At 6pm this Wednesday, the 26th August 2020, The Rotary Club of Berrima District is having a Zoom Trivia Night. Why not come and join us and meet some of your local Rotarians. It's $5 to enter and you could win a small gift basket of local goodies. Send us a message for the zoom link, pour yourself a glass of your favourite beverage, grab a pen and paper and prepare yourself for a battle of wits ... all monies raised will go towards Rotary programmes supported by the Rotary Club of Berrima District
 
Report from President Ric Mejias
 
Thank you, Past President Shelley and the entire Board for the privilege to serve Berrima Rotary as this year's President. In doing so I hope to continue the great legacy of those that have served and continue to serve in the work we provide many in our local and international communities.
 
I acknowledge our Board old and new for the great service above self. They invest a great deal of time on projects to help others. The work can be thankless at times and I really do appreciate all the board has done. Sadly time restrictions prevent me from recognising ALL our members and friends so allow me to do the highlights version and at the very least formally recognise
  • Past President Shelley
  • New Board and Officers:
    • Secretary: Mignon Aistrope
    • A/Secretary & Youth Protection Officer: John Macpherson
    • Treasurer: Martin Fenaughty
    • Club Service: Frank Rodrigues
    • Community Service: Chris Webb
    • International Service: Barry Barford
    • Vocational Service: Lyndall Dalley
    • Youth: Bridget Cosyn
    • The Rotary Foundation: Mignon Aistrope
    • Sergeant at Arms John Smythe
 
 
My goals for our year ahead
  • Return to some normality for meetings. 
    • Join us each 2nd Wed 12 pm (formal+board), 4th Wed 6 pm (fun),  and 5th Wed (Vocational visit)of each month.  
      • 8th July we met to discuss the year ahead and have a Board meeting.
      • 22nd July fundraiser $35 for 3-course Spanish dinner and cooking lesson click here to BOOK NOW
      • 29th July we GIVE BACK to Empire Cinema BOOK NOW
  • Service for others. We will continue to help others locally and abroad and service to others this year will include helping our project leaders and board and youth.
 
  • Youth mentoring with the inclusion of youth on all projects we take on where possible
 
  • Growing our reach thru more members, and more projects.
    • One of many examples of a new Project:
      • Rotary Berrima is now a CREATIVE KID's PROVIDER and we are seeking $5000 NSW Grant to support more youth in Wingecarribee. 
 
  • Recognition of members, friends of Rotary and others in the community like RFS, SES, our Hospitals.
    • Certificate of Service awarded to:
  • Past President Shelley awarded: a Rotary pin, a Rotary necklace and a Certificate of Service
  • Treasurer Martin Fenaughty
  • Secretary Mignon Aistrope
  • Executive Secretary John MacPherson 
 
  • The Prestigious  OUTSTANDING ROTARY AWARD (ORA) will be announced further in the coming weeks and months.
 
Berrima Rotary has a great team of members, board and officers and ALL provide us with INSPIRATION.
LET US ALL look to INSPIRE and mentor new members and youth in our projects this year.
 
PEOPLE
I’d like us to consider PEOPLE in all our projects. What can we do a lot together INSPIRE PEOPLE as People of Action as together Rotary OPENS Opportunities.
 
The Rotary Club of Berrima District (RCBD) is a bit different from other clubs in the area.  We are a smaller Club with a very big agenda.  Internationally, we are partnering with Ramsay Health Australia to re-assign surplus medical equipment to third world countries where there is a critical need for such equipment.  We call this our MAfO Project (Medical Aid for Oceania.  We are also currently fundraising to provide and install some all abilities play equipment into the park at Marketplace,  Berrima. We take both our work and our fun very seriously.  In general we focus on the young folks both in our area and internationally, and aim to help the community become the best they can be.  Curious yet?  Just contact us on  secretary@berrimarotary.org.au  to learn more.
Club Executives & Directors
President
Secretary
Director Vocational Service
Director International
Director Rotary Foundation
Director Youth
Public Officer
Director Community Service
Youth Protection Officer
Executive Secretary/Director

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We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Bowral Bowling Club
40 Shepherd St
Bowral, NSW 2576
Australia
Phone:
0409 122 141
12pm, the 2nd Wed of each month at Bowral Bowling Club (guest speaker, general & board meeting), & 6 pm, the 4th Wed of each month. Venue TBA. (fun night to raise money for a cause), & 6 pm, the 5th Wed of each month. Venue TBA. (vocational visit)