28-06-2017 Vol 57 Issue 01

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

Please email your apology
or book in your guest to
All bookings and apologies
To submitted by 10.00 am on
Tuesday prior to the meeting.
This weeks Meeting Responsibilities
Balancy, Ricardo
Moore, Jane
Squire, Sharmaine
Marshall, Jennifer
Button, David
Upcoming Events
Setting the Scene for 2017-18
Holm Park Recreation Reserve
Jul 05, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
District 9820 Rotaract Changeover
Ranfurlie Golf Course
Jul 08, 2017 6:30 PM
District Changeover
Premier Function Centre
Jul 09, 2017
Casey North CISS
Holm Park Recreation Reserve
Jul 12, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Board Meeting
Jul 17, 2017
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Behind the Badge: Rob Wingrave
Holm Park Recreation Reserve
Jul 19, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Berwick Farmers & Craft Market
The Old Cheese Factory
Jul 22, 2017
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Irabina Autism Services
Holm Park Recreation Reserve
Jul 26, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Fred Edwards July 4
Mark Caulfield July 3
Peter and Kate Mangan July 1

RI President:
Ian Riseley
District 9820 Governor:
2017-2018 Rotary Club of Berwick Board
Vice President:
Public Image:
Service Projects:
Club Changeover 17-18
We had a fantastic evening celebrating this past year 2016-2017 and welcoming 2017-2018.
President Mark welcomed special guests:
District Governor Elect – Don Ripper and Jude
District Governor Nominee Designate Adrian Froggatt and Wendy
Assistant Governor Alan Collier and Inner Wheel Club of Berwick President Vicki
President of Rotary Club of Casey Greg Cornelius and Andrea and Casey Members
President of the Rotary Club of Cranbourne Kathy Dunscombe and John
Past District Governor of District 9820 Tim Moore and Jane
Incoming President Casey-Cardinia Rotaract Club Rachel Caulfield
Mayor City of Casey Cr Samuel Aziz
Deputy Mayor City of Casey Susan Serey
City of Casey Cr Amanda Stapledon
City of Casey CEO Mike Tyler and Natalie Sheehan
St John of God Hospital Lisa Evans – Director of Nursing
Beaconsfield Bendigo Bank Manager Andrew Gardner
Berwick College Principal Kerry Bolch
A special tribute to Past President Mick Morland OAM together with a slide show of photos and memories of his contributions to the Rotary Club of Berwick was held.
Pres Mark presented each Rotarian with a framed document noting their years of service to Rotary.
Gus Dominguez – 10 years  
Graham Johnstone – 10 years.
Di Double – 10 years
Past District Governor Tim Moore – 20 years
Past President Jim Armstrong – 25 years
Past President David Collyer – 30 years.
Vale Past President Mick Morland, OAM
 Mick Morland – Rotary Club of Berwick Tribute – BY PDG Tim Moore
Since December 1994 Mick Morland has been a reliable and hardworking club member for the Rotary Club of Berwick.   He served on many committees during his time in Rotary – public relations, youth, membership, business dinner and golf day fund raisers to name a few.
His linkages with the City of Casey ensured the Club was able to do the maximum for the local community, entering into partnerships that provided picnic tables and the Rotary Rotunda in Pioneer Park, a rotunda in Buchanan Park and ongoing work with the Casey North Community Information & Support Service, the Australia Day festivities at Pioneer Park and the Carols by Candlelight celebrations in Berwick.
Mick served as president of the Rotary Club of Berwick in 2012-13 helping grow the club to where it is today.   Mick and his wife Kay hosted many a Rotary Youth Exchange Student -students from around the world that shared that were treated to family life and hospitality during their time in Australia.   Mick has been recognised as a Paul Harris Fellow by his Rotarian colleagues for his community work in and out Rotary. 
Mick was a great enthusiast of Inner Wheel, supporting Kay in her many ventures.  Another way he brought people and organizations together.
Above all, Mick Morland was a great club member and a friend to all.  He welcomed all new comers to the club and upheld the ideals of Rotary to do good in the world.   He has had an enormous impact on the success of the Rotary Club of Berwick over the last 23 years and has many close friends in the club.  
Our members share the shock of this tragedy with his family and friends throughout our community locally and internationally.  He will be sadly missed but never forgotten.
PP Mick will be farewelled on Wednesday 5th July at Berwick Church of Christ at 10.30am (446 Centre Rd, Berwick).  Afterwards, friends and family will gather at the Berwick Church of Christ.
The family has requested donations in lieu of flowers to the Casey Cardinia Foundation.
Induction of Ricardo Balancy by District Governor Elect Don Ripper to our Club

Traditionally with the induction of a new president all the past presidents line up to hand over the “Collar”.  They are required to line up in order of the years they were President but there was some confusion about who went where. 

DG Elect Don Ripper proudly inducted Ricardo Balancy to become our President.

Newly Past President Mark handed over the ‘reins’ the ‘certificate of incorporation’ and the framed Collar of our first 50 years. 
President Ricardo was simply humbled by the trust and confidence that the members of this great Club have placed in him.  He looks forward to continuing the great work of Past President Mark and to build on the foundation laid by our predecessors.
Established in 1961, the Rotary Club of Berwick has a rich history of direct engagement and strong connections with the Berwick and broader Casey community.  In 2017-18 we will strive to "Make a Difference" by continuing to engage and connect with the community in ways that enable us to grow and strengthen our membership, and expand our networks.
“Making a difference” is the Rotary theme for 2017-18, and will guide the work of the 1.2 million Rotarians throughout the world.
Ricardo thanked his family and friends for their support.  A special thank you was to Lyn and Ben Clissold.  It was Merv Clissold who first introduced Ricardo to Rotary.
PP Sjaak Kusters' Report

Sjaak spoke about the Holland Festival at that Monash Rotary were promoting in Berwick at Akoonah Park.  Monash Rotary said they would donate money to our Rotary Club of Berwick’s favourite charity in return for assistance at the Dutch Festival.

A group of volunteers from the Rotary Club of Berwick assisted in a very successful event.

Sjaak asked Craig Kendall and Rudy Lopes from the Rotary Club of Monash to join him and Lisa Evans for the presentation of the cheque.

Craig told us all that they were budgeting for about 3,000 people to attend the Festival but it turned out that around 6,000 people came.  The day was a great success and the local Dutch community and also people came from Geelong. 

Craig handed over a cheque from the Rotary Clubs of Monash and Berwick to Lisa Evans of St John of God Hospital in recognition of all our work on the day and that cheque was for $4,300.  Lisa told us the new hospital will open on 18 January, 2018 which will be terrific for our region.


Happy Snaps
Apologies & Guests 28th June, 2017