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Past President Graeme Fleet was our chair for the evening and we welcomed Katherine Sykes and our guest speaker Tony McManus who is a member of the Rotary Club of Albert Park.
Our guest speaker was Rotarian Tony McManus who works tirelessly in the area of mental health awareness and has leading roles in the work of Beyond Blue, Headspace and RUOK.
Tony’s commitment to improving the mental health and resilience of the community is borne of his own family experience and witnessing first hand the “ripple effect” of the loss of a life under the weigh of depression and other mental health conditions.
Chronic illness, isolation, traumatic life events are known to be triggers whilst social connections, good diet and physical activity and a healthy work environment are protective factors.
Sharing your interests, assisting others through volunteering and not being hesitant to look after yourself first so you can look after others are important.
Taking that first step of speaking with your doctor to get a referral to a mental health practitioner puts you on the path to a better and more enjoyable life.
Announcements, News and Help Required
Eddie’s 40!
We joined in celebrating Past District Governor Eddie Loughnan’s four decades of Rotary service, made possible by the support and tireless work of wife Val who the Club have appropriately recognised by bestowing honorary membership.
Congratulations to Val and Eddie!
In true fashion, Eddie has requested the Club direct the cost of the plaque recording the 40 years of service to benefit the work of The Rotary Foundation.
Tony Time
President Tony reminded us that we need to respond to the Whoozin meeting invitation by 6.00 pm Sunday and if we don’t we are “out” unless we call Gary and book in.
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.
Taste of Africa – 25 October
This event which will showcase the African community and culture will take place at the premises of Life Saving Victoria in Port Melbourne. See Liz Sykes for more information.
Geelong Show – 17,18 & 19 October
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.
Dues are overdue
Don’t forget to pay your annual dues. You can pay half yearly. Pay by EFT to the Club’s account as per the details in the email you were sent back in late June.
Legacy badge sales – 5, 6 & & September
David Beretta is looking for assistance for 3 shifts per day and 2 persons for each shift. The venue is Newcomb Central shopping centre.
Working with Children Checks
Past President Janine Koch thanked all those members who now have current WWCC in place.
If you haven’t got yours yet, take the time to do so….apart from anything else, it’s useful photo ID.
Defy The Drift
Stan Deans advised that Logan, the young man selected for sponsorship by our Club, is from East Geelong and is looking forward to participation in this program which aims to present students in the later years of secondary education with details of career opportunities which are available in the rural sector.
Windfarms – turning the tide on atmospheric carbon emissions…or another mixed metaphor?
Stan has secured a speaker for our Club for our meeting of 15 October. It will be a great meeting to which we could invite guests and prospective members.
Watch the Bulletin for further information.
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. Kris Adam, who is a member of the District Youth Exchange Committee is looking for accommodation for 14 students and 4 Rotarian committee members for that night. See Kris if you can assist. Once again, a great meeting to which we could invite guests and prospective members.
Combined Geelong District Rotary Clubs Fundraiser to help End Polio.
The Rotary Club of Geelong East President and Board for 2019-20 warmly invite you, your family & friends to a special movie event which is part of a combined Geelong District Rotary Clubs Fundraiser to help End Polio.
Our Movie Night Fundraiser for End Polio Now Campaign is “Ride Like a Girl” starring Teresa Palmer and Sam Neill. 
The inspirational true story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup. A flyer to share is attached.  
Ticket Booking will be through TryBooking.  Please find link below:-
Cost of Ticket:  $21.00 (incl. fee) per person
Please print your ticket after booking and bring along on the night.  When entering your details please ensure that you note the “Rotary Club of Geelong East” so that funds can be correctly distributed.
The Cinema capacity for Group Booking is 310, minimum number of attendees for this film is 170.
Date: 20 September 2019
Where:  Reading Cinemas, Cnr Pioneer Road & Princes Highway, Waurn Ponds
Time: 6pm to 6.30pm start
Please note the cinema is mobility-friendly with easy access seating and wheelchair spaces. 
Closure for booking tickets will be the 13 September 2019
Please join us for this special movie event to help End Polio but hurry as this is a combined clubs’ event is likely to sell out FAST. Movies of this excellent standard don't come along every day so don't delay purchasing your tickets.
YIRS & best wishes
Gary Newton
Director of PR/Imaging 2019-2020

The Progressive Dinner – 5 October
This is the new date and more details will follow.
Free Coffee at Satbir’s
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.
Our Grand Final Event Meeting – 24 September
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. Families and friends are most welcome.
Weekly Dinner Fees Payable Now By Card
We now have the option of paying for our meals by "tap and pay" or "spot the slot" with no cash required.
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
 Committee meetings Tues 10 Sept
 Rotary International (RI) President Mark Maloney - Dinner in Ballarat
Our Club's Footy Colours AFL Grand Final extravaganza
 Tues 24 Sept
 Christ Church Meals (5th Monday) Mon 30 Sept
 Mental Health Awareness (Greg Ross) Tues 1 Oct
 Progressive Dinner  Sat 5 Oct
 Geelong Show 17 - 20 Oct
 Taste of Africa (Melbourne) 25 Oct
 Trivia Night fundraiser for Mark West Foundation 8 Nov
 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
 3 September, 2019 10 September, 2019 17 September, 2019
Meeting Topic

 Paul West - the Mark West Foundation

 Committee Meetings Geelong for Equality - Sharyn Faulkner
 Sue Beretta Allanah Clifford Kris Adam
 Kris Adam Peter Funston Sue Hill
 Adam Koch Jenny Acopian Jane Bolton
Room & Hosting
 David Beretta and Michael Carroll Ross Taylor & Graeme Fleet Liz & David Sykes
Member Talk
Attendance for the meeting of 27 August
Present: 28
Percentage: 71.79
Apologies: Bill Bailey, Allanah Clifford, Peter Cook, Laurent Franklin, Bruce King, Janine Koch, Maxine Leske, Alison Marshall, Warren Norton, Andrew Rofe, Graham Thomson and Andrew Thorton.
Make Ups:
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 Terry Thornton (6 August to 3 September).
Honorary Members in attendance: Val Loughnan

Birthdays: Happy birthday to Keith Dawson for 6 September and to Bruce King for 7 September.
Rotary Anniversaries: Stan Deans clocks up 51 years of Rotary service on 4 September and Jonathan Hepner has 32 years on 8 September.
Wedding Anniversaries: Congratulations to Joan and David Beretta who celebrate 54 years of marriage on 4 September.