Club Activities
Bulletin Week 26 2020-2021
Pam Brown
Rotary Trauma Recovery Project
Kate Nannestad
Children’s Author
Meeting Location
Peppergreen Farm
7am for 7.30am
Peppergreen Farm
7am for 7.30am
Rob Rosaia
Maurice Woodburn
Stan Hendy
Barb Mitchell
President Report 
President Report  6 Jan 2021
Happy New Year to all,
Thanks to Kev, Bruce for the egg & bacon and Sally for the fruit platters, we kicked off the year with the traditional Lake BBQ in slightly cool conditions on Wednesday morning. Good turn up with a couple of members just making it back across the border from NSW in time to avoid an ISO for a fortnight. Others contemplating whether to head north this month given the uncertainty. If you want to check on current covid rules (control+ click below).
No seriously we need to visit the Covid site regularly because the rules do change almost daily it seems.
Peter Rainey has been spending time on the site regularly as he received an email telling us that AUSTRALIA DAY MARKET IS NOT PERMITTED.  This is what the email said.
Hi Peter Rainey,
We are writing to inform you that the Department has received updated public health advice, informed by current epidemiology and the evolving public health risk profile as determined by the Department of Health and Human Services. This updated health advice is that freestanding and roaming events in January will not be permitted, and any applications for Tier 1 and Tier 2 events involving freestanding and roaming will not be considered by the Public Health Advisory Panel. 
Unfortunately, this public health advice impacts your event, and it cannot proceed as specified in your application. You may elect to postpone your event until later phases of the COVIDSafe Public Events Framework, when events with freestanding and roaming components will be considered. There is currently no specific timeframe for movement to subsequent phases and any progress through the phases will be assessed by the Chief Health Officer, based on risks to public health.
Please note that limited freestanding and roaming is permitted under the Restricted Activity Directions, which apply to events of fewer than 1000 people. You may wish to reduce the scale of your event to comply with the specifications of the Restricted Activity Directions, noting the other requirements for contact tracing, maximum density, availability of PPE, signage, and any other applicable requirements.
We realise that this is disappointing and acknowledge the significant effort that has gone into planning your event. We remain committed to helping you plan and hold major events to the greatest extent possible in the current public health environment.
 Additional information is contained in the links above and also at
Kind regards,
DJPR Events Team
Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Now the Markets committee has been talking to the CoGB who are contacting the Government and if no advice to the contrary is received by next week we will formally CANCEL the event and refund all the stallholders. (BooHoo $10K already in the Bank) We will keep all members informed but it does not look promising.
Given we have been part of Rotary’s “lets celebrate Australia Day with a free breakfast” and funding is available for that, we will try to work with the City to provide the breakfast in conjunction with the civic ceremony they are/were planning. Again we will let you know.
We helped out with Foodshare on Thursday. Thanks to Bruce, Barb, Ian J, Graeme and Ian B for joining me. Think that definitely qualifies as an act of kindness. Keep them coming.
Next Wednesday we are meeting for breakfast at Peppergreen Farm at 7 am for a 7.30 breakfast and will be for two weeks. After that it will be somewhere else for another couple of weeks. We might try a few places  as discussions with Jason at The Bridge reveal he does not expect us to be able to be  back there before NEXT SUMMER.
So we need to have a think about meeting arrangements for a number of months. The Board will bring a plan to members after our next Board meeting in early Feb, until then please come along as usual (while we can) and we will keep you informed as where on a regular basis.
Best wishes,  
cheers Ted.
Guest Speakers
Meetings-January 13th and 20th (7AM for 7.30AM)
The next two meetings will be at PepperGreen Farm, 40-44 Thunder Street (off Weeroona Ave. and Caledonia St. at the back of the lake). Breakfast can be ordered from the menu on arrival. Prices range for $10-$18 plus breavages. The guest speakers are Pam Brown (January13th) and Kate Nannestad (January 20th). Pam will provide information about the Rotary Trauma Recovery Project and Kate is a childrens' author. Preliminary information about the Trauma Recovery Project is available through accessing the Rotary Club of Melbourne website. We look forward to being together in person.
First meeting of 2021
Jan 13, 2021
Rotary Trauma Recovery Project
Jan 20, 2021
Children's Author
Jan 27, 2021
Day After Australia Day
Feb 17, 2021
Health and Wellbeing Officer-Bendigo RSL
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The teams were out again with Foodshare, Ian Johnson, Barb Mitchell and Bruce Fraser on the 9am Supermarket pick up.
Graeme Lynas, Ian Beckerley and Ted Gretgrix started at 1 pm.
These are from a book called Disorder in the American Courts and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and published by court reporters that had the torment of staying calm while the exchanges were taking place.

ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning?
WITNESS: He said, 'Where am I, Cathy?'
ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you?
WITNESS: My name is Susan!
ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.
ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active?
WITNESS: No, I just lie there.
ATTORNEY: What is your date of birth?
WITNESS: July 18th.
ATTORNEY: What year?
WITNESS: Every year.
ATTORNEY: How old is your son, the one living with you?
WITNESS: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can't remember which.
ATTORNEY: How long has he lived with you?
WITNESS: Forty-five years.
ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
WITNESS: I forget..
ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?
ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?

ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the 20-year-old, how old is he?
WITNESS: He's 20, much like your IQ.
ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken?
WITNESS: Are you shitting me?
ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time?
WITNESS: Getting laid

ATTORNEY: She had three children , right?
ATTORNEY: How many were boys?
ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?
WITNESS: Your Honor, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney?
ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
WITNESS: By death..
ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?
WITNESS: Take a guess.

ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?
WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard
ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?
WITNESS: Unless the Circus was in town I'm going with male.
ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.
ATTORNEY: Doctor , how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?
WITNESS: All of them. The live ones put up too much of a fight.
ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?
WITNESS: Oral...
ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 PM
ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?
WITNESS: If not, he was by the time I finished.
ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
WITNESS: Are you qualified to ask that question?

And last:

ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.
Thanks to Geoff Michell as last minute saviour
Club meetings
Tues 12.45
for 1 pm
Thurs 6 for 6.30 pm
Stirling Room, Foundry
Wed 6.15 for
6.30 pm
Cal Gully 
6 for 6.30 pm
2nd Monday
6 for 6.30pm each Month Uniting Church Foyer Neale St
No Clubs are meeting except via Zoom