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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


Adrian was our chair and we enjoyed a member talk from Laurent Franklin.

President David has clearly slipped easily back into the role of Lord and Master and we trust he will be as benevolent a dictator this time as last.
Member Talk - Laurent Franklin
Tony Alsop introduced Laurent who counts and continues to count his blessings.
Laurent and his wife met in a caravan was love at first site.
Laurent's paternal side of the family farmed at Shelford and on his mother's side there is a history of prosperity from hardship after the war in Europe.
Although he enjoyed many years in, under and on the water, Laurent realised that the "life aquatic" was not a career path and that real estate as in selling was not as good as real estate as in building.
We are delighted to have Laurent and his young family join us in the cause of Rotary service and in the warmth of Rotary friendship.

Announcements, News and Help Required


Social Rotary Cricket Match -Warrnambool (Dennington turf wicket)
Friday March 16th 2018, 11am – 4 pm
District 9800 is holding their annual Conference in Warrnambool on the weekend 16-18 March 2018.
All Rotarians and partners, friends and family of Rotarians are invited to play, umpire or watch this cricket match.
Players are needed for the District 9780 team and others are needed to assist in the logistics of the day (morning tea and lunch, umpiring and encouragement for the fools in flannel).
The game will be a 35 over a side match with everyone batting and bowling. Batters must retire at 35 and bowlers will cease bowling if they have captured 3 wickets. All abilities are catered for and respected.
Equipment will be provided and there will be a small fee to cover other costs.
Please contact Michael Boyd (0429009004) to indicate your willingness to participate in this enjoyable day.
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Christ Church Meals
In addition to providing meals, the group accepts donations of clothes, shoes and toys for distribution to those in need.

Don't Mock The Socks
Warren presented the prostate cancer awareness Red Socks to Peter Cook and Laurent Franklin and reminded us all to think about prostate cancer and get checked.

With 22 confirmed cases in 2017 to date, and just one case in 2018, the world is on the brink of eradicating polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralysed hundreds of thousands of children each year.

Rotary is giving $53.5 million in grants to support immunization and surveillance activities led by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). 

For the 10th consecutive year, The Rotary Foundation has received the highest rating, four stars, from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. The Foundation earned the maximum of 100 points for demonstrating both strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Annual Calendar
18 Feb
Ironman - volunteers needed
Anniversaries and Birthdays
Birthdays: Alan Backwell 18 February.
Wedding Anniversaries: None coming up this week.
Club Anniversaries: None coming up this week.
Attendance for the meeting of 6 February
Apologies: James & Susan Dunlop, Jonathan Hepner, Bryan and Angela Humphrey, Eddie Loughnan, Sharon Meek,  Sam Ramondetta, Andrew Rofe and Ross Taylor.
Leave of Absence: Terry Thornton. 
Present: 29
Percentage: 70.0
Reporting Make Ups in the Bulletin - Update
The Bulletin will report make ups at the end of each month rather than weekly.
Make Ups for January
James Dunlop Make Up Dates 16 January and 17 January at Youth Exchange Event for meeting dates of 16 January and 23 January

Susan Dunlop: Make Up Dates 16 January and 17 January at Youth Exchange Event for meeting dates of 16 January and 30  January.

Janine Koch: Make Up Date 13 & 29  January at Hamburger Stand  for meeting dates 23 & 30 January and Make Up Date 29 January at Christ Church Meals for meeting date 6 February.

Ross Taylor: Make Up Date 17 January on eClub One for meeting date 9 January.
The Next 3 Weeks

Meeting Roster

Meeting Date
Meeting Topic
Committee Meeteings
The Ghan Adventure
TRF Night
Peter Gillham
Jonathan Hepner
Ross Taylor
Chris Adam
Adrian Innes
Tony Alsop
Jonathan Hepner
Bill Bailey
John Birrell
David Beretta
Sue Hill
Bill Bailey
Room & Hosting
Ross Taylor
Andrew Thornton
Warren Norton
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