Upcoming Events
Club Meeting Rotary Foundation - Charlie Spiers
Oct 16, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Meeting - Youth Night
Oct 23, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Board Meeting
Oct 30, 2019
Club Meeting - Guest Speaker - Andrew Plympton
Nov 06, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
AGM & Speaker Shane Murphy, M Pen Marine Alliance
Nov 13, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Board Meeting
Nov 20, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Barefoot Bowls & BBQ
Nov 27, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Meeting -Guest Speaker - Nicholas Lynch
Dec 04, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Meeting - Trends In Travel - Lee Midson
Dec 11, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Meeting Responsibilities
Club Meeting Duty Member
Bilham, Ken
Reception / Cash Desk
Prudden, Eileen
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Fran Chambers
October 25
Spouse Birthdays
Lyn Johnson
October 27
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October  7 2019, Volume 73 No 12
A Great Rotary Week 
Thanks to all the members who made last week a success.
On Tuesday night we had 30 people enjoy the movie “Ride Like A Girl” which meant that we raised over $900  for Polio Plus (including the contribution of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) . And it was a very enjoyable dinner and movie! It’s World Polio Day in 3 weeks …October 24.
On Wednesday night we had 6 guests enjoy our Feature Guest Speaker “Tracey Cooper”.
And on Friday the Bunnings BBQ Crew raised a net $800.  
This week’s Meeting – October 9
This week our guest speaker is Phil Endersbee from the Rotary Club of Melbourne who will speak on the upcoming 100 year Celebrations of the Anniversary of Rotary in Australia .Phil was also a key player in the team that won the bid for the upcoming World Rotary Congress in Melbourne, and a sailor on a winning Sydney- Hobart Yacht.
Our newest member, Rod Birt, will also give a brief bio.
The following week we have Charlie Spiers, Chair of the District Foundation Committee updating us on the Rotary Foundation and a brief presentation from Hannah .
Our speaker last week – Tracey Cooper
Tracey has been Executive Chair of Mornington Peninsula Tourism Board for seven years, and previously was adviser to the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events. Tracey gave an outstanding presentation on the development of this important industry on the Peninsula.
We have 7.5m day visitors per annum which is an increase of around a third since 2012. There are about 1.5m overnight visitors, a growth of 55%.  But, only 3% are international visitors. Our major competitor region for Victorians is Sydney, followed by the Bellarine Peninsula. The industry generates $1.2b pa in direct expenditure and 8600 jobs!
Tracey explained that Frankston is part of the region, as visitors perceive they are on the Peninsula once they see the water. The Peninsula Link has been a major contributor to recent growth, but now consideration needs to be given to limiting bed numbers. We have had some outstanding new investments include the RACV Resort at Cape Schank, Jacalope and Point Leo Estate. We can probably look forward to a car ferry between Stony Point and Cowes.
As the second of our feature guest speaker nights it was great to have it go so well and hopefully members are developing confidence in bringing guests to future meetings.
President's Report's
Club Member Meetings – Duty Responsibilities
With the Minutes of the Board meeting last week, members would have received a page outlining meeting responsibilities, for the two members on Duty each month for our meetings. This page is now on our website under “Members Only”. One member is allocated to manage the Reception/Cash Desk and the other to manage all the other meeting matters. The members’ names will appear each week on the LHS of the Bulletin
If you are one of the nominated Duty Members for the month, and cannot make the meeting it is your responsibility to find a replacement and notify the President. Generally these duty members will not be Board members so we can share the workload.
Expenditure Approval
Also with last week’s Minutes there was a document outlining the proposed “Guidelines” for approval of expenditure of club funds. This is now also on our website under “Members Only”.
If members have any queries or comments please let me know, otherwise it will be proposed for approval at one of our next meetings. The intent is obviously to make sure we are all clear and working to the same guidelines for our hard earned funds.
Attracting New Members
Attracting new members is every current members’ responsibility and a key part of our club plan for this year. To help make it easier our website, under the tab “Joining Rotary” now has three documents
  1. Why Join Rotary – an outline of why someone might join Mornington Rotary Club
  2. A Meeting Invitation – hopefully,    providing all the information someone might want in visiting for the first time. It helps explain our meeting procedures.
  3. A Membership Application Form
Positions vacant!
We have three opportunities for members to participate in upcoming projects. An email will come out shortly explaining more about the first two
  1. The Arthurs Seat Challenge – on the morning of Sunday November 10. We will be running a drink station. You have probably seen advertising or this already. Firstly we need a volunteer to coordinate this.   
  2. The Mornington Christmas Present Collection  – in conjunction with Nicholas Lynch Real Estate and the Mornington Information Centre. Peter Jay is going to coordinate this.
  3. “Connecting Communities’ – A Peninsula Voice Public Forum with three keynote speakers. We need 2-3 people to set up and man an Information stand at the associated Expo on Thursday October 31 from 5.30pm.
For more information,  and upcoming events please see our website, or follow us on facebook