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 1964

19th Dec, 2018


Rotarian Duties

Chair for Meetings. 

19th Dec Paul Desbrowe - Annear 




Guests and Upcoming Meetings
  • 19th Dec Delivering Christmas Presents to Aged Care Homes and 'Thankyou' dinner for our Rice Village Volunteers
  • 16th Jan  first meeting back for 2019 joint meeting at rice village with Torqauy
General Update 
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.
Past exchange student Bella Cook
The club would like to congratulate our past exchange student Bella cook on her amazing effort in Receiving an ATAR score of 98.3  congrats on such an amazing effort Bella
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
on wed 19th a few are going to spread to throughout a few age care facilities and hand out gifts to the residents, if you are unable to attend your appointed spot please let Jan  know.,
Last weeks Christmas party
the club would like to thank Don Lester in sourcing such a great venue for such an enjoyable evening, and a massive thank you to Colin Beal for holding the Auction as well, also if you were lucky enough to have the finally bid please remember to pay all money to ken please, we raised roughly $1600 from  the night, what an amazing effort    
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
Wedsnday the 26th @ the Geelong Race course
Contact Bob Arnup (BBQ Bob) if you can help out.
Gifting program
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 or Gary to pay for your donation.
Reminders for your Calendar.

19Dec visits to age care centers to give presents to the residents

19thDec thankyou dinner for the volunteers throughout the year @ ricevillage in the race course inn  

16thJan first meeting back, joint meeting with torquay @ ricevillage

20th FEB Visit to Geelong Lutheran college  

Rotary Conference March 2019.


Membership Milestones Nov 2018
Lesley Goode Dec 06
Joe Cordone Dec 11
Sandy Kee Dec 13
Ashwin Marfatia Dec17
Bev Robilliard Dec 08
Rob&Jan Gillett 8 Years 10Dec
Colin&Jacqui Berris 50 Years 14 Dec
Date Joined Rotary
Dawn Renfrey 1year 13th Dec
Wayne Renfrey 1year 13th Dec
Peter Desbrowe Annear 2years 21Dec
Cheryle Marriner 2years 21Dec
Ineke Thornton 5 years 11Dec
Ron Arthur 15years 18th dec