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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


We welcomed Honorary Member Joan Beretta and PDG Stephen Lamont.

And welcome back to David Beretta.

Acting President Tony Alsop announced the Science and Engineering Challenge winning schools and North Geelong won the Unbustable Bridge award.

Many thanks to the members who helped  out over the period of the Challenge and Peter Funston insists that his team's success last Thursday night was a fluke and not years of experience emptying cups...or glasses.

Jenny advised us that we have helped Newcomb Park Primary School with books via a District Grant and is working with The Bluebird Foundation to construct marimbas.

The Socks have been delivered and we have an indigenous scholarship recipient in the health field at Deakin University who we look forward to attending our Club in the future.
From Medicine to Martini 

PDG Stephen Lamont was our guest speaker and told us the inside story of the evolution of life from DGE, DGN, DG and through to PDG.

The journey was filled with great people, the support of his spouse Gaye and his Club and the joy of Rotary service.

Stephen took us through the process from humble pharmacist (with a licence to fill) through Being Bold in the AM (Aston Martin).
We are indebted to Stephen for his dedicated service to Rotary in our Geelong community, our District and Rotary International.

Announcements, News and Help Required
Pay Your "Do's"
Pay your subs early and go into the draw to win a year's subscription to our Club's Bulletin!
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.

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.
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 or animal husbandry.
Think about the growers.

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.
Rotaract Club of Barwon Change Over

An invitation has been received from the Barwon Rotaract Club to its Changeover Meeting to be held on Friday, 13th July, 2018 at The Deck, 2 Gheringhap Street, commencing with dinner at 7.00pm. 

Geelong East Rotary Club inducted the Deakin University Rotaract Club in the 2006-2007 Rotary year.  Since then, our Club and the Barwon Rotaract Club, as it is know now, has had a very close and productive association.

It would be good if half a dozen of our members could be present at the Barwon RC Changeover.  The RSVP is by 10 July, 2018. (No underscore.)

 PP Ross Taylor

Rotary Foundation - Our Excellent Effort

PDG Eddie expresses his appreciation of the support and cooperation of members who have contributed to TRF this year, a total of $4,519, made up of $1,457 to the APF and $3,062 to PP;  remembering that when Bill and Melinda Gates add $2 to every dollar we donate to PP, that figure becomes $9,186.

Those who have contributed can expect their receipts  for taxation purposes by email in the next week or so when Parramatta works thru the deluge of donations from all around Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines.

A Summary of Member & Club Contributions in Australian Dollars to TRF is as follows:


Polio Eradication               Annual Programs’ Fund

Ride the Bellarine (Members Contributions)       $1,684


Members’ Contributions:

Dec 2017                                                                              $1,302                                   $873

Jun 2018                                                                               $1,760                                    $584

                                                                                               $3,062                                  $1,457  = $4,519 Total

Club Contributions:

Nov 2017                                                                             $2,500                                   $2,500

Jun 2018                                                                                                                               $2,500


TOTALS:                                                                               $7,246                                   $6,457                                   $13,703




Upcoming Events Coming Up
Speakers, Events & Meetings (as at 26  June 2018)
PDG Stephen Lamont
19 June
Board meeting19 June
Heather Campbell – Member Talk
26 June
  3 July
Committee Meetings – Hub
10 July
Barwon Rotaract Change Over 13 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 Graham Thomson for 27 June.
Wedding Anniversaries: No wedding anniversaries in the coming week
Club Anniversaries: We celebrate Alan Backwell's 29 years of Rotary service on 28 June.
Attendance for the meeting of 19 June

The details will be in next week's Bulletin.

The Next 3 Weeks

Meeting Roster

Meeting Date
Meeting Topic
Heather Campbell Member Talk
Rollover Night
(aka Changeover)
Committees - Hub
Chris Adam
Peter Gillham
Peter Funston
Sue Hill
Adrian Innes
David Beretta
John Birrell
Adam Koch
Laurent Franklin
Bill Bailey
Peter Funston
Sue Beretta
Room & Hosting
Peter Cook
Laurent & Warren
Liz Sykes & Warren
Member Talk
Photo Albums
2017-08 Bulletin