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Edition 27 Monday, 3rd May 2021

Message from our President

Just a reminder that we have DG Alma with is for breakfast on Wednesday 12th and as her time as DG draws to a close its a great opportunity for us to hear her perspective on the past year. She also has some really exciting ideas regarding membership.
She will take most of the meeting so it will be a working breakfast. Can I ask that you all bring a pen and paper as I suspect we are going to have to answer some questions.Regards,
Geoff Gledhill
Meeting this week:
This week will be back at Cilantro, details here. Our speaker will be our own member Grant Perry who will give us the scientific explanation of laboratory testing.
Also, have a look at the article below on subscribing to our Events Calendar. Have all events update directly to your phone.
Ian Ballantine
Social Event - GoBoats on the Yarra
Organised by Geoff Gartly Details here.
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.
Canadian Rotary members assist with COVID-19 vaccinations and feeding families
Volunteers work to keep the community of Kingston, Ontario, healthy and safe


Taken from here.
Rotary and Rotaract members in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, have been volunteering at the region’s largest COVID-19 vaccination center, helping to facilitate the process of immunizing hundreds of people per day.
Weekly Meeting April 28 2021Harry Moffitt
President Geoff greeted guests and members. He encouraged members to forward suggestions on events/projects to promote Rotary 100 in Australia.
Helen introduced the guest speaker Harry Moffitt.
Harry was in the SAS and has written a book “Eleven Bats” which is a story of combat, cricket and the SAS. He said that when he was a 20 year old and contemplating joining SAS, he could not find any Australian books on the subject on how to join or the training involved. He had to resort to books from the UK, US and Germany.This was the reason he decided to write a book to inspire the young on what is involved and what to expect. 
How to talk to someone who is vaccine hesitant
Taken from here

Tips to have that talk

by Elizabeth Schroeder
As COVID-19 vaccinations are administered around the globe, you’ve probably seen your social media feeds fill up with joyful vaccine selfies and excited appointment updates. Chances are, you also have someone in your life who’s skeptical. Most of us do — and that has public health officials concerned.
Weekly Meeting April 21 2021 Soup Angel
This morning's guest speaker was Nicole Lewis Jacobs, the "Soup Angel"
We met at Cilantro for the first time since COVID 19 and the Currawongs flew out of the gum trees greeting with their distinctive beautiful musical call. Even better, Tony and Sossi greeted us with our favourite coffee, we felt as if we had come home. We had! As we meet at 7:00 am we discovered we were the first club in Australia to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Rotary in our beautiful country.
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.
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Latest Photo Albums
Bentleigh Sunday Market May 2021

Market Report May 2, 2021
Tim M, Alan, Ian from RCBMC and Bill and Jothi from Moorabbin. Helen Nodrum and Ron Brownlees.  2100 people through the gate. 7 in the queue and 2 overnight parkers. Everyone accommodated.
A beautiful day for a market. Fine weather and no wind. It was the first day using the New sign in QR code. People were wrapped to come along and be outside after a few miserable Sunday’s. Only a few gaps due to Greek Easter. String crowds throughout the day.

Speaker Introduction this week - John Lehner
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 May 9th 2021
Market Leader Davidson, Kevin
Assistant O'Brien, Peter
Assistant O'Brien, Linda
Assistant Reid, Julie
Market May 16th 2021
Market Leader O'Shea, Greg
Assistant Kane, Terry
Assistant Ryan, Tony
Assistant Nolan, Peter
Upcoming Events
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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
Club Meeting Club Forum
Cilantro Restaurant
May 12, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting Audrey Bermingham
Cilantro Restaurant
May 19, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ron Brownlees
May 6
Larry Green
Sarah Bennett
May 1
Join Date
Larry Green
May 1, 1993
28 years
Zilla Roth
May 1, 1992
29 years
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Ian Ballantine
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