President: Leanne Byron
AG:           Colin Byron
DG:           Paul Mee
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President's Message
Leanne Byron
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Dear Fellow Rotarians,
I feel absolutely privileged to have had the opportunity to spend the past 6 days in Canberra at the Zone 8 District Governor Nominee's training and Zone 8 Conference.
It provided an opportunity to meet so many new people from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands and was the most inspirational, informative and motivating event I have ever attended.
Admittedly, I was feeling a little nervous and uncertain prior to leaving for Canberra, however those feelings have now been replaced by enthusiasm and excitement about my future Rotary experience.  
The theme 'Better Together' certainly rang true!  The Conference was a combined event of Rotaracters & Rotarians, all of whom are talented, passionate, full of energy and enthusiasm. 
Hence the reason Rotaract and Rotary compliment each other and are successful in making such a difference to the lives of so many people around the world.  
There was so much positivity and excitement throughout the entire 6 days, much of it due to the fact that we were all able to meet and socialise in person once again.
It was wonderful to have Brian Ashworth and Peter Faulkner at the Showcase, there was a great deal of interest and endless number of positive comments about the SkyHydrants.
The END POLIO walk was a fabulous end to an incredible experience.
Some of us will be attending the Rotary Club of Casey's 'Wheelchairs for Kids' event tomorrow night which I'm sure will be a very successful fundraiser.
On behalf of all our club members, I wish Cherie Ramsay a very speedy recovery from a recent back problem.  
I hope everyone else is staying healthy and well.
On a final note, after hearing lots of stories about Rotary Clubs and projects it reinforces how fortunate we are to be members of such a great club.
I'm looking forward to seeing all of you again very soon.
Kind regards,

Rotary Month
18th October Club Night
At last week's meeting Beverley Hansen, Principal of Dandenong West Primary School, told us about
the successful school camp we recently supported. Joe Kremzer of the Australian Hydrogen Council also
updated us on the progress in the development of Hydrogen for clean energy and its other uses such
as fertiliser production.
Disaster Aid at the Zone 8 Conference
Peter and Brian at the Rotary Zone conference in Canberra.
Zone 8 Conference and DG training - Canberra
Leanne, Colin, Brian and Peter have just returned from a very busy week at the Zone 8 Conference which was a combined Rotary, Rotaract event with Rotarians and Rotaracters attending from all over Australian, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Great speakers and a visit from the RI President Elect Gordon McInally from Scotland. A great Gala Dinner in the Old Parliament Dining Room. Colin spent the first 2 days attending District Governor Nominee training. The final day ended with an End Polio Walk.
DAA Annual Conference
The annual Disaster Aid Conference and Dinner is scheduled for Saturday 12th November at the Dandenong Club,
It would be great to have our Club members attend our most important Club Project. You will hear where the $400,000
of aid has been delivered over the past two years and hear the plans for the Philippines, Bhutan and potentially
Timor Leste.
Cost is $100 for Conference and Dinner, $50 for Conference only and $50 for dinner only.
Bookings can be made on the DAA website.
District Conference 2023
Well it all starts off on Friday with captivating choices to explore the local area. Take a delicious winery OR garden bus tour with lunch, or try your luck on breaking your handicap in a round of golf on the delightful RACV Cape Schanck course.
On Friday night, arrange your Club dinner in any of the multitudes of cafes and restaurants which abound in the local area.
On Saturday, settle in to enjoy an impressive array of presentations by the following Keynote speakers:
  • Kate Roffey, President of the Melbourne Football Club,
  • Warren Tate, Communications expert,
  • Julia Kay, 2022 Young Victorian of the Year and co-Director of Great Wrap,
  • Samuel Johnson, 2018 Victorian of the Year, actor and founder of Love Your sister,
Rotary projects and discussions will also be made by:
  • Jennifer Jones, Rotary International President and Ian Riseley, Rotary Foundation Chair and Past Rotary International President who will share a virtual conversation with us
  • Jessie Harman, Zone 8 representative.
  • Bernie Farquhar, Rotary Club of Mitchell River
  • Ross Kilborn, Rotary Club of Mornington.
After enjoying a day of learning and connection building, it is time to kick up your heels at the Saturday night themed Beach Party dinner. Accompanying the gourmet event, the Baker Boy Band will treat you to fabulous music. The Baker Boy Band have played at a number of District Conference dinners and they are always on point with their entertainment.
Sunday morning starts with a breakfast session and a presentation by Kevin Sheedy, 2022 Victorian of the Year and Libby Wilson, Rotary Club of Rosebud Rye (RCRR). A tour of the Rotary Rosebud Warehouse: will be offered to interested Conference participants as they leave from breakfast and head home. This is a major project of the Rotary Club of Rosebud-Rye and well worth a visit if you are interested in how a Rotary Club can run a very big and ongoing project that requires a lot of capital investment.
This conference has a lot to offer the average Rotarian who gets the vibe there is more to Rotary than meets the eye as well as the seasoned Rotarian who sees opportunities everywhere but needs connections to make things happen.
International Rotary Convention 2023
Posted by David Button on Aug 31, 2022
How good is this! A Rotary Convention coming to Melbourne in just a few months time. I would encourage you all to have a look at this ritzy website that is jammed-packed with local information: 
If you are interested in attending the 2023 Rotary Convention in Melbourne and want to find out how to get the best deal, please CLICK HERE to download a registration guide.
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