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September 23 2019, Volume 73 No 10
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Upcoming Events & Sept 18 Meeting Report 
Next Week's Meeting - October 2 we have Tracey Cooper as our Guest Speaker. It's an open meeting, so please invite your family, friends and colleagues.
 
Tracey will be our guest speaker for our second monthly "feature speaker meeting",  and will follow on from Garry Crittenden in speaking about the Tourism Industry on the Mornington Peninsula. It's come a long way from foreshore based camping in summer school holidays to being a key region in Victoria's highly successful tourism strategy.  What has driven this growth? How successful has it been for local residents and businesses ? And where is it heading ? 
 
Tracey is Executive Chair person of Visit Mornington Peninsula (previously Mornington Peninsula Tourism Board ) and has overall responsibility for the future of the tourism industry on the Peninsula.  She has been in that role for 7 years and was previously adviser to the Victorian Tourism Minister. There is no one better credentialed to speak on this topic. 
 
Again please let Eileen know the number of guests you are bringing - by email eileen.prudden@outlook.com or phone 59744352 or 0400118467
 
Also a reminder - if you are going to be away or not attend a meeting please also let Eileen know ...as we update the hotel for catering and room set up. 
 
Movie Night - next Tuesday Night - October 1 - Ride Like a Girl - the Story of Michelle Paine. 
 
This just released movie is the story of Michelle Paine, the first female  jockey to win the Melbourne Cup. 
 
It is at the Mornington Cinema, starting at 7.25pm with tickets $20 each of which 50%, Ian has kindly agreed to donate to Polio Plus. 
 
Please invite your family and friends. But please let us know how many are coming so we can let the cinema know. Either register  by clicking through on the event listing on the LHS of this Bulletin or let Eileen know by email eileen.prudden@outlook.com or phone 59744352 or 0400118467.
If you are interested in getting  together for a meal prior please also let Eileen know. (if there is sufficient interest we will let you know  the details in next week's Bulletin ) 
 
Our Meeting Last Week enjoyed Ian Stevenson talking about Fossil Beach 
 
Ian is the convenor of the Fossil Beach Interest Group and was accompanied by his wife Jenny. It was great to have some other guests there with an interest in this topic including Meredith Horton. Good to have Hannah at another meeting,  and welcome again to Joe Siragusa who has applied for membership,  and also Judy Seger as a first time guest interested in joining. 
 
Ian, now retired,  was only the second Environmental Officer appointed by a Council in Australia and has had a long involvement and passion for many environmental matters on the Peninsula including many years as a Board member of the Dolphin Research Institute,  and the Westernport Biosphere. He has been deeply involved in mangrove revegetation in Westernport and of course has led the interest in Fossil Beach. 
 
Ian spoke about the long term geological history of the bay, going back 20 million years, and how the fossil layer, visible in the intertidal range at Fossil beach,  extends underground across the bay. He also outlined the unsuccessful attempt to establish a cement works there in the second half of the 19th century and replace Melbourne's dependence on imported cement. In our generation there has been extensive archaeological interest in the site, a strong affiliation with the Arts community  and Ian's interest group who have led the rehabilitation of the area with Mornington Peninsula Shire Council. The presentation must have been good - about half the members present signed up to the Fossil Beach Interest Group on the night ! 
 
For those who missed the night, or whose interest was sparked,  Fossil Beach is a great place to visit, especially with the recently unveiled interpretative signage. It's best accessed from near the end of Benton's Road (Dava Hotel) on the Esplanade. 
 
 
This  Week - September 25 - a Board Meeting 
 
This week is a Board meeting. We will report next week on anything arising but we do have for approval  Joe's membership application and Leigh Power's expressed interest in rejoining. 
 
Bunnings BBQ - Friday October 4 
We are still looking for a couple of volunteers for the afternoon, so please sign up by clicking though on the link to the event on the LHS of this bulletin (or the RHS of the website). 
 
Goldfields RACV Resort Weekend - October 12 & 13 
 
It's not too late to book ...again all details by clicking through on the event listing on the LHS of this bulletin.
 
There is no President's update this week. 
 
(ps our sympathies to our Bulletin Editor who is now not only nursing a reconstructed shoulder but also likely a broken heart after his beloved Pies just missed out on playing in the Grand Final ) 
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
Movie Night - Ride Like the Wind
Oct 01, 2019 7:25 PM
 
Club Meeting - Speaker - Tracey Cooper
Oct 02, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Bunning's BBQ
Oct 04, 2019
 
Club Meeting - 100 Years of Rotary in Australia
Oct 09, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Weekend Away - Goldfields Resort Creswick
Oct 12, 2019 – Oct 13, 2019
 
Club Meeting Rotary Foundation - Charlie Spiers
Oct 16, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Club Meeting - Youth Night
Oct 23, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Board Meeting
Oct 30, 2019
 
Club Meeting - Guest Speaker - Andrew Plympton
Nov 06, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Club Meeting - Morn Pen Marine Alliance
Nov 13, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
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Meeting Responsibilities
Club Meeting Duty Member
Bilham, Ken
 
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Maree
September 19
 
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