Upcoming Events
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 Message
Gaynor Schols
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President's Report No 30
Monday 29th January
We had no meeting this week so I hope everyone has recovered from the sterling efforts over the Australia Day weekend.
We raised $7,987.25 at the book fair, $4210.56 from parking at the Night Jar Markets and $900 from marshalling at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. Wonderful work from all concerned!
The Motor Show committee has also been hard at work planning for 11th February. As you know this is our biggest fundraising event each year and requires all hands on deck.
Greg has arranged a photo shoot with the newspapers for Tuesday so hopefully you will see a good article later in the week.
If you have any changes for the volunteer roster please let Lesley Shedden know immediately.
D9780 Conference in Mt Gambier: 6-8 April
A further appeal to all members to register for the conference now please. The Conference Dinner will be held at “The Barn” and the theme will be ERRUPT WITH JAZZ. The special entertainer for the night is world-famous jazz musician James Morrison. There will also be a shuttle bus back to hotels in town. A night not to be missed!
Give the Gift of Rotary
On 23 February, Rotary will celebrate its 113th anniversary. Consider making a special birthday gift to The Rotary Foundation. When you give to the Annual Fund, you empower Rotarians to improve their communities and make lasting change.
If anyone has an idea for a project that will qualify us for a District Grant (up to $3000) please let me know as we need to start the application soon.
Monday 5th February
This meeting is dedicated to planning for the Motor Show, so please come along to make sure you understand your role on Sunday 11th February.
President Gaynor Schols
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
John McDonald - Rotary Ambassador
As always Rotarian John McDonald never misses an opportunity to fly the flag for all the valuable community events in Torquay and most importantly Torquay Rotary.
In this single article in a recent Surf Coast Times,   John managed to promote all of the following :-
  • Relay for Life
  • our recent Rotary Book Fair
  • BBQ's at Bunnings
  • & our upcoming Annual Motor Show
Then last week John represented our Club at the Surf Coast Australia Day Ceremony receiving an award for our recognition of our Annual Motor Show as a valued community event.

Wow !  what an effort..... a true ambassador of the Club. John McDonald you are a Legend!
District 9780 Conference 6 - 8 April 2018

District Conference is coming up quickly CLICK HERE to find out everything you need to know about the event including
Interplast News
For the latest January 2018 update on Interplast activities please CLICK HERE
No Meeting 12th Feb


PLEASE NOTE There will be no regular Rotary Meeting held at the Lions Village in Torquay
 on Monday 12th Feb Due to the huge effort from all Members with our Annual Motor Show.
We will return to the Lions Village the next week on the 19th Feb
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 Night Jar Market Parking Nights for 2018.

This year you managed to collect a whopping $4210.56 from Parking Cars. It was a shame that despite all of the hype and expectation the "4th Night" was a massive let down from our perspective. It will be interesting what will happen next year as there will be 5 Thursdays in January 2019..............anyway our next event will be the BBQ at our Motor Show on Sunday 11th Feb followed by the Cowrie Market the following week on the 18th Feb so 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
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 
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 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
Fri 2nd-Sat 3rd MarchDarrell Brewin  
Relay for Life
Polwarth Oval - Banyul Warri Fields
Mon 5th MarchLinda NealeVern D'SouzaLloyd James
Leann Tremul
Cystic Fibrosis, An Insight














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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