The Rotary Club of
Mount Eliza
Chartered 1971
President Carolyn's Notes
President Carolyn's Notes
This week, our Zoom meeting will feature Sophie Nolan, a former student at Toorak College who is currently studying forensic science at Monash University. Sophie specializes in coronary heart disease research. Despite the cancellation of the National Youth Science Forum in 2019 due to bushfires, Sophie's passion for science has not wavered. She approached us for financial support to attend a STEM conference in Canberra, and our youth committee has approved some support, with additional funds from the Toorak Collegians.
Community Involvement:
  • We're currently involved in several programs for Year nine students at Peninsula School. One of our projects is environmental, where students are helping to revegetate an area along the Moorooduc railway line. We've planted hundreds of indigenous plants and grasses, and we're now weeding to allow the plants to thrive.
  • Another program involves students making sandwiches, which our Rotary volunteers deliver to primary schools in the area. This provides lunch to primary students who, for various reasons, may not have anything to eat. We drive to schools as far away as Carrum Downs and Bonbeach. It's a great opportunity for us to interact with young people, especially during the environmental activities, where they share stories about their lives.
Exciting Fundraising Project:
We're thrilled to announce an exciting new fundraising project in development: a fashion parade! We're aiming to host the parade in September, and key decisions have already been made. Stay tuned for more details!
Looking forward to seeing you all at the Zoom meeting!
Zoom Meeting Conference Number 82650442487
Polio Movie 
FRIDAY 24th May at 7.00 pm
As President Carolyn Such mentioned at Rotary on Tuesday 30 April, the Rotary Foundationis holding a FILM NIGHT at the Peninsula Cinema, Rosebud on Friday, 24th May at 7.00 pm. 
All Rotarians are encouraged to attend along with family members & friends.
The highly rated film is THE WAY, MY WAY, a captivating true story of a stubborn, self-centred Australian man who decides to walk the 800-kilometre-long CAMINO de Santiagopilgrimage route through Spain.
Based on Bill Bennett’s best-selling memoir of the same name this charming tale sees the main character undertaking this transformative journey without really knowing why he is tackling it. The film details his adventures on the trip and the people that he meets on the way such that it will change him and his outlook on life forever.
El Camino, Camino de Santiago and The Way all refer to the network pf paths that lead to the tomb of St James in Santiago de Compostela. It is estimated that around 6 million people walk at least some part of the Camino every year.
Trekking the UNESCO World Heritage listed Camino de Santiago is viewed as a profound spiritual voyage as you discover fascinating towns, buildings and the beautiful countryside of Norther Spain and Southern France.
Tickets are $21.50 which includes an $11.50 ticket cost, around $9 to the Rotary Foundation and the Humanitix fee.
Proceeds of this event will go towards the END POLIO NOW campaign.
To book, please click on the link below:
Change  Over Dinner
on behalf of DG Ian Ballantine (9810), DG Linda Humphries (9820) and DGE Colin Byron (9815) 
District 9810 Governor Ian Ballantine and District 9820 Governor Linda Humphries together with District 9815 Governor Elect Colin Byron warmly invite you and your friends and family to join us at the District 9815 Inaugural Changeover.
The Changeover will be held on June 29th 2024 at 6.30pm for 7.00pm at the Cardinia Cultural Centre, 40 Lakeside Boulevard, Pakenham.
Please click on this link to book your attendance at this momentous occasion:
 Dress code: Formal or semi-formal. Please wear your Rotary name badge and PHF badges.
Look forward to seeing you there.
 DG Ian and DG Linda
Brynton's  Joke 
Brynton's Joke of the Week
Some decades ago, a group of scholars discovered a bizarre request in the will of composer Ludwig von Beethoven. It said he wanted to be buried sitting at his favorite piano.
Naturally the scholars wanted to investigate this, so they contacted the relevant authorities and arranged to go to the Viennese cemetery where the great man had been buried.
The grave was dug up and, sure enough, there was a huge coffin, big enough to hold a piano.
But that wasn’t enough. They needed to see whether Ludwig’s piano really was in there. So the coffin was pried open, and inside, to their surprise, they did indeed see Beethoven sitting at his piano, with a sheet of music manuscript. Strangely, he was erasing the music.
“What are you doing?” they asked.
“Leave me alone!” he shot back. “Can’t you see I’m decomposing??”
Club Information
Mount Eliza
Service Above Self
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
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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May 14, 2024 6:00 PM
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Breakfast with RI President, George McInally
Jun 03, 2024
7:15 am – 9:00 am
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Meeting Responsibilities  
Such, Carolyn
Cashier Assistant
3 Minute Speaker
Furniture Assistant
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P O Box 95 Mount Eliza 3930
We meet at 6:00 PM Every Tuesday at Toorak College