing in hand and that repainting of lines in carpark is organised. Also maintenance on copiers scheduled so that secretary doesn't picket his mobile home  business.
Treasurer Colin requested members to pay their club fees ASAP.
International Chair Liz advised she is investigating  a sewing centre in Dili which can produce "Days  for Girls" kits at a reasonable price.
Youth Vocational Chair Roger reported that RODEC driving program scheduled for January 2017 and that two students will attend Geelong Science Seminar with sponsorship from our club.
Bar Chair Bob advised of possibility of possibility of arranging our own club beer with True Brew local Brewery. Ongoing investigation.
Club Service Chair Charlie reported that $3085 cheque handed over and that climbing equipment has been ordered thanks to the "Ride it For Kids" club program. Photos on Facebook. A further Ghost Motorbike ride is scheduled for Sunday 25th September.
Secretary Denis advised that preliminary discussions with McKean Park re revision of constitution reveal that substantial local input was required and that a sub committee is required. As a result Colin Clark, Ian Doak and Denis Gallagher were "volunteered" with option to co-opt Trevor Kuhle if legal questions arise.
Also requested members to notify Secretary and Peter Hull of upcoming events or proposed presentations
UPCOMING DATES
19 Sept.    Carolyn from Alzheimer Australia
23 Sept.    Bar required for CFA Trivia Night here.
25 Sept.    Ghost Ride "Ride it For Kids"
5   Oct.      Poysers BBQ.
29 Oct       BBQ Hargreaves Street Mall.
 Date TBA Daniel From Autism Walk Group.
 Date TBA Presentation on Rotary Sponsored Scout Trip.
LIFT THE LID PRESENTATION
Tim McCrohan organised a very compelling Rotary video on Mental health. This included input from Prof. Tony Joun (Melb. Uni), Ashley Argoon (Journo), Jeff Kennett (Beyond Blue) and Catie Kirke (Rotarian and Survivor of mental health problems.)
  • Mental illness is a most debilitating disease and carries a staggering economic cost.
  • Rotary Australia has resolved to devote three years to Mental Illness prevention.
  • Lift the Lid day has been declared on Friday 7th October 2016 as a fundraising day and all Rotary Clubs are invited to participate. This coincides with National Hat day. Clubs supplied with promotional material. Most successful Club will get significant recognition.
  • Aim is to fund doubling of research capacity.
  • Bunnings have offered desk in-store on 7th October to assist fundraising and several members volunteered to man it on the day. 
  • Mental  Illness starts young and can affect an entire life - needs research.
  • 1 in 2 will experience some degree of mental illness. 2854 suicides last year.
  • Stories every day about drug addiction and alcoholism and self harm. Depression is a symptom of these diseases which often results in the symptom (depression) being treated rather than the cause (addiction or alcoholism) There is of course "stand alone" depression.
  • Abuse as a youngster caused Bullemia , loss of self esteem, and other serious health issues.
  • All funds raised go to Rotary Health Research Fund. 100 %. Rotary keeps no money for admin.
After the video Peter, Liz and Mary shared very honestly about their experiences with depression. Everyone was deeply affected by the sincerity, honesty and courage shown by them in relating their stories.
It was decided that we should get collection tins with stickers around as many shops as possible.
Judy raised the possibility of bringing back the traditional fine session which used to raise about $2K per year. It was moved By Bruce McClure and Phil Symons that this be done and that proceeds go to support "Lift The Lid". This was carried unamimously.
So please get all the dirt you know to Tim or Charlie to assist the fine process!!
.HOLE IN ONE
Tim joyfully announced that thanks to Mary's untiring efforts and including Serenity Mobile Homes sponsorship we we have raised over $10,000. This was greeted with appropriate applause.. Well done Mary (again!!). And we are still working on a major sponsor and we'll have the normal revenue from the Hole In One.We can promote the event with $7000 worth of prizes.
Mary certainly  has been busy. We have signed over 175 Certificates of Appreciation for sponsors and donors. Treasurer Colin is invoicing sponsors. The paint donors have offered to provide epoxy paint again for golf balls and Ian has over 300 golf balls at home ready to be coloured.
Some discussion was held as to how a kids' Hole in One could be run, ie putting on carpet or artificial turf into a cup and some ideas needed as to what kids' prizes could be being aware of possible allergies etc.
MEETING CLOSURE
The meeting closed at 8.05 pm ( Much quicker without She who must be obeyed}
 
 
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WELCOME
 Marketing  Chair Tim conducted  usual toasts to Australia and Rotary International and welcomed members and guests, Guests included the Johns family, Paul, Sue and daughter Tara and John Journeaux.
APOLOGIES
Peter and Glen Taylor, Mary Stephens,
GUEST PRESENTATION- THE BECKY JOHNS KIDNEY RESEARCH DISCOVERY TRUST.
We were privileged to have the Johns family relate their story of tragic experience with kidney disease. Paul and Sue were carriers of the kidney disease recessive gene which carries a one in four chance of children being affected.  After the death of first son Brett at 6 months, they had two more children, Becky and Tara. Thankfully Tara was unaffected but Becky had the disease and received a transplant from father Paul at age 9. Problems followed including pneumonia within 24 hours and home dialysis followed for some years. However in June 2010 a further transplant was required with mum Sue being the donor. This worked very well and gave Becky her best years- happy, healthy, vivacious. Becky attended the Kidney Kids Camp regularly during this time and at age 18 she became a camp volunteer.
Subsequently at age 20 she was deemed an ideal addition to the staff of Kidney Health Australia. She was a people person and loved to tell her story thus inspiring others.
Becky had always wanted to travel and managed a 3 month Kontiki Tour with a friend despite having to take anti-rejection drugs every 12 hours which she managed despite rapidly changing time zones.
After her return she collapsed at a Kidney health research walk and suffered severe vomiting and discomfort and CT scans in hospital revealed that she had Lymphoma with a large bowel tumour caused by the anti rejection drugs. Whilst in hospital the family met contestants from TV reality show "The Block" and they visited her in hospital and showed her some of the renovated apartments using 3D goggles. This gave Becky a tremendous lift to such an extent that the Johns family is fundraising to put these expensive goggles into hospital wards.
Tragically Becky died two days after her 23rd birthday, All her life she had been a great person, uncomplaining, always happy and smiling in spite of her suffering and always interested in helping others.
One positive the Johns family received after these years of worry and expense was that the producers of "Reno Rumble " recognised their situation and their home was renovated as part of the TV series.
As a result of their experience and Becky's life, "The Becky Johns Research Kidney Research Discovery Trust" has been set up in her memory. This is managed by Kidney Health Australia and every dollar raised will be used to develop anti-rejection drugs that do not cause side effects such as cancer. One percent of transplant patients get lymphoma. The Johns family had an open day after their house renovation and allowed 2300 people through their home. This raised $8000 for the research discovery trust.
We were privileged to have this courageous family tell their story and wish them and the research trust every success.
 
MEMBERSHIP AND MARKETING
After our meal, President Jennie introduced membership and marketing chair Tim McCrohan who  gave us some hard facts about the future of Rotary and what we need to do to turn the tide.
  • Social media is an essential tool to attract younger members, DG Neville John stressed the importance of Facebook, and International President John Germ has stated that we have lost two generations of members because we have not moved with the times.
  • Social media has caught on exponentially faster than previous modes of communication such as radio, television, facsimile, email and the web etc
  • The world is changing, we must change or eventually disappear.
  • We must embrace the medium which the age we wish to attract embraces.
  • Social media is the safety net of Generation Y. i.e. it is noticeable that if they are uncomfortable or bored at a gathering they pull out their phones and communicate with friends,
  • It is evident that we have not been able to engage with young people as we are not attracting enough of them and when we have attracted them we have been unable to keep them.
  • Tim suggested that we had a choice to make. Either change our ways or see our club fade away in time.
  • Our attention was brought to an opportunity next week as Chris Wiseman will be here to educate us on the use of Facebook.
       Discussion during and after Tim's presentation indicated that those present supported his sentiments and it was my perception
       that we realised we have no choice but to change.
UPCOMING EVENTS
        3 September     Facebook Capabilities By Chris Wiseman.
        7 September     Poysers BBQ
       12 September    Lift The Lid on Mental Health,
       12 September    General Jennie's Last Stand..... ( last physical presence
           prior to her move to Tassie!)
           (Please note that as I will be preparing meeting agendae
            in future pls notify me of upcoming events.)
JENNIE'S TOPICS
         After thanking Tim for his presentation, Jennie advised that the first
        Monday of each month would be a marketing/membership forum.
         Last meeting prior to Tasmanian adventure will be next week 12th
         September. However I will be on screen weekly and physically here
         every 8th week. Sure it will go well with Tim and Alison's support on the ground here.
         Open house at my place next Saturday all day. All welcome.
         Confirmed 3 members going to Bgo-S/hurst RC presentation on 31 August.
         Board meeting next week -discussion on changes to club constitution.
         Board Meeting will be at 5pm
 
Meeting Closed at 8.15 pm
        
 
 
 
 
BULLETIN 29 AUGUST 2016 Denis Gallagher 2016-08-29 14:00:00Z 0
The planning for our major Fundraiser - The Hole In One - is well under way. 2017 will see this event happening on Australia Day weekend and Easter Long Weekend. We are looking forward to presenting you with another successful event with some magnificent prizes donated by many local businesses.
Our major fundraising event - The Hole in One 2016-08-25 14:00:00Z 0
Each Wednesday night at 5.30pm a team of volunteers arrive at the Rotary Function Center with meals for those in need. A joint community project with the Kangaroo Flat Community Enterprise (providing funds to purchase the meals), St John of God (providing the meals), Bendigo Bank & Bendigo Special Development School providing volunteers and Rotary providing the venue. A team effort.
 
If you know of families or people who need assistance please let them know we are here to help. Come along and enjoy a meal and companionship. 
 
Community Meals for those in need 2016-08-25 14:00:00Z 0
CONGRATULATIONS TO
THE ROTARY CLUB OF KANGAROO FLAT'S
CITIZEN OF THE YEAR
 
 
NORM BOWEN
AN ACTIVE CFA VOLUNTEER FOR 62 YEARS
RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FORMATION
OF THE NATIONALLY ACCREDITED
PEERS' PROGRAM
Citizen of the Year 2016 2016-08-22 14:00:00Z 0
WELCOME
Marketing Chair Tim opened our meeting and after conducting toasts to Australia and Rotary welcomed us and our guests- Norm Bowen and partner Marilyn, Abbie Graham (meals volunteer), Vi  Rumcion, Daryl Ricker, John Cannon (Bgo-S/hurst RC) and John Journeaux.
APOLOGIES
Phil Symons, Colin Clark, David Rathbone and Bruce McClure.
KANGAROO FLAT RC CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD.
Club Service Chair Charlie presented the above award to a very worthy recipient in Norm Bowen. Norm has served as a volunteer CFA member for 62 years since joining at the tender age of 14 - a very formidable record of service to our community. Norm was involved in many major and tragic fires including Ash Wednesday and Black Saturday. As we all should be aware CFA volunteers along with SES are often involved in clearing many traumatic road accidents as well as the fires.
Norm was largely responsible for the formation of the nationally accredited "peers" program which has been a life saving means of intervention for firemen traumatised by their often very gruesome experiences. As a result of the gaining of national  accreditation other states followed the CFA's lead in adopting this program which enabled firemen to talk to others who had suffered similarly about their traumas or problems. As many CFA firemen in rural areas are farmers they are also subject to stresses caused by drought etc. Prior to this initiative there were many suicides in one area which suffered a 12  year drought but none since this program has been activated,
Experience has shown that trauma from the 1983 Ash Wednesday fires was still affecting firemen because there was no such program existing back then. However "Peers" has been effective in these cases.
New Zealand adopted this program after the major Christchurch earthquakes. It is interesting to note they originally proposed to run it for 2 years but it is still necessary after 10 years.
There are now 180 Peers in Victoria who contributed over 3,500 volunteer hours last year.
Norm's sincerity and humility were apparent in his acceptance speech and we learned a lot about this program and the need for it. Our Club's award also carries a $500 donation to a charity of the awardee's choice and Norm had no hesitation in nominating the Royal children's Hospital. We were very pleased with our choice of KFRC Citizen of The Year.
 
 
KFRC Citizen of the year Norm Bowen receiving the
Award from Club Service Chair Charlie Bovalino
 
JENNIE'S TOPICS
President Jennie Congratulated Norm warmly on his award and noted it was very well deserved.
Consultation with Phil Symons has indicated our laptop may be inadequate to allow video conferencing but further advice being sought from Glenn Ludeman.
Her work in Burnie Tasmania starts on 12th September. However Jennie has her employer's consent to having Mondays and Tuesdays off every second month so she will be able to visit us every 8 weeks. Her last meeting prior to departure will be 12th September.
Jennie Introduced John Cannon from Bgo-S/Hurst RC who advised that his club was having a presentation from Missionary/ Welfare provider Anne Carey. Anne has worked 20 years in New Guinea, Sudan, and on the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone. She won the 2015 Pride Of Australia Care and Compassion award and was Western Australian Citizen of the Year. Presentation will be 31 August at Tafe, 136 McCrae St. Cost is $22. Turn up about 7.15 AM.  
DIRECTOR'S REPORTS
Community Service Chair Peter Hull confirmed the Becky Johns Kidney Research presentation on 29 August.
International Service chair Liz Durr reported she was able to get 170 kits for girls to students at Timor girls' school .and thanks to Sister's translating ability managed to give a talk on sexual health to the students. Hoping to get kits to hospital and immunisation clinic next year.   Container transport of kits etc went well.
Club Protection Officer Trevor Kuhle advised that  all licence documentation back to him. Licence issue at least 2-3 weeks away.
Club Service Chair Charlie Bovalino advised cheque for rehab unit to  Gary Hansen and discussing possible monthly ghost ride with Browny.
Foundation Chair Peter Spurling advised having discussions with Echuca RC counterpart re launching a Rotary peace scholar this year. This provides a 2 year scholarship to attend Swedish university.
Vocational Service chair Roger advised second interview with students from Crusoe College to attend science  pr0gram
conducted. Shortlisted 4 from which 2 will be chosen.  Geelong forum is preferred January 2017.
Jennie advised of Leukemia Foundation "Light the Night" proposal. Information was available from her to interested parties.
OTHER BUSINESS
Tim McCrohan  congratulated Kaylyn and John Journeaux on their son's acceptance into the Police Force and his Dux of school achievement.
Liz Durr enlightened the meeting on her "Kits for Girls" program. This scheme provides reusable  menstrual hygiene kits to girls in remote areas. Whilst conventional products such as we use in Australia are available they are very expensive and in reality not available to girls due to their lack of cash. Therefore they tend to use anything available which often results  in pelvic inflammatory disease which could result in infertility. Infertile women are not highly regarded in these societies. In addition women are often ostracised or locked away and sometimes not even given sustenance during their period. Lack of menstrual hygiene products often results  in menstruating girls being absent from school and this can mean loss of 6 months school in 3 years. Kits can allow school attendance.
Liz buys materials and organises sewing. The program is well supported by this club. As sewing must be very precise. quilters are best.
Liz attempts to get batches of at least 200 over there by container. Program is an International one.
Jennie thanked Liz for her presentation.
UPCOMING DATES
      29 August. The Becky Johns Kidney Research Discovery Trust
       5  September. Facebook Capabilities by Chris Wiseman.
       7  September Poyser's BBQ
      12  September  Lift The Lid On Mental Health  
       We need to fit Tim's marketing video in ASAP.
The Meeting closed at 7,55 pm.
 
 
 
BULLETIN 22 AUGUST 2016 Denis Gallagher 2016-08-22 14:00:00Z 0
WELCOME
Marketing Chair Tim conducted usual toasts , welcomed members and guests Matt Wiseman and Deb Symons and introduced President Jennie.
APOLOGIES
Peter Hull and Kaylyn Journeaux
PAUL HARRIS FELLOW
We were delighted when President Jenny summoned last year President Peter Taylor to present the Paul Harris Fellow award to a very worthy recipient in Bob Wiseman. Bob is a past President of our club and has been selfless in his participation in club events and projects of all kinds, particularly fundraising BBQs. The recent design and organisation by Bob of the gates enclosing our BBQ area is a typical example of a difficult challenge being overcome with an excellent result.
Bob was obviously surprised both by the award and the emergence of family members including wife Lorna, sons Matt and Scott, daughters in law Anna and Katrina and grandchildren Tom and Abby.
Bob accepted the award humbly and indicated he didn't think it would happen as whilst he has served Rotary for many years he has moved a lot so hasn't had years of continuity at any one club. We were glad he was wrong and his award and his contribution to our club were honoured by loud and sincere acclamation.
 
                         
      Bob (on left) Receiving Award From PP Peter Taylor.
UPCOMING DATES
        15 Aug. ADG Gary McClure and DG Neville Johns attending. Open Forum and Board Meeting.
        22 Aug. Lift the Lid on Mental health.
        29 Aug. President's Apology.
        5   Sept. Normal meeting.
        7   Sept  Poysers BBQ.
JENNIE'S TOPICS
Jennie thanked all who attended the foundation grant seminar. 46 participants was a good result.
"Big Give". Should the club consider putting up say $500 on website to test response?
New BBQ Trailer. Possible to raise $5000 through Kangaroo Flat Community Enterprise if we can organise 20 pledges. Also we may be able to get $2500 grant, so new trailer may be achievable.
President Jennie explained a likely change of employment could necessitate her moving to Tasmania and that she had discussed this with 5 Board members last week and received their support for her continuing as President using Skype etc.
She proposed to the club that this occur with her having obtained agreement from Alison Brown and Tim McCrohan to act as her "Deputies on the Ground". She would of course visit from time to time.
Foundation Chair Peter Spurling offered congratulations and best wishes to Jennie and the club affirmed this by acclamation.
No objection to this process was offered from the floor. The proposal has been approved by district 9800.
BIRTHDAYS
     Phil Symons coming up on 24th Aug.
     Lorna Wiseman was feted with a lusty version of "Happy Birthday To You"
     Anniversary of Frank Nott's advent to Rotary on 12 Aug.
DIRECTOR'S REPORTS
   Youth  Service  Chair Roger gave a brief update on youth science program.
    Function Centre Manager Phil reported that Lights have been installed at BBQ area and gate repair is ongoing.
    Club Service Chair Charlie reported that the Citizen of the Year trophy has been engraved and all in hand for successful presentation.
    Foundation Chair Peter expressed thanks to all who attended seminar.
    Treasurer Colin reminded us all that many subs not yet paid.
    President Jennie spoke of email from ADG Gary McClure on planning for the year.
    She also raised the possibility of a function at the former Castlemaine Gaol on 27/8/16 . RC of Castlemaine would join us if this takes place.
SPECIAL PRESENTATION
Marketing/Public Relations chair Tim spoke on the need for new ways to attract and communicate with the younger generation whose membership is vital to Rotary. He had played the Rotary Foundation video earlier.
We need to use the systems they use such as facebook etc.
Many of this generation don't feel they should have to pay ( ie club fees) in order to volunteer.
Could we consider sponsoring new members for the first year while we show them what Rotary does?
We must market what we do as a club i.e. social media.
Consider alteration of club name to make it come up sooner on Google i.e. Bendigo-Kangaroo Flat. Old Bendigonians know Kangaroo Flat is a suburb but new people when searching would not.
Tim had put a Rotary video on Facebook and it had received over 150  hits in a week - this demonstrates the power  of social media compared to just a website.
Time did not allow a further video presentation, but Tim's presentation evoked a lively if short discussion. It was made obvious that the need to attract younger membership is of concern to every Rotarian and that we need to investigate ways to connect our website etc to Social media.
MEETING CLOSURE
The meeting closed at 8.05 pm.
 
 
BULLETIN 8 AUGUST 2016 Denis Gallagher 2016-08-09 14:00:00Z 0
BENDIGO ROTARY FOUNDATION GRANTS SEMINAR- DISTRICT 9800
Our club had the privilege of hosting this seminar which occurred on our normal meeting night. We are fortunate that so many District officeholders gave their time and travelled to allow a local seminar.
WELCOME
President Jennie welcomed the delegates prior to introducing speakers from District to inform us of what TRF means and what we can gain from the various grant programs. It was gratifying to see 45 delegates from many district clubs including Rochester, Echuca, Gisborne, Kyneton, Bacchus Marsh, Castlemaine, Bendigo Sandhurst, Bendigo Strathdale, Canterbury, Eaglehawk, Bendigo South, Bendigo and Chatswood. Our Club was very well represented.
FOUNDATION OVERVIEW
PDG Dennis Shore gave a brief overview of TRF. How it began in 1917 with $26.50 and has grown to billions today. It is the "engine room" of Rotary.
District recommends that  each club should utilise district grants, commit $1500 to end polio immediately, allocate $150 per member to TRF and encourage members to be part of the EREY club. (Every Rotarian every Year $100}. Use the cluster for the larger global grants.
We should remember TRF is our charity and give it priority in our charity giving. Currently only about 21% of our charity giving goes to TRF. The average Australian donates $318 per year,
DISTRICT RF COMUNICATIONS AND GRANTS AND STEWARDSHIP
 Mark Stephens spoke of the importance of social media and a dedicated web and facebook page to tell stories and spread them through the community. 
Utilise the Foundation website for contacts, email etc. Rotary club central has terms and conditions for District and Global grants.
There is a very helpful District Foundation Grants Team. District grants $ for $ matching. Discuss ideas with Grant or Mark.
District Grants international-need international partner, more complex, matching $0.50 per $. Need MOU.
Global Grants- need advance planning. Club qualification needed. Clubs can turn $16K into $40k with grants. All the details are on the website. Mark will provide his p/point presentation if requested.
FOUNDATION GIVING.
Chris Don stressed the importance of working on EREY especially as this is TRF centenary year. Remember we can  get a share of our contributions back through grants etc.
PDG John Wigley explained the Endowment Fund where TRF can be left money in wills. Minimum $10K
CENTENNIAL OF FOUNDATION.
PDG Dennis Shore showed a  video on TRF and suggested clubs try something special for this year.
i.e. special celebration event, learn more about TRF, inform others, involve community and local media.
Weekly foundation facts at meetings, speakers from Foundation committee, Polio Plus Fundraiser , The Rotary Centennial Book "Doing Good in The World".
There will be 2 metro and 2 regional special public information meetings . Regional functions are Bendigo Swap Meet and Echuca Steam Rally. Important for clubs to support dinners.
BREAKOUTS FOR AREAS OF INTEREST
       Global and Peace Scholars- PDG Dennis Shore
       Endowments/Polio Plus/PHS- PDG John Wigley/ Gordon McKern
       Centennial  Celebration -Anne Peace
       Grants -Mark Stephens
SEMINAR CLOSURE
After some twenty minutes spent on workshops, the seminar closed about 8.45.
 
 
BULLETIN 1 AUGUST 2016 Denis Gallagher 2016-08-02 14:00:00Z 0
Welcome
Alison Brown ( Deputy International Chair ) stood in for Service chair Charlie, and after the usual toasts and grace welcomed members and guests Brenton Johnson (Guest Speaker on Membership), Emma Berglund, Sean Pearson (Next Gen), Greg Penno (Bgo-Strath), and Greg Nunan (Bgo South).
Apologies
Charlie Bovalino, Tim McCrohan, Peter Hull, Peter Taylor, Jill Barker, Rob Haughton, Kaylin Journeaux. Bob Wiseman,
Upcoming Dates
    1 August. Foundation Cluster Seminar at Kangaroo Flat Club.
    3 August Poysers BBQ.
    8 August. Website Forum.
    15 August. DG Neville John will attend. Open Forum and Board Meeting. Ag Gary McClure may attend.
    22 August. Lift the lid on Mental Health.
    29 August President's Apology.
    7 September. Poysers BBQ.
Jennie's Topics
Mens' Health, Still awaiting further information requested from Glenn Reilly.
Mental Health topic for 22 August.. Possibility of future guest speaker on this topic as it arises more and more.
Rotary Health Foundation Day is on 7th October,
DG Neville John will be with us on 15th August so make an extra effort to be here.
Tesselaar Tulip Festival 8/9-4/10 at Silvan.. Flyer received re bookings. Contact 03 97377722.
Rotary Down Under now available on mobile app.
Should We look at "Buddy Benches" program for schools? Places where kids needing some TLC can sit to let others know they are feeling needy,
Most important- we sang Happy Birthday to our Alison !!!!!
Directors Reports
Youth Service Chair Roger reported on meeting with himself , president Jennie and representative of Crusoe College with a view to starting the selection process for two club sponsored students to attend the Science Experience. Cost is $120-$130 each. This has proved to be a very worthwhile course in the past and can be of 3 or 4 days duration. We may need a selection panel
RYPEN is on in October. Hopefully we will be able to get some local students there.
Chris Musk may also be helpful in attracting students to our RODEC program which may include some more mature participants ?
 
Foundation Chair Peter reported 23 acceptances so far for Foundation grant seminar.
 
Treasurer Colin requested members to pay subscriptions as soon as possible.
Other Business
Roger reported Tafe BBQ on 21st July was a great success and about $1300 was raised. Thanks to Roger, Bob and Mary.
Greg Penno (Bgo -Strath) advised of two fundraisers to be run by his club:
1. Gina Hogan- Women of the Sixties at the Capital 2pm 31 July.
2 Guest Speaker Robert Walls will be the feature of a fundraising effort  at South Bendigo Clubrooms in conjunction with Sth Bgo Club on 17th August. Cost $4o per head.
Guest Speaker Brenton Johnson-
Brenton is a former Rotarian and was attracted to Rotary principally by the RYLAH program. He held several positions at his club and resigned only due to the pressure of his growing consultancy business and other community interests. He is currently standing for election to Bendigo City Council in the Eppalock ward.
This was certainly a most interesting presentation and challenged whether  the way Rotary Clubs have functioned in the past will suffice for the future particularly having regard to the way means of communication and conducting business have changed and are continuing to change with ever increasing rapidity. The evidence suggests  we need to change.
The  reality is that the generation we are trying to attract is digitally savvy and likes to communicate and work that way. They do not see the need for meetings to arrange things and generally communicate as they can do it so quickly and precisely by the web, emails, SMS etc.
They do not like the idea of meetings and fees. Clubs should seek business to sponsor membership. This is very common in USA.
They do like engagement and On-Line collaboration.
We need to"get The right people in the right seat on the right bus" So we may need to headhunt particular skills or qualities.
Talk to potential members. Explain that Rotary makes good people better. They can connect and contribute through their Rotary network.
They can change the world through Rotary. Less meetings more doing. Use Digital.
Remember people join for service, not fellowship.
The ideal future club consists of Executive Group, sets policies. Club Support ie secretary, treasurer etc ( the pit team)
Project Leaders- drive projects. Community connection - involvement of community in projects.
Use joint Rotary/Community projects ideally 50/50'
.Use Friends of Rotary, Volunteering, enticements such as discount tickets to Club fundraisers,
Often specific people can be targeted from above groups. Make a connection. Make them an offer they can't refuse !!!
 
Brenton fielded several questions after his presentation. The "digital generation gap" was evidenced by the comments and questions from the floor. It was obvious that all present had been given a lot of food for thought.
 
President Jenny thanked Brenton profusely and indicated that he would always be welcome as a speaker on any relevant topic.
 
Next Month's Roster
          Cashier-  Mary Stephens
          Bins     - Peter Hull.
 
The Meeting closed just before the Swapmeet meeting Started !!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BULLETIN 25 JULY 2016 Denis Gallagher 2016-07-25 14:00:00Z 0
Welcome
 
 Club Service chair Charlie welcomed members and gave us a summary of a letter from Kaylyn regarding the health of her partner John. Members are requested to keep Kaylyn and John in their thoughts and to make contact from time to time.
 
Upcoming Dates
 
25 July - Guest Speaker Brenton Johnson. Topic is "Membership - The Rotary Club of Tomorrow'
               (AG Greg Nunan will also be in attendance.)
1 August- Foundation Grants Seminar here. Please advise if attending. Cost is $20 per attendee.
3 August- Poysers
8 August- Website Forum
15 August- AG Gary McClure attending. Open Forum and Board Meeting
22 August - TBA
29 August - (President's apology)
7 September - Poysers.
 
Jennies Topics  
RC of Bendigo per Glenn Reilly requesting donation of $500 toward Mens Health program. Following some discussion the consensus was that we support in principle but need more information prior to donation. Jennie has emailed for more detail.
Bendigo City Council seeking comments on Draft Environmental strategy prior to 29/7/16.
Bendigo South RC having "Women of the Sixties "concert as fundraiser. Gina Hogan 31st July at 2pm at Capital, Bendigo
 
Next week's Speaker:


 

Brenton Johnson – Uptake Digital

Topic: Membership – The Rotary Club of Tomorrow

Brenton Johnson joined the Rotary Club of Horsham East at 21 and was involved in activities at both a club and district level. After moving to Bendigo 3 years ago, he joined the Rotary Club of Bendigo Next Generation for a brief time before leaving to focus on building his business.

Brenton’s business helps other businesses move successfully through disruption and change by getting back to their core values and helping them deeply understand their customer. As part of his lifelong friendship with Rotary, Brenton is involved with the Bendigo South club’s innovation and disruption committee.

Brenton will talk to us about how he found his Rotary journey and give an example of how he would start a new rotary club today.

 

Important. Foundation Grants Seminar here on 1 August
 
And we all sang "Happy Birthday" to our Jill....
 
Director's Reports.
Marketing PR Chair Tim called for volunteers for a Committee to manage the Hole in One event which is one of our major fundraisers. His request received an enthusiastic response and several members have been enlisted.
 
Foundation Chair Peter spoke on the importance of the Foundation Grants Seminar to be held here on 1 August. About 14 members present indicated their intent to attend. Peter also advised that Peter Newman currently Senior Vice President of Community Relations at the Rotary Club of Atlanta Georgia which is hosting the upcoming world congress has agreed to speak to us and possibly the Goldfields Cluster via the web. This could become quite an event and if necessary could be held at a bigger venue such as a High School.
 
Club Forum-Board Topics
Tim McCrohan reported that Natasha is progressing well at the moment with some improvement in lung function. This is great news.
Bob Wiseman suggested that we have another progressive dinner evening. President Jennie advised that this was already on her wish list.
President Jennie raised the matter of the revision of our constitution which RI requires to be done this year
Past Secretary Jill advised of the need for our Board to authorise current secretary Denis to be a bank account signatory and hold the payment security token.
 
Meeting Closure
President Jennie thanked everyone for coming and closed the meeting. Meeting closed a little earlier than last week. She's getting the idea !!
(Note from Jennie - Wait til I really get into gear!! :-) )
BULLETIN 18 JULY 2016 Denis Gallagher 2016-07-18 14:00:00Z 0
Welcome
 Club Service Chair Charlie welcomed members and guest Chris Wiseman, Following the usual toasts and grace new President Jennie Barnes was introduced and welcomed warmly.
President Jennie's Topics
Changeover Dinner. Jennie thanked all involved for their assistance in making this event a great  success and advised that $425 was raised for  the Rotary Foundation.
Members were advised that a calendar will be available in the office (and at meetings) for all to see upcoming events and to add events as required.
Bendigo Strathdale is having a Fundraiser for MEC Project. Gina Hogan concert July 31st.
Brenton Johnson has provided details of the "Big Give" - a new joint fundraising event through Community Foundation for Central Victoria..
Our constitution is required to be updated this year in accordance with RI instruction.
All members are encouraged to register on MyRotary and to use the site to keep up with club matters and update personal details.
RI has amended guidelines so that clubs can vary attendance rules  to suit local needs subject to certain criteria - new members no longer have to pay admission fees and clubs need only meet twice per month as a minimum. Further discussion will take place next week prior to Board Meeting.
Directors' Reports. 
Foundation Chair Peter reported on the upcoming Rotary District 9800 Foundation Grants Seminar to be held in Bendigo at our venue on Monday 01  August. as many members as possible are urged to attend. Please advise Peter if you can attend.
Protection Officer Trevor Kuhle reported on tremendous success of recent family fun day organised by Bendigo City with our club's assistance. Over 500 attended and our BBQ operators were kept well occupied.
Club Service chair Charlie Bovalino  advised of availability of an electric wheelchair and some discussion ensued on the possibility of the our club being involved in a "library" of such equipment in the community.
Club Secretary Denis Gallagher advised of thank you letters and receipts from Victorian Cancer Council for our $300 donation and Shelter Aid for our $4000 donation.
Club Forum Discussion
President Jennie stated some of her goals for the year,i.e. Gifting the RI Foundation $6000,gain 6 new members and ensure our club is a happy "good fellowship" place.
Continue with ROADEC young driver education project.
Consider review of charges and inclusion of older drivers.
Function Centre Manager Phil Symons requested to organise bollards to protect BBQ area gates and extra lighting at front and bin area at rear.
Tafe BBQ
Bob Wiseman advised of date change to 21 July. Please note NOT 14 July.
Meeting Closed at 8 pm
 
BULLETIN 11 JULY 2016 2016-07-12 14:00:00Z 0
Congratulations President Peter & Rotarians 2016-06-26 14:00:00Z 0
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Welcome to Members on this cool night.
Apologies: Mary (3 weeks away), Peter Spurling, Alison, Frank, Kaylyn, Glenn T, Katriona
Bruce away for the 9th and the 16th – overseas – enjoy your trip to Singapore.
Tim opened the meeting followed by the wonderful news that the Kalydeco medication his daughter is receiving has turned off cystic fibrosis. Best news ever.
Crusoe working bee on hold – new date to be selected.
Big Book of Bargains update – Haven purchasing 50 books, Mary organised further 400 books to be sold at event in mid-July – just about wraps up the project.
Roger – around 20+ people coming along each week to the Soup Kitchen.
Phil – Bali is beautiful and the Hole in One signs have come down. Oh dear the tv.
Rob – disbursements submitted on the 23rd May board meeting. Executive to meet at 5.30pm. Members wishing to put forward suggestions please email President Peter.
Denis – Dad’s Army not going to the cinema’s.
Jennie – going to District Assembly 15th May – anyone wishing to attend contact Jennie ASAP.
Tim – sending out Hole in One what worked well etc.  Keep an eye out for the email.
Colin suggested Hole in One sponsors be sent “Thank you” for support.
Charlie – following up cost of climbing equipment for the children’s Rehab equipment (Bendigo  Hospital). Facebook page up for bike ride. Completed a bike ride last Sunday and managed to have more networking time. May 19th for invite to presentation on the Bendigo Cancer Centre, a new paradigm. Held at Monash Auditorium, event 7pm to 8pm. See Charlie if you wish to attend.  25th June for Autism walk.
Club discussion: Car maintenance day – incorporate scooter day also?  Sunday 14th August? What are the legal obligations? Can a mechanic teach or does it have to be a teacher teach? Further investigation required. Classroom and practical advice on a car. Focus maintenance and safety.
Dinner out next week – where would Rotarians like to go? Hibernian voted for the night – 11 attending for the dinner – contact Bob W if you were not at the meeting and wish to attend.
Following week – Jennie’s night.
Meeting on 23rd catered night – can the BBQ team cook up a bbq? Volunteers please.
23rd May – joint board meeting
Charlie – toss of the coins won by Bob W after only two tosses.
Have a great week.
Yours in Rotary
President Peter
 
Peter's Prattle 2nd May 2016-05-01 14:00:00Z 0
 
Apologies: Bob Mathrick, Noel Ramage, Glenn Taylor, Tim McCrohan, Judy Kidman
** Can anyone assist at IGA in Long Gully selling BBB?  Arrive after 8 – a seat will be waiting for you**
Condolences to Judy on the passing of her sister Lorraine. Noel is going well with his treatment, comfortable accommodation, transport to and from Peter Mac. Socialising with other patients from country Victoria.
Jennie’s Year Ahead - 16th May. Jennie confirmed Peter Spurling as Foundation Chair and Jill on Membership/Marketing along with Tim. Need deputy’s for Foundation, Youth/Vocation & Community.
Bob requested assistance for the pole measuring – fence underway. Done after meeting. See picture. Question:  how many engineers does it take to check measurements.
 
Peter's Prattle 7th March 2016-03-06 13:00:00Z 0
Peter’s Prattle 29th February
Apologies:  Charlie Bovalino, Bruce McClure, Noel Ramage, Bob Mathrick, Peter Hull
Thank you to Jill, Katriona, Liz and Mary for preparing an enjoyable meal this evening. Congratulations to Mary on selling 130 books (approximately) for the week.
Jennie’s President Elect presentation:
Disaster Aid Seminar – cannot attend, can someone attend with Liz – please contact Liz.
Attended PETS – great event and looking forward to President.  Would like to have an assistant for each Director who will step up the following year as Director.
 
Jennie – President  Denis – Secretary,   Colin – Treasurer, VP Peter Taylor, Charlie Club Service, International – Liz assistant Alison, no Foundation (asked for someone to nominate), Community Glenn Taylor, Youth & Vocation – Roger, function centre – Phil, Protection Officer, Trevor, President Elect? – nominations anyone?
Youth and Vocation together. Introduce membership, bulletin and marketing position to be created.
 
Year is not about making decisions but helping each Rotarian to help one another and be united.
 
Liz’s Trip to East Timor
Liz went to Timor 11 years ago. This trip, 26 degrees 75% humidity, scoping tour – progress on projects, yet to start, started and completed. Assess medical services. Long trip. Heather Ridge and John Jones other Rotarians on trip – teachers education – scholarships to students. Day in Dili to shop for supplies, meet 4th member of team who is in Dili for 18 months. Roads and footpaths have improved. Rubbish is an issue still. Mountain trip long – arrived okay. Scenery stunning.
Maubisse perched on a ridge, lush, green, humid. Many meetings and visits to local schools etc.  At Vocational school presented with scarf and welcome to the school.  In need of water supply – enough water for one toilet to cater for 120 students. Students walk 3-4 hours to get to and from school. Half day for junior then half day senior. Green School set up to run regular classes on “green” agriculture. Caught rats in the volunteer house – noise level dropped in the ceiling.
Spoke with Catholic School about Days for Girls who are keen to be involved – handed out kits to those interested.  Order for 600 kits.
Director of Hospital advised child admission is mainly malnutrition.  Births are only 25% in hospital. Home births are still high – maternal death rate is low. Assistance into villages is on going. Dental service is available but only two technicians. Lack supplies. Radiology team going over, ultrasound machines have been sent, provide training for doctors and midwives.
Local radio station has 90% listening audience of population.
School roofs need replacing/repair. Clinic has only just had running water connected. University fees only $150 per year – for medicine and midwifery – met students on scholarships.
Met Doctor Dan who runs a clinic which has an ultra sound machine donated by High Street Clinic. Doctor said around 18,000 malnourished children. TB is an issue. There are very few “old” people as that generation was killed in war.
 
Garden implements for the Green School, how to support young man and family – food – if each member put in $1 a month we could purchase one bag of rice each month.  More work required to determine where best we can help. Lots of homework to do, requested to go back and teach in June/July.
Congratulation Liz on an excellent presentation and a wonderful trip.
Poyser BBQ – Roger, Mary, Bob and Ian D.
Working Bee – post hole digger organised by Tim for temp fencing, Denis asked to assist with concreting, mini mix may be required, Captains each day organised, Church assisting.
Conference: Liz for Registration at conference – under control. Voucher books to be delivered on the Thursday. $3,000 to Foundation, $15,000 to Haven Home Safe to be donated at conference.
Big Book of Vouchers – Mary has sold 130 in the past week exceeding her 100 per week target – well done Mary – huge amount of leg work involved.
4th April BBQ meeting – new area will be available. Under $3,800 from Universal Fencing to do the gates – well done Bob on your negotiation skills.
Conference dinner on the Saturday – at the Town Hall for our Club members attending – All Seasons overbooked hence District Conference organisers made the decision to transfer attendees to the Town Hall event.
Thursday 28th April – Dad’s Army cinema night (still to be confirmed).
Roadec – between 14-18 students required. Tim has sent out via Facebook, ad in Flat Matters, Crusoe College promoting and general media.
Vocation visit to True Brew on 12th April – 6pm and dinner afterwards at the Newmarket.
Soup kitchen – IN NEED OF PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS – PLEASE BRING ALONG TO THE MEETING.
Heads and Tails won by Glenn L but no Joker.
Have a great week – get ready for a busy month ahead.
Yours in Rotary
President Peter
 
 
Peter's Prattle 29th February 2016-03-01 13:00:00Z 0
Who Makes a Real Difference in our Community?
Rotary Club of Kangaroo Flat – Citizen of the Year
 
Do you know someone who makes our community a better place?
 
Nominate them now for the Citizen of the Year Award.
 
Nominations are now open and you can make a nomination. 
 
This is your chance to recognise the most deserving member of our community. Your nomination could lead to someone special being recognized with an award.
 
Nomination forms available from the "Projects" page tab on the menu bar. Forward completed forms to:
 
Rotary Club of Kangaroo Flat, PO Box 1001 Kangaroo Flat, 3555 or email to bovalino123@gmail.com
 
 
 
 
Rotary's Citizen of the Year - Nominations Now Open 2016-02-24 13:00:00Z 0
Peter’s Prattle – 22nd February
Tonight we welcomed Helen Horgan  from Annie North and from Bendigo South Maureen Plant, Ros Chenery and Ron Devereaux who were on a “Scatter Week”.  It was a pleasure to have with us Peter, Deacon, Rowena and Leatisha – Mary’s family who joined us for Mary’s induction.
Apologies received tonight from Jennie, Alison, Ian (in recovery mode), Liz (overseas on Rotary trip), Peter Hull (looking after his mum which is ongoing), Judy (looking after her sister), Tim (at a school meeting), Roger (off buying a mustang), David (looking after Joan who is home from a hospital trip), Peter Spurlings and Glenn Taylor. We wish Noel all the best for the upcoming treatment – he will be missed over the coming weeks.
It was with great pleasure to induct Mary as a Rotarian to our Club. Mary has attended BBQ’s, working bees, Hole in One and manning sales stands & door knocking for the Big Book of Vouchers with sales ready to reach 300 books (or $3,000). Mary’s enthusiasm is greatly appreciated and we look forward to working with Mary into the future. Congratulations Mary.
      
 
                                                                                                                                         
 
 
                                                                                                                                          
After our self-catered meal of pizza from Sally’s Pizza and ice creams we introduced Helen Horgan from Annie North who was presented with a cheque for $2,000 (proceeds from the Colleen Hewett concert). Helen has many areas to choose from for the funds.
Helen gave a talk on Annie North. The existing centre is a high security refuge – opened 26 years ago.  Underway is the construction of 8 transitional houses which will be accommodation for women after leaving the high security centre – stays of up to 12 months. The centre is constantly full with no vacancies for a further three months. Every day the centre receives requests for assistance.
Much more than just accommodation the centre provides a wide range of support programs including case management, counselling, support for women without permanent residency, income support and so the list goes on. Annie North are lobbying for a better model of supporting women and children.
The new facility will have all services available avoiding the need for women to go out in the community where they may face their perpetrator. 6 self-contained units which can be set up in different bedroom size configurations. A playground, BBQ area, sensory garden, orchard, vegetable patch and (hopefully) laying hens.  Technology available with video link to courts, meeting spaces, boutique for second hand clothes, toys and much more.
Some figures – in 2015 79 women died as a result of domestic violence, so far this year 16 have died.
Thank you to Helen for a very informative talk.
Bob W gave an update on the “gate” project. A request for further funds which was moved by Bob W to provide further funds and seconded by Rob Haughton – agreed by all Board Members present.
(Peter, Phil, Rob, Charlie, Denis & Jill).
Tim missed out on the working bee along the creek – looking pristine and no chance of falling branches and snakes.
Charlie reported 24th for the Motorbike Ride. Time to start looking for our “Citizen of the Year” – details to be on the website stating why they are being nominated. Autism Walk will change slightly – Dusk to Dawn – date to change which will be confirmed at the next Autism Walk meeting.
Colin is chasing ROADEC participants – any contacts appreciated.
 
Next meeting will be a catered night with Liz Durr giving a talk on her trip to East Timor.
Have a great week.
Yours in Rotary
President Peter
Peter's Prattle 22nd February 2016-02-23 13:00:00Z 0
We are looking for LEARNER DRIVERS to attend a two day DEFENSIVE DRIVING course. Ideally we are looking for people who have just obtained their learners permit. 
 
Our aim is to SAVE LIVES through advanced driver trainer courses.
 
Are you interested in attending a two day defensive driving course in the 2nd week of the April school holidays?
 
 
Are you a LEARNER DRIVER? 2016-02-22 13:00:00Z 0
Welcome to our Monday night meeting. It was great to have Glenn Ludeman with us tonight along with Frank Nott and soon to be member Mary Stevens. Apologies received from Hully, Glenn T, Judy & Bruce.
The long awaited Swap Meet report was presented by Ian Doak:  a successful Swap Meet – down on Friday, Saturday really good – up on 2014, Sunday slow – better than 2014. Takings $106,890 for the event. Left overs sold off. 1998-2015 takings $1,665,008 with average of $92,500.
Car Club $73,570 – average $4,087.
Distributed $661,980 – recipients $262,390, Rotary Clubs $399,590
Volunteer groups received $4,100 to 7 Rotary clubs and Junorton Fire Brigade, Bendigo Special Development School and the Air Force Cadets.
Ice creams: 480 maxibons, 600 frosty fruits,  450 icy poles  352 milo scoops, 1632 drumsticks, 760 conisuers, etc 4272 ice creams in total.  2900 hamburgers, 280kg snags, 900 steak sand 350kg bacon 300kg onions, 480 doz eggs, 40kg sliced meat 100 dozen soft drinks.
Congratulations and thank you to Ian, Colin & Rob who are on the Swap Meet Committee and put in a power of work for the event.
President Peter presented Colin Clark with a cheque for St Mary’s Anglican Church for assistance at the Hole in One Australia Day weekend. We appreciate their ongoing support.
Working bee for the 19th March- does that suit members? Colin organising roster. We have three captains we need one more – can you consider doing this please. Easter signs are up (not taken down).
ROADEC – Next Gen have two students, Roadec has one, Colin organising meetings with Bendigo Senior & Crusoe College with Glenn speaking Bendigo South East. Advertised in Flat Matters.  Cost $135 per student. What shall we provide? Parents must take and pickup each day. Booked in for 4th April. Minimum of 14 maximum of 18 students permitted. Do you know a learner driver that would benefit from a defensive driving course?
Foundation:  movie night for Dad’s Army – opens Thursday 28th April - $15 per ticket with $5 from each ticket to Foundation.
Huge thank you to Mary who has sold 100 big book of bargains – thank you to Denis, Frank & Jill for assisting also. Around 1,000 to be sold of the 3,000 printed.
Liz fly’s out for her overseas trip Friday night for a week to Maubisse.  Has spoken with University of NSW and has contact phone number for St John of God who both have current programs. One day in Dili and hoping to be able to visit the hospital. 3 days in Maubisse, looking at different projects. Liz is travelling with two other local Rotarians. A whirlwind trip – we wish Liz well and look forward to her return and report.
April 11th the meeting will NOT be on however on the Tuesday night we are booking Tru Blu for a tour and taste followed by a meal out afterwards.
Relay for Life – 15th & 16th – joining the Next Generation team (tbc). We can register on line and pay under their banner. Cost $20 (includes tshirt). Tins back to Treasurer Rob before Relay for Life.
BBQ gates – underway and hopefully ready for Easter – well done to the team who are organising this project.
Charlie:  Motorbike ride on 17th April – need 5 people to cook breakfast and take money. Leave at 10am, Marong, Dunolly, Newstead, Castlemaine and back to Kangaroo Flat for lunch for bike riders.  Visiting Daryn at IGA to gain them as a sponsor.
Rotarians & Friends At Work Day is on 30th April 10am to 2pm at Crusoe Res – working with Friends of Crusoe & Number 7. A Ranger will be available on this day (as required). Weeding and painting is on the agenda.
A clean up past containers can be conducted in May or June – date to be confirmed with Tim who has the required paperwork.
Belvoir Golf Club used lawn and greens area for golf promotion but did not obtain permission? Does anyone know of this before we approach Belvoir. Last Thursday being the afternoon in question.
Does anyone know who used the facility on Sunday night? (14th February).
Phil advised Wifi being added shortly.
A very busy night with many events over the next couple of months.
Have a great week and see you next Monday.
Yours in Rotary
President Peter
 
 
 
Peter's Prattle 15th February 2016-02-15 13:00:00Z 0
For the first time we have a Hole in One for the Australia Day long weekend. Thank you to one and all for coming along and joining in the fun.
 
This event would not be possible without our very generous sponsors:
 
Serenity Motorhomes - Rotarian Phil & Debbie Symons
Qualchem
Silk Day Spa
Feltex Carpets - Rotarian Peter
Leading Edge - Rotarian Peter Taylor & Jill
Fitzpatricks Hardware - Networker Shane Fitzpatrick
Castlemaine Financial Services - Rotarian Peter & Julie Spurling
Networking Bendigo - President Glenn Taylor
Tim McCrohan Fixologist - Rotarian Tim & Glenys McCrohan
Kangaroo Flat Community Enterprise - Committee member Jill
 
See you at the Easter Hole in One
 
AUSTRALIA DAY WEEKEND - HOLE IN ONE 2016-01-21 13:00:00Z 0
Peter’s Prattle 18th January 2016
 
At tonight’s meeting we received apologies from Alison, Glenn Taylor, Kaylyn, Hully & Judy. We welcomed Mary to our meeting and thanked her for assisting at the working bee on Saturday – what a fantastic Rotarian Mary will make – her enthusiasm to contribute is endless.
            ****  NO MEETING ON MONDAY 25TH JANUARY ****
Tim took the floor to talk on the Hole in One working bee.  Containers cleaned out by Mary and Jill, expert concreting by Roger, Denis, Bob, Colin, Bob M, Charlie, Noel, Rob and himself.
Charlie organised Jack Lyons to dig holes and shifted soil for the back bunker. After several hours the work was completed at no cost. Thank you to Lyons Construction.  Denis went to Pierces Concrete who donated cement and concrete. Thank you to Pierces.
Tim went to Reeces at Kangaroo Flat who donated poly pipe, etc.
Red Back Storage (Bill Harper) donated shelving for the empty container.
T’s at half price from Rebel Sport collected by Noel.
Tim thanked everyone for their assistance. 
Roger in need of signage info asap – please contact Roger if you require signs for sponsorship.
Ian went through the golf clubs and removed those not required – hopefully this reduces the big hitters going over the back fence. New grips being organised. Colin approaching Belvoir Park Golf Club to see if they have second hand clubs which could be donated.
Colin organising Roster which we need Saturday afternoon and Tuesday afternoon volunteers – in need of a few more.
Charlie has two radio interviews for Hole in One and voucher books.
Captains Jill, Ian, Ian and Charlie for the Hole in One.
Rob requested the cash box and float of $600 required for the weekend.
9 o’clock set up – pack up at 4pm – around half hour to packup.
Set up Friday night at 4 o’clock until finished.
Sponsors organised. Prizes in office with donations coming in, voucher books, calendars with only a few prizes needed to purchased.
Raffle - $2,500 of carpet on offer (installed) – tickets $5 – 500 tickets available. Sell from this hole in one until 4th April.
Funds raised for the Aquatic Centre to the Kangaroo Flat Community Enterprise commitment to provide one million dollars over four years to the project. Roadec will be the other recipient with the joint venture with Next Generation to provide training to 18 teenagers in defensive driving.
Tim spoke on the importance of ROADEC. The impact on those attending a road accident is tremendous and affects them for many years. If we can save a persons life through ROADEC it will be more than worthwhile.
 
The Rotary ad is being played on channel 9 with Roger the face of Rotary with his smiling face at the start of the ad. Keep an eye out for it.
Have a great week and see you over the Australia Day weekend at the Hole in One.
Have a wonderful week.
Yours in Rotary
President Peter Taylor
Peter's Prattle 18th January 2016-01-18 13:00:00Z 0
Welcome back Rotarians from our Christmas New Year break. Also welcome to Mary Stevens and welcome back to Bruce McClure.
 
Apologies:  Kaylyn (sadly Kaylyns Uncle passed away), Hully (visitng a sick Aunty) and Glenn T on holidays.
 
Happy Birthday to Peter Spurling for his 70th birthday. Hope you enjoyed both pies.
 
President Peter reported on the Big Book of Bargains has now sold around 1,000 units. Networking start back next week and will be purchasing further books. District Conference will see another 1,000 sold leaving 1,000 left to sell. With 2 Holes in One we should see many more sold.  Selling at Centro and Market Place to continue. Mary, Jennie, Charlie and Jill offering assistance.
Directors Reports:
Function Centre – some outside cleanup work to be carried out by our own Fixologist. Charlie advised the “gate” yet to receive a quote due to makers being closed for Christmas/New Year break.
International report – Liz flying to East Timor as part of the Bendigo Maubisse Friendship Committee. Liz assessing health services and promote Days for Girls. Congratulations Liz on all your efforts in this area. Also Liz is on the Registration committee for District Conference. Delivery of Big Book of Vouchers on the Friday morning for packing into the conference bags. Judy and Ian helping Liz in her role as Concierge. Ushers are required. More info closer to the Conference.
Treasurer – RACV, TAFE (needed to register as a provider), District 9800 invoices outstanding. Received payment from Violence Free Families and Poysers. Several invoices come in for approval.
Trevor advised paperwork ready for signing off at next Board meeting for the licence.
Charlie advised Rob Holden having fundraiser 30th January – let Charlie know if you wish to attend.
Colin advised RYLA session completed and our attendee will be coming to the Club to speak.
Alison to arrange Annie North representative and Ryla student as guest speakers.
Denis advised “Dads Army” cinema night in February – date tba.
Roger advised a great day at Poysers with Bob and Charlie. The Soup Kitchen roll up numbers were a little low but all ready for another year. Bob advised that formalizing the agreement would be of benefit to all as to who does what.
Swap Meet funds to be distributed shortly – meeting next week to determine – around $4,000 to come back to the club.
Hole in One – balls are painted, Cage is available for a sponsor if anyone knows of a business who would like to place a banner on the cage.
T signs – Silk Day Spa using a banner, Roger organising free storage to enable clean out containers and also signs. Hully organised a voucher from Silk Day Spa. Hully won the Gornong PS 2nd and 3rd prizes which he donated back the wheelbarrow. Thank you to Phil & Deb Symons for their commitment of providing a Serenity Motorhome Holiday for our Holes in One.
Colin organising roster and fencing – big thank you.  Charlie organising radio promotion and sorted post hole digging with Jack Lyons. Denis is coming up with guideline for the closest to the pin for the cage people. Liz looking after purchase of a first aid kit. Rob looking at OH&S. A strategy on tackling this is underway.  Tim organising some new fencing, concrete, etc.
Small prizes being purchased by Peter with the Calendar and Book of Bargains as prizes also.
Working Bee this Saturday (16th) at 9am. Set up logistics – holes, clean out containers – bring gloves, jeans, work boots as snakes are around – hopefully only a few hours required.
Setup on 22nd (Friday afternoon) main and back fences, signage, etc. Big signs to go up next Monday. Colin doing the Monday, Charlie Tuesday, Ian Sunday and Jill Saturday.  Run 10-4pm.
Congratulations to everyone for their involvement.
Mary took charge of heads and tails with Liz being the winner but unfortunately main prize still illusive.
Next week’s meeting will see the final arrangements made for our Hole in One.
Have a great week.
Yours in Rotary
President Peter
 
 
Peters Prattle 11th January 2016 2016-01-11 13:00:00Z 0
Peter’s Prattle 30th November
Tonight we welcomed guest Robyn Bull. Best wishes to John Journeaux’s Dad who suffered a heart attack and also best wishes to Kaylyn too who has had health issues.  Hope to see you next week at the Christmas breakup. Apologies tonight were received from Alison, Judy, Bruce and Bob W.
Number 1 on the list is the BBQ for the Bike Ride. All is under control with members volunteering to assist where needed. Well done Glenn on putting this together with assistance from everyone.
Set up is Wednesday  at 10am which Charlie will be checking on delivery from Bendigo Hire, Noel is dropping the BBQ trailer off after Poysers, Roger will have his paint brushes at work for signs, Julie T will be off shopping.
Rob has provided the kitchen sink with David R bringing suitable wash bowls, Extra gas bottles (just in case) being brought along by Liz and Jill. David B providing lighting. Water and egg & bacon rolls will be available for volunteers – bring a thermos but at some stage a coffee van will be open.
Certainly a very busy time with all hands on deck.
Those on duty at Thursday 5.30am Atkins Street, North Bendigo (plenty of signs) – sign in at the entry tent (only entrance).
On the BBQ’s we have Noel, Roger, David B, Trevor, Denis and Colin. Preparing and serving Jill, David R and Tim (need one more). Cashiers / runners are Alison, Peter, Glenn and Charlie. Liz will be selling voucher books and calendars.
Poyser BBQ this Wednesday – Noel, Roger and Frank – thanks heaps to the A team.
Charlie’s Bike Ride on Sunday – helpers onsite at 8 o’clock – cooks & registration table – Trevor, Rob, Denis, Peter & Jill.
Launch of Bendigo’s Big Book of Bargains next Monday night at 5.30pm. Books available for $10 each with nearly $9,000 of savings you cannot go wrong. Available for members from club meetings or pickup from Glenn Taylor at Egan Taylor, 51 Myers Street Bendigo – opposite Phil’s home.
AGM was quickly dealt with.
HELP! Volunteers needed to sell voucher books – Market Place 12th December 9 -4pm. Centro Lansell 17th December 9-4pm – please email or phone Jill if you can assist.
Christmas Dinner – Liz suggested that we buy goats instead of Kris Kringle or purchase $10 gifts to go under the ABC Wishing Tree. Liz will check this out. Write “boy” or “girl” and age on gift and bring along next Monday night.
Flora Hill Quality Meats have donated a huge ham to raffle – just $5 ticket. Proceeds to Foundation. Bring extra pennies along next week to purchase tickets. Thank you Ian for organising.
Soup kitchen: last night for the year 16th December.
Cinema Night next year for “Dad’s Army” in February.
Last chance to book conference early bird discount ended Monday 30.11.15. Home Hosting - $50 each bed for the conference stay. Tramways dinner tram – seats 26. Anyone interested in going on the Restaurant tram over the conference weekend?  See Charlie.
Spirit of Anzac – brilliant. Finishes on Wednesday – go – it is outstanding. Book on line.
Liz attended Foundation dinner with Bendigo South at the Platinum Room. Stephanie Woollard spoke on Seven Women. Excellent evening.  Also attended documentary shown at Star Cinemas.  The organization has grown immensely from humble beginnings. Literacy groups have started in conjunction with the small business opportunities.  Stephanie has been nominated for Australian of the Year.
Hole in One – aim to make logistics simpler, to protect walking path from people being hit and also selling tee’s.  Tee’s selling at $300 each which includes both Australia Day and Easter hole in ones. Tim McCrohan Fixologist, Hardcopy, World of Tiles, Serenity, JG King Homes, Kangaroo Flat Community Enterprise x 2, Godfrey Hirst (tbc) & Peter Spurling. Huge thank you to these sponsors. Just one more to be found.
Colin has organised fencing to hopefully stop balls going through. We now need to make logistics simpler. Main aim to improve setup and pack up. Working bee one Saturday for holes, etc. Well and truly on track. Four team captains, Ian, Charlie, Jill and Colin. Four day event. Ian recommended 3, 4 and 6 irons to be left in container. Some irons we are short on. Ian is trying to source additional clubs and also organising ball painting. Charlie advised MACE are happy to do all four days each hole in one for which we are grateful. Seeking donations for prizes to start in January – we may need to purchase some prizes.  Huge thank you to Phil of Serenity Motorhomes for his continued support.
Happy birthday Denis.
Heads and Tails by Robyn with Katriona winning – the joker was still elusive.
A very busy week ahead – thank you to everyone for making all our projects happen.
Have a great week.
Yours in Rotary
President Peter
 
 
 
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Posted by Charlie Bovalino on Aug 26, 2013

Our Club Meeting on Monday 26th August with District Governor Ross Butterworth in attendance

 

 

 

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Posted by Jill Barker on Aug 19, 2013

Pictures from our meeting 19th August - Glen Taylor's induction into our Club, Greg Noonan - District Membership Chair talking on Membership and guest Mark Dineen enjoying his first visit to our Rotary Club. Our BBQ team excelled at Fantastic Furniture.

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Meeting 19th August & our Fantastic BBQ Team Jill Barker 2013-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
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Posted by Jill Barker on May 27, 2013

At tonight's meeting we welcomed members, partners, guests and visiting Rotarian Phil West.  

 

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Posted by Jill Barker on May 20, 2013

Last Friday night we celebrated the 30th Anniversary of our Rotary Club.  A huge thank you to Roger, Liz and Judy for bringing this excellent evening together.  We enjoyed our meal, short speeches and plenty of fellowship.  Our DG Dennis presented awards to Geoff & Roger in recognition of being Charter members and remain active members in our Club.  30 years of service to one club brings with it a wealth of knowledge on our Club and tremendous support for Rotary.  Congratulations and thank you on behalf of all members.  We also presented a donation cheque to the rebuild fund for St Mary’s Anglican Church.  It was gratefully received by Rev. Bryn.  We also acknowledged their contribution as volunteers to the Hole in One.  A wonderful group to work with.

On Tuesday I attended the second meeting of the Kangaroo Flat Aquatic Centre reference committee representing our Rotary Club.  We were presented with design plans, very similar to the draft presented at the first meeting. This will be a state of the art facility with the only limitations being funding.  At present the target is $30 million split three ways – local, State and Federal funding.  Fortunately (or not) we are in election mode this year and next year. Demolishing the existing building to make way for a new facility is exciting with the architects renowned for state of the art designs which is clearly visible.  The Fire Brigade will retain their track, existing users of the facility will be accommodated at new locations with potential assistance from the Council.  Our next meeting is with local Federal politicians to ramp up support for funding. It is intended to have plans presented for town planning approval in October and then a further 9 months or so to obtain planning approval.  At this point we will be “shovel ready” once funding is organised.

The little Chapel at the Kangaroo Flat cemetery has been saved from demolition.  The opportunity for our Club to be involved in the restoration would, once again, have us out in our local community being seen, volunteering our skills and time.  Can members please give thought to ways we could contribute eg. Painting.  At our next meeting I will ask for ideas and someone to head the project – it will only be one aspect of the restoration – we can then offer our services to the restoration committee.

Next Monday we have our intrepid travelers talking on their Kokoda experience.

Have a wonderful week.

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Posted by Jill Barker on May 13, 2013

At tonight’s meeting it was a small group – a sign of winter with members heading to warmer climates. Janet over in Perth, Noel in Darwin enjoying barramundi and mud crab (naturally caught by him) and our intrepid trekkers, Charlie & Peter wandering the Kokoda trail.

On the health list we have Liz on watch with her daughter in Royal Melbourne following a fall from a horse, David looking after Joan who is not well and Glenn advised Kaylyn is also not feeling the best – speedy recovery to all.

A quick meal was had and then Glenn took members on a tour of Bendigo South West College whilst Roger, Judy & I finalised arrangements for the 30th Anniversary being held this Friday at the Sports Club. 

Tour notes in the next Bulletin.

PLEASE REMEMBER – NO MEETING NEXT MONDAY NIGHT IN LIEU OF 30TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER.

Last Thursday Roger, Liz & David and I attended the ROMAC dinner where Gerry Philips told us about how the program was established by the Rotary Club of Kangaroo Flat after a trip to Fiji by Rotarian Barrie Cooper. From a humble beginning the program grew with involvement from other Bendigo Club’s to an international program. An inspirational talk highlighting how Rotary programs grow from humble beginnings.

Invitations to events include Rotary Engaged on the 19th (Rob attending), Bendigo Sandhurst 25th Anniversary on Saturday 1st June, the Charter night for the new club – June 6th.  Anyone wishing to attend please let me know.

From District the Charter night for the new E Club is coming up – details on District 9800 website.

At our meeting next Monday week Charlie will be talking on the Kokoda experience along with many “holiday” snaps – subject to them returning and being fit enough!

Until Friday night, have a wonderful week.

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