Welcome to the Rotary Club of Geelong Central Inc A0024770R
 
 
Rotary Mission Statement:
 
"Together we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change -
across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves"
 
We are an active club, with not much formality.  Twenty-two projects on the go, ranging from supporting a Leprosy mission in Thailand, dismantling local good playgrounds to send overseas and recognising excellence within our own community. We are keen to hear about community needs.  Come and talk to us.
 
Project and planning meetings are held 3 times a month in cafes in Geelong's CBD - Tuesdays 7:30am-8:30am.    Our Waterfront market on the first Sunday of the month is famous and can always use ad hoc assistance.
 
All visitors will be warmly welcomed. We acknowledge that our nation is enriched by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the millions of people who have made a new life here.
Our club did a site visit to Good Cycles pre Covid and we are so pleased to see they are weathering the storm.
 
They opened new premises at 61-63 Little Malop St, with workshop space for two mechanics, a full stock of parts and accessories, and, excitingly, a range of new bikes, from budget commuters to gravel bikes and ebikes. The new shop has seen a significant increase in revenue, allowing them to hire two new mechanics, and begin offering supported employment to young people in the community. They open Tuesday through Saturday, 9am to 5pm, so please feel free to pop in and say hi!
 
Our Waterfront Makers and Growers Market is taking action to meet the State Government's ban on single-use plastics by 2023.  Why not take the opportunity to address other wastes as well? We will be working with our stallholders to develop a policy and action plan to work on what we can control ourselves.   Clean market, clean waterfront and clean ocean !
 
We welcome input from the community on ideas and suggestions. geelongwaterfrontmarket@gmail.com
 
 
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The Rotary Fiji Eye Project conducted on Tavenui Island treated 216 patients from all over Fiji in 2019.  Covid has put further operation on-hold but the team is preparing for the next round.  http://rotaryeyesfiji.com
 
Geelong Central support this program and also the post-cyclone school program on Tavenui Island where we built school buildings.
 
Raising Funds for Domestic Violence
 
Despite the weather we all enjoyed our turn manning the gates at the St Albans Netball and Football games.  A joint initative with the Rotary clubs of Bayside, Geelong and Geelong East.  Rotary's share of gate takings are for domestic violence support.
 
 
Leprosy -  a difficult disease that remains with us
 
We were treated to a very interesting talk this morning about the medical side of leprosy and the disease in Australia and worldwide by club member, Prof Tony Hall.  The club will support The McKean mission in Chang Mai this financial year and explore how we can offer longer term assistance to the great work being done by Australians Dr Trevor and Heather Smith.
 
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Club Executives & Directors
President
Treasurer
Vocational Services
International Service
Membership
Immediate Past President
Youth Service
Club Administration
Market Manager
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You can volunteer as a Friend of Rotary at our monthly Waterfront market; overseas playground recycling program, 100 tree planting in June and many other opportunities.  Come along when you can.

Market Site for NFP and Charities
We reserve a market site at each of our Sunday Waterfront markets for not-for-profits and registered charities who wish to connect to a broader audience.  Email waterfrontmarketgeelong@gmail.com for more information.
 
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Upcoming Events
Speakers
Preparing for Rotary Year 21/22
Jun 22, 2021
Volunteering Geelong + Zoom
"You don't know me"
Jun 29, 2021
DAL Workmanship Awards. Bookings essential.Limited
Jul 13, 2021
DAL Café & Catering, cnr Little Ryrie St & Fenwick St