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Date: 14th May 2019 - Bulletin Vol 72 - Issue No 35
Guest Speaker: Ms Elena Allen, CEO The Bays
Last week we were fortunate to have Ms. Elena Allen, the current CEO of The Bays Hospital, Mornington, as our guest speaker. Elena’s background hails from rural North East Tasmania. Elena’s self reliance and hard working days on a rural property set the scene for her personal development of very high work ethos and attitude of community involvement. Elena’s early days of employment saw her working as a nurse aid, disability social worker, social trainer, just to mention a few of her many roles within the community health sphere. Elena was successful in achieving her qualification as a Registered Nurse and has worked in many Health Care facilities throughout Tasmania, South Australia and Regional Victoria. 
 The Bays Hospital started its life as the King George V Bush Nursing Hospital back in 1937, along with its local Bush Nursing Hospital in Hastings. As a result of economic changes in 1997,the two facilities amalgamated to form the Bays Healthcare Group.  The Bays hospital has over the past twelve months undergone a substantial building re-development project which now see’s a brand new “ state if the art”  Intensive Care Unit (ICU). This ICU Care facility comprises of 5 Beds and provides potential life saving services. Each ICU room is individually self-contained and contains equipment and medical assets and a Critical Care Bed, which alone is valued at some $30,000.00. The total cost of the ICU comes in at a staggering $3.2M.  The Bays is also re-building the Hastings Aged Care unit that will shortly provide (Feb 2002) a 60 bed /suites and will be followed up by a further 60 suites unit to follow. This project has a dollar value of some $35m.  The Bays ‘ vision for the future “ is currently planning and focusing its health care assets to provide a Cancer Centre and Rehabilitation and Wellness Hub. To this end the Bays has been awarded, via Federal Government Grants a financial contribution of some $10m. This funding will enable the Bays to build a new center providing the Mornington Peninsula community with world-class  comprehensive cancer care in one convenient location. With the unfortunate rise in the presence of cancer in our society it has been predicted that by the year 2032 a staggering 17,500 patients will require chemotherapy and associated cancer treatment procedures. This new cancer Centre will go a long way to providing a vital avenue for treatment in the Mornington and Frankston region.  The future development of theRehabilitation Centre planned to be located adjacent to the Mornington Football Ground, will  see a facility that will not only provide care for hospital patients but also serve as an open community facility.  One of many facets of the Bays Health Care philosophy’s is “ how can we give back to the community “ and Elena conveyed to us that they have launched the Bays Heath and Wellbeing Programme.


The Wellbeing program provides free health   educational seminars. The sessions see keynote speakers from all spheres of the medical world presenting a wide range of topics. These sessions have grown in number and are now frequented by very large numbers of the local community. Elena’s presentation was extremely enlightening and particular informative. Her energy and  enthusiasm for the Bays and its future  development was very tangible. The Rotary Club of Mornington would like to extend a very big thank you to her attendance at our Club Meeting 



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
President's Report's
  •     John Renowden passed on to the meeting his recent visit to see Laurie and Pat Taylorfind them on the improve and in good health, all members of the Rotary Club of Mornington pass on their warm regards, well wishes and look forward to seeing them in the future. 
  •     Eileen Prudeen informed all our Club’s next Social Outing has been planned for a movie night at the Mornington Cinema on Wednesday 29thMay. For those who can avail themselves this is a great night for members and partners to come    together. It has been planned to meet at the Grand Hotel for dinner commencing at 6;00pm, then off to the movie at approx. 7; 30pm. The cost of the movie is very reasonable at $12.00 per person, Could you please RSVP to Eileen by the 22ndMay.
  •     Our Clubs involvement with Car Parking tasking’s at the Briar’s “Sunday Afternoon Sessions”over the recent 2019 summer via both gold coin car park entry and donations saw our financial assets gain a substantial amount of some $3,400.00.
  •     Our Clubs recent involvement with the MorningtoSecondary College, Year 10 Student Mock Interview’s was very well attended. The feedback and comments at last weeks Club Meeting was extremely positive with all members, who participated in the program, praising the effort and mature manner in which the students prepared and presented themselves.
  •     The Rotary Club of Mornington will hold its annual Change Over Nighton Wednesday 19thJune at Brooklands. This is a showcase event on our club’s calendar and I would urge all members and their partners to avail themselves to this special club event. Specific timings, costing’s, RSVP details, etc. will be forthcoming within the new few weeks.
                 Yours in Rotary, John Parkinson, (Stand-in President)
Upcoming Events
Fun Run Race - M/ton Racecourse
May 26, 2019
Club Social Outing Movie Night- Mornington Cinema
May 29, 2019
Membership Committee Meeting
Jun 05, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Club Meeting
Jun 05, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:59 PM
Public Holiday - Queens Birthday
Jun 10, 2019
Combined Board Meeting
Jun 12, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Changeover Evening
Brooklands of Mornington
Jun 19, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Bunning's BBQ
Jun 21, 2019
District 9820 - DG Changeover
Jun 23, 2019
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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Meeting Responsibilities
Cash Desk and Welcome
Parkinson, John
Kilborn, Ross
Rotary Grace & Toast
Jay, PJ
Vautier, Richard
Renowden, John A.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Brian Mann
Jenny Mann
May 5
Ross Kilborn
Lyn Johnson
May 10
Dennis Corke
May 11
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