Upcoming Events
Fireside Chats - NO Meeting at Lions Village
Rotarians Homes
Aug 26, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Vocational Visit to Davidson Restaurant
Davidson Restaurant
Sep 02, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Carole Young - Young Diggers - "Pups on Patrol"
Lions Village Community Centre
Oct 07, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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President's Report No 8

Hello All,


First and foremost a reminder that we have Fireside Chats this week and a big thank you to our Hosts. Don’t forget to take your $25pp & a little something for the table (wine or chocolate should do just fine!). Enjoy a wonderful night of conversation, good food & great company!


Last week saw us back at the Lions Village for our meeting. It was good to catch up with everyone. 



We welcomed Ting to her first regular Club meeting some of which game her an opportunity to get to know some of you a little better. I also presented her with her Club Badge and banner. Please be mindful of inviting Ting to accompany you and you family if you are going somewhere interesting.


We had reports from our major fundraising chairs for the Motor Show, Book Fair and Bunnings/Cowrie Market BBQ’s and it’s great to know that these events are well and truly in the planning stage. It’s very important that we’ll respond with our availability to help finalise the Event Roster.


I spoke to members about the feedback from our first Club Assembly facilitated by Howard Randall, reflecting on what we do well and areas that we can all improve on. Not to sound like a broken record but we need to keep Rotary in our daily conversations and never assume that people aren’t interested in what we do. 


So again I challenge you to invite friends, colleagues, neighbours or anyone in your network along to events such as:

• Davidson Restaurant Vocational Visit (2 Sep) Remember RSVP's close for this event this Tuesday the 27th

• ‘Ride Like A Girl’ Movie Night (20 Sep) Remember that you need to book your own tickets using the link elsewhere in the bulletin & bookings close for this event on Fri 13th Sept

• Regular Meetings

It is through establishing and building relationships that we find new members.


With winter nearly over I hope we get a little more sunshine this week - take care and see you soon.


Yours in Rotary Service 

Kelly 😁

Parkinsons "Walk in the Park" Update

         Peter, Cynthia, Maggie & John at the start of the Walk last week

There is still time to sponsor "Pete's Pals" Team and help us to crack our $500 target.




Davidson Restaurant 2nd Sept



Monday 2nd September our meeting will be a Vocational visit to The Gordons hospitality training Restaurant


Set in The Gordon's first building, the historic 1887 lecture hall, the Davidson Restaurant provides an opportunity to experience classic cuisine at a reasonable price. Meals are prepared by our apprentice chefs and served by hospitality students in silver service training.


Mark Gingell will be our Host for the evening, he has been manager of the Davidson Restaurant, the training restaurant of the Gordon Culinary School since 2000. He was had a lifelong career in hospitality, commencing in 1977 when he and a business partner took over the management of Finnegan’s Place Restaurant in Ocean Grove. Since then he earned a the respect of many in the hospitality industry having owned or operated a number of award winning restaurants and hotels such as, The Source Restaurant, The Bush Inn hotel, The Three Crowns in the Melbourne suburb of West Melbourne before taking on a management role at the Ozone Hotel in Queenscliff the following its refurbishment.

It was during this time that Mark was approached to join the Hospitality and Cookery School at the Gordon, initially as a teacher of hospitality and eventually as manager of the Davidson Restaurant.

Please invite Partners, Friends, Family and prospective new members as this will be a very enjoyable evening of fine food, wine and great company.


Guests are welcome. Please Note the cost is $32 for a three course dinner with Drinks at Bar prices.

Please note the restaurant have requested cash payments for drinks on the night and NOTE RSVP's will close on Tuesday 27th Aug to enable the restaurant sufficient time to prepare.

End Polio Movie Night Fundraiser 20th Sept
Please Note :- Tickets to be purchased direct from TRYBOOKING by the closing date 13th September



No Meeting 16th September

PLEASE NOTE There will be no regular Rotary Meeting held at the Lions Village in Torquay
on Monday 16th due to our End Polio Movie Night at Readings Changeover Function having been held on Friday 20th the same week.
All members, partners are encouraged to attend the Readings Cinema Fundraiser and please bring guests.
We will return to the Lions Village the following week on Monday the 23rd for our Annual Brownlow Night.
Defying the Drift

Disaster Aid Australia Needs Volunteers

Disaster Aid Australia are looking for volunteers for their Disaster Aid Response Teams. These teams focus on the delivery of humanitarian aid to people who have been affected by disasters, including the disaster of contaminated drinking water. Volunteers need to be available for a two week deployment each year. Further information can be obtained from Brian Ashworth; 



    Mobile: 0491 104 943



   Noel Howard

   District 9780 RAWCS Chair


Australian Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians Tournament

Footy Colours Dinner - 24th Sept

DG Rosanne Kava's Latest District Newsletter
To read DG Rosanne Kava's latest District Newsletter please Click on the banner below

Invite to RC Grovedale 40th Birthday Celebration 14th August
Our Club has been invited to attend RC of Grovedale/Waurn Ponds (our Charter Club) 40th Birthday on 14th August. There will be a number of us attending so we will get enough for a table if anyone is interested please give Michael a call
Who's Up To What?

                                                                           Maggie Everywhere

        The Brewins in Herbeton on the Atherton Tableland
RI President to visit D9780


2019-2020 Rotary International President to Visit District 9780.

That's correct, RI President for 2019/2020, Mark Daniel Maloney, of the Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA, will be visiting Ballarat.

Click the above link to reserve your place.


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 
VERY IMPORTANT - Whoozin our Weekly Meeting Book-in System 

We are now fully operational with our new system for registering for our weekly dinner meetings. Called Whoozin, this program is used by other local Rotary Clubs with great success.
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 each Monday for the following week's meeting.
  • You can immediately accept or decline, leave until later.
  • You will receive a reminder email on the Friday Prior
  • You will have until Midnight Sunday to register your RSVP and can change your decision right up until the closing time.
  • You can register up to 5 guests
  • You can specify any Special Dietary requirements
  • Please Note that if you do not register your intentions you will be charged for the dinner fee.
If you have any problems please free to contact myself Greg Plumridge 0418521321 or Michael Reed 0418524315 for details on how to work the program.
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 26 Aug
Fireside Chats 
Jan Emmet's, Robyn O'Loughlin's, Slaters, Birchalls & Schols homes 
Mon 2 Sept
Mark Gingell
Davidson Manager
Pres Elect
Jan Emmett
Vocational Visit
Davidson Restaurant Gordon TAFE 
Mon 9 SeptAnna GalvezJohn Oswald  Peace Scholar 
Mon 16 SeptNO  MONDAYMEETING NO MEETING Due to Cinema Night
Fri 20 SeptPolio Fundraiser "RIDE LIKE A GIRL" READINGS CINEMA 
Mon 23 Sept David Mitchell  Brownlow Footy Night
Mon 30 SeptCarol Young Jan Emmett  
Young Diggers 
Pups on Patrol 













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.
How to Book in for our Dinner Meeting?
For Members, Partners and guests of Members
  • you will receive email invitations to each meeting via Whoozin.
  • It will be your responsibility to RSVP using Whoozin by Midnight on the day prior to the meeting.
  • The only exception to this will be if you are expecting to be out of internet connectivity for an extended period. 
  • In this instance you can notify Richard Mierzejewski at LET Surfcoast on 03-5261 2777 by 4.00pm on the Saturday prior to the Monday Meeting.
  • Please Note there is NO Answering Service on this number.
  • Remember if you are bringing guests or your partner (to a non-partner night) you need to RSVP for the extra number of person/s who will be attending.
  • If no RSVP is registered as per the above process, 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.
For Visitors to the Club
  • Any Visitors not being registered as a guest of a Member must call Richard Mierzejewski at LET Surfcoast on 03-5261 2777 to Book in.  RSVP's must be made no later than 4.00PM on the Saturday  prior to the Meeting
  • Please Note there is NO Answering Service on this number.
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 Jul 2019 Edition 618 CLICK HERE
District 9780 Directory 2018-19 (D9780 Rotarians Only)
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