Welcome to the Rotary Club of Geelong Central Inc A0024770R
 
We meet for breakfast every Tuesday at 7:30am,
at Denny's Kitchen, National Wool Museum,
Brougham St Geelong
 
The Club have received a couple of invitations, updates and requests this week:
 
Brownlow Medal Evening – Geelong West Rotary
 
The Rotary Club of Geelong West would like to invite you to their Brownlow Medal night meeting on 26 Sept at Queens Park Golf Club at 6 for 6.30 pm
(Two course dinner $25)
 
Guest speaker is John Russo - AFL Umpire from 1982 to 1995.  John umpired 223 AFL games and 14 finals, including 2 grand finals in 1986 and 1991, and 5 AFL games overseas.
John is a lawyer and a most entertaining and engaging speaker. Enjoy GWRC's welcoming hospitality and John's talk, before going home to watch the count.
Phone Marie Nunan 0408 145623 by 9 am Monday 26 Sept.
 
Blue Illusion Fashion Show
Geelong West are also holding their Blue Illusion fundraiser at the Pakington Street store on Wednesday 5 October as detailed in the attached invitation.   6.30pm for a 7:00 pm Start, Cost $10.00 – Please contact Jane Cox for further information.
 
Update from Anam Cara House
Congratulations to Anam Cara on receiving some much needed funding from the Department of Health to support respite outcomes for families in need of assistance.  Helen was also pleased to be able to advise that with our assistance in providing 50% of the request for the Vanuatu family, they were able to obtain the remaining 50%.   The Geelong Advertiser will also be running a story on the support provided to the family by Geelong Central Rotary, St John of God Hospital and Anam Cara.
 
Request from Bethany Community Support
Bethany will be running their annual Family Fun Day fund raiser again this year on Thursday 29 September and have written requesting assistance with running the Barbeque.   This will require some volunteers between 11.00 am and 2:00pm to cook and serve lunch for those attending.  We will need to make a decision on this by Tuesday morning, so if you are able to help out, please let me know via email, particularly if you are not able to make our normal Tuesday morning meeting.
This week will be the final step in finishing our Business Plan, so sharpen your pencils and bring your calculators – ‘cause it’s finance week and we need to draft the budget proposals prior to the Board Meeting on the 19th September.
 
And lastly…. I wonder if our Secretary will be brave enough to bring along his Hawks cup this week? 
 

 
Up and Coming Meeting Rosters
Tuesday
WELCOME Bob Barry
20-Sep
INVOCATION / International Toast Don Shields
  CHAIRMAN Ralph Menchise
  Scribe - Note taker of meeting Atticus Gray
  Attendance Colin Peel
     
Tuesday
WELCOME Luds
27-Sep
INVOCATION / International Toast Max Findlay
  CHAIRMAN Jane Cox
  Scribe - Note taker of meeting Mitzi Hesper
  Attendance Peter Drummond
     
Tuesday
WELCOME Sandi Brown
4-Oct
INVOCATION / International Toast Linda Carr
  CHAIRMAN Dean Kennedy
  Scribe - Note taker of meeting Phil B
  Attendance Geoff Hayles
     
Tuesday
WELCOME Hans Kull
11-Oct
INVOCATION / International Toast Scott Hunt
  CHAIRMAN Phil B
  Scribe - Note taker of meeting Geoff Mann
  Attendance James
     
Tuesday
WELCOME Peter Drummond
18 O ct
INVOCATION / International Toast Jane Cox
  CHAIRMAN Joanne Clark
  Scribe - Note taker of meeting Linda Carr
  Attendance Luds
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
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Appreciating the Uniqueness of Rotary

Paul Harris believed that Rotary was something special, not because he started it, but because its principles set it apart from other organisations. He believed that Rotarians should appreciate how special Rotary was, but not take it too seriously. To remain special, clubs need to value core characteristics of Rotary while simultaneously looking for ways to make it better.

 

Request from our Members on RLI
Hi
Sylvia and Atticus attended the first of the RLI sessions. The first task assigned is to have the membership survey completed.
 
Sylvia has created an online form at http://goo.gl/3MFuKF.
 
Hard copies will also be distributed at the next few meetings for those who feel they aren't up to the online version.
 
Please take the time, go to http://goo.gl/3MFuKF and fill out the survey.
 
 
 

 
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Rosters for up and coming Events
 
 
Saturday 3rd September 2016
Habitat for Humanity - Working Bee
8:30 am – 12:00
31 Rix Street Herne Hill
  • Colin Peel
  • Geoff Hayles
  • Richard Oakley
  • Scott Hunt
 
 
Sunday 4th September 2016
Steam Packet Market Roster
  • 7:00 am – 10.30             Max Findlay (Wagon Driver)
  • 7:00 am – 10.30             Colin Peel
  • 8:00 am – 12:00             Arnie
  • 9:00 am – 2:00 pm           Mitzi
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm           James Nott
  • 11:00 am– 3:00 pm          Alex Gunning
  • 12:00 am – 3:00pm          Don Sheilds
 

 
 
Rotary International President 2016-2017 John Germ introduces the theme for the new Rotary year.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RI President 2014-15, Gary C K Huang sends his congratulations on achieving 25 years of Rotary service.
 
To the members of the Rotary Club of Geelong Central, Victoria, Australia.
 
It gives me great pleasure to congratulate you on your 25th anniversary.
 
For 25 years, your community has been able to count on Rotary.  Each Rotary Club that is chartered is a beacon of hope and help: a beacon I know will continue to shine for many years to come.
 
 
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
Club Administration
Membership
Public Relations
International Service
Rotary Foundation
Service Director
Chairperson
Chairperson - Youth
Chairperson
 
RSS
Nigeria reclassified as polio endemic
Nigeria reported three cases of wild poliovirus in the northeastern state of Borno in August of this year. Following the World Health Organization's confirmation of these cases, the country returned to the list of polio-endemic countries. The other polio-endemic countries are Afghanistan and Pakistan. These are the first cases detected in the country since July 2014, and while this news is disappointing for all Rotary members, we are confident that Nigeria can defeat polio. Rotary provided $500,000 to assist immediately with the outbreak response, and an emergency response plan has been put...
Rotary recognized on public television's 'American Graduate Day'
Rotary was recognized on 17 September on public television's fifth annual American Graduate Day program for its work with San Diego-based Monarch School, a K-12 school for homeless youth. The Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA, was applauded for its work mentoring Monarch's students, keeping them on track to graduate, and helping the school to continue thriving during tough economic times. Monarch School CEO Erin Spiewak appeared as one of the show's guests, along with Monarch Alumnus Cynthia Valenzuela, who attested to the positive, life-changing experience Monarch School gave her and...
 
 
 
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Speakers
Oct 04, 2016
Oct 11, 2016
Lindy Brand and Dorcas (refugee student)
Northern Bay Secondary College camp / "Hat Day" for Australian Rotary Health
Oct 18, 2016
Ross Ackland - CBS Financial
Proposed Changes to Superannuation
Oct 25, 2016
Sandi Brown
Dial a Lunch (Dal) - Pride in Workmanship Presentations
Oct 31, 2016
President Alex Gunning
Melbourne Cup Eve Dinner Fundraiser
Nov 08, 2016
Jacqui Bennett
"Humans in Geelong"
Nov 15, 2016
President Alex Gunning
Club Annual General Meeting
Nov 22, 2016
Bec Picone
A follow up presentation Peace of Mind Foundation
Nov 29, 2016
Bob Barry
Our Market Safety Plan - Part 2
Dec 20, 2016
President Alex Gunning & Father Christmas
Christmas Breakfast meeting