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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


Many thanks again for Club Secretary Jenny's excellent reporting 
Christmas meeting - 12 December
It was our Christmas meeting and it was wonderful to see such a large and happy crowd in attendance. We were served a delicious two course meal for which the staff were congratulated.
During the evening, everyone was invited to choose a gift from a table of goodies and had the opportunity to swap their gift if a willing person could be found. The one remaining gift was auctioned and won by Jonathan Hepner with his bid of $20. It was good fun, organised by our wonderful Allanah Clifford.
We were then encouraged to sing a number of Christmas songs. We were no Vienna Boys Choir or Mormon Tabernacle Choir but everyone joined in for hearty renditions of:
§  Here Comes Santa Claus
§  White Christmas
§  The Twelve Days of Christmas
§  Jingle Bell Rock
Presentations to Anna Fletcher
The evening was made even more special when PP Anna Fletcher was recognised for her long and devoted service to Rotary.
§   Australian Rotary Health Companion Award
PP Ross Taylor, chair of the Club’s Foundation committee, along with President Bryan Humphrey, presented PP Anna with the Australian Rotary Health (ARH) Companion Award for her services to ARH over a long period.  The citation on the certificate reads as follows:
In recognition of the tangible support given for the development of research through Australian Rotary Health.
Anna was to receive this award by a Director of ARH, PDG Jane Cox, a few months ago but was not able to be present.
The tangible support given to the ARH organization by Anna was financial, being a past chair and member of the D9780 Rotary Health Fund and a strong supporter of the organization in the Club.  As well as a framed certificate, Anna received an ARH pin.
§   Presentation to a donor Paul Harris Fellow multiple recipient
Anna was presented with a Double Sapphire pin by PP Ross Taylor and President Bryan Humphrey for donating US$1,000 to The Rotary Foundation and thus becoming a multiple Paul Harris Fellow.
By doing so, she joins a remarkable company of persons throughout the world, all recognized for their devotion to the ideal of goodwill, peace and understanding.  It is the shared goal of Rotarians the world over. It is one that Anna clearly endorses and supports.
The assembled Rotarians gave Anna a rousing round of applause and she responded appropriately.
Announcements, News and Help Required


1.    President Bryan and Angela have sold their home and will be moving to Queensland in the new year.
2.    Our club is invited to make a short presentation at the 2018 District 9780 Conference in Mount Gambier, to demonstrate how we are making a difference.
3.    Condolences were extended to Frank on behalf of the club following the sudden death of Frank’s sister Margaret prior to Christmas. 
4.    Members and friends are asked to support two catering opportunities in January:
Ø  January 13 and 14 under the windmill for the Steam and Vintage Rally
Ø  January 19 to 21 at our hamburger  stand for the Geelong Camping and Caravan Show
Wine tasting on 9 January
This will be an opportunity to sample some great wines and perhaps replenish the cellars after the festive season.

The Venue is Wine Domaine at the corner of Garden Street and Myers Street 

The cost: Wine and food will be $40.00 per head and for those who do not drink wine, the cost will be $15.00 which is excellent value as our host, for the evening, Dale, normally does a master class for $50.00.


Annual Calendar
13 - 14 January
Steam  Rally at Showgrounds BBQ help
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: Happy birthday to Harrie and Sharon for 1 January.
Wedding Anniversaries: The Fleets celebrated 56 years on 6 January and Keith & Gail Dawson will mark their 15th on 12 January.
Club Anniversaries: We acknowledge Bill Bailey's 7 years Rotary service on 1 January and Peter Funston for his 22 years on 9 January.
Attendance for the meeting of 12 December
Apologies: David and Sue Beretta, John Birrell, Michael Carroll, Satbir Chug, James and Sue Dunlop, Harrie Farnaby, Peter Gillham, Colin McElhinney, Sharon Meek, Warren Norton, Andrew Rofe and Graham Thomson.
Leave of Absence: Tony Alsop.
Present: 30
Percentage: 69.89
Make Ups: Satbir Chug - Meeting missed: 12 December - Make Up on 12 December at EClub One.
Attendance for the meeting of 19 December
Apologies: Chris Adam, Bill Bailey, David and Sue Beretta, Peter Cook, Stan Deans, James and Sue Dunlop, Harrie Farnaby, Peter Funston, Peter Gillham, Jonathan Hepner, Bruce King, Yannick Le Gall, Colin McElhinney, Sharon Meek, Warren Norton, Sam Ramondetta, Andrew Rofe, Graham Thomson and Andrew Thornton.
Leave of Absence: None noted.
Present: 22
Percentage: 66.67
Make Ups: None received.
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Meeting Roster

Christmas Dinner
Family Christmas Party @ Showground
Chris Adam
David S.
Bill Bailey
John B.
Sue B.
Sue H.
Room & Hosting
Graham T.
Room & Hosting
Member Talk
Angela H.
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