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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


Warren was our chair for the evening and Past President Tony Alsop stood in for President David.

We welcomed Pam Mott and Sue Beretta's guest Ash, a former Rotaractor.


The Fight Cancer Foundation
Our guest speaker was Eric Wright from the Fight Cancer Foundation.
Eric has been with the organisation for over 2 decades and is a member of the Rotary Club of Melbourne.
The Fight Cancer Foundation was formerly known as the Rotary Bone Marrow Research Centre established 27 years ago which has developed a register of donors for blood cancers.
The organization also operates the Chord Blood Bank which harvests human stem cells.
With the advances in technology and expertise in the field, the opportunities exist to engineer cells for human therapeutic treatment.
The Fight Cancer Foundation volunteer shops are keen to receive donations of goods.
BMDI Rotary House was founded in 2003 to provide accommodation for patients after bone marrow transplantation.
In 2013, in a joint project with service clubs in Albury, the Foundation built The Hilltop Accommodation Centre with $5 million raised in 18 months.
The next step is to add another 10 apartments at a cost of $3 million to cope with increased demand in the catchment and the increased scope and range of cancer treatments.

This is another fine example of Rotary joining with other community organisations to deliver a much needed service.


Announcements, News and Help Required


Vocational visit to Deakin University’s CADET building 5 April 2018
The planned visit to Deakin’s CADET Engineering building on Easter Tuesday has been moved to Thursday 5 April because the university is closed on Easter Tuesday. There will be no meal.
A regular Rotary meeting will be held on the night of 5 April.
Donations in Kind - The Leon Mott and John Haywood Day
We need another 5 people to help load a container going to New Britain.  The date is Saturday 17th March from 9.00 a.m at Osborne House.
This will be the club's memorial day for two past members (both deceased), Leon Mott and John Haywood.
Christ Church Meals
In addition to providing meals, the group accepts donations of clothes, shoes and toys for distribution to those in need.
Hamburger Stand
John Birrell advised that The Holden Day on 3 March produced around $2,000.00 profit and 23 doz eggs for the Barwon Rotaractors school breakfast program.

Reporting Make Ups

Make ups for the preceding month will be reported in the Bulletin in the second week of the following month....that is, the make ups for February which will be listed in the Bulletin in the second week of March.


Entertainment Books

Graeme Fleet called on all to buy and sell the Entertainment Books for which we get early running.

Thank you

Acting President Tony thanked those who assisted at the Waterfront over the weekend at which our Club marquees looked first class.

Show and Tell

Give some thought to how a 30 second to 1 minute video which could be shown at the District Conference could showcase the fun and fundraising and friendship for which our Club is famed.
This is your opportunity to be a matinee idol or screen siren.


Anniversaries and Birthdays
Birthdays: Many happy returns to Judy Innes on 15 March and to Sam's Karen Sutherland on 13 March and Wendy Hepner celebrates her birthday on 21 March.
Wedding Anniversaries: None coming up this week.
Club Anniversaries: Harrie Farnaby will have been with our Club for 7 years on 15 March.
Attendance for the meeting of 6 March
Apologies: Bill Bailey, Heather Campbell, Jonathan Hepner, Adrian Innes, Bruce King, Franklin Laurent, Maxine Leske, Sharon Meek, Bill Pratt, Andrew Rofe and Ross Taylor.
Leave of Absence: Keith Dawson, Angela & Bryan Humphrey, David Sykes,Terry Thornton
Present: 28
Percentage: 68.29
The Next 3 Weeks

Meeting Roster

Meeting Date
Meeting Topic
Committee Meetings & Member Talk Peter Gillham
Cleaver, Creative  Future Project Update Sharon Donovan
Funding Ideas - Natalie Davey
Andrew Thornton
Chris Adam
Yannick Le Gall
Sue Hill
Tony Alsop
Keith Dawson
Robyn Campbell
Sue Hill
David Beretta
John Birrell
Sue Beretta
Room & Hosting
Warren Norton
Graham Thomson
Adrian Innes
Member Talk
Peter Gillham
Public Relations
Photo Albums
2017-08 Bulletin