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Motor Show Volunteer Briefing
Lions Village Community Centre
Feb 03, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Torquay Rotary Motor Show
Torquay Foreshore
Feb 09, 2020
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
NO MEETING- Following Major Club Motor Show Event
Feb 10, 2020
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President's Report No 28


Hi Everyone,

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Australia Day Long Weekend🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺


Most of us have been doing our bit at the Book Fair for the last week with outstanding results! Treasurer Mal is totalling the takings and we’ll have a final report at next Monday’s meeting. I think we may be close to a new record.....🙏


On that note I’d like to give a big shout out to the Book Fair Committee-especially Coordinator Rhonda Anchen, who along with her team, plus the band of merry helpers, have worked tirelessly to pull off a magnificent event & fundraiser for our Club🙌


Sunday pack down was a true case of many 🤲 make light work! Must of been the lure of the Ginger Fluff🍰


This coming weekend brings the International Cyclists to town for the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. You still have time (29 Jan cut off) to register as a volunteer-please register under ‘Rotary Club of Torquay’ and we will receive $50 per registration 🚴😁


I am looking for offers to take Ting on outings, home for a dinner, catch a movie, drive down the Great Ocean Road, an ice cream....

Thanks to Trevor & Geoff who actually took Ting sailing - she really enjoyed it 😌


Last but not least - have you registered for District Conference yet? This will be a fantastic weekend in Swan Hill (my previous home before Torquay). It’s a lovely place and the locals would love to see as many people as possible there for the weekend 20-22 March‼️


Now that the Book Fair has wound up next meeting is all about the MOTOR SHOW🚗🚕🚙🚌🚎🚐🚓🏎🏍🛵🛺 and important for everyone to attend as Team Captains will be making sure you all know what your tasks involve, so please attend-we all have jobs to do!


Have a great week.


Yours in Rotary Service,

Kelly 😁


The 2020 Motor Show is nearly here

The 2020 Motor Show is now just over a week away on Sunday 9th Feb and we are grateful for all the support we are receiving to assist with the many tasks on the day. It is important that everybody attends the meeting this Monday 3rd Feb for a final briefing by your respective Team Leaders on what is required for the duties that you will be performing at the event.
You will be pleased to know that we had a very successful Media Release on Wednesday on the foreshore with all major local newspapers in attendance which will hopefully produce some great promotion of the event
This is the first year of our "Great Ocean Road Cruise" which is being held on the Saturday afternoon as a precursor to the Motor Show. "The Cruise" Sub Committee of Tom, Richard and Bruce are doing a great job putting this together and to promote this new addition to the Motor Show to ensure its success. However, there are two things that all of you who are Facebook users could all do to further boost the success of both events if you have not already done so.
So please spread the word and we'll see you on Monday Night for the briefing
Greg Plumridge
Book Fair Wrap

The annual Torquay Rotary Book Fair once again was a wonderful success. The commitment by Rotary members, Probus volunteers, friends and family ensures its smooth operation.
We would like to thank our generous sponsors, Torquay Books, Kithbrook Country Club, Lifestyle Living and Hayden’s Real Estate for their continuing support. We would also like to thank our fabulous community who donate and purchase the thousands of books. 
Whilst the final numbers are still to be crunched the entire Club can be proud of the fact that together we have raised over 11,000 dollars to fund Local, National and International Rotary Projects


No Meeting Monday 10th February

PLEASE NOTE There will be no regular Rotary Meeting held at the Lions Village in Torquay
on Monday 10th Feb following the great effort of everyone at the Motor Show on the 9th.
We will return to the Lions Village the following week on Monday 16th Feb .
Rotary Club of East Geelong 50th Birthday Invitation
Bushfire Relief Donation Options - Be Sure The Money Reaches Those in Need
As much of Australia deals with the tragedy of Bushfires many donation funds are being set up by both government and private groups, and one of the most commonly asked questions is
"Which Charity will ensure that your donation dollars reach those in need?"
When you donate through Rotary you can be assured that over 97% of the monies raised will go directly to those in need.

We are very saddened by the devastating bushfires in our district and across Australia. If you are looking to donate to help those suffering, it is important to make sure your donation is well directed. Below are details of 2 Rotary funds which are assisting those affected.

1. RAWCS - Rotary Australia World Community Service National Fire Appeal
This is the only option for those who can only donate to a recipient with DGR (Donor Gift Recipient) status, or those who want tax deductibility on their donations. Go to to donate. To make sure the funds go to those affected by the fires in our district, tag the donation to ‘East Gippsland’. RAWCS do use 2.75% of the donations for administration.
2. East Gippsland Rotary Fire Aid Committee
This is an account of the Rotary Club of Bairnsdale with the funds controlled by the East Gippsland Rotary Fire Aid Committee. Rotary Club of Bairnsdale Projects Account BSB 633000 Acct 165960451. Please email the East Gippsland Rotary Fire Aid Committee when you donate
Other worthy causes are:-
East Gippsland Hay Donations and transport costs
For those wishing to donate hay to East Gippsland or elsewhere it is being organised through ‘Need for Feed’
Go to  to arrange it.
The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is coordinating fodder relief for farmers affected by bushfires in Gippsland and the Upper Murray. The VFF has secured an agreement with the Victorian Government to facilitate the transport of fodder to affected regions. This includes reimbursement of freight costs for transport of donated fodder.  
Relay for Life 13-14th March 2020 
Remember to "Join" the Rotary Club of Torquay Team when you Register

Our Relay For Life event is approaching in a few months and I have now registered the Torquay Rotary Club's 2020 Team.


The event is scheduled for the 13th and 14th March 2020 at the Polwarth Oval - Banyul Warri Fields Precinct , 1 Merrijig Drive , Torquay.


If you, your relatives or friends have be touched by cancer, then you understand the importance of participating in this event.


Please register for the Rotary Team on the Surf Coast Relay For Life website a soon as possible.


As an incentive, the Cancer Council is offering "early-bird" registrations with a $5 discount.Please contact me with any queries.


This greatly successful fundraising event is an important part of the Rotary calendar.


The Torquay Rotary Club can proudly claim responsibility for establishing this event on the Surf Coast nine years ago and in that time our community has raised in excess of $500 000 for cancer research and support.

Over the years our members have strongly supported the event through directly participating in the Relay and also through our Club's annual donation to the Cancer Council Victoria.


PLEASE REGISTER NOW!      NOTE:- Early Bird Discount Registrations close 9th December


Yours in Rotary




RYLA Update Registrations Extended 


Applications are have been extended for RYLA 2020. So if you know of a suitable candidate, please either contact myself or access the required documents via these links:-

RYLA 2020 Application Form

RYLA 2020 Information for Employers


Ben Featherston

Youth Services Director


District Conference Swan Hill 20-22 March 2020

DG Rosanne Kava invites you all to District 9780 Conference in Swan Hill March 20 - 22 2020
As always there is a stellar line-up of award winning presenters scheduled for the conference so to further entice you please view the Conference Program and information regarding Accommodation on the flyer below.
Go to 2020 Conference Link for the Conference Program and all updated information as it comes to hand.
If you are interested in accommodation at the same venue as other Torquay Rotarians please talk to Maggie Isom 0412713102 who is booking accommodation at the Swan Hill Resort or the Swan Hill Caravan Park 
2019 -20 BBQ's and Events




The next BBQ Event is:-

  • Sunday 9th February - the whole club involvement at the Motor Show
  • Sunday 16th February - Cowrie Market

So Please Check Your Roster to see if you are Rostered "ON" for any of these events


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 19th April

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 
Meeting RSVP's - Whoozin our Weekly Meeting Book-in System 

Our Club is now using the internet based event booking system "Whoozin" for registering to attend our weekly Club meetings.
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 for coming Meetings/Events.
  • You can immediately Accept or Decline, or leave it until later to RSVP.
  • You will receive a RSVP reminder email 3 days prior to the meeting and another the day before the event.
  • You will generally have until Midnight Sunday to register your RSVP however for some special events registrations may close more than one day prior to the event.
  • If necessary you can change your decision right up until the closing time for each event.
  • You can register up to 10 guests.
  • Please notify of where indicated any Special Dietary requirements
  • Please Note that if you do not register your attendance intentions it will be assumed that you will NOT be attending and no meal will provided for you.
If you would like to attend but have not received an invitation or have any problems with the booking system, please contact Greg Plumridge 0418521321 or Michael Reed 0418524315 .
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 3rd FebMotor Show BriefingGreg PlumridgeAlan Anderson Alanna BeggMotor Show Volunteer Briefing 
Mon 17th Feb  John Oswald Brian Mynott Amanda Hough Ana Galvez Peace Scholar
Mon 24th Feb  Kelly Binyon   Club Assembly 
Mon 2nd Mar Rhonda Anchen  Book Fair Review 












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
Melbourne has been announced as the host city for the 2023 Rotary International Convention, the largest conference secured this century for Victoria.
Melbourne is a Big Events City! Set to deliver over $88 million to the Victorian economy, the Convention is the most valuable conference ever won for the state, with the four-day event anticipated to attract more than 20,000 Rotarians from around the world. The global spotlight will be on Melbourne and how we present ourselves to the world.
The Convention will take place 27-31 May 2023 using Rod Laver Arena and the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre for functions.
Watch this Space for further news as it comes to hand.
District 9780 Directory 2018-19 (D9780 Rotarians Only)
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