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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
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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.
PO Box 455, Ballarat, Victoria, 3353
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
District Site
Venue Map
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect Club Service
Community Service
International Service
Rotary Foundation
Membership Director
Special Projects
Web & Facebook Manager
Bulletin Editor
Vocational & Youth
Club Calendar
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We will be selling tickets for the Rotary Club of Ballarat South Car Raffle on Sunday the 9th December at Ballarat Market (Ballarat Showgrounds) from around 8am!
Come and say hello and buy some tickets, only $2 each! For each ticket sold, $1.60 goes back into our community.
Last weekend we journeyed to Bright for the start of the Great Victorian Bike Ride.  Our role is to store the riders' bike boxes for them to pick up at the end of the ride....for a price of course!
PP Graeme represented our Club last night at the Damascus College graduation dinner. 
Graeme presented Ellie Carroll with the Damascus College Collegian of the Year award which we sponsor.  Congratulations Ellie!
This week we had a very interesting vocational visit to Bond Homes Ballarat. David Rowe showed us around the factory where we could see how their kit homes are built and then transported to provide homes far and wide.
A Triple Treat Induction!
This week we had the pleasure of inducting 3 new Easties into the Friendly Club!! We welcomed Rae Macleod, Leon Punton & Kylee Ellerton into the big world wide family of Rotary! Kylee is new to Rotary, Leon is actually a former Eastie and Rae is a former member of the Wendouree RC.
And to add to the excitement, one of our newer members David Stokes gave a very interesting 'what we didn't know about him' talk.
On Tuesday night we split the proceeds of our very successful Trivia Night for the Homeless three ways.....to CAF's Ballarat, Soup Bus Ballarat and Uniting Care Ballarat. Thanks to Wendy, Alan & Craig for taking the time to attend and collect! Hopefully we have made a difference!
Lots of hard work goes in to this event, however the outcomes more than compensate for that.  We expect to clear around $5700 which will go back into the community.
Thanks to all who supported us over the weekend.
Oh what a night it was!! Our trivia night to raise awareness, and to assist the homeless of Ballarat was an awesome success!! We had so much support from Ballarat businesses and residents, the Rotary Clubs of Ballarat, Alfredton and Wendouree Breakfast, Ballarat Greyhound racing club, Trivia with a Twist and our own Club members, it was wonderful! We don't have a $ figure just yet but it will be several thousand dollars which will be distributed to Ballarat agencies who know where the need is greatest. 
Past President's Jim & Judy, along with DG Anthony, presented PP Graeme with his second PHF Sapphire pin in recognition of his work as Club Secretary over the last few years.  Well deserved Graeme.
Changeover night.........and what a night it was! Lots of presentations including two important Paul Harris Fellow recognitions, one for Emma & 2 PHF sapphires for Marg! Congratulations Ladies, very well deserved!  Photo is out with the old - Judy & Jim and in with the new...Phil!
Recently we handed out funds raised over the last 12 months. Those present and pictured are representatives from The Salvation Army, Special Olympics, Fiona Elsey Cancer Research, Ballarat Hospice, The Smith Family and Sanon restaurant in Myanmar.


Our guest speaker this week was Lyn Hedger, who spoke on the topic "Sister Alice Kitchen’s diaries". Lyn has transcribed Alice’s three very large handwritten diaries which are located in the State Library here in Victoria...a mammoth task. Alice wrote an entry in her diary every day for the five years of her involvement in WW1 as a Nursing Sister.

A very interesting talk, thanks Lyn.

Upcoming Speakers
Christmas Breakup
Dec 18, 2018
At the Barkly
No Meeting
Dec 25, 2018
No Meeting
Jan 01, 2019
President's Night
Jan 08, 2019
Venue TBA
Fellowship Night
Jan 08, 2019
Back at The Barkly
Rod McErvale
Jan 15, 2019
Leroy Mac Designs
BBQ & Working Bee
Jan 29, 2019
Meeting Responsibilities
Meeting Roster 18 December
Glisson, Emma
Jeffreys, Albert
Hewitt, Graeme
Punton, Leon
Allen, Jim
Upcoming Events
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As part of our second hand books project, we place books at Ballarat Hospital. For a small donation, patients can purchase a book to read to help pass the time. This is a joint venture between BHS Foundation and our Rotary Club of Ballarat East.
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!
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!
At last week's working bee and BBQ at DIK, we were proud to induct David Stokes into our Club....welcome David!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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