March 2021 is

Water and Sanitation Month
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Harry Ziegerink
March 11
Merv Prossor
March 20
Colin Byatt
March 31
Spouse Birthdays
March 8
Andrew Duncan
Joy Duncan
March 1
Rick Hayllar
Carol Hayllar
March 30
Join Date
Geoffrey Taylor
March 1, 1985
36 years
Tony Viney
March 2, 2017
4 years
Ailsa Hemphill
March 9, 2006
15 years
Bob Donaldson
March 31, 2011
10 years
Mar 18, 2021
Person behind the badge
Mar 25, 2021
Apr 01, 2021
Road Safety Barriers Do they Work?
Apr 08, 2021
Apr 15, 2021
Pet Therapy
Apr 22, 2021
May 06, 2021
Community Support
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This Meeting's Responsibilities
Alexander, Rob
Anderson, Michael
Cashier 1
Fitzgerald, Greg
Cashier 2
Byatt, Colin
Viney, Tony
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Last Meeting
Guests:Tracey Trueman our guest Speaker,Carol Hayllar, Trudy Zeigerink
Peter Anderson, Murray Dart, Bob Donaldson, Brenton Ellis,Lyn Lewis, Tyrrell McGeever, Roger McMillan, Ian McIntosh, Geoff Taylor, Tony Viney
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Thursdays at 6:30 PM
The Valley Golf Club
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Arrive 6:00 pm

Meeting Starts 6:30 pm

Ends 8:00 pm

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Polio is nearly eliminated from the world.( we older guys grew up with it all around us)

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President's Message
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Hi All
Hi all. Lots of feverish activity at the Valley Golf Club, during our meeting with be kitchen being remodelled in time for the PRO-AM. But I don’t think anyone went home hungry. I sent you all a link to the PRO-AM, that happens this coming weekend, in case you are interested.
Hybrid Experiment.
We trial our first hybrid meeting last week with reasonable success. Hospitalised Secretary Bob, made a couple suggestions for improvement mainly to to do with the Camera and Microphone positioning.
This week when anyone wants to talk we will ask you to come to the front so that you can be seen and heard, by those on Zoom. We will do it again this week and hopefully I will have someone to help me. Any volunteers????
Tech Support group within the club.
No-one has as yet volunteered their services for this prodigious group.
Thank again Rod Troutbeck’s for his editing skills. I hope you appreciate his “One the Lighter Side”. As I mentioned on previous occasions, it would be great to see more member contributions to the content.
This week’s menu.
Butter chicken served on bed of rice
Fish N chips - tempura flathead tales served with chips and salad.
Chocolate cake with custard.
Hope to see you all on Thursday
Happenings at the last meeting
Greg did a GIG on is his proposed 13 day walk in south east Tasmania.  He proposes to walk the Precipitous Bluff. Wikipedia states that “Precipitous Bluff or PB is a mountain in the South West Wilderness of Tasmania located north east of New River lagoon.”
He is to carry all his own food which he has been meticulously dehydrating.  He said he just adds water and it tastes like “real” food.  I am not sure of the logistics of taking the water out of food, and carrying water to replace it before you eat it.  Hope fully Greg and his friends will find water along the trek.  We are expecting more photos when he returns.
The acting Secretary Chris, spoke about the first Interact Conference on the 27 March form 10:00 to 3:00 pm.
We received a newsletter about a Centenary House project in the Latrobe cluster.  Over the last 15 odd years, they have been building a “house” for children with cancer.  They have spent about $5M so far and have about 30 beds. Col said that over time is “Ride to the Conference" has raised about $300,000 to donate to the Centenary House.
Our guest speaker was Tracy Trueman who is the manager of the Dromana Community House at 15 Gibson street, Dromana.  The Community House was originally set up to provide a meeting place for woman. Now the Community House offers a range of affordable programs including health and well-being activities, art and craft, occasional childcare with the "Take-A-Break" program, information, legal assistance, referral, support and friendship.   The Second Bite program works with a range of food suppliers to rescue surplus fresh food and redistribute it to local charities and non-profit organisations around Australia including Dromana Second Bite program operated by the Dromana Community House. These programs collectively enable people to be connected, to other to offer help to others and to receive  help. 
The House receives funding from the Victorian State Government,  Neighbourhood House Coordination Program, and the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council provided the premises and operational support.  The House are also grateful for and relies on the generous donations from local businesses and community groups  including our Rotary club.  
The president presented a cheque to the Tracy which represent the funding we have provided over the last 12 months.
This is the date that I hope to see a large number of us enjoy a nice meal in very pleasant surroundings with or without our partners {if they are climbing mountains or posted to Hawaii}
It has been usual in the distant past for wives and partners to come to Rotary on a regular basis. For a while we have not been able to come together because of lock-downs. We all hope these are not going to occur in the foreseeable future. My aim is for us wives/partners to come to Rotary meetings on the 4th meeting of each month starting on Thursday 25th March. Or Alternatively going to the pictures or a restaurant etc.
Let us women gather in support of each.
On the lighter side ...
Always loved the awful jokes by The Two Ronnies.
"Well, that's all we have time for tonight, but before we go, here are a few items of late news:

"Roughhouse Row, Tower Hamlets, which is London’s toughest street, held a party today for its oldest inhabitant. He’ll be twenty-three on Monday."

"F. C. Rawls, the train conductor, who has faithfully handed his wife his wage packet every month for the last 20 years, was divorced today. She found out he was paid every week."

"George Mumble, the home county’s most henpecked husband, died today. By the terms of his will, his ashes will be scattered all over his wife’s new living room carpet."

"And we shall be meeting the brilliant top civil servant who’s got his ear to the ground, his nose to the grindstone, his shoulder to the wheel, his eye on the clock, his hand in the till, his back to the wall, his foot in the door and his finger on the button. And we’ll be asking him how he does his flies up."

"Until then, it's goodnight from me."
"And it's goodnight from him."