Upcoming Events
Multi Club Meeting with DG Rosanne Kava
Geelong RSL
Aug 05, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Dinner with a Difference
The Sands Resort
Aug 12, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Assembly Planning Meeting
Lions Village Community Centre
Aug 19, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Fireside Chats - NO Meeting at Lions Village
Rotarians Homes
Aug 26, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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President's Report No 6

Monday night saw us travel into Belmont to the Geelong RSL for the Combined DG’s Meeting. It was great to catch up with Rotarians from other Clubs and to hear of the amazing work being done in our area.

The message came through loud and clear on attracting new members and being more flexible in how we do things. Hence our ‘Dinner with a Difference’ tomorrow night at The Sands. This is an opportunity for guests to get to know us better in a relaxed informal atmosphere. 

Finally it was my pleasure to meet & greet our exchange student Ting at Melbourne Airport on Saturday night. She has settled in with Alanna & family and was off to Horsham today for a Youth Exchange Briefing! Ting will be introduced to the Club tomorrow night so please make her feel welcome!

Wishing Jan & Ben all the best as they attend Rotary Leadership Institute in Ballarat next Saturday.

We also have a contingent going to the Grovedale-Waurn Ponds 40th Anniversary celebrations on Wednesday night.

Have a great week!

Yours in Rotary Service 

Kelly 😁


DG Rosanne Kava - Multi Club Visit
For those who were unable to make it to DG Rosanne Kava's Joint Club presentation last Monday here are some of the Key slides from her presentation.
Each of the Presidents of the Clubs present gave a short presentation on the activities of the Club.


Dinner with a Difference

All of us know at least one person that might be a good fit for Rotary, whether that person be a colleague, family member or frien
We would like you to ask them to 
A Dinner with a Difference 

VENUE  - The Sands  Torquay
Cost for Members is $25 with Drinks at Bar Prices
The  Club will meet the dinner cost of guests
To assist with catering the registrations for this event will close on Friday 9th Aug
Be sure to Register your Guest/s
The evening’s program will include music, a photo slide show, stories from Rotary members, a trivia quiz with prizes, fun and just getting to know each other!
Defying the Drift

Australian Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians Tournament

Footy Colours Dinner - 24th Sept

Walk In The Park - 18th Aug 2019 

The Parkinsons  "A Walk in the Park" will be held on Sunday August 18th. For those who wish to join Pete's Pals on this years walk will be leaving on the 7.56am train from Waurn Ponds Station
Invite to RC Grovedale 40th Birthday Celebration 14th August
Our Club has been invited to attend RC of Grovedale/Waurn Ponds (our Charter Club) 40th Birthday on 14th August. There will be a number of us attending so we will get enough for a table if anyone is interested please give Michael a call
Who's Up To What?

             Prawns and Chardonnay on the beach at Karumba for the Brewins                          Alan with his new mate at Lake Ballard

     Well I'm not quite sure where the Birchalls are right now? ……...but I hope Greg's not still
              at the Pool Bar drinking Bintangs which is where he was last week
RI President to visit D9780


2019-2020 Rotary International President to Visit District 9780.

That's correct, RI President for 2019/2020, Mark Daniel Maloney, of the Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA, will be visiting Ballarat.

Click the above link to reserve your place.


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 12 Aug
Dinner with a Difference 
Kelly Binyon
All Rotarians to invite a GUEST 
The Sands Resort 
Mon 19 Aug
Club Assembly
President Kelly Binyon 
Committees & Goals
Mon 26 Aug
Fireside Chats 
Various Homes 
Mon 2 Sept
Mark Gingell
Davidson Manager
Pres Elect
Jan Emmett
Vocational Visit
Davidson Restaurant Gordon TAFE 











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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