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Last Week's Program



The Evening’s Program
Laurent Franklin was our chair for the evening and President David Sykes reminded all members to pay Satbir a visit at the 7 Eleven next to Geelong Hospital (corner Swanston Street, Ryrie Street and Sydney Parade) for a coffee whilst Satbir is on leave of absence.
Announcements, News and Help Required
Position, position, position
Not only are these reputed to be the three most important considerations when buying real estate, they are there for us to select as we move towards the new Rotary year in July.
President Elect (PE) Tony has handed out sheets headed “Rotary Club of Geelong East – 2019/2020 Club Committees and Positions” and has invited us to indicate our choice of Club (and if we are so inclined, District) roles in the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 Rotary years.
There is a task to suit, inspire and satisfy us all so fill in that form and get it back to PE Tony.
Our 28 May meeting – Youth Focus
Ashley Hall, our graduate scholar & Andrew Douglass, our past Rotary Exchange student and our attendee at the recent Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) will be our speakers on 28 May.
Members are encouraged to bring along as guests young adults 18 to 25 years to learn of the practical application of Rotary’s youth programs.
Young adults are everywhere – grandchildren, nieces and nephews, neighbours, baristas…so bring them along to experience Rotary.
A new member or two in the 18 to 25 age range will enliven the Club and get us well set for the coming years.
Pancake Night and Auction – 4 June
This is either a late or early Shrove Tuesday event with pancakes and an auction at St Albans.
Families and friends are most welcome to come along and bring items for auction.
Donate some literary works you have enjoyed….like the 2016 Entertainment Book…who would have guessed that ending!
Fundraising Committee – a new fundraising idea
Yannick reported that her committee is looking at the idea of public participation in board games which is proving very popular in Melbourne.
We look forward to hearing more.
Best wishes to Robyn
We were sad to hear that Robyn’s European trip was marred by a nasty fall from the bus.
We wish Robyn a speedy recovery.
Best wishes to Bruce
President David reported that Past President Bruce King has returned to work after his successful surgery – no bus was involved!
The Club’s new website
Our Club’s webpage has been updated and service committee chairs can place stories there regarding their projects and activities
This is our public face and Warren and Gary can help members write those stories.
Remember that the Bulletin is for internal Club communication.

District Learning and Development Assembly - Sunday 28 April.
Warren presented Ross Taylor's report as Ross attended The Rotary Foundation (TRF) sessions at the District Learning and Development Assembly.
The session concerned Rotary Foundation Funding and was presented by Rotarian Peter Simons, a member of District Foundation Committee.
The motto and mission of The Rotary Foundation is Doing Good in the World.
What do Districts Get Back from Rotary?
The Annual Fund (also called the Share Fund) receives donations which are invested for 3 years with the Rotary District getting back 50% of the original donations as the District Designated Fund (DDF).
Up to 50% of this amount is used as District Grants for Clubs and the remainder is used for Global Grants, District Programs and as required emergency relief.
The District Governor (DG) and the District Foundation chair manage the DDF
The other 50% of the Annual Fund goes to Foundation Grants in the 6 focus areas of Rotary.
It is a matter of concern that contributions to the Annual Fund in our District are steadily declining.
Donations to Polio Plus are immediately directed to polio eradication programs
Polio eradication is Rotary International’s number 1 priority.
A Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) Recognition is a recognition of US$1,000.00 paid to The Rotary Foundation and whilst in the past it has been considered an award for particular service on the part of a Rotarian or other person, it is not such in truth.
Warren attended the second session of The Rotary Foundation stream which, Warren considers, could well have been run in conjunction with Community & International, as the concepts are the same
The focus was on Community Assessment i.e. conducting analysis of what the community actually needs versus what we think they should have.
Warren suggests that in the next Rotary year, we can run an exercise that highlights the different approaches that might be used locally as well as in any international projects we become involved in
Warren advised that the reason this session was part of The Rotary Foundation sessions, is that it is a requirement of The Foundation that a proper Community Assessment is undertaken in order to gain a Global Grant.
Model United Nations Assembly
International Service Chairman, Warren Norton attended the Model United Nations Assembly held in Victoria’s Parliament House. Along with Kathy Ryan of Rotary Club of Corio Bay, they attended as observers of the exercise.
There is consideration to bringing the concept to Geelong.
The Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA), is a Rotary developed exercise that allows student (usually Year 10) to look at the world from the point of view of other nations.  Each group of two students is allocated a country.  They need to research the politics, culture and religions of the country in order to represent their country in a UN Assembly situation.  Once they have researched their country, the students are then provided with 10 to 12 Motions to be debated when the Assembly is held.
Rotary District 9810 hold their MUNA in the State Parliament.  Forty countries were involved in the recent exercise.
The Secretary General of the United Nations (a Rotarian) presides over the meeting and member countries debate, put forward amendments, meet with like minded countries and then vote on the motion before the Assembly. There was a broad range of motions debated ranging from condemning Australia for its treatment of refuges to Human Rights issues in Saudi Arabia.
The winning team go to the MUNA National Final held in Canberra each year.
Warren and Kathy will be recommending to the joint meeting of Groups 9 & 10 International Chairs, that they support the idea of conducting MUNA for Geelong schools.

Trivia Takings
The Rotaract Club of Barwon’s Trivia Night raised over $1000.00 with the Rotarian team covering themselves in something other than glory.
Trainee of the Year Award nominations sought
Peter Funston is calling for nominations for the Trainee of the Year award.
Would for the trees
Peter advised that the tree planting day this year will be 28 July with details to follow.

Entertainment Book
You can’t afford not to go out and spend, spend, spend on fine and fun dining.
Your gastrointestinal tract deserves the best so get onto Graeme Fleet (has the book Book) and Tony Alsop who has has the app Book and get gluttonous…your gut will thank you for it.
Anam Cara
Anam Cara provides hospice care in Geelong and has outgrown its current building next to St Mary’s Basilica in Myers St.
They are proposing a new facility located on the Deakin University Campus at Waurn Ponds which will cost $18 million.
This facility will provide 20 beds (they now have 4), day care rooms and will incorporate educational places for workplace training.
Five million dollars has been sourced from the Australian Government, another $5 million is being sought from the Victorian Government and the remaining $8 million is being asked of the local community.
Please see President David if you wish to attend the dinner auction on the 16th May at Truffleduck which is partnering with Rotary and providing the dinner at zero cost so that the total cost for tickets will go to the fundraising for this project.

Help Wanted – Volunteers for RYDA Youth Road Safety Program – Monday 27 May
Karen Pecar who is the president of the Rotary Club of Queenscliff is seeking the assistance of Rotarians for this progam.
Six Rotary volunteers are required to guide groups of students from session to session.
The students will be supervised by class teachers.
The program runs at Beckley Park, Corio and volunteers will be required from 8.00 am to 3.00 pm with morning tea and lunch provided.
Please contact President Karen on 0437 356 013 for more details and to sign up.

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.

Assisting in our community
We have been asked by the St. Albans Football Club and the Newcomb Football Club to assist in looking after the gate at home games.
The job is to take the admission cost as vehicles enter.
If you would like to assist, contact President David.
The dates our Club is rostered on are set out in the Bulletin’s “Upcoming Events” section.
The football volunteers are getting around $200.00 for each week we provide the service.

Sue’s in when Sue’s out
With Sue Beretta overseas, Sue Dunlop will be managing Whoozin for the next few weeks.
Knock, knock…Whoozin?
Tony Alsop reminded us that 6.00 pm Sunday is the latest time to book in with Whoozin.

Rotary Leadership Institute
This is an opportunity to explore leadership opportunities and expand/update your Rotary knowledge.
The program is conducted at 5 centres across the District  (Charlton, Terang, Geelong, Casteron and Ballarat) and each has 3 days to the program, the first in August or September, the second in October or November and the third in February of 2029.
Registrations close 30 June 2019 and the Geelong dates are 17 August, 12 October and 8 February.
Past President Warren Norton has more information and registration information.
Rotary Social Trip to Bendigo Art Gallery
The Rotary Club of Highton has organised a day trip by coach to the Bendigo Art Gallery, to see the "Tudor to Windsor" Exhibition, on Sunday July 7th.  l would like to extend an invitation to your club members to join us if they are interested. The exhibition has received really good reviews. It is purely a social day. 
Rotarian Dale McIntyre from RC Belmont will be our coach driver, and will provide morning tea along the way. Lunch is at your own expense, and will be at the Rising Sun Hotel, Bendigo. This hotel is near the Art Gallery, has good meals, the publican is my cousin Pat, and Pat is a Rotarian! He was a founding member of the Rotary Club of Bendigo-Sandhurst. 
We have reserved 50 tickets for the Exhibition, and entry for our booking is at 2 pm.  
Barb Sheehan
Rotary Club of Highton
Mobile: 0419 343 143
More Jane
Jane's been over there, man.
Ocean liner, san pan.
Machu Picchu Bhutan.
Timbuktu to E-ran.
More jumbo rides than Tar Zan
Jane's been everywhere!
Upcoming Events Coming Up
 Committee Meetings and Member Talk 14 May
 "Working with Different Generations"  21 May
 Ashley Hall - graduate scholar & Andrew Douglass on RYLA 28 May
 St. Albans Football Gate Duty Sat 1 June
 Pancake Night - St. Albans 4 June
 Committee planning meetings - St. Albans 11 June
 St. Albans Football Gate Duty Sat 15 June
 New Members' Managed Night 18 June
 St. Albans Football Gate Duty Sat 22 June
 Pride & Professionalism Award - maybe a vocational visit (TBC) 25 June
 Change Over Dinner 2 July
 Bendigo Art Gallery Trip (RC Highton) 7 July
 Committee Meetings and Member Talk 9 July
 St. Albans Football Gate Duty Sat 13 July
 St. Albans Football Gate Duty Sat 20 July
 Tree Planting Day Sun 28 July
 Christ Church Meals (5th Monday) Mon 29 July
 St. Albans Football Gate Duty Sat 10 Aug
 Christ Church Meals (5th Monday) Mon 30 Sep
 Christ Church Meals (5th Monday) Mon 30 Dec
The Next 3 Weeks

Meeting Roster

Meeting Date
14 May, 2019 
21 May, 2019  
 28 May, 2019
Meeting Topic
Committee Meetings & Member Talk  
Shona Eland - Working with Different Generations 
 Ashley Hall -  Scholar Graduate
  National Volunteer Week 
Peter Funston   
Tony Alsop  
 Jenny Acopian
David Beretta 
Adam Koch 
 Peter Funston
John Birrell  
Bill Bailey  
 Laurent Franklin
Room & Hosting
Sue Beretta  
Liz Sykes 
 Warren Norton
Member Talk
James Dunlop  
Rotary Foundation 
Attendance for our meeting of 30 April
Present: 33
Percentage: 71.74
Apologies: Kris Adam, Bill Bailey, Sue Beretta, Robyn Campbell, Stan Deans, Jonathan Hepner, Sue Hill, Adrian Innes, Bruce King, Maxine Leske, Gary Newton, Bill Pratt and Andrew Rofe.
Make Ups: None recorded.
Leave of Absence: Satbir Chug (23 April to 29 October).
Attendance for our meeting of 7 May
Present: 28
Percentage: 68.18
Apologies: Jenny Acopian, Sue Beretta, Robyn Campbell, Peter Cook, Harrie Farnaby, Jonathan Hepner, Sue Hill, Bruce King, Adam Koch, Maxine Leske, Eddie Loughnan, Gary Newton, Sam Ramondetta, Andrew Rofe, Ross Taylor and Graham Thomson.
Make Ups: Ross Taylor at District Assembly (28 April) and Graham Thomson at Rotary Club of Drysdale (6 May).
Leave of Absence: Satbir Chug (23 April to 29 October).

Birthdays: None coming up this week.
Rotary Anniversaries: Happy 10th Rotary anniversary to Sue Dunlop for 19 May and we celebrate Sue Hill’s 11th Rotary anniversary and Andrew Thornton’s 13th Rotary anniversary on 20 May.
Wedding Anniversaries: None coming up this week.
Note from the Bulletin Editor: Check your details on ClubRunner (or ask a tech-savvy member to assist you to do so) and make sure your “dates and details” are correct as the information for this “Birthdays, Rotary Anniversaries and Wedding Anniversaries” section is taken from the member records on ClubRunner.