Upcoming Events
Mornington Art Show 2021 Opening
Jan 21, 2021
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Mornington Art Show
Jan 22, 2021 10:00 AM –
Jan 26, 2021 5:00 PM
Mornington Community Morning Coffee AustraliaDay
Jan 26, 2021
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Club Meeting Guest Seaker Cr Steve Holland
Feb 03, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Businss/ Assembly Meeting
Feb 10, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Meeting - Guest Speaker - Robin Stewart
Feb 17, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Club Meeting Duty Member
Bilham, Ken
Reception / Cash Desk
Prudden, Eileen
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Leigh F. Power
January 9
Victor Sullivan
January 17
Victor Sullivan
George-Ann Sullivan
January 2
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16th Dec 2020, Volume No 74,  Issue No 25
This Week's News 
It was so good to see so many members at our Picnic at the Long table last Wednesday night. Especially good  to see long standing members, Ted back from Qld , Laurie, Leigh, Geoff and Lindy and  of course Dennis and Betty,  and new member Jo. What we failed to do was sing happy birthday to Leigh - whose birthday was on the 9th. Happy Birthday. 
We are all hoping that 2021 offers a more normal year and the opportunity to deliver on some of the community initiatives we have been working towards. Included in this are
  • the new bathroom at Fusion, and potentially a bigger project with them. Council recently approved the longer term lease we were waiting on to progress this.
  • an initiative associated with the Bay Trail, as our Centenary project
  • a resurrection of the emergency accommodation service, modelled on Stable One,  in Mornington
  • further Bushfire Relief, following a recent meeting with Peter Sindrey at Lakes Entrance
  • the roof over the Long table, and
  • the Healing Garden at the new Community Centre.
There is plenty of scope for our Committees to come up with further significant projects in the Centenary Year of Rotary in Australia.
Art Show  It is looking more like the Art Show as we know it than we could have guessed a few months ago. And with the bonus of being on line as well from  the 24-31st. The hard work to organise it has been going on for months thanks to Richard and  his Committee and many more of  us now get involved. The next ten days are quite remarkable - with all the club members and so many friends of the club working together to make it a success. On Saturday setting up the screens went so well with plenty of  help from the Men's Shed and Jayson Builders.
COVID Safe Keeping the Art Show, all of our members, volunteers, artists and visitors COVID Safe is critical. So  we need to ensure we follow all the best practices and encourage all others to do so. Please wear a mask inside the hall and regularly use the hand sanitiser. Everyone needs to sign in, and we have a QR code system to assist that. And remember safe distancing. The limit in the hall is 100 and the foyer 50,  and we need to monitor that. It's also why we have a reduced opening night number, no silent auction or raffle. Neil is our COVID Safe Officer and will be monitoring everything. Please make his role easy ! 
Mornington Peninsula Foundation In the last half of 2020 we had some dialogue with MPF around homelessness. Their 2020 update provides some insights into their activities and should be of particular interest to our Youth and Community Committees. It’s at
New signage in town. With great help from Progress signs we will have some new signs in the town, a small one on the community board on the highway in front of Bunnings (thanks Brian) and a big one on the outside of the Community Information and Support Centre. District 9820 made a contribution to this.
A Special Christmas Train Trip -  on Saturday December 19 with the help of the Mornington Railway Preservation Society and the Mornington Community Information and Support Centre, as part of their Christmas Present Program we  arranged a special Heritage Train trip for 50 people. Thanks to Victor and George Ann for joining us and also Pam and John Hall who bought their two grandsons as part of the Martha Cove Yacht Squadron Christmas function. It’s an idea we would like to grow into a bigger annual Rotary Club event, and the Board will shortly receive a proposal on this.
Hip Fracture Study:  We have been contacted by Sharon Allsop a nurse and PhD candidate at Monash University who is exploring the experiences of recovery, highlighting the discharge and follow up phase, for people post hip fracture,  and those close to them. If you have had a hip fracture, or know someone who has, she would be pleased to hear from you. It will involve a 1:1 interview at your convenience, lasting approximately 30-45 mins. The interview will be by telephone or in an online meeting and it will be audio-recorded. Participants will go into a draw to win a $100 gift certificate as a token of appreciation.
For further information please see contact Sharon Allsop,  RN BN(HONS), PhD Candidate Nursing and Midwifery, Monash University
Peninsula Campus McMahons Road, Frankston, E :
Australia Day 2021 our National Australia Day Council /  Rotary grant of $1000 to help our community  celebrate Australia Day is being coordinated by Peter Orton. It will take the form of a coffee service at the Art Show, being provided by Homeground. Recall they are the Tanti Social enterprise, who presented at one of our meetings a few months  ago and who operate a coffee shop and catering service in Robertson Drive that trains young people in hospitality. Most of the Peninsula clubs are doing something associated with Australia Day, 
PS - our normal Editor and President Elect, Brian is away at Lake Tyers with a large family reunion until Feb 5th until then I am your stand in Bulletin Editor,  aspiring to fill his big shoes ! 
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