President: Leanne Byron
AG:            Hakim Gassiep
DG:            Paul Mee
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DAA Visit - Partner Night
Disaster Aid
Apr 18, 2023
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Brand New Day Mowing Roster - Anthony & Alan C
Apr 22, 2023
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
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
Cornerstone Meal Service
Apr 27, 2023
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
TeamMed Nepal
Dandenong Club
May 02, 2023
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Cranbourne Turf Club Night Racing and Dinner
Cranbourne Turf Club
May 12, 2023
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Brand New Day Mowing Roster - Phil & Colin
May 20, 2023
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Bunnings BBQ
Bunnings Dandenong
May 21, 2023
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Neil Fullard
April 7
David Langworthy
April 9
Margaret Gunton
April 23
Graeme Peters
May 6
Paul Morris
May 15
Alan Kamerling
May 17
Alan Collier
May 25
Hans Van Dyk
April 30
Join Date
Lynn Tam
April 20, 2021
2 years
Phillip Thurgood
April 28, 2009
14 years
Leanne Byron
May 16, 2016
7 years
Hans Van Dyk
May 22, 1986
37 years
John Heathcote
May 22, 1986
37 years
Peter Faulkner
May 22, 1986
37 years
Ken McDonald
May 26, 1986
37 years
Executives & Directors
Vice President
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Community and Youth
International Service
Vocational Services
Public Relations
Exec Secretary
Club Protection Officer
Club Information
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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Good morning fellow Rotarians,
It was great to see so many of you at our joint meeting with the Rotary Club of Casey last Tuesday in the Napoleon Room, it was a fabulous night.
I hope you all enjoyed yourselves and were inspired by our Guest Speakers, Matt Degruchy Vision and Grant & Russell - Wheelchairs for Kids.
Anne Burgess, Principal of James Cook Primary School in Endeavour Hills was also in attendance and gave a brief update on the upgrade of the benches in the playground, thanks to Howard and his team of volunteers from the Men's Shed and Rotarian Ken Tam, they did a fantastic job.
Howard has also organised to complete the works we planned for the school by refurbishing the sand pits this week. 
ANZAC DAY - Tuesday 25th APRIL - If anyone is interested in attending the Dawn Service at 6am next Tuesday, I have organised a wreath to be laid at 'The Pillars of Freedom, Clow Street, Dandenong which is opposite the market.
Colin and I will be there and would love it if some more members of our club could join us.
Please respond on ClubRunner or text me on 0402 242 743 if you are able to come along.
Tomorrow night is our DAA (92 Doveton Ave, Eumemmering) vocational visit, there is a maximum capacity of 20 people.
Please get your RSVP's in quickly on ClubRunner so you don't miss out!
NO MEETING next TUESDAY 25th April - ANZAC Day,
so please consider joining
Colin and I at the Dawn Service.
JUST A FRIENDLY reminder that we will continue meeting in the Napoleon Room at the Dandenong Club moving forward.  Drinks and meal orders will be taken by the staff
but PLEASE REMEMBER exactly what you order and pay the appropriate amount prior to leaving. 
Unfortunately, we were left picking up a few unpaid bills at the end of the night last Tuesday. 
Have a great day!
Rotary Month
Club Night 11th April 2023
What a great meeting. We were joined by the Rotary Club of Casey to listen to some inspirational stories. 
Matt Degrunchy a blindness and disability advocate speaking about his life and how important it is to 
break down the stereotypes and stigmas surrounding all disabilities.
We also had an update from Grant and Russell on the wonderful inspirational story of Wheelchairs for
Kids changing the lives of children and their families around the world. The Club made a donation for
the purchase of 2 more wheelchairs.
Finally, a big thanks from Ann the Principal of James Cook Primary School for the work done to repair
and replace outdoor seating thanks to Club members and the Endeavour Hills Men's Shed.
District Assembly
Posted by PDG Tim Moore:
District Assembly and Avenues of Service is on Saturday 22nd April from 9:00am - 5:00pm!
This is a great opportunity for new Rotary members to learn all about our great programs, and for existing members to refresh and get more involved.
For catering purposes, please register before 17th April at:
The annual RYLA program is due to commence in late June this year. (Refer to the program details below). If you
know anyone between 18 and 30 years of age that would benefit from this amazing program, please let Leanne or
Peter know. The Club can sponsor a participant.
Rotary Youth Leadership Academy Seminar

Welcome to the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program. Run in conjunction with District 9820, this program is a transformational leadership conference open to 18- to 30-year-olds who are looking to develop their leadership potential, build lasting connections and gain new insights and experiences.


It focuses on

  •  Developing young leaders who celebrate diversity, create sustainable change, and become service-minded global citizens.
  • Personal development, leadership, and teamwork.
  • Provide conflict resolution strategies alongside leadership training.
  • Emphasize professional development and connect participants with opportunities to serve the community through Rotary.
  • Combine leadership development and vocational training to help young people discover their potential and hone skills. 

Participants will engage in a range of activities, including workshops, team- building exercises, outdoor activities, and guest speaker presentations.

Our program is led by experienced facilitators and mentors who are dedicated to helping participant achieve their full potential. We are committed to providing a safe, inclusive and supportive environment where everyone can learn, grow and thrive.

Rotary  Clubs financially support  participants to attend. Costs in 2022 to sponsor were $1049 per participant and $750 per leader - prices for 2023 will be released shortly.

The next Rotary Youth Leadership Awards will be held from the 26th of June to 1st of July, 2023 to align with university semester breaks.

RYLA 2023 is a joint initiative run by District 9810 and District 9820 and held as a 6 day live in seminar.

Applications are now open for participants

- click on the link below or scan QR code to the left of this article to apply

Further information can be obtained by contacting your local Rotary Club  to express your interest in participating in the RYLA leadership program or emailing


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