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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


Our normal Tuesday night meeting of 12 June was moved to Thursday so the organizers of the Science and Engineering Challenge, currently being held over two days at Deakin University, could attend and challenge us.
The meeting was made more special in that we were joined by members of the Rotary Club of Corio Bay whose normal meeting night is Thursday at The Hub.
Acting President Tony welcomed President Judy Parsons and members of Corio Bay Rotary; Dr Terry Burns from the University of Newcastle and Convenor of the Science and Engineering Challenge; Carol Deans, guest of Stan Deans; and Yvonne Marcuzzo, guest of Bill Bailey.
At the beginning of the evening Dr Burns challenged us with a task called ‘Turbulent Tower’ that required teams from each table to use simple materials to create a ‘machine’ capable of making a tower of plastic cups.
The cups were not to be touched by hand during construction of the tower.
Each team was supplied with a ball of string, masking tape, plastic straws, wooden stirrers, rubber bands and a pair of scissors. We were given time to think about our strategies during dinner.
Dr Burns spoke to the meeting about the history of the Science and Engineering Challenge that is now conducted nationally each year.
Its mission is to make a difference in the world through encouraging careers and innovation in science and engineering.
The Challenge was well ahead of its time and only now are governments and others focussing on the importance of careers in STEM. ie Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Each year over 49,000 students from 1,000 schools participate in the Challenge, involving over 3,000 volunteers.
The Challenge is not the only initiative established by the University of Newcastle to encourage young people to consider a career in STEM. The University also conduct a SMART day for Preps to Year 4; Discovery Day for Years 5 and 6; Build a Future Day for Years 7 and 8; and Workplace Learning/ Internships for University students; and provides resources for teachers.
After enjoying a hearty meal, each team was invited to test their skill and ingenuity by building a ‘turbulent tower’ from ten plastic cups, using their brilliantly designed ‘machine’.
The winners were Peter Funston, Adam Koch and Satbir Chug who constructed a tower of five cups, better than the national average.
Second place was the team of Terry Thornton, Warren Norton and Jenny Acopian with their tower of four cups.
It was good fun.
Finally, Tony wished Kathy Ryan from Corio Bay all the best for her trip to the International Convention in Toronto.
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Income and Outcomes
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What's When and Where?
Please give your upcoming Club events to Warren and Bulletin Editor Peter for inclusion in the Upcoming Events.
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
Anyone can host provided they have a Working with Children check and submit to a home inspection. See Kris Adam if you would like to host.
Our District is highly regarded internationally for its management of youth exchange.
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.



Upcoming Events Coming Up
Speakers, Events & Meetings (as at 18 June 2018)
PDG Stephen Lamont
19 June
Board meeting19 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
Movie Night - Offsite18 September
Club Assembly
25 September
Defy The Drift (see Stan Deans)23-26 Sept TBC
New Members' Conducted Meeting 2 October
Committee Meetings – Hub
  9 October
Geelong Show18-21October
World Polio Day
23 October
Wine Tasting Night - offsite30 October
Committee Meetings - Hub
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: Happy birthday to Michael Carroll for 23 June.
Wedding Anniversaries: No wedding anniversaries in the coming week
Club Anniversaries: We celebrate Tony Alsop's 16 years of Rotary service on 25 June and John Birrell and Allanah Clifford each have 17 years with us on 26 June.
Attendance for the meeting of 14 June

Present: 16
Percentage: 37.21

Apologies: Kris Adam, David Beretta, John Birrell, Heather Campbell, Allanah Clifford, James & Sue Dunlop, Harrie Farnaby, Peter Gillham, Mark & Michelle Grant, Sue Hill, Angela & Bryan Humphrey, Adrian Innes, Bruce King, Yannick Le Gall, Maxine Leske, Eddie Loughnan, Colin McElhinney, Bill Pratt, Sam Ramondetta, Andrew Rofe, Graham Thomson and Andrew Thornton.

Leave of Absence: Keith Dawson (to and including 12 September),  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
PDG Stephen Lamont Role & Responsibilities of a DG
Heather Campbell Member Talk
Rollover Night
(aka Changeover)
Warren Norton
Chris Adam
Peter Gillham
Chris Adams
Sue Hill
Adrian Innes
Jonathan Hepner
John Birrell
Adam Koch
Terry Thornton
Bill Bailey
Peter Funston
Room & Hosting
Yannick & Warren
Peter Cook
Laurent & Warren
Member Talk
Photo Albums
2017-08 Bulletin