About Our Club

Welcome to the Friendly Club!

Ballarat East

Service Above Self

We usually meet at the Barkly on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 6 for 6.15pm. Please check our speakers list..
Barkly Motor Lodge
45 - 47 Main Road
Ballarat, Victoria  3350
Australia
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Ballarat East

The Rotary Club of Ballarat East
is committed to making a difference locally, Australia wide, and across International boundaries.
 
Call 0474 769 962 to find out how you can make a difference!
 
About Our Club

Welcome to the Friendly Club!

Ballarat East

Service Above Self

We usually meet at the Barkly on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 6 for 6.15pm. Please check our speakers list..
Barkly Motor Lodge
45 - 47 Main Road
Ballarat, Victoria  3350
Australia
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District Site
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Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
President
Secretary
Treasurer
Community Service
International Service
Rotary Foundation
Membership Director
Special Projects
Bulletin Editor
Vocational & Youth
 
Club Calendar
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Rotary International News
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You can start the holiday season on a charitable note by donating on Giving Tuesday, 28 November.Why should Rotary be your charity of choice? Because our 1.2 million members see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our

Bringing up babies

After overcoming a tough childhood, pediatrician Ramon Resa is helping to raise a new generation of

 
 
Latest News
PP Lachlan with PDG Geoff James.  PDG Geoff spoke to us about the
wonderful work that the Foundation does and how important it is that we continue to support it!
All ready at Tidal River for the start of the Great Victorian Bike Ride. 
We arranged for the riders bike boxes to be stored and transported to the end of the ride for collection.
The collection team will be at Trafalgar on Sunday.
Secretary Graeme attended the Damascus College presentation night this week and presented the Collegian of the Year scholarship to Emma Sherritt on behalf of our Club. Emma is a very worthy and popular recipient.
 

Well done to Eleanor, Craig, Norma and Jason on a wonderful effort in completing the Eureka Climb and raising $1,370 for Interplast and Whitelion.

Last weekend we catered for the IFMR at their AGM.  Our Co President Jim was up until the AGM, also the President of the Australian chapter of the IFMR.  Rotarians and their partners started the ride from Sydney and returned to Sydney via Broken Hill, Adelaide, Ballarat and lots of places in between.
Winner Winner! Bec is the lucky winner of the Collins Bridge Mall Booksellers $100 voucher, drawn at the recent Book Bonanza. Thanks so much to Alicia, store manager, for donating the voucher again this year! And thankfully, Collins Bridge Mall is already on board for 2018!
Pictured are Rotary Club of Ballarat East Co-President Judy, happy winner Bec and store manager Alicia.
 
Ray Herbert, the District Governor for 2017/2018 visited the Club this week.  DG Ray was accompanied by his wife Deidre and the Assistant Governor for Group 8, Andrew Pipkorn.  A meeting with the board was followed by a night of fun, food, fellowship and some Rotary trivia.
 
The 2017 Book Bonanza was an amazing success last weekend.  This couldn't have been achieved without the help of not only our members, but also their partners and family members, our Honorary members, and our friends of Rotary.  Well done us!
Several thousand dollars will now be available to assist in our local communities.
Vale Robin James Nuttall OAM   13/01/1936 – 08/10/2017
 
Robin was inducted as a member of our Club on 15th February 1977. Over 40+ years of service, Robin exemplified what it means to be a Rotarian.  He gave every aspect of his Rotary life his full attention; nothing was started unless he could finish it.  He was a man of his word and a true gentleman.  Robin was involved in all aspects of Club life and during the last few years had taken on the role of ‘senior statesman’ and the ‘go to man’ when Rotary protocol advice was needed.
 
Robin was President in 1981/1982 and again in 2000/2001. He was recognised as a Paul Harris Fellow in June 1992, followed by sapphires in June 2012 and another sapphire in 2016 in recognition for his work with the International Fellowship of Motorcycling Rotarians.  A total of 4 sapphires!
In June 2008, Robin was recognised by the Club with a Four Avenues of Service Citation and was the recipient of the Don Robinson Memorial President’s Award recognising Service Above Self within the Club in June 2011.
 
Robin was also heavily involved in Scouting, flying, cars, jazz and the Church.  And who can forget his beloved motorbike and sidecar! 
 
Robin will be very sadly missed by Val and their family and Club members.
 
A passage taken from Robin’s memoir ‘Nuts To You Too’ (2008) sums up Robin’s life.
“I know the journey up to now has been exhilarating, sometimes exciting, but never boring”
 
‘And so, nuts to you too’
 
 
We have been a bit busy over the last few weeks.......working bees for Ballarat's Big Book Bonanza and a social night at Cubby Haus Brewing........not only Making A Difference but having fun as well!
 
This week we had the great pleasure of inducting Jason Russell into our Club. Jason has been a familiar face around the Club for some time as a member of Ballarat South East Rotaract and has often assisted us with the Book Bonanza and Swap Meet etc.
Welcome Jason, we look forward to working with you to help 'Make a Difference' in our local and international communities!
 
 
Upcoming Speakers
Christmas Breakup
Dec 19, 2017
At the Barkly
No meeting
Dec 26, 2017
No meeting
Jan 02, 2018
Return to Rotary - BBQ at Cubby Haus Brewery
Jan 09, 2018
Cubby Haus Brewery
 
Meeting Responsibilities
Meeting Roster 19 December
Chair
Allen, Jim
 
Chair
Dennis, Judy
 
Cashier
Jeffreys, Albert
 
Cashier
Hewitt, Graeme
 
Property
Miller, Jeffrey
 
Meeting Roster 16th January
Chair
Glisson, Emma
 
Cashier
Jeffreys, Albert
 
Cashier
Hewitt, Graeme
 
Scribe
Ferris, Betty
 
Property
Dougherty, Caroline
 
Greeter
Dennis, Judy
 
 
Upcoming Events
  • Community Barbeque
    Ballarat Agricultural & Pastoral Society Showgrounds
    Dec 17, 2017
  • Ballarat Market
    Ballarat Agricultural & Pastoral Society Showgrounds
    Dec 17, 2017
  • Ballarat Market
    Ballarat Agricultural & Pastoral Society Showgrounds
    Dec 24, 2017
  • Ballarat Market
    Ballarat Agricultural & Pastoral Society Showgrounds
    Dec 31, 2017
  • Ballarat Market
    Ballarat Agricultural & Pastoral Society Showgrounds
    Jan 07, 2018
  • Ballarat Market
    Ballarat Agricultural & Pastoral Society Showgrounds
    Jan 14, 2018
  • Ballarat Market
    Ballarat Agricultural & Pastoral Society Showgrounds
    Jan 21, 2018
  • Ballarat Market
    Ballarat Agricultural & Pastoral Society Showgrounds
    Jan 21, 2018
  • Ballarat Market
    Ballarat Agricultural & Pastoral Society Showgrounds
    Jan 28, 2018
 
Home Page News
Yesterday, in very cold weather, we had the WestVic Hockey Club join us on the Community BBQ.
Please contact Jim Allen on 0419860320 if your community group is interested in raising money on a walk in/walk out basis. We are at the market on the third Sunday of the month.
 
What else would you do on a Sunday morning........well members of the Leigh Catchment Group planted trees and we cooked their lunch!
 
The Bobcats Hockey Club were our community group at Ballarat Market on Sunday morning.  A cold start followed by lovely sunshine meant we sold out of snags!  Please contact Jim Allen on 0419860320 if your community group is interested in raising money on a walk in/walk out basis. We are at the market on the third Sunday of the month.
 
With the Book Bonanza being held on Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th October, we are now running two working bees per month in order to be ready in time.  Members can be found at DIK on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.

A big hand from Rotarian Presidents: Joan Williams Ballarat Rotary, Ellie Beer Alfredton, Lindsay Florence Organiser Ballarat Swap Meet, Paul Barrett Ballarat South, Trevor Lea Wendouree Breakfast Club, Lachlan Campbell Ballarat East, Val Sheil Wendouree Club and David Goldsmith Ballarat West. Each club will receive ten thousand dollars to distribute to the community, pictured at the Airport Wings Entrance.
 
 

This week we had the privilege of inducting John & Caroline into the Club. John & Caroline were joined by their sons Aidan & Ethan as they were very warmly welcomed into the Rotary family.

 
 
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