President: Leanne Byron
AG:           Hakim Gassiep
DG:           Paul Mee
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RYLA Presentation - Den Lim
Dandenong Club
Nov 08, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Dandenong West Community Festival
Dandenong West Primary School
Nov 11, 2022
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Disaster Aid Australia Conference 2022
Dandenong Club
Nov 12, 2022
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Brand New Day Mowing Roster - Con & Phil
Nov 12, 2022
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Dandenong Club
Nov 15, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Dorothy Docherty Vic Guide Dogs - Partners Night
Dandenong Club
Nov 22, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Cornerstone Meal Service
Nov 24, 2022
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Brand New Day Mowing Roster - Colin & Joe
Nov 26, 2022
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Annual General Meeting
Dandenong Club
Nov 29, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Christmas Function
Dandenong Club
Dec 06, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Howard de Zylva
November 4
John Peck
November 4
Ken Tam
November 4
Phillip Thurgood
November 5
Peter Faulkner
December 21
Spouse Birthdays
Margaret McDonald
November 20
Nola Dawson
November 25
John Peck
Leonie Peck
November 24
Marty Pater
Wil Pater
December 12
Join Date
Marty Pater
November 1, 1986
36 years
Alan Collier
December 1, 1995
27 years
John Angwin
December 1, 1986
36 years
John Peck
December 1, 1991
31 years
Gus De Hoogd
December 2, 2003
19 years
Bryan J. Waters
December 31, 2001
21 years
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President Elect
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Greater Dandenong and Endeavour Hills
Tuesdays at 6:30 PM
Dandenong Club
1579 Heatherton Road
Dandenong North, VIC 3175
1st & 3rd Tuesdays of month 6.30pm for 7.00pm start
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President's Message
Leanne Byron
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Dear Fellow Rotarians,
We have a very busy week ahead with our guests from RYLA attending on Tuesday night.  As I wrote in my email to you all on Friday night, I encourage you to come along; bring family and friends too. 
Please RSVP to Martin Pater by tomorrow so that he is able to confirm numbers with the Dandenong Club in plenty of time.
Our club sponsored Den Lim as a Young Leader and she will speak to us on Tuesday about her RYLA experience.  Den will be presented with a Certificate by one of the RYLA committee.
On Friday we have the Dandenong West Primary School Festival from 2 - 6pm. 
Please note this is the correct time for the event and we will be setting up at 1.30pm.  
We are urgently looking for volunteers for the day, if you are available, please email myself and Peter Faulkner or text me on 0402 242 743.
All volunteers are required to provide a copy of their Working With Children Check which can either be sent through prior to the event or taken along on the day.
The Disaster Aid Australia Conference 2022, is on Saturday 12th November from 9.30am - 4.30pm at the Dandenong Club.  The Conference Theme is 'COVID and Beyond'.  It would be wonderful to have our members in attendance. The Dinner is at 6.30pm at the Dandenong Club.  If you haven't yet registered for this event, please consider doing so on ClubRunner.
BOARD MEMBERS please note, we will having a meeting on Tuesday night following on from our Rotary Meeting.
On a final note, I'd like to thank all our Rotarians and partners who attended Casey Rotary Club's 'Wheelchairs for Kids' presentation.  We all had a great night and I'm pleased to report that our Club donated $1250 for 5 wheelchairs.
The night was a great success raising enough funds to purchase 20 wheelchairs.
I hope you've all had a lovely weekend!
Kind regards,

Rotary Month
Wheelchairs for Kids
What a great Cluster night last Monday. 18 of our Club members and partners (fantastic turnout) joined RC Casey and Berwick for a fundraiser - information night for Wheelchairs for Kids. At $250 per wheelchair, the night raised enough funds to purchase 20 wheelchairs (our Club donated money for 5 wheelchairs and some members made personal donations). A fantastic night and proof that when Cubs collaborate, anything is possible
Rotary Foundation

Why we should support the Rotary Foundation

 Posted by David Button on Nov 02, 2022
November's Rotary theme is Rotary Foundation month. The Rotary Foundation drives many projects of the Rotary through the Foundation Grant system. Our Club applies for Rotary Grants (Global or District), and through that process, we can afford to do some amazing things. Supplying clean drinking water to the Ella School in Sri Lanka and six Philippine villages was only due to our Club applying for a District and Global Grants.
The Rotary Foundation supply the funds to make Rotary projects happen. Their use is surrounded by a strict reporting and sustainability framework, which ensures that donated money is used in the most effective and transparent way. The Rotary Foundation has the highest score on Charity Navigator for the last 14 years running: Charity Navigator provides insights into a nonprofit's financial stability and adherence to best practices for accountability and transparency.
Each year, our Club tries to contribute $100 US for every member of the Club. Members are encouraged to support The Rotary Foundation through the Centurion Club, and direct giving as tax deductable donations. The underlying benefit to our Club is that we can apply for grants because we support the Rotary Foundation. Our applications are generally successful, and that means that our Club can contribute more impact to our community with less Club fundraised funds. 

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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