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Meeting This Week - we are at Cilantro 7am for 7.10am start
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Edition 150 Monday, 4th December 2023

Message from our President - Ron's Ramblings

This weeks speaker will be Kylie Stanley from the Highland Foundation and we will be presenting a cheque to Kylie as a result of the fantastic fundraising efforts of Faye Weeks and her team in conducting the ‘High Tea’ at the Healey last month. There will also be a contribution from the International committee included. Unfortunately Faye may not be with us on Wednesday but I hear via the grapevine she is recovering well from her surgery.  
Our final evening meeting for the year was certainly a good one. Great food by the Cordon Bleu team and an entertaining and interesting guest speaker. Well done Glenda on a good choice. If you have any interesting speakers you would like to hear next year (not necessarily Rotary related) please give Glenda call. As you know Glenda and Warren are in the Philippines at the moment and I have sent them a text re the possible impact of the earthquake but I have not heard back yet.  
Last week Linda and I delivered the clubs annual gift of Christmas Cakes and Mince Pies to Southern family Life, the Holland Foundation, Glen Eira Community Support, and the Salvos. Thanks to Linda for putting this program together and helping with delivery.
Next week will be our last meeting for the year and it will be a fellowship breakfast and partners are welcome, but please book with Sam or myself if bringing a guest.
We have a good representation at next years District conference, but if you have not booked yet do so soon.
Our first meeting for 2024 is planned for January 17th at The Deck in Bay Street Brighton.
Yours in Rotary  ‘Create Hope in The World.’
President Ron
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 December 6th, 2023
Chairperson Kempton, Alan
Cashier / Kruss, Neville
Cashier Soster, Karin
Regalia Green, Larry
Meeting December 13th, 2023
Chairperson Impey, Jo
Cashier Perry, Grant
Cashier O'Brien, Peter
Regalia Loeliger, Sue
Market December 10th, 2023
Market leader Reid, Julie
Assistant - O'Brien, Linda
Assistant - O'Brien, Peter
Market December 17th, 2023
Market leader Green, Larry
Assistant - Carruthers, Kellie
Assistant - Kaplan, Roy

This week's speaker / event

Speaker: Kylie Stanley "The Highlands Foundation". Kylie will be speaking  about the work the Highlands Foundation is doing for the mothers and babies in Papua New Guinea.
The recent High Tea organised by three of our Committees working together, International, Social and Membership will donate the funds raised, so that the Highland Foundation can continue their work in PNG
Club Christmas Function - December 10th
Refer here for details
Latest edition of District Highlights can be found here

End of 2023 celebration lunch Sunday 10th December

Details here as they are finalised
Special Evening Meeting November 29 2023
This week we enjoyed a very special evening with guest speaker, author Laraine Stephens.
We had a number of guests attend on the evening and all appeared to have enjoyed the night.
Laraine had worked as a teacher-librarian and Head of Library before she became a writer of historical crime fiction. Her first novel in the Reggie da Costa Mysteries, was The Death Mask Murders (2021) followed by Deadly Intent (2022) and then A Deadly Game in 2023. Laraine sets her Reggie da Costa Mysteries in Melbourne, early 20th century, in the aftermath of the Great war and during the heady days of 1920's, when gangs, sly grog and gambling dens inhabited the back streets of Melbourne.
Laraine happily signed copies of her books at the end of the evening.
Our thanks to Tony and the staff at Holmsglen for making our evening so special.
Take read more link to see some pics of the evening.
Club Meeting Nov 22 2023 AGM
Sue was our chairperson for today’s club meeting at Cilantro, and also did a double act of performing Invocation and a toast to Rotary and Australia.   Charles joined the meeting via Zoom.    Another lovely breakfast with a superb selection was prepared by the students and budding chefs of The Cordon Bleu Cookery School. 
Today’s meeting was also our club’s Annual General Meeting.    
Club Meeting November 15 2023
President Ron chaired today’s club meeting at Cilantro where we enjoyed a Cordon Bleu buffet breakfast prepared by the cookery school budding chefs.  Julie performed invocation, and Faye performed the loyal toast.    Charles joined the meeting via Zoom.  Guests included Marilyn Brownlees, and Gary Ramage.   Apologies came from Paul Ferguson, Geoff Gartly, Kelly Carruthers, Barry Oliver, Helen Nodrum and John Mason.
High Tea Sunday November 12
We were fully booked. A big success. Thank you to everyone who contributed. We raised around $5000 for PNG mothers and babiesFaye
Take Read More for pics
Club Meeting November 8 2023
oday’s morning meeting at Cilantro was a club forum, with President Ron providing an update for the Zone 8 Regionalisation Pilot Program, and garnering thoughts and ideas from club members for the club moving forward. 
It was a welcome return for club member John accompanied by daughter Bronwyn, and Greg who was able to get away from his busy new life in Geelong.  Charles joined the meeting via Zoom.
Latest Photo Albums
Mentor match evening Mar 2023
BMC at Conference 2023
International Assembly 2023
Bentleigh Market October 2022
Curry Night Aug 28 2022
Inner Wheel Changeover July 2022
RYLA June 28 2022
District 9810 Changeover June 25 2022
Club Changeover June 2022

Market Report December 3 2023

Team members:Grant, Helen Nodrum, Karin
Other helpers and visitors: Jenny and Jothi Moorabbin RC. Sam.
Cars in queue: 3. Night parkers : 1
Pedestrian count  1550
Market Report: The early morning looked like it could rain, but it held off and by 1100 it was fine and sunny. There were plenty of pedestrians and no real issues nor arguments. So a wonderful market.
Leader, Grant Perry
Note from the Editor re Images and Events
A point regarding the submission of images for the Bulletin and Website: Members are reminded that images have to meet a minimum size requirement, as has been specified for some time in the section at the bottom of this Bulletin. 820 pixels is the minimum size required with larger being better as this allows for cropping. The submission of images via MMS is NOT preferred as they are too small and of inferior quality. Email or Whatsapp is preferred.
Would any member like to take responsibility for the updating of the Club's Event Calendar? I have created a page of instructions here so it is very easy to take over.
Thank you, Ian Ballantine
Kids Fun Run with Puffing Billy
Puffing Billy Station
Nov 26, 2023
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Club Meeting November 29 Laraine Stephens
Cilantro Restaurant
Nov 29, 2023
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Club Meeting December 6 2023 Highlands Foundation
Cilantro Restaurant
Dec 06, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:15 AM
End of 2023 celebration lunch
Dec 10, 2023
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Sue Loeliger
December 2
Grant Perry
December 11
Charles Rener
December 28
Spouse Birthdays
Sheryl Zorella
December 4
Stewart Reid
December 19
Puja Mahajan
December 22
Join Date
Roy Kaplan
December 2, 2020
3 years
Paul Ferguson
December 10, 2014
9 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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