The Rotary Club of
Mount Eliza
Chartered 1971
Club Information
Mount Eliza
Service Above Self
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
Dining Room, Toorak College
Mt Eliza
Mount Eliza, VIC 3930
0419 386 900
Dinner Meeting at Toorak College & Zoom Meeting Conference Number 826504424487
District Site
Venue Map
Feb 15, 2022
Club Assembly
Feb 22, 2022
Community Issues
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Upcoming Events
District 9820 District Conference, Tralagon
Feb 25, 2022 – Feb 27, 2022
Great Aussie Hike
Apr 01, 2022 – Apr 02, 2022
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Meeting Responsibilities
Meeting Responsibilities - 25 January 2022
Cashier - Leanne Trembath
Chair - John Welsh
Furniture - Jim Voss
Assistant Cashier - Rob Cracknell
Fellowship - Sue Voss
3 Minute Speaker - Ray Manchester
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President's Message

Neil Heron
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February is upon us and that is, of course,  Conference Month. We have a group of 14 going to conference but if you still wish to attend now is your last chance. Contact Linda Morris if you are considering going. It should be an exciting time in the new facility in Traralgon.
Remember there is no meeting next week as a group of us go to the theatre to see and support Charlie Cousin’s production of “The Death of a Salesman” in the city. Many thanks to Jim Young who took on the task of trying to organise tickets, transport and meal for a changing number of participants with changing needs.  Talk about herding cats! The following week we are back at Toorak for a Club Assembly. I remind everyone you must notify the secretary before 11.00am on Friday if you an apology for the meeting.
Disappointingly, I have news of two resignations from the club. Justin Mason has moved to Dromana and feels he will struggle to meet commitments with us. The good news is that he is considering transferring to the satellite club. Gary Padey has also resigned but is also considering a move, this time to the Friends group.
We had an unfortunate incident with an email last week. An email with advice for secretary Pauline was also inadvertently sent to a number of members by mistake. Some of the context was inappropriate. I need to stress that everyone needs to check their email messages for content, that they follow the Four Way Test and they cc or bcc to the correct audience. Emails cannot be retracted.
I would like to thank all the members who indicated that they will be able to assist at the Great Aussie Hike over April 1-2. We have around 25 who have offered to help in some way and some of the Friends and Satellite members as well. The next step is to allocate people to rosters once we know how many people are needed for each task. You can also help by letting us know if you have any contacts, friends etc who could help with the recruitment of teams or the promotion of the event.
Kay has once again been forced to postpone the “Pot Luck Dinner” to hopefully a date in March. Covid is still throwing curve balls at us. She will advise us of the new arrangements as soon as she can.
That is all for the moment so see you at the theatre or the following Tuesday at Toorak College., Stay safe and healthy and keep dodging the COVID bullet.  Neil
Jokes of the moment
1. What do you call a fake noodle? An Impasta.
2. Want to hear a joke about paper? Never mind, it’s tearable.
3. Why do bears have hairy coats? Fur protection.
4. How do you make a Kleenex dance? Put a little boogie in it!
5. What’s the difference between a poorly dressed man on a tricycle and a well-dressed man on a bicycle? Attire.
6. Two peanuts were walking down the street. One was a salted.
7. What’s Forrest Gump’s password? 1forrest1.
8. How does a penguin build its house? Igloos it together.
9. What do you call cheese that isn’t yours? Nacho Cheese.
10. Why is no one friends with Dracula? Because he’s a pain in the neck.
11. How much does a hipster weigh? An Instagram.
Our Club Zoom Meetings 
Open the Zoom app & Join meeting ID : 82650442487
We offer zoom to all meetings but only if requested. Contact the secretary to confirm your attendance via zoom. Every 2nd Tuesday will generally bea zoom meeting and there will be no face-to-face meeting at Toorak College.
Club Calendar
We have a Club Yearly Calendar which Neil and Pauline are the authors and editors. The calendar outlines every meeting with whom is the Coordinator, Speaker, Sergeant etc.  If you would like to add something please email Neil or Pauline.  This is February's Calendar
 1/02/2022TuesdayClub MeetingRoss SJarrad StokkerMike WToorak.  Jarrad is the Golf Pro at Mornington
 2/02/2022WednesdaySatelliteRebecca  Zoom  7.30pm
 7/02/2022MondayInternational MeetKay McCauley  Zoom 5.00pm
 8/01/1900TuesdayTheatreJim Young N/AThe Death of a Salesman, city
 9/02/2022WednesdayBoard MeetingNeil HeronN/A Angerer's
 12/02/2022SaturdayPot Luck FundraiserKay McCauleyInternational Speaker P0stponed due to COVID
 15/02/2022TuesdayClub AssemblyJohn WelshNoneChris AClub Night
 16/02/2021WednesdayEnviro MeetingJustin  CANCELLED
 20/02/2022SundaySatelliteRebecca  Zoom  10.00am
 22/02/2022TuesdayClub MeetingJonathan Rivett Rhonda V 
 25/02/2022FridayConferenceLindaVarious District Conference Feb 25th - 27th
 27/02/2022SundayConference endsLinda  Traralgon
Bay Trail - News from District Bulletin
Peninsula Cluster R100 Project – Peninsula Trail
It was back in late 2019 when Ross Kilborn, (then President of the Rotary Club of Mornington) together with Steve Daly (then Assistant Governor of the Peninsula Cluster), presented to the Peninsula Cluster Presidents the concept of our clubs participating in projects to celebrate the Centenary of Rotary in Australia.
With the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council keen to complete the missing links of the Peninsula (Bay) Trail it was discussed with the Peninsula Cluster Presidents that a possible role for Rotary would be to assist with associated infrastructure, such as rest stops, park benches, tables, information hubs and signage.
The Peninsula Trail network extends for over 100 kilometres, linking the Mornington Peninsula and beyond and strengthening the areas walking and cycling brand.
At the February 2020 Peninsula Cluster Presidents Meeting, just prior to the onset of the C19 restrictions, the R100 Peninsula Trail gained unanimous support from the eight Clubs to the delight of all concerned.
A Cluster Working Group was established, with representatives from the eight Peninsula Cluster Clubs allowing the clubs to work closely together whilst still developing their own club projects.
Ross Kilborn, Steve Daly, Peter Rawlings with support from former Mayor’s, Honorary Rotarian Sam Hearn and Rotarian Anne Shaw, have had regular meetings with Council Officers which has seen the Council moving ahead on several fronts.
There is now likely to be overall “Rotary 100 Mornington Peninsula Clubs” branding with the final design awaiting approval, with subordinate signage designs to be both directional and informative, covering heritage, cultural, flora and fauna.
The R100 Project will also allow the clubs to connect with Rotary’s new Environmentally Sustainable Focus by involving schools and the community in landscaping and vegetation of native plants.
Several of the Peninsula Cluster Clubs are well advanced with one Club receiving a Building Stronger Communities Grant of $9,000. An application is also underway for a combined Cluster Centenary Project Grant.
This is a long-term project for the region and there is still much to be done in terms of major infrastructure funding. But step by step, this R100 Project is advancing to the delight of Rotarians and the Community across the Mornington Peninsula.
Author: Peter Rawlings
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We meet at 6:00 PM Every Tuesday at Toorak College