Upcoming Events
Club Assembly Planning Meeting - Pres Trevor
Lions Village Community Centre
Jul 30, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Donate Life/Mary Elliotts Legacy Maggie Isom/CSims
Lions Village Community Centre
Aug 06, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Courtenay Ford - Nurse/Volunteering in Africa
Lions Village Community Centre
Aug 13, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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President's Report No 4
Monday 23rd July 2018
Having arrived back from the Northern Hemisphere less than 24 hours previously, Gail & I had a very enjoyable evening at the Christmas in July function at the Minya Winery. The night was full of fun - the food, wine and company were excellent as usual.

Many thanks to Jan Emmett who organised the whole shebang!
This week is my first appearance at The Lions Village as President so I will be a tad apprehensive but no doubt your camaraderie & support will make it easier. Apart from setting out my aspirations for the Club over the coming Rotary year the meeting will centre around a Club Assembly, the main aim being to determine which Members will belong to which Committee and to assess current projects as well as initiating future projects. To this end, on the night I will send around a printed form so that you can all nominate your favoured committee.
Please give this some thought now as this will help the process run smoothly.
See you all then.
President Trevor
2018 Christmas in July Pics
Thanks to all who came and made or 2018 Christmas in July event such a successful night.


Mock Job Interviews

Grovedale College Mock Interviews.


Grovedale College have again requested assistance from Torquay Rotary Club at their Mock Interview sessions on Tuesday 14th August and

Friday 17th August between the hours of 9.00am and 12.00pm. We would need up to 6 members at each session. This event is held in

Conjunction with Grovedale Rotary Club. While the students gain invaluable experience in an interview  process, we also have a very positive

Interaction with these students. Please advise me if you are able to assist in one or both sessions.


Richard Mierzejewski

Youth Director

BBQ's ……...but wait....there's more



So please disregard the message in last weeks seems that we are going to be back on the job in August.


We are required to operate our BBQ at the Surf Coast Arts Trail on Sat 11th & Sun 12th August at Ashmore Rd (off Grossmans Rd) There will be 16 studios set up with 35 artists displaying their work. 

We will require a team of 3 on each day from 10am -3pm.


In Mal's absence please contact me if you are available to assist on either day.


Michael Reed

Walk In The Park
The Parkinsons  "A Walk in the Park" will be held on Sunday August 26th. Once again Pete's Pals will be participating in the Walk and you are invited to join them on the walk. Go to
for more details on the Walk or give me a call.
Alternatively if you are unable to join us on the Walk then you may like to sponsor our team and help us crack our $500 target. Sponsor Team Petes Pals Here
Travelling Rotarians

              Gerard with Leichhardts Tree                                                                        Robyn at the Rotary Lookout - Cloncurry
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       Mal & Debbie    (well Debbie) at least at Mt Augustas


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 The New 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 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 30th Jul Trevor PicklesJan EmmettTrevor HallClub Assembly
Mon 6th AugMaggie Isom Chris SimsTrevor PicklesGraham GillJan EmmettDonate Life - Mary's Legacy
Mon 13th AugCourtenay Ford Maggie Isom  Nurse/Volunteer in Africa
Mon 20th AugMike Atkinson Peter Bollen  Parkinson's Ambassador
Sun 26th AugEnquiries toPeterBollenParkinsons - A Walk in the Park
Mon 27th AugFireside Chats   In Rotarians Homes














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 Barry Rassin from the Rotary Club of East Nassau
CLICK HERE to read more

District 9780 Governor for 2018-19 is Anthony Ohlsen from Rotary Club of Maryborough 
CLICK HERE to learn more about Anthony
To read District Governor Ray's No 12 June final Newsletter CLICK HERE
Rotary Down Under June 2018 Edition 606 CLICK HERE
District 9780 Directory 2018-19 (D9780 Rotarians Only)
Rotary Club of Torquay Annual Reports for 2017-18
<----- Click here  for the 2017-18 Annual Report Part A  
<----- Click here  for the 2017-18 Annual Report Part B (2016-17 Audited Financials)  
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