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 82650442487
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Upcoming Events
Bunnings BBQ
Bunnings Mornington
Feb 10, 2023
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
District Conference
RACV Cape Schanck Resort
Feb 24, 2023 – Feb 26, 2023
International Womens Day
Mornington Race Course
Mar 01, 2023
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
RCME Golf Day
Frankston Golf Club
Mar 17, 2023
8:32 AM – 5:00 PM
Great Aussie Hike
Mornington Peninsula
Mar 24, 2023 8:32 AM –
Mar 25, 2023 6:00 PM
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President's Message - John Welsh

President’s report 8 February 2023
After 2 cancellations for different reasons, we were finally able to welcome District Governor Paul Mee and his wife Adele to our meeting last Tuesday. He talked of the 51 years our club has been in existence and through our membership talked of the many projects and initiatives that has been undertaken and achieved over the years. It was a very positive meeting. We were also able to induct Annette Ferrier into our club, she actually helped a number of times in the past at the Gigantic garage sale and at other sausage sizzle but now is a member with huge experience at organising events. We welcome her and look forward to her contribution to Rotary.
Paul also made a presentation to Linda Humphries of a Ruby Paul Harris award. Mark Humphries backed up Paul and talked of the importance of Foundation and its effect in providing grants locally as well as worldwide. Well done, Linda, who will be our next district governor.
Next Sunday at the Moorooduc railway Neil and the environment group are starting their first working Bee. These will be on the second Sunday of the month starting at 10.00 for a couple of hours.
Next Tuesday we have the Mornington Gallery fellowship night. Meeting at 5.00 followed by byo snacks and drinks in the Rose garden.
The board meets at Carolyn’s next Wednesday.
Best Regards
John with his guests for the night: (L to R) Adele, (John),Linda, Annette and Paul
District Governor's Visit
It was great to see Governor Paul on his much delayed official visit. Like most District Governors Paul’s enthusiasm for Rotary was palpable and his support and desire to not only to support Rotary in the global sense through Foundation but also his desire to support and learn about our club was wonderful. Paul commenced with his presentation encouraging us all to register and attend the upcoming conference at the RACV resort at Cape Schanck. Paul next focussed on RI’s goals to ensure  Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in our Clubs and community. Inclusion of all races, cultures & demographics, equal opportunities for all and the ability to allow people to express their ideas and  views. He concluded this segment reflecting on how much the world needs Rotary at the moment.
Paul spent most of his time focussing on what our Club has achieved. He asked us to be introspective and think on the things about our Club we were proud of both in our projects and fellowship. He used Australian Rotary Health as an example of what one Club can do. Time flew by as club members shared their experiences and listed the achievements and characteristics of our Club that they were proud of. Some included Carl Seales and the T-Model Ford for Heart Transplant , John Gordon and Young Carers, Interplast, the way we stayed connected through covid days, local remembrance and national celebrations, the welcome we give others,  the fantastic and supportive fellowship and the support from other members for individual projects/quests.  It left us with a great sense of wellbeing and appreciation of our colleagues and friends in the Club as we reflected on the amazing things we achieved over generations of members .
Club News

Induction of Annette Ferrier

President John Inducts Annette Ferrier with her proposer Maurie Selth, the Co-ordinator for Membership.
Welcome Annette to the Rotary Club of Mount Eliza.

Presentation of a Ruby Paul Harris recognition pin

The District representative of the Foundation, Mark Humphries, lauded the importance and global impact of the Foundation including the recognition of those who support the foundation and also by recognising people who have done great service to their community. He encouraged us all to donate to the foundation. He then introduced Paul to present a ruby Paul Harris to DGE Linda Humphries in recognition of her work for District 9820.
Great Aussie Hike
Jim has begun the process of setting up a Roster for Marshlling and BBQ manning for the Great Aussie Hike.  The earlier we can book spots and times along the route the more chance we get the ones we want so please support Jim and respond promptly. It is an easy and high profile role for us to do.
Raised money via hot air as usual in this case Chinese observation balloons. Trish boosted the coffers via a short auction with the winning bid of $10 for a German Rotary match box.
We are holding our own! Carolyn is on the mend and everyone else is as expected. Keep healthy everyone.
International Director Maurie Selth announced a $750 donation to  RAWCS for Rotary Against Malaria and $750 for the ADH Siem Reap school in Cambodia. He also reminded us of the International Night on the 21st is a Partner’s night so please book an extra spot for your partner or guests with George-Ann
Environment Working Bees
Working Bee Sunday Feb 12 - Moorooduc Station. 10.00am - 11.30am
This month's working bee is on the proposed Bay Trail site south west of the station. We will be removing  the seed heads from the Watsonia lilies and bagging them, grubbing out gorse and blackberries and any maintenance the trees/plants put in by the students need. The area is flat and easy to access. Most of the work is not strenuous. We will be loading the weeds into a trailor to be disposed. Parking is in the Railway carpark accessed from Moorooduc Highway on the left just before the Eramosa Road roundabout heading towards Frankston. NOT the Railway Station Car Park. (Those that remember the run with the train will recall the marshalling area on the Mornington side of the railway line. That is the carpark you need.) Bring a drink bottle, sustenance, gloves, seceteurs or other suitable gardening weapon. We have some you can borrow if you have none of your own.
Club Meetings
Tuesday February 14 - Meeting at Mornington Regional Art Gallery commencing at 5.00pm
Talk by Art Director David Lacey followed by Fellowship
Judy has suggested BYO drinks and nibbles in the Rose Garden afterwards.
We need to let the Art Gallery know numbers so apologies or if you are bring a guest to George-Ann.
Tuesday February 21 - International Speaker Paul Roos on South Africa.
Chair - Maurie Selth
No 3 minute speaker as new member induction
Cashiers - Trish Stamp & Rhonda Vincent
Fellowship - Caryl Coulthard
Furniture - Jim Voss
Sergeant - Mike or Ross
Tuesday February 28 - Speaker Matthew Sonnermann - Stock market & economic situation
3 minute speaker - Rhonda Vincent
Cashiers - Sue Voss & Pauline McFarlane
Fellowship - Sarol Wallace (assisted by Janet Richards)
Furniture - David Rew
Sergeant - Mike or Ross
In Lieu of Brynton's Joke of the Week
In lieu of Brynton's Joke of the week 

Three jokes from a Rotary District Web Site

This is the transcript of an actual radio conversation of a US naval ship with Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October, 1995. Radio conversation released by the Chief of Naval Operations on November 10, 1995. Americans: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a collision. Canadians: Recommend you divert YOUR course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision. Americans: This is the Captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course. Canadians: No. I say again, you divert YOUR course. Americans: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS LINCOLN, THE SECOND LARGEST SHIP IN THE UNITED STATES' ATLANTIC FLEET. WE ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THREE DESTROYERS, THREE CRUISERS, AND NUMEROUS SUPPORT VESSELS. I DEMAND THAT YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH, THAT'S ONE FIVE DEGREES NORTH, OR COUNTER-MEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP. Canadians: This is a lighthouse. Your call.

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The farmer's son was returning from the market with the crate of chicken's his father had entrusted to him, when all of a sudden the box fell and broke open. Chickens scurried off in different directions, but the determined boy walked all over the neighbourhood scooping up the wayward birds and returning them to the repaired crate. Hoping he had found them all, the boy reluctantly returned home, expecting the worst. "Pa, the chickens got loose," the boy confessed sadly, "but I managed to find all twelve of them." "Well, you did real good, son," the farmer beamed. "You left with seven."

 Tea for two

One day my mother was out and my dad was in charge of me. Someone had given me a little 'tea set' as a get-well gift and it was one of my favourite toys. Daddy was in the living room engrossed in the evening news when I brought him a little cup of tea', which was just water. After several cups of tea and lots of praise for such yummy tea, my Mum came home. My Dad made her wait in the living room to watch me bring him a cup of tea, because it was just the cutest thing!". My Mum waited and, sure enough, I came down the hall with a cup of tea for Daddy. My mum watches him drink it up, and then she says (as only a mother would know): Did it ever occur to you that the only place she can reach to get water is the toilet?

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