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
0419 386 900
Dinner Meeting at Toorak College & Zoom Meeting Conference Number 826504424487
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President's Message
Neil Heron
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Hi all, it has been a sad week once again with the passing of Tim Acton. Tim was a very active member of our club since he joined in 2014, especially in the areas of Fellowship and Welfare. His wit and genial manner brought a wonderfully happy and positive environment to all our meetings and functions.  Tim was a tireless volunteer at all working bees and fund raisers and supported members in their times of need. He maintained a close contact with the club after he took a step backwards to become a Friend of the Club and although ill health hampered his contributions, he attended meetings and functions when he could.  
Once again COVID restrictions will prevent our attendance at his funeral.  My thanks to Bernie and and other members who have been involved in his care over the last few weeks. There will be a working bee at some point in the future to tidy up his house and gardens.  Michael Coultas’s funeral was held on Tuesday and I am sure a number of you attended via the web and it was good to hear the family speak of Michaels life. No doubt Judy will keep us informed of when his memorial service will be.
On the Club front, a warm welcome to Garry Padey on his induction and I look forward to his participation in the Club’s activities.  It was also great to hear from President Luke of the Satellite Club.  His positive assessment of their future and growth of their club was most encouraging.  For any of you who would like to attend one of their meetings, they meet on the first Wednesday and this Sunday of each month.
Satellite Club Meeting zoom link for first Wednesday of September is:
Passcode: 572551
They would love to have you join in.  The Club Calendar of events will be attached to the Bulletin once a month.
To keep you all abreast of the program for the year.  Please remember it will change mainly due to COVID restrictions and inevitable clashes over the year so please check it regularly.
Congratulations to Linda and the Community Committee for their ongoing work and their supply of food hampers, puzzles and clothing to local needy people/families.  I suspect this will be only the first delivery of many as COVID bites over the next couple of months.
Stay safe and see you next week at the Zoom meeting,
Cheers, Neil
Zoom Meeting
The next meeting is on Zoom.  
Open the Zoom app & Join meeting ID : 82650442487
Club Calendar
We have a Club Yearly Calendar in Excel. 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.  
Guest Speaker, Snr Sgt Luke Holmes
Guest Speaker - Senior Sargent Luke Holmes
  • Luke’s father was a Rotarian and PHF. Luke went to Sweden on a Rotary exchange in 1997, which was a major influence on his future direction in life. Luke’s daughter, Chloe was our Club’s Rotary Youth Exchange student to Finland last year.  Luke is now President of our Satellite Club and it was great to see Carl, Rebecca, Jacqueline and Kym on line to hear Luke’s talk.  The Satellite Club now has 9 members, with a few more in the wings.  The membership is 70% female.  Luke is looking to grow the Club and provide a recruiting base for the Rotary Club.
  • Luke had a harmonious family background, with the only disputes between his parents were when their respective football teams played each other. It came as a bit of a shock on his 1st appointment as a 21 year old policeman, he attended a violent domestic dispute. This was followed by appointments to Reservoir, South Melbourne, the Drug Task Force and the Sexual Crimes Squad. He was Sergeant at Springvale and is now Snr Sgt at Frankston
  • Luke then gave an outline of some of the cases in which he has been involved.
  • Luke concluded by saying that bringing people together with different skills to create a powerful team works with the Police Force, Rotary, the Satellite Club and can be a strong force for good.
Lock down education.
Want to know more about soil, compost and regenerative agriculture? 
I found a great environmental documentary on Netflix called Kiss the Ground, hosted by Woody Harrelson (our mate from Cheers).
This is a great documentary that everyone needs to watch.  
Linda's Community Request
I am collecting for the Neighbourhood House in Mount Eliza

Jig Saw puzzles ( no missing pieces )
Current Books

They give out care packages with the above items added as a nice gesture to people who are living alone and to domestic violence cases in the community.

Knitted beanies
Warm scarves
Warm jackets all in good condition.

They are given out to people who are sleeping rough and the needy. All of the unloved items can be dropped off at my front door or I can collect.

When Covid restrictions allow the Neighbourhood  house will have cooking bees to cook meals for the needy ( 4 people required ). There will also be jam making for their Fete in November. If anyone has small sterilised jars without labels they would be greatly appreciated. The Community House also have 200 people that they make welfare calls to make sure they are ok. I need volunteers to help with the calls.

If anyone has any excess fruit or veggies they are growing could you please let me know so we can use for jam or add to meals.


Linda Morris
Community Service Director
Rotary Club of Mount Eliza
Light Entertainment
Three Rotary Club members, all a little hard of hearing, were standing by the bowling green in the park.
One remarked to the other
"Windy isn't it?"
"No" the second man replied, "its Thursday". The third man nodded in agreement:
"So am I. Lets have a cup of tea"

A doctor, lawyer, and a Rotarian in charge of fundraising all die and arrive at the Pearly Gates about the same time. St. Peter tells them they may each have one thing to take with them to Heaven.

The doctor is first, and asks for $1 million. This is given and proceeds to enter Heaven. The lawyer, not to be outdone, asks for $2 million. "Very well," say St. Peter and opens the gate to Heaven for the lawyer.

Finally it is time for the Rotarian, who had just finished a fundraising project for The Rotary Foundation. St. Peter asks him what he would like to take to Heaven. The fundraiser moves up very close to St. Peter, and in a soft voice asks, "It it's not too much trouble, could I just have the names of those two people who were ahead of me in line?"

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P O Box 95 Mount Eliza 3930
We meet at 6:00 PM Every Tuesday at Toorak College