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Edition 48 Monday, 4th October 2021

Message from our President

“Serve to change Lives”
Back to our usual morning meeting for the next three weeks.
Nick Staikos has kindly agreed to talk at this week’s meeting, looking forward to hearing Nick’s update on the political news and where the need within our community presently exists from his perspective as our local member in State Parliament.
This week in the Rotary world is Reconnect week, October 4-10th, celebrating our Rotary Alumni.
Rotary Alumni refers to those who have taken part and completed involvement in either a Rotary International, Rotary Foundation or Rotary District program.
From our club’s perspective that then refers to all that we have sponsored through
  • Rotary Youth Exchange
  • Interact, Rotaract club involvement
  • RYLA, which is Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
  • National Youth Science Forums each year
  • Indigenous scholarship recipients
  • MUNA, which is Model United Nations Assembly
  • RYPEN, Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment
As a club, we have the potential to maintain contact with our Alumni, and I am keen to see us have a register in place that is updated each year. Here are a few suggestions for maintaining that contact:
  • Invite Alumni back to assist with club projects
  • Invite to present as a speaker at our meetings
  • Provide the opportunity to give back to the club by participating in community projects or activities
  • Have the club organise a get together for all our past Alumni – great way for us to maintain the connection
However, maintaining a connection does not necessarily mean membership.
Kehela Vandenberg, District Chair for Alumni, is providing a huge amount of time, energy, and commitment to this Rotary agenda. Kehela has provided us a list of some of our past Alumni but I admit it is an old list and drastically needs an update. So, I am calling on all members who have information on this tucked away in your files to come clean and share with me, so that I can add it to the list we presently have.
As a starting point, to those who do not know we are sponsoring two students to NYSF this year, one from McKinnon Secondary and one from Mentone Secondary Girls College and one exceptional candidate to RYLA. I will make sure each of these ladies gets to speak at a club meeting both before and after their experience.
Hang in there all, I can see a “wee” light at the end of this very long tunnel. Stay connected, look after your neighbors and keep healthy
Best wishes, 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.
It will be our normal morning meeting starting at 7.30 am but the meeting will be open from 7.15 am
Guest speaker will be Nick Staikos MP Member of the Legislative Council - State Government
Member for Bentleigh
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
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.
Board Motion
At last week's Club meeting, the following motion was approved by those members in attendance.
A proposal 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.
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.
Rotary’s $97 million pledge for sustainable projects
RI President-elect Jennifer Jones announces Rotary’s $97 million pledge for sustainable projects during Global Citizen Live
The star-studded global event rallied people to take action on some of the world’s most urgent problems
by Ryan Hyland 
Club Meeting September 29 2021 Emma Gierschick, OAM
The meeting was held on Zoom. Twenty-three members participated and there were two guests, Sossi and Tony Fritzlaff from Cilantro. The chair was Tim Moran and the guest speaker was Emma Giershick. Tim introduced Emma who is a survivor of family violence and breast cancer She is a sole parent to a daughter who has Downs Syndrome. Emma has been advocating for support for women and children who are victims of family violence. She has been awarded an OAM for her work.
District 9810 Conference March 2022
It's time to start considering attending the District 9810 Conference, scheduled for March 2022 (25th and 26th)
It will be a combination of "on-line" and "in-person" and feature a gala night on Saturday.
Please refer here for up to date details.
Click on read more for more details and a video invitation by the DG
District 9810 Newsletter
A reminder to all members and friends of Rotary that our District Governor, Daryl Moran publishes his newsletter each month and is a very worthwhile read...if not essential reading.
You should receive it each month via email but you can always find the current and past editions here.
African region marks one year since being certified wild polio-free
Rotary joined its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) to mark the first anniversary of a historic public health milestone: the World Health Organization’s African region being certified free of wild polio.
From the Rotary International website here
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
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**.
Subscribe to Calendar
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.
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 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 October 6 2021
Chairperson Kane, Terry
Cashier / Regalia Lucas, Margaret
Cashier / Regalia Impey, Jo
International Toast Perry, Grant
Meeting October 13 2021
Chairperson Kruss, Neville
Cashier / Regalia Bury, Michael
Cashier / Regalia Loeliger, Sue
Sergeant Session Mason, John
Club Meeting October 6 2021 Nick Staikos MP
Oct 06, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting October 13, 2021 Ken Mirams
Oct 13, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Club meeting October 20, 2021
Oct 20, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Club meeting October 27, 2021 Evening Meeting
Oct 27, 2021
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Vishal Mahajan
October 3
Peter O'Brien
October 10
Larry Green
October 13
Spouse Birthdays
Asia Berri
October 11
Marilyn Brownlees
October 12
Ruth Grusd
October 13
Join Date
Michael Bury
October 16, 2019
2 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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