Wednesday 12 February 2020
Meeting Number 2011 
Thank you to everyone who responded to Whoozin for last week's meeting. It would be terrific if we can attain 100% response and maintain it.
Please consider your situation - we need to tell the kitchen of any absences.
The guest speaker on Wednesday 12 February is David Uren, who is a Melbourne-based business writer and investor relations adviser. He has been writing about businesses for over 25 years for publications such as The Australian, The Age and Business Review Weekly. For the past 5 years he has worked with an investor relations advisory firm helping leading Australian companies to improve communications with their investors. Please invite partners and friends to attend. (Just add to your response to Whoozin in the comments section.)
Polio Plus. It has just been announced recently that Rotary and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will continue matching donations to the Polio Plus program 2 - 1, up to US$50 million every year. Visit to learn more and donate.
Don't forget the District Conference in Swan Hill from Friday 20 March to Sunday 22 March. Please talk about it with your partners and organize your accommodation ASAP if you intend going!
My apology for missing this meeting - there is a Group 9/10 President's Meeting which I will attend.
Club Program
Guest speaker - David Uren - Rice Village
Feb 12, 2020 6:00 PM
Emily / Lachlan Carlyle - Teaching in NT
Feb 19, 2020 6:00 PM
Business Meeting / Board Meeting
Feb 26, 2020 6:00 PM
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Whatever you do do it with all your might
We are invited to join in the celebration of 50 years of service to the local and international community. It certainly is something to celebrate and an opportunity to meet and enjoy fellowship with other Rotarians.
When:          Sunday 23 February
Time:           12 noon - 3 pm
Where:        The Range@ Curlewis (Curlewis Golf Club)
Includes:     2 course meal ( drinks at bar prices)
Cost:            $50 per person
RSVP:         Friday 14 February
Ways to book:
EFT:   BSB 633 000  Acc. No. 146 425 996   Rotary Club of East Geelong   Reference: Please put your name in the Reference section
Any enquiries ? Contact President John

Bunnings BBQ Dates

Thursday 13 February
Thursday 12 March
Saturday 4 April
Thursday 9 April
Thursday 14 May
Thursday 11 June

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

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.
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Meeting Attendance:

Members - please respond to RICE VILLAGE OR Whoozin BY TUESDAY each week.