12 April 2018
On Sunday, 6 members of the 2018-19 team ventured up to Benalla for the 2018 District Assembly. Michael Martin (Treasurer), Ernita Songahid (Secretary) John Roberts (Aquabox), Jules Aussems (Membership), Jill and I all found the sessions interesting and useful. I attended the session on Foundation which was presented by DG Nominee Brian Peters and learnt quite a bit about how Foundation works and how to use the grants available to maximise the work we do in the community. Did you know that Foundation was named the world’s No 1 charity last year? Brian Peters has agreed to come and visit the Club in the near future to explain Foundation so that we can all understand better the impact of our donations - the Every Rotarian Every Year (EREY) campaign, personal giving, and the Paul Harris society. As Brian says, once people understand the power of Foundation, they will make it their number one charity. Thanks Jules for driving the six of us to Benalla.
The footy season is well underway and so is our footy tipping competition. Congratulations to Alan McCleary who had a perfect score in the first round and leads the competition, despite strong challenges from Dale and Ann. Thanks to Graham Miles for organising footy tipping again this year (and great to see you back again last week Graham) President elect Jill flies off to Europe and Canada this week to visit her son and have some R &R before taking up Presidential duties from July. Have a wonderful trip Jill.
Cheers, President Judy
Lower Eltham Park BBQ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
You are responsible for finding a replacement if you are unable to do your rostered duty and to notify Lyn Truran 
Please notify Lyn Truran by email ( of your non availability/ special requests for  BBQ duty for July- December 2018 by April 15th.This will enable the roster to be finalised in plenty of time to give members their duty dates well before their rostered times.Once the roster is finalised it is each members responsibility to arrange swaps for any duties they cannot attend.
Sunday 15 April Sunday 22 April Sunday 29 April
Ian Thomas
Kevin Hadingham
John Skinner
Ann Lynch Graeme Hardiman Vicki Mackrell
Judy Sharp Lyn Hardiman Paul Kelly
Howard Turner Jules Aussems John Roberts
Upcoming Events
Mini Trivia Evening
Heidelberg Golf Club
Apr 12, 2018
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM
Board Meeting
Board room, Heidelberg Golf Club
Apr 18, 2018
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Anzac Meeting Bob Elworthy AM
Montmorency/Eltham RSL rooms
Apr 19, 2018
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM
Anzac Day Breakfast
Pieross Pasticceria
Apr 25, 2018
7:45 AM – 9:30 AM
Cross promotion of U3A and Rotary
Heidelberg Golf Club
Apr 26, 2018
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM
Youth Night
Eaglemont Room, Heidelberg Golf Club
May 03, 2018
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM
Changing the status of south Sudan
Heidelberg Golf Club
May 10, 2018
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM
Festival Committee Meeting
Function room, Eltham Hotel
May 15, 2018
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Board Meeting
Board room, Heidelberg Golf Club
May 16, 2018
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Squish Arts Collective Exhibition Auspice
Heidelberg Golf Club
May 17, 2018
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM
Rotaract Meetings
The Rotaract Club of Diamond Valley meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 7:30 pm Meeting Details
Save the Date!
RCE Changeover
Fri 6th July
Eaglemont Room 
Heidelberg Golf Club
Rotary Eltham Festival
Sat 10th and Sun 11th Nov
Please put the dates in your diary as we will need all hands on deck for a successful Festival
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April 2018
Duty Roster
Mike Wetzler (Team Captain)
Irene Cant
Mike Englefield
Sally Squires
Fines Roster
April 5  No fines/club assembly
April 12 Christina Proust
April 19 Les Coath
April 26 Michael Martin
If you are unable to attend to your duty allocation, it is your responsibility to find a replacement and advise Brett Linsell
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ian Kiddle
April 11
Darryl Wallace
April 15
Paul Gardner
April 15
Michael Wetzler
April 27
Join Date
Ian Thomas
April 1, 1986
32 years
Jim Phillips
April 1, 1995
23 years
Trevor Smith
April 2, 1998
20 years
Michael Ramsay
April 19, 1973
45 years
Irene Cant
April 30, 2015
3 years
This Week at Rotary
Thursday 12 April meeting:  Eltham Rotary Mini Trivia Night   
Members the program for this week has changed and this week we have decided to have a fun and interesting night being held on Thursday at the Heidelberg Golf Club.  Bring your thinking caps, knowledge, humour and be prepared to participate in the Eltham Rotary Mini Trivia Night.  You will be competing as tables and so don't stack your table with knowledgeable people as you don't know the subjects chosen - Only I do!! and you will be surprised to hear there are no football questions.So come along - bring your partners and have some fun.  No mobiles or googling will be allowed!
Trivia Host:  TBA
Chairperson:  Howard Turner
Fine Mistress:  Christina Proust
NEXT WEEK - Thursday 19 April 2018 - meeting moved to Montmorency RSL. Members please note:  Important information about the 19 April meeting.  We are moving venues for this meeting only. This is our ANZAC meeting and the guest speaker is Bob Elworthy.  More information next week.
Thursday 26 April 2018 U3A  Cross promotion of Rotary and U3A presentation by Guy Palmer.  This meeting we return to Heidelberg Golf Club
Thursday 3 May 2018 Youth Night - Showcasing the Rotary youth programs and participants.
Thursday 10 May 2018 Changing the Status of South Sudan - Monica Majok
Thursday 17 May 2018 Squish Art Collective - "Down the Rabbit Hole" debut exhibition.  Presentation by Ellie Bricknell
Thursday 24 May 2018 Eltham Rotary's 45th Anniversary celebrations. In preparation for making this a memorable night I am seeking members assistance especially those who have been in the club longer than me to help with planning for this night.  If you are able and want to be involved please email me or ring me to discuss further.
Learn to Live Charity Golf Day
Well, it was a day of glorious weather on Friday the 6th April, when teams from the Rotary Club of Eltham ventured to Green Acres Golf Club in Kew for the Learn to Live Charity Golf Day.  As one of the Charities that David McFarlane supported we were proud to be there to support him. Ash McFarlane welcomed everyone to the day, shaking their hands - David would be so proud.  Josh was the MC for the night.  Jess and Marlene were present at the Cocktail party afterwards. It was great to catch up with them again.
Highlights of the day were many with the Gentsomes golf format bringing in an amazing score of 118 to win. Our teams scores varied between 88 and 101, which are respectable results. There are stories to tell!  Darryl Wallace tried to reshape Robyn Males golf bag with a miss-hit off the tee! Could have been dangerous.   Brett Linsell a seasoned golfer from Heidelberg Golf Club won several bottles of wine, with the closest drive to the hole on the 12th. Ian Kiddle and Graham Miles were quoted as saying the last time they played was 5 years ago, but as good sports they turned up to play.
The Cocktail Party was fun for all as more members and partners attended to boost our group. There was a raffle and silent auction. Thanks to Mike Englefield for organising us and to the members, friends and partners who attended.
Anzac Day Service
The Eltham Montmorency RSL and RCE present to the community the ANZAC DAY service.  This year we have students from Eltham College and CLC involved. With bagpipes, Amazing Grace and a trumpet player, floral wreaths, and speakers, it is very moving.   Please contact Rob Kilcullen to assist in the running of the service starting at 6am - however, he will require you earlier than this.
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A Turkish View of Gallipoli
Eltham Rural Group: Paddy's Market
 Footy Tipping for Diamond Valley Learning Centre
Round 3 saw Judy Sharp as our top tipster missing out by 1 for the perfect nine. Osteosarcoma (Alan McCleary)  still heads the pack with 18 pts, closing fast is Kiwi Annie and DABlues. Good Luck in Round 4
Perfect score Jackpot Round 4 now $60


2017 - 2018 Board
Judy Sharp
President Elect
Jill Ramsay
Rotary Foundation
Kevin Hadingham
Ann Lynch
Dale Atkins
Lou Bolzonello
Margaret Lane (interim)
Immediate Past President
Kevin Hadingham
Public Relations
Sally Squires
Community Service
Alan McCleary
Club Administration
Jill Ramsay
Youth Service
Ken Paynter
Club Service and Program
Alison Cooper
International Service
Rob Kilcullen
2017 Festival
Jill Ramsay

PAST PRESIDENTS  The Rotary Club Of Eltham Chartered 19th April 1973, District 9790  

Geoff Dreverman 73-74: Neville Emerson 74-75: Bruce Holland 75-76: Bob McLellan 76-77:

Doug Blaikie 77-78: Les Clarke 78-79: Keith Kelley 79-80: John Smibert 80-81: Paul Gardner 81-82:

Chris Parenthoine 82-83: Arthur Trainor 83-84: Merv Günter 84-85: John Maltha 85-86: Graeme Beyer 86-87:

Mike Ramsay 87-88: Terry Boocock 88-89: Ken Ferguson 89-90: Bill Penna 90-91: John Jacobson 91-92:

Jim Nairn 92-93: Nigel Bell 93-94: David Bowen 94-95: Ian Thomas 95-96: Vic Vela 96-97: Gabor Tamas 97-98:

Gordon Birch 98-99: Gary Reid 99-00: Mike Irwin 00-01: John Lewis 01-02: Brian Weyman 02- 03:

Graeme Hardiman 03-04: Alan Anderson 04-05: Chris Chapple 05-06: Max Lee 06-07: Ross McDonald 07-08:

David Flint 08-09: Tony Wason 09-10: Michael Englefield 10-11: Rob Kilcullen 11-12: Mike Wetzler 12-13:

Ken Paynter 13-14: Con Proussalis 14-15: David McFarlane 15-16

Kevin Hadingham 16-17