The Market has now re-opened.
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Edition 37 Monday, 15th July 2021

Message from our President

“Serve to change Lives”
Rotary’s vision statement is
TOGETHER we see a world, where PEOPLE unite and take action to CREATE lasting
CHANGE across the globe in our communities and in ourselves.
At the change over dinner, I outlined our objectives for this year, they are important and we need a road map to guide our activities and planning. So again, here are the four strategic priorities and objectives for this Rotary year –
  • Improve our ability to achieve and measure impact
  • Focus our programs and projects
  • Grow and diversify our membership and participation – community groups, partnerships
  • Create new channels into Rotary
  • Increase our openness and appeal
  • Build awareness of our impact and brand.
  • Provide meaningful volunteer opportunities and service
  • Increase our member engagement – personal and professional engagement
  • Recognize and appreciate what we have achieved
  • Communicate, Communicate, Communicate
  • Social fellowship – make it FUN
  • Build a culture of research, innovation and willingness to take risks
  • Preserve the Core – then stimulate progress
  • Streamline governance, structure and processes
  • Review governance to foster more diverse perspectives in decision-making.
So, as we progress this year, I ask each member of our club: “What are you passionate about” – let us all start the conversations.
Regards and all the best,
Helen Nodrum
Meeting this week
This week are still back at Cilantro - but numbers are restricted to 25 so it is absolutely vital that you have registered your intention to attend per the email from Greg O'Shea. Our speaker this week is Andrew Campbell - Director, Brain Health and Audiology.

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. It can either be a Zoom meeting, or an "in person" meeting.
This week, we will be trialing Zoom access to this week's "in person" meeting. Zoom details are as normal (refer here). We hope to be on line by 7am.
Please check details of each week's meeting here or elsewhere in this Bulletin to confirm venue. You are very welcome to join us.
Rotary projects around the globe
by - taken from the website here.
This is a sample of a number of projects being undertaken at present around the world. Please read on....
District 9810 Changeover July 9 2021
This article is primarily here to provide links and instructions to obtain images from District 9810 Changeover held at Southern Golf Club on Friday, 9th July, 2021. The small number of images in this story are primarily of members of the Rotary Club of Bentleigh Moorabbin Central.
  1. An Album of images can be found within this website here These images are at 1500 pixels and can be displayed via a slide show. You also have the ability to download individual images. Please read the instructions on the page.
  2. Additionally, all images at different resolutions, (1500 pixels and maximum) are available on Google drive here. It is possible to download individual or all images.
Club Meeting July 7 2021 Linda O'Brien Albert Park
This is the first meeting if the Rotary year 2021-2022 with Helen as President. John was chair for the meeting. Member and past President Linda O'Brien was our guest speaker.

The International toast was to President Michael Displaines and the Rotary club of Norfolk in Virginia, USA. It is in District 7600, and has 112 members and meets on Tuesdays at 12.15pm in Norfolk Scope, Norfolk.  Grant, as always, presented a detailed, informative and interesting history.
Meet Rotary’s New President 2021-22
Our new president, Shekhar Mehta, envisions Rotary’s next chapter – and is ready to make it a reality
by John Rezek

Taken from here
Over the years, I caught glimpses of Shekhar Mehta when he came to One Rotary Center in Evanston, Illinois, for Board of Directors meetings. I met him formally during one of the days of back-to-back meetings with various staff members that every incoming Rotary president participates in. During the session I attended, he was the most relaxed person in the room, despite being the only one suffering from jet lag. He was alert, patient, and asked perceptive questions — not surprising for someone as successful as he is in his professional and philanthropic life. I kept thinking that he was assessing each of us to see how we could be recruited to help him achieve his dreams for Rotary.
Club Meeting June 30 2021 President Geoff
This week's meeting was a an opportunity fro President Geoff to make some reflections on his past two years as President and make some special awards to some members.
Note that many more photos from the morning are contained in an album here.
It was Geoff”s last meeting as President of RCBMC. President Geoff thanked members for their support over the past two years when he was President during what was a very difficult time because of the Covid pandemic and the protracted statewide lockdown. Ian was thanked for maintaining the zoom meetings throughout this period when it was not possible to hold face to face meetings.
Retired doctors in Finland vaccinate thousands against COVID-19
RI director and PolioPlus national advocacy adviser are responsible for an estimated 50% of vaccinations in their region
by Arnold R. Grahl
Taken from the RI website here.
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Latest Photo Albums
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 July 11, 2021

Margaret L, Paul Tim and Graham from Moorabbin. Ron and Geoff Gl. One in queue and Nil overnight parkers.  A quiet start to the market. It was 8 degrees at 6am and 3 degrees at 7. It turned out a beautiful sunny day. A little drama with a water main bursting over the road from the nature strip outside Coles. South Eastern water called and customers advised to cross road. SE water need a hydro pump to repair the main and were required to keep water flowing till it arrived.

Roster for the next 2 weeks
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 July 14 2021
Chairperson Grusd, Tony
Cashier / Regalia Perry, Grant
Cashier / Regalia Mason, Margaret
Sergeant Session Mason, John
Meeting July 21 2021
Chairperson Kempton, Alan
Cashier / Regalia Reid, Julie
Cashier / Regalia
Cashier / Regalia Mahajan, Vishal
International Toast Perry, Grant
Market July 18th 2021
Market Leader Davidson, Kevin
Assistant Kempton, Alan
Market July 25th 2021
Market Leader Green, Larry
Assistant O'Brien, Linda
Assistant O'Brien, Peter
Upcoming Events
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Club Meeting July 14 2021 Andrew Campbell
Cilantro Restaurant
Jul 14, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting July 21 2021 Moorleigh Men's Shed
Cilantro Restaurant
Jul 21, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting July 28 2021 Club Website
Cilantro Restaurant
Jul 28, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting August 4 2021 Australian Federal Pol
Cilantro Restaurant
Aug 04, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting August 11 2021 District Governor vis
Cilantro Restaurant
Aug 11, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Peter Lewis
July 4
Join Date
Grant Perry
July 1, 1991
30 years
Tim Lynch
July 2, 1997
24 years
Margaret Lucas
July 18, 2018
3 years
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Ian Ballantine
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