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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


David Beretta was our chair for the evening.
We welcomed Past President Anna Fletcher.

Conventional Wisdom
President and First Lady Liz told us of the Rotary Convention in Toronto.
Our Club had 5 Rotarians in attendance and all of whom had been "drinking age verified" and tagged accordingly.
Each day started with a great breakfast and seating 26,000 people was quite a task...actually, seating 26,995 people was was our Famous Five who confounded the Rotary wranglers by their insistence on celebration and demonstration of their "DAV" status!
Lots of entertainment with our Australian RI President Ian Riseley keep Oz in the limelight.
Princess Anne congratulated Rotary for its work in polio and other speakers included Laura Bush and New Zealand former prime minister Helen Clark and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau.
It was an inspiring Convention and an affirmation of the good work we as Rotarians do in our day to day lives.
There was a vast array of educative and social sessions and panel sessions with Rotarians and Rotaractors looking to the future of our organization.
There were stands for the broad sweep of Rotary fellowships across vocational, sporting and other interest groups.
There were Rotarians from our District amongst the thousands in attendance.
David attended membership sessions and has brought back ideas we can consider in developing our membership.
We are encouraged to attend a Rotary Convention at some time but our own District and multi District Conference can provide considerable opportunities for friendship and exchange of ideas....can we have DAV wristbands too?

Announcements, News and Help Required
Peter Cook has boxes of scarves now untagged which we can give away to any good cause but we must disclose that they are faulty...the scarves, not the causes.
Don't (or Do) Be Badgered
Tony Alsop announced that there are some excellent Rotary badges to protect us from fines. Buy one.....or two...and be saved.

Christ Church Meals
Bill Bailey on behalf of Jenny Acopian is looking for 5th Monday volunteers for the Christ Church Meals project on 30 July.

Increased Meal Cost

Just a reminder to members that the single course will be $28.00 per head and $33.00 per head for 2 courses and wine will be $9.00 per glass.
Options for other perhaps less costly meal arrangements will be explored by the Board for consideration by the members.

Smile for Satbir
Our Club's Chief Photographer Satbir Chug has a vast array of Club photos on his home-based server and can provide members with an app which allows password-protected access to this treasure trove of high quality photographs.
See Satbir for more information.
Upcoming Events section in the Bulletin - What's When and Where?
Please give your upcoming Club events to Warren and Bulletin Editor Peter for inclusion in the Upcoming Events.
Give Warren a bio for the guest speakers you arrange for pre-promotion in the Bulletin.
Members are invited to give ideas for speakers.
Pay Your "Do's"
The full fee is $254.00 and the concessional rate is $237.00 with those who join the Club after 1 January will only pay 50% of the concessional rate. You can pay direct into the Club's account with Bendigo Bank, the details of which are BSB 633-108 Account 146425996.
Defying The Drift
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.
Stan Deans reminded us that we seek Year 10 & 11 students to attend the course and inspire them to take a career in agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry or perhaps forestry which in turn reminds us about.....

Tree Planting Day
Adrian Innes reported on behalf of Peter Funston that 9.00 am on Sunday 29 July off Rennie Street in the Pound Reserve will be tree planting.
Bring gloves and sensible footwears.
Peter Funston has sent out an email to all members with the precise location courtesy of Ye Olde Melways.
BIS Sport Fundraising Activity
Cameron Loftus from the Barwon Sports Academy looking for support of a Fundraising Breakfast on Wednesday August 15th.
See last week's Bulletin and/or our Club Secretary Jenny for more details.
No Meeting at The Hub on 31 July
… instead members will be assisted in attending at other Rotary clubs if they wish to do so. Details to follow.

Volunteering Information
Yannick is collecting information on the volunteering hours provided by our we need to tell Yannick what we do in that regard.

On Monday 30 July between 7.30 am and 9.00 am our BBQ trailer will be at Steam Packet Gardens for the RUOK Day breakfast. If you would like to assist, contact Club Secretary Jenny or John Birrell.


Upcoming Events Coming Up
Speakers, Events & Meetings
Terri Osburn: Community Engagement Project
24 July
Tree Planting
29 July
Committee Meetings - Offsite
14 August
Board Meeting
21 August
District Governor Club Visit
28 August
Stan Dean’s 50th Anniversary Night
  4 September
Committee Meetings - Hub
11 September
Movie NightOffsite
25 September
Defying the Drift
23-26 September
Club Assembly
25 September
New Members conducted meeting
  2 October
Lithuanian International Dinner (Saturday)
  6 October
Committee Meetings – Offsite
  9 October
Board Meeting
16 October
Geelong Show
18-21 October
World Polio Day Recognition
23 October
Wine Tasting Night - Offsite
  6 November
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
World "Be Kind to Bulletin Editors" Day 31 February
Anniversaries and Birthdays
Birthdays: David and Liz Sykes...happy birthdays to youse on 29 July! Many happy returns to Val Macvean for 27 July!
Wedding Anniversaries: None in the coming week.
Club Anniversaries: We celebrate Bill Pratt's 52 wonderful years of Rotary service on 21 July. Congratulations Bill!
Attendance for the meeting of 17 July

Present: 24

Percentage: 54.55

Apologies: Kris Adam, Sue Beretta, Heather Campbell, Allanah Clifford, James & Sue Dunlop, Harrie Farnaby, Peter Funston, Mark & Michelle Grant, Jonathan Hepner, Sue Hill, Bruce King, Janine Koch, Adam Koch, Maxine Leske, Gary Newton and Warren Norton.

Leave of Absence: Keith Dawson and Graham Thomson.


The Next 3 Weeks

Meeting Roster

Meeting Date
Meeting Topic
RI Convention Presentation
Terri Osburn
Community Engagement Project
Adam Koch
David Beretta
Tony Alsop
Peter Funston
David Beretta
Heather Campbell
Liz Sykes
Keith Dawson
Terry Thornton
John Birrell
Room & Hosting
Ross Taylor
Warren Norton
Bill Bailey
Member Talk
Board Report
Photo Albums
2017-08 Bulletin