BULLETIN 23022022
23 February 2022

Home of Past District 9810 Governors
Bill Tierney (1986-1987)
Russell Gurney (2018-2019)
Alma Reynolds (2020-2021)


Please extend a warm welcome to our two newest members, James and Grace Bae who were inducted at the last meeting. Please introduce yourselves and shake their hands.
With Barry Halpern is our youngest member Stewart Bae who is a Rotarian in training, Stewart is the Director of enthusiastic greetings.
The Club now has its own Zoom account. The link will remain the same for each club meeting. Please click the link to join
or login to zoom.us with the meeting id 858 8284 1007. the passcode is 779 783. 
If you are experiencing any problems please contact Joady

A Cheat Sheet in case Alma asks who were the speakers this Rotary Year

Guest Speakers – a summary YTD
Sometimes when we are looking to the future, we forget what has occurred in the Rotary Year. Before looking forward, let’s look back at the guest speakers we have had.
In August, Rotarian Alan Linghausen spoke about the RAWCS project he commenced in PNG. This was followed by the DGs Club visit. In September Dr Bethany Beckett in a ZOOM presentation from Geraldton in WA spoke about her health project in Timor Leste and the affect of COVID on the community. This was followed by a presentation by the winner of Box Hill TAFE Bruce Parker scholarship, an orphan from Vietnam. The last meeting in September was the AFL ‘cluster’ meeting with special guest Geoff Southby, former Carlton player. In October we had two ZOOM meetings, one with Gemma Sisia from St Judes in Tanzania who gave us a walk around the school and the other was the Quirindi Rotary Club in country NSW and how Rotary has made a very positive contribution over 75 years in a small rural community. PP Greg King also made a presentation on End Polio Now.
In November Frank Evans and assistance from Ern Dawes and Bruce Parker who have been involved with the project since it commenced spoke about the East Timor Roofing Project (https://www.rotary100downunder.com/resources/thought-starters/the-story-of-the-east-timor-roofing-company)  Four of the Areas of Focus for Rotary in one international project delivered by Rotary clubs working together with locals to provide a sustainable outcome. Next was a ‘cluster’ meeting with guest speaker Duncan Elliott CEO of North East-Link. The final speaker for November was Elizabeth Soos with a presentation “Why Etiquette is More Important Now Than Ever Before”.
The final presentation was by Graham Richardson on The Rotary Foundation. The Rotary Foundation is a non-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs. It is supported solely by voluntary contributions.
In February we had PDG and PP Alma Reynolds present about her project on ‘Why Rotary Needs to Change’. This was an interactive presentation – the two reasons why people join Rotary is ‘to make positive contribution to society’ (i.e charitable) and ‘to meet people’ (i.e. social and vocational networking). This was followed by a joint meeting with RC of Templestowe where the ‘Connecting Manningham’ project was presented and last week we had David Rosenwaux present on the Rotary projects he is involved in the Philippines centring around schools with special needs.
And finally, on the first Wednesday we had ‘behind the badge’ presentations by long term members and gentlemen Frank Evans, Ern Dawes and Norm MacLeod. The ‘behind the badge’ presentations will continue for the rest of the Rotary Year with our two newest members James and Grace Brae. Coming up we have a joint meetings with RC of Templestowe, celebrating their 45th Birthday in March and a fund raiser for End Polio Now in April.
This weeks speaker will be Sue Harbottle  who represented Australia in swimming at the Mexico Olympics. Give her a big wave.
The LAARF Singers were at Parkinsong last week. A small but enthusiastic group. Have a look for yourself http://https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=503034867904092 


Mercure Hotel (Doncaster)
6 Tower Street Doncaster
Level 3
Kick off 6:30pm for 7:00pm
Two course Meal $45.00 Per Head
Drinks at bar prices and Special House wine available
Red or White $28.00 a bottle or $8 per glass  
RSVP: No later than the 23rd of FEB
Contact Barry by email : barryhrotary@gmail.com
Or Mob 0419 332 982
And for any special dietary requirements
Early rising sausage turners will be needed at Doncaster RSL on ANZAC day. Volunteers please contact Barry or you may be conscripted.
The Mercure Hotel Doncaster.
Our new meeting place
Please let me know if anyone has issues with reading the bulletin, also if anyone has any suggestion on content for the Bulletin please do not hesitate to email me: – joadyb@optusnet.com.au
While we’re getting on with the business of helping others, let’s take a moment to remember our fellow Members, Partners and Friends of the Club, who may be doing it a little tough.
We’re also thinking of our long-term absent Members whom we don’t see often enough.
I’m sure all of us know an absent or ex Member who would love to have a call from any one of us as Members of the Rotary Club of Doncaster.
If you do know anyone who is unwell, or is going through challenging times, or even if you’re up against it yourself, contact our Welfare Officer, PP Frank Evans on 9337 8493, or email frank.evans1@bigpond.com.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Frank Evans
February 6
Alma Reynolds
February 8
Anthony Jude
February 10
Bruce Parker
February 20
Roger Reece
February 23
Spouse Birthdays
Vicki Grieve
February 11
Judy Gysen
February 16
Jo Farrell
February 23
Alma Reynolds
Greg King
February 6
Russell Gurney
Shelley Gurney
February 19
Shelley Gurney
Russell Gurney
February 19
Join Date
Ern Dawes
February 3, 1981
41 years
Pat Armstrong
February 5, 2002
20 years
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President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Assistant Secretary
Community Chair
International Chair
Youth Service Chair
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