Wednesday 22 January 2020
Meeting Number 2008  
The combined meeting with Torquay Club at Curlewis Mini Golf  last Monday was a terrific opportunity for fellowship between members of both Clubs, although the heavy  smoke haze meant some opted to stay indoors. Congratulations to the winners of the night! The dinner afterwards was also very enjoyable. Many thanks to Maggie Isom for her organization.
January in the Rotary Calendar is Vocational Service Month. Jordan Bryson will give us some insight into his life, work, hobbies and ambitions. This is an optional partner's night. Please respond to Whoozin or Rice Village.
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.
Club Program
Guest Speaker Jordan Bryson Rice Village
Mercy Place Rice Village
Jan 22, 2020 6:00 PM
Business Meeting / Board Meeting
Mercy Place Rice Village
Jan 29, 2020
Social Night - Rice Village
Feb 05, 2020 6:00 PM
Guest speaker - Rice Village
Feb 12, 2020 6:00 PM
Business Meeting at Rice Village
Feb 19, 2020 6:00 PM
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2020 Torquay Rotary Book Fair  Thursday 23 - Sunday 26 January
Torquay Rotary Club once again are conducting their now famous Annual Book Fair on the Australia Day weekend.The BOOK FAIR will be held in the Torquay Scout Hall, Spring Creek Reserve (Footy Ground) from Thursday 23 - Sunday 26 January.
Hours: Thursday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm, Sunday: 10am - 1pm     Gold coin entry donation will go to the Rotary Bushfire Appeal.
There are masses of books and many bargains with books selling from $1.
All the proceeds will be donated to Rotary Community Projects.
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.
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 to register.
The Club has been invited to sponsor a Year 11 student to attend the Rotary Adventure in Citizenship program in Canberra in May 2020.
This program is organized by the Rotary Clubs of Canberra and Woden. The aim is to give students an in-depth understanding of Australia's Parliamentary democracy and what it means to be an Australian citizen. A large part of the program is held in Parliament House and involves Members of Parliament and Senators, as well as opportunities to go places, engage in activities and meet people not normally available to visitors to Canberra.
For more information:
Entries will close mid February. If you know of any interested students please contact our Youth Director - Jordan Bryson

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.