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rotary club of diamond creek inc. bulletin

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2012

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Bulletin Volu me 20 I ssu e40 15th May 2012 RI President Kalyan Benerjee Rotary Club of Vapi

Make welcome our guest speaker Jon Baly.

Governor David Anderson Rotary Club of Yea AG Pat Miller Rotary Club of Diamond Creek Club Officers President Vice President President Elect Secretary & Attendance Treasurer & Public Officer

Alan Jones PP Rod Mackenzie Steve Crosling Eileen Gatt Greg Adams

Directors and Standing Committees Club Administration PE Steve Crosling Membership John Egan Public Relations PP Bev Baker, Service Projects PP Alan White Rotary Foundation PP Linda Gidlund

Who ya gunna call ! President Alan Jones Secretary Eileen Gatt Treasurer Greg Adams

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Editor: Greg Adams Art Director: Greg Adams Advertising : Greg Adams Bottle washer : Greg as well Editorial: send to ferrarigreg@gmail.com

Caution: The Bulletin contains no calories, vitamins,

NEXT WEEK Tuesday 22 May 2012

minerals or proteins. In fact, it is devoid of nutritional value. Nevertheless, it is a supplement much sought after and regularly devoured by the Rotarians of Diamond Creek. Note: The views and opinions expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily those of the Club or its members

IS HAT DAY NIGHT !

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the program/up and coming calendar and who’s doin what 15th May 2012 Tuesday

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Donydji Program Jon Baly

Attend: Themorter Road, Chair: 1st Mate Jacqui Beans: Greg, Door man: newbie (spell it rite) Warwick Art Work: Miss Pat Prize: Greg the builder

22nd May 2012 Tuesday 29th May 2012 Tuesday

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Rotarian behind the badge Greg Paull

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Club Ass

2nd June 2012 Saturday 7.00 PM - 11.30 PM

20th Birthday bash

life's events May 9 Linda Knight—birthday May 10 Lillias and Cliff anniversary May11 Peter Hodge joined Rotary 1 year ago May 25 Ann and Ern—anniversary May 25 Geoff Swan birthday

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from the president keeping up with the joneses! “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” – Henry Ford Working together is the key to success in so many ways. Often, I have written or spoken about teamwork within our club and its importance in the realisation of the club’s goals. But working together and developing partnerships with other organisations can only mean greater achievements for all. Tonight’s Guest Speaker is Jon Baly, a teacher from Eltham High School, who runs the Indigenous Educational Exchange Programs for the school. Jon has requested that the Rotary Club of Diamond Creek becomes a partner in these programs, along with the Greensborough Lions Club who are already involved. Unlike many other partnership arrangements, they are not requesting financial assistance, but support and backing. As a Rotary Club, it is important that we do not lose sight of our goals of assisting others and in so many ways we work in partnership with other organisations to achieve these goals. In working with our new Twin Club, the Rotary Club of Patan Durbar Square, Nepal, we are seeking a Matching Grant. This financial assistance will enable the club to better assist the community there. If successful in our application, we will not just be working in partnership with our Twin Club but also with Rotary itself, through the Matching Grant. In assisting Diamond Creek Primary School with their Shade Sails Project, we worked closely with them on this short term project. Both parties contributed financially and a good working relationship was established. When building the Ramp House for the Riding

for the Disabled Program at Diamond Valley Special Development School, the club was successful in receiving a District Simplified Grant, making the project a three way partnership. The club has a formal partnership with the Nillumbik Shire Council for the operation of the Diamond Creek Rotary Town Fair. This in turn frequently leads to other involvement in Council projects such as BBQ’s or becoming involved in programs such as L2P, where we are the only Service Club represented on their Steering Committee. In the past we have also had a formal partnership with the Bendigo Bank regarding Town Fair Sponsorship. We hope to be able to continue and build upon this with them and to possibly undertake joint projects. At a different level, we have partnerships throughout the community – we have worked with the Diamond Creek Men’s Shed and some of their members attend our in house training courses. We have been involved with the local churches – sometimes assisting them with their programs but also being able to utilise their facilities if needed. These are real and valuable partnerships. Partnerships bring so many benefits. It brings greater financial assistance but there are other advantages as well. Working with others promotes Rotary to the wider community, broadens the discussion of ideas and develops our networks in the local area or internationally. Whether the projects be short term or longer term, partnerships with others can only bring greater success to all.

past presidents Brian Bowen 1978-1979 Heidelberg North Bob Eycken 1983-1984 Alperton UK John McCrohan 1992-1993 Ron Gordon 1993-1994 Chris Doupe 1994-1995 Cliff Wearne 1995-1996 Ern Wardell 1996-1997 Rod Mackenzie 1997-1998 Steve Sampson 1998-1999 Robin Chapple 1999-2000 Peter Marriage 2000-2001 Rob Lloyd 2001-2002 Bev Baker 2002-2003 Joe Di Natale 2003-2004 Geoff Swan 2004-2005 John Gatt 2005-2006 John Arthur 2006-2007 Linda Gidlund 2007-2008 Alan White 2008-2009 Pat Millar 2009-2010 Clyde Hulme 2010-2011

Alan Jones

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as it happened last week Sarge Rob introduced President Alan. PDG Terry Grant led the toast Linda Gidlund introduced the toast. Guests were introduced, Bea - exchange Student and John Leadbeater - Guest Speaker from RC Kinglake Ranges. PDG Alan Anderson (RC Eltham) and PDG Terry Grant(RC Sunbury), Chairman of Australian Rotary Health, introduced themselves. Terry & Alan were visiting to support John Leadbeater, Guest Speaker on the subject of Australian Rotary Mental Health. Apologies: Robin Chapple, Steve C, John & Eileen Gatt, Peter Hodge, Geoff Swan, Cliff Wearne. Alan White reported that he attended the Rotaract Board Meeting as Rotarian support after the Conference Meeting held at McDonalds DC. President Alan informed the club members who are training in the use of the defibrillator to be at the DC Netball Pavilion on Wednesday 23rd May for 6.30 until 7.00pm. Greg explained for the guests. Alan also mentioned the sale of the Polio Plus pens and promoted the Hat Night to be held on Tuesday 22nd May and for all the members to get their creative "HATS" on to come up with some entertaining creations. Ern reported on Probus. The Probus Foundation Meeting of the Doreen Probus Club will be held on the 6th June, 2012. The City of Whittlesea is keen to work together. Alan White reported on the Mental Health First Course. Alan was able to send 2 participants to Malcolm Hacket to assist him with his numbers. Alan also reported that at the Rotaract it was reported that Kat was not particularly well.

members are also attending the Greensborough Breakfast. John Egan introduced our Guest Speaker - John Leadbeater to talk on "Australian Rotary Health" .... In 1981, Ian Scott of the Rotary Club of Mornington Victoria, envisaged a monetary fund raised by Australian Rotarians to provide funds for research - initially into Cot Death. This became Australian Rotary Health, the largest national Australian Rotary community service program. It has now allocated over $26 million to research, awareness and education. From 2012, the focus of research grants will be: "The Mental Health of Young Australians". Mental illnesses are just like other illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes and asthma. Unfortunately, the sympathy and support provided to people to people with a physical illness is often denied to those with a mental illness. Mental Illness: 'Mental illness' and 'mental disorder' refer to a medically diagnosable range of disorders that result in a significant impairment of a person's thinking - or emotional/relationship abilities. Mental Health: Mental Health means emotional and mental well being. Mental health is much more that the absence of Mental Illness. It is the realisation of a person's potential and the sense of wellbeing. John gave a very enlightening in-depth view of this subject, especially being involved in the Kinglake Bushfires of which there are a lot of people still suffering in some way or another. This subject is very close to John's heart. This subject of Mental Health is also a part of President Alan's vision statement. Linda won the Raffle. Sarge Rob stung us for $49.00. Raffle made $59.00

President Alan announced that there are 4 members attending the Nillumbik Shire Council's 2012 Volunteer Appreciation Evening. Three

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An invitation from Mareesa Ballao

Tickets for the Senior School production of ‘Urinetown’ are now on sale! Don’t be fooled by the title. Urinetown is an earnest tale of love, greed, and revolution. The show is set in a town plagued by a 20-year drought, where water has become so scarce that private toilets have become unthinkable. At the mercy of a single dominating corporation, the poor citizens must pay towering taxes and fines to carry out their most private and basic of needs. A hero rises to lead his fellow citizens against the oppressive regime. Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown is a must see! It is a light-hearted show that can be enjoyed by the whole family! Come along and support the senior students at as they put on a wonderful show, full of great singing, dancing and a whole lot of laughs. Book tickets at http://www.trybooking.com/ Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?

Tuesday 22 May 2012 HAT DAY NIGHT !

al t n rch Me a e r Fo Res h lt Wear a hat to the meeting and make a $5 Hea

donation to Rotary Health. Prizes for: “Most Unique Hat” & “The Hat that Closely Depicts Your Personality”

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For Little John :)

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Rotary Grace O Lord and giver of all good

Advance Australia Fair

We thank you for our daily food

Australians all let us rejoice, For we are young and free; We've golden soil and wealth for toil, Our home is girt by sea; Our land abounds in Nature's gifts Of beauty rich and rare; In history's page, let every stage Advance Australia fair!

May Rotary friends and Rotary ways, help us to serve you all our days.

The Diamond Creek Rotary Town fair 2012 starts

138 days

in

Conference 2013 starts in

311 days

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Rotary Club of Diamond Creek Bulletin 15/5/2012