Upcoming Events
Dinner Meeting with PP Gary Newton and Polio Plus
Kithbrooke Park & Online
Oct 02, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Community Development via Torquay Community House
Kithbrooke Park & Online
Oct 09, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary Torquay Business Excellence Awards Night
Kithbrooke Park & Online
Oct 16, 2023
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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President's Message

Philip Beasley
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Presidents Report 30th September 2023
Hello Members and Friends,
Last Monday night Members and Partners gathered at the Torquay Hotel to show our true colours prior to the AFL Grand Final this weekend. It was a pleasant evening of socializing amongst friends. We also celebrated Kelly’s Birthday – Happy Birthday Kelly!
May the best team win!
This coming Monday Night, we welcome PP Gary Newton (RC Geelong East) who is our District Polio Chair who will update us on current progress with Polio eradication.


On Tuesday evening I sat in on a Zoom Meeting to discuss the Questionnaire which we need to complete by 29th October.
Why change?
The primary driver is one which every member will be very aware of is falling membership and our inability to attract and RETAIN members.
In preparation for our discussions and decision making please take the time to have a look at this PowerPoint presentation.
A working copy of the questionnaire we are required to complete can be found by this link.

Say No to Domestic and Family Violence

The D 9780 inaugural Say NO to Domestic and Family Violence Community of Practice meeting was held last week.
Convenor, PP Carolyn Millard (RC Portland) reported that it was great to hear what other clubs were doing and share resources to make it easier to get going. 
There is a spectrum of activity within the clubs - some have been worked in this area for some time, and some have only just started but very keen to make a difference.
Here is the link to the recording which you can listen in your own time. 
Last Sunday was the Zone meeting and plans are well underway in many districts and clubs for activity during the 16 days of Activism against gendered violence - November 25th to December 10th. Stay tuned for discussions about our own club’s planned activities.
Create Hope in the World
Philip Beasley
President 2023-24

Community Service


We managed to have a very productive day on Wednesday giving the BBQ trailer a much needed “tidy-up”. Thanks to Margaret McPherson, Richard Hawker and Trevor Hall for their efforts. We now have a trailer that is clean, organised and ready for what looks like being a very busy BBQ season.
Also thanks to those who have already committed to some of the upcoming events. You will notice from the list below that we are still in need of more volunteers. If you’re wanting to nominate for any of the listed dates we will also have sign-up sheets available at the face to face Club Meetings.

Torquay Rotary Business Excellence Awards 2023

Join Torquay Rotary Club, partner Commerce Torquay, our wonderful sponsors and the crème de la crème of our local business community to recognise and celebrate workplace excellence at the 2023 Business Excellence Awards Presentation Night.
We have five category winners and Overall Business of the Year to present.
The event will be held on Monday October 16 at 6:00 pm at Kithbrooke Park Country Club 350 Grossmans Rd Torquay.

Where is Michael Reed?

An update from our travelling correspondent
After a bit of time without internet reception, and missing last week for the bulletin, here is my update .......
Hope all is well ....

Progress as Lese Oalai Village School

A 40 foot shipping container has now been successfully delivered to the school site with great fanfare and excitement. The container was full of school desks and chairs, primary school reading books, Days4Girls supplies and other items donated through DIK Geelong to be distributed to Lese Oalai and other villages in the Gulf Province. The container will then be converted into the first ever library for the school and is the first step in the program to redevelop the Lese Oalai school.

Future meetings 

October: Economic and Community Development
Mon 2 Oct
PP Gary Newton District Polio ChairLinda Neale
Kithbrooke Park & Online
Mon 9 Oct
Prue Challis: Community development via Torquay Community House
Rhonda Anchen
Kithbrooke Park & Online
Mon 16 Oct
Business Excellence Awards
Trevor Hall
Kithbrooke Park & Online
Mon 23 Oct
Club Assembly
President Phil
Kithbrooke Park & Online
Mon 30 Oct
Tour of Karaaf Wetlands & BBQ
Gerard Hogan
Point Impossible
Select Read More link to see the schedule for November
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