January 2022
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Community Service
Vocational Service
International Service
Rotary Foundation
Immediate Past President
Youth Service

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Thursdays at 6:15 PM
Warrnambool Football Netball Club
Cramer Street
Warrnambool, VIC 3280
Rotarians meet at 6.00 pm for a 6.15 pm start.
Home Page Stories
Rotarians have been working hard to prepare the Hole in One fairway. Great assistance from BDH Constructions who erected the fences.
Your chance to win this car. Be closest to the pin or the first hole in one at the Australia Day Shoot Out and the car is yours!
Daily Prizes for the closest to the pin. $200 for every Hole in One.
The Hole in One is Happening!!
Nicole Larter spoke to the Hole-in-One “Supervisor’s Information Booklet” and indicated that a copy would be emailed by Paul Atack to all involved. She also drew attention to the “2022 HIO Induction Checklist” which would also be emailed to all and which needed to be completed before doing duty.
Peter Reeve spoke about the loss of Hole-in-One Committee Members, especially his “Partner in Crime” over many years, Ralph, but emphasised that despite the difficulties, there was a determination to carry on. He urged all to read and understand the booklet about which Nicole had spoken, and emphasised the need to fill the supervision roster, especially up to 6 January when we will next meet. He announced a working bee at the H-in-1 site at 8.30 a.m. on Monday 20 December and urged members to attend.
Loan of old caravans for the homeless.
Joe Baptiste spoke to a proposal by Ian Harper from Rotary Daybreak to address the problem of homelessness in Warrnambool. Ian is seeking the loan of old caravans for placement and use by the homeless. Anyone who can help should contact Joe or Ian. He also mentioned that St Vincent de Paul have an arrangement with the Mahogany Motel for a discounted rate to assist those in urgent need of accommodation.
Michael Bellamy read part of a letter from Greta Perry, President of WET, thanking all who have assisted them during the past year. Mike noted that for the first time since the beginning, there is no RCWE member on the WET Board, and emphasised that this does not mean we will be giving up our support.
Pictured above L to R are:- SWTAFE CEO Mark Fidge, Millie Spence, Chloe Graham, President Cliff, Ciaran Lamond-Hallet, Stuart De Bie, Chairman Bill Hewett.
President Cliff thanked SWTAFE CEO Mark Fidge and Rotarians Wendy Mitchem and Bill Hewett for the work done in preparing for tonight.
Bill referred to the assistance provided by Mark, Emily Cowell and many others at SWTAFE, noted that these awards had being going for more years than he cared to remember (a check of the records suggests continuously since 2000-2001).

Mark expressed the thanks of SWTAFE to RCWE for the ongoing support over many years.

It was explained that first year apprentices were nominated by their teachers, after which the selection panel shortlisted 9 who were intensively interviewed. As a result of this process, four are with us tonight:-
    Stuart De Bie        Engineering – Fabrication    Cobden Tools
    Chloe Graham        Cookery    Waack’s Bakery, Ararat & Stawell
    Ciaran Lamond-Hallet    Cabinet Making    GM Cabinets, Warrnambool
    Millie Spence        Parks & Gardens    Horsham Rural City Council

Each apprentice received a framed Certificate. For being judged “top apprentice” Chloe also received $1000 – Ciaran, Millie and Stuart $500 each. There was also a $100 recognition for each of the other five who were interviewed.
$950.00 from members for Foodshare – sensational!!!!! Add $1000 budgeted by Community Service Committee makes $1950 :: 221kg of food with assistance of Safeway & Aldi. More member money still coming in.

It's Back - The  Hole in One

Rotarians are busily preparing the Hole in One fairway for this year's event. Mowing, whipper-snipping, trimming and even jumping!,
President Cliff with Commander Allan Wood, celebrating the delivery of two Personal Water Craft (PWC). The purchase of the PWC’s was the Rotary Club of Warrnambool Easts R100 project. In partnership with the Rotary Club of Warrnambool, who took the lead role in funding raising, funds were raided to purchase the PWC’s.
On the PWCs there is a need to install lights and signage.  Warrnambool Coast Guard [WCG] is very appreciative of our work and our donation. The shed is where we will have a plaque on it and all donors will be acknowledged. There will be an official handover in front of the media and the WCG will organise that day.


As part of the celebration of 100 years of Rotary Service in Australia, Rotary Clubs were asked to identify projects of lasting benefit to the community and these projects would be completed as part of the celebration.
The Rotary Club of Warrnambool East is supporting an initiative at Lake Pertobe in Warrnambool to be used in the development of an Indigenous meeting place of cultural significance, containing paved areas with sculptures and totems, ground works containing indigenous plants and a curved stone seating area surrounding a metal bowl to be used for ceremonial purposes. This area will be open to all and will be constructed on a small island within the northern end of the Lake Pertobe area. This project is being funded in conjunction with Warrnambool Daybreak Rotary, the Rotary Club of Warrnambool Central, the Warrnambool City Council and the Victorian Government our contribution being $5,000.

Mobile BBQ Trailer

The mobile BBQ is completely self sufficient and can operate at powered and non-powered locations.

It has stainless steel fixtures including benches and sink, two six burner hot plates, bain-maries, water tank, hot water supply and a fridge.

The Rotary Club of Warrnambool has been catering for community events, both large and small, for many years and has a reputation of providing quality food at competitive prices as well as efficient and friendly service.

Due to Hole in One Commitments the RCWE cannot commit to BBQ's in January 2022.

PolioPlus is engaging reluctant communities by addressing basic needs

PolioPlus is engaging reluctant communities by addressing basic

Rotary Projects Around the Globe January 2022

Rotary Projects Around the GlobeJanuary

Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation release position statement on COVID-19 vaccination

As the first organization to envision a polio-free world through mass immunization of children, Rotary believes the decision to vaccinate is a humanitarian imperative.