BULLETIN 140421
14 April 2021

Home of the District Governor

ALMA REYNOLDS

President's Remarks
Wednesday's meeting saw 28 members and guests including 2 Rotaractors Stephanie and Kim in attendance  
Guest Speaker Dr Matthew Bach 
 
 
Dr Matthew Bach has filled a casual vacancy for the Eastern Metropolitan Region in the Victorian Legislative Council, following the resignation of the wonderful Mary Wooldridge (former Minister for Community Services, Mental Health, and Women's Affairs).
 
MATTHEW BACH  MLA SWORN IN 5TH MARCH LAST YEAR AS THE COVID RESTRICTIONS TOOK HOLD SO THIS WAS HIS FIRST MEETING WITH CONSTITUENTS IN PUBLIC FORUM.
SHADOW MINISTER FOR A VARIETY OF PORTFOLIOS;
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD
  • HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING
  • CHILD PROTECTION
PLUS AN ENVIROMENTAL WORKING GROUP.
 
HE WAS PREVIOUSLY A TEACHER AT CAREY AND IVANHOE GIRLS GRAMMAR
 
WHY THIS CAREER? – BORN INTO FOSTER CARE – ADOPTED – AND AS A RESULT OF A GREAT EXPERIENCE IN THAT SYSTEM HE IS PASSIONATE ABOUT CHILD PROTECTION.
MATTHEW WORKED FOR MARY WOOLRIDGE FROM 2010 IN THAT AREA. HE HAS AN ISSUE WITH THE CULTURAL PROBLEMS THAT MEAN NOT ENOUGH SUPPORT FOR ADOPTION IN VIC – BOTH PARTIES AT FAULT.
 
MATTHEW WANTS HOTEL QUARANTINE MK 4 TO WORK SO THAT WE GET INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS BACK ONCE THE STRANDED AUSSIES OVERSEAS HAVE RETURNED.
HE MADE THE POINT THAT THE TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS ARE IN DIRE STRAITS AND NEED ASSISTANCE AND STUDENTS.
 
Awards
 
It was great to see all the awardees finally get the recognition they was well deserve as Pat handed them all out to whom were in attendance  
 
Conference Friday Dinner
 
Don’t forget our Friday night dinner at Stone House on the 30th of April you need to inform David Rosenwax that you are coming and don’t forget your partners David has arranged for a price reduction to $40 per head and there will be some entertainment as the Stone House will be opening exclusively for us we need to get at least 40 people to attend so far we have about 20 so let David Know ASAP.
 
Twylight Disco
 
We have now formed a joint committee with RCD and Rotaract Club of Manningham to organise the resurrection of the Twylight Disco and will be having our first meeting Friday 

Barry Halpern, President

A RAM Fun Run Fundraiser is being held in the month of April with a challenge to walk/swim/run 4km in memory of the over 400,000 people who die from Malaria each year.
 
Our member Shelley Gurney, RAM District Supervisor, is walking Saturday 1st May 9am at the Doncaster Athletics track.  4km or more.
Sponsorship donations can be made at a club meeting, on my  Facebook fundraising page or direct to RAM.RAWCS.COM.AU
 
I want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who donated to the RAM cause at the 7th April club meeting, and to Sohrab who helped organise it.  Over $560 was raised and these funds are jointly sponsoring Shelley and the Manningham Rotoractors who are joining the Fundraising walk. (possibly around Ruffy Park)
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Templestowe Rotary Club Celebrates
its 44th Anniversary of Rotary Service
1977 - 2021
 
With a joint Meeting with Doncaster Rotary Club at a dinner held at Vibrante Restaurant, Templestowe on Wednesday March 24th.  Guests, District Governor - Alma Reynolds, Presidents - Felix and Barry, accompanied by wives - Stella & Glenda.
Guest speaker, Past President, Graeme Trainor, Rotary Club of Doncaster, charter member, 1972.
Let’s go back to late 1975, Rotary Club of Doncaster now in it’s 3rd year of Rotary service.
William Robbins, President of Rotary International asked DG’s to examine the possibility of chartering new clubs in their own districts.
Ted Atkinson, Rotary Club of Box Hill, who formed our club in 1972 and then District Governor in 1976/77.  Suggested  to Doncaster Rotary Club that it should form a new club.  The board went into the whole matter of extending Rotary in the Doncaster and Templestowe area, questioning their own maturity and the problems they would have to face.
 
Doncaster Rotary Club decided to make a survey of the area and suggested P.P Ken Clark become DGSR to form a Rotary Club in Templestowe. The project went ahead and Doncaster ceded territory for the new club to draw its membership from.
At its board meeting on 23 November 1976 our club recommended that the territory bounded by the Yarra River, Koonung Creek, High Street, Lynwood Parade, Williamson Road, Fitzsimons Lane be ceded to form the Rotary Club of Templestowe.
 
 
Ceding of the Territory
It was decided our club will retain the right to admit from the territory, thus relinquished members whose business, Executive duties or professional activities are of a scope to include the entire city. The adoption of this resolution will not affect the status of any present member of our club.
All Doncaster members voted on 7th December 1976 unanimously to cede the Territory for the organisation of the new club – Rotary Club of Templestowe.
This was the culmination of 2 years hard work from Past Presidents Ken Clark, Alan Royston, John Hirst who all  looked forward to broadening the name of Rotary in the city of D & T.
On April 21st 1977 Doncaster charted the Rotary Club of Templestowe at a charter night held at Chaucer’s Reception Centre Canterbury. 21 Men becoming foundation members of the new club from surrounding businesses.
Templestowe’s first President was Graham Norman,  an accountant . Just the person you would want as your 1st President . He  proved to be a fabulous asset to get the club up and running!,
Today one charter member is still serving Templestowe Club, Peter Gurry. Over 44 years Peter and I have had many conversations on Rotary and enjoyed each one’s fellowship and company at district and club levels. Another fine Rotarian and great worker for the Templestowe Club and Rotary International.  
Your club met on Wednesday Evenings at the Templestowe Hotel in an alcove away from the main dining area. Doncaster Rotarians soon found that when “making up” there, they were treated not as visitors but felt part of the club .. and it continues today.
Our president in 1976/77 was Charter member Bill Tierney. He sends his apology tonight.  Our first Dist Governor in 1986/87.    Bill is 94 this year and looking forward to our Club’s 50th  anniversary in August 2022.  
Bill’s opening speech on April 21st  1977 read
 
“We welcome the Rotary Club of Templestowe to the family of World Wide Rotary International. We at Doncaster know the benefits and gains that can be achieved with the backing of all members in this service organisation that primarily of service to others above self”.
 
Someone had been heard to say prior to  Templestowe’s Charter night, that this will be the best charter night you will have been to…and it certainly lived up to that it was a great night.
It had plenty of  music, dancing, good fellowship, the formalities interspersed as they were – a most prestigious event.
 
I recall joining your club at a ladies night June 15th 1977 at the Venito Club, Bulleen. Guest speaker was Muff Crockford, husband of  District Governor Geoff
Geoff at that time was the Chairman of the MMBW
 Membership fees were $66 and Refunds shall not be granted
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Congratulations Templestowe not only for that 1st year, but the many years since for your continuous support to the community and Rotary International in general. Our close relationship and fellowship between clubs continues today with our monthly market on the 1st Sunday of each month at Doncaster Hill in MC Square Plaza, next to Manningham Civic Centre.
 
Written by Past President, Rotary Club Doncaster, Graeme Trainor.
 
 Well WHAT HAPPENED  IN  1976/77
 
 
Victorian Premier Rupert Hamer announces a March 20 Election date
Cigarette @ tobacco advertising banned on TV and Radio
Sir Edward “Weary” Dunlop is announced Australian of the year
Random Breath Testing in Victoria
Films – Dons Party, Storm Boy, The fourth Wish
The young Doctor’s @ The Sullivans both begin on air November
The Hamer Govt was re-elected
Van Der Hum won the Melb Cup
Kerry Packer launches World Services Cricket
Following John Kerrs resignation Sir Zelman Cowen became Government General
The Rotary of club of Melbourne started in 1921 and is still the largest in membership today
COST OF LIVING
Ave cost of a new home  $49 m
Ave Income  $15m
Ave Monthly rent $240
Cost of fuel   65 cents                  
And a new BMW cost $7900
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Message from Liz Olie

The next two Working Bees at Schramm's Cottage are: May - 8th; and June-12th.This is greatly appreciated by the Historical Society and what we are able to give back to the Community. If you wish to volunteer please contact Liz.
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