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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May 04, 2021
CEO The Bays Hospital
May 11, 2021
May 18, 2021
CEO The Bays Hospital
May 25, 2021
& Satellite Club Members Induction
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Meeting Responsibilities
Meeting Responsibilities - 4 May
Sullivan, George-Ann
Anderson, Alex
Assistant Cashier
Welsh, John
Selth, Maurie
Manchester, Ray
Three Minute Speaker
Cracknell, Robert
Meeting Responsibilities - 11 May
Heron, Neil
Horscroft, John
Assistant Cashier
Webb, Karina
Reid, Graham
Such, Carolyn
Meeting Responsibilities - 18 May
Vincent, Rhonda
Angerer, Chris
Assistant Cashier
Flowers, Frank
Stamp, Trish
Hoban, Brendan
Three Minute Speaker
Coulthard, Caryl
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President's Message
Sue Voss
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Hi everybody
A few times recently I have spoken about the need for flexibility and agility in everything that we do as Rotarians. In this regard, thank you to Rotarian Brendan Hoban who, at very short notice, stepped in as our guest speaker this week when our scheduled speaker became ill and had to withdraw. While I was not able to hear Brendan speak from all reports he provided a most interesting talk about his hundreds of hours work in building a model steam boat based upon a real craft that sailed upon Lake Windermere in England late in the 19th Century.
Thanks you also to Past President Ross who acted as President in my absence on Tuesday.
Further thanks and congratulations to Ross for all of the work that he did in organising and presenting the ANZAC Day service in Mt Eliza last Sunday, 25 April.
At the time of writing I am really looking forward to our Golf Day at the Little Frankston Club this coming Friday. A fantastic effort by David & Grace Rew and the Golf committee sees us poised to have our most successful ever golf event.
Most importantly, I am getting excited as we approach our 50th Anniversary Celebration on 25 May. This will be an outstanding evening at the Ranelagh Club and on this evening we will be inducting the first members of our Satellite Club. Please book now for what should be a great night (See story in the Bulletin).
Finally, I look forward to the District Mini Conference at Nossal High School, Berwick, this coming Saturday 1 May. My understanding is the as the Home Club we will have 22 representatives from Mt Eliza. Thank you to all and I wish DG Mark a wonderful Conference.
Until next time
Yours in Rotary
District Governor Mark Humphries and Past President Linda Humphries
Greetings to all members of the Rotary Club of Mt Eliza and other readers of this Bulletin.
A brief message this week as Linda & I, together with our wonderful District Team are fully engaged as we prepare for this weekend's Multi District Conference and the District 9820 Mini Conference this coming Saturday, May 1.
Many people across the District have made a great contribution in preparing for our Mini Conference and I thank them all. However, I must thank one person in particular from our Home Club, Mt Eliza. Thank you so much Linda Morris. You have been magnificent and your hard work will result in a great event.
See everyone on Saturday.
Until next time
Warm regards
Mark & Linda
On behalf of the Board, Secretary Pauline invites everyone to attend the 50th Year Celebration of the Chartering of the Rotary club of Mt Eliza 
Our 50 Years Celebration will be held at the Ranelagh Club, 3 Rosserdale Cres, Mt Eliza on Tuesday 25 May with a 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm start.
The cost of the evening is $50 per person.
Guests receive a complimentary drink upon arrival and a two course meal.
Drinks will be available at bar prices.
This is a Partners Night and bookings need to be made by 17th May.
The following link will take you to Humanitix for bookings -
Brendan Hoban Guest Speaker
Thank you to Rotarian Brendan Hoban who was our last minute guest speaker this week after our scheduled speaker was ill.
Brendan gave an outstanding talk about the hundred of hours work that he has spent over a five month period building a model of a steamboat (named PAT after his son Patrick). The model is of a craft that sailed on Lake windermere in the English Lake District in the 1880s and '90s.
Using a fascinating series of pictures Brendan explain how he drew up plans and then proceeded to construct the model in what was a painstaking process.
The attention to detail and physical labour required to construct this model reflects Brendan's outstanding drafting skills and first class workmanship.
There were a large number of questions following Brendan's presentation reflecting the keen interest of listeners.
The final model was on display and it will be launched this coming weekend.
Thank you Brendan for a most interesting talk.
Rotarian Judy Coultas looks on keenly as Brendan display his wonderful model steamboat.
An English model of the steamboat. After undertaking research, Brendan designed and drafted his craft based on the original boat.
Frank Flowers, Three Minute Talk
Thanks to Rotarian Frank Flowers who gave the following Three minute Talk at our meeting several weeks ago. Apologies to Frank for not using this story at that time.
I recently came across an old Bulletin which reported on a talk that I had given on visiting Rotary Clubs in Darwin, Pambula N.S.W., and a couple of Clubs in Buckinghamshire, UK.
I would like to talk about a couple of Clubs that I have enjoyed visiting in more recent years. 
The first is Noosa Daybreak, which I have visited a number of times over the years during our annual sojourn to Noosaville. The Club meets at Noosa Springs Golf Course, 6.45 am for 7 am. If you arrive at 6.45 am, you look around to see that you are in the correct place. By 6.55 am, there is a queue at the desk. You are treated to a lovely buffet breakfast and the meeting is over by 8.15  am. The Club are strong supporters of the Rotary Foundation, with the responsible Board member reporting at each meeting. The breakfast fee is $20, but many members pay $25, With the additional $5 going to Foundation. Many members have 3 or 4 sapphires added to their PHF badges.
A former member speaking about construction of housing shelters in Cambodia, called for volunteers for a tour that had been planned. 8 of the 16 or 17 members present immediately put their name forward, very impressive. They were also planning for an upcoming book sale, with a storage facility filling fast and books on pallets, requiring licenced forklift drivers to move the books around. I recommend a visit to anyone touring the Noosa region.
The second Club I wish to talk about is the Chipping Campden Club in the Cotswolds (England), about 8 miles from where we were staying in the village of Broadway. The meeting was in a classy hotel, 7 pm for 7.30 pm, which made for a late finish. Thank goodness for sat-nav to get back to Broadway. There was one round table, set for 10. I made 11, so one member decided to go home to bake a cake for his daughter’s wedding. Their big fund raising project was a Barn Dance, in a real barn. The farmer, sounded like their Club’s version of Rowan  Miller, all could be done.  Barn cleared out, power, lighting.
Toilets, all under control. Parking was in a paddock across the road. Animals removed and the ground cleared. The road was to be closed, all fixed by a Councillor member, who also attended to the liquor licence. The unfortunate beast who was to be the subject of the spit roast had been selected. A small Club who punched above their weight.
When the opportunity comes up, I recommend all members can gain by visiting other Clubs.
Past President Ross organised and spoke at the Mt Eliza ANZAC DAY service which was held from 1.30 pm on Sunday 25 April with a large crowd in attendance.
Special guests were our President Sue Voss, DG Mark Humphries, Peta Murphy, MP for Dunkley, David Morris, MP for Mornington, Steve Holland (Councillor, Mornington Peninsula Shire), Geoff Walsh, AO (Order of Australia Association) and Greg Kraus (Leading Senior Constable with Victoria Police).
Leading Senior Constable Kraus was the guest speaker.
Prayers of Remembrance and Commitment were led by the Rev Cameron McAdam, Minister, The Mt Eliza Village Uniting Church.
The Bugler was CUO Lauren Burt, while Readings were performed by Abbey Bradley and John Papadopoulos from the Mt Eliza Secondary College and Remi Stock and Jack Allen from Peninsula Grammar were the Honour Guards. 
Attendees at the Mt Eliza ANZAC Service.
Farmers' Market
Fund-raising Director Carolyn Such reported to this week's meeting that the Farmers' market on Sunday 25 April was highly successfully.
Initially it seemed we were going to see a slow day but those working between 10.00 am and 1.00 pm knew it was far from it.
Subject to any correction in the banking:
* Gate  $2685.75    our share $1342  (We haven’t seen one like that for a while)
The BBQ was even more dramatic, with demand for  egg & bacon rolls exceeding expectations – we had to buy in an additional 5 doz eggs:
*$1428 before expenses.
It is an exceptional day when the BBQ exceeds our share of gate takings.
As Rotarian Bernie Edwards said, "A great day all round."
Thanks to everyone who helped out, especially (as always) Rowan Miller and Hardy Juraschek.
Three Minute Speaker - Judy Coultas
Rotarian Judy gave the Three Minute Talk at this week's meeting (27 April).
Judy spoke with passionate about the fantastic experiences available to all on the Mornington Peninsula - we have a great variety of wineries, arts, environmental, scientific, cultural and other attractions.
Judy encourages everyone to consider providing tickets to these attractions as gifts for birthdays, Christmas and other celebrations.
Q. What do you call a billionaire driving around in a working class suburb?
A. Lost!
Q. Why is a judge like a remedial speech therapist? 
A. They both worry that certain men won't be able to cope with a long sentence.
A new partner at an expensive law firm was known for bragging and attempting to outdo anyone's else's stories.
At a dinner to entertain a potentially lucrative client, all progressed smoothly while the guest of honour held the floor.
He described the new swimming pool being installed in his inner city home - 15 metres long, black slate, landscaped surrounds and spa.
As he paused for a drink, the lawyer lurched in, "Oh, they're great of course, but you should be looking at a pool larger than 15 metres. The pool that I installed last year is 30 metres long".
As he spoke his boss looked at him with a glare and mouthed the word, FIRED!
The lawyer then continued "... and ten centimetres deep!"
A five year old boy went out into the garden and said to his father, "Dad, what does sex mean?"
"What does what mean?" the father asked.
"Sex", said the young lad.
The father stuttered, "Why ... why do you want to know?"
The youngster looked at his dad and said, "Because Mum told me to tell you that lunch would be ready in a couple of them!"
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We meet at 6:00 PM Every Tuesday at Toorak College