Posted on Sep 21, 2022
Ron chaired today's club meeting at Cilantro.  Larry conducted
Invocation and Geoff conducted the Loyal toast after the club observed a
minutes silence in recognition of the Queens passing.  Tony, Charles,
Glenda, Peter N, Terry and Karin joined the meeting via Zoom.
meeting is fellowship since our guest speaker was unable to attend.
PRESIDENT REPORT - President Margaret
*    Colin Byron from R.C. Greater Dandenong and Endeavour Hills from the
D9820 has been nominated as District Governor Nominee to be the first
District Governor of D9815 2024-2025.  The nomination is open for challenge
to 3/10, and if not challenged, the nomination will be finalized on
*    Next week's meeting on 28 September will be a breakfast meeting at
The Healey, 42 Healey Street, Moorabbin at the usual meeting time 7am for
7:10am.  The meeting will not be available to attend via Zoom.
*    President Margaret commented it was a lovely evening at Arco Bar on
Monday night and thanked Jo and Sam for arranging the night.
*    On behalf of and in keeping with the club's wishes, President
Margaret voted in favour of the Rotary Regionalisation project for Rotary
Zone 8 when the District 9810  vote was conducted last week.
*    All the Rotaract clubs in D9810 are participating in a program
called Steptember - with participating Rotaract members planning to walk
10,000 steps daily to raise awareness and funds for Cerebral Palsy.  Club
members are inviting to support the program via sponsorship.
*    The City of Kingston is sponsoring, in conjunction with local
community groups, a Wellbeing and Mental Health Expo on Wednesday 28
September at Derrimut Weelem Gathering Place, 199 Beach Road, Mordialloc
from 10am - 2pm.  This is a free community event and club members are
invited to attend.  
*    Team Sports 4 All is holding a fund raising event called Kingston
Helping Hands on 23 October at Parkdale Yacht Club.  Club members are
invited to attend.
*    President Margaret distributed a flyer that outlined details of the
Rotary Rewards program, and how points can be accrued.  Whilst points are
allocated to the club, all members can participate in the process.    Below
is a table outlining the points allocation for various activities.
*    Depending on the tally of points, clubs can receive Rotary apparel -
hoodies, polo tops, caps, mugs or pens   President Margaret invited club
members to nominate how they could participate in the program.    After a
quick tally, it appears we could already accrue 9,300 points.    Our aim is
10,000 points.
*    Sergeant John commenced his session with a joke about a well to do
man who offered to take a 'down and outer' home to his wife for a lovely
home cooked meal, but not as the good Samaritan as one would think.   John
checked if anyone knew the Rotary theme for October - informing everyone it
would be Economic and Community Development and quoted George Bernard Shaw
'that progress is impossible without change'.  Collingwood and Carlton
supporters were fined for supporting teams that lost, and the reason
Melbourne lost to Sydney was because our club president fell asleep - oddly
enough, Melbourne supporters were not fined!  Charles R was fined for
sharing a name with the new sovereign "King Charles", and club members who
did not attend Arco Bar were fined.   
*    CLUB ROSTERS for Sunday market and next week's meeting were
*    MARRIOTT HOUSE GARDEN PROJECT - Tuesday 27/9.  Ron called for
volunteers to help out with serving lunch/clean up at Marriott House to
support members of Men's Shed who will build/repair vegetable garden beds as
part of a club Community project.  Marriott House is located at 100 Wheatley
Road, McKinnon.
*    COMMUNITY SAFETY DAY- Sunday 9/10 from 10am-12pm.  Ron called for
volunteers to help out with the BBQ at the Community Safety Day being held
in the car park at Glen Eira Town Hall - cnr Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads,
Glen Eira.  A marquee will be set up for the BBQ, and will provide an
opportunity to promote Rotary and our club.
President Margaret closed the meeting with the current Rotary theme -
Imagine Rotary