BULLETIN 16022022
16 February 2022

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


Details for the Zoom meeting are 



Meeting ID: 999 7950 1821

Passcode: 826703

The Video of the scintillating speakers from last week, Vicki and Steph, will be uploaded to our website soonish.
The speakers this week will come from the Philippines and talk about the schools supported by David Rosenwax.
The effects of the Volcano and Tsunami on January 15th will be far-reaching, impacting the Tonga Community for months, possibly years to come.
Communication remains problematic with international and inter-island calls still not possible, due to the damage to the undersea cable. Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) will be working with Rotary New Zealand World Community Service (RNZWCS) and Rotary Club of Nuku’alofa (Tonga) in providing aid and assistance to the affected communities, and restoring their livelihoods.
RAWCS has registered a Rotary Australia Relief Fund project to seek financial assistance from Rotary Clubs, the public and private sector.
Donations to the RAWCS Relief Fund are tax deductible.
Donate through https://rawcs.org.au/
Project  Tonga Volcano Eruption and Tsunami Disaster https://directory.rawcs.com.au/42-2021-22
The objective of the appeal is to raise $1,000,000. 
The Nation of Tonga is a near neighbour and part of Rotary Zone 8, and all clubs in Australia and New Zealand are being asked to help as much as they can to reach and even exceed this target.
Members are encouraged to attend the Rotary Storm recovery Festival in Monbulk on Sunday 27 February.  The storms in the Dandenongs last June caused significant damage to communities in our District.  This Festival is Rotary’s way of showing support for those impacted either directly or indirectly.  Through its fundraising appeal District 9810 raised just over $100,000 to provide assistance to the community and the recipients of the grants from that fund will be announced at the Festival.  Please support the people and communities of the Dandenongs and Rotary District 9810 by attending this event.
DONALD TRUMP: I've been told my many sources, good sources - they're very good sources - that the chicken crossed the road. All the Fake News wants to do is write nasty things about the road, but it's a really good road. It's a beautiful road. Everyone knows how beautiful it is.
JOE BIDEN: Why did the chicken do the...thing in the...you know the rest.
SARAH PALIN: The chicken crossed the road because, gosh-darn it, he's a maverick!
BARACK OBAMA: Let me be perfectly clear, if the chickens like their eggs they can keep their eggs. No chicken will be required to cross the road to surrender her eggs. Period.
JOHN McCAIN: My friends, the chicken crossed the road because he recognized the need to engage in
cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens on the other side of the road.
HILLARY CLINTON: What difference at this point does it make why the chicken crossed the road.
GEORGE W. BUSH: We don't really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the
chicken is on our side of the road or not. The chicken is either with us or against us. There is no middle
ground here.
DICK CHENEY: Where's my gun?
BILL CLINTON: I did not cross the road with that chicken.
AL GORE: I invented the chicken.
JOHN KERRY: Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now against it! It was the wrong
road to cross, and I was misled about the chicken's intentions. I am not for it now, and will remain against it.
OPRAH: Well, I understand that the chicken is having problems, which is why he wants to cross the road
so badly. So instead of having the chicken learn from his mistakes and take falls, which is a part of life, I'm
going to give this chicken a NEW CAR so that he can just drive across the road and not live his life like the
rest of the chickens.
ANDERSON COOPER: We have reason to believe there is a chicken, but we have not yet been allowed to
have access to the other side of the road.
PAT BUCHANAN: To steal the job of a decent, hardworking American.
MARTHA STEWART: No one called me to warn me which way the chicken was going. I had a standing
order at the Farmer's Market to sell my eggs when the price dropped to a certain level. No little bird gave
me any insider information.
DR. SEUSS: Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, the chicken crossed the
road, but why it crossed I've not been told.
ERNEST HEMINGWAY: To die in the rain, alone.
GRANDPA: In my day we didn't ask why the chicken crossed the road. Somebody told us the chicken
crossed the road, and that was good enough for us.
ALBERT EINSTEIN: Did the chicken really cross the road, or did the road move beneath the chicken?
COLONEL SANDERS: Did I miss one?
Courtesy of RC Quirindi


Photos and stories wanted.

We are about to turn 50 years and as Bulletin Editor I want to run stories about our previous projects and members. Graeme Trainor has donated stories from his time as Editor, many thanks Graeme. Now I need more, and pictures. Please don't send as multimedia messages as I cannot receive them.
The Mercure Hotel Doncaster.
Our new meeting place
RC Doncaster held it's end of year celebration on 18th December at our new meeting place. A wonderful time was had by all as you can see from the photos on our FaceBook page.  https://www.facebook.com/rotarydoncaster2
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.
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
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
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Assistant Secretary
Community Chair
International Chair
Youth Service Chair
Communications and Marketing

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