Geet's Banter
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Greetings my fellow Rotarians!
Happy New Year! 
May this year be chock-a-block of ripper fellowship, community get-togethers, fair dinkum friendships, and laughter that'd fill a few snag buckets. 
Hope you're all kicking back and enjoying a top-notch holiday season.
We've kicked off 2024 with a real bang - two burnt chops, no less! The word on the street is that the lawn bowls shindig was a cracker. 
Big shoutout to PE Kelly for kickstarting the action, and cheers to PP Shalini for stepping up and sorting the final bits and pieces while Kelly's off having a ripper holiday.
Now, the second burnt chop was epic - live band, tucker that was spot on, and top-notch fellowship with all the legends in our club and their families. 
Huge thanks to Hita for chucking a ripper party - hosting, feeding, and entertaining us like true blue champions. 
... and make sure to give a big thank you to your mum for dishing up that mouthwatering Indian feast.
I reckon it's fair dinkum time to give a massive shoutout to everyone in our club for being top-notch guides and supporters over the last 6 months. 
Keen as a bean for the next half of my presidency, with a bunch of ripper events on the horizon.
Catch you on Tuesday, legends! 😊
Keep the Rotary kindness rollin' like a boomerang.
President Sangeeta
In order to confirm numbers for meetings at the pub, please ensure that you communicate the following to PP PHF Lorna:
  • notify if NOT attending by 12 noon on the MONDAY before the meeting
  • and notify if bringing guests or visitor
  • notify at any time about future absences and holidays.
Thank You!



Lawn Bowls

(Thank you Shalini!)
Club Notices
New EVA Newsletter CLICK HERE
Other Items
The new Emerald Village Association Newsletter is out with an article, as usual penned by PP PHF Shalini Penny - click HERE to view.
Upcoming Events
Club Evening - Survey Feedback
Jan. 23, 2024
Synchrotron Visit - Limited Places
Jan. 30, 2024
Bunnings Sausage Sizzle
Feb. 03, 2024
Guest Speaker - Jane Moschetti
Feb. 06, 2024
Club Runner Recap + Car Safety by Greg Adams
Feb. 13, 2024
All American Car Display and Man Cave Alley
Feb. 18, 2024
View entire list

Vision Statement

Thriving and resilient local
and global communities

Mission Statement

Working together to create positive change

in the well-being of our community and beyond

Rotary Invocation

For good food, good fellowship and the opportunity for service through Rotary we give thanks

Rotary Toast

To Australia and the people of Australia (toast) To Rotary International (toast)

4 Way Test

Of the things we think say and do

Is it the truth?

Is it fair to all concerned?

Will it build goodwill and better friendships?

Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Jackpot - $502

The cards were drawn until we had a winner

Colin Brown!!!

Chocolate Winner
Duty Roster
Duty Roster 23 January 2024
Duty Roster 6 February 2024
Ash, Kristine
Beckwith, Lyn
Ash, Ian
Wilson, Susi
Guest Minder
Cain, Carol
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Allan Douglas
January 7
Greg Adams
January 23
John Henderson
January 25
John Henderson
January 5
Marcus Adams
Sally Adams
January 27
Lorna Shaw
John Shaw
January 31
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Community Notices


We are regularly asked to share information on other Rotary Club or community group events.  Rather than list all of them in Sparkle, please check out them out HERE

Emerald Village Community

Emerald Village Community update can be  found HERE
PP PHF Shalini Penny adds a regular paragraph about Rotary in this newsletter.

Rotary Club of Emerald & District Committees

ABN: 82 067 243 051 Registration No: A0020847W              Chartered 28 March 1980

PO Box 46, Emerald VIC 3782   Tel:  0408 769 491