Date: August 2 bulletin vol 71 issue 6
The Briars
A new vision for the Briars, Mt Martha.
What a breath of fresh environmental air was Bec Levy as our guest last meeting.
As Victor wrote...
The club welcomed Rebecca Levy, recently appointed Manager of The Briar’s to talk about her  vision for developing The Briar’s as a major tourist attraction on the Mornington Peninsula.
Prior to taking up this position Bec had been very much involved with animals & people.
What started with a Bachelor of Science (Zoology) quickly had her working at Healesville Sanctuary, RSPCA, Werribee Zoo, the Cranbourne Botanical Gardens and Melbourne Zoo as its Interpretation Manager.
In all, an interesting background to help take The Briars on to the next level. Development of a Master Plan is high priority to not only make the area more children and user friendly, but to expand the bushland spaces and give greater prominence to the much favoured walking tracks. This in turn should bring back more of the endangered species into the area.
All this and to sympathetically build on the current visitor level of around 180,000 people p.a..In the process serious consideration needs be given to the Heritage aspect of the space.
Beck thanked our club for past support and invited members to re-visit the Briars.
We wish her great success and enjoyment as she strives to achieve these goals for the benefit of the Peninsula and greater Victoria.
Beleura House & Garden Concert
Australian Rotary Health Mental Health Concert at Beleura House and Garden
Saturday August 26 commencing at 1:30pm
Beleura is a magnificent historic home (1863-64) in Tallis Drive Mornington.
The Tallis Foundation enables support for young creative persons.
We are fortunate to have permission to conduct a piano recital with some outstanding musicians in order to raise funds to support ARH mental Health research.
The program commences with Tess Newman-O’Brien a gifted pianist from Mornington.
Then, two exceptional performers, Laurence Matheson and Stuart Kelly, will present a program “A Little Pomp and Circumstance” which was designed to mark the coronation of the Queen in 1953. This is a recital to remember and sees the return to Beleura, by popular demand, of these very talented artists.
Buses will ferry guests from the Mornington Golf Club (also in Tallis Drive, Mornington. This will begin at 12:45pm.
The program costing only $40 will start with refreshments and canapes served at Beleura then following the highly acclaimed concert of about 75 minutes, guests will be invited to enjoy a delightful afternoon tea in the reception area.
This will be a most enjoyable musical experience and an opportunity to support a great Rotary fund raising cause.
As the intimate Beleura concert pavilion has an audience limit of around 85, you are encouraged to book early to reserve your place.
John Renowden
Contact: 59883305
President Mornington Rotary
Nearby Make Ups
Can be made at...
Monday: RC Mt Martha-Benito's  1196 Nepean Hwy Mt Eliza
Tuesday: RC Mt Eliza- Toorak College, Old Mornington Road Mt Eliza
Thursday: RC Dromana, Old Shire Offices Point Nepean Road Dromana
Upcoming Events
Australia Rotary Health Concert
Beleura House and Garden
Aug 26, 2017
Meeting Responsibilities
Cash Desk and Welcome
Chambers, Fran
Paterson, Libby
Rotary Grace & Toast
Fisher, Frank
Morell, Stephen
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