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Last Week's Program



Our Meeting of 25 June
Peter Funston was our chair for the evening.
We welcomed Janine Koch back from her overseas trip and we were very happy to have Robyn Campbell back with us as she continues to improve after her fall.
President David thanked David Beretta and Michael Carroll for doing the St. Albans Football Club gate duty under our Club’s volunteer roster.
The Club has received a letter of thanks from the “Sailability” program at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club for the donation from our recent dinner auction.
President David announced that the new Club award named in honour of our esteemed member and great friend Past President Bill Pratt and which recognises the enthusiasm and commitment of a member of our Club of five or fewer years membership (“the Bill Pratt Encouragement Award”) will be bestowed on the inaugural recipient at our Change Over next week.
Member Talks
Jenny Acopian and Peter Gillham gave us a little insight into their respective backgrounds.
Jenny is a proud Geelong girl who has traced her family back 5 generations in Geelong and the Port Philip District (later the colony of Victoria).
A foundation student of Belmont High School, Jenny went on in recent times to write the school’s history.
Jenny studied teaching and spent time teaching in Canada and was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in Nashville, Tennesee.
She has worked in education all her life and is now at the Deakin University in the School of Medicine.
Both Jenny and Peter attended the University of Melbourne.
Peter has been in legal practice since coming to Geelong in 1979 and works in the areas of family and property law, probate and estate planning.
Announcements, News and Help Required
The Sausage Sessions
Get yourself on the roster at the next Bunnings Sausage Sizzles on Saturday 6th July in Leopold and Sunday 7 July at Waurn Ponds.
To volunteer, go to Club Runner or contact Yannick.
Support the Rotary Foundation with your Amazon purchases
Warren tells us that when buying from Amazon, you can nominate The Rotary Foundation as your charity of choice.
The Ross Report
We were delighted to hear that Ross Taylor has been given the “all clear” and we look forward to having him back at our meetings in the very near future.
Progressive Dinner – Saturday 17 August
A list will be circulated at next week’s meeting for those who would like to attend, to host and/or to provide a course.
Dinner Auction – Letters of thanks to donors
Yannick has these available for members to send out to thank the many individuals and businesses who were so generous in their support.
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
Upcoming Events Coming Up Update
Check out this section of the Bulletin for the RI President's visit, District Conference dates, the Foundation seminar in Ararat and Waurn Ponds Grovedale's 40th anniversary.
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.
Vocational Visit and Pride and Professionalism Award
A number of Rotarians including Honorary Member Pam Mott attended the presentation of the Club’s Pride & Professionalism Award to the Andrew Love Cancer Centre (“ALCC”) last Thursday.
We were made very welcome and met with members of the medical, nursing and administrative staff who work so hard with the invaluable support of many volunteers to make this facility one of the very best providers of cancer services in Australia and indeed in the world.
A number of our members who have experienced first-hand the exemplary level of care and support which the Andrew Love Cancer Centre provides nominated the ALCC for the award.
We were welcomed by Associate Professor Philip Campbell, the Director of Cancer Services head of medical oncology.
Our Club’s Vocational Service Committee, Laurent Franklin, outlined the principles behind our Pride and Professionalism Award.
Shane Brasier who is the Operations Manager accepted the award for the radiotherapy division which was presented by Jenny Acopian and Dr.Madhu Singh accepted the award on behalf of the medical oncology section of the ALCC from Stan Deans.
Rotarians were then able to take a tour of the facility with Fiona Chipperfield and her colleague Janine.
Apart from recognizing the great work of the ALCC, it was an opportunity to demonstrate our Club’s community credentials and perhaps gain a new member or two?
Below is the URL for the Barwon Health Facebook page that has the photo and brief article.
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
 Our Change Over Dinner 2 July
 Sausage Sizzle - Bunnings Leopold Sat 6 July
  Sausage Sizzle - Bunnings Waurn Ponds Sun 7 July
 Committee Meetings and Member Talk 9 July
 St. Albans Football Gate Duty Sat 13 July
 Club Meeting (Speaker on the Global Village Project) Tues 16 July
 St. Albans Football Gate Duty Sat 20 July
 Tree Planting Day 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
 2 July, 2019 9 July, 2019 16 July, 2019
Meeting Topic
Celebrating the last 12 months and Change-Over


 Committee Meetings Global Village Project - Jo Eaton
 Peter Gillham Tony Alsop Warren Norton
 No Sergeant Peter Funston Adam Koch
 John Birrell Adam Koch Liz Sykes
Room & Hosting
 Warren Norton Sue Beretta Bill Bailey
Member Talk
 None None None
 None None None
 None None Board
Attendance for the meeting of 25 June
Details of numbers present, percentage, apologies and make ups will appear in next week's Bulletin.
Leave of Absence: 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 (28 May to 25 June).

Birthdays: Peter Gillham on 1 July.
Rotary Anniversaries: We celebrate Colin McElhinney's 19 years of Rotary service on 1 July as well as Terry Thornton's 10 years and Eddie Loughnan’s 34 years and Sue Beretta's 6th year with us on 2 July. We also celebrate Gary Newton's first Rotary anniversary on 3 July and Alan Backwell OAM tops of a big year of recognitions on 28 June with his 30 years of Rotary service.
Bruce King has 9 years with us on 6 July and David Sykes clocks up 17 years in our Club on 9 July.
Wedding Anniversaries: None this coming week.