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Edition 38 Monday, 22nd July 2021

Message from our President

Well, here we go again – Lockdown 5.0. A snap lockdown they say but do not hold your breath the last circuit breaker of 7 days lasted three weeks and the spread of this raging virus just gets faster each time.
Cilantro is now unavailable due to this lockdown and whilst we considered endeavouring to meet back at Virginia Park for just this one week the timing is too tight to accommodate us on the Wednesday morning, particularly if the lockdown does not end.
Following our board meeting last week, the service team chairperson’s will now gather their teams and start planning for this rotary year. I am looking forward to working with each team to bring about our projects and partnership outcomes.
The Kingston A cluster for this year has been expanded to include Springvale City, Noble Park Dingley, Chelsea, Mordialloc, Moorabbin and ourselves.
A huge vote of thanks to Ian Ballantine for the work he put into getting our club’s first hybrid meeting up and running. It was not as simple as it looked and there was quite a bit of planning and thought required to pull it off. Wonderful to provide our members who cannot get to Cilantro the opportunity of attending meetings.
The youth committee have got off to a flying start this year with regards Rotary youth programs. We are pleased to sponsor Tilde Verhoeven from Mentone Girls Secondary college to National Youth Science forum and we are presently interviewing a candidate for RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly)
Tim Moran continues to do some great work in the background as our representative on the district committee looking at establishing a Rotaract club in our area. Whilst this will not be achieved overnight, I believe the committee’s action plan will yield success down the track.
Along with Terry Kane, Linda O’Brien and Peter Nolan I had the honour of being invited to Change over night for Rotary Club of South Davao in the Philippines. Our donation through Terry’s “share a dream” organisation was acknowledged during the ceremony and I was given the pleasure of responding on behalf of our club
As you will have guessed a Virtual event – but nonetheless a most impressive night
(see report further down the bulletin).
Keep in touch with each other and stay safe
Regards and all the best,
Helen Nodrum
Meeting this week
We are back on Zoom this week. Meeting ID 3532621046 Pwd 3191
Our guest speaker(s) are Jeff Needham - John Dixon  from Moorleigh Men's Shed

Also, have a look at the article below on subscribing to our Events Calendar. Have all events update directly to your phone.
Ian Ballantine
Our Club meets weekly. It can either be a Zoom meeting, or an "in person" meeting.
This week, we will be back on Zoom, details here. The Zoom meeting will be started around 7.15am with the formal meeting starting at 7.30am
Please check details of each week's meeting here or elsewhere in this Bulletin to confirm venue. You are very welcome to join us.
There are a number of upcoming events that are beyond the listing below. MLA Brad Rowswell is speaker on the 8th September. There is a community event to raise awareness of suicide prevention on the 10th September and a fundraising picnic for Rotarians Against Malaria on the 18th September. Please click here to see all and here to see how you can have events added automatically to your calendar.
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**.
Club meeting July 14 2021 Brain Health and Audiology
The chair for the meeting was Terry Kane, and the guest speaker was Andrew Campbell from Neuaudio. President Helen welcomed members and advised that the Board, at its meeting on 13 July, decided to contribute $5,000 to the Storm Relief Fund in District 9810. This is to be ratified by members vote in 2 weeks time. There will be a dinner at Mulgrave Country Club for returned “Outgoing Exchange Students “ on 6 August 2021
Rotary projects around the globe
by - taken from the website here.
This is a sample of a number of projects being undertaken at present around the world. Please read on....
District 9810 Changeover July 9 2021
This article is primarily here to provide links and instructions to obtain images from District 9810 Changeover held at Southern Golf Club on Friday, 9th July, 2021. The small number of images in this story are primarily of members of the Rotary Club of Bentleigh Moorabbin Central.
  1. An Album of images can be found within this website here These images are at 1500 pixels and can be displayed via a slide show. You also have the ability to download individual images. Please read the instructions on the page.
  2. Additionally, all images at different resolutions, (1500 pixels and maximum) are available on Google drive here. It is possible to download individual or all images.
Meet Rotary’s New President 2021-22
Our new president, Shekhar Mehta, envisions Rotary’s next chapter – and is ready to make it a reality
by John Rezek

Taken from here
Over the years, I caught glimpses of Shekhar Mehta when he came to One Rotary Center in Evanston, Illinois, for Board of Directors meetings. I met him formally during one of the days of back-to-back meetings with various staff members that every incoming Rotary president participates in. During the session I attended, he was the most relaxed person in the room, despite being the only one suffering from jet lag. He was alert, patient, and asked perceptive questions — not surprising for someone as successful as he is in his professional and philanthropic life. I kept thinking that he was assessing each of us to see how we could be recruited to help him achieve his dreams for Rotary.
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Latest Photo Albums
District 9810 Changeover July 9 2021
Club Meeting June 30 2021
Changeover June 19, 2021
DG Alma Reynolds workshop May 2021
Bentleigh Sunday Market May 2021

Market Report

No report due to market being closed - will remain so until restrictions lifted.


Roster for the next 2 weeks
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 July 21 2021
Chairperson Kempton, Alan
Cashier / Regalia Reid, Julie
Cashier / Regalia
Cashier / Regalia Mahajan, Vishal
International Toast Perry, Grant
Meeting July 28 2021
Chairperson Reid, Julie
Cashier / Regalia Gledhill, Geoff
Cashier / Regalia Brownlees, Ron
Sergeant Session Mason, John
Market July 25th 2021
Market Leader Green, Larry
Assistant O'Brien, Linda
Assistant O'Brien, Peter
Market August 1st 2021
Market Leader Nolan, Peter
Assistant Ballantine, Ian
Assistant Loeliger, Sue
Assistant Weeks, Faye
Upcoming Events
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Club Meeting July 21 2021 Moorleigh Men's Shed
Jul 21, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting July 28 2021 Club Website
Cilantro Restaurant
Jul 28, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting August 4 2021 Australian Federal Pol
Cilantro Restaurant
Aug 04, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting August 11 2021 District Governor vis
Cilantro Restaurant
Aug 11, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting August 18 2021 Speaker TBA
Cilantro Restaurant
Aug 18, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Peter Lewis
July 4
Join Date
Grant Perry
July 1, 1991
30 years
Tim Lynch
July 2, 1997
24 years
Margaret Lucas
July 18, 2018
3 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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