Upcoming Events
Club Social Picnic at Cosy Corner - BYO Dinner
Cosy Corner Beach
Jan 06, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Social Night at The Range @ Curlewis RC Grovedale
The Range @ Curlewis
Jan 13, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Book Fair Set Up & Pizza + Board Meeting
Torquay Scout Hall
Jan 20, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Torquay Rotary Book Fair - Note Trading Hours
Torquay Scout Hall
Jan 23, 2020 10:00 AM –
Jan 26, 2020 1:00 PM
Motor Show Volunteer Briefing
Lions Village Community Centre
Feb 03, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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President's Report No 27


Hi Everyone,


Last Monday night’s combined meeting at The Range Curlewis with RC Grovedale/Waurn Ponds was a big hit...even though it was a tad smokey!!


There was some competition going off between mini golfers and the whackers were attempting to take the skin off the ball at the driving range.


We came together at the end for a meal and fellowship and I handed out some prizes to:

1. Seeing Eye Gnome - Peter (G/WP) only one in his team not score a Hole in One!

2. Golfer’s Breakfast Eggcup for the ugliest outfit - Mal ‘Tangerine’ Slater

3. Bubbles Award - Lesley (G/WP) for making up the team with the Torquay ladies and holding her own!


Thursday saw Brian Mynott and his band of merry helpers park over 400 cars at Spring Creek Reserve. It was a busy precinct with senior netball trials and cricket training happening at the same time. These cars don’t pay so takings down but still good. One more to go and again many thanks to all those who have helped out.


Today we had the Cowrie Market bbq and Working Bee to set up the Book Fair. Tomorrow night’s meeting is at the Scout Hall where we will continue setting up then share pizzas - reminder $15 per person + drinks at usual prices - thanks Mike Reed for organising this.


Yes it’s a very busy time for our Club and all help is appreciated, but it also important not to overdo it...especially if the weather heats up! So take care of yourselves and each other!


I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.


Yours in Rotary Service,


Book Fair First set up Day 

Thank you to an amazing team who began the 2020 Book Fair set up today - this will continue tomorrow & Tuesday , before starting sales on Thursday 23rd
Thanks to the wonderful turn up of trailers, trolleys  & muscle power at Bellbrae,early this morning  to transport all the books from the container to the Scout Hall in preparation for unpacking & then another team of helpers for the sorting 
Special thanks to  volunteers -  Alison ,Oliver & Ryan Reed,  Gabby Hinchy & her partner Adrian , Gail Rooney , Val Oswald Lois Gill - & of course John Hinchy - what a great effort !!
Much needed food for the troops was provided by the catering team Robyn O'Loughlin & Mary Henderson & Maggie Isom
Special thanks also must go to Paul Desbrow- Annear , Bill Trengrove & David Carlyle from the Grovedale- Waurn Ponds Rotary Club and good to see Lynda Neill helping out as well as Ken Beall back in Torquay from Canada 
A great effort and just a good  feeling of  Comradery all  day - 
Monday & Tuesday will be more busy days, we hope to see as many people there to continue heavy unpacking & sorting 
please check the roster for when you are on !!
Joint Meeting with RC Grovedale at The Range

Last Monday night’s combined meeting at The Range Curlewis with RC Grovedale/Waurn Ponds was a big hit...even though it was a tad smokey!!


There was some competition going off between mini golfers and the whackers were attempting to take the skin off the ball at the driving range.


We came together at the end for a meal and fellowship and I handed out some prizes to:

1. Seeing Eye Gnome - Peter (G/WP) only one in his team not score a Hole in One!

2. Golfer’s Breakfast Eggcup for the ugliest outfit - Mal ‘Tangerine’ Slater

3. Bubbles Award - Lesley (G/WP) for making up the team with the Torquay ladies and holding her own!



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.  
No Meeting Monday 27th January

PLEASE NOTE There will be no regular Rotary Meeting held at the Lions Village in Torquay
on Monday 27th January due to the Australia Day Holiday
We will return to the Lions Village the following week on Monday 3rd Feb .
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




Cadel Evans Road Race Marshalling Opportunity

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to be involved with one of Geelong’s iconic sporting events get up-close to watch The Races and help your Club at the same time!
  • It will be a week-long event from 27 January to 3 February 2020
  • There will be 3 races though Torquay:
For the first time, the iconic surf town of Torquay will host our electric circuit men’s and women’s races. Previously held at Melbourne’s Albert Park, this is a chance to get up close to the world’s fastest bike riders in one of Australia’s most dynamic cycling events.
As usual, The Rotary Club of Torquay will receive $50 for each day that a member volunteers.
Members (and friends) of the Rotary club of Torquay can sign up via this link: REGISTER HERE
The new system is set up so volunteers can submit applications for the days they are available however, to do this you will need to click on the event that is taking place that day (on drop down EVENT menu)
For example, if you are available Thursday you will need to click on the Towards Zero Race Torquay (Thursday) or if you are available on Sunday you will need to click on the UCI Elite Men's Race (Sunday) 
From there you can select a place and the list of roles available there will appear. 
For more information about the specific races go to
If you have any problems while registering please call Kristy on 0448 001 355 
This is a very easy and FUN way to raise funds for our club so please register!
Best regards,
Gaynor (Team Leader)



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 19th January - Cowrie Mark
Also Night Jar Market Car Parking is on:-
  • Thursday 16th Jan
  • Thursday 23rd Jan
Don't Forget - Sunday 19th Jan Book Fair "Bump In"
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
Sun 19 Jan
Book Fair
set up
Rhonda Anchen  Book Fair set up
Book Fair
Torquay Scout Hall 
Mon 20 JanBook Fair BriefingRhonda Anchen  Book Fair Working Bee  & Pizza Dinner
Mon 3rd FebMotor Show CommitteeGreg Plumridge  Motor Show Volunteer Briefing 












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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