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Edition 56 Monday, 29th November 2021

Message from our President

“Serve to Change Lives”
Starting this week’s report with a massive apology to Paul Ferguson, as I accidentally omitted him from the credits of those who attended the “Glen Eira Safe Plate day”.
This then provides me the opportunity to acknowledge the support and advice Paul has provided over our strategic asset property in Frankston and our roadmap for conversation with Glen Eira Council in regard to this multi-story Carpark for Bent St. in Bentleigh – the present site of our market. I also acknowledge his advice and support to me as I navigate the Presidency job.
To the next point of club matters. Our property in Frankston, which is managed by Homeground, formerly Launch Housing, and is placed in the domestic violence homeless arena, five-year lease comes up for renewal mid-way to latter 2022. With this in mind, the Board has requested from the Strategic Asset Team a detailed report in regards all aspects of this our club’s most valuable asset. The team completing this report are Ron Brownlees, Geoff Gledhill, Paul Ferguson, and Alan Kempton.
This week’s breakfast will be our last at Royal Brighton Yacht Club for this year. With the easing of restrictions and opening up, we are able to return to Cilantro for the 8th and 15th December get-togethers. I wish to thank most sincerely Caroline, functions manager at Brighton, and her front of house staff, who have moved heaven and earth to accommodate our needs in this environment where hospitality staff shortages abound and whereby Agency staff have had to be sourced so that we enjoy the breakfast meals that have been provided.
Now, that we have a new variant Covid 19 virus so-named “Omicon” lords know what next year will bring. Until the primary countries of the world can get in and assist the poorer developing nations with vaccines across the population these viruses will continue to “mutate” and get bigger and better as time progresses. So, the message here at home is don’t put off tomorrow what you can do today and whilst opportunities exist make sure you take them up.
The club will hold an end-of-year celebration/fellowship get-together on SATURDAY 11TH DECEMBER 2 PM TO 6 PM. At the home of Ron and Marilyn Brownlees. The club will cater the food, members, partners, and guests will just need to bring BYO drinks.
Please register on the webpage or by letting a board member know that you are coming so that we can organise the catering component.
Our last meeting for this year will be on 15th December.
With every best wish
Helen Nodrum
Special event Sunday December 5 RI President Nominee Gordon McInally will be speaking on-line
Details here
Please RSVP using the link here
Please RSVP using the link here
  Meeting this week - MORNING MEETING
week we are meeting in person at the Royal Brighton Yacht Club - details here
Zoom will be an option Meeting ID 3532621046 Pwd 3191 or click here.
All meeting info can be found here.
It will be a morning meeting starting at 7 am for 7.10 am start
This morning's Guest Speaker is Gerald Quigley - Pharmacist/herbalist
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 are once again meeting in person at the RBYC. But we will also be on Zoom - 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.
RI President Shekhar Mehta urges countries at COP26 to protect mangroves
From here
Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta joined the Rotary delegation to the 26th United Nations climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, on 10 November to explore ways Rotary can work on environmental challenges, including by restoring mangroves, a crucial ecosystem that can mitigate the effects of climate change in coastal areas.
Club Meeting November 24 2021 AGM
The meeting was held at the Royal Brighton Yacht Club and on Zoom.
There were two visitors, Samantha Langridge (Introduced by Jo Impey) and Gaurar Gaur ( introduced by Ron Brownlees).
Club Meeting November 17, 2021 Jonathon Kolieb
The meeting took place at Royal Brighton Yacht Club.
Guests at the meeting were Ken Oaks and Samatha Banbridge.
The guest speaker was Jonathan Kolieb. Paul Ferguson was chair
SafePL8 November 2, 2021
Our club was happy to accept an invitation from Glen Eira Police to assist in their “Safe Plate Day” held on Saturday last 20th November at the Glen Eira Town Hall carpark area.
We partnered with other community groups, State Emergency Service (SES), fire brigade, and neighborhood watch, not to mention our local law officers. The SES truck, a fire brigade truck, and the very impressive police pursuit vehicles were there on the day – a definite drawcard for the families and children to see over these impressive vehicles. Last but not least thankfully “the coffee cart”.
Christmas Hampers 2021
Bringing Joy in a time of Depression. For more than a decade, RCBMC has teamed with Community organisations in Glen Eira and Kingston to provide Christmas Cakes, Puddings and Mince pies to bring some Christmas Cheer to those who are doing it tough. The goodies are packed and delivered to the Salvation Army, Family Life, The Holland Foundation, and Glen Eira Community Information and Support Services.
Young Ugandan Activist Speaks Out About Climate Change in Africa
Taken from the website here
Vanessa Nakate, a 24-year-old climate activist from Uganda, made international headlines after the World Economic Forum’s 2020 meeting in Davos, Switzerland. But the story wasn’t what she said about the climate crisis. The story was that her name and photo were missing from media coverage of the event.
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
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Latest Photo Albums
District 9810 Presidents Meeting Nov 26 2021
Bentleigh Market November 2021
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 November 28, 2021

Team members: Alan Kempton, Margaret Mason, John Mason, Ron Brownlees, Venu and Vivian from Moorabbin.  Margaret Lucas ( survey forms). Visiting Rotarians: Larry Green (had a stall). We had a perfect day for the market, no wind, sunny skies, great team who created a smoothly run market, happy atmosphere..lots of market surveys completed and handed out and plenty of support for our market from the pedestrian flow. Pedestrian traffic just over 1800.
Helen Nodrum
Thanks to John Mason for providing these photos.....

. Latest pics are in an album here.
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 December 1st 2021
Chairperson Lucas, Margaret
Cashier / Regalia Kempton, Alan
Cashier / Regalia Loeliger, Sue
International Toast Perry, Grant
Meeting December 8th 2021
Chairperson Stahel, Glenda
Cashier / Regalia Grusd, Tony
Cashier / Regalia Reid, Julie
Sergeant Session Mason, John
Market December 5th 2021
Market Leader Ballantine, Ian
Assistant Kruss, Neville
Assistant Kaplan, Roy
Assistant Lucas, Margaret
Market December 12th 2021
Market Leader O'Shea, Greg
Assistant Bury, Michael
Assistant Mahajan, Vishal
Assistant Grusd, Tony
Friends of Bethlehem Morning Tea
Zoom - refer details
Dec 07, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Club meeting Dec 8 2021 James Newbury
Dec 08, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Christmas Break Up Party 2021
The Brownlees'
Dec 11, 2021
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Club meeting Dec 15 2021 Christmas Mtg
Royal Brighton Yacht Club
Dec 15, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Rotary Storm Recovery Festival
Monbulk Recreation Reserve
Feb 27, 2022
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
District 9810 Conference 2022
Caulfield Racecourse
Mar 25, 2022 4:00 PM –
Mar 26, 2022 11:00 PM
RAM No Mosquito Picnic Lunch
Six Acres Winery
Apr 30, 2022
12:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Sue Loeliger
December 2
Grant Perry
December 11
Charles Rener
December 28
Spouse Birthdays
Sheryl Zorella
December 4
Stewart Reid
December 19
Puja Mahajan
December 22
Janet Blainey
December 16
Join Date
Roy Kaplan
December 2, 2020
1 year
Margaret Mason
December 3, 1998
23 years
Paul Ferguson
December 10, 2014
7 years
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Ian Ballantine
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