Welcome to our Club!
Mondays at 6:15 PM
Richmond Henty Hotel
101 Bentinck Street
'Blue Room' Function Centre
5:45pm for a 6:15pm start Zoom 6:45pm for 7pm start
SMS for an apology on 0437 126 485 by 1 PM

Meeting 3807  on 06/09/2021

Reminder to pay your dues by the end of the month, you can use the EFTPOS at meetings if it makes it easier. The account is at Bendigo Bank.
Member Birthdays
Tony South
September 2
Robert Hampshire
September 3


Pres Kym:
  • Board news is uploaded in club runner. You can access via member page>Documents
Rtn Owen:
  • R you ok day might not be there.
  • Sports day on Oct 2nd
  • Football Final near Heathmere on Sep4th - haven't heard anything yet. 
  • Heywood Grand final on Sept 11th
  • Also cleaning up GSWW.
Rtn Tony McGee:
  • Update on RYLE - Cancelled this year due to the current situation.

Guest Speaker:

Myra - proprietor and Manager of Seaview house

Seaview House has the same restrictions as everyone else which is very difficult for residents. Families cannot visit their dear ones, which is really upsetting for all.
They have  51 permanent people. 94% are immunised. 100% of staff are vaccinated. So they are just waiting for a restriction change.
They cannot have people from outside for entertainment. They are doing their best to keep them engaged but it's really hard without visiting friends and family.
Financially the Seaview house is doing well. The ensuite is $460 per week. have a lot of waiting lists for those. $610 per week for that room that is overseeing the sea.
Thank you Rotary Club of portland for cleaning lawns and keeping them tidy.

Club Action Planning.

Rtn Erin was Tech-savvy, organised breakout rooms for different groups. Very interactive meeting with lots of planning and actions.

Community projects:

  • Doors on BBQ Trailer. Tom will be working on fabrication on it. 
  • More things to do but not sure what's going to happen due to lockdown.
  • Lawns schedule - 9th - John Pye, 16th Les & Jim, 23rd Peter Taylor, 30th Brian Murphy.

Vocational activities:

  • A couple of zoom meetings
    • regarding mental health during the lockdown.
    • Inviting teacher to speak about Lockdown affecting home learning and teaching.
  • Visit Farm and laser cutting industry.

Membership :

Working on how to attract members to rotary. 
  • Rearrange meeting time to address the concern about cost.
  • Working on Hybrid Meeting.


  • Because of the time of year, it will be a little challenging. Emailing plan for bee hotel. Build it while we are in lockdown.
  • After Lockdown, we can meet at the shed or community garden. we will build these bees hotels and will donate to people who are interested.
Sep 06, 2021
Club Action Planning
Sep 20, 2021
Primary Education in Nepal and how we have helped
Sep 27, 2021
Dairy operations - TBC
View entire list

District Events

Public Image Workshop - Instagram
Online via Zoom
Sep 01, 2021
7:15 PM – 8:00 PM
Defying The Drift
Longerenong Ag College
Sep 20, 2021 – Sep 22, 2021
Public Image Workshop - Creating Graphics on Canva
Online via Zoom
Oct 05, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Public Image Workshop - Videos on Canva & PPT
Online via Zoom
Nov 10, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary Club of Portland Inc, P.O. Box 255, Portland, 3305, Victoria AUSTRALIA VIC   A0019715H   ABN: 66 158 939 207