MORE importantly, don’t forget it’s Trivia Night and Partners’ Night this Tuesday, May 28 at the Royal Victorian Yacht Club. You can even bring a friend, neighbour, relative or prospective Rotary member.
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BRRRR!! …welcome back
Doug and Peter
‘Now is the winter of our discontent’ – Shakespeare (Hamlet)
‘TWAS a cold, dark, wintery night, but that didn’t faze 17 club members who abandoned their hot water bottles and teddy bears to enjoy Rotary fellowship and camaraderie at the Royals this week. Continue reading at Beacon Volume 27 Edition 40
Back to School
night was fun
‘School’s out forever!’ – Alice Cooper
IF you saw Rotarians playing noughts and crosses at the Royal Vic Yacht Club last Tuesday night, you weren’t seeing things. Hope that you continue reading The Beacon Ed 39
Two Kevins in club now
BEGORRAH….and to be sure, to be sure. It’s official. There are two Kevins in the club now.
This follows the induction of Kevin O’ Connor, from the land of the Leprechauns, as a Gellibaby by our president Raimonda (She Who Must Be Obeyed) on Tuesday night. Continue reading the Beacon Beacon Volume 27 Edition 38
Avast there, ye lubbers!
‘Sixteen men on a dead man’s chest,
Yo ho ho, and a bottle of rum’
– Treasure Island, Robert Louis-Stevenson
SPLICE the mainbrace. There were more pirates, skulls and crossbones, cutlasses and kids (and Rotarians) than you could poke a rusty sabre at the Royal Victorian Yacht Club last Saturday. Club members are still praising this year’s Pirates’ Day for Challenge – and young children with cancer – as our best yet.
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THE Shakers and Movers of Point Gellibrand Rotary were put through a gruelling Five-Way Test on Tuesday night…and most of us failed, miserably. Whose idea was it anyway, for such an intense session of Zumba (aerobic dancing) without a paramedic in attendance?
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A cold slow start to April – a bit close to Easter for some; but time for reflection on our activities over the recent past – the great success of The Willi Ball, where we had the best result to date with the funds pledged to the E.J. Whitten Foundation in aid of Prostate Cancer Awareness. The camaraderie of Bunnings Barbeque on Easter Monday and despite late changes with our speaker for the evening the Gellibabies were in good form once more.
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This week had a rip-roaring start as Ray proposed the longest Toast ever, informing us about the District Conference and how he was impressed by our District’s World Peace Ambassador Tania Miletic. Then it was over to President Raimonda who welcomed Guests, District Governor Nominee Murray Verso and Speaker Archie Cowan. She had been present at the Hobson’s Bay Library’s Summer Writing Festival, sponsored by our club and was pleased that this year there were entries from 160 children compared to only 20 last year.
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The Gellibabies are back at the ‘Royals’ and it’s as if we’ve never been away!! Even President Raimonda was thrilled despite a further kilometre to bike to the venue – the sun was not in her eyes as she spoke and she could see the array of good looking Rotarians, guests and partners hanging off every word. The people at the Royals, Keith and Lizzie in the kitchen are so accommodating and with Helen front of house who was a student of our president when she taught at Point Gellibrand Girls School it augers well for the future. Good value is being shown in both the quality and price of the meals (we got a welcome home bonus of sweets as well this week) and the booze is most cost effective with decent wines at $17 a bottle and a glass less than $5.
True to Rotary tradition – when in doubt have a raffle – with winners Elaine Bird, Trudy Hunter and Thea Mason rounding off a great night.
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After the success of the 2013 Big Bay Swim a rest would have been good but we are the Gellibabies and we were into it again the following weekend entertaining a dozen or so members of the DUC club (Dad’s Ultimate Challenge) an offshoot of Challenge cancer support to enable some respite for dads. This weekend at the Mathoura property of PP Richard and Anne McKay supported by a group of Gellibabies and friends gave these dads a chill out weekend of fun and time for reflection. (More later)
And we have two guest speakers and several guests with us this week as well as saying farewell to our home of 18 years at the RVMYC before we decamp to the RYCV – just remember it’s at 120 Nelson Place next week – next to the cop shop!!
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