Club Information
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


Welcome to Will (Robyn Campbell's grandson) and our Rotaractor Michelle.
Jonathan Hepner was our chair and we thanked Tony Alsop for Thursday's excellent vocational visit.
Tony Alsop gave a presentation with photos of the CADET visit on Thursday including the electrifying Beethoven's Fifth....with lots of conductors!
Members met in their Service Committees.
Announcements, News and Help Required


Christ Church - More than Meals
Its our 5th Monday again on 30 April.
Alannah will co-ordinate our Club's fifth Monday Christ Church Meals shift in Jenny's absence.
If you would like to help out on Monday 30  April, please see Alannah.

Make Up Department

Because the Vocational visit to the CADET Centre at Deakin University was not a scheduled meeting, those who attended are eligble for a make up.
Members are asked not to notify their make ups on Whoozin.

Please notify your make ups to Satbir who then records the information and includes such in our report to the District.

Ride The Bellarine
It was The Ride The Bellarine last weekend with 13 members volunteering for the event from our Club.

Please pay your sponsorship money before 1 May to the Club cashier.

Ross Taylor says:

It is not too late to donate to the Ride the Bellarine - End Polio Now event if you have not had  time or been around to make a pledge.  This can also be done via the cashier.

 So far, some $1,555 has been pledged by our members to End Polio Now. Most of these pledges has been paid.  It is a magnificent effort & a sign of an extremely generous and supportive Club.  Thank you every one.

 We are still on track to raise $20,000 across the 15 Groups 9 & 10 Clubs.

Our Club in the community
Our Gordon Technical College scholarship recipient is Ashleigh Hall who was our trainee award recipient some years ago.
She is doing a diploma in social services and will come and speak to our Club. Well done, Ashleigh!

Roll Over
Celebrate the Club’s achievements in 2017 - 2018 and welcome the incoming Board and President at the Roll-over Dinner (when is a Change-over not a Change-over?......when it is a Roll-over) on  Tuesday July 3rd, 2018  in the function room of  The Hinchcliff Room, Eastern Hub 6:00 pm for 6:30 pm $30pp for a two course meal. Please RSVP and advise of special dietary needs by Thursday June 29th, 2018  to  Past President Ross Taylor 0407 360 492 or

12 May Progressive Dinner
A sheet will go around next week for members to indicate whether they are able to attend and who will go where with what.

Entertainment Books Report
Graeme Fleet advised that we have now sold over 50 books.
Yannick has sold 6 books and Janine has sold 8 books. How many books can you sell? There will be a special prize for the person who can sell an Entertainment Book to Janine. Will it be Yannick? 

Presentation to our Rotaractors

Michelle the incoming President of the Rotaract Club of Barwon accepted a cheque for $400.00 from our Club to assist the Rotaractors with the cost of their orienteering team building event.
We greatly appreciate the assistance the Rotaract Club of Barwon provides  to our Club.

Fundraising Committee Report
Sue Hill provided a fund raising report and advised that for 2017-2018 the bulk of our fundraising activities are via the Show
to date $10,600.00 and other catering events.
Two events coming up for which we will be cooking up a storm...but hopefully, not in a storm....are the Dog Event 28 April & 29 April and 12 May for the Swap Meet.


Meat the Team
Adrian reported on the sausage sizzle which our Club provided for the Newcomb Football Club and many thanks to the members who assisted and it was a first class public relations opportunity for our Club.

Torquay Rotary Club's 30th Anniversary

We are all welcome to attend this event on Saturday 5 May and Bellbrae Estate, 520 Great Ocean Road from 6.30 pm.

The cost is $25.00 per person with drinks at bar prices.

RSVP by 30 April to 0412 713 102 (Maggie Isom).

District Training Assembly

We encourage all Club Chairs, Directors, New Members and "Old Members" to attend.

Please let President David know asap so he can arrange for Registration and Car Pooling.

This is a great opportunity for Rotarians from across our District to come together, catch up with old friends, make new ones and take on board lots of information to ensure the success of your Club in 2018 – 2019


There will be sessions for Presidents Elect, Secretaries, Treasurers and Presidents Nominee, together with informative and interactive sessions around Membership, Social Media, Foundation & Grants, Youth, and combined sessions for International, Vocational and Community plus a new session for this year Strategic Planning which also includes Club Visioning.


Newer members of Rotary are also catered for with specific sessions for them to learn more about Rotary and to encourage them to get involved in the activities and leadership of their Clubs.






9.15am registration / morning tea  -

9.45am commencement

3:30pm finish



$25/Rotarian, covered by the Club



By Car pooling. (Ross and David S will be attending and taking cars)


Rotary Club of Highton Tree Planting

We will be notified of the date for this in due course.

Anniversaries and Birthdays
Birthdays: Happy birthday to Andrew Thornton for 15 April.
Wedding Anniversaries: David & Liz Sykes celebrate their anniversary on 19 April.
Club Anniversaries: Simon Cavenett and the Humphreys on 20 April.
Attendance for the meeting of 10 April
Apologies: Bill Bailey, David Beretta, Robyn Campbell, Michael  Carroll, Stan Deans, Harrie  Farnaby, Mark and Michelle Grant, Eddie  Loughnan, Sharon  Meek, Andrew  Rofe and Graham Thomson.
Leave of Absence: Jenny Acopian, Angela & Brian Humphrey and Adam Koch.
Present: 28
Percentage: 65.12
The Next 3 Weeks

Meeting Roster

Meeting Date
Meeting Topic
Conference Report & Member Talk
Steve Chilvers - A Mother's Loss
RI Peace Conference Warren Norton
Bruce King
Tony Alsop
Ross Taylor
Chris Adams
Adrian Innes
Sue Hill
John Birrell
John Birrell
Jonathan Hepner
Keith Dawson
Sue Beretta
Bill Bailey
Room & Hosting
Warren Norton
Ross Taylor
Graham Thomson
Member Talk
Membership - Satbir - Attendance Update
Photo Albums
2017-08 Bulletin