COG 9/10/17

Issue 2767
Monday 9th October 2017

Meets on Mondays
12.30pm for 1.00pm
Venue: Vasko Restaurant

Tony Bowlen
0425 736 578

Club Correspondence:
P.O. Box 300 Heidelberg VIC

District Governor
Bernie Bott
Rotary Club
Yarrawonga Mulwala

Rotary International
Ian Riseley Rotary Club of Sandringham

The official bulletin of the Rotary Club of Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
ABN 91 870 845 490

Editor: Bruce Nichols (pro tem)
Assistant Editor: Laurie Rose
Reporters: Every Member
Photographers: Bruce, Rodger

Submission deadline is each


A Word from the President

What a wonderful speaker we had last week! (With due respect to our Rotarian behind the badge of the week before). Jeremy Scott enthralled us all with his tale of riding his pushbike from London to his home in New Zealand. We even ran over time as we listened and saw beautiful  photos displayed on the big screen.

Meeting at the RSL on Bell was also the perfect opportunity to make presentation of our Club’s contribution for their purchase of a community bus.

As Kent mentioned, we have been approached to run a BBQ at Macleod railway station from 4.00pm to 7.00pm on next Friday, 13 October. This has now been changed to next Wednesday 11 October at 6.00am to 9.00am.

A perfect opportunity for us to fly the Rotary flag and to raise a few dollars. We do need a few helping hands, so please let Kent know if you can help


President Tony


Club Calendar

October is Vocational Service Month


09 October

Event: Hat Day

Lift the Lid on Mental Illness

SPEAKER:Greg Ross (Video)

CHAIR:Giuseppe Amoroso

16 October

TOPIC: DVT after Air Travel


CHAIR:Max Chester OAM

23 October

TOPIC: Investigative Journalist

SPEAKER: Louise Milligan

CHAIR:Max Chester OAM


Thought of the Week

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing

Helen Keller


10 October: Board Meeting

24 October: Safe Plate Day

30 October: Fellowship Event

TIME:      6.00 - 7.30 PM

VENUE:  Barklys Hotel, Burgundy Street, Heidelberg

08 November: Oaks Eve Calcutta

Ivanhoe Golf Club




The travellers have now all returned and Clubmate Software reports our attendance on 2nd October as 75%

Unconfirmed report that Gordon, just back from Brussels , will soon be off to Vienna










Guest Speaker

Wayne and Jeremyscott

Guest Speaker Jeremy Scott with Chairman Wayne Dunstan


General Manager of RSL on Bell, Sherryn Medlicott, thanking the Club for our donation



Just back and Dave wins the raffle

On 21st August, Veronika Tsilomanis from RSL on Bell was the guest speaker at our Club. She explained that they needed to raise $10,000 from the community, towards the total of $20,000 required to purchase a 12 seater community bus. At the September Board meeting, it was decided to contribute $1,000 to supplement the $6,000 they had already received from the community.

At last Monday’s meeting, which was held at RSL on Bell, President Tony took the opportunity to present a cheque for $1,000 to General Manager Sherryn (pictured left).

number plate


Banyule Neighbourhood Watch

Tuesday 24 October

10.00 – 2.00 pm

Heidelberg Mall

Lunch provided

(See Rodger if you can help)

Tools required: Phillips head, and blade-type screwdrivers


Lift the lid on Mental Health


MONDAY, 9 October 2017

Help make a great success of Hat Day and raise as much money as possible for ARH

Be one of the winners for the following:

  • 1st  Prize for the most outrageous hat
  • 2nd Prize for the biggest Hat
  • 3rd Prize for the most colourful

Prizes will be surprises.

Hat free heads will be fined $5.00

Judges will be Giuseppe Amoroso and Wayne Dunstan, and no correspondence will be entered into.


Jeremy Scott

Guest Speaker:  Monday 2th October 2017

Jeremy Scott - Round the World Cyclist

Major open heart surgery as a four-year-old child taught Jeremy that life was precious and something to cherish. He began to see life as a rollercoaster ride, filled with challenges and experiences. Some of those challenges were forced upon him, others were of his own design.

On the 5th October 2011, Jeremy began a challenge that was of his own design, a journey that was many years in the planning; a 2 ½ year, 51,916km unsupported bicycle ride from London to New Zealand. As he pedalled his way around the planet he accumulated more than enough kilometres to circumnavigate the earth.

At the conclusion of this phenomenal journey, Jeremy wrote the highly successful book ‘The Long Road From a Broken Heart’ and now dedicates his life to inspiring others.

As a passionate supporter of numerous charities, Jeremy has recently been awarded the 2015 Australian Heart Foundation ‘Heart Hero’ Award for his work raising funds, awareness and inspiring others with heart disease.