26 April 2018
My thanks to President Duncan Duke and the Montmorency-Eltham RSL for the warm welcome they provided at our Club meeting last week. My thanks also to Bob Elsworthy, President of the Vietnam Veterans Association and a member of Montmorency Eltham RSL for an interesting presentation including his reflections on visits to the various theatres of action involving Australians in WW1. Our relationship with the Montmorency Eltham RSL is strong, highlighted by our collaboration on the Dawn Service at Eltham on ANZAC Day. I look forward to another moving service this Wednesday and I thank all involved including Rob Kilcullen, Ken Paynter, Duncan Duke, and Bill McKenna for their work in making the Dawn Service such a memorable event. Thanks also to all Club members who have volunteered to assist starting from 4.45am on Wednesday morning. You will have deserved your breakfast afterwards at Pieross!
The Board met last Wednesday and its major task was to consider proposals for spending the balance of funds raised this year. Proposals were considered in light of the goals we set for ourselves at the beginning of the year and with a view to continued funding in future years in line with our 3 year strategic plan. We have had an outstanding year in terms of fundraising thanks mainly to extra BBQs and a bumper festival. These efforts have enabled us to support activities both in our local community and internationally. A major focus this year has been in supporting young people in need so we have allocated funding to Diamond Valley Learning Centre, to the Grow Wild/Reconnect program at healthAbility, and the Ellimata Youth Centre in Kinglake. We have continued to support scholarships through CAVE and the various leadership, mentoring and camping programs providing young people with an opportunity to discover, grow and display their talents. My thanks to Ken Paynter and the whole Youth Committee for the work they have done in this space. Aquabox is of course one of our signature programs so we have injected more funding into Aquabox including provision for a marketing and communications strategy. The Community Committee have also been busy this year. Among the Community programs supported is St Kilda Mums - we have agreed to provide funds for the provision of car seats for young mums in need. In the light of the recent tragic accident in which a young local man became a quadriplegic, we have set aside funds to assist his rehabilitation and will foster a relationship with the Next Step Wellness Centre. We still have some proposals to assess including some International projects.
Congratulations to this week’s BBQ team of Kevin Hadingham, Graeme and Lyn Hardiman and Jules Aussems who had a bumper Sunday and netted $1030.70.
Cheers, President Judy
Lower Eltham 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 29 April Sunday 6 May
Sunday 13 May
Mothers' Day
John Skinner
Darryl Wallace
Les Coath
Vicki Mackrell Irene Cant David Laws
Paul Kelly Nick Ikonomou John Roberts
Andrew Sheppard Melissa Anderson Michael Maloney
Upcoming Events
Anzac Day Breakfast
Pieross Pasticceria
Apr 25, 2018
7:45 AM – 9:30 AM
Cross promotion of U3A and Rotary
Heidelberg Golf Club
Apr 26, 2018
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM
Youth Night
Eaglemont Room, Heidelberg Golf Club
May 03, 2018
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM
Changing the status of south Sudan
Heidelberg Golf Club
May 10, 2018
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM
Festival Committee Meeting
Function room, Eltham Hotel
May 15, 2018
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Board Meeting
Board room, Heidelberg Golf Club
May 16, 2018
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Squish Arts Collective Exhibition Auspice
Heidelberg Golf Club
May 17, 2018
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM
RCE 45th anniversary celebration
Heidelberg Golf Club
May 24, 2018
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM
Biggest Morning Tea / Lunch
Alison Cooper's home
May 30, 2018
11:00 AM – 2:30 PM
To be advised
Heidelberg Golf Club
May 31, 2018
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM
Rotaract Meetings
The Rotaract Club of Diamond Valley meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 7:30 pm Meeting Details
Save the Date!
RCE Changeover
Fri 6th July
Eaglemont Room 
Heidelberg Golf Club
Rotary Eltham Festival
Sat 10th and Sun 11th Nov
Please put the dates in your diary as we will need all hands on deck for a successful Festival
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April 2018
Duty Roster
Mike Wetzler (Team Captain)
Irene Cant
Mike Englefield
Sally Squires
Fines Roster
April 5  No fines/club assembly
April 12 Christina Proust
April 19 Les Coath
April 26 Michael Martin
If you are unable to attend to your duty allocation, it is your responsibility to find a replacement and advise Brett Linsell
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ian Kiddle
April 11
Darryl Wallace
April 15
Paul Gardner
April 15
Michael Wetzler
April 27
Join Date
Ian Thomas
April 1, 1986
32 years
Jim Phillips
April 1, 1995
23 years
Trevor Smith
April 2, 1998
20 years
Michael Ramsay
April 19, 1973
45 years
Irene Cant
April 30, 2015
3 years
This Week at Rotary
This week we are back at the Heidelberg Golf Club after a fabulous night last Thursday at the Montmorency RSL. Our guest speaker for this week is Guy Palmer who will be giving us an understanding of U3A and possible cross promotion with Rotary. Please book in now and come along to hear what U3A does and their programs.
Chairperson:  John O'Callaghan
Fine Master: Michael Martin
3 May 2018 - Youth Services Night
Next week we have scheduled the very popular Youth Service night where we hear about all the programs that we help young people to participate in.  Please pass on the invitation to any prospective members and of course to your partners.  Ken Paynter will be Chair for the night and Enrita Songahid will be our Fine Mistress.
10 May 2018 - Changing the status of South Sudan
17 May 2018 - Squish Art Collective - "Down the Rabbit Hole" exhibition
Fashionable new BBQ aprons!
The Week that Was
  • Judy Sharp reported on the board meeting held on the 18 April. Highlights are:
    1.  Additional funding for Next Steps will reach $2500 for this year
    2.  The board will also find some additional funding to help Josh Davis
  • Alison Cooper requested assistance with organising the 45th Anniversary of the RCE to be held on 24 May. She asked if members could forward her a list of past members that we could invite on this occasion. Next meetings:  26 April - Nillumbik U3A presentation and 3 May -Youth Night
  • Ron Manison brought attention to the plight of local lad Josh Davis - a young 25 year old struck down with quadriplegia after an accident and without much financial  support. A fund raiser is to be held on the 12 May at the Eltham Community Centre – 801 Main Rd Eltham from 7pm. Ron called on members to assist him with organising the function.
  • Rob Kilcullen issued the Anzac Day morning roster and requested that members be there at 4.45am on Wed 25 April. Car parking at and around the Coles carpark area.
  • Ian Toohill requested Rotarians to think about having their hair shaved at Montmorency S/C on the 3 May. As per last year, Ian will have his shaved off on the day and encourages us to join him to support a great cause.
Youth Committee Report
The Rotary Club of Eltham has been very active with youth in 2018.  We are involved with Reconnect - a youth department at HealthAbility - by providing funds for  "Tuning for Teens"  and "Going Wild "programs as well as providing second-hand mobile phones with sim cards for those students  who need of emergency communication.
Morgan Gallagher, a student from St Helena Secondary College, was selected to attend a 7 day political experience in Canberra during Budget Week through Rotary Adventure in Citizenship (RAIC).
We continue to support the Diamond Valley Learning Centre (DVLC), with funds including a Rotary Grant for VCAL computer Chrome Books.
In January students attended National Youth Science Forum in Canberra,YLead leadership Forum and  Lord & Lady Somers Camp.
Member in Profile - Dennis Booth
DVLC Morning Tea
Invitation to Pavilion School Pizza Day
The Rotary Skills Workshop is located in the Pavilion School in Preston and Epping. Its aim is to provide a high standard of education for adolescents who are disengaged or excluded from main stream education. 
The school has been supported financially by Rotary Clubs of Preston, Eltham, Bundoora, Whittlesea and Yarrawonga/Mulwala
They are having a Pizza Day at the Pavilion School on Friday 4th May 2018 11:30am to 1:00pm.
The Pizza Oven and Garden Seats that have been built by the students will be used.
The Rotary Skills Workshop will also be open with the students at work.
An invitation is extended to all members to come and enjoy Pizza cooked on the Pizza Oven.
Please provide numbers of Rotarians attending by Friday 27th April 2018  
Kind Regards, Paul  0408 388 511
Josh Davis fundraising
 Footy Tipping for Diamond Valley Learning Centre
Round 3 saw Judy Sharp as our top tipster missing out by 1 for the perfect nine. Osteosarcoma (Alan McCleary)  still heads the pack with 18 pts, closing fast is Kiwi Annie and DABlues. Good Luck in Round 4
Perfect score Jackpot Round 4 now $60


2017 - 2018 Board
Judy Sharp
President Elect
Jill Ramsay
Rotary Foundation
Kevin Hadingham
Ann Lynch
Dale Atkins
Lou Bolzonello
Margaret Lane 
Immediate Past President
Kevin Hadingham
Public Relations
Sally Squires
Community Service
Alan McCleary
Club Administration
Jill Ramsay
Youth Service
Ken Paynter
Club Service and Program
Alison Cooper
International Service
Rob Kilcullen
2017 Festival
Jill Ramsay

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