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Edition 16 Monday, 15th February 2021

Message from our President

Well what can I say but, “here we go again”.
I share your frustration at yet another lockdown, I share your concern for those who are experiencing great hardship through these events be that through economic pressure, isolation, or simply not being able to do whatever it is they had planned.
Of course we all feel deeply for those impacted directly by the virus be that as patients themselves or those with family members fighting it and those frontline workers, the doctors and nurses working hard to get people back to good health.
We have to remain strong and be positive that this will be a short stint allowing us to get back to normal soon. Keep planning in order to achieve your committee goals for this year and don’t forget to think about those around you who could do with a phone call or email just to cheer them up.
Wednesday meeting this week will naturally be a ZOOM event.
Geoff Gledhill
Meeting this week:
Member Geoff Gartly will be our speaker - subject : History of Albert Park Lake
This week's meeting will be on Zoom.
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. We were back to meeting in person each week but, for the time being it's via Zoom again.
Please check details of each week's meeting elsewhere in this bulletin to confirm venue. You are very welcome to join us.
Presidents Elect Training Seminar 2021
This year's "PETS" was held this past weekend, on line of course. Additional specific training sessions will be held over several evenings this week. I had the pleasure of participating this weekend along with our own Club's President Elect, Helen Nodrum.
The Multi District Presidents Elect Training Seminar (MDPETS) provides an opportunity for Presidents Elect to gain a better understanding of their roles, to hear broader Rotary messages and plans and a chance to share ideas and plans with other Presidents Elect across four Rotary districts; three in Victoria and one covering all of Tasmania.
Arthur Charles Mauldon Gray and the SS Glenelg
Arthur Charles Mauldon Gray (grandfather to Linda O’Brien) was born Australia Day 1905. On the occasion of his birth, his Aunt Jane,  purchased a lottery ticket for him, the ticket resulted in a one thousand pound win.  Frequently at family gatherings he would remind those assembled that he was the recipient of a winning ticket but he never saw a B penny of it.  (The picture at left is of  Arthur with his wife Annie)      
Balibo East Timor projects
These are two projects which the Club supports in the Balibo district of East Timor. The Ai-Asa School Project and the School Gardens Project
Linda O'Brien and the Centurian Club
Member, Linda O’Brien was surprised when President Geoff Gledhill made a presentation of a Ruby Paul Harris fellow at our meeting on Wednesday.  She soon realised the presentation would have come from Rotary Parramatta as a result of her donations to Rotary Foundation via the Centurion Club
Twin / Sister Club of the Rotary Club of Savusavu Fiji
As reported at the recent Club forum we now have a twin/sister club relationship with the Rotary Club of Savuavu in Fiji
Club Meeting February 10 2021 Dr Helen Parker
Club meeting held at Virginia Park....words to come
Bulletin Rotary Club of Dhulikhel Nepal
The Club has received a copy of the Club Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Dhulikhel ,RID 3292 Dhulikhel,Nepal
It was forwarded by Rtn.Ranjeev Shrestha-Past President/TRF Chair
Contact details and website information are as follows:
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Each week I insert here a few cartoons, courtesy of member Karin Soster. This week we have a slight change of format but the content is still thanks to Karin....


This needs no explanation - and is a fun read, no matter your gender. 

Men Are Just Happier People!  What do you expect from such simple creatures? Your last name stays put. The garage is all yours. Wedding plans take care of themselves. Chocolate is just another snack. You can never be pregnant. You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park. You can wear NO shirt to a water park. 

Car mechanics tell you the truth. The world is your urinal. You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky. You don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt. Wrinkles add character. Wedding dress - $5,000. Tux rental - $100. People never stare at your chest when you're talking to them. 

New shoes don't cut, blister, or mangle your feet. One mood all the time. Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat. You know stuff about tanks. A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase. You can open all your own jars.

You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness. If someone forgets to invite you, he or she can still be your friend. Your underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack. Two pairs of shoes are more than enough. You almost never have strap problems in public. You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes.

Everything on your face stays its original color. The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades. You only have to shave your face and neck. You can play with toys all your life. One wallet and one pair of shoes - one color for all seasons. You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look.

You can 'do' your nails with a pocket knife. You have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache... You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives on December 24 in 25 minutes. No wonder men are happier!

NICKNAME  ·  If Laura, Kate, and Sarah go out for lunch, they will call each other Laura, Kate and Sarah.   If Mike, Dave and John go out, they will affectionately refer to each other as Fat Boy, Bubba, and Wild man.

EATING OUT  ·  When the bill arrives, Mike, Dave and John will each throw in $20, even though it's only for $32.50. None of them will have anything smaller and none will actually admit they want change back. When the girls get their bill, outcome the pocket calculators.

MONEY.   A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs   .   A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need but it's on sale.

BATHROOMS  ·  A man has six items in his bathroom: toothbrush and toothpaste, shaving cream, razor, a bar of soap, and a towel   .   The average number of items in the typical woman's bathroom is 337. A man would not be able to identify more than 20 of these items.

ARGUMENTS  ·  A woman has the last word in any argument.   .   Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

FUTURE  ·  A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband   .   A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.

MARRIAGE  ·  A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn’t.   A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, but she does.

DRESSING UP  ·  A woman will dress up to go shopping, water the plants, empty the trash, answer the phone, read a book, and get the mail.  ·  A man will dress up for weddings and funerals.

NATURAL  ·  Men wake up as good-looking as they went to bed  ·  Women somehow deteriorate during the night.

OFFSPRING  ·  Ah, children. A woman knows all about her children. She knows about dentist appointments and romances, best friends, favorite foods, secret fears, and hopes and dreams.  ·  A man is vaguely aware of some short people living in the house.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY.  A married man should forget his mistakes. There's no use in two people remembering the same thing! So, send this to the women who have a sense of humor …. and to the men who will enjoy reading.

Photo Albums
Rotary Clean Up Australia Day Karkarook Park
Market Report
Sunday, February 14 2021
There was, of course, no Market held this week.
Upcoming Events
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Morning Tea with Alma
Feb 16, 2021
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Weekly Meeting Geoff Gartly
Feb 17, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Weekly Meeting Pat Armstrong
Feb 24, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Social night at the Murrumbeena Wine Bar
Feb 25, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Geoff Gledhill
February 12
Zilla Roth
February 22
Kevin Davidson
February 25
Spouse Birthdays
February 17
Join Date
Peter Lewis
February 1, 1978
43 years
Helen Nodrum
February 8, 2017
4 years
Faye Weeks
February 11, 2015
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 (6.15am start).
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Members click here to see your own roster.
Market Feb 21st 2021
Market Leader O'Brien, Peter
Assistant O'Brien, Linda
Assistant Ryan, Tony
Market Feb 28th 2021
Market Leader Ballantine, Ian
Assistant Kane, Terry
Assistant Bury, Michael
Assistant Soster, Karin
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