The Rotary Club of
Mount Eliza
Chartered 1971
Club Information
Mount Eliza
Service Above Self
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
Dining Room, Toorak College
Mt Eliza
Mount Eliza, VIC 3930
0419 386 900
Dinner Meeting at Toorak College & Zoom Meeting Conference Number 826504424487
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Venue Map
Apr 19, 2022
Club Assembly
Apr 26, 2022
Writing Biographies
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Meeting Responsibilities
Meeting Responsibilities - 19th April 2022
Cashier - Pauline Mc Farlane
Chair - John Welsh
Furniture - Graham Reid
Assistant Cashier - John Horscroft
Fellowship - Judy Coultas
3 Minute Speaker - TBA
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President's Message

Neil Heron
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I am pleased to welcome Suzie Adam as our new Bulletin Editor. Suzie has tackled the clubrunner platform to learn the skills to publish the Bulletin. Can I remind all members that Suzie only edits and publishes the Bulletin. She does not write or report for the Bulletin. She relies on the Board members, ordinary club members and friends to send her articles , rosters and reports. If you are a 3 minute speaker  or a main speaker, please send her a synopsis of your notes or presentation. As you can imagine, I am very grateful that Suzie has taken over from my somewhat clumsy attempts at producing a mistake free and complete Bulletin.
We are galloping towards the end of this Rotary year and we can be satisfied that we have moved out of the COVID era into more normal Rotary processes successfully. We have maintained our fundraising levels and managed to complete the majority of the projects the directors of each Avenue of Service set for the year. More importantly we have also managed to respond to the three major natural disasters : the Tongan volcanic eruption, the floods disaster in S-E Queensland and N-E NSW  and the Ukraine disaster. The value of the Trust fund to enable us to respond quickly and spread our funding has been a great boon.  Bernie reported to the Board how well the Trust Fund is going and the aim to build the capital to $300,000 as soon as possible. The work the members who manage the trust fund do, is fantastic.
Now that Mr Morrison has declared the election date, we can finally confirm that the International Fundraiser in lieu of the meeting on the 2nd Tuesday in May will be on Saturday May 14th , at St James the Less Hall. Kay has had to postpone this event so often that she probably didn’t think it would ever get off the ground! John will be catering for the night and if the past meetings like this are anything to go by it will be a great night. Once again, it will be a meeting for partners, friends and guests. More details will be available soon.
DGE Paul and the District Learning and Development  team are running the  District 9820 Club Development Summit (District Assembly) on Sunday 1st May 2022 at the Warragul  Country Club, Sutton Street, Warragul starting at 10.00 am.  These sessions are designed for club program chairs, office holders, new, recent and Rotarians just needing a refresh.  They have an array of experienced presenters from Rotary and our district.  All sessions will be face to face and designed to include members interaction. These days are excellent and I encourage as many of you as possible attend. Secretary Pauline will send out the link to register next week.
The Board is investigating the use of the 1st Ranelagh Venturers Scout group to help us set up and pack up at the Farmers Market. This would take the pressure off our members at the start and end of markets. We would donate a sum to the group for each Market they help us. We are working out the fine details with them at present.
The Club Assembly this week will be focussing on the program for each Avenue of Service and club structures for PE John. It will enable members to help brainstorm projects and indicate areas of the club they would be interested in focussing on next year. This will be a great opportunity for you all to give input into how the club is run and the meetings are structured. See you next week, cheers, Neil
This week's Speakers
There were no speakers last week because there was no meeting
Many attended the lovely Sunday Afternoon Get Together for Flood Relief.  David Bromage was presented with a well earned Award for Service to Scouting. 
Centenary Project  -  The Bay Trail
Just a reminder of the necessity to write a simple note of support for the Bay Trail Project
The Bay Trail is the Centenary Project of our cluster of Rotary Clubs. One of the key sections is the missing link in the region our Club covers - Moorooduc Station to Mornington. The great news is that the local federal member Greg Hunt, is supporting a grant of $2 million of federal funding for the Mornington Mt Eliza link. However, for  3 clubs, Mt Eliza, Mt Martha and Mornington the critical piece is Moorooduc to Mornington and connecting the Harap Creek Trail to the Briars, so more funding will be required. Keep lobbying the politicians.
"Right now the Council has a grant application with the Regional Tourism infrastructure  Fund. We need as many people as possible to support this.
CAN YOU PLEASE THIS WEEK  via your newsletter, at your meeting etc ask all members  to send a simple email to the Minister for Tourism supporting this.
It can be as simple as
Dear Minister Pakula
I write in support of the application of the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council for a Regional Tourism Infrastructure Grant to complete the Moorooduc to Mornington Section of the Peninsula Trail.
If they want to write a letter or call they can do that too.
Level 36, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
(03) 8392 2221
If they want to add information about this being our Centenary Project and the value to our local economy through tourism they can do that too."
I am also adding my support to this and ask as many of you as possible to do this. Without State Government funding it will be so difficult to get this section built. So get writing and shake Spring St into action for our Centennary Project.  Thank you, Neil
Club Calendar
We have a Club Yearly Calendar which Neil and Pauline are the authors and editors. The calendar outlines every meeting with whom is the Coordinator, Speaker, Sergeant etc.  If you would like to add something please email Neil or Pauline.  
19/04/2022TuesdayClub AssemblyJohn WelshNoneClub Assembly Night
26/04/2022TuesdayClub MeetingTBASjaak KustersWriting Biographies
3/05/2022TuesdayClub MeetingKay McCauleyJenny RundleLife as an Asian migrant and Rotarian,
10/05/2022TuesdayClub MeetingMoved to May 14TBANO MEETING AT TOORAK
11/05/2022WednesdayBoard MeetingNeil HeronTBAFennell's
14/05/2022SaturdayFund RaiserKay McCauley St James the Less HallParma night for International
17/05/2022TuesdayClub AssemblyJohn WelshNoneClub Night
Some Easter Fun

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We meet at 6:00 PM Every Tuesday at Toorak College