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Pets on Parade is in its second year after being introduced as an online event last year in response to the difficulties we and so many other organisations faced with fundraising due to the Covid Pandemic.
We extend our thanks and appreciation to the following sponsors for their generous support of Pets on Parade:
  • Bunnings Torquay
  • Torquay Stock Feeds
  • The Torquay and Surfcoast Cattery
  • Torquay Animal House
  • Geelong Mobile Vet
  • Walker Safety Solutions
  • Bianca Pinnuck from Fur Life Vets
  • Torquay Toys
  • Coastal Pets
Of course an event like this would not be possible without support from our entrants and donors, who have helped make this such a successful fundraiser. We had a fantastic collection of amusing, creative and heart-warming images for this year’s event. The funds that have been raised, close on $1,300 (a slight increase on last year) will be forwarded on to the Rotary End Trachoma Program. The following quote highlights why we are directing our funds to the End Trachoma Program …….. “Australia is the world's only developed country with trachoma, an infectious eye disease that can be prevented with good hygiene practices. The World Health Organisation had a global goal to eliminate trachoma by 2020. Whilst there has been success in a number of countries, trachoma is still present in remote Aboriginal communities and can lead to permanent blindness.”
I would also like to extend our thanks and appreciation to the judges Jan Emmett, Kate Gittings and Trevor Brown who had the unenviable task of sorting through the entrants to select the winning entries. If you’ve had the chance to check through the videos and images, you’d have to agree that this can’t have been easy.
Cutest Cat
           1st Place:            Rupert entered by Alfie with his grandmother Vivienne Harris’ help
2nd Place:           Misty entered by Julie Smith
Pets in Action
1st Place:            Ryder entered by Kristie Turner
2nd Place:           Luna entered by Sean Tilley
Funniest Dog
1st Place:            Albert  entered by Suzie Farthing
2nd Place:           Evie entered John and Val Oswald
Golden Oldie
1st Place:            Max entered by Jan Emmett
Best non-traditional pet
1st Place:            Gorgeous Gals (real honeys, you'll need to look close to see them) entered by John Morrison
Best Friends
1st Place:            Ralph & Keeley entered by Lesley Thomas
2nd Place:           Ziggie   entered by Brigid Kearns
Presidents Choice
Milo entered by Holly Kearns
Congratulations all our winners, we will be in touch with each of you soon to arrange delivery of your prizes. Thank you all once again for your support and a special thanks to the members of the Pets on Parade Committee.
Thanks to the Torquay Community for the overwhelming support of our Pop-Up Art Sale. We have SOLD OUT in only 2 Days with takings in excess of $4,500 so the Sale is now ended and the shop closed.
Thanks to all the Rotarians who assisted with the Sale, so all those who were rostered for tomorrow and Tuesday can now enjoy a couple of days offlaugh
Mal Slater
The annual function for the changeover of the Club Management Team was held on 4th July. We were most fortunate to have both current District Governor John Clue along with Past District Governor Phil Beasley join us for the handing over of the Presidency from now Past President Jan Emmett to incoming President Michael Reed. It was a busy afternoon with the induction of 2 new members Martin Duke & Claire Slocombe and Paul Harris Fellows being presented to Marg Isom, Kelly Binyon & Michael Reed. Local Kithbrooke park resident Bev Close received a Community Service Award for her contribution to a recent End Trachoma Project.
Call President Lesley on 0417 112 034 for more information on how YOU can join Torquay Rotary.
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Torquay's website (based in Torquay, Victoria, Australia).  Our Club was formed in 1988.  It has a strong, local community focus.  At any one time, the Club supports a range of local, district, national and international projects. www.torquayrotary.org.au

The town of Torquay is the starting point of the world famous Great Ocean Road (click here). Many Rotarians who are on holiday from around the world often visit our Club, where they are always made most welcome.

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