Upcoming Events
Club Planning Meeting - Book Fair Briefing
Torquay Scout Hall
Jan 21, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Torquay Rotary Book Fair
Torquay Scout Hall
Jan 24, 2019 8:00 PM –
Jan 27, 2019 4:00 PM
NO MEETING - Australia Day Weekend
Jan 28, 2019
Dr David Goldsmith – Dentist - Dental care in Vanu
The Minya Winery
Feb 04, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Motor Show Volunteer Briefing
Lions Village Community Centre
Feb 04, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Torquay Rotary Motor Show
Elephant Walk
Feb 10, 2019
4:46 AM – 3:15 PM
NO MEETING- Following Major Club Motor Show Event
Feb 11, 2019
Wrap up of Summer Events
Lions Village Community Centre
Feb 18, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Matt Ainsworth – Local Accountant
The Minya Winery
Feb 25, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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President's Message
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President's Report No 27
President’s Report
The joint meeting with the Rotary Club of Grovedale was a great success on Wednesday evening. A significant number of Torquay Rotarians was in attendance and enjoyed a lively social get-together in the courtyard of Rice Village. The weather was ideal and the smorgasbord meal was excellent with a range of meats and vegetable followed by cheese & biscuits. A top night all told!!
Sunday was a busy day at the home of Rhonda Anchen as trailers and utes descended to collect the thousands of books to be transported to the Scout Hall. The set-up is well on the way but lots still needs to be done before the official sales start on Thursday. Please check the roster to see if you are required.
Our general meeting is following the activities at the Scout Hall on Monday evening, which itself will be followed by the first Board Meeting of the year.
See you all there
Joint Meeting With Grovedale/Waurn Ponds

The 2019 Motor Show is nearly here

The 2019 Motor Show is now only weeks away on Sunday 10th Feb and we are calling for all the support we can get to assist with the many tasks on the day. If you have Friends, Neighbours or Family who can assist then please contact either Lesley Shedden on 0417112034, who is currently preparing the Event Roster or myself on 0418521321.
Please also advise if you have a preference for a particular task and we will endeavour to oblige.
Greg Plumridge
Book Fair Update - Shout-Out  for Help 

Book Fair        

Bags For Book Fair

We are seeking shopping bags for our Book Fair customers to put the books they purchase in.

If anyone has any shopping bags they no longer require, or would like to donate bags to be used at the book fair, please contact Rhonda.
You can either bring the bags along to Rotary on a Monday, or contact Rhonda to arrange a pick up.

We have a great start --- Kelly has very kindly donated 100 bags - Thanks Kelly!!

For further details please contact Rhonda on


or phone 0488 388 115

to advise your availability.



Michael reed



Relay for Life 2019 
Relay for Life is on again Friday 15th  - Sat 16th March

I have called our team "Rotary Club of Torquay". That is the team name people will need to type in to the Relay for Life website to register themselves and others. It is important to type in the exact name of the team, no other combination of words.


I find the quickest way to access our team is to firstly register your name etc via the above "REGISTER NOW" link then click on "team search" to Join a Team and type in Rotary Club of Torquay.  


Cheers Darrel


BBQ's and Events updates


DONT FORGET COWRIE MARKET This Sunday 20th January


AlsopPlease check the Book Fair Roster below to be sure of your commitments  


Sunday 20th January


 We will be moving books from storage at Rhonda Anchen’s to scout hall

all available members particularly with utes or trailers. 

Start time 10 am

Monday 21st January 


Start time  10 am  (normal rotary meeting will be held at the hall after to continue on set up )

Rhonda Anchen, Gail Chrisfield,Alan Anderson,Darrell Brewin,Terry Charlton,Neil Henderson,Maggie Isom,John McDonald,John Oswald,Mike Reed, Mal Slater, Trevor Hall, Garth Hammond

Tuesday 22nd January


Start time 10 am

Rhonda Anchen, Garth Hammond,Graham Gill,Geoff Dawson,Bruce Smith,Gail Chrisfield

Thursday 24th January

sales commence

10 am till 1 pm

Rhonda Anchen,Garth Hammond, Gaynor and Rudi Schols

1pm till 4pm

Chris Sims (door) ,Trevor Pickles, Amanda Hough,Maggie Isom

Friday 25th January


10 am till 1pm 

Rhonda Anchen,Garth Hammond,Kathryn McNamarra (door),Gail Chrisfield

1pm till 4 pm

Chris Sims(door),Graham and Helen Mc Donald,Maggie Isom

Saturday 26 th Januaty


10am till 1pm

Rhonda Anchen,Garth Hammond,Kathryn McNamarra (door),Graham and Helen McDonald

1 pm till 4 pm

Chris Sims (door), Robyn O’loughin, (NEED 2 MORE)

Sunday 27th January

Sales winding down to pack up and restore books left

10 am till 12 (sales)

Rhonda Anchen, Garth Hammond,Maggie Isom,Graham Gill

12 onwards (pack up)

Kelly Binyon,Terry Charlton,Gail Chrisfield,Trevor Hall,Neil Henderson,James Lloyd,David Mitchell,Bruce Smith,Robyn O’loughlin,Mike Reed,Leslie and Rob Shedden

If you can’t do your shift please arrange a swap and let me know 


Thanks Mal



….and of course please also check your calendar for the Night Jar Rosters to be held on the next Two Thursdays and NOTE that there will be NO 5th Night Jar on the 31st Jan so those who were rostered for that night will not be required.


These will be interspersed with the Book Fair and the Cadel Ride events as well


Please note that to avoid any confusion what was previously known  as the BBQ Roster has now been rebranded as the "Events" Roster. to reflect that it includes things like Night Jar Parking, the Book Fair etc.


I have also included the dates for the Cadel Evans race (we make $50 for each shift so please register under Rotary)


If you make any more swaps please let me know and I will update the roster which can be found in documents in club runner


To see the 2018-19 Events Roster  CLICK HERE


If you do  require to swap a date for any reason you will now need to find someone to do this with yourself. I would suggest that you send the request to Greg who has offered to advertise on a BBQ Roster Trading Post in the bulletin  


Mal Slater


Rotary International Conference - Hamburg 2019

Join Rotary President Barry Rassin at the 110th Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, Germany, 1-5 June 2019. The historic port city of Hamburg offers something for everyone. Germans call it “The Gateway to the World” — and the 2019 convention will be your gateway to the world of Rotary. At the convention, you’ll connect with people of action from across the globe while learning the latest news and strategies for keeping clubs strong.
As a past convention attendee, you know that every convention is an opportunity to learn. Not only will you be inspired by the energy and enthusiasm that surrounds you, you’ll also make new, unforgettable memories that can last a lifetime.
Join your Rotary friends in Hamburg at the 2019 Rotary Convention where together, we’ll Capture the Moment.

Share the excitement by downloading the promotional kit or by sharing the official promotional video to your social networks.
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 21st JanSet upFor TheBook FairTo be HeldAt the Scout Hall
Mon 28th JanNOMeetingAustralia DayHoliday 
Mon 4th FebMotor ShowCommittee  Final Instruction for Motor Show Volunteers
Mon 11th FebNOMeetingDue To Motor Showon 10th
Mon 18th FebTrevor Pickles   Summer Events Summary
Mon 18th FebMatt Ainsworth – Accountant     














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 Anthony No 2 July/August final Newsletter CLICK HERE
Rotary Down Under Oct 2018 Edition 610 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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