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Tyrrell McGeever
February 2
Christopher Booth
February 12
Geoffrey Taylor
February 26
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Elaine Taylor
February 21
Michael Anderson
February 13
John Barnes
Julie Barnes
February 27
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Rick Hayllar
February 1, 1996
25 years
Roger McMillan
February 11, 2016
5 years
Harry Ziegerink
February 12, 1991
30 years
Rob Alexander
February 19, 2002
19 years
Mar 11, 2021
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Last Meeting
This Meeting's Responsibilities
Fitzgerald, Greg
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jeudis 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 Elaine Barnard-Brown - - before the Tuesday 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.

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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
Firstly I announced last week that we are having a guest speaker the coming meeting. This was just to test you all. Only one member Greg Fitzgerald corrected me. Obviously no-one else noticed, including me that although it is shown on our Website and the Bulletin that the actual speaker is scheduled for the 11th of March.
Referring again to our Website.
You may have noticed that it stated that we meet on “jeudis”, now for all you french scholars you would of course been able to translate that to Thursdays.
This is a problem that we cannot correct. I have notified the ClubRunner team in Canada they they are going to fix it.
And you will have noticed on both out- bulletin and the Website there is a link that allows anyone one to visits either the bulletin or the Website to donated to two selected causes or to our club in general.
Currently the recipients are Polio Plus and Australian Rotary Health. I would like to here from members what you would recommend here.
There will be no guest speaker this week but I thought we would use the opportunity to test out the audio visual system at the Golf Club with an interesting DVD we were presented with, by a guest speaker from a while ago about the wonders of Port Phillip Bay.
Well a new venue awaits us!!
We will have an opportunity to meet the manager during the meeting to discuss any issues you may have.
Hopefully we will gradually get back to pre-lockdown ways of holding meetings
Remember when we had -
Host -welcome members and guests
Cashiers - collected the dinner fees and sold the Lotto discs
Barmen (we won’t need them)
GIG who remembers what that stands for (Gripe, Information, ?)
Details below.
This weeks Meeting
Venue The Valley Golf Club (Not the New Atrium), same address different building
Park as as before.
Walk to the left of the sign as shown below
past the sign as shown below and enter the Golf Club Restaurant as per photo below.
The meal offered this week is a follows.
You will be offered the choice of either main course at the table after you are seated we are assuming we are assuming that half of you will want one and the other half the other. But unlike the old days you have a choice
Roast chicken Maryland
Served with Cauliflower and cheese , bechamel sauce , green beans , scallop potatoes and gravy.
Succulent three times slow cooked pork ribs in BBQ sauce
Served on the bone with Cauliflower and cheese , bechamel sauce , green beans , scallop potatoes.
Chocolate cake and custard
Bottomless cups of tea and coffee available and alcohol at bar prices.
Cost $25
Pay to Elaine upon entry
Try to have the correct money if possible. You will be able to pay by card if necessary.
Please remember to apologise to Elaine before Wednesday. Otherwise we will assume you are coming and you will be chased for the meal cost by one tough treasurer
You will remember that Terry O’Day read out an email from Jarrod Horton who attended by remote the 2021 NYSF. Here is it again. and it is also stored on the ClubRunner Website documents area.
Hi Terry
Here's my message for Rotary Dromana:
First of all I would like to thank Rotary Dromana for supporting me in attending NYSF in 2021. Although it was disappointing we did not travel to Canberra, and no in person visits happened in Victoria, the program was still insightful and worthwhile. One of the main takeaways for me is feeling inspired to study a science at university, and being reassured that there will always be opportunities available in STEM.
We listened to many lectures from many high profile scientists in Australia, including Dr Karl, and Nobel laureate Barry Marshal. This was the advantage of the online program this year, being able to speak to such a range of people; we even got time with a scientist who was in Antarctica!
I would like to strongly encourage Rotary Dromana to continue supporting students to attend NYSF in the future. I was skeptical about the program being "life-changing" beforehand, but I truly believe it is now.
Once again, thank you for supporting me.
Feel free to contact me if you'd like to know anything else
Jarrod Horton

Happenings at our last meeting
Ross Kilborn, from the Mornington Club, was our guest speaker last week and spoke about the District’s effort to recognise Rotary’s Centenary in Australia.  The date for the Centenary is April this year and, importantly, the District’s clubs are working together on a lasting project to highlight Rotary’s contributions over the last 100 years. 
The project chosen was the Bay Trail which was promoted by Ross Kilborn with Steve Daly and Peter Rawlins.  The Bay Trail runs form Melbourne to Western Port of the eastern side and from Melbourne to Sorento on the bay side.  It has a lot of political support but it does not have funding to be completed.  The photograph shows a number of supporting politicians and community leaders.
The efforts of the peninsula Cluster are in four areas 
  1. Advocacy
  2. Branding and communication
  3. The alignment of the trail – where will it run exactly
  4. Facilities design and landscaping
We are working with the council in these areas to see how the Rotary clubs can support the development of the trail.  We are very reliant on the efforts on the council.  
The cost to complete the trial is about $20M, but it is likely that economics benefits would return the costs in a year or two.  The Trail is seen to become a major attraction to the Peninsula, just like the wine industry. The Trail would be able to be used all the year round, bring tourists and their money to the Peninsula.  The project is likely to be a 10-year project. 
The Bay trial was selected as a Cluster Centenary Project because
  • It is Mornington Peninsula wide and runs through all club areas
  • It will have major community benefits for recreation, health and families
  • It is consistent with Rotary’s focus on Environmental Sustainability
  • It will have major economic benefits to the region
  • It will exist for a long time
  • It is a major project that will increase Rotary’s profile
  • It supports the Rotary slogan that Rotary can make it happen being people of action
Rotarians are not going to build the trial, but there are a number of traditional Rotary activities that we can do to enhance the Trail.  These include:
  • Indigenous culture and flora fauna,
  • Direction signage, 
  • Water stations,
  • Repair stations,
  • Covered picnic areas.
We could also work together to create maps and guides to put it on the web.  Members spoke about the Rotary branding and we should be “blowing our trumpets” more.  Greg spoke about using QR codes to provide the means to direct people to the Club’s website and to tell of the importance of the Trail through our area. This was generally supported by Ross. 
We need a sign which says that this a project is being supported by Rotary.  Greg considered that we should collectively look at advertising our involvement in the Bay Trail and seek to raise the profile of Rotary and the clubs at the same time.  We could use this advertising to encourage a ground swell in the community to promote the construction of the missing links in the Trail.  We need all levels of government to get onboard to promote Rotary’s Centenary. 
President Rick spoke about the change of venue for club meetings
Secretary Bob indicated that he has received correspondence from Rotary Health and Shelterbox.   A note from Mark Humphries reads that the “fire side chats” are to continue on the first Monday in the month.
Terry spoke about a letter from Jarod Haughton who we sponsored to NYSF, within the “new generations” program.  Jarod was delighted to be able to attend the NYSF program and felt it was “life changing”.
Tony indicated that we have 22 applications for the next market.
Harry spoke about the painting the Community House.  We are unable to paint the container at the present time and we will postpone the project to the holidays or later.
On the lighter side ...