10th September 2019

  • Next Meeting - Guest Speaker

  • 26th October Social

  • Paul Harris Breakfast

  • Member report

  • Sausage Sizzling Returns

  • Meeting Minutes 3rd September

  • Gallery


Kevin Love
The new Visitor Centre at Phillip Island’s Penguin Parade
In July this year a new visitor centre was opened at Phillip Island Nature Park’s Penguin Parade.  The new building and carparks replace existing facilities that were located in prime penguin habitat.  Funded by $48.2 million from the Victorian State Government and $10m from the Nature Parks, the project provides facilities for the up to 4,000 visitors who attend the parade each night while creating over 6 hectares of new habitat which will be the eventual home for over 1400 penguins.  The centre has a high level of environmental performance and has already won an international architecture award.
Kevin Love has been a board member of Phillip Island Nature Parks for the last 6 years.  He chaired the project control group for the project .  Kevin will talk about the reasons for the project; the business case; the design and how the project met its objectives.
26th October Social Lunch
Date: Saturday 26 October for lunch
Time: From midday
Place: 3 Outlook Drive, Eaglemont (Rebecca and Neville's home)
If you are travelling from the West, head along the Eastern
Freeway and take the Burke Road exit. Head left along
Burke Road North and at the main roundabout, keep going
straight (it becomes Maltravers Road) and in 200 metres
turn right into Outlook Drive. Number 3 is third house on the
left from the corner.
Cost: It’s a social gathering so no cost.
Meat and bread will be provided but BYO refreshments.
What else can you bring? - bring a salad; dessert or
whatever else to share or talk to Neville if you have other
RSVP Neville John by 4th October on email, or mobile 0417 387216
If you are coming, please let Neville know what
food you to plan bring so that we don’t all end
up eating dessert for lunch. Also advise any
dietary restrictions.
27th Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Breakfast
27th Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Breakfast
Dr Andrew Browning
Maternal health care in Africa- an Australian intervention
Dr Andrew Browning spent 17 years living with his family in Ethiopia and Tanzania amongst some of the poorest people in the world.
He specialises in treating a devastating birth injury called obstetric fistula. This results from women giving birth at home, without medical help. In labour for four or five days they deliver a stillborn child and the tissues in their pelvis are destroyed, leaving them with large holes (fistula) to their bladder and bowel. Leaking continually they are shunned, depressed and suicidal.
Andrew is one of only a handful of surgeons in the world who have dedicated their lives to helping treat and prevent this. His charity has now built three maternity hospitals in Africa and aims to build many more.
All funds raised will be used to support Rotary Foundation projects
that make lives better in your community and around the world
  • The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International has received 12 consecutive 4-star ratings, the top rating, from Charity Navigator as at January 2019.
  • Charity Navigator also rates The Rotary Foundation as Number One in their list of the 10 of the Best Charities Everyone's Heard Of.
  • It also received an A+ from Charity Watch its highest rating in 2017 (the most recent rating).
  • The Association of American Fundraising Professionals named The Rotary Foundation as the outstanding Foundation for 2016.
We look forward to welcoming all Rotarians, partners, friends and colleagues to this special event
 Email: • 0419 302 109
Thursday, 21st November 2019
The RACV City Club
Level 17, 501 Bourke Street
$70.00 per head
$650 for a table of ten
(incl. GST)
7th November 2019
7.15 for 7.30 till 9.00am
Past Member Richard Bowen from QLD
Former member Richard Bowen and his wife Wendy recently visited Marjorie and Bernie Gerlinger on the Gold Coast and inspected their new home and lifestyle. They have purchased a new home in a “Over 50s Lifestyle Resort” and what an incredible resort this is.
A gated community adjoining State National park with three swimming pools, tennis courts, bowling greens and an entertainment room complete with bar, Richard thought their new abode represented paradise in the sun.  Almost all the unpacking has been done, furniture arranged with about the only remaining job being the creation of Bernie’s latest railroad layout. 
Marjorie and Bernie are looking forward to visits from those living in the cold south.



A new Rotary year and suddenly the first Bunnings sausage sizzle at Port Melbourne was successfully completed on Friday 12th July.

If you are able to help on any of the future dates listed below, could you please email me at indicating your preference for morning, lunchtime or afternoon?  We'll run from shortly after 8am to 4.

Remaining dates for Port Melbourne this calendar year are:

Friday 30th August

Friday 1st November

Friday 15th November

Sunday 22nd December

MEETING MINUTES  3rd September

MEETING REPORT September 3, 2019
Posted by Rob HINES
Chair: Neville John.
Graham Caldwell from Vic Pol being mentored by Elias
David Lawrie, soon to be inducted new member
Marcia Armstrong guest of Therese
Nev 2 reminded members of the Paul Harris Breakfast on November 21
Gerald Hogan reported on the successful planting of 500 trees in Benalla at the weekend and reminded members of the need for more wine bottles for the Social Enterprise raffle
Kevin Love mentioned the VPMP breakfast on September 17, please RSVP and he advised that they are currently recruiting mentors for next years program. If interested please contact Kevin.
Therese Robinson mentioned the Vic Govt Volunteer Strategy. Please follow this link to read and comment:
Alan Seale requested help with raffle prizes and auction items for the Paul Harris Breakfast
Nev 1 mentioned the social function with the Docklands on October 26 at Nev and Rebecca’s home.
President Warwick mentioned that the Club Forum presentations are available on Club Runner:
He also mentioned that there was a meeting of the Vocational committee on Saturday aimed at developing the club’s business partnerships strategy. Watch this space.
 Member Birthdays
Rob Hines 7/9
Partner Birthdays
Tess Hines 8/9
Date Joined Rotary
Brett Jones - 2 years Sep 2017
Campbell Chambers - 3 years 6 Sep 2016
Neville Taylor - 8  years 7 Sep 2011
Doug Robertson - 11 years  Sep 2008
Brett Jones quizzed Martin Lang about his upbringing, career and sporting interests
Guest Speaker:
Courage to Care’s First CEO Mike Zervos
Mike has had extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector having spent the last 16 years in leadership roles at Make a Wish Foundation, Alannah and Madeline Foundation and Guide Dogs Victoria. He was pivotal in the growth and reach of Alannah and Madeline Foundation’s programs in schools. He is a qualified CPA with a corporate career both in Australia and internationally. B’nai B’rith Courage to Care Victoria appointed Mike Zervos a long time bayside resident their first CEO in August 2018.Mike said he was particularly drawn to Courage to Care’s mission of informing and educating   on the dangers of prejudice, racism and bullying. “I’ve been so impressed with the passion and professionalism of what I’ve seen so far, and I’m proud and honoured to be part of this organisations’ future growth and success.”  Mike reflected on how well the organisation has reached into schools and the broader community as well as its recent expansion into educating adults with sessions currently being run at the Victoria Police Academy.
Mike Zervos, a marathon runner, is currently training for his 15th Melbourne marathon. He has the determination to drive things forward. “I am confident that by communicating the importance of our work, we will gain support. This will be a real team effort.”

Breakfast Meeting Photos

Preseident Warwick & MIke Zervos


Guest speaker Mike Zervos

Martin Langton grilled by Brett Jones


Therese Robinson with guest Marcia Armstrong

Graham Caldwell (centre)

Yanpu Zhang back on 1 foot (from week before)


Meeting Responsibilities

CAVELL, Warwick
TAYLOR, Neville
Bulletin Editor
Social Media
LIM, Daniel

Upcoming Events

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Sep 20, 2019 - Oct 06, 2019
TBC Club Film night –
Oct 05, 2019 7:00 PM
District 9800 Rotary Walk To End Polio
Albert Park Lake
Oct 19, 2019 10:00 AM
District 9800 End Polio Train Ride
Oct 24, 2019
Pub catch up – city rooftop bar 6 o'clock
Oct 25, 2019 6:00 PM
Luncheon with the Docklands branch
Oct 26, 2019
12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Regular meeting – Melbourne Cup Tuesday celebration
Oct 29, 2019
BBQ – Port Melbourne
Nov 01, 2019 8:30 AM
Board meeting – zoom
Nov 13, 2019 7:30 PM
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