Club History

A Brief History

Lloyd Worland

Charter President Lloyd Worland

New Rotary Clubs are formed on the initiative of existing Clubs and the need generally arises out of the growth of membership in an existing Club or a growth of population in it area.

The population of the City of Frankston increased rapidly in the late 1960s and the early 1970s, and this was reflected in the growing number of members in the Rotary Club of Frankston and some adjacent areas. In 1972, the Rotary Club of Frankston recognised that the time had come for it to sponsor the creation of a new Club, and to cede some of it’s Club area to the new Club.

The inaugural meeting (or interest meeting) of the new Club was held on the 14 March, 1973 at the Sundowner Hotel, Seaford. It was attended by 27 people and was chaired by Past District Governor, John Emerton. Others present included District Governor George Allsop, President of the  Rotary Club of Frankston Bruce Hall, the District Governor’s Special Representative Norm Arthur (Past President of the Rotary Club of Frankston) and a number of interested Rotarians from the Frankston Club.

The meeting unanimously resolved that a new Club should be formed and that it should be known as the Rotary Club of Frankston North. In accordance with Rotary requirements, territorial limits were set, and these limits, as described in the ‘Intention to Cede’ papers proposed by the Rotary Club of Frankston, were accepted by the new Club. The election of office bearers then took place and the following officers were appointed:

  • Charter President: Lloyd Worland
  • Charter Vice-President: Bob Dawson
  • Charter Secretary: Lloyd Beard
  • Charter Treasurer: Max Batey

The election of Directors was deferred for a few weeks to allow members time to get to know one another before making these decisions. It was decided that the weekly Club meetings would be held on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm.

The joining fees for the Club would be $15 and the semi-annual membership dues would be $20. Perhaps also of interest are the minutes of this meeting that record that the meeting finished at 10 pm, and fitting manner continued ‘with excellent fellowship continuing on for some time after that’.

Full History Chronicle

Peter Newman, Club Historian

Peter Newman, Club Historian

The following chronicle of the history of the Rotary Club of Frankston North has been obtained from various reports the Club has published, including the Annual President’s Reports. This publication is not intended to be a comprehensive history of the Club, I will leave that to others who in time may have the skill to research and collect all the information and data that is required for such an undertaking.

This chronicle highlights the commitment and achievements in five of the Avenues of Service enacted at the Council on Legislation in April 2010: Club, Vocational, Community, International and New Generations. The Council on Legislation 2013 changed the New Generations name back to Youth Services. It also includes The Rotary Foundation. Of course, when listing the achievements under the headings indicated, information has also been taken from Club Service, Fellowship, Membership, Fund Raising and Educational Trust reports. In 2007, a new ‘Leadership Plan’ was introduced into the Rotary Club of Frankston North and this is reflected in the reporting of activities from the Rotary year 2007/08. To include all the information presented in the yearly reports of the Club’s activities would have produced a document too large to read. From time to time it will be important to add further information, and some may wish to include additional activities to the various Rotary year entries.

An item that has been produced in a fair amount of detail is the Club’s support for the three District Governors, Peter Newman (1994/95), David Louden (2004/05) and Tony Spring (2012/13), and the running of the District Conferences (refer to Annexes A, B and C). These are important years in the history of the Club, and demonstrate the talent and, above all, commitment of the members and their partners to the tasks that were required. These District Conferences are highlights in the District calendar and were probably the best conferences run, judging from the accolades received and the regenerated spirits of Rotarians in the District. Following the first Conference at Albury in 1995, other Conferences have emulated the achievements of the Rotarians of Frankston North. This high standard was again achieved at Shepparton in 2005 and at Geelong in 2013. This, I believe, is a tribute to the dedication and talent of the members of Frankston North Rotary.

I can only hope that the information that follows demonstrates the commitment that this Club and its members have made to the local and international community, showing ‘Service Above Self’ by helping others in the hope of lasting goodwill and peace in the interest of the world.

PETER T. NEWMAN
President 1989/90
District Governor 1994/95


 1973-1974

President: Lloyd C Worland
Secretary: Lloyd Beard
Number of Members: 24 (at 1 July)

Community Service:

Provision of furniture for Mount Eliza Geriatric Centre ($150). Cardiac Monitor, Frankston Hospital ($750). Purchase and repair of toys. Fete-Drive-In Theatre.

International Service:

Contact with and assistance to Rotary Club of Madras West, India.


 1974-1975

President:     Lloyd Beard
Secretary:     Neville Foyster
Number of Members:     26 (at 1 July)

Community Service:

Cottage Woorinyan Centre ($750). Angel of Mercy Helicopter Ambulance ($600). Fete – Connor Foundation.

International Service:

Contact with overseas clubs – Rotary Club of Madras West, India. International Barbecue and participation in F.A.I.M.

New Generations Service:

Twin Student Exchange with New Zealand.


1975-1976

President: Charles “Mick” Nott
Secretary: Neville Foyster
Number of Members: 28 (at 1 July)

Community Service:

Blood Pressure Survey. Continue House for Needy Family ($400). Fete.

International Service:

International Barbecue. Participation in F.A.I.M. Assistance to the Rotary Club of Madras West, India. PP Lloyd Beard named a Paul Harris Fellow.

New Generations Service:

Twin Student Exchange with New Zealand.


 1976-1977

President: Jack Barnett
Secretary: Neville Foyster
Number of Members: 30 (at 1 July)

Community Service:

Blood Pressure Survey. Talking Books ($150). Rotary Playground. Theatre Night ($5000). Time Capsule, Theatre ($1000), Fete.

International Service:

International Barbecue. Participation in F.A.I.M. Assistance to Rotary Club of Madras West, India. Charter President Lloyd Worland named a Paul Harris Fellow.

New Generations Service:

International Exchange Student Liz Winn with the Club from the USA and Twin Student Exchange with New Zealand.


 1977-1978

President: Tom Ready
Secretary: Bob McDonald
Number of Members: 35 (at 1 July)

Community Service:

Blood Pressure Survey. Fete. Playground. Women’s Refuge ($388).

International Service:

Provision of clothing for Sri Lanka. F.A.I.M. and Assistance to the Rotary Club of Madras West, India.

New Generations Service:

Twin Student Exchange with New Zealand.


 1978-1979

President: Barry Dean
Secretary: Bob McDonald
Number of Members: 35 (at 1 July)

Vocational Service:

Industry Visits. Careers Night for School Leavers. Work Experience Program. Job talks by Members.

Community Service:

Playground at Karingal. Clothing to Sri Lanka. Blood Pressure Survey. $1000 to RI’s 3H Program. Christmas party for under privileged children.

International Service:

International Night by Greek Community. $600 to RI’s 3H Program. Participate in GSE Team Visit from United Kingdom in 1979. F.A.I.M.

New Generations Service:

Twin Student Exchange with New Zealand. Sponsorship of Rotaract Club of Frankston. Attempt to form an Interact Club failed. Hosting Overseas Student Exchange.


 1979-1980

President: Chris Dev
Secretary: Ron Shacklock
Number of Members: 35 (at 1 July)

Vocational Service:

Careers night for School Leavers. Industry Visits. Work Experience Program. Job talks by members.

Community Service:

Rotunda in George Pentland Gardens as Rotary 75th Anniversary Project. Christmas Party for Senior Citizens. Playground Improvement and Maintenance. Blood Pressure Survey. Christmas party for under privileged children.

International Service:

Assistance to Handicapped Children Rotary Club of Madras West India. $100 to aid victims of Greek Earthquake. International Dinner Dance by several nationalities. $150 donated to Greek Ladies Committee. Participation in GSE Team visit from USA in 1980.

New Generations Service:

Twin Student Exchange with New Zealand. Careers Night and Work Experience. Ongoing Sponsorship Rotaract Club of Frankston.


 1980-1981

President: Les Hunter
Secretary: Des Dean
Number of Members: 35 (at 1 July)

Vocational Service:

Visits to Dunlops. Job Talks. Participation in Drug Awareness Program. Books and magazines sent to India.

Community Service:

Letter to Farther Christmas. Senior Citizens Night. Art Show. Blood Pressure Survey.

International Service:

International Dinner Dance at TAFE College, $1000 set aside for Rotary’s 75th Anniversary (Rotunda at Ballam Park). Host a Member of GSE Team from Sweden. PP Thomas Ready named a Paul Harris Fellow.

New Generations Service:

Careers night for secondary students. Ongoing sponsorship of Rotaract Club of Frankston.


 1981-1982

President: Ron Shacklock
Secretary: Des Dean
Number of Members: 37 (at 1 July)

Club Service:

Winner of best Club Bulletin at District Conference. First time award for the Club.

Vocational Service:

Job Talks. Industry Visits. Staff Training Seminar for Sales Personnel.

Community Service:

Rotunda (Picnic Shelter) completed at Ballam Park. Participate in PADDAC. Blood Pressure Survey. Maintenance of Woman’s Refuge Centre. Theatre night for Pensioners and Senior Citizens. Christmas Hams $1,000. Golf Day $400. Club forms first Probus Cub in the District (Frankston Probus Club Inc).

International Service:

Exchange Student Fusako Nagashima arrived from Japan. Sponsorship of Filipino child with World Vision. Mr Leslie McNamara named a Paul Harris Fellow.

New Generations Service:

Two students sponsored and hosted under Twin New Zealand Exchange Program, Julie Finlayson and Kim Davies incoming and Helen Williams and Marion Hedgecock outgoing. 3-day camp for 35 disadvantaged children aged 12-14 years. Christmas Party for under privileged children. Picnic for 14 handicapped children.

Additional Information:

CHANGE OF CLUB BOUNDARIES

(Dated Twenty-Eighth Day of February, 1982)

As a result of the forming of the Rotary Club of Langwarrin the Club’s boundaries were changed as follows:

South: West along coast of Westernport Bay to South Boundary Road East, South Boundary Road West, Baxter-Tooradin Road, Sages Road, south along Moorooduc Road, west along Wooralla Drive, Cobb Road, Sunnyside Road to Port Phillip Bay.

East: From end of Grices road south along Shire of Cranbourne Boundary to Dalmore Road, to a point on Westernport Bay opposite Dalmore Road.

North: Proceed east from Port Phillip Bay opposite Eel Race Road, along Eel Race Road, Eel Race Drain, Boundary Road, north along Frankston-Dandenong Road, west along Glasscocks Road and a line prolonged from Glasscocks Road to Cranbourne Golf Club Access Road to Shire of Cranbourne Boundary along Grices Road.

West: North along Port Phillip Bay from Sunnyside Road, to a point opposite Eel Race Road.


 1982-1983

President: David Louden
Secretary: Graeme Hindson
Number of Members: 35 (at 1 July)

Vocational Service:

Preparation of Basic Budgeting Handbook to assist school leavers. School debate between the Peninsula School and John Paul College.

Community Service:

Probus Club. Assistance to PADDAC and CYSS. Donated $800 to ARHRF. “Operation Small Change”. “Pacemaker” device for Frankston Hospital. Painted house used by PADDAC in Frankston. Hosted two functions for Senior Citizens aged 80-90. Cared for children from Worinyan for a day. Tree planting.

International Service:

Special grant from Rotary Foundation to assist orphanage project in Madras, India. Host GSE Team from India on their visit to Frankston. International Student Exchange, Fusako (“Sako”) Nagashima returned home To Japan, Masae Kurosasa. (“Ma-Chen”) arrived, and Pam Westwood departs for Finland. Twin New Zealand Exchange, Karen Waring outgoing and Sarah Bicknell incoming.

New Generations Service:

Rotaract Club of Frankston sponsorship ongoing. Annual school debate. International Student and Twin New Zealand Exchanges.


 1983-1984

President: Trevor LaBrooy
Secretary: Graeme Hindson
Number of Members: 42 (at 1 July)

Vocational Service:

Won DG’s Meritorious Award for “Credit and How To Live With It” a basic budgeting booklet. Annual school debate. “Pride In Australia” campaign.

Community Service:

Senior Citizens entertained. Club forms Ladies Probus Club that is the first such club for this Rotary district. Assist disabled and disadvantaged youth from Kankama, Woorinyan and Nepean Special School with outings. $6,750 to local charities. Support “Outreach” YMCA Youth Camp for underprivileged young people. . Christmas Hams $1,414. Christmas Raffle $2,150.

International Service:

Continue Madras, India Orphanage Project. $1,734 to ship equipment to St Joseph’s School for the deaf in Ragama, Sri Lanka. Continue support of Phillipino ward through World Vision. F.A.I.M project in PNG. International Student Exchange, Masea Kurosasa departs, Kate Pryde outgoing to South Africa and Helen Boyd incoming from South Africa, Pam Eastwood returns. GSE Team member Russel Whelan, who was club selection in 1983, returns from New Jersey, USA. Twin New Zealand Exchange, Melinda Saxe outgoing and Caroline Shaw incoming. PP Jack Barnett named a Paul Harris Fellow.


 1984-1985

President: Doug Thompson
Secretary: Anselm Gunesekera
Number of Members: 46 (at 1 July)

Vocational Service:

Annual school debate. Careers information night. Promotion of booklet “Credit-How to Live With It”.

Community Service:

Building furnishing including stained glass window and dedication of Chapel at Frankston Community Hospital. Create-a-job scheme for Woorinyan Sheltered Workshop. Support to Kankarma and Nepean Special School. $6000 raised from various fund raising activities.

International Service:

International Student Exchange, Jillian Waugh departs for Japan, Kate Pryde and Helen Boyd return home, Twin New Zealand Exchange students selected for next year. Continue support for Filipino ward through World Vision. Tony Fetch, Club nominee successfully selected as GSE Team member to visit Brazil. Rotarian Dirk van der Kniff named a Paul Harris Fellow.

New Generations Service:

Rotaract involvement. RYLA. Zoo trip for children from Nepean Special School. Careers information night for year 12 students.


 1985-1986

President: Bill Phillips
Secretary: Peter Newman
Number of Members: 39 (at 1 July)

Vocational Service:

Annual school debate. Industry visits. Host a 21-year-old student from a business school in France under ROVE.

Community Service:

Construct a vegetable/flower garden at Kankarma School (raise garden beds for tending by wheelchair students). $10,800 to Polio Plus, this includes $5,000 from Golf Day and $5,800 from other fundraising functions.

International Service:

Madras Orphanage Project. Support Filipino ward through World Vision. International Student Exchange, Niels Bie arrives from Denmark, Elizabeth Corcoran departs for Japan and Jillian Waugh returned. Twin New Zealand exchange, Cindy Calvert and Peta Spring outgoing, Sharleen Anson and Angela Neale incoming. PP Barry Dean named a Paul Harris Fellow.

New Generations Service:

With four other clubs presented a Youth Activities Program during Youth Activities Month. Outing for handicapped children. Two careers nights for year 12 students suggesting procedures for “job interviews”.


 1986-1987

President: Fred Brown
Secretary: Peter Newman
Number of Members: 42 (at 1 July)

Vocational Service:

Mini seminars on Career Advice for school leavers. Industry visits.

Community Service:

Complete Kankarma School Project to provide therapeutic activity (gardening) for wheel chair students. Funds for Brotherhood of St Laurence, the Abbeyfield Society and continuing involvement with PADDAC and CYSS.

International Service:

Theatre night proceeds $600 and Sunday market $800 to Rotary Foundation. $4,000 to Polio Plus. Assist Filipino ward through World Vision. Exchange students to and from Japan. International Student Exchange, Neils Bie returns to Denmark, Stephen Gilbert currently in Japan, Naromi Kamanaka arrives and Elizabeth Corcoran returns, from Japan. PP Les Hunter and PP Ron Shacklock named a Paul Harris Fellows.

New Generations Service:

Country outing for children at Nepean Special School. Sponsor student to National Science Summer School in Canberra. Annual school debate. Continuing involvement with Rotaract Club of Frankston.


 1987-1988

President: Ian Gardner
Secretary: David Louden
Number of Members: 39 (at 1 July)

Vocational Service:

Industry visits. Four “Pride of Workmanship” Awards presented. Career information seminars for Year 12 students.

Community Service:

“Small Change for Kids” project. Construction of four “outdoor settings” for Woorinyan. Christmas Stocking $2,100. Golf Day $4,195.

International Service:

International Student Exchange, Rachel Jack departs for North America, Stephen Gilbert arrives home and Narumi Kamanaks goes home to Japan. Five students participated in Twin New Zealand Exchange including Kelly Louden outgoing and Leilani Gorton incoming. Maintained support for Polio Plus-contributions (to date $8,125). Provide $4230 for a “seal LU project” and water well in Bangladesh. PP David Louden and Sir Benjamin Rank named a Paul Harris Fellows.

New Generations Service:

Sponsor Summer Science School student. Annual school debate. Rotaract Club of Frankston support continues. International and Twin New Zealand Exchanges.


 1988-1989

President: David Cox
Secretary: Barry Dean
Number of Members: 40 (at 1 July)

Vocational Service:

Career interviews with students of Ballam Park Technical School and Karingal High School. Three members of the community received “Pride of Workmanship” Awards.

Community Service:

Sponsor second Ladies Probus Club. Participation in “Meals on Wheels” program with City of Frankston. Involvement with PADDAC and donation of $500. Senior Citizens Day, $5,000 donation to Woorinyan. Donation of $2,250 to Frankston Community Hospital. Donation of $2,500 to St John’s Ambulance Brigade. Donation of $500 to ARHRF and $100 donation to WADRASCA.

International Service:

Investigation of International program with Rotary Club of Othello USA. Stage 1 of a 4-stage program of meeting and sharing fellowship with International visitors to the Frankston area. Polio Plus donation of $617 completes Clubs commitment to this project (Clubs contribution exceeded $10,000 target). Twin Exchange New Zealand (3 in and 3 out). Lisa Womersley chosen as exchange student to Japan and incoming student Tammy Hanks from Othello, Washington State, USA. Donation of $500 to the Rotary Foundation. PP Ian Gardner and Mr Frank Fathers named a Paul Harris Fellows.

New Generations Service:

Support for Rotaract Club of Frankston. Annual school debate between Peninsula School and John Paul College. Essay competition with all senior students within the Club’s boundaries invited to submit essay on “Rotary in the Community” (prize of $100 won by student of Toorak College). Sponsored student to National Science Summer School.


 1989-1990

President: Peter Newman
Secretary: Tony Spring
Number of Members: 41 (at 1 July)

Vocational Service:

Career development nights with local schools and TAFE. Visit to Victorian Wholesale Vegetable Market. “What’s New in My Business” segments by members. Pride of Workmanship Awards to two members of the community.

Community Service:

Life Education Mobile Classroom. Abbeyfield project for housing the elderly. Paint work at Woorinyan. Bowel Cancer test kits. Song books for the elderly. Medi Alert Alarm systems. Historical plaque project for Frankston precincts. Fundraising activities included $8,900 from auction, $4,392 from Christmas Stocking, $1,769 from sale of Hams and $1,700 from Golf Day. Negotiations commenced with Frankston City Council for the introduction of a “community raffle”.

International Service:

Market Day raised $1004 for the Rotary Foundation. International Exchange and Twin New Zealand Exchanges continue. Tammy Hanks our International Exchange student from Othello, USA farewelled. Our 12 months International Exchange student, outgoing to Germany, Mandy Tunks selected for 1990/91, and Sofia Mansson arrived from Sweden. Lisa Womersley returned from Japan. The Twin Australia/New Zealand Exchange again proved popular with Hayley Louden and Scott Gardner outgoing with Jo Shepperd and Stephen Mack incoming. International project with the Rotary Club of Othello concluded. PP Doug Thompson named a Paul Harris Fellow.

New Generations Service:

Continue support to the Rotaract Club of Frankston. Annual school debate between Peninsula School and John Paul College. Student from Karingal High School selected to attend the National Summer Science School.


1990-1991

President: Peter Abel
Secretary: Tony Spring
Number of Members: 41 (at 1 July)

Vocational Service:

Pride of Workmanship awards to four ladies from City of Frankston “Meals on Wheels”. Industry visit to Email Pty Ltd. Career development program with Karingal High School. “What’s New In My Business” segments by members. Retirement evening with guest speakers from financial planning consultancy. Four Way Test segments. Frankston Rotaract Club experiencing difficulties with membership.

Community Service:

First Community Raffle raised $87,222 gross. Working Bee at Woorinyan. Clean-up of Kananook railway station. Trees for Survival project with local schools. Assessment of the forming of another Probus club. Distribution of further song books for the elderly. Other activities included golf day ($4,595), Christmas Stocking ($4,312), Hospital Barrel ($311), Ham sales ($996).

International Service:

Market Day ($837 for Rotary Foundation). International Exchange students, Mandy Tunks depart for Germany, Sofia Mansson returned to Sweden, Kate Rabey arrived from Zimbabwe. Twin New Zealand exchange restricted because of lack of interest from local schools. F.A.I.M, club now has 100% life members. PP Barry Dean awarded with Sapphire level to Paul Harris Fellow.

New Generations Service:

Young Achievers Award to two talent athletes, Dianne Wandoch and Scott Bain to attend International Athletic Exchange in USA ($500 each). No candidates available for National Summer Science School or RYLA. Frankston Rotaract experiencing difficulties with membership and leadership. Annul school debate between Peninsula School and John Paul College.


 1991-1992

President: Terry Proios
Secretary: Barry Dean
Number of Members: 39 (at 1 July)

Vocational Service:

Pride of Workmanship Awards to five members of Frankston Citizens Advice Bureau. Two Industry visits, McDonald Restaurant, Karingal and Mulgrave Mail Sorting Centre. “What’s New In My Business” segment by members. Educational Trust Fund established with a Club grant of $3,000. Concept of the Educational Trust was introduced by member Les McNamara after study of such funds set up by Rotary Clubs of Seaford and Upper Yarra. Upper Yarra model formed basis of our Trust with members G. Goodsman, K. Granger, D Louden and P. Newman being elected to the first Executive Committee of Management. Details of the role and operation of the Trust are contained in the Trust Deed.

Community Service:

Landmark project with Frankston City Council. Pride In Australia. Community Raffle raised $82,448 gross. Working Bee’s at Kananook railway station, Frankston High School and painting a house for an elderly person. Donation of $800 to each primary school in our area for participation in outside activities. Melbourne walk for MS saw four Rotarians and wives from the Club sponsored and raised $480. Donation of $700 to ARHRF. Other fundraising activities were Golf Day ($4,107) and Christmas Hams ($847).

International Service:

International Exchange Student Kate Rabey returned to Zimbabwe, Patrick Binyon departs for Canada and Breno Flore Lisciotto”the boy from Brazil” returned home prematurely of own accord. No twin exchange with New Zealand. FAIM, Rota-home for Fiji at cost of $1,600 and $2,000 sent to assist Bangladesh and additional $200 sent to Instanbul, Turkey to assist earthquake victims. Highly successful visit organised by the Club for USA, GSE Team. Market Day deferred. Rotaract gets new lease of life with increased membership. Annual school debate between Peninsula School and John Paul College. No candidate for national Summer Science School. Club nomination of two candidates for RYLA successful. Mr Albert Church named a Paul Harris Fellow.


 1992-1993

President: Keith Granger
Secretary: Rob Thomas
Number of Members: 39 (at 1 July)

Vocational Service:

Pride of Workmanship recognised three awards. No awards from Education Trust this year. “What’s New In My Business” segments. Two visits to industry. Career encouragement/job interviews saw 40 unemployed people into employment.

Community Service:

Community raffle raised $96,224 gross. Help with Adult Literacy Program. Painting of houses for needy families in Frankston. Meeting to raise funds for Youth Insearch camp. Raised following amounts, “Sock it to EM” (sale of socks $476), Christmas Stocking Raffle ($2857), Christmas Hams ($625), Golf Day (1125).

International Service:

F.A.I.M. assisted with dispatch of 16kg of postage stamps for sale to international dealers. Market Day raised $1300 for Rotary Foundation. Matching Grant from Rotary Foundation to assist Rotary Club of Rio de Jeneiro-Grajau in providing audio visual equipment to assist in teaching of needy, deaf children to speak. PP Terry Proios presented Rotary Club of Athens-Notas with video on Australia and also spoke of Rotary activities in Australia. Rotary International Exchange students, Patrick Binyon returns from Canada, and we welcomed Shuichi Tamamori from Japan. Twin New Zealand Exchange the club nominated two students Rebecca Gardner and Melissa Grainger but unfortunately Melissa could not be matched in New Zealand. Inbound from New Zealand was Jodie Mc Cabe. Ms Gwen Shenton named a Paul Harris Fellow.

New Generations Service:

Sponsorship of one student to the National Summer Science Annual school debate between Peninsula School and John Paul College. Rotaract Club of Frankston progressing well.


 1993-1994

President: John Tame
Secretary: Glenn Ellam
Number of Members: 36 (at 1 July)

Vocational Service:

Proposal to form another Probus Club did not proceed. Classification talks. Two industrial visits organised. Current balance Educational Trust $8,737 and awards likely in 1994/95.

Community Service:

House-painting project continues. Donation of $500 to Seagull Day Club which is a self-help organisation for elderly people. $500 donation to Seaford Open Door an organisation providing emergency support for those in need. Community Raffle to be held later in the year and will not be completed in this Rotary year. Fundraising as follows, Christmas Hams $613, Chinese Night $541, Golf Day $5,500. Community Service Award presented to Mrs Mavis Thurley “Pink Ladies” Frankston Hospital Auxiliary.

International Service:

Rotarian Ian Gardner leads GSE Team to Norway. Club has responsibility for itinerary and host arrangements for GSE Team from Norway. F.A.I.M. guest speaker on project in the Solomon Islands. Amnesty International gives presentation on World Understanding and Peace Day. Chinese Night held at Woorinyan. Club continues involvement in International Student Exchange with Rachael Jack departing for USA, Caroline Martin arrives from Zimbabwe, and Twin New Zealand Exchange selection.

New Generations Service:

Sponsored student to National Summer Science School. Club participated in RYLA. Two new initiatives being investigated, Mini United Nations assembly and Business Summer School in conjunction with Frankston College of TAFE.

District:

Peter Newman elected to be District Governor 1994/95.


 1994-1995

President: Tony Spring
Secretary: Glenn Ellam
Number of Members: 32 (at 1 July)

Vocational Service:

Participated in “Employ Australia” which was a major project undertaken by Rotary clubs across Australia. Educational Trust balance stands at $10,448 with a sponsorship of $400 awarded to four students of Mount Erin Secondary College to train as links with junior students and act as mentors. Pride of Workmanship awarded to Mrs Billie Duncan, coordinator of Open Door in Seaford. Participation with students from John Paul College and Karingal Secondary College in a Career Interview project.

Community Service:

House-painting project continues. Adult Literacy Program. Community Raffle $57,110 gross ($268,000 raised over 4 years). Support for Shrine of Remembrance Restoration Project with donation of $500. Donations to other organises included, The Seagull Club $250, Woorinyan $1,500, ARHRF $500, Open Door $500, Golf Day $3,000. Further fundraising included, Sale of tickets to “AFL Toss a Coin” raised $59, Christmas Hams $512. PDG Peter Newman appointed a Commissioner for the Mornington Peninsula Shire (Combining the Shire of Mornington, Hastings and Flinders) under the Local Council Reform Program and served in this position until 1997.

International Service:

Market day raised $830 for Rotary foundation. Club hosted visiting GSE Team from Missouri, USA. 90th Birthday of Rotary celebrated in February at a special function and in conjunction with the Rotary Club’s of Carrum Downs, Cranbourne, Frankston, Frankston Central, Frankston North, Frankston Sunrise, Langwarrin, Seaford and Somerville presented a Paul Harris Fellow to Dame Elisabeth Murdoch and John Darnett (former community worker and member of the Rotary Club of Langwarrin). Stamp collection added 15kg to FAIM. International Student Exchange Pam Craven departs for Sweden, Rachael Jack returns home, and Caroline Martin returns to Zimbabwe, Hiro Kawauchi arrives from Japan. PP David Cox named a Paul Harris Fellow.

New Generations Service:

Sponsor of a student from John Paul College to Siemens Summer Science School ($110). Support for Rotaract Club of Frankston continues with declining numbers. Selection of International and Twin New Zealand exchange students.

District:

In addition to the above responsibilities the Club was required to assist the District Governor in the discharge of district administration and had the task of organising and conducting the Annual District Conference.

DISTRICT 9820 ROTARY YEAR 1994/95

District Governor: Peter Newman.
District Secretary: Barry Dean.
District Treasurer: Brian Capon.
District Governors Club: Rotary Club of Frankston North.
Clubs in the District: 51 (1554 members).
Rotary Theme: “Be a Friend”.
Rotary World President: Bill Huntley.

Peter Newman was inducted into the Rotary Club of Wodonga in 1981 while serving with the Australian Army as Commander of the Albury/Wodonga Military Area. On retiring from the Army in 1983 Peter and his wife Fay moved to Mount Eliza. Peter having resigned from the Rotary Club of Wodonga was inducted into the Rotary Club of Frankston North in February 1984. He has held a number of positions in the Club including Director of Community Service, International Service, was Secretary for two years, and was President in 1989/90. At District level appointments were with the District Community Service Committee. Peter is the first member of the Rotary Club of Frankston North to hold the position of District Governor.

The role of the District Governor was to administer the District in accordance with the policies laid down in the Manual of Procedure and as directed by Rotary International. Further the District Governor is responsibly for the conduct of major activities such as the President’s Elect Training Seminar, the District Assembly and the District Conference. It was during this year that Peter organised all Rotary Districts in Victoria to support the Portsea Camp for Children (formerly the Lords Mayors Camp) as a Rotary project.

The Thirty-Seventh Annual Conference of District 9820 was held in Albury, New South Wales, from Friday 24th March to Sunday 26th March 1995. The theme running through the Conference was “Be A Friend” which was the Rotary International President’s Theme.

The Rotary Club of Frankston North acted as host club and was responsible to the District Governor for the planning and conduct of the Conference.

Host Club President: Tony Spring.
Conference Chairman: David Louden.
Conference Secretary:> Rob Thomas.
Conference Treasurer: Eric Neill.
Master of Ceremonies: David Cox.
Members and Partners in attendance: Peter Abel, Lloyd Beard, Brian & Margaret Capon, David and Carol Cox, Barry and Judy Dean, Con and Loula Demopoulos, Bob and Helen Edgar, Glenn and Vivienne Ellam, Bob and Margaret Elliott, Brian Fitton, Ian and Carol Gardner, Arch Gardner (Hon), Michael and Barbara Goonan, Graeme and Joyce Grainger, Keith and Judy Granger, Gerald Hall, Trevor and Vilma LaBrooy, David and Shirley Louden, Charles and Linda Mallia, Eric and Marina Neill, Peter and Fay Newman, Terry and Tula Proios, Ron and Florence Shacklock, Tony and Carla Spring, John and Marguerite Tame, Rob and Monica Thomas, Doug Thompson, Lloyd Worland and Hiro Kawauki (International Exchange Student).

The venue was the Albury Convention and Performing Arts Centre. Registrations opened at 10.00 a.m., Friday, 24th March. Displays and the House of friendship were established in the Convention Centre and the District was indebted to the Inner Wheel District A61 for their assistance and support in running these activities. Fay Newman was Chairman of Inner Wheel District A61 in the same year as Peter was District Governor.

The Mayor of Albury gave the address of welcome on the Friday evening and was followed by the official opening and address by the World President’s Special Representative, Jonathan B. Majiyagbe, Trustee, The Rotary Foundation and a Past Director of Rotary International. The Conference program is attached as Annex A to this history.

The Rotarians of the District declared the Conference a great success and it was the first Conference to implement the use of computer and visual effects which is now the standard practice for District Conferences. It is acknowledged that this Conference and the skill and dedication of the members and their partners made it a one of the best conferences ever held in District 9820.

MEMBERS OF THE CLUB HOLDING DISTRICT APPOINTMENTS 1994/95

Governor: Peter Newman
Secretary: Barry Dean
Treasurer/Finance Committee: Brian Capon
Attendance Officer: Keith Granger
Public Relations: John Tame
DG’s Newsletter: Lloyd Beard, Peter Abel
Vocational Awards: Glenn Ellam
Operation Small Change: Charles Mallia
Bowel Screen/Continence: Rob Thomas
3H/Polio Plus: Keith Granger
National Science Schools: Con Demopoulos
National Science Schools Counsellor: Glenn Ellam
Group Study Exchange: Ian Gardner
Conference Chairman: PP David Louden


 1995-1996

President: Con Demopoulos
Secretary: Barry Dean
Number of Members: 30 (at 1 July)

Vocational Service:

Working bee at the Portsea Camp for Children. Educational Trust scholarship Award to Mount Erin Secondary College to sponsor Links program. RACV through PP David Louden donated mystery flight which raised $240, and Les McNamara a former member of the club from his stall donated $105 to the Educational Trust.

Community Service:

Community Raffle raised $55,372 gross. House painting project with a difference as Frankston Historical Society requested club to paint outside of laundry at historic Ballam Park Homestead. Participation in “Cents for the Shrine” restoration project. Support for Enuresis/Continence project to purchase Bed-Wetting Mat. $250 donation to Koala Group (children with cancer). Supported Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal. Dinner at Woorinyan attended by 40 Rotarians, wives and guests raised $600 for South-Eastern Food Bank. Golf Day raised $1,856.

International Service:

GSE Team participation with presentation by team returning from Missouri, USA, and meeting at Frankston Cultural Centre to welcome team from Normandy, France. Speakers from RAWCS presented segments during World Understanding Month. International Student Exchange continues with a farewell to Hiro Kawauki, Pam Craven returns home, Michelle Walker left for Belgium, and current student is Ulfar Steinthorsson from Iceland. Twin Exchange to New Zealand between Emily Bonham of NZ and Amanda Brabham of Frankston. PDG Peter Newman and Mr Allan Neill named as Paul Harris Fellows.

New Generations Service:

Club supported Peer Support program at Karingal Secondary College. Annual school debate between Mornington and Mount Eliza Secondary Colleges hosted by the Club. Club nomination for CRA National Youth Science Forum unsuccessful.


 1996-1997

President: Glenn Ellam
Secretary: David Hanlon
Number of Members: 32 (at 1 July)

Vocational Service:

Industry visit to Sunicrust Bakeries, Clayton. “What’s New In My Business” talks by members. Educational trust did not award any scholarships this year and fund stands at $13,559.

Community Service:

Community Raffle raises $72,000 gross. Support provided for “Camp No Fear” organised by Frankston Youth Impact. Assisted with the relocation of the Mornington Peninsula Historic Railway to new home adjacent Mount Eliza Regional Park. Working bee Portsea Camp for Children. $1000 donated to ARHRF and a further $166 collected for “Cents for the Shrine” restoration project.

International Service:

Extensive range of books for DIK that were sent to Western Somoa. GSE nomination of Ms Teresea Sealey successful and will participate in visit to Brazil. Bob Edgar represented Club in FAIM project to Western Somoa. Investigation of matching Grant project with Rotary Club of Karachi (D3270) and expected to be completed in 1997/98 Rotary year. Sunday market raised $2,000 for Rotary Foundation. Six couples from the Club attended Rotary World Conference in Glasgow. International Student Exchange, Ulfar Steinthorsson returned to Iceland, Michelle Walker returned from Belgium, and Annabele Dennison has been selected for the 1998 exchange to Brazil. PP John Tame and PP Keith Granger named Paul Harris Fellows.

New Generations Service:

Club continues to support the Karingal Park Secondary College Peer Support program. Fifteen students from Karingal Park Secondary College were sponsored to attend Siemens Science Summer School. Nominations for CRA National Youth Science Form were not successful. Rotaract Clubs of Frankston and Mount Eliza merge because of falling numbers.

Vale:

PP Lloyd Beard (President 1974/75) a serving member and a Charter Member of the Club died on 7 December 1996. Lloyd had contributed significantly to Rotary over his many years of service. The Club was well represented at his funeral in Mount Eliza.


 1997-1998

President: Brian Fitton
Secretary: Graeme Grainger
Number of Members: 34 (at 1 July)

Vocational Service:

Two industrial visits, one being to BHP at Hastings. “What’s New in My Business” segments by members. Club members participated in Casey Institute Small Business Mentor Program. Club participated in Australia wide video network presentation on Young People Want Work. Operation live wire project launched by Shell Australia and Club considering providing mentors to applicants for this award. Rotary Information segments provided throughout the year and particularly useful to new members.

Community Service:

DIK of books to PNG and Western Somoa. Market day raised $1,200 for the Rotary Foundation. Matching Grant with the Rotary Club of Karachi proceeding with Club contribution of $2,000.

International Service:

Club’s 25th Anniversary Project for memorial to deceased members not making progress with City of Frankston, allocation of $2,000 to be carried over to next Rotary year. Donation of $500 to East Gippsland Drought Relief. Participation in Rotary Bowel Screen program. Club completed a garden-working bee to assist elderly lady in Frankston. “Cents for the Shrine” restoration project continues. Donation of $1,000 to ARHRF and participation in “Toss the Coin”. Donation of $1,500 to Interplast. The club purchased a chair at the cost of $600 for use by elderly patients at Burlington House. Community raffle raised $76,959 gross this brings the total raised since inception to $541,190. Annual Golf Day raised $6,200.

New Generations Service:

RYPEN and RYLA, no application was received to participate in these programs. Club sponsored nine young people to attend the Siemens Science Experience. Karingal Park Secondary College again supported with donation of $400 for Peer Support program. Club donated $500 towards Youth at Risk program.


 1998-1999

President: Eric Neill
Secretary: Ian McConnell
Number of Members: 35 (at 1 July)

Vocational Service:

Club members continue to participate in “What’s New In My Business”. Two industrial visits undertaken. Club presented an award to apprentice locksmith Bob Westrup, who also achieved first place in the Victorian and Australian Locksmiths examination.

Community Service:

Club 25th Anniversary Project has allocated $7,000 to provide a “Transit Lounge” for patients at the Frankston Hospital and a plaque will be installed to commemorate the Club’s 25 years of community service. Painting project this year was the fence at Mulberry Hill, National Trust Property. Gardening project at Woorinyan. Portsea Camp for Children support continues. Participation in “Toss the Coin” at 98′ AFL Grand Final and tickets to the value of $208 sold which goes to ARHRF. The Club donated $500 towards the cost of sending Kieran Ault-Connell to the International Paralympic World Championships in Birmingham, England. Kieran won several medals. Participated in the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal. City Link Inter District Project coordinated by PDG Peter Newman involved the Club by joining 900 other Rotarians in providing marshals for partial walk through of incomplete Domain Tunnel (still under construction) and the opening of the Bolte Bridge. Provision of computer facilities to young girl in Frankston with learning difficulties. Community Raffle raised $76,000 gross, which brings the total raised to $636,000. Annul Golf Day raises $5,200. Porche raffle commences with sale of 712 tickets at $100 each.

International Service:

International Student Exchange saw incoming Alexandra Missler from Denmark cancelled because of ill health, Annebel Dennison left for Brazil, Paul Burrows departed for exchange with Japan and inbound was Susan Gonzales from Brazil. Participated in the Group Study Exchange by hosting team from Rotary District 1860, Germany. International Exchange Students participated in an International Night at the Frankston Cultural Centre. Nomination for Ambassadorial Scholarship was unsuccessful. Market day raise $870 for the Rotary Foundation. DIK donation of $200 to assist with transportation costs to Aitape. Matching Grants project for “Pilot Home School Project for Female Adult Literacy Program” with the Rotary Club of Karachi proceeding slowly.


1999-2000

President: Graeme Grainger
Secretary: Ian Gardner
Number of Members: 36 (at 1 July)

Vocational Service:

Support for programs in partnership with Frankston Community Support and Information Centre. Industrial visit to Hysport, Carrum Downs.

Community Service:

Support to Karingal Park Secondary College continues for their Peer Support program. Senior Citizens outing arranged for members of RSL Retirement Village. Participated in the organisation and running of the Frankston Swim. Support for the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal. Financial support to Marlene Thomas a nurse at the Frankston Hospital to train her to become a Breast Care Nursing specialist. $1000 donated to assist student to attend International Science Forum in Russia. Porche raffle which was carried over from last year finalised and a donation of $9,300 was given to the “Alannah and Madeline” Foundation. Annul Golf Day raised $8,750.Community Raffle raised $55,000 gross. $3,000 to ARHRF. $500 to MS Society. Inter District City Link project coordinated by PDG Peter Newman & members of the Club joined 650 Rotarians to act as marshals for opening of the Burnley Tunnel. Time Capsule at Frankston cinema 1 opened (theatre closed). Contents distributed to interested parties. Door of the Capsule held with Club history records.

International Service:

Bob Edgar developing FAIM project with Hango Agricultural College in Tonga, and application for Discovery Grant from the Rotary foundation being prepared. International Youth Exchange, Paul Burrows returns from Japan, Annabell Dennison returns from Brazil, Susan Gonzales returned to Brazil, the Club’s current outbound student is Lucy Spencer who is in Germany, and we welcomed Wendy Whitehead from Zimbabwe. $1,600 allocated to the Rotary Foundation. Market Day raised $748 which will go towards the Rotary Foundation. PP Terry Proios named a Paul Harris Fellow.


2001-2002

President: Brian Capon
Secretary: Rob Pill
Number of Members: 39 (at 1 July)

Vocational Service:

Members continue to provide input into “What’s New In My Business” segment. Vocational Service Award ran in conjunction with the Frankston Standard Newspaper and members of public were invited to nominate a community person from whom they had received excellent service. Industry visits included visits to Ermes Winery and Wittam Ropes.

Community Service:

Club financed members at $5 each to sponsor Medic Alert. Schools being encouraged to take an interest in the School Garden Competition and $100 have been provided to support this activity. Forty Rotarians and their families raised $2,777 in Relay for Life which is an Anti Cancer Council initiative. “Give a Squirt Save a Life” project commenced to encourage Rotarians, their families and friends to give blood in support of the Red Cross Blood Service. Proposal prepared to provide concrete path at George Vowell Centre. Proposal to join “Stationers” as part of Keep Victoria Beautiful. Community Raffle sales commenced and will carry over into next Rotary year.

International Service:

Rotarians Bob Edgar, Ian Gardner and Barry Graham conduct site visit to Tonga in support of FAIM project. Market day held. After eight years matching grant with Rotary Club of Karachi in final stages of completion. International Student Exchange, Lucy Spencer returned from Germany, Wendy Whitehead returns to Zimbabwe, Ruth Johns is our out going student to Sweden, and Silvia Jua arrived from Brazil.

New Generations Service:

Club had a team involved in MUNA but had to withdraw because of a member’s illness. Nomination of two students to the National Youth Science Forum.


2001-2002

President: Robert Edgar
Secretary: Robert Pill
Number of Members: 40 (at 1 July)

Vocational Service:

Throughout the year over 20 short talks were given by members of the club on trends in their business plus a wide range of interesting guest speakers. Two vocational visits were under taken. The first to the CFA training facility at Carrum Downs (coincided with the September 11th. 2001 terrorist attack in New York, USA on the World Trade Centre) and the second to Coffee Roasting Plant at Dandenong.

Community Service:

New Chapel at Frankston Hospital with club’s previously donated stained class window reinstalled plus donation of audio system including carpet and couch donated for mortuary. Community Raffle raised $112,180 (proceeds so far, approximately $850,000). Construct of concrete pathway at George Vowell Centre for use by visually impaired. Assistance to single mother recovering from cancer, to repair car to road worthy status and payment of registration fee to enable her to drive children to school and get around at this difficult time. Relay for Life to raise money for Cancer Council ($2000). Club again participated in the Frankston Swim in aid of the Frankston Community Support and Information Centre. Schools photographic competition also organised as part of the swim. Painting of club’s Rotunda at Ballam Park. Participation in Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal (raised $1000). Contribution of $1000 to Frankston Branch of St John’s Ambulance ($1000) for purchase of defibrillator.

International Service:

Club hosted welcoming function for visiting GSE team from District 6040 Missouri. Matching Grant with the Rotary Club of Karachi finally approved. Club’s nominee for Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarship was not successful. Market day raised $$790 and weekly collection by “green frog” raised $526 for Rotary Foundation. Paul Harris Fellow’s named were Past President Tony Spring and Mrs Vicky Martin, Manager of the Frankston Community Support and Information Centre. Major International RAWCS Project for the Hango Agricultural College at Eua, Tonga, which was initiated and led by President Bob Edgar, titled “The Tonga Project”. This major project involved the club in the collection of computers, books, tools and other miscellaneous items. Members of the club (Rotarians Edgar, Gardner, and Graham) visited Tonga to estimate works and refurbishment ($22,000). Club provided seeding grant of $3,000 with further $934 raised. This was followed up with further visit to Tonga (Rotarians Edgar, Louden, Neill, and Tame) to unload and supervise distribution of items sent to the college. Support for this project now being sort from other clubs in the District. The “Tonga Project” is ongoing. Silvia Jau returned to Brazil, 10 January 2002, after a most successful International Student Exchange. Ruth Johns returned from Sweden on 18 January and Jessica Jeacle departed for Belgium on 18 January 2002. Marie Halleux is due to arrive from Belgium in August and Felicity Gilpin has been selected to go to Belgium in 2003.

New Generations Service:

Two students to attend National Youth Science Form in January 2002 nominated, one selected. Club sponsored 5, year 10 students to attend Youth Science Workshop-Siemens Experience. Links have been established via email in a “School Liaison” project. The schools involved so far are Frankston Secondary College and Woodleigh School. It is hoped to establish links with Mt Erin, Karingal and Monterey Secondary Colleges plus John Paul College. Youth photographic competition was run in conjunction with the Frankston Swim. . Educational Trust account balance stands at $16,710.33 with assistance during year provided for sponsorship ($600) of Kieran Ault Connell to assist his preparations for 2001 Paralymics and funding ($150) for 5, year 10 students to participate in Siemens Science Summer School, January 2002.

Vale:

PP Peter Abel (1933-2002), President 1990/91 died on 4 June 2002. Peter was a well-respected business professional in Frankston real estate. He was renowned for his keen sense of humour and had served Rotary for some 29 years (1977-2002).

Additional Information:

Boundaries and Membership:

Significant change has occurred as a result of the 2001 Council on Legislation. Clubs are now defined by location that deletes the provision, reference territorial limits and sharing of territory. A club may be organised in the same locality as any one or more existing clubs. The location of the Rotary Club of Frankston North is the Municipality of the City of Frankston. Membership is reduced to two types, active and honorary, whilst retaining the classification principle.


2002-2003

President: Michael Goonan
Secretary: David Brook
Number of Members: 36 (at 1 July)

Club Service:

Club received Best Bulletin Award at the District Conference 2003. First fully electronic bulletin in the district.

Vocational Service:

What’s New in My Business segments continued with club members providing insight into their professions/occupations. Interesting vocational visit undertaken to Telstra Global Operations Centre.

Community Service:

Relay for Life continues ($800 raised to assist in cancer research). Donation $200 to Gateway Church to assist needy. Frankston Swim again a success with over $4000 raised for Frankston Community Support & Information Centre. Community Raffle raised $85,000. Donation of refrigerator and fuel safety cage to Frankston Life Saving Club to assist with future Frankston swims. Work to assist Orwill Street Community House being planned for next Rotary year.

International Service:

Charter President Lloyd Worland awarded a Sapphire Pin to his Paul Harris Fellowship. .Hosted GSE Team from District 6860 Alabama. Successfully nominated Luke Kerr to out bound team to Alabama. Interim report received from Rotary Club of Karachi Metropolitan reference progress of Matching Grant (this program is to establish home schools to teach women and girls literacy). Club supported Walk on the Moon function and talk by Dr Harrison Schmitt about his walk on the moon nearly 30 years ago (club received $2161 from this function which went to the Rotary Foundation account towards our $4000 commitment to finalise Polio Plus). Other Foundation activities included annual market day that raised $516 and further $175 raised by Rotarian Bob Edgar with a garage sale at his home, plus “green frog” at club meetings contributed a further $430. Donations in Kind saw books and equipment shipped to Tonga. RAWCS Tonga Project continues to gain momentum with other districts participating.

New Generations Service:

International Exchange Student Marie Halleux arrived on 11 August 2002 and departed June 2003 having: completed a most successful exchange and being an outstanding Ambassador for her country, Belgium. First time a non-Rotary family involved in hosting arrangements. Essi Lindfors to arrive from Finland in July 2003. Jess Jeacle returned from Belgium. Jess Tucker selected as International Exchange Student for 2004. 2004 is the last year for exchange of year 12 students. Age limit of 16 years will apply for both incoming and outgoing students. Sponsored 10 students to the Siemens Science Experience. Interviewed 2 students for the 2003 National Youth Science Forum but did not make a recommendation for district selection. Sponsored student from Woodleigh School to Earthwatch Institute Student Challenge for 2003 (held at Kangaroo Island, South Australia). Club provided and presented the valedictory awards at the Patterson River Secondary College 2002 annual awards presentation night as part of our development and support programs.

District:

PP David Louden elected to be District Governor 2004/2005.

Vale:

Rotarian Tom Colcheedas (1926-2003) passed away on 29 March 2003. Tom was a long serving member of Rotary (1965-2003) having been President of the Rotary Club of Springvale and a Paul Harris Fellow. Tom joined Frankston North in 1997 and was a great contributor to the Object of Rotary.

Additional Information:

Club History:

CD computer discs produced that contain Club information on Bulletins, Board Minutes, Correspondence, Club History and Templates for the period 1996/2003. The discs are stored with the Club History records. Door of the “Time Capsule” recovered from Cinema 1, Frankston, now held with Club History records. Club survey undertaken to make club more attractive to prospective members. David Cahill presented with Club “Rotarian of the Year’ for outstanding work with exchange students and fundraising events.

Special Projects:

Projects undertaken during the year included the hiring of the club’s coffee machine for community functions (good fund raiser), joined the Mitre 10 Community Benefits Scheme and participated in selling tickets for the community raffle. Four large prints valued in excess of $4000 have been donated to the club and a decision has yet to be made on action to be taken. A project being undertaken by Rotarian Barry Graham is a Specialty Craft and Embroidery Show to be run in the next Rotary year.


2003-2004

President: Brian Mellady
Secretary: Tony Spring
Number of Members: 37 (at 1 July)

Club Service:

Jim Baker and Matthew Papadopoulas inducted 7th April 2004.

Vocational Service:

Visits to HMAS Cerberus with attendance at Naval Parade “Divisions”. The Frankston police station was visited and an insight into local police work was gained.

Community Service:

Tonga project winds up at Hango Agricultural College the results of a great effort by PP Bob Edgar. Auction raised $2,169 in support of Interplast. “Green frog” raised $521 for the Rotary Foundation. Con Demopoulos and Bob Edgar named Paul Harris Fellows. Ian Gardner presented with a Sapphire Pin to his PHF by District for work with the Rotary Foundation.

International Service:

Working bees conducted at Orwill Street Community House & Balairlogie, Relay for Life, Frankston Swim (possible last tome club will be involved), Rotary Centenary Project underway (time capsule) for completion 2005, Annual Community Raffle again conducted successfully raising $88,000, participated with City of Frankston in consultative process for master plan redevelopment Monterey School site.

New Generations Service:

International Exchange student, Essi Lindfors arrived from Finland on Wednesday 23 July 2003. Following a most successful exchange Essi departed Frankston and Australia in July 2004. Essi will be remembered for the manner in which she undertook the exchange and the friendships she made with club members, their families and her peers at the Frankston High school. Essi was an outstanding ambassador for her home country Finland. Preparations are in hand our next incoming student Agnete Fokdal from Denmark and she is expected to arrive on 26th July 2004. Next years outgoing student is Hayley Angus. NYSF started successfully with candidate Luke Treadwell who is moving to bigger and better as Australian candidate in international science exchange. Siemens Science project was again successful and 10 students attended and a number were sufficiently enthused yo apply for NYSF. Frankston High School students were supported who were planning to complete a civic project at the Frankston railway station. The project was a success and the students involved got on hands experience in the organization and coordination of a civic project. The committee was unsuccessful with a proposed project with the Frankston Life Saving Club.

District:

Special Projects:

Year started with President Brian’s idea of brain storming session on what needed to be organised and how. Participated in the Annual Golf Day run at Peninsula Golf Club. City of Frankston celebrated Christmas with the Festival of Light with club selling hot dogs and coffee. Conference planning for 2005 well underway and with good attendance at 2004 conference. Mayor’s picnic which is an annual event and saw a good turn out from club members. Club turned out to support the Kananook Celebrations and were again responsible for the B-B-Q arrangements. Committee assisted in organising the auction for Interplast which was held at the Seaford Community Hall.

Vale:

Charter President, Lloyd C Worland, MBE, OAM (1921-2004). Paul Harris Fellow with Sapphire was called to higher service on the 10th of June 2004. Lloyd established the club and since that date ensured that the standards that he had set from the very first meeting were maintained. It is for that reason the club is held in such high esteem within District 9820. His contribution to Rotary and the community of Frankston was significant. He was a councillor with the Shire then later the City of Frankston, holding the position of Shire President 1963-64. His activity as Foundation President of the Frankston & District Junior Football League, Frankston City Band, of which he for 35 years was Drum Major, Carols by Candlelight, Trustee of the Frankston Community Support and Information Centre Material Aid Trust Fund, and Honorary Life Member of many organizations were among renowned achievements. In his vocation he managed the cinemas in Frankston and was highly respected within that industry, being at one time President of the Victorian Branch of Cinema Pioneers. His passing is a great loss to the club and to the spirit of Rotary which he embraced over decades of service (1958-2004).


2004-2005

President: David Hanlon
Secretary: Eric Neill
Number of Members: 38 (at 1 July)

Club Service:

After decades of loyal service to The Rotary Foundation the “green frog” was retired because of age and placed in the care of the Club Historian. The “frogs” place has been taken by the Foundation Grail. Inducted new members Ron Cook, Patrick Lee and on the 22nd of June, Judi McKee our first lady member.

Vocational Service:

Commitment to support ARHRF Indigenous Health Scholarship awarded to Paul Hayward. Job talks by members which are always interesting. Vocational visit to local firm Australian Arrow who are involved in the local and world car components industry. Planning for Pride of Workmanship Awards & dinner.

Community Service:

Support with working bees to Blairlogie and Menzies Farm for youth. Community Raffle again conducted with over $1.2m returned to local organizations over its 10 years existence. Relay for Life again supported. Coffee stall operation at the Mayor of Frankston’s picnic. $2,215.00 raised for bowl cancer research and donated to ARHRF.

International Service:

Hango International College, Tonga successful club restoration project handed over to College. Club provided 3 shelter boxes, another 2 provided by personal donations to Asian Tsunami disaster, each box costs A$1,100.00. Two PHH’s presented to Jan & Barry Graham with Sapphire Pin to PHF presented to PDG Peter Newman and by District to DG David Louden. Club met its commitment of $4.000 to TRF. Many members participated in the DG’s Centenary Sports Challenge. David Brook nominated to lead GSE Team to Denmark 2005. Unfortunately unsuccessful but named emergency leader.

New Generations Service:

International Exchange Student Agenete Fokdal arrived from Denmark on Sunday 25th July 2004. Agenete an outstanding representative of her country Denmark and a credit to the Youth Exchange Program. Nete as she became known was a great friend to all club members. She departs for home in July 2005. Club welcomed back Jessie Tucker from Finland and farewelled Hayley Angus to France. Club continues support by sponsoring students to the National Science Forum and the Siemens Science Experience. Club candidate for RYLA was Daniel Walker who performed extremely well. Harassment & Abuse Protection Policy completed and copies issued to members.
Fundraising:

Club participated in Frankston Community Golf Day and proceeds split between peninsula Health, Legacy and Frankston Charities. Club participated in running James Morrison concert at the Cultural Centre. Sale of Christmas cakes and puddings. Planning in progress for a “Near New Baby-wear Goods” sale in September.

District:

In addition to the above responsibilities the Club was required to assist the District Governor in the discharge of district administration and had the task of organising and conducting the Annual District Conference.

DISTRICT 9820 ROTARY CENTENARY YEAR 2004-2005

District Governor: David Louden (Centenary District Governor).
District Secretary: Peter Newman.
District Treasurer: Geoff Magor.
District Governors Club: Rotary Club of Frankston North.
Clubs in the District: 51 (1534 members).
Rotary Theme: “Celebrate Rotary”. 100 Years.
Rotary World President: Glen Estess Sr.

David Louden was inducted into the Rotary Club of Frankston North in 1973 and was the first member to be inducted after the club was chartered. He has served on all major positions in the Club and was President in 1982/83. At District level appointments included NZ Youth Exchange Program, National Summer Science School (now NYSF), Conferences for New Generations, International Service and represented District at RAWCS Southern Region. David was District Governors’ Group Representative in 1984/85 and Assistant Governor (Peninsula) 2001/03. David is the second member of the Rotary Club of Frankston North to hold the position of District Governor.

The role of the District Governor is to administer the District in accordance with the policies laid down in the Manual of Procedure and as directed by Rotary International. Further the District Governor is responsibly for the conduct of major activities such as the President’s Elect Training Seminar, the District Assembly and the District Conference.

The Forty-Seventh Annual Conference of District 9820 was held in Shepparton, Victoria, from Friday 11th February to Sunday 13th February 2005. The theme running through the Conference was “Celebrate Rotary, 100 Years” which was the Rotary International President’s Theme.

The Rotary Club of Frankston North acted as host club and was responsible to the District Governor for the planning and conduct of the Conference.

Host Club President: David Hanlon.
Conference Chairman: John Tame.
Conference Secretary /Treasurer: Brian Capon.
Master of Ceremonies: Glenn Ellam.
Members & Partners in attendance: Jim and Kay Baker, Bill and Janet Beaglehole, David and Ruth Brook, David and Janet Cahill, Brian and Margaret Capon, Russell Cock, Bryan & Julie Crabtree, David & Carol Cox, Barry and Judy Dean, Harry and Margaret Dean, Con and Loula Demopoulos, Bob and Helen Edgar, Glenn and Vivienne Ellam, Ian and Carol Gardner, Michael and Barbara Goonan, Barry and Jan Graham, Keith and Judy Granger, David and Beverley Hanlon, David and Shirley Louden, Don and Margaret McDonald, Geoff and Jeanette Magor, Charles and Linda Mallia, Brian and Lyn Mellady, Eric and Marina Neill, Peter and Fay Newman, Wayne Peterson, Robert Pill, Colin and Linda Price, Tony and Carla Spring, John and Marguerite Tame, Doug Thompson, Graham and Rosemary Wilson and Agnete Fokdal (International Youth Exchange Student).

The venue was the Eastbank Convention Centre. Registrations opened at 10.00 a.m., Friday, 11th February. Displays and the House of friendship were established in the Eastbank Centre and the District was indebted to the Inner Wheel District A62 for their assistance and support in running these activities. Councillor Bruce McNeill, representing the Mayor of Greater Shepparton gave the address of welcome on the Friday evening in Queens Park and was followed by the official opening and address by the World President’s Special Representative, PDG Ken. L. Hayman. (D9930, New Zealand). The Conference program is attached as Annex B to this history.

The Rotarians of the District declared the Conference a great success, particularly as the program embraced the concepts of Rotary’s 100 years of service. It is acknowledged that this Conference and the skill and dedication of club members and their partners made it a one of the best conferences ever held in District 9820.

MEMBERS OF THE CLUB HOLDING DISTRICT APPOINTMENTS 2004/05

Governor: David Louden
Secretary: Peter Newman
Treasurer/Finance Committee: Geoff Magor
Attendance Officer: Keith Granger, Russell Cock
Conference Chairman: John Tame
DG’s Newsletter: Bob Edgar, Con Demopoulos
Internet Coordinator: Brian Mellady
Give a Squirt-Save a Life: Charles Mallia
RAWCS: Bob Edgar
Web Master: Robert Pill
RYLA /ANZAC: Bill Beaglehole, David Cox
National Science Schools Counsellor: Glenn Ellam
TRF Alumni: Ian Gardner
District 100 Year Committee: Peter Newman


2005-2006

President: Rod Puls
Secretary: Michael Goonan
Number of Members: 38 (at 1 July)

Club Service:

New members inducted Bob Denham & John Reeves and Lee Strahan (previous member). Family of Rotary program continued this year and has helped and sustained the vitality of the club.

Vocational Service:

Vocational visit to the Rehabilitation, Aged & Palliative Care Service in Frankston enlightened club members to the assistance provided to people recovering from various injuries/operations, as well as palliative care. Pride of Workmanship Annual Dinner was postponed. Sale of Christmas Cakes was again a success with $1077.00 raise for club funds after all expenses paid.

Community Service:

General cleanup to assist less fortunate elderly residents at “Abbeyfield” House. Participation again in the Cancer Council, Mornington Peninsula “Relay for Life”. Club members participated in the 24 hour walk and provided breakfast for entrants during the Saturday of the event. Major working bee at the newly formed Peninsula Health, Frankston Hospital, Men’s Shed by undertaking design and construction of raised garden beds and vegetable garden. Annual Community Raffle with approximately 70,000 tickets issued to community groups with dividend of $1.50 paid and $$1,700.00 to club funds. Rotary Centenary Project, Time Capsule, is awaiting completion of Frankston City Information Centre on the foreshore where it will be installed to mark the Century of Rotary.

International Service:

Restoration Project-Hango Agricultural College, Tonga is ongoing with Donations In Kind (DIK) with the club still providing money and goods. Interplast saw PP John Tame selected to accompany a team to Bangladesh in September 2005. The club provided a $1000.00 donation to the Timor Leste Embassy Canberra Rotary Project. Members of the club also made personal donations to the Embassy project in recognition of the Timorese support to Australian troops in World War 2. Donations In Kind was allocated $1000.00 to send a container to Papua New Guinea. Club actively supports DIK with members volunteering to pack shipping containers in Melbourne and Geelong. Foundation “Circle Dinner” was held on 8 August 2005 that raised $680.00 for the Foundation. Chairman of the District Foundation Committee addressed club on the value of support to the Foundation. Fireside information held in June 2006 to provide information to new club members on the programs of this non-profit organisation. A number of club members continue to support Centurion Program that raises funds for the Foundation, particularly presentations of a Paul Harris Fellow.

New Generations Service:

A mixed year with successful outcomes in Model United National Assembly (MUNA), National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) and Siemens Science Experience (SSE). Amelia Travers from Woodleigh School represented the club at NYSF in January 2006 and her report to the club on her experiences was of a high standard. The cost of NYSF was offset by a contribution from the club’s Educational Trust. Jai Atkins from Frankston High School attended MUNA with high distinction. The club sponsored 8 students from Karingal Park Secondary College to the various programs under this scheme and reports from the participants were excellent. A candidate was selected for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) but unfortunately had to withdraw because of illness. The club was again committed to the Schools Garden Award but unfortunately information was not disseminated from District in time for participation. The club’s Youth Exchange program continues with Agenete Fokdal returning to Denmark. Agenete accompanied by her sister returned to visit the club at the change over dinner on 1 July 2006. Haley Angus was welcomed back from France. The club is to host Shiori Tamura from Japan in 2006/07 and the club will send a student oversees in 2007. There were two requests for assistance, Neranga School requesting assistance for materials and a dance program that is still under consideration at the time of this report and, the “Why Try” program of the Oztry Foundation and will be considered by the Board 2006/07.

Fundraising:

Major fund raising activities were the Community Raffle and a new fund raising activity in conjunction with Peninsula Health (Frankston Hospital), titled Nearly New Sale. Two, Nearly New Sales were conducted during 2005-06 with income of $1,500.00 generated. Half of this amount was passed to Peninsula Health Young Mothers Program. This program is to continue.


2006-2007

President: Barry Graham
Secretary: Eric Neill
Number of Members: 39 (at 1 July)

Club Service:

New member, Betty Goodall, inducted in January 2007. Rotarian John Tame awarded the best Club Bulletin by District for 2006/07. Following Rotary International Awards presented to the Club: For efforts to Lead the Way, Innovative Approach to Membership, Best Cooperative Projects.

Vocational Service:

Pride of Workmanship saw Award presented to Senior Sergeant Jack Donald, Frankston Police; Allan Quarrier, Country Fir Authority and Richard Forse, State Emergency Service. An evening titled “Sustaining Profitable Business” was organised to attract local business leaders and was held at Karingal shopping complex. Visit to Stem Cell Laboratory-Monash University. Over 40 club members and guests attended this evening at Monash and were treated to an incredible snapshot of the fascinating research undertaken by Professor Alan Trounson and his team of dedicated scientists. The club was made aware of policing initiatives in the Frankston area by Senior Constable Sharon Coburn who explained “Operation Safe Place” And “Never Leave Anything in Your Car”. The club participated in the Channel 7 Medallion Club Raffle to raise funds for charity.

Community Service:

Helping hand for kids in drought ridden rural communities. The Lockington district in north east Victoria suffering the worst drought in history saw the club sponsor a holiday for 10 children at the Portsea Camp. Carinya Residential Care Garden Project saw the club work with Friends of Carinya Auxiliary in a “back yard blitz” by upgrading and providing a lovely garden for the residents to enjoy. Club continued the interest in maintaining awareness in the Bowel Scan Community Awareness program. Continued to support Abbeyfield, a low cost accommodation facility, by providing working bees to tend the gardens. For the second year the club supported the Men’s Shed at Frankston Hospital by assisting with clean-up tasks. The club invited local schools for expressions of interest for funds to support “My Share Program” for Breakfast Before School Programs to enable schools to provide breakfast for children not provided with breakfast at home. Red Cross Appeal again supported by the club. The club donated $250 towards the Carers Victoria Young Carers to assist with support to young people who have to provide care support in the home. Centenary Project complete with installation of Time Capsule at the Frankston Information Centre.

International Service:

Restoration Project Hongo Agricultural College, Tonga, continues as an on going project that was initiated by the club through the efforts of Rotarian Bob Edgar. A number of other Rotary clubs now participate in this project. Rotarian Bob Edgar is looking at a further commitment for 2007/08 to support the setting up of a Science Laboratory. Rotary Against Malaria (RAM) saw the club provide $1000 to provide mosquito nets to a village in the Solomon Islands. Club donated $1000 to Donations in Hind (DIK) to help sent a container of items to Papua New Guinea. The Rotary Foundation Committee is proposing a Matching Grant 3H Program with the Rotary Club of Cauvery Tiruchirapalli, India. GSE teams from Kansas, USA and Indonesia were welcomed by the District. The club in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Frankston Sunrise hosted the Indonesian team. PP Glen Ellam named a Paul Harris Fellow.

New Generations Service:

Jordan Tobin departed for Denmark and Shiori Tamura arrived from Japan on YEP exchange. National Youth Science Form and the Siemens Summer Science Experience saw the club actively participated by sponsoring one student to the Form and five student to the Summer Experience. A student was sponsored and attended RYLA. Two teams represented the club at MUNA. The team from John Paul College went on to represent the club at the State Forum. There were no applications this year for RYPEN.

Fundraising:

This year the club undertook fellowship and fund raising events involving a Triva Night, Christmas Children Event, BBQ at the Graham’s, Bowls Night at Long Island Bowling Club, Ten Pin Bowling Night, Games Night. The Community Raffle was again conducted with sales of tickets down on previous years and the outcome incurring a small deficit for the club.

Vale:

Past President Terry Priois past away on 1st October 2006. Terry had given great service the club, the Greek Community and the Frankston Hospital and was President of the club in 1991/1992 and was a Paul Harris Fellow. Former Rotarian Graeme Grainger past away on Sunday 6th May 2007 and his funeral was attended by many Rotarians of the club. Graeme was President in 1999/2000.


2007-2008

President: David Brook
Secretary: Don MacDonald
Number of Members: 37 (at 1 July)

Club Service:

New Rotary Club Leadership Plan introduced and Bylaws amended to reflect changes. This plan is reflected in the changes to portfolio headings that differ from previous years in this History. Fellowship functions held during the year included Christmas tree at Blairlogie, Bunning sausage Sizzle and a Trivia Night.

Vocational Service:

Members Forum to assess members business needs, Domestic water saving ideas by members of the club, Pride of Workmanship Award to Elizabeth Talarek as a school crossing supervisor after 20 years of service. China Forum in the planning stage to advise the business community on economic, cultural and trade opportunities with China. Recognised Wendy Bosse, secondary school teacher with a Vocational Excellence Award, for lifetime of service to education. Presentation arranged on Retirement Living particularly associated with life in retirement villages.

Community Service:

President David on behalf of the Australian Government presented PP Barry & Judy Dean, PP Keith & Judy Granger, PDG Peter & Fay Newman with a Recognition Award 2007 that recognising their significant achievement to the community of Frankston celebrating the National Day for Older Australians. Major project undertaken at Aldercourt Primary School to establish vegetable garden to encourage better style eating among children. Participated in the ARDOC Program of before school breakfast at Mahogany Rise Primary School, Frankston North and St Lukes Primary School Carrum Downs. Supported National Tree Day by planting trees and shrubs on the Frankston foreshore and beach. Working bee at the Portsea Camp and Blairlogie repairing fences and general clean-up. Sponsored for the second year running children from the “bush” to enjoy a holiday by the sea at the Portsea Camp.

International Service:

Artificial Limbs Project with aim to manufacture to manufacture these limbs for amputees and callipers for polio sufferers in Bali, with a Matching Grant in conjunction the Rotary Club of Bali Seminyak. RAM Project, funds provided for the purchase of mosquito nets to Solomon Islands. Klyoni Appeal Project, club donated $250 to assist with heart operation which was successful. Overseas toast to selected Rotary clubs introduced.

Foundation:

PP Tony Spring selected to lead GSE team in 2008 to District 2980 India. Tony is the second member of the club to lead a GSE team. Clubs GSE applicant for Canada unsuccessful in selection. Club hosted GSE team from District 2980 India. Foundation Grand to establish vegetable garden at Aldercourt Primary School. PP Bob Edgar presented with a Sapphire to his Paul Harris Fellow. Club continues with the Centurion Club.

Fundraising:

Community Raffle to be organised again this Rotary year. Peninsula Golf Day a success. Club again participating in the Medallion Club, Christmas Puddings, BBQ’s at Bunning’s & Dan Murphy’s.

Public Relations:

Media & Youth Services

Club participated for the first time in the Frankston Christmas Festival of Lights Parade. Shiori Tamura YEP student from Japan has been a great ambassador for her country and has made many friends in her stay with the club during 2006/7. Shiori was farewelled by the club on 4 July and we all wish Shiori a most successful future and hope one day that she will return on a visit to Frankston North. Jordon Tobin returned from YEP exchange Denmark in January 2008. The club agreed to again participate in the YEP program for 2008/2009 and the club will welcome Emma Malmstrom from Sweden in July. Gina Donovan was the club representative at RYLA. MUNA was again supported by the club with teams from Casey Grammar and St Pauls College participating. The team from Casey Grammar received a high distinction that qualifies them for the national MUNA in Canberra in August. Club supports Peninsula Local Community Partnership Programs to assist young people to gain employment. Students again sent to the National Youth Science Forum in Canberra and the Siemens Science Experience in Melbourne. Aimee Werner represented us in Canberra and R. Reyes at Melbourne and J. Dossor at Monash Universities.

Additional Information:

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE.

Most successful membership night held on 23 April. As a result, a number of attendees interested in joining Rotary attended. Linda Tinney inducted into the Club on 30 April 2008. Maureen Gillham inducted into the Club on 11 June 2008. Robert Lennon inducted into the club on 25 June 2008.


2008-2009

President: Geoff Magor
Secretary: Rob Puls
Number of Members: 38 (at 1 July)

Club Service:

It was with sadness that PP Keith Granger suffered a severe stroke during this current Rotary Year. Keith’s tireless efforts in maintaining the property and birthday and wedding anniversary cards have always been greatly appreciated. It is hoped in time that Keith will recover. Special thanks go to Judy Granger for taking of Keith’s role with the cards. Fellowship functions included the Melbourne Cup Day at Thimble Farm and our Christmas night. PP Doug Thompson provided a range of outstanding guest speakers and our bulletin continued to provide useful Rotary and club information.

Vocational Service:

The China Forum planned with the assistance of the Frankston Chamber of Commerce, Frankston Council and Melbourne University had to be deferred owing to the world financial crisis. Mock interviews were held with students of Mt Erin Secondary College. Pride of Workman Ship Awards were presented to the Cardiac Team of the Peninsula Private Hospital. A vocational visit to a local winery at Baxter was a great success. “What’s New in My Business” again proved to be a popular 3 minute segment.

Community Service:

National Tree Day was supported on 27 July. .Portsea Camp working bee where a number of members undertook painting, cleaning and gardening. The club also sponsored 2 students from 5 separate schools in the Frankston area to attend the camp’s summer schools. School Breakfast Program with Aldercourt and Mogogany Rise Primary School were provided grants of $2000 each. A donation was also made to Carrum Downs Primary Schools of $500. Ardoch Stationary Fund was provided with $1000 from the club’s Educational Trust Fund to support students in the Frankston North area. Club supported the Rotary Club of Seaford-Carrum Downs, Seaford Festival. Working bees were conducted at Blairlogie, Abbeyfiel House and the Brotherhood of St Lawrence Aged Care Centre. Club donated $1000 to the District Relief Fund to assist those devastated by the Black Saturday bush fires.

International Service:

Matching Grant to fund the manufacture of artificial limbs wit the Rotary Club of Semanyak, Indonesia, deferred. RAM project supported with $1000 donation to District fund. Overseas toast to exchange information with world wide clubs proposed.

Foundation:

Matching Grant for Tonga to be supported by the Rotary Clubs of Croydon and Phillip Island working with Frankston North. The project involves enhancing village communities to produce healthy food and provide training in agricultural techniques. A proposed budged is $16,000 which is built upon an initial contribution of $2000 from the club. Matching Grant for a literacy project for Sri Lanka in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Polgahawela is still in the early stages of development. A Sri Lankan Dinner was held by the club which raised $ 3,900 to support this project. The foundation Market day scheduled for November 2008 was cancelled owing to the weather and rescheduled for February 2009 at which $1300 was raised for the Foundation.

Fundraising:

Annual Golf Day raised $2,200. Bunning’s sausage sizzles raised $2000. Open Garden day at Cruden Farm netted $7000. Medallion Club Raffle again to be introduced this year as is Entertainment Books.

Public Relations:

Media & Youth Services:

Emma Malmstrom arrived from Sweden on 17 July 2008 and spent 12 months with the club as a YEP student and attended Frankston High School. Emma has been outstanding as an ambassador for her home country and to Rotary’s Youth Exchange Program. Through her outgoing personality and friendliness she will always be a special part in the heart of the club. Emma gave her final address to the club members and their partners on 10th June 2009 and will depart Melbourne for home in early July. Two students were nominated for the NYSF but owing to the large number of applicants were unsuccessful. Megan Waite was the clubs nomination and was selected and attended the RYLA camp. Last year students from Casey Grammar won the District MUNA and represented District in Canberra.

Additional Information:

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE:

Howard Roy inducted as member on 23 July 2008. Howard subsequently resigned from the club. The club continues to be active in the recruitment of new members and the retention of current members. The membership awareness night was a great success.


2009-2010

President: David Cahill
Secretary: Ian Gardner
Number of Members: 38 (at 1 July)

Club Service:

Rotarians Jane Griffiths and Mark Sumut inducted December 2009. PP Keith Granger appointed honorary member. Rotarian Kath Whalen inducted 31 March 2010. Rtn Mathew Papadopoulos presented with Royce Abbey Award. First award to the club and is made to a relatively new members of Rotary who show great enthusiasm for the work of Rotary. . Paul Harris Fellow Fellowships presented to David Kramer for work with the disabled in fishing and PP Brian Capon for services through Rotary. “New Generations” to be introduced as the Fifth Avenue of Service. Vision process accepted by the club to implement a 5 year strategic plan.

Vocational Service:

Vocational talks continued with members giving 2 minute talk on “what’s new in my business”. Vocational visit to Hart Marine in Mornington to view racing yachts under construction. Job interviews conducted at Mt Erin Secondary College. Mentoring and guidance program arranged for 9 students at McClelland College. Two Excellence in Workmanship Awards to Wendy Brice and Mandy Clowes, teachers at Frankston Special development School. Club invited by McClelland College to judge year 12 projects. David Cahill offered a coffee machine to assist students at McClelland College set up mini coffee selling business.

Community Service:

The Community Raffle again the major focus. Club again participated in tree planting on Frankston foreshore. Working bee’s over 3 separate days at Abbeyfield House. A day at Blairlogie assisting with the sorting rubbish in support of new development programs at this centre. Packing of clothing as part of “The Day in the Life of Rotary” program. Continued support for “Breakfast before School” at Aldercourt, Mahogany Rise and St Johns Primary Schools.

International Service:

Club continued to be involved in DIK with many items provided by Peninsula Health through the efforts of Rotarian Judi McKee.

Foundation:

Matching Grant for library in Sri Lanka and Tonga Agricultural College. For detailed report on both these extensive projects refer to International Report 2009/10.

Fundraising:

Bunning’s sausage sizzles provides valuable fund raising revenue for the club. $7896 raised over 5 occasions. Support for the Kananook Creek Association in their fund raising. Club received $1200 for our support in this venture. Medallion Club Raffle raised $750. Club participated in the annual Peninsula charity golf day that raised $4000 for the club.

Public Relations:

Media & Youth:

Madee Kaio returned from successful exchange in Brazil. Daniel Richards departed for exchange in Norway. Sakiko Nomura arrived in March as exchange student 2010/11. Three candidates interviewed for National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) but unsuccessful owing to District quota system. No club nominations for RYPEN. Club nominated successfully Angie Clarkson for RYLA. Angie attended the RYLA camp on 12/13/14 March at Rawson Village, Walhalla. Angie related her experiences to the club. Club did not participate in MUNA.

District:

PP Tony Spring, PHF, elected to be District Governor for the year 2012/13.

Additional Information:

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE:

Three prospective members attended Rotary Awareness and club meetings resulting in the induction of these members.


2010-2011

President: Charles Mallia
Secretary: Michael Goonan
Number of Members: 34 (at 1 July)

Club Service:

Conference Planning Committee established to organise District Conference 2013. Rotarian Betty Anstey rejoined the club (previous surname Goodall) and Susan Brown inducted 1st September 2010. Patrick Lee rejoined the club and was inducted on 8th September. Ken Hart inducted 29th September. Mathew Papadopoulos resigned to join the priesthood of the Greek Orthodox Church and moved from area of club’s boundary. PP Ian Gardner, PHF, retired after 34 years of Rotary service. Ian was a most active member of the club and district and the first club member to lead a GSE Team (Norway-Rotary Year 1993/94). Creation of the “Guest Rotarian” segment. Rotarians select a Rotary Club in the ANZO region, provide a short report on the clubs activities and propose a toast to that club.

Vocational Service:

Vocational dinner held at Peninsula Private Hospital attended by club members and partners. Addressed by David Calladine, Business Manager and Dr Rodney Teperman, Interventional Cardiologist. Mrs Kelly Burke presented with Pride of Workmanship Award for pride and diligence in her work place.

Community Service:

A number of natural disasters occurred in Australia and overseas and the club made a donation to Disaster Aid Boxes for use in affected areas. Television antennas sent to school in Tonga that will enable school; to link into local news programs.

International Service:

Breakfast program again supported for children at Aldercourt, Mahogany Rise and Carrum Downs Primary Schools. $400 donated to the Frankston Community Support and Information Centre to train volunteers. Donation of office chairs thanks to Stockdale & Leggo to Owil House that runs short courses for people in crisis. Working bees in maintaining gardens and surrounds continued at Abbeyfield House, Retirement Home. Large project commenced at Monterey Secondary College in building 4 garden beds for year 10 students to grow own vegetables and use in cooking classes.

New Generations Service:

Sakiko Nomura successfully completed her 12 month exchange with the club in March 2011. Sakiko will be remembered for her trumpet rendition of “Advance Australia Fair” at club meetings, Christmas carols at the clubs Christmas celebration and her most successful participation in the school band at Frankston High. Sakiko will be remembered for her friendly outlook and her amusing weekly reports to the club on her activities. The members of the club wish Sakiko all the best for the future and hopefully one day will again visit Australia and the Rotary Club of Frankston North. Concern was express for Sakiko and her family as on her return home as Japan was rocked by a devastating earthquake and tsunami. Fortunately Sakiko’s home area was not greatly affected which was a great relief to club members. Club sent Marley Angus as an exchange student to France. Sponsored a candidate to attend the RYLA weekend for young leaders; and two students to the RYPEN camp. Members participated in mock employment interviews at McClellan and Mt Erin Secondary Colleges. Funds allocated for the Rotary Adventure in Citizenship program that is a fun filled weekend to assist young adults in preparation for full participation as citizens of Australia.

Foundation:

Shirley Louden named a Paul Harris Fellow for service to the community in Breast Cancer fund raising. PDG David Louden named with a second Sapphire by District for his work as Chairman of the District Foundation Committee for the past three years. Neville Jones named a Paul Harris Fellow for his service to the Country Fire Authority over a period of over 43 years. PP Michael Goonan named a Paul Harris Fellow for services to Rotary and the Club in particular. Market day raised $1,448.70. Two Matching Grants, Library in Sri Lanka, and the agricultural project in Popua Village Tonga. $US1250 donated to RI’s $US200 million Challenge for Polio Eradication and club honoured its commitment made for contributions of $US5500 donated to Annual Program Fund. Club Foundation Dinner raised $480. Fines at club meetings raised $354.55.

Fundraising:

Club applied for and received a grant of $5000 from the Victorian Government Volunteer Grant that went towards to purchase and fitting out of a BBQ trailer, a lap top computer, developing new club web page. Received $500 from Commonwealth Bank Grant, Charity Golf day raised $3963.25. Kobe’s Malloy Trike. Club raised $ 850 for the purchase of a specially made tricycle who is a 4 year old disabled boy. Bunning’s BBQ’s throughout the year raised $5,294.18. Christmas cake sales raise $1567.20. Linking Melbourne & Abigroup BBQ’s netted $4,400. Derinya School Fete with donations and assistance from club members raise $350. Medallion Club raise $2,690. Club is participating in Ritchie’s Benefit Contribution to the value of $690. Frankston Primary School Donation of $690 Club bulletin received sponsorship from proprietors of B & B in Cairns, North Queensland, for $150. Community Raffle again held and completed satisfactorily and included tickets sold to the value of $73,258, costs $16,966.56, Dividend $1.50, surplus $1,337.94.

Vale:

PP Keith Granger, PHF, was called to Higher Service on 5 October 2010. Keith was inducted into the club in 1983, was President 1992/93 and made a Paul Harris Fellow in 1997. Keith served two District Governors, Peter Newman and David Louden particularly as District Attendance Officer a role that he carried out with diligence and enthusiasm. No District Attendance Officers since has been able to match Keith’s detail for this position. His involvement in club activities was renowned and for many years was in charge of property. He and his wife Judy managed the welfare side of the club again over a number of years with Birthdays, Anniversary cards and other tasks appropriate for this role. Keith was affectionately known to members as “Keithy Old Son.” We will always remember Keith in our own special way and acknowledge his role in Rotary as “Service Above Self”.

Additional Information:

QUEENS BIRDAY HONOURS LIST 2011

PP John Frederick Tame, PHF, JP awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his community work particularly with the Frankston Community Support and Information Centre and other local organisations.


2011-2012

President: Wayne Peterson
Secretary: Eric Neill
Number of Members: 28 (at 1 July)

Club Service:

Club Disaster Response Fund established for the club to respond to humanitarian needs in Australia and oversees. The internet age is being maintained with activities listed on the clubs website for all to access. Special thanks were offered to Jeanette Magor for her work on managing the birthday, anniversary and other welfare matters for the club. William Fowler (former member of Rotary Club of Dromana), Michael Shanks and Colin Price (former member), inducted as members on 25 May 2012.

Vocational Service:

Mock interviews were held at McClelland College to assist students in preparation for work achievements. Considerable work was done to help schools in the area particularly financing activities to enhance student participation. Abbeyfield House again demonstrated the talents of members’ vocations in maintenance activities as did the National Tree Planting Day on the board walk of the Frankston foreshore. A major project was the construction of a vegetable garden at Monterey Secondary School for year 10 students. Another project being considered is working with the Frankston City Council in “Adopt a Park”. This will probably come on line in 2012-13.

Community Service:

The club was presented with a Community Certificate by the Ardoch Foundation for the service provided to schools that relate to Vocational, Community and New Generations activities as detailed in this years report.

International Service:

Support for overseas programs through RAWCS continues with club represented by PP Bob Edgar at meetings. Highlights include club contribution of $2000.00 for Popua Village chicken project and PP Bob Edgar and wife Helen visited Tonga project. Royce & Jean Abbey Scholarships Committee on which PP Bob Edgar is a member awarded 3 scholarships (Solomons, PNG, and Cambodia) and possible 2 scholarships this year (Cook Islands and Fiji on the list).

New Generations Service:

Club grants for literacy programs were awarded to 4 Primary Schools Carrum Downs, Banyan Fields, Aldercourt and Mahogany Rise ($1000.00 each). $500.00 grant to John Paul College to fund to students to MUNA. 6 students from McClelland Secondary College each funded $100.00 for Science Experience Program. Funds provide for the Breakfast before School Program to 3 Primary Schools, St Johns, Aldercourt and Mahogany rise ($2500.00 each). A grant of $420.00 was provided to the Seaford Primary School to fund a student to attend an educational camp in Canberra.

Foundation:

Sri Lanka Matching Grant is a literacy project establishing a new community library at Pothuhera and a refurbished Library at Eagalle. After a number of difficulties including a civil war the project was successfully signed off in September 2011.

Myfanwy Guay nominated by club selected to be part of GSE Team to Wisconsin, USA in 2012. Two other nominees referred to other clubs for interview.

The Club participated in the hosting of the incoming GSE team from Wisconsin with the Rotary Clubs of Frankston Sunrise and Langwarrin. A special thanks to club members for the organisation of a number of tours and receptions. DGE Tim Moore was invited to address the club on the Rotary Foundation during Rotary Foundation Month in November. Kite Flying-RCFN Web Forum aim is to establish the use of a Kite Flying calendar in this Rotary year. Disaster Aid Fund (also reported in Club Service) using seeding money from the administration fees of the Community Raffle of $6400.00 established with half to be used to assist Disaster Aid Australia for International aid and half to be used for assistance within Australia. A Community Technology Project funded by the club in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Dau, Angeles, Philippines and local organisations in the Frankston area. This project consisted of the distribution of computers to the Philippines and 8 organisations in Frankston community (fully details in Club Presidents Report). Foundation dinner again successfully held. Centurion program continues.

The following were recognised as Paul Harris Fellows: PP David Cahill for service to Rotary, Mr David Triplow for service to the community through policing and the Frankston Community and Information Centre, Russell Cock for his service to Rotary over a period of 30 years and Fay Newman for her services to Inner Wheel and Rotary.

Fundraising:

The Club has participated in a number of fundraising activities and projects through this Rotary year. These included, The Annual Peninsula Golf Day, Peninsula Link/Linking Melbourne Authority BBQ’s, Bunning’s Sausage Sizzles, Entertainment Book sales, Christmas cakes & puddings, Relay for Life, Medallion Club and Good Friday Coffee Cart. The money raised from these fund raising activities has met the clubs obligation and programs for the year. A goal of the Club’s Vision program is to develop an annual fundraising event that can generate substantial revenue for the club. Two concepts were considered by this year’s Board with Frankston Future Kids approved for further development. The key to Frankston Future kids is developing strong community commitment and buy into the project. In the past few months the Fundraising Committee has been working in conjunction with Frankston City Council, State and Federal parliamentarians to set the foundation stones for the project. The next step is to develop the proposal and marketing strategies. This will be progressed further during the Rotary year 2012-13.

Vale:

Mrs Shirley Louden, PHF, wife of PDG David Louden passed away on Saturday 28th January 2012 and her burial service was held at Peninsula City Church on Wednesday 1st February 2012. The service was well attended by relatives, friends, Rotarians from many clubs and districts and Inner Wheel members particularly from District A62. Shirley will be sadly missed by all who knew her for her commitment to Rotary, Inner Wheel and her involvement in “pink ribbon day” raising funds and awareness in the fight against breast cancer.

PP David Cox, PHF, passed to Higher Service in the early morning of 4th February 2012. David had a long and successful Rotary involvement joining Rotary in 1973 as a Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Cheltenham. On moving to Frankston David joined the Rotary Club of Frankston North in the Rotary year 1980/81.He was named a Paul Harris Fellow in March 1995 and was President of the Club in 1988/89. David filled many appointments in the Club including Sergeant at Arms on a number of occasions. In addition David was active with the Australian Army Cadets rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (AAC). In this role David undertook the training of young people in leadership and adventure skills in a military setting. We can be most grateful and proud of David’s service to Rotary and the Cadets. We will all miss his company, fellowship and his wise counsel and above all the friendship he displayed to us all.


2012-2013

President: Judi McKee
Secretary: Linda Tinney
Number of Members: 28 (at 1 July)

Club Service:

Judi McKee inducted as first female President of the club and supported by the first female Secretary Linda Tinney. Rtn Ron Cook presented with Royce Abbey Award. Second award to the club and is made to a relatively new member of Rotary who show great enthusiasm for the work of Rotary. Rtn Mark Sammut presented with Rotarian of the Year for his work in fundraising with Peninsula Link, the establishment of “Friends of Rotary” and work on the club “Vision” process. The activities that continued to be carried out were the Club History, the work of the Bulletin editor in recording weekly activities, an outstanding web page, a successful program of guest speakers, an entertaining Sergeant at Arms, and the club anniversaries handled by Jeanette Magor on behalf of the club. PE Don MacDonald, and Rotarians Maureen Gillham and Mark Sammut attended the Rotary Leadership Institute for emerging club leaders. This is a relatively new Rotary initiative. Club awarded the best Web Site at the District Conference.

Vocational Service:

Project 300 was created with the idea of foster closer ties with people who share Rotary’s ideal but for whatever reason are unable to commit to full membership of the club. Vocational visits were held to the Frankston Community Centre and Business Interactive. The club is now a member of the Frankston Business Chamber and club representatives attend meetings.

Community Service:

Community service projects targeted three main areas. The first was the computer program, where donated computers were re formatted and distributed to nine non profit organisations on the Frankston area. It is hoped this program will continue as more computers become available. Work also began on the restoration of the and painting of the “rotunda” that was erect by the club some 35 years ago. The club in conjunction with the Frankston City Council and the Department of Justice undertook the program “Adopt a Park”. This initially has involved the removal of graffiti and painting of bollard at Ballam Park. VCAL student at McClelland Secondary College have joined the club in this park project as part of their community service. Rtn Bill Fowler was in Fiji as a representative on Rotary’s’ Fijian Rota Homes Project. The club had participated in this Fijian project many years ago and it is now planned that this will become a club project for the future. The club donated goods through DIK to a Care Somaliland project and t a container of goods to Kenya. The Community Raffle continues to be a major function of the club and to date after nearly 20 years in operation $2.2 million has been returned to organisations in the community.

International Service:

Popua Garden Project, Tonga. This project came about as a result of the clubs long association with the Tongan community particularly the successful restoration of the farm machinery training building at the Hango Agricultural College on the outer island of Eua. A Matching Grant was obtained with the support of the Rotary Clubs of Croydon, Philip Island San Remo and Nuku’ alofa. This provide for 20 poultry sheds and 20 domestic gardens for village residents. A proposal for a future RAWCS project has been submitted in cooperation with the Rotary Club of Croydon. A full report on this Tonga activity is contained in the Club Annual Report 2012-13. Funding was provided to help cover the costs of Peninsula Rotaract volunteer trip to Timor Leste. Gabriella Condello spoke at the District Conference 2013 in Geelong on what this visit achieved.

New Generations Service:

(Changed from New Generations as a result of Council on Legislation decision 2013).
The club sponsored, with funds from the Educational Trust, three students to the Science Experience. This is designed for year 9 and 10 students to expose them to the benefits of a science career. As mentioned under the Foundation District Simplified Grants of $2000.00 matched by the club for a Literacy Grant to benefiting schools of Seaford North, Seaford, Frankston Heights and Ballam Park Primary Schools. The club funded to delegates to the RYLA weekend camp. RYLA provides professional guidance in leadership, team building, public speaking and personal confidence. Rotary Junior Community Award is based on the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and the program is designed for young people regardless of mental or physical abilities. Activities include community service, physical activities, skills and social experience. Aldercourt and Mahogany Rise Primary Schools had four and eight students respectively involved. Frankston Future for Kids is still in the planning stage and will be progressed during 2013-14. Mock interviews were again held at McClelland Secondary College. These interviews are designed to assist students in preparation for the work force.

Foundation:

District simplified grant obtained to complete a literacy program in 4 local schools. Management of an existing Matching Grant in Popua in the Kingdom of Tonga. This is an agricultural sustainability project. Continued with the Centurion Program with 14 members donating to the TRF. GSE team to Wisconsin visited the club in November. District Foundation Seminar attended by 4 members to support PP Bob Edgar in his presentation on applying for Matching Grants. TRF New Vision presented to the club and how it will apply from 1 July 2013. The club support applications for Group Study Exchange 2012 as a leader and team member. Unfortunately these applications were not successful. PHF’s presented to PP David Hanlon and PP Geoff Magor.

Fundraising:

Fund raising was particularly successful this Rotary year. The club continued links with, Linking Melbourne Authority, Frankston City Council and Abbi Construction Group. The activities with these organisations apart from the fund raising gave the club the opportunity to engage with the community and increase the clubs public image. Fundraising activities included: Annual peninsula Golf Day, Peninsula Link/Linking Melbourne Authority BBQ’s-6 in all, Frankston City Council BBQ’s-4, Frankston City Council Social Club BBQ-1, Passion for Pets BBQ, Entertainment Book sales, Community raffle (also see under Community Service, Peninsula Link Community Day in which more than 55 Rotarians, partners, families and friends of the club participated.

District 9820: In addition to the above responsibilities the Club was required to assist the District Governor in the discharge of district administration and had the task of organising and conducting the Annual District Conference.

District:

District Governor: Tony Spring.
District Secretary: David Hanlon.
District Treasurer: Bryon Groves (Mt Martha).
District Governors Club: Rotary Club of Frankston North.
Clubs in the District: 48 (1434 members).
Rotary Theme: “Peace Through Service”.
Rotary World President: Sakuji Tanaka-Rotary Club of Yashio, Japan.

Tony Spring was inducted into the Rotary Club of Frankston North in 1986. He has served on all major positions in the Club and was President in 1994/95 during Peter Newman’s year as District Governor. At District level he was District Governor’s Representative in 1995/.96, served briefly on the New Zealand Youth Exchange Committee, and was chairman of the PR Committee for two years and Chairman of the International Service Committee for two years.

In 2008 Tony was GSE Team Leader to Tamil Nadu, India and subsequently Chairman of GSE for two years. Having an interest in Youth Exchange Tony and Carla have been hosts or counsellors to 13 Exchange Students. They have also hosted three GSE Team members and a Team Leader. In 2007 both Tony & Carla travelled to Sri Lanka with a Rotary group and visited orphanages, schools and Tsunami affected areas.

Tony retired in 2011 from his position as Market Development Manager for a plastic raw material manufacturer. A very keen sailor, Tony has sailed competitively in dingies since he was a teenager. While sailing at Mount Martha he was Flag Officer for 13 years, including 3 years as Commodore. Tony and Carla reside in Mount Martha and the enjoy spending time with their three daughters, one son, their partners and their six grand children.

The role of the District Governor is to administer the District in accordance with the policies laid down in the Manual of Procedure and as directed by Rotary International. Further the District Governor is responsibly for the conduct of major activities such as the President’s Elect Training Seminar, the District Assembly and the District Conference.

The 55th Annual Conference of District 9820 was held in Geelong, Victoria, from Friday 22nd February to Sunday 24th February 2013. The theme running through the Conference was “Rotary-Commitment Into Action”.

The Rotary Club of Frankston North acted as host club and was responsible to the District Governor for the planning and conduct of the Conference. Host Club President: Judi McKee.

Conference Chairman: Michael Goonan.
Conference Secretary: Peter Newman
Conference Treasurer: Brian Capon.
Master of Ceremonies: Glenn Ellam.

Members & Partners in attendance: David & Ruth Brook (RC Foster), David & Janet Cahill, Ron & Anne Cook, Brian & Margaret Capon, Russell Cock, Carol Cox, Con & Loula Demopoulos, Glenn & Vivienne Ellam, Bill Fowler, Maureen & Simon Gillham, Michael & Barbara Goonan, David & Beverley Hanlon, David Louden, Don McDonald, Geoff & Jeanette Magor, Charles & Linda Mallia, Judi McKee, Eric & Marina Neill, Peter & Fay Newman, Wayne Peterson, Rod & Lyndall Puls, Colin & Linda Price, Mark Sammut, Michael Shanks, Tony & Carla Spring, John & Marguerite Tame, Linda Tinney.

Members of our Club holding District Appointments 2012/13

Governor: Tony Spring
District Governors Adviser: PDG Peter Newman
Secretary: David Hanlon
Finance Committee: PDG David Louden
Conference Chairman: Michael Goonan
DG’s Newsletter: Janet and David Cahill

Additional Information:

Service Above Self Award

PDG Peter Newman presented at the District Conference with Service Above Self Award on behalf of the President and Board of Rotary International by District Governor Tony Spring and the Presidents Personal Representative to the Conference PDG John Iriks to recognise a Rotarian who truly embodies Rotary’s principle motto and recognises those few Rotarians who have made service a way of life. This is the highest Award Rotary can bestow on any Rotarian.

40th Anniversary

The celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the club was held on Sunday 19th May 2013 at the Peninsula Golf Club, Frankston. With 53 persons in attendance including the DG Tony Spring and Carla; and Mayor of the City of Frankston, Sandra Mayer. The program commenced with President Judi welcoming guests and members. Following the Invocation and Loyal Toast, PDG Peter Newman presented a resume of the clubs 40 years of service. The Toast to the Club was presented by PP Doug Thompson and the response by PDG Ken Matthias both Charter Members. It was unfortunate that PP Barry Dean also a Charter Member could not be present because of illness. Reminisces of the club, its members and history was presented by PP Doug Thompson, PDG David Louden and PP Glen Ellam. President Judi and DG Tony Spring presented Paul Harris Fellows to PP David Hanlon and PP Geoff Magor for their outstanding work in support of Rotary and the community. A celebration cake was presented and the cutting was undertaken by the two Charter Members present PP Doug Thompson and PDG Ken Matthias.

A highlight of the day was the musical renditions performed by Tom Poyser (year 7 at Woodleigh)
Piano:
“All of me” composed by Jon Schmidt
“Half Full” composed by Tom Poyser

Cassandra Demopoulos-Rault (year 7 at Toorak College)
Songs:
“Save the best till last”, “At Last”, “Once upon a December”

A copy of the Celebrating 40 Years program and special book mark of the occasion is held in the club archives.