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Monday night our Club was proud to recognise our long serving caterers Lorraine and Rodney Sullivan as Paul Harris Fellows.
For many years their flexibility and personal service has added to the ambiance of our weekly dinner meeting.

This also represents a huge thank you to Lorraine and Rodney for your support at so many of our Club function events.

 


 
Hello All!
 
Thank you all so much for helping out with the Petition. It is now closed and we have about about 430 signatures. Your Help made it so much easier for us with balancing school and this.
 
We are hoping to have Richard Marls MP present this.
 
Once again, Thank you Ever so much.
 
Kind Regards
Jed Castle
Campaign Media Advisor
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Darren Gillies was the very happy winner of the Raffle for the unique Villers Bretonneux Centenary Bar Fridge
generously donated by Bar Fridges Australia
 
Once again this was a great effort by all of our Club Members assisting the RSL to ensure this was another successful Dawn Service.
Thanks to Ash Markham for the great pics
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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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                         2018 Torquay Rotary Motorshow's "OUTRIGHT WINNER"
  1932 Chevrolet Confederate Roadster - 
              Owners are a very proud couple - Ros and Barry Smith.
      CONGRATULATIONS!
 
 
Huge thanks to the Surf Coast Times, Geelong Advertiser and The Echo for the amazing articles they published Thursday. 
 
Huge thanks also to locals Paula & Steve Christou with their '67 Splitty Kombi and Josh Van Looy with his 62 Beetle for making their cars and themselves available, and to Brian Hayden from Hayden's Real Estate for dedicating a page of Advertising to the Show.
 
Get down to the Show this Sunday to see these cars and meet their owners.
 
Things are looking good for a great Show on Sunday.....see you there with your cars.



 
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As always Rotarian John McDonald never misses an opportunity to fly the flag for all the valuable community events in Torquay and most importantly Torquay Rotary.
 
In this single article in a recent Surf Coast Times,   John managed to promote all of the following :-
 
  • Relay for Life
  • our recent Rotary Book Fair
  • BBQ's at Bunnings
  • & our upcoming Annual Motor Show
 
Then last week John represented our Club at the Surf Coast Australia Day Ceremony receiving an award for our recognition of our Annual Motor Show as a valued community event.
 
 


 
Wow !  what an effort..... a true ambassador of the Club. John McDonald you are a Legend!
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I would like to give a huge thanks to everyone from our club who turned out in horrible conditions (again) to support the 2018 Ride the Bellarine.

I felt somewhat guilty that as a member of the organising committee I was unable to attend to do my bit on the day.

So thanks to all who did, particularly Michael Reed who filled my boots managing the Barwon Heads Feed Station and Marshall sign on post.

I will run the Ride the Bellarine End Polio Sponsorship sheet around again this week for anyone who missed it last  time.

Greg Plumridge

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Rotary’s 2017-18 International President, Australia’s Ian Riseley, wants a trachoma-free Australia by 2021, Rotary’s 100th year in Australia.  We are the world's only developed country with trachoma, an infectious eye disease that can be prevented with good hygiene practices. It is still present in remote Aboriginal communities and can lead to permanent blindness.to hear our Ron's challenge to beat trachoma by Australia's 100th Rotary Anniversary.
 
Click here to view his message. 
 
Photos from our successful 12th July fundraising night "Dine with Cadel Evans", may be viewed by clicking on the PHOTO ALBUMS button above.
Call President Lesley on 0417 112 034 for more information on how YOU can join Torquay Rotary.
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           <----- Click here  for the 2017-18 Annual Report Part A  This is a full report and pics of the Clubs activities and acheivements

 
         
     <----- Click here  for the 2017-18 Annual Report Part B (2016-17 Financials)  
Many thanks to Lesley Shedden for preparation and layout work.
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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! 

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