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Serving the Community since 1985

In Gear 2018—2019

ROTARY CLUB OF BEAUMARIS WEEKLY BULLETIN Number 8 19 August 2019

President Report Next Meetings


The VGC has had an across the board price increase and this THURSDAY 22 AUGUST
has meant that, after discussions with us, they will charging us SPEAKER: GABE DENEMARK
$32.50 each from the 22nd August. The Board discussed the TOPIC: THE NBN - ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
CHAIR: FRED HOFMANN
implications of the increase and the nuisance value of the
AV SUPPORT: JOHN TURNER
$2.50 cents. They decided not to round up the cost in a num- CASH DESK: ADRIAN CULSHAW, CHRIS D'ARCY
ber of ways but to run with the inconvenience of $2.50 at the
Cash Desk. We would welcome suggestions from club mem- THURSDAY 29 AUGUST
bers about how to handle this better. The possible implications FELLOWSHIP NIGHT:
TEN PIN BOWLING
of the price increase on membership were thoroughly dis-
SEE FURTHER INFORMATION:ON PAGE 3
cussed but the Board is mindful of the many benefits we have
from meeting at VGC and the generally excellent relationship THURSDAY 5 SEPTEMBER
we have with them. We will continue to review our options and CLUB FORUM 2
I would welcome your feedback. CHAIR: PETER FLUDE
AV SUPPORT: DAVID LEA
CASH DESK: FRED HOFMANN, CHARMAINE JANSZ
HOST: TONY MCKENNA

THURSDAY 12 SEPTEMBER
SPEAKER: ANDREW COOGAN,
TOPIC: RAISE MENTORING
CHAIR: JAMES GLENWRIGHT
AV SUPPORT: CHRIS D'ARCY
CASH DESK: RICHARD JONES, JUDE KAVANAGH
HOST: KEN MIRAMS

Unless stated otherwise venue is


Victoria Golf Club 6.30 for 7.00

I know many of you now know that Martin Fothergill has decide
to resign from Rotary but for those who did not I include the
comments I made at last Thursday’s meeting. When he met Note: Rotary Indian Adventure
with me, he explained that his departure has absolutely noth-
ing to do with his view of Rotary but more to do with what he Opportunities on Pages 4 & 5
personally wants to achieve. He likes this Club and thinks Ro-
tary does great work locally and internationally. But he wishes
to be more involved at the coal face and be hands on within an Contents
organisation that is directly supporting the needy. He does not
1 Presidents Report
know yet what or who that organisation might be. He told me 2/7 Notices
it was not an easy decision as he had a great time in Rotary 8 Last Weeks Speaker
and has made some great new friends at our Club. I told him 9 / 10 Club Sponsors
he would be greatly missed as a very strong member of our 11 Club Structure / Photo of Week
club who had made an enormous contribution. I said we would
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always be delighted to see him and Theresa at Club News from Rani Kulkarni
events.
Rani is undertaking a Masters of Law at Columbia Uni-
We had a very good meeting on Thursday with Robert versity in New York with Rotary assistance with Beaumar-
Hines telling us about the World of Difference Rotary Pro- is as the sponsoring Club.
gram (See Report). I was fascinated to learn that this
whole project is coordinated by District 9800.
“”I just started orientation this week, it has been busy but I
In place of Club Forums, we will be introducing a roster of have loved being at university again and meeting some of
short five-minute reports from a Director on their area of my cohort. We have 300 people in our class, majority of
responsibility. To occur about once a fortnight in the an- which are international students. It is fantastic to meet so
nouncements segment. This will be in addition to the nor- many people from different countries! Such a wonderful
mal ad hoc announcements and it is hoped it will address way to be exposed to other opinions, customs and values.
the much-heard complaint that members do not know
what is going on in the club. Please see attached photos of Mary and me from our day
Please read all the Rotary Invitations in IN GEAR as some of exploring.
might be of interest to you.
Hope all is well in Melbourne!

Rani””
Mary Shackleton from the Rotary Club of Metro New York
is Rani's main contact

Next week Gabe Denemark, The NBN - All you need to


know

Spring is Coming
A working bee at St Stephens Community Garden took
advantage of the first brief sign of spring.

Left: Don’t know the names of the garners but the scare-
crows name is Lola!

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Beaumaris
Fellowship

DISTRICT EVENTS Pre conference workshops


8 am Vanuatu Malaria Program review
10 am PNG Chasing Malaria Project
RAM National Conference
Who: All Rotarian's, All International Chairs
Rotarians Against Malaria
Bookings on http://ram.rawcs.com.au/
When: Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August
Where: Ciloms Airport Hotel, Tullamarine from 1 pm Come for one day or two. Join us for dinner on Saturday
Saturday to 2 pm Sunday night. Learn how Australian based RAM projects are be-
ing shared all around the world.

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Feeling Adventurous: Showcasing Indian Heritage, Culture & Diversity. Cultural


See SW India With Rotary activities and fellowship will be part of the event.

Dear Rotarian, Participation Fee: For Individual: 3000 USD + 18% Tax
For Couple: 5000 USD + 18% Tax We request you to
Greetings from RID 3181 for the New Rotary Year! register for this event and make the event a great success.
At the outset let us congratulate you for being elected as
the President/Secretary of your Club. For more information please log on
to www.rideforrotary.com
We from the Rotary District 3181 are conducting an Inter-
national motorcycle ride/four wheel drive event called Ride Regards,Rtn, Kanthraj CSecretaryRide for RotaryRID
for Rotary. 3181
The first 3 editions of Ride for Rotary was a great success
to which we have closely 50 participants from 12 different
countries attended and had a
wonderful experience.

This year we are planning to


make it bigger and better by add-
ing four wheel drive too. Our aim
is to promote International fellow-
ship, exchange of Rotary views &
the funds raised by this event will
completely go to The Rotary
Foundation.

Event will be from 16th to 28th


January 2020.Below mentioned
are the event highlights:

A 12 days event commencing


from Mangalore (India) that can
either be a motorcycle ride or a
four wheel drive.

The ride will cover 4 Rotary Dis-


tricts, many Rotary Clubs along
with temples, churches, Tiger
Reserves , forests, Beaches and
via some breath taking beautiful
roads in the lap of nature.
The route map is Mangalore-
Madikeri-Mysore-Wayanad-Ooty-
Coimbatore-Munnar-Thekady-
Allepey-Kochi.

Participants/ Riders will be pro-


vided motorcycles/cars, fuel,
stay, food, riding gears, mechani-
cal support, medical support for
the event period.

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Indian Opportunity Number Two: for hands-on work on multiple projects in India. We have
changed the lives of thousands of villagers. Our Lives, too,
We invite you, your club members and families to join us have been changed forever - by the warm welcome and
in India in Feb. 2020, to participate in a Water Conserva- rich traditions of the people of India that reveal ancient,
tion project: the construction of a check-dam at the edge abiding, universal Truths.
of the Thar Desert.
For those with a time constraint, one of the trip options
Note: Your club’s contribution to the project costs is not includes only the Project section. For others who would
required, as it will be funded by a Global Grant from the like to explore more of the magic of India, a combination of
Rotary Foundation, with generous DDF participation from extension tours is available before and after the project.
RI Districts in Australia and USA. The extension tours have been carefully crafted to present
not only the fabled Art & Architecture of ancient India but
Benefits also the Living Cultures of India today.

Check-dams, once built, require little or no mainte- Please share the attached document with all the members
nance or recurring costs. Each year, the Dam will trap of your club!
monsoon rainwater which otherwise flows away without
benefitting the local people. The retained water will trickle Those who wish to join the project – please email the
down through the Earth’s layers to raise the Groundwater Trip Application before
table in this area over the next few months: well in-time to Sep. 15, 2019 to
boost crop production over a ten sq.km radius from the inbound@hipoints.com.
very next year - and for many decades ahead!
The Trip Application form is provided on the last two pag-
With one Masterstroke, this mega-project will strike at the es of the attached document (see below).
core of social deprivation to provide:
We look forward to working with you on this fun project!
Sustainable Incomes
Sanitation & Health Documentation has been circulated along with
Education & Equal Opportunity this week’s In Gear.
For Rotarians and their families, this project will provide a
unique opportunity to:

Discover Incredible India


Connect the World
Make a Difference
Be the Inspiration for local communities

Centuries of failed crops had crushed the Will of the


local people to participate in projects for the general
good of their communities. Since 2010, Rotarians from
around the world have joined us on these projects to help
the local people for a few days in the construction these
dams. Our hands-on participation, as well as the success
of these projects, is changing this defeatist perception.

Many Rotarians have enjoyed these projects, and the con-


nect with India, so much that they come year after year.
Nearly twenty years ago, when I traveled to India for the
very first time to immunize children against polio, I found a
part of my soul in Incredible India! Each year since then, I
have led these teams of Rotarians from all over the world

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Here is the Trybooking URL link to use for ticket purchase/registration:-

https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=532505&

Here is the link to the BBN Awards page:-

https://www.baysidebusiness.com.au/businessexcellenceawards/

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Speaker: Rob Hines Although many objectives have been put into place many
more need to be actioned before the village is completely
Topic: World of Difference Rotary Program self sustainable. Therefore a committee of Volunteers has
been put into place to ensure these objectives are met.
This will be achieved though on going humanitarian tours
and child sponsorship for the 500 regular students.
“World of Difference” has been taking participants on com-
bined cultural, donating and volunteering trips to Cambo-
dia since November 2011. A particularly important type of
tour offered is a schoolies alternative experience. The
initial core intent of the project was to showcase what Ro-
tary is doing in developing countries, and the project
crosses several avenues of service including international
and new generations.
The project has developed to actually achieve much more
Rob is Chair of World of Difference. Through his exten- than the initial goal. It has facilitated 14 Rotary Clubs to
sive experience in the tourism industry he is very familiar be involved their own projects in communities in Cambo-
with the geography and culture of South East Asia. Since dia, and has changed the direction and focus of many
his retirement he has dedicated himself to humanitarian younger adults who have just completed their secondary
projects in the region through his leadership of the Interna- schooling.
tional service committee of Rotary Central Melbourne. He It has facilitated over $300,000 donations to Cambodia
has a particular interest in Laos where he has overseen including building a school and providing water and sanita-
numerous construction and renovation projects of primary tion to a community of 800 people. It has provided 2 ship-
schools in remote villages in the Luang Prabang Province. ping containers full of donations from Australia. It has de-
The following provides an overview of the WOD program. veloped a wonderful relationship with the Rotary Club of
Phnom Penh and prompted a local Cambodian to join Ro-
In 2012 Rithy Ann a local Cambodian tour guide led RC tary. He is now integral to the success of World of Differ-
South Melbourne member Bronwyn Stephens to Bosala ence.
after it was devastated by outbreaks of cholera, typhoid,
dengue and pneumonia. During the tours we visit schools and village communities
Immediately the District 9800 Rotary Club moved into ac- in desperate need of water filtration, crops, livestock and
tion by providing the village aid with food, clean drinking bicycles. At the schools we undertake volunteering and
water and emergency medical treatment and 'World of donate school resources and clothing. Importantly the
Difference' was born. tours build on the efforts of the previous tours, and pro-
jects can be monitored, repairs made or modifications
However history shows that providing emergency aid adopted as necessary.
doesn't teach a village to be self sustaining and therefore
an action plan was put into place. This included the help Rob’s excellent talk highlighted aa number of additional
of 8 Rotary Clubs and a Rotary Global Grant . aspects, including:
With the money initially raised 3 fish farm dams were built,  That the project was a District 9800 managed pro-
each family was given 2 steel watering cans to so they ject with a Board of Members from many Clubs.
could grow vegetables and rice all year round. From RC  The complexities of working in Cambodia.
Brighton's member Gerhard Sommer (now deceased) an
innovative design for 4000 litre water harvesting system  The benefits of working with Australian schools
from tin roofs was designed and provided for each family sending students to work on hands on projects in
in the community. the Cambodian school.
In November 2014 a 5 room school was built for 250 local
children paid for by a private donor, however word got out See more detail @ https://www.wod.org.au/
and on the first day 800 children arrived to take advantage
of the education on offer. The number has now been whit-
tled down to 500 regualar students.

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For details about the latest travel deals follow this link: https://destinationhq.com.au/luxury/

237 Bay Road,


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Special Notice From Destination HQ

1.5% of any travel bookings from Beaumaris Rotary Club Members,


family and friends at Destination HQ Beaumaris will be returned to the
Beaumaris Rotary Club at the end of the year.

PLEASE make the consultant aware that you’re from the Rotary Club at
the beginning of the booking. This ensures that the booking is tracked
and
reported back to their admin at the time.

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RCOB Board Membership, Marketing & Media - Chair James Glenwright


President David Hone Peter Flude Megan Glenwright
Secretary Trish Smyth Greg Every Mark Perelaer
Treasurer Lynda Doutch Mary Sealy Malcolm Sawle
Club Service & President Elect Adrian Culshaw Martin Fothergill
Adrian Culshaw Max Darby
Past President Heather Chisholm Club Service & Administration
Community Roy Downes Almoner Mary Sealy
International Fred Hofmann Archivist Roy Seager, David Lea
Youth Vivienne Zoppolato Attendance, dining & duties roster Adrian Culshaw
Indigenous Chris Mara Auditor Tony Phillips
Club Photographers Max Darby, Chris Mara
Community- Chair Roy Downes Club Protection Officer Ken Mirams
John Beaty Max Darby Newsletter, Web site, Facebook David Lea
Mary Cunnington Martin Fothergill Fellowship & Vocational Richard Jones
Kerrie Geard Chris Mara Foundation John Beaty, Chris D'Arcy
Robert McArthur Mary Sealy On to Conference Heather Chisholm
Tony Phillips Chris D'Arcy Social Media Officer Mark Perelaer
Chris Werner John Turner Speaker Program Administrator Gail Anderson
Bridget Hage Jude Kavanagh Speaker Program Assistants Kerrie Geard, Richard Potter

International - Chair Fred Hofmann


John Manks Geoff Stockdale District Officers
Ken Mirams John Sime Assistant Governor for Monash A Cluster Chris D'Arcy
Ross Phillips Clem Quick District Compliance Officer Ken Mirams
Richard Potter Simon Kavanagh District Community Chair Trish Smyth
District Indigenous Support Committee David Hone (Chair) Chris Mara
Youth – Chair Vivienne Zoppolato
Jan Cooper Tony Phillips Club Fundraising
Tony McKenna David Rushworth
Antony Nixon Lois Lindsay Bayside Charity Golf Day - Chair TBA
Malcolm Sawle Chris Martin Peter Flude James Glenwright
Richard Jones Jim O’Brien
Lynda Doutch Tony Phillips
Indigenous - Chair Chris Mara
David Hone Fred Hofmann Farmers Market – Co-ordinator Mark Perelaer
Robert McArthur Chris Werner Peter Flude
Chris Mara Charmaine Jansz
Geoff Stringer Ken Mirams
Vivienne Zoppolato Bridget Hage
Heather Chisholm

THE WAVE
Only twenty
people a day
obtain permits
to hike The
Wave in north-
ern Arizona. A
photo such as
this requires
not just luck
with the weath-
er and the light,
but also in get-
ting chosen for
one of the lot-
tery permits.
BY DARLENE
SMITH, NA-
TIONAL GEO-
GRAPHIC

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