Upcoming Events
The Rotarian Behind the Badge - Bruce Smith
Lions Village Community Centre
May 13, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
DrDavid Meade Barwon Health CoDir Community Health
Lions Village Community Centre
May 20, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Pacific Rehabilitation & Mobility Conference Rpt
Lions Village Community Centre
May 27, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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President's Report No 44

Please have a read of this 2nd Edition Bulletin which includes more details of Next Weeks Speaker Dr David Meade from Barwon Health..............

I was not able to attend last week’s meeting, back at the Lions Village, but I have no doubt Kelly ran the meeting very well in my absence, thanks Kelly.

This week will, as usual, be a relaxed and social gathering and we will be informed and entertained by Bruce Smith who will be the ‘Rotarian behind the Badge’.

Our penultimate Board Meeting for this Rotary year will take place next week, June 20 after the General Meeting and a reminder to our soon-to-be new Board Members for 2019-2020 that you are invited to attend.

Before the end of my Presidency, we would like to host a Happy Hour at our home – on Saturday June 14, running from 5 to 7pm. It will be BYO drink and a plate of nibbles to share. Yes, I know they are usually run on Friday evenings but please note this is a Saturday!!


Mitchell Ladhams & Pia Westaway
  Our Masterchefs, Lorraine & Rodney, finally.....hard at work in the "New" kitchen at the Lions Village

Last Monday we were treated to presentations from two young adults who have participated in Rotary youth programs.
Michell Ladhams was our sole participant in last months RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) program when Zac Plumridge was forced to withdraw at the last minute with the onset of a migraine.
Mitchells presentation was very honest, frank and incredibly well articulated, and gave us all a great insight into the life changing program at RYLA. Mitchell described the experience as being like living in a bubble without the distractions and pressures of everyday life which provided the opportunity to understand and learn more about yourself. In fact since completing RYLA has commenced writing a book. Mitchell has proved to be a very deserving recipient of the RYLA program and has done our Club proud.

Pia Westaway is the Daughter of our soon to be member, Alanna Begg. Pia was on Exchange in Canada at the same time as Kelly and Paul's son, Liam which is when their friendship began . As always it was inspiring to hear Pia's story of her Exchange experience and the effect it has had on her life.
These two young adults are positive proof that the Rotary Youth Programs RYLA and Youth Exchange are still very relevant in todays world and producing positive life results for their participants.
Next Weeks Speaker 20th May 2019
Dr David Meade – Co Director Barwon Health
We will be privileged next week to have Dr David Meade as our speaker. David is the Co Director Community Health, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care  / Director Allied Health| Barwon Health who will be speaking to us on:- 
This is a very important issue in our community and Dr Meade's presentation will be timely as it will immediately follow the upcoming Federal Election. We encourage Partners to attend to hear this very informative speaker.
Guests are welcome. $25 for two course dinner, Drinks at Club prices
Please register via Whoozin as usual.
Belmont Rotary Thank You

Wow what a sensational result. To receive over $162,000 towards our Social Inclusion Project from the luncheon was beyond our wildest dreams, it certainly showed us what the business and general community of Geelong can do. 
The funds will result in our program being able to be expanded and enable more young people to be helped and hopefully become engaged in the community and go onto live better quality lives.
Your organisations contribution and support was very much appreciated for without it we could not have reached such heights. Since we started in 2017 we are seeing increasing evidence of the positive impact our Social Inclusion project is having on the lives of many of our young people. As you would appreciate many more young people remain disengaged from the community and we plan to continue to strive to help as many as we can. 
We have commenced preliminary planning for next year's Business Luncheon again in early May with the date dependent upon the AFL draw and Geelong home games. Hopefully you and your team will continue to support us in 2020.
Thanks again for your support.
PS, thanks for your Rotary Club support and notes in your Bulletin.
Peter Drummy & Gerard Sell
0408524060          0418994024
Belmont Rotary Club
Headspace 2019 Function Coordinators
Happy Hour Saturday 14th June

President Trevor and Gail have kindly invited us all to their home
at 4 Jetti Lane on Saturday 15th June 2019 from 5.00 to 7.00pm
The Usual Rules apply,
  1. Feel free to bring Friends, Family and potential new members
  2. Please bring your own drinks and nibbles
  3. Don’t stay all night!!   lol
Who's Up To What
Helen & Kelly made the media in yesterdays GT Magazine in the Geelong Addy last week at the Belmont Rotary Clubs  Headspace Fundraiser Lunch

                 Happy Birthday to Amanda in Newcastle - love the Selfie
                       Neil and Mary checking out da plane at Woomera                                             Huge Tees at the Coober Pedy Golf Course
District Changeover Sunday 26th May 2019
Click the invitation below for the link to Book for District Changeover
Bendigo Art Gallery Visit - Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits
Our club has been invited by the Rotary Club of Highton to this Bendigo Art Gallery Visit
2019-20 Entertainment Book Now on Sale 

Dear Friends and Supporters,

We are thrilled to be launching the NEW 2019 | 2020 Entertainment Memberships! Entertainment is turning 25 this year and Entertainment Publications have been working hard to make this the best edition yet.

Please order now so you can take advantage of bonus Early Bird Offers, while they last. Not only will you get to enjoy valuable bonus Early Bird vouchers but also you will receive a $20* Woolworths online offer and $50^ Cellarmasters online offer! (*$20 off your total shop when you spend $220 or more at Woolworth online. ^$50 off your total shop when you spend $120 or more at Cellarmasters online. *^Terms & conditions apply) 

Please click this Order Now link to order your membership.
Please be sure to use this link to ensure our Club receives the Club fundraiser donation.
If you opt for the book rather than a digital membership and wish to collect the book from me, specify 'Pick Up' as the Delivery Option for your order.
Should you need any help or further information, please contact me by phone (0408-331-661) or e-mail (

Kind Regards,

Vernon D’Souza

Mobile: 0408-331-661

Joke of the Week

Yesterday I saw a guy spill all his Scrabble letters on the road.


I asked him, “What’s the word on the street?”


Rotary International Conference - Hamburg 2019

Join Rotary President Barry Rassin at the 110th Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, Germany, 1-5 June 2019. The historic port city of Hamburg offers something for everyone. Germans call it “The Gateway to the World” — and the 2019 convention will be your gateway to the world of Rotary. At the convention, you’ll connect with people of action from across the globe while learning the latest news and strategies for keeping clubs strong.
As a past convention attendee, you know that every convention is an opportunity to learn. Not only will you be inspired by the energy and enthusiasm that surrounds you, you’ll also make new, unforgettable memories that can last a lifetime.
Join your Rotary friends in Hamburg at the 2019 Rotary Convention where together, we’ll Capture the Moment.

Share the excitement by downloading the promotional kit or by sharing the official promotional video to your social networks.
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 The New 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 Bruce Smith 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 13th MayBruce SmithTrevor PicklesAmanda HoughBrian Mynott
The Rotarian Behind
the Badge
Mon 20th MayDr David MeadeMarg IsomJan EmmettJohn McDonaldCo-Director Barwon Health
Mon 27th MayBen Featherstone   Pacific Rehabilitation & Mobility Conference
Mon 3rd JuneDr Lloyd OwenAmanda Hough  Social Welfare Consultant & Artist’s Assistant
Mon 10 JuneNoMeetingDue toQueens Birthday 














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 Barry Rassin from the Rotary Club of East Nassau
CLICK HERE to read more

District 9780 Governor for 2018-19 is Anthony Ohlsen from Rotary Club of Maryborough 
CLICK HERE to learn more about Anthony
To read District 9780 weekly  eNewsletter CLICK HERE
Rotary Down Under Oct 2018 Edition 610 CLICK HERE
District 9780 Directory 2018-19 (D9780 Rotarians Only)
Rotary Club of Torquay Annual Reports for 2017-18
<----- Click here  for the 2017-18 Annual Report Part A  
<----- Click here  for the 2017-18 Annual Report Part B (2016-17 Audited Financials)  
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