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Edition 46 Monday, 20th September 2021

Message from our President

“Serve to Change Lives”
The International Day of Peace is celebrated annually on 21st September. This day is devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both at home, nationally, and among all nations.
At this time more than ever, with a raging pandemic, violence, and bad news stories occupying our airwaves we need to stop, take a breath, refocus and dream of what we can create together.
So, I have done some research and want to share with each of you the following 5 factors that promote a culture of peace.
1.    Seek to understand
Understand and value the differences we find in people and the cultures we experience.
2.    Promote economic and social stability
Eliminating poverty, food insecurity, and social injustice is at the core of creating a stronger culture of peace.
3.    Respect all human rights
At the core of this is the belief that all humans are valuable – no one group is better than another.
4.    Advocate for equality
Support the advancement of equality in society and in the workplace, through political and economic initiatives – speak up to address discrimination.
5.    Choose democratic principles
Encourage the democratic participation of all in the community, so that every voice is heard in civic decision making and corruption in political leadership and operations is eliminated.

On another note, the membership committee is presently compiling the outcomes of the member survey sent out earlier. Thank you to everyone as we had an 80% response from the membership, which will, in turn, make sure that we achieve a well-rounded agenda moving forward.
There will be an evening meeting on the 27th of October, via zoom, (still presume) which will take the form of a membership forum to tease out how we all wish to proceed.

Stay Sane, Stay Healthy, and Stay Connected.
Regards and all the best,
Helen Nodrum
  Meeting this week
Zoom meeting only this week Meeting ID 3532621046 Pwd 3191
All meeting info can be found here. The start time will be 7.30am but the meeting will be open from 7.15 am
Our speaker will be
Kevin Bailey - Timor Leste, SAS and leadership/motivational skills
Also, have a look at the article below on subscribing to our Events Calendar. Have all events update directly to your phone.
By the way, I have updated the Zoom help page about Raising your Hand in Zoom here. It works a little differently now.
Ian Ballantine
Special Evening Meeting - Ms. Emma Gierschick, OAM
September 29, 2021 7:30pm on Zoom
Ms. Emma Gierschick, OAM has shown extraordinary tenacity in the face of adversity. As a survivor of family violence and breast cancer, plus a sole parent of a daughter with Down syndrome, Emma has navigated complex issues to get the right support for her daughter Amelia.
All details here.
Our Club meets weekly. It can either be a Zoom meeting, or an "in-person" meeting.
This week, we will be on Zoom only - details here
Please check details of each week's meeting here or elsewhere in this Bulletin to confirm the venue. You are very welcome to join us.
Please click here to see all events and here to see how you can have events added automatically to your calendar.
This week we expect to be joined by a number of members from the Rotary Club of Monash to see how we run our breakfast meetings. I understand Monash Club has had breakfast meetings in the past but currently meets of an evening. We warmly welcome our fellow Rotarians.
Ian Ballantine
Here is something you don’t see every day…..
Who is the young man in the photo?
Standing for his first election in Moorabbin.
And it is autographed too!!
Submitted by John Mason
Board Motion
At last week's Board meeting, a proposal was put forward after support received at the recent youth and vocational committee meeting that we provide major funding support to the Applied Learning awards for 2021. formerly White Lion but now encompassed in "Big Brother, Big Sister" organisation.
the motion is as below. Due to the funding being $5,000.0 this is the first announcement to members before voting.
MOTION: That RCBMC support a proposal to fund the In 2 Life Inc Applied Learning Awards 2021  to a value of $5000.
Moved: Julie Reid
Board approval gained,
This motion will go before the members of the Club on Wednesday, 29th September
Cooking with Jo - Orange Cake
Sunday afternoon Jo was joined by Margie Lucas and several observers in a special cooking session in which Jo prepared what, at least looks like, a delicious orange cake.
Club Meeting September 15th 20212 Trish Reynolds
The meeting was held via Zoom. 25 members participated and there were two visitors ( Sossi and Tony from Cilantro). The chair was Greg O’Shea and the guest speaker was Trish Reynolds formerly with the Australian Federal Police.  Greg welcomed members, guests and guest speaker. He then introduced Trish Reynolds who gave us an insight into the life in the Australian Federal Police. (AFP).
Zone 8 Virtual Conference September 11-12 2021
This last weekend I attended the Zone 8 Conference.
Zone 8 comprises Clubs from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands
Club Meeting September 8 2021 Brad Rowswell
The meeting was held on Zoom. Chair was Peter Nolan and the guest speaker was Brad Rowswell MP, Member for Sandringham. President Helen welcomed all members and wished our Jewish members a happy Jewish New Year. She also reminded board members of the board meeting on 14 September 2021.
Zoom Meeting Etiquette

In view of the fact that Zoom will continue to be with us for some time, I thought it timely that I remind members of some principles of Zoom etiquette. Like in any meeting, it's about respect and simple good manners.

I have endevoured to list some of the more common ones here and ask that members try to observe them.

As a rule, please don't assume that because it's a Zoom meeting that your behaviour should be any different than if you were meeting in person.

Members needs Sponsorship
Members Terry Kane and Jo Impey ares seeking support from fellow members and friends of Rotary in their effort to help raise funds for Cerebral Palsy
Zoom Raise Hand
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.
The Healey promotion to support Club
Do yourself and Bentleigh Moorabbin Central Rotary Club a Favour.
Purchase an apartment with a retirement lifestyle for yourself at The Healey, or refer a friend who purchases an apartment and you will receive a $1000 Visa card. Plus Bentleigh Moorabbin Central  Rotary Club will also receive a $1000  donation**.
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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.
It's a five minute walk from my house to the pub. It's a 35 minute walk from the pub to my house. The difference is staggering.
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Market Report

No report as the Market remains closed
Roster for the next 2 weeks
Meeting Chairman refer here for help

Note Market start time is 6.15am
Click on See all Rosters at right for future weeks. Members click here to see your own roster.
Meeting September 22nd 2021
Chairperson Loeliger, Sue
Cashier / Regalia Nodrum, Helen
Cashier / Regalia Kempton, Alan
Meeting September 29th 2021
Chairperson Moran, Tim
Cashier / Regalia Ballantine, Ian
Cashier / Regalia Perry, Grant
Sergeant Session Mason, John
Market September 26th 2021
Market Leader Green, Larry
Assistant Kane, Terry
Assistant ?
Club meeting September 22, 2021 Kevin Bailey
Sep 22, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Special Evening meeting Ms. Emma Gierschick, OAM
Sep 29, 2021
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Meeting October 13, 2021 Ken Mirams
Oct 06, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Club meeting October 6, 2021
Oct 06, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Club meeting October 20, 2021
Oct 20, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Spouse Birthdays
Sarah Bennett
September 12
Dr Helen Parker
September 23
Join Date
Ian Ballantine
September 16, 1997
24 years
Linda O'Brien
September 18, 1996
25 years
Terry Kane
September 18, 2013
8 years
Geoff Gartly
September 19, 2001
20 years
I remind members that you are responsible for the information contained in the Club's database. This includes, birthdays, phone numbers, addresses etc etc. Even your own photo. You maintain this via this link.
Ian Ballantine
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A reminder to members to keep checking the calendar of upcoming events for evening and perhaps, one day, daytime events.
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