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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Melbourne Cup Calcutta
Le Hoang Restaurant
Oct 31, 2022
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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President's Message - John Welsh

Hi Fellow Rotarians,
President’s report 28th October

It was good to welcome at our meeting the students from Peninsula Grammar, Nicholas and Ashton who represented the school at MUNA last August. They
were a credit to their families and school. Thanks to Jim Voss for arranging their attendance with their teacher Madeline Dwyer.

The market was a financial success and thanks to all. As I said at the meeting, whilst we thank Rowan on his efforts at running the set up and take down you don’t realize the work he does month after month, until you do it! 5.00 am till 4.00 pm and all the setting up.

A special thanks to Rowan for all the notes and Crackers for his support

We have a big group coming on Monday to the Calcutta evening; it should be a good night. No Meeting next Tuesday.

Linda is well on the way to organizing the Remembrance Day event. More information to come.

The board has had lots of feedback regarding the dinners at Toorak, we will report in due course.

I look forward to seeing you next Monday.
This Week's Speaker
Presentation by our MUNA Representatives

Ashton Lewis and Nicholas Tol presented our meeting with a fantastic run down of the workings of Rotary's Model United Nations Assembly - MUNA conference which was held at Nossal SC.  Jim Voss has been working diligently on this project and it is a credit to him and our two terrific representatives that they could relay such knowledge and public speaking skills. The MUNA project encourages young Australians to learn about other countries and to develop an understanding of the workings of the UN.  Is simulates the workings of the UN General Assembly and how resolutions are heard and passed in the UN.  Students from year 9-11 represent a nominated UN Member State.  The students (delegates) must research their given topics and be able to express the views of their given country not their own, in such areas as Womens rights and climate change. Nicholas and Ashton represented Israel.  Delegates are encouraged to wear the appropriate national costume and to learn respect and tolerance of all cultures, races, religions and nationalities.

After their presentations, Ashton and Nicholas asked for member representatives to enact their own debates on the three resolutions in a mock debate, something everyone really enjoyed.  Well done Ashton and Nicholas and Jim.


I also missed out on photos from last week so here is Kate Horton who did a great talk on the perils of trading in COVID times


It was also great to see that Ray Manchester is again able to hold a wine glass after carpel tunnel operations on both his wrists.



3 Minute Speaker
Jim Voss also gave a 3 minute talk on scary emails
All should be wary of certain emails.  If you open attachments on emails, you can load computer viruses and your personal and financial information can be given out.
These are things to look out for.
1.  An email comes that is unexpected.
2.  The email promises something that you want.
3.  There may be typographical errors in the email.
4.  When you look at the address line, there are things that aren’t right.
A friend printed out an email to ask me about it.  It said it was from MyGov.  In indicated that he was receiving a cash refund from MyGov but he had to open a link.
So first it was unexpected.  Second, it offered him something he wants. Third, it asked him to click a link.
On examination, it had a typographical error in the body.  
Finally, MyGov doesn’t give refunds.  MyGov is only a portal.  The agencies it works with gives rebates or refunds. The address line was not from a link
A proper email from MyGov would say something like “Please login to your MyGov account for an important message” but would not provide a direct link.
Club Meetings
Here is the Roster for the next few Weeks
Speaker - No speakers or Sergeants or furniture crew this week due to Calcutta night at La Huoang
Sergeant - none
Furniture - None
3 minute speaker - None this week 
The Melbourne Cup Calcutta on Monday 31 October, Le Hoang Restaurant is a complete sell out.  Looking forward to a fun night
And again just a reminder from Maurie Selth that Tues November 22 at Toorak college is a partner`s night.
The guest speaker is Susan Slattery from Marist Solidarity talking about East Timor and the Marist projects up there. International Service is allocating $1000 to them this year
Jim Young has asked me to let you all know about Marengo, great supporters of our club
We’re delighted to invite you to our annual Vintage Release!
We’ve extended our range this year to include a rascally Rosé, to join our cheeky Chardonnay,
handpicked Pinot Gris and our perfectly aged Pinot Noir.
Please feel free to extend the invitation to friends and family.
Come and enjoy a tasting, Sunday 27th November 2022 – 12pm to 5pm
Marengo Redoubt
2 Murrays Road

Date & VenueSpeakerChairCashiersFellowship
October 31 - La HoangMelbourne Cup CalcuttaAuctioneer - Phil KeysN/AN/A
November 8 - Toorak College - by invitation onlyInterplastTBATBATBA
November 15 - Toorak CollegeRachel Saunders - Running a Security CompanyRhonda VincentCaryl Coultard & John Horscroft - please note change due to Rhonda ChairingJanet Richards
November 22 - Toorak CollegeInternational Night - East Timor - please bring partners and friendsMaurie SelthSue Voss & Pauline McFarlane?Kaye McCauley
Brynton's Joke of the Week
In the absence of Brynton's joke this week - this in from a dear friend in London
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