Title Author Date
Proposed International Projects for Consideration by Geelong Clubs
Please see the attached project proposals (see the Downloads File section in left margin) for consideration as a combined International Projects from the Geelong and district Rotary clubs.
Attached proposals are:
  • Umoja Orphanage Kenya
  • Modern Day Slavery
If you are interested please read the attached files and we will discuss at a future Rotary Meeting.
Proposed International Projects for Consideration by Geelong Clubs Colin Peel 2017-03-04 13:00:00Z

Interplast News

Interplast News Jane Cox 2017-02-25 13:00:00Z
Group 9 & 10 President's Meeting Minutes
Rotary District 9780
GROUPS 9 & 10 PRESIDENTS’ MEETING: 08 February 2017
ATTENDANCE: P Ron Cockell (Corio Bay), P Alex Gunning (Geelong Central),  P Althea Abraham  (Kardinia), Rtn Karen Pecar (Queenscliffe), P Daryll Webb (Bayside Geelong), P Lachlan Miles (Belmont), P Sue Van Every (Drysdale), P Janine Koch (Geelong East), P Bill Trengrove (Grovedale Waurn Ponds), P B Sheehan (Highton),  P Marie Nunan (Geelong West),  P Leslie Shedden (Torquay),P Judy Greer (Ocean Grove)  AG Kathy Ryan Group 9, AG Ross Taylor Group 10, DG Stephen Lamont, PP John Paton, Chair, Ride the Bellarine Committee
APOLOGIES: P Wayne Pecar (Queenscliffe), P Chris Kinley (Lara), P Frank Thompson (Geelong)
1 Welcome and House Keeping
AG Ross Taylor (chair) opened the meeting at 6:00 pm and welcomed Presidents, Club Representatives and guests to the third Groups 9 & 10 Presidents’ meeting for the 2016-17 Rotary year.  Numbers were taken for those going on to dinner at The Edge.
2 Matters Arising from the Previous Meeting Notes                                             AG R Taylor
  • ICE FIGHT Club Response (#3)
PP Ian Campbell is still seeking a member from each club to liaise with regarding this project.  Contact PP Ian Campbell on 0408-082-514 or imckc@optusnet.com.au if any of your members have experience and/or skills to offer for this very important fight
  • RYDA Request to Clubs (#5)
Rtn Karen Pecar spoke to the current status of RYDA.  (See Karen’s report as an attachment to the Notes). Thank you to P Sue Van Every for joining the RYDA committee.  The next RYDA training will occur on Thursday 16 February.
  • Shine On Awards’ Request to Clubs (#6)
The Shine On Awards Committee are requesting a contact in each club with which to communicate directly.  Please get in touch with PP Graham Thompson 0408 242 160
3 Ride the Bellarine-End Polio Now 2017 Launch                                        PP John Paton (Chair)
PP John Paton presented a summary of the Ride the Bellarine 2017, set for 9 April, and stated how pleased the committee is to have the ride supported by all 15 clubs in Groups 9 & 10. He stated that in the first two years of the Ride, money was raised for 200,000 doses of polio vaccine.   All present were encouraged to participate in the ride (60 km and 105 km) or sponsor a rider.  John distributed a Sponsorship Form for each club, which included detailed information and for members to sign up.
Volunteers are also needed on the day to help with registration and marshalling. Requests for volunteers will be sent out in the coming period.
John was pleased to announce that Helloworld Waurn Ponds, through Rotarian Greg Cooke, has donated Return Flights for 2 adults from Avalon to Sydney, Adelaide, or Hobart.  It will be offered as a prize to “The Club that raises the most funds on a per member basis through the Sponsorship Form.
Over the next few weeks, members of the RTB Committee will be visiting clubs to encourage participation.
4 DG Stephen Lamont’s Q & A                                                                                 DG S Lamont
  • DG Stephen commenced by thanking all clubs and members for their collaborative and individual efforts during the 2016-17 Rotary Year.  He mentioned that he really appreciates receiving the bulletins from the clubs to keep him informed.
  • Membership is still an issue, although the decrease was only -12 last year compared with -81 the previous year.  Some rural clubs in particular are struggling and may join together for activities.
  • Regulatory matters are still an issue for some, with reference to the child protection action needed to be taken by clubs.  Many are still working on it.  There will be extensive training provided at the next District Assembly, and Insurance Officer Don Shields will be attending a meeting in Sydney to gain more information.
  • District borders will be changing in 2020, reflecting a worldwide trend.  There will be fewer districts overall.
  • Bryan Humphrey’s Cambodian Project has received a global grant - $77000 has been reached.  Another example of great collaboration amongst clubs.
  • Some clubs throughout the region are experimenting with meeting flexibility while others are remaining with weekly formal meetings.  Some clubs are having once a month fellowship meetings.
  • Be prepared for an exciting Be Bold dinner at the upcoming conference.  There has been an upexpectedly good response for the Sunday morning breakfast and activity at Geelong Mums.  Two Pedal cars are being given away:  one for the “best dressed “ club and one as a raffle prize with money raised for Indigenous Health programs.  Registration is open!
5 Home Hosting for 2016-2017 District Conference                                                           DG S Lamont
Response has been good.  If anyone wishes to offer a place to someone go the District website – Patrick is the contact
6 Torquay Motor Show 12 Feb 2017                                                                                   P L Shedden
The club members were looking for a good turnout for the Show held on 12/2
7 ROMAC Comedy Night 18th Feb 2017                                                                   PL Shedden
More patrons are sought for this ROMAC fundraiser at Buckleys on 18 Feb
It should be a fun night!!
8 RYDA Report & Proposed Action                                                                          P K Pecar
See report sent with these Notes.
9 Preserve Planet Earth (PPE) Report & Requests                                                 AG R Taylor
District Chair Eon McCauley would love all clubs to participate on Earth Day, 22 April and is still looking for club contacts so everyone can know what is going on in PPE.  Rotary President Elect Ian Risley is keen to focus on climate matters in his year as President. Please See Downloads Section for an Update on Earth Day to be celebrated on April 22nd.
10 Barwon Health Rotary Patient Transport Program Raffle                               P S Van Every
The RC of Drysdale has decided that the proceeds from their annual Easter Art Show will be going to the Patient Transport Program.  They are seeking Rotarians from any club in the area to help them sell tickets.  Contact Caroline Rickard at rickard_9@hotmail.com
Art Show is on 15 and 16 April at Christian College Bellarine Sports Stadium, Collins St, Drysdale
11 Other Business Items                                                                                             AG R Taylor
  • RC Corio Bay now meet at Eastern Hub East Geelong on Thursday evenings at 6:15
  • Warren Norton advised AG Ross that the City of Greater Geelong is seeking citizens to have their say about “Our Future”.  Ross to send out flier with details.
12 Some Rotary Clubs’ Signature Projects (if time permits).                                                AG R Taylor
  • 24 February is Lara District’s Golf Day
  • RC Queenscliffe are hosting another Lego day on the Queen’s Birthday weekend
  • 10 Feb is the Parallel Sports Basketball event  to be attended by RC Geelong Central
  • 26 May – RC Belmont are hosting a dinner to raise money for Headspace – to be the first event at the soon to be open new stadium at Kardinia Park.  More on this soon.
Next meeting: Thursday 11 May 2017 – for Presidents and Presidents Elect
AG Kathy Ryan
Group 9, District 9780
14 February 2017
Group 9 & 10 President's Meeting Minutes 2017-02-18 13:00:00Z
RYDA Geelong
RYDA Geelong
RYDA is on again next Thursday 16th February
120 Bellarine Secondary College and 35 Geelong Lutheran College Year 12 students will be attending this fantastic program.
Several Geelong district Rotarians have volunteered to train to be RYDA facilitators and Kathy Ryan (Corio Bay) and Rod Stewart (Queenscliffe) will be presenting sessions at RYDA for the first time.
Other Rotarians are volunteering on the day from Geelong, Corio Bay, Drysdale, Ocean Grove and Queenscliffe.
As funding from clubs and external sources is presently unreliable, we have set student fees at $25 to cover costs.
Club support     
As we’ve said before, it would be great if this could be a true joint project of all Rotary clubs in Geelong and district.
While some clubs have replied to our request for financial support – thank you Highton, Ocean Grove and Drysdale, and P Sue Van Every from Drysdale has joined our committee (thanks Sue!), the response has generally been disappointing. We realise clubs have many calls on their funds and the time of members but this is a great opportunity to get involved with and support the youth of our region.
If your club or members have contacts with a secondary school in your area this is a great opportunity to build on the relationship your club already has or to initiate a relationship with the school.
RC Ocean Grove was approached by Bellarine Secondary College to assist with costs and has agreed to pay $10 per student attending. RC Drysdale also approached the school and offered to pay for students who couldn’t afford to attend. This is another way your club could support RYDA.
We are again asking clubs to appoint someone to either be on the RYDA committee or be a point of contact in their club and for clubs to consider an annual contribution to RYDA or support a school directly. Also, if you know someone who has experience and enjoys working with young people ask them to consider becoming a RYDA facilitator.
Karen Pecar
RYDA Geelong Committee
0437 356 013
About RYDA
RYDA (Rotary Youth Driver Awareness) is an award winning road safety program that has been presented to over 500 000 students in Australia and New Zealand. RYDA is a whole day school excursion for year 11 and 12 students. It is not a learn to drive program but focuses on student attitudes and behaviour with the aim of making them safer drivers and passengers. The underlying theme is “My life my choices”.
Although the rate of death and injury to young drivers is slowly decreasing, young drivers are still over represented in the statistics. This group accounts for 22% of road deaths but only 13% of drivers. There is still much work to be done.
RYDA Geelong 2017-02-18 13:00:00Z
City of Greater Geelong Community Consultation Opportunity
As Rotarians, we do a great deal of work within our community to enhance it.

The City of Greater Geelong has been undertaking a series of workshops (now completed) and a survey of residents. The purpose of the Our Future project is to understand how residents see the Geelong of the future.  This will allow the Council to work toward meeting the vision set. Please see attached flyer in the "Download Files" section in the left had column.

The survey will finish this week on Wednesday 15th February.

There is still time to complete the survey, if you have not already done so.

There are at least two reasons why we as Rotarians should be completing this.
First, we are Geelong residents and should have a say in the future direction of our city.  Second, some of the outcomes of the survey may well point us to future projects that the Rotary clubs of Geelong could undertake to meet identified community needs.

Please consider taking part in this if you have not  already done so.  The url is:

www.geelongaustralia.com.au/ourfuture<http://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/ourfuture> "

I hope you find this information useful and will bring it to attention of your Club members.

Continue to enjoy the Rotary journey.

Ross Taylor
AG Clubs Group 10
City of Greater Geelong Community Consultation Opportunity Alexandra Gunning 2017-02-11 13:00:00Z
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
.. Tony Still 2016-09-01 00:00:00Z

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
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.
. Sylvia Gray 2016-09-01 00:00:00Z
Friends of Rotary Social Catchup
Friends of Rotary Social Catchup
Dear All,
The Friends of Rotary (Club Geelong Central) are having a catchup tonight with a meal and a drink or two at the Elephant Castle Hotel in McKillop St at 6.30pm. All members & partners are welcome to attend just let Ray Bassett know on 0419 557 597.
Your Friends of Rotary Liaison Officer
Roger Haebich
Friends of Rotary Social Catchup Roger Haebich 2016-02-14 00:00:00Z

Interested in joining rotary?

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RC Geelong Central "Home of The District Governor"

Rotary Club of Geelong Central


Jane was born in Sydney but with the family moved to Geelong where she completed her schooling. A career path in banking led to management, following which Jane took up an overseas posting in London for five years working with the Australian Department of Immigration. Returning to Australia Jane was the Business Manager for a busy medical practice for a number of years, before taking up her current senior National Travel Co-ordinator role with a large, nation-al food services provider. Jane holds a Diploma of Business (Human Resources).
RC Geelong Central "Home of The District Governor" 2015-07-25 00:00:00Z

Rotary Inspiration




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