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Edition 2 Monday, 12 October 2020

Message from our President

Watching with interest the Premiers announcements on Sunday. Depending on what he relaxes if anything I am going to be speaking with the board and committee chairs afterwards to see where we may be able to go in terms of even gathering in small groups with all the appropriate preventative measures.
So it’s fingers crossed for some good news
All the best,
Geoff Gledhill
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.
Vale Ricardo Krauskopf
This is part of a report on the recent passing of Ricardo Krauskopf.
Ricardo Krauskopf was an innovator, an altruist, and a true gent, who passed away on September 24 after a long battle with motor neurone disease.

“For Ricardo, supporting the community was intrinsic in his DNA, whether it was through his businesses which always seemed to find some way of paying back to the community or in areas such as the Rotary Club, Ricardo was only to happy to lend a hand. Whether it was flipping sausages at Bunnings to raise funds or lobbying politicians, he was always there doing his part to provide support.

Zoom Meeting October 7 2020 Fiji Partnership
The wonderful things about Zoom meetings in the morning are firstly that one can get up dressed for the day but do not have to hurry to be somewhere else, secondly we can perhaps enjoy the early morning freshness without the “hurry” stress and thirdly, best of all, that we can have visitors us from far-off places such as our Guest Speaker Rotarian Delia Rothnie-Jones from the Rotary Club of Savusavu, Fiji. We also welcomed Kevin Berry, friend of Geoff Gartly. Kevin is a builder who was involved with their Venturer Scout group who were involved in putting together a playground for the Batibalavu School.
Educating in a pandemic and beyond
Facing the challenges of COVID-19, Rotary clubs and partner organizations are finding new ways to support access to education
Recognizing that education is a pathway out of poverty, Rotary and other organizations have made significant progress in increasing access to learning in communities around the world.
5 ways to support education during the pandemic

By Rotary Voices staff
The COVID-19 crisis has created significant challenges in education. Developing remote learning plans and using new technology compounds the already complex task of teaching children and achieving the desired educational outcomes. Rotarians are quick to want to help, but not all responses have the same kind of impact. Read these suggestions for Rotary clubs wanting to support education sustainably through a global grant project.

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.
StKilda Mums Blankets
Club Community Project for September - Donations of single bed and cot size blankets urgently required for St Kilda Mums. St Kilda Mums always need items for babies and up to primary school age children but even more so during the Covid Pandemic. Please ask your families and friends to check if they have bedding for cots and single beds that can be donated.     All items should be laundered and in near new condition. 
Zoom New User

All You Need to Know About Getting On To Zoom

Zoom will be with us for a while so don't let this stop you from joining us in a Meeting.
It is strongly recommended that you set yourself up with a Zoom account. It costs nothing, makes it easy to join meetings, and even lets you run your own meeting for free up to 40 minutes.
All you need to do is install the Zoom client (program for your device) on your PC, Mac, mobile device etc.
Zoom Share Screen
Ever wondered what Share Screen means? When you are in a Zoom Meeting you can open up any other window you have open on your computer and “share” it with all participants.
Zoom Audio Settings
For those who seem to have issues hearing, or being heard, I suggest you use the facility within Zoom to set and test your audio settings.             
Run a Zoom Meeting
If you would like to:
  • run a Zoom meeting for your Committee
  • Connect with some other members
  • Even run a meeting with family
Please feel free to use our Zoom meeting facility. Simply book in a time with me and I will kick it off 10 minutes beforehand and assign Host rights over to you. Click here for Zoom Help. Ian Ballantine
Upcoming Speakers
Oct 14, 2020 7:30 AM
History of Moorabbin Airport
History of Moorabbin Airport

Link to event here

Oct 21, 2020 7:30 AM
Melbourne Indigenous Transition School update
Oct 28, 2020 7:30 AM
Igniting Change
Nov 04, 2020 7:30 PM
Pere Village - Nepal project
Nov 18, 2020 7:30 AM
Youth protection update WWC
View entire list
Upcoming Events
Morning Tea with Alma
Oct 13, 2020
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Board Meeting
Oct 13, 2020
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
History of Moorabbin Airport
Oct 14, 2020
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Sunday Sundowners
Oct 18, 2020
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
MITS Update
Oct 21, 2020
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
View entire list
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
Liz Nolan
October 15
Tammy Utteridge
October 17
Join Date
Michael Bury
October 16, 2019
1 year
ClubRunner Mobile
A reminder to members to keep checking the calendar of upcoming events for evening and perhaps, one day, daytime events.
New Website
By now, some people might have found the new website for our Club. it has been available on-line for about a month as I have been developing it.
As of the time of sending this Bulletin, I have yet to have our domain name of point to the new site but that does not prevent you from accessing it by taking any link from stories or events in this bulletin.
For members, keep an eye out for an email I will be sending in a day or so when the domain name is pointing to the new site. In it will be instructions for member access and directions to some pages within the site that will be of help.
However, there is nothing to prevent you from accessing the site now if you know your District log on details.
Ian Ballantine
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