The Market is now re-opened.
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Edition 40 Monday, 2nd August 2021

Message from our President

“Serve to Change Lives”
What a relief to have our market back up on Sunday last. The sun was shining, stallholders were happy and the pedestrian flow through was chatty and cheerful. Our market is very compliant with Covid rules and restrictions and we take this responsibility seriously.
I would like to acknowledge the work Ron Brownlees has put into having all our covid safe procedures and equipment in place and to the weekly market teams for ensuring compliance in this area.
As the new Rotary year gets underway, the club’s service teams are starting to get together,
discussing their agendas and plans for the rotary year, budgets have been set with an emphasis on community and identifying local needs as we move past the covid crisis.
The membership team has met and as an immediate result, all club members will have received a ‘health check for club” survey. I encourage each one of us to fill out this survey, with some thought if you can and this will then provide the team a starting point to focus on for the year.
The first 100 years of Rotary in Australia are being celebrated throughout this year. The organisation has survived principally because the underlying structure and strategy were right. However, to survive the next 100 years I don’t believe we can stagnate in past glories and there will be a need for change.
Where do I see that need kicking in? Well, firstly membership. We live in a fast pace, time-poor society. Social media and IT technology have changed the way we work and live. The younger generation today doesn’t want to sit in meetings for hours on end, they want immediate outcomes for their time spent and action plans for the way forward.
So, I believe there is an agenda for Rotary to look at its membership styles and diversify where possible. Certainly, I know our membership team will be addressing this point.
Covid has left our club with one problem and that is the Covid cap of 25 in our meeting venue. It is a problem because we have more than 25 wishing to attend our face-to-face meetings each week. Rest assured we are working on this and until a solution is found may I suggest that the option of our new hybrid meeting where you can zoom in to attend is used rather than the disappointment of missing a meeting.
Stay safe everyone
Regards and all the best,
Helen Nodrum
Meeting this week
We are back at Cilantro this week but will also provide for participation via Zoom. Meeting ID 3532621046 Pwd 3191
All meeting info can be found here.
The speaker this week will be Pat Armstrong who has agreed to step in. She will talk our club through the set up and suggestions for our Environment and Sustainability arm of Rotary service
Pat spoke at the beginning of the year to our club on this topic

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 back at Cilantro as well as on Zoom - details here
Please check details of each week's meeting here or elsewhere in this Bulletin to confirm venue. You are very welcome to join us.
There are a number of upcoming events that are beyond the listing below. MLA Brad Rowswell is speaker on the 8th September. There is a community event to raise awareness of suicide prevention on the 10th September and a fundraising picnic for Rotarians Against Malaria on the 18th September. Please click here to see all and here to see how you can have events added automatically to your calendar.
Railuli School East Timor Playground
A letter received from Kris Webb at Spenditwell
Dear Linda,
I hope you’re well.
It was back in 2019 that RC Bentleigh Moorabbin provided the funds for the shipping, transport and re-installation at Railuli School of the huge playground from Melton West Primary School.
District 9810 History
The Rotary year of 2021-22 marks the 40th year of District 9810 having been officially launched with an inaugural dinner at Pitrone’s Function Centre, Keysborough on 16th July 1982. The function was hosted by the Rotary Club of Nunawading and Fred Hay from the Rotary Club of Waverley assumed the role of our first District Governor.
Dandenong Ranges Storm Recovery
The incredible storm that swept through the Dandenong Ranges on the late evening of June 10th left a trail of devastation and destruction behind it and the nine or ten D9810 Rotary Clubs in the Hills in particular, were greatly affected.
Club meeting July 28 2021 Pat Armstrong
The meeting was held on Zoom.
The chair was Julie Reid and the guest speaker was Pat Armstrong.President Helen welcomed members and the guest speaker. She then advised that she attended the District Presidents meeting on line.
Africa’s Agents of Change
The arrival of the first peace fellows at the new peace center in Kampala, Uganda, heralds the beginning of a new era for Rotary and the continent.
by Jeff Ruby Photography by Tobin Jones From the website here.
Club Meeting July 21 2021 Bentmoor Mens Shed
The meeting was conducted on Zoom. Alan Kempton was Chair.We had visiting Rotarians from the RC of South Davao in the Philippines,
President Michael Gerard and Past President Arthur Uy. The guest speaker was John Dixon form the Bentmoor Men's Shed.
RC of South Davao Philippines Changeover
Members may recall that our club through the international service team, donated $3,000 in last Rotary year to the Philippines.
This money was directed through Terry Kane to the Rotary Club of South Davao, who have reported back to us that the funds were used for the following three causes:
Manabo Tribal School
Mother Theresa orphanage
Missionaries of Charity home for the elderly, sick and dying
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**.
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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.
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

Team: Helen Nodrum, Ian Ballantine, Sue Loeliger, Terry Kane. Geoff and Beau from Moorabbin.  Other helpers: Ron Brownlees Number cars in queue: 1 Number O’night parkers: 0 Market report: Cool and damp start but no rain and no wind. Amazing after tthe previous evening. Very quiet start but good atmosphere amongst stall holders. As expected traffic picked up after 11am. Thanks to all the team for making it a great morning. Pedestrian count 1335. Helen and Ian
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 August 4th 2021
Chairperson Lynch, Tim
Cashier / Regalia Mason, John
Cashier / Regalia Weeks, Faye
Meeting August 11th 2021
Chairperson Gledhill, Geoff
Cashier / Regalia Bury, Michael
Cashier / Regalia Ferguson, Paul
Market August 8th 2021
Market Leader Gledhill, Geoff
Assistant Mason, John
Assistant Mason, Margaret
Market August 15th 2021
Market Leader Nodrum, Helen
Assistant Kruss, Neville
Upcoming Events
Click here to see all
Club Meeting August 4 2021 AFP
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
Club Meeting August 18 2021 Speaker TBA
Cilantro Restaurant
Aug 18, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting August 25 2021 Launch Housing
Cilantro Restaurant
Aug 25, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting September 8 2021 Brad Rowswell
Cilantro Restaurant
Sep 08, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Linda O'Brien
August 7
Spouse Birthdays
Peter Mantle
August 19
Join Date
Greg O'Shea
August 15, 2012
9 years
Peter O'Brien
August 19, 2008
13 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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