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


Chair Bruce King was our skipper for the evening.
President David  reminded us that membership growth comes down to asking people we know to come along.
It was great to welcome back Simon Cavenett to our meetings with Simon now living back nearer Geelong.
District Conference Report
The recent District 9780 Conference at Warrnambool was a wonderful opportunity to make new friends, connect with friends from around the District, enjoy excellent food and world class entertainment and hear from people changed by global events and who are changing the global for good.
In coming weeks, the Bulletin will feature these people's stories.
Youth Service Committee Report
Chair Kris Adam brought us up to speed on events in this most important aspect of Rotary service and details will appear in next week's Bulletin.

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
Despite the bad weather and an unfortunate spill of some riders in the wet weather, The Ride The Bellarine event was a great fundraiser and public relations showcase for Rotary and polio eradication and many thanks to the members who volunteered from our Club.

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

Andrew Thornton distinguished himself as not only a determined rider and fundraiser but as a source of assistance and comfort to the injured riders. Well done Andrew.


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. Members are asked to please RSVP for themselves and their guests and advise of special dietary needs by Whoozin and not as indicated  in last week's Bulletin to Past President Ross Taylor.

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


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).


Hamburger Happiness

We'll be taking the Stand again for the following events:

  • 2 day dog event 28 & 29 April 7.30 to 11 and 11 to 2.30 each day; and
  • Swap Meet Sat 12 May 7-11 & 11-2.30

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)



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 17 April
Details will appear in next week's Bulletin
The Next 3 Weeks

Meeting Roster

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