The Rotary Club of
Mount Eliza
Chartered 1971
Club Information
Mount Eliza
Service Above Self
We meet Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
Toorak College
Old Mornington Road
Mount Eliza, VIC  3930
0419 386 900
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Mar 17, 2020
Locked In Escape Rooms
Mar 24, 2020
Mar 31, 2020
The Importance of Museums & Heritage Buildings
Apr 07, 2020
Bare foot bowls
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Upcoming Events
District Conference
Ulumbra Theatre, Bendigo
Mar 20, 2020 6:00 PM –
Mar 22, 2020 12:00 PM
Rotary Club of Mt Eliza Bark In The Park Dog Show
Mar 29, 2020
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Board Meeting
Apr 09, 2020
Rotary Club of Mt Eliza Annual Golf Day
Apr 17, 2020
Apr 25, 2020
District Assembly & Avenue of Service Seminar
Apr 26, 2020
9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
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Meeting Responsibilities
Meeting Responsibilities 17 March
Young, Jim
Assistant cashier
Juraschek, Hardy
Harvey, Paul
Coultas, Judy
McCauley, Kay
Meeting Responsibilities 24 March
Flowers, Frank
Assistant Cashier
Morris, Linda
Angerer, Chris
Juraschek, Annie
3 Minute Speaker
Hoban, Brendan
Such, Carolyn
Meeting Responsibilities 31 March
Sullivan, George-Ann
Assistant Cashier
Cracknell, Robert
Weber, Michael
Selth, Maurie
3 Minute Speaker
Falkiner, Hanne
Coultas, Judy
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President's Message
Ross Schweitzer
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The Thoughts of President Ross
Leaving aside the Daguerrotype  (first mentioned in print in 1835)  all of us have witnessed the progress of photography. From the Box Brownie, with slow ISO speed film, to cameras with optics that will facilitate instant images from just the light emitted by the stars.
We witnessed the Polaroid Land camera, developed by Edwin Herbert Land in 1947. The basis? Dr Land’s daughter had asked  ‘can I see the photo now, daddy?’ when he took her picture with a 35 mm film camera. You had to send the exposed roll of film to a central laboratory. Via a pharmacy or camera store. A week or so later ......
Now we find the ‘selfie’ has altered the content tourist photos. For the worse. Here’s me! Here’s me again; but blocking the Fontana Trevi  this time. 
Our grandchildren take delight in looking  at photographs in albums we took of them. We still record such memories.

Families with slide projectors were coveted as friends. Do we worry, I wonder, if we’ll be remembered with mixed feelings; like slide nights are? 
These photos in albums are not flipped through on an iPhone screen at lightning speed. My Son, Andrew and my brothers likewise keep photos.
Dare I say, PP Jim Young and I keep a goodly archive of Rotary photos. Apart from those we publish in this Bulletin, many more are stored for posterity.
Without such memories, where would I come upon a photo of the ageless Carolyn Such, but in an album of the also ageless  Jean Gilbert?
You know, no doubt, speed cameras don’t use ‘flash’ at night, any more? You do. Paradoxically, fixed speed cameras use a flash during daylight to even out the exposure. 
So.....if Rotary Mount Eliza was a camera / imaging ‘device’ where would we sit on the development curve....... ?
While you’re pondering this, think also about sound recordings: from Bakelite cylinders and brass styli to file sharing. Are we beyond hoping the Philips  Cassette will make a comeback. A Visioning challenge. Ask Sue.

Da Prez
 Never be discouraged. If there’s a way to drink beer through a mask, an Australian will invent it.

Note from Editor
As Members will fully understand, DG elect Mark is under the pump dealing with a host of issues including the fires, COVID-19 and its implications and preparations from the coming Rotary Year.
Accordingly I have suggested that his column be held over this week.
District Governor Elect Mark Humphries
Mark & Linda
RCME Bowls on Tuesday 7 April
As in previous years on Tuesday 7 April our Club will be holding a Bowls Night at the Mt Eliza Bowls Club.
Booking are now open and members are encouraged to attend for a fun time.
You do not need special gear or any prior experience. On the evening Bowls will be provided and some guiding tuition will be available.
The event is not restricted to Club members - you can bring as many friends and family as you wish.
Dress is casual and flat soled shoes or bare feet will be needed on the bowling green.
The cost of the evening is $28.
Members should arrive from 5.45 pm. Bowling will  commence at 6.00 pm and a two course dinner will be served in the Clubhouse at 8.00 pm
There is no BYO, however drinks can be purchased at very reasonable prices.
The evening will conclude at approximately 9.00 pm.
To book you can either see Bernie Edwards at a dinner meeting or, if you are away and won't be able to see Bernie beforehand you may email him.
Regular Visitor
It has been a delight to have Janet Richards attend our last two meetings.
A Friend of the Club and close friend of a number of members, Janet has attended as a guest of our Sergeant Trish Stamp.
Over the last few years Janet has attended meetings of the Club and has been involved in many of our events and activities.
While being presumptuous we look forward to Janet playing a more active role in our Club.
Chris Crewther Guest Speaker
The guest speaker at our Club on Tuesday 10 March was the MD of Nineteen Consulting Chris Crewther.
Chris was the Member of Parliament for the Federal seat of Dunkley from 2016 to 2019.
Chris addressed our meeting on the question of Modern Slavery.
In Parliament Chris was Chair of the Foreign and Aid Sub-Committee, under the Joint Standing Committee for Foreign Affairs. Defence and Trade.
In his role as Chair, Chris led an all party sub-committee that inquired into Australia establishing legislation to tackle Modern Slavery. 
The sub-committee handed down its final report in December 2017.
Chris informed us that approximately 40 million people across the globe are classified as modern slaves. In Australia there are around 15000 people who fit into this disturbing category.
Modern slavery refers to people who are in situations such as forced labour or are in areas where they are exploited including domestic work, agriculture and other service areas where they received meagre or no payment.
A number of people, especially women and children, are in forced sexual exploitation while others are in forced marriages. 
Resulting from the inquiry, in June 2018 a Modern Slavery Bill was introduced into the Parliament and in September 2018 legislation was passed in the House of Representatives.
The Bill passed through the Senate in December 2018 and the new Modern Slavery Act came into force on 1 January 2019
Following passage of the legislation in Australia a number of initiatives were undertaken in an effort to stamp out these evil and unlawful practices.
Chris completed his presentation by answering a number of questions from very interested members of our Club.
Linda Morris, Chris Crewther and President Ross
As members know, Rotarian George-Ann Sullivan organises all of our rosters for Club dinner meetings and all of our events.
George-Ann will be contacting all Members and Friends within the next week asking for their availability for the following three fund-raising events:
1. Bark in the Park - Sunday, 29 March
2. Bunnings BBQ - Sunday April 12 (Easter Sunday)
3. Farmers Market - Sunday 26 April
All of these activities are important fund-raising events for the Club so George-Ann requests that Members & Friends put these dates in your diary now. It will  be appreciated very much if you make every effort to make yourself available to assist.
Rotary District 9820 Annual Conference
Quite a few members of our Club are scheduled to attend the Rotary District 9820 Conference being held in Bendigo on 20 to 22 March.
On Friday 20 March there are a number optional activities including a tour of local wineries and golf.
The first formal session of the Conference commences at 6.15 pm on the Friday with DG Adrian Froggart and the Mayor of Bendigo welcoming all delegates.
On Saturday 21 March there are a number of keynote speakers including:
- Stuart Heal, Past Rotary International President
- Chelsea Roffey, AFL Umpire
- Kate McBride. Murray Darling Water Management Problems
- Brett Lee, Cyber Safety for Children
- Stephanie Willard, "Seven Women" Project in Nepal
- Leo Kennedy, "Blake Snake" - the truth about the Kelly Gang
- Pearl Findlay-James, East Gippsland Fires Relief Update 
On Sunday 22 March, speakers will include:
- Amanda Wendt, Effective Rotary Branding
- Mark Huddleston, "Creatures of Habit" - Rotary membership Issues
- Rob Cook, Youth Program Presentation
- PDG Brian Coffey, How Rotary Changed My Life
Towards the close of Conference President of the Host Bendigo Club Irene Caulfield will exchange a banner with President Ross Schweitzer, Rotary Club of Mt Eliza, Host Club of the 2021 Conference.
A caffe sospeso (suspended coffee/ or pending coffee) is a cup of coffee paid for in advance as an anonymous act of generosity and solidarity.
The tradition began in the working-class cafes of Naples, where the gesture of paying it forward is done anonymously for someone who can't afford to pay for themselves.
The customer pays for the coffee in advance and the cafe "suspends" it, later making the coffee for who ever may need it.
President Ross' Chucklers Column
Members may remember the comic book Chucklers Weekly which was published in the 1950s and 60s.
For this week President Ross has resurrected Chucklers with the following offerings:
A man went to his doctor: "I don't think my wife's hearing is as good as it used to be.  What should I do?"
The doctor said, "Try this test to find out for sure. When you wife is in the kitchen, stand four metres behind her and ask her a question, If she doesn't reply keep moving closer asking the question until she hears you."
The man went home and his wife was preparing dinner.
He stood four metres behind her and said, "What's for dinner, honey?'
There was no answer so he moved to three metres and repeated the question.
Still no response so he moved to two metres behind her and repeated the question. There was still no answer.
Finally he stood right behind her and said, "Honey, what's for dinner?"
His wife replied, "For the fourth time, I SAID CHICKEN!"
Who are the most healthy people in hospital?
The ultrasound people.
The difference between a neurotic and a psychotic is that, while a psychotic thinks that 2+2=5, a neurotic knows that the answer is 4, but it worries him.
Mike had a problem getting up in the morning - he was always late for work.
His boss said that he was on his last warning
So Mike went to his doctor who gave him some pills to take before bed.
He slept well and beat the alarm in the morning by a whole  hour.
When he arrived at work he said, "Boss, the pills worked by a whole hour."
"That's great", said his boss, "but where were you yesterday?"
Laughing is the best medicine, but if you're laughing for no reason - you need medicine!
Doctor! Doctor! I feel like a pair of curtains.
Well pull yourself together.
Resignation of Malcolm Hull
It is with great sadness that Members of our Club are advised of the resignation of Rotarian Malcolm Hull, due to health issues.
Malcolm joined the Rotary Club of Mt Eliza on 20 June 1995 and for the past quarter of a century he has been a stalwart of our Club.
Always a ready volunteer and willing worker, Malcolm's hard work has been greatly appreciated by all members and the Mt Eliza community.
The work that Malcolm has undertaken at the JH Butler and other district parks is particularly noteworthy.
The number of trees and shrubs that he has planted together with other beautification initiatives have seen these parks become places of great beauty that can be enjoyed by all.
Everyone wishes Malcolm and Beth all the very best for the future, especially as he continues to undergo treatment.
He will be greatly missed!
Club Visioning
President elect Sue has arranged for Rotarian Phil Dressing from the Rotary Club of Phillip Island & San Remo to attend our meeting on Tuesday 17 March to undertake a Club Visioning activity.
This session will allow us to speak some quality time brainstorming, thinking about our Club, envisioning the future and determining follow-up actions. 
As a consequence of Phil's attendance the Three Minute Speaker session from Rowan Miller will be held over.
RCME Golf Day - 17 April
Rotarian David Rew and his organising committee are working hard on planning the details of the Annual Rotary Club of Mt Eliza Golf Day, which is being held at the "Little Frankston" Golf Club (Golf Links Road Frankston) on Friday, 17 April 2020.
The charity Shine for Kids will benefit from money raised on the day.
The format of the day is both 18 or 9 holes Ambrose.
Registration and coffee will commence at 7.45 am and the 18 hole event will commence with a shotgun start at 8.30 am. The 9 hole event will have a 10.30 am shotgun start.
With lots of prizes, a succulent roast lunch, drinks (wine beer and soft drinks), novelty items and auction items, an outstanding day is assured.
The entry fee remains at $135 per player ($540 for a team of four).
Please note that the proposed Rotary Bushfire Appeal Dinner at the New Peninsula Centre, Baptist Church, 370 Craigie Road, Mt Martha will now be held in October.
More details will be provided later in the year.
Bark In The Park
Reminding all Rotarians and Friends that our Club's wonderful dog show, Bark In The Park, is to be held on Sunday 29 March 2020.
If you haven't done so already please diarise this date now as we will need as many hands on deck as possible to ensure that we build upon the great successes of previous Bark In The Park events. 
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P O Box 95 Mount Eliza 3930
We meet at 6:00 PM Every Tuesday at Toorak College