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   The team from Great Ocean Road Nursery won the Retail Award
   Customer Jack Hannan for Modest Folk Cafe accepted the Cafe award on their behalf
    Rachel Parker from Ocean Mind, Winner of Community Service Award
   Award winners with President Michael Reed and Sponsor Warwick Brown from The Times News Group
Last Monday, 9th May, night saw the culmination of the Vocational Service sub committees Business Excellence Awards project with the presentations to the winners for 2022.   
The evening commenced by thanking the board and club members for their assistance in helping establish this new initiative.
Many Thanks to the Sponsors of the awards, Surf Coast Times who provided advertising for the winner of the Café /Restaurant category and Rip Curl who provided two $500 gift vouchers for the Retail and Community Service categories.
The first award winner in the Café / Restaurant category was the Café Honest Folk. This trophy was presented to Jack Hannan by Warwick Brown Managing Director of Times News Group.
Mike Reed then  presented the Community Service category winner to Rachael Parker from Ocean Mind, followed by the Retail category winner to Great Ocean Road Nursery, accepting this award were Brian, David and Lauren Brennan.  
The evening concluded with photos of the winners in preparation for an editorial article in this week’s Surf Coast Times.
To view a video of the Awards Presentation  CLICK HERE

Another great article in the Surf Coast Times on Thursday capped of our highly successful Torquay Rotary Motor Show
To view 100's of pics from the Show CLICK HERE
Our Outright Show winners - Michael Penney with his 1930 Harley Davidson V took out the Hallam Award for Best Bike in Show and Ian Wallers 1928 Auburn Boat Tail Speedster was the RACV Best Car in Show. Congratulations to he both and their amazing condition of their 90 +year old vehicles. See the full Show Results Below

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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