FRIENDS OF ROTARY
— You are invited to an HISTORIC
on Thursday, November 29, 2007
10.30am MULBERRY HILL HOUSE
(Melways 107 C2) – 1 hour from Melb.
Golf Links Road, Langwarrin South – Guided
Tour & Morning Tea.
A fascinating home built in 1880’s, home
of Joan & Darrell Lindsay.
12.30pm Lunch at JOSEPHINE’S RESTAURANT
at the Briars Property at Mt Martha (Melways 145
D11) A light lunch will be served (choice of 5
2.00pm Film and guided tour of BALCOMBE
HOUSE at the Briars, containing an extensive
Napoleonic collection, commemorating Napoleon’s
8 weeks residence prior to exile on St. Helena.
3.00pm AFTERNOON TEA at the
List’s home, 7 Buxton Crt North, Mt. Martha,
just around the corner from the Briars.
WELCOME - Rotarians, Friends of Rotary
and Other Friends
$45 per person all inclusive (except Drinks at
lunch if required)
Reply to Jenny List - 9816 9747 Mobile: 0411 222
CAR POOLING CAN BE ARRANGED, also printed directions
Proceeds to the Orphans of Zambia per
favour of Anne Scott (Rotary Club of
FRIENDS OF THE ROTARY
CLUB OF RICHMOND
The Friends of Rotary now have their own distinct badge, and meet from time to time for their own activities. They are most welcome at any meeting or function held by the Rotary Club.
Please obtain regular information from www.rotaryrichmond.org.au or ring Sue Bolton, Secretary on 9571 9613 if you need a copy of the Club Bulletin posted regularly.
Jenny List - Chair of Friends of RCR
Historic homes visit with the friends
‘Fascinating!' ‘So interesting!' ‘Quite
amazing!' ‘A marvelous look at our own local
history!' - some of the comments heard
repeatedly when the Friends of Richmond Rotary,
led by Jenny List, hosted a tour of two National
Trust properties last Thursday, 29th November.
They included, Mulberry Hill, Langwarrin South,
a delightful American colonial style residence.
It was built in the late 1920's and has commanding
views of Westernport Bay from the front of the
property. Morning tea was enjoyed in this rural
setting, under the original, old, gnarled, Mulberry
tree. The home of noted artist Sir Darryl Lindsay,
brother of Norman Lindsay, and Sir Darryl's wife,
Joan, the Lindsays' personal collection of amazing
artworks and Georgian furniture are an outstanding
feature of the house. Lady Lindsay is best remembered
as the author of the Australian classic novel,
Picnic at Hanging Rock.
The FoR convoy then moved on to The Briars Park,
Nepean Highway, Mt Martha, where we tucked into
a scrumptious two-course lunch served in Josephine's
Restaurant, situated in the original old hay sheds
building. A National Trust guided tour followed
of The Briars, an 1840's Historic Homestead and
one of the Mornington Peninsula 's oldest properties.
It houses the Napoleonic Collection, items of National
Trust furniture, historic photographs and artifacts.
The surrounding farm buildings contain an extensive
collection of historic farm machinery.
The party of 22 included 10 Rotarians, 9 Friends
and other personal friends. The tour ended at the
seaside home of Jenny and Brian List, in Mnt Martha,
(not classified as an ‘historic home' for at least
another 100 years!) The raffle was drawn as we
tucked into afternoon tea. Presentations of thanks
were made to Jenny and Brian, her erstwhile personal
secretary! To top off another fabulous Friends
event, add in fellowship, fine food and $400 in
funds raised for the Orphans of Zambia! At the
end of this warm and engaging ‘historic homes'
day, we left behind the glorious country-side for
the busy highway to home and suburbia.
Mulberry Hill, Langwarrin
The Briars Historic
The Briars Park
Our very successful changeover meeting
On Monday, 25th June, our Club held its meeting at a French Restaurant in Richmond, to honour our new President for the 2007-2008 Rotary Year. We welcome Jean Marc Berthier and his partner, Flora Lee, and look forward to a very successful and rewarding year.
more pictures of the Changeover
Annual District 9800 Conference in Shepparton
We now need to confirm our bookings for
accommodation for the Conference period as well
as the 2 day Pre-Conference Tour.
The Conference will involve 3
nights accommodation in Shepparton to be allocated
by “The Information Centre” (13 -
15 March, 2008).
The Pre-Conference Tour - An
interesting daytime program is being arranged.
Tuesday, 11th March 2008 staying at Nagambie Lakeside
Wednesday, 12th March 2008 staying at Madison
Spa Motel Resort, Moama
For further information, contact
Brian List: On-to-Conference Chairman
Pets on Parade Sub-Committee
Chair: Rotarian Jo Cowling
Fundraising Chair: P.D.G. Judy Nettleton
Rotarians: Trevor Pang, Phil Mylecharane, Neale Jackson, President Janice Kesterton, Jennie Purdie Smith, Simon Marriott, Mark Dwyer, David Bibby, Bob McLennan, Jenny Crofts, Phillip van Gaalen Prentice. Sue Bolton
Friends of Rotary(F.O.R.): Jenny List, Annie Wysham, Glenys Liddell, Elissa Marriott, Wilma Mylecharane