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Bayside Geelong

We are meeting same times but online now

We meet In Person & Online
Tuesdays at 7:30 PM
Meeting Place Post Covid 19: Uncertain
Postal Address: PO Box 809
Geelong, VIC 3220
1st Tues 7:30pm (Board Only) No Meeting - 2nd Tues 7:30pm Project and Planning Meeting - 3rd Tues Fun/Social evening - 4th Tues 7:30pm Normal Meeting - 5th Tues Public Event (Waurn Ponds Library) 7:30pm


Another great evening spent together enjoying a Work Place Visit at Fort Queenscliff.
Twenty-four members partners and friends gathered at the fort at 6pm, where we were met by our guide who explain the workings of the fort in the past and today.
Interesting fact were shared regarding, when the fort was built in 1860, how the first shot in WW1 was fired from that location, also, the part the fort played in mail deliveries at that time to the Western part of Victoria.
We heard about tea dances at the weekend in the drill hall for some relaxation for the solders, and to meet the lovely ladies of Queenscliff, to a cannon fire demonstration in 1988 that broke all the window around the parade ground and left a few VIP being blown from their seats, but so much more as well.
Today the fort is the military record centre for Australia. Up until 9 -11 the fort was open to the public to come and go as they pleased, bringing picnics to share overlooking the bay, but as many things did, unfortunately that has changed now.
Thanks to Telsa for organising this great evening, well done.
Bayside member, Jane Myers this week, all the way from Uluru.
Jane was working in the area with indigenous families and thought she would try to join the meeting on zoom.
Sadly, finally got on and it was too late and we missed her, maybe next time Jane, but what a beautiful office you have.
Jane was telling me about a breast screening activity for August Sept and Oct that she is involved in, and there is a request to find a donation of ladies’ socks for same....
Jane will be travelling to remote communities as part of a support team, and she would like to know, are we interested in supporting this project.
I think it sound like a very interesting and a simple project.
Jane will be sending more information about it.
As we all know we will be celebrating on Sunday March 21st 100 years of Service Above Self in Australia.
The official start of the northern relay will start in Lara, and continue to Corio Bay, Geelong West, Geelong, Bayside Geelong and Geelong East, Rotary Clubs.
The two chosen members from each northern club will be in a 100year old, Classic Car supplied from the Western District Historical Vehicle Club and will enjoy the ride to Christ Church Hall.
Bayside will start with a BBQ lunch at the Play space in the Gardens, where past Youth Exchange student Connor Brown will than carry the baton to East Geelong Rotary club.
Afternoon tea will be served and open to all members family and friends of Rotary to enjoy, plus the WDHVC members will be joining Bayside members for afternoon tea. That should lead to some interesting conversation.
It’s going to be a fun day with our Rotary Family.
It’s been a great week, with a good balance between helping out with our community project, Clean Up Australia Day, and our fish and chips lunch.
Thank you to members Judy Beasley, Judy Eyles, Telsa Stubna, Aileen Brown, Andrea Patterson, Peter Kavenagh, and Friends of Bayside, Anne Cotsell, Cheryl Storr, Greg Storr and Brian Mundy for joining us at Rippleside park and foreshore to collect rubbish.
Lots of laughs and rubbish photo’s (thanks Judy B), and club photographer, Andrea Patterson, did a brilliant job catching all the action.
We had a perfect day to be out and about, cleaning up the park and foreshore area.
And, then a little reward of a fish & Chip lunch at the Boat House afterwards.
Well done everyone, great effort.
What a team, and what a great day we all had on Sunday.
The Garden Party was a great success and was fabulous working together the RC of Geelong Central, bringing it all together and raising the sum of $2000 + for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
Member Judy Eyles, happen to mention, “Lucy’s Project” to Friend of Rotary, Anne Cotsell, and this is what happened, a very large plastic tub to goodies for the children appeared.
Thank you, ladies, very much.
There are two areas to contact here, The Schools with the information letter, plus asking people you know for help.
The list is printed below of items needed.

Children’s back pack as well as School stationeries i.e., Exercise books, pencils, erasers, rulers, colouring pencils, colouring texta’s, Shapes, objects, colours, signs and symbols, diagrams, numbers, alphabet letters.
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