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Last Week's Program



The Evening’s Activity – the Fight Cancer Foundation and the AFL’s Footy Colours Day
From The Bulletin’s cadet reporter, Gary Newton
Gold Coast Suns CEO Mark Evans was our guest speaker with a crowd of about 60 and a great mix of young and old. 
We heard Mark trace his history from school teacher to Melbourne Demons Communications Manager then to the Hawthorn Football Club, the AFL and now The Suns.
On the way through, he has collected many accolades…and Robert Wheeler.
Mark talked of the tremendous growth on the Gold Coast and the difficulty of getting the numbers moving there, who are largely AFL nuts anyway, to view the Suns as their second team.
Mark donated a large amount of AFL Suns merchandise for a gold coin donation to the audience who snapped it up gleefully.
Announcements, News and Help Required
We welcomed Allanah and Graham Thomson back from their travels.
What Rotarians say about Rotary
Here’s a summary of a recent survey that all Rotarians worldwide had the opportunity to complete.
  • The top reasons for joining and staying are local service and friendship.
  • Younger, diverse professionals and business leaders are interested in joining Rotary.
  • Half of our prospective members have a personal connection to a Rotarian and a quarter say they’re former or current Rotaractors.
  • As younger professionals and business leaders become new members, they increasingly want to support causes with a global reach, make a positive impact not only locally but globally, and pursue personal and professional growth and learning opportunities.
  • The barriers to joining are cost and time constraints, not being invited, and unmet expectations.
  • The top reasons for leaving are also cost and time constraints, club environment and culture, and unmet expectations; and
  • Rotary is important to our members because it allows them to identify their communities’ needs and participate in service opportunities to address these needs.
  • The first contact, orientation, and mentoring processes are key to increasing Rotary’s appeal, setting the right expectations, and fostering loyalty among our members.
Rotary of Grovedale/Waurn Ponds Dinner Auction – 4 October
Members will have received via email from President Tony an invitation to the club’s forthcoming Dinner Auction on Friday 4th October at Capri Receptions.
It is the major fund raiser for the year for the Grovedale/Waurn Ponds club and we and our friends are invited to join in for a lovely meal, an enjoyable evening and the opportunity to snap up a bargain.
The club’s major project over the next few years is to assist the local volunteer organisation Foundation 61 to build accommodation to assist women and their children to rebuild their lives.
RSVP 1st October to Paul on 0401 062 110
Progressive Dinner – 6 October from 6.00 pm
We know why but details of who’s going where and when for what with whom will be provided at our meeting on Tuesday 1 October.
Trivia Night – 8 November
This event will benefit the Mark West Foundation. Bring along family and friends and book a table of eight. More details to follow from Yannick.
The Night will include a Wine Raffle so we are asking Club members to donate a bottle or two before the event.
It's nearly Geelong Show Time!....and we need volunteers!
If you are free on October 12th between 9:30am and 1pm, come along to the Geelong Show Clean Up Day!
Even if we have sufficient numbers for the actual clean up, it gives you a chance to see “the before” and if you are a new member, you can see what goes where before the Show starts in earnest
Clean Up Days are used to make sure the premises are spick and span before the show begins. So bring gloves and a bit of elbow grease and get cleaning! 
If you are unable to get on to Clubrunner, please do not hesitate to contact Yannick.
Geelong Show – 17,18 & 19 October
The roster is available on Club Runner and a roster showing dates and times will also be available at the Club meetings.
Please put this one in your diaries. We need all hands on deck as we can only give away to our chosen charitable causes that which we make and we make most from this event.
This year with every shift (there are 4 shifts each day) there will be a Shift Supervisor and a First Aider.
The idea is to relieve Adrian and John from having to be across every aspect of the operation – financial, operations and supply – throughout the entire Show.
Another new role is that of The Go-fer who will need to be available outside the Show Grounds to source and bring in supplies as needed.
Lift The Lid – 1 October
Greg Ross, ambassador for mental health awareness and Australian T.V. legend, is our guest speaker on the subject of mental health for our 1 October meeting.
The overseas Rotary Exchange students have adopted this project as the one they will support and they will be attending the meeting.
A great meeting to which we could invite guests and prospective members.
Upcoming Events Coming Up
 Mental Health Awareness (Greg Ross) - Lift The Lid - Wear Your Best Hat Tues 1 Oct
 Progressive Dinner  Sat 5 Oct
 Hamburger Stand Pre Show Clean UpSat 12 Oct
 Windfarms guest speaker Tues 15 Oct
 Geelong Show 17 - 20 Oct
 Taste of Africa (Melbourne) 25 Oct
 Trivia Night fundraiser for Mark West Foundation 8 Nov
 World Polio Day recognition - The Ann Lee Hussey Story 19 Nov
 Christ Church Meals (5th Monday) Mon 30 Dec
 Celebration of Rotary International 18 Feb 2020
 District 9780 Conference - Swan Hill 20-22 March 2020
The Next 3 Weeks

Meeting Roster

Meeting Date
 1 October 8 October 15 October
Meeting Topic

 Lift The Lid (Mental Health Awareness) - wear your best hat

 Committee Meetings  Wind Farms - Trish Collins from Goldwind
 Kris Adam President Tony Stan Deans
 Peter Gillham Kris Adam Adrian Innes
 Adam Koch Jenny Acopian Janine Koch
Room & Hosting
 Bill Bailey & Terry Thornton David Beretta and Michael Carroll Ross Taylor & David Sykes
Member Talk
Attendance for the meeting of 24 September
Present: 20
Percentage: 50.00
Apologies: Jenny Acopian, Bill Bailey, David Beretta and Sue Beretta, Michael Carroll, Peter Cook, Stan Deans, James and Sue Dunlop, Harrie Farnaby, Laurent Franklin, Peter Gillham, Adrian Innes, Bruce King, Adam Koch, Yannick Le Gall, Maxine Leske, Eddie Loughnan, Alison Marshall, Colin McElhinney, Andrew Rofe, Andrew Thorton and Terry Thornton.
Make Ups: None received this week.
Leave of Absence: Satbir Chug (23 April to 29 October), Jonathan Hepner (29 August to 26 September), Alison Marshall (20 August to 24 September) and Sam Ramondetta (17 September to 29 October).

Birthdays: Happy birthday to Robert Wright, Jane Bolton’s spouse, for 3 October and best birthday wishes to Elizabeth Taylor for 8 October.
Rotary Anniversaries: None this coming week.
Wedding Anniversaries: None this coming week.