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Serving the Community since 1985

In Gear
2014—2015
ROTARY CLUB OF BEAUMARIS WEEKLY BULLETIN

Number 47, 22 June 2015

Next Meetings

Presidents Report
As I pen my final weekly meeting report, and as
usual, have my Chief Editor ensure I have all the
commas and apostrophes in the right place, I know
all the readers noticed that I never made a mistake
in the reports for the whole year!

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It is time however to hand over the reins to Trish
and you will be in very capable hands for the coming year. Those who heard her views on the club
and the focus for the next 12 months, will be assured that it will be a very successful year for our
club, members, partners and the community at
large. Trish will be ably supported by Wolf, who
has already supported the Club in so many ways.

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The past week has been very busy. Kerry, Chris
and I attended the Bayside Cluster Primary School
speech contest. Hearing ten young Year 6 students deliver flawless, humorous and engaging
speeches, was so rewarding. They had no fear of
public speaking and events like this, make you understand why we have a focus on Youth in our programs. Beaumaris North Primary took first and
third place with excellent speeches from Nick Fitzgerald and Maia Lafferty. McKinnon Primary’s Aanya Chopra won second place. Beaumaris Rotary
will host this event in June 2016.

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Unless stated otherwise venue is
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Sandringham Rotary held its changeover this week,
and how pleasing it was to be there and witness
another club recognise our own Jim O’Brien with a
Paul Harris Fellow for his work with the Bayside

Presidents Report
Notices
This Weeks Speaker
Parkinson’s Fundraiser
Trivia Night RC of North Brighton
Club Structure / Picture of Week

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Mayoral Charity Golf Day. Well done Jim!
It was good to see Tim Dark and Chris Werner
back for their third visit to our club on Thursday
and we hope you can stay engaged as we
move into Trish’s year.
As I bring this report to a close, I would like to
again thank the Board, all our club members
and partners for your support and helping make
this year so successful.
We have a great club and I know we will go on
to do so much more in our community and internationally. Finally I thank Shirley for her support without which it would have been impossible to cope with everything that happened during the year.
Good luck Trish. I know you will “Do Great
Things”

Ken

A member of Foodbank Victoria will
be visiting the
Rotary Club of Cheltenham
on Wednesday the 15th July 2015.
Foodbank is the largest food relief organisation
in Australia with a presence in all states and
territories. Foodbank Victoria is an independent not-for-profit organisation with more than
80 years’ food relief experience.
Foodbank’s aim is to provide healthy food for
all and does this by working with a network of
corporate and community partners to source
and distribute food to people in need across
Victoria. In Victoria alone Foodbank assists
over 100,000 people facing crisis each month.
Please join us on the 15th of July at 6:30 pm at
the Best Western Buckingham International
(1130 Nepean Highway Melbourne - Highett,
VIC, 3190 ) to hear how Foodbank assists
people in need.
Please note this is an information session
on the work of Foodbank not a fundraising
event.

President Ken presents an Honorary Members certificate to PP David Greenall. David
has decided to retire from Rotary after
many years of distinguished service. He
was Club President in 2010 / 11.

Note; As part of our arrangement with Hocking Stuart discounts
on agents fees are available to RCOB members.

Hocking Stuart Sandringham
62-64 Station Street
Telephone: 03 9521 9800
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Speaker; President Elect Trish Smyth
Topic; The Year Ahead

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nity Centre, Scouts etc. we have been able to support
locals with small amounts of funding, and logistical and
administrative support.
Diversity; in our fundraising and in our projects we
have thought locally and strategically, large and small.
Value:
We will have to consider: what is relative value for the
club? We will need to consider this in relation to our efforts as to whether we can satisfy all the requests for
assistance, whether this is locally or internationally.
We have finite resources of your time, so we want to be
able to sustain our efforts and our projects. We will always work within our values and the values of the 4 way
test
Our Goals:

The following is a summary of Trish’s talk.
Thanks to Ken, the current Board and all the members of
the Club, for their vision, dedication and hard work.
What’s changed for the coming year?
The Farmers Market: will give us a solid financial base,
greater financial resources and great community visibility.
With that comes: the need to ensure that we husband
our most precious resource, your goodwill and your time,
so that we can sustain our efforts.
What this will mean?
That we will look at the relative benefit versus the relative
cost.
Where we’ve come from:
The 2014/15 year: with Ken and the leadership of everyone in the club we have achieved:
• The commencement of the Farmer’s Market
• Glo for Good : which proved the power of social media
• Local support for many organizations
• Broadening of our funding base, allied with skilled
direction, so that
we are not relying on one or two
fund raising efforts
• Strong support for the island of Sabu
For the coming year there are some trends/ some decisions about relative value/ some new initiatives to consider.
Trends:
Clusters; these have proved very successful and
have built on the strength and diversity of Clubs. From
the Clusters and our own initiatives will come:
The Primary Schools speech contest
(Youth)
Sandringham Hospital support (Local
and Health)
Sabu and Tibet (International work)

One major international project, supported
by a Rotary International Grant
One major local/community project – a local
signature project
One sizeable youth commitment
New initiatives to consider: always in line with our priorities of Healthy Communities, Educated Communities,
Safe Communities:
A Men’s Initiative, e.g. Men’s Shed Project
Aged/ Social Inclusion Project
Support of “Days for girls”
Indigenous project support
Sandybeach Centre Disability Project
Coin collections, instead of stamps
Ongoing Projects:
We will continue with projects which been committed to
and supported by the Club:
Mayoral Golf Day
Youth projects : NYSF, RYLA, MUNA
Beaumaris Concourse Car and Christmas Festivals
Sandringham Hospital
Cheltenham Community Centre Children’s Festival
And many more
Membership:
A focus but not a focus
Leveraging off the Farmer’s market
Being local
The obligation to enjoy fun and fellowship:
Special events
Christmas Function and 30th anniversary of Chartering
Thursday 10 December
District Conference: 18th to 20th March 2016
Programme
A strong programme of Speakers and Fellowship
Club Forum coming up in July!

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CLUB STRUCTURE 2014 - 2015
BOARD

CLUB SERVICE

UPDATED 20/04/2015

President

Ken Mirams

Director

Trish Smyth

PE, VP

Trish Smyth

Auditor

Tony Phillips

Secretary

Roy Seager

Program

Richard Jones

Treasurer

James Glenwright

Meeting Attendance

Trish Smyth

Foundation

Mike Hede

Communications

David Lea

Branding & PR

Malcolm Sawle

Fellowship

Megan Glenwright

International

John Beaty

Photographers

John Beaty, Greg Every

New Generations

Kerrie Geard

Almoner

Geoff Stringer

Community

Chris D'Arcy

Chair /Host /Cashiers /AV

Roster

Fundraising

Adrian Culshaw

Youth Protection Officer

Malcolm Parks

On to Conference

Robert McArthur^*

TEAM MEMBERS
International

Community

New Generations

Fundraising

Fred Hofmann

Geoff Abbott

David Rushworth

Harry Wolfe

John Sime

Rob Fenton

Mary Sealy

Heather Chisholm

David Langworthy

Richard Shermon

Tony McKenna *

Roger Frewen

Geoff Stockdale

Tony Phillips

Max Darby TBC

Geoff Stringer

Ross Phillips

David Greenall

LOA

David Hone

Malcolm Parks

Lynda Doutch

Chris Martin

Judi Hall

John Manks

Jason Tonks

Royal Melbourne Golf

Charmaine Jansz

David Greenall

Jim O'Brien

Antony Nixon

Concourse Festival

Branding & PR

Harry Wolfe

Peter Flude

Kerrie Geard

Peter Flude^

David Hone#

Mike Hede

Masters Golf Parking

David Lea

MUNA / NYSF

James Glenwright

Martin Fothergill
^ Farmers Market

Heather Chisolm
# Indigenous Project

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Bowl of Mountains
Photograph by Peter
Essick, National Geographic
Lake O’Hara nestles in the
Canadian Rockies at more
than 2000 metres “like an
emerald in a bowl of
mountains,” wrote paleontologist Charles Walcott in
1911. Generations of artists have put brush to canvas at this lookout, called
All Souls Prospect, in British Columbia’s Yoho National Park.

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