07 May 2020
What a great presentation from Kevin. Kevin (with Sally’s help) even managed to do a Powerpoint presentation utilising  Microsoft Teams.
Kevin’s love of bushwalking and the Prom came through loud and clear. His sterling work in India (with Marion by his side) has made a big impact on the life of the slum children.
As has been said many times before, education is the key to enable disadvantaged kids to break free of the poverty and class they were born into. Well done to Kevin.
The next Board Meeting is Wednesday, 6th May 2020. The recent proposal sent out to all members in regards to a $10 charge for our Video Club meetings will be discussed. Thanks to all members who have replied.
Our next club meeting is with Rotarian Evan Burrell. He is a motivational speaker who promotes Rotary at local, national and international conferences. He is an interesting character and is well worth listening to.
Hope to see a good roll up at our next Video Meeting.
I was having a bit of a tidy up and came across this photo, thought I would include as we didn’t get to have Macca’s golf day.
I can’t remember where this was taken. Anyone remember? Possibly PP Ross McDonald’s house?
President John

Eltham Lower Park BBQ  9:30 am - 2:30 pm
You are responsible for finding a replacement if you are unable to do your rostered duty and to notify Lyn Truran
Sunday 10 May
Sunday 17 May 
Sunday 24 May
Sunday 31 May
Cancelled TBC TBC TBC
Save the Dates!
2020 Rotary Eltham Festival (TBC)
Sat 21st and Sun 22nd November.
Alistair Knox Park/Eltham Central Park Oval.
All hands on deck required.
Please advise Paul Kelly if you are able to assist.
Coming Up at Rotary
Thursday 7 May 2020 – How Rotary is moving forward with Covid-19

The meeting on Thursday, 7 May the club will host guest speaker Evan Burrell of the Rotary Club of Turramurra in Sydney.  Evan  has been an active part of the Rotary family for nearly 20 years.  He is past president of the Rotary eClub of Greater Sydney, and a member of the RI Communications Committee, as well as an Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator for the whole of Australia in Zone 8.
Evan's motto is "Let's have fun in Rotary" as he passionately promotes Rotary's digital story via social media.  Evan’s presentation will address how Rotary is moving forward with Covid-19 and the opportunities to market Rotary in this current climate.
Join in via Microsoft Teams to hear this fun and passionate Rotarian. If you are having problems with joining in please contact Sally, Denese or Brett.
Thursday 14 May 2020 - Interplast presentation 

Our virtual club meeting on Thursday, 14 May we are pleased to welcome Janette Etherington - Rotarian Engagement Co-ordinator for Interplast Australia and NZ.
Join the meeting to hear how Interplast sends teams of volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied health professionals to provide life changing surgery and medical training in 17 countries across the Asia Pacific region.
Thursday 21 May 2020 - Rotarian Behind the Badge presentation

Nick Ikonomou has kindly agreed to do his Rotarian Behind the Badge presentation at our club meeting on Thursday, 21 May 2020.   Nick has been a member of the Rotary Club of Eltham for a number of years and joined in October 2009.  Nick is a business coach with a passion for getting out and exploring country Victoria on his motorbike. Join in this week to find out all about Nick.
Protocols for RCE 'Teams' Club Meetings
To ensure that Thursday's 'Teams' meeting runs smoothly, all members are requested to abide by the following protocols prior to and during the meeting:
1.  Members are to log in close to 7pm, preferably at 6:55pm.
2.  ALL members logging in are to ensure that they are logged in by 7pm and have their microphone on MUTE.
3.  If members want to ask a question, they should type in the Chat box and indicate this way that they have a question.  John or Denese can read and advise that the member can speak.
4.  The only reason to unmute the microphone is to ask a question when President John indicates that a particular member can ask the question that was identified via the Chat box.
5.  Questions are to be respectful and framed with the 4 Way Test in mind.
6.  If other members do not agree or have alternate views, then they will have to indicate this via the Chat box and wait to be identified, and then can address their concerns or questions.
7.  Members can leave the meeting at any time by logging out.
Etiquette during the meeting:
RCE Messenger Chat Group
If any member would like to join the RCE Messenger chat group, please let Sally or I know. Note that you will require a Facebook account to use Messenger. Creating a Facebook account is easy. Just go to and enter your details in the 'Create an account' section and click 'Sign Up'.
Every Rotarian Every Year

Every Rotarian Every Year reminder

Hoping members have read the explanatory email from Jill sent Thur April 16th re the Rotary Foundation and Every Rotarian Every Year (EREY). Thankyou to members who have already made a donation to EREY in this Rotary year.

Tax deductible donations can still be made up until Friday 15th May. Payment details are:

BSB: 633000

A/c number: 142481613

A/c name: Rotary Club of Eltham Inc.

Please DON’T FORGET to include your name and EREY donation when making your payment.


With thanks,
Jill Ramsay
RCE Foundation Chairperson 2019/20
Fake News?
All will be revealed on Thursday night.
Sky High Laughs
Milk Bottle Notes
Eltham Festival Sponsors 2019

Please support the sponsors of the 2019 Festival:

Sponsor Partner

 Shire of Nillumbik

Major Sponsors

Eltham Leisure Centre, Bendigo Bank, Coach Nick, Morrison Kleeman

 Community Sponsors

 Eltham Home Timber & Hardware, Shaws Road Winery,

Le Pine Funerals

Ballara Receptions, Complete Nursing & Home Care, Hello World,

Back in Motion, Marbuilt, Graham Bodyworks, Eltham Wildcats

Bridge Kids Child Care

Local Business Sponsors

Advice for Living, Tip Top Butchers, Office Choice, Machan Indian Restaurant, M&M Printworks, Light & Sound Solutions, Slocum Floorcoverings, Advanced Fireworks, Eltham Health & Wellness


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May 2
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May 4
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May 17
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May 19
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May 20
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Elizabeth Ikonomou
May 7
Nick Ikonomou
Elizabeth Ikonomou
May 2
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Lou Bolzonello
May 1, 1993
27 years
John O'Callaghan
May 4, 2006
14 years
Brett Linsell
May 13, 2010
10 years
Howard Turner
May 21, 2015
5 years
Diana Drysdale
May 24, 2018
2 years
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2019 - 2020 Board
John Skinner
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Frank Lynch
Rotary Foundation
Jill Ramsay
Denese Billings
Dale Atkins
Michael Martin
Jules Aussems 
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Jill Ramsay
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Sally Squires
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Paul Kelly
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Alison Cooper
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Ian Toohill
2019 Festival
Rob Kilcullen

PAST PRESIDENTS  The Rotary Club Of Eltham, Chartered 19th April 1973, District 9790  

Geoff Dreverman 73-74: Neville Emerson 74-75: Bruce Holland 75-76: Bob McLellan 76-77:

Doug Blaikie 77-78: Les Clarke 78-79: Keith Kelley 79-80: John Smibert 80-81: Paul Gardner 81-82:

Chris Parenthoine 82-83: Arthur Trainor 83-84: Merv Günter 84-85: John Maltha 85-86: Graeme Beyer 86-87:

Mike Ramsay 87-88: Terry Boocock 88-89: Ken Ferguson 89-90: Bill Penna 90-91: John Jacobson 91-92:

Jim Nairn 92-93: Nigel Bell 93-94: David Bowen 94-95: Ian Thomas 95-96: Vic Vela 96-97: Gabor Tamas 97-98:

Gordon Birch 98-99: Gary Reid 99-00: Mike Irwin 00-01: John Lewis 01-02: Brian Weyman 02- 03:

Graeme Hardiman 03-04: Alan Anderson 04-05: Chris Chapple 05-06: Max Lee 06-07: Ross McDonald 07-08:

David Flint 08-09: Tony Wason 09-10: Michael Englefield 10-11: Rob Kilcullen 11-12: Mike Wetzler 12-13:

Ken Paynter 13-14: Con Proussalis 14-15: David McFarlane 15-16

Kevin Hadingham 16-17: Judy Sharp 17-18 : Jill Ramsay 18-19