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April 6th 2020, Volume 73,  Issue No 36
Monday April 6 2020
This week, just one big long ramble from the President ...
A Club Meeting this Week ….yes !
As I said at the end of last week’s Bulletin the Board trialled a brief meeting using Zoom, the on line meeting tool, last Wednesday night. It was  successful and we all enjoyed it.
So this Wednesday night the Club will all be meeting at 6pm, on-line, using Zoom! The meeting will only go for around 30 mins, so you will be finished for dinner. You are welcome to bring a drink and your partner! 
There’s no formal business, it’s a catch up and a trial. To participate all you need to do is click on this link (I will be there from about 5.45pm, but this link is no good before then)
What you need is a device that has a screen, a camera, a microphone and a speaker. So it can be your phone, but ideally it will be a computer or a tablet. Check that your microphone is not muted, and your camera and sound is on.
If you have any doubts or want a test simply call me tomorrow or Wednesday and I will help. 
Parking in Mornington
Thanks to an introduction from Fran, we have been invited to contribute to a project the Shire has begun work to plan how parking will be provided in Mornington in the future. They’re setting up a Stakeholder Reference Group in Mornington, and are looking for some local residents to come on board to represent the local community. 
You can find more information about the project and what is involved in being part of the Stakeholder Reference Group here:
 (Note that whilst the closing date is today they have extended it for us until tomorrow night – Tuesday. Note also the first meeting is two hours on Wednesday April 29 , 6-8pm, when we would otherwise have had a Rotary meeting)  
The Art Show
Our informal Board meeting last week did set the Opening night as Thursday January 21, and the last day as Tuesday January 26. It’s a shorter sales period than this year. Mark it in your diary now!
Final Chance to donate to Australian Rotary Health
Thanks to the members who have donated to ARH, for the bike ride I did. John will give us the final tally on Wednesday night, so tomorrow is the last chance to contribute. It can be any amount you like or if you want to do it on a per klm basis it was 350klm. Thanks (Rotary Club of Mornington, BSB 633-000   A/C 146806344 simply noting “Bike Ride”).
Supporting our Health Network
Simply the issue is that SEMPHN do not have enough basic personal protection equipment (PPE) for this network to sustain its operation.
So the mission is to scour our networks to see what PPE we can find in the way of face masks, gloves, sanitiser, paper towels, gowns, surgical scrubs etc. If not the finished product then materials to make them. So who or what do you know?
The good news is that through the Cluster I was able to discover that Rosebud - Rye Rotary had many boxes of rubber gloves in their warehouse, and they are now in Stewarts hands, and about to be on doctors!
Rotary Club of Latitude 38 – Tonight at 7.30pm
Thanks Ian for sending this around this morning. This local e-club has an interesting guest speaker at 7.30pm Monday - Michael Schilling will be delivering information on the Corona Virus from two perspectives. As a healthcare professional Michael knows what is happening on the front line. As a Councillor in Cardinia, he knows about the difficulties faced by community leaders. Details and the link to get you into the meeting at Or click directly on this link to register fro the meeting and be sent the link to join it.
Trying to understand the Government packages on offer to Business?
Both Federal and State Governments have introduced a number of packages to support businesses, including loans of up to $250,000 at concessional interest rates and no repayments for 6 months.
But if you are running a business and or have a friend or family doing so and trying to navigate this, you may need help. Club member Joe Siragusa, through his business, Australian Finance Partners, is offering a free service to help.
Joe is also an accredited volunteer mentor for Small Business Mentoring Services with access to information for government assistance for business owners impacted by the shut downs imposed by the government.
For a confidential, obligation free discussion with Joe contact him over the phone, Zoom or Facetime. Mobile: 0429990143 Email:   Web:
Crittenden Wines – Special offer
Friend of the club, Garry Crittenden,  is currently offering a 20% discount, and free home delivery on the Peninsula,  by one of his team. Order at and quote the coupon discount code “sendmewine”
President's Update
Presidents Report 
Cluster Presidents met on Sunday
Presidents of the eight Peninsula Cluster Clubs met on Sunday , via Zoom. Other clubs are in the same situation as us, not conducting any face to face activity, and conducting club meetings via Zoom.  We have agreed that clubs will generally run their virtual meetings in the first and third weeks of the month, creating an opportunity for the Cluster or District to run webinars etc in the other weeks. I have asked for a District one on Bushfire Relief projects and funding. 
Most are very concerned about their lack of fundraising ability. It was agreed that the Bushfire Relief Dinner, rescheduled to October would be cancelled in light of  the current situation. 
There was good support for the Bay Trail as a potential Centenary Project that all the clubs can participate in and this will be pursued further,. 
Thanks....I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday night at 6pm. 
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