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
The Evening's Program - Karl Waddell and River's Gift

Rivers Gift is a project to stamp out SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) which Karl leads.

Karl's son River succumbed to SIDS at 4 months of age.

Karl and River's mother Alex are committed to education of the public on SIDS prevention and, with the wonderful support of the Geelong community and a number of very generous sponsors, the benefits of research and improved understanding of the condition.



Announcements, News and Help Required
We welcomed back Sue Beretta from her overseas trip.

From President David
Committee chairs, if you have not already do so, please report to Satbir on attendance at the recent off-site committee meetings.
President David updated the members regarding Past President Andrew Rofe and we wish Simon Cavenett all the best and look forward to seeing him at meetings when he is able.

Rotary Club of Drysdale is selling fair trade coffee and other items to benefit Rotary and members can purchase direct from the Drysdale club.

Committee Report - International Service
Committee chair Warren advised members of the Lithuanian-themed International Night on 6 October.
Consider inviting family and friends.
The Committee's focus this year will be on local international activities including the model United Nations project for our local schools.
Working With Children ("WWC") Checks
Janine advised that in addition to members having WWC check, the District insurance cover requires 3 referees.
Further information will follow via email and the Club will provide assistance to members in getting the WWC check.

The ClubRunner App
Tony Alsop advised that Club Runner has an app available from the App Store and Google Play.
It is great resource for all members and Tony can provide more information and assistance.
Best Wishes from us all
Our thoughts are with Don Macvean for a speedy rehab after his surgery.
Don is at St. John of God Hospital and is looking forward to seeing visitors.
Stan's Big 50
The celebration of Stan Dean’s 50 years as a Rotarian will be held on Tuesday 5 September.
A number of guests from other clubs will be attending including Warracknabeal, Brighton, Beaufort and Ararat.
Several Geelong East members have offered home hosting.
President David will liaise with guests to determine whether they are interested. We will need a small team to help Allanah with the evening’s arrangements. Please contact Allanah if you can assist.
Information pamphlets
Tony Alsop has several pamphlets available to help members approach potential members or simply to provide information about Rotary to friends and acquaintances.
Recording of volunteer hours
Yannick is recording the hours of service undertaken by our members for Club and District activities. Members were asked to email Yannick with details of their hours of service/participation. Email
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.
All members are invited to download the DS photo app and login.
Here are the details (and if you need tech help, Satbir would be delighted to assist):
Server Name: satbirschug
ID: Rotary
Password: geelongeast
It is a wonderful repository of our Club's events and we are very grateful to Satbir for creating this important Club facility and asset.

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.
Upcoming Events Coming Up
Speakers, Events & Meetings
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
Anniversaries and Birthdays
Happy birthday to Anna Fletcher (20 August) and Vicki Thomson (30 August) and to Keith Dawson on 6 September.

Wedding anniversaries

Congratulations to Joan & David Beretta on the occasion of their 53rd wedding anniversary on 4 September and Ross & Elizabeth Taylor celebrate their 48 years together on 22 August.

Club Anniversaries

None coming up this week.
Attendance for the meeting of 21 August
Present: 31
Percentage: 71.11
Apologies: Jenny Acopian, Heather Campbell, Harrie Farnaby, Mark & Michelle Grant, Jonathan Hepner, Adam Koch, Maxine Leske, Gary Newton, Bill Pratt and Ross Taylor.
Leave of Absence: Keith Dawson to 12 September


The Next 3 Weeks

Meeting Roster

Meeting Date
Meeting Topic
District Governor’s Official Club Visit
Anthony Ohlsen
Stan Dean's 50th Anniversary
Committees @ Hub
Ross Taylor
Warren Norton
Robyn Campbell
Tony Alsop
Chris Adam
Adam Koch
John Birrell
Laurent Franklin
Heather Campbell & John Birrell
Room & Hosting
Sue Beretta
Liz Sykes
Graham Thompson
Meeting w DG
5.00pm - 6.00pm Hub
Photo Albums
2017-08 Bulletin