The Market has now re-opened.
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Edition 58 Monday, 13th December 2021

Message from our President

“Serve to Change Lives”
Great meeting last week with our numbers in excess of 30 back home at Cilantro. The presentation to Calvary Healthcare (Bethlehem) for funding of much-needed equipment was a great incentive for us to keep going and was more than appreciated by the team at Calvary Healthcare. A reminder we need to market through our breakfast meetings the funding we provide throughout our community and bring organisations back to our club meetings for these presentations.
Our Applied Learning Awards sponsorship this year was inclusive of awards for small businesses in the area that support work experience for students in secondary colleges.
Margaret Lucas and I responded to an invitation to attend Westall Secondary College in Clarinda on Thursday last to first present the business awards but also to participate in a “speed Careers” day for the Year 8, 9, and 10 students. So, the outcome for us is that 200 secondary school students and some teachers now know about Rotary. (See full report)
Thanks also to Ian Ballantine who attended to take the photographs.
Following is a list of dates for our diaries in early 2022.
•    19th January, 1045am- 6 pm R.Y.L.A. camp an invitation for Rotarians to attend on just this one day and participate in the day's program. The camp is held at Rawson Village Camp, Rawson (Gippsland). The cost is $28.00 for lunch. I have registered for this and would love other members to join me on the day- will send more information to those interested in making the trip.
•    5th February, Saturday, mid-morning set up to 8 pm finish – Beachside Parkdale Gift event. We will be assisting at this event with setting up, marshaling duties, food truck cooking - sausage sizzle and egg and bacon rolls. Our club will be sponsoring two races at this event, the men’s and women’s relay races ($500 each race). A roster of members will be needed to assist on the day.
•    27th February, Dandenong Storm Recovery Festival. Les Marton and David Cugley the AG’s for our cluster have organised us for this event and we will work as a cluster group. Our cluster is responsible for traffic control within the event reserve. Our roster duty is 0830 – 1030. We need Rotarians from the flat lands as we are described just to be there on the day and show our support to all involved and of course to fill our roster time.
•    Corryong Scout Hall recovery project is tentatively booked for the long weekend in March. Details are yet to be finalised but plan on coming up Friday and staying through to Monday/Tuesday if at all possible. Plenty of opportunities this weekend for fellowship.
•    Watch this space – the allocation for “clean up Australia day” is the first weekend in March – planning is just beginning for our cluster clubs “clean up Karkarook Park” using much the same format as we did last year.
•    Rotary district 9810 conference – 25th and 26th March – wonderful program in place, this is an event that is not to be missed – registrations are open.
The club’s end of year celebrations was held on Saturday last.
Massive thanks to Ron and Marilyn Brownlees for hosting the event at their lovely home.
Even larger thanks to Linda O’Brien, capably assisted by Margaret Mason for the organisation, catering, and just general running of the afternoon. Wonderful to have the opportunity to just get together and chat.
Our club breaks up this week, 15th December for a well-earned holiday break, but don’t forget the market never rests so keep an eye out for your rostered day.
Breakfast meetings at Cilantro will resume on 19th January 2022.
As we close off this challenging year of 2021, may I wish all members, their families, and friends a wonderful Christmas and Happy Chanukah.
May this season of love, joy, and happiness remain with each of us throughout the new year and beyond.
With every best wish
Helen Nodrum
  Meeting this week - MORNING MEETING
week we are meeting in person back at Cilantro- 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 week's meeting will be our Christmas break-up. Lots of fellowship
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 back at Cilantro. 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.
Christmas Party 2021
Ron and Marilyn Brownlees generously hosted our Club Christmas party at their house in Cheltenham last Saturday.
Many members and partners along wit ha few past members and other friends of Rotary attended.
Here are some pics
Applied Learning Awards 2021
Through our club’s partnership with “stride education” and “in2life organisation” we once again were delighted to be the major sponsor for the VCAL, SBAT, VET awards 2021.
Just over 40 nominations from schools in the Glen Eira and Kingston areas were received.
Club Meeting December 8 2021 James Newbury
This was the first meeting at “our home”  in Cilantro after a long period of several lockdowns.
The chair was Glenda Stahel.
District 9810 College of Governors Luncheon
I had the pleasure of attending the College of Governors luncheon on Sunday.
The event was hosted by Governor Daryl and organised by his partner and fellow Rotarian, Jenny.
It was held at the Churchill Waverly Golf and Bowls Club.
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.
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.
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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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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Latest Photo Albums
Market December 2021
District 9810 College of Governor's Luncheon
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 December 12, 2021

Ian Ballantine, leader, Tony Grusd, Neville Kruss, Vishal Mahajan, Ron Brownlees and Bruce from Moorabbin. Visiting Rotarians: Charles and Asia. President Helen. John and Margaret Mason with a plate of banana pikelets..How nice to have 
them again, thanks Margaret. Geoff Gartley. Roy Kaplan. Jo Impey and Samantha.
5 cars in the queue and one overnight parker - all accommodated. Pedestrian count 1969. Perfect weather and market fully sold out. Enough tickets to meet demands of stallholders 42 racks and tables sold. Terrific atmosphere in the market and quite a few compliments paid at the entrance by visitors. My thanks to the team and those others who dropped in. A most successful market

Ian Ballantine, Leader
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 15th 2021
Chairperson Mason, Margaret
Cashier / Regalia Ferguson, Paul
Cashier / Regalia Stahel, Glenda
International Toast Perry, Grant
Market December 19th 2021
Market Leader Green, Larry
Assistant Nodrum, Helen
Assistant Weeks, Faye
Assistant Loeliger, Sue
Market December 26th 2021
Market Leader Gledhill, Geoff
Assistant Kane, Terry
Assistant O'Brien, Peter
Club meeting Dec 15 2021 Christmas Mtg
Cilantro Restaurant
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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