Rotary Leadership



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

Rotary Club of Grovedale Waurn Ponds.

President - Greg Cooke and Paul Desbrowe Annear
Meeting Number 1961

Oct 31st, 2018



Rotarian Duties

Chair for Meetings. 

14th Nov Graham Perkins




Guests and Upcoming Meetings
  • 7th Nov Social night at Rice Village Racecourse Inn. Numbers to Jordy by Tues 6th Nov. 
  • 14th Nov South Africa Trip briefing - Partners night
  • 5th Dec Christmas Dinner - Grovedale Hotel. Partners night.
  • 19th Dec Delivering Christmas Presents to Aged Care Homes and 'Thankyou' dinner for our Rice Village Volunteers
General Update 
Condolences to Ray Robilliard. 
The club expresses condolences to the Robilliard family on the death of Ray's brother, Graham on Wednesday 34th of October. 
We are all thinking of you Ray at this sad time.
Christmas for the Aged care homes. Call out for helpers!
Jan has commenced organising our Christmas visits to the aged care facilities which will take place on the 19th Dec. 
We will be visiting:
  • Balmoral Grove  10.30am
  • Belmont Lodge 2.30pm
  • Rice Village 4.45pm.
These visits are really appreciated by the elderly in our community but cannot happen without your help. Please contact Jan if you are able to assist.
Barwon Health Patient Transport.
Paul raised the Barwon Health Transport as an agenda items at the last district presidents meeting. Further discussion on how clubs have agreed to continue to support this program will be tabled at our GWP Board meeting.  So more news after this week.
Annual General Meeting:
The Annual General Meeting was held on Wed night.  The new officer bearers for 2019/20 are:
President:  John McGibbon
President Nominee 2020/21: to be determined.
Past President: Paul Desbrowe-Annear
Secretary: Peter Codd.   Assistant Secretary Les Seiffert
Treasurer: Ken Wright.  Assistant Treasurer Gary Clarke
Community Service:  David Carlyle
International  and Foundation: Leon Bourke and Pam Hook
Youth and Vocational Services: Jordon Bryson
Membership and Public Relations: Christine Howard and Paul Desbrowe-Annear
Sergeant-at-arms:  Gary Clarke
Erik Update.
Erik has moved house to Leon and Rosanne Bourke's house this weekend. Big thanks to the Barry's for hosting Erik over the last three months.  Erik has provided with a list of the activities he has already done and a wishlist of things he would like to do. Please contact Erik, John or Leon if you are able to assist with any of these activities.
Already visited
Wish to visit
Kardinia Park
Surf competition (Rip Curl Pro)
Bells Beach
Australian Open
University Deakin (Open Days)
Australian Grand Prix (F1)
Anglesea+ Beaches
Melbourne Sea Life
Halls Gap
Grampians National park
Point Lonsdale
Great Ocean Road
A sheep farm
Geelong/ Waterfront
Marvel Stadium/ Melbourne
Barwon Health Renal Services - Moving to new location.
After nearly 30 years in Rotary House, Renal Services at Barwon Health have moved to a new facility at 74-76 Swanston Street. Barwon Heath are conscious of the enormous debt of gratitude they owe to the local Rotary Clubs who were integral in raising funds to establish the Rotary house Dialysis Unit in 1989. The Unit was the first non-metropolitan dialysis unit in Victoria. The building on the corner of Ryrie and Swnston Streets will retain the name 'Rotary House' and will be used by another clinical service from Barwon Health.
Dinner Auction Update:  Unfortunately the dinner auction will not proceed this year. We look forward to having it on again next year in October. We are thinking about running a trivia night to boost our funds. So watch this space.
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 for the number or use the app!
Upcoming BBQs
Thurs 15th Nov Bunnings
After that:
Sat 17th Nov ALDI 
Thurs 13th Dec, Bunnings
Contact Bob Arnup (BBQ Bob) if you can help out.
Reminders for your Calendar.

5th Dec Christmas Breakup - Grovedale Hotel. Partners welcome.  Numbers required to Jordy or Don by Nov 21.


Membership Milestones Nov 2018
Lindsay Dixon 1 Nov
Leon Bourke 4 Nov
Ninetta Cordone 16 Nov
Lyn and Peter Codd  43 years 22 Nov
Tony Denham and Cheryle Marriner 34 years 23 Nov
Lindy and Don Lester 40 years 25 Nov
Denise and Mick Sheean 45 years 30 Nov
Date Joined Rotary
Don Lester 37 years 11 Nov
Paul Desbrowe-Annear 22 years 13 Nov
Ash Marfatia 27 years 27 Nov