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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


Start Wining
We met at the premises of Dale Cooper's Wine Domaine in East Geelong which is a whiskey, cognac and fine wine merchant in Garden Street.
Dale gave us a glimpse into the world of wines and told us of his own story of discovery and appreciation of wine and spirits and the knowledge which he shares with his customers.
We enjoyed some wonderful wine and heard some great inside stories.
We now know that cork is not king and we know the correct and safe method to open a screw capped bottle....much like changing a a light bulb...hold bulb and rotate house!
We now understand too that the quality of a wine is not necessarily directly proportional to its price...unless its a cheap wine.
It was a very informative evening and we thank Dale for making us welcome and we thank Peter Funston for arranging the event.
Announcements, News and Help Required


Happy New Year
President David Sykes welcomed us all back to our first meeting of the year.
Ballarat South Raffle Ticket Sales Report
Robert Wheeler advised that we have made over $4,000.00 in raffle ticket sales so far with final days of sales coming up.
Bring back your butts and money (and any unsold tickets) to the Club's meeting on 6 January
Robert gave us a breakdown of the $ per hour income from ticket sales and there is ongoing thought as to how the sales in future years might be arranged to the best advantage of our Club in terms of hours spent for funds received.
Once again, our thanks go out to James Dunlop and Robert for their stewardship of this very significant fundraising activity and thanks to all the Club members, family and friends who have devoted their time to ticket sales.
Shower The People
Not only is this the title of a great song from James Taylor, but also a lead in to an exciting community service project for Rotary in Geelong
The launch of the fundraising for a Homeless Shower Truck for the Geelong region will take place at our Club meeting on 23 January.
Our Club's Youth Service Committee chair Kris Adam announced that our aim is to raise the funds to purchase a Shower Truck through One Voice to aid the homeless in the Geelong and Bellarine Peninsula.
Currently a bus comes to Geelong on an irregular basis and after negotiations with One Voice, they are very keen for Geelong to have its own facility.

The launch will be held at The Hub, McKillop Street, East Geelong on Tuesday January 23rd, 2018 from 6pm.

The new Shower Truck ordered for Adelaide will be present for inspection and more information about the project will be provided by the Director of One Voice, Josh Wilkins.

Kris and Sue Hill (chair of our Club's Fundraising Committee will demonstrate the Power of Shower surprise and The Soap of Hope on a Rope (RDU merchandising soap in the shape of the Rotary symbol) will be available for purchasewink 

Please invite family and friends, work colleagues and any others who might be interested in and who might be able to assist with funding and fundraising along and book in via Whoozin.


Hamburger Stand - 19, 20 & 21 January - Geelong Camping & Caravan Show
Please contact John Birrell or Adrian Innes if you can assist.
It will be an opportunity to boost our charitable funds and, as always, a great fellowship event as was last weekend at the Showgrounds.
Annual Calendar
19 - 21 January
Caravan and Camping show at Showgrounds BBQ help
25 - 28 January
Cadel Evan bike ride - volunteers needed
18 Feb
Ironman - volunteers needed
Anniversaries and Birthdays
Birthdays: None this coming week.
Wedding Anniversaries: Gail & Keith Dawson celebrated 15 years on 12 January and Chris Mawson & Tony Alsop have 44 years together on 19 January.
Club Anniversaries: None this coming week.
Attendance for the meeting of 9 January
Apologies: Bill Bailey, David and Sue Beretta, John Birrell, Robyn Campbell, Michael Carroll, Allanah Clifford, Peter Cook, Stan Deans, Harrie Farnaby, Laurent Franklin, Angela and Bryan Humphrey, Janine Koch, Yannick Le Gall, Colin McElhinney, Sharon Meek, Warren Norton, Andrew Rofe, Sam Ramondetta, and Ross Taylor.
Leave of Absence: None.
Present: 20
Percentage: 47.62
Make Ups: None.
The Next 3 Weeks

Meeting Roster

Meeting Date
Meeting Topic
Peter Cook - Member Talk
One Voice - Shower Truck
Kathy Ryan - Peace Corp & Humphrey recognition
Tony Alsop
Chris Adam
Warren Norton
Keith Dawson
Adrian Innes
Tony Alsop
John Birrell
Bill Bailey
Jonathan Hepner
David Beretta
Sue Beretta
John Birrell
Room & Hosting
Graham Thomson
Warren Norton
Graeme Fleet
Photo Albums
2017-08 Bulletin