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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


Chair Peter Gillham opened the evening's event  and Assistant Governor Judy Beasley proposed the toast to Rotary International and Past District Governor Eddie Loughnan responded.
We welcomed members, partners and friends all to our Roll Over Meeting and President David, fresh from the Rotary Convention in Toronto, acknowledged the evening's special guests including a plethora of presidents past and present, a dazzling array of District dignitaries, honorary members and Rotaractors.
We were delighted when our special ladies Sue Hill, Terry Thornton and Robyn Campbell received their Paul Harris Fellow Recognitions and our Club is all the more friendly and engaging for their presence.
The Geelong Harmony Chorus provided first class entertainment - what wonderful and joyous music presented with great skill and charm!
President David reflected on the year past and we applauded the work of the Board past and warmly welcomed the new Board.
Assistant Governor Judy presented the Club with a District Recognition for its work with the clean water project in Cambodia under the leadership of Past President Bryan Humphrey.
President David spoke to the Club's plans for the year ahead and...almost...had Adrian Innes at a loss for words when Adrian was presented with his 40 years service award.
Adrian joined our Club in 1978, served as Club Secretary in 1981 and as Youth Exchange Counsellor in 1986 and 1987.
Adrian was president in 1998/1999 and has served on the Multi-District "Shine On" awards committee for 15 years.
Of course, Adrian is renown for his leadership over so many years of the Showgrounds Hamburger Stand which is our major fundraiser.
Adrian embodies Rotary and the spirit of service and friendship in our Club. Congratulations, Adrian!
We were delighted to welcome Gary Newton to membership of our Club and we look forward to many years of sharing the fun and service of Rotary with Gary and his family.
All in all, a wonderful night. Well done to all who assisted in making the evening such a success.

Announcements, News and Help Required
Join The Scarving Masses
Peter Cook has scarves looking for good homes.
Join Madame Terry at the Salon Thornton to spend some quality snipping time removing tags and labels from the scarves on Saturday 14 July at Terry Thornton's home at 6 Caudry St, Highton at 2.00 pm. Bring scissors and food to share.
It's a tag team event! 

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.
Pay Your "Do's"
The full fee is $254.00 and the concessional rate is $237.00 with those who join the Club after 1 January will only pay 50% of the concessional rate. You can pay direct into the Club's account with Bendigo Bank, the details of which are BSB 633-108 Account 146425996.
Defying The Drift
Stan Deans reminded us that The Defying the Drift program will be held at the end of September this year.
It is a Sunday to Wednesday residential program this year at Horsham.
It aims to keep young people in rural communities by demonstrating the employment opportunities in their home area.
Stan Deans reminded us that we seek Year 10 & 11 students to attend the course and inspire them to take a career in agriculture, horticulture or animal husbandry.
Think about the growers.

Tree Planting Day
Peter Funston advise that we are tree planting again this year and the date is 29 July, likely at the same location as next year.
Peter will provide more details.


Upcoming Events Coming Up
Speakers, Events & Meetings
  3 July
Committee Meetings – Hub
10 July
Barwon Rotaract Changeover Night
13 July
Snip & Quip - Terry Thornton's at 2.00 pm14 July Saturday
Training Night & Board Meeting
17 July
Terri Osburn: Community Engagement Project
24 July
Tree Planting
29 July
Committee Meetings - Offsite
14 August
Board Meeting
21 August
District Governor Club Visit
28 August
Stan Dean’s 50th Anniversary Night
  4 September
Committee Meetings - Hub
11 September
Movie NightOffsite & Board Meeting
18 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
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
Birthdays: None in the coming week.
Wedding Anniversaries: None in the coming week.
Club Anniversaries: El Presidente David Sykes celebrated 16 years in Rotary on 9 July.
Attendance for the meeting of 3 July

Present: 36

Percentage: 75.0

Apologies: Allanah Clifford, Stan Deans, James & Sue Dunlop, Harrie Farnaby, Mark & Michelle Grant, Maxine Leske and Warren Norton.

Leave of Absence: Keith Dawson, Janine Koch and Graham Thomson.


The Next 3 Weeks

Meeting Roster

Meeting Date
Meeting Topic
Committees - Hub
Training Night
Terri Osburn
Community Engagement Project
Peter Funston
Adam Koch
David Beretta
David Beretta
Peter Funston
Laurent Franklin
Heather Campbell
Liz Sykes
Sue Beretta
Terry Thornton
John Birrell
Room & Hosting
Liz Sykes & Warren
Ross Taylor
Warren Norton
Member Talk
Board Report
Photo Albums
2017-08 Bulletin