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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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 3rd March.
Last Tuesday Matthew Sonderman, stockbroker and financial manager from Ord Minnett gave an interesting talk on, superannuation. From the level of questions from members I am sure we have a lot of experts within the club. Very interesting view of the financial situation over the next 12 months.
Judy Coultas won the golf competition last Friday at the District conference, Congratulations Judy.
The speakers at the conference were all very different, Julia and Jordy Kay young entrepreneurs with a fast growing international company producing a wrap product made from potatoes! Used instead of food wrap and they are working on an industrial product for pallet wrapping, saving tons of plastic wrap. The product breaks down very quickly. Jordy was very positive about the future environment with all the innovations in the pipeline at the moment.
Kate Roffey, the first female President of the Melbourne football Club talked of the barriers that needed to be overcome to achieve her goals. Very interesting talk.
Samuel Johnson who heads a charity called ‘Love your sister” gave an incredibly emotional talk. He showed videos of his sister whose death from breast cancer was the motivating factor that has set him on this charity path. He has made millions of dollars for research. A memorable talk. Sunday morning Kevin Sheedy was keynote speaker; it was a great motivational talk.
Our own Linda Humphries the next District Governor presented the venue for the district Conference next February, which will be in Warrnambool. All in all it was an interesting weekend lots of information and great fellowship.
Next Tuesday we have Gabe Hau talking to us about Peace Building in Rotary. This is a subject dear to Mark Humphries heart, he will be the Chair on this evening.
I look forward to seeing you then,
District Governor's Visit
It was great to see Governor Paul on his much delayed official visit. Like most District Governors Paul’s enthusiasm for Rotary was palpable and his support and desire to not only to support Rotary in the global sense through Foundation but also his desire to support and learn about our club was wonderful. Paul commenced with his presentation encouraging us all to register and attend the upcoming conference at the RACV resort at Cape Schanck. Paul next focussed on RI’s goals to ensure  Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in our Clubs and community. Inclusion of all races, cultures & demographics, equal opportunities for all and the ability to allow people to express their ideas and  views. He concluded this segment reflecting on how much the world needs Rotary at the moment.
Paul spent most of his time focussing on what our Club has achieved. He asked us to be introspective and think on the things about our Club we were proud of both in our projects and fellowship. He used Australian Rotary Health as an example of what one Club can do. Time flew by as club members shared their experiences and listed the achievements and characteristics of our Club that they were proud of. Some included Carl Seales and the T-Model Ford for Heart Transplant , John Gordon and Young Carers, Interplast, the way we stayed connected through covid days, local remembrance and national celebrations, the welcome we give others,  the fantastic and supportive fellowship and the support from other members for individual projects/quests.  It left us with a great sense of wellbeing and appreciation of our colleagues and friends in the Club as we reflected on the amazing things we achieved over generations of members .
Club News

Induction of 4 new Members



Environment Working Bees
Working Bee Sunday Feb 12 - Moorooduc Station. 10.00am - 11.30am
This month's working bee is on the proposed Bay Trail site south west of the station. We will be removing  the seed heads from the Watsonia lilies and bagging them, grubbing out gorse and blackberries and any maintenance the trees/plants put in by the students need. The area is flat and easy to access. Most of the work is not strenuous. We will be loading the weeds into a trailor to be disposed. Parking is in the Railway carpark accessed from Moorooduc Highway on the left just before the Eramosa Road roundabout heading towards Frankston. NOT the Railway Station Car Park. (Those that remember the run with the train will recall the marshalling area on the Mornington side of the railway line. That is the carpark you need.) Bring a drink bottle, sustenance, gloves, seceteurs or other suitable gardening weapon. We have some you can borrow if you have none of your own.
Club Meetings
Club Meetings
Mar-07Speaker - Gabe Hau - Peacebuilding in Rotary
 Chairman - Mark Humphries
 3 Minute - Karina Webb
 Cashiers - Frank Flowers / Carolyn Such
 Fellowship - Jenny Baker assisted by Kay McCauley
 Furniture - Tim Worrall
 Sergeant - Mike or Ross
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
In Lieu of Brynton's Joke of the Week
In lieu Brynton's Joke of the week - Here are some funny thoughts re Investing
How do you define optimism?
An investment banker who irons five shirts on a Sunday!
A client asks his adviser, “is all my money really gone?” “No, of course not,” the adviser says. “It’s just with somebody else!”
“We live by the Golden Rule. Those who have the gold make the rules.”
Buzzie Bavasi
“The safest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it in your pocket.”
Kin Hubbard
“The waste of money cures itself, for soon there is no more to waste.”
M.W. Harrison
“It frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.”
Groucho Marx
“If you lend someone $20, and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.”
“Always borrow money from a pessimist, he doesn’t expect to be paid back.”
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We meet at 6:00 PM Every Tuesday at Toorak College