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Cystic Fibrosis, An Insight - Leanne Tremul
Lions Village Community Centre
Mar 05, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
NO MEETING - Labour Day Holiday
Mar 12, 2018
Relay for Life
Polwarth Oval - Banyul Warri Fields
Mar 16, 2018 6:45 PM –
Mar 17, 2018 3:00 PM
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President's Report No 34


Monday 16th February, 2017

We had a busy meeting with various guests attending this week. 

Assistant Governor Judy Beasley complimented us on “Making a Difference” and reminded us of some of the great projects and events at other clubs in our Rotary group.

We presented a cheque for $1000 to Matthew Richardson from Lifeline Breakwater, for contributing thousands of books to our book fair. Matthew gave us an interesting insight into the great work that Lifeline does. They will continue to support our book fair in the future.

Our main speaker for the night was Carla Egan, a personal development coach who gave us a great insight into the three universal fears – Am I good enough? Do I belong? Am I loved? How we handle our responses to life’s challenges is often based on these questions.

Jess Nowson brought along Dr Laura Walsh, who is a local osteopath, and who has invited me to represent Rotary at a meeting of Torquay BNI Coastal Connections.


• Thanks to those who ran the Bunnings BBQ on Sunday 25th Feb at short notice. Thanks particularly to Rudi who cooked for both morning and afternoon shifts, and Debbie Slater who helped in the afternoon due to lack of volunteers.
• Please contact Graham Gill if you wish to be on our Relay for Life team and need more information.
• Gail Chrisfield reminded us that Strathewan Beach Day is planned for 26th March.
• Our club will again provide a BBQ meal for brain cancer patients at the Peace of Mind Retreat to be held in Anglesea on 13th April.
• Gaynor and Rudi Schols and Trevor Pickles and Gail will represent our club at Government House on 13th March at an afternoon tea for RI President Ian Riseley.
• Lesley Shedden, John Oswald and Gaynor will promote Rotary at the Geelong Expo on 4th March.


Monday 5th March

Our guest speaker will be Leann Tremul giving us an insight into Cystic Fibrosis, a genetically acquired, life-shortening chronic illness.

Chairman's Report

Our Guest Speaker on Monday evening was Carla Egan, a local resident from Aireys Inlet, a Professional Coach who works with individuals and teams, using a behavioural profiling tool to improve results, communication and teamwork.

Carla spoke about the three universal fears experienced by everyone in their lives at some stage irrespective of age, education, wealth and position.

It is how we manage these fears that will determine the quality of our life experiences.

Do we fit in, are we good enough and are we loved, these are the questions that we all ask ourselves at some point, our answers to ourselves determines so many of our actions and outcomes.

The members seemed to enjoy the content of the talk and Carla’s excellent delivery.


Bruce Smith


Relay for Life March 16th 2018
Please be sure to register for our Rotary Relay for Life Team.
This years event is being held at Polworth Oval, Banyul Warri Fields
The Event will commence at 6.45pm on Friday 16th March and conclude at 3.00pm Sat 17th as per the link below.
    CLICK HERE to Register   and be sure to register as a member of the Torquay Rotary Club Team
If you would like any further details  please contact me.
Graham Gill - Team Captain
Revised BBQ Dates extra volunteers needed.



We have been offered some additional dates for Bunnings BBQ's,  so there will be some changes anyway our next event will be

  1. There will be NO BBQ on Good Friday so perhaps those people could help with the extra shifts on the Sat & Sun (see point 4 below)
  2. Strathewen Primary School Beach Visit on Monday March 26th
  3. Those Rostered on for Easter Sat 31st March and Sunday 1st April will now be at Bunnings NOT Baines Cres PLUS we will need 3 more volunteers for each day to cover the longer hours with split shifts.
  4. Cowrie Market 15th April (same day as Ride the Bellarine)


so please let Mal know if you can help with the extra shifts over Easter and as we get closer to the dates keep a close watch on the Roster to see when you are on.

You have received a completed 2017-18 BBQ Roster Spreadsheet via email. The Roster is also saved in Clubrunner Club Documents or just Click this link BBQ ROSTER If you are unable to do your rostered session then please find someone who you can swap with and advise me of the change.
Thanks Mal
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Combined Geelong Rotary Clubs Expo
Today  Gaynor, Lesley and John Oswald were on duty representing our Club in an Rotary Expo at the Geelong Steampacket Gardens Market on the Waterfront.

Interplast News
For the latest February 2018 update on Interplast activities please CLICK HERE
District 9780 Conference 6 - 8 April 2018

District Conference is coming up quickly CLICK HERE to find out everything you need to know about the event including
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 
Ride the Bellarine Registrations are Now Open


Brian Mynott has again registered to participate in this years Ride and will be our Club's representative in the Ride. We will commence a sponsorship program to support Brian in coming weeks. Awesome job Brian.



Ride the Bellarine is a District Fundraising Event, run by the 15 combined Rotary Clubs of Geelong.  This event, now in its 4th year, raises funds to support the End Polio Now Campaign.


Registrations for Ride the Bellarine 2018 now open!. Click to register today. This unique ride, on 15 April 2018, will take you around the beautiful Bellarine, enjoying amazing scenery while you raise funds to End Polio.

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 5th MarchLinda NealeVern D'SouzaLloyd James
Leann Tremul
Cystic Fibrosis, An Insight
Frid 16 Sat 17
Darrel Brewin 
 Graham Gill 
Polwarth Oval   
Banyule Warri Fields 
 Wadawurrung Drive 
Mon 19th MarchJess NowsonLesley SheddenTerry CharltonPositive Exercises as we Age -
Mon 26th MarchRudi ScholsDarrel BrewinGeoff DawsonJace Healey













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 2017-18 is Australian Ian Riseley from the RC of Sandringham
CLICK HERE to read more
District 9780 Governor for 2017-18 is Ray Herbert from Rotary Club of Mt Gambier West
CLICK HERE to learn more about Ray
To read District Governor Ray's No 7 January Newsletter CLICK HERE
Rotary Down Under Sept 2017 Edition 597 CLICK HERE
District 9780 Directory 2016-17 (D9780 Rotarians Only)
Rotary Club of Torquay Annual Reports for 2016-17
<----- Click here  for the 2016-17 Annual Report Part A  
<----- Click here  for the 2016-17 Annual Report Part B (Financials)  
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