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
District Site
Venue Map
Mar 15, 2022
Club Assembly
Mar 22, 2022
A Pathway to Success
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Upcoming Events
End Polio Film Night at Rosebud Cinema
Mar 18, 2022
Great Aussie Hike
Apr 01, 2022 – Apr 02, 2022
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Meeting Responsibilities
Meeting Responsibilities - 15th March 2022
Cashier - Rob Cracknel
Chair - John Welsh
Furniture - Ray Manchester
Assistant Cashier - Hardy Juraschek
Fellowship - Carolyn Such
3 Minute Speaker - Jim Young
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President's Message

Neil Heron
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Hi all, firstly I would like to thank the club for the excellent atmosphere and fellowship at the Vocational Awards Night at our place on Tuesday. It was a great success and I think the people who received their rewards appreciated them and the support they received from the Club. So many thanks to Linda, Carolyn, John, Janet, and Brynton who organised, worked and ran the night. I also must thank Helen and others in my family for their work as well, although I think the younger members got more fun out of it rather than the satisfaction of helping. The cook was simply pleased that we managed to make enough pizzas before it was dark! I appreciated all the kind messages from members who thanked us for the night.
We inducted Tim Worrall last meeting and it is great that we have him as part of the Club now. After all the support he and Tia have given us over the years it is good to have Tim in the Club as a full member. We welcome you with open arms and all the great experiences Rotary can give you. Shortly, we will induct Phil Keane who has slotted so well into our Club and look forward to welcoming him into our community as well.
During the upcoming meeting we will finalise our roster for the Great Aussie Hike on April 1-2. There have been some changes to the sites and BBQ times so please look carefully at the Draft roster George-Ann has constructed and is being sent out by Pauline shortly. WE still have spots to fill so encourage friends and family to help as well.
The Club is commencing some environmental work at the Moorooduc  station as part of the Bay Trail  project. Initially it is rehabilitating areas that were damaged in earlier work or overgrown with weeds. The first session is this Wednesday, March 16 at 2.00pm. Anyone who is interested to help & advise the Peninsula Students in weeding and preparation for tree planting would be most welcome. If you are coming, please email me. The entrance to the station is via the Moorooduc Hwy entrance on the left just before the Eramosa Rd roundabout as you head towards Frankston. Park inside the station grounds. Bring gloves & secateurs.
At the conference, Enivronment was a big focus and Mangroves was the centre of the first Key Note speaker. PE Dick Cox of Somerville has a keen interest in this area and has called for people to help in his rehabilitation and conservation efforts in Westernport Bay. Pauline will be sending out the information if you would like to participate in this project.
Pauline has requested that if you are an apology for a meeting send your apology in a separate email with Apology as the subject. Please do not add it as a part of an email dealing with another topic. She is very busy at present with family and business and needs information to come in concise and clear bits.
Can I remind members that being cashier involves donating a bottle of port for the Heads and Tails, which reminds me that we will move the Heads & Tails to earlier in the night so that the Port can be savoured rather than gulped due to a lack of time.
The Club was donated 22 folding chairs by our local State member of Parliament,  David Morris which were put to use straight away. We have written to thank him for his kind donation. They are stored in the Rotary storeroom at the Herons.
Good to see that the members on the medical list are dealing with there various stages of treatment in a positive way. In particular, Rowan is on the mend after a couple of torrid weeks, however, he still has a long way to go and we wish him a speedy recovery. See you at the next meeting, Neil
Tim Worrall's Induction
Tim was welcomed into our Club on the Vocational Awards Pizza Night. Tim has been a Friend of the Club and assisted at many of our events over the years so it was a natural progression for him to join the Club. It was a great night and a well received induction. Welcome to the RCME Tim.
                                             Tim and Tia Worrall                                                      Tim with proposer Mike & President Neil
Editor Apology
My apology to Jarrad Sokker, David Rew and the Club as it appears that their photo di not appear in the Bulletin with their caption. I am not sure what happened as it is in the original copy. I must have done something odd in saving it. It is attached below.
International Awards Night
Presidents Elect Conference
I attended the Mdpet (multi district president elect) meeting on Saturday and Sunday 5th and 6th of March. There were over 200 attendees.
There were 2 keynote speakers, David Parkin talking on leadership and Men’s health. He pushed the line of situational decisions, flexibility and communication.
He has prostate cancer but was checked early enough to be able to be treated. Data shows that more men die from Prostate cancer than women from breast cancer. He said men were hopeless in getting checks. Rotary was backing his charity foundation called Male bag which supplies prostate checking machines into regional and outback clinics as well as funding research.
The second speaker was Dr Emma Leslie who spoke to us from Cambodia where she lives with her family. She has spent time in North Korea and Myanmar over the past few years and was nominated for a Nobel peace prize due to her work in Asia. Very down to earth and very interesting talk on peace.
We also had a video from Incoming RI International President Jennifer Jones who talked of her Theme Ïmagine Rotary”. Her theme is taken from John Lennon’s song, imagine. Her logo is inspired by an Australian Aboriginal artist, it turns out she likes Australia which is why she has chosen Melbourne for the international Conference next May / June.
We had lots of breakout sessions discussing various aspects of Rotary, all very informative. I am looking forward to being able to serve the Rotary club and put in place some of the ideas discussed over the weekend.
John Welsh
Centenary Project  -  The Bay Trail
Great News. We have now made contact with the Friends of the Railway environmental group. We plan our first activity on Wednesday March 16 at 2.00pm at the Moorooduc Station. if anybody is interested in joining 10 students from Peninsula Grammar to start work at the site please email or call President Neil.
As you all know, The Bay Trail is the Centenary Project of our cluster of Rotary Clubs. One of the key sections is the missing link in the region our Club covers - Moorooduc Station to Mornington. The great news is that funding of the Baxter to Somerville missing link of the Peninsula Trail is now approved. However, for  3 clubs, Mt Eliza, Mt Martha and Mornington the critical piece is Moorooduc to Mornington and connecting to the Harap Creek Trail to the Briars. I received this message from Ross Kilborn of the Mornington club who is the driving force for this project:
"Right now the Council has a grant application with the Regional Tourism infrastructure  Fund. We need as many people as possible to support this.
CAN YOU PLEASE THIS WEEK  via your newsletter, at your meeting etc ask all members  to send a simple email to the Minister for Tourism supporting this.
It can be as simple as
Dear Minister Pakula
I write in support of the application of the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council for a Regional Tourism Infrastructure Grant to complete the Moorooduc to Mornington Section of the Peninsula Trail.
If they want to write a letter or call they can do that too.
Level 36, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
(03) 8392 2221
If they want to add information about this being our Centenary Project and the value to our local economy through tourism they can do that too."
I am also adding my support to this and ask as many of you as possible to do this. Without State Government funding it will be so difficult to get this section built. So get writing and shake Spring St into action for our Centennary Project.  Thank you, Neil
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.  This is the   March Calendar
MonthDateDayEvent               Coordinator/ChairSpeakerSergeantComment
10/03/2022ThursdayBoard MeetingNeil HeronN/A Sue Voss office
15/03/2022TuesdayClub AssemblyJohn WelshNoneChris A 
18/03/2022FridayFilm NightCarolyn SuchEnd Polio Now The Duke, Rosebud Cinema, book via Humanitix
20/03/2022SundaySatelliteRebecca  Zoom  10.00am
22/03/2022TuesdayClub MeetingLinda Sharne CoombesMike WInternational Women's Day
27/03/2022SundayFarmers MarketCarolyn Such   
29/03/2022TuesdayClub Meeting Paul RamsayRhonda VI-MED: talking on Radiation Imagery
1-2/4/2022Friday - SaturdayGreat Aussie HikeNeil HeronSupport/fundraiserN/AWalking trails Morington Peninsula
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