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
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Apr 26, 2022
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Meeting Responsibilities
Cashier - Carolyn Such
Chair - Ross Schweitzer
Furniture - John Welsh
Assistant Cashier - John Gilbert
Fellowship - Phil Key
3 Minute Speaker - Jim Young
Sergeant - Rhonda Vincent
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President's Message

Neil Heron
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President’s Message April 20
My thanks to PE John who organized and ran the Club Assembly this week. To summarise, the Board has instigated a change to the structure and running of Club Service. Trouble with organizing the Club’s meeting roster was the driving force behind the change. We are going to trial a system where all members in the club will take a roll within the running of the club. The club will be structured into 6 groups:
  • Admin: members of the Board, Bulletin Editor, Protection officer & Permits
  • Finance/Cashiers: Treasurer, take the money at meeting, assist with fund raising & Foundation
  • Furniture: Look after and put out the club assets wherever needed
  • Fellowship: Look after guests at the club meetings and events and organize events
  • Membership: Turn interested people into members and make sure we maintain and mentor members. Eg Welfare Officer
  • Sergeants
The way it will work is that people in each group will take a rotate on a weekly basis to do the relative job at meetings or when necessary. You will only do the job once a month, generally speaking. If you cannot be present at a particular meeting, you will swap with another member of your group. This is the responsibility of the group to sort it out. For example at present Ross, Chris, Mike & Rhonda rotate as the Sergeant and they sort it out among themselves who is on each week. This would work the same for Furniture, Cashiers, & Fellowship. The Board has a once a month meeting so they are stuck with that! There will be a small group who may be excused these duties due to health or leave. The responsibility of the Port will be taken off the Cashiers. The Club will purchase the port for each meeting.
The first regular Club Summit & Development (previously known as the District Assembly) will be held on Sunday 1st May 2022 at the Warragul  Country Club, Sutton Street, Warragul starting at 10.00 am.  These sessions are designed for club program chairs, office holders, new, recent and Rotarians just needing a refresh.  They have an array of experienced presenters from Rotary and our district.  All sessions will be face to face and designed to include members interaction. This day is a great day to see what Rotary is about, gather new ideas and have any questions you have answered. You do need to be registered. I cannot attend but hopefully many of you can. Secretary Pauline needs a lift. if any of you can assist please contact her.   To register for the Sunday Session CLICK HERE!
Lastly, Mornington celebrated its 75th anniversary this week with a function at the Mornington Golf Course. It was an informal night with few speeches and great fellowship. I am sure you join with me in congratulating Mornington and their President Brian Mann for 75 years of outstanding community service. When you consider a member of their Club, Ian Scott,  started Australian Rotary Health you can see an example of the impact they have had. (As you all know, they also chartered our Club and our current secretary, Pauline, was their first female President).
See you all at Toorak for our next meeting, cheers, Neil
3 Minute Speaker
3 Minute Speaker - Kay McCauley - Mental Health Nursing
Kay explained what Mental Health nurses do when providing care for patients/consumers in an acute inpatient mental health ward.
Mental health nursing is different from general medical or aged care nursing.  Consumers may have one or more disorders, eg; psychotic or bipolar disorders, live with depression and or suicidal thoughts and attempts.

The key roles of the Mental Health Nurse:-
  • keep consumers, other patients and staff safe
  • observe and monitor symptoms and behaviour
  • Interact with consumers and family/carers
  • Talk and communicate 
Mental health nurses do this by developing a Therapeutic Relationship
  • To build trust and rapport with the person
  • To enable the consumer to connect wit the mental health nurse
  • To help them talk about the illness and events
  • Discuss and administer treatments, eg medications
The therapeutic relationship allows the use of therapies such as Motivational interviewing and the Stages of Change model with Trauma Informed approach to care. This means we assume consumers have experienced trauma (until proven otherwise). Trauma may be physical, emotional, abuse etc. Research evidence tells us the majority of those in mental health services have had trauma in their lives.
Two scenarios were presented displaying how spending time (even briefly) "with" someone, even saying little, can make a huge difference to how they behave, feel and respond.
Communication is important for everyone, every day, every time we speak with someone.
This week's Speakers
There was no main speaker this week due to our Club Assembly
ANZAC DAY Commemoration
MONDAY 25th April 2022
At 2:15 for 2:30 PM Start
Finish:  3.00pm
Mt Eliza Community Centre 
off Canadian Bay Rd
Mt Eliza
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.  
26/04/2022TuesdayClub MeetingTBASjaak KustersWriting Biographies
3/05/2022TuesdayClub MeetingKay McCauleyJenny RundleLife as an Asian migrant and Rotarian,
10/05/2022TuesdayClub MeetingMoved to May 14TBANO MEETING AT TOORAK
11/05/2022WednesdayBoard MeetingNeil HeronTBAFennell's
14/05/2022SaturdayFund RaiserKay McCauley St James the Less HallParma night for International
17/05/2022TuesdayClub AssemblyJohn WelshNoneClub Night

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We meet at 6:00 PM Every Tuesday at Toorak College