The Bentleigh Sunday Market has now re-opened.
The Club currently holds meetings on line via Zoom each week.
See below for details.
Welcome to another issue of our weekly Bulletin!
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Edition 10 Monday, 7th December 2020

Message from our President

We can now look forward to a bit more freedom and an opportunity to get together. The market procedures will stay as they are for the moment but all in all it’s good news.
I have told DG Alma that our club would not be involved in the new district Rotaract and whilst she was disappointed, it is our decision.
There is also the prospect of a cluster project on Australia Day, cleaning up Karkarook Park, more info to follow.
All the best,
Geoff Gledhill
This week's meeting will feature a great film presentation by Mark Huddleston, a Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Edwardstown, SA. I can thoroughly recommend watching this video.
Also there is our big social event on this coming Sunday, December 13.
As we need to have an idea of who is coming, Please register on-line. So far just a handful of members have registered themselves and their guests.  All details below or click here.
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. For the time being we are meeting on Zoom each week at 7.30am Wednesday. Meeting ID 3532621046 Pwd 3191
or click here. You are very welcome to join us.
Giving to charities for Christmas 2020
Some photos from the donations of goods within RCBMC Market bags for the needy with the community for Christmas 2020
The first group to receive 25 market bags contain food items was the Holland Foundation in Centre Rd Bentleigh
The second group was Signall in Glen Huntly Rd Glen Huntly
Help on Wheels
Maternal health projects give Rotary clubs in Uganda a sense of purpose during COVID-19 restrictions
by Claire Zulkey
In March, the Ugandan government moved rapidly to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, issuing a strict lockdown and closing schools before the country had experienced more than a handful of reported cases.
Zoom Meeting December 2 2020 Helen Morgan
17 members “zoomed in.”
Apologies from Faye Weeks and Ian Ballantine.
President Geoff spoke on the club’s Bronze recognition from DG Alma for our substantial contribution towards Rotary Foundation over the years. Geoff said that support from members and clubs worldwide is the reason Rotary has been in existence for so long. This is indicative that Rotary is in a position of strength. Geoff is also in the process of applying for a sausage sizzle day at Bunnings but has not received any response to date.
Rotary Foundation Club award
I wanted to share some good news with you in relation to our club having been recognised in the club recognition program as a Bronze level contributor to the Rotary Foundation. You will see from the attachments which include the certificate and a letter from the DG, that we have made a very significant contribution over an extended period, we should feel proud to have played a part in this achievement.
All the best
Community Service: Christmas Cheer
There was a change in the project this year. As well as the usual Christmas Cakes and Puddings, Helen suggested that after the torrid year we had been through, that we should prepare 100 hampers of Treats to cheer people up. The hampers are to be given to Holland Foundation, Family Life and Glen Eira Community Information and Support for distribution to their ‘ clients’, as well as a load of Cakes to the Salvation Army. The thinking was that while plenty of people were in need of baked beans and staples, some ‘’treats’ would be appreciated at this time.
Chat with the DG
Chat with the District Governor, Alma Reynolds
Alma runs Zoom meetings
  • every second Tuesday at 10.30 am - Morning Tea with Alma
  • and the following Sunday at 4pm - Sunday Sundowners
The sessions are informal chats about anything and everything Rotary – BYO topics or take up those brought by others.  No need to RSVP just turn up.
Meeting ID's and passwords tend to vary so they are not being published here. Check your email or our Club Events Listing here.
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Market Report Sunday, December 6 2020
RCBMC Team: Helen N,Karin S, Marg L, Alan K.Martin U, Ron B.Other helpers: Bill Chapman & Anita Bayros Moorabbin.
Visiting Rotarians:Peter L. Peter N, Marilyn B, Charles and Asia ,DG Alma Reynolds
Cars in queue:3 O’night parkers:1 Empty stalls: only a couple of ‘no shows’. Weather: Cool, cloudy, occasional showers
Market report: Full market, expectations from some of our newer stall holders for assistance with Marquee installation and weights and sandbags ,need to keep an eye lit as we needed our own equipment. Overall a busy and brisk morning next two weeks sold out. Watch for food stalls providing samples - not permitted on site. 1500 pedestrians.
Upcoming Events
Click here to see all
Meeting - Video and Strategic Plan discussion
Dec 09, 2020
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Christmas Break up party - get together
Dec 13, 2020
1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Christmas Break Up on Zoom
Dec 16, 2020
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Meeting kick off for 2021
Jan 20, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Upcoming Speakers
Jan 20, 2021

As this will be our first meeting for the year, we are yet to arrange a speaker...

But watch this space for updates

Feb 10, 2021 7:30 AM
Kingston Council update
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Sue Loeliger
December 2
Grant Perry
December 11
Martin Utteridge
December 17
Charles Rener
December 28
Spouse Birthdays
Sheryl Zorella
December 4
Stewart Reid
December 19
Puja Mahajan
December 22
Janet Blainey
December 16
Join Date
Margaret Mason
December 3, 1998
22 years
Paul Ferguson
December 10, 2014
6 years
ClubRunner Mobile
A reminder to members to keep checking the calendar of upcoming events for evening and perhaps, one day, daytime events.
Market Roster
Roster for the next 2 Markets.
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Members click here to see your own roster.
Market Dec 13th 2020
Market Leader O'Brien, Peter
Assistant O'Brien, Linda
Assistant Bury, Michael
Assistant Davidson, Kevin
Extra Shift Kane, Terry
Market Dec 20th 2020
Market Leader, O'Shea, Greg
Assistant Ballantine, Ian
Assistant Loeliger, Sue
Extra Shift Lynch, Tim
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