Upcoming Events
MAJOR EVENT Torquay Rotary Motor Show
Elephant Walk
Feb 11, 2018
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
NO MEETING- Following Major Club Motor Show Event
Feb 12, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Ron MedsonThe Rise And Fall of an Industrial Giant
Lions Village Community Centre
Feb 19, 2018
6:15 PM – 8:00 PM
Carla Egan-Personal Development, ProfessionalCoach
Lions Village Community Centre
Feb 26, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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President's Message
Gaynor Schols
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President's Report No 31
Monday 5th Feb 2018
We had great attendance this week for the Motor Show Planning Meeting, so we look forward to a great day on 11th Feb. Forecast at this stage is 21 degrees and partly cloudy.
Raffle tickets will be sold at the Motor show and until the draw on the 9th April.

Star of the Month
Congratulations to RHONDA ANCHEN who is our new star for the great effort she put in coordinating the Book Fair.
Reminder of the invitations we have had. If you want more details please contact me:
  • Honour Our Fallen – they will place flags on Australian gravesites of soldiers for ANZAC day (apply at
  • 16th March -District 9780 looking for cricketers to play against District 9800 in Warrnambool.
  • 24th March – RC Drysdale looking for participation in “Walk4Johno” to raise funds for The Heart Foundation.
  • 14-23 April – Ride for Rotary 2. This is a ride around India on motorbikes or 4WDs. Cost $US3000.
  • 23 February – Lara Golf Day, with a $10,000 hole in one competition

Donation from Torquay Toys
  • A big thanks to Jill and Howard Randall for collecting this money for our club.
    Get Well Soon
    Good to see Trevor Pickles recovering from his fall during the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Ride.
    We wish Greg Birchall a very speedy recovery from his surgery
    Important Club Dates
  • The changeover lunch will take place on Sunday 3rd JUNE 2018, before President Elect Trevor Pickles takes off for Spain. I will continue to stand-in as President until I go overseas on 19th July.
  • Our 30th Anniversary Celebration will take place on Saturday 5th May 2018.
    Some points from the Group President’s Meeting on 7th Feb
  • Ride the Bellarine is on 15th April -planning in full swing and riders need to register now.
  • The Geelong Rotary “Expo” is at the Waterfront Market on 4th March. Our club is expected to submit our top 3 projects for the combined group brochure (Attention PR). It will be a general Rotary promotion with all clubs listed and a roster will be prepared soon.
  • RC Highton has a $1800 grant from City of Greater Geelong to plant trees along Waurn Ponds Creek in June/July. All clubs will be asked to help.
  • Working with Children Cards- Another warning that all Rotarians and other helpers at any Rotary Event must have WWC cards.
  • Peter Dadds of RC Geelong West is arranging a mailing to 4000 employees at Barwon Health and 700 new employees at Worksafe Geelong, inviting them to become members of their nearest Rotary club (our club details will be included)
  • RC Belmont will hold their lunch for “Headspace” at Kardinia Park on 18th May. Last year they raised $63,000!
Monday 12 February: NO MEETING (due to Motor Show on11th). Our next meeting will be on 19th Feb.
President Gaynor Schols
It's Motor Show time! Sunday 11th Feb
If you are unsure as to your Task at the Motor Show or the times that you are on duty please consult the final MOTOR SHOW ROSTER
This year's Motor Show will be rolling in quickly following our busy BBQ, Book Fair and Night Jar Market Parking. Please think about your availability and what task you may be interested in performing on the Day. Vernon and Lesley will be compiling the Draft Roster for volunteers during the next couple of weeks.
Please also canvass Partners, Friends and Family who may be able to assist us.
Please contact Vernon 0408 331661 or Lesley 0417 112064 if you are unavailable or have any additional helpers to enlist.
We expect more than 300 Vintage, Veteran, Classic and Contemporary Cars and Motor Cycles to compete for trophies in 26 Classes including a new class for Best Volkswagen.
Spectators will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with these stunning automotive gems. You will be in awe of the craftsmanship that has gone into both the original design & the manufacture of these much-loved vehicles and the restoration skills of the passionate owners who have lovingly cared for them.
There has been some additional tweaking of Classes to even out entry numbers so we encourage everyone to visit our website to take a look at the revised Entry Form.
You are invited to join in the carnival atmosphere of this popular event held at the spectacular beach side setting of the Torquay foreshore.
This is a “Show for the whole family” with, the Beach for the kids, the Shops for the Ladies and the Cars for the Boys!
Entry Fees remain the same for 2018 at $20 for car & driver, with Adults $5 & Children free.
Many attractions will be available to entertain, plus food, good coffee, refreshments & memorabilia on sale.
This event is proudly supported by the RACV & other local traders with proceeds from the event to be used for Local, National and International Rotary projects.
Or check the website for entry forms and further details:-
Elephant Walk – Torquay Foreshore 11th Feb 2018 10am-2pm
Greg Plumridge
The 2018 Motor Show is nearly here
Huge thanks to the Surf Coast Times, Geelong Advertiser and The Echo for the amazing articles they published Thursday. 
Huge thanks also to locals Paula & Steve Christou with their '67 Splitty Kombi and Josh Van Looy with his 62 Beetle for making their cars and themselves available, and to Brian Hayden from Hayden's Real Estate for dedicating a page of Advertising to the Show.
Get down to the Show this Sunday to see these cars and meet their owners.
Things are looking good for a great Show on Sunday.....see you there with your cars.

Relay for Life March 16th 2018
I realise it seems like a long way off at the moment but it will only be 11 weeks after Christmas, I thought I'd get in early so that you all have plenty of time to register for our Rotary Relay Team
Please find details of the event below.
Registration is discounted to $20 if you get in before February.     CLICK HERE to Register   and be sure to register as a member of the Torquay Rotary Club Team
If you would like any further details  please contact me.
Graham Gill - Team Captain
Revised BBQ Dates extra volunteers needed.


We have been offered some additional dates for Bunnings BBQ's so there will be some changes anyway our next event will be

  1. the BBQ at our Motor Show on Sunday 11th Feb
  2. the Cowrie Market 18th Feb
  3. There will be NO BBQ on Good Friday so perhaps those people could help with the extra shifts on the Sat & Sun (see point 4 below)
  4. Those Rostered on for Easter Sat 31st March and Sunday 1st April will now be at Bunnings NOT Baines Cres PLUS we will need 3 more volunteers for each day to cover the longer hours with split shifts.
  5. Cowrie Market 15th April (same day as Ride the Bellarine)

so please let Mal know if you can help with the extra shifts over Easter and as we get closer to the dates keep a close watch on the Roster to see when you are on.

You have received a completed 2017-18 BBQ Roster Spreadsheet via email. The Roster is also saved in Clubrunner Club Documents or just Click this link BBQ ROSTER If you are unable to do your rostered session then please find someone who you can swap with and advise me of the change.
Thanks Mal
No Meeting 12th Feb


PLEASE NOTE There will be no regular Rotary Meeting held at the Lions Village in Torquay
 on Monday 12th Feb Due to the huge effort from all Members with our Annual Motor Show.
We will return to the Lions Village the next week on the 19th Feb
District 9780 Conference 6 - 8 April 2018

District Conference is coming up quickly CLICK HERE to find out everything you need to know about the event including
Interplast News
For the latest January 2018 update on Interplast activities please CLICK HERE
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 
Ride the Bellarine Registrations are Now Open


Brian Mynott has again registered to participate in this years Ride and will be our Club's representative in the Ride. We will commence a sponsorship program to support Brian in coming weeks. Awesome job Brian.



Ride the Bellarine is a District Fundraising Event, run by the 15 combined Rotary Clubs of Geelong.  This event, now in its 4th year, raises funds to support the End Polio Now Campaign.


Registrations for Ride the Bellarine 2018 now open!. Click to register today. This unique ride, on 15 April 2018, will take you around the beautiful Bellarine, enjoying amazing scenery while you raise funds to End Polio.

Future Meetings & Duty Roster

Weekly Assigned Duties:

 If you cannot meet one of your assigned duties, Please contact Bruce Smith 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 12th Feb   No Meeting Due to Motor Show
Mon 19th FebGraeme McDonaldMal SlaterDarrel BrewinThe Rise And Fall of an Industrial Giant
Mon 26th FebBruce SmithChris SimsMichael Reed
Carla Egan
Personal Development, Professional Coach, Trainer and Facilitator
Fri 2nd-Sat 3rd MarchDarrell Brewin  
Relay for Life
Polwarth Oval - Banyul Warri Fields
Mon 5th MarchLinda NealeVern D'SouzaLloyd James
Leann Tremul
Cystic Fibrosis, An Insight














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.
There are two ways to do this, either record the information in advance in the "Apology Book"
that is available at the check in table 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
  • usual dinner fee of $25 for your non-attendance, and/or that of your partner if it is an official Partner's Night.
  • On "Partners Nights" it is a different arrangement as it will be assumed that your partner WILL BE 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 when away on travel is not an excuse.  It is your reasonability to lodge your apology and it is recommended that this 
be recorded beforehand in the “Apology Book” to save you remembering each week whilst you are away.    
Rotary International & District 9780 Info
Rotary International President for 2017-18 is Australian Ian Riseley from the RC of Sandringham
CLICK HERE to read more
District 9780 Governor for 2017-18 is Ray Herbert from Rotary Club of Mt Gambier West
CLICK HERE to learn more about Ray
To read District Governor Ray's No 7 January Newsletter CLICK HERE
Rotary Down Under Sept 2017 Edition 597 CLICK HERE
District 9780 Directory 2016-17 (D9780 Rotarians Only)
Rotary Club of Torquay Annual Reports for 2016-17
<----- Click here  for the 2016-17 Annual Report Part A  
<----- Click here  for the 2016-17 Annual Report Part B (Financials)  
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