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Bayside Geelong

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1st Tues 7pm (Board Only) No Meeting - 2nd Tues 7:30pm Normal Meeting - 3rd Tues Fun/Social evening - 4th Tues 7:30pm Planning Meeting - 5th Tues Public Event (Belmont Library) 7pm
Meeting Place: The Andrew Love Center, 70 Swanston St,
Postal Address: PO Box 809
Geelong, VIC 3220
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This week was our latest membership drive night.
The evening was to give an insight into Rotary and specifically into some of the key project that we as a club support.
With Rotary, is about what we do, the differences we make, and the satisfaction we get from being able to make those differences for so many.
The formal part of the evening was a series of short presentation for speakers from club members or the representative from organisations that we have supported financially, giving us short five-minute presentations, sharing the benefits that Bayside has made to them.

Shelterbox – Rotarian Peter Kavenagh

Days for Girls

Christ Church community meals program

Rotary Youth Exchange –( a Parents perspective)

Barwon Health Patient Transport Service (BHPTS)

Final summary from jo was to encourage Bayside to searh for great people to join us.
If you are interested Bayside Contact details are on this page.

This week we had guest speakers from Highton Rotary Club, David Sinclaire and Brenton Rudd). They provided information on a couple of unrelated projects that their club are involved in;

Disaster Aid International’s Sky Hydrant water purification project

We were given information on Highton Rotary’s efforts to get a concerted Geelong Rotary clubs project of the ground to purchase multiple filtration units (6) for $ 5000 each, fully installed by Disaster Aid Australia. They are working with the SkyJuice Foundation to bring safe, clean, drinking water to communities in many countries that need safe drinking water.
  • The SkyHydrant water purification unit produces safe drinking water without the need for power or chemicals
  • The SkyHydrant is a low cost, lightweight (16 kg) portable and easy to deploy in the field
  • Operating functions are simple and manual, with virtually no consumables
  • Safe water for less than $1 per person per year
  • Designed to produce water for 500-1000 people as stand alone unit, or can be configured for larger capacity.
  • A single unit can produce up to 1000 litres per hour.
  • Clean drinking water can be produced from the majority of non-saline surface and ground water.

Chef for a Month

The second presentation was “Chef for a month” program for kids which is a programme funded and facilitated by Highton club in conjunction with 6 local schools and the Gordon.
Two grade six students from each school attend a short course (4 afternoons).  The children are introduced to such things as good eating habits, hygiene and food handling, allergy awareness and group participation and cooking.
This week we held a really enjoyable evening with our wonderful band of friends and supporters.
It was decided the club would organise a thank you dinner for all our "friends of the club" that help us in so many ways.
This was our way to spoil our volunteer band a little at this event to say a very big thank you to all our Rotary Friends of Bayside (FOBs)
The evening meeting was held at Eastern Gardens - Geelong
The spread was provided by the club members with David White manning the BBQ.
Fish and chip night meeting.
The Geelong Boat House “Bon voyage celebration for Connor”
As the first meeting of the new year the Bayside Geelong club met beside the bay (actually by the western beach historic boat ramps) to partake of a fish and chip supper and to say bon voyage to Coner Brown.
President Peter presented Coner with his Exchange student blazer which we all acknowledged that although it fitted Coner well at this moment that he would grow and mature into over the year he will be in Germany on Exchange.
There was a great turn out to wish him well with the Rotarians Friends and Family in attendance.
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