Rotary Leadership

Rotary International President - Barry Rassin
District 9780 Governor -
Anthony Ohlsen

Rotary Club of Grovedale Waurn Ponds.

President - Paul Desbrowe Annear
Meeting Number 1972

13  Jan 2019


Rotarian Duties

Chair for Meetings. 

20th Feb John McGibbon

Thurs 28th Feb Highton Rotary Club Chair

13th March Ashwin Marfatia

20th March Christine Howard

27th March Don Lester

3 April No Chair Required

10th April Peter Codd

17th April Peter Desbrowe-Annear

9th May Pam Hook

Please arrange to swap with someone else if you are unable to attend a meeting and let the Bulletin Editor know, so the changes can be made to the bulletin.


Guests and Upcoming Meetings
20th Feb Visit to Lutheran College - Tour and Dinner - Partners Night 
cost: $25.00 with $5.00 going towards Erik's 'Donation in Kind Project'
Time: 6.30 - Meet  in the staff room - Walk to the left of the main entrance and the first door on the right
Park in the main carpark (first one from the Surfcoast Highway)
Dinner followed by a tour of the school
27th Feb Meeting moved to 28th Feb (see below)
THURSDAY 28th Feb Joint Meeting with Highton Rotary Club @ Geelong RSL 
Guest speakers Bob and Toops Bridges from the Rotary Club of Lostwithiel Cornwall
6th March  No Meeting
13th March Club Meeting
20th March German Night Hosted by Erik and helpers - Partners welcome.
27th March Steven Wells Geelong Football Club Recruitment Manager @ Rice Village - Partners and friends welcome.
3 April Social Meeting TBC
10th April  Guest Speaker Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Guthrie 
17th April - Normal meeting Rotary Conference Reports
24th April - No Meeting
1st May Social Meeting TBC
8th May Meeting moved to 9th May (see below)
THURSDAY 9th May  Joint Meeting with Highton Rotary Club @ Geelong RSL 
Guest speaker: Mark Balla Project Manager for Operation Toilets Australia
General Update 
Update from President Paul.
  • Fundraising. We had a big week of fundraising this week.  The Bunnings BBQ raised $618.00 which we all agreed will be donated to the Queensland Flood appeal.  Great effort everyone. On Saturday we volunteered at the Geelong Beer Festival which was held at the racecourse.  About 16 members including Erik helped out on the gates handing out pamphlets and attaching wrist bands.  This event enabled us to add another $500 to our kitty to help build towards our major projects.  We all wore our Rotary gear  - so it doubled as a great promo for the club and Rotary as well.   (..and no..we didn't drink the profits!) Good job everyone!
  • Presidents meeting last week. Paul provided an update on the Presidents meeting:
    • PELS (previously PETS - Presidents elect transition seminar - I think that is what it is - someone can correct me) to be held in Ballarat 16-17 March - John McGibbon will attend this.
    • Our District Conference is in Maryborough 22-23 March
    • The District Assembly Sunday April 28th in Ararat.
    • The District Change Over is 26th May in Swan Hill
    • A Rotary Fundraiser for Anum Cara House - Thurs 16th May $175 per head. Anum Cara House is shifting to Deakin University where they will be increasing from 4 to 20 beds (For more details see Paul)
    • Headspace are having another fundraiser at Geelong Football Club 3rd May $150 per head
    • Lara Golf day 1st March.
    • Next presidents meeting is Thursday 9th May - Presidents elect are invited.
Rotary Grants Qualifying Seminar - Geelong Feb 2019
Lesley Goode attended the Geelong grants seminar last week. Once we have submitted the Memorandum of Understanding  we will qualify to apply for grants. Big thanks to Lesley for attending this year.
Lesley also mentioned that fundraising for the Rotary Foundation is down across the region - so we may want to think about what we could do to assist.
Science and Engineering Challenge.  Hold the date as we will need some volunteers to help out at this event at Deakin University 3-4 April.
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.
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
Saturday 23 Feb Aldi Grovedale
After that:
Thursday 14th Mar Bunnings Waurn Ponds
Contact Bob Arnup (BBQ Bob) if you can help out.
Reminders for your Calendar.

Lara Golf Day 1 March 19

Rotary District Conference 22-23 March 2019 Maryborough 

Science and Engineering Challenge 3-4 April

District Assembly 28th April - Arrarat

District Change over Dinner 26 May Swan Hill

Change over dinner Wed 12th June.

Farewell Dinner for Erik Schuh - Wed 26th June

40th Birthday Dinner 14th August

Christmas Dinner 11th December

Volunteers Dinner 18th December

2023 Rotary International Conference Melbourne