From all reports the night organised by our F Troop to acknowledge and celebrate Brian Burch’s incredible contribution to Rotary spanning decades was a fabulous night. It was hosted at by Jo and David White’s.

President Telsa presented Brian with a certificate of Appreciation and Recognition for his hard work, reliability and dedication to our Rotary club and Rotary International.

 A “snap shot” of President Telsa’s Presentation speech.


“Brian is a Long standing Rotarian, his father having been a Rotarian also. 

Brian was a member at Geelong West Rotary Club and President for year 1994-95 and a Charter member of Bayside Geelong Rotary Club, so 17 years with this club a Paul Harris Fellow and has received ‘4 Avenues of Service’ citation. 

Brian has been a director of various committees and consequently sat on the Board.  Brian Truly believes in’ Service above Self’ and continually meets the objectives of Rotary in his everyday achievements. 

Generous contributor at Fundraising events and he regularly wins the weekly raffle because he buys so many tickets.  Brian is a strong supporter of Youth Exchange and Christchurch meals and other community events. 

Brian has managed the stock, storage and maintenance of BBQ trailer for many years and is always first to arrive and work often all day.  Brian understands the workings and rules of Rotary administration and always ensures that we work in line with protocol.

Brian was Instrumental in setting up new avenues of community support, one of which is Freshwater Creek Fire Brigade. (a donation was given to Brian to present to them from Bayside, in lieu of not having our regular event at your place to raise funds).  Brian we value you greatly, your Rotary miles over the years, your friendship and reliability and thank you from us all.

President Telsa Stubna, 2013-2014