Upcoming Events
Joint meeting with Grovedale RC at Jan Juc SLSC
Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club
Jan 15, 2018
6:03 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Planning Meeting - Book Fair Briefing
Lions Village Community Centre
Jan 22, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Torquay Rotary Book Fair
Torquay Scout Hall
Jan 26, 2018 10:00 AM –
Jan 28, 2018 4:00 PM
NO MEETING - Australia Day - Book Fair Weekend
Jan 29, 2018
Briefing Meeting for Motor Show
Lions Village Community Centre
Feb 05, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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President's Message
Gaynor Schols
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President's Report No 27
Sorry I missed the fish and chips at Cosy Corner but Rudi and I have been on a Busabout tour of Cambodia.
It’s a fascinating country but so very poor. To see the Killing Fields in Phnom Penh and S21 High School where so many were tortured was very confronting, especially knowing this was happening in the 1970s. The country is still struggling to recover with very limited resources.
The highlight of the trip was watching the sun rise over Angkor Wat.
Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race – 27 & 28 January
There are still volunteer positions available so if you have any friends or family who would like to join our team please direct them to the registration link:
Make sure you note on the registration that you are volunteering for the Rotary Club of Torquay. The club will get $50 for each shift.
Monday 15th January
This will be our annual combined meeting with the Rotary Club of Grovedale Waurn Ponds and as it’s our turn to host we decided to give them a taste our beautiful coast by holding the meeting at the Surf Lifesaving Club in Jan Juc. The address is Clubhouse Road, Jan Juc.
We will meet at 6 for 6.30pm as usual and the cost will be $25 with drinks at bar prices.
We will also have Ralph and Yvonne Holmes from RC Glen Waverley attending as guests.
Look forward to seeing you all on Monday.
President Gaynor Schols
Book Fair Update - Extra Help Needed 

Book Fair        

We can still take more books which may be dropped at Tyrepower Torquay 4 Winki Way (next to Bunnings) during Business Hours


Due to quantity of books we have now received, there is little to no room left in the storage container!! So ..... there is no longer a working bee on the 7th of January ---- we will sort the books out as we transport them to the scout hall on the 23rd, 24th and 25th January.


Set up days 23rd, 24th and 25th January at the Torquay Scout Hall

Between the hours of 9.00am and 4.00pm


We are asking for volunteers to help transport books on this day as well as sorting and set up of table  displays of books at the hall.

Members with trailers or utes would be of great benefit, for transporting boxes of books.

We are also asking for volunteers to work in the scout hall

Anyone with time they can spare will be very much appreciated.

Please contact me on


or phone 0488 388 115

to advise your availability.


Look forward to seeing as many people as possible on the 23rd

Rhonda Anchen



It's Motor Show time! Sunday 11th Feb
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
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
BBQ & Night Jar Parking - Update 

You will have now received a completed 2017-18 BBQ Roster Spreadsheet via email. The Roster is also saved in Clubrunner Club Documents or Click this link BBQ ROSTER


Thanks you for your hard work with the first 2 Night Jar Market Parking Nights.

  •  NIGHT 1   The number of vehicles counted through the entry was 788. Donations by those visitors was $1619.50. We are told, by our bean counters, that is an all time record. And the $2.05 per vehicle seems to me to be a very good average.
  • NIGHT 2  We parked 552 vehicles. Takings were $1335. That is 2.41 per vehicle.
With events coming thick and fast please keep a close watch on the Roster to see when you are on.
If you are unable to do your rostered session then please find someone to swap with and advise me of the change.
Thanks Brian
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Ride the Bellarine Registrations are Now Open

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.

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 
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 15th Jan    Joint Meeting with Grovedale TBC
Mon 22nd Jan   Club Planning Meeting incl. Book Fair Briefing
23rd - 28th JanRhonda Anchen  Book Fair incl Set Up & Pack Up
Mon 29th Jan   NO MEETING -due to Book Fair & Australia Day
Mon 5th FebGreg Plumridge  Motor Show Volunteer Briefing
Mon 12th    No Meeting Due to Motor Show














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 No6 Decmber 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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