President: Peter Buck
AG:           Colin Byron
DG:           Bill Degnan
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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
Wheelchairs for Kids Presentation Night
The Beaconsfield Club
Oct 31, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Melbourne Cup - No Rotary
Nov 01, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
RYLA Presentation - Den Lim
Dandenong Club
Nov 08, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 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
Brand New Day Mowing Roster - Colin & Joe
Nov 26, 2022
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Brand New Day Mowing Roster - John & Alan C
Dec 10, 2022
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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November 20
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November 25
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November 24
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October 3, 2017
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October 25, 2016
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November 1, 1986
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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,

Hello from beautiful Khao Lak, Thailand.
Wow, what a night we had on Thursday at the 'Calcutta Auction'.
It was wonderful to see so many friends & family joining us, along with the Rotary Club of Berwick, who had 2 tables and the Rotary Club of Casey with a table, their attendance and support was greatly appreciated. 
It was lovely to see our Honorary Member, Graeme Coates in attendance and to welcome back David & Jean Langworthy from their overseas travels.
This is what Rotary is all about!  Rotarians gathering together with friends and family to have a great time, enjoy fellowship and raise funds for great causes; this one was for Rotary Foundation.  
I'd like to acknowledge the amazing work of Martin and Wilma Pater,  John Heathcote, Brian Ashworth and Peter Faulkner for putting together this very successful event.
Hopefully you will all have seen my email regarding the 'Calcutta' event which was sent on Friday night.  If you haven't read it already,  please do so as soon as possible.
I truly hope that we continue to have events like this where we all get together, have fun and 'make a difference'.  If any of you have ideas for future events, Martin and myself will certainly welcome all suggestions.
Our next big event is on Tuesday October 25th with our Hydrogen Guest Speaker - Joe Kremzer, who will be joining us along with Principal of Dandenong West Primary School Bev Hansen and the DWPS Community Hub co-leader Abby Rezek.
Please support the event by coming along, inviting your friends and family to join us in helping to make this important meeting well worthwhile.  Colin and myself do apologise for not being able to attend due to our holiday in Thailand which had been postponed for a couple of years due to COVID, followed by a visit to Canberra.
I would absolutely love it if we could get a large group of our members together to attend Casey's Wheelchairs for Kid's night on Monday October 31st.  This is an amazing project which deserves our support, please book via the details on the Flyer for this event.
Our Literacy Buddies program with Ardoch and St. Mary's Primary School is going along really well.  Last Thursday we had 'Big Buddies', Ben Keller, Colin Byron and  Ken & Lynn Tam visit the school, meet their 'Little Buddies' and enjoy some activities and afternoon tea. 
Our 'Little Buddies' are very studious and ambitious, with plans already in place for their future, such as getting into really good secondary schools and then moving on to University.
A great time was had by all in attendance. These positive connections are helping to expose Rotary to the greater Community and to young people, who will perhaps consider joining Interact, Rotaract or Rotary one day.  They were all very keen to find out what Rotary is all about.
I'm disappointed that I was unable to attend on Thursday as I had important and enjoyable Nanny duties, taking care of my grandchildren on that day. 
I'm really looking forward to being at the next session at the end of the school year.
I am extremely proud that our club is growing and there is a great deal of enthusiasm and positive feedback regarding our meetings. It's exciting that we have another two prospective members in the wings, who I'd love to induct sometime in November.
Last Friday, Colin, Howard, Doug (from Men's Shed) and Val went along to James Cook Primary School to assess the works to be done at the school as advised by Anne Burgess.  Howard took photo's and will be working with the Men's Shed to prioritise the works.  We hope to have Rotarians working alongside the Men's Shed volunteers on this much needed project.
Colin & John met with Babar on Saturday over a coffee.  Babar is heading back to Pakistan to spend time with his Mum and bring her back home with him for a visit.
Babar will be meeting with the club in which he was a member to discuss project opportunities; he will present to our club upon his return.
There WILL NOT be a meeting this Tuesday October 18th, so enjoy the week off.  
I look forward to seeing you all when we return from Canberra, where Colin begins his DGN training and we will be attending the Zone 8 Conference.  It will certainly be a shock to the system when we arrive in Canberra after the very warm weather her in Thailand.
Regards to all,
Rotary Month
As Rotarians How Did We Do This Year
Posted by David Button on Jun 03, 2022
We've almost come to the end of the Rotary year. Now it is time to reconcile how we have personally contributed to the impressive organisation of Rotary International as Rotarians. Actions speak louder than words, so we will be judged by what we do and not by what we say. The only way we are going to change anything is to do it ourselves.
My question to you is:  Did you live up to the expectations of an active Rotarian throughout this Rotary year?
  1. Have you built on the reputation of Rotary and the reputation of the Rotary Club?
  2. Have you involved yourself in Club life to strengthen friendships?
  3. Have you put your best foot forward with your available time to serve our community?
  4. Have you been a regular attendee at Club meetings?
  5. Have you been an active member or leader of our projects?
  6. Have you done your best to learn everything you can about the changing world of Rotary?
  7. Have you invited people to learn about what we do, join a meeting, or become members?
  8. Have you found the passion to meet the purpose?
I hope you were able to answer YES to most of these questions. If not, there is always next year.
When you were inducted as a Rotarian, there was an expectation that you would become an active and vital member of an International Organization. To promote and grow Rotary through your profession and build strength within the club through friendship. It is a simple yet powerful model of how people who are unconnected in life can bring it all together in service.
Membership in Rotary is an honor and privilege. Rotary is not a social club or a yearly subscription you pay just to be a member. Rotary involves obligations.
An essential obligation of membership is regular involvement with the club through the weekly meetings, Club projects and Social events. Sure life gets in the way, but Rotary is a living, breathing and pulsing organisation that needs above-average people to step in and be involved.
There is no room for bystanders, only room for people of action, determination and resolve. We might be volunteers, but we are on the serious end of volunteerism and that takes commitment to fulfil a task. That means that sometimes you need to put Rotary to the front to ensure that what we promise actually happens.
The community will know and judge Rotary through our example in character and service by EVERY Rotarian associated with our Club. We have quality members but not all are quality Rotarians. My hope is that our Club will find a way to release the potential in every member so that together we do projects to help our community that are still only dreams.
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2023 Rotary International Convention ' Special'
If you plan to attend the Rotary International Convention in Melbourne in May next year,
now is the opportunity to save $50 per registration fee.
This offer has now been extended to June 12th, 2022.
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