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2014 Club Changeover Lunch
Zeally Bay room Level 2 Wyndham Resort
Jun 29, 2014
12:30 PM – 4:00 PM
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Greg "Plugga" Plumridge

Dear Members

Last Monday we were treated to another inspiring presentation from one of the participants in our Club's Youth program. Mikkayla Baeck from Winchelsea was sponsored by our Club to attend RYLA earlier this year. (see Amanda's Report in this bulletin).


Fresh back form the Rotary International Conference in Sydney, Rudi Scholls gave us a presentation on the Conference, with a little help from Gaynor.


Thanks to all Rotarians who supported the Celebration & Giving event last Thursday I trust you all enjoyed the evening and the opportunity to socialise with some of our sponsors and recipients of our fundraising efforts.


Please remember that there will be No Monday meetings for the next two weeks.


Please take a few minutes to read DG Ken Mc Inerney's final newsletter. To read DG Kens newsletter CLICK HERE

It was with sadness that we learned of he passing of Trevor Pickles father last week at the age of 94. Our sympathy and thoughts go to Trevor, Gail and their family at this time.


See you all at Changeover on Sunday





Please remember that there will be NO MEETING this Monday 23rd June nor Monday 30th due to the Celebration event last Thursday and the Changeover next Sunday.
Please enjoy a night home with your families and we look forward to seeing you back at the Lions Village on 7th July.

Mikkayla Baeck RYLA

It was a pleasure to have Mikkayla Baeck and her parents Amanda & Greg as our guests on Monday 16th June. Mikkayla had been sponsored by the Rotary Club of Torquay to attend the most recent RYLA camp at Kangaroobie. 


Mikkayla finished secondary school last year, and was looking for some ideas and pathways to take after graduation.  She readily accepted the offer of a Rotary Youth Leadership Award and believes that what she learnt and the people she met have made a profound impact on her life. She is  now keen to study Beauty Therapy and has started doing some local work for Deb Balls, Weddings etc. 


Rather than describe her time at RYLA, Mikkayla chose to sing a self-penned song to us about her experience.  
Thankyou Mikkayla, your song was beautiful.

Amanda Hough

Celebration and Giving Night

The Celebration and Giving event held last Thursday Nightwas a wonderful opportunity for our Club to meet and mingle with many of the Businesses, Groups and individuals who have supported us throughout the year. Also present were some of the beneficiaries of our Club's fundraising efforts such as Katie from Dogs for Kids with Disabilities and Andy Brittain and Jackson Barlow from Operation Newstart. 
Mike Reed introduced the Fiji work team who reflected on what the trip meant to each of them individually. Certificates of appreciation were also presented to several of our supporters as seen in the photos at left.
To view the rest of the photos from the evening     CLICK HERE
 See you at Changeover Next Week 
 Sunday June 29th 2014
 Torquay Rotary Club Changeover

Venue           Wyndham Resort Torquay, 100 The Esplanade

Time             12.30 for 1.00pm

Cost              $45 a head includes 2 course meal, plus complimentary drink on Arrival

Drinks at Bar Prices

Registration  Bookings are now closed but for any enquiries please contact Magie Isom. 


Registrations for Parkinson’s Victoria A Walk in the Park 2014 on are now open!

Join us for a leisurely, non-competitive 4km walk, or 2km short-course, along Melbourne’s picturesque Yarra River and celebrate the lives of family and friends who have been touched by Parkinson’s.


To register visit or click here.

Once you have registered you will automatically be set up with a fundraising page.

To help us in reaching our fundraising target, everyone who reaches $25 will receive a limited edition A Walk in the Park 2014 t-shirt. If you are fundraising together as a family or group then the equivalent of $25 per member needs to be reached in order for all members to receive a limited edition A Walk in the Park 2014 t-shirt.




Weekly Assigned Duties:

 If you cannot meet one of your assigned duties, it is your responsibility to arrange for another member to take your place. 

 The duty team should arrive no later than 6:00 p.m.  Besides the below duties, the assigned team is responsible for Room Setup, Greeting Members and Guests, and Room Tidy at the end of our meeting - see checklist in storeroom or click here .





Duty Team














See Events for details


Mon 23 Jun       NO MEETING
Sun 29 Jun       Celebration Event at Wyndham 
Mon 6 Jul       TBN
Mon 13 Jul      


Please note The assigned Chairperson for the evening is responsible for writing a short review on the topic presented by the guest speaker of the night and for emailing the review to the Bulletin editor by noon of the following Wednesday



MEETING APOLOGIES are your responsibility...   

Our meetings have catered dinners, so if you are unable to attend a meeting, or if your partner is unable to attend a designated Partner's Night, YOU MUST ADVISE us of your absence.


There are two ways to do this:

1. filling out in advance the "Apology Book" that is available at each meeting,

2. telephone 03-5222-2022.   an answering service operates our of hours 

  • Apologies must be made no later than 9.00AM , on the Monday of the meeting (unless other arrangements were addressed in the Bulletin). 
  • NOTE an answering machine operates at all times
  • If no apology is recorded by that time, the absentee member willl be sent an invoice to pay the Club the dinner fee ($25) for your non-attendance, and/or that of your partner if it is an official Partner's Night.
  • REMEMBER on "Partners Nights" it is assumed that you partner IS attending unless you apologise for them!

Also note, if you are bringing a guest or partner (to a non-partner night), you need to notify us of the extra number of persons who are attending.


Note Change of time and day for Rotary Radio

Rotary Radio is on 94.7 the Pulse the first Tuesday of every month at 12-1.00 pm.

If you are having trouble getting to a radio to listen to Rotary Radio on a Tuesday, then you can subscribe to this program as a Podcast for free. You can then listen to the programs any time you wish. You can also listen to individual episodes?  If so then simply  Click Here and play the session you choose. 


This program is supported by the District Public Relations grant for all clubs in District 9780 to promote their projects.  Live streaming means that this can be listened to globally via your computer.  Click below to listen live....

Listen Live via the Internet

The program is intended to provide a platform for the Rotary clubs to present to the community the activities of Rotary. All clubs will be invited to to provide speakers and media releases for upcoming events.  Interviews can be conducted by telephone right across the district at NO charge to your club.
Meet District Governor Ken McInerney
 Here are some links where you can find all of the Latest news from District 9780
  • District 9780 is now on facebook to view the facebook page "Click" the icon      Image
  • To go to the District 9780 Website Click Here
  • Get to know your District Governor Ken McInerney Click Here
  • To read District Governor Kens Final Newsletter Click Here
To Read Rotary Down Under May e-Newsletter Click Here