Last Week's Program



PP Ross Taylor was our chair for the evening and we welcomed guests and partners.

President David thanked all members for their work on committees and committees are encouraged to spend their allocated budgets and bring forward new projects.

Our search for our new meeting venue continues.
Lorraine Phelan is a member of Geelong Field Naturalists Society and told us of and showed us those with whom she shares her native plant garden of 25 years in Wandana Heights.
Lorraine’s wonderful photographs of insects and their special stories made for a delightful, informative and restorative evening.
Announcements, News and Help Required
BYO Safety Marker Project completion celebration 22 January
We will not be having a formal meeting on Tuesday 22 January but instead all members, families and friends are invited to Barwon Valley Park from 5.30 pm for a BYO barbeque.
A picnic on the Barwon River to celebrate the completion of the Safety Marker Project
Where: 132 Barrabool Road Belmont
When: 5:30pm
BYO Everything - BBQ Facilities Available
Directions: Travelling west (upstream) along Barrabool Road and go past Riverglen Court on your left hand side and take the next right hand turn into Barwon Valley Fun Park.
If you are approaching from the east, after the roundabout Shannon Ave and Barrabool Road then travel along Barrabool Road, go past the small car park on the left hand side, then take next turn to the left into Barwon Valley Fun Park.
If lost call: Keith Dawson on 0418 815 149.

Our Club in the Community
Kris Adam presented the Newcomb Secondary College 2018 dux Olive Bultman with a cheque from the Club.
Olive is aiming for biomedicine studies at university and our contribution will assist her with study and living expenses.

Look to The Book
Graeme Fleet will be taking orders for The Entertainment Books in the coming weeks.

Ballarat South Raffle
Club Secretary Jenny on behalf of Sue & James is chasing butts and money in the next few weeks.
The Hamburger Stand
Adrian Innes reported that the vintage rally the previous weekend was very successful and grossed over $5,000.00 with $3,400.00 profit. Thanks again to all those who helped out.
RYLA 13-18 April 2019
This is a personal development program for 18 to 25 year olds about which all attendees speak with great enthusiasm and regard. More details available from Kris Adam.
Rotary Friendship Exchange
A team of 12 Rotarians in Canada (6 from Manitoba, four from Saskatchewan and two from NW Ontario) will be travelling to our District 9780, arriving March 7 and departing March 21, 2019.
The Rotary Club of Geelong East has the opportunity to host these Rotarians when they arrive on the 7th March for several days.  Hosting is of two kinds.  First, is accommodation. There are five couples and two singles. We require accommodation for two nights for these people.
The second form of hosting may appeal to others.  That it taking the visitors around Geelong and surrounding areas to the locations and events that they have shown an interest in. 
Please email Warren Norton, should you be able to provide either or both forms of hosting. 
Rotary Friendship Exchanges are two-way event.
An Australian team will travel to D5550 sometime during August-September 2019 
Tentative Outbound Dates: Aug. 15 – 29, 2019. The Host Rotary Clubs will be Prince Albert, Hudson Bay, Melfort, and Saskatoon - Meewasin.
You could be part of that team.  You need to advise Warren or Gail Barrett, the Chair of the Rotary Friendship Exchange in District 9780.  You should not leave it too late to register your interest. 
Please consider both the inbound and outbound experiences and in particular, hosting these visiting Rotarians.

Warracknabeal Trip 6 April
Put it in your diary. More details to follow.
Working With Children ("WWC") Checks and Rotary District Insurance requirements
Remember that in addition to members having the WWC check, the District insurance cover requires 3 referees.
Check the easy to follow step by step guide in the email from Janine.
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.

Fundraising – The Dinner Auction
We have the 13 April dinner auction coming up for which auction items are required. See Yannick or another Fundraising Committee member.

Our Meeting of 29 January
Our meeting at the new Barwon Health Renal Dialysis facility in Swanston Street will be a "bring a prospective member" event and then dinner at The Elephant & Castle Hotel in McKillop Street.
The first Vocational Visit for this half of the Rotary year will be to the Renal Dialysis Centre of Barwon Health which is at 74 – 76 Swanston Street (Cnr. Swanston & Little Myers Sts.)
We will be hearing two presentations on the night.  
Richard Knight will talk about the History of the Dialysis Centre and Rotary’s involvement and Christine Somerville (Senior Nephrologist), will talk about kidney disease and issues surrounding it.
The presentations will be followed by a tour of the facility.
On completion of that, we will be going to the Elephant & Castle for a dinner.  It will be à la carte, so you can have anything they have on the menu from a coffee to a three-course meal.
The Elephant & Castle is within walking distance of the Renal Services facility.
Remember, the date is 29th January and the meeting commences at 6.00pm sharp at the Renal Dialysis Centre which is located 74-76 Swanston Street (Cnr. Swanston & Little Myers).
This will be followed by dinner at the Elephant & Castle.
Members will need to register themselves and any guests through Whoozin as per usual, by Monday 28th by 10.00am.
The menu of the Elephant and Castle is attached to a recent email to members.
It will be à la carte. This means that you order and pay as you go in and you can have anything from a cup of coffee to a three-course meal
The meal will be fellowship only, as the meeting is considered to be the two presentations and the tour of the facility.

Suggestion Box
The Menu & Venue Committee looking for suggestions for a room with or without catering as we will be moving our meetings from The Hub at the end of February.
Give your ideas and information to Tony Alsop.
Upcoming Events Coming Up
No formal meeting (optional riverside picnic) 22 January
Renal Dialysis Centre - Vocational Tour
 29 January 6.00pm
Suzy D'Andrea - Improving Patient outcomes in the community 5 February
Committee meetings - Offsite 12 February
The Ghost of Paul Harris 19 February
Dinner Auction - beneficiary speakers 26 February
Working with different generations 5 March
Committee Meetings and Member Talk 12 March
R.J. Vague Award 19 March
New Members Meeting 26 March
Social Evening 2 April
Committee meetings - Offsite 9 April
Dinner auction at RGYC 13 April
Pride & Professionalism Award 16 April
To be advised  23 April
No Meeting 30 April
Trainee of the Year Award 7 May
Committee Meetings and Member Talk 14 May
 To be advised  21 May
 To be advised  28 May
Social Evening 4 June
Committee meetings - Offsite 11 June
 To be advised  18 June
 To be advised  25 June
Change Over Dinner 2 July
The Next 3 Weeks

Meeting Roster

Meeting Date
29 January, 2019 
5 February, 2019 
12 February, 2019 
Meeting Topic
Renal Dialysis Centre Vocational Visit 
 Suzy D'Andrea - Working together to improve patient outcomes
Committee meetings off site
Warren Norton 
David Sykes 
None this week 
Adam Koch 
Satbir Chug 
John Birrell 
Satbir Chug 
Room & Hosting
None this week 
Member Talk
None this week 
David Beretta 
None this week  
None this week
Attendance for our meeting of 15 January
Present: 29
Percentage: 71.3
Apologies: Bill Bailey, Sue Beretta, Sue & James Dunlop, Harrie Farnaby, Jonathan Hepner, Bruce King, Yannick Le Gall, Maxine Leske, Gary Newton, Andrew Rofe and Graham Thomson.
Leave of Absence: Warren Norton (to 19 February).

Birthdays: Many happy returns to Warren Norton for 29 January.
Wedding Anniversaries: None this coming week.
Rotary Anniversaries: None this coming week.