Rotary Leadership

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

Rotary Club of Grovedale Waurn Ponds.

President - Paul Desbrowe Annear
Meeting Number 1974

28 Feb  2019


Rotarian Duties

Chair for Meetings. 

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
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.
  • Paul is reminding everyone that a luncheon to support Victorian Police and Mental Health is being held at Truffleduck 22 Feb 12-2 pm. Tickets can be purchased through  The event is part of the Donna Wilde 3000km fundraising walk to support Police Mental Health.  For more information see your recent emails or search online for: 
    Why not get a few Grovedale WP Rotary members together to attend this fundraising event.  See Paul if you are interested.
Joint Meeting with Highton Rotary Club
  • Highton Rotary Club won the right to host the Australian Golfing Fellowship (AGFR) Rotarian golf event in 2020.
  • Sponsors are required to support Australian Rotary Health in the area of mental health.
  • Friday 29th March - Kardinia RC Dinner Dance
  • If you are planning on going to the District Conference 22-24 March, there is still plenty of accommodation in Maryborough - plus opportunities to be part of the Home Hosting program
  • 114 year of Rotary celebrated last weekend
Guest speakers
Bob and Toops Bridges - visiting from Lostwithiel, Cornwall.
Bob spoke of Lostwithiel having a population of 2800 and beautiful surrounding farming countryside.  The RC has 38 members and they meet at the Royal Oak Pub. Fundraising activities include Pheasant shooting events, Beer Festivals and the Town Carnival.
Bob and Toop spoke of the Lostwithiel Memory Cafe which has been run by Rotary in Cornwall for dementia patients and their carers. Businesses in Falmouth area were trained to be 'dementia friendly' and a publication to support this program was published and is available online.  Thanks to Bob and Toop for sharing their experiences with us and best wishes for the remainder of your travels.
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.
Mock Interviews
We had an email from the Lutheran College asking for volunteers to help with interviews to be held on Thursday 13th June (pm) and Friday 14th June (all day). Please contact John McGibbon if you are able to assist.
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.

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.