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NO MEETING - Australia Day - Book Fair Weekend
Jan 29, 2018
Briefing Meeting for Motor Show
Lions Village Community Centre
Feb 05, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Ron MedsonThe Rise And Fall of an Industrial Giant
Lions Village Community Centre
Feb 19, 2018
6:15 PM – 8:00 PM
Carla Egan-Personal Development, ProfessionalCoach
Lions Village Community Centre
Feb 26, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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President's Report No 29
Monday 22 January 2018
There was a lot of preparation this week with all the up-coming fundraising events including the Book Fair, Fourth Night at the Night Jar Market and the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, all taking place over the Australia Day long weekend.
My sincere thanks to all members who have all worked so hard to make these events a success and fund our Rotary Club projects.
Our club was awarded a Certificate of Achievement at the Surf Coast Shire Australia Day Awards for last year’s Rotary Motor Show.
Because most members have been working solidly over this weekend there will be NO meeting on 29th January – it’s a night to recuperate and spend time with family.
Committee Planning Meetings
The club divided into four “Avenues of Service” groups - Community, International, Vocational and Youth to discuss implementation of one short-term project and one long-term project for each of these areas. The summary of these meetings will be included in the strategic plan.
A Few Points from the Board Meeting
  • Our club will purchase a “tread”, with our name on it, at the new Jan Juc Lifesaving Club.
  • “Whoozin” will become the new RSVP system for our club (via email). Training will be provided by Greg Plumridge on 19th February.
  • Our club’s EFTPOS machine is up and running – thanks to Lesley Shedden.
  • If you have any form of food allergy please notify the caterers – preferably in writing.
  • We are to start putting together a Procedure Manual for the club. Can all directors and event organisers please write short procedures and forward to me at for inclusion. This will be useful for all future members and boards as essential knowledge is often not passed on adequately.
    District Conference 6-8 April, Mt Gambier Civic Centre
    District conference is a wonderful occasion to get together with other D9780 clubs, learn and have fun. The full registration cost (including the dinner) is $210 per person. Hopefully a large group from our club will attend this year and it is now time to register at
    President Greg Cooke is also running a conference tour at $299 per person. If you are interested go to
    Monday 5th February 2018: Planning for Motor Show
    If you are unable to volunteer on Sunday 11th Feb please let Lesley Shedden know immediately. Motor Show duties will be assigned and explained at the club meeting on 5th Feb. so it’s important for all volunteers to attend.
President Gaynor Schols
Book Fair Wrap



This is an amazing effort everyone. Thank you.  In particular thank you to our co-ordinator Rhonda for a great job yet again.  Well done.


Special Thanks must also go to the sterling efforts of our newer members : 

Garth Hammonds 

Jan Emmett

Trevor Hall 

Terry Charlton 

Robyn O’Loughlin

AND Friends of Rotary & partners  & Probus members & help from Grovedale RC 


It is fair to say the weather was trying particularly Sunday, thanks to the heat, but we still managed to get packed up by 4.30-ish.  There are still more deliveries to be made tomorrow, including to a storage unit in Geelong and the tip.  

Day One     Sales and donations on day two of the Book Fair    = $4,719

Day Two     Sales and donations on day one of the Book Fair    =  $2,182. .

Day Three   Sales and donations on day three of the Book Fair  =   $1,086

                    Total Sales over 3 Days                                              $7,987


Please remember that you can all take a well earned night off this Monday Night. There will be NO weekly meeting as a result of this huge effort.


No Meeting 29th January


PLEASE NOTE There will be no regular Rotary Meeting held at the Lions Village in Torquay
 on Monday 29th January Due to the awesome effort from all with the Book Fair, Cadel Ride Marshalling and Night Jar Parking this week.
We will return to the Lions Village the next week on the 5th Feb
It's Motor Show time! Sunday 11th Feb
This year's Motor Show will be rolling in quickly following our busy BBQ, Book Fair and Night Jar Market Parking. Please think about your availability and what task you may be interested in performing on the Day. Vernon and Lesley will be compiling the Draft Roster for volunteers during the next couple of weeks.
Please also canvass Partners, Friends and Family who may be able to assist us.
Please contact Vernon 0408 331661 or Lesley 0417 112064 if you are unavailable or have any additional helpers to enlist.
We expect more than 300 Vintage, Veteran, Classic and Contemporary Cars and Motor Cycles to compete for trophies in 26 Classes including a new class for Best Volkswagen.
Spectators will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with these stunning automotive gems. You will be in awe of the craftsmanship that has gone into both the original design & the manufacture of these much-loved vehicles and the restoration skills of the passionate owners who have lovingly cared for them.
There has been some additional tweaking of Classes to even out entry numbers so we encourage everyone to visit our website to take a look at the revised Entry Form.
You are invited to join in the carnival atmosphere of this popular event held at the spectacular beach side setting of the Torquay foreshore.
This is a “Show for the whole family” with, the Beach for the kids, the Shops for the Ladies and the Cars for the Boys!
Entry Fees remain the same for 2018 at $20 for car & driver, with Adults $5 & Children free.
Many attractions will be available to entertain, plus food, good coffee, refreshments & memorabilia on sale.
This event is proudly supported by the RACV & other local traders with proceeds from the event to be used for Local, National and International Rotary projects.
Or check the website for entry forms and further details:-
Elephant Walk – Torquay Foreshore 11th Feb 2018 10am-2pm
Greg Plumridge
Relay for Life March 16th 2018
I realise it seems like a long way off at the moment but it will only be 11 weeks after Christmas, I thought I'd get in early so that you all have plenty of time to register for our Rotary Relay Team
Please find details of the event below.
Registration is discounted to $20 if you get in before February.     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
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 
BBQ & Night Jar Parking - Update 

You will have now received a completed 2017-18 BBQ Roster Spreadsheet via email. The Roster is also saved in Clubrunner Club Documents or Click this link BBQ ROSTER


Thanks you for your hard work with the first 2 Night Jar Market Parking Nights.

  •  NIGHT 1   The number of vehicles counted through the entry was 788. Donations by those visitors was $1619.50. We are told, by our bean counters, that is an all time record. And the $2.05 per vehicle seems to me to be a very good average.
  • NIGHT 2  We parked 552 vehicles. Takings were $1335. That is 2.41 per vehicle.
With events coming thick and fast please keep a close watch on the Roster to see when you are on.
If you are unable to do your rostered session then please find someone to swap with and advise me of the change.
Thanks Brian
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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.

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 29th Jan   NO MEETING -due to Book Fair & Australia Day
Mon 5th FebGreg Plumridge  Motor Show Volunteer Briefing
Mon 12th Feb   No Meeting Due to Motor Show
Mon 19th FebGraeme McDonaldMal SlaterDarrel BrewinThe Rise And Fall of an Industrial Giant
Mon 26th FebBruce SmithChris SimsMichael Reed
Carla Egan
Personal Development, Professional Coach, Trainer and Facilitator














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.
There are two ways to do this, either record the information in advance in the "Apology Book"
that is available at the check in table at each meeting or telephone 03-5222-2022. 
An answering service operates out of hours.
  • All apologies must be made no later than 9.00AM on the Monday of the meeting (unless other arrangements
  • were addressed in the Bulletin). 
  • If no apology is recorded by that time, 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.
  • On "Partners Nights" it is a different arrangement as it will be assumed that your partner WILL BE attending unless you apologise for them!
Remember if you are bringing guests or your partner (to a non-partner night) you need to notify us of the extra number of persons who will be attending.
Absence when away on travel is not an excuse.  It is your reasonability to lodge your apology and it is recommended that this 
be recorded beforehand in the “Apology Book” to save you remembering each week whilst you are away.    
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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