President: Leanne Byron
AG:            Hakim Gassiep
DG:            Paul Mee
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Final Update on Car Show Event
Dandenong Club
Mar 07, 2023
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
International Womens Day High Tea for disadvantage
St James Anglican Church
Mar 08, 2023
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Brand New Day Mowing Roster - Joe and Peter
Mar 11, 2023
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Rotary All Holden Car Show
Greaves Reserve
Mar 12, 2023
6:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Holland Festival
Akoonah Park
Mar 18, 2023
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Brand New Day Mowing Roster - Con & Alan K
Apr 01, 2023
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Vocational Visit and Dinner - Andrews Centre
Andrews Centre
Apr 04, 2023
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Weekend Club Visit to Lakes Entrance
Lakes Entrance
Apr 15, 2023 8:00 AM –
Apr 16, 2023 5:00 PM
District Assembly
Nossal Hight School
Apr 22, 2023
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
ANZAC Day Service
Bunjil place
Apr 25, 2023
6:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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Terry Valentine
March 14
Marty Pater
March 18
Geoffrey Brown
March 21
Joe Iellamo
March 29
Gus De Hoogd
March 30
Neil Fullard
April 7
David Langworthy
April 9
Margaret Gunton
April 23
Spouse Birthdays
Inger de Zylva
March 23
Ghaith Khalil
March 1
Howard de Zylva
Inger de Zylva
March 1
Colin Byron
Leanne Byron
March 17
Peter Faulkner
Lois Faulkner
March 19
Hans Van Dyk
April 30
Join Date
Ghaith Khalil
March 1, 2021
2 years
Howard de Zylva
March 1, 2021
2 years
Geoffrey Brown
March 3, 1969
54 years
Valma Bennett
March 3, 2009
14 years
Lynn Tam
April 20, 2021
2 years
Phillip Thurgood
April 28, 2009
14 years
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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,
Last Tuesday's joint meeting with Rowville-Lysterfield Rotary Club was thoroughly enjoyed by all in attendance. We were made feel very welcome by all their members, the meal was delicious and we listened to two fabulous presentations.
Frida Umuhoza's presentation was truly inspiring, she is a courageous, brave and determined lady, we were all deeply moved and shed a few tears while listening to her incredibly powerful recount of surviving the genocide in Rwanda back in 1994.
I have invited Frida to come along to speak at our club on Tuesday April 11th, to which we will invite Rotarians, partners and friends from other clubs in our cluster to join us.
Robin Yamaguchi, the Director of Family Care Uganda spoke about her school which caters for the poorest of people in the far north of Uganda.
Despite many of the students not being able to speak English, they excel with consistently  gaining A & B grades in the National Examination.  The schools very high standard has been maintained despite the impact of COVID and the lengthy school closures.
The D9810 Conference was fantastic, we had the opportunity to listen to a great deal of amazing speakers including Frida, enjoyed a 'Black Tie' dinner at Parliament House in the Great Hall and met some very inspiring Rotarians.
Our own Peter Faulkner and his lovely wife Lois, did a fabulous job manning the DAA stand in the Showcase.  The SkyHydrants sparked a great deal of interest, particularly after Peter's informative presentation on Sunday morning.  Well done to Peter & Lois!
A huge THANK YOU to Cherie, Hans and Janet for representing our Rotary Club on Sunday morning for CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY at Rotary Park in Dandenong.
Let's hope that next year we have a large representation from our club at this event.
I hope to see many of you at tomorrow night's meeting.
Kind regards,

Rotary Month
Joint Meeting
Last week we had a very successful joint meeting with the RC Rowville Lysterfield. A great Club turnout 
to hear guest speaker Frida Umuhoza a survivor of the genocide of Rawanda in 1994. Over a million were
killed including Frida's family. An incredibly powerful and moving story.
Clean Up Australia Day
Rotarians in Action. Cherie, Janet and Hans enjoyed a beautiful day yesterday cleaning up Dandenong Park for Clean Up Australia.
District 9810 Conference -Canberra
Peter and Lois and President Leanne and Colin attended the District 9810 Conference in Canberra this weekend.
It was a great venue, wonderful speakers and an opportunity to meet many District 9810 Rotarians. Peter and
Lois had a great DAA showcase and Peter spoke on the wonderful work that DAA do. Many 9810 Clubs visited the 
showcase and an interest in having DAA as an international project.
All Holden Car Show
The Club's biggest fundraiser The All-Holden Car Show is scheduled for Sunday March 12th. We need ALL Club members to volunteer on the day
to help with the running of the Show. Please indicate your intention to help by RSVP Club Runner.
Holland Festival
Rotary Club of Casey are having their annual Holland Festival on the 18th March 2023 at Akoonah Park Berwick. This is a fantastic event.
As Casey members help us out at our All Holden Car Show, they would like our members to volunteer for their event. Please log onto site to register as a volunteer.
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