Volume 66 Issue10                                                  1st September 2021
President  Patrick's Musing 1st September 2021

Rotary friends and friends of Rotary 

Last week we were very fortunate to have Catherine Bennett from Movember Men’s Health delivered an amazing presentation outlining the wonderful success of the Charity, check out their latest father’s day video

The clubs engagement via Zoom attendance continues to be strong with over 49 attending, next week on Zoom another fabulous opportunity with Tim Falkiner presenting on gambling and addiction and certainly a meeting not to be missed  

Thank you to the members who have recently purchased the Bunnings Vouchers, there are still some available so be quick to avoid missing out, they are in $100 increments, and I’ve been told can be delivered personally (I even heard a story of a member living in an apartment in Abbotsford delivering a voucher to a member in the Eastern Suburbs, umm I’m guessing it was probably within 5 kms)

RIMERN are looking for more volunteers, please provide the following information by email to 

  1. Contact Name, Email & Phone

  2. Rotary Club

  3. Working with Children Card Number & Expiry Date

  4. Volunteering Interests

  5. Available Day(s) / Time(s) / Frequency

If anyone has any RIMERN questions members can contact David Troon on 0419513590

A shout out to Kemi, new to the role as Bulletin editor she has been doing a great job communicating to our members and keeping everyone connected

What’s Rotary- check out this interesting video -

That’s it from me for this week, have a good week in Rotary, let’s keep connecting, be kind to one another and Stay safe

Patrick Docherty 

Member since 2010 

ClubRunner Corner - 1 Sep 2021
Welcome to this week's ClubRunner Corner.
We had another successful Tutorial after last week's meeting, and we are very close to having all Members comfortable with navigating our website Home Page, especially the Members' Services section. I encourage all Member to explore, navigate, poke around the Home Page Menu Bar, there is now a whole lot of valuable and interesting information, and don't worry, you can't do anything wrong! 
I also have a number of outcomes from the Tutorial to share with all Members.
Firstly, seeing we will be in Lockdown for some time to come, it was suggested that the recurring Zoom Link for our weekly meetings be held on the website for convenience. So to join each week's meeting on Zoom go to Members' Services/Club Meetings/Zoom Meeting Recurring Link (to 31 Dec 2021) and click on the link. Secretary Vijay will continue to email all Members each week with the link, but this may be a more convenient alternative.
Secondly, although it is preferable for you to access the "live" Member's Directory (and so much more) through the ClubRunner App on your phone (or on the website Home Page at Members' Services/Club Directory/eDirectory), there are some who wish to print a hard copy. This now can be done by going to Members' Services/Club Directory/Print Hard Copy of Directory. This will take you to the appropriate Reports/eDirectory Reports section of the website, where you can print either a summary of Member's names and phone numbers (option "Member Phone Directory", about 3 pages), or a full listing of all Member's names, addresses and phone numbers (option "All Members (without photos)", about 8 pages). Simply download the PDF and print it.
If Members require further assistance, I have written a procedure at Members' Services/Templates & Procedures/Procedures/Printing Member's Directory. I don't propose to discuss/debate this subject any more - however if anyone needs technical help, of course I am available to help.
That's it from me in my ClubRunner Corner!
Murray Anderson (Public Image & Communications)
Yarra Bank Playground Gala Opening - Rescheduled to 21 November
Due to the recent extension of Lockdown 6, the Gala Opening of the new Yarra Bank Reserve Playground featuring a unique interactive play sculpture cannot be held on the 12th September as originally planned.
Designed by world renowned play equipment artist Benjamin Gilbert of Agency of Sculpture, this wonderful and unique sculpture is a gift to the community from Rotary to mark the 100th anniversary of Rotary in Australia.
The Organising Committee has decided to set a new date of 21st November, and we sincerely hope this is the last time we have to reschedule.
We are determined that this significant Rotary 100 Project involving significant contributions from the Rotary Club of Camberwell, other Boroondara clubs and Rotary District 9800 WILL be celebrated in a suitable fashion.
Zone 8 Virtual Conference 11-12 September 2021
The Zone 8 Virtual Conference is on next weekend, 11-12 September!
If you have never attended a Zone Conference before, this is the one to attend. It costs all of $25 to Register, it runs from 11:30am to 1:30pm on Saturday and Sunday, you will hear from the RI President Shekhar Mehta and many other inspiring Speakers, and you can join one of a number of interesting Breakout Sessions on the Saturday 2:30-3:30pm.
Click on 2021-zone-8-national-conference to get more information, and more importantly, to Register.
Other News.


Hi all,

                      Vaccinations are now available through USA …. the Tanzanian’s are slowly getting vaccinated. There are many people from the community dying from COVID and related issues, with one of my Tanzanian boys, Moses’ dad being the latest! We literally “picked up” Moses from the streets 10 years ago. Moses hasn’t seen his dad for over 20 years, however because he is my Team Vista son and is employed as an electrician, he was summoned by a family member to pay for father’s body to be moved from mortuary, and to pay for burial!! That’s how things go in Tanzania!!

Moses hanging from the top of a pole….. safety equipment?? What’s that?? I have now bought him complete safety clothes plus helmet!!   

 I now have a container heading over to Tanzania.I was hoping to send a 40ft   however between August 14th and 23rd, the price doubled!!! I am now sending a 20ft one – supposed to sail 11/9 but that also has been delayed. Today I spent the morning out at DIK with Bob checking out the supplies I can take. 

Thank you to Sparkey for the cupboards and then fixing the bottom up on each one ready to send. Thank you also to Steve’s cousin Rhonda who has continued to knit the most beautiful baby beanies! Over the covid period, she has knitted close to 140!!


The container has 12 large boxes, plus one full of stationary paper (thank you Yvonne) as well as heaps of pens and pencils, which I bought from Reject Shop – pkt pens $1, rulers 50c .. made in China of course but thankfully The Reject Shops are still open. 

From DIK today I have school desks and chairs- various sizes, filing cabinets, shelves, 1 humidicrib, 2 ECG machines, 4 blood pressure machines and a box full of medical supplies.


My local pharmacy at Brickworks in Middleborough Rd has given me 12 boxes paracetamol and 12 boxes of eye drop ampules – thank you Ahmed.

My Tanzanian son…now Doctor Said is looking forward to a new ECG machine and a humidicrib that actually works!

There are no tools left at DIK but Sparkey has given me a garden fork and a pick axe. I would like a few more tools to take over such as hammer, saws for timber, garden rake, etc. I have always bought the China reject tools from the markets when I am in Moshi, however they don’t last very long at all.

I still have $100 X 5 Bunnings vouchers left if anyone wants to buy, (or donate….hint, hint)


My 14 university students are now on a four week break, so they will be tutoring our secondary students. My  9 “A” level students have left for College – the first time they have left the community. They have spent the past 6 months tutoring our secondary kids, so Uni students will now take over. These young people give back as much as they can as a way of thanking Team Vista for their educational opportunities. They also spoke to Team Vista parents and community before they left for College.


With the new government in Tanzania, some good things in Education seem to be happening, and my Team Vista staff headed over to Dodoma for Tanzanian NGO conference, where they presented our Mission, Vision and Strategic plan. They received excellent feedback from the government officials who were also impressed in our Child Welfare program. The welfare picture books (I have a Secret to Tell) were also donated and I have 200 loaded into container as well. These picture books in both English and Swahili have been invaluable as an excellent teaching aid particularly with the younger children in our schools. Sexual abuse of children under 12 is still one of our major concerns. We have had little ones come to Team Vista office, and tell Yahaya, our school liaison officer that they “have a secret to tell”. The staff immediately connect with Child Welfare and Police, as our staff are not adequately trained in these matters. My staff always accompany child/parent to the courts when required. I have been asked to present our program to Regional Education officer so it can be implemented throughout all the Primary schools in Moshi. I aim to be back there in2022!!

Thank you all for your support

Love Kerry Anne

Get ready for World Polio Day
Take action for World Polio Day on 24 October by promoting awareness of Rotary’s polio eradication efforts, raising funds, and planning club events. Let’s engage our communities in the fight against polio, because as long as polio exists anywhere, it remains a threat everywhere. Download the World Polio Day Toolkit for resources and tips for participating in promoting a polio-free world.

Be sure to register your club participation for World Polio Day on to show how Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact clubs around the world are striving to eradicate polio. Club presidents who register their events, fundraisers, and promotions by 14 October will receive access one week early to download Rotary’s World Polio Day Global Update program, which is scheduled to broadcast on 24 October on Facebook and at
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