How Rotary is alleviating the effects of isolation during COVID-19

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Oct 24, 2020
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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 rotary.org 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.
 
How Rotary is alleviating the effects of isolation during COVID-19 Ian Ballantine 2020-10-23 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Rotary Connections,Rotary International

Zoom Meeting October 21 2020 MITS

Posted by Zilla Roth on Oct 23, 2020
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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.
Zoom Meeting October 21 2020 MITS Zilla Roth 2020-10-22 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,MITS,Meetings,Member Involvement

For true economic development, women are essential

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Oct 20, 2020
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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.
by
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.
For true economic development, women are essential Ian Ballantine 2020-10-19 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International

Pere Village Nepal

Posted by Kevin Davidson on Oct 20, 2020
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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.
Pere Village Nepal Kevin Davidson 2020-10-19 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,International
Point Ormond Quarantine Station Peter O'Brien 2020-10-18 13:00:00Z 1 2020,2020-2021,Member History,Member Involvement
Old Bulletins on the site Ian Ballantine 2020-10-17 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Website
New page about the Board Ian Ballantine 2020-10-17 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Website

Zoom Meeting Oct 14 2020 Moorabbin Airport

Posted by Zilla Roth on Oct 14, 2020
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It was a beautiful morning and we were all gathered to listen to our Paul Ferguson who is the CEO of Moorabbin Airport. Pres. Geoff gave us a brief good morning greeting while on his way to work. He welcomed Tim L back and as we all do wished him a speedy recovery from his disastrous road accident and welcome our AG Heather Chisolm to the meeting. He explained that his introduction in the bulletin is short because there was not a lot happening and like the rest of us looking forward to some sort of change although not to expect too much.
Zoom Meeting Oct 14 2020 Moorabbin Airport Zilla Roth 2020-10-13 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Meetings,Member History,Member Involvement

Zoom Breakout Rooms

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Oct 09, 2020
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All You Need to Know About Using Zoom Breakout Rooms

Breakout rooms allow you to split your Zoom meeting in up to 50 separate sessions. The meeting host can choose to split the participants of the meeting into these separate sessions automatically or manually, or they can allow participants to select and enter breakout sessions as they please. The host can switch between sessions at any time.

The ability to self-select a Breakout Room is now available, allowing participants to move freely among rooms

Zoom Breakout Rooms Ian Ballantine 2020-10-08 13:00:00Z 0 Zoom Help

Zoom New User

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Oct 08, 2020
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All You Need to Know About Getting On To Zoom

Zoom will be with us for a while so don't let this stop you from joining us in a Meeting.
It is strongly recommended that you set yourself up with a Zoom account. It costs nothing, makes it easy to join meetings, and even lets you run your own meeting for free up to 40 minutes.
All you need to do is install the Zoom client (program for your device) on your PC, Mac, mobile device etc.
Zoom New User Ian Ballantine 2020-10-07 13:00:00Z 0 Zoom Help
Educating in a pandemic and beyond Ian Ballantine 2020-10-07 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Rotary Connections,Rotary International,Youth

Open link in a New Tab

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Oct 08, 2020
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For browser users who are unfamiliar with this trick, it allows you to "force" a link you are clicking on to open in another tab of your browser.
Usually, links open in the same tab of your browser, meaning you can no longer see the page you came from. To see it again you would normally just hit the back button.
Opening in a new tab allows you to easily switch between the two, (or more) pages.

 
Open link in a New Tab Ian Ballantine 2020-10-07 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Website

5 ways to support education during the pandemic

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Oct 07, 2020
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By Rotary Voices staff rotary.org
The COVID-19 crisis has created significant challenges in education. Developing remote learning plans and using new technology compounds the already complex task of teaching children and achieving the desired educational outcomes. Rotarians are quick to want to help, but not all responses have the same kind of impact. Read these suggestions for Rotary clubs wanting to support education sustainably through a global grant project.

5 ways to support education during the pandemic Ian Ballantine 2020-10-06 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Rotary Connections,Rotary International,Youth

Zoom Meeting October 7 2020 Fiji Partnership

Posted by Zilla Roth on Oct 07, 2020
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The wonderful things about Zoom meetings in the morning are firstly that one can get up dressed for the day but do not have to hurry to be somewhere else, secondly we can perhaps enjoy the early morning freshness without the “hurry” stress and thirdly, best of all, that we can have visitors us from far-off places such as our Guest Speaker Rotarian Delia Rothnie-Jones from the Rotary Club of Savusavu, Fiji. We also welcomed Kevin Berry, friend of Geoff Gartly. Kevin is a builder who was involved with their Venturer Scout group who were involved in putting together a playground for the Batibalavu School.
Zoom Meeting October 7 2020 Fiji Partnership Zilla Roth 2020-10-06 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Fiji Savusavu,International,Meetings,Rotary Connections

Subscribe to Calendar

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From the Calendar page here you can subscribe to the Club's event calendar.
This will result in the Club's calendar being added to your existing calendar subscriptions, thus ensuring that as an event is added (or modified) to the Club's calendar, it will appear on your phone, tablet etc.
Calendars supported are Outlook, Google and Apple.
Take the link, Subscribe to Calendar, from the Calendar Page.
Subscribe to Calendar Ian Ballantine 2020-10-05 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Website

Vale Ricardo Krauskopf

Posted by Linda O'Brien on Oct 06, 2020
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This is part of a report on the recent passing of Ricardo Krauskopf.
 
Ricardo Krauskopf was an innovator, an altruist, and a true gent, who passed away on September 24 after a long battle with motor neurone disease.
 

“For Ricardo, supporting the community was intrinsic in his DNA, whether it was through his businesses which always seemed to find some way of paying back to the community or in areas such as the Rotary Club, Ricardo was only to happy to lend a hand. Whether it was flipping sausages at Bunnings to raise funds or lobbying politicians, he was always there doing his part to provide support.

Vale Ricardo Krauskopf Linda O'Brien 2020-10-05 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Balibo,International

Social Media Share Bar Display

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Oct 06, 2020
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At the bottom of most pages there should appear what is referred to as a Social Media Share Bar, including this page after you have clicked the Read More button.
This post is intended to help you if your browser is not displaying this bar. It would appear to be mainly an issue with desktop/laptop browsers as opposed to mobile or tablets devices.
Social Media Share Bar Display Ian Ballantine 2020-10-05 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Website

Chat with the DG

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Oct 04, 2020
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Chat with the District Governor, Alma Reynolds
Alma runs Zoom meetings
  • every second Tuesday at 10.30 am - Morning Tea with Alma
  • and the following Sunday at 4pm - Sunday Sundowners
The sessions are informal chats about anything and everything Rotary – BYO topics or take up those brought by others.  No need to RSVP just turn up.
Meeting ID's and passwords tend to vary so they are not being published here. Check your email or our Club Events Listing here.
 
Chat with the DG Ian Ballantine 2020-10-03 14:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,District 9810,Member Involvement,Rotary Connections

First woman RI Pres Nominee

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Oct 04, 2020
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EVANSTON, Ill. (October 1,  2020) — Jennifer Jones, member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, will become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, a groundbreaking selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the service organization’s 115-year existence.

 

First woman RI Pres Nominee Ian Ballantine 2020-10-03 14:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Rotary Connections,Rotary International

Run a Zoom Meeting

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Oct 03, 2020
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If you would like to:
  • run a Zoom meeting for your Committee
  • Connect with some other members
  • Even run a meeting with family
Please feel free to use our Zoom meeting facility. Simply book in a time with me and I will kick it off 10 minutes beforehand and assign Host rights over to you. When you've finished your meeting, simply click on End Meeting, then End Meeting for All.
Click here for Zoom Help.
Especially look at these two stories - Want to be a Chairperson and Zoom Chairperson.
Ian Ballantine
 
Run a Zoom Meeting Ian Ballantine 2020-10-02 14:00:00Z 0 Meetings,Zoom Help

A Memory of my Childhood

Posted by Linda O'Brien on Oct 03, 2020
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It was an event eagerly looked forward to by both my father and myself, even my mother looked forward to it not that she went but it meant time to herself while we were out of the house. My father went as a boy with his brother and I went every year  with my father until we shifted from Albert Park to Elwood in the mid 60’s.... The Old Buffers Carnival.... It seemed to be very much a local event, while one was there to visit the events and side shows we did spend as much time chatting and catching up with people.
A Memory of my Childhood Linda O'Brien 2020-10-02 14:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Member Events,Member History
Rotary Christmas Cakes and Puddings Ian Ballantine 2020-09-30 14:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Community,Fundraising,Member Events,Member Involvement,Rotary Foundation

Zoom Meeting Sept 30 2020 Malvern Travel

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Sep 30, 2020
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What fun! How much fun was it on Wednesday September 31th evening, a glass or two of wine, 2 very enthusiastic and passionate Guest Speakers and many members with apologies from Peter L and John L. and appearances from Leonie R and Angie G. Welcome Terry! We have not seen Terry for a while as she has to work long hours from home and lives a long way from us. Pres. Geoff welcomed us all including Vishal, Angie and Leonie and Karin who at last has a camera and therefore can be seen.
Zoom Meeting Sept 30 2020 Malvern Travel Ian Ballantine 2020-09-29 14:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Meetings

Zoom Meeting September 23 2020

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Sep 23, 2020
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Happy Birthday Helen, Ian’s Partner. By 7:30 there were already 23 participants who included Sossi, Tony Fitzlapp, Rotarian Merv from RC Caulfield and our Tim M who is not able to join us often due to his children’s commitment. Pres. Geoff welcomed us all and made mention that we were having a very, very busy day due to our meeting, 7;30 in the morning and then again 7:30 in the evening.
Zoom Meeting September 23 2020 Ian Ballantine 2020-09-22 14:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Meetings

Dilmah Tea Evening

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Sep 23, 2020
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7:30 pm Wednesday 23rd September! There was great excitement even though we were on Zoom and we could feel it! Geoff Gartly was our host and welcomed our many guests, including a number of members from other District 9810 Clubs. He had been very fortunate to have Dilhan Fernando younger son of Merill Fernando Founder of Dilmah Tea, agree to talk to us from Sri Lanka. Dilhan explained that he was a Rotarian, his club being Colombo Metropolitan and that a former RI President was running his office.
Dilmah Tea Evening Ian Ballantine 2020-09-22 14:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,District 9810,Fellowship,Member Events,Membership
Letter from Loretta De Nittis Ian Ballantine 2020-09-21 14:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Rotary Youth Exchange,Youth

StKilda Mums Blankets

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Sep 21, 2020
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Club Community Project for September - Donations of single bed and cot size blankets urgently required for St Kilda Mums. St Kilda Mums always need items for babies and up to primary school age children but even more so during the Covid Pandemic. Please ask your families and friends to check if they have bedding for cots and single beds that can be donated.     All items should be laundered and in near new condition. 
StKilda Mums Blankets Ian Ballantine 2020-09-20 14:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Community,StKilda Mums

Zoom Speaker v Gallery View

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Sep 16, 2020
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Zoom meeting participants can switch between two views - Gallery, where you see all the attendees and Speaker, where you have a large image of the speaker (at  any instant) and a smaller listing of other attendees.
 
Zoom Speaker v Gallery View Ian Ballantine 2020-09-15 14:00:00Z 0 Zoom Help
Zoom Meeting September 16 2020 Mitch Fifield Ian Ballantine 2020-09-15 14:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Meetings

Some history from Linda O'B

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Sep 09, 2020
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My family history on my mother’s side is interesting, I am sure that her mother’s side of the family would have a story to tell and I know some of it... I remember vividly my great grandmother talking about her youth in Wagga Wagga and hearing the aborigines at corroboree in the distance, but my memories are not detailed and would need to be substantiated and I am not inclined to do the long hours to research required to compile the history ...however on my mother’s fathers side her cousin has been prolific and detailed in her research, so I submit the following
Some history from Linda O'B Ian Ballantine 2020-09-08 14:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Member Events,Member History
Zoom Meeting September 9 2020 Geoff Gartly  Ian Ballantine 2020-09-08 14:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Meetings

Why being kind is as important as ever
 
 

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Sep 02, 2020
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Your parents told you to be nice to people. Guess what? They were right. Here’s why.
Doing good doesn’t only benefit other people. It helps us, too.
Studies show that helping others boosts serotonin, a neurotransmitter that makes us feel satisfied. Another benefit to feeling rewarded when we do good: It lowers our stress levels. Who couldn’t use that right now?
 
Why being kind is as important as ever   Ian Ballantine 2020-09-01 14:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Rotary Connections

Zoom Raise Hand

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Sep 02, 2020
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In a meeting, participants who wish to address the meeting or ask a question, please use the “Raise Hand” function. Remember to lower it after you have had your turn.
Zoom Raise Hand Ian Ballantine 2020-09-01 14:00:00Z 0 Zoom Help
Zoom  Meeting Running Sheet   Ian Ballantine 2020-08-25 14:00:00Z 0 Zoom Help

Want to be Chairperson?

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Aug 25, 2020
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Zoom is going to be with us for a while…..
How would you like to be the chairperson of a meeting? This also means you will be made “co-host” in terms of it being on Zoom.
Want to be Chairperson? Ian Ballantine 2020-08-24 14:00:00Z 0 Meetings,Zoom Help

My name is Zilla

Posted by Zilla Roth on Aug 19, 2020
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Over my life time many people have asked what is your name? Where do you come from? What kind of name is that? Coming from a refugee family, “landing” in Hobart, Tasmania, where school children in Primary School did not know the difference between Germans, Jews and Japs. Not knowing what a Jew is,or what a Jew was, I became a “Dirty Jap”! Even the teachers were unaware. One can imagine what the teasing was like. My parents had anglicized our name from Abramowsky to Abrams and this still did not help. So how DID I get my name.
My name is Zilla Zilla Roth 2020-08-18 14:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Member Events,Member History

Zoom Audio Settings

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Aug 19, 2020
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For those who seem to have issues hearing, or being heard, I suggest you use the facility within Zoom to set and test your audio settings.             
Zoom Audio Settings Ian Ballantine 2020-08-18 14:00:00Z 0 Zoom Help

Zoom Meeting August 5 2020

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It is 7:15 on a very cold slightly wet morning in Melbourne and once again we are warm and cosy at home greeting every one as they arrive on Zoom screen instead of racing to a morning breakfast for a Rotary meeting! It certainly a wonderful alternative as we are in further COVID19 lockdown. Ian began by handing the hosting job to our enthusiastic Jo. Jo welcomed us all and mentioned those who did not seem to be present such as Margie, Glenda, Liz, Sue, and an apology from Kevin. Paul was greatly visible with his background of the St. Kilda Football Club Flags and Scarf! Yay for the win! She then introduced Pres. Geoff.
Zoom Meeting August 5 2020 Ian Ballantine 2020-08-11 14:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Community,Meetings,RDA

Zoom Meeting August 12 2020

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Aug 12, 2020
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We had Larry Green as our host/chairman this morning. Our special guest was, of course, Alma Reynolds, District Governor, District 9810. This was Alma’s “official” visit to our Club. It was not her first, however, having joined us before as the DG elect.
Alma was joined by her partner, Greg King and our Assistant DG, Heather Chisholm.
Zilla was an apology this morning.
 
Zoom Meeting August 12 2020 Ian Ballantine 2020-08-11 14:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,District 9810,End Polio Now,Meetings,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation
DG Partner's Project 2020-21 Ian Ballantine 2020-08-11 14:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,District 9810,End Polio Now,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation
The Way We Were: 1958! Ian Ballantine 2020-08-04 14:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Member Events,Member History
D9810 Responds to COVID19   Ian Ballantine 2020-07-07 14:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,District 9810,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation

Moorabbin History

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Jul 08, 2020
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A couple of weeks ago a number of members gave presentations on the history of Moorabbin and Bentleigh. Here is a copy of the presentation given by John Mason. IanB

Moorabbin didn’t have a town hall, Functions were held at Brighton. The Town Hall site was offices and baby health centre where I was weighed and vaccinated, the band hall where my father played cornet in the Band, and I tried to but failed, and a small library.
 
Moorabbin History Ian Ballantine 2020-07-07 14:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Member Events,Member History
Le Cordon Bleu Degustation Dinner  Ian Ballantine 2020-06-25 14:00:00Z 0 2019-20,2020,Cilantro,Fellowship,Holmsglen University,Le Cordon Bleu,Member Events

Zoom Share Screen
 

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Jun 24, 2020
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Ever wondered what Share Screen means? When you are in a Zoom Meeting you can open up any other window you have open on your computer and “share” it with all participants.
Zoom Share Screen  Ian Ballantine 2020-06-23 14:00:00Z 0 Zoom Help

Statement from Rotary International

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Jun 17, 2020
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At Rotary, we have no tolerance for racism. Promoting respect, celebrating diversity, demanding ethical leadership, and working tirelessly to advance peace are central tenets of our work.
We have more work to do to create more just, open and welcoming communities for all people.
We know there are no easy fixes and that challenging conversations and work lie before all of us. Rotary’s strength has long been our ability and commitment to bringing people together. We will tap into that strength now as we stand with those who are working for peace and justice. 
Rotary will do our part to listen, learn and take action to ensure that we continue to contribute to making positive change.
 
 
Statement from Rotary International Ian Ballantine 2020-06-16 14:00:00Z 0 2019-20,2020,Rotary Connections,Rotary International
Market Re-Opens Ian Ballantine 2020-06-13 14:00:00Z 0 2019-20,2020,Bentleigh Sunday Market,Member Events,Member Involvement

Zoom Mute setting—Push to talk
 

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Jun 10, 2020
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As you know, you can mute and un-mute by clicking on the microphone icon.
But there is a much smarter way—simply push and hold the space bar as you talk. Then release when you have finished.
 
Zoom Mute setting—Push to talk  Ian Ballantine 2020-06-09 14:00:00Z 0 Zoom Help
Towards Market Re-Opening Ian Ballantine 2020-06-06 14:00:00Z 0 2019-20,2020,Bentleigh Sunday Market,Member Events,Member Involvement

Making a Difference

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Jun 03, 2020
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Interplast Australia & New Zealand - ‘Making a Difference’
A little girl who lives in Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea, was born with a cleft lip and palate making it very difficult for her to feed properly.  Without proper nutrition in her formative years, Patma is unable to put on weight and thrive.5
 
Making a Difference Ian Ballantine 2020-06-02 14:00:00Z 0 2019-20,2020,International,Interplast

District Assembly 2020

Posted by Helen Nodrum on Jun 03, 2020
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In these challenging times we now face, I would like to acknowledge and thank the team in District 9810 for delivering “online” this year’s Rotary Assembly.
I am not sure how many of our members took the opportunity to link in on Zoom, but I was fortunate enough to join on two occasions.
One was for Chairpersons of the Youth committees, a session I really enjoyed and was heartened to hear from others that we all face similar challenges and that our club’s roadmap here is in sync with other clubs and District expectations.
District Assembly 2020 Helen Nodrum 2020-06-02 14:00:00Z 0 2019-20,2020,District 9810,Member Involvement,Rotary Connections

Ride for Medical Research
 

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Jun 03, 2020
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Ride for Medical Research Team Raises $53,000 for ARH Research
Rotary District 9810’s Ride for Medical Research team have raised $53,000 for Australian Rotary Health research recently during their ‘Silos, Plains, Lakes & Art Tour.’
Early on the Sunday morning of the 15th of March, just before social distancing rules kicked in, the team met at the Bayswater football oval for a send-off by 9810 District Governor Shia Smart. By 7am the riding team (also joined by eighteen members of the Warburton Ghost Riders) were on the road towards Halls Gap, stopping at Willaura for lunch, with an overall goal to reach Lake Bolac at the end of five days.
 
Ride for Medical Research  Ian Ballantine 2020-06-02 14:00:00Z 0 2019-20,2020,ARHRF,District 9810,Rotary Connections

Zoom audio and video settings

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Jun 02, 2020
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When you are in a meeting you can still access your audio and video settings by clicking on the carat symbol adjacent to each icon—bottom left of your screen.
Zoom audio and video settings Ian Ballantine 2020-06-01 14:00:00Z 0 Zoom Help
John Lehner Receives Award Ian Ballantine 2020-06-01 14:00:00Z 0 2019-20,2020,Community,Member Involvement

Thanks from Carnegie Toy Library

Posted by Ian Ballantine on May 27, 2020
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Received this week....
Good afternoon,
I'm writing on behalf of the Carnegie Toy Library to thank Bentleigh Moorabbin Central Rotary Club for your generous donation to our organisation. We were so deeply touched by your thoughtfulness, as will be the children who play with the new STEM toys we will purchase with your donation.
Thanks from Carnegie Toy Library Ian Ballantine 2020-05-26 14:00:00Z 0 2019-20,2020,Community

The new normal?

Posted by John Mason on May 27, 2020
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After meeting on Zoom and conversing by email, Dan finally said five people could visit a house, so the Market Strategic Planning Committee met in person.
Socially distanced around an extended table. A ray of light at the end of the tunnel? Hopefully our Club can meet again soon!
 
The new normal? John Mason 2020-05-26 14:00:00Z 0 2019-20,2020,Member Events,Member Involvement

Letter from Clemence

Posted by Peter Lewis on May 27, 2020
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Hello everyone (from France)
It’s been more than a month since I left Australia. I was more than sad to leave everything behind, with an unaccomplished feeling. But I will come back to check the last unchecked boxes.
However, coming back in my home country was a great feeling. I’ve met my sisters and parents again, my cats and my home, what a nice feeling! I’ve missed it a lot.
 
Letter from Clemence Peter Lewis 2020-05-26 14:00:00Z 0 2019-20,2020,Rotary Youth Exchange,Youth
Zoom Set Up Ian Ballantine 2020-05-26 14:00:00Z 0 Zoom Help
Alex Ballantine Rotary Ian Ballantine 2020-05-19 14:00:00Z 1 2019-20,2020,Member Events,Member History

Zoom Chairperson

Posted by Ian Ballantine on May 13, 2020
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As with any meeting, a Zoom meeting has a chairperson. In Zoom language he or she is called the “host”. He or she can, among other things, mute everyone. It is important that we respect this. He, or she does this for a reason. It is to ensure that the current speaker is not interrupted and can remain in the “speaker role” as determined by Zoom.
Zoom Chairperson Ian Ballantine 2020-05-12 14:00:00Z 0 Zoom Help

A Thank you from Slovenia
 

Posted by Ian Ballantine on May 13, 2020
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Thank you very much for your kind letter which we have received from you few days ago. It was really lovely surprise, to get greetings from Friends from Down under.  I hope you are all well and healthy . In Slovenia is presently situation with Covid-19 more than good. Daily infection is very low , some days even zero. Also restrictions are from day to day lower. Here on the north part of the world, we are entering slowly  but surely to the summer and looks like restrictions will be down and we will be able to enjoy  it  How is by you ?
 
A Thank you from Slovenia  Ian Ballantine 2020-05-12 14:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Rotary Connections,Rotary International

Zoom Speaker Mode

Posted by Ian Ballantine on May 13, 2020
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Zoom is not capable of handling very well more than one person speaking at once. It is set up to recognise the “current” speaker and give that person “centre stage”. You may notice the yellow or green outline that appears around a person’s image when they speak. This is the person Zoom is identifying as the speaker at that moment. They take over visually and audibly.
Zoom Speaker Mode Ian Ballantine 2020-05-12 14:00:00Z 0 Zoom Help
New Member Peter Nolan Ian Ballantine 2020-03-10 13:00:00Z 0 2019-20,2020,Member Events,Membership,New Member
New Member Sue Loeliger Ian Ballantine 2019-11-19 13:00:00Z 0 2019,2019-20,Member Events,Membership,New Member
Linton Street Playground Launch Ian Ballantine 2019-11-07 13:00:00Z 0 2019,2019-20,Community,Kingston CC,Member Events,Member Involvement
New Member Michael Bury Ian Ballantine 2019-10-15 13:00:00Z 0 2019,2019-20,District 9810,Member Events,Membership,New Member

Exchange Student Clemence Welcome

Posted by Zilla Roth on Aug 22, 2019
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Last Thursday 22nd August, we had a most wonderful evening to enjoy and to partake of delicious Cordon Bleu French cooking prepared by 9 cookery students well on their way of their course and 8 front of house students who have almost finished the course and who waited on us superbly! Geoff Gartly was MC and the room was decorated with French flags and serviettes. Clemence Vandercruyssen was introduced to us and we all introduced our friends and partners. There was a very relaxed atmosphere.

There is a photo album of this event here.

Exchange Student Clemence Welcome Zilla Roth 2019-08-21 14:00:00Z 0 2019,2019-20,Cilantro,Fellowship,Holmsglen University,Member Events,Member Involvement,Rotary Youth Exchange,Youth

Clemence goes to StKilda

Posted by Julie Reid on Aug 04, 2019
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The Reid family took Clemence to St Kilda yesterday (Saturday August 3) and we had Spanish for lunch by the beach. I then took her shopping at Chadstone, an exciting experience for her due to scale!
Clemence likes shopping and has a sweet tooth so we stopped for tea and cake.  Clemence also loves the outdoors and the environment.  She is a delight, a lovely person who is very polite and thankful for the opportunity to be here.
 
 
Clemence goes to StKilda Julie Reid 2019-08-03 14:00:00Z 0 2019,2019-20,Member Involvement,Rotary Youth Exchange,Youth
Jade farewell at the Lewis's Ian Ballantine 2019-06-08 14:00:00Z 0 2018-19,2019,Fellowship,Member Events,Member Involvement,Rotary Youth Exchange,Youth
International Women’s Day 2019 Women in Sport Ian Ballantine 2019-03-06 13:00:00Z 0 2018-19,2019-20,Bayside CC,Bentleigh SC,Community,Connect Health
District 9810 Youth Exchange Welcome Home Dinner Ian Ballantine 2019-02-28 13:00:00Z 0 2018-19,2019,District 9810,Fellowship,Rotary Connections,Rotary Youth Exchange,Youth

John Mason PP PHF receives OAM

Posted by Ron Brownlees on Jan 26, 2019
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Our heartfelt congratulations go to member John Mason  PP PHF
MEDAL OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA IN THE GENERAL DIVISION
Congratulations to our esteemed Charter Member John Mason who was today announced as a recipient of  the Order of Australia Medal. John and Margaret are currently en-route to Singapore where they will celebrate the Chinese New Year which is the Year of the Pig! As a valued member of our club we should be proud to recognize and celebrate the incredible work and contribution of John to our community as a worthy  recipient of this award. Ron Brownlees
John Mason PP PHF receives OAM Ron Brownlees 2019-01-25 13:00:00Z 0 2018-19,2019,Member Events,Member History,Member Involvement,Membership
New Member Julie Reid Ian Ballantine 2019-01-22 13:00:00Z 0 2018,2018-19,Member Events,Membership,New Member
Jade comes sailing Ian Ballantine 2018-11-13 13:00:00Z 0 2018,2018-19,Member Involvement,Rotary Youth Exchange,Youth

Run for Change

Posted by Peter O'Brien on Oct 28, 2018
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The ‘Run for Change’ community event started about 6:00 to 6:30am on Sunday morning.  The event is always well organised and was again assisted by the RCBMC along with students from Holmesglen Training facility

The RCBMC had in attendance Greg O’S (Chef supreme), the versatile Grant P (without whom the BBQ’s and storage unit would not have been there), Peter O’B ( rubbing shoulders with the upcoming chefs), Margaret M ( learning new cooking skills), Terry K (who travelled from St Albans to provide her expertise in BBQing) and of course the club photographer and President IB

 

Run for Change Peter O'Brien 2018-10-27 13:00:00Z 0 2018,2018-19,Community,Holmsglen University,Member Involvement
Moorabbin Toy Library 28 October 2018 Peter Lewis 2018-10-27 13:00:00Z 0 2018,2018-19,Community,Member Involvement,Moorabbin Toy Library

Our House Rules

Posted by Peter O'Brien on Oct 27, 2018
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The house the Club owns in a Bayside suburb of Melbourne was damaged by fire late last year. After a complex insurance claim it has now been restored, And is now ready to hand back to ‘Launch Housing’ to accommodate a family escaping domestic violence. To get ready for this the Club had a working bee on Saturday. Ron B organised this which was attended by Pres Ian, Peter O’B, Grant P, John and Margaret M, Marilyn B, with Geoff Gledhill doing an early shift as he was busy in the arvo. Work completed included tree and shrub pruning, planter bed edging, window cleaning, general tidying up of the garden and grounds and some planting, and filling the Hopper with the rubbish.

Our House Rules Peter O'Brien 2018-10-26 13:00:00Z 0 2018,2018-19,Community,Launch Housing,Member Events,Member Involvement
Riding for the Disabled Association Open Day Ian Ballantine 2018-10-26 13:00:00Z 0 2018,2018-19,Community,Member Involvement,RDA

Food for Change Visit

Posted by Zilla Roth on Sep 12, 2018
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After last week’s meeting, Pres. Ian, Jo, Grant, Tim M and I met Matt Donovan at the farm of Food for Change. The farm is on the corner of Clayton Rd and Kingston Rd. It was originally land that was unused tucked between other farms and large glasshouses and is most inconspicuous. Matt is the force behind this project that grows vegetables to distribute amongst the needy. We saw a cultivated raised row of soil that had produced in an area of 50meters long by approximately 1meter wide 1200 cauliflowers! On other similar rows we saw chard, silver beet, peas, kale, onions, radishes and carrots.
Food for Change Visit Zilla Roth 2018-09-11 14:00:00Z 0 2018,2018-19,Community,Food For Change,Member Involvement

Brazil Night August 2018

Posted by Helen Nodrum on Aug 31, 2018
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In a carnival atmosphere, 50 Rotarians and their family and friends  gathered at Cilantro Restaurant to welcome our exchange student Jade Reis Costa.
The evening started with both national anthems of Brazil and Australia and a presentation of the Brazilian flag to Geoff by Jade and in return Geoff Presented Jade with an “Aussie Tee Shirt”
We learnt a lot about Brazil the country, the food, the people, the music, the customs. We welcomed and enjoyed the support of other Rotary clubs with members from Glen Eira, Caulfield, Cheltenham and Brighton clubs along with Barrie Vickers attending on the night.
 
Brazil Night August 2018 Helen Nodrum 2018-08-30 14:00:00Z 0 2018,2018-19,Member Events,Member Involvement,Rotary Connections,Rotary Youth Exchange,Youth

Belola (Balilbo) School

Posted by Linda O'Brien on Aug 22, 2018
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Belola (Balilbo) School Project 65% Complete

Please see pictures below, courtesy of Terry Bracks at BHT. Our Belola School project is at 65% of construction and progressing fast. It is now a race between the builders finishing and our fit-out container arriving in Balibo/Belola. We are still confident it will all come together by end of October 2018.

Belola (Balilbo) School Linda O'Brien 2018-08-21 14:00:00Z 0 2018,2018-19,Balibo,International

McKinnon Sec Coll Run MCK

Posted by Helen Nodrum on Aug 17, 2018
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McKinnon Secondary College Run MCK Annual Athletics Carnival

The youth of today are tomorrow’s future and it is important that we support them.

McKinnon Secondary college’s Interact club which RCBMC proudly sponsors and supports held its major annual fund-raising event on Friday last 17th August in the school grounds starting at 9am and concluding at 6pm.

This day was brilliantly organised by the team, supported by all school students, teachers, staff, families and friends.

McKinnon Sec Coll Run MCK Helen Nodrum 2018-08-16 14:00:00Z 0 2018,2018-19,McKinnon Secondary College,Member Events,Member Involvement,Rotary Youth Exchange,Youth
National Science Forum Candidate Faye Weeks 2018-06-04 14:00:00Z 0 2017-18,2018,Mentone Girls SC,NYSF,Youth
Bike and Traffic Education Alan Kempton 2018-05-23 14:00:00Z 0 2017-18,2018,Bike Education,Member Involvement,Southmoor Primary School,Youth

ROMAC Market Stall

Posted by Ian Ballantine on May 20, 2018
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At the Bentleigh Sunday Community Market on Sunday 20th May 2018 for the third time under difficult conditions, stoic club members Grant Perry, Margaret Mason and Linda O’Brien gathered under a stormy, dark and challenging Melbourne’s weather pattern that was very cold, windy and not really fit for man nor beast, however, these RCBMC members were extremely determined to set up various stalls with items donated by club members and raise funds to continue the rotary support of the Rotary Oceanic Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC) program.

ROMAC Market Stall Ian Ballantine 2018-05-19 14:00:00Z 0 2017-18,2018,Bentleigh Sunday Market,Fundraising,International,Member Events,Member Involvement,ROMAC

Club speaks at Glen Eira Seminar

Posted by Ian Ballantine on May 10, 2018
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This week has been an opportunity for the Rotary Club of Bentleigh Moorabbin Central and the Glen Eira City Council to engage with the broader community to be able to provide various forums that will be become necessary for residents and the council to assess the requirements of both the council and community in the future.

So the Glen Eira City Council ran a number of informative sessions for people considering their lifestyle choices as they grow older.

 

Club speaks at Glen Eira Seminar Ian Ballantine 2018-05-09 14:00:00Z 0 2017-18,2018,Community,Glen Eira CC,Member Involvement

Club member helps Donations in Kind

Posted by Helen Nodrum on Apr 28, 2018
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I enjoy community projects so it was without hesitation that I volunteered to assist on Saturday 29th April with a combined rotary project of removing and storing approximately 100 beds, overhead tables and lockers that had been donated from the premises of the Old Peter MacCallum Hospital in St. Andrews Place.

I am not sure how many people we had across the day with the various comings and goings but something in the order of 50+was probably near the figure. Importantly they came from 16 different Rotary Clubs.

Club member helps Donations in Kind Helen Nodrum 2018-04-27 14:00:00Z 0 2017-18,2018,International,Member Involvement

Fund raising for ROMAC

Posted on Apr 22, 2018
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On Sunday 22nd April 2018, RCBMC members Linda O’B, Grant P, Margaret & John M, Jo I and myself had a number of stalls at the market to sell donated items from various club members that included soft toys and other children’s games (from Grant Perry) , miscellaneous items including glass wares, plates, crockery (from Linda O’Brien), other items including books (from Margaret & John Mason), some items (from Helen Nodrum), fashion items including leather boots and shoes (from Jo Impey) and some items that went unsold from a previous fund raiser held at the market  – thank you to all that contributed.

Fund raising for ROMAC 2018-04-21 14:00:00Z 0 2017-18,2018,Bentleigh Sunday Market,Fundraising,International,Member Events,Member Involvement,ROMAC

ROMAC Hosting

Posted by John Mason on Apr 18, 2018
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Margaret Mason in her role as member of the District ROMAC committee has been hosting Lucillia (Lucy) who is in town with her mother, and is undergoing radiation treatment for cancer in her throat neck and spine. She has to wear a neck brace that extends well down her back, and has weekday radiation treatment at Peter Mac. She is a delightful 9 year old who must be in a lot of pain and discomfort but is always smiling and giggling.
ROMAC Hosting John Mason 2018-04-17 14:00:00Z 0 2017-18,2018,International,Member Involvement,ROMAC

Congratulations Mrs Binnion

Posted by Peter Lewis on Nov 29, 2016
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Last week the Principals Australia Institute acknowledged Pitsa Binnion’s outstanding contribution to leading public education by presenting her with the John Laing Award.
The Victorian Association of State Secondary Principals (VASSP) nominated Pitsa for this prestigious award, in recognition not only of her leadership of the McKinnon Secondary College community, but also her substantial contribution to the improvement of the Victorian education system.
Congratulations Mrs Binnion Peter Lewis 2016-11-28 13:00:00Z 0 2016,2016-17,McKinnon Secondary College,Youth

Volunteerism and Philanthropy

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Jul 20, 2016
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This was a Presentation to General Assembly, McKinnon Secondary College on 20 July 2016 by the Club’s Youth Director, Peter Guttmann
Presentation by Rotarian Peter Guttmann of a copy of ‘Dancing in my Dreams’ by Kerry Highly, published by Monash University, to the School Principal Ms Pitsa Binnion for the School Library collection.
In 1950 the Worldwide death rate from Polio was greater than 500,000; in  2015, less than 100.  Today Polio is restricted to Afghanistan & Pakistan.
Polio survivors live within our community.  In Australia around 400,000 people live with its impact, arguably our single-largest physical disability group.
Volunteerism and Philanthropy Ian Ballantine 2016-07-19 14:00:00Z 0 2016,2016-17,Awards Nights,McKinnon Secondary College,Youth
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