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Congratulations Melbourne Football Club
AFL Premiers 2021

And to all our fellow members and friends who are their supporters
Welcome to another issue of our Weekly Bulletin!
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Edition 47 Monday, 27th September 2021

Message from our President

“Serve to Change Lives”
This week’s club meeting is an evening meeting, commencing at 7.30 pm. We look forward to welcoming Emma Gierschick OAM, as our guest speaker. Emma is well versed to talk on “The effects that family violence has on the mental health of women and children".
Shortly, the results of our club survey will be sent to all members, both some analogies and the raw data for everyone’s information. Following that, on the 27th of October, we will have a club forum directed to all members asking for input towards growing our club. For us to be effective every member needs to feel free to participate in the discussion and evolving ideas.
So, in talking about membership let's go back to the core values of Rotary. Service, Integrity, Leadership, Diversity, and Fellowship
I am first and foremost a Rotarian – not just a club person.
So, a Rotary Club’s mission should therefore be to provide individuals the opportunity to live as a Rotarian.
Do we agree with this as a statement?   If so, how effective are we at doing this??
What can our club add to its processes that will engage or at least provide every member the opportunity of service???
I look forward to addressing these points and more at this evening's meeting in October.
On a more important note, congratulations to all Melbourne Demons supporters, a great win on Saturday, and a wonderful demonstration of what teamwork and looking out for each other can achieve.
To Melbourne Storm supporters’ commiserations, don’t forget your team was beaten by a group seeking revenge for their grand final loss last year!!!
Hang in there everyone. Please take care of yourself, stay safe and stay connected to each other.
Best wishes,
Regards and all the best,
Helen Nodrum
  Meeting this week
Zoom meeting only this week Meeting ID 3532621046 Pwd 3191
All meeting info can be found here.
It will be a
special evening meeting starting at 7.30pm but the meeting will be open from 7.15 pm
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
Special Evening Meeting - Ms. Emma Gierschick, OAM
September 29, 2021 7:30pm on Zoom
Ms. Emma Gierschick, OAM has shown extraordinary tenacity in the face of adversity. As a survivor of family violence and breast cancer, plus a sole parent of a daughter with Down syndrome, Emma has navigated complex issues to get the right support for her daughter Amelia.
All details here.
Our Club meets weekly. It can either be a Zoom meeting, or an "in-person" meeting.
This week, we will be on Zoom only - 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.
Board Motion
At last week's Board meeting, a proposal was put forward after support received at the recent youth and vocational committee meeting that we provide major funding support to the Applied Learning awards for 2021. formerly White Lion but now encompassed in "Big Brother, Big Sister" organisation.
the motion is as below. Due to the funding being $5,000.0 this is the first announcement to members before voting.
MOTION: That RCBMC support a proposal to fund the In 2 Life Inc Applied Learning Awards 2021  to a value of $5000.
Moved: Julie Reid
Board approval gained,
This motion will go before the members of the Club on Wednesday, 29th September
District 9810 Newsletter
A reminder to all members and friends of Rotary that our District Governor, Daryl Moran publishes his newsletter each month and is a very worthwhile read...if not essential reading.
You should receive it each month via email but you can always find the current and past editions here.
African region marks one year since being certified wild polio-free
Rotary joined its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) to mark the first anniversary of a historic public health milestone: the World Health Organization’s African region being certified free of wild polio.
From the Rotary International website here
Club Meeting September 22, 2021 Kevin Bailey
The meeting was held on Zoom. Twenty three members participated and there were two apologies. Five members from the R C of Monash joined our meeting.
The chair was Linda O’Brien and the guest speaker was Kevin Bailey.
President Helen welcomed members, the guest speaker and visiting members from the R C of Monash. The visiting Rotarians from Monash wanted to experience what a breakfast club is like. Zeki, from the club explained that they were once a breakfast club but changed to an evening club some years ago but are considering reverting back to being breakfast club.
Cooking with Jo - Orange Cake
Sunday afternoon Jo was joined by Margie Lucas and several observers in a special cooking session in which Jo prepared what, at least looks like, a delicious orange cake.
Club Meeting September 15th 20212 Trish Reynolds
The meeting was held via Zoom. 25 members participated and there were two visitors ( Sossi and Tony from Cilantro). The chair was Greg O’Shea and the guest speaker was Trish Reynolds formerly with the Australian Federal Police.  Greg welcomed members, guests and guest speaker. He then introduced Trish Reynolds who gave us an insight into the life in the Australian Federal Police. (AFP).
Zoom Meeting Etiquette

In view of the fact that Zoom will continue to be with us for some time, I thought it timely that I remind members of some principles of Zoom etiquette. Like in any meeting, it's about respect and simple good manners.

I have endevoured to list some of the more common ones here and ask that members try to observe them.

As a rule, please don't assume that because it's a Zoom meeting that your behaviour should be any different than if you were meeting in person.

Members needs Sponsorship
Members Terry Kane and Jo Impey ares seeking support from fellow members and friends of Rotary in their effort to help raise funds for Cerebral Palsy
Zoom Raise Hand
In a meeting, participants who wish to address the meeting or ask a question, please use the “Raise Hand” function. Remember to lower it after you have had your turn.
The Healey promotion to support Club
Do yourself and Bentleigh Moorabbin Central Rotary Club a Favour.
Purchase an apartment with a retirement lifestyle for yourself at The Healey, or refer a friend who purchases an apartment and you will receive a $1000 Visa card. Plus Bentleigh Moorabbin Central  Rotary Club will also receive a $1000  donation**.
Subscribe to Calendar
From the Calendar page here you can subscribe to the Club's event calendar.
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.
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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

No report as the Market remains closed
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 September 29th 2021
Chairperson Moran, Tim
Cashier / Regalia Ballantine, Ian
Cashier / Regalia Perry, Grant
Sergeant Session Mason, John
Meeting October 6 2021
Chairperson Kane, Terry
Cashier / Regalia Lucas, Margaret
Cashier / Regalia Impey, Jo
International Toast Perry, Grant
Special Evening meeting Ms. Emma Gierschick, OAM
Sep 29, 2021
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Meeting October 13, 2021 Ken Mirams
Oct 06, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting October 6 2021 Nick Staikos MP
Oct 06, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Club meeting October 20, 2021
Oct 20, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Club meeting October 27, 2021 Evening Meeting
Oct 27, 2021
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
John Mason
September 7
Spouse Birthdays
Margaret Mason
September 1
Sarah Bennett
September 12
Dr Helen Parker
September 23
Join Date
Ian Ballantine
September 16, 1997
24 years
Linda O'Brien
September 18, 1996
25 years
Terry Kane
September 18, 2013
8 years
Geoff Gartly
September 19, 2001
20 years
I remind members that you are responsible for the information contained in the Club's database. This includes, birthdays, phone numbers, addresses etc etc. Even your own photo. You maintain this via this link.
Ian Ballantine
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