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Apr 21, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Apr 28, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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 13th April 2021, Volume No 74,  Issue No 38
From the Editor

Good afternoon to all my fellow Mornington Rotarians and their Partners. Well not a great deal to report from the Editor's Desk this week just a few items of general interest , the first being on a semi social note there is a bit of a " log jam " at the top of the Footy Tipping Competition with four tipsters all in equal first place with 25pts. As for your's truly being in very strong position I'm holding up the ladder in last place, my tips are going that great I think that I may have tipped minus 2 this past round !!!!. The weather man has send us a bit of a " heads up " with " say goodbye to the warm balmy Autum days and get ready for Winter" and if John Parkinson is out and about just wondering if he could pop on down to the end of Main St and shut the front door !!, thanks John .


Club Meeting- Last Week - Club Business

At our Club Meeting last week we conducted our Club Business evening. These events (Club Business) at times don't come with the interest usually generated by that of a Guest Speaker and to some they can be a bit bland , but the items/ proposals that are presented are a very, very important part of any Rotary Club's overall running and management processes. This is where we all can have a voice and provide valuable input into all Club matters. So as we move along thru the year please don't forget Club Business Nights and if you are free to come along and discuss / debate / deliberate and at times procrastinate on all the great projects and events our club is involved in. Contained within the Presidents Report of this issue of the Club Bulletin is a overview of the items raised at last weeks Meeting.


Our Next Club Meeting - Wed 14th April 2021 - Mornington Hotel  

At our Club's next upcoming meeting, tomorrow evening, Wednesday 14th April 2021, we are certainly in for a treat and by that I mean we will host and hear from two very important young members of the Medical fraternity.  Our primary Guest Speaker is Liam Ryan who is a current Australian Rotary Health PHD Scholarship Holder and we will also hear from Molly King who is another recipient of a Rotary Indigenous Health Scholarship sponsored by the Rotary Club of Mornington. This is certainly not a night to be missed and by now all Members should have received an e-mail invitation from our Club President (sent out on the 09th April) informing about the evening and was accompanied with a brief Bio on Liam.  Family, friends and colleagues are very welcome to attend. The dinner cost is $20, drinks at the bar.  Please RSVP to Eileen Prudden at









Birthdays/ Anniversaries

This week is " pretty quiet on the celebratory front " with a nil Birthday/ Anniversary promulgation.


Presidents Report  -  13th April 2021 

This week we have Liam Ryan and Molly King, as our Guest Speakers. Molly will speak before dinner and Liam after. We hope to have a room full of guests. But please let Eileen know. There won’t be any time for any club or general business. 
Last week we had an enjoyable and productive meetings even though we had a lot of apologies including Dennis, Ted, Eileen, Brian, Joe, Peter J, David, Judy, Richard, Geoff G and Geoff C, and Fran.
It did give us an opportunity to go around the room and hear what everyone has been up to. See the snapshot at the end of this Bulletin.
We did have a quorum though, so the meeting approved the 3 projects carried over from last week’s meeting, and explained in detail in the previous week’s Bulletin.  
  • The Ranch Motel – a donation of $7.5k to the Project being managed by the Community Information and Support Centre to accommodate people without a home. 
  • Fusion bathroom project a contribution of $20k, on the understanding that this would be complete by the end of June. The District Grant of $5k on top of this,  is at risk if we do not complete it by end April.
  • The Roof on the Long Table a total contribution of $20k, on the understanding that we will receive a Strengthening  Communities Grant of $15k,  and $10k from Council, meaning we have the $45k required to build it.
The next 2 weeks we have another 2 great speaker nights. On the 21st, Paul Edwards who is in charge of  Mornington Police Station and on the 28t, h Martin Green from Beleura House. Both present the opportunity to invite family and friends for what will be interesting nights. 
Men’s Shed –our Community Committee is now talking to the Men’s Shed about the detail of their request for some funding towards the completion of a boat they want to donate to the Sea Scouts. 
District Conference May 1 you should have received a separate email on this – an afternoon session and evening meal. So far Jo, Peter 0,  and I are interested…who else wants to come? 
Rotary Australia Centenary and the Bay Trail. Two developments of note 
  1. Council has $.49m in its draft Budget to progress the Bay Trail including for necessary concept designs, approvals and advocacy. This is good news for the Centenary project and it would be good if you could go on line and make a submission to support this. This can be as simple as saying we support the Bay Trail initiative, well done, great work etc v
  2. At the Council Working Group Meeting on Thursday on potential club projects and sites, it became apparent that a good opportunity for  us this year is signage within Civic Reserve. Bigger project opportunities are likely next year.
Member Updates 
  • Ian has been working hard under Peter J’s supervision, removing 7000 nails from the old deck he is replacing. The new one is 9 squares. He has plenty of old timber for firewood if you want it. There’s a new puppy on the way too. 
  • John R had the family at MtM for Easter then headed down to Venus Bay. He recommended the film “the Father”
  • Laurie has been preparing for Pat’s Memorial Service at the Rose Garden on Saturday 
  • John P and Richard have secured a lot of uniforms from Mornington Secondary College that they are arranging to go overseas via Rotary Donations in Kind. The Parkinsons also squeezed all the family in for an Easter dinner.
  • Victor had a very enjoyable lunch with his family at the RACV Club Healesville
  • Pam had a great Easter camping with the family in their new campervan on her Cousin’s property on the Mitta River. Retirement is only 3 weeks away.
  • Leigh reminded us of the fun and games of dealing with Insurance companies after a car demolished his front fence in Brighton 
  • Jo recommended the recently released movie “the Courier”. Over Easter she had some time with family nd was still reminiscing about her recent trip to Tas and 3 day walk on Maria Isl.  Her volunteering with MCISC is extending to Peninsula Home Hospice.
  • Neil also had a good Easter with family, including a night at home with his Daughter, and some time at his son’s holiday home at Tolmie. He is spending a bit of time driving around a friend who can no longer drive. His other son remains on a super yacht in the Americas.
  • Ross enjoyed the Easter break and great weather down at Raymond Isl



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