The Market is currently CLOSED and will not be re-opening until a relaxation of restrictions.
The Club currently holds meetings on line via Zoom each week.
See below for details.
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Edition 4 Monday, 26 October 2020

Message from our President

Well a bit of good news for us at last with restrictions relaxed a little. As I have mentioned the opportunity now exists for as to meet outside in small groups, up to 10 people as I understand it.
I think the committees may be able to meet in a park or similar, it’s our first step to more face to face catch ups moving forward.
I will also be speaking with Ron as to where we stand in relation to the opening of the Sunday market.
Let’s look at this week as a turning point and think positively about our future as a club and naturally as individuals
All the best,
Geoff Gledhill
This week's meeting's speaker is Jane Tewson from Igniting Change.
November 4th we have update from the Pere Village, Nepal. (note, evening meeting). There is some info in the story below.
Please keep an eye on the Coming Events page of the website for a full list of meetings and events.
Also, have a look at the article below on subscribing to our Events Calendar.
Ian Ballantine
Board Motions
The following motions requiring the approval of members were passed at the last Board Meeting of the Club. They will be put before the members at the Club meeting of November 11.
!. Donation to Foundation (the charitable arm of Rotary). $5000 donation proposed by Ian B. Seconded by Ron B. Motion carried.
2. .Donation to ARHRF. $5000 donation earmarked for indig enous scholarships proposed by Ian B. Seconded by Tony G. Motion carried (Australian Rotary Health Research Fund)
Members are reminded that the club's AGM will be held on Wednesday November 25. All members were sent an email last week by Secretary Neville Kruss outlining the procedure for nominating a fellow Club member to a position on the Board for 2021-22. If you have any questions, please address them to
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.
How Rotary is alleviating the effects of isolation during COVID-19
Throughout the pandemic, members are discovering ways to connect, cope, and care for each other and people in the communities they serve.
by Joseph Derr from the website
Social distancing, self-quarantines, and lockdowns, all of which have been necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19, help keep us safe but also isolate us, creating feelings of loneliness and anxiety.
Rotary clubs are rising to the challenge to mitigate these negative effects, both in their clubs and beyond. Along the way, members are discovering new ways to serve.
Zoom Meeting October 21 2020 MITS
It was once again a wonderful morning and for those members who logged in earlier than 7:30 we had cheery fellowship with talk of how to get together in groups in parks so we can have friendly face-to –face time. The date of 13th December arose as a possible time to have our annual Christmas gathering. We were already 20 members at 7:30. Our speakers this morning were Edward Tudor, Executive Director and Paul Barcham Development Manager of MITS, Melbourne Indigenous Transition School. Pres. Geoff managed to log in to us while driving to work. He welcomed Ed and Paul and stated that we honor our partnership with the important work that MITS was achieving.
For true economic development, women are essential
For true economic development, women are essential. Here’s why these organizations and their Rotary club partners are supporting local women’s entrepreneurship with financial literacy, small business loans, and one-on-one advisors.
Women’s economic empowerment contributes to a nation’s growth and to the world’s economic health overall. Studies have shown that it boosts productivity, increases economic diversification and income equality, and supports economic resilience. And income loss associated with gender discrimination costs the world economy an estimated $12 trillion and well as a reduction of 16 percent of cost to the global GPD.
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.
Point Ormond Quarantine Station
This may be of interest to members - a connection between Glen Huntly and th ecurrent pandemic.

The cairn marks the site of Victoria's first quarantine station which was established in 1840. It was erected as a project to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the State of Victoria.

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.
Pere Village Nepal
Nepal with its 30 million inhabitants is sandwiched between India and China, the 11 highest mountains in the world are located there. The country offers difficult topographical and social framework conditions. Life expectancies for people living in the remote mountain areas are low, with approximately 52 for women and 54 for men. RIDS-Switzerland/Nepal is partnering with village communities all in the high Himalayan mountain areas, in remote and demanding topography, between 2,000 and 3,500 m above sea level.
Old Bulletins on the site
I have uploaded all the older bulletins I could find up onto Google Drive with a link from the Club Bulletins page here.
They date back to 2008.
Zoom Meeting Oct 14 2020 Moorabbin Airport
It was a beautiful morning and we were all gathered to listen to our Paul Ferguson who is the CEO of Moorabbin Airport. Pres. Geoff gave us a brief good morning greeting while on his way to work. He welcomed Tim L back and as we all do wished him a speedy recovery from his disastrous road accident and welcome our AG Heather Chisolm to the meeting. He explained that his introduction in the bulletin is short because there was not a lot happening and like the rest of us looking forward to some sort of change although not to expect too much.
Zoom Speaker v Gallery View
Zoom meeting participants can switch between two views - Gallery, where you see all the attendees and Speaker, where you have a large image of the speaker (at  any instant) and a smaller listing of other attendees.
Social get together on Zoom
If anybody feels like a catch up during the week, please join us on Sunday afternoon at 5pm on Zoom.
We promise no exercise involved!
It's just a chance to have a chat about whatever you feel like.
Meeting ID and pwd same as Club. Click on the button for meeting info.
Upcoming Speakers
Oct 28, 2020 7:30 AM
Igniting Change
Igniting Change

Jane Tewson, CEO founder of Igniting Change

Nov 04, 2020 7:30 PM
Pere Village - Nepal project
Nov 11, 2020 7:30 AM
Domestic social impact of Covid,
Nov 18, 2020 7:30 AM
Youth protection update WWC
Nov 25, 2020 7:30 AM
Rotary Youth Exchange
View entire list
Upcoming Events
Click here to see all
Morning Tea with Alma
Oct 27, 2020
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Igniting Change
Oct 28, 2020
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Sunday Sundowners
Nov 01, 2020
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Pere Village Nepal project
Nov 04, 2020
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
The Rotary Foundation - Meeting the Challenge
Nov 10, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Vishal Mahajan
October 3
Peter O'Brien
October 10
Larry Green
October 13
Spouse Birthdays
Asia Berri
October 11
Marilyn Brownlees
October 12
Ruth Grusd
October 13
Liz Nolan
October 15
Tammy Utteridge
October 17
Join Date
Michael Bury
October 16, 2019
1 year
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, assuming they are happening.
Click on See all Rosters for future weeks.
Members click here to see your own roster.
Market Nov 1st 2020
Market Leader Ferguson, Paul
Assistant Kempton, Alan
Assistant Nolan, Peter
Assistant Weeks, Faye
Assistant Pascarl, Liz
Extra Shift Moran, Tim
Market Nov 8th 2020
Market Leader Mason, Margaret
Assistant Mason, John
Assistant Gledhill, Geoff
Assistant Impey, Jo
Extra Shift Green, Larry
New Website
As I have explained there is a link to your own profile page where you can edit your own information. You can even change your photo! No doubt for a more recent one. Please check your email address and change if necessary. This will be the address used by the Club's email system for official communication. It is now your responsibility to maintain this.
Ian Ballantine
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