The Rotary Club of
Mount Eliza
Chartered 1971
President Carolyn's Notes
Monthly Rotary Theme for
Water Sanitation and Hygiene 
What a great venue we had on Tuesday evening.  McCleland Sculpture Park and Gallery was a perfect environment for something a bit different.  Having the flexibility in our program on the second Tuesday of the month gives us scope to experiment and do different things.  We can also invite other people to join us and the  Humanitex booking system makes it easy to organise. 
  Thanks to our  Program Director Judy Coultas for giving us an inspiring experience.
Walking around and seeing and hearing the stories of some of the exhibits was like re-visiting old friends.  I miss Frankie (that’s not his real name) the gnome that I enjoyed while travelling along Peninsula Link and was pleased to see him in his new permanent home.  

I am off to the President- Elects training this weekend.  This happens every year and is an opportunity to meet other incoming Presidents and hear the latest news on the regionalisation project.  
The next important stage of the project is the appointment of Rotary Community Leaders (RCL).  This role is a bit like what we have now in our AG except that the RCL will be much more hands on and facilitate growth plans and other activities to lift Rotary’s profile in our own community.  
For interested applicants the details have been advertised.   
March 19  Speaker 
Kim Wheeler - Principal Mt Eliza Primary School
Message from Maurie Seith.
International Service Raffel
Maurie has askd me to remind you to return all sold or unsold tickets to him by at the latest by 25 March. 
Address is: 18 Mount Eliza Way M.E 3930 or PO Box 472 Mt Eliza 3930
Money can be returned with tickets or
paid by direct debit into:
BSB 633000
ACC No. 152498135
with reference details; Raffle and Name  
International Women's Day 
On Wednesday the 13th of March the Frankston and Mornington Rotary clubs held the International Woman’s Day Breakfast at the Mornington Racecourse. This year the IWD committee decided to support Australian Rotary Health. Our funds will be donated towards research into mental health for children between the age of 0 and 12years. 
International Woman’s Day is supported by the Rotary Foundation and events are organised all over the world. 
Rotary members work with local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women to strengthen local economies and reduce poverty. On this International Woman’s Day we're celebrating women around the world who are achieving economic independence and helping their communities to thrive.
Economic development projects led by Rotary members connect people with tools and education that create opportunities. 
These projects include: 
  • 10 electric rickshaws and the training to use them that now provide a regular source of income for women in Kollam India, the woman and their families enjoy not only the higher income but a better quality of life.
  • Vocational training in hairdressing and other salon services for people in Jeonju Korea. Some participants in the training are now earning an income for their work.
  • Production equipment and training in business skills for 50 female farmers in Menya Governorate, Egypt to form a community kitchen and food business. Their packaged food will be sold at the local market.
Donations to the Rotary Foundation Fund, Global grants for life changing projects like these, empower women with sustainable ways to earn a living and support their families.
 When Rotary members, like you contribute, you're actively investing in brighter futures for communities near home and around the world .
Brynton's  Joke 
A big-city lawyer was representing the railroad in a lawsuit filed by an old rancher.
The rancher's prize bull was missing from the section through which the railroad passed.
The rancher only wanted to be paid the fair value of the bull.
The case was scheduled to be tried before the justice of the peace in the back room of the general store.
The attorney for the railroad immediately cornered the rancher and tried to get him to settle out of court.
The lawyer did his best-selling job, and finally, the rancher agreed to take half of what he was asking.
After the rancher had signed the release and took the check, the young lawyer couldn't resist gloating a little over his success, telling the rancher, "You know, I hate to tell you this, old man, but I put one over on you in there. I couldn't have won the case. The engineer was asleep and the fireman was in the caboose when the train went through your ranch that morning. I didn't have one witness to put on the stand. I bluffed you!"
The old rancher replied, "Well, I'll tell you, young feller, I was a little worried about winning that case myself, because that bull came home this morning."
Club Meetings
Club Meetings for  March 
March  Rotary Theme of the month:  Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene 

Tuesday 19 March
Kim Wheeler, Principal of Mt Eliza Primary School
Chair..Jim Voss or a member of his Youth Committee

Tuesday 26 March
Club Assembly, chaired by Carolyn Such

RCME Meeting Roster     
Kim Wheeler - Principal Mt Eliza Primary School
Jim Voss
3 Minute Speaker
Kay McCauley 
John Horscroft / Suzie Adam
Clare Pearce
Keith Den Hartog  / Jim Young
Heads & Tails
Trish Stamp
Club Night
Carolyn Such
3 Minute Speaker
No 3 minute speaker
Jenny Baker / Frank Flowers
Nina de Silva
Rowan Miller
Sergeant & H/T
Trish Stamp
Club Information
Mount Eliza
Service Above Self
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
Toorak College
Mt Eliza
Mount Eliza, VIC 3930
0418 319 101
Dinner Meeting at Toorak College & Zoom Meeting Conference Number 82650442487
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Meeting Responsibilities  
Voss, James
Horscroft, John
Cashier Assistant
Adam, Suzie
Young, Jim
Pearce, Clare
3 Minute Speaker
Furniture Assistant
Welsh, John
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We meet at 6:00 PM Every Tuesday at Toorak College