President: Peter Buck
AG:           Colin Byron
DG:           Bill Degnan
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DAA in the Philippines - Cherie update
Dandenong Club
Aug 23, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Cornerstone Meal Service
Aug 25, 2022
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Cornerstone 30 Year Gala Night
Sandown Park Hotel
Aug 26, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Brand New Day Roster - Colin & Alan C
Brand New Day
Aug 27, 2022
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Social Night Hallam Hotel
Hallam Hotel
Aug 30, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Guest Speaker Vonda Fenwick - CEO SEMMA
Dandenong Club
Sep 06, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Board Meeting
Dandenong Club
Sep 13, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Brand New Day Mowing Roster - Peter @ John
Sep 17, 2022
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
District Governor visit &Grand Final Pie Night
Dandenong Club
Sep 20, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Cornerstone Meal Service
Sep 22, 2022
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
John Dawson
August 13
Peter Buck
September 10
Valma Bennett
September 15
Ken McDonald
September 25
Spouse Birthdays
Lois Faulkner
September 12
John Dawson
Nola Dawson
September 24
Join Date
David Langworthy
August 1, 1991
31 years
Cherie Ramsay
September 1, 2013
9 years
Ian Maxwell
September 11, 2007
15 years
John Dawson
September 24, 1973
49 years
Executives & Directors
Vice President
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Community and Youth
International Service
Vocational Services
Rotary Foundation
Public Relations
Exec Secretary
Club Protection Officer
On to Conference
Club Information
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Dandenong Club
1579 Heatherton Road
Dandenong North, VIC 3175
1st & 3rd Tuesdays of month 6pm for 6.30pm start
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President's Message
Leanne Byron
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I’d like to begin by reflecting on my experience at recent Rotary meetings.

As you are all aware, our club members are predominantly male.

For one moment, I’d like you all to put yourselves in my position.

Imagine how you would you feel if you were the only male at the meeting, surrounded
by 15 to 20 females?

All jokes aside, I would think you’d feel a little uncomfortable and possibly intimidated.
I no longer want to feel as I did when I was one of the only female swimming coaches on pool deck at State &
National competitions, at which the male coaches chose to intimidate in various ways.

My role and responsibility as President and leader of this club is to ensure that all members feel welcome,
comfortable, cared for, valued and respected.

I encourage you all to start sitting next to people you may not know very well, engage in conversation, learn
more about them and share your positive Rotary experiences.

I intend to lead the club in a positive and more vibrant direction, engaging members in activities and projects 
of their choice and passion. I’d like everyone to feel eager and happy to attend meetings; think about and 
share new ideas.

I want to include partners, family and our Friends of Rotary in our activities and meetings.

I’d like everyone to leave our meetings feeling energised, enthusiastic, keen to take on new challenges.
I encourage all members to set up a My Rotary account if you don’t already have one. Check out
the Learning Centre and familiarise yourselves with the courses available, which are there to enhance our
Rotary knowledge and experience.

We are ‘Rotarians’, people of action and keen to make a difference by putting service and others above self.
Rotary is changing as we move forward and we all have to accept this for the health and well-being of our club
and for our members.

At future meetings I intend to wear the Presidents collar with pride, stand tall, introduce change and build
morale. I’d like to have the opportunity to ‘do it my way’ as all Presidents should have the right to do.

‘Imagine’ our club moving forward in a more inclusive and harmonious way. Let’s be the club which other
Rotarians would want to join and a club which is attractive to prospective new members.

On a final note, it is my belief that COVID has had a huge impact on the dynamics of not only us
Club, but in all areas of society. After all, we didn’t have the ability to socialise or interact with others due 
to all he lockdowns. Zoom became our way of communicating from the little boxes on our computer screens.

It’s now time to pick up the pieces and get back to where we were pre COVID! Let’s work together to make a

Yours in Rotary,
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Sky Hydrants to Ukraine
Brian delivering Sky-Hydrants while going on holiday to Prague. From Prague to Ukraine. Well done Brian
Cornerstone Meal Service
Our monthly meal service at Cornerstone is this Thursday 28th April. Please consider helping out the Cornerstone Community. We begin at 5.15pm through to 6.30pm. Cornerstone is located at 31 James Street Dandenong.
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