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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 Warren for our Club Assembly when all Club members have a say on improving Club procedures and the general operation of our Club.

Club Assembly
Can we look at other menu operations at the Hamburger Stand, perhaps healthy food options?
Does our current menu match our clientele?
We noted that our takings were significantly down at the Showgrounds this year and is this just the attendance through the Show.

Could we consider a coffee van as another fund raiser?

Consider Committee meeting offsite at East Geelong venues and this may raise the profile and identity of our Club.

Consider a new meeting structure across the month.

We need to be aware that the existing meeting structure of weekly "conventional" provides the Club with additional income through the fines and uplift on the actual dinner cost charged by The Hub.

Has the standard of the meal and surroundings here at The Hub declined over the time we have been here?

Thinking about different ways of doing things - rural Clubs raising funds through raising and selling sheep.

New fundraising activities inspire new ideas and new members.

Should we look at more guest speakers who are not "Rotary - focused"?

It relies on our members to bring forward prospective speakers to the Program Committee.

Should we focus more on community participation and communiyy activity and less on fundraising?

Board should notify members well in advance of the annual fees for the new Rotary year.

Can we give all members the opportunity to submit ideas for the Rotary service committees in the Club?

Can the screen be used to display incoming events and activities for our Club?

Members and guests can see what's happening.

Think "Club" rather than "Committees" as all members can put forward ideas for projects and fundraising.

Don't keep ideas to yourself - share them with other members and pass them to the Board.

Bring forward guest speaker ideas and meeting topics.

Thanks to Warren and Tony for running the meeting.
Announcements, News and Help Required
Queen's Birthday Bangers
Sue Beretta asked us to indicate when we can sizzle in the drizzle (if it's a wet weekend) on the Queens Birthday Monday 11 June at Bunnings Waurn Ponds.
There's a list that is going around.
Didn't Ride The Bellarine?....then wear it!
The Ride The Bellarine riding tops are available for sale at the Bargain Basement price.
Remember that you can wearing them riding....or....walking....or just standing still.
So you can look sporty at the same time helping to end polio.

The Club's Printed Directory
Tony Alsop asked members to bear in mind that the photos to be used for Club directory should bear a fair resemblance to the actual subject. The Bulletin Editor is setting an example by taking down the George Clooney snap.

Science and Engineering Challenge 14 & 15 June
Tony Alsop is looking for volunteers to assist over the 2 days and a joint meeting with Rotary Club of Corio will be held on the Thursday.

Entertainment Books Report
Graeme Fleet advised that we have made over $1,000.00 from EB sales so far....a great reason to go out and celebrate!

Duty Roster
Warren asked us to respond to the email and to indicate what we want to do in the way of Sergeant, Chair, Room, Hosting, Cashier and Attendance.
Eddification - Rotary wins Best Nonprofit Act for its polio eradication work

Rotary’s commitment to eradicating polio worldwide won Best Nonprofit Act in the Hero Awards of the One Billion Acts of Peace campaign, an international global citizens’ movement to tackle the world’s most important issues.

The campaign is an initiative of PeaceJam Foundation and is led by 14 Nobel Peace Prize laureates, including the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Rigoberta Menchú Tum, with the ambitious goal of inspiring a billion acts of peace by 2020. 

Each year, the campaign picks two finalists in each of six categories for their work to make a measurable impact in one of the 10 areas considered most important by the Nobel laureates. Winners are chosen by people from around the world. 

Rotary and Mercy Corps were the two finalists in the Best Nonprofit Act category. Rotary and the five other winners will be recognized at a ceremony on  June in Monaco. Betty Williams, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977 for her advocacy for peace in Northern Ireland, will present the award.

Don't Hock Your Socks......Donate Them!

Hi Group 10 Presidents and President - Elects,

Please find attached an email and flier from President Pauline Stewart from Highton RC and President Vic Pitman-Jones

from Kardinia RC asking for community assistance in providing socks for the homeless, coming into Winter.

This is a great way to finish off the rotary year with a local community project that won't take up much time or effort and 

we would be making a real difference to a lot of people in need of something as basic as a pair of socks.

The closing date for the collection of socks at your club is June 20th.

Please see below for collection details.

So let's all get together with a final combined club project for the rotary year and start collecting socks for the homeless!!!!


Judy Beasley

AG Group 10 clubs

District 9780


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Pauline Stewart <>
Date: Wed, May 23, 2018 at 1:10 PM
Subject: We need socks!
To: Di Crawford <>, Judy Beasley <>
Cc: Vic Pitman-Jones <>, "" <>

Hi Judy and Di

 Pres Vic Pitman-Jones and I have identified a need in the homeless community for socks, particularly now that the weather is turning cold and wet.  We have put together the attached flyer asking Clubs to help out, by getting members to purchase a pair of mens or womens socks.  These socks are to be given to those in need and not sold in their op shops, so we would be instantly and directly helping those who need them the most.

 Could you send the attached flyer out to Presidents of Group 9 and 10, noting the deadline for collection of June 20.  Pres Vic will act as the liaison for pick up.  This is a real, tangible opportunity for Clubs to Make a Difference with very small cost to each individual member.

 Many thanks and kind regards


 Pauline Stewart

President 2017 – 2018

Highton Rotary

Anniversaries and Birthdays
Birthdays: No birthdays coming up this coming week.
Wedding Anniversaries: No wedding anniversaries this coming week.
Club Anniversaries: We celebrate Pam Mott's 10 years of honorary membership of our Club.
Attendance for the meeting of 22 May

Present: 27
Percentage: 64.29

Apologies: Kris Adam, James & Sue Dunlop, Peter Funston, Mark & Michelle Grant, Jonathan Hepner, Bruce King, Maxine Leske, Sharon Meek, Bill Pratt & Graham Thomson.

Leave of Absence: Jenny Acopian (to 24 May), David Beretta (to 29 May), Keith Dawson (to and including 12 September), Angela & Bryan Humphrey, Stan Deans (to 31 May), Liz Sykes (to and including 25 June) and Janine Koch (to and including 17 July).
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Meeting Roster

Meeting Date
Meeting Topic
Awards Night Pride in Workmanship / Trainee of Year
Maxine & Grant Member Presentations
Science & Engineering Dinner
NOTE: This is a Thursday meeting
Chris Adam
Adrian Innes
Tony Alsop
Adrian Innes
Chris Adams
Robyn Campbell
John Birrell
Bill Bailey
David Beretta
Terry Thornton
Sue Beretta
Room & Hosting
Laurent & Warren
Warren Norton
Member Talk
Photo Albums
2017-08 Bulletin