Date: Nov 8 bulletin vol 71 issue 18

Cr Rosie Clark, Cr Sam Hearn, Mayor Cr Bev Colomb

It has been a week of close connection with our Briars Ward local councillors.
On 1st of November our councillors visited our club and spoke of their backgrounds and passion to serve the community. On Saturday 4 Nov Cr Bev Colomb, as Mayor, officially opened our Long Table in the Mornington Park..see later report.
Mayor Bev Colomb has been Mayor twice before and enjoys her work with a wide range of groups in the Briars ward and across other areas of the Peninsula. With a number of new Councillors Bev enjoys supporting them in their roles.
Sam Hearn was Young Citizen of the Year in 2013 for his work with young people in the community and continues this interest in his new role as Councillor. Only 30 years old, he has a close affinity with Tanti Park and is working hard to help establish a Social Enterprise Cafe in the area. This project hopes to train and employ youth from the area.
Rosie Clark has been an active worker in the Mt Eliza community and has experience in real estate . She is enjoying her role as Councillor and meeting the wide range of groups within the community.
In a relaxed atmosphere we enjoyed meeting our councillors and chatting informally with them. We were impressed with the commitment and the calibre of these representatives.

Long Table Opening




On Sat 4 Nov the Mayor Cr Bev Colomb accompanied by Cr Sam Hearn officially opened the long table with the unveiling of the plaque on the nearby rock. Pres John outlined the reasons behind the project and Cr Colomb thanked the Rotary Club for its many contributions in the community and particularly for this initiative. The Mayor also presented the Club with a Mayoral Commendation  for the building  of the Long Table.
Breakfast Meeting

Speaker Verinica D'Silva and John P (Rotarian)
Our breakfast meeting at Brookland’s last Wednesday was a pleasant change from our evening routine.
The venue and food was fine and the atmosphere for the meeting was very pleasant. Our speaker Veronica D’Silva was excellent and related well to our group.
The concept was very good but our visitor numbers and member numbers (about 14) were lower than anticipated
We did receive several apologies. With more time and more targeting of business personnel, perhaps in the new year about March we can repeat the  format.
Veronica D’Silva from Counting Wealth, is a qualified CPA with over 17 years experience and works hard to provide creative solutions to suit the goals of local businesses.
“We are a successful business advice professional service firm, specialising in tax planning, superannuation and audit services.”
She succinctly outlined 10 key factors for successful businesses These are summarised below:
1. Seek help for areas of need.
2 Start with the end in mind. (Steve Covey)
3. Have vision and core values
4. “Why” you provide this business.
5. Budget and monitor
6. Use the four Pillars of people, purpose, customers and money.
7.Work ON the business.
8. Set goals, make plans and measure progress.
9.Have a business succession plan
We agreed that all of these factors also apply to running a successful Rotary Club.
Our meeting finished at

Bunnings DIY Garden Day 

Following a call from Bunnings on Wednesday John P, John R
and Victor were able to help with the lunch distribution for thise attending.
Bunnings presented a gift voucher to the club for their assistance.
Nearby Make Ups
Can be made at...
Monday: RC Mt Martha-Benito's  1196 Nepean Hwy Mt Eliza
Tuesday: RC Mt Eliza- Toorak College, Old Mornington Road Mt Eliza
Thursday: RC Dromana, Old Shire Offices Point Nepean Road Dromana
Meeting Responsibilities
Cash Desk and Welcome
Lancashire, David
Bilham, Ken
Rotary Grace & Toast
Paterson, Libby
Kilborn, Ross
Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
Service Above Self
We meet Wednesdays at 6:15 PM
99 Tanti Ave
Mornington, VIC  3931
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