The Market is currently CLOSED and will not be re-opening until a relaxation of restrictions.
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.
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.
Nepal with its 30 million inhabitants is sandwiched between India and China, the 11 highest mountains in the world are located there. The country offers difficult topographical and social framework conditions. Life expectancies for people living in the remote mountain areas are low, with approximately 52 for women and 54 for men. RIDS-Switzerland/Nepal is partnering with village communities all in the high Himalayan mountain areas, in remote and demanding topography, between 2,000 and 3,500 m above sea level.
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Oct 19, 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.
Upcoming Events
Oct 27, 2020 10:30 AM 11:30 AM
Oct 28, 2020 7:30 AM 8:30 AM
Nov 01, 2020 5:00 PM 6:00 PM
Nov 04, 2020 7:30 PM 8:30 PM
Upcoming Speakers
Jane Tewson
Oct 28, 2020 7:30 AM
Igniting Change
Igniting Change

Jane Tewson, CEO founder of Igniting Change

Alex Zahnd
Nov 04, 2020 7:30 PM
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