April 2021

Maternal and Child Health Month
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Roger McMillan
April 10
Andrew Turner
April 13
Pete Anderson
April 13
Spouse Birthdays
Wanda Fitzgerald
April 9
Carol Hayllar
April 26
Murray Dart
Jenny Dart
April 10
Christopher Booth
Margie Booth
April 12
Andrew Turner
Sandy Turner
April 13
Join Date
Christopher Booth
April 20, 1992
29 years
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Last Meeting
Carol Hayllar, Trudy Ziegerink,
Charles Ross
Elaine Barnard-Brown, Bernard Dobson,Brenton Ellis, Greg Fitzgerald, Ailsa Hemphill, Tyrrell McGeever, Roger McMillan, Michael Smith
Apr 29, 2021
Brown Coal to Hydrogen Trial
May 06, 2021
Community Support
May 13, 2021
Enrolments and Plans
May 20, 2021
Big Walk in Tassie The Southern Ranges.
May 27, 2021
Jun 24, 2021
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This Meeting's Responsibilities
Alexander, Rob
Booth, Christopher
Cashier 1
Fitzgerald, Greg
Cashier 2
Byatt, Colin
Whitehead, Ross
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Thursdays at 6:30 PM
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Arrive 6:00 pm

Meeting Starts 6:30 pm

Ends 8:00 pm

If you cannot attend the meeting, then please send your apologies to

John or Julie Barnes

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or phone on 0407 800 852,

before the 5.00pm of the Wednesday preceding the meeting.

Catering for meals is expensive if you do not apologise your meal has been paid for and all your fellow members suffer the loss.

Current Projects

In the current state of the world our normal fund raising activities  are on hold. But that does not stop you from supporting our local and Overseas


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

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Our Australian Rotary Health always always looking for help with an emphasis on Mental Health in this coronavirus time

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President's Message
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Hi All
Last Saturday’s Market
On behalf of the Club I would like to thank all that were able to contribute to A VERY SUCCESSFUL Market. It is not often that I get up at 6.00 am But did got there a bit late even so and began to feel as bit guilt that so many of you were working hard.
I hope to had a good night’s sleep on Saturday.
Treasurer Mark has produced a summary of the results below
Stall holders fees
Including 1 forward payment
37 paid sites (including 1 double), excluding 2 Rotary & 1 no charge = $ 1900.00 (March $1,900.00)
Outstanding (paid but not yet in the bank, however included above) $100.00 (March nil)
Total $1,900.00 (March $1,750.00)\
Cash sales $552.50 (Mar $425.00)
Credit card sales $169.70 (March $94.65)
Expenses $202.90, includes $50.00 for electricity (March $159.06)
Nett $519.30 (March $360.59)
Spinner $174.75 (March $134.85)
Total profit $2,584.05 (March $2,245.44)
All takings were up in April compared to March indicating just how weather dependant a successful market is.
Mini District Conference.
One again it would be great if more of you were to attend the Mini District Conference. I have booked So Carol and I along with Harry and Trudy will be there. We would love some company. If you have never been before you don’t know what you are missing. Directors in particular should attend; but it will be a fun day so please think seriously about it.
This week’s menu
Slow cooked Roast lamb with buttery mashed potato garden vegetables and gravy.
Chicken and asparagus vegetable risotto.  
Warm Chocolate cake and custard.
See you Thursday


Happenings at the last meeting …
This was a club night.
President Rick spoke about the Mornington Peninsula Bay Trail and showed a video.  At present, the Peninsula provides a good service to those in cars, but it should provide for and promote active participation through cycling and walking.  This would provide a year round opportunity for the Peninsula to promote itself.  Addition and extended trials could create places for horses in some areas and trial bikes in others.  With the growing popularity of e-bikes, the Bay Trail is an excellent project as long sections of it exist and there is only a need for relatively small sections to be constructed.
With the various Rotary clubs involved, this is an excellent opportunity to promote Rotary in the community, to increase community involvement and raise the profile of Rotary. 
This Rotary project should be supported by everyone as an excellent Rotary Centenary project.
The secretary spoke about a Rotary appeal for those affected by the Cyclones in Western Australia.
There was a discussion about a 100 mile food program where micro-businesses are to be set up to help disadvantaged children.  They were looking for the use of a market stall. Michael Anderson said he would look into their operation and report back to the club.
Rick is doing his part in encouraging members to go to the District Conference.  Please see if there is an opportunity to attend.
Lyn Lewis said that the memorial for David Buchanan will be on the 30th May.   
A reminder …
30th May David Buchanan’s memorial
Watch this space
On the lighter side …
By Pam Eyrs
You know, this world is complicated and imperfect and oppressed,
And it’s not hard to feel timid, apprehensive and depressed,
It seems that all around us, tides of questions ebb and flow,
And people want solutions, but they don’t know where to go.
Opinions abound but who is wrong and who is right?
People need a prophet, a diffuser of the light,
Someone they can turn to as the crises rage and swirl,
Someone with the remedy, the wisdom, the pearl…
Well they should have asked my husband, he’s a man who likes his say,
With his thoughts on immigration, teenage mums, Theresa May,
The future of the monarchy, the latest Brexit shocks,
The wait for hip replacements, and the rubbish on the box.
Yes, they should have asked my husband, he can sort out any mess,
He can rejuvenate the railways, he can cure the NHS,
So any little niggle, anything you want to know,
Just run it past my husband, wind him up and let him go.
Congestion on the motorways, free holidays for thugs,
The damage to the ozone layer, refugees, drugs,
These may defeat the brain of any politician bloke,
But present it to my husband, he will solve it at a stroke.
He’ll clarify the situation, he will make it crystal clear,
You’ll feel the glazing of your eyeballs and the bending of your ear,
You may lose the will to live, you may feel your shoulders slump,
When he talks about the President, Mr. Donald Trump.
Upon these areas he brings his intellect to shine,
In a great compelling voice that’s twice as loud as yours or mine,
I often wonder what it must be like to be so strong,
Infallible, articulate, self-confident and wrong.
When it comes to tolerance, he hasn’t got a lot,
Joy riders should be guillotined, and muggers should be shot,
The sound of his own voice becomes like music to his ears,
And he hasn’t got an inkling that he’s boring us to tears.
My friends don’t call so often, they have busy lives I know,
But it’s not every day you want to hear a windbag suck and blow,
Google? Safari? On them we never call,
Why bother with computers…when my husband knows it all.