Upcoming Events
ZOOM Club Meeting - Guest Speaker - TBA
Sep 15, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 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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  06th Sep 2021, Vol No 75, Issue No 10
06th September 2021
From the Editor's Desk
Good morning to all Mornington Rotary Club Members, Partners and Families and I hope all going along OK. Well Spring is in the air and as the weather warms up it seems that we may have some light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak, a jab a day keeps the bug away !! and hopefully over the next few months we can look forward to having an " open back up " Christmas with family and friends.
I spoke to one of our Club's Gray Nomads yesterday and we can now welcome back Ross K from his time away on the road with caravan in tow, this now only leaves Joe S and young Victor S to make it back home.
Club Meetings - Last Week 
At our last Club Meeting, on Wed 01st Sep 21, we welcomed two guests from Mt Eliza Rotary to join our meeting, in Judy Coultas and Pauline McFarlane. As you may remember some three weeks ago we lost another extremely well respected member of the Rotary family in Michael Coultas and it was great to hear that Judy had requested to join us in order to personally convey her thanks to many of our Club's members who had contacted over the past three weeks. Judy provided us with a very delightful insight into Michael's service to Rotary and some of the amazing contributions he made over many, many years and in particular his service to International. We also heard from some of the "more mature" members of our Club who re-iterated Judy's stories of Michael, especially noting the time he was a member of Mornington Rotary and from what we heard he was very charismatic, had a charming nature and was very energetic in all things Rotary. A very big thanks goes to Judy for joining us and your kind words of thanks and tales of Michael certainly brought a smile to a lot of the faces of our members. 
We also heard from Victor S, who is still way enjoying the Sun and with the topic of all things lockdown, Victor provided us all with an amusing tale of a member of the public who chose not to follow the conventional guidelines and was duly pursued along the beach by the local constabulary, aboard the Surf Lifesaving "go go mobile". Victor's in depth description of " the great beach pursuit " was indeed very funny !!.
Upcoming Club Meetings - Wed 08th Sep 21
This coming week our Club Meeting, on Wednesday 08th Sep 21, commencing at 6:00pm, we will welcome Peter Sindrey, who is the current President of The Rotary Club of Lakes Entrance. As many may recall, last year, our club provided the East Gippsland Rotary Bushfire Relief Committee with a large number of Tree Root stock and also funds for the purchase of a Portable Lucas Mill. On Wednesday Peter will provide us with an update on these and a few more interesting notes on how things are progressing post Bushfire recovery. So a great night to tune in and hear from our Guest Speaker. The link to directly join the meeting will be sent out to all members, later today.
ZOOM Meeting ID : 833 7009 2490  & Passcode : 137193
RI for Sep " Basic Education & Literacy"
With the RI theme for Sep being Education and Literacy, a few items of interest were mentioned at our Club Meeting a few weeks ago in relation to home schooling and the joys, tears and frustrating times that both parents and children are currently experiencing. The pic, as shown below, was one of many that have been sent thru to the Bulletin Editor over the past few weeks, and this particular pic had a rather interesting outlook of home schooling and the return to normal classroom, once out of lockdown.
Presidents Report 06th Sep 2021
Good afternoon to all,
Major Club Project – Roof over the Long Table
Late on Friday afternoon I received some very pleasing news from John Renowden in regards to one of our Club’s major ongoing projects, that being The Roof over The Long Table. Council have now sourced a builder who can erect the roof for the costing as per our club’s contribution, including Council and Federal Gov.’s Grants totalling $45k. Council have also agreed to cover any other additional site costs (drainage connection etc.) Our POC at Council, Brett, will now seek final approval via VIC Heritage Construction requirements etc., and has indicated that these should be a formality and subsequently forthcoming. This is great news, and a very, very big thanks goes to John R and all the team that have persisted with this project for some two years, well done and hopefully this coming Dec/Jan we can all sit around the Long Table with shelter from the Summer Sun.
Upcoming Club & District Events
With last weeks Vic Govnt announcement pertaining to the proposed pathway out of lockdown, may not see us able to meeting face to face until possibly at the earliest the end of Oct and I predict about mid Nov!!.  Reading thru our District Newsletter there were a number of events promulgated to proceed in a face to face environment such as The Rotary Leadership Institute Forum and the District AGM & Foundation Seminar, and a few other events which will now have to be “ amended in their presentation format”.  
These new COVID plans will also effect our Clubs weekly/ monthly events, by now we are all aware of the Bunning’s BBQ’s that are off the Calender and it certainly looks as though the Art Show Cocktail Function may also suffer from nil ability to proceed, also our planned Social Dining evenings will now have to wait. Our Club Calender is “ still in a holding pattern “ and I had planned to dist it to all members but alas we will have to go with a week-by-week schedule for the time being.  
Rotary Zone 8 Conference
By now we all should have received from our District Secretary the invitation to register to be a part of the Rotary Zone 8 Conference, quite obviously our current lockdown circumstance will potentially allow for many Rotarians who might not normally be able to attend in person, to participate in what promises to be a stimulating and entertaining Rotary event. Please do not hesitate to register, as this event is now only a week away tomorrow. If you have not received the e-mail for registration and wish to join in on the Conference please contact me ASAP and I can provide the e-mail link.
Club Weekly Meetings
I have obtained (last week) a ZOOM licence for our club that now will give us the ability to conduct meeting’s online, without time limits so we can now hold numerous meeting, from Board to Club Chairs and general Club Business Meeting’s, and I’m hoping we can physically conduct our AGM planned for Wed 17th Nov 21 without having to utilise ZOOM, as AGM’s are always an important Club Business and social event.
Our next Club Meeting will see a Guest Speaker (Peter Sindrey, the current President of the Lakes Entrance Rotary Club) and over the comings weeks I will endeavour to conduct our weekly online meetings with the view to invite a Guest Speaker to provide an abridged presentation.
To that end I am seeking assistance from firstly from our Club Chairs and also all members who may be able to provide a Guest Speaker to join us at our weekly meeting. If you have anyone in  mind please give me a call so I can arrange/schedule a meeting for them to undertake a presentation, thanks.
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