Bulletin  Feb 5, Vol 78 , Issue No 1
Greetings to all Rotarians and Friends! I trust that you managed to keep cool on our recent summer's day and I am certainly thankful for being able to live near the beach.
President’s Report
January saw the running of our 52nd Annual Art Show and it was another successful show.  Thank you to all our artists, sponsors, Rotarians and partners, together with volunteers from the Men’s Shed and The Bays Hospital.  It could not happen without all of your input.
At our first dinner meeting last week, we heard from Andrew Swaine who is president of the Mornington Railway Preservation Group and our most recent Paul Harris Fellow.  He detailed the history of railways in Victoria as well as the MRPG.  While they have 240 volunteers on their books, only 135 are consistently active.  There is a mountain of work to be done and almost no government funding.  Another of the vagaries of living in a “metropolitan” rather than a “regional” area.
This week we have Winnie Wilson our National Youth Science Forum sponsored student coming to talk to us.  I’m sure it will be a very interesting and informative evening.
Pam Hall
The Art Show may be over, but not forgotten:
Molly King, our Indigenous Scholarship student
Pam distributed Molly's report to members recently and I am sure that all were enormously impressed by Molly's achievements. After taking a year's leave from her medical studies, Molly is not only commencing a rotation at Monash Medical Centre in Acute General Surgery, but undertaking the role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Vice President of the Monash Uni. Medical Undergraduate's Society and is also an elected student member of the Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association. This will undoubtedly be a very demanding year for Molly and we look forward to hearing from her later in the year.
Beleura Cliff Path Update
Peter Nicholson spoke at a club meeting late last year and also at a public meeting in December. He has recently managed to work with the Council to have working bees on an area of the path reinstated. This is a big step forward for those working to ensure that the path area doesn't fall into complete disrepair while the process of landslip repair and prevention is being undertaken. 
Mt Martha Rotary Club has a great initiative through the containers for community recycling program. 
We can easily support this program and help raise funds for the Community Support Centre by recycling cans and bottles at their site.
“The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.” – Albert Schweitzer
Albert Schweitzer was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (1952) for his philosophy of "reverence for life" and tireless humanitarian work.
A great source of inspiration to the world’s efforts to create better conditions for the people, he used the award money to set up a leprosarium in Gambon, previously known as French Equatorial Africa.
Upcoming Events
National Youth Science Forum, Report Winnie Wilson
Feb 07, 2024
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ben Smith - CEO, Mornington Community Support Cent
Feb 14, 2024
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Board Meeting
Feb 21, 2024
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Meeting Responsibilities
Welcome /Reception / Cash Desk
Bickers, Julia
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