16th June 2019
Executives & Directors
Director Club Service
Director International
Director Rotary Foundation
Director Youth
Immediate Past President
Youth Protection Officer
Public Officer
Director Community Service
Jun 19, 2019
An NBN Update
Jun 26, 2019 6:30 PM
Scottish Arms Hotel, East Bowral
Jun 30, 2019 12:00 PM
Gold Creek Station, Hall ACT
Jul 03, 2019
Harbison - Cycling without Age
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President's Message
Another interesting and entertaining talk this week from ex-Rotarian, Lee Borradale.  Lee is a fellow Queenslander who started his working life as a teacher in that State and achieved the heights of being Headmaster at Downlands College in Toowoomba.  He also became very active in the Catholic education system and apparently ruffled a few feathers along the way.
He was an active member of the Nambour Rotary Club and, with the help of prominent Rotarian, Sir Clem Renouf, was able to persuade the ABC to do a 40-minute film on the worldwide Polio Eradication campaign (see the link to this movie below).  Lee is currently taking a break from Rotary, but did indicate he is missing his involvement and we may see more of him in the future – particularly as Frank has him in mind for Part 2 of his life story at another meeting in the near future.
Honour for Shelley Boyce
If you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, you may have missed that our President-Elect, Shelley Boyce, was awarded a Medal in the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. As well as her great service to Rotary, she has been involved in many good works over the years. To quote from the Southern Highland News – “She has also been a volunteer scripture teacher and has given up her time for many community groups and services. These include the Australian Community Philanthropy, the Wingecarribee Arts and Culture Committee, the Southern Highlands Arts Precinct Enterprise, Volunteering Wingecarribee, the Southern Highlands Starfish Committee, the Moss Vale and District Agricultural Society, Bowral Girl Guides, Meals on Wheels and Lifeline Southern Highlands.”  Congratulations to you Shelley (OAM).
Berrima Marketplace Playground Upgrade
As mooted in my last message, the Council approved the draft Master Plan for the Marketplace for public viewing over the next few weeks. This Plan incorporates three stages of development of the West and East components of the park, with Stage 1 focussing on the playground and associated infrastructure to improve access for youth with disabilities.  I encourage you to visit the Council website at and provide your support for this project.
Due to other commitments, I was unable to attend the community meeting in Berrima on the 9th of June, but apparently around 20 local residents attended. Most of the issues raised related to tree species and residential parking, with the only negative comment about the playground being that the colours were very bright.  That will be easily fixed, as the plan is to have pictures and colours that are fully compatible with the ambience of the area.
Youth Working for Youth Soiree – Ladies in Black
Last Friday club members provided light refreshments at interval for the Highland's Theatre Group's (HTG) production of Ladies in Black,  It was a very successful evening and we wish to thank Melissa Meredith, Bridget Cosyn, Skye Holmwood, Bethany Grice, Lyndall Dalley and Derek White for their catering excellence!  We look forward to working with HTG on their future productions and wish Skye well for her trip to Singapore for the International Youth Science Forum.
Wingecarribee Vocal Muster
You will be interested in the Private Members’ Statement to the NSW Parliament by Mrs Wendy Tuckerman, the new Liberal Member for Goulburn (see link below).
Children’s Emergency Medical Fund
In case you are not aware, this fund has been set up at the District level to offer support to needy families with sick children.  It is administered by the partner of the District Governor, or his or her nominee, and is funded by donations from clubs in the District.  Our Club usually holds a raffle at the Changeover Dinner with the proceeds going to the fund.  It has apparently not had many calls for assistance recently, and is looking for potential candidates. It is available to any family in our area where there is financial difficulty because of a child’s illness. This could just be things like the need to register the car in order to transport a sick child to specialist treatment, or because the family finances are unable to accommodate a particular type of treatment. If you know of any family where you think there may be such a problem, please contact me on and I will convey the situation to District.
MAfO is working with Club member Grant Hannaford to air freight lenses he has in store to Nepal where they will benefit the eye camps he has developed over many years.  Funds for this purpose are held in the Club's project account. In the past week an ultrasound machine and various medical/surgical items have been offered by a doctor in Western Australia and private individuals in Queensland and New South Wales.  
2019 RCBD Changeover Dinner
One of the highlights of our Rotary year is fast approaching, and Geri Gardiner and I are getting our act together.  We have settled on a date that fits in with our President-Elect’s busy overseas travel schedule over the next couple of months – so please put Wednesday the 26th of June in your diaries.  We have decided to hold it at the Scottish Arms, East Bowral, with a selection of main courses for your delectation, as well as a welcome drink and some nibbles - all for the princely sum of $40 a head.  To book, please click on the link below.  You will note when you book that we would appreciate it if you could select a meal choice for each person – thus making the chef’s job a bit easier – but this is not compulsory.  Friends and family are welcome to join us for this event.
This Weeks Meeting .... 
Next week we will hear from Allen Cupitt, the driving force behind the Acenet Internet Services business.  Rather than tell us more about the current state of the telecommunications industry, he has told me that he would like to speculate on a few of the potential disruptors that are around the corner for this sector, and the possible impact these might have on us, the poor old users.
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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