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Serving the Community since 1985

In Gear 2017—2018

ROTARY CLUB OF BEAUMARIS WEEKLY BULLETIN Number 43 21 May 2018

Presidents Report Next Meetings


Every visitor to our club this year has remarked on the atmos- THURSDAY 24 MAY
phere at our meetings and the fact that we clearly have fun SPEAKER: DUSH DEDIC
and enjoy each other’s company. I would like to thank all our TOPIC: ST JOHNS AMBULANCE
members and their partners for their efforts and support CHAIR: KERRIE GEARD
throughout the year. Whether it is cooking or being on gate AV: BRIDGET HAGE
duty at the Farmers Market, running the BBQ for The Beau- CASH DESK: MARY CUNNINGTON & MEGAN GLENWRIGHT
maris Sports Club, figuring out how to park one more Classic
Car at the Concourse or enjoying an impromptu picnic by the THURSDAY 31 MAY
Bay, we make the most of our time together. An excellent SPEAKER HEATHER CHISHOLM
speakers program and a varied schedule of fellowship events TOPIC: MY ROTARY YEAR
helps keep the club interesting and a place where people want CHAIR: PETER FLUDE
to be. AV: GREG EVERY
Sadly, we lost some good friends along the way. We will miss CASH DESK: CLEM QUICK & ROY SEAGER
Roger Frewen, David Langworthy and John Van Dyk. I
THURSDAY 7 JUNE
acknowledge their contribution to the work of our club.
SPEAKER: REV. BRUCE CORBEN
The Rotary theme for the year has been “Making a Difference”. TOPIC: GRACE HEART CHURCH
Through our fundraising efforts and Council and Rotary District CHAIR: CHRIS WERNER
grants, we have been able to make a difference in both our AV: KEN MIRAMS
local and wider community. As well as continuing support for CASH DESK: LYNDA DOUTCH & TRISH SMYTH
established programs we have been able to identify new op-
portunities to make that difference. The Community Team’s THURSDAY 14 JUNE
“Lightbulb Moment” initiative identified a number of new local SPEAKER: TBC
causes that have received our financial support. The Interna- TOPIC: SANDRINGHAM HOSPITAL
tional Team found new opportunities to make a difference CHAIR: BOB MCCARTHUR
overseas. I am sure that the Highland Foundation’s work in AV: GREG EVERY
maternal and neo-natal health in PNG will continue to feature CASH DESK: PETER FLUDE & JAMES GLENWRIGHT
in our support plans.
It is not just about giving money. The job interview program at
Sandringham Secondary College saw members giving up their Unless stated otherwise venue is
time to help students practice their interview skills. The feed- Victoria Golf Club 6.30 for 7.00
back from the College is always positive, the students really
value the experience. We have also given a number of com- Contents
munity organisations the opportunity to hold a raffle at the 1 Presidents Report
Farmers Market so that they can benefit directly from the traffic 2/3 Notices / Photos
we generate. 4 Bayside Literary Festival
5 Prostate Cancer Information Night
At the beginning of the year I identified a number of causes 6 Charity Golf Day RC of Clayton & Glen Waverley
that I hoped we would find ways to support. These were, Ma- 7 Club Structure / Photo of Week
laria, Trachoma and Polio eradication, Youth Mental Health
and Family Violence. It has been good that we have been in-
volved in projects that addressed these areas. The Interna-
tional Team purchased and shipped over 400 treated mosquito
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nets to Sabu which will directly benefited the inhabitants of


the island and we have supported the Rotary Foundation’s
End Polio appeal. Our support for Rotary Australia’s End
Trachoma 2020 project has been a stand out with funds
raised through sales of Indigenous Art, raffles and our
partner’s social events. We have partnered with Family
Life to develop a program to raise awareness of the inci-
dence of family violence and worked with local footy clubs
and a girl’s grammar school on programs to address youth
mental health issues.
I think that it is important that we are visible in our local
community which gives people a chance to see who we
are and what we do. As well as the Farmers Market, we
could be seen at the Concourse for Daffodil Day, the Clas-
sic Car Show and the Christmas Carnival, the Banksia
Reserve on Oak Street cooking sausages and the Chel- Fellowship Event: Strictly Ballroom
tenham Community Centre for the Children’s Festival. The final Fellowship event for this Rotary year was an
This year we added the Blackrock foreshore for the light- evening at the theatre. Thirty one members and partners
ing of the clock tower before Christmas and the attended the CLOC Musical Theatre production of Strictly
Sandybeach Centre for their Art Show. Ballroom. Prior to that 26 had dinner at the QUAN 88 Vi-
Looking forward, there are some interesting things on the etnamese restaurant.
horizon. Revenue from the new Bayside Charity Golf Day CLOC Musical Theatre is one of Victoria’s largest and
will mean that we will be less constrained in the funding of most successful non-professional music theatre compa-
projects than we have been this year. Our District Confer- nies. Established in 1964, CLOC commenced performing
ence in 2019 will have a new format. It will include four of in church halls and on school stages prior to moving to the
the Victorian Rotary districts and is being held here in Mel- Alexander Theatre at Monash University with its 500 seat
bourne. It should give us the opportunity to showcase the auditorium. After performing for 38 years at the Alexander
work of Rotary to a wider audience. Theatre, in 2010 CLOC relocated to its current perfor-
Finally, my thanks again for all the support Heather and I mance venue – the historical 783 seat ‘The National The-
received this year and my best wishes to Heather atre Melbourne’ in St Kilda.
Chisholm and her team for the year ahead. The night was another well organised and extremely en-
joyable event from Fellowship Event lady extraordinaire
Yours in Rotary Meagan.
Chris Well done on your year as Fellowship organiser.
See photos of restaurant and theatre foyer on Page 3.

New Notice: See Bayside Literary


Festival notice on Page 4

237 Bay Road,


Cheltenham VIC 3192
03 8535 7980

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RCOB Club Structure 2017 - 2018 Club Service & Administration.


RCOB Board. Attendance & Dining. Heather Chisholm
President. Chris D’Arcy Foundation. John Manks
President Elect. Heather Chisholm Program. Lynda Doutch
Hon Secretary. James Glenwright Membership. Adrian Culshaw
Hon Treasurer. Richard Jones Fellowship. Megan Glenwright
Projects Director. Roy Seager Auditor. Tony Phillips
Immediate PP. Malcolm Sawle Club Protection Officer. Ken Mirams
Independent Director. Vivienne Zoppolato Communications. David Lea
Social Media. Kerry, Lynda & Trish
International. John Sime (Chair) Archivist. John Beaty
Fred Hofmann John Manks Almoners. Lois Lindsay, Charmaine Jansz
Ken Mirams Ross Philips Marketing & PR Peter Flude
Robert McArthur Clem Quick Club Photographer. Max Darby
Youth. Chris Martin (Chair) Community. Chris Werner (Chair)
Jan Cooper Lois Lindsay Mary Cunnington Max Darby
Tony McKenna David Rushworth Martin Fothergill Kerry Geard
Vivienne Zoppolato Bridget Hage Tony Phillips Roy Downes
Event Management. Mary Sealey John Beaty
Jim O’Brien Martin Fothergill Richard Shermon Chris Mara
Robert McArthur Geoff Stringer Market Management.
Antony Nixon Vivienne Zoppolato (co-ordinator)
District Service. Heather Chisolm Ken Mirams
Youth Services. Tony McKenna Greg Every Peter Flude
Membership. Trish Smyth Indigenous.
Assistant Governor. Ken Mirams David Hone (Chair)
Heather D’Arcy (Trachoma)
PEACEFUL
WINTER
Snow on Lake Bled,
Slovenia, makes the
scene look like some-
thing out of a fairy
tale. A functioning
church stands on the
small island in the
middle of the lake, as
it has since the late
17th century.
PHOTOGRAPH BY
JAKA IVANČIČ, NA-
TIONAL GEO-
GRAPHIC YOUR
SHOT

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