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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
Australia
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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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Vocational & Youth
 
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This week we said goodbye and good luck to June Henderson, one of our Honorary members. June has been involved with Ballarat East for almost 50 years, firstly through her late husband John and in later years through DIK. She has helped us greatly with sorting books and working at the Book Bonanza. June is leaving Ballarat to be closer to her family. We will miss you June!
On Tuesday evening, we planted some 150 native trees in a cluster group on the Martin property. This was done in response to RI President Ian Riseley's challenge for every Rotarian to plant at least one tree during this Rotary year. Thanks to the Martin family, the Wattle Flat Pootilla Land Care Group, our members and partners and the BBQ chefs!
 
 
A busy night at Rotary last Tuesday........2 certificates of appreciation - one for Graeme who has 40 years service and the other for Alec with 30 years service; Kyle from St Pat's who recently returned from NYSF in Canberra and Richard's my job talk!
 
 
 
 
Some of the team at Ballarat Swap Meet....a huge undertaking by the 8 Rotary Clubs in Ballarat, Wendouree and Alfredton.
 
At last week's working bee and BBQ at DIK, we were proud to induct David Stokes into our Club....welcome David!
 
We have left the old and moved into our new home at Donations in Kind Depot Ballarat Airport!
Want to know more about Donations in Kind? Give us a call on 0474769962!
 
 
 
Vale Ian Crawford Smith OAM  8/10/1933 – 8/1/2018
 
It is with great sadness that we recognise the loss of another of our Ballarat East family – Ian ‘Smithy’ Smith.
Smithy was inducted into the Rotary Club of Ballarat East on 27 August 1974 and after some 40 years of outstanding service; the Club reluctantly accepted his resignation in 2014, due to failing health. 
He was the 9th President of Ballarat East in 1977/1997 and the 10th recipient of a Paul Harris Fellowship recognition in 1991. He later received a PHF sapphire in 2014. 
Throughout his Rotary service, Smithy served in all areas of Club life with hard work and good humour and many funny and not so funny one liners or comments were often interjected during the meetings.
In 2015, Smithy received a Certificate of Distinguished Service and Fellowship from the then President, John Olsen.  Along with Ab Jeffrey, Graeme Hewitt, Bill Llewellyn, David Pratt and the late Robin Nuttall, Smithy and his fellow Rotarians were recognised for their long and distinguished service to the Club.
Smithy was heavily involved in many other community groups such as Probus, Ballarat High School, Central Highlands Library Service, Gold Museum Society and Sovereign Hill to name but a few. 
And so well done Smithy, you will be sadly missed by us all.
 
 
 
 
Two inductions, one Paula Harris Sapphire presentation and two 'what you don't know about me' talks!!  Busy Busy!
We inducted Barry & Richard, welcomed back former member Dave for a PH sapphire and learnt a whole lot more about Caroline and John!
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.
 
 
Upcoming Speakers
Coffee/Cake/Dinner
May 01, 2018
At GeeCee's Sturt St Ballarat
Kellie Tait AAA Sports
May 15, 2018
At the Barkly
Libby Jewson WRISC
May 22, 2018
At the Barkly
5th Tuesday
May 29, 2018
TBA
Coffee/Chat/Meal
Jun 05, 2018
TBA
Lyn Hedger - Nursing
Jun 12, 2018
At the Barkly
Cheque Presentation Night
Jun 19, 2018
At the Barkly
Fellowship Night
Jun 26, 2018
At the Barkly
Changeover Night
Jul 03, 2018
At the Barkly
 
Meeting Responsibilities
Meeting Roster 24th April
Chair
Campbell, Lachlan
 
Cashier
Jeffreys, Albert
 
Cashier
Hewitt, Graeme
 
Scribe
Glisson, Emma
 
Property
Russell, Jason
 
Greeter
Miller, Jeffrey
 
 
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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.
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!
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.
 
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