The Market will be open this coming Sunday. Please maintain social distancing.
The Club is currently trying to return to meetings in person but venues vary each week. Please confirm venue below or via the website here.
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Edition 23 Monday, 6th April 2021

Message from our President

At a district level there is a strong desire for clubs to reconnect with past members of Rotary, they actually refer to them as “Alumni”. A number of activities have been proposed which are too many to cover in these few words however I will send out a seperate email details those suggestions. At this point perhaps we could be thinking of people we can invite along to change over and any centenary events we hold either as a club or district. Happy to receive some feedback on this.
Geoff Gledhill
Meeting this week:
This week we are still at Virginia Park Cafe. Our speaker is Rotarian Les Marton on the subject of Concorde. Link to event here.
Members are asked to order their breakfasts as soon as they arrive, having found a table.
Also, have a look at the article below on subscribing to our Events Calendar. Have all events update directly to your phone.
Ian Ballantine
An update from Tony Grusd...(on my insistence, IanB)
I left hospital on Friday but not fully recovered.
The infection and fluid still present around my heart sapping pretty much all my energy and I have to return to Cabrini on Thursday for an echo test and who knows what else.
This is a very slow process. It was really great being home for Easter and our kids and grandkids are here from Perth which was a great lift
Tony Grusd
Our Club meets weekly. It can either be a Zoom meeting, or an "in person" meeting.
Please check details of each week's meeting here or elsewhere in this Bulletin to confirm venue. You are very welcome to join us.
Major Foundation Donation
$15.5 million gift will fund new Rotary Peace Center in Middle East or North Africa
The Otto and Fran Walter Foundation has pledged $15.5 million to The Rotary Foundation to start a Rotary Peace Center in the Middle East or North Africa.
Taken from the site
Club Meeting March 31 2021 Fellowship Breakfast
This morning we enjoyed a relaxed breakfast at Virginia Park Cafe. Formalities were kept to a minimum.
Holmesglen Awards Night
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.
Foreign Coin Collection for UNICEF
Our rotary district, 9810, has partnered with UNICEF to collect foreign coins and notes.
We are invested in this Rotary project and through member donations, and foreign coin matter that is retrieved via our Sunday market our club is able to contribute to this very worthwhile Rotary project.
D9810 Newsletter
I have added a link within the D9810 page on our website to the District Newsletter if you can't find the Newsletter in your Inbox
The D9810 page on our site is here.
The link to the Newsletter is here
The link to the D9810 site is here.
John Mason and Kingston Council History
I attended Kingston Council last Monday to re-present a repaired gavel and block that my father had presented in 1963 at the opening of the Moorabbin Town Hall.
This is my speech on presentation….
Club Meeting March 24 2021 Kim Ellis Antarctica
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.
Multi-District conference 2021
Multi-District conference “Virtual Victoria” will be happening on Saturday and Sunday 1 and 2 May.  Registration will be free and the booking site will open soon – you’ll be notified. 
Subscribe to Calendar
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This will result in the Club's calendar being added to your existing calendar subscriptions, thus ensuring that as an event is added (or modified) to the Club's calendar, it will appear on your phone, tablet etc.
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Take the link, Subscribe to Calendar, from the Calendar Page.
Latest Photo Albums
Bentleigh Market June 2020
Rotary Clean Up Australia Day Karkarook Park
Market Report
Sunday, April 4 2021
Gartly, Nolan, Gledhill, Ferguson. Number cars in queue: 0. Number O’night parkers: 0. Great day skies, balmy weather and a fantastic team. Adopted. Old school approach to stall management was implemented for the day ...a few tech issues. Visiting rotarians... Peter L, Ron b, Charles r, Helen N,.
Paul Ferguson
Market Roster
Roster for the next 2 Markets (6.15am start).
Click on See all Rosters for future weeks.
Members click here to see your own roster.
Market April 11th 2021
Market Leader Green, Larry
Assistant Grusd, Tony
Assistant Gartly, Geoff
Assistant Lucas, Margaret
Market April 18th 2021
Market Leader Perry, Grant
Assistant Kruss, Neville
Assistant Impey, Jo
Extra Shift Kaplan, Roy
Upcoming Events
Click here to see all
Weekly Meeting Anne Coughlin
Virginia Park Café
Apr 14, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting Nicole Lewis Jacobs, Soup Angel
Virginia Park Café
Apr 21, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting Harry Moffitt
Apr 28, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Multi-District conference 2021
May 01, 2021 11:00 AM –
May 02, 2021 1:00 PM
D9810 Picnic in the Park
Jells Park
May 15, 2021
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Spouse Birthdays
Danielle Moran
April 30
Join Date
Jo Impey
April 6, 2016
5 years
Geoff Gledhill
April 23, 2014
7 years
Just a reminder to members, the above information regarding birthdays and anniversaries comes directly from each members information contained in the Club Runner (Rotary) database. As I have said before, it is up to each member to check, add or change information in their own profile. As editor, I do not enter this information into this bulletin. It is passed directly from the database.
Ian Ballantine
ClubRunner Mobile
A reminder to members to keep checking the calendar of upcoming events for evening and perhaps, one day, daytime events.
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