Rotary Leadership

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 1963

14th Nov, 2018


Rotarian Duties

Chair for Meetings. 

21st Nov Ken Wright

28th Nov No Chair Required

5th Dec No Chair Required

12th Dec Bill Trengrove

19th Dec Paul Desbrowe - Annear 




Guests and Upcoming Meetings
  •  21 Nov Committee planning meeting.  Please move into your groups on arrival. We will eat in our Committee Groups.
  • 28 Nov No Meeting
  • 5th Dec Christmas Dinner - Grovedale Hotel. Partners night. $50.00 each.  Max number 65 - so get your RSVPs in via Who's In.  
  • 12th Dec Normal Meeting
  • 19th Dec Delivering Christmas Presents to Aged Care Homes and 'Thankyou' dinner for our Rice Village Volunteers
General Update 
House of Angels - Briefing night.
The team who visited the House of Angels in August provided a very informative and entertaining presentation about their journey, adventures and the work they accomplished.  The two Rondavels were re-roofed, one of the doors was replaced with a brand new door, swings for the children were built and 2 water tanks were installed.  17 suitcases of supplies including clothing, soccer balls, computers and 'Days for Girls' kits for the local schools were carted all the way from Geelong to Coffee Bay.  Special thanks to Belmont Rotary club, Anglesea Primary School and Lorraine Bowkett for their kind donations.  Well done to the GWP Rotary Club  members for all their hard work - raising funds and supporting this special project. 
What's this whoozin????
'whoozin'  is an app that enables us to collect RSVP's to events and meetings in a very easy accessible way. It provides a report for simple administration of these events.
Jordy will be sending you whoozin invites via email.   
It is important to know that you have to reply to whoozin to be included in the catering numbers for the meeting or event being advertised.  You are not automatically counted in - you have to reply.  Please respond to whoozin invites as quickly as possible and no later than the Tuesday before the event.  If you do not have access to email - please respond to Rice Village in the usual way.  If you have any questions about whoozin please discuss with Jordy or Cookie.
Update on Oberon South Breakfast Program - David Carlyle
I know at times we all wonder about the value of this Breakfast we do. However recently whilst I was speaking to the Principal she said  “I hope you all realise how much we appreciate the work The Rotarians are doing. If not for you there would be 6 -10 children who did not get breakfast”. Or words to that effect.
On a positive over the last month or so several people have reported doing up to 18 breakfasts , and several around 14. John and Jenny used over a loaf of bread.
With all this positive feedback we will continue on into the foreseeable future.
And to the little band of helpers THANKYOU.  
Christmas for the Aged care homes. Call out for helpers!
Jan has commenced organising our Christmas visits to the aged care facilities which will take place on the 19th Dec. 
We will be visiting:
  • Balmoral Grove  10.30am
  • Belmont Lodge 2.30pm
  • Rice Village 4.45pm.
These visits are really appreciated by the elderly in our community but cannot happen without your help. Please contact Jan if you are able to assist.
Erik Update.
Erik has moved house to Leon and Rosanne Bourke's house this weekend. Big thanks to the Barry's for hosting Erik over the last three months.  Erik has provided with a list of the activities he has already done and a wishlist of things he would like to do. Please contact Erik, John or Leon if you are able to assist with any of these activities.
Already visited
Wish to visit
Kardinia Park
Surf competition (Rip Curl Pro)
Bells Beach
Australian Open
University Deakin (Open Days)
Australian Grand Prix (F1)
Anglesea+ Beaches
Melbourne Sea Life
Halls Gap
Grampians National park
Point Lonsdale
Great Ocean Road
A sheep farm
Geelong/ Waterfront
Marvel Stadium/ Melbourne
Meeting Attendance. 
If you are unable to access 'whoozin' please remember to inform  RICE VILLAGE  by Tuesday prior to the meeting if not attending to stop food waste and the unnecessary effort our  volunteers. Check blue book for the number or use the app!
Upcoming BBQs
Sat 24th Nov Election Day BBQ @ Lutheran College
Burvilles Road, Armstrong Creek.
All proceeds go to the Rotary Drought Relief Appeal.
Roster currently being organised - Need volunteers - Family, Friends for the afternoon shifts.
BBQ in operation from 8.00 am - 4.00 pm. Big Day!!!
Contact Bob or Les if you can help out.
After that:
Thurs 13th Dec, Bunnings
Contact Bob Arnup (BBQ Bob) if you can help out.
Reminders for your Calendar.

5th Dec Christmas Breakup - Grovedale Hotel. Partners welcome.  Numbers required to Jordy or Don by Nov 21.


Membership Milestones Nov 2018
Lindsay Dixon 1 Nov
Leon Bourke 4 Nov
Ninetta Cordone 16 Nov
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