Upcoming Events
NO MEETING - Queens Birthday Weekend
Jun 10, 2019
Nicky Angus - SC Shire Community DevelopmntOfficer
Lions Village Community Centre
Jun 17, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Changeover Luncheon
The Sands Resort
Jun 23, 2019
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
NO MEETING - Following Sunday Changeover Function
Jun 24, 2019
Club Assembly - President Kelly's First Meeting
Lions Village Community Centre
Jul 01, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Peter Bollen - Travelogue of Egypt Trip
Lions Village Community Centre
Jul 08, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Carole Young - Young Diggers - "Pups on Patrol"
Lions Village Community Centre
Jul 15, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Christmas in July - Venue TBN
Jul 22, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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President's Report No 49

Hello all,
a very jolly Happy Hour was attended by a good number of our Torquay Rotarians on Saturday evening. Lots of very appetizing nibbles were enjoyed as well as appropriate levels of beverages.
David Mitchell kindly brought along a box of ice cream cornets which went down (literally) very well, thanks David.
Amanda was our DJ for the night and entertained us with her ‘ipod thingy’ and her fake Elvis songs – haha, sorry Amanda.

Monday the 17th is of course our final meeting before the annual Changeover Ceremony on Sunday the 23rd and Nicky Angus from the Surf Coast Shire will be the guest speaker.

Board Members please note that there is a Board Meeting immediately following the general meeting.

A reminder for all those attending the Changeover – can you please pay your $50 per person fee into the Torquay Rotary bank account ASAP – thanks.

See you all Monday.


No Meeting 24th June


PLEASE NOTE There will be no regular Rotary Meeting held at the Lions Village in Torquay
on Monday 24th June due to our Changeover Function having been held the day prior.
We will return to the Lions Village the following week on the 1st July.
2019 Torquay Rotary Changeover Lunch
Our Club's Changeover Luncheon will be held as follows
Venue:- The Sands
When:- 23rd June 2019
Time:- 12 noon for 12.30 - 4pm
Cost:- $50/Head, Drinks @ Bar Prices
Registrations:- Via Whoozin - or  BOOK HERE
Payment:- Please  deposit into our Club Bank Account as follows:-

BSB:- 633 000A/C No:- 149717803 Please use “Changeover & Your name” as the reference

Who:- Partners, Friends & Family
New Rotary Club Models Enhance Connections
Munkhtuul Nyamdorf, from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, checks out the four priorities of
Rotary’s new strategic plan in the Future of Rotary Booth during the 2019 Rotary
International Convention in Hamburg. Photo by Monika Lozinska/Rotary International

By Jessie Harman, chair of the Rotary International Membership Committee and a member of the Rotary Club of Wendouree Breakfast, Victoria, Australia

Rotary’s new strategic plan is underpinned by four key priorities – to increase our impact, expand our reach, enhance participant engagement, and increase our ability to adapt. The emergence of new club models is evidence that Rotary clubs and districts are working actively to advance these priorities.

These new club models represent an opportunity to connect with a more diverse group of individuals – particularly those who are unable or unwilling to join our traditional clubs. While new club models have been emerging for some time, the 2016 Council on Legislation decision to promote flexibility and innovation has arguably accelerated their development.

At the present time, it’s possible to recognize at least seven different types of clubs:

  • Traditional clubs – at the heart of Rotary: a group of professionals and aspiring leaders who meet regularly for service, connections and personal growth
  • Satellite clubs – sponsored by a traditional club, but with their own meetings, projects, bylaws and board
  • E-Clubs – that meet exclusively online
  • Passport clubs – that allow members to attend other Rotary club meetings and service projects, so long as they attend a specified number of meetings in their own club
  • Corporate clubs – whose members are employed by the same employer, but who have different roles in their workplace
  • Cause-based clubs – whose members share a passion for a particular cause and whose service projects and activities center around that cause, and
  • Rotaract clubs – sponsored by Rotary clubs, whose members are aged between 18 and 30 and who meet together for service, friendship, and connections

Amid this landscape there are also hybrids of these types – adding further to the diversity of Rotary, and there can be little doubt that new club models will continue to emerge – including the possibility of a model of participation which is not club-based.

Development of new club models and new ways to engage with Rotary is a healthy sign – indeed some would say a critical ingredient – of our ongoing sustainability and success. Our challenge is to continue to evolve – to meet the needs of our members and our communities and to ensure Rotary stays relevant, innovative,and engaging long into the future.

Learn more about Rotary’s strategic plan

Who's Up To What

                    There must have been too much fun at Pickles Happy Hour last night as these were the only pics taken
                                                    Mr & Mrs Pres. were certainly enjoying themselves
                                                                         Now that's what I call a beer Rudi                                                                        Gaynor & Rudi in Gdansk Poland

                         Neil lands a 12kg Queenie whilst ………………………….Mary relaxes in the cabin waiting for dinner
Invitations from the Albert Park Rotary Club

Bendigo Art Gallery Visit - Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits 7th July
Our club has been invited by the Rotary Club of Highton to this Bendigo Art Gallery Visit
Joke of the Week

This is bizarre - after you find the guy - it's so obvious. 
Once you find him - it's embarrassing, and you think, 
'Why didn't I see him immediately?'

Doctors have concluded that if you find the man in the coffee beans in 3 seconds, the right half of your brain is better developed than most people. If you find the man between 3 seconds and 1 minute, the right half of the brain is developed normally. If you find the man between 1 minute and 3 minutes, then the right half of your brain is functioning slowly and you need to eat more protein. If you have not found the man after 3 minutes, the advice is to look for more of this type of exercise to make that part of the brain stronger!!! 

And, yes, the man is really there!!


2019-20 Entertainment Book Now on Sale 

Dear Friends and Supporters,

We are thrilled to be launching the NEW 2019 | 2020 Entertainment Memberships! Entertainment is turning 25 this year and Entertainment Publications have been working hard to make this the best edition yet.

Please order now so you can take advantage of bonus Early Bird Offers, while they last. Not only will you get to enjoy valuable bonus Early Bird vouchers but also you will receive a $20* Woolworths online offer and $50^ Cellarmasters online offer! (*$20 off your total shop when you spend $220 or more at Woolworth online. ^$50 off your total shop when you spend $120 or more at Cellarmasters online. *^Terms & conditions apply) 

Please click this Order Now link to order your membership.
Please be sure to use this link to ensure our Club receives the Club fundraiser donation.
If you opt for the book rather than a digital membership and wish to collect the book from me, specify 'Pick Up' as the Delivery Option for your order.
Should you need any help or further information, please contact me by phone (0408-331-661) or e-mail (

Kind Regards,

Vernon D’Souza

Mobile: 0408-331-661

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 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 17 JuneNicky AngusMike Reed Trevor BrownTrevor PicklesSurf Coast Shire Community Project Development Officer
Sun 23rd JuneChangeover Luncheon MC Maggie IsomJan EmmettDGE Phil Beasley
The Sands Resort
12 for 12.30 start
Mon 24 JuneNO MEETINGdue to
Mon 1st JulyClub Assembly
Kelly Binyon
Greg BirchallAlan AndersonPlannning Meeting for the New Rotary Year
Mon 8 JulyPeter Bollen 
Kelly Binyon
Brian MynottGreg BirchallPeter speaks on his Eygpt trip
Mon 15 Rotarian storyPresident Kelly Gerard McNamaraBrian MynottRotarian behind the Badge 
Mon 22TBCPresident KellyPeter BollenGerard McNamaraSpeaker TBC
Mon 29Christmas in July President KellyJan EmmettMaggie Isom
Social Evening
Kithbrook Park 
















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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