Upcoming Events
Club Changeover Evening
Beleura House
Jun 29, 2022
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Meeting - Members Bio Presentation
Mornington Hotel
Jul 06, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Meeting - Guest Speaker - TBA
Mornington Hotel
Jul 13, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Meeting - Members BIO Presentation
Mornington Hotel
Jul 20, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary 9820 District - DG Visit - Mr Paul Mee
Mornington Hotel
Jul 27, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Board Meeting
Mornington Hotel
Aug 03, 2022
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Meeting - Guest Speaker - TBA
Mornington Hotel
Aug 10, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Schools Showcase Night - Presentations
Mornington Hotel
Aug 17, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Meeting Responsibilities
Welcome /Reception / Cash Desk
Benholz, Judy
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Peter Jay
June 14
Judy Seager
June 18
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14th June 2022, Vol No 75, Issue No 42
21st June 2022- Club Bulletin
From The Editor;
Good afternoon to all my fellow Mornington Rotary Club Member's and Partners. Today being the 21st June 2022 we here in the Southern Hemisphere celebrate the Winter Solstice, and maybe the term "we celebrate" may not be quite correct, as it is the shortest daylight hours day, very cold windy and and somewhat damp so lets celebrate inside around the fire/heater. Also here a few what you might say are "different" celebrations that also occur on this day; Go Skateboarding Day, International Yoga Day, National Sea Shell Day and National Selfie Day. On note of Editorial Reporting I remember many years ago as a young lad my wise old Uncle told me " there's only two things young Brian you can believe to be true in the Newspaper thats the "date and the price". 
Club Meeting Last Week: Board Meeting
Last week our Club conduct its regular Board Meeting. A number of important items of business were presented discussed, and ratified. One item that has a very real flow on effect to all Members was that of our Clubs Annual Subscription Fees. With our new new Club Treasurer, Pam Hall, over all things financial and as a result of a very detailed and thorough Cash Flow Report, the great new to pass on is that our Rotary Annual Subscription Fees will not result in an increase for the FY22/23 and remain as they have for the past two years, well done Pam. By now all Members should have received their Annual Subscription Invoice so please ensure you finalise your full payments by the very, very latest of Friday 29th July 2022, or earlier if possible, thank you.
This Week Meeting: Guest Speaker
Tomorrow evening on Wednesday 22nd June 2022, at our Weekly Club Meeting we will welcome Ms Jackie Howgate from the Mornington Community House as our Guest. Jackie will speak on the subject of The Chatty Cafe.  The Chatty Café Scheme Australia, is a charity, encourages all sorts of hospitality venues across Australia such as cafes, restaurants, clubs, pubs, community centres, libraries, etc to provide a shared Chatty table which is where customers can sit if they are happy to talk to other customers and “Have a Chat".
Club Welcome Desk Roster 
Please find as detailed below the latest uptodate Duty Member/ Welcome Desk Roster
1.    Wed 22nd June 2022 -    Judy Benholz
2.    Wed 29th  June 2022 -    Member Not required - Club Change over function
3.    Wed 06th July  2022  -   Steve Perera
4.    Wed 13th  July 2022  -   Jo Davie
5.    Wed 20th  July 2022  -   Marilyn Davis
6.    Wed 27th July  2022 -    John Parkinson
7.    Wed 03rd Aug 2022  -    Member Not required - Board Meeting
8.    Wed 10th Aug 2022  -    Peter Huels
Also it is important to remember if for any unforeseen circumstances you are unable to be there on your night, please contact a fellow Club Member to instigate a swap, thanks,
Bunnings Community Group Night
Two weeks ago our Club along with a number of other Community Orgainisations were afforded the opportunity to partake in Community Presentation Night hosted by our own Mornington Bunnings Store. Our Youth Chair Judy Seager represented our Club and from all reports it was a great successful evening , please find Judy's report:
On Wednesday, June 6th Bunnings Mornington held a community information sharing evening for representatives of groups who use the Bunnings BBQ to raise funds for their organisations. It was very well attended and Jenny Mann, Julia and other staff made us very welcome and gave each group an opportunity to talk about their purpose, activities and plans.
Pizzas were provided and this casual meal time gave an opportunity to catch up with others or meet new people. 
The representatives came from a broad range of community groups – the police, scouts, sporting groups, Fusion, CWA, Welsh Women’s Choir, Men’s sheds, Mornington and Mt Martha Rotary clubs etc so there was much to hear and learn. One most noticeable point was the passion for, and dedication to, their organisations. Also, all were extremely grateful to Jenny and Bunnings for the opportunity to raise funds, especially during the very difficult Covid environments, as for a number of these groups it was their only source of income.
The sharing of information and making new connections were very positive and I now have continued personal contacts with a number of groups to promote our club’s Youth programs and opportunities.
Bunnings BBQs will continue to be run under 2 marquees and with full Covid-safe distancing, cleaning and other requirements until further notice from the state government. A number of the small groups were unable to fill rosters at times, so if you are keen for the smell of sausages and onions on the weekend, put your name down to help other groups too. 
Presidents Report 
  •   Firstly, I would like to, on a personal level, wish to extend a very big thanks to my fellow Board Members and a number of Club Members who over the past two weeks sent me thru well wishes with my recent bout of Influenza. I would also like to extend a very big thanks to the Board for your ability to” fill in at short notice” and a special note of thanks to our Club Secretary, Ian, who without hesitation took over my duties and did a sterling job, this was very much appreciated.
  • In regards to Membership, as highlighted above, I have received a phone call from Brodie Lynch from Nicholas Lynch Real Estate, one of our key Sponsor’s who has informed me that Nicholas Lynch will be “stepping away from the company” and that Brodie is keen to instigate Club Membership. As discussed with Ross who is away on holidays, I have arranged a meeting to converse Brodies potential membership and also ongoing Financial Sponsorship arrangements, this coming Wednesday afternoon.
  • Our new Club Computer/ Laptop has been purchased and is now “set-up” and ready to be utilised. I have requested x 2 e-mail accounts which will enable both Board and Club Member’s and also communication for The Art Show, at all levels direct to our Club, rather than via members personal e-mail accounts. This may prove valuable with Art Show communication.  The two accounts are:
 I intend to present the new Computer to Jo Davie, upon her return from holidays, who will be working closely in partnership with Meredith Horton for the 2023 Art Show.
  • Victor Sullivan has informed me that The Club’s 25yr History Book is being published a will be ready to be presented to all Club Members at our 2022 Change Over Function on Wed 29th June 2022
  • As you are most likely aware by now, I have instigated a Guest Speakers Team consisting of Peter Jay, John Parkinson, Joe Siragusa and Ken Bilham, who are currently working away at securing upcoming Speakers for Club Meeting’s, also as a need to ensure that all Club Members have a task and a subsequently a contribution to Club business, I have instigated a Welcome Desk Duty Member Roster. More to follow, watch this space, as a healthy Club is one where all members are actively involved 
  • At my last face to face meeting some two weeks ago I announced the pending appointment of a new Board Member. For those who may have missed this item, Ross Kilborn has taken a leave of absence being that physically away from Mornington Rotary, which now sees him and Lyn in QLD for an extended stay most likely until late Sep 2022. Some two months ago, prior to Ross’ recent departure, he informed me of his travel intentions and subsequent to this also his decision to step down from our Club’s Community Chair, but still maintain the role of Membership Chair. After many weeks of discussion and negotiations’ and with the affirmative consensus of the current Board, it is very pleasing to announce that effective as of 01st July 2022 that Cameron Guymer will undertake the role of Community Chair. For those members who were present at last week’s Members Bio Presentation and listened to Cameron’s extensive Business, life skills and career background to say the very least WOW, certainly his vast underpinning knowledge and experience should prove a very valuable asset to both the Club’s Board and our Club generally. Our current and future Board moving into 2022-2023 has a great mix of gender, age and new members accompanied with the old man of Mt Martha and his vast Rotary knowledge, who will keep us on an even keel, all working together to provide strong leadership for our Club.
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