Upcoming Events
Wrap up of Summer Events
Lions Village Community Centre
Feb 18, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Matt Ainsworth – Local Accountant
The Minya Winery
Feb 25, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Dr David Goldsmith – Dentist - Dental care in Vanu
The Minya Winery
Mar 04, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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Trevor Pickles
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President's Report No 31

Hello all,

Well hopefully you have all recovered from the huge Motorshow effort last week, and some of you have even backed up to do todays Cowrie Market which is a great effort, well done. 

I erroneously reported last week that our next meeting is on the 25th Feb which is clearly incorrect, it is in fact tomorrow night at the Lions Village as usual. This will be a night to discuss and reflect on our summer fundraising events and will be an opportunity for you to give your input and thoughts as to what we may do differently and suggestions as to how we could improve the events.

This is timely as the Book Fair &  Motor Show Committees will be holding their official debriefs very soon and your suggestions will be taken into consideration for planning for next year's event, so please come armed with your ideas and observations.

Board Members please remember that we will have a Board Meeting also to follow.

See you Monday Night 




District Conference 2019

DG Anthony invites you to join him, and Be Inspired by the Golden Heart, 
Maryborough      March 22 – 24
As always there is a stellar line-up of award winning presenters scheduled for the conference so to further entice you please follow the link to view the full Conference Program, information regarding Accommodation and to read the Speakers Bios.


Relay for Life 2019 
Relay for Life is on again Friday 15th  - Sat 16th March

I have called our team "Rotary Club of Torquay". That is the team name people will need to type in to the Relay for Life website to register themselves and others. It is important to type in the exact name of the team, no other combination of words.


I find the quickest way to access our team is to firstly register your name etc via the above "REGISTER NOW" link then click on "team search" to Join a Team and type in Rotary Club of Torquay.  


Cheers Darrel


RAWCS is calling for a Regional Communications Supervisor
 A.C.N. 003 444 264           Southern Region    A.B.N. 37 739 341 003
SECRETARY                                                                                     PROGRAMS
Virginia Turner                                                                                 Save Sanitation & Water Saves Lives (SSWSL)
649 Hampton St,Brighton VIC 3186                                           Rotary Projects &Volunteers
Phone 0414 245 815                                                                          Rotary Australia Benevolent Society
EM:                                                       Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM)
                                                                                                                Donations in Kind
Nominations are called for the following positions in 2019-20
Regional Communication Supervisor
Role overview and purpose.
As part of the national Communications Activity Committee, to provide advice and leadership in relation to the facilitation and enhancement of the communications process within the Region.
Key responsibilities.
  • Support the Regional Co-ordinator and Regional Team in communicating with Region Clubs and members.
  • Raise the profile of RAWCS within the Region through regular communication to its Clubs and members.
  • Develop a profile of Regional businesses and supporters of RAWCS activities.
  • Post relevant information to Region Social media websites.
  • Encourage clubs and members of the Region to actively use the RAWCS website.
  • Capture pictures and videos of Region Club events for promotion of RAWCS activities.
  • Coordinate and disseminate all RAWCS internal and external communication with in the Region.
  • Circulation of quarterly newsletters to Clubs and members
  • Work with the National Communications Manager and Secretariat Support to ensure the most updated list of Region members is used.
Skills, experience and attributes
Self – motivated,  Good IT skills ,  Understanding of the role and functions of Regions,  High level written and verbal communication skills
Understanding of marketing and electronic communications technology
To nominate, please contact Secretary Lesley Shedden who will provide you with the Registration Form the closing date for nominations to be the 25th February 2019.
District eNews
CLICK THE LINK below to read the Weekly District Newsletter

BBQ's and Events updates



Volunteers required for morning and afternoon shifts for a Bunnings BBQ on the Sunday of the Labour Day weekend on 9th March.

Please contact me if you are available


................then Please check your roster for our next Event which is the Cowrie Market on 17th March


Please note that to avoid any confusion what was previously known  as the BBQ Roster has now been rebranded as the "Events" Roster. to reflect that it includes things like 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 2018-19 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


District Training Assembly 2019




All members are welcome and encouraged to attend but it is essential that the incoming board members attend. This a great opportunity to learn more about Rotary.


The venue this year will be MARIAN COLLEGE, 304 Barkly St ARARAT.

Registration is at 9.30am and we should finish around 3.30pm


Watch this space for registration details as they come available


We will arrange car pooling once we establish who is attending.


Kelly Binyon (President Elect) 


Rotary International Conference - Hamburg 2019

Join Rotary President Barry Rassin at the 110th Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, Germany, 1-5 June 2019. The historic port city of Hamburg offers something for everyone. Germans call it “The Gateway to the World” — and the 2019 convention will be your gateway to the world of Rotary. At the convention, you’ll connect with people of action from across the globe while learning the latest news and strategies for keeping clubs strong.
As a past convention attendee, you know that every convention is an opportunity to learn. Not only will you be inspired by the energy and enthusiasm that surrounds you, you’ll also make new, unforgettable memories that can last a lifetime.
Join your Rotary friends in Hamburg at the 2019 Rotary Convention where together, we’ll Capture the Moment.

Share the excitement by downloading the promotional kit or by sharing the official promotional video to your social networks.
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 The New 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 18th FebTrevor PicklesTrevor PicklesAlan AndersonEd HunterSummer Events Summary
Mon 25th FebMatt Ainsworth – Accountant Kelly BinyonTBNPeter BollenThis Meeting to be Held at The Minya Winery
Mon 4th MarDr David GoldsmithJohn OswaldGaynor ScholsAmanda HoughDental Care in Vanauatu
Mon 11th MarNoMeetingDue ToLabour DayHoliday
Mon 18th MarTrevor Pickles   Club Assembly














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 Governor Anthony No 2 July/August final Newsletter 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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