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Edition 45 Monday, 13th September 2021

Message from our President

“Serve to Change Lives”
Congratulations to our club are in order as we have just received the 2021 ShelterBox Bronze Champion award. We are the only club in district 9810 that has provided support over the last 3 years to ensure families were sheltered after a disaster. In all, 74 Rotary clubs around Australia received this recognition with all but 8 in the Bronze award listing.
What is ShelterBox
Rotary partners with ShelterBox to help devastated communities following natural disasters.
The teams work with disaster-hit families around the world offering emergency shelter and other essential items.
The signature green boxes feature Rotary’s logo and the contents of the boxes are adapted to fit the specific emergency. Common inclusions are family-sized tents, solar lights, water storage, thermal blankets, and cooking equipment.
I have registered to attend the 2021 ShelterBox Champion Awards virtual ceremony, which will be held Tuesday 5th October at 7 pm, if other members of our club would like to join, please let me know and I will extend our registration with the organisers.
I received communication from Kevin Hall and Ian Donald, lead members for the district Centurion program. Our club currently has seven members who donate on a yearly basis to this Rotary initiative. This year’s giving program exceeded their expectations with $51,389.00 raised through 331 centurion donors
What is the Centurion program?
The Centurion Programme is for all Rotarians to enable regular contributions to the Rotary Foundation. $100 (AUD) is donated annually and is tax-deductible. Contributions can count towards a Paul Harris Fellow.
I commend this program to members who may be interested in participating.
Once again thanks go to Geoff Gartly and Ron Brownlees for a most interesting “AFL trivia night” conducted virtually on Thursday last. Lots of laughter, along with the oldies reminiscing about their glory days on the footy field – just a wonderful distraction and a bit of fun.
Stay Sane, Stay Healthy, and Stay Connected.
Regards and all the best,
Helen Nodrum
  Meeting this week
Zoom meeting only this week Meeting ID 3532621046 Pwd 3191
All meeting info can be found here. The start time will be 7.30am but the meeting will be open from 7.15 am
Our speaker will be 
Trish Reynolds from the Australian Federal Police
Also, have a look at the article below on subscribing to our Events Calendar. Have all events update directly to your phone.
By the way, I have updated the Zoom help page about Raising your Hand in Zoom here. It works a little differently now.
Ian Ballantine
Our Club meets weekly. It can either be a Zoom meeting, or an "in person" meeting.
This week, we will be on Zoom only - 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.
Please click here to see all and here to see how you can have events added automatically to your calendar.
Covid warning: Woolworths Bentleigh was an exposure site on 4, 5 and 6 September. Classed as Tier 1
Cooking with Jo - Flourless Orange Cake
Hosted by Jo Impey
Sunday, September 19 at 4.30pm
This week join Jo and make a delicious flourless orange cake. The session will include an interval whilst the cake cooks or people can stay on line for a chat.   
All welcome to either join and watch or bake the cake.  And please extend this invitation to any family or friends who need a fun afternoon during Lockdown.
All details here.
Zone 8 Virtual Conference September 11-12 2021
This last weekend I attended the Zone 8 Conference.
Zone 8 comprises Clubs from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands
AFL Trivia Night September 9, 2021
Members Geoff Gartly and Ron Brownlees put in a lot of work to run a really fun evening of a Footy Trivia quiz.
John and Julie Kempton, Pres Helen Nodrum, Roy Kaplan, Margie Lucas, Tony and Leonie Ryan, larry Green, Jo Impey, Peter and Linda O'Brien and Ian Ballantine joined in the fun.
Follow the link to see pics
Club Meeting September 8 2021 Brad Rowswell
The meeting was held on Zoom. Chair was Peter Nolan and the guest speaker was Brad Rowswell MP, Member for Sandringham. President Helen welcomed all members and wished our Jewish members a happy Jewish New Year. She also reminded board members of the board meeting on 14 September 2021.
Zoom Meeting Etiquette

In view of the fact that Zoom will continue to be with us for some time, I thought it timely that I remind members of some principles of Zoom etiquette. Like in any meeting, it's about respect and simple good manners.

I have endevoured to list some of the more common ones here and ask that members try to observe them.

As a rule, please don't assume that because it's a Zoom meeting that your behaviour should be any different than if you were meeting in person.

Club Meeting September 1 2021 Paul Ferguson
The meeting was held on zoom. The chair was Ian Ballantine and the speaker was our member Paul Ferguson. Paul went as an observer when the Interplast Team went to Laos in February 2020. 
Members needs Sponsorship
Members Terry Kane and Jo Impey ares seeking support from fellow members and friends of Rotary in their effort to help raise funds for Cerebral Palsy
Family Connections
When my father was around 2 years of age he suffered a nasty burn to is leg when caustic soda got down his sock, it was some time before the burn was discovered but when its was it was more than nasty and doctors had started talking about amputation as there wasn’t enough skin in the area for it to heal. .....
Zoom Raise Hand
In a meeting, participants who wish to address the meeting or ask a question, please use the “Raise Hand” function. Remember to lower it after you have had your turn.
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**.
Subscribe to Calendar
From the Calendar page here you can subscribe to the Club's event calendar.
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.
I went into the confessional box after many years of being away from the Catholic Church. Inside I found a fully equipped bar with Guinness on tap. On one wall, there was a row of decanters with fine Irish whiskey and Waterford crystal glasses. On the other wall was a dazzling array of the finest cigars and chocolates. When the Priest came in, I said to him, “Father, forgive me, for it's been a very long time since I've been to confession, but I must first admit that the confessional box is much more inviting than it used to be.” The Priest replied, ”You moron! You're on my side.
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

No report as the Market remains closed
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 September 15th 2021
Chairperson Gartly, Geoff
Cashier / Regalia Impey, Jo
Cashier / Regalia Grusd, Tony
International Toast Perry, Grant
Meeting September 22nd 2021
Chairperson Loeliger, Sue
Cashier / Regalia Nodrum, Helen
Cashier / Regalia Kempton, Alan
Market September 19th 2021
Market Leader Nolan, Peter
Assistant O'Brien, Peter
Market September 26th 2021
Market Leader Green, Larry
Assistant Kane, Terry
Assistant ?
Club Meeting September 15 2021 AFP
Sep 15, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Cooking with Jo
Sep 19, 2021
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Spouse Birthdays
Sarah Bennett
September 12
Dr Helen Parker
September 23
Join Date
Ian Ballantine
September 16, 1997
24 years
Linda O'Brien
September 18, 1996
25 years
Terry Kane
September 18, 2013
8 years
Geoff Gartly
September 19, 2001
20 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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