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Edition 43 Monday, 30th August 2021

Message from our President

“Serve to Change Lives”
Some club members may remember in May last year Ahmed Kelly visited our club via zoom and provided an insight into the life of an Olympic athlete. On Saturday last Ahmed’s dreams came to fruition winning a silver medal in the men’s 150 individual swimming medley at the Tokyo games.
So, with an extended family interest here, I have been glued to the T.V. since Paralympics commenced and feeling quite waterlogged from all the swimming events watched.
This has set me thinking, despite their significant disabilities, this group has chosen to live life to the fullest, never giving in to the complexities of their bodies. They are out in the public arena showing us all that disabilities are not limiting to living.
The one word that identifies all to me is “RESILIENCE”, they all display the qualities of Resilience.
This has made me research the word “resilence”. The dictionary suggests it is a capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, toughness, an elasticity.
Taking this one step further are the 5 pillars to being resilient
  • Self-awareness
  • Relationships
  • Mindfulness
  • Self Care
  • Purpose
Then taking this one step further again are the techniques that we need to build resilience
  • Connection to others
  • Communication
  • Be flexible
  • Manage strong feelings
  • Set realistic plans and actions
  • See the big picture
  • The use of humor in life
Okay now, most are probably asking where is she going with this. Well to bring it back to our club let me explain. A successful athlete never manages on their own. You will constantly hear Ash Barty referring to her team, never uses the word “ I “ hence her amazing tennis success. Ahmed’s story is no different.
So, I believe a successful club will be one that works in unison as a team, complementing each other's skills, engaging and communicating often, and maintaining the vision of the bigger picture.
It is very frustrating belonging to a service club in lockdown, however, I want to acknowledge and thank the service teams who are communicating, meeting regularly, setting plans and actions in place for when we can be out and about again.
Till then to boost our resilience we need to stay in open communication and 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. Start time will be 7.30am but meeting will be open from 7.15am
Our speaker will be member Paul Ferguson - subject being his trip with Interplast
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.
Footy Trivia Night
Hosted by Geoff and Ron
September 9 All details here.
Jo's Cooking night
On Sunday evening, member Jo Impey conducted a fun get-together on Zoom with members to prepare a delicious fish pie, having already circulated the recipe.
Jo's Fish Pie
Jo demonstrated her Fish Pie recipe tonight on Zoom. Simple and so tasty. Quick to make and just as quick to eat with mashed potato and salad A recipe that could be used for a dinner party
Excellent Jo, thank you. PS Only a small amount of Fish Pie remains
Faye Weeks
See full story for all the pics
Member needs Sponsorship
Member Terry Kane is seeking support from fellow members and friends of Rotary in her 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. .....
Club Meeting August 25 2021 Sean McCarthy
The chair was shared between President Helen and Tim Lynch. The guest speaker was Sean McCarthy, whom Tim met in the course of organising his shop for rental. Tim introduced Sean to members.
Quiz Night August 20 2021
Who says you can't still have a bit of fun when you're in lockdown?
Congratulations to Geoff Gartly and Larry Green for putting this evening together.
Rotary's Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We believe that exemplifying and embracing diversity,  equity, and inclusion (DEI) should be a part of everything we do at Rotary.   

To ensure we live up to that ideal, the Board of Directors and our DEI Taskforce acted to strengthen the DEI statement originally adopted in 2019.  The result is in a new commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion:

(taken from here)

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**.
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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

No report as the Market remains closed
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 September 1 2021
Chairperson Mahajan, Vishal
Cashier / Regalia Soster, Karin
Cashier / Regalia Kane, Terry
International Toast Perry, Grant
Meeting September 8th 2021
Chairperson Kaplan, Roy
Cashier / RegaliaGartly, Geoff
Cashier / Regalia Kempton, Alan
Sergeant Session Mason, John
Market September 5th 2021
Market Leader Moran, Tim
Assistant Ferguson, Paul
Assistant Kaplan, Roy
Market September 12th 2021
Market Leader Ballantine, Ian
Assistant Gartly, Geoff
Assistant Reid, Julie
District 9810 Vocational Seminar
Aug 31, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Member Paul Ferguson - Interplast Trip
Sep 01, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting September 8 2021 Brad Rowswell
Cilantro Restaurant
Sep 08, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
AFL Trivia Night
Sep 09, 2021
7:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Prevention Through Connection
Moorleigh Community Village
Sep 10, 2021
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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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