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Edition 66 Monday, 7th March 2022

Message from our President

“Serve to Change Lives”
Over the last two weeks the news focus has left Covid and been replaced by two major events being the unprecedented flooding in southern Queensland and Northern NSW and of course the situation in Ukraine and Russia.
In regards the flooding I cannot begin to understand how tragic and frustrating that wall of water and mud that has decimated so many homes must be and the effort now required for the clean-up and restart for so many people.
Below is a reprint of communication received from our district, DG, Dr. Daryl Moran –
Our club will respond to the Flood victim appeal, but perhaps members may also wish to donate from their private resources and for this reason I have copied this communication below.
 RAWCS Appeal for Flood Victims in Queensland and Northern NSW
Another extreme weather event has brought an unprecedented disaster to this part of our country.
RAWCS has already established an appeal, the details of which I have posted on the D9810 website or you can follow this direct link.
Please direct all donations from your clubs and other individuals to this appeal. My DG colleagues in the affected areas have mobilised their clubs in all sorts of ways. Some have manned relief centres, others are sausage sizzling for their communities, but some are unable to get many club members to help, because many of them are either marooned or have been directly affected by flood waters.


Did you know that there are 52 Rotary Clubs in Ukraine with just over 1000 members?
They are part of Section A of District 21 which includes Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Israel, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Slovakia and Ukraine.
The Rotary Club of Kyiv is the home club of John Hewko, Rotary International's CEO and General Secretary. You might be interested to read more about the history of Rotary in Ukraine at this Rotary website.
Did you also know that there are 127 Rotary Clubs in the Russian Federation with just over 1200 members?
They are part of Section B of Zone 17 which includes the Aland Islands, Estonia, Finland and the Russian Federation.
Please also refer to this important statement by Rotary International
A reminder the deadline to register for our district conference on 25th/26th March is end of this week = 10th March. Details here.
And especially don’t forget to come along on Friday 25th March, to the Marine Hotel for our club dinner 6pm, cost $55.00 per head – friends and extended family members are warmly invited to attend. There is no obligation to register for the conference to attend this club dinner. Details here.
 The dinner will be the club meeting for this week, there will not be a breakfast meeting on the Wednesday prior.
“Lift the Lid Walk” for mental health – an event to raise awareness and funding for the St. Kilda Football club Danny Frawley centre in association with RC MASH (Mont Albert and Surry Hill Rotary club) and Australian Rotary Health is on March 20th, 8am start to 1pm.
Gather at Gardiners Creek Reserve, Holland Avenue Burwood.
$30 entry fee to complete either a 6km, 12km, or 18km walk and enjoy a football clinic hosted by St. Kilda Football club. – further details on our club website
I reckon it would be great for our club to support this event given our proximity to the Danny Frawley Centre. I certainly will be attending and looking for other club members who can join me on the morning walk.
Stay safe everyone.
Warm regards
President Helen Nodrum

Our guest speaker this week is Marcus Godinho, who will speak about Fareshare.
FareShare – Rescue. Cook. Feed. Website here

Register NOW for District Conference
March 25-26 Caulfield Racecourse
Note registrations will CLOSE NEXT WEEK.
All details here
Also, our special pre conference dinner on the Friday night at the Marine.
All members and guests welcome.
Details here
Note - there will be NO normal Club meeting this week (23rd March)
This week we are once again back at Cilantro, 7am for 7.10am Details here
This week's meeting WILL BE available via Zoom, Meeting ID 3532621046 Pwd 3191 or click here
Rotary support for Ukraine
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.
Club Meeting March 2 2022 Membership
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.
Rotary Storm Recovery Festival
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...........
Pizza Pasta Poetry and plonk night
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.
District Presidents Meeting Feb 2022
President Nominee Peter Nolan attended the meeting on Zoom, standing in for President Helen. DGN Ian Ballantine also attended.
Various issues were discussed amongst the District leadership group.
Rotary statement on wild polio case in Malawi
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.
District 9810 Conference March 2022
It's time to start considering attending the District 9810 Conference, scheduled for March 2022 (25th and 26th)
It will be a combination of "on-line" and "in-person" and feature a gala night on Saturday.
Please refer here for up to date details.
Click on read more for more details and a video invitation by the DG
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Latest Photo Albums
Rotary Storm Recovery Festival
Bentleigh Market January 2022
Market December 2021
District 9810 College of Governor's Luncheon
District 9810 Presidents Meeting Nov 26 2021
Bentleigh Market November 2021
District 9810 Changeover July 9 2021
Club Meeting June 30 2021
Changeover June 19, 2021
DG Alma Reynolds workshop May 2021
Bentleigh Sunday Market May 2021

Market Report March 6, 2022
Team members. P Nolan, Helen Nodrun,Glenda Stahel, Vishal Mahajan , Vine, Steph
Pedestrians 741
Rain in morning, cleared by late morning. Many stalls empty. Theo spat the dummy with Peter all other stall holders happy. Our clubs stall cancelled, but some donated items are stored in the office
Peter Nolan, Leader
Latest pics are in an album here.
Roster for the next 2 weeks
Meeting Chairman refer here for help

Note Market start time is 6.15am
Click on See all Rosters at right for future weeks. Members click here to see your own roster.
Meeting March 9th
Chairperson Ferguson, Paul
Cashier / Regalia O'Brien, Linda
Cashier / Regalia O'Brien, Peter
Sergeant Session Mason, John
Meeting March 16th 2022
Chairperson O'Brien, Peter
Cashier / Regalia Mason, John
Cashier / Regalia Mason, Margaret
International Toast Perry, Grant
Market March 13th 2021
Market Leader Lucas, Margaret
Assistant O'Brien, Linda
Assistant O'Brien, Peter
Assistant Kempton, Alan
Market March 20th 2022
Market Leader Gledhill, Geoff
Assistant Impey, Jo
Assistant Reid, Julie
Club Meeting Mar 9 2022 Marcus Godinho
Cilantro Restaurant
Mar 09, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting Mar 16 2022 Tracey Burt
Cilantro Restaurant
Mar 16, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
No Club Meeting March 23
Mar 23, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Dinner and zoom at the Marine
Marine hotel
Mar 25, 2022
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
District 9810 Conference 2022
Caulfield Racecourse
Mar 25, 2022 6:30 PM –
Mar 26, 2022 11:00 PM
Club Meeting April 6 2022 Woodlands Golf Club
Woodlands Golf Club
Apr 06, 2022
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
RAM No Mosquito Picnic Lunch
Six Acres Winery
Apr 30, 2022
12:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Club Changeover Dinner
Jun 18, 2022
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
District 9810 Changeover Dinner
Jun 25, 2022
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Greg O'Shea
March 12
Tony Ryan
March 28
Tim Moran
March 29
Join Date
Peter Nolan
March 11, 2020
2 years
Vishal Mahajan
March 20, 2018
4 years
I remind members that you are responsible for the information contained in the Club's database. This includes, birthdays, phone numbers, addresses etc etc. Even your own photo. You maintain this via this link.
Ian Ballantine
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