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Mount Eliza

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
Dining Room, Toorak College
Mt Eliza
Mount Eliza, VIC 3930
Australia
Phone:
0419 386 900
Dinner Meeting at Toorak College & Zoom Meeting Conference Number 826504424487
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Liza Byrne
May 18, 2021
McClelland Art Gallery
50 Year Celebration at Ranelagh Club
May 25, 2021
& Satellite Club Members Induction
 
 
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Home Page Stories
If you cannot see the humour in this, please read the whole article.
It proves that Swedish saying “We are like the Germans, only without their sense of humour”. My personal experience, acquired here and in Sweden, is that this is understated. I admit to being a host for a Swedish Exchange Student; he and his family are exceptions. As if to reinforce the perverse nature of the Swedes. I was told by a colleague not to speak any German there [largely because the Country pretended neutrality during WWII - it had to do with their iron ore supply]. So, one evening later I visit a restaurant in Stockholm. My NZ colleague said ‘well you will have to speak English here anyway’ ...... The menus arrived; one side Swedish, one side German. 
 
So, to the anecdote:
 
......Oh yes, card came on Friday, thank you.
It was brought to the door by postess because she had a registered letter too.
Of course, my electronic doorbell didn’t work....
Lets Celebrate
My fellow Rotarians:
 
I’m pleased to share the important news that as of today, 21 August 2019, it has been three years since a child in Nigeria was paralyzed by the wild poliovirus. This means that the entire World Health Organization (WHO) African region could be certified as wild poliovirus-free as soon as mid-2020.
 
Along with our Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners and the Nigerian government, we’ve strengthened immunization and disease detection systems, and we are now reaching more children than ever in some of the hardest-to-reach places in Nigeria.
 
We can take pride in this progress, but it is not time to celebrate quite yet. We still have work to do and we must continue making it a priority to reach every child in Nigeria—and other polio-threatened countries—with the polio vaccine, and build strong levels of immunity to fully protect the entire population against polio.
In part because of the hard work and dedication of Rotarians in Nigeria and around the world, we will soon be able to check another country off of the polio-endemic list. Rotary members in Nigeria have been hard at work raising awareness for polio eradication, advocating with the government and addressing other basic health needs to complement polio eradication efforts, like providing clean water to vulnerable communities.
 
After the African region is certified wild poliovirus-free later next year, 5 out of the 6 WHO regions in the world will be considered polio-free. As the first organization to dream of – and promise to deliver – a polio-free world, Rotary is committed to fulfilling our promise. Our progress in Nigeria is a big step toward that goal, but we need to maintain momentum so that Pakistan and Afghanistan see the same level of progress.
 
It’s crucial that Rotarians continue to support polio eradication as we overcome the final hurdles in the fight to end the disease forever. You can support PolioPlus by making a donation, or raise awareness by holding an event or fundraiser on World Polio Day on 24 October.
I look forward to joining with Rotarians as soon as mid-2020 to celebrate a wild poliovirus-free Africa.
 
Michael K. McGovern, International PolioPlus Chair
CC: RI Board of Directors, TRF Board of Trustees, International PolioPlus Committee, District Governors, Club Presidents, 2019-20 EPN Countdown to History Campaign Committee, Polio Eradication Advocacy Task Force for the US, PolioPlus National Advocacy Advisors, National PolioPlus Committee Chairs, End Polio Now Zone Coordinators.
 
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Thoughts from your President.
I am the most junior member of The Rotary Mt Eliza board. My tenure coincides with advanced planning for the imminent 100 – Year Rotary Australia anniversary and our forthcoming World Conference.
 
It is my good fortune to head a board of past presidents, governors, and other members experienced in every aspect of Rotary. For good measure, Mark Humphries is a supernumerary board member and District Governor – elect. His professional expertise involves, among other skills, data handling and management; an essential asset for our Club.
 
We have several accounting and finance specialists on the board, and indeed within our overall membership. I trust and rely upon each board member, some of whom volunteered to serve without my asking. This is indeed a compliment.
 
Mt Eliza Rotary does not operate in a bubble; we rely upon contributions from our Cluster and District 9820. D G Adrian Froggatt, assistant Steve Daly and Andrew Best at RISSPO have each provided guidance and assistance. President Chris Such from Somerville – Tyabb, with his Years of experience, is also of significant assistance.
 
The Break The Chains commitment that Adrian asked all Clubs to embrace is being addressed by Mount Eliza. Change is a fact of Life; Thinking outside the Square May mean that the ‘square’ is too small. A glass half – full / empty means to me that the glass is the wrong size to begin with.
 
When I consider ‘Service above Self’, neither I nor District qualify it by length, type or venue. There are a multitude of facets to Service, and one type is no more or less worthy than another.
 
Ross Schweitzer.
 
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