District 9810 Conference 2023 Ian Ballantine 2022-08-02 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,District 9810,Member Involvement,Rotary Connections
Club Meeting August 3 2022 Roy Kaplan Karin Soster 2022-08-02 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Meetings,Member Involvement,Membership,New Member

Club Meeting July 27 2022 James Grima

Posted by karin on Jul 27, 2022
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  • Linda was our chairperson for this evening’s club meeting at Cilantro.  Larry conducted invocation and Ron conducted the loyal toast.  Glenda joined the meeting via Zoom.
  • Club members enjoyed a lovely 3 course meal served by first timer apprentices – an enjoyable night for all who attended.
Club Meeting July 27 2022 James Grima karin 2022-07-26 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Meetings

Club Meeting July 20 2022 Glen Eira Historical Soc

Posted by Karin Soster on Jul 20, 2022
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Larry was our Chairperson for today’s club meeting at Cilantro.  Neville conducted invocation and Linda conducted the loyal toast.  Tony, Peter N, Charles and Karin joined the meeting via Zoom.
Announcements – President Margaret
    District 9815 - President Margaret advises the Rotary year 2024-2025 will be the first year for the amalgamation of Districts 9810 and 9820, and will become 9815.  The districts are calling for nominations for DG Nominee and DG Designate.  Further information – contact our District D.G. Ken Miller.
Club Meeting July 20 2022 Glen Eira Historical Soc Karin Soster 2022-07-19 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Community,Glen Eira CC,Meetings

Friends of Kakarook Park Membership

Posted by Helen Nodrum on Jul 18, 2022
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In recent years Rotary has added a seventh arm of service to its portfolio. This being towards Environment and Sustainability.
In order to acknowledge and support this, Rotary club of Bentleigh Moorabbin Central has taken on organisational membership with
Friends of Karkarook.
Friends of Kakarook Park Membership Helen Nodrum 2022-07-17 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Community,Kingston CC
Club Meeting July 13 2022 Pres Margaret Mason Karin Soster 2022-07-12 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Meetings,Rotary Connections

Rotary responds: support for Ukraine

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Jul 10, 2022
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From the RI website here
The Rotary Foundation and Rotary clubs around the world have hurried to provide funds, supplies, and services to Ukrainians displaced by the war.
The Rotary Foundation has raised more than $15 million in contributions that are already helping provide people in Ukraine with essential items such as water, food, shelter, medicine, and clothing. Donations made to the Disaster Response Fund after 30 April will be available to all communities around the world that need assistance recovering from disasters.
Rotary responds: support for Ukraine Ian Ballantine 2022-07-09 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International
Inner Wheel Changeover July 2022 Ian Ballantine 2022-07-05 14:00:00Z 0 2022-23,2023,Community,Inner Wheel,Member Involvement,Rotary Connections

Club Meeting at Marriott Services July 6 2022

Posted by Karin Soster on Jul 06, 2022
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Today’s meeting was held in the kitchen and canteen at Marriott Support Services in Keys Road, Cheltenham and was a wonderful opportunity to re-engage with an organisation that had a very close and enduring connection with a former club member, Alan Marriott.   Today was the first club meeting to herald in the new Rotary year and President Margaret’s first meeting as a returning president.  Linda and Faye collaborated to provide a lovely continental breakfast of fresh fruit, croissants, toast and Danish pastries, washed down with orange juice, coffee and tea.  Ian setup the Zoom meeting enabling non visiting club members to join in.  Charles R joined the meeting via Zoom.
Club Meeting at Marriott Services July 6 2022 Karin Soster 2022-07-05 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Community,Marriott,Meetings
First woman takes office as president of Rotary International Ian Ballantine 2022-07-03 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Rotary Connections,Rotary International

Club Meeting June 29 2022 Pres Helen Nodrum

Posted by Karin Soster on Jun 29, 2022
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This week’s club meeting was the last for this current  Rotary year, and marked Helen’s last meeting as club president with her year drawing to a close.
Incoming President Elect, Peter Nolan, was our chairperson today.  Neville K performed the Invocation, and Larry Green conducted the loyal toast.  Glenda and Charles R joined the meeting via Zoom.
Club International Toast – Grant
Club Meeting June 29 2022 Pres Helen Nodrum Karin Soster 2022-06-28 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Meetings,Member Involvement,Membership,New Member
RYLA 2022 Ian Ballantine 2022-06-28 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,District 9810,District 9820,RYLA,Rotary Connections,Youth

Melodies and memories

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Jun 26, 2022
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The good things music does for aging brains
From the RI website here.
Carol Rosenstein was watching her husband, Irwin, slip away inch by inch. At one time he had been a brilliant lawyer, a lover of Broadway musicals, a world traveler. But after his diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease in 2006, he developed dementia, and slowly everything changed. His gait flattened to a shuffle. The sparkle in his eyes turned into a blank stare. His mood soured. Worsening matters, the medications he took caused hallucinations and extreme agitation. As communication grew more challenging, Carol felt the distance between them growing.
 
Melodies and memories Ian Ballantine 2022-06-25 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Rotary Connections,Rotary International

District Changeover June 25 2022

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Jun 25, 2022
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Some photos from the District 9810 Changeover held Saturday, June 25, 2022 at the Southern Golf Club.
I'd like to thank Linda and Peter O'Brien, PE Margaret and John Mason and President Helen Nodrum for joining Helen and myself at this event.
Ken Miller (DGE) and his club of Emerald and District did a great job hosting the event at Southern Golf Club.
I would like to remind members that it will be our responsibility to host this event next year.
 
Photos are here.
District Changeover June 25 2022 Ian Ballantine 2022-06-24 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,District 9810,Fellowship,Member Events,Rotary Connections
Club Meeting June 22 2022 Launch Housing Karin Soster 2022-06-21 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,Launch Housing,Meetings

Club Changeover June 18 2022

Posted by Karin Soster on Jun 18, 2022
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The Club held its annual Changeover this year at Sanctum at the StKilda Football Club facility in Moorabbin.
This event marked the changing of our Presidents. Helen Nodrum, 2021-22 to Margaret Mason (PP), 2022-23.
A full album of photos can be found here.
Well what a night it was – a night to celebrate the end of one Rotary year and the beginning of a new one, and it couldn’t have been better than last night’s Changeover to commemorate the changing of the guard to farewell our current President, Helen Nodrum, and welcome in our new president, Margaret Mason.   A fabulous venue in the Sanctum Room at St Kilda Football Club, with excellent food, lovely table decorations and presentation, live background music from Bradley Marshall on piano, a well-run program, an entertaining and witty Master of Ceremony, wonderful speeches and all over too soon before it was time to go home and contemplate the year that was, and consider the promise of the next one yet to unfold. 
Club Changeover June 18 2022 Karin Soster 2022-06-17 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,District 9810,Fellowship,Member Events
Rotary and ShelterBox renew global partnership Ian Ballantine 2022-06-16 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,International,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International,Shelterbox

Houston Convention 2022

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Jun 13, 2022
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From the RI website here
The 2022 convention in Houston, Texas, USA, offered plenty of inspiring moments as Rotary's global network gathered in person for the first time since 2019, following two conventions that were held virtually because of COVID-19. The convention offered participants new horizons to discover through in-person events and a robust schedule of virtual offerings (with recordings available through 31 August).
Houston Convention 2022 Ian Ballantine 2022-06-12 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Rotary Connections,Rotary International

Melbourne Convention 2023

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Jun 13, 2022
From the RI Website here
 By Arnold R. Grahl Photography by Monika Lozinska
After discovering new perspectives and being inspired by new ideas at the 2022 Rotary International Convention, attendees and virtual participants are looking ahead to next year's gathering in Melbourne, the sparkling second city of Australia.
Melbourne Convention 2023 Ian Ballantine 2022-06-12 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Rotary Connections,Rotary International

StKilda Mums cheque

Posted by Helen Nodrum on Jun 09, 2022
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I had the pleasure of dropping into St. Kilda Mum’s unannounced on Thursday last where I was warmly greeted and invited in. Each year donations made on a nominated day in June are tripled through the corporate sponsors of this organization, hence our $2,000.00 donation increased to $6,000.00. Ruth Holdaway CEO is seen here in this picture with yours truly.
 
StKilda Mums cheque Helen Nodrum 2022-06-08 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,StKilda Mums

Meeting June 8 2022

Posted by Karin Soster on Jun 08, 2022
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Tim L was our chairperson for today’s club meeting at Cilantro.  After performing Acknowledgement to Country, he called upon Glenda for invocation and Larry for the loyal toast. Tim welcomed guests Anna Mouradian, our frequent club visitor,  and Kelly Crothers from Marriott Support Services.  Charles R and Karin joined the meeting via Zoom.  How lucky we are to have Zoom to keep members connected if unable to attend meetings in person.  This morning’s meeting was devoted to fellowship since our guest speaker was unable to attend.
Meeting June 8 2022 Karin Soster 2022-06-07 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,Marriot House,Meetings
BaySpeak Final 2022 Ian Ballantine 2022-06-07 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,District 9810,Member Involvement,Youth

Indigenous Scholar Recipient 2021-22

Posted by Helen Nodrum on Jun 04, 2022
Each year our club donates to Australian Rotary Health, $5,000. This donation is directed to providing funding for indigenous students.
This year’s recipient of our donation is Isobella Kruger. Isobella is currently studying medicine at Monash University and is at the fourth year level.
 
Indigenous Scholar Recipient 2021-22 Helen Nodrum 2022-06-03 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,ARHRF

Club Meeting June 1 2022 Grant Holland

Posted by Karin Soster on Jun 01, 2022
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 Neville was the chairperson for today’s club meeting at Cilantro and performed the Acknowledgement of Country.  Glenda performed the invocation and Faye performed the loyal toast.  Tony, Charles and Clare O’Brien, our club RYLA recipient, joined the meeting via Zoom.
International Club Toast – Grant Perry
Club Meeting June 1 2022 Grant Holland Karin Soster 2022-05-31 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,Meetings
Glen Eira Community Centre May 31, 2022 Ian Ballantine 2022-05-30 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community
A little bit of salt Ian Ballantine 2022-05-28 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International

Club Meeting May 25 2022 Bees

Posted by Karin Soster
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Vishal was our chairperson for this evening’s club meeting at Cilantro – Wednesday 25 May 2022.  After welcoming everyone, Vishal performed the Acknowledgement of Country, then called upon President Helen to perform the invocation and Peter O’B to perform the Royal toast.  Vishal welcomed guests- Angela Lynch, Leonie Ryan, Anna Mouradian, Helen Parker, Asia Berri, Gary Ramage, Sally from the Healey, Clare O’Brien (BMC RYLA sponsored recipient), and Faye Kirkwood, our guest speaker for this evening’s meeting.
Note that a full album of photographs can be viewed here.
Club Meeting May 25 2022 Bees Karin Soster 2022-05-24 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,Meetings,Rotary International
Ukrainian clubs help others in need in their country Ian Ballantine 2022-05-22 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Rotary Connections,Rotary International
John Mason and Grandson John Mason 2022-05-22 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Member History

District Leaders Meeting May 20 2022

Posted by Ian Ballantine on May 20, 2022
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On Friday, DG Daryl Moran called together all Presidents, Assistant Governors (2021-22 and 2022-23) and other members of the district Leadership to the last meeting for his year.
It was very well attended and took place, in-person and on Zoom, at the Mulgrave Country Club.
In attendance was DGN Ian Ballantine and Club President Helen Nodrum and Presidernt Elect, Margaret Mason.
 
More pics.....click on link
District Leaders Meeting May 20 2022 Ian Ballantine 2022-05-19 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,District 9810,Member Involvement,Rotary Connections

Club Meeting May 18 2022 Melb Convention 2023

Posted by Karin Soster on May 18, 2022
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President Helen was our chairperson for today’s club meeting at Cilantro and commenced the meeting with an Acknowledgement to Country. Helen welcomed our guest speaker, PDG Tony Monley, from the R.C. of Manningham, and visitors – Anna Mouradian, and Gary - Karin’s partner.  Tony Ryan joined the meeting via Zoom.  Glenda Stahel conducted invocation and Tim Lynch conducted the Royal Toast.
 
Club Meeting May 18 2022 Melb Convention 2023 Karin Soster 2022-05-17 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,District 9810,Meetings,Rotary Connections,Rotary International

Club Meeting May 11 2022 Danny Frawley Centre

Posted on May 11, 2022
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    Geoff Gartly was our chairperson for today’s club meeting at Cilantro.  He called upon President Helen for the invocation and Marg Lucas for the royal toast.  Guests, Marcus Godinho, CEO of FareShare, and Elise Facer- Childs, our guest speaker, were welcomed.  Tony Ryan and Jo Impey joined the meeting via Zoom.  There was a welcome return from Graham Chad, who also performed a toast to the club.
    We had some intermittent technical problems today, however, true to form, we got by very well.  We wish to thank Tony Fitzlaff and his team for preparing breakfast this morning under some challenging circumstances having experienced a gas leakage last night and not having any gas for cooking this morning.  Yet the kitchen team provided a lovely breakfast to the high standard we have come to accept as normal. 
Club Meeting May 11 2022 Danny Frawley Centre Karin Soster 2022-05-10 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,Meetings
Degustation Dinner May 10 2022 Ian Ballantine 2022-05-09 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Fellowship,Holmsglen University,Member Involvement

Bayspeak displays talent in our local students

Posted by Julie Reid on May 10, 2022
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Bayspeak is live and underway for the second year in a row.
Bayspeak brings together the most talented senior and junior secondary school students from the Bayside and surrounding area to compete in a speaking competition, with an aim to build confidence and harness leadership qualities.
On Tuesday 10 May the 1st heat of the competition was held at Brighton Grammar School.
Bayspeak displays talent in our local students Julie Reid 2022-05-09 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Youth
Inner Wheel Art Auction May 7 2022 Ian Ballantine 2022-05-06 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Fellowship,Inner Wheel,Member Events,Member Involvement
DG Training Sydney May 2022 Ian Ballantine 2022-05-04 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Member Involvement,Rotary Connections,Rotary International
St Kilds Footy to be Auctioned Tim Lynch 2022-05-04 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Fellowship,Member Events,Member Involvement

Club Meeting May 4 2022

Posted by karin on May 04, 2022
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Geoff Gledhill was our chairperson today at Cilantro, and called upon Greg O’Shea for invocation and Larry Green for the royal toast.  Anna Mouradian, who visited our club last week, joined us again today as a club guest.  Ian was absent from today’s meeting, so there was no Zoom.
Club International Toast – Grant Perry
 
Club Meeting May 4 2022 karin 2022-05-03 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,Meetings

European Rotaract clubs organize to help Ukrainian refugees

Posted by Ian Ballantine on May 01, 2022
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From th erotary.org weebsite here
 By Ryan Hyland
Within hours of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in late February 2022, Iryna Bushmina fled her home in Kyiv. Along with her sister and her three-month-old nephew, she journeyed to Vienna, Austria, staying with Rotary members along the way. Their generosity inspired Bushmina, a member of the Rotaract Club of Kyiv-City and the district Rotaract representative for Ukraine, to organize a larger-scale relief effort — and now, an online platform she created has helped Rotaract and Rotary members find shelter for thousands of Ukrainian refugees.
European Rotaract clubs organize to help Ukrainian refugees Ian Ballantine 2022-04-30 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Rotaract,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International

Rotary Statement on the War against Ukraine

Posted by Ian Ballantine on May 01, 2022
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From the rotary.org website here.
Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation stand with the United Nations General Assembly in expressing grave concern at “the ongoing human rights and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, in particular at the reports of violations and abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law by the Russian Federation.”
Rotary Statement on the War against Ukraine Ian Ballantine 2022-04-30 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Rotary Connections,Rotary International
RAM No Mosquito Picnic 30-4-2022 ian 2022-04-29 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,District 9810,Member Involvement,RAM,Rotary Connections,Rotary International

Club Meeting April 27 2022 Alfred H and RAW

Posted by Karin Soster on Apr 27, 2022
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Faye Weeks was our chairperson at today’s club meeting at Cilantro.  Sue Loeliger was invited to perform Invocation, and Paul Ferguson to perform the Rotary Royal Toast.  Faye welcomed our visitors – Anna Mouradian, a former Rotary member of Balwyn North Rotary Club and who returned to Australia recently after two years in Armenia, Rohan Laging -  Director of Sandringham Hospital Emergency Department, Emma Saddington - Nurse Unit Manager in the Emergency Department, and guest speaker Miriam Issa.   Glenda Stahel and Tony Ryan joined the meeting via Zoom.
President Report – President Helen    Helen reports we received two thank you letters:   R.C. Whittlesea thanked our club for the money spinner we provided to them, adding it is collecting lots of coins for their club
    Rural Aid thanked us for donating $3,000 that will be used to aid victims of the recent floods etc.
Club Meeting April 27 2022 Alfred H and RAW Karin Soster 2022-04-26 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,Meetings

World Immunization Week: Vaccines keep communities healthy

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Apr 25, 2022
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From the RI website here
Our progress in the fight against polio shows why vaccination is important
Increasing awareness about the power of vaccines and closing immunization gaps could protect millions of people worldwide from vaccine-preventable diseases, including polio, according to the World Health Organization. World Immunization Week, 24-30 April, is an opportunity to focus on that work, and the robust polio eradication infrastructure built by Rotary and our partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) provides a model for it.
World Immunization Week: Vaccines keep communities healthy Ian Ballantine 2022-04-24 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,End Polio Now,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International
Member and ANZAC day Ian Ballantine 2022-04-24 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Member History,Member Involvement

Club Meeting April 20 2022 NYSF

Posted by Karin Soster on Apr 20, 2022
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Jo Impey was our chairperson for today’s club meeting at Cilantro.  Ron Brownlees conducted invocation and Grant Perry performed the international club toast.  Jo introduced our two guest speakers, Tilde Verhoeven and Monique Andjelic who attended this year’s NYSF – National Youth Science Forum, and parents – Robyn Logan and Nick Andjelic.
There were no zoom members for today’s meeting. (Sue Lolieger came on later). International Club Toast – with Grant Perry
 
Club Meeting April 20 2022 NYSF Karin Soster 2022-04-19 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Meetings,NYSF,Youth

Rotary clubs unite across continents to collect and deliver medical aid to Ukraine

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Apr 18, 2022
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From the Rotary website here.
Two cargo planes packed with tons of medical equipment have already been flown from Chicago, USA, to Ukraine where members helped to unload the supplies.
by Arnold R. Grahl
Rotary members in North America, Argentina, and Europe are collaborating with a U.S.-based association of Ukrainian health care workers and using their connections to collect and ship more than 100 tons of critical medical supplies to Ukraine.
Rotary clubs unite across continents to collect and deliver medical aid to Ukraine Ian Ballantine 2022-04-17 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International

Club Meeting April 13 2022 Public Safety

Posted by Karin Soster on Apr 13, 2022
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It was a welcome return to Cilantro for today’s meeting, cojoined with Zoom for members unable to attend to “zoom in”. One of our newest club members, Samantha Langridge, was our chairperson today.  Larry was invited to conduct the invocation, and Jo to conduct the toast.  A warm welcome was extended to our special guest to for today’s meeting - Debbie Taylor-Haynes - her second in two weeks running.  Tony and Julie joined the meeting via Zoom.
Club Meeting April 13 2022 Public Safety Karin Soster 2022-04-12 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,Meetings

Rotary responds to the humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Ukraine

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Apr 12, 2022
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From the Rotary website here
EVANSTON, ILL,. April 5, 2022 – Rotary announced today that it has raised more than $7 million to support locally-led relief efforts underway by Rotary clubs in Ukraine and neighboring countries.
“The need for immediate humanitarian aid is increasing with each passing day,” said John Hewko, CEO of Rotary International. “Rotary clubs in Europe and around the world, including our 1,100 members in Ukraine, have stepped up their relief work, with some on the ground helping those displaced by the war.”
Rotary responds to the humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Ukraine Ian Ballantine 2022-04-11 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International

Club Meeting April 6 2022 Matt Finnis

Posted by Karin Soster on Apr 06, 2022
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This evening on Wed 6 April 2022, our club had he pleasure of joining Inner Wheel in a joint meeting.  It was to have been held at Woodlands Golf Club, but with Covid lending its heavy hand, our meeting was held over Zoom – our faithful friend during these past two years.   Inner Wheel President Margo Colquhoun was our meeting convenor and Janeen Randle organized the meeting over Zoom.
Club Meeting April 6 2022 Matt Finnis Karin Soster 2022-04-05 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,Kingston CC,Meetings
Projects Around the Globe Ian Ballantine 2022-04-02 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International
District 9810 Conference Photos March 2022 Ian Ballantine 2022-03-25 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,District 9810,Rotary Connections
Conference 2022 our members Ian Ballantine 2022-03-25 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,District 9810,Fellowship,Member Involvement,Rotary Connections

Club Dinner at the Marine March 25 2022

Posted by Karin Soster on Mar 25, 2022
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The Club had a special meeting at the Marine Hotel in Brighton so we could participate in the 2022 District 9810 Conference launch
Here are just a couple of photos - all photos are contained in an album here.
 
This week’s club meeting was held on Friday evening 25/3 in the Stables Room at the Marine Hotel, and was held in conjunction with the commencement of this year’s District 9810 conference.  All clubs in the district were invited to participate and join in the conference opening and hear the opening address from D.G. Daryl Moran and presentations from the first two conference presenters using technology to Zoom in.   The evening commenced with drinks and nibbles followed by the conference opening and the two presentations, before enjoying dinner mains and dessert.   This year’s conference theme was working towards a Healthy World and Healthy People with a focus on sustainability.  
Club Dinner at the Marine March 25 2022 Karin Soster 2022-03-24 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,District 9810,Fellowship,Meetings

Rotary relief for Ukrainian Refugees

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Mar 21, 2022
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Rotary’s network enables rapid humanitarian relief for Ukrainian refugees
From the RI website here
The crisis in Ukraine is having devastating consequences on civilians as families flee their homes. According to the United Nations, more than 3 million people, most of them women and children, have sought refuge in neighboring countries and across Europe, while about 1 million more people have been displaced within Ukraine.
Rotary relief for Ukrainian Refugees Ian Ballantine 2022-03-20 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International
Walk for Mental Health Helen Nodrum 2022-03-19 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,District 9810,Rotary Connections,Youth

Club Meeting March 16 2022 Glen Eira Community Garden

Posted by Karin Soster
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This week is Mental Health Week and in recognition members were invited to wear a hat to today’s meeting - everyone did with a variety of hats, caps and fascinators in different shapes and colours.
 
Today’s chairperson was Peter O’Brien, who looked resplendent in “a take on Lawrence of Arabia” wearing the keffiyeh headdress.      Can I ask everyone  - is there a likeness?  Is this Peter O’Brien in a former life??
Club Meeting March 16 2022 Glen Eira Community Garden Karin Soster 2022-03-15 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,Glen Eira CC,Meetings

World Rotaract Week: Scale models

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Mar 13, 2022
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From the RI website here
Access to Foundation grants will help Rotaractors broaden their impact
In 2018, Rotary International President Barry Rassin was visiting Turkey for a district meeting. His hosts took him around to see some projects — but to his surprise, they weren’t Rotary club projects. They were projects of Rotaract clubs.
World Rotaract Week: Scale models Ian Ballantine 2022-03-12 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Rotaract,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International

Club Meeting March 9 2022

Posted on Mar 09, 2022
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Meeting 9/3/22 - Report
Paul Ferguson was Chairperson for today’s meeting.    
Two visitors were welcomed to the club - Barry Oliver introduced by Geoff Gartly, and Wayne Kobrin introduced by Neville Kruss.
Guest Speaker – Marcus Godinho
Club Meeting March 9 2022 Karin Soster 2022-03-08 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,Meetings

Rotary support for Ukraine

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Mar 08, 2022
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The Rotary Foundation creates channel for direct humanitarian support in Ukraine region  - from the RI website here
 
In response to the deepening humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, The Rotary Foundation has created an official channel for Rotary members around the world to contribute funds to support the relief efforts underway by Rotary districts and has designated its Disaster Response Fund as the main avenue for contributions.
Rotary support for Ukraine Ian Ballantine 2022-03-07 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International

Club Meeting March 2 2022 Membership

Posted by Margaret Mason on Mar 02, 2022
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The meeting was held at Cilantro. Grant Perry proposed the toast to President Srdjan Radonjic and members of the Rotary Club of Nis Centar in Serbia.Serbia is a land locked country in the Balkan peninsula. Serbia has an area of 77.5 km2 and a population of 8.7 million. Nis Centar is the third largest city in the country  and has a population of 250000 people.
Club Meeting March 2 2022 Membership Margaret Mason 2022-03-01 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Meetings,Member Involvement,Membership

Rotary Storm Recovery Festival

Posted by Helen Nodrum on Feb 27, 2022
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Thank you to Margaret Mason, Alan Kempton, Peter Nolan, Neville Kruss and Sheryl Zorella along with Ian Ballantine, Asia and Charles and myself who attended the Rotary storm Recovery Festival on Sunday last in Monbulk. A show of support for the clubs in our district was important. Huge organisational component to this day – congratulations to all concerned.
More pics...........
Rotary Storm Recovery Festival Helen Nodrum 2022-02-26 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,District 9810,Member Involvement,Rotary Connections
District Presidents Meeting Feb 2022 Peter Nolan 2022-02-24 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,District 9810,Rotary Connections

Pizza Pasta Poetry and plonk night

Posted by Helen Nodrum on Feb 25, 2022
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Held at the Kings Park Tennis Club
The brainchild for this fellowship evening was Linda O’Brien, beautifully supported by Margaret Mason. So many of our successful socials appear to have these two members in the foreground.In realisation of our community partnerships, the committee of Kings Park Tennis Club readily agreed to allow our club the use of its clubhouse which is well equipped to cater for most functions at no cost. More so to this the club president, George Leighfield attended as bar manager for the evening.
Pizza Pasta Poetry and plonk night Helen Nodrum 2022-02-24 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,Fellowship,Member Involvement

Club Meeting February 23 2022 Linda O'Brien

Posted by Margaret Mason on Feb 23, 2022
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The meeting was held at Cilantro and on Zoom. The chair welcomed Graham Chad who was a visitor for a very short period of time as he was inducted minutes later. President Helen then reminded members about the fellowship evening on 25 February, the Storm Recovery Festival on 27 February and the District conference on 25 and 26 March.
Club Meeting February 23 2022 Linda O'Brien Margaret Mason 2022-02-22 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Meetings,Member History,Member Involvement,New Member

Rotary statement on wild polio case in Malawi

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Feb 21, 2022
From the Rotary website here
As a result of ongoing disease surveillance, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) has confirmed a case of type 1 wild poliovirus (WPV1) in a child suffering from paralysis in Malawi. Analysis has shown the virus is genetically linked to WPV1 that had circulated in Pakistan’s Sindh province.
Rotary statement on wild polio case in Malawi Ian Ballantine 2022-02-20 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,End Polio Now,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International
Club Meeting February 16 2022 Tania Hutchinson and new member Margaret Mason 2022-02-15 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,Meetings,New Member,Youth
Caulfield South Community House Community Garden Feb 2022 Helen Nodrum 2022-02-12 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,Glen Eira CC,Member Involvement
Club Meeting February 9 2022 at the Healy Margaret Mason 2022-02-08 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Fellowship,Kingston CC,Meetings,Member Events
Beachside Gift February 6 2022 Ian Ballantine 2022-02-05 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,Holmsglen University,Member Involvement,Youth
Club Meeting Wednesday February 2 2022 Chris Mara Margaret Mason 2022-02-01 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,Meetings,Member Involvement
RI president-elect announces 2022-23 presidential theme Ian Ballantine 2022-01-31 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Rotary Connections,Rotary International
Rotary Projects Around the Globe Ian Ballantine 2022-01-31 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International

Marmalade Garden Party

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Jan 22, 2022
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A lovely afternoon of fellowship, marmalade tasting and afternoon tea was enjoyed by a number of members and partners at the home of Linda and Peter O'Brien.
The day was a little warm but we were very comfortable in the shade outside.
Congratulations Jo Impey on a successful tasting and our thanks go to Linda and Peter for opening up their home to us.
Click to see more photos
Marmalade Garden Party Ian Ballantine 2022-01-21 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Fellowship,Member Events,Member Involvement
Club Meeting January 19 2022 Faye Weeks Margaret Mason 2022-01-18 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Meetings,Member Involvement

RI Statement on Covid Vaccinations

Posted on Dec 17, 2021
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Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation release position statement on COVID-19 vaccination
Taken from the RI website here
As the first organization to envision a polio-free world through mass immunization of children, Rotary believes the decision to vaccinate is a humanitarian imperative. The Rotary International Board of Directors and Rotary Foundation Trustees believe that:
RI Statement on Covid Vaccinations Ian Ballantine 2021-12-16 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Rotary Connections,Rotary International
Club Meeting December 15 2021 Christmas Break Up Ian Ballantine 2021-12-14 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,Fellowship,Meetings,Member Involvement
Applied Learning Awards 2021 Helen Nodrum 2021-12-11 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Applied Learning Awards,Westall SC,Youth
Christmas Party 2021 Ian Ballantine 2021-12-10 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Fellowship,Member Events,Membership
Club Meeting December 8 2021 James Newbury Margaret Mason 2021-12-07 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Community,Meetings
District 9810 College of Governors Luncheon Ian Ballantine 2021-12-04 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,District 9810,Rotary Connections

Club Meeting December 1 2021 Gerald Quigley

Posted by Margaret Mason on Dec 01, 2021
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The meeting was held at the Royal Brighton Yacht Club and on Zoom.
The Chair was Margaret Lucas. There were 2 guests, Samantha Langridge (Jo Impey) and Chad (Geoff Gartley).The guest speaker was Gerald Quigley who was introduced by Margaret Lucas.
 
Club Meeting December 1 2021 Gerald Quigley Margaret Mason 2021-11-30 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Meetings

RI President Shekhar Mehta urges countries at COP26 to protect mangroves

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Nov 30, 2021
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From rotary.org here
Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta joined the Rotary delegation to the 26th United Nations climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, on 10 November to explore ways Rotary can work on environmental challenges, including by restoring mangroves, a crucial ecosystem that can mitigate the effects of climate change in coastal areas.
RI President Shekhar Mehta urges countries at COP26 to protect mangroves Ian Ballantine 2021-11-29 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International
Club Meeting November 24 2021 AGM Margaret Mason 2021-11-23 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Meetings,New Member

Christmas Hampers 2021

Posted by John Mason on Nov 22, 2021
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Bringing Joy in a time of Depression. For more than a decade, RCBMC has teamed with Community organisations in Glen Eira and Kingston to provide Christmas Cakes, Puddings and Mince pies to bring some Christmas Cheer to those who are doing it tough. The goodies are packed and delivered to the Salvation Army, Family Life, The Holland Foundation, and Glen Eira Community Information and Support Services.
Christmas Hampers 2021 John Mason 2021-11-21 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Community,Glen Eira CC,Member Involvement

SafePL8 November 2, 2021

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Nov 20, 2021
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Our club was happy to accept an invitation from Glen Eira Police to assist in their “Safe Plate Day” held on Saturday last 20th November at the Glen Eira Town Hall carpark area.
We partnered with other community groups, State Emergency Service (SES), fire brigade, and neighborhood watch, not to mention our local law officers. The SES truck, a fire brigade truck, and the very impressive police pursuit vehicles were there on the day – a definite drawcard for the families and children to see over these impressive vehicles. Last but not least thankfully “the coffee cart”.
SafePL8 November 2, 2021 Ian Ballantine 2021-11-19 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Community,Glen Eira CC,Member Involvement
Club Meeting November 17, 2021 Jonathon Kolieb Margaret Mason 2021-11-16 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Meetings,Rotary Foundation

Young Ugandan Activist Speaks Out About Climate Change in Africa

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Nov 16, 2021
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Taken from the rotary.org website here
Vanessa Nakate, a 24-year-old climate activist from Uganda, made international headlines after the World Economic Forum’s 2020 meeting in Davos, Switzerland. But the story wasn’t what she said about the climate crisis. The story was that her name and photo were missing from media coverage of the event.
Young Ugandan Activist Speaks Out About Climate Change in Africa Ian Ballantine 2021-11-15 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International
Club Meeting November 10, 2021 Michael Bury Margaret Mason 2021-11-09 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Meetings,Member History,Member Involvement,Membership

The Power of Nutrition partners with Rotary, other organizations for new malnutrition program in Ethiopia

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Nov 09, 2021
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From the Rotary website here
London, 1 November 2021: The Power of Nutrition announced on 1 November a partnership with Rotary International, the Eleanor Crook Foundation, and The END Fund, to fund a new multi-sector nutrition program in Ethiopia. By pooling resources and working through The Power of Nutrition, the funding partners' investments are being matched to create a five-year, $30 million program.
The Power of Nutrition partners with Rotary, other organizations for new malnutrition program in Ethiopia Ian Ballantine 2021-11-08 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International
Club Meeting November 3 2021 Anna Pylkkanen Margaret Mason 2021-11-02 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Meetings,Rotary Youth Exchange

Rotary’s World Polio Day program looks toward polio eradication’s endgame

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Nov 02, 2021
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From the RI website here.

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Rotary’s goal of ridding the world of polio is within reach, global health experts said during the 2021 World Polio Day Online Global Update on 24 October. The 30-minute program, “Delivering on our Promise of a Polio-Free World,” provided encouraging information about the progress and remaining challenges in the fight to end polio.

Rotary’s World Polio Day program looks toward polio eradication’s endgame Ian Ballantine 2021-11-01 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,End Polio Now,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International
Club Meeting October 27 2021 Forum Margaret Mason 2021-10-26 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Meetings,Membership
Rotary responds to COVID-19 Ian Ballantine 2021-10-25 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Rotary Connections,Rotary International

Club Meeting Wednesday October 20 2021 John Roskam

Posted by Margaret Mason on Oct 20, 2021
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The meeting was held on Zoom and 22 members participated. There was an apology from one member.
The Chair was Greg O’Shea and the guest speaker was John Roskam from the Institute of Public Affairs. President Helen welcomed members and the guest speaker. She gave an update on matters in the club. Ron is busy organising for the reopening of the market and hopefully, this can take place from the first week in November.  Plans for the first post lockdown face-to-face meeting have been arranged. This will be on the 10 November at the Royal Brighton Yacht Club.
Club Meeting Wednesday October 20 2021 John Roskam Margaret Mason 2021-10-19 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Meetings
World Polio Day Event 2021 Ian Ballantine 2021-10-17 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,District 9810,End Polio Now

The Best Chance to Eradicate Polio is Now

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Oct 18, 2021
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Taken from Rotary website

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“There’s something about the whole idea of eradicating polio that grabs the imagination,” says Aidan O’Leary. “Most people talk about making steps toward achievements, and it’s almost always into the never-never. Eradication is a zero-sum game; anything short of zero is failure. You keep getting closer and closer, but ultimately the only number that actually matters is zero.”

The Best Chance to Eradicate Polio is Now Ian Ballantine 2021-10-17 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,End Polio Now,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International
Club Meeting Wednesday October 13 2021 Ken Mirams Margaret Mason 2021-10-12 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,District 9810,Meetings,Youth
Club Meeting Wednesday October 6 2021 Nick Staikos MLC Margaret Mason 2021-10-05 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Community,Kingston CC,Meetings
Rotary’s $97 million pledge for sustainable projects Ian Ballantine 2021-10-03 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International

Club Meeting September 29 2021 Emma Gierschick, OAM

Posted by Margaret Mason on Sep 29, 2021
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The meeting was held on Zoom. Twenty-three members participated and there were two guests, Sossi and Tony Fritzlaff from Cilantro. The chair was Tim Moran and the guest speaker was Emma Giershick. Tim introduced Emma who is a survivor of family violence and breast cancer She is a sole parent to a daughter who has Downs Syndrome. Emma has been advocating for support for women and children who are victims of family violence. She has been awarded an OAM for her work.
Club Meeting September 29 2021 Emma Gierschick, OAM Margaret Mason 2021-09-28 14:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Community,Fellowship,Meetings,Member Involvement
District 9810 Conference March 2022 Ian Ballantine 2021-09-27 14:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,District 9810,Rotary Connections

District 9810 Newsletter

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Sep 28, 2021
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A reminder to all members and friends of Rotary that our District Governor, Daryl Moran publishes his newsletter each month and is a very worthwhile read...if not essential reading.
You should receive it each month via email but you can always find the current and past editions here.
District 9810 Newsletter Ian Ballantine 2021-09-27 14:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,District 9810,Rotary Connections
African region marks one year since being certified wild polio-free Ian Ballantine 2021-09-27 14:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,End Polio Now,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International

Club Meeting September 22, 2021 Kevin Bailey

Posted by Margaret Mason on Sep 22, 2021
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The meeting was held on Zoom. Twenty three members participated and there were two apologies. Five members from the R C of Monash joined our meeting.
The chair was Linda O’Brien and the guest speaker was Kevin Bailey.
President Helen welcomed members, the guest speaker and visiting members from the R C of Monash. The visiting Rotarians from Monash wanted to experience what a breakfast club is like. Zeki, from the club explained that they were once a breakfast club but changed to an evening club some years ago but are considering reverting back to being breakfast club.
Club Meeting September 22, 2021 Kevin Bailey Margaret Mason 2021-09-21 14:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,District 9810,Meetings
Cooking with Jo - Orange Cake Ian Ballantine 2021-09-18 14:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Fellowship,Member Events,Member Involvement

Club Meeting September 15th 20212 Trish Reynolds

Posted by Margaret Mason on Sep 15, 2021
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The meeting was held via Zoom. 25 members participated and there were two visitors ( Sossi and Tony from Cilantro). The chair was Greg O’Shea and the guest speaker was Trish Reynolds formerly with the Australian Federal Police.  Greg welcomed members, guests and guest speaker. He then introduced Trish Reynolds who gave us an insight into the life in the Australian Federal Police. (AFP).
Club Meeting September 15th 20212 Trish Reynolds Margaret Mason 2021-09-14 14:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Meetings
Zone 8 Virtual Conference September 11-12 2021 Ian Ballantine 2021-09-11 14:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Rotary Connections,Rotary International
AFL Trivia Night September 9, 2021 Ian Ballantine 2021-09-08 14:00:00Z 1 2021,2021-22,Fellowship,Member Events,Member Involvement

Club Meeting September 8 2021 Brad Rowswell

Posted by Margaret Mason on Sep 08, 2021
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The meeting was held on Zoom. Chair was Peter Nolan and the guest speaker was Brad Rowswell MP, Member for Sandringham. President Helen welcomed all members and wished our Jewish members a happy Jewish New Year. She also reminded board members of the board meeting on 14 September 2021.
Club Meeting September 8 2021 Brad Rowswell Margaret Mason 2021-09-07 14:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Community,Meetings
Club Meeting September 1 2021 Paul Ferguson Margaret Mason 2021-08-31 14:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Interplast,Meetings,Member Involvement

Zoom Meeting Etiquette

Posted by Ian Ballantine
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In view of the fact that Zoom will continue to be with us for some time, I thought it timely that I remind members of some principles of Zoom etiquette. Like in any meeting, it's about respect and simple good manners.

I have endevoured to list some of the more common ones here and ask that members try to observe them.

As a rule, please don't assume that because it's a Zoom meeting that your behaviour should be any different than if you were meeting in person.

Zoom Meeting Etiquette Ian Ballantine 2021-08-30 14:00:00Z 0 Meetings,Zoom Help
Members needs Sponsorship Ian Ballantine 2021-08-30 14:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Fundraising,Member Involvement

Jo's Cooking night

Posted by Faye Weeks on Aug 29, 2021
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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
Jo's Cooking night Faye Weeks 2021-08-28 14:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Fellowship,Member Involvement

Family Connections

Posted by Linda O'Brien on Aug 26, 2021
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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. .....
Family Connections Linda O'Brien 2021-08-25 14:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Member History,Member Involvement
Club Meeting August 25 2021 Sean McCarthy Margaret Mason 2021-08-24 14:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Meetings
Quiz Night August 20 2021 Ian Ballantine 2021-08-19 14:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Fellowship,Member Involvement

Club Meeting August 18 2021 Market Info

Posted by Margaret Mason on Aug 18, 2021
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The meeting was held on Zoom. The guest speaker was our Market Manager Ron Brownlees.
Ron explained in detail the protocols we have to follow when the market reopens. This is to ensure that we are compliant with the rules and regulations set out by the government as a result of the Covid pandemic. A copy of all the protocols will be available in the market office when it reopens. A special thanks go to Ron who has put in an amazing amount of time and effort in this endeavour.
 
 
Club Meeting August 18 2021 Market Info Margaret Mason 2021-08-17 14:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Bentleigh Sunday Market,Meetings

Rotary's Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Aug 16, 2021
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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 rotary.org here)

Rotary's Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Ian Ballantine 2021-08-15 14:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Membership,Rotary Connections,Rotary International

Celebrate Rotaract: Strength in Numbers

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Aug 16, 2021
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Taken from rotary.org here.

The call went out from New Zealand, and Rotaractors in places as far away as Denmark, Jamaica, Mexico, and Uganda answered. Over 30 days in October and November, they took part in relay races, practiced yoga on the beach, danced, and did pushup and squat challenges, raising awareness — and about NZ$7,000 — for a project to vaccinate 100,000 children in nine countries and territories against three deadly pathogens.

“They were inspired by our story to say, ‘We want to be involved in this. We want to help see these illnesses erased,’” says Becky Giblin, a member of the Rotaract Club of Auckland City, New Zealand

Celebrate Rotaract: Strength in Numbers Ian Ballantine 2021-08-15 14:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Rotaract,Rotary Connections,Youth
Vale Stuart McDonald Ron Brownlees 2021-08-14 14:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Fellowship,Member History,Membership,Rotary Youth Exchange,Youth
Club Meeting August 11 2021 DG Daryl Moran Margaret Mason 2021-08-10 14:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,District 9810,Meetings,Rotary Connections

RI President 2023-24 Announced

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Aug 09, 2021
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Gordon R. McInally of Scotland selected to be 2023-24 Rotary International President
from the RI website here
Gordon R. McInally, a member of the Rotary Club of South Queensferry, Lothian, Scotland, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2023-24. He will be declared the president-nominee on 1 October if no challenging candidates have been suggested.
RI President 2023-24 Announced Ian Ballantine 2021-08-08 14:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Rotary Connections,Rotary International

Club Meeting August 4 2021

Posted by Margaret Mason on Aug 04, 2021
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The Chair was Tim Lynch. The meeting was held at Cilantro and connected to Zoom.
 Tony Ryan and Glenda Stahel joined the meeting via zoom.
President Helen welcomed members and reminded all that the DG will visit the club next week, 11 August 2021.
Editor's note - thanks to Peter Nolan for providing the excellent photos and to Larry Green for setting up Zoom.
Club Meeting August 4 2021 Margaret Mason 2021-08-03 14:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Fellowship,Meetings

District 9810 History

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Aug 02, 2021
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The Rotary year of 2021-22 marks the 40th year of District 9810 having been officially launched with an inaugural dinner at Pitrone’s Function Centre, Keysborough on 16th July 1982. The function was hosted by the Rotary Club of Nunawading and Fred Hay from the Rotary Club of Waverley assumed the role of our first District Governor.
District 9810 History Ian Ballantine 2021-08-01 14:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,District 9810,Rotary Connections
Dandenong Ranges Storm Recovery Ian Ballantine 2021-07-31 14:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,District 9810,Rotary Connections
Railuli School East Timor Playground Linda O'Brien 2021-07-30 14:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,International,Member Involvement,Rotary Connections
Club meeting July 28 2021 Pat Armstrong Margaret Mason 2021-07-27 14:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,District 9810,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation
Africa’s Agents of Change Ian Ballantine 2021-07-26 14:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International
Club Meeting July 21 2021 Bentmoor Mens Shed Margaret Mason 2021-07-20 14:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Community,Meetings

RC of South Davao Philippines Changeover

Posted by Helen Nodrum
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Members may recall that our club through the international service team, donated $3,000 in last Rotary year to the Philippines.
This money was directed through Terry Kane to the Rotary Club of South Davao, who have reported back to us that the funds were used for the following three causes:
Manabo Tribal School
Mother Theresa orphanage
Missionaries of Charity home for the elderly, sick and dying
RC of South Davao Philippines Changeover Helen Nodrum 2021-07-15 14:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Fiji Savusavu,International

The Healey promotion to support Club

Posted by Sue Loeliger on Jul 15, 2021
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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**.
 
The Healey promotion to support Club Sue Loeliger 2021-07-14 14:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Fundraising,Member Involvement

Club meeting July 14 2021 Brain Health and Audiology

Posted by Margaret Mason on Jul 14, 2021
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The chair for the meeting was Terry Kane, and the guest speaker was Andrew Campbell from Neuaudio. President Helen welcomed members and advised that the Board, at its meeting on 13 July, decided to contribute $5,000 to the Storm Relief Fund in District 9810. This is to be ratified by members vote in 2 weeks time. There will be a dinner at Mulgrave Country Club for returned “Outgoing Exchange Students “ on 6 August 2021
Club meeting July 14 2021 Brain Health and Audiology Margaret Mason 2021-07-13 14:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Meetings
Rotary projects around the globe Ian Ballantine 2021-07-11 14:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International

District 9810 Changeover July 9 2021

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Jul 09, 2021
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This article is primarily here to provide links and instructions to obtain images from District 9810 Changeover held at Southern Golf Club on Friday, 9th July, 2021. The small number of images in this story are primarily of members of the Rotary Club of Bentleigh Moorabbin Central.
  1. An Album of images can be found within this website here These images are at 1500 pixels and can be displayed via a slide show. You also have the ability to download individual images. Please read the instructions on the page.
  2. Additionally, all images at different resolutions, (1500 pixels and maximum) are available on Google drive here. It is possible to download individual or all images.
District 9810 Changeover July 9 2021 Ian Ballantine 2021-07-08 14:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,District 9810,Fellowship,Rotary Connections

Club Meeting July 7 2021 Linda O'Brien Albert Park

Posted by Margaret Mason on Jul 07, 2021
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This is the first meeting if the Rotary year 2021-2022 with Helen as President. John was chair for the meeting. Member and past President Linda O'Brien was our guest speaker.

The International toast was to President Michael Displaines and the Rotary club of Norfolk in Virginia, USA. It is in District 7600, and has 112 members and meets on Tuesdays at 12.15pm in Norfolk Scope, Norfolk.  Grant, as always, presented a detailed, informative and interesting history.
Club Meeting July 7 2021 Linda O'Brien Albert Park Margaret Mason 2021-07-06 14:00:00Z 1 2021,2021-22,Meetings,Member History,Member Involvement

Meet Rotary’s New President 2021-22

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Jul 06, 2021
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Our new president, Shekhar Mehta, envisions Rotary’s next chapter – and is ready to make it a reality
by John Rezek

Taken from rotary.org here
Over the years, I caught glimpses of Shekhar Mehta when he came to One Rotary Center in Evanston, Illinois, for Board of Directors meetings. I met him formally during one of the days of back-to-back meetings with various staff members that every incoming Rotary president participates in. During the session I attended, he was the most relaxed person in the room, despite being the only one suffering from jet lag. He was alert, patient, and asked perceptive questions — not surprising for someone as successful as he is in his professional and philanthropic life. I kept thinking that he was assessing each of us to see how we could be recruited to help him achieve his dreams for Rotary.
Meet Rotary’s New President 2021-22 Ian Ballantine 2021-07-05 14:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Rotary Connections,Rotary International

Club Meeting June 30 2021 President Geoff

Posted by Margaret Mason on Jun 30, 2021
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This week's meeting was a an opportunity fro President Geoff to make some reflections on his past two years as President and make some special awards to some members.
Note that many more photos from the morning are contained in an album here.
It was Geoff”s last meeting as President of RCBMC. President Geoff thanked members for their support over the past two years when he was President during what was a very difficult time because of the Covid pandemic and the protracted statewide lockdown. Ian was thanked for maintaining the zoom meetings throughout this period when it was not possible to hold face to face meetings.
Club Meeting June 30 2021 President Geoff Margaret Mason 2021-06-29 14:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Meetings,Member Involvement
Retired doctors in Finland vaccinate thousands against COVID-19 Ian Ballantine 2021-06-28 14:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation

Club Meeting June 23 2021 Tim Lynch

Posted on Jun 23, 2021
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The meeting was held in Cilantro but with limited attendance due to covid restrictions.
 
The International Toast prepared by Grant Perry was to President Dean Christy and the Rotary Club of Abergavenny in District 1150, in Wales. Wales is part of the United Kingdom and is located in the west coast of Great Britain. District 1150 covers South, mid and west Wales and has 58 Clubs.
 
 
Club Meeting June 23 2021 Tim Lynch Margaret Mason 2021-06-22 14:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Meetings,Member Involvement
Club Changeover June 19 2021 Ian Ballantine 2021-06-19 14:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,District 9810,Meetings,Member Events,Member Involvement
Club Meeting June 16 2021 Ian Ballantine 2021-06-15 14:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Meetings
Cilantro Brunch June 16 2021 Ian Ballantine 2021-06-15 14:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Cilantro,Holmsglen University,Member Events,Member Involvement

Club Meeting June 9 2021 Jessie Harman video

Posted by Margaret Mason on Jun 09, 2021
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Sue Loeliger was Chair. Members watched a video on a presentation made by Jessie harman at the multi-district conference in May 2021.  Jessie is a member of the Rotary Club of Wendouree in Ballarat and will be on the R.I. Board from the next Rotary year  on 1 July 2021 Jessie’s presentation is about the future of Rotary and is entitled “ Rotary in the next 100 years.”
Club Meeting June 9 2021 Jessie Harman video Margaret Mason 2021-06-08 14:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,District 9810,Meetings,Rotary Connections
Weekly Meeting June 2 2021 Grant Perry Margaret Mason 2021-06-01 14:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Meetings,Member Involvement

District Assembly 2021

Posted by Ian Ballantine on May 29, 2021
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District 9810 Assembly has been held over the last two weekends and I had the privelege of attending and actually convening one session. Of course, it had to be conducted on-line via Zoom.
If any other members attended, please add your comments at the foot of this story.
District Assembly 2021 Ian Ballantine 2021-05-28 14:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,District 9810,Rotary Connections

Club Meeting May 26 2021 David Burt

Posted by Margaret Mason on May 26, 2021
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The meeting was held on ‘Zoom’, and Larry Green was Chair.
Guest speaker was David Burt from Sport And Life Training (SALT), which is a not for profit organisation. It receives significant support from Bendigo Bank and some Rotary Clubs.
Club Meeting May 26 2021 David Burt Margaret Mason 2021-05-25 14:00:00Z 0 2020,2021,Meetings,Youth
Rotary members lead effort to transform childbirth care in Mongolia Ian Ballantine 2021-05-24 14:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation

Terry Kane Birthday

Posted by Ian Ballantine on May 22, 2021
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A number of members joined quite a number of Terry Kane's other friends to help her celebrate a significant birthday she was unable to celebrate last year.
There were Peter Nolan, John and Margaret Mason, Linda and Peter O'Brian and Ian Ballantine and Helen.
The event was held in Tullamarine and there was in excess of 350 people!
Follow the Read More to see some pics.
Terry Kane Birthday Ian Ballantine 2021-05-21 14:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Fellowship,Member Events

Where is the Sign on the Bank??

Posted by John Mason on May 20, 2021
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Members with good memories will remember the Market Strategy Plan from 2020.
Whilst COVID has delayed most of the implementation process, some progress has been made on
the proposal to erect a sign on the rear of the Commonwealth Bank Building.
You may be wondering what happened to this proposal…well-...
 
Where is the Sign on the Bank?? John Mason 2021-05-19 14:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Bentleigh Sunday Market
Club meeting May 19 2021 Audrey Birmingham Margaret Mason 2021-05-18 14:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Community,Glen Eira CC,Meetings

Kenyan Rotary clubs sow seeds and reflect on fruits of their labor

Posted by Ian Ballantine on May 18, 2021
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Taken from the RI website here.
In 2007, Agnes Kiraithe was invited to speak at the Rotary Club of Muthaiga, in Nairobi. At the time, Kiraithe was the chief administrator of what is now the Kenya Children’s Home, and she had come to talk about the organization, which takes in orphaned children from around the city. After her presentation, she looked around the club.  
Kenyan Rotary clubs sow seeds and reflect on fruits of their labor Ian Ballantine 2021-05-17 14:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International
Rotary members in Italy apply expertise to assist in COVID-19 vaccinations Ian Ballantine 2021-05-12 14:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation
Club Meeting May 12 2021 DG Alma Reynolds Margaret Mason 2021-05-11 14:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,District 9810,Meetings,Membership,Rotary Connections
Club Meeting May 5 2021 Ian Ballantine 2021-05-10 14:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Fellowship,Meetings
President's Meeting May 7 2021 Ian Ballantine 2021-05-06 14:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,District 9810,Rotary Connections

Canadian Rotary members assist with COVID-19 vaccinations and feeding families

Posted by Ian Ballantine on May 04, 2021
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Volunteers work to keep the community of Kingston, Ontario, healthy and safe

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Taken from rotary.org 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.
Canadian Rotary members assist with COVID-19 vaccinations and feeding families Ian Ballantine 2021-05-03 14:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International

Weekly Meeting April 28 2021Harry Moffitt

Posted by Margaret Mason on Apr 28, 2021
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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. 
 
 
Weekly Meeting April 28 2021Harry Moffitt Margaret Mason 2021-04-27 14:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Meetings

How to talk to someone who is vaccine hesitant

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Apr 26, 2021
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Taken from rotary.org 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.
How to talk to someone who is vaccine hesitant Ian Ballantine 2021-04-25 14:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Rotary Connections,Rotary International

Weekly Meeting April 21 2021 Soup Angel

Posted on Apr 21, 2021
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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.
Weekly Meeting April 21 2021 Soup Angel Zilla Roth 2021-04-20 14:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Community,Meetings

Weekly Meeting April 14 2021 Anne Coughlan

Posted on Apr 14, 2021
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This Wednesday was a most glorious morning with the sun shining after a few really chilly and wet days. The birds were chirping and our Guest Speaker, Anne Coughlan from Community Information and Support Services was cheerfully waiting to do her presentation. Karin was Chairperson and invited us to stand for a minute silence in honor of Prince Philip who sadly passed away last Friday.
Weekly Meeting April 14 2021 Anne Coughlan Zilla Roth 2021-04-13 14:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Community,District 9810,Meetings

Rotary District 9810 Training Assembly May 2021

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Apr 11, 2021
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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.
Rotary District 9810 Training Assembly May 2021 Ian Ballantine 2021-04-10 14:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,District 9810,Rotary Connections
Club Meeting April 7 2021 Les Marton Margaret Mason 2021-04-06 14:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,District 9810,Meetings
Major Foundation Donation Ian Ballantine 2021-04-04 14:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International
Club Meeting March 31 2021 Fellowship Breakfast Ian Ballantine 2021-03-30 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,District 9810,Fellowship,Meetings,Member Involvement
Foreign Coin Collection for UNICEF Helen Nodrum 2021-03-29 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Bentleigh Sunday Market,District 9810,Member Involvement,Rotary Connections
Tony Grusd on the mend Ian Ballantine 2021-03-28 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Member Events,Member History
D9810 Newsletter Ian Ballantine 2021-03-28 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,District 9810,Rotary Connections

Club Meeting March 24 2021 Kim Ellis Antarctica

Posted by Zilla Roth on Mar 24, 2021
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Paul was our Chairperson on this very wet and dark Wednesday morning. At least we are not flooded like the long-suffering people in NSW. Thank goodness. Grant and John M presented us with the Invocation and the Loyal, Royal Toasts. Paul welcomed Suzette, Jo’s friend and colleague and our Guest Speaker Kim Ellis. Pres. Geoff greeted us all and mentioned his opening article in this week’s Bulletin Board dealing with the looking at the mixture of the club and the importance of needing a discussion and the talk of where the club is heading in the future.
Club Meeting March 24 2021 Kim Ellis Antarctica Zilla Roth 2021-03-23 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Meetings

Holmesglen Awards Night

Posted by Helen Nodrum on Mar 24, 2021
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Holmesglen Hospitality, Cookery and Bakery Awards Night
 
Our club values its ongoing partnership with Holmesglen Faculty of Education, Service Skills and Environment and as such are proud partners each year sponsoring the annual awards night within the Hospitality, Cookery and Bakery section of the Faculty.
This sponsorship provides for the purchase of Kitchen cookware for 18 category winners.
 
Holmesglen Awards Night Helen Nodrum 2021-03-23 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Holmsglen University,Vocation
John Mason and Kingston Council History John Mason 2021-03-23 13:00:00Z 1 2020-2021,2021,Member Events,Member History
The Four-Way Test in a post-truth era Ian Ballantine 2021-03-22 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Rotary Connections,Rotary International
Sri Lanka Rotary uses ingenuity, invention to protect communities against COVID-19 Ian Ballantine 2021-03-17 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Interact,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International
Club Meeting March 17 2021 Grant Holland Linda O'Brien 2021-03-16 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Community
Congratulations John Mason Ian Ballantine 2021-03-13 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Member History,Member Involvement
Club Meeting March 10 2021 Club Planning Zilla Roth 2021-03-09 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Meetings,Member Involvement
Multi-District conference 2021 Ian Ballantine 2021-03-07 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,District 9810,Rotary Connections

Improving education in Tanzania

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Mar 08, 2021
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Taken from rotary.org here
Former soccer star leaves it all on the field to improve education in Tanzania
Here’s how joining a Rotary club helped enhance Ashley Holmer’s work
Looking for a meaningful year-abroad experience, Ashley Holmer decided to teach in Tanzania. The former college soccer star coached and taught English in a Maasai community in 2005.
Improving education in Tanzania Ian Ballantine 2021-03-07 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International

Water for Peace

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Mar 08, 2021
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The Supurunda Water Supply Project in Papua New Guinea has been a successful example of how Rotary is advancing peace and providing clean water and sanitation.
by Rotary Down Under
In 2018, eight villages inhabited by five cultural groups agreed to put aside past conflicts so they could enjoy the benefits of a safe, clean water supply. The resulting water system is now a common and enduring thread that, no matter what else happens, will unite them and will be protected by them for everyone to enjoy into the future.
Water for Peace Ian Ballantine 2021-03-07 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International

Club Meeting March 3 2021 Professor Geoff Sussman

Posted by Margaret Mason on Mar 03, 2021
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Members attended   27
Guest. Kate Lynch. (daughter of Tim Lynch )
Guest Speaker. Professor. Geoff Sussman
Chair. Ron Brownlees.
President Geoff Gledhill welcomed the guest speaker, guest and members. He informed members of two thank you cards he received, one from Family Life and the other from a recipient of one of our Christmas hampers. He also reminded members to refer to the Bulletin for the club’s strategic plan.
Club Meeting March 3 2021 Professor Geoff Sussman Margaret Mason 2021-03-02 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Meetings,Rotary Connections
Community Grants Named for PDG Merv Ericson Ian Ballantine 2021-03-01 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,District 9810,Rotary Connections
African region is certified free of wild poliovirus Ian Ballantine 2021-02-28 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,End Polio Now,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International

Club Meeting February 24 2021 Pat Armstrong

Posted by Margaret Mason on Feb 24, 2021
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Members zoomed in  22
Guests  Sossi and Tony Fritzlaff
Apologies  Peter Lewis and Geoff Gartley
Guest Speaker  Pat Armstrong from the RC of Doncaster.
President Geoff welcomed guest speaker and members. He then spoke about his message in this week’s Bulletin and what the club can do in tis post lockdown covid situation.Helen introduced Pat Armstrong.
Club Meeting February 24 2021 Pat Armstrong Margaret Mason 2021-02-23 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,District 9810,Environment,Meetings,Rotary Connections,Rotary International
Market back in business Peter O'Brien 2021-02-20 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Bentleigh Sunday Market,Member Involvement

StKilda Mums drop off

Posted by Helen Nodrum on Feb 20, 2021
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Our club are proud supporters of St. Kilda Mums. Their values of Respect for each other, for the earth and for every individual align well with those of our rotary club.
We donate financially each year to support their work.
The Covid 19 lockdown in 2020 meant that to be active and maintain our club’s service projects we had to reinvent the way we worked.
StKilda Mums drop off Helen Nodrum 2021-02-19 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Community,Member Involvement,StKilda Mums

Knowledge network: Using member expertise and connections to grow

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Feb 20, 2021
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This club develops presentations on a particular subject - conflict, migration, and refugees - to help other clubs improve their projects

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Quentin Wodon, an economist at the World Bank, joined Rotary to share his expertise, to network, and to help others. He has remained a member because he enjoys it. “I have been a Rotarian for 10 years,” says Wodon. “My father was a Rotarian, and I was a Rotaractor in Belgium. I also did Rotary Youth Exchange, so I’ve known Rotary for a long time.”

 
Knowledge network: Using member expertise and connections to grow Ian Ballantine 2021-02-19 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Membership,Rotary Connections,Rotary International

Club Zoom Meeting February 17 2021 Loretta De Nitts

Posted by Margaret Mason on Feb 17, 2021
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Chair  Geoff Gartly
Guest Speaker. Loretta De Nittis (our Rotary Youth Exchange student)
Visiting Rotarian. Liz De Nittis ( mother of Loretta)
President Geoff commented on the “set back” as Victoria was in a snap 5 day lockdown, hence we had to resort to zoom for our meeting.
He mentioned that the Board met the night before. He also encouraged members to participate in the club strategic planning meetings.
Club Zoom Meeting February 17 2021 Loretta De Nitts Margaret Mason 2021-02-16 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Meetings,Rotary Connections,Rotary Youth Exchange

The sad truth about altruism is that there aren’t enough altruists

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Feb 16, 2021
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The people who fill the truly essential roles in society are often in short supply. By Illustrations by

From time to time, societies run low on the things — and the people — they really need. We wake up one day and realize that there are too few doctors. Or far, far, far too few nurses. Or it suddenly dawns on us that there aren’t enough teachers, engineers, or plumbers to go around. There are certainly never enough guys who work well with sheetrock.

The sad truth about altruism is that there aren’t enough altruists Ian Ballantine 2021-02-15 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Rotary Connections,Rotary International
Rotary ramps up COVID-19 vaccination efforts Ian Ballantine 2021-02-15 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Rotary Connections,Rotary International
RI President-elect announces 2021-22 presidential theme Ian Ballantine 2021-02-15 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Rotary Connections,Rotary International

Presidents Elect Training Seminar 2021

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Feb 15, 2021
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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.
 
Presidents Elect Training Seminar 2021 Ian Ballantine 2021-02-14 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,District 9810,Member Involvement,Rotary Connections

Arthur Charles Mauldon Gray and the SS Glenelg

Posted by Linda O'Brien on Feb 14, 2021
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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)      
Arthur Charles Mauldon Gray and the SS Glenelg Linda O'Brien 2021-02-13 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Member Events,Member History
Balibo East Timor projects Linda O'Brien 2021-02-12 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Balibo,International,Rotary Connections
Twin / Sister Club of the Rotary Club of Savusavu Fiji Linda O'Brien 2021-02-11 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Fiji Savusavu,International,Rotary Connections
Linda O'Brien and the Centurian Club Ian Ballantine 2021-02-09 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International
Club Meeting February 10 2021 Dr Helen Parker Zilla Roth 2021-02-09 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Community,Fellowship,Meetings
Bulletin Rotary Club of Dhulikhel Nepal Ian Ballantine 2021-02-08 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,International,Rotary Connections,Rotary International

Club Meeting February 3 2021 Committee Updates

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Last week’s meeting was a most casual gathering with members collecting their breakfasts from a buffet choice. Pres Geoff welcome Glenda who was In Melbourne for a few days. Marvellous to see her. He also welcomed Zilla who has not been well and this was her first face-to-face meeting and Kevin who has been in Queensland.
Club Meeting February 3 2021 Committee Updates Zilla Roth 2021-02-02 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Meetings
Club Meeting January 27 2021 Ron Brownlees and Roy Kaplan Ian Ballantine 2021-01-26 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Kingston CC,Meetings,Membership,New Member
Rotary Clean Up Australia Day Karkarook Park Helen Nodrum 2021-01-25 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Community,District 9810,Member Events,Member Involvement,Rotary Connections
Zoom Meeting January 20 2021 Moor SES Ian Ballantine 2021-01-19 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Community,Meetings
Breakfast get together Ian Ballantine 2021-01-12 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Fellowship,Member Events,Member Involvement
Zoom meeting December 16 2020 Ian Ballantine 2020-12-15 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Fellowship,Meetings
Gecko Gratitude Linda O'Brien 2020-12-13 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,International
ShelterBox recognizes Rotary with Global Humanitarian Service Award Ian Ballantine 2020-12-13 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,International,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Shelterbox

Christmas Party Coatesville Bowling Club

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Dec 13, 2020
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The Club held a Christmas break up event at the Coatesville Bowling Club. It was very well attended by members and partners, this being a great opportunity to re-connect in person.
Our special thanks to Helen Nodrum for arranging the event which included a great variety of food from Holmesglen. Guests on the day included Tony Fritzlaff from Holmsglen and Liz DeNitts, mother of exchange student Loretta.
Christmas Party Coatesville Bowling Club Ian Ballantine 2020-12-12 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Fellowship,Member Events,Member Involvement
Zoom Meeting December 9 2020 Huddleston video Ian Ballantine 2020-12-08 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Meetings,Member Involvement,Membership
Giving to charities for Christmas 2020 Peter O'Brien 2020-12-07 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Community,Glen Eira CC,Member Involvement
Help on Wheels Ian Ballantine 2020-12-06 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,International,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International

Zoom Meeting December 2 2020 Helen Morgan

Posted by Margaret Mason on Dec 02, 2020
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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.
Zoom Meeting December 2 2020 Helen Morgan Margaret Mason 2020-12-01 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,International,Meetings

Rotary Foundation Club award

Posted by Geoff Gledhill on Nov 30, 2020
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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
Geoff
Rotary Foundation Club award Geoff Gledhill 2020-11-29 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,District 9810,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation

Community Service: Christmas Cheer

Posted by John Mason on Nov 28, 2020
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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.
 
Community Service: Christmas Cheer John Mason 2020-11-27 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Community,Glen Eira CC,Member Involvement

Zoom Meeting November 25 2020 AGM and Youth Exchange

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Nov 25, 2020
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Numbers of members attended 29. Guest speaker  Sandra Geisler.
Sandra Geisler is a past Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE ) participant. She is from Austria and has lived in Australia for the past 10 years.-in Sydney and now in Melbourne.. Sandra was a RYE participant in 2006 and went from a small village of 3,000 people to Austin, Texas, which is a big city to her. She stated that she has always wanted to travel and particularly to go to the U.S. She lived with a family for 6 months and said that her host family was amazing and treated her like their own daughter. She still maintains contact with them and they have visited her family in Austria.
Zoom Meeting November 25 2020 AGM and Youth Exchange Ian Ballantine 2020-11-24 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Meetings,Rotary Youth Exchange

Zoom Meeting November 18 2020 Youth Protection

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Nov 18, 2020
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This week's guest speaker was Ken Miriams from District 9810 speaking about Youth Protection. The meeting was jointly chaired by Helen Nodrum and Greg O'Shea, the Club's Youth Protection Officer.
We also welcomed our Assistant Governor, Heather Chisholm, members Julie Reid and Terry Kane (welcome back ladies) and Tony Fritzlaff from Cilantro.
After President Geoff delivered his report, Greg introduced Ken who gave a presentation detailing the importance of compliance in the area of Youth Protection.
Zoom Meeting November 18 2020 Youth Protection Ian Ballantine 2020-11-17 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,District 9810,Meetings,Rotary Connections,Youth

Zoom Meeting November 11 2020 Jenna Kruss

Posted by Margaret Mason on Nov 11, 2020
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Numbers of members participating. 27. Apologies. Zilla Roth. Guests. Karin Knoester from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Tony Fritzlaff from Holmesglen Guest speakers. Jenna Kruss and Cassie Hose from Anglicare November 11th is Remembrance Day
The meeting commenced with John Mason reading 2 poems To the Fallen  by R.L. Binyon and In Flanders Fields by J McCrae. Welcome back to Julie Reid. Great you can join us again.
Faye Weeks, who has been very industrious during the lockdown, made and sold face masks.
Zoom Meeting November 11 2020 Jenna Kruss Margaret Mason 2020-11-10 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Meetings

Major achievement focus of Rotary's World Polio Day event

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Nov 09, 2020
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Rotary’s 2020 World Polio Day Online Global Update program on 24 October hails this year’s historic achievement in polio eradication: Africa being declared free of the wild poliovirus.

Paralympic medalist and TV presenter Ade Adepitan, who co-hosts this year’s program, says that the eradication of polio in Africa was personal for him. “Since I was born in Nigeria, this achievement is close to my heart,” says Adepitan, a polio survivor who contracted the disease as a child. “I’ve been waiting for this day since I was young.”

Major achievement focus of Rotary's World Polio Day event Ian Ballantine 2020-11-08 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,End Polio Now,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation

Long Walks in Lockdown

Posted by Linda O'Brien on Nov 08, 2020
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Like many  Melbournians Peter and I took to walking daily during the recent lockdown, wandering our local streets and parks, watching the progress or lack of progress on building sites, admiring gardens, plants and decor. One of our regular walk locations is to Landcox Park, this walk would sometimes take us past the now empty site that was W.T. Grants Building and Garden Supplies in Nepean Highway, Brighton East. W.T.Grants was a bit of a institution in the area being a family business of more than 100 years, but sadly closed their doors many years ago selling a large area of land at the rear of the Nepean Highway property but retaining the shop front and a number of other buildings facing Nepean Highway.
 
Long Walks in Lockdown Linda O'Brien 2020-11-07 13:00:00Z 1 2020,2020-2021,Member Events,Member History

Zoom Meeting November 4 2020 Pere Village Nepal

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Nov 04, 2020
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Here we were at 7:30 pm sitting very comfortably at home looking at each other through the magic of Zoom and amongst us were two visitors Richard Buhrer and Alex Zahnd, our two guest speakers meeting with us in Switzerland. It would have been 5:30 am and as they said while were in the dark in the evening, it was still dark in the morning. As was mentioned the magic of Zoom! Kevin D hosted the meeting and while welcomed our special guests, he also welcomed President Ian Kirkwood and   PP wife, Faye, Dora, Sophie and PP Merv from the Rotary Club of Caulfield. President Geoff also welcomed us all and thanked Richard and Alex for their time. He announced how pleased he was for the lifting of restrictions so we can be starting the market on Sunday. He reminded us that plans for familiarization of the market rules will start on Saturday. He reminded us that will be doing somethings that we have not done before but we need to make sure we are following COVID rules, and more than likely we are better to err on the side of caution.
Zoom Meeting November 4 2020 Pere Village Nepal Ian Ballantine 2020-11-03 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,International,Meetings,Rotary Connections

Rotex fills the gap after Rotary Youth Exchange

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Oct 31, 2020
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After returning home, many students miss their lives abroad. Rotex helps keep the international connections going
by Diana Schoberg Illustration by Viktor Miller Gausa from rotary.org website
Riikka Muje had a fantastic time when she lived in Brittany, France, in 2011-12 as a Rotary Youth Exchange student. “At the beginning it was hard,” she recalls. “I didn’t speak the language. I didn’t know anyone. But then it’s amazing how you can form a life in another place.”
Rotex fills the gap after Rotary Youth Exchange Ian Ballantine 2020-10-30 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Rotary Connections,Rotary International,Rotary Youth Exchange

Zoom Meeting October 28 2020 Jane Tewson

Posted by Zilla Roth on Oct 28, 2020
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There was an air of a little bit of light heartedness and hope as we enter into a new phase of life in Victoria. The shops and beauty, hairdressing and more freedom to all of us is happening or about to happen. There is positive talk about the market re-opening and there is talk of mini-meetings face-to-face. WOW! Well done us. This was re-iterated by Pres. Geoff as he addressed us on his way to the country. We have more scope with what we can and cannot do. He continued by reminding us to follow all the rules and be observant of the guide lines and look at more positive ways of moving forward.
Zoom Meeting October 28 2020 Jane Tewson Zilla Roth 2020-10-27 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Meetings

How Rotary is alleviating the effects of isolation during COVID-19

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Oct 24, 2020
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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 rotary.org 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.
 
How Rotary is alleviating the effects of isolation during COVID-19 Ian Ballantine 2020-10-23 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Rotary Connections,Rotary International

Zoom Meeting October 21 2020 MITS

Posted by Zilla Roth on Oct 23, 2020
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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.
Zoom Meeting October 21 2020 MITS Zilla Roth 2020-10-22 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,MITS,Meetings,Member Involvement

For true economic development, women are essential

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Oct 20, 2020
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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.
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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.
For true economic development, women are essential Ian Ballantine 2020-10-19 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International

Pere Village Nepal

Posted by Kevin Davidson on Oct 20, 2020
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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.
Pere Village Nepal Kevin Davidson 2020-10-19 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,International
Point Ormond Quarantine Station Peter O'Brien 2020-10-18 13:00:00Z 1 2020,2020-2021,Member History,Member Involvement
Old Bulletins on the site Ian Ballantine 2020-10-17 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Website
New page about the Board Ian Ballantine 2020-10-17 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Website

Zoom Meeting Oct 14 2020 Moorabbin Airport

Posted by Zilla Roth on Oct 14, 2020
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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 Meeting Oct 14 2020 Moorabbin Airport Zilla Roth 2020-10-13 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Meetings,Member History,Member Involvement

Zoom Breakout Rooms

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Oct 09, 2020
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All You Need to Know About Using Zoom Breakout Rooms

Breakout rooms allow you to split your Zoom meeting in up to 50 separate sessions. The meeting host can choose to split the participants of the meeting into these separate sessions automatically or manually, or they can allow participants to select and enter breakout sessions as they please. The host can switch between sessions at any time.

The ability to self-select a Breakout Room is now available, allowing participants to move freely among rooms

Zoom Breakout Rooms Ian Ballantine 2020-10-08 13:00:00Z 0 Zoom Help

Zoom New User

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Oct 08, 2020
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All You Need to Know About Getting On To Zoom

Zoom will be with us for a while so don't let this stop you from joining us in a Meeting.
It is strongly recommended that you set yourself up with a Zoom account. It costs nothing, makes it easy to join meetings, and even lets you run your own meeting for free up to 40 minutes.
All you need to do is install the Zoom client (program for your device) on your PC, Mac, mobile device etc.
Zoom New User Ian Ballantine 2020-10-07 13:00:00Z 0 Zoom Help
Educating in a pandemic and beyond Ian Ballantine 2020-10-07 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Rotary Connections,Rotary International,Youth

Open link in a New Tab

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Oct 08, 2020
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For browser users who are unfamiliar with this trick, it allows you to "force" a link you are clicking on to open in another tab of your browser.
Usually, links open in the same tab of your browser, meaning you can no longer see the page you came from. To see it again you would normally just hit the back button.
Opening in a new tab allows you to easily switch between the two, (or more) pages.

 
Open link in a New Tab Ian Ballantine 2020-10-07 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Website

5 ways to support education during the pandemic

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Oct 07, 2020
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By Rotary Voices staff rotary.org
The COVID-19 crisis has created significant challenges in education. Developing remote learning plans and using new technology compounds the already complex task of teaching children and achieving the desired educational outcomes. Rotarians are quick to want to help, but not all responses have the same kind of impact. Read these suggestions for Rotary clubs wanting to support education sustainably through a global grant project.

5 ways to support education during the pandemic Ian Ballantine 2020-10-06 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Rotary Connections,Rotary International,Youth

Zoom Meeting October 7 2020 Fiji Partnership

Posted by Zilla Roth on Oct 07, 2020
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The wonderful things about Zoom meetings in the morning are firstly that one can get up dressed for the day but do not have to hurry to be somewhere else, secondly we can perhaps enjoy the early morning freshness without the “hurry” stress and thirdly, best of all, that we can have visitors us from far-off places such as our Guest Speaker Rotarian Delia Rothnie-Jones from the Rotary Club of Savusavu, Fiji. We also welcomed Kevin Berry, friend of Geoff Gartly. Kevin is a builder who was involved with their Venturer Scout group who were involved in putting together a playground for the Batibalavu School.
Zoom Meeting October 7 2020 Fiji Partnership Zilla Roth 2020-10-06 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Fiji Savusavu,International,Meetings,Rotary Connections

Subscribe to Calendar

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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.
Subscribe to Calendar Ian Ballantine 2020-10-05 13:00:00Z 0 2020,2020-2021,Website