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Relay for Life
Banyule - Warri Fields
Nov 08, 2014 11:36 PM –
Nov 09, 2014 2:36 PM
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Presidents Report

Last week was an opportunity for us to catch up on a number of activities that were happening around the Club.  Specifically they included a reminder about the Club Annual General Meeting on 24th November; a reminder that our normal meeting on 17th November has been replaced by an opportunity for members to visit other Rotary Clubs in the area;

Also a reminder that members are invited to join the RC Belmont in celebrating their 50th anniversary on 17th November; and advice that the World Peace Charity Dinner sponsored by RC Ocean Grove did not go ahead due to lack of sufficient numbers.  

We also had reports from Greg Plumridge on progress of the Ride the Bellarine Event in April 2015, Amanda advised us about current activity of the Motor Show Committee, Darrel spoke about the Relay for Life Event and Mal reported on the results of our efforts at the Eumeralla Cycle Event.  Takings from that event were in the vicinity of $1,100 so well done to all of those intrepid Rotarians involved! 

That's all from me and remember we are now in the midst of the Spring Racing Season so good punting everyone

President Gerard Mc Namara


Zeally Bay Sourdough


This week we had the pleasure of meeting local businessman and Entrepreneur, Joel Farnan from Zeally Bay Sour Dough Bakery. 

This bakery, although a relatively new business in Torquay, has a history going back some 30 years.  His parents started Wholefoods in Geelong, where one could, and still can, obtain quality, organic and natural foods & advice with a social and environmental conscience.

Joel grew up locally and qualified as an Architect. He showed us some of his designs and builds, and it is evident too that he is an artisan. 


 It takes a week to make the bread. They do not use yeast, rather allowing the flour to 'prove' the dough.  Kneading is done by skilled hands and specialised ovens have been built to create the perfect bake.  A map of the sales outlets in Victoria indicated the daily logistics of delivering fresh bread.  He discussed the demands of running a labour intensive food business, the issues of finding organic suppliers, skilled and committed staff, accreditation, and the "problem" of growth.

The ZBS bread has outstanding taste, quality and texture as we discovered with Joel providing bread for our table, and to take home.  

Attached are some great pics of the bread and the artisans at work. 

We look forward to meeting Joel again, not only at the Bakery counter, but maybe at future Rotary events and meetings. 

***********IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN THE TEAM!************
Come, join Mal & Greg & the Night Owls
Contact Maggie to join the roster
Come down and have tea with the Club
BYO Pizza, Chinese, BBQ or buy at the ground.
Have tea at the club Marquee and stay for the moving Candle Ceremony at 8.15pm
Don't forget to bring the whole family there are lots of activities for everyone
and of course remember to bring a chair.
CLICK HERE to Register
Relay for Life  Ceremonies
  • Special ceremonies – including Opening, Candlelight, and Closing – will be held to celebrate and honour loved ones touched by cancer
  • Survivors and Carers The first lap honours all cancer Survivors and Carers. Other Relayers applaud around the track before joining for the second lap. Survivors and Carers are invited to enjoy a special afternoon tea at site 1, Surf Coast Striders team from 12.10pm  Survivor and Carer sashes are available from the registration tent.
  • Opening/Closing Ceremonies – The Opening Ceremony will welcome Relayers and celebrate the beginning of the Relay, from 11.45am Saturday. The Closing Ceremony will mark the end of Relay and will acknowledge the effort of all Relayers, from 12noon Sunday. We encourage as many team members as possible to attend both these special celebrations
  • Candlelight Ceremony - the unique and moving feature of Relay For Life.  It is a time to remember those lost to cancer and to show support for those living with cancer. Candle bags, which are available to purchase prior to the Candlelight Ceremony, line the track inscribed with personal messages of love and support.  Candle bags will be available to purchase from registration tent. Candles will be lit approximately 8.15pm

    Following the candlelight ceremony everyone is invited to participate in a reflective lap of the track, led by the ceremony candle lighters, which is illuminated only by the candle bags. Following this lap the lights are turned back on and the Relay recommences.

Candle bags are available from the merchandise desk for $2 for the bag and candle. Brown bags are for messages of love for those we have lost to cancer, while white bags are for messages of hope for a cancer free world, love and support for survivors and people currently going through treatment. We also suggest that you save up your plastic two litre milk containers. The base of these milk containers filled with sand in the bottom can be used to steady the bag and place the candle more sturdily. Sand will be available beside the Grand Pavilion




Tomorrow Night - Dress up in your finest .........It's Melbourne Cup Eve!!!!!

NOTE:- while this has not been officially classified as a "Partners Night" please bring your partners and any additional friends and be sure to phone David Mitchells office to register them



Bring your partners, neighbours, friends & family.......there will be:-
  • "Fashions in the Den"
  • Sweeps for the Punters Investors
  • Competitions & prizes to be won
  • Much fun and frivolity
See you all there tomorrow night.

Lions Club Wine Sales

LIONS  CLUB  OF  Torquay
The following wines are available for order from Kevin Egan from the Torquay Lions Club.
The wines are all great Cleanskins from
Orbachs’  “Broken Gate”   Winemakers Ltd.
          Strathbogie Vic & Clare Valley S A
  1. Shiraz from Central Vic 2012           @ $60 a dozen – Cleanskin
  2. Cabernet Merlot Vic 2012               @ $60 per dozen – Cleanskin
  3. Sauvig Blanc Vic 2012                    @ $60 per dozen - Cleanskin       
To order please phone Kevin on 52614115 or email  Kevin with this link HERE

2014-15 BBQ Season

Remember to CHECK your BBQ ROSTER
You will have all received your 2013-15 BBQ Roster via email.
Please check the dates that you are rostered on for and note them in your diary.
If for any reason you are unable to fulfil your BBQ Duty it is your responsibility to find a replacement or perform a swap with someone.
To download the BBQ Roster CLICK HERE
If anyone wants to try to swap a date that you are rostered on for the BBQ please CLICK HERE to email me (editor) and I can publicise if for you on the "Trading Post"
To read this article more easily click to download HERE

District 9780 "Ride to Ballarat"

To find out all of the latest information on Conference 2015 including Events and Speakers CLICK HERE


District 9810 Invitation to District 9780

Rotary District 9810 is hosting its District Conference in Ballarat between the 13th and 15th March 2015. Our District has held a fundraising bike ride every year for the last 28 years and next year we start our ride from District Conference on Sunday 15th and ride 808 ks finishing up in Ballarat on Friday 20th March. The ride leaves from Federation University, Mt Helen Campus, Ballarat (formerly Ballarat University).

The ride is to raise funds for Australian Rotary Health and as I am sure you will appreciate the more riders, the bigger chance of raising more funds. Next year we hope to raise in excess of $40,000 which will get us very close, if not over the $1 million dollars mark, raised for ARH since the inception of the Rides to and from District Conference.

If there are any bike riders in the community or in the Rotary Clubs of District 9780 who may like to join us for the ride and raise funds for ARH on behalf or their own club or on a personal basis, we would love you to join us. All funds raised would be credited by ARH to the individuals or to their own Rotary Club. The ride is open to both Rotarians, their spouses, and any other members of the public who would like to join us.

For further information please read (1) our flyer attached below, (2) for complete information refer to our Web Site found at, or (3) contact our ride Co-ordinator

Rob Henry on Phone: 97621765 or Mobile: 0417570417


Weekly Assigned Duties:

 If you cannot meet one of your assigned duties, Please contact Jill Evans 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






See Events for details

Mon 3 Oct Chris Sims David Mitchell Peter Bollen Rotary Foundation & Melbourne Cup
Sat 8th/Sun 9th Relay for Life          Banyul-Warri Fields       Merrijig Dve Torquay
Mon 10th No Meeting Due To Relay for Life at Weekend
Mon 17th Make-Up Night No Meeting in Torquay   Members to attend the Belmont Rotary Club's 50th Anniversary or attend another  local Club this week

lease note The assigned Chairperson for the evening is responsible for writing a short review on the topic presented by the guest speaker of the night and for emailing the review to the Bulletin editor by noon of the following Wednesday




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 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 dinner fee of $25 for your non-attendance, and/or that of your partner if it is an official Partner's Night.
  • REMEMBER on "Partners Nights" it is assumed that you partner IS 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 on travel is not an excuse.  It must be recorded beforehand in the “Apology Book”.    
Not all of us were able to make the trek to District Changeover in June, however I am sure that members of our Club would prefer not to have to wait until DG Geoff's Club visit on 6th October to get to know more about him and his vision for District 9780.
........well  thanks to District Media Guru Tony Stewart and modern technology you can hear DG Geoff James acceptance speech by CLICK HERE or follow the link below (Please Note:- you may need to view this bulletin in your web browser to see the link below)
Meet District Governor Geoff James
Our new District Governor Geoff James & his wife Meryl, are members of the Rotary Club of Maryborough.  To read about their background and learn a little more about them, click on GET TO KNOW YOUR DISTRICT GOVERNOR in the section below
 Here are some links where you can find all of the Latest news from District 9780
  • District 9780 is now on facebook to view the facebook page "Click" the icon      Image
  • To go to the District 9780 Website Click Here
  • Get to know your District Governor Geoff James Click Here
  • To read District Governor Geoff James Reflections Newsletter Click Here
To Read Rotary Down Under SEPTEMBER e-Newsletter Click Here