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No Monday Meeting due to Cinema Night on Fri 20th
Sep 16, 2019
Brownlow Social Night - Partners Welcome
Lions Village Community Centre
Sep 23, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Carole Young - Young Diggers - "Pups on Patrol"
Lions Village Community Centre
Sep 30, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Aust Rotary Health "Lift the Lid" - Crazy Hat Nite
Lions Village Community Centre
Oct 07, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Ana Galvez - Rotary Peace Scholar
Lions Village Community Centre
Oct 14, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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President's Report No 11

Hello Everyone,


Well where did that week go! Is it just me or does time speed up as we get closer to Christmas? Today saw the resumption of the Cowrie Market BBQ with myself, Mal, Bruce and a very dusty Mitch doing what we do best! I may make fun of it but for every sausage cooked & sold we raise vital funds for our projects. It’s also a great way to promote Rotary in our community.


On a sad note the Club was advised that Rtn. Vernon D’Souza’s sister passed away this week. It was fortunate that both Vernon & Charmaine were able to travel home to be by her side. On behalf of the Club we pass on our deepest sympathy to the whole D’Souza family.


REMINDER:: There is no regular meeting this week as we encourage all members to attend the End Polio Now Movie Night which is on this Friday 20th September. Please refer to previous details on how to buy tickets.


Also don’t forget Board Members - Meeting at Lesley Shedden’s at 5:30pm Monday 16 September.


Yours in Rotary Service 



Last Weeks Meeting
A BIG than you to Amanda Hough who jumped in to fill the void when Ana Galvez our planned speaker cancelled on very short notice.
Amanda gave us a brief travelogue of her recent "Self Drive" trip to Africa with her partner Alan McKenzie. Many of you will have seen some of Amanda's pics on her Facebook page but here is a selection from her presentation plus one extra special one that Amanda wanted to share with us all. No, she didn't win Lotto...…….. this is an example of how worthless the local currency is in Zimbabwe

If you would like further information of the African "Self Drive" holidays CLICK HERE
End Polio Movie Night Fundraiser 20th Sept Tickets still available
DON"T FORGET Tickets to be purchased direct from TRYBOOKING by this SUNDAY 15th September !!


Torquay Rotarians & friends 

Please promote this Movie Fundraiser night for Ending Polio 

When you book your tickets through TRY BOOKING - please note that you are from the Torquay Club 

Any questions  Maggie Isom   0412713102

No Meeting This Monday 16th September

PLEASE NOTE There will be no regular Rotary Meeting held at the Lions Village in Torquay
on Monday 16th due to our End Polio Movie Night at Readings Changeover Function having been held on Friday 20th the same week.
All members, partners are encouraged to attend the Readings Cinema Fundraiser and please bring guests.
We will return to the Lions Village the following week on Monday the 23rd for our Annual Brownlow Night.
Grovedale Waurn Ponds Dinner Auction Friday 4th October

The Rotary Club of Grovedale/Waurn Ponds would like to invite all your members to our Annual Dinner Auction, please see all info attached.

We promise you a great night with a main and silent auction being held at the newly renovated venue, Capri Receptions in Pakington St Geelong West.

Looking forward to your support for our main fundraiser.



Paul Desbrowe-Annear

Fund raising Director

Rotary Club of Grovedale/Waurn Ponds

               You're Invited to -

The Rotary Club of Grovedale/Waurn Ponds


FRIDAY 4TH of OCTOBER 2019 6.30 PM
              2 COURSE MEAL
              $75 PER HEAD
Capri Receptions
258 Pakington St
Geelong West


If you are interested in making up a table for the Grovedale Waurn Ponds Dinner Auction please contact Michael Reed on 0418524315 or Greg Plumridge on 0418521321.

This is always a fun night with many great bargains to be had, whilst supporting our good friends from Grovedale.

Surf Coast Secondary College - Kokoda Trek Thank You
Here is a thank you from one of The Surf Coast Secondary College students who was a member of their upcoming Kokoda Trek last year

2019 -20 BBQ's and Events

Well the BBQ season is well underway with the first Cowrie Market being held today.

By now you should have received by email the updated 2019-20 Event Roster, if you have not seen it you can download via the link below.

Please check "Your" events and note them in your diary


Note that this calendar now includes all rostered events such as Night Jar Parking, the Book Fair etc.


If you make any more swaps please let me know and I will update the roster which can be found in documents in club runner


To see the 2019 - 20 Events Roster  CLICK HERE


If you do  require to swap a date for any reason you will now need to find someone to do this with yourself. I would suggest that you send the request to Greg who has offered to advertise on a BBQ Roster Trading Post in the bulletin  


Mal Slater


DG Rosanne's Purple House Project


You are invited to contribute to a project to support Purple House, an organisation that provides dialysis services to remote indigenous people in Central Australia.  

Purple House is an innovative Indigenous-owned and run health service operating from its base in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Now operating 16 remote clinics and a mobile dialysis unit called the Purple Truck, Purple House is  getting patients back home so that families and culture can remain strong.

DG Rosanne Kava has asked us all to provide any of the following items to our Assistant Governor, Judy Beasley,  who will pass them on to Purple House CEO Sarah Brown for delivery to clients in remote communities 
  • Soaps, shampoos, conditioner, body lotion and toiletries including combs, brushes, toothpaste and tooth brushes  (no sanitary items as they are sourced elsewhere).
  • Special recognition will be given to the Club that provides the top contribution.
Think about volunteering to assist Purple House if you are travelling in central Australia, eg to assist in building a new Purple House in Coober Pedy, or as a nurse on the Purple Bus or one of the Purple Houses.   Click the image for more details or CLICK HERE to contact Purple House or phone         08 8953 6444.
Please give your donated items to Lesley Shedden or Mike Reed at any of our Monday meetings.


Rotary - What you see & What you don't
Help to uncover the secret of the Rotary Iceberg by promoting the many Rotary programs around the world.

Lift the Lid on Mental Health ! Don't forget your HAT 
Monday 7th October will be Torquay Rotary's "Lift the Lid" Crazy Hat Nite so be sure to wear a "Special", "Outrageous", or "Significant" Hat.... Monday Night 7th Oct...……....make a donation to Australian Rotary Health's Lift the Lid Campaign and you could win a prize....... so start preparing your hat now!

Australian Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians Tournament

Footy Colours Dinner - 24th Sept

DG Rosanne Kava's Latest District Newsletter
To read DG Rosanne Kava's latest District Newsletter please Click on the banner below

Who's Up To What?

               Fresh local lobster in Geraldton for dinner for the Andersons

                       The Brewins enjoying an evening River Cruise in Port Douglas

              Rudi hunting a Lion in Africa …..but fortunately only with his camera

            Gerard and Kathryn McNamara sailing on the Sprit of the Coorong
RI President to visit D9780 Bookings Close  Thursday 19th Sept


2019-2020 Rotary International President to Visit District 9780.

That's correct, RI President for 2019/2020, Mark Daniel Maloney, of the Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA, will be visiting Ballarat.

Click the above link to reserve your place. Bookings Close this Thursday 19th Sept


Rotary Global Rewards Program
Rotary Global Rewards, our member benefits program, offers discounts on products and services from local and global
merchants, along with opportunities to give back to Rotary. 

Over 33,000 members have signed in to use Rotary Global Rewards. To raise awareness of this program, you can:
  1. Recommend Rotary Global Rewards to all club members. They can visit from a computer or download the Rotary Club Locator App to use the program on mobile devices.
  2. Post a "Rewards" link to on your club and district websites. This gives members easier access to Rotary Global Rewards.
  3. Encourage club members to post offers on Rotary Global Rewards. 
  4. Suggest that club members help the program grow in their communities by asking local merchants to post offers. 
You can find instructional videos, how-to-guides, and promotional materials on the Rotary Global Rewards page of My Rotary.  If you have any questions about the program, write to 
VERY IMPORTANT - Whoozin our Weekly Meeting Book-in System 

We are now fully operational with our new system for registering for our weekly dinner meetings. Called Whoozin, this program is used by other local Rotary Clubs with great success.
To make it easy for everyone I have prepared a Whoozin User Manual which is stored on Clubrunner under "Club Documents" that you will be able to print off if you wish.
In Summary the way it will work is:-
  • You will receive an initial email invitation each Monday for the following week's meeting.
  • You can immediately accept or decline, leave until later.
  • You will receive a reminder email on the Friday Prior
  • You will have until Midnight Sunday to register your RSVP and can change your decision right up until the closing time.
  • You can register up to 5 guests
  • You can specify any Special Dietary requirements
  • Please Note that if you do not register your intentions you will be charged for the dinner fee.
If you have any problems please free to contact myself Greg Plumridge 0418521321 or Michael Reed 0418524315 for details on how to work the program.
Future Meetings & Duty Roster

Weekly Assigned Duties:

 If you cannot meet one of your assigned duties, Please contact Maggie Isom ( 0412713102 ) to advise. 

 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
Event details
Mon 16 SeptNO  MONDAYMEETING NO MEETING Due to Cinema Night
Fri 20 SeptPolio Fundraiser "RIDE LIKE A GIRL" READINGS CINEMA 
Mon 23 Sept David MitchellJohn OswaldAmanda HoughBrownlow Footy Night
Mon 30 SeptCarol Young Jan Emmett  
Young Diggers 
Pups on Patrol 
Fri 4 Oct   Grovedale/Waurn PondsDinner Auction
Mon 7 OctCatherine EaglesonMaggie Isom  Lift the Lid - Crazy Hat Nite 
Mon 14 OctAnna GalvezJohn Oswald   Rotary Peace Scholar 













Dinner Meeting Registration & Apologies


Notifying someone about changes to your meeting attendance is 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 or your partner’s absence. 
This also applies if you are attending the meeting but not dining.
How to Book in for our Dinner Meeting?
For Members, Partners and guests of Members
  • you will receive email invitations to each meeting via Whoozin.
  • It will be your responsibility to RSVP using Whoozin by Midnight on the day prior to the meeting.
  • The only exception to this will be if you are expecting to be out of internet connectivity for an extended period. 
  • In this instance you can notify Richard Mierzejewski at LET Surfcoast on 03-5261 2777 by 4.00pm on the Saturday prior to the Monday Meeting.
  • Please Note there is NO Answering Service on this number.
  • Remember if you are bringing guests or your partner (to a non-partner night) you need to RSVP for the extra number of person/s who will be attending.
  • If no RSVP is registered as per the above process, the absentee member will be issued with an invoice to pay the Club the usual dinner fee of $25 for your non-attendance, and/or that of your partner if it is an official Partner's Night.
For Visitors to the Club
  • Any Visitors not being registered as a guest of a Member must call Richard Mierzejewski at LET Surfcoast on 03-5261 2777 to Book in.  RSVP's must be made no later than 4.00PM on the Saturday  prior to the Meeting
  • Please Note there is NO Answering Service on this number.
Rotary International & District 9780 Info

Rotary International President for 2018-19 is

Mark Daniel Maloney from the Rotary Club of Decatur Alabama, USA
CLICK HERE to read more about our RI President

District 9780 Governor for 2019-20 is Rosanne Kava from Rotary Club of Swan Hill 
CLICK HERE to learn more about DG Rosanne Kava
To read DG Rosanne Kava's latest District 9780  eNewsletter CLICK HERE
Rotary Down Under Sept 2019 Edition 620 CLICK HERE
District 9780 Directory 2018-19 (D9780 Rotarians Only)
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