Rotary Leadership



Rotary International President - Ray Riseley
District 9780 Governor - Ray Herbert


Rotary Club of Grovedale Waurn Ponds.

President - Greg Cooke.
Meeting Number 1944

May 11, 2018



Rotarian Duties

Chair for Meetings. 

16 May John McGibbon

23 May No Chair Required

30 May Peter Desbrowe-Annear





Guests and Upcoming Meetings
  • 16th May - Rice Village - Guest Speakers RYLA Recipients 
  • 23rd May - La Campagnola - 6.30 Numbers to Greg Cooke by 20 May
  • 30th May - Rice Village -  Rice Village Barwon Sports Academy CEO
Launching the House of Angels Support Program
The International Committee and the Board have agreed to proceed with the House of Angels Support program. This is a really exciting initiative which will provide additional support for the children at the House of Angels community centre in Coffee Bay, South Africa.  Our club is partnering with the House of Angels founders (April Selby and Dawn Renfrey) to help broaden the support base and assist in raising funds for ongoing and project support.
How it works.
The project is launched in phases.  The first phase is an opportunity for 55 individuals, families or groups to commit to donating $100.00 per year on an ongoing basis. A number of people have shown interest in the program already and are keen to be involved - so we thought we would give it a go.  There is no obligation to continue to retain your sponsorship of the House of Angels and places can be redirected to new sponsors on our waiting list – this way we will always have people who can join.
Launched last Wednesday at Rotary
Last  Wednesday, Leon and Dawn launched the program. Rotary members and the House of Angels network are being offered the opportunity to participate first.  Leon will be asking for names of people who would like to be part of the program. The House of Angels and the International Committee will provide participants with email updates 3-4 times a year to let them know about how the funds are being spent and the difference it is making.
The second phase will be to market the program in the broader community. The bi-product of this will create interest in our great club and hopefully also create interest in our Auction night.
Thanks for considering this opportunity.  We can only give it a go and see what happens!
Contact Leon, Dawn or Cheryle if you are interested in a sponsorship.
Upcoming BBQs
 Saturday 19th May Aldi Grovedale
After that:
Contact Bob Arnup (BBQ Bob) if you can help out.
General Update 
2018 Entertainment books will are available see Paul. Going quick -- get yours now $60.00
Exchange Student Erik  Schuh from Cologne Germany – update.
John McGibbon reported everything is on track for Erik's arrival in Geelong around 9th in July. Erik is one of three children. He loves music and plays footy. Erik will be enrolled at Lutheran College.  Leon just happened to be near Cologne last week and he caught up with Erik and his family.  They had a great day together.  We are looking for volunteers to take him away on trips etc while he is over here.  Please catch up with John McGibbon if you can help out and if you have some ideas.
Breakfast at Oberon South Primary School  –all pers helping out need to take a photocopy of their Working with Children card and give to Dave Caryle
New Rotary tops should be arriving next week.
Dinner Auction Update: Taking donations now
Constitution and By-Laws proposed changes. We will have a special General Meeting Wed 13th June
to vote on the changes to the Constitution and By-Laws. Documents will be emailed or provided in hardcopy ahead of the meeting for everyone to consider. 
Ride the Bellarine - our club raised $1,390 for the End Polio now campaign. Well done to all who participated.
Reminders for your Calendar.


Dinner Auction Friday 12th October - Hold this date. 

Membership Milestones May 2018
Pam Hook 7 May 
Ray Robilliard 22 May
Devi Trengrove 31 May
Joan and Gary Clark 45 Years 5 May
Valda and Graeme Saddington 56 Years 12 May
Date Joined Rotary
Ken Wright 17 Years 9 May
Colin Berris 32 Years 14 May
Lesley Goode  13 Years 25 May