Tony spoke on Raising profile of Rotary in the Community

Rotary Radio broadcasting a session on World Polio Day


Fundraising - Auskick report and others

Community - Library Trolley nearing completion

Membership - Stickers and Rotary Activity on Raving about Rotary

Vocational - Interview for Ken Wilk's award and more


Stewart spoke to the meeting as follows:
 Throughout the region DG’s and ADG’s have been endeavouring to raise the profile of Rotary in the broader community.
 In Geelong, 6 months of ROTARY MATTERS column in Geelong Advertiser has finished so now concentrating on ROTARY RADIO 94.7FM PULSE so public can learn more and Rotarians right across district 9780 are aware of what we’re doing. 400 podcast downloads, which is significant from PR perspective. 24th October is World Polio Day and PDG Chris Sims will address the public. There will also be an interview with Katrina, who’s ‘riding for polio’. Tune in for an interesting interview!
 W.H.O. are fixing the landline from Nigeria across several countries to Geelong, so we’ll be able to hear an interview with Jenny Norton, volunteer for polio immunisation from 12-1pm next Tuesday on the Pulse, or download from the website later.
Committee Director’s reports:
Fundraising – Brian & John V helped Torquay Auskick to raise $600 at Bunnings Torquay; Volunteers for Tue 23rd BBQ so far– Ross, Jo, John V, Robin, Peter R; Need to approach Bunnings again for BBQ dates; CoGG personnel to meet tomorrow re Xmas function.
Community – Library trolley nearing completion; Shungu Project with Nash – given contacts to organise BBQ with our facilities to raise $$ prior to applying for assistance grant.
Membership: Apply bumper stickers or risk fines; Bayside brochure being prepared as District brochure incomplete; guest invite cards to be printed; wear Rotary pins to attract interest; prepare 1 minute Rave Speeches for when asked about what Rotary does.
Vocational: KW interviews started today, more tomorrow; KWSOTH Awards at Buckleys, Sunday 21st Oct, 1.30 for 2pm start, no cost but bring change for raffles, Jo has once again secured $3000 sponsorship from TAC; Tue 20th Nov Belmont Bowling Fun Night, BYO nibbles, buy drinks there.