Club Activities

George’s last meeting, and last Bulletin notes as President.


Tree Planting at OTIS site Tannery Lane

10 AM Saturday morning June 30

“Dream Cricket” at Kalianna School

Refer Youth Director Martin Ruffell please.

Rotary visitors from Canada

Home Hosting March 24/28 2019

Barham:    March 29/30/31 2019

Child Safety

Refer Protection Officers G Lynas, R Rosaia and J Miatke.

Rotary Plant a Tree Day.
Preparations are in hand for the Rotary Tree plant to occur at the Otis Retreat Site at Mandurang.
Everyone is welcome and urged to attend. Partners, kids, grandkids, friends.  All you need to bring is some gloves if you are worried about cold dirty hands, a hammer or something solid as you will need to push some stakes into the ground to hold the tree guards in place and maybe a little planting trawl or spade.
We have marked the spots where we want them planted, sprayed the weeds that are growing there and we will dig you a little hole with some power planters.
We will have some coffee and biscuits for morning tea as it shouldn't take more than about an hour if we get a good roll up.
When. Saturday morning June 30th at 10 am.
Where. Off Tannery Lane at no 185 "Bramare"     The entrance looks like this.   >>>>>>>>>>>>>>
It is 1.85 kms on the left after you turn into Tannery Lane off the Sedgewick Road from Spring Gully.
Do not go to the Otis Retreat Units entrance. These are at 221 Tannery Lane. You will NOT be able to drive to the planting spot that way.
Drive into 185 down the track and turn off to the right before you get to Bramare.  You will see cars parked in the paddock.
Guest Speaker
Refugee Week in Australia was Sunday 17 June to Saturday 23 June 2018, and today’s theme was Refugees Bendigo, courtesy of Visiting Rotarian and Guest Speaker Kaye Graves, Team Manager, Cultural Diversity and Relationships, at Bendigo Community Health Services.
Given the definition of a refugee by UNHCR in 1951 we believe that there exist some 65.3 million displaced persons in the world today.
BCHS is funded to deliver a suite of programmes to assist refugees in Bendigo “From the plane, for five years”.
“We” in Bendigo are host to more than two thousand refugees from Burma [Myanmar], others from Afghanistan and more recently, South Sudan.
Kaye attempted to “take us” into the abhorrent restricted “life” in refugee camps.
At the end of the day, Kaye needs volunteers:
You may contact her by email at:
Bridge Hotel
Bridge Hotel
Bridge Hotel
07:00 for 07:30
07:00 for 07:30
07:00 for 07:30
Doug Lougoon
Judy Miatke
Toni Carrington
Pat Sheehan
Set up
Maurice Woodburn
Liz Commadeur
Paul Kirkpatrick
Set up
Geoff Michell
Jim Rolfe
Rob Rosaia
Just when the Winter-shy members fly North we’ve lined up a list of community activities:
Saturday June 30th
          Tree Planting at OTIS Retreat Tannery Lane Strathfieldsaye.
          Details from Ted.
          He recommends [leather] gloves and hammer for those stakes.
June 30th until 15th July
        Grand Parents’ alert:
Official School Holidays Victoria
July 4th
        No Meeting at The Bridge
July 8th
        ChangeOver at “Fortuna”
        1:30 for 2 PM and stumps about 5.
        Check your email for the Invitation details.

Last month the District Board approved a document entitled "Know Your
Volunteer" which contains a new Form 3, and a brief explanatory

This month the District Board approved "Involvement in Child and Youth
Activities – advice for individuals" and "Involvement in Child and Youth
Activities – advice for clubs"
You can download these forms below or from the District
They are intended to assist volunteers and clubs in understanding what it is
that they need to do, and why they should do it. A Working with Children
Check is simply not enough. In the time in which these documents have been
prepared there have been many discussions and debates about whether a
Working with Children Check is sufficient on its own (or not). From a Rotary
Club perspective, the answer is no, never. Our requirements under the code
of policies from Rotary International, the obligations of the Clubs under the
Working with Children Act and the Child Safety and Well-Being Act mean that
a working with children check might be all that a member/volunteer requires,
but will almost never be sufficient for a club that uses a member/volunteer in a
youth/child activity. And that's before we get to the question of insurance. It's
a requirement of our insurers that the policies of Rotary International and
District be followed in order for insurance to be forthcoming. Why risk it?
If you have any questions that you would like to put forward that could be
included in a "frequently asked questions" section as part of the Form 3
documentation please send them to,
and that form will be updated to reflect the questions.
David Whiting
District Director Governance
Upcoming Events
4 F's evening
May 31, 2018
Jun 13, 2018
Lightning Ridge Primary School
Jun 20, 2018
Cambodian Experience
Jun 27, 2018
Refugee Resettlement
Jul 11, 2018
Healthy Lifestyles Officer, Strategy and Policy (COGB)
Jul 18, 2018
Club Forum
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A man goes to get his salary cheque and when he opens it he discovers that his employer has overpaid him by £2000. 
He decides not to tell anybody and keeps quiet. 
At the end of the following month when he opens the cheque, he sees that he's been underpaid by £2000. 
Fuming, he goes to have it out with his employer. "Sir, I think you've made a mistake on my cheque." 
"And how do you figure that?" his employer asks. 
"It seems I've been underpaid by £2000." 
"No disrespect Sir, but I want my money." 
"Last month I overpaid you by £2000 and you didn't complain so why now?" 
"Well Sir, thing is I don't mind if you make a mistake once but if it becomes a habit I have to say something."
Tom was at the hospital visiting with his best friend Larry who was dying. Tom asked, "If there is baseball in heaven will you come back and tell me?"
Larry nodded yes just as he passed away. That night while Tom was sleeping, he heard Larry's voice in a dream, "Tom..." "Larry! What is it?!" asked Tom.
"I have good news and bad news from heaven." "What's the good news?" "There is baseball in heaven after all, but the bad news is you're pitching on Tuesday."
Club meetings
Tues 12.45
for 1 pm
Thurs 6 for 6.30 pm
Stirling Room, Foundry
Tues 6.15 for
6.45 pm
Bendigo Club
Wed 6.15 for
6.30 pm
Cal Gully 
6 for 6.30 pm