The Market will be re-opening on Sunday, 8th November 2020.
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.
For more information about joining, click here.
There was an air of a little bit of light heartedness and hope as we enter into a new phase of life in Victoria. The shops and beauty, hairdressing and more freedom to all of us is happening or about to happen. There is positive talk about the market re-opening and there is talk of mini-meetings face-to-face. WOW! Well done us. This was re-iterated by Pres. Geoff as he addressed us on his way to the country. We have more scope with what we can and cannot do. He continued by reminding us to follow all the rules and be observant of the guide lines and look at more positive ways of moving forward. There is light at the end of the tunnel. He wished us a happy meeting as he drove off. Ron, our Market Director suggested that we should meet at the Market the day before for the first 2 weeks to familiarize ourselves with COVID safe conditions. 
Throughout the pandemic, members are discovering ways to connect, cope, and care for each other and people in the communities they serve.
by Joseph Derr from the website
Social distancing, self-quarantines, and lockdowns, all of which have been necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19, help keep us safe but also isolate us, creating feelings of loneliness and anxiety.
Rotary clubs are rising to the challenge to mitigate these negative effects, both in their clubs and beyond. Along the way, members are discovering new ways to serve.
It was once again a wonderful morning and for those members who logged in earlier than 7:30 we had cheery fellowship with talk of how to get together in groups in parks so we can have friendly face-to –face time. The date of 13th December arose as a possible time to have our annual Christmas gathering. We were already 20 members at 7:30. Our speakers this morning were Edward Tudor, Executive Director and Paul Barcham Development Manager of MITS, Melbourne Indigenous Transition School. Pres. Geoff managed to log in to us while driving to work. He welcomed Ed and Paul and stated that we honor our partnership with the important work that MITS was achieving.
For true economic development, women are essential. Here’s why these organizations and their Rotary club partners are supporting local women’s entrepreneurship with financial literacy, small business loans, and one-on-one advisors.
Women’s economic empowerment contributes to a nation’s growth and to the world’s economic health overall. Studies have shown that it boosts productivity, increases economic diversification and income equality, and supports economic resilience. And income loss associated with gender discrimination costs the world economy an estimated $12 trillion and well as a reduction of 16 percent of cost to the global GPD.
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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.
Upcoming Events
Nov 01, 2020 5:00 PM 6:00 PM
Nov 04, 2020 7:30 PM 8:30 PM
Nov 10, 2020 10:30 AM 11:30 AM
Upcoming Speakers
Alex Zahnd
Nov 04, 2020 7:30 PM
Pere Village - Nepal project
Pere Village - Nepal project

Update on water and hygiene project, Pere Village - Nepal project

Jenna Kruss
Nov 11, 2020 7:30 AM
Domestic social impact of Covid,
Ken Miriams
Nov 18, 2020 7:30 AM
Youth protection update WWC
Sandra Geisler
Nov 25, 2020 7:30 AM
Rotary Youth Exchange
Jonathan Guttmann
Dec 02, 2020 7:30 AM
Kingston Council update