Last Week's Program



Our meeting of 3 April
Tony Alsop was our chair for our meeting.
We welcomed back Harrie Farnaby after her absence and it was great to have Anna Fletcher with us for the Science and Engineering Challenge challenge.
We were joined by Jane Bolton and husband Robert Wright, our past Rotary Exchange student Andrew Douglass, our Science and Engineering Challenge friends from Newcastle and Deakin Universities and our Rotarian Royals Judy & Phil Beasley.
Welcome to our new member Jane Bolton
We had the great pleasure of celebrating the induction of Jane to membership of our Club and we look forward to sharing Rotary service and friendship with Jane in the years ahead.
Science and Engineering Challenge Evening
It was cross party bipartisan infrastructure development on a local but nationally significant broad based basis delivering for working families through utilising sustainable materials...paper, scissors but, alas, no rock.
The Bulletin Editor, lacking structural integrity and nursing a couple of nasty paper cuts and splinters from the wooden stirrers, confined his contribution to the following:
Rotarians, they sat in awe.
Their mouths, as one, agape.
"Construct a tower within the hour
Of twigs and sticking tape?"
“To bear great weight upon its top?”
“The structure unsupported?”
“It can't be done”...they called as one,
“A foolish quest”, they snorted.

But spouse of newest member Jane.
Aye, Robert was his name.
A quiet unassuming chap
Was Wright up for the game.
He set to work...he cut, he trimmed,
He measured...and...perfection!
The ladies at his table swooned!
Beholding his...confection.
Announcements, News and Help Required
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.
This community fundraising is being kicked-off with a 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 of $175.00 per head for tickets will go to the fundraising for this project.
With 200 tickets, this will kick off the funds with an immediate $35,000.
If each Rotary club in Geelong can book one table of ten then that will be good start to the sale of tickets.
Please book your seat with President David by 2nd May.
There is an opportunity to add Rotary branding to this project that will show that Rotary in Geelong does care for those people going through a very distressing time when they or someone to whom they are close is near the end of their life.
District Assembly
District Assembly Sunday 28 April at Ararat is a great opportunity to learn about Rotary in our District and internationally and to refresh your Rotary enthusiasm.
If you would like to attend, please see President Elect Tony.

Look to the Book
Remember on your arrival at the meetings to sign the register for the St Albans Football and Netball Club liquor licensing requirements.

Funds from Afar
Club Secretary Jenny announced that the Club has received a Commonwealth grant of $6,000.00.
This is a result of Jenny and Yannick's expertise and tireless endeavour.

Youth Exchange
Kris Adam reminded us of the Youth Exchange opportunities for hosting incoming students and our Club sponsoring an outgoing student.
See Kris for more information.

Our Club in Our Community
Adrian thanked the members who assisted the Newcomb Power Football Club at the recent sausage sizzle and Jenny added that our Club is working on a District Grant application to support the community project which Newcomb Power has put forward to assist them to expand their junior program into development schools and kindergartens.

Trivia Time
Wednesday 1 May will be an evening of trivia and Rotarians know trivia.
If you would like to take part, contact Kris Adam.
There are tables of 8 to be taken and the cost is $15.00 per head…and yet, a table of 10 will only cost $100.00.
The venue is the Kardinia Centre....the location of which is the first trivia question?
Call Kris Adam for directions.
And to get you trivializing….Can you name 2 singers or singing groups who claimed to have had no regrets?
The Entertainment Book
Graeme (“The Bookie”) Fleet has these available now.
See Tony Alsop’s recent email as to the method to obtain the Entertainment Book app.
Upcoming Events Coming Up
 Warracknabeal Trip 6 April
 Committee meetings - at St. Albans 9 April
 Dinner auction at RGYC 13 April
 No meeting 16 April
 Capt. Fiona Sykes - "Women in the Australian Military" 23 April
 District Assembly - Sunday in Ararat 28 April
 Christ Church Meals (5th Monday) 29 April
 Pride & Professionalism Award (at St. Albans)  30 April
 Trainee of the Year Award 7 May
 Committee Meetings and Member Talk 14 May
 "Working with Different Generations"  21 May
 Ashley Hall - graduate scholar 28 May
 Pancake Night 4 June
 Committee meetings - Offsite 11 June
 New Members' Managed Night 18 June
 To be advised  25 June
 Change Over Dinner 2 July
The Next 3 Weeks

Meeting Roster

Meeting Date
 9 April, 2019 
16 April, 2019 
23 April, 2019 
Meeting Topic
 Committee  Meetings - at St. Albans 
 No meeting 
Captn Fiona Sykes - "Women Serving in the Australian Military" 
  Peter Funston  
 Robyn Campbell 
Adam Koch  
 Peter Funston 
John Birrell   
Adam Koch 
Room & Hosting
Ross Taylor  
Warren Norton 
Member Talk
 Jenny Acopian 
Attendance for our meeting of 3 April
Present: 20
Percentage: 50.0
Apologies: Bill Bailey, Sue Beretta, John Birrell, Michael Carroll, Allanah Clifford, Peter Cook, Stan Deans, James & Sue Dunlop, Laurent Franklin, Jonathan Hepner, Sue Hill, Adam Koch, Janine Koch, Yannick Le Gall, Maxine Leske, Gary Newton, Bill Pratt, Sam Ramondetta, Andrew Rofe, Liz Sykes and Ross Taylor.
Make Ups: Ross Taylor (29 March – Maryborough).
Leave of Absence: None

Birthdays: Happy birthdays to Yannick (5 April), Jenny (6 April) and Sue Dunlop (8 April).
Wedding Anniversaries: None in the coming week.
Rotary Anniversaries: None in the coming week.