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Club Assembly - Planning Meeting
Lions Village Community Centre
Oct 14, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Rodney Sullivan - Race to the Rock & Wellways
Lions Village Community Centre
Oct 21, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
2019 Motor Show Recap and Launch of the 2020 Show
Lions Village Community Centre
Oct 28, 2019
6:00 PM – 10:19 PM
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President's Report No 15

Hello Everyone 

Well our “Crazy Hat Night” to support Lift the Lid on Mental Health was a great success. It was great to have Catherine Eagleson as our guest speaker-who is also the District Chair of Australian Rotary Health (further details in Bulletin).


October is Mental Health Month and it is important to support all organisations in spreading the word that it is ok not to be ok! Please take note of the RSL’s Event that may be of interest to family & friends (details below).


This week I have also had my Youth Exchange hat on hosting Ting at our place. I’ll admit that I’m a bit out of practice and forgot about school lunches😬 but all good now!!

We had a lovely visit to Melbourne on Saturday followed by a trip to The Great Ocean Road Chocolate Factory & drive

down the GOR to Lorne today. Members please remember to invite or include Ting in activities that you may be attending (where appropriate) so she gets to experience “Aussie” life🇦🇺


Tomorrow night is now a Club Assembly so please come along and we’ll touch base on our areas of service over a lovely meal & great company 🤗🤗


Have a great week 


Yours in Rotary Service 


Lift the Lid on Mental Health

Our Club continued to promote and fund-raise for the valuable "Lift the Lid" Mental Health Research Program for Australian Rotary Health (ARH) at last Mondays meeting.


Members and guests embraced the spirit of the event turning out in their craziest hats to raise funds for the cause.

Australian Rotary Health is one of the largest independent funders of mental health research within Australia.


We were also able to celebrate District Chair for ARH, Catherine Eagleson's Birthday with her and partner Alex.  Catherine shared with us all her own personal journey with metal health and was later presented with a $1,000 Cheque to go to the District Program.

These funds were the proceeds from the Torquay Rotary Club's fundraising efforts at Bunnings across the weekend which included a BBQ and Cake Stall.

Jessie Harmon nominated as RI Director
              PDG Jessie Harmon
In accordance with RI Bylaws section 11.020., the Nominating Committee for RI Director in Zone 8 recently certified that it selected Rotarian Jessie H. Harman, a member of the Rotary Club of Wendouree Breakfast, as a RI director in 2021–23. Rotarian Harman has stated that she is willing and able to serve as director, if elected.

RI President Maloney will declare Rotarian Harman as director-nominee from your zone on 1 December 2019 unless another qualified Rotarian has been duly proposed as a challenging candidate before 1 December. Any club in your zone at its regular meeting may adopt a resolution proposing a challenging candidate for RI director, provided that the challenger was among the candidates previously considered by the Nominating Committee.
Whilst it is probably a little premature to offer congratulations to Jessie right now, it would be unlikely that there will be a challenge to her nomination before 1st December.
It is fitting, at this time, therefore to recognise the great achievement of her nomination.
DG Rosanne Kava's Latest District Newsletter
You will find some interesting stories in DG Rosanne's Newsletter this month
Particularly there is a link to the e-Book that that was presented to World RI President Mark Maloney during his recent visit to our District.
This is an album includes one page from every Club in District 9780 showcasing Club Projects and Activities. Unfortunately the link in the Newsletter doesn't appear to work so please click on the "Rotarians in Action" image below to go to the e-book

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

Veterans Health Week Expo - 31st Oct

Ocean Grove Art Show - 1st- 3rd Nov


Who's Up To What?
Travelling Rotarian
Gaynor and Rudi have just returned from South Africa to visit family and see the sights:-
We were spoiled in first 2 days while staying at the “Shepherd’s Tree Game Resort”.
4 hour game drives in the early morning and late evenings allowed me to photograph the Big 5 African animals - lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant & Cape buffalo.
An expert in the field took us to 2 historic Zulu battlefields. The first is “Isandlwana” (pic 1), where 1300 British soldiers were killed in action in 1879, after poor decisions by their commander.  That day the Zulu’s continued on to the second battlefield known as “Rorke’s Drift” (pic 2) where the garrison was able to hold out against relentless Zulu attacks.
Enjoying the lovely Durban beaches and surrounds.

        Lovely pic of the Brewins on the Bloomfield Track in The Daintree National Park
2019 -20 BBQ's and Events



The next BBQ Event is:-

  • Sunday 20th October - Cowrie Market
So Please Check Your Roster to see if you are ON


You should have received by email the updated 2019-20 Event Roster, however, 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.


Joke of the Week


Australian Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians Tournament

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 14 Oct Kelly BinyonMike Reed Rhonda Anchen Club Assembly 
Mon 21 OctRod SullivanKelly Binyon   "Race to the Rock" 
Mon 28 Oct Greg Plumridge  Motor Show Launch
Mon 4th NovDavid Mitchell   Melbourne Cup Social Night













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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