The Rotary Club of
Hastings Western Port
Chartered 1969
The Channel
Monday 26th June 2017
Club Information
Welcome to Rotary Club of Hastings Western Port
Hastings Western Port
Service Above Self
We meet Mondays at 6:00 PM
The Hastings Club Marine Parade Hastings
155 Marine Parade
Hastings, VIC  3915
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Rotary International President
Mr John Germ
District Governor: 
Mrs Lynne Westland
District Governor Elect:
Mr Don Ripper
Linda Humphries
Mark Humphries
Derryck Rees
Upcoming Events
TRAG “Drive for Life” Session 1 26th June
Peninsula Community Theatre
Jun 26, 2017
9:30 AM – 11:15 AM
TRAG “Drive for Life” Session 2 26th June
Peninsula Community Theatre
Jun 26, 2017
12:30 PM – 2:15 PM
TRAG “Drive for Life” Session 1 27th June
Peninsula Community Theatre
Jun 27, 2017
9:30 AM – 11:15 AM
TRAG “Drive for Life” Session 2 27th June
Peninsula Community Theatre
Jun 27, 2017
12:30 PM – 2:15 PM
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President's Message
Linda Humphries
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Hello everyone, the time has come to say thank you. It has been a very challenging year that pushed me out of my comfort zone and a year full of achievements. I have  been educated during my year as President and learnt many more new things about Rotary and its many programs. I was able to attend Future Leaders and Rotary Institute last year, these are 2 fantastic opportunities that I can highly recommend to everyone. Rotary has changed, and is changing, we need to embrace the change. Our long history and  traditions are vital and show us who we are, we need to acknowledge them and keep them in our minds at all time. However, we need have the ability to move forward, we need to make our future and leave our mark on this great organisation. We stand on the brink of changing the world for ever with the eradication of Polio an amazing achievement that could not have happened without us. I am proud to be a Rotarian.

It was a great honour to present Cpt David Garnock and Mr David Wright with a Paul Harris Fellow recognition. Both are community leaders in their chosen areas of interest. It is always a pleasure to recognise our local heroes doing amazing work.
It has been an interesting year and I wish Paddy all the best for the coming Rotary year, Making a Difference.
What is Rotary?
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We are 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world.

Our differing occupations, cultures, and countries give us a unique perspective. Our shared passion for service helps us accomplish the remarkable.


Our distinct point of view and approach gives us unique advantages:

- We see differently: Our multidisciplinary perspective helps us see challenges in unique ways.

- We think differently: We apply leadership and expertise to social issues—and find unique solutions.

- We act responsibly: Our passion and perseverance create lasting change.

- We make a difference at home and around the world: Our members can be found in your community and across the globe.


Our impact starts with our members—people who work tirelessly with their clubs to solve some of our communities' toughest challenges. Their efforts are supported by Rotary International, our member association, and The Rotary Foundation, which turns generous donations into grants that fund the work of our members and partners around the world. Rotary is led by our members—responsible leaders who help to carry forward our organization's mission and values in their elected roles.

Our #Structure

Rotary is made up of three parts: at the heart of Rotary are our clubs, that are supported by Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation.

#RotaryClubs bring together dedicated individuals to exchange ideas, build relationships, and take action.

#RotaryInternational supports Rotary clubs worldwide by coordinating global programs, campaigns, and initiatives.

#TheRotaryFoundation uses generous donations to fund projects by Rotarians and our partners in communities around the world. As a nonprofit, all of the Foundation's funding comes from voluntary contributions made by Rotarians and friends who share our vision of a better world.

Together, Rotary clubs, Rotary International, and The Rotary Foundation work to make lasting improvements in our communities and around the world.

Our #partners

When Rotary partners with other organizations, we multiply the impact made by either group on their own. We call this “the Rotary effect.” From local food banks to global humanitarian organizations, we work with a wide variety of partners, including:

✓ Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
✓ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
✓ Global FoodBanking Network
✓ Shelter Box
✓ United Nations
✓ World Health Organization.

Looking to partner with a local club, or even the global organization?

Visit #MyRotary to learn more about becoming a Rotary partner.

Our #leadership

What does it take to be a leader with Rotary? Integrity, expertise, and a commitment to service—all the qualities that make Rotary members extraordinary. We look for these qualities in all our leadership positions, including our elected President and Board of Directors, who lead Rotary International, our appointed Trustee Chair and Board of Trustees, who run The Rotary Foundation, and our General Secretary and executive staff, who provide long-term oversight of the organization. Members of each Rotary club elect their own leadership.


We've been making history and bringing our world closer together for over 100 years. Since forming in 1905, we've taken on some of the world's toughest challenges and helped a wide range of international and service organizations—from the UN to Easter Seals—get started.


Responsible leadership means more than just doing good work—it means making the most out of every donation we receive.

My Last newsletter
Well everyone, time has come, 1st July 2013 I took over as bulletin editor from PP Kim Kirk, now July 2017 someone new will take on the role of editor. I can honestly say that doing the bulletin has been a very rewarding experience. The things you find out about Rotary and what people are doing in Rotary is truly amazing. If I was to included everything I found and thought WOW the club would like to know about that, my bulletin would be huge every week. There is so much going on.

When PP Kim was doing the bulletin she email me the template. I was in Microsoft publisher. Never used publisher, so off I went and learnt publisher. March 2014 came a completely new look newsletter, no I am learning yet another software package. Adobe Indesign, WOW what a program, packed with features and functions, lots of headaches, but I enjoy a good challenge. Over the next few years, a few tweaks here and a few tweaks there the bulletin stayed largely the same until late 2016. As a club we moved to the Club Management software, clubrunner. Clubrunner is more than a website or bulletin editor is a complete club management platform. So off I go again, learning something new again.
Doing the newsletter has been fun and rewarding, although at times I must admit I thought $%^&$ I have to get a newsletter out, it was often during these time that I found some very inspirational items and it made me think WOW this is what Rotary is all about.
Over the past year I have been receiving a newsletter from just about every club in the District, we do amazing work in our District, I recommend to everyone read other clubs newsletters you will be inspired.
So as I stop touching the keyboard for the last time in researching and creating a newsletter, I say thank you to all those that have encouraged me along the way, including a commendation from District Governor Lynne Westland presented at District Conference this year. Thank you to those that have provided me information to put in. I look forward to expanding my role in Rotary for the coming year.
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