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ClubRunner Mobile
March 16th 2020, Volume 73,  Issue No 33
 
 
Stories
Club Meeting , Wednesday 11th March 2020
Guest Speaker – Mrs Kristy Kendall
 
Our Guest Speaker last week was the very energetic Mrs Kristy Kendal, the Principal of Toorak College.  Kristy is a true local of Mornington having been born at the Mornington Bush Hospital and her parents residing within a stones throw of the Dava Hotel. Kristy’s presentation was twofold in that she spoke on a number of issues pertaining to the International Women’s Day and also her passion of the Toorak College. The College is some 144 yrs. old with its origins founded in the leafy inner Melbourne suburb of Toorak. Having rapidly grown over its initial years and a number of moves within the Toorak area the college sought a larger and a permanent home, and in 1957 moved to its current location on the Mornington Peninsula in Mt Eliza.
 
Kristy’s presentation provided us with an insight into a number of special programs and new asset infrastructure. The College has recently opened its new Science and Technology Centre, which not only services the school student population but also provides educational services to local Primary Schools and also offers services to the local community.
 
One of the new and innovative processes that the College has undertaken is to offer Post Graduate programs thru such organisations as Downer Employment Services. This program amongst a number of similar services and educational sources offers post graduate students the ability not only to further their studies but also at the same time actively work with these organisations thus leading to professional career’s at the higher end of management services.
 
The College caters for education at all levels of age from primary thru to VCE and beyond. To achieve this there are some 202 dedicated staff (of which 40% are male tutors) and volunteers all contributing to the Colleges Vision: 
“   to develop aspiring young people with confidence and character ”.
 
The student population comprises of some 990 students of which there are approx. 50 who are residing within the schools boarding system.
 
Kristy’s presentation was very energetic and it was quite evident that teaching and also being the Principal of such a well-respected College is her professional calling. The Rotary Club of Mornington was very pleased to have Kristy as our guest Speaker
 
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Rotary Club Member , Pam Hall (left) with Guest Speaker Mrs Kristy Kendall - Principal of Toorak College
 
 
Please don't forget at our upcoming Club Meeting, this week, Wednesday 18th March 2020, the Chair of the Art Show, John Renowden will be presenting a comprehensive report of the 2020 Mornington Art Show. This will prove to be informative and we would encourage our Members to invite their partners, as we all well know the very important role that they played in assistance, at all levels for this years Art Show.  Without our partners, valuable sponsors and all the many dedicated volunteers we would not be able to produce such an outstanding Major Event on the  Rotary Club of Mornington Calender. So please all come along and have a great night.
President's Update
Firstly, thanks again to Pam, for organising last week’s great speaker. …Kristy Kendall, Principal of Toorak College.
 
Secondly, a big welcome to Richard as the incoming Chair of the Art Show,
 
Note I am away for the week. It is form is a bike ride, part of the purpose of which is to raise some funds for Mental Health Research, via Australian Rotary Health. If you would like to contribute please let me know. It is from Wodonga to Bairnsdale, via Falls Creek and Metung, about 400ks
 
Please note that the District Conference at Bendigo has been cancelled. So has the Benton’s BBQ and Fair this Saturday. Speaking of BBQs thanks to everyone who had a lot of fun, I think, working flat out all day at the Bunning’s BBQ last Saturday.
 
Also I mention that District 9820 has a Rotary Leadership Program coming up at Berwick. It provides everything you always wanted to know about Rotary. …Over three Saturdays, April 4, May 16 and June 13. The club pays the cost so if you are interested please let me know and I will give you more details. 
 
John R will be chairing this week’s meeting and I know everyone is looking forward to hearing the detailed report on the Art Show. He will facilitate a discussion also about what we do about future meetings, as discussed in the body of this Bulletin above.
 
Please look after yourselves and stay well.
 
 
 
Regards
 
Ross
 
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