12-07-2017 Vol 57 Issue 03

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
Lay AM, Bob
Boon, Eric
Scheepers, Di
Gadsden, Carol
Mikolajewski, Darius
Julie Allgood              8 July
Roger Gordon            8 July
Rosemarie Hughes  8 July
Murray Newby           10 July
Steve Paton                 14 July
Doug and Rhonda Anderson  2 July
Gary and Carol Evans                7 July

RI President:
Ian Riseley
District 9820 Governor:
Don Ripper
2017-2018 Rotary Club of Berwick Board
Vice President:
Public Image:
Service Projects:
Upcoming Events
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
Transurban Monash Upgrade
Holm Park Recreation Reserve
Aug 09, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Meeting 12.7.17
President Ricardo welcomed Susan Magee, Executive Officer of Casey North Community Information and Support Service Inc.   to our Meeting. 
He said that he had been in touch with two Rotarians who have not been well, Past President (PP) Bill Minns and Murray Newby to see how they are.  They are both OK.  Bill is worried that he hasn’t been to the Club for a while.  Pres Ricardo told him not to fret – when he is well enough to come to our Meetings he will be welcomed as always.  Pres Ricardo also conveyed the Club's best wishes to both, and wished Murray a very happy birthday on behalf of all members. Murray is looking forward to coming back to the Club soon.   
PP Gus was welcomed to the microphone as Chairman for this meeting.
Secretary PP Jim Wilson reported:  a note for your Diary.  Queen Victoria Market – Wednesday 30th August, 2017
Di Double reports on our Christmas get-together at Restaurant Forest Edge, 2905 Gembrook-Launching Place, Road, Gembrook, Wednesday December 13 – Time to be confirmed.
PP Jack Kraan reminded us about the South East Food and Wine Festival.  If we can assist by getting sponsors by encouraging companies to become a sponsor the better it will be.
Jane Moore spoke about new Uniforms.   Jane will request Secretary  Jim to distribute the uniform pictures and price list to see if anyone is interested in purchasing these or any other optional uniform items, order to be placed with Jane to be given to supplier after 26th July meeting.
PP Terry Carmichael spoke about the Farmers’ Market.  The next is on Saturday July 22.
He had little flyers at the meeting and asked people to take some and get them out into the Community to let people know about the next Market.
PP Gus Dominguez would like us to go to the Facebook Website and get our friends to like our Page.  Members to visit the club's website and "like" the events there.
Speaker Susan Magee

Susan Magee is Executive Officer of Casey North - Community Information and Support Service Inc. (CNCISS). 


Susan gave a very interesting talk which is summarised for our Bulletin.  She has been working in this area for 20 years.  She acknowledged the sad loss of Mick Morland to both CNCISS and Rotary saying he was a dedicated community representative.

The Christmas Program in particular would not be as successful without the support of Berwick Rotary, overseeing collection bins at the shopping centres and delivery of donations to CNCISS.  At Christmas 2016, 350 households were assisted with hampers (116% increase) and 592 children with toys (53% increase. 
People who are homeless or experience family violence in particular are being helped by this organisation. CNCISS is always looking at creative ways to respond to people in trouble.  There has been a winter coat drive for example.
The City of Casey has one of the highest numbers of people reliant on welfare benefits as their primary source of income compared with other municipalities.  Also one of the highest number of bankruptcy applications.  There are high number of family breakdowns as well.
CNCISS relies on the support of service Clubs like the Rotary Club of Berwick.

Joker’s Wild is a fundraising event held at every Club meeting. All Rotarians in attendance may buy a set of 6 raffle tickets for $5 or one ticket for $1.  They get the stapled part of the tickets and the loose half of the tickets is crumpled up and placed in a bag to be shuffled.  A deck of cards is shuffled and a person who is not part of the fundraising is asked to take out a ticket. 

The person who has the other part of that ticket is asked to come over and he/she is offered the deck of cards to split.  If the card on top of what was selected is the Joker then this person is very happy because they have won the Jackpot.  The Jackpot at the moment is $987.25.  Pres Ricardo got the winning raffle ticket but did not find the Joker.  Everyone cheered when he didn't have the Joker.   It’s a lot of fun and often when selling someone the tickets they smile and ask for the winning ticket. 

At the back of the Rotary Club Handbook there is a heading Acronyms.  If you don’t have one of these handbooks or are new to reading about Rotary, these acronyms can perhaps cause confusion.  For people using this terminology in documents “The rule is to use the full word followed by the acronym in brackets.  So, we would say Past President (PP) Mark Caulfield.”  Thanks President Ricardo for this advice.  What I also learned was once you make this statement for any new acronym that is being used, you can then go on using the acronym throughout the rest of the document without stating the full title each time.
Victoria Market Night Visit
Happy Snaps
Apologies for 12.7.2017