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
0418 319 101
Dinner Meeting at Toorak College & Zoom Meeting Conference Number 82650442487
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Upcoming Events
Youth Fund Raiser - John's spit Roast
Apr 15, 2023
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Bunnings BBQ Sunday April 23
Apr 23, 2023
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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President's Message - John Welsh

President’s report 28th March, 2023
What a busy weekend. We supported the Great Aussie Hike with all the proceeds going to lifeline. The walk started  on Friday and continued on Saturday.  Four of us ran the sausage sizzle, which was not as busy as last year however we were situated to see all the fun as the walkers arrived at the rest stop. Thanks to Jim and all the club members who participated.
Sunday was the Farmers market and all back on deck. A big thank you to Neil for his storage of the Market trailer and setup early on Sunday morning, Thanks to Tim and his car for towing the barbeque trailer there and back. Very much appreciated. Basically the whole club helped to make the market a great success last weekend.
Carolyn ran the club night on Tuesday with all the directors contributing, an interesting night where Carolyn announced the Fireside where we meet for dinner and then go to different venues to discuss an agenda that Carolyn has put together. I also talked of the Spit night on SATURDAY APRIL THE 15TH.Please put it in your diaries 4 pm start. This fellowship night is a fundraiser for the youth section of our Club. We need a minimum of 50 guests so please ask friends to join us. It should be a lot of fun.
Next week we meet at Toorak, look forward to seeing you there.
This Weeks Speaker
Club Assembly  -  Carolyn Such
Each Director gave a report. A Summary is given below where appropriate
Club Service: Carolyn.  1. District have clarified the situation regarding personal insurance at Rotary events. To be covered each individual needs to be signed and listed on the roster of each event. The Club is going to create a template so that each organizer/co-ordinator can make this as simple and efficient as possible.  It applies to all members and any other participant.
2. The April 18 meeting will be a fireside meeting where issues effecting the club will be discussed. Carolyn will organise venues and the issues to be discussed.
3. The Changeover meeting for the Club is on June 27 at Peninsula Grammar.
4. The District Assembly is on April 22 at the Nossal High School in Berwick. Carolyn is keen that all Directors and new members attend and encourages us all attend where possible.
Community Service:  Linda.  1. The main upcoming event is the Anzac Day service 2.00pm at the memorial Garden in Mount Eliza.
2. The next Bunnings BBQ is Sunday,  April 25
3. The Farmers Market raised $1125 through the gate and the BBQ $1600 .  A great effort.
International: Maurie: 1. Maurie gave a summary of International's efforts to date and the proposed donations to come.
2. Total donations to date is $12540. An amazing effort. 
3. Still to come: OAD  $750, RAM  $750 and Interplast $7000
4. Our club will potentially raise over $12000 for the Interplast team and together with the other Clubs the target will easily reach the $60000 target to send a team to Tonga
Youth: Jim Voss: 1.  A key fundraiser for Youth projects will be held at the Heron's on April 5.
 2. The first of a regular newsletter to be sent to the local schools has been published and delivered. We hope it will improve communication with schools and make it easier to get the schools involved in District and our Club's events.
Vocational: David:  The Stan Spencer award is planned to be presented on April 15th at the Spit Roast Meeting at the Heron's
Environment: Neil:  Neil sent out a plea to get more members involved in the upcoming environment projects and get members to be more proactive in suggesting local issues or tasks we can get involved in or initiate.
Great Aussie Hike
Great Aussie Hike

On Friday and Saturday, the Club supported the Great Aussie Hike once again. The Great Aussie Hike is a team walk around the Mornington Peninsula to fund raise for Lifeline. There are 4 options a two day 100km walk or  a 53, 47, 05 5km walk on the Saturday. Each team pays an entry fee to lifeline and to cover some costs. The organization and running of the event is done by volunteers.  As they say "At the Great Aussie Hike, we find a way for EVERYONE to participate no matter your level of fitness or experience. Our focus is on friends staying connected, supporting each other and staying active while having loads of fun. That’s why we developed our unique SHARE THE DISTANCE option. You can choose to either take on the entire challenge length or swap sections between team mates. Read more here and discover if this is the perfect way to have fun and get fit with your friends."

Our Club supplied 15 Course Marshals and  3 marquees and our BBQ team were there supplying sausages and drinks. We raised $ for our project account through BBQ sales. The club was well high lighted with our branding our shirts the marquees and trailers. There were 700 participants in 57(?) teams and they were all complimentary of our assistance and guidance - it was a truly "feel good" occasion. Thank you to Jim Young who co-ordinated our participation, all the members who helped as Couse Marshals and the BBQ crew.   Below are some photos from the event taken by Mike Weber.
Rotary Golf Day
Our Golf Day
David reported to the meeting that the Golf Day raised $13,775 for Code 9 and Interplast and once again, thanked everybody who helped. David went on to explain Code 9 to us.  Code 9 is the call that first responders use to indicate a man is down. First responders often see the most horrific scenes and need regular support. Many suffer PSTD. Code 9 is also a Foundation set up to give extra support to these people. The money the Club raised will be be given to the Code 9 Foundation to cover the expenses of a long weekend away with family for first responders to help them with their recovery.  Once again, here are some photos of the day thanks to Michael.
Other News
Other News
Frankston Art Show
I am the Image Director at the Rotary Club of Frankston and I am writing to you to promote our Fundraiser. 
We’re really excited to be presenting the Art Show, after a lay off of over 30 years! It will be held over the Easter period at the Seaford Community Centre and will feature some great artists, in particular the Brush Brigade from Broken Hill. As always with Rotary, there will be a grateful recipient of proceeds from the Show, the SES, to help fund their purchase of a new vehicle. Additionally, we are holding a Gala Opening on Thursday 6 th April at the Community Centre. You will find all of the information on our website We would love to see you there!
RI Convention in MELBOURNE
Action required: Share urgently with your Club members who have not yet registered for the Convention
There are now just 2.5 months until the 2023 RI Convention in Melbourne but there is still time to register for what promises to be an extraordinary event. Rotary Conventions bring together in one place the entire Rotary Family to share their Rotary passion and connect for inspiration, learning and fellowship.
Because they are held in a different location around the world each year, RI conventions provide a wonderful opportunity to combine a fabulous Rotary extravaganza with a great holiday. As someone who has been to half a dozen International Conventions over the years, I can tell you that each one is different, each one has excellent speakers, each one has a great house of friendship and each one has great hospitality events all along with wonderful fellowship.
Go to the website and Register NOW
Club Meetings
Club Meetings
Mar-28Club Assembly
 Chairman - Carolyn Such
 No 3 Minute Speaker
 Cashiers - Trish Stamp / Rhonda Vincent
 Fellowship - Jenny Baker assisted by Kay McCauley
 Furniture - Jim Voss
 Sergeant - Mike or Ross
Apr-04Speaker Robin Stewart Fort Grey Project _ A Desert Project for Endangered Species
 Caryl Coulthard
 3 Minute Speaker - Rhonda Vincent
 Cashiers - Sue Voss / Pauline McFarlane
 Fellowship - Carol Wallace
 Furniture - David Rew
 Sergeant - Mike or Ross
April 11No Meeting - moved to April 15
April 15
Time: 5.00pm - 9.00pm . Youth Fund Raiser at the Heron's property. Cost is the standard meeting meal charge and friends/guests/partners all welcome.
John Welsh will "do a beef spit" which will be complimented with roast spuds, salads, bread and vegetarian options. We will also present some awards. 
April 18Fireside Meeting. All gather at Toorak College for a meal, then disperse to local homes for a Planning/Discussion. Stay tuned for further details.
ChairCarolyn Such
Brynton's Joke of the Week
Brynton's Joke of the week 
The Lone Ranger and Tonto
Lone Ranger and Tonto went camping in the desert. After they got there tent set up, both men fell asleep.
Some hours later, Tonto wakes the Lone Ranger and says " Kemo Sabe, look to the sky, what you see?
The lone Ranger replies " I see millions of stars".   What does that tell you?" asked Tonto  
The Lone Ranger ponders for a minute, then says, 
  'Astronomically speaking, it tells me there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets.  
Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo. 
Time wise, it appears to be approximately a quarter past three in the morning. 
Theologically, the Lord is all-powerful and we are small and insignificant.
Meteorologically, it seems we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. 
What's it tell you, Tonto?’
"You dumber than a Trump voter. It means someone stole the tent.”  
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