As you all know last Monday night gave all of us an opportunity to visit other Rotary Clubs and see how they operate. I am sure that those of you who took advantage of the opportunity enjoyed other Rotary Clubs meetings. A large group of Torquay Rotarians visited the Rotary Club of Belmont to join with them in their 50th anniversary celebrations. That's quite a milestone given that Rotary itself is only about 109 years old. The event was held at the Barwon Edge Boat House in Newtown which is an impressive venue. This is also the place where the Club has their weekly meetings. Representatives of the Rotary Club of Grovedale were also at the meeting. The meeting took the usual format and the Belmont Club recognised a member of long standing with a Paul Harris Fellow designation. Although they did not run a fine session they did sell a lot of tickets in their trailer raffle. All in all it was a good night.
This week it will be our Club Annual General Meeting. This will be followed by a Club Assembly where Portfolio Directors will have a chance to talk with those Rotarians who volunteered earlier in the year to assist with tasks on the various portfolios. After the meeting the November Board meeting will be in session. Quite a busy night as you can see.
Thank you for Relaying at Surf Coast Relay For Life on Saturday 8 November. More than 324 Relayers in 15 teams Relayed in difficult weather conditions, and while the unfortunate decision was made to end the Relay early, over $47,000 has been banked to date by Surf Coast Relayers to help us beat cancer!
Congratulations to Highest Team Fundraiser - Life Activities Club and Spirit of Relay - Men's Shed Torquay!
You can still add to your team total! Banking is open until Monday 8 December, so update your friends, family and colleagues by logging in to your personal fundraising page, add messages and photos from your event and ask them to continue donating. Register for Surf Coast Relay For Life 2015 today, update your personal fundraising page and get ready to Relay again!
Thank you - every single dollar helps Cancer Council continue fighting cancer.
To find out all of the latest information on Conference 2015 including Events and SpeakersCLICK HERE
District 9810 Invitation to District 9780
Rotary District 9810 is hosting its District Conference in Ballarat between the 13th and 15th March 2015. Our District has held a fundraising bike ride every year for the last 28 years and next year we start our ride from District Conference on Sunday 15th and ride 808 ks finishing up in Ballarat on Friday 20th March. The ride leaves from Federation University, Mt Helen Campus, Ballarat (formerly Ballarat University).
The ride is to raise funds for Australian Rotary Health and as I am sure you will appreciate the more riders, the bigger chance of raising more funds. Next year we hope to raise in excess of $40,000 which will get us very close, if not over the $1 million dollars mark, raised for ARH since the inception of the Rides to and from District Conference.
If there are any bike riders in the community or in the Rotary Clubs of District 9780 who may like to join us for the ride and raise funds for ARH on behalf or their own club or on a personal basis, we would love you to join us. All funds raised would be credited by ARH to the individuals or to their own Rotary Club. The ride is open to both Rotarians, their spouses, and any other members of the public who would like to join us.
For further information please read (1) our flyer attached below, (2) for complete information refer to our Web Site found at www.rotaryrideforresearch.com.au, or (3) contact our ride Co-ordinator
Rob Henry on Phone: 97621765 or Mobile: 0417570417
If you cannot meet one of your assigned duties, Please contact Jill Evans 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 .
See Events for details
Mon 24th Nov
Mon 1st Dec
Peta Hocking - Aussie Action Abroad
Mon 8th Dec
Johanna Parker – Heart Sparks
Mon 15th Dec
Club Christmas Party at "the Reeds" see details in Bulletin
lease note: The assigned Chairperson for the evening is responsible for writing a short review on the topic presented by the guest speaker of the night and for emailing the review to the Bulletin editor by noon of the following Wednesday
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 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 dinner fee of $25 for your non-attendance, and/or that of your partner if it is an official Partner's Night.
REMEMBER on "Partners Nights" it is assumed that you partner IS 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 on travel is not an excuse. It must be recorded beforehand in the “Apology Book”.
Not all of us were able to make the trek to District Changeover in June, however I am sure that members of our Club would prefer not to have to wait until DG Geoff's Club visit on 6th October to get to know more about him and his vision for District 9780.
........well thanks to District Media Guru Tony Stewart and modern technology you can hear DG Geoff James acceptance speech by CLICK HERE or follow the link below (Please Note:- you may need to view this bulletin in your web browser to see the link below)
Our new District Governor Geoff James & his wife Meryl, are members of the Rotary Club of Maryborough. To read about their background and learn a little more about them, click on GET TO KNOW YOUR DISTRICT GOVERNOR in the section below
Here are some links where you can find all of the Latest news from District 9780
District 9780 is now on facebook to view the facebook page "Click" the icon