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Mark Long
August 3
Spouse Birthdays
Val Hosking
August 8
Jenny Dart
August 23
Harry Ziegerink
August 21
Join Date
Ian McIntosh
August 17, 2017
5 years
This Meeting's Responsibilities
Fitzgerald, Greg
Davis, Adrian
Hayllar, Rick
Meeting Setup
Sofia, Joseph
Alexander, Rob
Long, Mark
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Last Meeting
Pete Anderson
Bernard Dobson
Brenton Ellis
Lyn Lewis
Tyrell McGeever
Ian McIntosh
Roger McMillan
Geoff Taylor
Harry Ziegerink
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Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
Wednesdays at 6:30 PM
Safety Beach Sailing Club
185 Marine Dr
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Arrive 6:00 pm

Meeting Starts 6:30 pm

Ends 8:00 pm

President's Message
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Hi Members, unfortunately I report that due to a clash of interests on Wednesdays Ian McIntosh has tendered his resignation, we are all sorry to lose him from our club. I hope we can keep in touch.
Our 50 year anniversary is rapidly approaching, 15th October 1972. Could you all get behind Merv and Lyn so that we can mark the milestone with something memorable? 
The Peninsula Rotary Cluster has unanimously supported the funding of an Interplast project. Please give your support to Harry in fundraising towards this goal. A fundraising dinner is planned for 8th of November. 
This coming Rotary Conference is seeking people to provide home hosting for Rotarians coming from out of town. Could you please
look into whether you are able to provide accommodation next Feb 24th and 25th. As the conference will be in Rosebud we are in the catchment area. The organizers need to know by the 15th of this month.
Happenings at last weeks’ meeting
Prior to the start of the meeting, President Greg’s eagle eye settled on Ross Whitehead for the role of Chair. Ross leapt at the chance and prepared to run a tight and efficient meeting.
Acting-Sergeant Merv called the meeting to order and called on Greg to propose the toast. Greg then made a number of announcements:
  • The first meeting of the Halloween Committee will be held this coming Tuesday (2nd Aug), with Joy Long as an additional member;
  • On the 10th August we will be visited by the District Governor, Paul Mee. A Board meeting will be held prior to the Club meeting;
  • The 50th Anniversary Project is underway but there has been no progress on enquiring about the creation of a mural in Pier Street;
  • A re-working of the IGA Loyalty Card reward system means that we are receiving less and, therefore, we need to be more diligent in it’s use;
  • The Chairlift Track is still a preferred project so it may require the formation of a managing committee.
Being known for his tech savvy, Ross quickly mastered the microphone and called on Secretary Michael.
Michael read out the apologies and reminded members that a response to his weekly e-mail is required so as to assist in the catering for the meeting. The Rotary Foundation are now taking donations from non-Rotary groups, so members are invited to nominate any groups that may be interested. Lastly, the Shire Council have expressed their willingness to work with our Club on future projects.
This week’s TMG was delivered by Mike Smith. After quickly collecting his thoughts prior to the meeting Mike entertained us with a brief snapshot of his life, so far:
  • Born in 1945, he spent his early days terrorising his brother;
  • Was educated at the Marist Brothers;
  • Took up a printing apprenticeship;
  • In 1966 he was called up for National Service and went to Vietnam where he learned the 80/10/10 rules of warfare;
  • On his return he undertook work-study in computers and then moved into cartage and transport;
  • In 2016 he was transporting bottled water and now he has a paper round;
  • He has 7 children and 8 grandchildren;
  • His marriage to Agnes is the best thing to happen to him.
Ross now called for the Lotto to be drawn (Charles won) and fines to laid. Merv was pretty comprehensive in his list of fines but was greeted with stunned silence when he called for fines from the floor.
Next, it was the turn of the Directors to report.
Mike announced:
  • On the 17th August we would have a guest speaker from the Council;
  • He has been approached by a business venture who will prepare Life History Books, but the meeting decided to put that one on the back burner;
  • The Instagram promotion for the next Market is underway but new Market photos are needed.
Rob gave the meeting a reminder about Elaine’s project to collect pill foils.
Mark gave an update on Tyrell, saying he is on good spirits but would appreciate some visits.
Merv announced that the Bowls and Petanque Club is thinking of having a Barefoot Bowls Night and he wondered if the Club would like to enter a team?
Chris gave an update on the Market. The weather was unkind but the community atmosphere was great. The band was a great success and remarked on by many people. Given the success of Charles’ and Rob’s efforts, more promotion and information needs to be provided so as to encourage even more of the community engagement. It may be that quarterly special events become part of the future markets.
Ross passed the meeting back to Greg to thank the attendees and say goodnight. The meeting finished at 7:50.
Working with Children.
Don’t forget to keep your certification up to date.
The Fees.
Invoices are out there. Hooray?

NORMALLY, if you cannot attend the meeting, then please send your apologies to

Michael Anderson only by email:, or phone on 0438 944 924, before the MIDDAY on the Tuesday preceding the meeting.

ALTERNATIVELY, Michael will send out an email requesting information on who is attending, to aid in catering.

Catering for meals is expensive, if you do not apologise your meal has been paid for and all your fellow members suffer the loss.


Current Projects

In the current state of the world our normal fund raising activities  are on hold. But that does not stop you from supporting our Rotary projects.


Australian Flood Relief
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 Australian Rotary Health always always looking for help with an emphasis on Mental Health in this coronavirus time

click HERE to see more.

And if you would like to help click on the Donate link above!


Something Light-hearted.