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!
If you wish to contact the Editor, please see details at the bottom of this Bulletin.
Edition 6 Monday, 9th November 2020

Message from our President

Great to see the market up and running again, we had a fabulous morning, great weather and plenty of customers who were very happy to have us back.
Discussions are underway with Holmesglen, via Greg, to determine when we might be able to consider a return to  Wednesday breakfast meetings, sufficient space will be the key.
I’ve had a call from DG Alma who is wanting to establish a district Rotoract Club, she is keen to have a couple of people from our club be involved in its establishment. If anyone is so inclined please let Neville know, it’s going to be discussed at tonight’s board meeting.
See you all Wednesday
All the best,
Geoff Gledhill
This week's meeting's speaker is Jenna Kruss - Social Worker - Anglicare Victoria on the subject of the Domestic social impact of Covid.
Please keep an eye on the Coming Events page of the website for a full list of meetings and events.
Also, have a look at the article below on subscribing to our Events Calendar.
Ian Ballantine
Board Motions
The following motions requiring the approval of members were passed at the last Board Meeting of the Club. They will be put before the members at this week's Club meeting of November 11.
!. Donation to Foundation (the charitable arm of Rotary). $5000 donation proposed by Ian B. Seconded by Ron B. Motion carried.
2. .Donation to ARHRF. $5000 donation earmarked for indig enous scholarships proposed by Ian B. Seconded by Tony G. Motion carried (Australian Rotary Health Research Fund)

Members are reminded that the club's AGM will be held on Wednesday November 25. All members were sent an email several weeks ago by Secretary Neville Kruss outlining the procedure for nominating a fellow Club member to a position on the Board for 2021-22. If you have any questions, please address them to
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.
Long Walks in Lockdown
Like many  Melbournians Peter and I took to walking daily during the recent lockdown, wandering our local streets and parks, watching the progress or lack of progress on building sites, admiring gardens, plants and decor. One of our regular walk locations is to Landcox Park, this walk would sometimes take us past the now empty site that was W.T. Grants Building and Garden Supplies in Nepean Highway, Brighton East. W.T.Grants was a bit of a institution in the area being a family business of more than 100 years, but sadly closed their doors many years ago selling a large area of land at the rear of the Nepean Highway property but retaining the shop front and a number of other buildings facing Nepean Highway.
Major achievement focus of Rotary's World Polio Day event


Rotary’s 2020 World Polio Day Online Global Update program on 24 October hails this year’s historic achievement in polio eradication: Africa being declared free of the wild poliovirus.

Paralympic medalist and TV presenter Ade Adepitan, who co-hosts this year’s program, says that the eradication of polio in Africa was personal for him. “Since I was born in Nigeria, this achievement is close to my heart,” says Adepitan, a polio survivor who contracted the disease as a child. “I’ve been waiting for this day since I was young.”

Zoom Meeting November 4 2020 Pere Village Nepal
Here we were at 7:30 pm sitting very comfortably at home looking at each other through the magic of Zoom and amongst us were two visitors Richard Buhrer and Alex Zahnd, our two guest speakers meeting with us in Switzerland. It would have been 5:30 am and as they said while were in the dark in the evening, it was still dark in the morning. As was mentioned the magic of Zoom! Kevin D hosted the meeting and while welcomed our special guests, he also welcomed President Ian Kirkwood and   PP wife, Faye, Dora, Sophie and PP Merv from the Rotary Club of Caulfield. President Geoff also welcomed us all and thanked Richard and Alex for their time. He announced how pleased he was for the lifting of restrictions so we can be starting the market on Sunday. He reminded us that plans for familiarization of the market rules will start on Saturday. He reminded us that will be doing somethings that we have not done before but we need to make sure we are following COVID rules, and more than likely we are better to err on the side of caution.
Rotex fills the gap after Rotary Youth Exchange
After returning home, many students miss their lives abroad. Rotex helps keep the international connections going
by Diana Schoberg Illustration by Viktor Miller Gausa from website
Riikka Muje had a fantastic time when she lived in Brittany, France, in 2011-12 as a Rotary Youth Exchange student. “At the beginning it was hard,” she recalls. “I didn’t speak the language. I didn’t know anyone. But then it’s amazing how you can form a life in another place.”
Zoom Meeting October 28 2020 Jane Tewson
There was an air of a little bit of light heartedness and hope as we enter into a new phase of life in Victoria. The shops and beauty, hairdressing and more freedom to all of us is happening or about to happen. There is positive talk about the market re-opening and there is talk of mini-meetings face-to-face. WOW! Well done us. This was re-iterated by Pres. Geoff as he addressed us on his way to the country. We have more scope with what we can and cannot do. He continued by reminding us to follow all the rules and be observant of the guide lines and look at more positive ways of moving forward.
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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.
Calendars supported are Outlook, Google and Apple.
Take the link, Subscribe to Calendar, from the Calendar Page.
New page about the Board
I have added a page on the site that may help explain how the Club's Board is formed each year.
This is especially relevant as we approach the Annual General Meeting. Go here.
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.
Market Report Sunday, November 8, 2020
RCBMC Team consisted of:JohnandMargaretMason, Geoff Gledhill, Neville Kruss,Graeme Amor, (Moorabbin), Tony Ryan,Other Helpers: Ron Brownlees (General)Visiting Rotarians:Jo Impey, Faye Weeks, AlanKempton, IanBallantine for pics, Larry Green,Martin Utteridge, Tim Moran, Helen Nodrum,Weather conditions: Fine and Sunny after a coolstartCars in the queue: 3O'night parkers: Two large Cherry Pickers!! let inby Council Parking officer.Empty Stalls: Only for Covid distancing.Other Comments: Nice lady found $50 and handedit in! Busker was busy. People were HAPPY!!
John Mason
Upcoming Speakers
Nov 11, 2020 7:30 AM
Domestic social impact of Covid,

Social Worker/Senior Family Worker at Anglicare Victoria


Nov 18, 2020 7:30 AM
Youth protection update WWC
Nov 25, 2020 7:30 AM
Rotary Youth Exchange
Dec 02, 2020 7:30 AM
Kingston Council update
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Upcoming Events
Click here to see all
Morning Tea with Alma
Nov 10, 2020
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
The Rotary Foundation - Meeting the Challenge
Nov 10, 2020
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Domestic social impact of Covid
Nov 11, 2020
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Youth Protection Update WWC
Nov 18, 2020
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Annual General Meeting
Nov 25, 2020
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Helen Nodrum
November 15
Ian Ballantine
November 16
Neville Kruss
November 17
Margaret Lucas
November 21
Geoff Gartly
November 24
Join Date
Neville Kruss
November 8, 2017
3 years
Tony Grusd
November 8, 2017
3 years
Sue Loeliger
November 20, 2019
1 year
Tim Moran
November 25, 2009
11 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.
Click on See all Rosters for future weeks.
Members click here to see your own roster.
Market Nov 15th 2020
Market Leader, Bury, Michael
Assistant, Green, Larry
Assistant, Ryan, Tony
Extra Shift, Kruss, Neville
Market Nov 22nd 2020
Market LeaderBallantine, Ian
AssistantDavidson, Kevin
Assistant Lucas, Margaret
Assistant Mahajan, Vishal
Extra Shift Nolan, Peter
New Website
As I have explained there is a link to your own profile page where you can edit your own information. You can even change your photo! No doubt for a more recent one. Please check your email address and change if necessary. This will be the address used by the Club's email system for official communication. It is now your responsibility to maintain this.
Ian Ballantine
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