Upcoming Events
Club Assembly No. 2
Kithbrooke Park & online
Oct 23, 2023
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Tour of Karaaf Wetlands & BBQ
Point Impossible
Oct 30, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Melbourne Cup Eve Extravaganza
Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Nov 06, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
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President's Message

Philip Beasley
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President’s Report 13th October 2023
Hello members and friends
This week from Tuross Head, NSW Southeast Coast, where the weather has been wonderful despite being quite windy at times.
Congratulations to our Vocational Service Chair Trevor Hall and his team for the organisation of and the successful running of this years’ Business Excellence Awards.
I read with pride the Facebook post to the Surf Coast Community page by one of the recipients of award this year. Jason Chichocki from Surf Coast Wildlife Rescue wrote:
“This award is not about individual achievement – this award is a much-deserved acknowledgement of the efforts of every volunteer on our rescue team who work tirelessly 24/7 to help the wildlife of the region.”
Please take the time to read the article prepared by the Surf Coast Times further on in this bulletin.
More importantly, please “Like”, “Share” and comment as you see fit, the relevant posts by our Club Facebook page, the Surf Coast Times page, and the pages of our other awardees. This simple act supports and promotes the success of our awardees but also promotes our own community activity.
In closing this brief report, a reminder about our Club Assembly this coming Monday night. If you have not already done so, please refer to last week's Bulletin, and / or to the email from Lesley, to prepare yourself for the evening.
Here also is the link to the Regionalisation Pilot website for even more information:
Create Hope in the World
Philip Beasley
President 2023-24

Melbourne Cup Eve Function

Our gala Melbourne Cup Eve function is only 2 weeks away - Monday 6th November to be precise.
This year we will be going to the Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Surfcoast Hwy, Grovedale. There will be sweeps, fun and games, and a couple of surprises. Dress up in your raceday finest for Fashions on the Field.
Congratulations to our Business Excellence Awards Winners
On Monday 16 we had 52 members and guests join us at Kithbrook Park for the formal presentation to the category winners of this year’s business excellence awards .
Past president Kelly Binyon took on the role of MC for the night and welcomed everyone. Followed by Greg Birchall who provided a short summary explaining the formation of Rotary followed by its goals and achievements, he then proposed a toast to Rotary International.
After the meal was served the award presentation commenced following are the results

Thank you to our sponsors


Category Winners & Sponsors


Pop-Up Book Sale Roster 11/11/23

We are planning another Pop-Up Book Sale on 11th Nov at Arthur Reed Photos.
Friday - 12 noon
Saturday AM 7 - 11Saturday middaySat PM 2 - finish
Neil HendersonMike ReedNeil HendersonNeil Henderson
Mike ReedNeil HendersonMike ReedMike Reed
Daryl LeeLinda NealeLinda NealeLinda Neale
Mal SlaterMal SlaterRobyn O'LoughlinGerard McNamara
Linda NealeDaryl LeeMaggie IsomMaggie Isom
Marg McPhersonJohn Oswald Garth Symington
Robyn O'LoughlinGail & Greg Birchall Bruce Smith
Gerard McNamaraKelly Binyon  
Bruce Turner - bringing
trailer & tables

Community Service

BBQ Rosters:

Thank you to all those who have been helping out with our BBQ season, all help is greatly appreciated. The next Cowrie Market roster will be published next week.

Volunteers also required for Resale Shed – Saturday 23rd December

  • 9:45 am – 2:15 pm; if there are enough volunteers we can split this into two short shifts.
Please notify Bruce Turner if you are available for this event. Phone 0414 840 910 or email
Bruce Turner
Director Community Service

Future meetings 

October: Economic and Community Development
Mon 23 Oct
Club Assembly (with prior Board Meeting)
Lesley Shedden
Hybrid - Kithbrooke Park & Online
Mon 30 Oct
Tour of Karaaf Wetlands & BBQ
Gerard Hogan
Point Impossible
Select Read More link to see the schedule for November
Rotary International Key Links

Rotary District 9780 Website

Rotary International Website

Donate to Rotary International 

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