Hope everyone has had a good weekend. There was some nice sunshine, a good chance to get out and enjoy it, be it golfing, walking or something else. I saw plenty of people picnicking around the lake as I ran past, probably wishing I could stop and join in... It was pretty as I ran by the Murrumbidgee river yesterday morning though. If anyone has any fun stories of their weekend or other activities, please let me know and feel free to share during our meetings

World Polio Day is just around the corner, at the moment, donations to Polio Plus are being tripled by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a very worthy cause, and a good way to make your donation go further.

Thanks to everyone who filled out the survey, I am preparing a report for the Board and we will proceed with some of the options

Have a great week

President Warrick


World Polio Day

"Help Rotary eradicate polio by making a donation in honour of World Polio Day. Your contribution will be tripled by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation."

Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta

Mental Health Hat Day Party

Join with me to raise money and awareness for Mental Health Research. During October, we are partnering with Australian Rotary Health to support those in our community with mental illness.

Get your friends together, in person or virtually and host a Hat Day Party to “Lift the Lid” on mental illness.

Lift the Lid” on Mental Illness is an initiative of Australian Rotary Health, one of the largest non-government funders of mental health research in Australia. Australian Rotary Health was established in 1982 and has raised more than $33 million towards research projects since that time.

More than ever we need your support. Please click on the link below to make your donation to make a difference.

100% of proceeds will go towards funding vital mental health research.

Sharon Green


Operation Cleft Australia (OCA)

For your information as a possible donation. So many good Rotary causes out there.

Welcome to Operation Cleft Australia (OCA).

We are a proud Rotary based charity that raises funds to provide free surgeries to underprivileged children in Bangladesh born with cleft lip and/or palate.

Our mission is to provide 1,500 operations per year through our “Target 1,500 Smiles program”. Each operation conducted by highly qualified surgeons costing just AUD350 per surgery.

Thanks to the generosity of people like you who made it possible to bring a smile to 16,000 cleft faces, parents and communities since 2005.

We achieve this only through wonderful people like you. Your help brings a smile and hope to a cleft suffering child. Please donate here:

Rotary Club of Box Hill Central, Victoria


Shelter Box Australia

It's a busy time for ShelterBox, with active responses in Haiti, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia and Mozambique, and more planned in Nigeria, Syria and war-torn Yemen, home to one of the world's worse humanitarian crises.
Our second Giving Day, promoting shelter as a human right and coinciding with World Human Right's Day, will be on 10th December. I hope you will support this important annual appeal.

There is information about donating on our website:

Mike Greenslade, CEO

ShelterBox Australia



Guest speaker: Fred Smith. Topic: We will be welcoming back Fred who will present again on Afghanistan and enable us to congratulate him for being the winner of the Chief Minister's Rotary Peace Prize this year.

You are invited to attend this scheduled Zoom meeting.

Time: 12:15 Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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.Ross Brown

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M. Garrett

L. Wilkinson

R. Rabey


A. Conti

L. Scrivener

S. Green


Olek Gancarz

R. Dew

J. Little


T. Waring

P. Davies

E. Carmody

If Unable To Attend On A Day You Are Rostered, Please Organise A Replacement.

If you swap your duty with another person could you please advise me to avoid my rostering that person for the same role on the following roster. This enables me to monitor who has done what, and not overload one person. Many thanks.

Linda Wilkinson


The Toast: Monica G. made a toast to the Rotary Clubs of Korea in recognition of our Club's Foundation Global Grant Scholar from South Korea, Hyeji Kim,

Acronym of the Week: Monica B. presented us with ROMAC (Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children) and MOP (Manual of Procedures)

Our Guest Speaker was Hyeji Kim who gave us an update on her online Master's studies at the ANU.


The Membership Workshop scheduled for the 28th of October is cancelled as this event will have to wait until we can meet in person.


The approved Minutes from the July and August Board meetings are now available on our ClubRunner website RCCBG.ORG .

It’s for Members only, so you have to log on to see these minutes. It is important that you regularly log on to our ClubRunner website and check your profile and see your committees.

You can also log onto the district 9705 website (using the same credentials you use for our website) at which is where you’ll find the district directory in all its glory 😊

If you have any trouble logging on, just let me (Andrea) know and I will help you through the process. They make good reading!

Andrea Conti



Oct 12 Spain: Hispanic Day; Equatorial Guinea Independence Day (from Spain in 1968)

Oct 15 International Day of Rural Women

Oct 16 World Food Day

Oct 17 International Day for Eradication of Poverty


Oct 11 (1852) University of Sydney inaugurated

Oct 12 (1492) First expedition of Columbus "discovers America", an island in the Bahamas

Oct 13 (2010) Mining accident in Copiapó, Chile, ends as 33 miners trapped for 69 days reach the surface

Oct 14 (1964) Martin Luther King Jr. receives Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through non-violent means

Oct 15 (1970) During construction of West Gate Bridge(Melbourne) a span collapses killing 35 workers, Australia's worst industrial accident.

Oct 16 (1975) Opposition in Australian Senate sparks constitutional crisis when they vote to defer funding for the government's annual budget

Oct 17 (1931) Al Capone of Chicago convicted of tax invasion ending his career in crime


Why ????

1. Is it good if a vacuum really sucks?
2. Why is the third hand on the watch called the second hand?
3. If a word is misspelled in the dictionary, how would we ever know?
4. If Webster wrote the first dictionary, where did he find the words?
5. Why do we say something is out of whack? What is a whack?
6. Why does "slow down" and "slow up" mean the same thing?
7. Why does "fat chance" and "slim chance" mean the same thing?
8. Why do "tug" boats push their barges?
9. Why do we sing "Take me out to the ball game "when we are already there?
10. Why are they called " stands" when they are made for sitting?
11. Why is it called "after dark" when it really is "after light"?
12. Doesn't "expecting the unexpected" make the unexpected expected?
13. Why are a "wise man" and a "wise guy" opposites?
14. Why do "overlook" and "oversee" mean opposite things?
15. Why is "phonics" not spelled the way it sounds?
16. If work is so terrific, why do they have to pay you to do it?
17. If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?
18. If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
19. If you are cross-eyed and have dyslexia, can you read all right?
20. Why do you press harder on the buttons of a remote control when you know the batteries are dead?
21. Why do we put suits in garment bags and garments in a suitcase?
22. How come abbreviated is such a long word?
23. Why do we wash bath towels? Aren't we clean when we use them?
24. Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?
25. Why do they call it a TV set when you only have one?
26. Christmas - What other time of the year do you sit in front of a dead tree and eat candy out of your socks?
27. Why do we drive on a parkway and park on a driveway? I dunno, why do we?

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