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Last Week's Program



Our Meeting of 9 July
This was our first Club meeting of the new Rotary year with the first Committee meetings and our newly minted President Tony at the helm.
Service Projects director Janine introduced the committee meetings with the tasks for each committee of:
  • looking at the program for the year and when to action events;
  • ascertaining when particular events and recognitions such as the Pride of Workmanship (POW) and Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)need to feature in the calendar;
  • looking at the Rotary Down Under (RDU) magazine for when each committee’s themed month is in the Rotary calendar and plan accordingly.
The Committee budgets will be finalised soon.
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Tree Planting – Sunday 28 July
Peter Funston announced that the tree planting will be at the Eumeralla Scout Camp, Great Ocean Road Anglesea.
Times will be advised.
Free Coffee at Satbir’s
Past President David Sykes announced that we can get free coffee at Satbir's 7-Eleven located at the intersection of Swanston Street, Ryrie Street and Sydney Parade and just across from the Andrew Love Cancer Centre for a donation of $2.00 to his collection for Rotary. Please drop in. He works until 11.00 am.
St. Albans Football Club Gate Roster
Volunteers are needed for 20 July and 10 August.
Please contact Past President David Sykes if you would like to participate.
Our Grand Final Event Meeting – 24 September
Warren Norton announced that the Gold Coast Suns CEO Mark Evans will be our guest speaker with the focus on the Fight Cancer Foundation and the AFL’s Footy Colours Day fundraising.
Enrich your family history story – Wednesday 17 July
Discover the wide variety of resources and original records held at the Geelong Heritage Centre that will add to your family history story.
Focusing on the Geelong and Barwon Region. 
Bookings are required to attend the session, but they are free and can be made at: 
If you have any questions, call John Mitchell on 5248 1802.
Bangers Bring in the Bread
Yannick thanked the volunteers from our Club for raising $958.00 at Bunnings Leopold and $1,700.00 at WaurnPonds Bunnings on Saturday and Sunday last.
Trivia Night Fundraiser
Yannick announced that a new fundraiser planned by way of a Trivia Night with a sports theme at St. Albans Football Club on a Friday in November.
A quizmaster is required……everyone with a quizzical expression is qualified for the role.
The beneficiary is the Mark West Foundation for families in need. There will be raffles and door prizes.
One of the answers will be Gary Ablett.
Meeting date changes
There will be no Club meeting on 30 July and it maybe an evening for Committee chairs to explore Club Runner.
Instead of a meeting on Tuesday 6 August we will have a meeting on Monday 5 August combined with other Group 9 and 10 Rotary clubs for the District Governor’s (DG) visit.
Progressive Dinner – Saturday 17 August
A list is being circulated for those who would like to attend, to host and/or to provide a course.
Rotary Club of Grovedale Waurn Ponds 40th Birthday Celebration
We are all invited to this special event which will be held on Wednesday 14 August at Mercy Place Rice Village at 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm.
The cost is $30.00 per head with drinks at bar prices .
Please RSVP by 6th August by calling 0419 341 112 or emailing
Weekly Dinner Fees Payable Now By Card
We now have the option of paying for our meals by ‘tap and pay’ with no cash required.
The 2019-2020 membership fees
Membership fees for 2019-2020 will be set at $270.00 full fee and $245.00 with concession.
Our Club Treasurer Michael has sent out invoices to members so we can pay direct in the Club’s Bendigo Bank account if we wish to do so.
The account details are:
BSB 633 000
Account number 146425996
Fifth Mondays – Christ Church Meals
The Bulletin’s “Upcoming Events” section now includes the Fifth Mondays which are our Club’s turn at the Christ Church Meals program and all are welcome to come and help out from 3.00 pm.
See Jenny Acopian if you would like to assist.
Upcoming Events Coming Up
 Club Meeting (Speaker on the Global Village Project) Tues 16 July
 St. Albans Football Gate Duty Sat 20 July
 Tree Planting Day - Eumerella at Anglesea Sun 28 July
 Christ Church Meals (5th Monday) Mon 29 July
 No Club Meeting Tues 30 July
 District Governor's Visit - combined meeting at Geelong RSL Mon 5 August
 St. Albans Football Gate Duty Sat 10 August
 Committee Meetings - offsite Tues 13 August
 Rotary Club of Grovedale Waurn Ponds - 40th anniversary Wed 14 August
 Rotary Foundation seminar - Ararat Sat 17 Aug
 Progressive Dinner Sat 17 Aug
 Committee meetings Tues 10 Sept
 Rotary International (RI) President Mark Maloney - Dinner in Ballarat Tues 24 Sept
 Club Meeting - Festival of Football with guest speaker Mark Evans Tues 24 Sept
 Christ Church Meals (5th Monday) Mon 30 Sept
 Geelong Show 17 - 20 Oct
 Christ Church Meals (5th Monday) Mon 30 Dec
 District 9780 Conference - Swan Hill 20-22 March 2020
The Next 3 Weeks

Meeting Roster

Meeting Date
 16 July, 2019 23 July, 2019 30 July, 2019
Meeting Topic
 Global Village Project - Jo Easton


 To Be Advised No meeting
 Warren Norton Janine Koch 
 Peter Gillham Peter Funston 
 Jane Bolton John Birrell 
Room & Hosting
 Adrian Innes & Liz Sykes Adam Koch & Graeme Fleet 
Member Talk
Attendance for the meeting of 9 July
Present: 23
Percentage: 60.53
Apologies: Kris Adam, David Beretta, Harrie Farnaby, Peter Gillham, Jonathan Hepner, Sue Hill, Adrian Innes, Adam Koch, Maxine Leske, Eddie Loughnan, Gary Newton, Bill Pratt, Andrew Rofe, Graham Thomson and Andrew Thornton.
Make Ups: Ross Taylor – eClub One for meeting of 11 July.
Leave of Absence: Bill Bailey (9 July to 20 August), Satbir Chug (23 April to 29 October), Keith Dawson (8 May to 11 September), James and Susan Dunlop (21 May to 24 September) and Ross Taylor (26 June to 27 August).
Honorary Members in attendance: None this week.

Birthdays: None in the coming week.
Rotary Anniversaries: Kris Adam celebrated 15 years on 15 July, on 20 July Peter Gillham clocks up 34 years and Bill Pratt has a record 53 years service on 21 July.
Wedding Anniversaries: None this coming week.