Upcoming Events
Torquay Rotary Book Fair
Torquay Scout Hall
Jan 24, 2019 8:00 PM –
Jan 27, 2019 4:00 PM
NO MEETING - Australia Day Weekend
Jan 28, 2019
Motor Show Volunteer Briefing
Lions Village Community Centre
Feb 04, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Torquay Rotary Motor Show
Elephant Walk
Feb 10, 2019
4:46 AM – 3:15 PM
NO MEETING- Following Major Club Motor Show Event
Feb 11, 2019
Wrap up of Summer Events
Lions Village Community Centre
Feb 18, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Matt Ainsworth – Local Accountant
The Minya Winery
Feb 25, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Dr David Goldsmith – Dentist - Dental care in Vanu
The Minya Winery
Mar 04, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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Trevor Pickles
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President's Report No 28
What a week it has been! Without doubt this would be the busiest of our Rotary Year by far and it seems that we have survived.
A huge Thank You must go out to every member of the Club along with Friends and Family Members who have volunteered so many hours this week at our many events. Beginning Sunday with the Cowrie Market, Set-up for the Book Fair including our Monday Night Rotary Meeting  and Board Meeting, Night Jar Parking, Marshalling for the Cadel Evans Road Race and of course the conclusion and pack-up of The Book Fair.....PHEW....that's a mega week
An incredible job by everyone and it appears that all our previous fundraising records will broken, which will set up he Club financially for the remainder of the year. Of course we have our final major event, The Motor Show, still to come in 2 weeks time.
So after all the hard work, take tomorrow night off and rest up, you all deserve it.
Our next meeting will be back at the Lions Village on 4th Feb when the Motor Show Committee and Team Leaders will brief and train their Teams for the Show. So I urge all Rotarians and Volunteers to attend that meeting.
Enjoy your night off.
Cadel Evans Road Race Marshalling

In what is arguably the busiest week of our Clubs year one of the fundraising activities that we were involved with this weekend was Marshalling for the Cadel Evans Road Race.
Here a few of the team of some 14 Rotarians and Friends who volunteered across the weekend.
                             John Oswald on The Esplanade Crossing
              Robyn on Duty at the Bells Beach Reserve
         Robyn O'Loughlin with a gathering of supporters with cow bells
2019 Book Fair 24-27th Jan

Results from today’s (Saturday) Book Fair  activities were another EXCELLENT RESULT !!!

 In excess of $3100 .........…

 With only one day to go , we should easily achieve the $10,000 target set by the Committee

Once again the food supplied by the catering Team was of the usual high standard we have come to expect 😊

The particular highlight today was the scones , jam & cream provided by Secretary Lesley

Thanks to all the extra volunteers today too
We do require a few more tip waste vouchers if anyone has some to spare to enable us to dump the scrap books. If you could please bring them with you today to the Scout Hall. 

         Even the Mayor paid us a visit
Strathewen - Black Sturday Commemoration
As long time supporters of the Strathewen School we have received an invitation to the Strathewen 10 years Commemoration of Black Saturday.
If you are interested in attending and would like further information please contact Gail Chrisfield.

The Strathewen Community invites you, your family and friends to join with us to Commemorate 10 years on from Black Saturday.
Please join us for a Commemoration and Remembrance gathering followed by a community supper to catch up with neighbours and friends.
Thursday 7 February 2019
Strathewen Recreation Reserve, 160 Chadds Creek Road, Strathewen
Please bring a plate to share
The 2019 Motor Show is nearly here

The 2019 Motor Show is now only weeks away on Sunday 10th Feb and we are calling for all the support we can get to assist with the many tasks on the day. If you have Friends, Neighbours or Family who can assist then please contact either Lesley Shedden on 0417112034, who is currently preparing the Event Roster or myself on 0418521321.
Please also advise if you have a preference for a particular task and we will endeavour to oblige.
Greg Plumridge
Relay for Life 2019 
Relay for Life is on again Friday 15th  - Sat 16th March

I have called our team "Rotary Club of Torquay". That is the team name people will need to type in to the Relay for Life website to register themselves and others. It is important to type in the exact name of the team, no other combination of words.


I find the quickest way to access our team is to firstly register your name etc via the above "REGISTER NOW" link then click on "team search" to Join a Team and type in Rotary Club of Torquay.  


Cheers Darrel


BBQ's and Events updates



Please check your roster for the Motor Show which is our next Event on 10th Feb followed by the Cowrie Market on 17th Feb.

NOTE that there will be NO 5th Night Jar on the 31st Jan so those who were rostered for that night will not be required.


Please note that to avoid any confusion what was previously known  as the BBQ Roster has now been rebranded as the "Events" Roster. to reflect that it includes things like Night Jar Parking, the Book Fair etc.


If you make any more swaps please let me know and I will update the roster which can be found in documents in club runner


To see the 2018-19 Events Roster  CLICK HERE


If you do  require to swap a date for any reason you will now need to find someone to do this with yourself. I would suggest that you send the request to Greg who has offered to advertise on a BBQ Roster Trading Post in the bulletin  


Mal Slater


Rotary International Conference - Hamburg 2019

Join Rotary President Barry Rassin at the 110th Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, Germany, 1-5 June 2019. The historic port city of Hamburg offers something for everyone. Germans call it “The Gateway to the World” — and the 2019 convention will be your gateway to the world of Rotary. At the convention, you’ll connect with people of action from across the globe while learning the latest news and strategies for keeping clubs strong.
As a past convention attendee, you know that every convention is an opportunity to learn. Not only will you be inspired by the energy and enthusiasm that surrounds you, you’ll also make new, unforgettable memories that can last a lifetime.
Join your Rotary friends in Hamburg at the 2019 Rotary Convention where together, we’ll Capture the Moment.

Share the excitement by downloading the promotional kit or by sharing the official promotional video to your social networks.
Rotary Global Rewards Program
Rotary Global Rewards, our member benefits program, offers discounts on products and services from local and global
merchants, along with opportunities to give back to Rotary. 

Over 33,000 members have signed in to use Rotary Global Rewards. To raise awareness of this program, you can:
  1. Recommend Rotary Global Rewards to all club members. They can visit from a computer or download the Rotary Club Locator App to use the program on mobile devices.
  2. Post a "Rewards" link to on your club and district websites. This gives members easier access to Rotary Global Rewards.
  3. Encourage club members to post offers on Rotary Global Rewards. 
  4. Suggest that club members help the program grow in their communities by asking local merchants to post offers. 
You can find instructional videos, how-to-guides, and promotional materials on the Rotary Global Rewards page of My Rotary.  If you have any questions about the program, write to 
VERY IMPORTANT - Whoozin The New Weekly Meeting Book-in System 

We are now fully operational with our new system for registering for our weekly dinner meetings. Called Whoozin, this program is used by other local Rotary Clubs with great success.
To make it easy for everyone I have prepared a Whoozin User Manual which is stored on Clubrunner under "Club Documents" that you will be able to print off if you wish.
In Summary the way it will work is:-
  • You will receive an initial email invitation each Monday for the following week's meeting.
  • You can immediately accept or decline, leave until later.
  • You will receive a reminder email on the Friday Prior
  • You will have until Midnight Sunday to register your RSVP and can change your decision right up until the closing time.
  • You can register up to 5 guests
  • You can specify any Special Dietary requirements
  • Please Note that if you do not register your intentions you will be charged for the dinner fee.
If you have any problems please free to contact myself Greg Plumridge 0418521321 or Michael Reed 0418524315 for details on how to work the program.
Future Meetings & Duty Roster

Weekly Assigned Duties:

 If you cannot meet one of your assigned duties, Please contact Bruce Smith to advise. 

 The duty team should arrive no later than 6:00 p.m.  Besides the below duties, the assigned team is responsible for Room Setup, Greeting Members and Guests, and Room Tidy at the end of our meeting - see checklist in storeroom or click here .






Duty Team






Event details

Mon 28th JanNOMeetingAustralia DayHoliday 
Mon 4th FebMotor ShowCommittee  Final Instruction for Motor Show Volunteers
Mon 11th FebNOMeetingDue To Motor Showon 10th
Mon 18th FebTrevor Pickles   Summer Events Summary
Mon 18th FebMatt Ainsworth – Accountant     














Dinner Meeting Registration & Apologies


Notifying someone about changes to your meeting attendance is your responsibility!
Our meetings have catered dinners, so if you are unable to attend a meeting, or if your partner is unable
to attend a designated Partner's Night, YOU MUST ADVISE us of your or your partner’s absence. 
This also applies if you are attending the meeting but not dining.
How to Book in for our Dinner Meeting?
For Members, Partners and guests of Members
  • you will receive email invitations to each meeting via Whoozin.
  • It will be your responsibility to RSVP using Whoozin by Midnight on the day prior to the meeting.
  • The only exception to this will be if you are expecting to be out of internet connectivity for an extended period. 
  • In this instance you can notify Richard Mierzejewski at LET Surfcoast on 03-5261 2777 by 4.00pm on the Saturday prior to the Monday Meeting.
  • Please Note there is NO Answering Service on this number.
  • Remember if you are bringing guests or your partner (to a non-partner night) you need to RSVP for the extra number of person/s who will be attending.
  • If no RSVP is registered as per the above process, the absentee member will be issued with an invoice to pay the Club the usual dinner fee of $25 for your non-attendance, and/or that of your partner if it is an official Partner's Night.
For Visitors to the Club
  • Any Visitors not being registered as a guest of a Member must call Richard Mierzejewski at LET Surfcoast on 03-5261 2777 to Book in.  RSVP's must be made no later than 4.00PM on the Saturday  prior to the Meeting
  • Please Note there is NO Answering Service on this number.
Rotary International & District 9780 Info
Rotary International President for 2018-19 is Barry Rassin from the Rotary Club of East Nassau
CLICK HERE to read more

District 9780 Governor for 2018-19 is Anthony Ohlsen from Rotary Club of Maryborough 
CLICK HERE to learn more about Anthony
To read District Governor Anthony No 2 July/August final Newsletter CLICK HERE
Rotary Down Under Oct 2018 Edition 610 CLICK HERE
District 9780 Directory 2018-19 (D9780 Rotarians Only)
Rotary Club of Torquay Annual Reports for 2017-18
<----- Click here  for the 2017-18 Annual Report Part A  
<----- Click here  for the 2017-18 Annual Report Part B (2016-17 Audited Financials)  
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