Executives & Directors
President Elect
Community Service
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Rotary Foundation
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Youth Service
Apr 24, 2019
The Peace Concert Report
May 01, 2019
May 08, 2019
May 15, 2019
Local Milk Industry
May 22, 2019
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Upcoming Events
Wine Tasting Night
May 31, 2019
Warrnambool Central change-over dinner.
Jun 29, 2019
Grampians Camping Weekend
Parkgate caravan park
Oct 25, 2019 – Oct 27, 2019
John Sheely talks about the Botanic Gardens.
This week John Sheely spoke to us about the Warrnambool Botanic Gardens and his efforts to maintain and improve them.  John was an interesting and entertaining speaker and we came to appreciate the effort he is putting in to this wonderful part of Warrnambool.  We thank John for taking the time to talk to us.
Board nominations invited.
It has been mentioned to me that for some years our club has invited club members to be board members rather than by a process of nominations from the membership as a whole.

My immediate response was to dust off the Club rules which state “not less than one month prior to the elections members may nominate candidates for president, secretary, treasurer and 4 directors. The nominations may be presented by a nominating committee, by members from the floor, or both”

I would argue that the board could serve as a nominating committee, and we are acting within the rules. We have next year’s executive locked in – President (Tim),President elect (Gerard), Secretary (Macca) and Treasurer (Sam).

However, the Board has agreed to invite nominations for other board positions, giving all members an opportunity to nominate someone for board. If we get a surplus of nominations we could have the excitement of an election! We normally have 10 board members, and current board members who I understand are happy to continue are Shane, Tony, James, and Lew. Retiring from the board are Penno and Pip.

Nominations would need to be in writing, and signed by nominator, seconder and accepted by the nominee, and lodged with the Secretary by 2 May.

Camping trip.
Our plan is to stay at the Park Gate Caravan Park in Halls Gap on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th of October.  There are a range of accommodation options that include sites and cabins.  There is a pool and a tennis court amongst other things at the park.  Members are asked to contact the caravan park and book their preferred accommodation themselves.  When you do book, mention that you are from the Rotary Club of Warrnambool Central, and they will group us together.  At the moment the park is not heavily booked for this weekend, but experience suggests it will be fully booked months in advance, so book now. 
Contact details to make a booking;
Park Gate Caravan Park Halls Gap.
Bookings – 1800 810 781
Glenn Eira Indian Cultural Day.
Earlier this year James, Stu and myself travelled to India as guests of the Rotary Club of Nagpur South.  Joining us on one of these trips was the Lili, the incoming president of the Rotary Club of Glenn Eira.  We have previously run a project with the Nagpur South Rotarians and are now looking to be involved with another project with Nagpur South and the Rotary Club of Glenn Eira. 
Macca’s role.
Potholes often gets a hard time about the state of our roads.  However, James has sent us this Leunig cartoon just to put it all in perspective;
Road to success.
Les sent us this snap.  The great thing about this is that the photo just keeps giving the more you look at it.  Is their most valuable resource really the guy sitting 63 feet ahead?  Join our team – because we have suddenly had a vacancy open up!

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