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No. 42572 - Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - A002977L

Weekly bulletin of the Rotary Club of Bendigo Inc. - Chartered 30th July 1925 - District 9800


Welcome – great to see members get in the spirit for ARH Hat Day – supporting Mental Health Research. Frank in his “Cornish” hat and Dominic with his “Turkish” hat looked very stylish. We raised an amount of $181 from the day (donations, raffle, fines and silver pot) - so the Club have proudly sent off a cheque for $200 in support of Hat Day for Mental Health Research. Thanks all. Australian Rotary health was founded over 30 years ago initially with a focus on SIDs, and the involvement of ARH in raising awareness and providing funds for research has seen the incidence of SIDs reduced by over 50%. In recent years ARH broadened its involvement and now includes cancer research in collaboration with Government, and also providing Scholarships for Medical Research and Education. Our Club participate with ARH in the Indigenous Medical Scholarship and Bendigo South in the Motor Neuron Disease Research Scholarship.

Zsofi our Exchange Student gave the members an update of her week, settling in and getting to know her new host family. Zsofi attended the Girton Annual Fair and enjoyed the day but did overlook to mention



Chairman Val Broad with guest speaker David Lloyd and President Brian Figg. the fantastic sausage sizzle (as yours truly cooked every single one of them!).

Great to see, back at the club after their overseas holidays, Garry Gunnell, Joy Bruce, Kaye Graves and Bill Gray - just in time for a busy few months for the club. Our guest speaker was David Lloyd whom was introduced by Val Broad (see Speaker Notes).

Well done to Sergeant Bryan McMahon on another entertaining fines session - Bryan got most of the members in the room, never allowing the facts to get in the way of a good story! TREASURER Wayne Smith


BOARD MEMBERS: Vocational Service - John Krakowiak President Elect - Tom Seddon New Generations - Phil West Club Service - Garry Gunnell Rotary Foundation - Hugh Wheeler Community Service - Libby Hughes International Service - Valerie Barker Editor: Noel Hobley - Distribution: The Terrace Correspondence: PO Box 131, Bendigo, 3552

REMINDER some important upcoming events:-

RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award)

Colin & Sandra Burns Farewell Dinner Monday Nominations now open for Mt Evelyn camp in December targeting young leaders in our community October 22, from 6.15pm - at Bendigo Club Bistro. in age group 18-25. Speak up if you know of any Car Parking candidates – let myself or Phil West know. Beach/Caulfield Cup Saturday, October 10. Disaster Aid Box Australia Mike Hughes passed on thanks to members whom have volunteered to help out on Saturday - the Club One of our members chooses every year to make a commitment to donate and sponsor a Disaster Aid earn $1,200 from this event - well worth the effort. Box and that offer traditionally has been matched by Mike did advise we still need many more for the the President and continues this year. Two Disaster parking for the big Bendigo Cup Meet Wednesday Aid Boxes proudly donated by the Rotary Club of October 31. - let Mike know if you can help out even Bendigo. for a few hours. Backyard Blitz (Flood Recovery) The Club earn $2,100 - that’s many a sausage sizzle! Rotary Club of Kangaroo Flat have organised buses to Operation Cleft Golf Night Event run up and back to Charlton on Saturday 27 October Friday, October 26 starts at 6.30pm – need 10 or so and Sunday 28 October to provide free transport to volunteers, course set up mid afternoon, Hot Dogs Rotarians, Partners, Family and Friends whom would from 6.00pm, 3 or 4 Bars in back of Utes from like to help out on this weekend. Book via coordinator 6.00pm to 9.30pm!. A fun event - Club has funded Charlie Bovalino (5441 1945). 117 operations to date. Contact Glenn Reilly if you GUEST SPEAKER NOTES can help out. Chair (Val Broad) Introduction Swap Meeting Weekend - November 15-18 It give me much pleasure to introduce our Guest I urge all members to support the coordinators and Speaker for today, Mr. David Lloyd. put up your hand to help where you can - Rosters now circulating, see Libby Hughes. As the largest Rotary David has been the Manager of The Capital – Bendigo’s Club of Bendigo, we need to pull our weight and Performing Arts Centre since October 2004. He contribute to this worthy combined Club fund-raiser. moved to Bendigo with his wife and three children from Alice Springs where he was deputy Director of ROTARY BUSINESS the Alice Springs Cultural precinct.  I should mention  RYPEN (Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment) at this point that one of David’s daughters, Aidan, has The club has two students nominated for the RYPEN been a much valued member of the Bendigo Youth camp later this month – thanks to Phil West for Choir for a number of years. arranging this. Upon the students return we will be David  has had 28 years experience in the performing inviting back to the club to share their experience. arts,  20 of those in Management positions. COMING UP 20-Oct 22-Oct

Car Parking Colin Burns farewell

Details to come


Mandy Cooper and others

Bendigo Youth Choir


Golf Night

Operation Cleft fund raising


Vocational Day

History of RC Bendigo Club Projects


Car Parking


Bryan McMahon, Joy Bruce

Phantom Call, Hats Judge

13-Nov 20-Nov

Ramona Firouzi Jeff Rigby, CEO

PEACE Inc speaker from Sweden Coliban Water


The Great Debate

Glenn Reilly (c), Larrie Winzar & Ian Coates v. Ted Rankins (c), Val Barker & Peter Reading

World Choir Games, Cincinnati

Bendigo Cup Day Reflections from a former GSE team member That Bendigo should be drinking recycled water

He is current President of the Australian Performing Arts Centres Association (APACA). He has been on the executive committee of APACA since 2008. He also sits on the executive of the Victorian Association of Performing Arts  Centres (VAPAC) and has previously been Deputy Chair of the Northern Australian Regional Performing Arts Centres Association (NARPACA). He is a Council member and venue representative of the Performing Arts Touring Alliance (PATA), Australia’s peak body for the performing arts touring sector.  He has also just stepped down from a 5 year term as Secretary on the Bendigo Tourism Board. David Lloyd “Bendigo Theatre Project”

Superior technical and practical specifications will allow larger shows to be held. Bendigo Theatre will seat 960 on three levels (the Capital has seating of 500).

Complex will also house Dance Studios, a Bar (which is cleverly hidden during use of theatre by school) and plenty of amenities. Car parking within 400 metres of Theatre for over 800 cars including utilising the BSSC School Bus Interchange after school hours. The visual presentation by David via powerpoint was spectacular and really gave a great feel for how the theatre will look.

Five year Master Plan that has come to fruition - focus on providing a first class Performing Arts Centre, which can also be used for other community purposes such as Conferences and Functions.

Joint project of Bendigo Senior Secondary College (BSSC) contributing $7.5m via the Education Renewal Fund, Federal Government $12.3m, State Government via Regional Development Victoria $3.0m and City of Greater Bendigo (COGB) Council An absolutely first class presentation with the final virtual “fly through” a real highlight - again I no $3.0m. doubt have not fully captured the content and again Theatre to be owned by BSSC and leased to COGB encourage all members to get to the meeting to hear on 50 year “peppercorn lease”. these wonderful speakers! Project to incorporate the existing heritage Goal NEXT WEEK buildings with two entrances being the two old cell wings which leads into the main hall/reception then I will be unable to make the meeting next week 23/10 - Past President Noel Hobley is taking the reins for the brand new theatre. the day and so we are in very capable hands!. Keep safe all and thanks to all those members whom have already put their hands up to help out the Club over the coming weeks - we do need more for Bendigo Cup Day, Golf Day and Swap Meet so please help if you can. President Brian Figg.

Main entrance off Roslyn Park (near Gaol Road) will see the construction of steps and arches to align with the Heritage/Arts theme.

GOLF NIGHT JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION The Golf Day for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation last Sunday went off well, raising more than $5,000. President Brian, who is known for his “win at all costs” tennis game, was a late scratching from the Rotary Team when he discovered who this team mates were, and decided ‘They can’t win’ - and he was right. Glenn Reilly, Rod McDonald, Noel Whitfield and Graeme Clarke did win a prize though, with 17 teams playing, they weren’t in the first 16. Money taken for the raffle on the day was taken on an honour system, and four prizes were collected. Peter Reading won a patio heater, much to Vera’s delight. Ray & Margaret Paulsen won a CFMEU morning tea kit, being a stool with a cooler attached for stubbies. Bruce Perrin won a golf umbrella, & Frank Lean a bottle of wine, which he left at the meeting. Glenn McMahon says a big thank you to those who bought raffle tickets, or gave a generous donation, a total of $200 plus. Anniversaries BIRTHDAYS:

October 23 to October 29 Nil


Chairman Sergeant at Arms Corporals Cashiers Regalia Reception Grace Four Way Test

OCTOBER 23 V. Broad B. McMahon B. Reid G. Reilly M. O’Rourke M. Paulsen N. Phillips R. Paulsen B. Perrin T. Rankins P. Reading

“Just a reminder pencil in Friday night, October 26th for our GOLF NIGHT in support of Operation Cleft. Stephen Rechter from Audi Centre Bendigo has very kindly agreed to be the major sponsor once again so please drop in and see Stephen and pass on your thanks. Our club has changed the lives of 116 children over the last 4 years and Glenn Reilly is keen to see a couple of Rotary teams playing and needs some volunteers to help with the event.  Please ask your contacts if they would like to play, team entry cost is ‘one operation’ so not only will it be a great fun night but each team is making a massive difference to one young person who was unlucky enough to be born in the wrong country.  See Glenn and his committee if any queries or see entry forms attached.

OCTOBER 30 J. Krakowiak G. Bickley J. Svanosio K. Tointon A Robinson R. Rogers N. Phillips D. Samson T. Seddon I. Shelton G. Spence

NOVEMBER 6 G. Bickley N. Whitfield L. Winzar E. Trevorah R. Vanstan B. Penna K. Walder D. Watts P. West H. Wheeler

A Notice for Chairman - To assist the President and as a courtesy to guest speakers, when the president calls for visiting Rotarians and guests to be introduced, the Chairman for the day is asked, please, to stand and introduce the guest speaker by name with the comment that he/she will be more formally introduced later in the meeting. Members are reminded that if for any reason you are unable to fulfil the duty for which you are rostered it is your responsibility to arrange a replacement


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Australian Rotary Health D 9800 12th October, 2012

Dear fellow Rotarian, Australian Rotary Health is once again running its mental health research awareness day and I’m writing to you all individually to make you aware of Hat Day, and to ask you to join in, both in your club and in your workplace.

We want to make this a national day, involving everyone, and yes we do need funds. Like all groups, we have been hit by the GFC and need resources to keep up our research programs. So get your workmates involved. If you’re not working, get into the clubs and other groups you associate with. The wider we spread this message, the better the chances of making the lives of so many so much better.

Have a Hat Day at work. There are lots of themes you could take, but the aim is to collect money and have a good time doing it. Get your staff and workmates involved, and get Mental Health on the improve.

Thanks for all you have been doing for Rotary. It is very much appreciated.

Last year was the first time we ran it, and it was a very, very successful day. However the main thrust came from Clubs and their members.

Keep well,


Australian Rotary Health

PATRICK HARTLEY, Director RON ADAMS, District Representative

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