At our last Zoom meeting we were blessed by having the visit from our A.G. Domenic Cichello . Domenic  was introduced by his good friend Tom Barber Domenic was raised in the Bairnsdale Area and graduated from the Bairnsdale Technical School
He met Tom Barber while working at the former Department of Civil Aviation and working in the  administrative capacity within the Airports Branch.
Apart from providing administrative support to Engineers and Building and Technical Officers within the branch, he was also involved in producing and maintaining the Civil and Building Works and Maintenance program for the branch.
He has been a Rotarian since 1985 and says that in being a member of a Rotary Club “ I have been able to, satisfy my desire to contribute to the world community.
“This opportunity to serve has been presented in repeated opportunities; irrespective of where the life issues have been thrust upon a community or individuals. These opportunities to serve fellow human beings have arisen due to conflicts which have been imposed by a natural or catastrophic disaster or by the devastation caused by an expansionary power bases; or by economic conflict or otherwise by evolutionary neglect.”

By being active in Rotary it has provided him the opportunity, as an individual, to help change lives and further develop his  community spirit through my participation and involvement.
“I first have joined Rotary, as a charter member of a newly formed club in 1985.    I was also privileged to have been selected as a Charter President of a new club in 2013-14.
Then I became founding member and Vice President of the recently chartered Rotary Club of Wyndham Harbour.”
He also was District 9800 -Committee Member & Southern Region Delegate for the Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC)
         Domenic’s Message
As well as entertaining us with the story of his Rotary Experience. Domenic used the example of his Wyndham Harbour Rotary Club’s success and particularly the contribution of their recruiting new members with the intention of using their vocation as a basis for Networking.    Networking has been the strength of Rotary every since its inception in 1905 and we should resume its use to find new members
Rotary mainly provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards and helps build goodwill and peace in the world.  As well  "Rotary is a great way to strengthen one's network of contacts."   It is  a good avenue  for young people  helping them build credibility and stature in the community and. developing   a  virtual Rotary Business Network by creating a  broad directory of Rotarians and friends of Rotary and  their businesses .. So as well as participating in the 5 avenues of Rotary service another benefit of being a Rotarian is to have your business and services promoted to your Rotary peers in this Business Network