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Edition 21 Monday, 22nd March 2021

Message from our President

As I mentioned previously, last weeks board meeting involved some great discussion on the future of the club, obviously not definitive positions, that’s a role for the club as a whole, rather setting up
the framework that will guide the club into the future.
The club strategy is key and we have had initial discussions as a club on that but we will also look to examine the culture of our club, what are our key values and norms. What are our expectations of ourselves and each other, ultimately it’s envisaged that we will require the guidance of a professional facilitator to walk us through that process. Finally we are going to review the club Code of Conduct, we need to ensure that such an important document continues to best serve the interests of every member.
Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday
Geoff Gledhill
Meeting this week:
Our speaker this week will be Our speaker will be Kim Ellis - director Australian Antarctic division . At Virginia Park Cafe. Link to event here.
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.
Please check details of each week's meeting here or elsewhere in this Bulletin to confirm venue. You are very welcome to join us.
The Four-Way Test in a post-truth era

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I only recently learned of The Four-Way Test, one of Rotary’s central principles. It is of special interest in the current day, when truth — or, more precisely, truthfulness — seems to be losing its prestige in public life.  

Club Meeting March 17 2021 Grant Holland
Once again the Club had their meeting at the Virginia Park Cafe. Our Guest Speaker was Grant Holland from the Holland Foundation.
Congratulations John Mason
PP and PHF John Mason has proudly announced the arrival of his 4th Great Grandchild, Flynn, one week ago.
Club Meeting March 10 2021 Club Planning
Kevin was our Chairperson and Speaker on this still dark morning! Autumn is making its presence felt. He invited Ian to give us Invocation and Peter N to present the Royal Loyal Toast. Pres. Geoff welcomed us all and reminded us that the meeting was a Club Forum. 
Multi-District conference 2021
Multi-District conference “Virtual Victoria” will be happening on Saturday and Sunday 1 and 2 May.  Registration will be free and the booking site will open soon – you’ll be notified. 
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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.
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Take the link, Subscribe to Calendar, from the Calendar Page.
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Latest Photo Albums
Bentleigh Market June 2020
Rotary Clean Up Australia Day Karkarook Park
Market Report
Sunday, March 21 2021
No report this week.
Market Roster
Roster for the next 2 Markets (6.15am start).
Click on See all Rosters for future weeks.
Members click here to see your own roster.
Market March 28th 2021
Market Leader Mason, John
Assistant Mason, Margaret
Assistant Bury, Michael
Assistant Ryan, Tony
Market April 4th 2021
Market Leader Ferguson, Paul
Assistant Gledhill, Geoff
Assistant Kempton, Alan
Assistant Kane, Terry
Upcoming Events
Click here to see all
Australian Antarctic Program
Virginia Park Café
Mar 24, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Sonder Bar in Bentleigh social night
Sonder Bar
Mar 26, 2021
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Fellowship Breakfast
To Be Advised
Mar 31, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Club Meeting Rotarian Les Marton
Virginia Park Café
Apr 07, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Weekly Meeting Anne Coughlin
Virginia Park Café
Apr 14, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Greg O'Shea
March 12
Tony Ryan
March 28
Tim Moran
March 29
Join Date
Peter Nolan
March 11, 2020
1 year
Vishal Mahajan
March 20, 2018
3 years
Just a reminder to members, the above information regarding birthdays and anniversaries comes directly from each members information contained in the Club Runner (Rotary) database. As I have said before, it is up to each member to check, add or change information in their own profile. As editor, I do not enter this information into this bulletin. It is passed directly from the database.
Ian Ballantine
ClubRunner Mobile
A reminder to members to keep checking the calendar of upcoming events for evening and perhaps, one day, daytime events.
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