The Rotary Club of
Mount Eliza
Chartered 1971
President Carolyn's Notes
Monthly Rotary Theme for February
 Peacebuilding and  Conflict Prevention
Last week’s speaker, Andrea McCall spoke on The Life and Times of Agatha Christie.  Andrea related to Agatha background having grown up in England.  She touched on many of the aspects of the writer’s life including her own mysterious, but quite short disappearance.  It was well publicised at the time, but no-one knows what really happened.  I was reminded about her famous story The Mousetrap that we saw in London many years ago.  It is coming to Frankston but after investigation we have found that it was sold out.  Andrea was a very well researched and eloquent speaker.
Many members attended the funeral for Barbara Reid.  We were there in force.  The chapel by the lake was full and as the funeral director said, not everyone fills the chapel.  It was a very fun filled expose of her life.  She was larger than life and always engaged with whoever she was speaking to fully.  I don’t think she ever recovered from the loss of Graham.  
I am looking forward to our Petanque night this week at the Mount Martha Bowls and Petanque Club.  It should be a lovely evening.  Looking at the weather you may need a hat.  Thanks to Cathryn Leonard, Clare Pearce and John Welsh for organising the light dinner.  Its nice to see our newest members joining the team and pitching in.

 Peacebuilding and  Conflict Prevention

Each year, Rotary awards up to 130 fully funded fellowships for dedicated leaders from around the world to study at one of our peace centres. 

Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centres program develops the capacity of peace and development professionals to become effective catalysts for peace. The fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and internship and field-study expenses.
Since the program began in 2002, the Rotary Peace Centres have trained more than 1,700 fellows who now work in over 140 countries. Many serve as leaders in governments; NGOs; education and research institutions; peacekeeping and law enforcement agencies; and international organizations like the United Nations and the World Bank.

Our fellowships

The Rotary Peace Fellowship is designed for leaders with work experience in peace and development. Our fellows are committed to community and international service and the pursuit of peace. Each year, The Rotary Foundation awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and up to 80 for certificate studies at premier universities. 

This Week' Speakers No Speaker 
Tuesday 13 Feb 
 Pétanque evening at 
Address: Mt Martha Bowls and Pétanque Club
                                                                                          Watsons Rd.
                                                                                         Mt Martha

                                               Time: 5-8 pm - Games from 5-6.30, then Clubhouse for light dinner. 
  • Drinks purchased at the bar. 
  • Background guitar/singer on the balcony.
  • Non players welcome, @ $15
  • Players @$25.Boules and tuition provided.
It would be great if we could get a table of 10 Mt Eliza Rotarians attending our  ROTARY International Women's Breakfast this year.
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Club Meetings
Club Meetings for  February 
FEBRUARY  Rotary Theme of the month:  Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention

13 February 
Pétanque evening
 Mt Martha Bowls and Pétanque Club., Watsons Rd , Mt Martha
  • 5-8 pm, …Games from 5-6.30, 
  • Clubhouse for light dinner. Drinks purchased at the bar.Background guitar/singer on the balcony.
  • Non players welcome, @ $15
  • Players @$25.Boules and tuition provided. 
Payment details have been sent to you all individually. 

20 February 
Matt Lucas, from SEVEN 0 SEVEN Slow Rail Journeys.
 Matt is the Vice President and Guest Services Director responsible for all onboard services and touring. He will be joining us to discuss some of their excellent 2024 adventures. “Slow Rail Journeys is an all-volunteer-run non-profit organisation that takes guests on weekend-long adventures from Melbourne to the best of regional Victoria. 
Chaired by Carol Allen

27  February is Club night.
Chair.      Carolyn Such
RCME Meeting Roster  February   
Feb-06Program Andrea McCall - Life & Times of Agartha Christie
 ChairmanLinda Morris   
 3 Minute SpeakerDavid Rew   
 CashiersRhonda Vincent / Jamie Hunt 
 FellowshipCaryl Coulthard   
 FurnitureRob Cracknell   
 Heads & TailsTrish Stamp   
Feb-13ProgramPetanque Night - Mt Martha 
 HostsJudy Coultas & Suzie Adam  
Feb-20ProgramMatt Lucas - Slow Rail Journeys 
 ChairmanCarol Allen   
 3 Minute SpeakerKay McCauley   
 CashiersSue Voss / Pauline McFarlane 
 FellowshipJanet Richards   
 FurnitureMike Weber   
 Heads & TailsTrish Stamp   
Feb-27ProgramClub Night   
 ChairmanCarolyn Such   
 3 Minute SpeakerNo 3 minute speaker  
 CashiersJohn Horscroft / Iain Spear  
 FellowshipAnnette Ferrier   
 FurnitureJim Voss    
 Sergeant & H/TTrish Stamp   
Club Information
Mount Eliza
Service Above Self
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
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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Morris, Linda
Vincent, Rhonda
Cracknell, Robert
Coulthard, Caryl
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Rew, David
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