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The Crossing says 'Thank You'
There was a gathering recently at The Crossing Drop-In Centre to express appreciation to Rotary for the $2,000 which was donated by the Club to help in the cost of re-carpeting the Centre. 
The Crossing says 'Thank You' 2016-11-24 13:00:00Z
Our Newest Members Share Their History
Wow! How much living can you pack into a life?     
Our Newest Members Share Their History 2016-08-05 14:00:00Z
ROTARY FUNDS FOR LOCAL GROUPS
Warragul Salvation Army Corps was the recipient of a donation of $2,000 from the Drouin Rotary Club as part of its annual distribution of funds to local community groups.
ROTARY FUNDS FOR LOCAL GROUPS Keith Pretty 2016-06-01 14:00:00Z
YOORALLA RECEIVES ROTARY FUNDING
The Drouin Community Hub of Yooralla recently received a cheque for $3,000 from the Drouin Rotary Club. 
YOORALLA RECEIVES ROTARY FUNDING Keith Pretty 2016-06-01 14:00:00Z
Another Huge Crowd at Motorfest.
Another Huge Crowd at Motorfest. Ian Haughton 2016-03-18 13:00:00Z
Australia Day Breakfast 2016

Drouin Rotary Presents the Australia Day Breakfast 2016

Preparations are under way for a bumper Australia Day in Drouin – Tuesday 26th January 2016.
The day will start with the 37th Australia Day Breakfast commencing at 7.30am in the Anglican Parish Hall in Princes Way, which is a free event, but for which bookings are essential and are now open. Seats at the Breakfast may be reserved by ringing 56242411 or calling in at the Baw Baw Shire Drouin Civic Centre, or the Baw Baw Warragul Offices.  Bookings close on 20th January.
The Breakfast will be conducted by the Rotary Club of Drouin on behalf of the Baw Baw Shire Council, with catering provided by the Drouin Branch of the Country Women’s Association (CWA).
The guest speaker will be well-known local identity Angela Betheras, Victorian Rural Woman of the Year in 2011, chairman of Lardner Park Events, and Darnum alpaca breeder.  Entertainment will be provided, including items by the Warragul Brass Ensemble under the leadership of Benjamin Sim.
Later in the day, at 4pm in the sound shell in Civic Park, Alan Tatlow’s Lillico Road Band and supporting guests will be providing musical entertainment through until 8.30pm, during which time, the combined Drouin service clubs (Apex, CWA, Ladybirds, Lions and Rotary) have arranged a free evening of entertainment, displays and demonstrations from 5.30pm, with the traditional sausage sizzle at 6pm.
Australia Day Breakfast 2016 Keith Pretty 2016-01-03 13:00:00Z
Christmas Market
 
The Drouin Rotary Club’s Christmas produce and craft market next Saturday 19th December will coincide with its 14th birthday, and present indications are that it will set another record for the number of stallholders in attendance.
 
The Club’s Market organiser, John Tricarico, said that additional features will include free treats for the children and a visit by Santa from 10am, while the Rotary barbecue and the popular coffee stall will be operating as usual.  As a “thank you” for the ongoing support received from the many stallholders, a lucky draw for them will be held during the morning
The monthly markets, held on the third Saturday each month in Civic Park, Young Street, Drouin, and the annual Motorfest and the Swap Meet are the Club’s main fund-raisers for its range of projects which mainly are local causes, but also include national emergency relief and some international Rotary programs. 
The Market has recently contributed to the Warragul Municipal Band’s plan to compete in the National Band Championships next year by providing financial support from the Market proceeds.
Christmas Market Keith Pretty 2015-12-11 13:00:00Z
ROTARY MARKET HELPS KEEP BAND PLAYING ON
The Warragul Municipal Band’s plan to compete in the National Band Championships next year has been given a boost, thanks to the Drouin Rotary Club’s monthly Produce and Craft Market.
The Band has a busy travelling schedule for the next few months and is fundraising to enable it to attend the National Championships in South Australia in March 2016.
To support the Band, the Rotary Club of Drouin has donated $250.00. The funds are part of the proceeds of the monthly market.
The Rotary Club has been operating the market for around 13 years, with all proceeds being donated back into the Drouin and Warragul communities in the form of support for a wide range of projects and community groups.
The market operates on the third Saturday morning of every month in Civic Park with around 50 stallholders selling a range of products from fresh fruit, vegetables and cakes to clothing, plants and wooden toys.
 
PHOTO CAPTION: (L-R)
The Rotary Club of Drouin’s Treasurer, Leigh Bates, Warragul Municipal Band Bandmaster Benjamin Sim and Rotarian Pauline Maunder enjoy the sounds of the Band at the Drouin Rotary Club’s Produce & Craft Market in Civic Park, Drouin.
ROTARY MARKET HELPS KEEP BAND PLAYING ON Paul Bird 2015-11-01 13:00:00Z
MARKET COFFEE DRINKERS SUPPORT THIRD WORLD EDUCATION
MARKET COFFEE DRINKERS SUPPORT THIRD WORLD EDUCATION
 
Buying a cappuccino at the monthly Drouin Rotary Club produce and craft market may not be a major expenditure for most people, but every cup sold is supporting education in COUNTRY through the Bryn’s School project.
MARKET COFFEE DRINKERS SUPPORT THIRD WORLD EDUCATION Paul Bird 2015-07-23 14:00:00Z
New Rotary Year - New President & New Board
 
Without doubt the highlight evening of any Rotary year is the Changeover Dinner that marks the end of a Rotary year and the terms of office of its Directors and Leadership team. It is an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the success of the previous year through the experienced eyes of the outgoing leadership and acknowledge all who contributed to outstanding achievements in fundraising, support of community and international organisations, whilst maintaining a high level of goodwill and fellowship.
New Rotary Year - New President & New Board 2015-07-07 14:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Drouin Fundraising "Pays Off"
As we approach the end of the 2014-2015 Rotary year, President Micael, has distributed the balance of the fundraising efforts, and here are some of the beneficiaries...
Drouin CFA, with President Micael & Treasurer Max..
Rotary Club of Drouin Fundraising "Pays Off" Simon Kelton 2015-06-15 14:00:00Z
LOCAL YOUTH ATTENDS ROTARY CAMP
PHOTOGRAPH: Rotarian Graeme Watts (left) and Vice President Ian Bennett (right) discuss the RYLA camp with Edward Flower.
LOCAL YOUTH ATTENDS ROTARY CAMP Keith Pretty 2015-06-14 14:00:00Z
Drouin Rotary & Ambulance Victoria team up for AED Project
Past President Leigh Bates introduced our guest speaker, Simon Crowe (An Advanced Support Paramedic).
Do you know where the nearest AED or Defibrillator is in your town?
Drouin Rotary & Ambulance Victoria team up for AED Project Simon Kelton 2015-05-17 14:00:00Z
Drouin RC Vistis Centenary House Traralgon
Members and partners enjoyed the trip to Traralgon last week. Sue Elliott was an interesting tour guide and for those of us who hadn’t been there before, it was an eye opener. Gippsland Rotary Centenary House was an initiative of the former Latrobe group of Rotary clubs, including Drouin, and is strongly supported by all clubs across the region. The name of the facility acknowledges the Centenary of Rotary International in 2005. Centenary House offers low cost, supportive accommodation on a temporary basis for patients and families who are attending the new Gippsland Cancer Care Centre and families of in-patients who would otherwise need to travel unreasonable distances to be with their loved ones.
Drouin RC Vistis Centenary House Traralgon 2015-05-10 00:00:00Z
MOTORFEST-2015
Motorfest 2015, What a Success!
Tuesday 10 March Chairperson Ian Haughton 
President Miceal opened the meeting and thanked everyone for their work in staging the Motorfest. It was a most successful fundraiser, the weather was good and the number of volunteers was very gratifying.

 
MOTORFEST-2015 Simon Kelton 2015-03-15 00:00:00Z
Dinner Meeting 3rd March (Pre Motorfest)

Tuesday 3 March Chairperson Ian Haughton

Sharryn Marshall, President Elect 2016/17 stood in for Miceal Ambrose

 

 

Dinner Meeting 3rd March (Pre Motorfest) 2015-03-09 00:00:00Z
Australia Day Breakfast 2015

Drouin Rotary Presents the Australia Day Breakfast 2015

Preparations are under way for a bumper Australia Day in Drouin – Monday 26th January 2015.
 
The day will start with the 36th Australia Day Breakfast commencing at 7.30am in the Anglican Parish Hall in Princes Way, which is a free event, but for which bookings are essential and are now open. Seats at the Breakfast may be reserved by ringing 56242411 or calling in at the Baw Baw Shire Smith Street Service Centre in Warragul.  Bookings close on 20th January.
 
The Breakfast will be conducted by the Rotary Club of Drouin on behalf of the Baw Baw Shire Council, with catering provided by the Drouin Branch of the Country Women’s Association (CWA).
 
With Australia Day in 2015 falling approximately mid-way between the centenary of the commencement of World War I and the centenary of the ANZACS’ landing on Gallipoli, the Breakfast will adopt a theme appropriate to these occasions and recognising the involvement of servicemen and women and indeed, the community as a whole, in this and subsequent actions in which Australia has been involved over the years.  In keeping with this theme, the guest speaker will be well-known local identity, Brian Milner, a Vietnam veteran and prominent worker in the RSL and Legacy organisations. Entertainment will be provided by the Warragul Brass Ensemble under the leadership of Bruce Armstrong OAM, and also by local singers Kath and Wal Willems.
 
Later in the day, at 4pm in the sound shell in Civic Park, Alan Tatlow’s Lillico Road Band and supporting guests will be providing musical entertainment through until 8.30pm, during which time, the combined Drouin service clubs (Apex, CWA, Ladybirds, Lions and Rotary) have arranged a free evening of entertainment, displays and demonstrations from 5.30pm, with the traditional sausage sizzle at 6pm.
Australia Day Breakfast 2015 Keith Pretty 2014-12-14 00:00:00Z
Meeting 02 December 2014

Chairperson Rob Stewart

Meeting held at the Hong Kong Inn, 2nd December 2014

 

 

Guest Speaker Don Blackley with Chairman Rob Stewart and President Elect Ian Bennett

 
Meeting 02 December 2014 Simon Kelton 2014-12-05 00:00:00Z
General Dinner Meeting 21 November

Chairman Wayne Robinson

Meeting held at the Hong Kong Inn Tuesday 18 November

Weekly Meeting

General Dinner Meeting 21 November Anita Coonan 2014-11-21 00:00:00Z
Welcome to Drouin Rotary

Drouin Rotary has a new home for weekly meetings.

 

Welcome to Drouin Rotary Simon Kelton 2014-09-25 00:00:00Z
Drouin Rotary select new 'home'
Rotary Club of Rotary now meets at Hong Kong Inn, Princes Way, Drouin
 
Drouin Rotary select new 'home' Secretary Tim 2014-09-25 00:00:00Z
Bowl Scan

Bowel Scan Month of May

Bowl Scan Simon Kelton 2014-05-17 00:00:00Z