The Rotary Club of
Mount Eliza
Chartered 1971
President Carolyn's Notes
Monthly Rotary Theme for February
 Peacebuilding and  Conflict Prevention
At last weeks meeting we heard from three separate local businesses.   They are all trading in Mount Eliza Village.  Thanks to Frank Flowers and the Vocational Committee for the organisation.   I must say that they were three very diverse people, one a bakery, a physiotherapist and an interior decorator.  They were extremely articulate with excellent presentation aids.  I was reminded of the history of Rotary being built around the activities of businesses and the way they can assist one another.  
Overnight, all members have been informed about the death of Barbara Reid.  Barbara was the wife of one of our founding members Graham Reid who we lost last year.    Barb was always a  great  support to Graham in his Rotary involvement.  She went to hospital for tests approximately two weeks ago but deteriorated and passed away 9:30pm Wed.  Her family were with her.  PP Neil Heron is part of her extended family and  was very involved in looking after Barb since Graham passed away.  Funeral arrangements will be published as soon as they are known.  Our thoughts are with her family.
We  have elected to not have normal dinner meeting on Tuesday 8th in favour of a Petanque night.  The night is partly competitive but mostly a social evening.  Don’t be shy, if you have never played Petanque before.  Tuition is available and its easy.  Bring your partner and have some fun.  Book on-line, details are in this bulletin.  
This Week' Speakers

Weekly Speakers
Anthea McCall - Agatha Christie 
This Weeks Speaker Anthea McCall - The life and Times of Agatha Christie .
Andrea McCall came to Australia in 1981 from the Uk.
She was educated predominantly in England and France and holds a degree in History and Politics from the university of Lyon.
Andrea’s career includes working in Human Resources, running her own business
and  Liberal member for Frankston from 1996 -2002.
She lectured at Monash until her retirement.
Since then she has been heavily involved in U3A Frankston including president from 2019 - 2023 and is vice president of Mount Eliza neighbourhood house.
She is a passionate fan of Agatha Christie and has spent the last couple of years sharing that passion with over 15 groups around Victoria.
        One of last weeks Speaker,  Anita sent us some information about the Bakery.
            Don't forget to visit Butterken  Bakery    
Butterken Bakery is dedicated to handcrafting sourdough bread of artisan quality with a modern approach to health, sustainability and         taste. This means we take the best from both tradition and innovation, so that our customers can simply eat and live better. We are committed to bringing German bread culture to the Australian bread scene. We produce our products daily in a little glass bakery here on the Mornington Peninsula at 54 Mount Eliza Way, Mount Eliza.        
 We have seating out the front and out the back of our bakery and we offer all sorts of goodies from sourdough bread and rolls to sandwiches, pastries, cakes and great coffee.
                        Our doors are open Tuesday to Sunday  and we hope to see you soon
Club Meetings
Club Meetings for  February 
FEBRUARY  Rotary Theme of the month:  Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention
6  February
Life and times of Agatha Christie, by Andrea McCall
Chair..Linda Morris

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
3 Minute Speaker
Rew, David
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P O Box 95 Mount Eliza 3930
We meet at 6:00 PM Every Tuesday at Toorak College