Club Assembly

Our first Club Assembly for this rotary year enabled the club to meet in its committees and overview their goals and plans for the next few weeks or months. These meetings seemed to be effective despite the short time frame.
 
President John reported that the club was progressing very well and off to a good start for the year.
· Clock tower progressing
· Long table ready for opening in Spring
· Successful Bunnings B/B/Q
· Art show off and running
· New website functional
· Brooklands venue and meals ideal
· Tree planting ( 70) meeting with shire this week
· Plans for breakfast meeting later in year
· Concert at Beleura House and garden progressing well..Excellent program planned.
· First Social Function ( Pot Luck) in homes planned for 30 August.
Report from Community & Vocational committee
· Recommended Defibrillation Machine for Information/Support Centre be purchased..club endorsed after discussion
· Bunnings Lift the Lid follow up by John P...Mt Martha have requested a combined effort.
· B/B/Q for Devil’s Bend approved and quote sent  ( Nov 12)
 .Follow up with Briars new water tank at Gazebo in Forest.
· Possible vocational Visit to Bombadier( Trains in Dandenong)
· Request for funds for Common Place cafe in Tanti Park not supported.
REPORT FROM INTERNATIONAL/FOUNDATION COMMITTEE
For 2017 – 2018 The Foundation Committee aims to –
· Maintain our contribution to Rotary Foundation by US$100 per member.
· To continue our long held support of Australian Rotary Health with a contribution of AU$100 per member.
· To offer support for the ARH Muster for Mental Health whilst the convoy is in Mornington on Wednesday 29 November 2017.
· Promote to members that we participate in ‘legs’ of the Muster. Maybe -
Mildura to Swan Hill (12th to 16th November)
Echuca to Shepparton (17th to 22nd November) or
Wangaratta to Benalla (24th to 27th November)
· To make members aware of the variety of ways they can personally support RI Foundation (EREY [Centurion Program], etc).
· Continue to make Paul Harris Fellow presentations to Club and community people who have given service ‘above & beyond.
· Support any fundraising function that D9820 and/or the Peninsula Cluster may conduct during 2017-2018.
· To promote the amazing value of the Rotary Foundation
· Investigate a ‘3rd World’ type project in Uganda as a memorial to the late RI President Elect.
 
International Committee aims to –
· Invite a former Trade Commissioner to speak to the Club
· Investigate running a Social Cruise on “Enterprise” with drinks & savouries on board then finish with a meal at the Long Table.   (Maximum 45 PAX)..Nov 22 /jan 31??
· Follow up earlier proposal to do a FAIM Visit to refurbish a hospital used by Interplast.
 
FORTHCOMINGFOR CALENDARS
AUGUST 26th  1:30
Beleura House and garden CONCERT
Mornington Rotary ( ARH Fundraiser)
$40 p.p incl lovely afternoon tea
ATTENDANCE
We meet Wednesday 6.00pm for 6.30pm at Brooklands, Tanti Ave Mornington.
Rotarians should advise Attendance Officer Ian Horton by 10.00am Monday if unable to  attend or if guests coming.
 
THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
I would rather have 5 minutes of wonderful than a year of nothing special.

Annual Membership Fees ARE NOW DUE PLEASE.  $250
Cheque to treasurer OR by Direct Credit
Bendigo Bank  bsb 633000  Ac 146806344
Reference “Fees” and your surname
 
Board Request...PLEASE NO MOBILE PHONE DURING MEETINGS...( emergencies  or on call accepted!)