50th Anniversary and Changeover Celebrations
Saturday July 1st
2pm to 5pm - Memorabilia Display - at the Warrnambool Football Netball Club, Albert Park Warrnambool
From 6pm - 50th Anniversary and Changeover Dinner  Carmichael Room, City Memorial Bowls Club, Cramer St Warrnambool.
Dinner Price  $50 per head includes canapes and 3 course meal.

The Rotary Club of Warrnambool East was chartered on the 28th June 1967.  To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Club we are holding a joint 50th Anniversary and Changeover Dinner on 1st July 2017 from 6:00pm at the City Memorial Bowls Club  - Carmichael Room (Tickets: $50 per head includes canapes and 3 course meal).

This event will be preceded by an afternoon reliving the memories of the past 50 years with a display of memorabilia at the Home of the  Club - Warrnambool Football Netball Club from 2pm to 5pm

Join current and past members of the club other Rotarians and members of the community to celebrate the wonderful achievements of the Rotary Club of Warrnambool East over the past 50 years. 

The event will also feature the induction of our President and Board for 2017-18.

To confirm attendance or for further information contact Secretary (PDG) Ray Welsford, ph: 0409 023 854 or welsford@hotkey.net.au

50th Anniversary Dinner

(Article from Warrnambool Standard)
Warrnambool East Rotary Club is hosting a special birthday celebration – and it’s hoping some old mates will attend.
Club member and keen historian Ray Welsford and club chairman Peter Reeve want former club members and partners to make contact before the end of June in anticipation of 50th anniversary commemorations.
“It is the 50th anniversary of the club on June 28, 1967 and we plan to commemorate this very important anniversary with a number of events to mark the occasion,” Mr Welsford said.
“We want all past members and partners to contact us and be part of the activities planned for July 1.”
Mr Welsford said festivities would include a memorabilia display in the afternoon followed by a formal dinner and speeches.
“The evening will incorporate our annual changeover dinner, speeches on the history of the club, recognition of members and certificates for award winners,” he said.
Mr Welsford said Rotary was originally founded in 1905 with the sole purpose of fellowship.
“Paul Harris and three business friends founded the organisation in Chicago as a means of country-minded men maintaining friendships in a city,” he said.
“There were just four of them back then, now there are over a million worldwide, but we still maintain those country-style friendships.”
Warrnambool East Rotary Club, Warrnambool’s second Rotary club, currently has 52 members.
“The club was chartered in 1967 when Warrnambool was deemed big enough for another Rotary club,” Mr Welsford said.
“During the next 40 years there have been 253 Rotarians inducted into the club, and along the way two new Rotary clubs have also been chartered in the city.
“Warrnambool East has indeed come a long way.”
Chairman Peter Reeve, himself a past club president, said he hoped the event would attract large numbers.
“I’d love at least 200 to come and celebrate with us,” he said.
“It’d be great to have a round up of past presidents, Paul Harris Fellows, and past members and, of course, we want to encourage partners to attend as well.”
Mr Reeve hopes club celebrations generate fond memories.
“It’ll be a great chance for some to see themselves in old photos and celebrate 50 years with the club,” he said.
“Its just a great chance to remember old times and have a laugh.”
Celebrations will be held at the Warrnambool Football Club followed by dinner at the Carmichael room at Warrnambool’s City Memorial Bowls Club.
We want all past members and partners to contact us and be part of the activities planned for July 1.”