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Basic Education and Literacy Month

More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population. 

Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults.

 

 
 
                
 
THANKS A BUNCH TO ALL THE WILLING ROTARIANS AND OTHER HELPERS  WHO HELPED OUT ON
THE DONATE LIFE STALL ON A COLD SATURDAY MORNING !
 
Especially Mike Reed, Chris Sims , Jan Emmett & President Kelly for coming early to take the photos !!
 
We had a special visit from Councillor Martin Duke & Past District Governor Jane Cox 
My daughter Sophie ( I think a potential Rotarian !) worked the crowd entering Woolworths with PDG Chris 
We signed up a few people , gave away bags & other goodies and even found a Guest for the Dinner with a Difference !!!
 
Mary would have been pleased :)
  A BIG thank you to the dedicated Team promoting the Donate Life message on a bleak morning at The Dunes Village in North Torquay today
 
                                                                              Our Legacy to Mary Elliott
Mary Elliott made her mark on the community with her dedication & commitment to Rotary & all the community Projects, and   
She was a passionate promotor of the Organ Donor Awareness program, Chair of the District Committee & very active in community campaigns & support to transplant recipients
                                                     Mary Elliott was a model of the Rotary motto of Service above Self.
                                                                  Mary would want us to support

           

You can support Donate Life week in many ways

The Club will continue Mary’s work through the development of the Mary Elliott legacy –
  • Financially where the Club donate $2400 to the Heart Lung Transplant Trust, Second Chance Accommodation Program  for supported accommodation for regional families post transplant
                                                   Show your support
Need any resources?  Contact Maggie on 0412713102 or marg.isom@gmail.com
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THE HISTORY OF ROTARY

The world’s first service club was founded on 23 February 1905 when lawyer Paul Harris and three friends met in a small office in downtown Chicago. These men wanted to rekindle in the turn-of-the-century city the spirit of friendliness they had known in their home towns. Word of the club soon spread and others were invited to join. They named their new club “Rotary” to describe the practice of meeting in rotation at the members’ various places of business.

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The first four Rotarians: (left to right) Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, Hiram Shorey, and Paul Harris.

Originally formed for fellowship, the first Rotary club quickly evolved to use the talents and resources of its members to serve the community. By the end of 1905, the Rotary Club of Chicago had 30 members. Three years later a second club was established in San Francisco, California, USA. The next year three more clubs were established on the west coast of the United States and a fourth in New York City. Within a few years other groups formed service clubs based on the Rotary model.

 
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Our Club's Changeover Luncheon will be held as follows
Venue:- The Sands
When:- 23rd June 2019
Time:- 12 noon for 12.30 - 4pm
Cost:- $50/Head, Drinks @ Bar Prices
Registrations:- Via Whoozin - or  BOOK HERE
Payment:- Please  deposit into our Club Bank Account as follows:-

BSB:- 633 000A/C No:- 149717803 Please use “Changeover & Your name” as the reference

Who:- Partners, Friends & Family
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Our 2108 Motor Show Raffle has been run and won and we would like to congratulate the  winners and thank everyone who purchased tickets for you support. Also to our sponsors, for without their support there would be no raffle at all. Your contributions enable our Club to support those less fortunate than ourselves locally and aboard,
1st Prize Bathurst Commemorative Bar Fridge Ticket 112 - Chris.  Prize supplied by Bar Fridges Australia
2nd Prize Weber Q BBQ Ticket 186 - Meaghan.   Prize supplied by Classic Fireplaces
3rd Prize Minimax Socket Set - Ticket 490 Chris. Prize supplied by Beach Club Torquay
4th Prize $100 Tyrepower Voucher - Ticket 730 Eloise. Prize supplied by Tyrepower Torquay
5th Prize $50 Bunnings Voucher - Ticket 267 Steve. Prize supplied by Bunnings Torquay
6th Prize $50 Bunnings Voucher - Ticket 646 John. Prize supplied by Bunnings Torquay
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A great night was had by all, it was wonderful to celebrate our Club's 30th with the extended family of our Club, including our sponsor Club Grovedale. 
 
It was a memorable occasion and a testament to the enjoyment we gain from our Club to still have active Charter members in the Club. Big thanks to the many people who arranged the Celebration
 
As you will have probably seen today Rudi has placed an album of pics on the Club Facebook page which you can follow with this link PHOTO ALBUM
 


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Call President Lesley on 0417 112 034 for more information on how YOU can join Torquay Rotary.
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Commonly held myths about Rotary are hereby BUSTED!!!
 
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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.

If you would like to do a make-up at our Club, or would like to become a member of Rotary in the town of Torquay, you are always welcomed! 

To inform us of your attendance, and learn about any potential functions during your time of visit, please contact our Club at the telephone number listed at the top of our web site .


 
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We meet Mondays at 6:30 PM
Torquay Lions Village
Kooringa Place (road behind McDonalds)
Members not attending or visiting Rotarians wishing to book please Ph 5261 2777 by 4.00pm Saturday
Mail to PO Box 341 Torquay, VIC  3228
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