Bulletin Sept 25 - Vol 77 , Issue No 7
Greetings to Rotarians and Friends of Rotary.
Hopefully, you and your families have been able to enjoy this recent burst of beautiful spring weather as much as the carolling magpies have every morning!

President’s Report
Our Schools Showcase evening was a great success with 51 attendees.  The presentations made by each of the student groups were excellent.  It was also a great opportunity to promote the Rotary brand and the work that we do in the community.  Thank you again to Judy Seager for organising.
The new ward bed which the club funded and was ordered some time ago has finally arrived at The Bays Hospital.  There will be a plaque acknowledging Rotary’s contribution as well as a media opportunity, in the near future.
This week we have Member for Flinders Zoe McKenzie as our guest speaker.   At our meeting on 4 October, Linda Stanton principal of Mornington Secondary College is coming to talk to us.  All friends of Rotary are welcome to attend.
Preparations are now well under way for the 52nd Art Show.  We will be having another Sponsors’ Night on 18 October for existing, new and potential sponsors.  This is an opportunity for us to say thank you to our existing sponsors and to tell potential new sponsors more about what we do.  If you know someone who you think would like to be a sponsor, please invite them along. 
Today I attended the Peninsula Clubs’ Presidents’ Cluster Meeting.  It’s a great opportunity to find out what each of the clubs is doing and to be able to promote fund raising activities.  On 8 October, the annual Rotary around the Bay Ride will be held and Melbourne Rotary are looking for volunteers to assist.  They need volunteers at the rest stations at Mordialloc, Sorrento and Safety Beach.  The volunteer fees raised ($50 per person) will be given to The Smith Family.  Please let Ross Kilborn or me know if you are available.  I hope to have more details at our meeting on Wednesday.
Finally, for vintage and classic car enthusiasts, the Pt Nepean Heritage Motor Show run by Sorrento Rotary Club will be held on Sunday 5 November 2023 at the Pt Nepean Quarantine Station.  They are expecting 400 cars to be exhibited.  There will be live music and food vans with general admission from 10am to 2pm.
Pam Hall
General Business
The Mornington Secondary College has once again extended and invitation to members of our Rotary Club to attend this year’s Remembrance Day commemoration on Friday, November 10, at 11am. Please call the school or notify Alesha Boon at if you would like to attend.
On November 1, our Padua MUNA students will speak to the club about their participation in this event, and Winnie Wilson, our sponsored candidate at the next National Youth Science Forum, will also be in attendance. Please save this date and come along to meet these impressive young people.
Social save the date: Wednesday 11 October, 6.00pm, at Volpino Pizzeria and Wine Bar in Mount Martha. Eileen has made a tentative booking to give us all a chance to eat, drink and be merry outside the regular club meetings. 
Moorooduc Primary School: Toastmasters Presentation - a report from Chris Reynolds
Together with parents and distinguished guests, members of the Rotary Club of Mornington, Judy Seager and Chris Reynolds, were invited to attend the final presentation of Grade 6 students for their Toastmaster public speaking programme.
These twenty or so students, together with their teacher Briony Hendy, had prepared a session which included either an impromptu talk, a longer prepared speech, an evaluation or some other public speaking activity to demonstrate their confidence, knowledge of formal procedures and ability to be a relaxed and effective communicator in a public setting.
The event had been prepared for over the previous nine weeks during which the students learned and developed their public speaking skills. In so doing they demonstrated confidence and competence in oral communication.
The presentation concluded with some congratulatory remarks from Nola Sharp, an experienced visiting Toastmaster, who commended the students on their achievements and high standard of public speaking, and each student received a certificate from the Acting School Principal, Andrew Wisken, acknowledging their effort and achievement.
Schools Showcase Evening
Assistant Principal of Mornington Secondary College, Nick Evans, with students Bridie and Abby, at the recent Schools Showcase Evening.
These two Year 11 students spoke enthusiastically about their activities with the 2nd Mornington Sea Scouts and both were excellent spokespersons for their Venturers.
Mornington  Park Steiner students, Lola on violin and Isaac on cello,  presented 2 very entertaining and contrasting musical items, Wild Mountain Thyme and a piece from Harry Potter. Lola also spoke enthusiastically about the diverse education offered in the school. 
Mornington PS leaders, Sunny and Noi, reported on the work of the newly established SRC and the many projects being undertaken and I would encourage you all to look at the mural that decorates one wall facing Tanti Avenue. Efforts to beautify the school and enhance the experiences of students were presented and they have many ideas for future development of their school.
The Moorooduc children, Flynn and Charlie, demonstrated their commitment to the local community by collecting 348 cans of food for Project Homeless in Frankston, donating $650 worth of toys to Anglicare, holding a book drive to support disadvantaged families and collecting blankets for our local lost dogs home. Mikayla and Sophie have been working very hard to produce episodes for the ‘Healthy, Happy Humans Podcast’ as part of helping their school community to be be happier, healthier humans.
One student from each school received a Citizenship Award for their commitment towards improving their communities and for modelling the current Rotary theme: Create Hope in the World. Congratulations to Sophie from Moorooduc PS, Sunny from Mornington PS, Isaac from Mornington Park PS and Bridie from Mornington Secondary College.
Congratulations to all who participated on the evening and special thanks to the school staff who assisted the students in so many ways and who gave up their time to attend our special event. Without you, this could not happen!
Judy Seager

 “Service doesn’t have to be big and grandiose to be meaningful and make a difference.”  - Cheryl Esplin


Upcoming Events
Zoe McKenzie MP
Sep 27, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Linda Stanton Principal, Mornington Sec College
Oct 04, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Social Night
Oct 11, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sponsors' Night
Oct 18, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Combined Meeting Mt Eliza RC @ Mt Eliza
Oct 24, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Board Meeting
Oct 25, 2023
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
MUNA Students from Padua College
Nov 01, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Nov 08, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Meet Mornington - Todd Trimble, Port of Hastings
Nov 15, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Meeting Responsibilities
Welcome /Reception / Cash Desk
Benholz, Judy
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