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Jul 25, 2021
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Aug 07, 2021
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Aug 20, 2021
6:00 PM – 10:30 PM
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  06th July 2021, Volume No 75,  Issue No 1
6th July 2021
From the Editor's Desk
Good morning to all Mornington Rotary Club Members, Partners and Families. Well as always time never stands still and we now move into another Financial Year and also more importantly we also begin another Rotary Year.  Our new Rotary International President, Shekhar Metha, theme for 2021-2022 is 'Serve to Change Lives". On the Mornington Rotary Club home front we have had one major project come to fruition and details are contained in this weeks Bulletin. With our Clubs Changeover Night just completed this will see a few of our members and partners " depart " Melbourne for warmer climates up North, and I hope all goes well and you enjoy a few weeks of sunshine but most importantly just make sure all is in order with Interstate Cross Border Entry Permits, filling out the wrong Entry Permit could end in a very dissapointing and very, very shot lived holiday !!. On a local community note I was driving down Barkly St yesterday and spied a fair bit of digging, planting and " construction going on within the Gateway Park area at the corner of Gordon St & Barklay St. This was one area/ location that our Club " looked at " for a Community Project, it seems like the council has already ' taken on this task " ??? very interesting !
Changeover Night - Wed 30th June 2021
After a great deal of "off again , on again and watch this space ' we finally managed to conduct our Club's Changeover Night. It was a long time coming with our last Changeover Night conducted some two years ago way back at Brooklands of Mornington.  From all accounts the evening was a great success and this was evident by a fantastic turnout or Members, partners and invited guests. The evening saw close to 95% of members attend which was very pleasing. Our outgoing President Ross was extremely well complimented on all his initiatives, enthusiasm and his ethos of inclusion of all members in all our Clubs achievements over the past two years. It was a very fitting tribute to Ross and hopefully he will take some time off for a well earned rest. After some good food, wine and a great deal of fellowship it was time to perform a very honoured ceremony which saw Brian Mann inducted as our new Club President. The induction speech was presented by Geoff Gilsenan who is our Clubs longest serving member and did a great job.  After the incoming Presidents inaugural speech, Brian, presented to the Members the Clubs new Board, consisting of a number of " new faces " to undertake the task of leading and guiding the Club through the next twelve months. In all a great night which was thourouhly enjoyed by all present.
A selection of Club Members and Partners/ Guests enjoying the Changeover Night.
Board Meeting - Wed 7th June 2021
This week (tomorrow evening ) will see the new Club's Board first meeting, so as a result all members can " have a night off ".  Coming up next Wednesday the 14th July 2021, will resume our usual Club Meeting's at the Mornington Hotel. Our Guest Speaker will be from Peninsula Heart Centre, talking on Cardiac Health, which should prove to be very informative. Specific details in regards to either the Stratton Room or the " Upstairs Function Room venue, pertaining to COVID density / hospitality limits will be forthcoming in next weeks bulletin or sooner via e-mail once we get confirmation from the Mornington Hotel.
FUSION Bathroom Project
Last week our Club received some good news in that the Bathroom/ Toilet project at FUSION is now ready to get underway. With only a very few minor building permits to be completed, all is in ready to start construction. As we are all aware this project has " been on the books " for some time now and its great to see bricks and mortar about to start. Over the coming weeks we will get updates and some pics from Caitlan, at Fusion, so as to keep us all update with this project. From a Club perspective, a very big thanks to all those members who were involved within undertaking and a special thanks to Victor and his team for all their good work, well done.
And on the note of major club projects its great to hear that John Renowden is very diligently  " pushing thru ' a number of issues in regards to The Roof over The Long Table and making steady progress, no doubt John will be able to provide us with some updates over the coming weeks and hopefully we will see an outcome to another major Club Project, thanks John.
All Rotarian's - Important Update of Documentation
In late May, this year, our new President Brian attended a weekend 9820 District Seminar, where one of the important presentations focused on both Club's Risk Management Process's and also on the VIC State Government's requirements for all Volunteer Organisations to be current with Working with Children Compliance (WWC).
Since then some three weeks ago our newly appointed, Welfare and Youth Protection officer, Joe Siragusa, sent out an e-mail all informing of the need to check on your individual status to ensure that you have a current up to date WWC Card.  For those who may already process this registration, with another Voluntary Organisation , this is great, but please as a reminder, the 9820 Rotary District also require your WWC Card ( registered with our club ) as a VIC Govt requirement. So if everyone could please respond to Joe's e-mail , so we can get a 100% " tick in the box " for all members, for this very important Club requirement, that would be great !
A Special ' Thank You " from our Past President
Due to technical problem, last week, our outgoing President's final message didn't make it out , so here's it is.
My last Presidents Report Message
The Changeover night will provide plenty of opportunity to thank everyone for the opportunity to serve the club over the last two years,  and also thank everyone who has provided support.  Thank you. 
For those who are interested, immediately after the Changeover I am heading to Cairns via Lightning Ridge, Bourke and Canarvon Gorge, for a few nights. Lyn is at a conference in Cairns for the last week of July, so am meeting her there. I am then heading to the Mt.Isa Rodeo, before going back to Cairns to do a condensed (without the side excursions) version of the bike ride to Cape Yorke which I was to do in June. Lyn is then meeting me in Cairns for the leisurely trip home. All subject to COVID limitations! 
Regards and thanks again.
Presidents Report 05th July 2021
With the commencement of a new financial year we also see the start of another Rotary Year and as all diligent incoming Presidents the responsibility to ensure all members are kept up to date with all events/ projects and items of interest to all club member’s comes with the job.
So please find below my first Presidents Report, here goes.
 There were a number of items within his report that are still relevant from last week, so contained in this weeks Presidents Report there are  “some old and some new news items”.
 Over the weekend I received this e-mail from our District Secretary, Don Ripper, and for those who are not on the district e-mail list please find below the latestrom District 9820 on a very major development
Dear District 9820 Rotarian Brian Mann,
In view of the fact that District 9810 has fallen below 1100 members which is the cut off number for a District and District 9820 has fallen below 1200 members the minimum figure that Rotary International considers constitutes a viable District, the RI board has made a determination in regards to the future of the two districts.
Please read the attached communiqué and could Club Secretaries please pass on to any Rotarian in your Club who has chosen not to receive email from the District.
Kind Regards
Changeover Dinner/ Night
As detailed in our Club Bulletin, the Rotary Club of Mornington had the opportunity to host its Annual Changeover last Wednesday evening and from all accounts it was very successful. A big thanks goes out to The Mornington Golf Club’s Hospitality Manager, Millie Osternburg, and her staff for helping out, at the eleventh hour, to cater to our needs and provide us with the venue.
Annual Report 2020- 2021 There were a number of printed copies provided for all members to read and take with them at our Changeover night but you can download it from here
Bunning’s BBQ’s  
We have confirmed Sunday July 25 as our first BBQ date. Put it in your diary now. There will be two further ones, on Saturday August 7 and Saturday September 11. David will be pleased to hear of your availability. A team request proforma (fill in the blanks with your name and preferred time) will be distributed at our Club Meeting next week
Fusion Bathroom Project
Well this project has finally “ got off the ground” . Funds have been transferred to the relevant Council Accounts. With only a few items of “paperwork and final permit authorisation “ the room area with the building has been cleared out all ready for the tradies to commence work. Caitlin will be taking some photo’s of before, during and final completion over the coming weeks. And there may be an opportunity for us once all is finished, to have a look at the completed project.
Australian Rotary Health 
A couple of weeks ago Ross asked if anyone had copies of two books, written on the history of Australian Rotary Health. In the absence of any response, he ordered them from ARH and has copies now, if anyone else would like to borrow and read them. Interesting that Ian Scott’s proposal to the Club to undertake fundraising for Cot Death Syndrome and medical research for $2m was actually put to the Club forty years ago this week! The immediate Club contribution was $15k – back in 1981. Ian’s proposal to the Club is printed in full in the first book. 
Mornington Community House Program 
Several members were interested in seeing the program of activities at Mornington Community House when it was available. Well it has just been released and you can read it here
Brian Mann
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