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Brownlow Social Night - Partners Welcome
Lions Village Community Centre
Sep 23, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Carole Young - Young Diggers - "Pups on Patrol"
Lions Village Community Centre
Sep 30, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Aust Rotary Health "Lift the Lid" - Crazy Hat Nite
Lions Village Community Centre
Oct 07, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Ana Galvez - Rotary Peace Scholar
Lions Village Community Centre
Oct 14, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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President's Report No 13

Hello Everyone 

Well the Tiges blew the Giants away yesterday in what was a very one sided game💛🖤🏆. Keeping in the theme last Monday night saw a bit of football fun with our annual “Brownlow Night” chaired by none other than David ‘Mitch’ Mitchell.  The evening had trivia, bets on the Brownlow and the highlight being “On the Couch with Brian Mynott”.  Thanks also to Rod & Lorraine for our football themed feast which was enjoyed by all. 🏅

We’ve also had 2 bbq’s over the long weekend which were very well attended. Not sure if the totals but I believe they were good. Thanks to all those who worked on them😊

This Monday night we are inducting our newest member, Paul Moran which is very exciting for our Club. Please make him and his family welcome.🙌

Monday night this week we have Carol Young from Pups on Patrol presenting to the Club. I look forward to learning more about this wonderful project.🐶

Yours in Rotary Service 


Brownlow Night
Congratulations to Nat Fyfe winner of the 2019 Brownlow Medal

Thanks to Lorraine for putting on the traditional football fare which everyone enjoyed.
The Trivia was keenly contested but there was no winner so it looks like Bruce Smith is still the carry over champion at least until next year.

Gayle Rooney was awarded the B & F Medal for best dressed.

Brian Mynott was on the couch and answered plenty of questions with great insight so we might have to ask him back for more insight into the “Life of Brian”.
The winners of the Brownlow competition and the “Pick the Winner” of the Grand final and the margin will be announced on Monday.
David Mitchell
Lift the Lid on Mental Health ! Don't forget your HAT 
Monday 7th October is a very significant night - Torquay Rotary's "Lift the Lid" Crazy Hat Nite
This is to raise much needed funds for Australian Rotary Health and we have District Chair Catherine Eagleson from the Rotary Club of Drysdale coming to talk to us  about the work being done in this area .
This a partners night , so be sure to bring your partner and to wear a "Special", "Outrageous", or "Significant" Hat....
Monday Night 7th Oct...……....There will be a fabulous raffle - & if you make a donation to Australian Rotary Health's Lift the Lid Campaign and you could win a prize....... so start preparing your hat now!

RI President to visit D9780 Bookings Close  Thursday 19th Sept


Last Tuesday a contingent of Torquay Rotarians had the rare pleasure of hearing an inspirational presentation from the International President of Rotary, Mark Daniel Maloney and partner Gay at a dinner held just up the road in Ballarat. We were privileged to meet our World RI President at his only Australian function during this visit. An opening presentation from Gay, provided us with an insight into hers and Mark's life and careers before joining Rotary as well as their most recent activities since becoming World RI President. Mark then summarised the 5 Point Vision and Plan which is intended to keep Rotary relevant and attractive into the modern era.

A great night was had by all.


Grovedale Waurn Ponds Dinner Auction Friday 4th October

The Rotary Club of Grovedale/Waurn Ponds would like to invite all your members to our Annual Dinner Auction, please see all info attached.

We promise you a great night with a main and silent auction being held at the newly renovated venue, Capri Receptions in Pakington St Geelong West.

Looking forward to your support for our main fundraiser.



Paul Desbrowe-Annear

Fund raising Director

Rotary Club of Grovedale/Waurn Ponds

               You're Invited to -

The Rotary Club of Grovedale/Waurn Ponds


FRIDAY 4TH of OCTOBER 2019 6.30 PM
              2 COURSE MEAL
              $75 PER HEAD
Capri Receptions
258 Pakington St
Geelong West


If you are interested in making up a table for the Grovedale Waurn Ponds Dinner Auction

Tickets are still available - please Greg Plumridge on 0418521321.

This is always a fun night with many great bargains to be had, whilst supporting our good friends from Grovedale.

Vale Peter Drummy

It is with much sadness that we received the news this week of the very sudden passing last Sunday of our good friend, Peter Drummy from the Rotary Club of Belmont .
Pictured here (centre) along with Gerard Sell (left) who have been the driving force behind their Club's major fundraiser Headspace Lunch, an event that our Club has been a supporter of since its inception.
Our deepest sympathy to Trish, and Family at this time.
A Celebration of Peters Life will be held at The Pier Geelong Friday 4th October at 3.30pm
Humans in Geelong Expo 6th Oct

2019 -20 BBQ's and Events




Thanks to the crews who manned the BBQs at Bunnings this weekend

                        The Friday Crew


                                                                                                                                                           Today's Sunday Crew


The next BBQ Events are:-

  • Sunday 6th October at Bunnings for the Lift the Lid Fundraiser
  • 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.


Australian Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians Tournament

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

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 30 SeptCarol Young Jan EmmettGail ChrisfieldRhonda Anchen 
Young Diggers 
Pups on Patrol 
Fri 4 Oct   Grovedale/Waurn PondsDinner Auction
Mon 7 OctCatherine EaglesonMaggie Isom  Lift the Lid - Crazy Hat Nite 
Mon 14 OctAnna GalvezJohn Oswald   Rotary Peace Scholar 
Mon 21 Oct Kelly Binyon  Club Assembly 
Mon 28 Oct Greg Plumridge  Motor Show Launch













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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