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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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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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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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Community Service
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Rotary Foundation
Membership Director
Special Projects
Bulletin Editor
Vocational & Youth
 
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Latest News
 
 
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.
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
Fellowship Night
Jan 30, 2018
At the Barkly
DIK Working Bee & BBQ
Feb 06, 2018
Venue DIK
Ballarat Swap Meet Briefing
Feb 13, 2018
At the Barkly
Swap Meet Launch on site
Feb 20, 2018
Ballarat Airport
 
Meeting Responsibilities
Meeting Roster 23 January
Chair
Allen, Jim
 
Cashier
Jeffreys, Albert
 
Cashier
Hewitt, Graeme
 
Scribe
Pratt, David
 
Property
Whitehouse, Susan
 
Greeter
Short, Robert
 
Meeting Roster 30th January
Chair
Dennis, Judy
 
Cashier
Jeffreys, Albert
 
Cashier
Hewitt, Graeme
 
Scribe
Ford, Robert
 
Property
Burnett, Barry
 
Greeter
Madden, Tony
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
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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