The Rotary Club of
Mount Eliza
Chartered 1971
Club Information
Mount Eliza
Service Above Self
We meet Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
Toorak College
Old Mornington Road
Mount Eliza, VIC  3930
0419 386 900
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Feb 25, 2020
The future of Peninsula Health, especially Frankston Hospital
Mar 03, 2020
Mt Eliza Community Speakers - Chris Bradley, Mt Eliza Pharmacy & Marcus Tacon Fine Wine Merchants
Mar 10, 2020
Modern Slavery & Life after Politics
Mar 17, 2020
Locked In Escape Rooms
Mar 24, 2020
Principles/ Principals and Education
Mar 31, 2020
The Importance of Museums & Heritage Buildings
Apr 07, 2020
Bare foot bowls
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Upcoming Events
Board Meeting
Mar 12, 2020
District Conference
Ulumbra Theatre, Bendigo
Mar 20, 2020 6:00 PM –
Mar 22, 2020 12:00 PM
Rotary Club of Mt Eliza Bark In The Park Dog Show
Mar 29, 2020
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Board Meeting
Apr 09, 2020
Rotary Club of Mt Eliza Annual Golf Day
Apr 17, 2020
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Meeting Responsibilities
Meeting Responsibilities 25 February
Margalit, Kerry
Assistant Cashier
Hull, Malcolm
Selth, Maurie
Sullivan, George-Ann
3 Minute Speaker
Humphries, Linda
Edwards, Bernie
Meeting Responsibilities 3 March
Paterson, John
Assistant Cashier
Weber, Michael
Acton, Tim
Gilbert, John
3 Minute Speaker
McFarlane, Pauline
Fennell, Brynton
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President's Message
Ross Schweitzer
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The Thoughts of President Ross
What is the second thought you have when faced with an emergency?
'Emergencies' are always unexpected, otherwise we could contain them. I'm often amused by 'died unexpectedly'; the word often confused with 'suddenly', in our increasingly illiterate population.
My 'answer' to the question I pose is: 'who needs to know?' This assuming the cause of said emergency has not rendered you yourself senseless; not necessarily unconscious. In which case others take the role upon themselves. Trust me.
Dare I say, Rotarians  are often the 'go - to' people who are contacted. We have a wealth of multi - tiered Members who are experienced in Life. Corporations would give their eye teeth for the expertise to be found just within our Happy Band.
Indeed, the more magnificent Members are modest, and more often than not, holders of a coveted Paul Harris Fellowship. Witness John Horscroft and George - Ann Sullivan, among Peers.
I think, although we are older folk, although our bodies and minds cannot grow younger, we do retain our experience, know and understanding.

Your Board has decided to target May for our EGRFA Barbecue event in the Bairnsdale (area) in aid of Clifton Creek Primary School. Our Emergency Services Officer, Mike Weber, along with Ms Kerri Margalit, Sir Biggles are our core team. Closely followed by Linda Morris, Lady Such, Carl Voss and me on 🎸 guitar.
We are also really trying to arrange a VicPol presence ... booze bus /  traffic safety display / Special Operations. One idea is for a select group of our Octogenarian members, or DG ADRIAN FROGGATT to start a fight at the selected venue with DGE MARK HUMPHRIES,  then call 000.
Compensation we can make from our Trust Fund to the CODE 9 Foundation supports First Responders who are ‘dealing’ with PTSD, anxiety, and other mental health conditions that result from their Community Service.

Da Prez.
Post Script. Evelyn and I both appreciate the expressions of concern and offers of support that we received this week. Evelyn is much - improved and is out of Peninsula Hospital. 
District Governor Elect Mark Humphries
Whilst over at International Assembly it was amazing to see how many people hunted out the Aussie people and ask about the fire situation. Last night I received another email from a fellow District Governor Elect, wanting to support our District specifically. Concern was everywhere so much so that during the Assembly there was special mention made during one of the plenaries. Everyone was worried for us, people asked about how they can support, families, communities and wild life.
This was showing how the Rotary machine really works! We are one big family, we need to embrace the opportunities that Rotary presents us. When you travel, both local and abroad, make the effort to visit a club, feel the fellowship that Rotary offers.
I was privileged to present about 10 of our club banners to clubs and a district. Let me say our banners were a hit! People wanted more information about the bathing boxes! They could not believe how much a little wooden shack could cost. When some of the people come to visit us here, they are already saying, I want to see these in real life!!
Look out will might have visitors starting from 2022!
Mark & Linda
Rotary Southern Districts in Victoria (9780, 9790, 9800, 9810 and 9820) are holding a Shine On Recognition Awards event on Saturday 14 March
The Shine On Awards are presented to winners from a range of nominees with disabilities. The awards focus on a person's abilities.
All interested Rotarians, friends and family are invited to attend.
The venue is the Templestowe Baptist Church Hall, 103-105 Anderson Creek Road, Doncaster East.
There will be a light lunch from 12 noon with the formal event commencing at 1.00 pm
Those interested in attending are invited to RSVP to Matthew Etty-Leal by 29 February.  
Email, telephone 0438 079 475.
District Governor Nominee
District Governor Adrian Froggatt has advised that there is a nominee for the position of District Governor, District 9820, for the 2022/23 Rotary Year.
The Nominating Committee has selected Past President Paul Mee of the Rotary Club of Rosebud Rye as the nominee for this position.
Assuming that there are no challenges to Paul's nomination, he will officially become the selected person for our DG role in 2022/23.
Paul will then become District Governor Nominee at the commencement of the 2020/21 Rotary Year.
Marengo Redoubt Vintage Release Day
Members will remember the visit that many of us made to the Marengo Redoubt winery last year together with the accompanying talk on bee-keeping.
The winery is holding a Vintage Release Day on Sunday 15 March from 1.00 pm until 6.00 pm
Members & Friends of the Rotary club of Mt Eliza are most welcome to attend and taste the latest vintages. You may also purchase the wines that you like.
The address is 2 Murrays Road, Moorooduc, 3933.
Congratulations to our latest Paul Harris Fellows
Warm congratulations to George-Ann Sullivan and John Horscroft who became Paul Harris Fellows at our Auction Dinner on Tuesday evening.
Both John & George-Ann have made significant contributions to Rotary and our Club over a long period of time.
Both awards were greeted enthusiastically by everyone in attendance.
George-Ann Sullivan, PHF, with President Ross & President elect Sue
PHF (Sapphire) John Horscroft with DG elect Mark, President elect Sue and Fund-raising Director Carolyn
RCME Golf Day - 17 April
Rotarian David Rew and his organising committee are working hard on planning the details of the Annual Rotary Club of Mt Eliza Golf Day, which is being held at the "Little Frankston" Golf Club (Golf Links Road Frankston) on Friday, 17 April 2020.
Sponsored by White Lady Funerals and with one of the beneficiaries being the charity Shine for Kids the format of the day will be both 18 or 9 holes Ambrose.
Registration and coffee will commence at 7.45 am and the 18 hole event will commence with a shotgun start at 8.30 am. The 9 hole event will have a 10.30 am shotgun start.
With lots of prizes, a succulent roast lunch, drinks (wine beer and soft drinks), novelty items and auction items, an outstanding day is assured.
The entry fee remains at $135 per player ($540 for a team of four).
Entry forms will shortly be available for distribution.
A number of Rotarians at our Club play Mahjong.
Mahjong is a tile-based game that was developed in China during the Qing dynasty (1644 to 1911) and over the last 100 years its popularity has spread across the globe.
Usually played by four players Mahjong is a game of skill, strategy and calculation. It also involves a degree of chance.
While there are regional variations in different countries, the game is usually played with a set of 144 tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols.
Each player begins by receiving 13 tiles. Thereafter, in turn players draw and discard titles until they complete a legal winning hand, drawing a 14th tile to form 4 melds (sets) and a pair (eye)
A player may also win with a small class of special hands.
There are rules on how a tile is drawn, how a piece may be robbed from an opponent, the use of numbered tiles (simples), Honours (winds and dragons) and Bonus tiles (Flowers & Seasons).
While the above rules may sound reasonably simple, the strategy behind the game and its complexity can take years to fully master.
Three wishes
A female golfer was playing a round by herself one day when she lit her ball into a dam along the side of the fairway. She walked along the side of the water looking for her ball when she heard a voice say, "Please help me. I am trapped. If you set me free I will grant you three wishes!"
She looked down and there was a small frog trapped in an old piece of wire netting.
Without hesitation she bent down, untangled the netting and set the frog free.
"Thank you", said the frog. "Now I will grant you three wishes. There is only one thing that I forgot to mention. I know that you are married. Whatever you wish for, your husband will also receive, EXCEPT THAT HE WILL RECEIVE IT TEN TIMES MORE THAN YOU."
The woman said that she was fine with this rule.
For her first wish, she wanted to be the most beautiful woman in the world.
The frog warned her, "You realise that this will make your husband the most handsome man in the world. He will  be an Adonis that other women will be all over !"
The woman replied, "That's all right, because I will be the most beautiful woman in the world and he will only ever have eyes for me."
Shazam! She became the most beautiful woman in the world.
For her second wish, she wanted to be the richest woman in the world, saying "I will be fine with my husband being even ten times richer than me."
Shazam! She became the richest woman in the world.
The frog enquired, "Now, what about your third wish?"
The woman thought about this and replied, "I would like a mild heart attack!"
Thank you and congratulations to Carolyn Such for organising the Auction/  Dinner held at Le Hoang Vietnamese Restaurant on Tuesday 18 February.
Thanks also to Tim Action who acted as the auctioneer for the night.
Everyone in attendance enjoyed a fabulous night. There was an abundance of tasty food and many in attendance had brought along some excellent wine.
As auctioneer Time did a great job and everything sold at wonderful prices. At the time of writing it appears that we have raised between $5500 and $6000 - a fabulous result!
It was also pleasing to see Paul Harris Fellowships awarded on the evening to George-Ann Sullivan and John Horscroft - both well deserved.
A big thank you to all who participated in what will become a feature of the Rotary Club of Mt Eliza annual calendar.
Treasurer Chris, Josie, Brendan & Marilyn together with Ray M (Margery is partially obscured)
Judy, Tim, Paul & Pat, Bernie & Lesley
PP David, Grace, John & Di, Barbara, Graham's arm and other friends
Linda M, Linda H and Victor
On Wednesday 15 April a Rotary Bushfire Appeal Dinner will be held at the New Peninsula Centre, Baptist Church, 370 Craigie Road, Mt Martha.
The evening will commence at 6.30 pm for a formal 7.00 pm start.
Our Club will not be holding a meeting on Tuesday 14 April.
The Dinner has been organised by the Rotary District 9820 Peninsula Cluster of Clubs.
Members, Honorary Members, Friends and other community members will be most welcome and President Ross said in the last Bulletin we have committed to having 80 Mt Eliza attendees.
The cost of the evening per head is $60.00 with BYO drinks.
As a fund raiser, there will also be a Silent Auction plus a 'bid - auction' for three major items. 
Members, Friends & Family are all asked to make every effort to attend so that we have a truly successfully evening.
A celebrity MC for the evening is being sought.
All funds raised on the evening will go the the District 9820 Bushfire Relief Fund.
President Ross, Fund-raising Director Carolyn Such and Community Director Linda Morris are members of the Organising Committee.
More details will be provided as they are confirmed.
Bark In The Park
Reminding all Rotarians and Friends that our Club's wonderful dog show, Bark In The Park, is to be held on Sunday 29 March 2020.
If you haven't done so already please diarise this date now as we will need as many hands on deck as possible to ensure that we build upon the great successes of previous Bark In The Park events. 
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We meet at 6:00 PM Every Tuesday at Toorak College