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
0418 319 101
Dinner Meeting at Toorak College & Zoom Meeting Conference Number 82650442487
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Upcoming Events
Environment Working Bee - Bay trail
Mar 12, 2023
10:00 AM – 11:35 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
March Farmers Market
Mar 26, 2023
8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
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President's Message - John Welsh

President’s report 2nd February 2023
Bulletin 10th March.
Last Tuesday we were able to welcome Gabe Hau as guest speaker. He talked about Peace Building
in Rotary, and the data that determines how a country is nominated a peace position on the list of world countries. Iceland the most peaceful and Afghanistan the least. Thanks to past DG Mark for introducing Gabe to us.
Good to see Tony Kafrouni at our meeting.

The International Women’s Day was a great success. 308 Rotarians friends and students attended at the Mornington racecourse on the first of march. Enormous thanks to Linda, Sue Vos and DG elect Linda Humphries for being on the committee that arranges the event. Our club secured all the sponsors and about half the attendees. Another great event.

The board met on Wednesday night this week. The notes will be sent out shortly. The funding application for Connect2Australia has gone ahead thanks to Chris Angerer. It would appear all 4 simplified grants will be filled. The clubs participating are Mt Eliza, Mornington and Dromana and one other to be advised. I hope we may be able to support this organisation into the future.
Check out their website connect2group. 
Our next club meeting will be a zoom meeting with 2 new members Carol and Annette introducing themselves with “the person behind the badge”. We will start at
The zoom meeting ID is 82650442487.
I look forward to seeing you then,
This Weeks Speaker
This Week's Speaker was Gabe Hau who as John wrote spoke about the Peace Building in Rotary work he has done
Gabe Hau introduced by Mark Humphries
3 Minute Speaker
3 Minute Speaker
This week's 3 minute speaker was Karina Webb who informed us about the death of Mikhail Gorbachev last year and why this was important to her.  He was the last President of the Soviet Union and implemented his policies of Glasnost or openness (re government) and perestroika - restructuring the government.
Karinna travelled through the Soviet Union in 1985 and apart from the wonderful experiences she had, the thing that most impressed her was the fact that a packet of Camel cigarettes were a very useful currency including helping to gain tickets to the Bolshoi Ballet and wonderful supper of pink champagne, smoked salmon and caviar at the Metropole Hotel.  The ballet was Don Quixote complete with a grey horse and a donkey. 
St Petersburg was very different to Moscow and extremely elegant.  Their shoes, coats and hats were of great interest to the locals and theirs were very shoddy quality. They travelled to the Kirov Ballet by Laundry van and paid the driver for the 3 hour trip with 2 packets of Camel cigarettes.
A very interesting talk Karinna
Club Meetings
Club Meetings
Mar-14Zoom - Speaker - Carol Wallace - New Member Profile
 Chairman - John Welsh
 3 Minute - Mike Weber
Mon-21Speaker  - Alan Wicks - Team Sport & the Community
 Chairman - Jim Young
 3 Minute - Rhonda Vincent
 Cashiers - John Horscroft / Phil Key
 Fellowship - Melanie Aldis assisted by Judy Coultas
 Furniture - Collin Savage assisted by Brynton
 Sergeant - Mike or Ross
Brynton's Joke of the Week
Brynton's Joke of the week 
A judge was interviewing a woman regarding her pending divorce, and asked, "What are the grounds for your divorce?"
She replied, "About four acres and a nice little home in the middle of the property with a stream running by."
"No," he said, "I mean what is the foundation of this case?"
"It is made of concrete, brick and mortar," she responded.
"I mean," he continued, "What are your relations like?"
"I have an aunt and uncle living here in town, and so do my husband's parents."
He said, "Do you have a real grudge?"
"No," she replied, "We have a two-car carport and have never really needed one."
"Please," he tried again, "is there any infidelity in your marriage?"
"Yes, both my son and daughter have stereo sets. We don't necessarily like the music, but the answer to your questions is yes."
"Ma'am, does your husband ever beat you up?"
"Yes," she responded, "about twice a week he gets up earlier than I do."
Finally, in frustration, the judge asked, "Lady, why do you want a divorce?"
"Oh, I don't want a divorce," she replied. "I've never wanted a divorce. My husband does. He said he can't communicate with me!"
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