Birthdays
Lindsay Dixon 1 Nov
Leon Bourke 4 Nov
Ninetta Cordone 16 Nov
 
Anniversaries 
Lyn and Peter Codd  43 years 22 Nov
Tony Denham and Cheryle Marriner 34 years 23 Nov
Lindy and Don Lester 40 years 25 Nov
Denise and Mick Sheean 45 years 30 Nov
 
Date Joined Rotary
Don Lester 37 years 11 Nov
Paul Desbrowe-Annear 22 years 13 Nov
Ash Marfatia 27 years 27 Nov
 
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5th Dec Christmas Breakup - Grovedale Hotel. Partners welcome.  Numbers required to Jordy or Don by Nov 21.

 

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Rotary International President - Barry Rassin
District 9780 Governor -
Anthony Ohlsen

Rotary Club of Grovedale Waurn Ponds.

President - Greg Cooke and Paul Desbrowe Annear
Meeting Number 1961

Oct 31st, 2018

 

 

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Paul provided the summary below of the results of the recent members survey.  
 
We had 22 club members return their answers to our survey request and this is a majority of Club members and therefore the results will be upheld by the Board. With so many members voting we received lots of different opinions - which is great - and everybodys' opinions are valued.  Our main objective is to try to make the Club more inviting to new members and an awesome sustainable club in the future.  Here are some of the results:
 
1/ How well do you enjoy our meetings?
14 Good-            
 7  Very Good     
Comments-
What we don’t like are:
1/ Kitchen making so much noise when they are cleaning up.
2/ Meetings and reports not quick enough.
3/ Members talking during reports
4/ Some members moving into larger lounge after meals.
5/ Not enough Projects.
6/ Meetings not organised.
7/ Meetings to regimented.
8/ Some meals and guest speakers.
What we do like:
1/ Fellowship
2/ Guest speakers
3/Variety of speakers
4/ Fine session.
5/ Vocational visits to workplaces.
6/ Projects we do.
7/ Sitting next to a different member each week.
 
2/ Happy moving main Club meetings to 2nd & 4th weeks of the month.
14 members voted – yes
7 members voted -   no
1 member undecided 
Two meetings a month may be more attractive for new members. The other meetings are optional . We will still be having a social meeting on the first week and on the 3rd week will be our planning night (previously Club Assembly) and if there is a 5th week in the month we will discuss this.
 
3/ Most members were very happy to promote our Club in a very good way, again the idea that we meet at a retirement home came up but why can’t we tell them the address without mentioning Rice Village.
 
4/ Our venue is still very well received as a meeting venue
13 members voting very good,
8 voting good and
1 undecided.
 
5/ Meals received a variety of votes and we are in the process of talking to the kitchen so we keep up the good results.
 
6/ The size of meals received good results as well and those who cannot eat the whole meal please don’t feel guilty if you cannot eat it all.
 
7A/ Do we drop the toast at the start of the meeting? 
14 members voting yes and
6 against.
 
7B/ Do we drop the fines session?
14 members voted no and
 5 members voted yes so the fine session stays but we may streamline it a little.
 
8/ Would Club members like to be able to vote for Rotarian of the year?  
15 members voting yes and
7 members voting no but the final choice will stay with the President,
 
9/ The choice of trimming the Committees from 6 to 4 was voted in. 
21 members voting yes and
1 voting no.
This will enable more members to be on committees with us then being able to choose a Deputy to help when the Director is absent.
 
10/ Communication from the Board regarding information on Board voting, who we donate our money to or anything that influences the Club is not reported as good as it could. So we will work to inform all Club members  of any outcomes from these meetings.
 
11/ Do you feel pressured to attend meetings?
20 members voted no,
2 voting yes,
 
12/ Do you feel pressured to volunteer for fundraising events?
17 members voted no and
5 voted yes.
No member should feel pressured. Sometimes we are under the pump to fill spots. If you do not want to help there is no problem.
 
13/ With our Fundraising activities do you think our mix is right?
Due to the answers on this we really need to have a big discussion as the votes went this way,
11 members think it was just right, 8 members think we do too much and 2 members feel we do not do enough. The main consideration was the Aldi BBQ, do we keep it going? This is a discussion for another night.
 
14/How often do you read the bulletin?
17 members advised weekly and
4 advised fortnightly.
 
15/ What part of the bulletin is most useful.
Upcoming events won out but most areas of the bulletin were looked at.
 
16/ The Bulletin being published on the 2nd & 4th weeks.
11 members were ok with this,
7 members want weekly.
 
17/ 11 members have said they will help supply Information for the bulletin, and 8 said no, so look forward bigger and more informative bulletins in the future.
 
18/ Anyone wanting to be President elect 2019? Most of the Club said no - but there was some interest. So you will have to wait and see.
 
19/Comments about running the Club. We had a few varied ideas and these will be looked at by the Board.
 
Thank you all for your input to the survey. Please don’t be upset if things you voted for were not taken up but we are hoping the things decided on are going to help build the Club from strength to strength.
A big thank you to Peter C for putting the survey together and thank you to Christine for collating all the answers so we could have it ready for our meeting last Wednesday night.
Members survey - what did we say? 2018-07-20 14:00:00Z 0
Please remember to ask all potential and prospective members to consider joining as we have the FREE MEMBERSHIP incentive running until the end of December
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Cambodia - An adventure with a purpose!
 
 
Lesley Goode has just returned from a Rotary trip to Cambodia and shared her experiences with us last Wednesday night.
 
The trip, orgainsed by Bryan Humphrey – ex President of Geelong East Rotary Club was offered to District 9780 Rotarians to experience first hand the culture and friendship of Cambodians and to see the results of the recent District water project. District 9780 and 22 supporting clubs were successful in gaining a Global Grant to provide clean water to about 4000 people. The project was worth $US56,234. 10 Rotarians and 2 Rotaractors went to Cambodia  ( 5 Rotary Clubs – Highton, Geelong E, Grovedale, Colac West and Ballarat plus Warracknabeal Rotaract)
 
Some of the achievements of the project and highlights of the trip were:
  • Veal Veaeng - a Biosand filter was set up at the local high school. Although the school has access to town water, it is not suitable for drinking. The Biosand filter purifies  the water.
  • Provision of classroom libraries! The classroom libraries were sourced by the Rotary Club of Phnom Penh and paid for by District 9780. Each of the Rotarians on the trip contributed $US150 and a number of clubs including GWP matched that. 
  • The RC of Phnom Pheh supplied dental hygiene kits to each of the schools visited. The kits contained 32 toothbrushes, pump packs of toothpaste and soap. 
  • At every school  visited on the trip, there was a ceremony. The local committee of management and community members greeted the group and expressed their thanks. Bryan, in particular, asked questions about the impact of the water installation in their community – whether it had improved school attendance by reducing illness, whether the people still boiled their water.
  • Water wells were installed in many of the schools and villages as part of the project. All have been tested and the water is suitable for  drinking.  With water readily available, many of the schools were keeping gardens and have established toilets. The toilets are vital to ensure that girls continue to attend school regularly once they reach puberty. Rainwater tanks were also installed as part of the project.
The group had an opportunity to have some fun and tour the many sights of Cambodia. Lesley concluded saying that it was a fascinating trip, very interesting and rewarding seeing our District's project first hand.  It really proves that Rotary can make a difference!
 
 
Grovedale Waurn Ponds Rotary Making a difference 2018-03-29 13:00:00Z 0
Chris Cumming was inducted into our club this week.  We were all very excited to have Chris join our club. We welcome Chris into our Rotary family and look forward to many years working along side Chris making a difference to Geelong and International communities.
 
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Ocean Grove Rotary Club donated a High tea at our last Auction. Last weekend a group of Rotary friends enjoyed the yummy  food prepared by Ocean Grove and hosted by Trish Carlyle at Clifton Springs.
Thanks very much to the Ocean Grove members - great job. Well done!
 
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Directors Report – Community Services:                                      14/3/18
Present: Paul Desbrowe-Annear – Acting Director, Graham Perkins, Dawn Renfrey.
As most of the committee were not present at the assembly it was hard to know what had been discussed at previous meetings, but some input advised that the committee is in action on a tree planting project, with this info on where and when to be advised.
Paul with the consent of Ineke Thornton -Director, has approached the developers of the new Wandana subdivision (next to Ceres lookout at the top of Barrabool Rd) to keep Drewan park as a Rotary park when it is redeveloped.
Drewan park was a combined project of 3 Rotary clubs, Grovedale, Highton and Belmont, we are yet to get a reply from the developer. Paul will advise as soon as he hears from them.
 
Fundraising Report                                                                             14/3/18
Present: Director Bob Arnup and Paul Desbrowe-Annear          
Fundraising all going well.
We have had a few BBQ’s lately at both Bunnings and Aldi Grovedale with good profit coming in for our efforts.
Bob has just been to another Bunnings meeting where we received 3 more BBQ dates over the next few months.
Bar is running well with Mick doing a great job.
 
Remainder of Committee reports to be submitted. 
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Last Wednesday, Jackie Bennett spoke to us about a group called 'Humans in Geelong'. This group interviews Geelong locals who are making a difference and publishes their stories on facebook and the web. Go to the links below and have a read for yourselves. I did and they were terrific stories. In Oct this year they will be having their 2nd Expo as last year's expo was so successful.  Put it in your diaries - should be a good event with many inspirational stories to be told. If you happen to know someone that they could write a story about - please contact Jackie - she would be very pleased to hear from you. Contact humans in Geelong:
mob: 0401838291  |  email: humansingeelong@gmail.com  | web: www.humansingeelong.com or facebook: www.facebook.com/HumansinGeelong/ 
 
 
Humans in Geelong...a team of volunteers telling the stories of locals who are making a difference 2018-02-03 13:00:00Z 0
 
This year I am going to try to publish stories from each of the service areas (ie Youth, International, Community etc). I think it is important that we update our members - especially our new members on the activities we are supporting and the good work that is happening. So I am putting the call out to members to draft stories so they can be published in the bulletin and if suitable, also on the face book page.  
 
District 9780 trip to Cambodia.
 
Next Thursday 1st February, Lesley Goode is travelling to Cambodia with 11 other District 9780 Rotarians. Bryan Humphries (Geelong East) has provided the opportunity to visit the water project in Veal Veang to which  our Club made a contribution in the past. On Friday 2nd February, we are attending the meeting of the Rotary Club of Phnom Penh.  Our club has kindly donated US$150 to the Rotary Club of Phnom Penh Books for Children project. This involves providing books for classrooms and  libraries aiming particularly at the 5 – 10 year old age group.
 
Lesley said she will send photos of the meeting and water project and then report on the trip when she returns.
We wish Lesley well in her travels.  Great to see our club represented on this trip.
 
 
This year I am going to try to publish stories from each of the service areas (ie Youth, International, Community etc). I think itis important that we update our members - especially our new members on the activities we are supporting and the good work that is happening. So I am putting the call out to members to draft stories so they can be published in the bulletin and if suitable on the face book page.  
 
District 9780 trip to Cambodia.
 
Next Thursday 1st February, Lesley Goode is travelling to Cambodia with 11 other District 9780 Rotarians. Bryan Humphries (Geelong East) has provided the opportunity to visit the water project in Veal Veang to which  our Club made a contribution in the past. On Friday 2nd February, we are attending the meeting of the Rotary Club of Phnom Penh.  Our club has kindly donated US$150 to the Rotary Club of Phnom Penh Books for Children project. This involves providing books for classrooms and  libraries aiming particularly at the 5 – 10 year old age group.
 
Lesley said she will send photos of the meeting and water project and then report on the trip when she returns.
We wish Lesley well in her travels.  Great to see our club represented on this trip.
Copy of Grovedale Waurn Ponds Rotary Making a difference! 2018-01-24 13:00:00Z 0
Last Monday night we had our Joint Meeting with Torquay RC. It was a terrific night at a great location. Thanks to Torquay Club for hosting such a successful meeting. We heard about the new surf lifesaving club house which is being built at Jan Juc in the next 18 months. The Torquay club is fundraising to build a a wheel chair access track which will run past the club house and the new planned toilet block and will link up to the track to Bells Beach. They are going to sell planks which will have the purchasers name engraved. If you are interested in purchasing a plank contact the Torquay Rotary Club. 
 
 
 
Torquay are having their annual Book Fair on the Australia Day weekend.
If you would like to help out at the fair - all help would be appreciated. Contact Rhonda Anchen Ph 0488 388 115
 
Joint Meeting with Torquay Rotary Club - Great Night! 2018-01-18 13:00:00Z 0
Are you scratching your head over what to give that someone who has everything? Please remember our gifting program?  We have a lovely cards which acknowledges your donation to one of the major Rotary programs  - just ask Pam for a card and see Ken re your donation.
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With the Christmas rush now on and the shops full of gifts, glitz and ‘stuff’, have you got the time, energy and motivation to go shopping for Christmas gifts that might be the wrong size, shape, colour, unappreciated, unwanted, superfluous or quietly discarded after the Christmas glow fades….?
If this sounds like you, then solve the problem easily through the Rotary Club of Grovedale Waurn Ponds’  Gifting Program and buy a gift that will be really needed, appreciated, useful and possibly save lives.
Which type of gift would you prefer to give?
Make a donation to one of Rotary’s many projects as a gift on behalf of someone else.  You will receive a card to give to your recipient to indicate what you have done.  There will be no doubt they will be impressed by such a humanitarian gift that will improve the lives of those less fortunate - and it comes with the assurance that 100% of your monetary gift will reach the Rotary project of your choice.
What better gift could you give to embrace the spirit of Christmas?  – but remember, such gifts via the Gifting Program are also suitable for weddings, anniversaries, bereavements and other occasions throughout the year.
At this time of year though,
HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO YOU,
In the hope that your generous donation will also mean a
HAPPIER LIFE ALL THROUGH THE YEAR FOR  SOMEONE ELSE.
 
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Last Wednesday night, we had the return visit and presentation from the Lutheran College students and staff who visited Vanuatu this year.  I have to say that the presentation was fantastic and  big thanks go to Kiara Miller, Brooke O'Brien, Rene Pirrottina and Sharlene Tattersall for helping GWP Rotary members feel connected to the 'Chicken Coop' project. The students worked hard at Lorevulka Primary School and the rural training centre to build a chicken coup with the local people.  The idea was reviewed by the local people and they decided that this would be a worthwhile project. 
 
Our club provided a donation which enabled the purchasing of the materials, feed for the chickens and some chickens.  From all the reports, the project and the visit was successful on many levels and we were very happy to support it in a small way.
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30th Aug No Meeting - replaced with:
Joint Highton Meeting @ the Lakehouse on Thurs 31st Aug
(see below for more details)
 
6 Sept Social Night @ Rice Village - Racecourse Pub. Pizza night 
 
13 Sept Barwon Sports Academy - Speaker Cameron Lofts
Venue: Deakin Cats Community Centre
370 Moorabool Street, Geelong
6.15 for 6.30
(We will go out for dinner somewhere afterwards)
 
 
 
 
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The new seasons Entertainment Book is now available. Only 3 left!!!!!!! Pass the message onto family and friends.  This is a really good fundraiser for the club. Cost $60.00.  Contact Paul Desbrowe Annear
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Science and Engineering Challenge - Deakin University
Dates: Thursday 18 May and Friday 19th May 2017.
Location: Waurn Ponds Campus
 
The Geelong challenge offers students at Year 11 and 12 an opportunity to complete activities involving creativity, problem solving, teamwork and innovative thinking. It encourages young people to consider a science or engineering career and a lasting positive experience. It also involves local communities and organisations.  
John thanked those who are volunteering for the event.
 
 
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Oberon South Primary 2017 First Term Roster. 2017-04-11 14:00:00Z 0
Do you have a car, boat or even a bus you no longer need.  You can donate them to the 'kids under cover' charity group and they will be sold to help prevent youth homelessness. All donations are tax deductable.  Check out their site at: 
https://www.kuc.org.au/get-involved/donate-your-car/
(Thanks Peter for passing this on.)
 
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We received a message from Angel (via April) along with some certificates of appreciation.
 
Angel's message read:
 
' To the Grovedale Waurn Ponds Rotary group,
Thank you so much for your intervention to our project lets hop for the best.
I am also thanking you for the goat that you donated to us. One goat has two kids and the other one dies due to droughts last year.
Your support means a lot to us.
Bill Trengrove - we also thanking you for the wonderful support of your company.
Leon Bourke - House of Angel is saying thank you to you for the support to feed the children at Houseof Angels.
 
Regards,
Angel
 
House of Angels - Certificate of appreciation 2017-03-28 13:00:00Z 0
David Carlyle working bee.
How to get there.   
 
20 Sailfish Crescent Curlewis 
  • Head towards Drysdale.
  • At the roundabout (Caltex on the corner)
  • Turn left onto Jetty Rd
  • Go right to the end and turn left
  • You cross a bridge and enter Baywater Estate
  • Take the first and only street to the left Shorline 
  • First right  onto Seashell Place
  • At the T intersection turn left into Oceania Drive
  • 100 mts turn left into Sailfish Drive.
  • We are the only house around the bend.
 
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As Bill mentioned in his report, Peter Simko spoke about his involvement with Rock-Off MND.
This organisation raises money for Motor Neurone Disease research. There is no known cause and no cure for MND. There are 2200 people living with the disease in Australia.  Rock-OFF MND organise an annual live music event in Geelong as their major fund raiser.  They have just hosted their 3rd event which was really successful.  They are now planning for the March 2018 concert and are seeking any assistance we can provide.
For further information go to www.rockoffmnd.com.au
 
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Ride the Bellarine.  Sunday 9th April 2017
Thanks to everyone who is volunteering or participating in this great event.  Participants and volunteers will be emailed details by the organisers.
 
helloworld Geelong are major sponsors of this event.  They have donated return flights from either Avalon, Sydney, Adelaide or Hobart to the club who raises the most money on a per member basis.  So we need to get behind our club riders and sponsor them.  An email will be sent out with the details or alternatively just ask Peter how to sponsor a rider.
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List of donors for the 2016 dinner Auction
 
When you visit these business's make sure that you let them know that you are from Grovedale Waurn Ponds Rotary and you thank them for their support.
 
                                        
La Campagnola                   272 Shannon Ave
GPAC                                   50 Lt Malop St
Barwon Timber                   50 Fellmongers Road
Opera Australia                   Melbourne
Frame Factory                    44 Ormond Rd
                                              
East Geelong Golf Club       Eastern Gardens
Popcultcha                          124 Moorabool St
Geelong Racing Club          Breakwater Rd
Peninsula Searoad Ferry    Queenscliff
Helloworld Waurn Ponds    Waurn Ponds S/C
 
Leisurelink                          Waurn Ponds
Geelong Wheelchairs         106 Bailey St Grovedale
The Heat Shop Belmont     211 High St Belmont
Ocean Grove Photos          Ocean Plaza OGrove
In 2 Linen                           184 Pakington St
Specsavers                         Waurn Ponds S/C
 
Blues Train                         Queenscliff
GFC                                     Moorabool St       
All Sewn Up                        254 Scenic Road.
Kaiser Craft                        401 Moorabool St
Woolsy Trading Post          142 Shannon Ave 
          
Grilled                                 Waurn Ponds S/C
Bakers Delight                    Waurn Ponds S/C
Chillwell Post Office           314 Pakington St
Elders                                  10 – 14 Brougham St
Berdi Hair                            10/111 Pakington St 
Belmont Garden Services   C/O Bob Arnup
Apco                                    Apco Waurn Ponds
 
Pardeys Pharmacy             Belmont Shop Village
Wild Waurn Ponds               Waurn Ponds S/C
Eric Faulkner                      12 Aberdeen St
100 Tulips                           133 Shannon Ave 
Audi Geelong                      307 Latrobe Terrace
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Members Birthdays.
 
29 Feb             Saddo.
 
 
Partner Birthdays.
 
20 Feb             Helen Dixon.
 
25 Feb              Ron Arthur.
 
 
Anniversaries.
 
5 Feb 1963      BBQ Bob and Val  54 years!
 
Date Joined Rotary.
 
10 Feb 1999.    Sandy Kee.
 
24 Feb 2010    Pam Hook.     
 
Members Milestones Feb 2017 2017-02-21 13:00:00Z 0
Wagner in Paris – A story of prison, ambition and song
 
7pm Saturday 11 February
Barwon Heads Community Hall
Members: $30 Non-members: $35
Bookings essential at: www.trybooking.com/ODHO or call 0439 061 475
Wagner in Paris – A story of prison, ambition and song
Rotary Club of Torquay Wagner in Paris 2017-01-31 13:00:00Z 0
Report from Community Services
 
Contact to be made to : Grovedale Primary School
                                          Rice Village
                                          Barwon Valley School
                                          Lutheran School Offering our help and support in the coming year.
Ineke will contact Bernadette at Rice Village to see if they are interested in distributing Emergency Medical Information Booklets.
The rotunda near Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre to be checked. Cheers Ineke.
 
 
Membership and Fundraising.

Continue on with Aldi BBQ’s
If extra Bunnings BBQ become available we may consider having rotoract or charity assist in doing.
Start thinking about dinner auction to be held Friday 13th October 2017.
 
Follow up potential members Paul and Greg have a couple.
Look at putting sponsors/supporters logos on our website, bulletin.
Members night a really special warm and inviting night.
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Members Birthdays.
 
15 Jan                      Colin Berris.
 
 
Partner Birthdays.
 
4 Jan                       Sue Wright.
 
6 Jan                       Denise Sheean.
 
27 Jan                     Eva Marfatia.
 
Wedding Anniversaries.
 
8 Jan 1972             Ken and Sue Wright.
 
20 Jan 1973           Lindsay and Helen Dixon.
 
 
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Torquay Book Fair.
 
26 to 29 January 2016 10 am to 4pm Daily
 
Scout Hall behind Torquay Football Club.
 
All books $1 Gold Coin Donation for Entry.
 
Proceeds to Barwon Patient Transport.
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24 Dec Bunnings.
26 Dec Geelong Race Club. See Lindsay.
29 Dec Bunnings. Rotoract.
Rosters now going around.
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Please call your numbers through to Rice Village before 12 noon on Tuesday 20 Dec for Xmas Party 21 Dec.
 
Please also call through any apologies. Refer to your roster for those doing visits to retirement homes.
 
Rice Village telephone number 52472200.
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Oberon South Primary roster 2016-12-14 00:00:00Z 0
 
Birthdays.
 
6 Dec                    Lesley Goode.
 
11 Dec                   Joe Cordone.
 
13 Dec                   Sandy Kee.
 
17 Dec                   Ash Marfatia.
 
Partner Birthdays.
 
 
8 Dec                     Bev Robilliard.
 
Anniversaries.
 
12 Dec                   Jan and Rob Gillett         6years 2010.
 
14 Dec                   Colin and Jacqui Berris  48 years 1968
 
Rotary Joining Anniversary.
 
11 Dec                   Ineke Thornton               11 Dec 2013. 3 years.
 
18 Dec                  Ron Arthur.                      18 Dec 2003. 13 years.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Reminder Xmas Party starts at 6pm 2016-12-08 00:00:00Z 0
Lindy
3/10,17/10,14/11
DC
3/10,17/10
Bill & Devi
5/10,14/12
Ken
11/10,28/11
Ineke
11/10,14/11,30/11
Paul
25/10,6/12
Wendy
25/10,16/11
Saddo
28/11,20/12
Jan
2/11,16/11,30/11,
Anita
2/11,22/11
Coddy
8/11,20/12
Lesley
8/11,22/1,6/12
Leon & Tony  31/10,12/12
Oberon South Roster 2016-12-08 00:00:00Z 0
Barb Bath.
Colin Beale.
Sharon Beale.
Colin Berris.
Jacqui Berris.
Leon Bourke.
Rose Bourke.
Abbie Bryson.
Ebony Bryson.
Jordy Bryson.
David Carlyle.
Trish Carlyle.
Lyn Codd.
Peter Codd.
Gregory Cooke
Kim Cooke.
Joe Cordone.
Ninetta Cordone.
Tony Denham.
Cathy Desbroweannear.
Peter Desbroweannear.
Paul Desbroweannear.
Rhonda Desbroweannear.
Helen Dixon.
Lindsay Dixon.
Jan Gillett.
Rob Gillett
Lesley Goode.
Carlie Hannah.
Pam Hook.
Chris Howard.
Sandy Kee.
Don Lester
Lindy Lester
Ash Marfatia.
Eva Marfatia
Cherlye Marriner.
Jenny McGIBBON.
John McGIBBON.
Graham Perkins.
Heather Perkins.
Graeme Saddington.
Val Saddington.
Denise Sheean.
Mick Sheean.
Ineke Thornton.
Bill Trengrove.
Devi Trengrove.
Deb Vernon
Phil Vernon.
David Wilson.
Sandra Wilson.
Ken Wright
Sue Wright.
Liz boot.
Tony boot
David Carlson
Lynne Carlson.
Liz Fagan
Jessica Lander.
Nicole Rappel.
Rhys Rappel.
Carolyn Rogers.
Phil Rogers.
April Selby
Duncan Silcock.
Cohen Smithyman.
Felicity Magher.
 
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Don advised past president John McCallum had passed away condolences can be sent to his wife Dawn.      10 Sharron Court Yarrawonga 3730 phone 0407342916. John passed away on the 27/11/2016.
 
Bob Advised rosters going around for BBQ's.
 
Christine advised and showed off the new banners and where the money $800 was spent.
 
Lesley reminded us about working with children cards.
 
Coddy advised us about Miranda Orford  has a concert coming up at Keith Humble centre
 
Cadel Evans Sat 28 Jan 2017. 
 
Behind the scenes tour on Thursday 8 Dec at Andrew Love centre.
 
RACV Presentations available for seniors.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reports 2016-11-30 00:00:00Z 0
The Rotaract Club of Barwon Inc. is collaborating with two Rotaract Clubs back in Sri Lanka to host a fundraising afternoon tea on the 27th of November. All profits will go on to rebuilding homes for the victims affected by a devastating flood which hit Sri Lanka in May 2016. It affected over 356,000 people, and 37 people lost their lives due to landslides and the heavy floods. The funds raised from this event would go on as contributions to help victims get back on their feet. 
 
If you wish to further donate and contribute to the cause, a GoFundMe page has been set up and can be accessed via this link:
 
You can access information on the event on facebook via this link:
 
Tickets can be bought online at:
 
I humbly encourage members of Grovedale Rotary to join us for an afternoon packed with events like a tea tasting demonstration, an auction, and a raffle draw while you get to snack on popular Sri Lankan snacks, tea and Sri Lankan music. We hope to see you there and look forward to your support for this worthy cause.  
 
Kind regards,
Sachin Karunanayake,
International Director,
Rotaract Club of Barwon Inc.
 
Rotaract Club of Barwon 2016-11-30 00:00:00Z 0
This week is an optional partners night. If you elect to bring your partner please call through to Rice Village before 12 noon on the Tuesday before meeting to advise your numbers. 52472200
This Weeks Meeting 30 November 2017 2016-11-23 00:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Bayside Geelong warmly invites you to join together with us for an informative and fun evening to celebrate Foundation Month. A delicious supper and opportunity for fellowship will conclude our event.
 
 
Where:   Belmont Library
163 High Street, Belmont
 
WHEN:  Tuesday 15th November 7.00pm for 7.15 start-8.45 pm finish
COST:     $7 members, guests no charge
RSVP:     Jane 0407332635  Telsa 0416233582
Days for Girls 2016-11-16 00:00:00Z 0
Carlie
 
Spoke about the Rotary Club of Geelong West having  a charity evening with music and finger food on Monday 21 November 2016. This will be held at the Karingal Hub McKillop Street East Geelong. Cost $25 per head, drinks at bar prices, entertainment includes Geelong Welsh Ladies Choir and a pianist and soloist Selmo Carreira. See below for further info.
 
Jan
 
Spoke about visiting aged care homes on the 21 Dec.
Balmoral Grove 10.30am, Belmont Grove and Lodge at 2pm and Rice Village 4.45pm.
Get your numbers to Jan and remember to dress up.
 
Christine
 
Spoke about membership initiative.
 
Ineke 
 
Spoke about fundraiser for ROMAC in Feb 2017.
 
Bill
 
Sold lots of tickets for Open Gardens Day Sunday 27 November 2016 from 10am to 4pm at 10, 50 & 70 Lemins Road Waurn Ponds. Morning and afternoon tea will be supplied by Rotaract.
 
 
 
Reports 2016-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Geelong West invites Rotarians and friends to celebrate 100 years of the Rotary Foundation “doing good in the world” and at the same time support its aim to eradicate polio.
 
You are invited to a musical evening and finger food supper with the Geelong Welsh Ladies Choir, pianist and soloist Selmo Carreira.       
 
$25 per head.Drinks at bar prices.Raffle
 
Proceeds will be identified as supported by all Rotary Clubs in attendance and directed to Polio Plus.
 
Monday 21st November at Karingal Hub, McKillop St., East Geelong – 6pm for 6.30pm
 
To register, please contact John Nelson 
mobile:  0431 701 118      email:    jmjrnelson@optusnet.co.au
 
Registration closes Wednesday 16th November   
Rotary Club of Geelong West Foundation Evening. 2016-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Dinner Dance Auction  Friday 14th of October 2016 Capri Receptions.
$70 per person inclusive of pre dinner drinks & appetizers plus 2 course meal including wine, beer and soft drink.
Book your table now with Paul.
Remember to get your donations in as soon as possible.
Auction Night Friday 14 October 2016 2016-10-05 00:00:00Z 0
The District Governor will be visiting us on Wednesday 12 October 2016.   Optional partners night. Please call Rice Village if bringing your partner.
Board members to be at Rice Village by 5.30pm thanks enter via office thanks.
District Governor Visit 2016-10-05 00:00:00Z 0
Coddy  
 
Bethany have asked for assistance. Lesley to do secretary role while Peter away.
 
Lesley
 
Perko awarded PHF
 
David C
 
Oberon South Roster.
 
Bob
 
Reminder Aldi BBQ this Wednesday 12 Oct.
 
Leon
 
Reminder about Nepal project and he has created a Facebook page for this.
 
 
Reports 2016-10-05 00:00:00Z 0
Dinner Dance Auction  Friday 14th of October 2016 Capri Receptions.
$70 per person inclusive of pre dinner drinks & appetizers plus 2 course meal including wine, beer and soft drink.
Book your table now with Paul.
 
1/ please bring $10 for the wine fridge.
2/ If they need donation letters just contact me or Greg
Remember to get your donations in as soon as possible.
 
Dinner Dance Auction 2016-10-05 00:00:00Z 0
Member Birthdays
 
Arthur, Ron Oct 30
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Anniversaries
 
Codd, Lyn and  Peter   Oct 13
 
Gillett, Rob and Jan     Oct 15
 
Perkins, Graham and  Heather  Oct 23
 
Date Joined Rotary
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Dixon, Lindsay 22 years Oct 12 1994
 
 
Members Milestone October 2016 2016-09-29 00:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris Recognition
After Ken made the Centurion payment to Rotary Foundation at the end of the last Rotary year, I received a parcel containing badges for some of our members.
The note attached gave the following explanation:-This Paul Harris Fellow Recognition has been automatically generated by our processing system due to the personal contributions made by the recipient having reached US$1000 or an additional US$1000.
Thank you for your outstanding, ongoing support for the Rotary Foundation:-
PHF + 3: Paul Desbrowe-Annear
PHF +2: Graham Perkins, John McGibbon, Lesley Goode, Lindsay Dixon, Bob Arnup, Graeme Saddington, Sandy Kee
PHF +1: Don Lester, Jan Gillett, Peter Codd, Ron Arthur
Paul Harris Recognition 2016-09-29 00:00:00Z 0
The last one for this year is on Friday 30th September. the Public Holiday.
I need 3 volunteers from 9.30 am to 12.30 at Paraparap.
 
David Carlyle.
Bike Marshalling 2016-09-23 00:00:00Z 0
The following are partner nights and we would like to get as many members and partners along as possible.
 
Please Ring Rice Village for attendance 52472200
 
Weds 28 Sept Jim Baker and prospective members night, this is a night where we would like to get as many as possible along.
Partners and Friends Nights 2016-09-23 00:00:00Z 0
Birthdays.
 
Perko        14 Sept.
 
David W   23 Sept.
 
David C    26 Sept.
 
Partner Birthdays.
 
Val Arnup  29 Sept.
 
Anniversaries.
 
Joe and Ninetta Cordone  5 Sept 1964 52 years!
 
John and Jenny McGibbon    17 Sept 1988 28 years.
 
Rotary Anniversary.
 
Ray Robilliard   25 Sept 1970  46 years!
 
Birthdays, Anniversaries and Rotary Milestones. 2016-09-23 00:00:00Z 0
Upcoming guest speakers 2016-09-23 00:00:00Z 0

Chair for Meeting.

21 September  No chair.

28 September Bill Trengrove.

5 Oct Don Lester.

12 Oct Paul Desbroweannear.

19 Oct No meeting Geelong Cup .

26 October Christine Howard.

Grovedale Waurn Ponds Chairperson 2016-09-23 00:00:00Z 0
BBQ Bob.
Reminder upcoming BBQ's and rosters going around.
 
Chris
New aprons for BBQ's and New Members brochure.
 
David C
Reminder about bike ride 23 Sept. Require 3 volunteers 9.30am to about 12 noon.
 
Lindsay D
Boxing Day BBQ need volunteers.
Reports 2016-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY 2016          BULLETIN 9    SEPT 14TH
 
 
          A great pleasure to induct Gary Clark and formally meet his wife Joan, I hope you will both enjoy Rotary as much as I have. We are all certain your joining our club will be great for everyone.
          Thank you to Julie Giles from Diversitat for your interesting and enlightening presentation. The ladies who have recently arrived here from many different and diverse backgrounds, many with deep emotional scars, must appreciate the outlet you provide more than you will ever know. 
          Congratulations to all those PHF awardees, fourteen (USD v AUD) years is a long commitment for anyone to maintain. And to Ken for recognition of his very valued and lengthy commitment as Treasurer to the Club 
           Joe (Peppino) Cordone raised a very important issue during the report part of the meeting. Do we want to continue having the first week of every month off or do we want to return to the original every week meeting cycle with a more casual format?
Those who read the Bulletin will be aware this matter was discussed at the last Board meeting and it was decided to put the matter to the members.
 
OCTOBER 5TH IS THE FIRST AVAILABLE TIME TO DISCUSS THIS VERY IMPORTANT MATTER. You will be asked to vote after people wishing to speak have done so on the night. Further details next bulletin.
 
          Next Wednesday is Affordable Tyres, 6PM opposite the Motor Registration Branch in Fyans St. and then dinner at Little Creatures. 
          Wednesday 28th is a PARTNERS night when Jim Baker will speak about his time in charge of fuel supply in Afghanistan, YOUR CHANCE TO HEAR SOME FACTS. He has told me about some of the events, incredible and horrifying.   
 
DON’T FORGET THE AUCTION  FRIDAY 14TH OF OCTOBER
WE NEED GUESTS AND GIFTS 
President Weekly Report 2016-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
Weds 21 September Affordable Tyres then optional drink and meal at Little Creatures this is partner night.
 
Tuesday 27 Sept Bunnings BBQ Roster going around.
 
Weds 28 Sept Jim Baker Afghanistan this is partner night.
 
We are meeting on every Wednesday in October except Weds 19 Oct as this is Geelong Cup.
Reminders for your Calendar 2016-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
BBQ Bob.
Reminder upcoming BBQ's and rosters going around.
 
Chris
New aprons for BBQ's and New Members brochure.
 
David C
Reminder about bike ride 23 Sept. Require 3 volunteers 9.30am to about 12 noon.
 
Lindsay D
Boxing Day BBQ need volunteers.
Members Reports 2016-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
BBQ Bob.
Reminder upcoming BBQ's and rosters going around.
 
Chris
New aprons for BBQ's and New Members brochure.
 
David C
Reminder about bike ride 23 Sept. Require 3 volunteers 9.30am to about 12 noon.
 
Lindsay D
Boxing Day BBQ need volunteers.
Members Reports 2016-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
BBQ Bob.
Reminder upcoming BBQ's and rosters going around.
 
Chris
New aprons for BBQ's and New Members brochure.
 
David C
Reminder about bike ride 23 Sept. Require 3 volunteers 9.30am to about 12 noon.
 
Lindsay D
Boxing Day BBQ need volunteers.
Copy of Reports 2016-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
BBQ Bob.
Reminder upcoming BBQ's and rosters going around.
 
Chris
New aprons for BBQ's and New Members brochure.
 
David C
Reminder about bike ride 23 Sept. Require 3 volunteers 9.30am to about 12 noon.
 
Lindsay D
Boxing Day BBQ need volunteers.
Copy of Reports 2016-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
Copy of Guest Speakers 2016-09-14 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President - K.R.Ravindran
District 9780 Governor - Stephen Lamont.
Rotary Club of Grovedale Waurn Ponds.

President - Bill Trengrove.
Meeting Number -1868

Wednesday, 14 September 2016.

Sergeant Saddo.

 

Grovedale Waurn Ponds Leadership 2016-09-14 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President - K.R.Ravindran
District 9780 Governor - Stephen Lamont.
Rotary Club of Grovedale Waurn Ponds.

President - Bill Trengrove.
Meeting Number -1868

Wednesday, 14 September 2016.

Sergeant Saddo.

 

Copy of Rotary Leadership 2016-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
Dinner Dance Auction  Friday 14th of October 2016 Capri Receptions.
$70 per person inclusive of pre dinner drinks & appetizers plus 2 course meal including wine, beer and soft drink.
Book your table now with Paul.
Remember to get your donations in as soon as possible.
Auction Night Friday 14 October 2016 2016-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
The following are partner nights and we would like to get as many members and partners along as possible.
 
Please Ring Rice Village for attendance 52472200
 
Weds 28 Sept Jim Baker and prospective members night, this is a night where we would like to get as many as possible along.
Partner Friends Nights 2016-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
Weds 21 September Affordable Tyres then optional drink and meal at Little Creatures this is partner night.
 
Tuesday 27 Sept Bunnings BBQ Roster going around.
 
Weds 28 Sept Jim Baker Afghanistan this is partner night.
 
We are meeting on every Wednesday in October except Weds 19 Oct as this is Geelong Cup.
Calendar Reminders 2016-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
Weds 28 Sept Jim Baker and prospective member night optional partner night.
Guest Speakers 2016-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
BBQ Bob.
Reminder upcoming BBQ's and rosters going around.
 
Chris
New aprons for BBQ's and New Members brochure.
 
David C
Reminder about bike ride 23 Sept. Require 3 volunteers 9.30am to about 12 noon.
 
Lindsay D
Boxing Day BBQ need volunteers.
Reports 2016-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
 
 
Weds 28 Sept Jim Baker and prospective member night optional partner night.
 
Upcoming Speakers 2016-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
The following are partner nights and we would like to get as many members and partners along as possible.
 
Please Ring Rice Village for attendance 52472200
 
Weds 28 Sept Jim Baker and prospective members night, this is a night where we would like to get as many as possible along.
 
 
Partner Nights 2016-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
Peter Desbroweannear.
Guests 2016-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Remember to fill out your identifying prospective members from and return to Christine Howard as soon as possible.
 
Click on the read more link and follow through and you will be taken to a link for this form.
Identifying Prospective Members Worksheet Chris Howard 2016-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Oberon South Primary School Term Three 2016 Roster 2016-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
ASSISTANT GOVERNOR CLUBS D9780 ROSS TAYLOR REPORT TO GROUP 10 CLUBS:
AUGUST – SEPTEMBER 2016:
INTRODUCTION
  • New Club Name-RC of Grovedale Waurn Ponds
  • Collegiality of Clubs-Ride the Bellarine, Fresh Water for Pursat Providence Cambodia, BH Volunteer Patient Transport project & Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA) program.
  • Pres Bill attended RCGE Auction Sat nite; will reciprocate
 
1 DISTRICT INSURANCE 2016-2017
  • Club’s responsibility
  • Need to signed off Sexual Abuse Liability Insurance Questionnaire
  • Only need to respond to # 2,3,6,16 &17
  • Interpretation of ‘reasonable enquiry’ in #17
  • If ‘Yes’, attach a report
  • Needs to signed & be with me by 21st Sep
 
2 RYDA Rotary Young Drivers Awareness Program
  • Geelong Pilot Program
  • 115 students, 6 schools
  • 8 Clubs pledged funds from Groups 9 & 10
  • Committee: W & K Pecar, R Campbell, J Marendez, A Schmidt & AG Kathy Ryan
  • NEED:  More volunteers, facilitators, Committee members from Group 10 Clubs
  • Next program next year
 
3 LIFT THE LID – Australian Rotary Health Program
  • Mental Illness program
  • Friday, 7th October, 2016
  • Aim is to raise over $2m from the general public for mental illness prevention research
  • Is a Victorian Multi-District program
  • Being supported by 3AW & Herald Sun
  • Being run in conjunction with ARH Hat Day
  • Promotional Rotary video, stickers & posters available to Clubs
 
4 RIDE THE BELLARINE
  • Sunday, 9th April, 2017
  • PB Events unable to purchase insurance & will not be running the event this year
  • Executive has met; we think we can run the event ourselves
  • Will obviously need more help from Clubs
  • Insurance not a problem
  • Murray McDonald a committee member – Volunteer Co-ordination along with Greg Plumridge
  • A special year with 100 year anniversary of TRF along with final eradication of polio
 
5 DISTRICT AWARDS:
  • Please consider putting in for one of the following this Rotary year.
-Rotary Foundation, Inter-Club project, Membership Growth, Environmental & Heritage project, Vocational, Community, Youth & International Service Achievements.
Ross Taylor Assistant Governor report 2016-08-24 00:00:00Z 0
This is Rotary International 2016-08-24 00:00:00Z 0
Member's voted in favour of changing the name to  the Rotary Club of Grovedale Waurn Ponds.
Club Name Change 2016-08-24 00:00:00Z 0
 
See John McGibbon for the mock job interviews, he may require a few volunteers for Tuesday the 30 August 2016. Please advise John if you can volunteer for one and or both they will run between 9am and 2pm on both days.
Mock Job Interviews 2016-08-24 00:00:00Z 0
Paul reminder about entertainment books and auction night.
 
Joe had his wallet stolen
 
Bob reminders about upcoming BBQ's Aldi 20 Aug Bunnings 27 Sept.
 
David C Oberon South going well and David will meet microphone tech at Rice Village to sort mic out.
 
Chris please fill in your prospective members worksheet.
 
John reminder for assistance with mock job interviews.
 
Don reminded us about upcoming events for August and partner nights.
 
Carlie spoke about her Consecration.
 
Reports 2016-07-27 00:00:00Z 0
Bella Cooke outbound exchange student to Germany.
 
This is just a small update to let everyone know about my exchange so far.
I've now been in Germany for six wonderful months living an absolute dream. In these six months I've been able to immerse myself in German culture, learn a new language, discover marvellous cities, meet incredible people from all around the world and grow as a person. I strongly believe that through these experiences I've grown into a much more independent, self-reliant and educated girl with a fresh view on the world. Not one day is the same, I go to school, I travel, I spend time with my host family and friends, try new things. There are so many similarities and differences between Germany and Australia that there is always a chance to learn.
 My first host family the Paha family taught me all about German culture, helped me settle into this amazing country and also gave me a family away from home. My current/second host family, Schultz family have taught me so much more about the German language and given me a new perspective on German life. I will move families again end of August. Learning German has really been an adventure, I would be lying if I said it's been easy. But I wouldn't trade this opportunity for the world. Learning a second language has opened my eyes to a new world. I've developed a greater understanding of English at the same time. I can communicate comfortably and happily in German and enjoy learning more every day.
 Meeting and spending time with my exchange student family has literally been life changing. I'm now so much more aware of the world. I've learnt about the cultures, the people, the food, the languages of countries from Ecuador to Japan, Brazil to Canada,   Italy to Mexico. It's actually amazing and in the process I've made some of the greatest friends in the world.
 At school I've developed a new perspective on school life, seen how others do things and learnt so much in the process. I've made many great German friends who I love spending time with.
 I am so incredibly grateful for this opportunity and it would not have been possible without the outstanding efforts of Rotarians, the clubs and the districts. Both Grovedale Rotary club plus district 9780 and also my club in Germany Karlsruhe-Baden and our district 1930. I do not have enough words to express my gratitude and thank everyone who has been a part of making this dream possible.
My gorgeous family, who I miss dearly but are still always there to support me when I need it.
Thank you, really.
 And see you all in six months!
Bella Cooke 2016 Rotary Exchange Student Update Karlsruhe Germany 2016-07-27 00:00:00Z 0
Members Milestone July 2016 2016-07-20 00:00:00Z 0
We require members to assist with cycling events on the following dates. Please see David C to register your assistance. Thanks.

We have been asked to provide support on the following dates 

 

Friday 30th Sept. 

I will seek support over the coming weeks.

David Carlyle Cycling Assistance 2016-07-13 00:00:00Z 0
The year in review 2015-16
As I said in my speech last year, I took on the President’s role with some trepidation as I was/am aware of the importance and esteem that is attached to this job. I am not sure that I have met people’s expectations - I know I have raised a few eyebrows implementing a few changes but we have had an interesting and full program and considerable achievements along the way.
Whereas in the past members priorities were family and work and then Rotary – now we also have to factor in holidays and this has made a huge impact on our attendance and productivity. This was/is something we now have to accommodate in our planning. As I said last year, we do have to respect, accept and celebrate the level of participation a member or friend can offer. When in Geelong our members do work very hard and the small change to our meeting schedule – one meeting free week per month is an acknowledgement of the dedication and commitment members make. Our meeting free week, was an outcome of our Club Visioning process and I do want to thank PDG’s Cathy and Jane for leading us through this process.
The challenge of changing priorities is not unique to our Club and it is pleasing that Geelong Rotary Clubs are now working together on a number of projects. Together we can make a much bigger impact. We contributed to the Barwon Health Patient Transport project. We supported the Ride the Bellarine – End Polio Now project with both money and volunteers.
Unfortunately, the vexed problem of membership hasn’t been solved and we finish the year smaller than we started. It is wonderful however, to be able to induct 2 new members into our Club tonight.
Our fundraising has again been very successful our 2 main sources – the dinner auction and BBQ’s.
As a consequence we have been able to distribute in excess of   $34000 to very worthy local and overseas causes. I am not going to list them all but …..We were the major donor enabling a special chair to be purchased for a child at Grovedale PS suffering cerebral palsy. We have made donations to Mt Duneed PS. Samaritan House, Pedal for Prostrate and many others. We continue to support young people to participate in RYLA, Sci and Engineering Challenge, Youth Exchange and NYSF. We have made donations to Rotary Foundation, Interplast and ROMAC. Following the Fiji cyclone we donated to RAWCS and Shelterbox.
At our board meeting last week we also approved a donation to the cause which PDG Jane Cox and now Gaye Lamont have been advocating. Gaye would you please come forward and accept our donation to Australian Rotary Health – Indigenous Scholars program.
This year marked the end of a successful project with the RC of Pokhara-Fishtail. It was great that Paul and Leon were able to travel to Nepal for the handover of the water project to the Janesewa Sanskrit Secondary School.  We did not have much to do with the project following the completion of the grant application and we are indebted to the members of the Pokhara-Fishtail RC and especially project manager Binod Koirala for their supervision of the project.
A significant project undertaken this year was the chartering of the Grovedale/Marshall Probus Club which is now a growing and active group.
Thank you to all members of the Club for their participation this year.  Each and every one makes their contribution in small ways by taking a turn on the BBQ roster, cycle marshalling, collecting auction goods to assuming bigger roles eg Director on the Board, program, attendance officer, maintaining the bar, preparing the blue book. As I said last year, I continue to be in awe of the generosity of time, actions and money of all our members and friends.
And now I hand over to Bill! I have enjoyed the opportunity to be fully involved in Rotary for the year but am looking forward to transferring to him the pres.grovedalerotary@gmail .com email address and also joining the exodus of members heading north for a few weeks. Good luck Bill and Devi. I wish you a satisfying and successful year.
 
 
 
AWARDS:
As is traditional, I would like to make some special presentations to recognise particular contributions of some people within the Club.
Last year, our successful dinner auction was ‘double handedly’ organised by Paul and Rhonda Desbrowe-Annear. The rest of us did help by collecting goods and services to be auctioned and setting up on the day – but the work load shouldered by Paul and Rhonda was enormous. Paul and Rhonda are currently enjoying the warmth of Bali but when they return I will present them with PHF Sapphire 2 and Sapphire 1 In recognition of their efforts in arranging the dinner auction.
Another member who makes a very significant contribution to our Club is treasurer Ken Wright. I think this was his 10th year as Treasurer. However, I think that his extra Rotary commitment should also be acknowledged. As our Treasurer, Ken found himself treasurer of the Grovedale/Marshall Probus Club during the formation stages. Ken has been our Youth exchange counsellor for a number of years – and is currently ‘in charge of’ Bella Cooke in Germany and was counsellor for Lily who applied for Youth Exchange this year.  Ken is also treasurer of the Bowelscan committee and I know that this also is a significant time commitment.  Ken is also a ‘grey nomad’ and is travelling in NSW. When he returns I would also like to recognise Ken’s efforts with a PHF Sapphire.
Another very significant project which was brought to fruition in November last year was the Gifting Program. This was an initiative of Pam Hook and she designed and had printed, the cards and brochures which enable donations to be made to Rotary Foundation or other Rotary causes eg Shelterbox in lieu of flowers (funerals) or  presents (Christmas and birthdays). This project took nearly 3 years to develop and I would like to congratulate Pam on her efforts by presenting her with PHF Sapphire.
I urge all members and friends of the Club to remember the gifting program when contemplating Christmas and birthday presents for those ‘who have everything’ or in remembrance of a person who may have died.
Lastly, the Barry Rogers Rotarian of the Year Award goes to the person, I believe to be the hardest working member of the Club – Bob Arnup. Bob has organised 11 Aldi BBQ’s and 5(?) Bunnings BBQs – from sorting out the rosters, purchasing the sausages and onions, organising the equipment to being ‘on deck’ for hours every BBQ… and no matter how tired he feels, he cheerfully works on! The other role which Bob assumes reliably every week, is that of Club photographer. Thank you Bob for the huge contribution which you have made to fundraising and PR.
 
Lesley
 
 
Lesley's year in Review. 2016-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
Bella has just returned from Euro tour which included visits to Hamburg, Berlin, Prague, Amsterdam and Paris.
This was with a group of 30 exchange students from over 11 different countries.
In Hamburg she caught up with fellow exchange student Ben Bayliss.
In Paris, under the Eiffel Tower she also bumped into a group of exchange students from Australia.
Amongst this group were 2 girls Toni and Erica who are from our district 9780.
Bella is enjoying school and is doing well with the language.
It is now time in Germany for many of the exchange students from the other countries to return home so Bella is saying goodbye to many of her friends.
She will be attending an orientation in September for all of the new incoming students.
Her favourite food is currywurst und pommes, which is fried pork sausage topped with curry and served with fries!
Most of the fruit she eats is imported from Chile, Columbia and other South American countries.
July 16 will be the 6 month mark for Bella’s exchange year.
Bella Cooke 2016 Rotary Exchange Student Update Karlsruhe Germany 2016-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
President Elect 2016/7 Bill Trengrove Proposed Board. 2016-06-22 00:00:00Z 0
 
Changeover dinner is one of our most important events of the year. The date for the changeover dinner is Wednesday 29 June 2016 6.30pm for a 7 pm start. We request you rsvp your numbers below so as we can have catering right for the night.
 
Please rsvp all numbers to Greg Cooke by close of business on Monday 27 June 2016. Please call on 0437 443603 or 0352443600 or email me on greg.waurnponds@helloworld.com.au.
Changeover Dinner Wednesday 29 June 2016 2016-06-22 00:00:00Z 0
Oberon South Primary School Term Two 2016 Roster 2016-06-15 00:00:00Z 0
 
 
 
RYDA Geelong Pilot Program
 
Thank you all for your clubs’ interest and support. RYDA is definitely happening!
 
1.About RYDA
RYDA (Rotary Young Driver Awareness) is a road safety education program for 17-18 year old students. The program was initiated by Rotary members in the northern suburbs of Sydney 14 years ago in response to the high number of young people killed and injured on our roads each year. Since then well over 400 000 students have participated in the program in Australia and New Zealand.
 
Not-for-profit organisation Road Safety Education (RSE) provides the program content.
In metropolitan areas RYDA programs are run by RSE with the help of Rotary volunteers. In regional areas, local Rotary clubs organise the entire program using RSE materials.
 
2.Why RYDA is different to the government programs? Is it worth it?
 
The government road safety education program Fit2Drive is a half day in school program for year 11 students and covers some of the same areas as RYDA including responsibilities, distractions, strategies to avoid peer pressure etc.
 
RYDA is a one day school excursion made up of 6 interactive sessions: Speed & Stopping, Hazards & Distractions, The Personality Test, Rights & Responsibilities, After the Crash and Genevieve’s Story.
 
RYDA has more impact on students:
  • It is run outside the school.
  • Practical driving demonstrations of stopping distances – seeing a car stop (and hit a “pedestrian”) is much more effective than being told facts and figures.
  • Genevieve’s Story – the impact on family, friends and community of a road death.
  • Hearing a crash survivor talk about the impact on their life.
      
Having seen RYDA in action and being the parent of 3 young drivers, this is a program I would have liked to have been available to my 2 older children and I would like it to be available to my last learner driver.
 
3.RYDA Geelong
 
  • The date has been pushed back from Monday June 6 to Thursday August 4 or 11 to give us time to finalise funding and also to invite potential facilitators and sponsors to attend.
 
  • All secondary schools have been contacted, 9 have expressed interest and 6 have replied with firm numbers of students they would like to bring:
 
  • Geelong Lutheran College                         22
  • St Josephs College                                       34                                          
  • Clonard College                                           15                                          
  • Bellarine Secondary College                      21 + Year 11 cohort if successful
  • North Geelong Secondary College           24
  • Thomas Carr College Tarneit                    15                                                          Total 131
 
  • When the date and cost have been finalised we will again contact the other schools.
 
  • RYDA will cost approximately $3600. This initial program is more costly than usual as presenters are travelling from Melbourne. In the future it is hoped that the program will be almost self-supporting.
 
  • A grant for $2000 has been applied for from the COGG. We will hear the outcome at the end of May.
  • Sponsorship has been sought from several Geelong businesses and organisations which advertise their support of community programs, and also the TAC. We have not had any success as yet. However, we are still awaiting some replies and will seek further sponsors prior to the first program.
  • Several Rotary Clubs have indicated they will support RYDA if necessary.
    • Corio Bay, Drysdale, Geelong West, Grovedale, Lara and Torquay $200 each, Queenscliffe $200 - $500 if needed, Geelong $500.
    • Total of $1900 - $2200. Thank you!
 
  • Our aim is for sponsorships and donations to total a minimum of $2600 to keep student fees to $10.
 
4.How you can help this year       
 
  • Money of course.
  • A volunteer from each club to help on the day and have a look at the program.
  • Potential ongoing sponsors – if you have any contacts please let us know.
  • Local facilitators – driving instructors, teachers, youth workers, emergency services personnel etc. If you know of anyone who might be interested please let us know.
 
5.Next Year
 
  • Committee members – thanks Adrian Schmidt from Ocean Grove and Russell Campbell from Corio Bay who have already volunteered to be school liason (sorry I forgot to mention you at the meeting!!).
  • Develop ongoing sponsorship partnerships
  • Local facilitators
  • Equipment – laptops & projection equipment, safety bollards & cones (to borrow or purchase)
 
 
 
Karen & Wayne Pecar
RYDA Committee
 
wpecar@bigpond.net.au
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Barwon Health Volunteers Thank you Invitation 2016-06-08 00:00:00Z 0
We require members, friends, and families to assist with the Red Shield Appeal on
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May 2016 at IGA Marshalltown Road.
 
We have the following names so far.
 Please assist with donating one hour or more of your time for this cause.
 

Saturday 28/5     8-9am Saddo

Saturday 28/5     9-10am Ken Wright

Saturday 28/5     11-12 noon Bob Arnup

Various times to fill Saturday.

 

Sunday 29/5        10 – 11am Ineke Thornton

Most of Sunday to fill.

 

Thankyou for offering your time. In the event unforeseen circumstances prevent you from attending please advise South Barwon Corp Mal Davies on mobile 04008098
Red Shield Appeal 2016 Volunters Needed 2016-05-25 00:00:00Z 0
To all Groups 9 & 10 Club Presidents:
The 2016 Ride the Bellarine Committee wish to record their sincere appreciation of the wonderful support of this year’s event from the Clubs and their members.
This year we were blessed with great support from Clubs, increased entrants, ideal weather for cycling, an improved route and a really strong fund-raising ethos within the riding group.
Approximately 110 volunteers, mostly Rotarians, contributed to the success of this year’s event. 110 Rotarians and friends worked together with Rotarians from different Clubs on a common project. 110 Rotarians and friends gave Rotary a fantastic image boost by guiding over 300 riders safely around the 105km course and those 300 riders were full of praise and admiration for the job done by the Rotary organisation. Please pass onto your Club members who volunteered, especially as course marshals, our sincere appreciation for their wonderful efforts.
This year the committee was able to attract two new corporate sponsors, helloworld and Aussie Home Loans. They joined TGM and Trek/Hendry Cycles as our major sponsors. I would also like to acknowledge the donations of accommodation made by Big 4 Tourist Park on Bellarine Highway and Boat Ramp Motel in Ocean Grove.
A stronger emphasis on fundraising within the cycling group this year has seen online donations and sponsorship jump significantly however in-club sponsorships and pledges this year have been disappointing with less Clubs participating this way. To date, over $17,000 has been raised through our corporate sponsors and on-line and with the individual Club pledges we believe we will reach close to $25,000. This figure will then be matched 2 for 1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to give a total contribution to the End Polio Now campaign of close to $75,000. As decided last year, the net proceeds of the 2016 Ride the Bellarine will be paid into The Rotary Foundation Trust (Parramatta) in support of the End Polio Now Campaign and that amount will be credited equally in the names of the 15 Clubs in Groups 9 and 10.
Clubs that have collected individual pledges and sponsorship from Club members should forward these amounts with individual donors’ details directly to the Rotary Foundation Trust (Parramatta) but also send a copy to Peter Simmons (peter.simons@simonsal.com.au)  AND a copy to Tony Stewart ( tonystewart48@bigpond.com) or myself ( paton.ogr@gmail.com).
Based on the success of this year’s event, the Committee believes this should become an annual event.
 
John Paton
Chairman, Ride the Bellarine Committee
29 April 2016
Ride the Bellarine 2016 2016-05-18 00:00:00Z 0
Aldi BBQ Saturday 21 May 2016 roster 2016-05-18 00:00:00Z 0
Paul and Leon's Photos from Nepal 2016-05-18 00:00:00Z 0
 
 
 
Meeting 11 May 2016.
 
Last night we had a terrific meeting at which we heard how Rotary can enrich lives. We had a near maximum attendance – the best for a year!
Unfortunately, Graham Perkins has a back injury and is confined to bed for 4 weeks. We do wish him well for a full recovery ASAP.
We welcomed Rotaractors - Rafe, Keedan and Keeley. We sponsored Rafe and Keedan for RYLA this year and both said that RYLA had lived up to the reports of previous attendees and that they will recommend it to others as a life changing experience. Keedan said that RYLA gave him the opportunity to meet a wide variety of people and form strong bonds. They had talked about their passions, goals, leadership and were encouraged to step out of their comfort zone. It had even led to him cleaning his bedroom immediately on his return! Rafe had been challenged to consider how to be a leader in the community, and to how to make a positive contribution and enact changes in life. She said that the support of the RYLA community was/will be important.  The both thanked the club for providing the opportunity to attend RYLA.
Our guest speakers were Paul and Leon who have just returned from Nepal and Joe who has returned from Italy.
Paul and Leon travelled to Nepal  to visit our Janasewa Sanskrit HSS, Huwas water project and attend the handover to the school and community. Paul and Leon showed photos of the hair raising road trip to the school , the handover ceremony and the tank and toilet blocks which are part of the project. Paul also presented $500 worth of Days for Girls personal hygiene packs. Leon stressed just how valuable and life changing our input into the school and community has been. They had both enjoyed the hospitality of the Pokhara-Fishtail RC. Leon had unfortunately fallen ill in Nepal and had first hand experience of the hospital system.  Time did not permit Paul and Leon from telling us about the remainder of their trip – trekking, Chitwan NP.
Joe had spent 4 weeks in Italy visiting his homeland Abruzzo and Rome. Joe went to Rome to attend the Jubilee for Rotarians and the highlight was a Papal mass on the 30th April. Joe said that the crowds were challenging - he had to wait 4 hours in a queue to register! There were 9000 Rotarians who joined 91000 others for the mass. But it was obvious from the passion and emotion with which Joe described his visit to St Peter’s, Sistine Chapel, other churches, the Colosseum etc that it had been all worthwhile. And Joe somehow managed to see the Pope at just 3 metres.
Thanks go to Ken, Bill and Greg who attended District Assembly on the 1st May.
Thanks also to Ray and Bev (and friends), Graeme and Bev, Ash and Eva who attended the fabulous Rotaract afternoon tea on the 1st May.
Invitations:
Volunteers required for the Red Shield Appeal IGA Grovedale Static collection point on the 28th/29th May. Please contact Christine if you are able to help.
Barwon Health Volunteer Services – launch of new patient transport vehicles.  Nibbles and drinks, 6 – 8pm St Mary’s Hall. June 9th. All welcome. Let me know if you are attending and I will RSVP on behalf of the Club.
District Changeover lunch – 26th June, at Truffleduck. Cost $65 pp.  All invited, let me know if you are interested and I will forward the registration information.
I look forward to seeing most of you for our Joint meeting at the Davidson Restaurant next week.
Have a good week smiley Lesley.
 
 
 
President's Report 2016-05-11 00:00:00Z 0
Oberon South Primary School Term Two 2016 Roster 2016-04-11 00:00:00Z 0
Oberon South Primary School Roster Term 1 2016 2016-03-23 00:00:00Z 0
Ian Campbell
PP Rotary Club of Highton
0408082514
 
 
Dear Presidents.
The ICE fight in Geelong needs help from Rotary ! 
A Community ICE Action Group is proposed to be set up from interested Rotary members and friends. 
The Community ICE Action Group will initially focus on drug education, examine the strategies that are working, document and share these strategies.
 
Request for assistance.
Snr Sgt Tony Francis is Project Manager coordinating the Geelong regional ICE fight program. 
His Project Development Manager is Mr Peter Hester. 
They have requesting assistance to form a community based action group using Rotary members.
 
Tony Francis has maintained contact at all levels with local, State and Federal politicians. 
These representations have contributed to a significant increase in ICE funding from the Victorian Government and the Federal Government.
The funding however has predominantly been directed to drug detection, enforcement and addict treatment rather than to prevention.
ICE education recommendations have been ignored. 
The successful Northern Bay College drug intervention ‘Connect’ program has shown good success in re-engaging youth in school.
It is a holistic approach to developing self- esteem and personal responsibility through the Health Humanities and Social Sciences curriculum. 
There is an opportunity to develop this program into a model to promote ICE harm minimization in other schools.
There is a need for a community based approach to identify successful ICE prevention strategies, to develop them and to promote them to appropriate audiences. 
 
It is with this in mind that a Community Ice Action Group is proposed.
This group will consist of interested and suitably qualified individuals, initially from Rotary clubs or other community based organizations. 
 
The key objectives of the CIA Group are seen as:
  • To develop actions to achieve real change around drug education and addiction
  • To identify strategies that are working, and share these
  • To support the development of community based approaches to address the key education recommendations of the Vic Methamphetamine Inquiry of 2014 namely:
  • Support the development programs and resources for schools and school communities to support children at risk
  • Support evaluation of current generic school programs which provide information, resilience training and skills that empower young people with the aim of promoting the programs that have proven to have success in this area
  • Support relevant Victorian Alcohol and Other Drug agencies to provide information, particularly with regard to harm reduction of methamphetamine, which is delivered in innovative and creative ways that engage young people. 
  • Promote targeted education and information provision that matches user groups own specific needs eg:
  • Young people in schools who are at risk of using methamphetamine
  • Young people who are disconnected from schools
  • Young people in out-of-home care
 
Attached is a document containing more details of and background for the proposal   
 
Please circulate this request to your members. 
 
Interested persons should contact to find out more and to join the group.
PP Ian Campbell on 0408082514
20/1/16
 
Ian Campbell
Rotary Club of Highton
Mobile: 0408082514
Ice Task Force 2016-03-17 00:00:00Z 0
Bunnings BBQ Friday 11 March 2016 2016-03-11 00:00:00Z 0
Reports 2016-03-08 00:00:00Z 0
8.00 - 9.30
Bob Arnup
Greg Cooke
David Carlyle
Ken Wright
9.30 - 11.00
Paul Desbrowe-Annear
Greg Cooke
Ineke Thornton
Rhonda Desbrowe-Annear
11.00 - 12.30
Keith Laugharne
Graeme Saddington
Ineke Thornton
Mary Tuddenham
12.30 - 2.00
Merv Poyner
Don Lester
 
Joe Cordone
2.00 - 3.30
       
3.30 - 4.30
Bob Arnup
Bill Trengrove
Devi Trengrove
Lesley Goode
Bunnings BBQ Friday 26th Feb 2016 2016-02-23 00:00:00Z 0
Aldi BBQ Sat 20 Feb 2016 2016-02-15 00:00:00Z 0
Bunnings Friday 26 Feb 2016 2016-02-15 00:00:00Z 0
Aldi Roster Saturday 20 Feb2016 2016-02-15 00:00:00Z 0
After speaking to Ron and Carol the following options have been put forward:-
Sat 5th March
Sunday 6th March or
 
Sat 12th March (long week end in March)
Sunday 13th March
 
A lunch time event
 
Either BBQ or Casserole lunch..
 
Basically everyone to take their own.  
 
 
We do not meet this week and i would like to finalize this next week.
Please give me your feed back ASAP. David Carlyle.
Catch up with Ron and Carol. 2016-02-02 00:00:00Z 0
Fundraising report -  27/01/2016
Our committee discussed our upcoming BBQ, s at both Aldi and Bunnings and so far have had great support.
Also this weekend we have 10 members and some partners volunteering for marshalling at the Cadel Evans bike ride and this should raise $500 for the Club.
Also discussed was the upcoming dinner auction Friday the 14th of October, we felt that we need to get some emails out to many of our donors and a few extra ones before the end of June to make sure we can get allotted some items in this financial year, as has been the experience over the last few years that we missed out, also more & more companies want us to apply on line, over the next few weeks we will put out a request to each member for names of companies they think we should apply to for some auction items.
Also discussed was again having a weekly raffle to help raise some funds with a bit of an enjoyable twist on it.
Director
Paul Desbrowe-Annear
Fundraising Report 2016-02-02 00:00:00Z 0
Birthdays and Anniversaries. 2016-02-02 00:00:00Z 0
Sandy is doing well and is now at Alan David Lodge.
 
Address: 382 Torquay Rd, Grovedale VIC 3216
 
 
 
 
Sandy Kee 2016-02-02 00:00:00Z 0
YOUTH/VOCATION REPORT  January 2016
 
  1. RYLA   The Club has agreed to sponsor 2 participants to attend the program to be held at Peterborough from Sunday 3 April to Friday 8 April. Raphaelle Meikle-Stewart is a student at Deakin University and lives in Waurn Ponds. Keedan Hans is a 4th year apprentice electrician from Torquay. The cost of $560 per participant has been paid by the Club to the District Committee. Both will be invited to attend a meeting to meet members in March.
 
  1. RYPEN   There are two camps to be held this year from Friday 1 April to Sunday 3 April at Adekate Camp Creswick and Mount Gambier. We will attempt to arrange for students aged from 14 – 17 from both Grovedale College and Geelong Lutheran College to attend. If anyone has a possible participant please contact John.
 
VOCATIONAL SERVICE    Following on the very successful visit to the new Geelong Regional Library (thanks Leslie and Don for your efforts) we will be visiting Arthur Reed Photos in Marshalltown Road on Wednesday 17 February. After touring the facility we will meet back at Rice Village for dinner about 7 PM. Michael Reed is a member of Torquay Rotary and well known to most Club members at Grovedale
Youth and Vocation 2016-02-02 00:00:00Z 0
Report on Social Events
1/ The Davidson Restaurant. We can do this any Wednesday night.
The cost $35/h for 3 courses ( which I believe are entrée size). Drinks at bar prices.
2/ Catch up with Ron and Carol at Linton.
More info to come.
3/ Odyseey Tarvern and Brewery.
4/ Narana Aboriginal Centre
 
I will follow these up and discuss with Don
Social Report 2016-02-02 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY FOUNDATION
The Gifting Program is now fully operational as of Christmas 2015. 
There is a range of cards available that can he sent out to acknowledge donations made on behalf of a recipient for occasions throughout the year, such as anniversaries, birthdays, weddings, bereavements and Christmas.
Some donations were made via the program last Christmas, and a few since. The program will now be publicised via visits to other Rotary Clubs, Rotaract, Presidents Meeting and other similar groups, to encourage and hopefully develop more widespread use.
 
Pam Hook
Foundation Report 2016-02-02 00:00:00Z 0
Oberon South Primary Roster 2016-01-29 00:00:00Z 0
Reports 2016-01-29 00:00:00Z 0
Bella Cooke arrived safely Sunday 17 Jan 2016 to Karlsruhe, Germany. She started school on Tuesday 19 Jan and also advised it was snowing!
Bella Cooke 2016 Exchange Student 2016-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
Bella Cooke 2016 Outbound Student 2016-01-17 00:00:00Z 0
Bella Cooke Departing Geelong 16 Jan 2016 2016-01-17 00:00:00Z 0
We will not be having a meeting on Wed 20 Jan 2016.
However we will be having a joint meeting with Torquay at Bellbrae on Mon 18 Jan 2016. Please see below for details and RSVP as below.
 

Mal & Debbie Slater have kindly offered their home for our yearly get together with Grovedale

 

Date:   Monday 18 January 2016

Time:   6.30  for 7pm start

 

Venue: Mal & Debbie Slater , 555 Great Ocean Road, Bellbrae

 

COST : $20 a head  Torquay will supply BBQ, salads & sweets

 

BYO chair, drinks & any special food required

 

We will need to know approx. numbers by Midday Friday 16 January to

 John McDonald - email johnmcdonald78@bigpond.com or 0405146443

Torquay Joint Meeting 2016-01-17 00:00:00Z 0
Geelong Library Tour 13 Jan 2016 5.45pm for 6 pm start 2016-01-11 00:00:00Z 0
We pass on our condolences to Wendy Ratawa and her extended family on the recent passing of Pecili. We wish Wendy and her family all the best during this time of sadness.
 
Best wishes from all current and past members and friends and families of the Rotary Club of Grovedale.
Pecili Ratawa 2016-01-11 00:00:00Z 0
BBQ
We have an Aldi BBQ this Saturday 16 Jan 2016. Bob has emailed you the roster separately.
BBQ 2016-01-11 00:00:00Z 0
Merry Xmas and Happy New Year 2015-12-17 00:00:00Z 0


Chair for Meeting

 

23 December  - Santa Claus! Official Partner and Family Night.

30 December  - No meeting.

06 Jan 2016 - No meeting.

13 Jan 2016 - First meeting for 2016. TBA

18 Jan 2016 - Joint meeting with Torquay at Bellbrae.

27 Jan 2016 - TBA

If you cannot take this responsibility please let me know and/or find a replacement. Thanks

Rotarian Duties 2015-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
We have Aldi BBQ this Sat 19 December 2015. See below for current roster. Remember Geelong Racing Boxing Day 26/12/2015.  We also have two Bunnings BBQ's coming up on the Friday 26/2/2016 and Friday 11/3/2016, please put this down in your calendar .
 
 
 
 
BBQ's 2015-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Bella Cooke Outbound Germany 2016 presentation 2015-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Bella Cooke Outbound 2016 Germany Presentation. 2015-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Jan, reminded us about aged care visits next week and numbers to Don.
 
David C thanked everyone for doing breakfasts at Oberon South during year and advised we will be doing again next year.
Reports 2015-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Important Reminder for next week 23 Dec 2015 Rice Village Xmas dinner 2015-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome Back Joe Cordone 2015-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
AGED CARE CENTRE VISITS 23/12/15 - ROSTER
 
NAME OF CENTRE and
TIME OF VISIT
ADDRESS
NAMES OF ROTARIANS ATTENDING
APPROX. NO. OF PEOPLE IN CENTRE
BELMONT GRANGE and LODGE
10.30am
(Liz)
 
 
MEET AT:  rear car park
at 10.30 am
36 CHURCH ST.
GROVEDALE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
At least 6 needed
 
Jan Gillett
Julie Oman
Colin Berris
Ray Robilliard
Ineke Thornton
The Cooke family
Santa (Greg )
 
 
117
 
 
 
BALMORAL GROVE
(Kath)
 
MEET AT: 3.00pm at front car park
 
 
 
24 SMITH ST.
GROVEDALE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
At least 6 needed
 
Jan Gillett
Rob Gillett
Carlie Hannah -
(Santa)
Lesley Goode
The Cooke Family
Graeme & Val Saddo
110
RICE VILLAGE
NURSING HOME AND HOSTEL
(Sharon)
 
MEET AT: 4.45pm at the main entrance to the building.
 
RICE VILLAGE
 
At least 8 needed
 
Jan Gillett
Rob Gillett
Ineke Thornton
Lesley Goode
Ken Wright
The Cooke Family
Carlie Hannah -
(Santa)
Graeme & Val Saddo.
 
 
40 High Care
 
50 Low Care
 
 
 
 
90
Aged Care Visits 23 Dec 2015 2015-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting 9th December, 2015
Our Christmas Dinner last night was a wonderful event and thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended. The Geelong Boathouse was pleasant – spacious, not noisy and we had sole use of the facility. The weather was perfect and during daylight we watched dozens of yachts sailing around the bay and after dark we were able to watch our spectacular Christmas tree. The food was great. Thank you to Jan who organised the venue, selected the meals and packaged the bikkies to have with tea and coffee.
It was great to have Ron& Carol Arthur, Ian & Erika Baker in attendance and a number of special guests – Colin and Sharyn Beel, Robert and Helen Palmer, Keith and Mary Laugharne, Judy Stevenson and Thelma Steer.
The sad news from Graeme S was that Sandy had had a fall and is in the Alfred Hospital. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers, and we wish him a full recovery. Best wishes to Christine also, as she cares for Sandy over the next few weeks.
Thank you to John McGibbon who represented the Club at the St John’s Lutheran School awards day and made presentations to the value of $1200. Next Wednesday (16th ) Bob Arnup will make presentations of $1000 in awards at Grovedale SC. Prior to that he will attend a briefing at Bunnings re their BBQ’s. Thank you Bob, it will be a busy night for you.
Ken and I were guests at the Grovedale/Marshall Probus Club Christmas lunch today. The Club is thriving and had recruited an additional 7 members this month. Although our formal association with them will now cease, we will keep in contact. Many of their members are so grateful that we chartered the Club as it has broadened their social life significantly.
Next Wednesday, we look forward to hearing Bella’s presentation which she will take to Germany.
And our final Aldi BBQ is on the 19th Dec. The roster is circulating, so if you can help please email Bob ASAP. Please note, we now require a server and cashier in the 9.30-11 time slot.
 
 
Remember: Set Sail for Geelong - District Conference registrations are now open. Being in Geelong, no accommodation needed and it would be great to have the club well represented.
Costs: Full Conference $245        Full Saturday $195            Full Sun $70
Fri night only $40              Sat Dinner only $75.
 
Have a good weeksmiley
Lesley
President's Report 2015-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
Geelong Boathouse Wed 9 Dec 2015 2015-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
Monday 7 Dec 2015 Ineke and Paul D
 
Wednesday 9 Dec 2015 Jan G and David C.
 
Tuesday 15 Dec 2015 Saddo and Wendy Elsum.
Oberon South Roster 2015-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
        Monday, 7 December 2015 Ineke Thornton Paul D-Annear
        Tuesday, 8 December 2015 Alan Ollis Peter Drummy
        Wednesday, 9 December 2015 Jan Gillett David Carlyle
        Thursday, 10 December 2015 Salvation Army  
        Friday, 11 December 2015    
             
        Monday, 14 December 2015 Graham Wood Max Davies
        Tuesday, 15 December 2015 Graeme Saddington  Wendy Elsum
        Wednesday, 16 December 2015 Max Fry Vin McDermott
        Thursday, 17 December 2015 Salvation Army  
        Friday, 18 December 2015    
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
Oberon South Roster 2015-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
 
Weds 9/12/2015 Xmas function Geelong Boat House Family night dinner Jan G details. Partner night.
 
Weds 16/12/2015 Bella Cooke 2016 Outbound Exchange Student presentation. Optional partner night.
 
Wed 23/12/2015 Xmas dinner Rice Village.
 
No meetings 29 Dec 2015 and 6 Jan 2016. Our first meeting back for 2016 will be 13 Jan 2016.
No meeting 20 Jan 2016 this will be joint meeting with Torquay on the 18 Jan 2016
Reminders for your Calendar. 2015-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
What a great turn out for the inaugural youth night on Weds 18/11/2015. Fifty one members, partners, friends, guests and others. Lets aim for 75 next year! 
 
 
 
 
 
Attendance 2015-11-30 00:00:00Z 0
Thank you to all those that attended and helped out at Aldi on Saturday 21/11/2015 and all those including members of the new probus club that assisted with the Bunning's BBQ on Friday 27/11/2015. Bunning's raised a total of $925.85 was raised. Well done to all that helped out.
BBQ'S 2015-11-30 00:00:00Z 0
This is what the jersey will look like that the club has contributed towards for the Peddle for Prostate participants.
Peddle for Prostate 2015-11-30 00:00:00Z 0
Reports 2015-11-30 00:00:00Z 0
See BBQ Bob re upcoming BBQ's.
 
Aldi Saturday 21/11/2015
 
Bunnings Friday 27/11/2015.
 
Get your name into Bob for both BBQ's thanks.
BBQ's 2015-11-17 00:00:00Z 0
Would all Rotarians be able to advise John/ Ken by Wednesday the 11 th of November of their attendance and numbers( including partners, family and friends) for this night.
We also request that all members and friends provide a sweet and or biscuits that are Australiana as we intend to have an Australian Theme for the Youth night. Please also
advise John or Ken by the 11/11/2015 what sweet you will be bringing along.
Youth Night Wednesday 18 November 2015 2015-11-10 00:00:00Z 0
Friday 6th November
3.30 to 8 ish
At Grovedale Primary School    143 Bailey st Grovedale
 
This is their Twilight Fair.
 
All we have to do is cook and serve., they are running 2 BBQs on the night.
 
BBQ 1
 
                                1                                     2                                3
 
3.30 to 6.              M Sheean                      D Sheean                  G Saddington
 
6 to 8ish                P Codd                         L Codd                       C Howard
 
 
BBQ 2                
 
3.30 to 6         I Thornton                  D Lester                      L Lester
       
 
6 to to ish        I Baker                       L Baker                     R Arnup
Grovedale Primary School Fair 6 November 2015 Roster 2015-10-30 00:00:00Z 0
Thank you to BBQ Bob for a tremendous effort with the Bunnings BBQ on Friday.
 
Thank you to all members and other helpers that helped raise $1003. Well done BBQ Bob and all helpers!
Thank you 2015-10-30 00:00:00Z 0
No guest speaker.
 
 
Next week we have Aisla from the Rotary Club of Lara coming to talk about her clubs Autism program.
Speaker 2015-10-30 00:00:00Z 0
What a great night was had by all that attended the Auction/Dinner Dance last Friday 9/10/2015. Well done Paul and Rhonda and all your happy and hard working helpers for a fantastic night that was fun and achieved our goal of having a great night out and raised a great amount of money to be put back into our local community.
 
What a tremendous night, please see below for results. We thank all those that helped and all those business and others that donated goods and services and their time. A special thanks to Colin Beale for doing his 36th auction, well done and thank you.
 
We had 123 members, guests & visiting Rotarians there and it looks like we have raised between $19000 - $20000.Regards Paul.
 
See below for photos.
 
 
 
Auction 2015-10-14 00:00:00Z 0
Photos auction night 2015 Wine winners! 2015-10-14 00:00:00Z 0
Photos Dinner Auction 2015 The Rich Tables 2015-10-14 00:00:00Z 0
Photos Auction 2015 2015-10-14 00:00:00Z 0
BBQ
Aldi BBQ this Saturday 17/10/2015.
 
Keep Friday 30 th October free in your calendar for Bunnings BBQ. Bob will distribute roster.
 
 
Upcoming BBQ at Aldi Sat 17 Oct 2015. See below for current roster.
 
 
TIME SLOT CHEF 1 SERVER 1 CASHIER 1 SET UP  
8.00 - 9.30 Greg Cooke Kim Cooke Vicky McKenzie Bob Arnup  
9.30 - 11.00 Ray Robilliard Lesley Goode Ash Marfatia    
11.00 - 12.30 Mick Sheean David Wilson Sandra Wilson    
12.30 - 2.00 Paul Desbrowe-Annear Rhonda Desbrowe-Annear Christine Howard    
2.00 - 3.30 Peter Codd  Lyn Codd Joe Cordone    
3.30 - 4.30 Bob Arnup   Ken Wright    
  Graham Perkins        
 
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Remember the Dinner Auction Friday 9th of October 2015.  At $70 a head, this is a bargain, get your table organized now.
 
Remember this is a major fund raiser for the club so get your tables organized and get your sponsors and donations into Paul D as soon as possible so as Paul can know where we are at.
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October 2015 Member Milestones 2015-10-02 00:00:00Z 0

Members returning. Please advise.

 

Currently away over the next few weeks.

 

Ray, Bill, Joe, Mick, Pam and Don are currently away.

 

Let editor know if you are going to be away and we can put a little note in bulletin. Thanks.

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Members Photos 2015-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
All the big guns! Asst DG Ross Taylor,President Lesley, DG Jane Cox, Outbound 2016 Bella Cooke and yours truly The Editor!
 
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Lesley provided daffodils on all tables as a thank you for her new grand daughter Sophie Ann.
 
DG Jane reminded us all about Rotary Conference in Geelong from 18 to 29 March 2016 Go to www.setsailforgeelong.com.au for details.
 
Aldi 19 September and Auction 9 October.
 
See Lindsay D for MSO tickets.
Reminders and Thanks 2015-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
 
School Holidays start 19 Sept 2015.
 
Tuesday, 8 September 2015
Graham Wood
Lou Maddalon
Wednesday, 9 September 2015
DC
Anita Trengrove
Thursday, 10 September 2015
Dale McIntyre
Marion Neil
Friday, 11 September 2015
Salvation Army
 
 
 
 
Monday, 14 September 2015
 
 
Tuesday, 15 September 2015
DC
David Wilson
Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Alan Ollis
Peter Drummy
Thursday, 17 September 2015
Jan Gillett
Wendy Elsum
Friday, 18 September 2015
Salvation Army
 
Oberon South Primary roster 2015-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
Late News and rumor file 2015-09-12 00:00:00Z 0
Photo this week 2015-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
Community Service- Lindsay Dixon.

  Attended by Lindsay Dixon. Peter Codd, and Sandy Kee.
We discussed the donation to the homeless team which visited our meeting earlier and recommended the donation of a deepfreeze unit, which was asked for by  the speaker’ The board may seem fit to donate other moneys if so desired. Other discussions were around continuing the leftovers from the previous year that were not completed.

 

Fundraising - Paul D.

We mainly spoke about the dinner auction as this is our major fundraiser and that  we all need to get our tables and sponsors in and get numbers to Paul as soon as possible. 

Remember Friday 9th of October 2015. Capri Reception Centre. 

Paul has 4 entertainment books left this week is last chance to snap one up.

 

Youth and Vocation- John McGibbon and Vicky McKenzie.

 

YOUTH AND VOCATION REPORT   SEPTEMBER 2015
GOALS FOR 2015 – 2016
  1. Road Safety Program   The Committee discussed the request from Wayne Pecar regarding Club support for the RYDA program to be used in the Geelong area. We agreed to offer in principle agreement dependent on costs and acceptance from schools.
  2. International Youth Night   Following a suggestion from a member, the Committee would like to organize a night when inbound 2015 and outbound 2016 exchange students could socialize and our members could learn of their experiences and expectations. The proposed date is Wednesday 24th November if arrangements can be made.  
  3. Vocation.There has been difficulty in finding suitable venues which are able to offer after work hour visits. Possible to access a list from other Clubs via ADG.
  4. RYLA. Club has agreed to support both programs again this year. 2 names offered for RYLA already, following this year program.
  5. Academic/Achievement Awards   Awards will again be made to both Grovedale College and the Geelong Lutheran College. These are for both success in academic and general achievement, valued at $1000 for each school.
  6. National Youth Science Forum   Disappointing to learn that there were no suitable applicants from schools in our area. The Club has previously given support and is willing to do so again. Need for more contact with staff? Costs? Process?
  7. Mock Job Interviews   Members attended both Grovedale College (Year 9) and GLC (Year 11) to provide panels for mock job interviews. Over 130 students attended at GC and 35 at GLC.  Hopefully this contact will continue, as it is much appreciated by the schools involved.
  8. Science and Engineering Challenge – Deakin   Members have been encouraged to be involved in this program and the Club would be willing to assist financially if such a request was made by the District Committee.
  9. Mt Duneed School   Following a request from the School Council, the Club made a grant of $1000 towards the costs of ground improvements. Assistance has  
  10. also been offered to other local schools.
Membership-Christine Howard.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

The Club must now face into the strong head wind of reality and address membership with a sense of urgency our club will face extinction. In five years time there will be only three of our present members still working.

- $500 district grant to be used for printing new flyers

- Joe has investigated cost of reply paid envelopes however flyer drop to date has not been successful.

- our greatest opportunity to grow our numbers is through our existing membership with each member to bring one guest over the year with a view to onboard

- corporate membership to be investigated further with view of boarding one new business each quarter

- local schools we have supported along with Kardinia College to be approached to publish promotional article and seeking new members appeal.

- regular supporters of our dinner auction through donations also to be approached 're interest in membership

- membership must be given priority moving forward.

 

Rotary Foundation Pam Hook.

2014 -15:

Club members continued to give generously to Rotary Foundation through The Centurion Program, each member contributing $100 via weekly meetings. Further funds have also been raised at regular Aldi BBQ's throughout the year from donations from passing public and customers.

Additional contributions have been made by individual Club members and some fines sessions designated specifically for Foundation.

 

The major project for the past year was the introduction of a 'Gifting Program',  with work being done to identify and address the various components of the scheme in order to formulate it for public presentation.

This program works by individuals making a donation to Rotary Foundation on behalf of another person instead of giving a traditional gift.  The recipient then receives a card from the Club indicating this donation has been made in place of the usual 'concrete' gift.  Although obviously used for Christmas gifts, it is envisaged that its use will extend to gifts for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays or as remembrances of people who have died, instead of flowers.  The system has been used on a trial basis within our club throughout the year, with individual members and the Club making such donations on behalf of those who have been married and to the families of those who have died from amongst us, in addition to some use of the program between members last Christmas.

The Board has allocated funds for the design and printing of leaflets so that the Gifting Program  can be advertised in the community shortly, and in time to take advantage of the coming Christmas gift giving season for its implementation.  Consultations with the printer are in progress at present. 

2015 - 16:

The Gifting Program will initially operate from our Club but efforts will be made to encourage other Clubs to adopt the program, as we see potential for success at District level. 

Later in the year it is intended to investigate the possibility of initiating a 

Workplace Giving Scheme, seeking to encourage regular donations to Rotary Foundation from employees at some of Geelong's many businesses, through employee payrolls.  This is seen as a possible source of reliable and continuous donations to Rotary Foundation as well as helping to raise Rotary's profile in the community and awareness of the organization's operation.

 

International- Jan Gillett.

 

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE: ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15 and GOALS FOR 2015-16
The overall expenditure of the International Committee on projects, donations and purchases was $10,620 in the 2014-15 year. The committee aimed to support a variety of charities and projects.
The main project for the year was to provide a permanent water supply at the Shree Janasewa Sanskrit Higher Secondary School in Huwas village Nepal. To achieve this we partnered with the Rotary clubs of Pokhara Fishtail (Nepal) and Highton and were successful in obtaining a Global Grant. Our contribution to this was $4,400. The project is currently on track to be completed after the current wet season. A small number of our club are planning to visit the school after the completion of the project. They will be hosted by the members of the Rotary club of Pokhara Fishtail. Our visit has been postponed due to the devastating effects of the recent earthquake.
As a result of our close association with the Rotary Club of Pokhara Fishtail, we donated $2,000 to assist with the repairing the earthquake damage of the Shree Janasewa Sanskrit HSC. The money was also used to provide clothing and school equipment for the students affected by the earthquake.
The Days for Girls program supported by the Torquay Salvation Army, was given $1,000 to purchase much needed sewing machines to increase their output of reusable sanitary packs. These are distributed in Fiji, Cambodia, Vietnam and Nepal.
The club donated $1,200 to purchase a Shelterbox. We have supported this project on a regular basis.
We donated the cost of an Aquabox 30, which is $750.
The club gave the sum of $700 to support the work of RAWCS.
In total, the club supported these international projects to the sum of $10,620.
International Committee Goals for 2015-16
Our first priority is to make sure that our Water Project in Nepal stays on track and is completed in the required time. It is proceeding as scheduled despite some issues related to the recent earthquake.
We are considering a variety of worthy projects that we could support, but will be doing further research into some of these and considering the budget that may soon be allocated to all areas of service.
The possible areas that we may support are:A Micro-Loan Scheme run by the Rotary club of Pokhara Fishtail Nepal. This scheme extends financial services to the poor and disadvantaged not reached by the formal financial sector. These are small interest free loans.
  • Another project proposed by Binod Koirala (from the Rotary Club of Pokhara Fishtail) for assistance in Nepal.
  • Hearts to Harmony Foundation in Siem Reap Cambodia, run by two girls from Geelong.
  • Quick response to an overseas disaster that may occur.
Reports 2015-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President - K.R.Ravindran
District 9780 Governor - Jane Cox
Rotary Club of Grovedale President - Lesley Goode.

Meeting Number - 1826
Wednesday 26 August 2015.
Chairperson- David Carlyle.
          Sergeant- Christine Howard.  
Rotary Leadership 2015-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
Working Bees.
 
The working bee last Saturday the 5/9/2015 was a huge success and we thank all that attended and had it all knocked over by 9.30 am
Working Bees 2015-09-07 00:00:00Z 0

Membership-Christine Howard.

 

The Club must now face into the strong head wind of reality and address membership with a sense of urgency our club will face extinction. In five years time there will be only three of our present members still working.

- $500 district grant to be used for printing new flyers

- Joe has investigated cost of reply paid envelopes however flyer drop to date has not been successful.

- our greatest opportunity to grow our numbers is through our existing membership with each member to bring one guest over the year with a view to onboard

- corporate membership to be investigated further with view of boarding one new business each quarter

- local schools we have supported along with Kardinia College to be approached to publish promotional article and seeking new members appeal.

- regular supporters of our dinner auction through donations also to be approached 're interest in membership

- membership must be given priority moving forward.

 

Community Services- Lindsay Dixon.

 

Attended by Lindsay Dixon. Peter Codd, and Sandy Kee.
We discussed the donation to the homeless team which visited our meeting earlier and recommended the donation of a deepfreeze unit, which was asked for by  the speaker’ The board may seem fit to donate other moneys if so desired. Other discussions were around continuing the leftovers from the previous year that were not completed.

 

 

 

 

 

Reports 2015-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
We mainly spoke about the dinner auction as this is our major fundraiser and that  we all need to get our tables and sponsors in and get numbers to Paul as soon as possible.
 
Remember Friday 9th of October 2015. Capri Reception Centre.
 
Paul has 4 entertainment books left this week is last chance to snap one up.
Fundraising Projects Paul Desbrowe Annear 2015-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
YOUTH AND VOCATION REPORT   SEPTEMBER 2015
GOALS FOR 2015 – 2016
  1. Road Safety Program   The Committee discussed the request from Wayne Pecar regarding Club support for the RYDA program to be used in the Geelong area. We agreed to offer in principle agreement dependent on costs and acceptance from schools.
  2. International Youth Night   Following a suggestion from a member, the Committee would like to organize a night when inbound 2015 and outbound 2016 exchange students could socialize and our members could learn of their experiences and expectations. The proposed date is Wednesday 24th November if arrangements can be made.  
  3. Vocation   There has been difficulty in finding suitable venues which are able to offer after work hour visits. Possible to access a list from other Clubs via ADG.
  4. RYLA/RYPEN   Club has agreed to support both programs again this year. 2 names offered for RYLA already, following this year program.
  5. Academic/Achievement Awards   Awards will again be made to both Grovedale College and the Geelong Lutheran College. These are for both success in academic and general achievement, valued at $1000 for each school.
  6. National Youth Science Forum   Disappointing to learn that there were no suitable applicants from schools in our area. The Club has previously given support and is willing to do so again. Need for more contact with staff? Costs? Process?
  7. Mock Job Interviews   Members attended both Grovedale College (Year 9) and GLC (Year 11) to provide panels for mock job interviews. Over 130 students attended at GC and 35 at GLC.  Hopefully this contact will continue, as it is much appreciated by the schools involved.
  8. Science and Engineering Challenge – Deakin   Members have been encouraged to be involved in this program and the Club would be willing to assist financially if such a request was made by the District Committee.
  9. Mt Duneed School   Following a request from the School Council, the Club made a grant of $1000 towards the costs of ground improvements. Assistance has also been offered to other local schools.
Youth And Vocational Services John McGibbon 2015-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE: ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15 and GOALS FOR 2015-16
The overall expenditure of the International Committee on projects, donations and purchases was $10,620 in the 2014-15 year. The committee aimed to support a variety of charities and projects.
The main project for the year was to provide a permanent water supply at the Shree Janasewa Sanskrit Higher Secondary School in Huwas village Nepal. To achieve this we partnered with the Rotary clubs of Pokhara Fishtail (Nepal) and Highton and were successful in obtaining a Global Grant. Our contribution to this was $4,400. The project is currently on track to be completed after the current wet season. A small number of our club are planning to visit the school after the completion of the project. They will be hosted by the members of the Rotary club of Pokhara Fishtail. Our visit has been postponed due to the devastating effects of the recent earthquake.
As a result of our close association with the Rotary Club of Pokhara Fishtail, we donated $2,000 to assist with the repairing the earthquake damage of the Shree Janasewa Sanskrit HSC. The money was also used to provide clothing and school equipment for the students affected by the earthquake.
The Days for Girls program supported by the Torquay Salvation Army, was given $1,000 to purchase much needed sewing machines to increase their output of reusable sanitary packs. These are distributed in Fiji, Cambodia, Vietnam and Nepal.
The club donated $1,200 to purchase a Shelterbox. We have supported this project on a regular basis.
We donated the cost of an Aquabox 30, which is $750.
The club gave the sum of $700 to support the work of RAWCS.
In total, the club supported these international projects to the sum of $10,620.
International Committee Goals for 2015-16
Our first priority is to make sure that our Water Project in Nepal stays on track and is completed in the required time. It is proceeding as scheduled despite some issues related to the recent earthquake.
We are considering a variety of worthy projects that we could support, but will be doing further research into some of these and considering the budget that may soon be allocated to all areas of service.
The possible areas that we may support are:
  • A Micro-Loan Scheme run by the Rotary club of Pokhara Fishtail Nepal. This scheme extends financial services to the poor and disadvantaged not reached by the formal financial sector. These are small interest free loans.
  • Another project proposed by Binod Koirala (from the Rotary Club of Pokhara Fishtail) for assistance in Nepal.
  • Hearts to Harmony Foundation in Siem Reap Cambodia, run by two girls from Geelong.
  • Interplast
  • Shelterbox
  • Aquabox
  • Quick response to an overseas disaster that may occur.
 
 
International Service and Rotary Foundation Jan Gillett 2015-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
                                                           Attended by Lindsay Dixon. Peter Codd, and Sandy Kee.
We discussed the donation to the homeless team which visited our meeting earlier and recommended the donation of a deepfreeze unit, which was asked for by  the speaker’ The board may seem fit to donate other moneys if so desired. Other discussions were around continuing the left overs from the previous year that were not completed.
Community Service Report Lindsay Dixon 2015-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
2014 -15:
Club members continued to give generously to Rotary Foundation through The Centurion Programme, each member contributing $100 via weekly meetings. Further funds have also been raised at regular Aldi BBQs throughout the year from donations from passing public and customers.
Additional contributions have been made by individual Club members and some fines sessions designated specifically for Foundation.
 
The major project for the past year was the introduction of a 'Gifting Programme',  with work being done to identify and address the various components of the scheme in order to formulate it for public presentation.
This programme works by individuals making a donation to Rotary Foundation on behalf of another person instead of giving a traditional gift.  The recipient then receives a card from the Club indicating this donation has been made in place of the usual 'concrete' gift.  Although obviously used for Christmas gifts, it is envisaged that its use will extend to gifts for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays or as remembrances of people who have died, instead of flowers.  The system has been used on a trial basis within our club throughout the year, with individual members and the Club making such donations on behalf of those who have been married and to the families of those who have died from amongst us, in addition to some use of the programme between members last Christmas.
The Board has allocated funds for the design and printing of leaflets so that the Gifting Programme  can be advertised in the community shortly, and in time to take advantage of the coming Christmas gift giving season for its implementation.  Consultations with the printer are in progress at present.
 
2015 - 16:
The Gifting Programme will initially operate from our Club but efforts will be made to encourage other Clubs to adopt the programme, as we see potential for success at District level.
 
Later in the year it is intended to investigate the possibility of initiating a 
Workplace Giving Scheme, seeking to encourage regular donations to Rotary Foundation from employees at some of Geelong's many businesses, through employee payrolls.  This is seen as a possible source of reliable and continuous donations to Rotary Foundation as well as helping to raise Rotary's profile in the community and awareness of the organisation's operation.
Rotary Foundation Report Pam Hook 2015-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
This is our new page for upcoming BBQ's and any news and or pictures on our BBQ's. Keep in mind the BBQ's form a huge part of our fundraising and are also a great get together socially for a bit of banter and fun, so get your friends, family members and others along to help out and have a great time while raising funds.
 
Remember ALDI is usually the third Saturday of every month.
 
Next ALDI Saturday 19 th September 2015, roster coming around soon from Bob A.
 
Keep the followings dates in mind and in your calendar.
Upcoming Bunnings dates.
BBQ spots at Bunnings Waurn Ponds – Friday October 30th ,and Friday 27th November.
 
BBQ at the Grovedale Primary School fair on Friday 6th November, 4 – 8 pm.
BBQ's 2015-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
This is a new section Working Bees!
 
Working bee on the Sat 5 Sept was a huge success and we knocked it over by 10 am. Thank you to Lesley, David C, Paul, Greg, Kim, Colin, Peter, and Lindsay chainsaw massacre!
 
Working Bees Cookie Cooke 2015-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President - K.R.Ravindran
District 9780 Governor - Jane Cox
Rotary Club of Grovedale President - Lesley Goode

Meeting Number - 1826
Wednesday 26 August 2015
Chairperson- David Carlyle
          Sergeant- Christine Howard                                
 
Rotary Leadership Cookie Cooke 2015-09-06 00:00:00Z 0
Photos from Meeting Wendy and Emma from Sisters ofSurfcoast, and president Lesley handing over cheque for $1000 Cookie Cooke 2015-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Peter Codd has gad a request from Richard Walter from the Lions Club of Corio and Norlane, please see below for request.
 

I represent the Lions Club of Corio Norlane and would be grateful if you can read the information below and consider placing it in your newsletters, on your facebook pages or on your websites. We have 3 projects running at present all for Geelong communities and beyond. 1st is a Winter Blanket Appeal that will run until 30 th September, Businesses as well as Organizations and individuals can get involved by having a sleep over, sleep in or just bring a blanket day or just donating items that are sitting unused. We will accept Clean blankets, doonas, sleeping bags, sheets, quilts or cushions. 2nd is an ongoing Bike Project that we would encourage individuals or businesses to donate any unused bicycles that they may have, we will repair them and donate them to children who will enjoy a bike. If you are needing a bike, get in contact and we will see what we can do. 3rd is an ongoing Computer Project, where we would encourage any business that is looking to recycle their old computer systems to contact us and we will take them off your hands. We test, repair, upgrade and then donate them to families in need of this help. Any family that may be deserving of this service please get them to contact us. Please contact Richard on 0402 409 895, coriolions@gmail.com or www.corionorlanelionsclub.org.au.

Jan G has requested the following in response to the Day for Girls Program- Torquay Salvation Army.If you have any reels of cotton or cotton materials and flannelette sheets that you do not need please get them to Jan Gillett so she can pass them onto Emma and Wendy for the Days for Girls Program.

Friends of Rice Village are having a shopping bus trip to Melbourne factory outlets and seconds stores on Saturday 7th November 2015. Cost to be confirmed will be between $50 to $77 per person and will include the following,two course meal, glass of wine and or soft drink and your bus travel. Please register now with Angie in the office at Rice Village on 52412210 or Linda 0408 524 136. You need to register your interest by 11/9/2015.

Two unhappy Cats supporters were seen trudging towards Richmond station about 10.30pm on Friday night lamenting what might have been! One of the unhappy Cats supporters will be taking up a new position with Eddie Airlines at Avalon International Airport when he retires from his current vocation! Will keep you posted!

Late News and Rumour File Cookie Cooke 2015-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Monday, 31 August 2015
DC
Lesley Goode
Tuesday, 1 September 2015
David Clutterbuck
Liz McKiterick
Wednesday, 2 September 2015
Ken Wright
Colin Berris
Thursday, 3 September 2015
Salvation Army
 
 
 
 
Monday, 7 September 2015
   
Tuesday, 8 September 2015
Graham Wood
Lou Maddalon
Wednesday, 9 September 2015
DC
Anita Trengrove
Thursday, 10 September 2015
Dale McIntyre
Marion Neil
Friday, 11 September 2015
Salvation Army
 
     
Monday, 14 September 2015
   
Tuesday, 15 September 2015
DC
David Wilson
Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Alan Ollis
Peter Drummy
Thursday, 17 September 2015
Jan Gillett
Wendy Elsum
Friday, 18 September 2015
Salvation Army
 
 
   
 
 
Oberon South Roster David Carlyle 2015-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Carlyle on Aug 31, 2015
 
 
 
 
Monday, 31 August 2015
DC
Lesley Goode
Tuesday, 1 September 2015
David Clutterbuck
Liz McKiterick
Wednesday, 2 September 2015
Ken Wright
Colin Berris
Thursday, 3 September 2015
Salvation Army
 
Friday, 4 September 2015
 
 
 
 
 
Monday, 7 September 2015
Graham Wood
Lou Maddalon
Tuesday, 8 September 2015
DC
Anita Trengrove
Wednesday, 9 September 2015
Dale McIntyre
Marion Neil
Thursday, 10 September 2015
Salvation Army
 
Friday, 11 September 2015
 
 
 
 
 
Monday, 14 September 2015
DC
David Wilson
Tuesday, 15 September 2015
Alan Ollis
Peter Drummy
Wednesday   , 16 September 2015
Jan Gillett
Wendy Elsum
Thursday, 17 September 2015
Salvation Army
 
Friday, 18 September 2015
 
 
Oberon South Roster David Carlyle 2015-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Late News and Rumour File Greg Cooke 2015-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Photos from Meeting Greg Cooke 2015-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Greg Cooke on Aug 24, 2015
Rotary Club of Grovedale
       
         
Member Birthdays        
Name       Date
         
         
Arnup, Bob       Aug 18
Codd, Peter       Aug 26
         
Spouse Birthdays        
Name   Spouse Of   Date
         
Desbrowe-Annear, Rhonda   Desbrowe-Annear, Paul   Aug 20
         
Anniversaries        
Name Spouse Name   Years Date
Desbrowe-Annear, Paul Desbrowe-Annear, Rhonda   40 years Aug 23 1975
         
Date Joined Rotary        
Name     Years Date
Arnup, Bob     36 years Aug 13 1979
Perkins, Graham     36 years Aug 13 1979
Membership Milestones August 2015 Greg Cooke 2015-08-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Desbrowe-Annear on Jul 24, 2015

You can be part of our major yearly fundraiser. 
9 October 2015
Contact Paul Desbrowe-Annear!!

Grovedale Dinner Auction Paul Desbrowe-Annear 2015-07-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Greg Cooke on Jul 24, 2015
Rotary Club of Grovedale    
Birthday & Anniversary Report    
Member Birthdays      
Name       Date
Cooke, Kim       Aug 12
         
         
Spouse Birthdays      
Name   Spouse Of   Date
No spouse birthdays found.      
         
Anniversaries      
Name Spouse Name   Years Date
No anniversaries found.      
         
Date Joined Rotary      
Name     Years Date
Carlyle, David     26 years Jul 05 1989
Cordone, Joe     35 years Jul 09 1980
Howard, Chris     4 years Jul 20 2011
Saddington, Saddo   24 years Jul 31 1991
Membership Milestones July 2015 Greg Cooke 2015-07-24 00:00:00Z 0
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            Barwon Valley Aquatic Learning Centre

The Hydrotherapy pool project is now completed with our final working bee being the Gardens at the rear and car park side of the centre.

Build an Aquatic Learning Centre?? David Wilson 2013-06-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin Berris on Jan 16, 2013

Let’s take a step back in time to 2009…

 In the battle of humanity vs polio, in India, polio was definitely winning. That year, more than 700 Indian children were paralysed by the virus – the most cases out of any country in the world. The country faced so many challenges that some thought it would be the last place on Earth where polio would be stopped.
 
But this weekend India passed two years without a single case!

Celebrate India’s success by sharing this infographic on Facebook.
 
The removal of India from the list of polio-endemic countries in 2012 was the cherry on top of an amazing year. Angola stopped the disease for the first time since it was reinfected more than seven years ago, the Democratic Republic of the Congo similarly stamped out its reignited transmission...
 
And we saw the fewest polio cases in the fewest districts in the fewest countries in history!
 
But this progress is fragile. Last year's funding shortfall caused vaccination campaigns to be scaled back or cancelled – and as a result we've seen polio spread from Nigeria to cause a case in Niger. With the end of polio within our grasp, we cannot let a lack of political will stop us from creating a polio-free future for all the world's children.

So please share this infographic and ask your friends, family and followers to join you in supporting this cause.
 
Thanks for all that you do,

Michael, Lauren and the rest of the team at The End of Polio campaign.

The fight against Polio Colin Berris 2013-01-16 00:00:00Z 0