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The Rotary Club of Geelong East Inc.
Service Above Self
Tuesday at 6:00 pm for 6:30pm start
Eastern Hub
285a McKillop Street
East Geelong, Victoria  3219
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Last Week's Program


Adrian was our chair for the evening and we gave our undivided attention to Acting President Tony Alsop.

We welcomed back Bill Pratt and Stan Deans....both looking fitter and finer than ever before.

Introducing...….Mark Grant
Our fellow Rotarian Mark Grant has a most interesting family history with links to the early navy.
Mark grew up on Thompson Road which over the years turned from country to cosmopolitan.
Mark's parents still live there.
Mark recalls eating lots of bream and duck sandwiches and blackberries.
He remembers duck hunting back then as an orderly and safe adventure for parents and children....with cribbage prevailing...although one would have assumed that pontoon or bridge would have featured.
Mark spent a lot of time with his uncles and shares his father's love of words.
Mark worked in welding, had a stint at the abattoirs and then into food and then back to boiler-making and welding.
Saxophones have been a great love for many years and after a break from performing now is blasting it out with The Rusty Nuts.
We enjoyed Mark's story immensely and we look forward to sharing the friendship and service opportunities which Rotary offers with Mark, Michelle and their family for many years to come.

Announcements, News and Help Required
Committees need to submitted budgets for income (what Fundraising might bring in) and expenditure (what the various committees might wish to spend) for the coming Rotary year
Read All About It
So the Annual Report can be complied, please submit your reports.

What's When and Where?
Please give your upcoming Club events to Warren and Bulletin Editor Peter for inclusion in the Upcoming Events.
The Rotary Club of Epworth
Frank Pinder has booked out the entire 3rd floor for his rehabilitation celebration and we are all invited to attend and admire the view.

Progressive Dinner in progress
The progressive dinner will be scheduled for after the football season.

Defying The Drift
Stan Deans reminded us that The Defying the Drift program will be held at the end of September this year.
It is a Sunday to Wednesday residential program this year at Horsham.
It aims to keep young people in rural communities by demonstrating the employment opportunities in their home area.

Tree Planting Day
Peter Funston advise that we are tree planting again this year and the date is 29 July, likely at the same location as next year.
Peter will provide more details.

Youth Exchange
Kris Adam advised us that we will be hosting a male Swiss exchange student and anyone can host provided they have a Working with Children check and submit to a home inspection.
Our District is highly regarded internationally for its management of youth exchange.
The Book of Entertainment
This was omitted from the Old Testament due to a printer's error...
Eighty-two Entertainment Books and around 10  apps have been sold.
Well done to all those who have bought and sold.
Keep a note of those to whom you sold EBs this year as they will be keen to get hold of one next year.
Many thanks to Graeme Fleet for co-ordinating this excellent fundraising activity again this year.

PDG Stephen Lamont to speak to Geelong East
The role of District Governor is a special one within Rotary.  The person is the conduit between Rotary International and the Rotary clubs within the District.
Past District Governor, Stephen Lamont is to speak to The Rotary Club of Geelong East about the role and responsibilities.  Stephen will also outline the requirements, skills and character of a good Governor.
Join us on 19th June, to hear this insightful speaker and learn more about a part of Rotary most don’t get to experience.
Duty Roster
Warren asked those of youse what have not already done so to respond to the email and to indicate what youse want to do in the way of Sergeant, Chair, Room, Hosting, Cashier and Attendance.
Don't Hock Your Socks......Donate Them!

Kardinia RC is asking for community assistance in providing socks for the homeless, coming into Winter.This is a great way to finish off the rotary year with a local community project that won't take up much time or effort and we would be making a real difference to a lot of people in need of something as basic as a pair of socks.

The closing date for the collection of socks at our club is June 20th.



Upcoming Events Coming Up
Speakers, Events & Meetings (as at 14 June 2018)
Science & Engineering Dinner
14 June
PDG Stephen Lamont
19 June
Heather Campbell – Member Talk
26 June
  3 July
Committee Meetings – Hub
10 July
Board Meeting
17 July
Tree Planting Day29 July
Committee Meetings - Offsite
14 August
District Governor Club Visit
28 August
Committee Meetings
11 September
Club Assembly
25 September
Defy The Drift (see Stan Deans)23-26 Sept TBC
Committee Meetings – Hub
  9 October
World Polio Day
23 October
Committee Meetings
13 November
Annual General Meeting & Board Meeting
20 November
Committee Meetings – Offsite
 4 December
Club Christmas Dinner
11 December
Family Christmas Party @ Showgrounds
18 December
Christmas Day – No Meeting
25 December
New Year’s Day – No Meeting
  1 January
Anniversaries and Birthdays
Birthdays: No birthdays in the coming week.
Wedding Anniversaries: No wedding anniversaries in the coming week
Club Anniversaries: Dorothy Sinclair clocked up 23 years with our Club yesterday, Kris Adam and Janine Koch have 14 years each on 15 June, Robyn Campbell has 9 years on 16 June and Adrian is fabulous at 40 on 20 June!
Attendance for the meeting of 5 June

Present: 29
Percentage: 65.91

Apologies: Sue Beretta, John Birrell, Heather Campbell, James & Sue Dunlop, Harrie Farnaby, Michelle Grant, Maxine Leske, Warren Norton, Andrew Rofe and Andrew Thornton.

Leave of Absence: David Beretta, Keith Dawson (to and including 12 September), Angela & Bryan Humphrey, David and Liz Sykes (to and including 26 June) and Janine Koch (to and including 17 July).
The Next 3 Weeks

Meeting Roster

Meeting Date
Meeting Topic
Michelle & Mark Grant Member Presentations
Science & Engineering Dinner
NOTE: This is a Thursday meeting
PDG Stephen Lamont Role & Responsibilities of a DG
Adrian Innes
Tony Alsop
Warren Norton
Chris Adams
Chris Adams
John Birrell
Bill Bailey
Jonathan Hepner
Terry Thornton
Sue Beretta
Terry Thornton
Room & Hosting
Laurent & Warren
Warren Norton
Yannick & Ross
Member Talk
Photo Albums
2017-08 Bulletin