2005/06 - President Karin Papworth - District Governor Wayne Barrett

Rotary Theme - "Service above Self"

Through the hard work and determination of PP Mary Elliott we saw the establishment of the Probus Club of Torquay- Surf Coast.  We were introduced to "Club Runner" by PP Howard Randall who undertook the training and education of all members.  Howard was also heavily involved with PETS and the District Assembly.  We undertook the contribution in kind and monetary donation for the Guarthlalal NT project sponsoring a 4th year carpentry apprentice.  We worked in partnership with the Rotary Clubs of Geelong Central, Bayside, Belmont and Ocean Grove in this project.  Through international service we managed to purchase two ambulances for India in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Kalady.  After a good night at the Heads the Club raised $23,000 for the purchase of a ventilator for AnkorHospital in Cambodia.  We were also involved in malaria control and clean water projects in Zimbabwe.   Our youth projects included Tournament of Minds Challenge with five BellbraePrimary School children and four $100 Encouragement Awards to OberonHigh School students.  We hosted Marianna from Brazil as an exchange student and sponsored Jessica Barker as our outgoing exchange student.  We sent two students to RYLA.   We raised $10,948 for the "Rob Emmett fund and donated to Guides, Torquay Football Club, Bellbrae Tennis Club, Food Bank and in kind to Dawana Community Gardens.  PP Mary Elliott kept us involved with her involvement with the District 9780 organ donor program.  We had vocational visits to Barwon Water's Sharland Oasis and the LorneHospital.