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 82650442487
District Site Icon
District Site
Venue Map
Venue Map
Interested in being a sponsor?
Download the website sponsorship guide
Upcoming Events
Petanque Night
Sep 13, 2022
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
View entire list
Advertisement for ClubRunner Mobile

President's Message - John Welsh


Hi Fellow Rotarians

I had a good meeting with Rowan regarding the market. We look forward to welcoming him back to dinner meetings or fellowship nights. He was back on deck for the last market for the Lions club. He is available for the next market (25th) so we need to support him with a couple of people early to help his set up. Rob Cracknel is organizing the rosters as we speak. We will retain the scouts to help Rowan at the end but will need members to stay on to help with the cleanup of the trailers at the end of the shift. The rosters will set this out.


We had a good turnout last week and it was interesting to hear Dick Cox telling us of the environmental problems at the end of the bay and the various ways that are being tried to overcome the problems.


With regard to fellowship, we look forward to Judy’s Petanque night next Tuesday and Jim's quiz night and the Cup eve function at the Vietnamese Restaurant. More info to follow.


There are a lot of things going on behind the scenes, Youth and environment are trying to reconnect to the local schools, there is a large community project regarding the furniture at the old Mt Eliza business school, Ben from the Mornington Community center explained some of the project when he was at the club a few weeks ago.  The environment committee is still on track with the planting and weeding project with the Bay Trail, 


Thanks once again to all members on the rosters last week particularly Bernie with his lap top technology.  Look forward to seeing you on Tuesday.

Cheers John

3 Minute Speaker
Brendan Hoban
Brendan presented a terrific Video of how to make a Zucchini Quiche.
All ingredients were measured out beautifully and directions simple to follow.
Well done Brendon - maybe you could send a copy of the recipe for us all for the Bulletin next week.
This Week's Speaker
Dick Cox
Dick Cox gave a terrific presentation about the problems with attempting to recreate the mangrove swamps on the Grantville side of the Westernport Bay
Club Meetings
Petanque this Tuesday 
Just a reminder that our fun Petanque night is on this Tuesday at Mt Martha Bowls and Petanque Club, 54 Watson Road, Mt Martha
Arrive at 5.00 for a talk and education session on the game - play till 6.30 - then dinner at the club from 6.30
Here is the Roster for the next Four Weeks
Sergeant - Mike and/or Ross
Furniture - Tim, Jim, David and Trish  
3 minute speaker -  Ray Manchester on 20th September followed by Kay McCauley
If you can't do your 3 minute talk please organise for the next person on the Rotary Members list.
QUIZ Night on Tuesday 11 October  - Keep the date free
A Rotary Quiz Night will be held at the Mt Eliza Bowling Club at 6.00 pm for a 6.30 start on Tuesday 11 October.
Teams will be made up of six players
You are encouraged to invite friends and family members.
Individuals will be placed into teams on the night.
Prizes for members of the winning teams.
We are hoping to raise a relatively small amount of money that will go to projects of the Vocational Committee.
Rotarian Bernie Edwards will arrange for bookings to be made through Humanitix. Bookings will open later next week.
Melbourne Cup Calcutta on Monday 31 October, Le Hoang Restaurant - Please diarise now.
In the tradition started by the late Rotarian Tim Acton, the Club will be holding a Melbourne Cup Calcutta at Le Hoang Vietnamese Restaurant on Monday 31 October.
The whole restaurant has been booked out and is specially opening for Rotary. Up to 80 attendees can be catered for so everyone is asked to invite as many people as possible.
The Melbourne Cup horses will be auctioned by Rotarian Phil Key. You may like to join with others in attendance to pool your resources in order to obtain one of the favoured chances (Keeping in mind that the occasional long shot does get up - think of Michelle Payne on Prince of Penzance at 100 to 1 in the 2015 Cup). 
Be there to enjoy a great fun evening. 
Monies raised will used for local community activities.
Again, bookings will be made through Humanitix and will open in a few weeks' time.
Date & VenueProgramChairCashiersFellowship
September 13 - Mt Martha Bowls ClubPetanque and DinnerN/AN/AN/A
September 20 - Toorak College Blue Trees Project - Peter Anderson W.A.Suzie AdamCaryl Coulthard & John HorscroftJohn Patterson
September 27  Toorak CollegeSkin Cancer Information Dr Kristy EdwardsDavid RewSue Voss  Pauline McFarlaneJanet Richards
October 4        Toorak College  Sen. Police Officer & CFA - TBCJohn HorscroftFrank Flowers & Carolyn SuchJudy Coultas
Brynton's Joke of the Week
My Favourite Animal

Our teacher asked what my favourite animal was, and I said, "Fried chicken." She said I wasn't funny, but she couldn't have been right, because everyone else laughed.

My parents told me to always tell the truth. I did. Fried chicken is my favourite animal. I told my dad what happened, and he said my teacher was probably a member of the RSPCA.

He said they love animals very much. I do, too. Especially chicken, pork and beef. Anyway, my teacher sent me to the principal's office.

I told him what happened, and he laughed, too. Then he told me not to do it again. The next day in class my teacher asked me what my favourite live animal was.

I told her it was chicken. She asked me why, so I told her it was because you could make them into fried chicken.

She sent me back to the principal's office. He laughed and told me not to do it again. I don't understand. My parents taught me to be honest, but my teacher doesn't like it when I am.

Today, my teacher asked me to tell her what famous person I admired the most. I told her, "Colonel Sanders."

Guess where the Hell I am now...

Please add to your safe sender list or address book.
To unsubscribe from future e-mails, click here.
P O Box 95 Mount Eliza 3930
We meet at 6:00 PM Every Tuesday at Toorak College