The Market has now re-opened and operating each week.
The Club currently holds meetings on line via Zoom each week.
Hello there and welcome to our wonderful and vibrant Rotary Club.
We are to the south east of Melbourne, Victoria, about 18km from the city, meeting each Wednesday morning, currently on Zoom, details here.
We number 37 active members and our main Club activity and fundraiser is the running of the Bentleigh Sunday Market.
We are very proud of the contribution we make to our local communities of Glen Eira and Kingston, and to the wider world, either directly or because we are part of the wonderful worldwide organisation of Rotary.
If you are at all interested in giving a little back to your community and making new friends and being part of Rotary, please contact us or join us at one of our weekly meetings. You will be made to feel very welcome.
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This week's guest speaker was Ken Miriams from District 9810 speaking about Youth Protection. The meeting was jointly chaired by Helen Nodrum and Greg O'Shea, the Club's Youth Protection Officer.
We also welcomed our Assistant Governor, Heather Chisholm, members Julie Reid and Terry Kane (welcome back ladies) and Tony Fritzlaff from Cilantro.
After President Geoff delivered his report, Greg introduced Ken who gave a presentation detailing the importance of compliance in the area of Youth Protection.
Numbers of members participating. 27. Apologies. Zilla Roth. Guests. Karin Knoester from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Tony Fritzlaff from Holmesglen Guest speakers. Jenna Kruss and Cassie Hose from Anglicare November 11th is Remembrance Day
The meeting commenced with John Mason reading 2 poems To the Fallen  by R.L. Binyon and In Flanders Fields by J McCrae. Welcome back to Julie Reid. Great you can join us again.
Faye Weeks, who has been very industrious during the lockdown, made and sold face masks.
Here is a list of dates when Cilantro is Open for a’la carte service and one Degustation Dinner. I am trying to keep the Deg Dinner available for Club members to fill a few tables of 10 if we can, but book individually if you want, you can have tables of 2 or more, all the way up to tables of 10 maximum.
Like many  Melbournians Peter and I took to walking daily during the recent lockdown, wandering our local streets and parks, watching the progress or lack of progress on building sites, admiring gardens, plants and decor. One of our regular walk locations is to Landcox Park, this walk would sometimes take us past the now empty site that was W.T. Grants Building and Garden Supplies in Nepean Highway, Brighton East. W.T.Grants was a bit of a institution in the area being a family business of more than 100 years, but sadly closed their doors many years ago selling a large area of land at the rear of the Nepean Highway property but retaining the shop front and a number of other buildings facing Nepean Highway.


Rotary’s 2020 World Polio Day Online Global Update program on 24 October hails this year’s historic achievement in polio eradication: Africa being declared free of the wild poliovirus.

Paralympic medalist and TV presenter Ade Adepitan, who co-hosts this year’s program, says that the eradication of polio in Africa was personal for him. “Since I was born in Nigeria, this achievement is close to my heart,” says Adepitan, a polio survivor who contracted the disease as a child. “I’ve been waiting for this day since I was young.”

Here we were at 7:30 pm sitting very comfortably at home looking at each other through the magic of Zoom and amongst us were two visitors Richard Buhrer and Alex Zahnd, our two guest speakers meeting with us in Switzerland. It would have been 5:30 am and as they said while were in the dark in the evening, it was still dark in the morning. As was mentioned the magic of Zoom! Kevin D hosted the meeting and while welcomed our special guests, he also welcomed President Ian Kirkwood and   PP wife, Faye, Dora, Sophie and PP Merv from the Rotary Club of Caulfield. President Geoff also welcomed us all and thanked Richard and Alex for their time. He announced how pleased he was for the lifting of restrictions so we can be starting the market on Sunday. He reminded us that plans for familiarization of the market rules will start on Saturday. He reminded us that will be doing somethings that we have not done before but we need to make sure we are following COVID rules, and more than likely we are better to err on the side of caution.
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Nov 23, 2020
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Our Club's major project is the Bentleigh Sunday Market.
Founded in 1977, it has so far raised over $2m which has been spent in the local community and on humanitarian projects overseas.
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