Rotary Leadership



Rotary International President - Ray Riseley
District 9780 Governor -
Anthony Ohlsen

Rotary Club of Grovedale Waurn Ponds.

President - Greg Cooke.
Meeting Number 1955

Sep 12, 2018



Rotarian Duties

Chair for Meetings. 

19 Sept Don Lester

Monday 24 Sept Belmont Rotary Club

Guests and Upcoming Meetings


  • 19th Sept Getting to know Erik Schuh and Committee meetings

  • Monday 26th Sept Geelong RSL. Belmont Rotary to host Footy Colours night.

General Update 
Dinner Auction Update: 12th October. Taking donations now - won't be long until the Dinner Auction is upon us.  So please start seeking donations from anyone or any businesses you can think of. Also start thinking about guests to invite. Price is around $70.00 all inclusive. 
News Flash!!! There has been a change of venue for the Dinner Auction. St Joesph’s Football Club have kindly donated their rooms free of charge. More news on the Auction coming up.  Watch this space.
New Rotary Table Cloths.
New Rotary Table Cloths.  Thanks go to Westpac Bank West Geelong for donating these table cloths.  They are really trestle table covers which can be used at many functions including our BBQs. They look fantastic and are a great Rotary promotional tool.  Thanks to Christine Howard for organising this.
Canola Flowering Festival.
Canola Flowering Festival.  Don Lester mentioned that the ‘Canola Flowering Festival’ is on 14th-15th October.  Don was seeking feedback from members as to what assistance we could provide at the festival. The proceeds of the festival go to help the local farmers. Let Don know if you think Rotary could assist and if you are keen to help out in some way.
Barwon Health Patient Transport (BHPT)
Last week we had the pleasure of hearing all about the fantastic work that Barwon Health Patient Transport does in the community. Zoe Waters explained that the program operates 364 days of the year. The service picks patients up from their home and takes them to their medical appointments.  Many go to hospital for things like dialysis treatment and to the Andrew Love Cancer Centre.  These people have no other way of getting to their appointments – so they rely on this special service.  BHPT operate 5 vehicles but only have four on the road at the moment due to funding issues.  Unfortunately, patients have to be prioritised because of this.  It costs approximately $10,000 per year to operate each of the cars.  They are driven by a group of dedicated volunteers.  We heard some terrific stories from the drivers and the patients about the importance of the service and how it is appreciated in the community.  The service was started by West Geelong Rotary and 13 clubs in the Geelong area have been contributing to the operational costs.  Lesley Goode will contact West Geelong Rotary to get an update on this project and to see if the Geelong and district clubs can be contacted to seek ongoing support assistance for this project.
Geelong Lutheran College (GLC) Vanuatu Trip Report.
Pastor David Spike and Year 11 Students – Lachlan Jarrat, Sophie Richmond and Gemma Hayden presented a report on the 2018 GLC Vanuatu Trip.  They were very passionate about what they had experienced and very appreciative of our support. The students fund themselves and the money donated by organisations like GWP Rotary goes directly to projects in the field.  Last year we donated money for a chicken coup and the group were able to report that the chickens have been busy laying eggs and they are now being sold to support some children to attend school.  (from little things big things grow). This year our donation funded some tables and stools for one of the local primary schools. The group also helped paint part of a hospital.  Lachlan, Sophie and Gemma shared with us lots of stories of their experience and said that another group will be going again next year.
Meeting Attendance. 
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!!!!!!!!!!!!! or use the app  ;)
Upcoming BBQs
Sat 15th Sept Aldi
Thurs 20th Sept Bunnings
Thurs, 11th Oct Bunnings
Sat 13th Oct Aldi 
 Thurs15th Nov Bunnings
Sat 17th Nov Aldi 
Thurs 13th Dec, Bunnings
Contact Bob Arnup (BBQ Bob) if you can help out.
Reminders for your Calendar.


Dinner Auction Friday 12th October - Hold this date. 


Remember to inform  RICE VILLAGE when not attending meetings, to stop food waste and the effort volunteers.

Membership Milestones Sep 2018
Wayne Renfrey 9 Sep
Graham Perkins 14 Sep
David Carlyle 26 Sep
Val Arnup 29 Sep
Ninetta and Joe Cordone 55 years 5 Sep
Jenny and John McGibbon  30 years 17 Sep
 Date Joined Rotary
Peter Codd 15 years 16 Sep
Ray Robilliard 48 years 25 Sep