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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 6.15 for 6.30pm. Please check our speakers list..
Barkly Motor Lodge
45 - 47 Main Road
Ballarat, VIC  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 6.15 for 6.30pm. Please check our speakers list..
Barkly Motor Lodge
45 - 47 Main Road
Ballarat, VIC  3350
District Site
Venue Map
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect Club Service
Community Service
International Service
Rotary Foundation
Membership Director
Immediate Past President
Special Projects
Vocational & Youth
Web & Facebook
Bulletin Editor
Public Relations
Club Calendar
July 2019
Rotary International News
Rotary and ShelterBox celebrate the power of partnership

Rotary and ShelterBox celebrate the power of partnershipEvanston Ill., Rotary International announced on 3 June a three-year partnership renewal with its disaster relief project partner, ShelterBox. For almost 20 years,

Rotary announces US$100 million to eradicate polio

Rotary announces US$100 million to eradicate polioEVANSTON, Ill. (June 10, 2019) — Rotary is giving US$100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed

Rotary’s 110th annual convention concludes

Rotary’s 110th annual convention concludes; one of Hamburg’s most multicultural, non-profit gatheringsMore than 26,000 registrants representing 3,605 Rotary clubs in 170 countriesRotary commits US$102 million

mytaxi donates proceeds from rides to Rotary

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Latest News
The response to the clearance sale/working bee held last Saturday was so good that we'll be open again on Saturday 3rd August for another sale/working bee, from 9am to 2pm! 
The proceeds from the clearance sales will help us donate funds to local agencies such as Uniting Breezeway, Child & Family Services, Headspace Ballarat, Eureka Mums, Ballarat Hospice & the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute to name a few.
Please note that no wheelchair access is currently available.
Changeover 2019/2020!
And what a night it was.......4 Paul Harris Fellow Recognition's, The Don Robinson Service Above Self Award, a 20 years service recognition, annual reports, family & friends, Honorary Members, Friends of Rotary, visiting Rotarians, good food and fellowship and most importantly......out with the old and in with our new President....Emma!
Congratulations and well done to PP Marg Robinson, recognised with an
Order of Australia medal in the Queen's Birthday honours.
Photo courtesy of the Ballarat Courier

We'll be back for another clearance sale on Saturday 6th July, 9am - 2pm.
We also have DVD's & CD's for sale, $1 each or 6 for $5.
Please note that we cannot offer wheelchair access at this time, hopefully we will have it by the end of the year.

Heritage Weekend has come and gone in what could only be described as quite cool weather!
Thank you to those book lovers who braved the elements to came out to our book sale! 
We hope to have another sale soon so stay tuned!
This week our guest speakers were Rishni & Anna from the Speech Pathology department at Ballarat Health Services. Rishni & Anna spoke about the inspiring Aphasia Choir for folk with speech difficulties following a stroke or head trauma. Whilst members of the choir may have trouble speaking, their singing abilities shine through. 
If you would like to know more about the choir or offer financial assistance, contact Rishni or Anna at Ballarat Health Services.
The difference this morning was that we had 4 young men from Mount Clear College come along to help us! Mount Clear College is one of 2 secondary schools we support, the other being Damascus College.
Ryan, Jali, Cooper & Jarrod are doing the Kakoda Trek in a few months....we wish them well!
Also on hand was our 'youngest member' James!
Our youngest 'member' James, was very impressed with Rod McErvale and his talk about his inovative business - Leroy Mac Designs!
Rod & his wife Rebecca produce baby garments and blankets made from pure merino wool. The sign of a good speaker is
when the meeting runs way past it's usual ending time! Well done Rod & Bec!
Upcoming Speakers
Max Pietruschka
Jul 23, 2019
Jul 30, 2019
Casual Night
Aug 06, 2019
Membership Committee
Aug 13, 2019
Caroline Dougherty & Lachlan Campbell
Aug 20, 2019
Transitional Care Program & Diabetes Update
Caf's CEO Allan Joy
Aug 27, 2019
Caf's Carefarm
Casual Night
Sep 03, 2019
Trivia Night Presentations
Sep 10, 2019
Home Page News
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.
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.
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!
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