The Bentleigh Sunday Market is re-opening on Sunday November 10th.
The Club currently holds meetings on line via Zoom each week.
See below for details.
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Edition 5 Monday, 2nd November 2020

Message from our President

Great news about the imminent market reopening, plenty of work is being undertaken to ensure we get all the safety aspects 100% correct.
I know Ron has a list of members who are not comfortable working at the market as the Covid virus lingers, this is obviously not a problem however if circumstances change, or if any other members need to reconsider their position please let Ron know as soon as you can.

All the best,
Geoff Gledhill
This week's meeting's speaker is Alex Zahnd with an update from the Pere Village, Nepal. (note, evening meeting). There is some info in the story below.
Next week'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 the 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 last week 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.
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. There is light at the end of the tunnel. He wished us a happy meeting as he drove off. Ron, our Market Director suggested that we should meet at the Market the day before for the first 2 weeks to familiarize ourselves with COVID safe conditions. 
Pere Village Nepal
Nepal with its 30 million inhabitants is sandwiched between India and China, the 11 highest mountains in the world are located there. The country offers difficult topographical and social framework conditions. Life expectancies for people living in the remote mountain areas are low, with approximately 52 for women and 54 for men. RIDS-Switzerland/Nepal is partnering with village communities all in the high Himalayan mountain areas, in remote and demanding topography, between 2,000 and 3,500 m above sea level.
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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.
How Rotary is alleviating the effects of isolation during COVID-19
Throughout the pandemic, members are discovering ways to connect, cope, and care for each other and people in the communities they serve.
by Joseph Derr from the website
Social distancing, self-quarantines, and lockdowns, all of which have been necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19, help keep us safe but also isolate us, creating feelings of loneliness and anxiety.
Rotary clubs are rising to the challenge to mitigate these negative effects, both in their clubs and beyond. Along the way, members are discovering new ways to serve.
Point Ormond Quarantine Station
This may be of interest to members - a connection between Glen Huntly and th ecurrent pandemic.

The cairn marks the site of Victoria's first quarantine station which was established in 1840. It was erected as a project to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the State of Victoria.

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.
Social get together on Zoom
If anybody feels like a catch up during the week, please join us on Sunday afternoon at 5pm on Zoom. We promise no exercise involved! It's just a chance to have a chat about whatever you feel like. Zoom meeting details same as for the normal Club meeting. Details here.
Upcoming Speakers
Nov 04, 2020 7:30 PM
Pere Village - Nepal project
Pere Village - Nepal project

Update on water and hygiene project, Pere Village - Nepal project

Nov 11, 2020 7:30 AM
Domestic social impact of Covid,
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
View entire list
Upcoming Events
Click here to see all
Pere Village Nepal project
Nov 04, 2020
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
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 8th 2020
Market Leader Mason, Margaret
Assistant Mason, John
Assistant Gledhill, Geoff
Assistant Impey, Jo
Extra Shift Green, Larry
Market Nov 15th 2020
Market Leader, Bury, Michael
Assistant, Green, Larry
Assistant, Ryan, Tony
Extra Shift, Kruss, Neville
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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