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Lions Village Community Centre
Aug 06, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Maggie Isom & John McDonald-Inspiring Toronto 2018
Lions Village Community Centre
Aug 13, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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President's Report No 5
Hello fellow Rotarians.
Monday evening’s meeting was a little quiet as a significant number of Members are still keeping away from these cooler climes. Having recently returned from warmer weather I understand however it is delaying the formation of the coming year’s committees. I urge those members still to choose a committee to do so asap so that we can get things rolling at our next Board Meeting.
Coming up on Monday the 6th is a presentation from Maggie Isom & Chris Sims in regard to the legacy of Mary Elliott. This is a Partner Invitation Night so remember to add your partner’s name in the Whoozin site if they are interested in attending with you.
See you all Monday evening.
President Trevor
Mock Job Interviews - NOTE Change of Dates 

Grovedale College Mock Interviews. Note Change of Dates


Grovedale College have again requested assistance from Torquay Rotary Club at their Mock Interview sessions However the College have advised that they have 

had a clash of timetable with the year 9 exams, so we will need to change the dates to the following week. So that will be Tuesday the 21st of August and Friday the 24th of  August.

Tuesday 21 August                                               Friday 24 August 2018

9.00am – 12.00pm                                               9.00am – 12.00pm


Vernon D’Souza                                                     Kelly Binyon

Greg Plumridge                                                      Rhonda Anchen

Amanda Hough                                                      Bruce Smith

Richard Mierzejewski

If any of you are unable to participate as a result of the change of dates can you please advise me.

Richard Mierzejewski

Youth Director

Drought Relief Fundraising for Farmers

In Australia, farmers are the lifeblood of our country and they are in crisis.  Record breaking heat and lack of rain means farmers are struggling to feed sheep and cattle, and keep crops alive.  Families on the land are suffering and they need our help.  Channel 9 and Rotary Australia have partnered with the National Farmers' Federation, launching an appeal to big business and everyday Australians, so we can provide some emergency relief.  100% of donations goes to the farmers and is tax deductible via Rotary and RAWCS.  Every dollar counts. 


The link for the donation page for the project is:


The RAWCS website home page has the link also:



My sincere appreciation goes to DGN Philip Archer and his team from District 9800 for making this possible!


Kind regards




PDG Gina Growden

Rotary Public Image Coordinator 2018-19

Rotary International Zone 8 (Australia)


Fireside Chats

For anyone who has not participated in a Fireside Chat night before, it is an evening where you are encouraged to register to attend with your partner.  Those who register will be billeted out in groups of 6-8 people to be hosted by fellow Rotarians in their homes for a relaxed evening including dinner and fellowship.


Prospective members are also encouraged to register to join us on this night as it will provide an opportunity to get to know members of our Club more intimately.


Dinner will be prepared by your host at a maximum cost of the usual $25/head and drinks will be BYO.


Registrations for this event will close on Monday 13th August, however I would encourage you to register ASAP to allow sufficient time to arrange hosts for the number of participants who register, and to allow Hosts time to plan the meal. We will require around 5 Members to be hosts on the night so if you are interested in hosting, or require further details, please contact Jan Emmett on 0418522533.


Be sure to specify any special dietary requirements in our RSVP as usual


BBQ's ……...but wait....there's more



So please disregard the message in last weeks seems that we are going to be back on the job in August.


We will be operating our BBQ at the Surf Coast Arts Trail on Sat 11th & Sun 12th August at Ashmore Rd (off Grossmans Rd) There will be 16 studios set up with 35 artists displaying their work. 


We have 2 teams for the Arts Trail BBQ -

Saturday 11th August - Lesley Shedden, Geoff Dawson, Trevor Hall

Sunday 12th August - Brian Mynott, Trevor Pickles, John Oswald


The Venue is 55B Ashmore Rd Torquay.

Ashmore Rd runs off Grossmans Rd .....


BBQ times are between 10am and 3pm.

We will serve both Sausages and Vegie Burgers (on bread with or without onion)

And have soft drinks and water for sale.

They are expecting over 1,500 people over the weekend ...….

In Mal's absence please contact me if you are available to assist on either day.


Michael Reed

Surf Coast Secondary College


If you missed this article in the Geelong Advertiser last week ……………...


A RETRO caravan has turned into a classroom for students at Surf Coast Secondary College who are taking a hands-on

approach to guiding their future careers. VCAL students have been tasked with fitting it out to eventually be a working food van to raise money.


Walk In The Park
The Parkinsons  "A Walk in the Park" will be held on Sunday August 26th. Once again Pete's Pals will be participating in the Walk and you are invited to join them on the walk. Go to
for more details on the Walk or give me a call.
Alternatively if you are unable to join us on the Walk then you may like to sponsor our team and help us crack our $500 target. Sponsor Team Petes Pals Here
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 6th AugMaggie Isom Chris SimsTrevor PicklesMichael ReedJohn McDonaldDonate Life - Mary's Legacy
Mon 13th AugMaggie Isom & John McDonald Maggie Isom  Inspiring Toronto 2018
Mon 20th AugMike Atkinson Peter Bollen  Parkinson's Ambassador
Sun 26th AugEnquiries toPeterBollenParkinsons - A Walk in the Park
Mon 27th AugFireside Chats   In Rotarians Homes
Mon 3rd Sep Darren Roskosch Jan Emmett  Torquay's Newest School














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 Governor Anthony No 1 July/August final Newsletter CLICK HERE
Rotary Down Under June 2018 Edition 606 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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