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.
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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
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October 2017
Rotary International News
Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Latest News
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!
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.
What else would you do on a Sunday morning........well members of the Leigh Catchment Group planted trees and we cooked their lunch!
One of our Club's biggest projects is Ballarat's Biggest Book Bonanza.  This year the Book Bonanza will be held on Saturday 14th  and Sunday 15th October at St Andrews Church Hall, Dawson Street South, Ballarat.  Club members and friends have been collecting, sorting and packing a wide variety of books since the 2016 Book Bonanza. 
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.
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.
Upcoming Speakers
BBBB Debrief with John and Jeff
Oct 24, 2017
At the Barkly
District Governor Ray Herbert
Oct 31, 2017
At the Barkly
No formal meeting
Nov 07, 2017
Upcoming Events
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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.

What do Rotarians do best.....cook snags!  Last Saturday we catered lunch for the Girl Guides and Fisheries Victoria as the Guides went for their fishing badge.  Then on Sunday we assisted the Vikings Rugby Club raise some funds.
The eight Rotary Clubs in Alfredton, Ballarat & Wendouree were very busy last weekend working at the biggest swap meet in Australia - Ballarat Swap Meet!
On Tuesday night, we learnt all about John's ancestors....good and bad! 
John's talk was titled 'What we don't know about our relatives!'
On the third Sunday of the month, you'll find us at Ballarat Market assisting a community group to raise funds.  In January we were joined by members of the Forest Rangers Soccer Club.
Our guest speaker on the 31st January was Mitch from ESTA - Emergency Services Telecommunications Services. Mitch gave a very interesting talk about ESTA. It involves all the emergency services in one call centre based in Ballarat.
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