21-06-2017 Vol 56 Issue 51

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.
Wednesday 28th June 2017
Club Changeover:
Celebrating this year,
Welcoming next year
Wednesday 5th July 2017
Guest Speaker:
Club Service Night
Ricardo Balancy
Jenny Marshall, David Button
Jane Moore, Sharmaine Squire

Sam McCurdy 23/06/11
Isobel Caulfield 25/06/14
Claire Carmichael 22/06
Rod Bowman 24/06

RI President:
John Germ
District 9820 Governor:
2016-2017 Rotary Club of Berwick Board
Vice President:
Public Image:
Service Projects:
Upcoming Events
Berwick Farmers & Craft Market
The Old Cheese Factory
Jun 24, 2017
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Club Changeover
Holm Park Recreation Reserve
Jun 28, 2017 6:30 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
Transurban Monash Upgrade
Holm Park Recreation Reserve
Aug 09, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Meeting June 21st 2017
The final meeting of the year before changeover.  How the year has flown.  This week there was no formal guest speaker.  This didn’t matter as we have enough talent in the club to entertain and inform us.
The Farmers & Craft Market is on again this Saturday.  It’s all hands on deck as we have a few people away.  The Old Cheese Factory has finally started works on improving the area on the west side.  The main carpark will be near the main entrance.
Incoming President Ricardo is keen to continue with the market, so reviewing how we run it is underway.  One idea is that getting “duty managers” on a rotating basis to coordinate the stall holders etc.
Lisa once more has had a busy couple of weeks.  She attended the RC Narre Warren to see Nick from Italy’s presentation.  Bob Lay gave her a personal tour of the National Sports Museum at the MCG.  Another trip to the MCG was for the Stadium Stomp.  It involved covering over 7000 steps along the top and bottom levels of the stands.  To recover they went to the Peninsula Hot Springs.  The word for the week is Löffel, which means spoon.
Pres Mark presented Lisa with a pin and certificates from the District Youth Exchange committee.
Sandi thanked David Button and Isobel Caulfield for their help with Club Runner in the lead up to her doing the bulletin.
Viv Armstrong will be speaking at a cluster meeting at RC Peninsula 2.0 on the Mental Health First Aid.  Bunnings will giving a whole weekend for Rotary Clubs to run the BBQ to aid Australian Rotary Health.
In David Nutter’s absence, we were shown pictures of his RFDS Trek car Black Cavalier.  The club was one of the sponsors for the trip.  Unfortunately, the car and David didn’t make it to the end.  They were run into from the back while travelling on a very dusty road.  David is on the mend, not so sure about the car.
Jenny Marshall recently attended a Casey Cardinia Rotaract meeting.  They thanked us for supporting them, especially with the recent training weekend.  They are running a ”Star Wars“ Trivia night on the 9th September.  Prizes are needed for the night if anyone can help.
Annabelle Dominguez spoke about her time following Youth Exchange.  A late entry, she was sponsored by RC Warragul and went to France in 2009-2010.  It was the most influential year of her life.  She fell in love with the host families, culture and language.  Following school she tried translation a Uni but it was not for her and then went travelling back to France. She is now in her 1st year teaching French at Berwick Grammar School and loving it.
Di Double has been at a school Principals conference.  One speaker spoke about the good people in the world who have a vision. She felt very proud to be a Rotarian as Rotary, the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation and Polio were given as examples.
Adrian Froggatt left the jackpot of $869.25 in Jokers Wild ton live another meeting.
Gus Dominguez PHF Sapphire
Here at the Rotary Club of Berwick, having contributed to The Rotary Foundation, we often take the opportunity to then use those Foundation credits to recognise outstanding individuals, either inside or outside of the club, as a Paul Harris Fellow or by in this case the addition of a Sapphire for continuing excellence by an existing PHF. Such individuals have continued to demonstrate a shared purpose with the objectives of The Rotary Foundation as well as continued to give exceptional service to our greater community, to our club, or to both.

This week we presented a Paul Harris Sapphire to PP Gus Dominguez.

Gus has been a member of the RC Berwick for 10 years and has served the club in many roles including President in 2014/15.
During his Presidential year he oversaw the Chartering of our sponsored Rotaract Club, the Casey Cardinia Rotaract Club.
Gus run the Carols by Candlelight and was instrumental in the club creating Strategic Plan.  For many years he has also looked after the club booklet detailing club structure, members details and Rotary Information.
Gus has served at a District level by being on the Youth Exchange Committee.
Gus can always be relied on to contribute to any projects the club runs.  The Farmers & Craft Market is just one of them.
Congratulations to Gus.  A surprise visitor for him was daughter Annabelle.
Alex Kraan Outbound Exchange Student Report
Here is the latest comprehensive installment from Alex in Switzerland.  He has been busy as usual.  His German is getting better, so much that he did his presentation to the club mainly in German (with an Australian accent).
He has jumped off bridges, surfed down mountains into cold lakes, hiked in the mountains, eating too much, losing and then finding his wallet, going to parties and generally having a great time.
Check out his full report below. 
Balibo Partnership Project
We have had a letter from Roger Thornton (DIK District Chair) regarding the Balibo project:
Thank you, your President and your Club for your support.   As we have discussed it is not only what we do it is also what we cause to happen.  Collectively we made a lot happen and as we continue to prove we can achieve much more when we work as a team.  Take pride in what you have helped accomplish. 
This time last year no one imagined that two wonderful people would commit six months of their lives to support the Balibo community.  Like your club some of the others who helped this year, support for Balibo was not part of their plan.   You can celebrate being in all of the achievements but you should be particularly pleased with the Balibo 5 Kindergarten Extension.
Without your support it would not have been completed this year.  Ross assures us to will be complete before he returns home. If your Club wishes to be a partner in the New Year it would be our pleasure to share the journey with you.
Words of Wisdom- Do they ring true for you?
(This family belongs to most organisations.  Are you amongst them?)
There is old man, DICK TATE, who wants to run everything.
There is uncle RO TATE, who wants to change everything.
Sister AGI TATE, stirs up trouble wherever possible.
Her brother, IRI TATE, helps.
HESI TATE and sister VEGE TATE pour cold water on new suggestions.
DEVAS TATE only pipes up when the budget is announced.
Brother FACILI TATE and sister FELICI TATE are delightful members.
6 weeks – all systems go
6 years – all systems “NO!”
16 years – all systems know
26 years – all systems glow
36 years – all systems owe
56 years – all systems status quo
76 years – all systems slow
Do you ever wonder what happens to all the service you give our Club?  Well, wonder no more.
Your attendance is used to make our meetings more enjoyable.
Your fellowship is used to ensure the attendance of others
Your enthusiasm and expertise are used to benefit the community.
Whatever is left over is returned to you in the form of personal satisfaction.
It is obvious that only contortionists can be truly successful.
Who else can keep their nose to the grindstone,
Their shoulder to the wheel,
Their eye on the ball
And their ear to the ground
All prepared by
PDG Byron Puddy
Dist 9820 DG 1993-94
Happy Snaps
Apologies & Guests 5th July 2017