Upcoming Events
Club Meeting - ZOOM online - The Peninsula Trail
Sep 22, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
District 9820 - DG Visit - Bill Degnan
Sep 29, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Board Meeting
Oct 06, 2021
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Club Assembly Meeting
Oct 13, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Guest Speaker - VMR - Victorian Marine Rescue
Oct 20, 2021
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
Spouse Birthdays
Maree Renowden
September 21
Jenny Mann
September 30
John Renowden
Maree Renowden
September 19
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The Four Way Test
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  12th Sep 2021, Vol No 75, Issue No 11
12th September 2021
From the Editor's Desk
Good evening to all Mornington Rotary Club Members, Partners and Families and I hope all going along OK. Well for all those AFL Footy tragic's its now down to that last Saturday in Sep and its rather strange, we have two Melbourne teams playing in the Grand Final, the match is being played in Perth and its scheduled as a night GF. Its been a very long time between drinks for the Melbourne Football Club, some 57yrs ago, way back in 1964, so from your Bulletin Editor , GO DEES !!
Invitation to a Special Event
Guests: All Mornington Rotary Club Members and their Partners
Date : Wednesday 15th Sep 2021 @ 6:00pm
Venue; Club Meeting - ZOOM online
Dress; Semi Formal 
Catering: Self Catered with " Finger Food & Wine "
This coming Wednesday we take time to mark a very special event within the Rotary Club of Mornington when we celebrate
25 years of dedicated service of

Mr Peter James Jay.


With our current stay at home restrictions it may be some time before we "allowed out", and with a special event as this "it can't wait". The evening proves to be a somewhat different setting but no doubt it will be a time to reflect and "tell tall tales of fellowship" and honour one of our clubs true gentleman. So come along and join in the celebrations.
Two very suspicious looking characters
Club Meetings - Last Week 
Last week at our Club Meeting we will welcomed  Peter Sindrey, who is the current President of The Rotary Club of Lakes EntrancePeter provided us with an update on things post East Gippsland Bushfire recovery and it was very pleasing to hear all the great work that has and is still ongoing within the region.
 In particular the fantastic work as a result of the aquistion of not one but two Lucas Mills. Peter provided us with a detailed account of the very important training of selected members to operate this rather "dangerous" and technical piece of equipment and the many thousands of metres of timber that it has " produced" for building structures and also the very much needed fencing materials for the rural landholders. It was also very pleasing to see once again within Rotary that very large community projects of this nature are a collaboration of Volunteer Community Base Organisations , and Rotary East Gippsland within their own Cluster Group have "teamed up" with  Lions to provide the community of the region the delivery of a major project.
Upcoming Club Meetings - Wed 15th Sep 21
This week, at our Club Meeting, will we host the Peninsula Unit Controller for the SES in Mr Brett Holland. This should prove to be a very informative presentation and Brett has a very interesting presentation which will focus on The Recent Major Storm that inflicted a tremendous amount of damage to the Melbourne area and particularly in The Dandenongs, So with the Invitation to celebrate Mr Jays special milestone and our Guest Speaker, we should be in for another great Club Meeting. The link will be sent out to all Members and Guests on Monday 
ZOOM Meeting ID: 871 7186 2033  & Passcode: 176159
Presidents Report 12th Sep 2021
Good evening to all,
Peninsula Bay Trail – Update
The Peninsula Bay Trail Project which is currently under the leadership of our own Ross Kilborn is progressing along with the “ gathering and compiling of a vast amount of data” for a soon to be lodged application for a Rotary Grant. The grant will form part of a joint effort from all the Peninsula Rotary Clubs Cluster and is another stage in the planning and formulation process for future financial requirements.
RYLA 2022 – Rotary Youth Leadership
Next week on Sunday 19th Sep 2021 @ 2;00pm our 9820 District will be presenting, via ZOOM, the RYLA Launch and Information Session. The aim of the session provides an opportunity meet the program team, information about the new D9810 & D9820 program and to have an open forum should you have any questions about RYLA.  To join the RYLA Launch and Information Session use the Zoom link:
9820 District Conference
Under the guidance Jo Davie our Clubs attendance at next years District Conference is progressing along very well and at this early stage it is great to hear that we already have 6 couples who have “ put their hand up to attend “. The more the better and if you are still pondering as to attend, then please give Jo a call and/ or SMS to discuss, what should be a great weekend. Call /SMS 0412 235868 or e-mail :
DG Club Visit
Our new District Governor, Bill Degnan, has been very proactive across a number of fronts and to mention just one, being the requirement, via each Club President and its Board to compile such documents as the Planning Guide for Effective Rotary Clubs. This article along with a number of other initiatives will be the precursor to our DG’s visit to our Club that has been scheduled for Wednesday 29th Sep 2021
Community Chair – Information and Update
Since our Community Chair, Ross K, has returned from his epic QLD escapade he has been busy as usual and requested the following report/ updates be passed on for all to view;
It’s been hard for the Community Committee to meet, given me being in Queensland, and several members don’t use the on line tools. But let’s not think there is nothing happening other than the Peninsula Trail.
Eileen is in contact with the new Community Centre in regard to a couple of possible outdoor projects, a healing or community garden
We are also getting close to organising our participation in the Mornington Community Information and Support Centre Christmas Present Program, that we have helped with for many years. Last year we add the fun of the Father Christmas Train Trip. There have been preliminary discussions with Mt.Eliza Rotary Club about combining our two present programs and them participating in the train trip, this year. 
Another possible project that has been presented to us is the “Prostate Cancer Awareness – Red Sock Sale” Project. Kicked off by the Rotary Club of Townsville Sunrise, it simply involves selling red socks, with the Rotary Logo, which are packaged with information on the importance of men being regularly tested. I have an information pack if you would like to know more.
I would be pleased to hear from any members interested in participating in either the Christmas or Red Socks projects.
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