The Rotary Club of
Mount Eliza
Chartered 1971
Club Information
Mount Eliza
Service Above Self
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
Mt Eliza
Mount Eliza, VIC 3930
0419 386 900
Zoom Meeting Conference Number 826504424487
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Venue Map
Nov 17, 2020
Third World in COVID Environment
Nov 24, 2020
Research A/Professor Main will speak on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
Dec 01, 2020
Dec 08, 2020
Dec 15, 2020
Details TBC
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Upcoming Events
Remembrance Day
Nov 11, 2020
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Meeting Responsibilities
Meeting Responsibilities - 17 November
Selth, Maurie
Three Minute Speaker
Horscroft, John
Meeting Responsibilities - 24 November
AGM Chair
Voss, Sue
Meeting Chair
Sullivan, George-Ann
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President's Message
Sue Voss
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Hi everybody
We had a great time this week when Club member Rotarian John Welsh presented his workshop on the making of Sourdough Bread.
John, with the assistance of Rotarian Bernie Edwards, provided an excellent video which I am sure that everyone found most informative.
There were 45 devices that signed into the Zoom meeting and well over 50 people attended this latest fund-raiser for the first half of Rotary Year 2020/21. Thanks and congratulations to our Fundraising director Carolyn Such for all that she has been doing during these difficult COVID-19 times.
At the start of last night's meeting, it was a delight to see Rotarian John become a Paul Harris Fellow.  Warm congratulations John on this much deserved honour.
In other news International director Maurie Selth and his Committee are running a raffle to raise money in order to purchase uniforms for children at the ODA School in Siem Reap, Cambodia and a RAWCS Project (Rotarians against Malaria) in Vanuatu (DG Mark's partner Linda Humphries' project). Maurie has delivered 10 tickets at $5 each to all members.  The prize is a dozen bottles of Kilikanoon Barouta Reserve Shiraz. Please return ticket subs to Maurie at PO Box 472, Mt Eliza, 3930 by Tuesday 8 December. Money may be either returned with the tickets or paid via direct debit into the Club's Project account - BSB 633 000 Account Number 152 498 135. Thanks to everyone for supporting this worthy initiative.
Finally, some initial discussions have taken place with Toorak College, however at this stage it is uncertain as to when we will be able to return to our normal dinner meetings.
Until next time
Yours in Rotary
District Governor Mark Humphries and Past President Linda Humphries
Greetings to all members of the Rotary Club of Mt Eliza and other readers of this Bulletin
There is an amazing story in the latest edition of The Rotarian that I commend to everyone.  It is the story of a real person of action, Rotarian Margee Ensign, President of the American University of Nigeria (AUN).
The story provides information on Margee’s background. She originally came from California to run AUN in the city of Yola. AUN had been founded in 2004 by Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president of Nigeria and a multimillionaire. Abubakar chose Yola because it’s in one of the country’s poorest, least developed states, with 80 percent unemployment, 75 percent illiteracy, and a “stunting” rate – due to chronic malnutrition – of 47 percent. 
Shortly after arriving, Margee helped charter the AUN chapter of Rotary Club of Yola, which she knew would motivate university leaders to get involved in the community, and she implemented a required community development course for students. 
Then in April 2014 the Boko Harem terrist group had kidnapped 300 girls at a boarding school at gunpoint.
This inspirational article follows how Professor Ensign worked with Muslim and Christian leaders to work to have the girls freed and offered places at the university, which also houses a high school.

The story outlines how Margee helped thousands of children and refugees from the strife torn country of Rawanda.
 “Every single person in Rwanda knows Margee because of her work,” says Mathilde Mukantabana, the Rwandan ambassador to the United States. “She was one of the first people to help us start organizing a conference on the genocide. She never quit. She was one of the people who – as an individual and on an institutional level – helped Rwanda to heal. She’s part of our story.”
This is a great article and I commend to to all readers.
Until nest time
Warm regards
Mark & Linda
Laughter the Best Medicine 
An historian was at the National War Museum in Canberra where he was studying the exploits of General Monash during World War One.
The historian was trying to establish why Monash had been so successful and in particular why his troops had been so good at charging the Germans.
Again and again, Monash's men had taken far more ground than all of the other allied forces.
It turned out that Monash used a special reserve unit made up of accountants.
In his diary Monash wrote, "When it came time for them to charge, boy did they know how to charge!"
Some years ago late on a Friday afternoon at Canberra Airport there were people everywhere.
A thunderstorm had caused delays and the terminals were very crowded.
There was a long queue at the check-in desk when a well know MP who was a Minister in the Government barged up to the front.  "Get me on the next flight! First class!" he demanded.
The check in clerk replied, "I'm sorry Sir, there's a long queue of people before you."
The MP was outraged. "Do you have any idea whom you are talking to? Do you know who I am?" he demanded.
The ticketed smiled, reached for the PA microphone and turned up the volume. "May I have your attention please. We have a passenger here who doesn't know who he is. If anyone can identify him please come to the counter."
Some years ago an Australian was chosen to be the fourth astronaut from our country following Andy Thomas, Philip Chapman and Paul Scully-Power.
He addressed a press conference before blasting off in the rocket.
Yes, he was proud to be included in the NASA team.
However he did admit to some disquiet.
"There'll I'll be, sitting on the top of 500,000 moving parts, every one supplied by the lowest tenderer!"
Meals From Toorak
This week's meal from Toorak for Tuesday 17 November is: 
  • Sweet and spicy chicken on fried rice
    Baked cheese cake
    Basil marinated seared salmon on garlic mash potatoes
    Baked cheese cake
    Rotarians who regularly order have been asked to express their preference. The MAJORITY WILL RULE and a note will be sent to regulars on Thursday evening.
The cost is $15 per meal cash on delivery
Order by emailing Jim Young by 11.30 am this Friday, 13 November. (
Persons who order who are participating in the recycled container program will be asked to drop off their washed containers to Kristy Russell at Toorak on Monday 16 November.
Melbourne Cup
Congratulations to Linda Morris & Tony Kafrouni both of whom had the winner in last week's Melbourne Cup Sweep
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