Upcoming Events
Club Meeting on Zoom
Jul 22, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Fusion - a virtual visit ith Gemma and Caitlin
Jul 29, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Club Meeting Duty Member
Bilham, Ken
Reception / Cash Desk
Prudden, Eileen
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Member Birthdays
Brian Mann
July 15
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14th July 2020, Volume No 74,  Issue No 2
14th July 2020 Bulletin
From the Editor
Good morning my fellow Rotarians, well its certainly seems like "Groundhog Day", but this time things look a bit more serious. More cases and more restrictions. Obviously our much anticipated face to face meeting scheduled for tomorrow evening for a fine meal accompanied by a nice glass of red, at the Mornington Hotel will have to wait for another day. Only yesterday I received an e-mail, from one of our Club Members being Joe Siragusa, in which the content contained a very interesting article in relation to our recent lockdown and specifically pertaining to the Mornington Peninsula's inclusion on the Greater Melbourne's new lockdown zones and subsequent restrictions that eludes to our Peninsula as a possible Regional Council, very interesting reading. For those who wish to view this e-mail if you contact Joe on



Guest Speaker

Our Guest Speaker at our recent ZOOM Club Meeting was from within as we were very pleasantly presented with a Biography from one of our Members in Judy Seager.
Judy grew up with her family in the Inner Suburbs of Melbourne within the Moreland the precinct and eventually moved to Ivanhoe. After leaving school in the early seventies Judy pursued a career in Teaching that still continues to-date, in a somewhat subdued manner, although via Judy’s vigour still displaying passion and enthusiasm.
Within her early teaching years Judy meet and married her husband Graeme. Unfortunately tragedy struck then in the form of a devastating fire that totally destroyed the family home.  With such a traumatic event and their lives and in such turmoil and uncertainty Judy and Graeme, with much trepidation, made a decision to travel and to travel overseas. This total change on lifestyle saw the young couple travel to many far flung destinations. Travelling to Hong Kong, South Korea and regions in South East Asia. Judy and Graeme spent some time in Israel, which found them, living and subsequently teaching in an Israeli Kibbutz. Within this region they also travelled thru Iran which at the time was politically very unstable and its was whilst in Iran that Graeme literally came under fire, being shot at !!  Time for another move and their intrepid travels this time saw them in South America, over the period of “ flower power and the hippy cult, “, which brought them into direct conflict with the authorities as suspect of “ an alternative living couple “ with a inclination to strange substances, which was definitely not the case. 
After their many years of travels Judy and Graeme returned home to Australia and to a more stable and conservative lifestyle. Judy was employed at the Penbank-Woodleigh Campus in Moorooduc, where she was the Senior Librarian and spent some 26 wonderful years in this learning institution.
It was whilst at Penbank that the Campus and with Judy playing an active role formed an alliance with the Remote Indigenous Communities within the Barunga Region of the Northern Territory and specifically a working relationship at the Wugulaar School.
Judy along with a number of her fellow peers, over a long period, has travelled many miles between Melbourne and the Barunga Region. In this time they delivered not only formal schooling services but also built and formed very strong and personal bonds with the local teachers, communities and more importantly offering life skills to the many Indigenous children of the School. Judy has also spent time offering her services to the Little known Indigenous community of Kintore which is very isolated being some 530km due west of Alice Springs, of which she spoke of with very fond memories and some out of the ordinary experiences.
 Judy and her husband Graeme have certainly experienced a very diverse life and by the zest in Judy’s presentation an extremely challenging and fulfilling life thus far. From all the Members at the Rotary Club of Mornington we wish to extend a big thanks to Judy for her very enlightening Biography.




Next Club Meeting - Have the Night Off !!

Tomorrow evening, being Wednesday 15th July 2020 will not see our regular Club Meeting, as this week we will have the " evening off ".  For our next scheduled meeting there will be an e-mail generated, with all the details, sent out over the next week or so, until then stay safe, happy and above all else please stay healthy. 

President's Update
President’s Report – July 14th 2020
Honorary Members 
The Board was very pleased to recommend,  and have the members acknowledge at last week’s Zoom meeting,  the following Honorary members for the next year, Barb Parkinson, Maree Renowden, Don Gordon, Arie de Wit and Ian Garrow. 
Annual Report 
Our Annual Report for the last year is now complete and available on line at our Club’s Home Page under the Members Only Tab
We will have some printed, for distribution when we can again meet! 
Please take the time to read it. I think all members should be very pleased and proud to be part of a club that has done so much in an unusual year. 
Fusion—Sleep in your Car – Saturday August 1 
Mornington Rotary has a team entered and we would like you to join us OR make a donation towards our target of raising $2500. I will donate $50 for every club member who sleeps in their car, in their tent or on the couch that night. 
Here is the link to donate now !
Why are we doing it ? 
On any given night, there are 116,427 Australian’s recorded as experiencing homelessness. 42% are under the age of 25. 
On Saturday August 1st, Fusion Mornington Peninsula is hosting Sleep In Your Car,  the community sleep out.  Held in the lead up to Homelessness Week, this local community event is in its 6th year, creating opportunities for our community to begin to consider what it means to experience homelessness. 
This year, it is not being held in Mornington Park but wherever you chose, including in your driveway or garage or even on your couch or in a tent in the back yard.  
Registration allows you full access to the online event, including interactive experiences, live panels presenting local youth service, tours of our accommodation facility, guest speakers as well as live performing artists.  
Or if you are sponsoring a participant simply drop past our Facebook page on the night and show your support. 
Sleep in Your Car 2020 aims to raise $25,000 of crucial funding to prevent and support local young people experiencing homelessness.
You have the power to help transform the lives of vulnerable young people in our community. 
For more information,  and upcoming events please see our website, or follow us on facebook