Upcoming Events
Jo Hastings-StVin's Institute of Medical Research
Mornington Hotel
Nov 23, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Bunnings BBQ
Bunnings - 1100 Nepean Hwy , Mornington
Nov 25, 2022
8:34 AM – 5:34 PM
Club Board - Meet and Greet DG
Mornington Hotel
Nov 30, 2022
5:00 PM – 5:45 PM
9820DG Paul Mee OfficialClubVisit/Presentation
Mornington Hotel
Nov 30, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Membership Forum & End of Year Presentation
Mornington Hotel
Dec 07, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Bunnings XMAS Market Info Stall
Bunnings Mornington
Dec 08, 2022
5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Bunnings BBQ
Bunnings Mornington - Nepean Hwy
Dec 09, 2022
8:35 AM – 5:35 PM
XMAS Function
The Briar's
Dec 14, 2022
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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Meeting Responsibilities
Welcome /Reception / Cash Desk
Horton, Ian
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
John Parkinson
November 10
Ken Bilham
November 11
Peter Huels
November 26
Spouse Birthdays
Julie Siragusa
November 30
Peter Huels
Nadine Huels
November 20
Ken Bilham
Wendy bilham
December 6
Pam Hall
John Hall
December 11
Richard Vautier
December 19
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20th November 2022, Vol No 76, Issue No 14
Bulletin - 20th Nov 2022
Club Meetings- 
A big thank you and well done to Jo for organising the speakers and chairing last week’s meeting. Both the CEO of Peninsula Home Hospice, Janet Phillips and their Community Engagement Officer, Bronwyn Braden, did a great job of delivering an entertaining and enjoyable presentation on what might have otherwise been a sombre subject, palliative care and the important role Peninsula Home Hospice plays on the Mornington Peninsula, as far north as Mordialloc. Their key message – it’s about the  quality of living, rather than dying. More info at
Welcome to all the guests on the night, Jade Phelan, CEO of the Bays Hospital, several partners, Tess, Meredith, and Lyn plus Pam Hall’s table full of J’s , Janet, Jo and Jill.
Club Member and Meeting Host Jo Davie (L) with our Special Guest Speakers Janet Phillips & Bronwyn Braden
Interplast Dinner 
We were pleased to fill a table at last Tuesday nights Interplast dinner at Mt.Eliza Rotary Club.   Great night with an interesting panel discussion by the CEO of Interplast with both a surgeon and nurse, who has undertaken 40 trips ! The good news is that the Cluster has been successful in raising sufficient funds to send  surgical team to Tonga next May in 2023. Our Rotarians in attendance were Judy, Richard, Jo, partner David, Pam , Ian and Ross.  More info on Interplast at
End Polio Movie Night
Thank you to those who responded a number of weeks ago to the idea of us once again holding a Cluster event for an End Polio Movie Night.
Rotary Dromana, under Charles Ross, have kindly booked a session for The Lost King, at the Rosebud Cinema for Thursday 1st December at 7.00PM, which we can all join and engage as a Cluster 😊.
With Rotary Sorrento organising their own event at the Sorrento Cinema, could I encourage each of our remaining seven clubs to promote and join in this event, where possible and as per member and club interest.
Charles has advised me that the cinema will be charging $11.50, leaving clubs with $8.50 from the $20.00 ticket price.
For those booking via TRY BOOKING, there is a small online fee of 50 cents.
I will be in touch with you all, as some clubs as per previous years, may wish to collect the funds at a club level – and make a bulk booking – and then pay $11.50 per attendee prior to the night. As long as we liaise with Charles for seating in advance.
Below is the TRY BOOKING link and QR code – as attached - should you wish to promote through your Clubs.
Many thanks to all and feel free to let organiser Charles Ross (RC Dromana) 0419 519 211 or I know if you have any questions.
Club Meeting - This coming Week - 23rd Nov 22
This coming week our Club will host another very Special Guest Speaker in Jo Hastings from St Vincents Hospital. Pam Hall has invited Jo to speak to us and this evening will be another great opportunity for our Members to " bring along a guest " to not only hear our Speaker but also with the view to possibly recruiting new Member's into Rotary. Pam has provided a very brief Bio on Jo:
In addition to her legal and financial qualifications Jo obtained her Master in Philanthropy and Social Investment and was the first certified legacy advisor in Australia.
Jo currently works with a mid tier law firm running their Charitable Foundation and also works with a major medical research institute at the cutting edge of many of the health challenges we currently face such as Diabetes Type 1 and 2, Cancer (Ovarian and Prostate), Alzheimers, Osteoporosis and other Immune diseases. In addition Jo works with a discreet number of private clients assisting them to identify and support causes and research that are important to them.
Jo has co authored a book of shared life stories and, if time allows, may  tell us of some of her own personal challenges along the way to inspire and give hope and guidance to others. 
Club Items of Note
With the "sharing around" of Club Tasks a very big thanks to those Members who have volunteered to be at our Clubs Weekly Meeting for the Welcome Desk. Please find listed below the upcoming roster for this club task, thanks. 
Wed 16 Nov 22          Peter Huels
Wed 23 Nov 22          Ian Horton
Wed 30 Nov 22          Peter Jay
Wed 07 Dec 22         " Volunteer Required " !!!
Upcoming Formal Club Events until Christmas
As we very, very rapidly approach the 2022 Christmas / New Year period at Mornington Rotary we only have four Club Meetings left until we go into a Christmas recess period so here's the last four important Club Meeting's to go
1.   23rd Nov 22     Special Guest Speaker - Jo Hastings
2.   30th Nov 22     Our 9830 DG Visit & Presentation
3.   07th Dec 22     Clubs final 2022 Formal Weekly Dinner Meeting
4.   14th Dec 22     Our Club's XMAS Party/BBQ at The Briar's
Mornington Rotary Club AGM
Last Wednesday evening our Club conducted its Annual 2022 AGM. In view of a number of members away on Holidays and some Members " under the weather " still suffering from the Winter flu's etc, we still saw a good turnout with about a 70% attendance. Under the watchful eye of our resident "AGM timekeeper" young John Parkinson, the formal proceedings were promptly undertaken in very accepted time frame, with all the usual mandatory items of AGM business covered. The most pleasing item of note was that as our Club will move forward into a new Rotary Year in 2023-2024 with nomination and acceptance of President Elect, Pam Hall, and also our new Club Secretary for 2023-2024 being Jo Davie, well done to both our newly appointed Board Members. The positions for the Individual Committee Chairs for the 2023-2024 Rotary year will be disscused and finalised in the near future and if the willingness for both Pam and Jo have shown to stand up and lead the way we should be able to re-elect and/or appoint new Committee Chairs without to much fuss, to lead the Club into 2023.  
Presidents Report - 20th Nov 22
Good evening top all, after a two week "missing on Holidays" please find my latest Report :
Bays Hospital Raffle
The Bays Hospital is currently running a raffle with a great prize worth $250k including a Range Rover Evoque. Tickets available at
Moondah Furniture Clearance Auction 
Background work is still progressing towards this and the likely date is now more likely to be the end of April
Santa Train Trip
Planning is going well for this year, on Saturday December 3. Hopefully the steam train will be back and working again. Whilst the passengers are the clients of the Mornington Community Support Centre, there is always room for any Rotarian to bring grandchildren. Please let Ross Kilborn know.
If anyone would like to get involved in the Christmas present program at the MCSC please also let Ross Kilborn know.
Current Vic Flood Crisis
Our District 9820 have( last week) advised all Rotarians in District 9820 that our District Victoria Floods Appeal raised $19,150. We are now closing the appeal.
These funds were contributed by a mix of clubs and individuals (9 in total) to the Flood Appeal. We thank them most kindly for their generosity.
These funds will now find there way to the community members in Victoria who were most effected by the floods. We will use our network of Rotary clubs in the flood areas to unsure relief is provided to those in most need. This will be done via Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) .
Mornington Race Course Car Parking Project
After much very positive discussion at last weeks Club AGM, it was agreed to proceed with this venture
and more importantly the ability for Members to “put up their hands“ to volunteer, so:
Its very important if you could please respond back to the Club  ASAP , No Later than this coming Sunday evening so we can get a fairly accurate idea of exactly how many Club Members are able to participate on the days as detailed below, please annotate with a YES or a NO next to each date if possible.
As discussed, if we “fall short of numbers“ then we may have to look at either The Men’s Shed or one of our fellow neighbouring Rotary Clubs to assist.
Sunday December 11th
Christmas Break
Sunday February 13th
Sunday April 16th
Sunday May 14th
Sunday June 11th
Dates past June 2023 will be confirmed in April.
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