18th March 2019
Executives & Directors
Director Club Service
Director International
Director Rotary Foundation
Director Youth
Immediate Past President
Youth Protection Officer
Public Officer
Director Community Service
Mar 20, 2019
Yesterday Stories - Berrima
Mar 27, 2019
Power Point Music
Apr 03, 2019
High Performance Sport Coaching
Apr 10, 2019
Apr 17, 2019
?Berrima RFS?
Apr 24, 2019
National Youth Science Forum (NYSF)
Apr 30, 2019
Tuesday - Malaria Awareness Day
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President's Message
Who knows much about Rare Cancers (affecting 6 or less per 100,000 of the population) and even Less Common Cancers (affecting 6 to 12 per 100,000)?  Well those RCBD members who made it last Wednesday certainly now know much more than most, thanks to contributions from the Manager of Community Engagement (Zac Hulm) and the Patient Care Co-ordinator (Brian McDade) of Rare Cancers Australia (RCA). This is a Bowral-based organisation that provides a range of services to rare cancer sufferers and their carers and families. 
The unfortunate truth about such cancers is that they are so uncommon that they do not get sufficient attention from Big Pharma or the relevant research organisations, as they do not provide the “bang for a buck” of more common afflictions. They also often have difficulty getting pharmaceutical support from the PBS system in a timely manner.  Therefore, the treatments are usually much more expensive than the average, and often require travelling overseas.  RCA does what it can to help the sufferers, using funds primarily derived from grants and donations.  If you feel inclined to help them in some way, please visit their website at
Where’s Wally FUNdraising Adventure Journey
We have rescheduled WHERE’S WALLY to the 26th of May.  Please adjust your diaries accordingly.  You can still make bookings for this great day out in the Southern Highlands via the Trybooking link :
Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens
A number of us will be attending Earth Hour event at the SHBG on the 30th of March from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm, where we will attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records by participating in the largest solar lantern display in the shape of a footprint that has ever been attempted. The target is to have at least 1500 solar-powered lanterns on display.  Unfortunately, those available at the event have been sold out, so you may have to bring your own.
In support of our Community Services Director, Chris Webb, we will also be helping out by providing BBQ facilities at the Gardens for the Autumn Open Gardens and Plant Fair which will take place on the 27th and 28th April, 9.00 am to 4:00 pm both days. The 2019 event promises to be an exciting one for SHBG and the Fair. As well as the activities at the Gardens site, they are featuring four town gardens - ‘Bangala’, ‘Gowan Brae’, ‘Timbarra’ and ‘Wirreanda’ in Bowral, and the extensive and historic rural garden ‘Rotherwood’ at Sutton Forest. All five gardens are very different and we all look forward to visiting them in April. 
Further information on SHBG activities is available on their website at
Changeover Dinner
This highlight of the Rotary Year is fast approaching, and I have asked Geri Gardiner to help me get it organised.  We are looking at a few venue options, and we will update you as things firm up.  As a first step, we have settled on a date that fits in with our President Elect’s busy overseas travel schedule over the next 3 months or so – put Wednesday the 26th of June in your diaries.  Could all Directors also start thinking about their yearly reports so I don’t have to chase you too hard on the final days.
Next Week and Beyond
Thanks to Frank Rodrigues, we have a suite of excellent speakers promised over the next couple of months.  The details are available on the Home Page of the RCBD website at
NEXT MEETING - Wednesday 20th March 2019
On Wednesday the 20th of March, we have an update on one of our projects, Yesterday’s Stories, provided by Sandra Pires and our own Frank Rodrigues.  With the help of RCBD funding, Frank and Sandra have been collecting oral histories from a number of Berrima notaries over some time now.  The project is nearing completion (at least the first stage anyway) and I look forward to hearing the results of their efforts to date
The Rotary Club of Berrima District
District 9710
Club No: 28217
Chartered 13th August 1991
ABN: 14 784 296 315
PO Box 1311
BOWRAL   NSW   2576
Our Motto : Service Above Self
We meet every Wednesday at 12:00 PM
Bowral Bowling Club (Jack High Bistro)
40 Shepherd Street
Bowral   NSW   2576
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