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Horsham East

50 Years of Service

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 6:00 PM
Glen Logan Restaurant
39 Dooen Road
Horsham, VIC 3400
Australia
Booking and Apologies can be made via email: rcohe.apology@gmail.com Due to current COVID regulations meeting are restricted to a maximum of 20 people can attend each meeting. Members must book to attend each meeting on the above email address
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Even though this has been a hard year for all local service clubs, the Rotary Club of Horsham East has fortunately been in a position to make some donations to assist other organisations.  Some of benefices of our donations have been Camp Quality, Centre of Participation, Healthy Smiles Dental Program, Christian Emergency Food Bank, Fiona Elsey Research Institute, International Women's Day, Polio Australia, Salvation Army, Spirit West Foundation, Youth Science Challenge, SayNo2 Family Violence and Wimmera Hospice.  We are proud to have been in a position to support these organisations.  Thanks to all local businesses and local / district residents that have supported our various fundraising efforts over the last year.
 
Tonight Wednesday 1st of July the Rotary Club of Horsham East held it's annual Changeover Dinner.  The dinner was held at the Olde Horsham Restaurant.   Due to social distancing rules only 20 members could attend the changeover.  President Tom Gallagher handed to baton over to President Elect Zane Bell.  Congratulations to Tom as his year as President in these extremely trying times.  All the best to Zane for your upcoming year.
 
The Rotary Clubs of Horsham East and Horsham launched the #SayNo2familyviolence initiative in Horsham today. The Rotary clubs were supported at this launch by Domestic violence survivor, strong advocate for White Ribbon and for women against violence Simone O’Brien, Rural City of Horsham, The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre Horsham and Grampians Community Health.
 
As part of the initiative there is a website with local support services contacts, and services location details.   A hardcopy wallet card has been produced with the same location and contact details, these can be collected from various locations in Horsham.
 
 
The #SayNo2familyviolence was originally the a Maryborough Rotary (Victoria) Initiative.
 
On Saturday the 29th of June the Rotary Club of Horsham East Inc gathered for its 49th Annual Changeover Dinner.  The dinner was held at Baa3400, to celebrate the previous 12 months under the leadership of President Geoff Eagle.  Geoff has lead the club wonderfully during the Rotary year.  During the year the club has been involved in many fundraising adventures to raise money to support local, district and international projects. 
 
During the year the club disbursed $40,935 for various projects.
 
One of the highlights of the evening, the club recognised Past President Debbie Delahunty for her 19 years of dedication to Rotary and her involved in many areas of our club especially the area of youth.  Debbie was presented with a Paul Harris Recognition.  We also recognised Dick Gill a friend of Rotary for all his with hands on support over the years, with a certificate of service. 
 
At the end of the evening Rotarians and guest welcomed our incoming President Tom Gallagher.
 
 
The clubs exchange student from Brazil, Gabby gave her final presentation before returning home after her 12 month youth exchange to Horsham Australia.  Gabby's presentation of her year with us was very passionate and emotional.  Gabby has been a great exchange student and the club has enjoyed having her over the past 12 months.   We all wish Gabby all the best on her return home and for her future.   We also had past exchange student Heta visited us at this meeting.  Heta was an exchange student from Finland 3 years ago.  It was great to see her back visiting,
 
 
 
Recently the Rotary Club of Horsham East in partnership with the Rotary Club of Horsham, Wimmera Lodge 70 (Horsham), and the Lions Club of Horsham have commenced work to rejuvenate Horsham Leaves of Love Memorial Gardens at the Horsham Cemetery.  
The gardens were a joint project in 2008 involving the Rotary Club of Horsham East, Rotary Club of Horsham, Apex Club 15, Apex Club of Jardwa, Lions Club of Horsham, Lions Club of the City of Horsham, Masonic Lodge of Wimmera (number 70) Horsham, Quota International of the Wimmera and SIDS and Kids.
The rejuvenation project will consist of installing a new watering system, artificial lawn area, footpath, new plants and general maintenance of the area.   The work will continue over the next several weeks.
 
 
 
On 28th of June our club and kindred organisations gathered at the Horsham Golf Club to celebrate the Rotary Club of Horsham East Inc. 2017-2018 years.   During the year the cub continued to be involved in local, district and international Rotary projects.  We became involved in the sayNo2familyviolence campaign which was commenced by the Rotary Club of Maryborough.  Outgoing President Steve Holmes said, I could list the differences that Rotary is making this year and the years dating back to the beginning in 1905, which would take all the pages available in this annual report. Rotary makes a difference locally in our community, within our district and both nationally and internationally with a combined effort of the 1.2 million Rotarians wide world.
 
To me the real difference that Rotary is making is the in the people who join Rotary, in taking them out of their comfort zone, from their working life and home life, making them better people to service their community. Rotary gives you skills in public speaking, conducting an effective meeting and managing projects along with the people involved. It has been said that organizing volunteers is akin to herding cats but preserving with this task can help appreciate other people’s abilities and gain the most from their volunteer hours. The difference Rotary makes in your life will depend how much you commit to Rotary.
President Geoff Eagle was inducted as the club’s president for 2018-2019.
 
On Wednesday the 29th June 2016 the Rotary Club of Horsham Inc celebrated its Changeover Dinner at the Horsham Golf Club.  The night was a calibration of the past year under the leadership of President Penny Flynn and the induction of President Elect Debbie Delahunty.  A great night was had be all that attended.
 
Left Newly Inducted President Debbie with outgoing President Penny (right)
The Rotary Club of Horsham East Inc 2015 - 2016 Exchange Student Heta has returned home to Finland after being apart of the Horsham East Rotary family for the past 12 months.   The club has enjoyed having Heta as part of our family and wishes well on the return home.
 
 
The Horsham Cup and the Melbourne Cup fever has hit us!!! On Wednesday 4th November we want you to dress up for our own cup event.  So you can wear something different than usual and wear a hat !!!!!
Please bring $5.00 so that you can enjoy the Cup Day novelty events.
   
 
        Members of the Rotary Club of Horsham East Inc. welcomed our 2014 - 2015 inbound exchange student from Denmark.  Sofie is picture here with President Barry Sherwell at her first club meeting.

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On Wednesday the 26th of June Members of the Rotary Club of Horsham East Inc., with friends, family and Kindred Organizations gathered at the Olde Horsham Restaurant to celebrate the annual changeover dinner. 
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Horsham East Rotarians Phil Proctor and Barry Sherwell are gearing up to ride the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) fundraising Ride for a Cure event in the Barossa Valley. They are pictured with exchange student Julian Berthelot.

There are 122,300 Australians affected by type 1 or juvenile diabetes. This disease is not caused by lifestyle factors, and it usually arises in childhood and lasts a lifetime because it destroys the ability to produce insulin, which is vital for life. There is no cure - yet.

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Rtn Gary Harper receives an award
from the club for his valuable work
with bowel scan every year


Our President for 2013-14, Pres Jenny Reid and her partner Mark O'Connor


PP Geoff Eagle receives a Paul Harris Fellow from The Rotary Club of Horsham East for his years of tireless dedication to the club.

A Club First, PP Steve Sostheim PHF receives his Paul Harris Fellow sapphire pin. This is the equivalent of double Paul Harris Fellow and has never been awarded to anyone else in the club prior to tonight and is a great honor.
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