President: Peter Buck
AG:           Colin Byron
DG:           Bill Degnan
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Brand New Day Mowing Roster - Con & Joe
Oct 01, 2022
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Guest - Anne Burgess - Principal James Cook Primar
Dandenong Club
Oct 04, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Bunnings BBQ
Bunnings Dandenong
Oct 08, 2022
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
No Rotary Night
Oct 11, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Calcutta Night Raffle and Fundraiser - Cluster eve
Dandenong Club
Oct 13, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Brand New Day Mowing Roster - Alan C & Alan K
Oct 15, 2022
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Board Meeting
Dandenong Club
Oct 18, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Guest Speaker - Joe Kremzer -GM Hydrogen Council
Dandenong Club
Oct 25, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Cornerstone Meal Service
Oct 27, 2022
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Brand New Day Mowing Roster - Peter & Anthony
Oct 29, 2022
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ghaith Khalil
October 18
Howard de Zylva
November 4
John Peck
November 4
Ken Tam
November 4
Phillip Thurgood
November 5
Spouse Birthdays
Margaret McDonald
November 20
Nola Dawson
November 25
John Peck
Leonie Peck
November 24
Join Date
Ashton Ashokkumar
October 3, 2017
5 years
Peter Buck
October 25, 2016
6 years
Marty Pater
November 1, 1986
36 years
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Vice President
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Community and Youth
International Service
Vocational Services
Rotary Foundation
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Club Protection Officer
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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,
I'm really pleased that Tuesday night's meeting went so well with 25 in attendance. We collected $125 for Australian Rotary Health from our 'Hat' contributions.
Despite a last minute change of room at the Dandenong Club it was a very successful night with lots of positive feedback.  Many thanks to Val Bennett for organising our Guest Speaker Anne Burgess, Principal of James Cook Primary School; we are looking forward to becoming involved with the school.
Thank you to Margaret McDonald, Inger De Zylva and Janet Hinson for attending and welcome back Ken & Lynn Tam.  Janet is very keen to become involved in our Community projects (she is coming along to St. James tomorrow to observe the meals program) and I will be asking her if she'd like to join our Club.
Our Bunnings Sausage Sizzle on Saturday was fantastic, thank you to all Rotarians who were rostered on and worked very hard.  It's always great to work together and raise funds for the Community, it's very pleasing that we were able to raise $1200
Our new members Lilani De Alwis and Babar Jamil enjoyed their shifts and it was lovely to have Ian Maxwell and Ghaith & Abraham Khalil helping out too.
Phillip Thurgood did a great job, as always, putting the roster together and John Peck, we appreciate the pack up, clean up and storage of all the equipment.
We have a great club with fantastic members who are always willing to help out and 'make a difference' to the lives of others, whilst working and enjoying fellowship.
This brings me to the reason I would really like to 'get together' on a more regular basis.  Our formal Rotary Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, however I believe we have more chance of increasing membership and retaining members if we have more options.
We have been seeing more people attending over the past few months than we have in quite some time. 
COVID certainly made things difficult for everyone, we became somewhat disconnected and met on ZOOM; we are finally getting back to some normality.
We are all extremely busy and it's not alway possible to attend on the designated 'Rotary' meeting nights.
I'd like to trial more regular Rotary nights over the next couple of months, which will include informal or social meetings and project meetings. This would provide more flexibility and help to keep us all connected.
The informal meeting we had a couple of weeks ago provided us with the opportunity to see some of our members who hadn't been able to attend for some  time and also gave people a chance to offer suggestions and feedback in a more relaxed environment.
If this trial is successful, I will survey all members and if the response is positive, it will be taken to the Board to propose a change to our 'By-laws'.
I will be away for a couple of weeks from next Sunday for a 7 day holiday in Khao Lak, Thailand and then I'll be attending the Zone 8 Conference in Canberra, where Colin will begin his District Governor Nominee training.
I have asked Vice President Martin Pater to take my place during this time.
I hope to see many of you at the 'Caulfield Cup Calcutta' on Thursday night, 13th October.
Kind Regards,
Rotary Month
Meeting 21st June 2022
A very relaxed meeting last week. 15 Rotarians and Lilani in attendance.
* Leanne spoke of her Changeover plans. There will be a meeting of the Changeover committee next Tuesday
28th June at 6.30pm in the Board Room at the Dandenong Club.
* Terry mentioned that we need a few members to help next Monday for a playground (RORPS) removal at Noble Park.
* David Langworthy gave an update on his visit to the Rotary International Conference in
Houston (his 20th in 30 years years in Rotary) and his trip to the Philippines to visit a successful DAA project.
* David encouraged everyone to register for the next years Rotary International conference in Melbourne in May.
He stated that if you did not attend you are CRAZY, because you will miss the opportunity to see what Rotary is
doing around the world and the potential to meet like-minded Rotarians.
* A big emphasis on RSVP for meetings. Again, we had 9 Rotarians registering for tonight and 16 turned up.
The deadline for RSVP's is midday on the day of the meeting. As David stated it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
to let the Club know. Please help out Martin who works with the Dandenong Club to ACCURATE provide numbers.
Also please start using Club Runner (if you haven't already) to RSVP
Cornerstone Meal Service
Another successful meal service at Cornerstone. It is important that we provide a warm meal during these cold winter months. A big thanks to Peter, Ben, Brian, Val, Colin & Leanne. If you haven't volunteered why not help out next month.
Recycled Playgrounds

Playground recycling

Friend Of Rotary, Mel Bell, has made sure the Club is ending the Rotary year on a high!
In the last fortnight she has coded two playgrounds in Noble Park, one of which has been removed, the other of which will be removed on 27th June. Terry, Hans and Neil Bennett will be there to load the trailer.
After being refurbished, the playgrounds, previously destined for landfill, will be re-located to a poor country, giving many years of healthy pleasure to a new generation of children.
Donated Frozen Meals
Thanks to Nicola Turner from the Dandenong Police, the Club received over 100 frozen meals that will be used to help the Cornerstone community.
Val, Leanne and her grandchildren are packing the meals into the Club's freezer at DAA.
Vale Dr Andrew Ling
Dr. Andrew Ling, who was a Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Endeavour Hills died recently after a long illness. He transferred to the Rotary Club of Cranbourne and for a number of years Andrew was District 9820 Chairman of Interplast.
There will be a memorial service for Andrew at St Francis Xavier Church, Davey Street Frankston at Tuesday28th. June.
The memorial service will be recorded for his family in Singapore and can be seen on the Tobin Brothers website after the service.
Brand New Day
The final mowing for the year has been completed by Peter F and Con, and the garden is looking great. Neil F has acquired the materials to replace the rotting pergola, which will be completed very soon. Thank you to all Members who have participated in this ongoing Project.
Dandenong West Primary School letter of appreciation
Dear Rotarians,
Below is a link to our final newsletter for this term. In the newsletter you will find a video of our students on camp. We can’t thank your organisation enough for its ongoing support and for sponsoring students who would not have been able to go on camp without your financial support.
Keep well,
Beverley Hansen
Dandenong West Primary School
9792 2868
I wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land, the people of the Kulin Nation. I respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.
Description: vision is to inspire a passion for learning that motivates us to live life with
                                                                                     enthusiasm and a positive attitude.
From: Dandenong West Primary School <>
Sent: Friday, 24 June 2022 3:20 PM
To: DL Dandenong West Primary School <>
Subject: Newsletter latest edition 24th June
Hi All,
Here is the link for the last newsletter for this term.
Hope you all enjoy the holiday you deserve.
Dandenong West Primary School
32 Birdwood Avenue
Dandenong  VIC  3175
P:      + 613 9792 2868 
I wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land, the people of the Kulin Nation. I respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.
Changeover 2022


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