Upcoming Events
XMAS & New Year Club Recess
On holidays at the Beach with a cool drink !
Dec 09, 2021 8:00 AM –
Jan 04, 2022 8:00 AM
Dinner at The Long Table
Mornington Park - Main St , The Long Table
Jan 05, 2022
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Meeting - Art Show Final Briefing
Jan 12, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:01 PM
2022 Art Show Set-Up
Mornington Community House
Jan 19, 2022
3:00 PM – 7:30 PM
2022 Mornington Art Show - Gala Opening Night
Mornington Community House
Jan 20, 2022
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
2022 Art Show - Final Day
Mornington Community House
Jan 26, 2022
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Club Meeting - Membership Presentation
Mornington Hotel
Feb 02, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Meeting - 2022 Art Show " Wrap-Up" Presentati
Mornington Hotel
Feb 09, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Meeting Responsibilities
Club Meeting Duty Member
Parkinson, John
Reception / Cash Desk
Parkinson, John
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
John Renowden
December 10
Ken Bilham
Wendy bilham
December 6
Pam Hall
John Hall
December 11
Richard Vautier
December 19
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The Four Way Test
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 06th Dec 2021, Vol No 75, Issue No 23
06th Dec 2021
From the Editor's Desk.

What a great few weeks we have had since coming out of Lockdown, our Main Street is alive and vibrant and their are so many Community Events back up and running. It was great to stroll down Main St last Wednesday and experience a return to normal with our own Main St Market with the sounds, sights and the smells of Summer and people in general resuming the lifestyle which we have all missed for so many months. Here at Mornington Rotary we have been part of the atmosphere with two Bunnings BBQ's over recent weeks and when talking to people who pass by to buy a sausage you can feel a sense of relief and an air of confidence for the future. One very interesting item that was discussed at our BBQ, where in between serving hungry customers, "we solve the problems of the World" was the subject of IT, QR Entry Codes, Online Payment for goods and services and the ever increasing changes since COVID that has to a great degree changed "the way we do business". One item that was a surprise was the possible future of a cashless society, and with a number of Supermarkets now going ( as a trail) to a cashless store, very interesting to say the least !! Nine Woolies stores will be cashless as of next week - Inside Retail › latest › nine-woolies-stores-wi…

What an amazing pic from one of our Club Members who captured of the recent storm rolling in off the Bay heading into Mt Martha

Club Meetings- Last Week - Guest Speaker
Last week it was fantastic to have as our very special Guest Speaker, Ms Jade Phelan, and the current CEO from The Bays Hospital. It has been some time since we had a visit to our Club from The Bays, and it was great to catch up and hear all about the wonderful services that our own local Hospital provide. Jade has recently returned to Victoria to take up the position of the Hospitals CEO and has already had a very positive impact with her innovative ideas and initiatives, in Jades own words “I am so excited to join The Bays Healthcare Group. The Bays plays such an important role in delivering healthcare services to the community. I am looking forward to leading a dedicated team of health care professionals who make a difference in so many people’s lives”. Jades presentation covered the full scope of The Bays, from current and ongoing services that are provided which encompasses a vast array of dome 29 different Medical and Clinical services, this accompanied with a comprehensive range of acute medical, surgical, intensive care, including consulting room complex and on-site radiology, pathology and pharmaceutical services. The Bays has an impressive 100 beds, 5 Operating Theatres, 10 Maternity Rooms, 3 Birthing Suites, 6 intensive care beds and a 6-bed day infusion centre. From these very impressive facts we can certainly say"we are in goods hands at our local Hospital". 
The highlight of the evening in Jade’s presentation was the development the New Cancer Centre. As Jade explained the New Comprehensive Cancer Centre will provide services such as: radiation oncology service, consulting areas, education and meeting space for community and General Practitioners, consultation and education space for Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer Support Nurses, day infusion centre, research facilities and partnerships in training. 
Also in conjunction with the New Cancer centre the vision is to instigate The Alexandra Park Project to include: a rehabilitation centre, promotion of healthy living, wellness and better lifestyle choices, access to orthopaedic surgeons, sports specialists and allied health professionals to keep active and maintain an active lifestyle, opportunities to partner with Peninsula Health in the provision f health and wellness programmes and increased utilisation of the redeveloped facility.  Jade's presentation was very inspiring, informative and captivating. The Rotary Club of Mornington wish to extend a very big thanks to Jade and all the wonderfull staff and the very important Volunteers for the tremendous service they provide at The Bays, and a big thanks for Jade's attendance at last weeks Club Meeting and we look forward to many, many more years of collaboration in working together in offering our Services to assist and enhance the health and well being of our local Mornington community, well done Jade and thanks.

An Artists impression of the The Bays Comprehensive Cancer Centre

Guest Speaker, Jade Phelan The Bays CEO (r) with Ken Bilham and George-Ann Sullivan who are active supporters/ volunteers with The Bays


Recent Community Events

SANTA Train Ride - On Saturday afternoon, just gone, our Club along with The Rotary Club of Mt Eliza and in conjunction with The Mornington Community Information Centre, and some great assistance from our very own Mornington Police, provided a fantastic event to bring a big smile to the faces of some very excited children within the Mornington area. The SANTA Train Ride was a tremendous success, with sunny skies, a yummy sausage sizzle, lots of presents and lots of very excited young children along with their parents/carers', brother's and sisters who from all accounts each had a pic with Santa & Mrs Clause. This event now seems destined to become an Annual Event of our Rotary Calander. A very big thanks to all those you were able to come along and make this day very special for so many happy children well done to all.

Just a small selection of the many pics of The Santa Train Ride


Art Show Sponsorship

After some great "foot work" and negotiations we have had another "win" when it comes to The Art Show with now an agreement that has been reached where we will be able to have two sponsors sharing naming rights for our opening night.
Mercedes Benz and The Bays Hospital will be the sharing partners and from now on our advertising and printing for opening night will need to include “The Mercedes Benz / Bays Hospital Gala Opening Night”




Christmas Present Program

With that time of the year very fast approaching we all look to sharing this very special time with family and friends ad in many cases joining in with that Christmas tradition of the sharing of gifts and presents. But for some and what now seems to an increasing trend, many members of our community find themselves in unfortunate circumstances in nor being able to partake in this special event. Like so many Community Organisations we can all help to bring a smile to families and especially the children to help ensure that in some small way the can have a present " under the tree' on Christmas Day. If you dec able to help out by providing a present, please bring it along to our Annual Christmas Dinner, this coming Wednesday evening at The Mornington Golf Course. I can assure you it will be very much appreciated.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
The Month of December, in our Club, will see a number of Birthdays and Wedding Anniversaries. We start of with two very special and long standing members of our Club in Wendy & Ken Bilham celebrating today, Monday 06th Dec, their Wedding Anniversary. This Thursday John Renowden will see another Birthday , and next week on Saturday John & Pam Hall will mark their Wedding Anniversary, to be followed next fortnight on Sunday 19th Dec, when Richard and Pam Vautier also celebrate their Wedding Anniversary. WOW , December is the festive season and in our Club also the Celebration Month, to all our Members and their Partners we we all wish you a very Happy Birthday/ Wedding Anniversary, well done.
Presidents Report - 06th Dec 21
Good afternoon to all,
This week Presidents Reports kicks off with a few very important events about to occur within this next week that are significant in relation to our focus on Community, and especially for those who may not be able to celebrate Christmas in what we see as a traditional festive season, that being:
Community Centre Christmas Lunch
From our very successful and ongoing association with the Mornington Community Information Centre, Stuart Davis- Meehan has sent thru this item of note, which reads:
You may be aware that we provide a Christmas Lunch on Christmas Day from 12noon till about 2pm for people who will be alone on the day. This year we are holding it at The Studio in Wilsons Rd. Unfortunately, we need about 40 volunteers on the day to make it happen and we only have about half that many so far. I wonder if you could put out a call to your contacts for anyone who might be interested in helping out. Volunteers will have to be double vaxxed and screened.
If you find anyone interested, can they please contact Amanda at the Centre on 59751644. If we are unable to find enough volunteers by next Wednesday we will have to consider cancelling the event.
Christmas Present Program
With our Community Committee up and about and extremely active just a reminder from the announcement and the posters that were distributed at last weeks Club Meeting, please remember our Christmas Present Program this week. Either drop into Toyworld in Main St to buy a present or bring one (unwrapped) to our Christmas Party on Wednesday night. (please no soft or stuffed toys)
Club Board Meeting
Our great hard working and very proactive Club Board will convene its final meeting for this calendar year on Thursday 09th Dec 21 at The Mornington Hotel.
Club Social & Events Calendar for 2022
With a lots of current and still to occur planning considerations I hope to have our Club Calendar from draft to an active version by COB tommorroew, Tuesday, for presentation prior to this weeks final get together at our Annual Christmas Dinner. The Calandar will “ cover “ the New Year period and the first quarter of 2022
Club Membership Committee Meeting
Last Wednesday evening, prior to our Club Meeting, the Membership Committee held its first face to face meeting for some time (as a result of the adverse COVID restrictions) and it was great to sit around and discuss, focus and present a number of initiative’s in relation this vitally important aspect of our Clubs business management for the immediate and long term future.
The Peninsula Trail – Peninsula Presidents Cluster
A further update, from Ross, on the great work that is currently being undertaken as a joint Cluster Project on the Peninsula Trail
We, as a Cluster, are making great progress on the Peninsula Trail.  On Sunday November 28 Cluster Presidents and Working Group representatives attended a meeting devoted to it. You can view a 10 min presentation that was the backbone of the meeting at
(If the link does not work please copy and paste it to your browser, open it with PowerPoint and then under Slide Show, simply click on the “play from beginning” icon). 
District 9820 - Webinars
From PDG Tim Moore D9820 Learning and Development/Governance. Thank you for registering for one or both of the recent District 9820 Webinars.
We are now pleased to provide the YouTube Links to these recordings, feel free to share!
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