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
District Site
Venue Map
Nov 03, 2020
Nov 10, 2020
Making Sour Dough Bread - Fundraising Event
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 - 10 November
Fund-raising MC
Such, Carolyn
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
This week we have a limited Bulletin because of Melbourne Cup Day. As this falls on a Tuesday there is no Club Meeting this week.
Enjoy the Melbourne Cup!
Until next time
Yours in Rotary
District Governor Mark Humphries and Past President Linda Humphries
No message from Mark this week.
Meals From Toorak
This week's meal from Toorak for Tuesday 10 November is: 
  • Pork fillet wrapped in prosciutto with a light blue cheese sauce
  • Baked Mushroom Risotto
  • Carrot and Pineapple Cake
The cost is $15 per meal cash on delivery
Order by emailing Jim Young by 11.30 am this Friday, 6 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 9 November.
Melbourne Cup
The Monday evening before the Melbourne Cup has been a wonderful occasion for our Club over the last two years at Le Hoang, thanks to the fabulous organisational skills of Tim Action.
Hopefully next year we will be back celebrating Australia's greatest race.
In history things have a habit of repeating or coming close to so doing.
In 1917, Richmond & Collingwood drew a football match during the regular VFL season. Collingwood went on the premiership. The two teams did not draw another match until 2020 and they drew again and then Richmond went on to win the flag.
The COVID-19 Pandemic started in 2019, just over 100 hundred years after the Spanish 'Flu pandemic of 1918 to 1920.
Can looking back at Melbourne Cup winners give any pointers for this year's race?
The 1918 Cup was won by NIGHT WATCH at odds of 12 to 1. The horse carried 42.18 kg and took 3:25.75 minutes to win the race.
The 1919 Cup was won by ARTILLERYMAN at odds of 10 to 1. Running a time of 3:24.50 minutes the horse carried 47.17 kg.
The 1920 Cup was won by POITREL carrying 68.5 kg. At odds of 8 to 1 this horse ran the journey in 3:25.75 minutes.
The Editor has arranged a Melbourne Cup Sweep for members of our Club.
This winner(s) will received a bottle of wine if their horse wins the Cup (if they claim their prize by 9.00 pm on Tuesday 3 November - email )
Because we have more members than horses in the race, a number of horses have two Rotarian jockeys!
The draw is (you have to trust me!!):
1. Anthony Van Dyck - Judy Coultas
2. Avilius - Hardy Juraschek
3. Vow and Declare - Chris Angerer
4. Master of Reality - Graham Reid
5. Sir Dragonet - Pauline McFarlane
6. Twilight Payment - Tony Kafrouni, Linda Morris
7. Very Elleegant - Ray Manchester
8. Mustajeer - David Rew
9. Startium Albion - Kay McCauley
10. Dashing Willoughby - Neil Heron, Jim Young
11. Finche - Rowan Miller
12. Prince of Arran - Trish Stamp
13. Surprise Baby - John Gilbert
14. King of Leogrance - Ross Schweitzer, Frank Flowers
15. Russian Camelot - Maurie Selth, Rhonda Vincent
16. Steel Prince - George-Ann Sullivan, Robert Cracknell
17. The Chosen One - Alex Anderson, Janet Richards
18. Ashrun - Bernie Edwards, Kerry Margalit
19. Warning - Mark Humphries, Brendan Hoban
20. Etah James - John Welsh, Caryl Coulthard
21. Tiger Moth - Sue Voss
22. Oceanex - Karina Webb, Brynton Fennell
23. Miami Bound - Michael Weber, Linda Humphries
24. Persan - Carolyn Such, John Horscroft
Laughter the Best Medicine
A man had been convinced by his lawyer to buy a racehorse. He desperately wanted the horse to be a Melbourne Cup winner.
Unfortunately this was not to be.
After thirty starts the horse had not one a race and usually finished last.
As the horse was entered into a race at country meeting the frustrated owner took it aside and whispered into its ear, "Horse, you win today or your will pull a milk cart tomorrow morning!"
The starting gates open and all of the horses took off, except for the angry owner's horse, which lay down on the grass and went to sleep.
He raced up, glared at the horse and yelled, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING?"
The horse, half asleep, replied, "I have to get up at three in the morning!"
Melbourne Cup Day in 1955 was on the 5 November.
A man who lived at Number 5 Main Street caught the 55 bus to work.
At work he discovered that his boss had arranged for him to be moved into office number 5.
At lunch time he looked at the day's Sun newspaper and discovered that the Melbourne Cup was Race Number 5.
The fifth horse in the face was named "Old Fifty-five" and its price was 5 to 1.
The man looked in his wallet and discovered that he had exactly 5 pounds..
He raced to the local pub at 555 Johnson Street where an illegal SP bookie was operating.
Feeling that it was his lucky day and with so many omens he bet his 5 pounds on number 5.
Sure enough, it ran fifth!
Q. What do you call a person from Sicily who fixes horse races?
A. Rigatoni 
John Welsh's Sourdough Bread Masterclass
Following my failed email attempt this notice has been sent by Special Bulletin (Ed)

John Welsh's Sourdough Masterclass

Tuesday 10 November at 6.00 pm

Join us on Zoom to participate in Chef John's masterclass to share his formula and hear his expert commentary on his technique for making successful sourdough bread.

There will be the opportunity for discussion and questions with John.

Your friends are very welcome to participate.

The admission price is $12 with an add-on option of $8 for a loaf of John's sourdough bread - delivery of the bread will be undertaken within 25km of Mt Eliza.

Due to the cooking resources required, numbers for the '+ bread' option are moderately limited in the order of receipt of booking.

Notes on the making and John's recipe will be forwarded by email following the event.

Bookings will close at 5pm on Monday 9th November. For bookings: click here

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This is a fundraising activity in support of the community activities of the Rotary Club of Mt Eliza and is in lieu of the regular Rotary Club meeting for this date.

Privacy Notice: Booking for this event requires our collecting some personal details.

The Rotary Club of Mt Eliza shall not use any information supplied other than for the direct purposes of this event.

Rotary Club of Mt Eliza Inc ABN 91 768 039 674

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