7th April 2019
Executives & Directors
Director Club Service
Director International
Director Rotary Foundation
Director Youth
Immediate Past President
Youth Protection Officer
Public Officer
Director Community Service
Apr 10, 2019
Making Documentaries
Apr 17, 2019
Berrima Rural Fire Service
Apr 24, 2019
National Youth Science Forum (NYSF)
Apr 30, 2019
Tuesday - Malaria Awareness Day
May 26, 2019 9:00 AM
Sunday - Adventure Journey thru' the Highlands
May 29, 2019
Raising funds for Rotary Youth Programmes
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President's Message
This week we had a presentation from Max Groll who had a wonderful story about his involvement and influence on Australian Football history and performance. From the junior ranks to the heights of our elite teams and the Socceroos. He has had a very busy and successful career in a cross section of callings but his true passion is playing and then coaching Football. 
Max started out in 1975 as a professional football player and coach.  During this time he also started out in the transport industry to give financial support to his sporting career.  In 1956 there were 12 clubs in the professional Soccer League when Australia lost its FIFA membership.  This allowed an influx of foreign players into the Australian ranks which significantly lifted the standard of our playing.  This also saw an influx of coaches and Max stated that he was taught by the best in the world.  Sporting injuries in his early 20's lead to the end of his playing career.  In 1973 he became involved in Youth Development in his role as a National Youth Coach for FIFA. 
Max ended up coaching on the Pacific Islands as part of FIFA Oceania.  In the 1980's FIFA returned to Australia to introduce more coach training only to discover that Australian coaches knew more about the game then they did.
Max spent 10 years helping the development of young Australian soccer players whilst working for the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra.  In those days the AIS taught soccer and other sports on a full time basis and our sporting results on the international stage during this time tell the tale of how successful this method was.
In 2000 Max was in charge of our football teams for the 2000 Olympics and these days he's a life member and coach at the Sutherland/St George Soccer Association where he gives back to his local community.  We wish to thank Max for coming along and telling us his fascinating journey through Australian Soccer History.
Where’s Wally FUNdraising Adventure Journey
Our adventure has bee rescheduled to the 26th of May.  Please adjust your diaries accordingly.  Have you got your teams ready?  Times running out .... You can still make bookings for this great day out in the Southern Highlands via the same Trybooking link (
Last week Barry Barford represented MAFO at a meeting in Goulburn with representatives of the Goulburn and Timor-Leste Friendship Agreement. The formal relationship is between the sub-district of Quelicai, municipality of Baucau, and the Citizens of Goulburn Mulwaree Council. They have established a charitable-status organisation to support vulnerable women and children in Timor-Leste (commonly known as East Timor) and they wish to begin shipping medical equipment to Dili as part of the program. The hospital in Quelicai is very run down and lacking facilities. The meeting explored what equipment is required, how it will be supplied and how it will be shipped. A follow-up meeting was held in Sydney and planning is now underway to ship a 40-foot container load of high-end medical equipment donated by MedEarth and Ramsay Health Care.
Our International Director, forcibly draped in Timorese garb, with Ana Guterres, wife of the Timor-Leste Ambassador; Samuel Soares, First Secretary at the Embassy, and Mayor of Goulburn, Bob Kirk.
With thanks to Steve Cheers and the Highland's Theatre Group Inc our next soiree will be held during a performance of Ladies In Black at the Mittagong Playhouse on Friday the 14th June.  Our 2019 National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) participant, Sky Holmwood has been chosen to represent Australia at the 2019 Youth Science Seminar in Singapore.  We will be providing a light supper at interval and some of the proceeds from our Youth Working for Youth soiree this quarter will go to assisting Skye raise funds to help with her travel expenses. Your ticket price of $40 for this performance will include canapes and refreshment.  Get your friends and family together and lets make this performance a sell out!  The Highland's Theatre Group's last production was The Sound of Music and it was absolutely brilliant! 
THIS WEEK'S MEETING - 10th April 2019
The Australian World of Film & Documentaries
Our Guest Interview this week is with Cal Gardiner. He comes from a family of highly respected members of the Australian film industry. Calvin's early career started as an assistant cinematographer in 1967, after 18 months he went freelance. This included working on feature films such as "Colour me Dead" with DOP Mick Bomeman, "The Set" with DOP Sandor Siro followed by "The Games" with DOP Bob Paynter.
Then in the 1970s he went to work with his father Jack operating the 16mm film printing laboratory, Colour Transcriptions, later to become Cinefilm. Some years later upon his father's retirement Calvin returned to his first love Cinematography. There is a huge amount to learn about his amazing career when he meets for the interview.
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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