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The Evening’s Program – Show & Tell
This was a very entertaining evening as we gained considerable insights into the past and “presents” of our members – from precious books, collections of collections, a special reward for an exemplary Grade 3 report, 72 years old hair going to benefit Kids With Cancer, a school cap and some very impressive artwork, photographs, toys, hard earned cash and the special brass musical instrument which has pride of place in the Loughnan family.
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Kris Adam was our chair for the evening.
We welcomed Sam Ramondetta back from his travels and The Family Sykes also.
We send our best wishes to Terry Thornton and to Adrian Innes and look forward to having them back with us at meeting as soon as they are able.
Rotary Foundation - The Ann Lee Hussey Story
On Tuesday, 19 November, The Rotary Foundation (TRF) Committee of our Club is presenting to the meeting, an outstanding video called “The Ann Lee Hussey Story”.
The occasion is to acknowledge World Polio Day (which was recognised on 24 October as well as Foundation Month.)
The Ann Lee Hussey Story is told by Ms Hussey herself. 
As a child she suffered from polio.
Her story is riveting, courageous and challenging.  Every-one of us who supports Polio Plus should view this video to remind ourselves again what a scourge the disease is.
The Ann Lee Hussey Story, in the opinion of the Club’s Foundation Committee members, rates almost as highly as Gary Newton’s presentation two years ago at the Soup Saver night.
The Foundation Committee is also challenging every member to make an extra donation to the above what you normally give. Rotary International has challenged all clubs world-wide to raise $1500 above what they normally give to the Polio Plus program to help raise another $50 million per year for the next two years to try and stop the polio virus dead in its tracks.
Some 99.99% of the world is free of polio at the moment but Pakistan and Afghanistan are still proving a stumbling block.
Donations can be made through the cashier or by eft and we will leave the appeal open to the 10th Dec this year.
The Foundation meeting on 19 November is a partners’ night.
We hope to see you all in attendance.
Thank you,
From Past President Ross Taylor
Chair, Rotary Foundation Committee
International Mens Day – “Happy as Larry” – 19 November
The Rotary Club of Brighton North will host an inaugural luncheon to celebrate this event on Tuesday 19 November 12.00 pm to 2.30 pm at the Citipower Centre, Lakeside Drive, St. Kilda (formerly the Junction Oval).
The event is to promote, inform and educate (and, of course, to entertain) those attending…and men means women too!...about men’s health and happiness.
The MC will be Matt Nichols and the guest speakers are Jeremy Forbes (who has a commitment to the better physical and mental health of tradies) and Paralympian Don Elgin.
Proceeds from the event will support hepatitis B virus research, the Brighton Bayside Men’s Shed, youth suicide awareness and the Rotary Club of Brighton North’s community service projects.
Go to Trybooking to purchase tickets.
Our Fifty Years Celebration – 23 February 2020
This is the date to join with the members, past members and friends of The Rotary Club of Geelong East in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the club.
That is two days after our actual Charter Anniversary and is the date of Rotary International's birthday.
Please put aside the date and the organising committee will keep us informed of additional information over the next few months.
Annual General Meeting – 19 November
Members are invited to nominate for Board positions in the 2020-2021 Rotary year.
Paul Harris Fellow Recognitions to Graham and Jenny
Past Presidents Graham Thomson and Jenny Acopian received their PHF Recognitions with 4 sapphires acknowledging their personal financial contributions to the global work of the Rotary Foundation in “doing good in the world”.
Ballarat South Raffle
James Dunlop reported on raffle ticket sales so far of 45 books sold to the public.
Our sales site is Dan Murphy’s in Pakington Street.
This is a Club project and we get a very good return from each ticket we sell ($1.60 from each $2.00 ticket).
We will showcase our Barwon River Safety Markers project at the ticket sale table as an example of our Club’s work in the local community and Keith Dawson has prepared a project factsheet for distribution.
Andrew Thornton moves on to Ocean Grove
We are sad to hear that Andrew will be leaving our Club but very pleased to hear that he will be contributing his very considerable energies and talent to the good work of the Rotary Club of Ocean Grove which is close to his home.
Andrew was been a very important, active and engaged member of our Club and a great friend and we wish him well at RC Ocean Grove.
Upcoming Events Coming Up
 Trivia Night fundraiser for Mark West Foundation 8 Nov
 World Polio Day recognition - The Ann Lee Hussey Story and the Club's Annual General Meeting 19 Nov
 Christ Church Meals (5th Monday) Mon 30 Dec
 Celebration of Rotary International 23 Feb 2020
 District 9780 Conference - Swan Hill 20-22 March 2020
The Next 3 Weeks

Meeting Roster

Meeting Date
 5 November 12 November 19 November
Meeting Topic
 Kinder Show & Tell


 Committee Meetings - Off Site Annual General Meeting and Rotary Foundation (The Ann Lee Hussey Story).
 Laurent Franklin  President Tony and PP Ross Taylor
 Peter Gillham  David Sykes
 John Birrell  Janine Koch
Room & Hosting
 Adam Koch & Graeme Fleet  David Beretta and Michael Carroll.
Member Talk
Attendance for the meeting of 5 November
Details will appear in next week's Bulletin.

Birthdays: Happy birthdays to Gary Newton (2 November), Karen King (7 November), Allanah Clifford (8 November) and Kris Adam (10 November).
Rotary Anniversaries: Past President Tony Della Porta clocked up 31 years of Rotary service on 1 November.
Wedding Anniversaries: None in the coming week.