The Bentleigh Sunday Market has now re-opened.
The Club currently holds meetings on line via Zoom each week.
See below for details.
Welcome to another issue of our weekly Bulletin!
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Edition 11 Monday, 14th December 2020

Message from our President

I wanted to wish every member all the best for the festive and holiday season, Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah.
Whilst it is such a wonderful time of the year for most, particularly after the sacrifices we have all made throughout 2020, it can also be a time of sadness for some, a time where past losses take front of mind. If we know someone who might be in that position let’s take the time to reach out to them.
Thanks for those who organised and attended last Sunday’s get together, my apologies for not making it however the person who was going to take my place on the beach patrol let me down.
I’m sure we will have the opportunity to get together again early in the New Year.
I’m confident 2021 is going to be better for us all, more specifically the RCBMC can look forward to a thriving market and an exciting strategic development program, let’s work together to make the most of it all.
Best wishes from Angie and I to each of you and your families,
Geoff Gledhill
This week's meeting will be our last one for the year. There is no guest speaker and will be just a fun, relaxed meeting where perhaps we might take the time to reflect on what has been and exceptional year.
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. For the time being we are meeting on Zoom each week at 7.30am Wednesday. Meeting ID 3532621046 Pwd 3191
or click here. You are very welcome to join us.
ShelterBox recognizes Rotary with Global Humanitarian Service Award
ShelterBox awarded Rotary International with its first Global Humanitarian Service Award, in recognition of Rotary’s outstanding partnership throughout the years during its 20th anniversary virtual event on 12 November.
Gecko Gratitude
The Club recently made a donation to the Green Gecko Project to enable the purchase of two laptops.
Christmas Party Coatesville Bowling Club
The Club held a Christmas break up event at the Coatesville Bowling Club. It was very well attended by members and partners, this being a great opportunity to re-connect in person.
Our special thanks to Helen Nodrum for arranging the event which included a great variety of food from Holmesglen. Guests on the day included Tony Fritzlaff from Holmsglen and Liz DeNitts, mother of exchange student Loretta.
Zoom Meeting December 9 2020 Huddleston  video
We had about 30 attendees this morning on Zoom, including Tony and Sossi from Cilantro. We were also joined by Dr Liz Basilonia a Rotarian from Manila where it was 4.30am!
The meeting was jointly hosted by Helen Nodrum and Ian Ballantine
Giving to charities for Christmas 2020
Some photos from the donations of goods within RCBMC Market bags for the needy with the community for Christmas 2020 
The first group to receive 25 market bags contain food items was the Holland Foundation in Centre Rd, Bentleigh 
The second group was CIS Glen Eira – helping local people in Glen Huntly Rd, Glen Huntly 
Chat with the DG
Chat with the District Governor, Alma Reynolds
Alma runs Zoom meetings
  • every second Tuesday at 10.30 am - Morning Tea with Alma
  • and the following Sunday at 4pm - Sunday Sundowners
The sessions are informal chats about anything and everything Rotary – BYO topics or take up those brought by others.  No need to RSVP just turn up.
Meeting ID's and passwords tend to vary so they are not being published here. Check your email or our Club Events Listing here.
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Market Report Sunday, December 13 2020
Market team:POB, LOB,MB, PN, KD RCBMC, John, Vivian RCMOther helpers: Greg O’Shea
Visiting Rotarians:Greg O’SheaCars in queue:13O’night parkers:nilEmpty stalls:6 COVIDWeather:Excellent without  breathe of wind unlike last market.Market report: Ron Brownlees ( admin and overseerer), Peter O’Brien. ( market leader) ,Linda O’Brien, Michael Bury, Peter Nolan, Kevin Davidson (all RCBMC) John & Vivian ((RCMoorabbin) The market had a certain buzz about it - have noticed the variety of unique smallholders. Had a charity stall on 17A (Lions Club) and the entertainer was Arty. Additional stalls sold in the queue 8 and 1 half stall 17B. Stall 21-24 sold for 20/12/20. Peter Nolan included in training. PN suggests that stall 15 trades from the side leaving the entrance walkway free
Peter O'Brien
Upcoming Events
Click here to see all
Christmas Break Up on Zoom
Dec 16, 2020
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Morning Tea with Alma
Dec 22, 2020
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Meeting kick off for 2021
Jan 20, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Kingston Council Update
Feb 10, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Multi-District Presidents Elect Training Seminar
Feb 13, 2021 9:15 AM –
Feb 14, 2021 12:45 PM
Upcoming Speakers
Jan 20, 2021

As this will be our first meeting for the year, we are yet to arrange a speaker...

But watch this space for updates

Feb 10, 2021 7:30 AM
Kingston Council update
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Sue Loeliger
December 2
Grant Perry
December 11
Martin Utteridge
December 17
Charles Rener
December 28
Spouse Birthdays
Sheryl Zorella
December 4
Stewart Reid
December 19
Puja Mahajan
December 22
Janet Blainey
December 16
Join Date
Margaret Mason
December 3, 1998
22 years
Paul Ferguson
December 10, 2014
6 years
ClubRunner Mobile
A reminder to members to keep checking the calendar of upcoming events for evening and perhaps, one day, daytime events.
Market Roster
Roster for the next 2 Markets.
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Members click here to see your own roster.
Market Dec 20th 2020
Market Leader, O'Shea, Greg
Assistant Ballantine, Ian
Assistant Loeliger, Sue
Extra Shift Lynch, Tim
Market Dec 27th 2020
Market Leader Brownlees, Ron
Assistant Gartly, Geoff
Assistant Kruss, Neville
Assistant Impey, Jo
Extra Shift Weeks, Faye
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