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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


Warren was our chair for the evening and acting President Tony Alsop welcomed all.

Last week's Club Assembly was an excellent opportunity to see what we do and could do.

From the Board, we hear that our annual subscriptions for the 2018-2019 Rotary year will be $254.00 for those still the Working World and $235.00 is the concession amount for those in the retirement phase.
After allowance for Rotary International dues, District dues and so forth, our Club gets about $50.00 of those annual dues.
On the food front, dinner fees will increase slightly to $23.00 for the single course & $28.00 for 2 courses as from the first meeting after The Roll Over.
Celebrating Our Young People at Work

Vocational Committee chair Andrew Thornton introduced James Wilson who is just about to complete his engine reconditioning apprenticeship.

James received our Club's Trainee of The Year Award.

James expressed his thanks for the recognition and for the confidence and support which his bosses have expressed for him.

Zachary Miesom received our Pride in Professionalism Award.
Zachary  is a second year apprentice with Laurent Franklin and Zachary impressed us with his commitment to his trade and appreciation for the opportunities he has been given.

Introducing.....Maxine Leske

Maxine is a Port Fairy native who after getting into a career in travel as a trainer with Flight Centre has then developed her own business with Helloworld.

Maxine is a great Geelong Cats supporter and is moving her business into new premises.

Maxine was introduced to Rotary by Ross Taylor and the End Polio project has a special place in her heart as polio afflicted one of her brother's friends.

Welcome Maxine! We look forward to sharing Rotary service and friendship with Maxine.

Announcements, News and Help Required
Sue Beretta tells us that we are on Instagram.

Best wishes to Sue Hill and her son for his forthcoming operation.

PDG Eddie asked us to tell him whether we want our contributions to go to Polio Plus or the Annual Programs.

We send our best wishes to Past President Frank Pinder for a swift recovery.
PDG Stephen Lamont to speak to Geelong East
The role of District Governor is a special one within Rotary.  The person is the conduit between Rotary International and the Rotary clubs within the District.
Past District Governor, Stephen Lamont is to speak to The Rotary Club of Geelong East about the role and responsibilities.  Stephen will also outline the requirements, skills and character of a good Governor.
Join us on 19th June, to hear this insightful speaker and learn more about a part of Rotary most don’t get to experience.
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.

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 - Donations to The Rotary Foundation

A reminder that the closing date for donations to be forwarded to the Sydney Office is this Tuesday 5th May.

Also contributors can save Eddie sending individual emails asking whether donations should be designated PolioPlus and/or  Annual Progrms Fund by advising him direct on

 ShelterBox has been nominated for the 2018  Nobel Peace Prize, the winner to be announced in October.  Whatever the result, this is an amazing nomination and we are truly honoured. The nomination reflects the incredible work done by the ShelterBox staff and volunteers around the world, and to those who have supported us, especially the many Rotary Clubs and Rotarians.
The nomination is also an implicit recognition of the partnership between ShelterBox and Rotary International.  Two great organisations combining their efforts to provide disaster aid wherever it may be required across our world.  I am reminded that last year we helped 32,000 households, or 160,000 people, who had lost everything through conflict or natural disaster. We responded to world events 24 times in the year and deployed aid to 20 different countries. Rotary groups around the world helped us provide vulnerable people with emergency shelter and aid in almost all of the countries we have worked in affected by natural disaster.  In 2017, we also surpassed the highest number of days ever deployed in one year. This includes 84 ShelterBox Response Team volunteers who deployed for a total of 1,530 days. That’s an average volunteer deployment of 18 days each.
Never underestimate the impact of the support of Rotary International, Rotary Clubs and individual Rotarian has to ShelterBox in achieving our goal of no family without shelter.
As we continue to pursue our goal, we thank each and every one of you for the support given, and make an impassioned plea for that support to continue into the future.  As individual organisations we can make a difference in the world; as a partnership we can do even more.
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

Upcoming Events Coming Up
Speakers, Events & Meetings
Science & Engineering Dinner
14 June
PDG Stephen Lamont
19 June
Heather Campbell – Member Talk
26 June
  3 July
Committee Meetings – Hub
10 July
Board Meeting
17 July
Committee Meetings - Offsite
14 August
District Governor Club Visit
28 August
Committee Meetings
11 September
Club Assembly
25 September
Committee Meetings – Hub
  9 October
World Polio Day
23 October
Committee Meetings
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: Happy birthday to Bryan Humphrey for 6 June and Lyn Fleet for 9 June.
Wedding Anniversaries: Wendy and Jonathan Hepner celebrate 39 years of marriage on 9 June.
Club Anniversaries: No Club anniversaries coming up this coming week.
Attendance for the meeting of 29 May

Present: 24
Percentage: 58.54

Apologies: Kris Adam, Heather Campbell, Satbir Chug, James & Sue Dunlop, Harrie Farnaby, Mark & Michelle Grant, Jonathan Hepner, Adrian Innes, Adam Koch, Sharon Meek, Bill Pratt, Andrew Rofe & Graham Thomson.

Leave of Absence: David Beretta (to 29 May), Keith Dawson (to and including 12 September), Angela & Bryan Humphrey, Stan Deans (to 31 May), David and Liz Sykes (to and including 25 June) and Janine Koch (to and including 17 July).
The Next 3 Weeks

Meeting Roster

Meeting Date
Meeting Topic
Michelle & Mark Grant Member Presentations
Science & Engineering Dinner
NOTE: This is a Thursday meeting
PDG Stephen Lamont Role & Responsibilities of a DG
Adrian Innes
Tony Alsop
Warren Norton
Chris Adams
Chris Adams
John Birrell
Bill Bailey
Jonathan Hepner
Terry Thornton
Sue Beretta
Terry Thornton
Room & Hosting
Laurent & Warren
Warren Norton
Yannick & Ross
Member Talk
Photo Albums
2017-08 Bulletin