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Dear Members
We had fourth new member inducted being Danny Matern. Rachel spoke highly of Danny, as his
proposer, so welcome aboard Danny, settle in and get ready for next year.
Our Guest speaker last week was Belinda Gill who explained what she and her husband do in the
Philippines working amongst the poor. I am sure Graham will have more on this further into the bulletin.(ed. sorry but this story will appear in next weeks bulletin)
Please remember this week we are at the CFA on Grossman's Road for our meeting and apologies will need to go through the normal channels. Always remember that partners and guests are very welcomed on these nights. This will be the last visit to our emergency workers venues for this year and due to the success of these nights I do hope they continue next year.
Hope you are all enjoying the last of our Autumn weather and see you on Monday night.
President Jeanette pictured with New Member Danny Matern, PDG Chris Sims, Rachel Adami & Danny's Daughter Lily

CFA Community Visit tonight

Please note that tonights Club Meeting will NOT be at the Lions village. It will instead be held at the CFA on Grossman's Road for our dinner meeting usual time and costs applies.
Please Note the usual system will apply for apologies (ie Phone David Mitchells office) see below for details
Please also remember that partners and guests are very welcome to attend but must be registered also as per instructions below on these nights.
 Save the Date
 Sunday June 29th 2014
 Torquay Rotary Club Changeover

Venue           Wyndham Resort Torquay, 100 The Esplanade

Time             12.30 for 1.00pm

Cost              $45 a head includes 2 course meal, plus complimentary drink on Arrival

Drinks at Bar Prices




Rotary International Convention 2014

Sydney is delighted to be hosting the 2014 Rotary International Convention in June 2014


The International Convention provides a great opportunity for likeminded Rotarians to connect, gives you a chance to hear quality speakers , update yourself on Rotary world events 


 As Sydney is only   "up the road" it is an ideal opportunity for Club members to experience an international Rotary Convention


The Convention will be held at Sydney Olympic Park, June 1-4, 2014.


Make sure you book your accommodation soon , as this will be tight


For further information CLICK HERE to view the Convention Website

Maggie Isom


Registrations for Parkinson’s Victoria A Walk in the Park 2014 on are now open!

Join us for a leisurely, non-competitive 4km walk, or 2km short-course, along Melbourne’s picturesque Yarra River and celebrate the lives of family and friends who have been touched by Parkinson’s.

Why not get a group of friends or family together and take advantage of the early bird discount available until the 13 June, 2014


To register visit or click here.

Once you have registered you will automatically be set up with a fundraising page.

To help us in reaching our fundraising target, everyone who reaches $25 will receive a limited edition A Walk in the Park 2014 t-shirt. If you are fundraising together as a family or group then the equivalent of $25 per member needs to be reached in order for all members to receive a limited edition A Walk in the Park 2014 t-shirt.




Weekly Assigned Duties:

 If you cannot meet one of your assigned duties, it is your responsibility to arrange for another member to take your place. 

 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 19th May       Community visit meeting at  CFA Grossmans Rd
Mon 26 May       Andy Britain, Jackson Barlow & Kate - Youth Services
Mon 2 Jun       TBN


Please 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



MEETING APOLOGIES are 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 absence.


There are two ways to do this:

1. filling out in advance the "Apology Book" that is available at each meeting,

2. telephone 03-5222-2022.   an answering service operates our of hours 

  • Apologies must be made no later than 9.00AM , on the Monday of the meeting (unless other arrangements were addressed in the Bulletin). 
  • NOTE an answering machine operates at all times
  • If no apology is recorded by that time, the absentee member willl be sent an invoice to pay the Club the dinner fee ($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!

Also note, if you are bringing a guest or partner (to a non-partner night), you need to notify us of the extra number of persons who are attending.


Note Change of time and day for Rotary Radio

Rotary Radio is on 94.7 the Pulse the first Tuesday of every month at 12-1.00 pm.

If you are having trouble getting to a radio to listen to Rotary Radio on a Tuesday, then you can subscribe to this program as a Podcast for free. You can then listen to the programs any time you wish. You can also listen to individual episodes?  If so then simply  Click Here and play the session you choose. 


This program is supported by the District Public Relations grant for all clubs in District 9780 to promote their projects.  Live streaming means that this can be listened to globally via your computer.  Click below to listen live....

Listen Live via the Internet

The program is intended to provide a platform for the Rotary clubs to present to the community the activities of Rotary. All clubs will be invited to to provide speakers and media releases for upcoming events.  Interviews can be conducted by telephone right across the district at NO charge to your club.
Meet District Governor Ken McInerney
 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 Ken McInerney Click Here
  • To read District Governors April Newsletter Click Here
To Read Rotary Down Under March e-Newsletter Click Here