Beechworth Rotary Inc. (A0010528N)

District 9790



Club Roles
Programme: Lesley Browne 
Sergeant at Arms: Howard Morton
Family of Rotary: George Browne
Rotary Hall Development:
John Strang / Howard Morton
Rotary Park: John Strang
Publicity: George Browne
Facebook: George Browne
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Welcome to our Club. Thanks for visiting our website! Here, you'll find stories of our members having fun and serving the community and about Rotary! Enjoy your visit, and if you have any questions, or would like to come to a meeting, just let us know!


Service Above Self

1st amd 3rd Tuesday, social 4th Tuesday
Tanswell Hotel
50 Ford Street
Beechworth, VIC  3747
417 200 992
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Thanks to the support of Beechworth Community Bank and Indigo Council, Beechworth Rotary  launched a pontoon on Lake Sambell prior to Christmas 

Good morning everyone,

Home safe from safari in Africa and thanks to Jocelyn and Jim for their leadership while we were away.

This week's meeting was a social night at the Brewery, very well attended, thanks to everyone for making it a great night. We had booked Peddlar, but when Michael went in to confirm numbers, his treatment from them was to say the least, very rude and disrespectful, hence the change of venue.

This week's meeting, Tuesday night is the annual visit from our DG. I urge all members to attend with their partners as we are on show to the District. If you did not attend the Brewery, can you please let me know by tonight (Sunday) if you are attending for catering purposes.   Venue - our Hall, 6.30pm, Local Japanese chefs are cooking our dinner and $25.00 a head. BYO drinks. All Board members are meeting with the DG at 5.30 at our hall.

Our first meeting in October(2nd)  is Club Assembly. We must update our Club Strategic Plan and discuss new projects for the year. I have written to the Correctional Centre to see if they are interested in putting on an art show in our hall. They have just  exhibited works by prisoners in Wangaratta and it was a roaring success. It would be a great opportunity for our local community to see the art close at hand and hear the artists describe their works.

We are still waiting for Council approval to purchase the Pontoon. It was great that we received $2000 from Council towards the pontoon project.

Movie day for seniors month, date has still not been set or the movie but we will hopefully have this resolved during the week.

Farmers Market in October, thanks to Harry and John Strang for their support.

See you all Tuesday,


Good Afternoon All,

Last week some of our members attended changeover dinners, Simon and Wendy and John and Beryl attended Myrtleford and Geoff and Tess, Mick and Anne, and George and I attended Milawa Oxley. Thanks to you all who to the members who went along to other clubs - it's great to compare!

Our farmers market was cancelled last weekend, we pulled the pin when the temperature was forecast to be six degrees and wet. A very wise move and thank you to Terry, John C, who were on standby!

This week we had our monthly Board meeting, good to have Michael and Mick as guests.

Some of the points from the meeting:

We accepted a quote from M.B.S for a pontoon - $9094.00. We are now making application to the Shire for a community grant and Beechworth Community Bank also for a grant.

John Strang to install the security camera with help from Michael, Simon and George. Thanks to ex-member Howard for donating the camera.

John Costello presented a well researched document on a list of concerns we have with Queen Victoria Park for Council to consider. The Board approved of the list and it will now be forwarded on to Council for their consideration. Thanks John for compiling the list.

Honorary Members - It was resolved that Terry Walsh be our only honorary member. Terry's ongoing efforts to assist our Club are greatly appreciated.

New storage cupboard in the kitchen area is to be installed early next month.

Bryan offered to have a meeting at his house at Stanley at a later date. Thank you Bryan and also thanks for the coat rack you have donated and will install in the Hall.

Our first dinner meeting for this year is on Tuesday night at  Tanswells Hotel, 6.30 for 7.00. This is a Club Assembly night with the Strategy plan for this year the major discussion. Do you have a project in mind??. Also John Strang is going to present a report of his RFE trip to Brazil.

The following Tuesday, 24th, we are going  to The Squid, new cafe in Camp Street (next door to Jamie Horne's Indigo Real Estate) $35.00 a head, good night to bring along a guest. Numbers will be taken next Tuesday. Please email Michael O'Flaherty on your intention to attend this night by Sunday 22nd. 

As Micheal has taken on the attendance sergeant's position, as a courtesy, please email Michael of your intentions,  yes you will be there, or no, you will be an apology . This will make life a whole lot easier for Club administration -

There will be no meeting on the 31st.

First meeting in August 7th, Father Thomas Leslie will be our guest speaker

George and I are going to Brisbane next week and back Monday 23rd.

Welcome back to Jocelyn and Jim, safe travels to Terry and Gai

 At our Bowls night, President Lesley inducted Michael into our Club.Michael and his wife Maureen will be great assets to the Club - already displaying their willingness to participate.
My weekly report is out a bit early as George and I are going away for the weekend.

Last Tuesday night, we met at Peddlar. The atmosphere was electric as 26 people made plenty of noise. Guests on the night were Nigel and Kay Walker, Martin and Maureen O'Flaherty , Jim and Jocelyn had guests from Queensland and Susan brought along her friend Karen. The highlight of the night was the induction of Bryan Mackenzie into our Club. A little unusual to do it on a social night, but our next dinner meeting is not until the end of November. Bryan has been waiting since August to be inducted and as a past Rotarian, he is surely going to be an asset to our Club. Having a social night once a month is proving to be popular and the next one is at the Brewery on the 28th November. Check out the photos on Beechworth Rotary Facebook page.

Next weeks meeting is a big night for the Club. George tells me that it is a long time since we adopted a National Health Project as a Club project and as mental health is a serious issue in our community. I would like to see every member and partner present as we have Mr Stuart Baker coming from Albury as guest Speaker. Thomas Cartledge will be there, representing the Cartledge family and the Board has decided that all profits from the raffle on the night will go to their fundraiser b2b. The local press are also coming. We have had stories in the local paper and on Facebook promoting the night. The night is open to the public to come for the dinner or just to hear Stuart speak - at this stage I'm not sure if anybody outside of our Club will turn up.

The following Monday 30th, our Club is having a table at the Shire Fire Awareness trivial night. The Thomas', MacKenzies', O'Flahertys' and Brownes' will be putting their brains to the test.

Saturday 4th, we need names for the Farmers Market - please email me if you are available. We only need four people from 7.30 until sold out...about midday.

Tuesday  7th  Melbourne Cup breakfast at Rotary hall 7.45 for 8.00am.  $10/head ......a great way to start Cup Day and sweeps of $5, $2 and $1.

Saturday 11th Celtic Festival market and barbeque. we have a lot of members away on this weekend. We are going to need all members, Honorary members, partners and anybody else interested in supporting Rotary to help out on the day. John C. will be sending out a roster this week

Tuesday 14th Board Meeting

Tuesday 21st Annual Meeting. We still do not have a President Elect for 2018/19.  I am appealing to all members to give some thought to taking on this role.  Our Club members are a very cohesive team so whoever put's themselves forward,  can rely on their fellow members for support.

Take care and see you Tuesday at Tanswells.

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