10 May 2018
The month is Rotary’s Youth Month and what better way to start the month than to celebrate all our activities in the youth space over the past year. As someone once said, if you want the change the world you need to start by inspiring young people. And that is just what the young people we have worked with over the past year told us happened to them as they participated in range of Rotary supported enrichment, development and intervention programs. Last week we heard from students attending a variety of programs including the National Youth Science Forum, RYLA, RYPEN, Japanese student exchange program, leadership and personal development camps, Rotary Action in Citizenship as well as from young people who have benefited from local programs that intervene and provide support at critical times in young people’s lives. We also heard from the Interact and Rotaract Clubs and the great work they are doing. It was a real affirmation of the positive change we can encourage in the lives of young people in our community. We can truly say that in the youth space over the past twelve months, we have made a difference. Many thanks and congratulations to the Youth Service team and in particular to Chairperson Ken Paynter, DVLC representative Con Proussalis, Reconnect liaison Nick Ikonomou, Interact liaison Ian Toohil, Rypen liaison Les Coath, and Rotaract liaison Brett Linsell. 
The past week has been very busy with working bees, extra BBQs and meetings. Thanks to the working party that assisted a local family last Saturday by cleaning up the backyard and doing some repairs around the house. On Wednesday, a group of us visited Diamond Valley Learning Centre and enjoyed morning tea with some of the students and staff. We were given an insight into the achievements and challenges of working with a group of students who are all dealing with significant issues in their lives and were presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by the students. Thursday, Dale, Lou, Ann and I met with Nillumbik Mayor Peter Clarke and Director of Business and Strategy Adrian Cully to discuss festival funding and in particular the state of the toilets in Alistair Knox Park. And on Saturday 5 May, a team provided a sausage sizzle at Eltham Lower Park for an autism awareness event in partnership with the Diamond Valley Miniature railway and Nillumbik Council. Thanks to all involved.
The seats we constructed at Eltham Lower Park now have plaques acknowledging our contribution affixed to them. Thanks to John O’Callaghan for arranging and installing the plaques. And speaking of Eltham Lower Park, have you seen the new shade sail over the playground? As you know the sail was erected as a partnership between RCE and Shire of Nillumbik with funding from both the Commonwealth and the Shire. It will be officially unveiled by JagaJaga MP Jenny Macklin on June 5. 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 13 May
Mothers' Day
Sunday 20 May Sunday 27 May
Paul Kelly
Clayton Hedger
Rob Kilkullen
David Laws Michael Martin Margot Kilkullen
John Roberts Kevin Darling-Filby Victoria Clague
Michael Maloney Con Proussalis Vicki Mackrell
Upcoming Events
Changing the status of South Sudan
Heidelberg Golf Club
May 10, 2018
6:15 PM – 8:30 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
Festival Committee Meeting
Function room, Eltham Hotel
May 23, 2018
7:00 PM – 9:30 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
LAARFS (singers)
Heidelberg Golf Club
May 31, 2018
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM
Act Snr Sgt Kostiw, Eltham Police
Heidelberg Golf Club
Jun 07, 2018
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM
Festival Committee Meeting
Function room, Eltham Hotel
Jun 13, 2018
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
To be advised
Heidelberg Golf Club
Jun 14, 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
RCE Christmas Function
Thurs 6th Dec
Ballara Receptions
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Club Meets:
Thursday 6:15 for 6.45pm
Heidelberg Golf Club
8 Main Road
Lower Plenty
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0419 008 759
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May 2018
Duty Roster
Clayton Hedger (Team Captain)
Rob Kilcullen
Howard Turner
Ken Paynter
Fines Roster
May 10 Keith den Hartog
May 17 Ian Kiddle
May 24 Howard Turner
May 31 Gordon Birch
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
Jim Phillips
May 1
Lyn Truran
May 2
Brett Linsell
May 17
Ian Thomas
May 18
Michael Englefield
May 19
Jules Aussems
May 20
Spouse Birthdays
Elizabeth Ikonomou
May 7
Nick Ikonomou
Elizabeth Ikonomou
May 2
Ian Thomas
Gloria Thomas
May 15
Join Date
Lou Bolzonello
May 1, 1993
25 years
John O'Callaghan
May 4, 2006
12 years
Brett Linsell
May 13, 2010
8 years
Howard Turner
May 21, 2015
3 years
Ron Manison
May 24, 2012
6 years
This Week at Rotary
Developing South Sudan Australia - Monica Majok  
This week we welcome to our club an inspirational young lady - Monica Majok as our guest speaker.  Monica is the Co-President of Developing South Sudan Australia (DSSA) with her brother Majok Majok.  The vision for this organisation is for South Sudanese Australians to engage and collaborate with Australians to develop and help minimise the current issues arising in Australia, to develop programs and businesses for the benefits of both countries, and to further spread multiculturalism in Australia and the world.
Monica is a 27yr old architect with a vision centred around helping people and contributing to the development of the youngest nation in the world - South Sudan.Come and hear her vision for the future.
Chairman:  Rob Kilcullen
Fine Master Keith den Hartog
DVLC Certificate of Appreciation
Festival Update
Planning has commenced for this year's Eltham Festival. The Festival will be held on the 10th and 11th of November, so please keep these dates free.The Festival website is expected to be up and taking stallholder bookings by the middle of this month. 
Biggest Morning Tea
 Footy Tipping for Diamond Valley Learning Centre
Round 6 saw four tipsters (Mike E, Chris, Dale and Gary) missing out by 1 for the perfect nine. Dale continues to maintain a narrow lead.
Perfect score Jackpot Round 7 now $120
Overall Rank
Round 6
DABlues - (Dale Atkins)
Goldmemba - (Chris Brown)
Judysharp - (Judy Sharp)
Osteosarcoma - (Alan McCleary)
Deadly Enrest - (Paul Kelly)
KiwiAnnie - (Ann Lynch)
Go Doggies ! - (Mike Englefield)
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