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Edition 24 Monday, 12th April 2021

Message from our President

The past year or more has been trying for everyone but we can now see that the end is in sight as far as the pandemic's command over our day to day lives.
The RCBMC has even more good news and great things to look forward to as our very own Ian Ballantine has been elected District Governor nominee (designate). This means he is a couple of years away from assuming the role of District Governor in 2023-24, but nevertheless, locked in and on the pathway.
I’m sure you will join with me and offer Ian our strongest congratulations and best wishes. He is an outstanding contributor to our club and district activities more broadly, he is a fantastic Rotarian!
There is plenty of detail behind this announcement however for now we can just celebrate and congratulate and for the newer members take the time to really understand exactly what opportunities this exciting news means for both Ian and the club.
Ian, my sincerest congratulations.
Geoff Gledhill
Meeting this week:
This week we are still at Virginia Park Cafe. Our speaker is Anne Coughlin speaking about Glen Eira community information and support services
Also, have a look at the article below on subscribing to our Events Calendar. Have all events update directly to your phone.
Ian Ballantine
An update on Tony Grusd...
I spoke to Tony this evening, Monday and whilst I am pleased to report he is home from hospital, he is not yet "out of the woods". Without going into detail, Tony has been told to rest at home for several weeks whilst he undergoes his recovery. He has been told to suspend all normal activities which includes work and anything else which may impede his recovery, including Rotary! So we will not be seeing him for a few weeks.
I passed on the best wishes of the membership of the Club in wishing him a complete recovery.
Ian Ballantine
Our Club meets weekly. It can either be a Zoom meeting, or an "in person" meeting.
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 District 9810 Training Assembly May 2021
The District Training Assembly is an annual event aimed at informing club office bearers of the latest developments in Rotary in order to better prepare for their role. It’s not just for new office bearers. It’s an opportunity for the more experienced Rotarians to share their experience in a mutually supportive learning environment, aimed at strengthening all our clubs. It’s also a great opportunity for newer Rotarians to network and learn more about the “bigger picture” of Rotary and what happens beyond their club.
On behalf of District Governor Elect Dr Daryl Moran, PDG Tony Monley OAM, D9810 Learning & Development Chair, invites all members of our District to register for one or more sessions in this year’s District Training Assembly.
Club Meeting April 7 2021 Les Marton
Les Marton (a Rotarian from Box Hill R C) was the guest speaker. He will also be the AG for RCBMC for the Rotary year 2021-2022. The topic for the presentation was the Concorde aeroplane.
Major Foundation Donation
$15.5 million gift will fund new Rotary Peace Center in Middle East or North Africa
The Otto and Fran Walter Foundation has pledged $15.5 million to The Rotary Foundation to start a Rotary Peace Center in the Middle East or North Africa.
Taken from the site
Club Meeting March 31 2021 Fellowship Breakfast
This morning we enjoyed a relaxed breakfast at Virginia Park Cafe. Formalities were kept to a minimum.
Holmesglen Awards Night
Holmesglen Hospitality, Cookery and Bakery Awards Night
Our club values its ongoing partnership with Holmesglen Faculty of Education, Service Skills and Environment and as such are proud partners each year sponsoring the annual awards night within the Hospitality, Cookery and Bakery section of the Faculty.
This sponsorship provides for the purchase of Kitchen cookware for 18 category winners.
Multi-District conference 2021
Multi-District conference “Virtual Victoria” will be happening on Saturday and Sunday 1 and 2 May.  Registration will be free and the booking site will open soon – you’ll be notified. 
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Latest Photo Albums
Bentleigh Market June 2020
Rotary Clean Up Australia Day Karkarook Park
Market Report
Sunday, April 11 2021
Neville, Margaret L, Terry, Carlos (Moorabbin).  Ron B., Margaret Mason (thank you for morning tea. Cold, wet, miserable day. Most of the stall holders did not attend. Essentially the market was a washout. Cash collection cancelled. Thank you to a great team who stayed till the bitter end.
Helen Nodrum
Meeting Chairman this week - Karin Soster
Market Roster
Roster for the next 2 Markets (6.15am start).
Click on See all Rosters for future weeks.
Members click here to see your own roster.
Market April 18th 2021
Market Leader Perry, Grant
Assistant Kruss, Neville
Assistant Impey, Jo
Extra Shift Kaplan, Roy
Market April 25th 2021
Market Leader Moran, Tim
Assistant Bury, Michael
Assistant Lehner, John
Assistant Soster, Karin
Upcoming Events
Click here to see all
Weekly Meeting Anne Coughlin
Virginia Park Café
Apr 14, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting Nicole Lewis Jacobs, Soup Angel
Cilantro Restaurant
Apr 21, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting Harry Moffitt
Apr 28, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Multi-District conference 2021
May 01, 2021 11:00 AM –
May 02, 2021 1:00 PM
Club Meeting Grant Perry
Cilantro Restaurant
May 05, 2021
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Spouse Birthdays
Danielle Moran
April 30
Join Date
Jo Impey
April 6, 2016
5 years
Geoff Gledhill
April 23, 2014
7 years
Just a reminder to members, the above information regarding birthdays and anniversaries comes directly from each members information contained in the Club Runner (Rotary) database. As I have said before, it is up to each member to check, add or change information in their own profile. As editor, I do not enter this information into this bulletin. It is passed directly from the database.
Ian Ballantine
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A reminder to members to keep checking the calendar of upcoming events for evening and perhaps, one day, daytime events.
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