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President: Peter Buck
AG:           Colin Byron
DG:           Bill Degnan
Upcoming Events
Club Changeover
St James Anglican Church
Jul 05, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
Board Meeting
Hilton Laminating (Johns factory)
Jul 07, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
What is planned for 2022/2023 Night
Dandenong Club
Jul 12, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
Brand New Day Mowing Roster - Phil and Peter
Brand New Day
Jul 16, 2022
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
NO ROTARY
Jul 19, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
Regionalization Pilot
Dandenong Club
Jul 26, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
Cornerstone Meal Service
Cornerstone
Jul 28, 2022
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
 
Board Meeting
Disaster Aid
Aug 03, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
Brand New Day Mowing Roster - Alan K & Anthony
Brand New Day
Aug 06, 2022
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Club Assembly
Dandenong Club
Aug 09, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
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Member Birthdays
Brian Ashworth
July 3
 
Anthony Brown
July 6
 
Lynn Tam
July 11
 
Colin Byron
July 18
 
Cherie Ramsay
July 26
 
John Dawson
August 13
 
Spouse Birthdays
Wil Pater
July 20
 
Anniversaries
Graeme Coates
Marlene Coates
July 31
 
Join Date
Graeme Coates
July 1, 1972
50 years
 
Paul Morris
July 1, 1991
31 years
 
Terry Valentine
July 1, 2002
20 years
 
Joe Iellamo
July 9, 2002
20 years
 
Bruce J. Fletcher
July 14, 1980
42 years
 
David Langworthy
August 1, 1991
31 years
 
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Immediate Past President
 
Membership
 
Club Protection Officer
 
On to Conference
 
Sergeant-at-Arms
 
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Dandenong Club
1579 Heatherton Road
Dandenong North, VIC 3175
Australia
1st & 3rd Tuesdays of month 6pm for 6.30pm start
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President's Message
Peter Buck
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Dear fellow Rotarians,
 
This is my last newsletter update before Leanne comes in as the new President. I want to thank my team and all Club members for the support they have shown me throughout this difficult year. As always we have have continued to do wonderful work in the community.
 
A big thanks to those members that will be attending the Club Changeover. Including our community guests, we could have approximately 70 in attendance.
 
I will see everyone at the Club Changeover on July 5th.
 
Regards,
Peter
 
 
 
 
 
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Official opening of the Multi-Purpose courts at St James

GRAND OPENING OF MULTI-PURPOSE COURTS AT ST JAMES

 
The official opening of the new courts at St James Church was a grand affair.
Rev Graeme Peters welcomed everybody and expressed his appreciation to all concerned. He then introduced Federal MP, Julian Hill, who was a Member of the Church, who 
To his credit, he had done his homework on the project and spoke most eloquently about the demographics of the area and the long term benefits for the community provided by the courts, particularly for the youth. He was followed by Mayor, Jim Memeti, Con Meehan, on behalf of the Club, Bishop Paul Barker and Felicity Costigan, CEO of the Melbourne Anglican Foundation.
 
A highlight was a “comedic” performance by a youth choir, complete with audience participation!
There was a good representation from the Church, the Community and the Police, as well as “Living Treasure” Margo Hartley. There was also a player from Albion Soccer Club. Off to one side, Joe, Kam and Terry fired up the barbie and provided sausages to everyone.
After a prayer, the ribbon was cut and the courts were declared officially “open”. People swarmed on to the courts and shooting practice took place as we waited for an official to arrive and referee exhibition matches.
The Club provided finance to supplement the costs of the development, (the vast majority was provided by the Church), money well spent, encompassing the Rotary Avenues of Community, Youth and Environment. Another proud achievement.
 
 
Before                                                                                                                                   
 
 
After
 
 
 
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PETS3 & Club Development Seminar
The District PETS3training and Club Development Seminar was held last weekend in Warragal. Leanne, Phil 
and Colin attended and presented at the PETS 3 training on the Saturday. It was a great day for the incoming 
Presidents with some very practical training given to the PE's AG'S and District staff.
 
On the Sunday approximately 150 Rotarians registered for the Club Development seminar run by incoming DG Paul Mee. 
A great event with a focus on how Clubs can become successful. Workshops were held on the new new Rotary Theme
"Image Rotary" and the four RI goals of increasing Impact, expanding Reach, Increase Participant Engagement and 
ability to Adapt. Cherie did an excellent presentation on DAA which attracted a lot of attention from District Clubs.
 
The only disappointment was the fact that our Club was only represented by 3 Rotarians Leanne, Colin and Cherie. 
We need to encourage ALL Club members to attend next year. It is important for those that will be taking roles on the
Board and leadership positions, for new members to learn about Rotary and especially those that have been at the Club 
for some time. There is always something to learn and become involved in. It is also great to catch up with other 
Rotarians in the District.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Dandenong West Primary Sandwich Program
 
 
 

Sandwich Program

 
The Club has begun working with .Dandenong West 
Primary School to prepare sandwiches for the many
children that don't bring lunch to school. Last week, 
Rotarians Leanne, Margaret and Val (welcome back)
went to the school to prepare sandwiches with the help
from some of the senior students, The sandwiches are
then frozen and then offered to any child that has not
brought their lunch. The Club is establishing a 
partnership with Dandenong West and looking to roll
out other Youth programs to the school.
 
 
 
 
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
 
Dear Rotary member,

We are dedicated to enhancing your Rotary experience by supporting what is important to you, our members. You have consistently told us that you want Rotary to be a place that celebrates diversity, that fully represents our communities, and that offers all members equitable opportunities to thrive.

You also recognize that embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) will allow us to do more meaningful work while engaging with people who know they’ll be valued for the qualities that make them unique. These sentiments were reinforced last year by the more than 31,000 members around the world who responded to our first DEI survey.

To ensure that the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion are ingrained in everything we do, the RI Board of Directors, guided by the DEI Task Force, has strengthened our commitment to DEI and is taking action in response to the survey findings.

Our DEI Code of Conduct

What we say and how we behave matter. Although free expression is important, we must take responsibility for how our words and actions may affect others. The Board has approved a new DEI Code of Conduct to help Rotary members create and maintain an environment that is collaborative, positive, and healthy for everyone. 

Simply put, the DEI Code of Conduct asks you to:
  • Use respectful language
  • Be supportive
  • Foster a welcoming and inclusive environment
  • Celebrate diversity
All Rotary leaders, from club presidents and district governors to directors and trustees, are expected to apply the DEI Code of Conduct uniformly to help members recognize the impact that their words and actions can have on other people.

If you experience behavior that does not align with the DEI Code of Conduct, you have ways to respond:
  • If the situation can be resolved through discussion, please talk to the person directly. Often, the person who said something or acted in a way that made others feel excluded, marginalized, or targeted did not do so intentionally. Although there might be mistakes, missteps, and uncomfortable conversations along the way, having this dialogue will lead to a better and stronger Rotary.
  • If a discussion is not possible or the situation involves someone in a leadership role or another club, contact Rotary’s Club and District Support staff, who will review the information and follow up appropriately.
  • If you are in danger or your safety is in doubt, contact local law enforcement officers and notify Club and District Support staff.
As an organization, we are stronger when we embrace the diversity found in our clubs and communities. We are more effective when we offer a valuable, inclusive experience that provides equitable opportunities for people to serve, to lead, and to participate with us. To grow Rotary and become a more dynamic organization, we must take DEI seriously. And with your support, we are doing that. 

Sincerely,

Shekhar Mehta, RI President
and the 2021-22 RI Board of Directors

You can support DEI in Rotary by:
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