Congratulations and thanks to everyone who assisted with the BBQ at Bunnings last Thursday - what a tremendous result!
The combined meeting with Torquay is to be held at Curlewis Mini Golf, Portarlington Road, Curlewis on Monday 13 January starting at 5.00 pm. This will be followed by dinner. The mini golf will cost $16 per participant, with the cost of food according to your choice of food. It has been suggested that there might be a challenge between the 2 Clubs - a trophy perhaps?
January in the Rotary Calendar is Vocational Service Month. We hope to have an interesting speaker for the meeting on Wednesday 22 January. Any suggestions - please talk to Jordan or John.
The final meeting for January on Wednesday 29 January will be a business meeting, with time for committees to discuss plans for the New Year, discussion of issues affecting members and finally a Board Meeting. If you would like any issues to be included on the agenda for the night please contact either Secretary Peter or President John.
Please consider those people affected by the bushfires in both Gippsland and the North East of Victoria as well as the wildlife recovery efforts. 
Club Program
Joint Meeting with Torquay Club - Partner's Night
Curlewis Mini Golf
Jan 13, 2020 5:00 PM
Guest Speaker Rice Village
Mercy Place Rice Village
Jan 22, 2020 6:00 PM
Business Meeting / Board Meeting
Mercy Place Rice Village
Jan 29, 2020
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Everyone has been saddened by the devastating bushfires that have engulfed so much of Victoria and New South Wales, There have been so many stories of brave efforts by volunteers and residents to control these infernos, which have claimed the lives of many people and destroyed homes and businesses.
If you are looking to donate to help those suffering, it is important to make sure that your donation is well directed. Details of Funds which are assisting those affected are:
1. Rotary District 9820 Disaster Relief Fund. The fund has already committed $10K to the East Gippsland Fire Aid Committee, and will continue to donate funds to where they are most effective. BSB 633000 Account 137927174. Please email Janne Speirs when you donate:
2. East Gippsland Rotary Fire Aid Committee. This is an account of the Rotary Club of Bairnsdale with the funds controlled by the East Gippsland Rotary Fire Aid Committee. BSB 633000. Account 165960451. Please send an email to: when you donate.
3. Rotary Australia World Community Service National Fire Appeal. Project 68-2019-20. This appeal will enable the collection of donations to assist Rotary Clubs to support people affected by the bushfires, and is the only option for individuals and organizations who would like tax deductibility on their donation. Go to to donate. 
4. Wildlife Victoria. The best way to help wildlife is to make a donation to their bushfire appeal which will be distributed to fire affected wildlife shelters over the coming weeks and months. Go to to donate.
District Conference 2020. This is to be held in Swan Hill from Friday 20 March to Sunday 22 March. There is an exciting program - visits to the Swan Hill Folk Museum and the light show, conference learning sessions, Saturday night dinner at Lake Boga and final discussions on the Sunday. It would be great to have some representation from Grovedale Waurn Ponds. Please give it some thought!  Click HERE to register

Bunnings BBQ Dates

Thursday 13 February
Thursday 12 March
Saturday 4 April

Please contact Gary Clark if you can help - we need volunteers to help

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Meeting Attendance:

Members - please respond to RICE VILLAGE OR Whoozin each week for catering purposes.