The Rotary Club of
Geelong Central
September Bulletin 2022
DG Kathy's Official Visit
Last week we had the District Governors Official visit to the club. DG Kathy Rivett is from RC of Alfredton, Ballarat. She commenced by inducting our three newest members: Jonathan Hines, Vic Hope & Cath Powell.
Kathy presented to the club, challenging us to bring fun to our meetings & club activities. She is looking forward to our members attending her District Conference in Ballarat in March and has given the club a jigsaw piece to bring along (President Don was able to change it from Mongolia to New Zealand). She also recommends members attend the Rotary International Convention in May, as it won’t get any closer. She presented on this year’s theme, Imagine, and asked us to imagine the changes we could make in the world. She ran through some of the programs of Rotary, including ROMAC, RYLA, RYGEN & RLI.
Kathy was impressed that our club is on the right track in lots of ways, including removal of impediments to visitors & new members being made welcome in the club. We have long ago abolished the old-fashioned things that don’t fit modern society, such as fines sessions, invocation/grace, and singing the national anthem.
Calling for Nominations
The club needs someone to put their hand up and take on the role of President in 2023/24 year. It is vital that this happens now, so that they can undertake the President Elect training that commences in November. Want to know more about what’s involved, please speak to President Don. 
August Market 2022
The Geelong Waterfront Makers & Growers’ Market on Sunday, August 7 was a big day for the majority of stall holders. Whether it was cakes, soaps, jewellery or gem stones, the 7000 strong public attendance made the most of the clear 14 C temperature.
Remember the next market will be on the waterfront on Sunday, September 4.
World Mosquito Day
Rotarians Against Malaria is dedicated to eliminating the debilitating, deadly disease that is malaria from our neighbouring countries: Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Timor Leste and Vanuatu. Both Timor Leste and Vanuatu are close to elimination but the incidence of malaria remains high in much of PNG and the Solomon Islands.

World Mosquito Day is observed on 20 August to mark the historic discovery by British doctor Sir Ronald Ross in 1897 that malaria is transmitted between humans by female Anopheles mosquitoes.

His discovery laid the foundations for scientists across the world to better understand the deadly role of mosquitoes in disease transmission and come up with effective innovative interventions. Sir Ronald Ross was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his work on malaria in 1902.
Rotary on the Move - August Edition
Rotary on the Move is the Zone 8 Official Zone Newsletter. Please find the August Edition here
In this edition
  • Grow Rotary - Project a Positive Perception
    Written by PDG Stephen Lamont, Rotary Coordinator, this article explores that three concepts of Growing Rotary. Attraction, Retention and Perception
  • Zone 8 Conference
    28-30 of October 2022
  • Polio Discovered in New York and London
    Written by PDG Peter Garnett, Polio has been found in the UK and US for the first time in nearly 40 years
  • Taking Steps to Eradicate Polio
    Written by RI Director Jessie Harman, asking you to join her and walk with us to end Polio
  • Caring for Cambodians
    Written by PDG Julie Mason, Julie explores the 50 Water bores provided to Cambodia to assist with the dry season, providing clean water and sanitation
  • Zone 8 Rotarians support the Ukraine People
    Rotary Groups and individuals contining to provide medial aid to Ukraine
  • To Dine or not to Dine? 
    Written by PDF Debbie Loveday, explores the thoughts of changing status quo.
Australia Rotary Health - July 2022 Update
The July Issue of the Australia Rotary Health Newsletter is out. This issue contains
  • 2023 Research Grant Funding EOI CLOSES SOON
  • NEW Research
  • Latest News
  • NEW Research Findings Snapshots
  • NEW Upcoming Events
The ARH Team are also working together on the Lift the Lid Walk for Mental Health. You can find more info here
Geelong Waterfront Makers and Growers Market
Steampacket Gardens
Dec 03, 2023
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM UTC+11:00
Club Meeting - Disease Prevention & Treatment
Quest Apartments
Dec 05, 2023
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Board Meeting
Geelong Insurance Brokers
Dec 11, 2023
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM UTC+11:00
Club Assembly
Quest Apartments
Dec 12, 2023
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM UTC+11:00
Christmas Breakup
Nautica Restaurant
Dec 15, 2023
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Christmas Meeting
Dec 19, 2023
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Geelong Waterfront Makers and Growers Market
Steampacket Gardens
Jan 07, 2024
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM UTC+11:00
BBC Earth Experience
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Jan 20, 2024
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Geelong Food Relief
Geelong Food Relief
Jan 23, 2024
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM UTC+11:00
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