The Market has now re-opened.
The Club has returned to meetings in person and run them in conjunction with Zoom. Arrangements may vary each week. Please confirm venue below or via the website here.
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Meeting This Week - we are at Cilantro 7am for 7.10am start
The meeting will also be available on Zoom - details here

Edition 87 Monday, 1st Auiust 2022

Message from our President

From the Desk of President Margaret         
Last week I wrote on reflection and introspection. I am pleased to report that I have had feedback from some members, which gave me food for thought.
This week, I would like us to “Imagine Rotary”; this is the Rotary theme for 2022/2023. Let us imagine what The Rotary Club of Bentleigh Moorabbin Central can be like. We are a vibrant club where members get on well and work well together to make a difference, particularly in our local community. However, there is always room for improvement and many ways we can make our club one where all members can be proud of and introduce new members to so as to enable us to grow.
We are all human, and in part, our life experiences have made us what we are. Some of us have ideas for change, many of us embrace change but there may be a few of us who would want to continue doing what we have always done. I welcome suggestions on how we can improve, do things differently, and/or inject enthusiasm in what we do. I would particularly welcome members who are prepared to not only make suggestions, but also to take ownership of those suggestions and take them through to fruition. This is a challenge to all members. Let us imagine that RCBMC will grow vibrancy and relevance to the community, and a shining light within the Rotary family and in the community.
Thanks everyone
With every best wishes
President Margaret Mason

Speaker info this Week: Member Roy Kaplan 

At Cilantro (details) and Zoom: Meeting ID 3532621046 Pwd 3191 or click here.
Coming Speakers
Speaker August 10, 2022
Peter Hendrix is a local man, very involved with our local life saving clubs in Bayside and Kingston.
Peter will talk about the development of his company, Swimwell.
Swimwell is a unique, locally based business, supporting people of all ages to learn about water safety and to enjoy swimming in the open water.  Peter is very involved in our local Life Saving Clubs and regularly volunteers his time to support the swimming community. Refer here
Speaker August 17, 2022
Past District Governor David Tolstrup, who is the District Zone representative, will be attending our meeting on Wednesday August 17th to explain in more detail about regionalisation. All members are encouraged to attend so that we will have a better understanding of this important issue prior to casting our vote. Members who would like more information before David’s presentation can log in to Please take a little time to read this material before David's visit.

Social dinner at Arcobar

Monday 19th September at 6.30
Let's make a night of it! It's time to get out, relax and have some fun.
All details, including RSVP (registration) here.

Share Me a Dream Charity Ball 2022
October 1, 2022
details here

District 9810 Conference March 2023
Details and link to registration here.

International Convention May 2023 Melbourne
Info and registration here

Latest edition of District Newsletter can be found here
Club Meeting July 27 2022 James Grima
  • Linda was our chairperson for this evening’s club meeting at Cilantro.  Larry conducted invocation and Ron conducted the loyal toast.  Glenda joined the meeting via Zoom.
  • Club members enjoyed a lovely 3 course meal served by first timer apprentices – an enjoyable night for all who attended.
Club Meeting July 20 2022 Glen Eira Historical Soc
Larry was our Chairperson for today’s club meeting at Cilantro.  Neville conducted invocation and Linda conducted the loyal toast.  Tony, Peter N, Charles and Karin joined the meeting via Zoom.
Announcements – President Margaret
    District 9815 - President Margaret advises the Rotary year 2024-2025 will be the first year for the amalgamation of Districts 9810 and 9820, and will become 9815.  The districts are calling for nominations for DG Nominee and DG Designate.  Further information – contact our District D.G. Ken Miller.
Friends of Kakarook Park Membership
In recent years Rotary has added a seventh arm of service to its portfolio. This being towards Environment and Sustainability.
In order to acknowledge and support this, Rotary club of Bentleigh Moorabbin Central has taken on organisational membership with
Friends of Karkarook.
Club Meeting July 13 2022 Pres Margaret Mason
Alan Kempton was our chairperson for today’s club meeting at Cilantro.  Tim L performed the invocation, and Larry performed the loyal toast.  Glenda, Julie and Jo joined the meeting via Zoom and Debbie Taylor was a visiting guest returning for a second time.
International Club Toast – Grant
Rotary responds: support for Ukraine
From the RI website here
The Rotary Foundation and Rotary clubs around the world have hurried to provide funds, supplies, and services to Ukrainians displaced by the war.
The Rotary Foundation has raised more than $15 million in contributions that are already helping provide people in Ukraine with essential items such as water, food, shelter, medicine, and clothing. Donations made to the Disaster Response Fund after 30 April will be available to all communities around the world that need assistance recovering from disasters.
Inner Wheel Changeover July 2022
Here are some photos from the Inner Wheel Changeover held at Woodlands Golf Club, Victoria, Australia. July 6th 022
Images can be found in an album here.
Melbourne Convention 2023
From the RI Website here
 By Arnold R. Grahl Photography by Monika Lozinska
After discovering new perspectives and being inspired by new ideas at the 2022 Rotary International Convention, attendees and virtual participants are looking ahead to next year's gathering in Melbourne, the sparkling second city of Australia.
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Latest Photo Albums
Inner Wheel Changeover July 2022
RYLA June 28 2022
District 9810 Changeover June 25 2022
Club Changeover June 2022
BaySpeak Final 2022
Glen Eira Community Centre May 2022
Club Meeting May 25 2022 Bees
Degustation Dinner May 2022
Inner Wheel Art Auction May 2022
RAM No Mosquito Picnic 30-4-2022
D9810 Conference March 2022 RCBMC
District 9810 Conference March 2022 - Saturday Evening
District 9810 Conference March 2022 - Day sessions
Club Pre Conference Dinner at the Marine March 25 2022
Rotary Storm Recovery Festival
Bentleigh Market January 2022
Market December 2021

Market Report July 31, 2022
Peter Nolan, Marg Mason, NOMADS - Geoff G and Jenny. Visitors Greg O’Shea and Roy Kaplan (both till 8am)
Market Report - windy and cool. Like a desert out there with only about 30% occupancy of site. Much feedback regarding disappointment with stall holders with poor attendance at Market. Many understand weather has been major influence, but it is clear to many that Market Management is less than satisfactory to support their initiatives. Some were advised steps are being taken to “lift the game”.
Pedestrians 718.
Leader Peter Nolan
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 3rd August 2022
Chairperson Perry, Grant
Cashier / Regalia Nolan, Peter
Cashier / Regalia Mouradian, Anna
Sergeant Session Mason, John
Meeting August 10th 2022
Chairperson Brownlees, Ron
Cashier / Regalia Lynch, Tim
Cashier / Regalia Gledhill, Geoff
International Toast Perry, Grant
Sergeant Session Mason, John
Market August 7th 2022
Market Leader Moran, Tim
Assistant Reid, Julie
Assistant Kruss, Neville
Market August 14th 2022
Market Leader Ferguson, Paul
Assistant Gaur, Gaurav
Assistant Lucas, Margaret
Club meeting August 3 2022 Roy Kaplan
Cilantro Restaurant
Aug 03, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club meeting August 10 2022 Swimwell
Cilantro Restaurant
Aug 10, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club meeting August 17 2022 Regionalisation
Cilantro Restaurant
Aug 17, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club meeting August 24 2022 Les Marton
Aug 24, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club meeting August 31 2022 Fellowship evening
Cilantro Restaurant
Aug 31, 2022
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
District Governor Visit
Cilantro Restaurant
Sep 07, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting September 14 2022
Cilantro Restaurant
Sep 14, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Social dinner at Arcobar Sept 19 2022
Sep 19, 2022
6:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Club Meeting September 21 2022 Bradley Peterson
Cilantro Restaurant
Sep 21, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting September 28 2022 The Healey
The Healey
Sep 28, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Linda O'Brien
August 7
Join Date
Greg O'Shea
August 15, 2012
10 years
Peter O'Brien
August 19, 2008
14 years
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Ian Ballantine
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