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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



Our chair was PP Tony Alsop and welcomed guest Gary Newton and Val Macvean.

President David reminded all members to look at the Hamburger Stand rosters for the Dog Days and the Swap Meet.

The Ambulance Victoria Leaders' Mentoring Program 

President David has more information if any members are interested in participating.

Nominations are being sought for Rotarians to become mentors in the inaugural Ambulance Victoria Leaders Mentoring Program for 2018 -19. 
A Partnership
Ambulance Victoria has established a partnership with Rotary Clubs in Victoria to deliver a formal leadership mentoring program.  This new program is modelled on the very successful Victoria Police Leaders Mentoring Program but tailored to meet AV’s strategic people development objectives.  The 2018/19 inaugural program will be a pilot with mentees drawn from AV’s operational ranks around Victoria.  All Victorian Rotary Districts are expected to participate in this program. It will be overseen by a Steering Committee chaired by the AV Chief Operations Officer with membership from the AV Executive team and Rotary Central Melbourne and managed by a People and Culture Program manager.
Program Objectives
The Ambulance Victoria Strategic Plan 2017-2022 has four key priorities. They are;
·       Delivering an exceptional patient experience,
·       Building partnerships that make a difference,
·       Creating a great place to work and
·       Becoming a high performing organisation. 
In support of these objectives the Plan calls for Leaders who;
·       Engage the Community and connect people, ideas and systems.
·       Build strategic partnerships to help achieve AV ‘s goals.
·       Collaborate, form and value long term internal and external relationships.
·       Exemplify behaviours that engage, motivate and inspire others.
·       Demonstrate high levels of insight and self awareness.
·       Show resilience, determination and composure.
The mentoring program is designed to bring diverse perspectives and experiences from outside Ambulance Victoria to benefit the capability of mentees in meeting these challenges.  It is because of Rotary’s commitment to community service and its leadership through volunteerism that it is invited to provide mentors.  Additionally the professional and vocational experience of many Rotarians is invaluable to the mentoring relationship.

Shine On

Graham Thomson reported on the Shine On awards for the 5 Districts which he and Adrian attended.
An excellent event with a very interesting guest speaker.
Our past nominee Thomas Banks is working in the area of advocacy in the NDIA sector.

Thanks From Warren

Warren Norton expressed his appreciation to  members for their support for his participation in the Memory Walk.

Saturday 12 May Progressive Dinner

Due to the Showgrounds event that day and Mother's Day on 13 May, the progressive dinner will be rescheduled.

Membership Report
Committee chair Satbir gave us a very comprehensive report and explained the make up process.
Members can do make ups on the EClub One website and Satbir will record.
Members can also attend another Club's meeting.
Attending District Conference or District Assembly will provide attendance credit.
Satbir will bring along make up forms which members can complete.

A Mother's Loss - The story of Neil and Robert Macdonald in the First World War.

Steve Chilvers gave us the moving tale of the Macdonald brothers who gave their lives 100 years ago in the mud and horror of The Great War.

We are constantly reminded of he futility of war and yet.....



Announcements, News and Help Required



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.


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 Swap Meet on Saturday 12 May 7-11 & 11-2.30


Anniversaries and Birthdays
Birthdays: Happy birthday to Graeme Fleet for 6 May.
Wedding Anniversaries: Vicki & Graham Thomson celebrate their anniversary on 1 May.
Club Anniversaries: No Club anniversaries this week.
Attendance for the meeting of 17 April
Present: 29
Percentage: 72.73
Apologies: Tony Alsop, Bill Bailey, Michael Carroll, Satbir Chug, James and Sue Dunlop, Harrie Farnaby, Graeme Fleet, Mark & Michelle Grant, Sue Hill, Adrian Innes, Adam Koch, Sharon Meek and Andrew Rofe.
Leave of Absence: Angela & Bryan Humphrey
Attendance of the meeting of 24 April
Present: 32
Percentage: 75%
Apologies: Stan Deans, James and Sue Dunlop, Harrie Farnaby, Graeme Fleet, Maxine Leske, Sharon Meek and Andrew Rofe.
Leave of Absence: Jenny Acopian and Angela & Bryan Humphrey
The Next 3 Weeks

Meeting Roster

Meeting Date
Meeting Topic
RI Peace Conference Warren Norton
Committee Meetings
Polio Project to India  Gary Newton 
Ross Taylor
Adrian Innes
Ross Taylor
Sue Hill
Chris Adams
Tony Alsop
Jonathan Hepner
John Birrell
John Birrell
Bill Bailey
David Beretta
Robyn Campbell
Room & Hosting
Graham Thomson
Graeme Fleet
Warren Norton
Member Talk
Tony Alsop
Photo Albums
2017-08 Bulletin