Our meeting of 14 May
The evening's chair was Chris Adam and the Rotary International toast proposed by Andrew Rofe was to the Rotary Club of Manchester Breakfast.
From Our Glorious Leader
President Michael has information for members interested in volunteering in PNG.
Information is also available for the Windmill Jelderks Foundation which provides financial assistance for outgoing Exchange students in difficult circumstances.
Through the month of May, Bowelscan kits will be on sale and for just $10.00, you can check that all is well. Adrian is looking for someone to help collect the kits from pharmacies in the East Geelong area.
Committee Report – Public Relations
Our ads are running at the East Geelong Newsagency.
For our Club archives, photographs taken by members other than David Sykes and Chris Adam (the Papa-Artsy) are needed - how else will photos of David and Chris make it into Geelong Eaststory? Slap your snaps on a USB stick and pass it onto Chris for posterity.
The Geelong News featured a story on The R.J. Vague Award and our Facebook page is getting lots of Likes.
Jenny Acopian invited members to bring along their supermarket School Stickers if we would like to support our Club’s schools.
Hamburger Stand Report
John Birrell reported a profit of $4,600.00 to $4,700.00 for the Swap Meet which is one of our best results. Our appreciation and thanks go to the Deakin University Rotaractors for their support.
Our Club in the Community
President Elect Graham Thomson acknowledged the great support from members and Rotaractors at the Sunday Mother's Day Classic barbeque.
Free to Good Home
Ideal mascot. 6 to 8 month old neutered cat looking for premier position in loving home. Call Harrie for further specifications.
The Rotary Leadership Institute
The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a three-part series of fast paced, interactive, one day courses to refine a Rotarian’s leadership skills and increase their knowledge of Rotary.
Participants return to their clubs with enthusiasm, new contacts, fresh ideas, an increased understanding of their potential as Rotarians and valuable skills impacting their potential leadership in the club. In particular, new Rotarians and Presidents Elect are encouraged to attend.
The closing date for registrations is 28 June and RLI is run at Geelong, Ballarat and Portland – the Geelong dates are 7 September and 9 November this year and 22 February, 2014.
See President Michael or President Elect Graham if you are interested.
Attendance officer Graeme Fleet asks us to put in our make-up details early so the May attendance figures can be done in good time.
Science and Engineering Challenge
Deakin University will be hosting the Science and Engineering Challenge on the last Thursday and Friday in May. Tony Alsop welcomes any member who would like to assist.
Update Your Dates and Details On Club Runner
Congratulations to Don Macvean! He received The Sparkler Cake because he took the time to check his profile on Club Runner to make sure we didn’t miss his 80th wedding anniversary…no, sorry..his 80th birthday! The accurate recognition of members’ and partners’ birthdays and anniversaries in this Bulletin (and their announcement at the end of each meeting) rely on members’ information on Club Runner being correct.
Friends of Rotary and Entertainment Books
Graeme Fleet reported that Club members have purchased 42 Entertainment Books which means around $600.00 for our Club funds.
Friends of Rotary will be inducted at our meeting on 28 May.