The Rotary Club of
Mount Eliza
Chartered 1971
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Mount Eliza
Service Above Self
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
Dining Room, Toorak College
Mt Eliza
Mount Eliza, VIC 3930
0418 319 101
Dinner Meeting at Toorak College & Zoom Meeting Conference Number 82650442487
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President's Message - John Welsh

President’s report 13th May,2023
I had a bit of a problem hosting the Zoom on Tuesday. I had a drop down box telling me I needed to update software but it didn’t work at first. Luckily Neil was able to initially set it up and I then was able to join. Thanks to all for staying with the zoom for the first few minutes.
Ron Saint from Alice Springs was a very
interesting speaker, had lots to tell us about the situation in central Australia. I have to say that all the negative media does not help. One of the main aspects of zoom is that we are able to call on interesting speakers from all over the country.

Thanks once again to Judy for setting it up.

We were able to wish Maurie Selth a Happy 80th last week.
Happy birthday Maurie and plenty more.

The club is in the middle of a flurry of home hosting’s at the moment. We had a very happy lunch with Kay McCauley last Saturday good food and good company, home hosting is a great way to get to know other members.

The board met on Wednesday evening we discussed a number of items particularly the results from the fireside, which we will discuss at the next club assembly.
Neil and the environment group met at the railway to be involved with tree planting with a busload of Peninsula students. The area in question has had
a lot of weeding and new trees the grasses and bushes planted of the past year is a great improvement.

Next week we meet at Toorak and have an autobiography from a new member Iain Spear. I look forward to seeing you next week.
3 Minute Speaker
  Jim Young  - this week's 3 Minute Speaker           
For years we have seen in Reader’s Digest that laughter is the best medicine.
Throughout human history people have been laughing – especially
about others, their families, animals and sex.

In 2008 British historians tracked down the world’s oldest joke ever written –
a fart joke from Sumeria in 1900 BC – nearly 4,000 years ago.

Rather than tell a fart joke, I will tell one that did appeal to me from Ancient Rome just before the time of Christ.
The Emperor Augustus was touring the Roman Empire when he noticed a man in the crowd who looked exactly like him.
Intrigued, he asked:  “Was your mother at one time in service at the Palace?”

“No, your highness”, the man replied; “however my father was”.

Humans start laughing as early as two to three months of age, well before we can speak.
While you may laugh when you are alone, people usually laugh
when they are interacting with or in the company of others.

Laughter serves a social function as it provides an opportunity to signal to people that we want to interact with them.
Laughter is also important for our physical and emotional health as it
relieves stress, soothes tension and enhances your intake of oxygen stimulating your lungs, heart and muscles.
Laughing also increases the endorphins that are released by your brain resulting in feelings of well-being.
Studies have also shown that laughter may improve your immune system
by releasing neuropeptides that help fight stress and potentially more serious illnesses.
You are more likely to increase personal satisfaction, improve your
mood and relieve pain when laughing is part of your daily life.

If you are someone who enjoys a good laugh you are also more
likely to be seen by others as a positive, happy person who is trustworthy.

In summary, as I see it, laughter promotes cooperation, physical and
mental health and an all round positive approach to life.
That’s the best excuse that I’ve heard to make sure to enjoy a few
laughs and drinks at our Rotary meetings and, in this regard, I
believe that we should retain things like Brynton’s Joke of the Week
and a fun loaded Sergeant’s session.
This Weeks Speaker
This Week's Speaker was Rob Saint
 Ron Saint spoke on "A Locals View of the Problems in Alice Springs".
Rob spoke of the very real situation in Alice Springs and the issues that the Aboriginal community are facing.
This, in turn has led to many community issues from locals not wanting to be out at night to the decrease in Tourism in the city
Rob is the President of the Alice Springs-Mbantua Rotary Club, and an active participant in the Australian Rotary golf fellowship each year.
Club Meetings
Club Meetings
May-09Program ZoomJohn Saint - The Truth about Alice Springs
 Chairman Neil Heron
 3 Minute SpeakerJim Young
May-16ProgramIain Spear - Member profile
 ChairmanPhil Key
 3 Minute SpeakerAlex Anderson
 CashiersSue Voss / Jenny Baker
 Fellowship Annette Ferrier
 FurnitureDavid Rew
 SergeantMike / Ross
May-23Program Special US Visitors Fellowship Dinner
 No other roster positions needed


Brynton's Joke of the Week
Mother's Day Dad Jokes
 What did the angry mother horse say to her foal? "It is way pasture bedtime."

The daughter asked her mother "How does it feel to have an intelligent and smart daughter? Mother replied, "I don't know, ask your Grandma."

 When is the mother's boiling point reached? After seeing her kid's grade in science test!

What did the cow's mother do to keep them quiet for a long time? She just used a moooote button!

What is every mother's favorite holiday destination? Baha-mas.

 Why did the banana mom go to visit a doctor? Because she was not peeling well.

What did the mother say to the baby corn before it was time to go to school? "Have an a-maiz-ing day!"

Why did the kid chop the joke book into half? Because her mother asked him to cut down the comedy.

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