Rotary Leadership

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

Rotary Club of Grovedale Waurn Ponds.

President - Paul Desbrowe Annear
Meeting Number 1973

20 Feb  2019


Rotarian Duties

Chair for Meetings. 

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
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.
Lutheran College Armstrong Campus Visit on Wednesday night,
Firstly, we heard some info on the school from Jill Lange-Mohr, Principle of Armstrong & Newtown campus’. We found out that Lutheran Armstrong have a shared identity with Lutheran Newtown- St Johns.
Jill advised us that Les lets them all know what our Rotary club is up to, they also appreciate our help with their awards night, BBQ on election day, donation to help with their Vanuatu project and value our partnership in helping the community.  They are very happy participating in our Rotary Exchange Program and having Eric as a student at the school for his exchange year.
The school started on the 2nd of Feb 2009, with 57 students with 3 fulltime and 2 part time teachers, now they 597 students and 60 teachers. They have built a purpose-built school, even future built - with sections they will move into over the next few years.
We  enjoyed a very nice meal followed by a tour of the school conducted by the campus Principle Barry Krueger. The new buildings of the school were very colourful and are architecturally designed. There is a gym with a stage, science wing, woodwork, food technology rooms, a Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation garden which the students grow and use in food tech classes. 
Great night. Thanks to everyone involved in organising this.
Geelong Beer Festival
Thank you to all those volunteers that helped last Saturday at the Great Australian Beer Festival, it was a very good day and kept us very busy.
Headspace Luncheon
The Headspace luncheon is on the 3rd of May at the Geelong Football Club $150 per head. - see Paul for information about tickets
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
Thursday 14th Mar Bunnings Waurn Ponds
After that:
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

Membership Milestones 
The birthday and anniversary lists have been printed out for the year and will be read out each meeting.