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Meeting This Week - we are at Cilantro 7am for 7.10am start
The meeting will also be available on Zoom - details here

Edition 85 Monday, 18th July 2022

Message from our President

From the Desk of President Margaret          
In 2021, Rotary International talked of the possibility of two RI Zones in the world being selected to participate in a pilot program that would consider options and strategies that would create a more contemporary structure and provide an environment that would foster the growth and success of Rotary. This has been broadly referred to as "regionalisation".
One of these Zones is our own, Zone 8 which includes Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Timor Leste, Tonga and Vanuatu.
The aim of regionalisation is to provide better and more direct support to clubs by streamlining the existing governance structure. The plan is to eliminate duplication and remove layers of hierarchy to make Rotary viable and more cost effective.
For the pilot project to proceed, all clubs within the zone will be asked to approve the project. This vote is expected to occur in September 2022.
Past District Governor David Tolstrup, who is the District Zone representative, will be attending our meeting on Wednesday August 17th to explain in more detail about regionalisation. All members are encouraged to attend so that we will have a better understanding of this important issue prior to casting our vote. Members who would like more information before David’s presentation can log in to Please take a little time to read this material before David's visit.

Please note this Addendum to the allocation of Roles and responsibilities for Members which was previously circulated….
Ron Brownlees was inadvertently omitted from the Market Relocation Committee and is hereby reinstated Ron has made a significant contribution in the discussion and meetings with Glen Eira Council. My apologies to Ron for not including his name in my earlier memo.
Summary of Board meeting.
On Wednesday 13 July, the Board had its first meeting for the Rotary year 2022/23. Les Martons, our Assistant Governor, attended the meeting. As our committees have yet to convene formal meetings, there was not much to report. However the budget has been set and agreed to by the Board.
The budget for 2022/23 will be as follows:-
Community             50,000 dollars
International         30,000 dollars
Youth and Vocational     25,000 dollars
Rotary Foundation     10,000 dollars
Australian Rotary Health   5,000 dollars.
The donation to Rotary Foundation and Australian Rotary Health will be presented to the members for voting at a later date.   
Thanks everyone
With every best wishes
President Margaret Mason

Speaker info this Week: Carol Staks  from Glen Eira Historical Society 

At Cilantro (details) and Zoom: Meeting ID 3532621046 Pwd 3191 or click here.
Coming Speaker
Speaker August 10, 2022
Peter Hendrix is a local man, very involved with our local life saving clubs in Bayside and Kingston.
Peter will talk about the development of his company, Swimwell.
Swimwell is a unique, locally based business, supporting people of all ages to learn about water safety and to enjoy swimming in the open water.  Peter is very involved in our local Life Saving Clubs and regularly volunteers his time to support the swimming community. Refer
Details here

International Convention May 2023 Melbourne
Info and registration here

Latest edition of District Newsletter can be found here
Friends of Kakarook Park Membership
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.
Club Meeting July 13 2022 Pres Margaret Mason
Alan Kempton was our chairperson for today’s club meeting at Cilantro.  Tim L performed the invocation, and Larry performed the loyal toast.  Glenda, Julie and Jo joined the meeting via Zoom and Debbie Taylor was a visiting guest returning for a second time.
International Club Toast – Grant
Rotary responds: support for Ukraine
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.
Inner Wheel Changeover July 2022
Here are some photos from the Inner Wheel Changeover held at Woodlands Golf Club, Victoria, Australia. July 6th 022
Images can be found in an album here.
Club Meeting at Marriott Services July 6 2022
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.
First woman takes office as president of Rotary International
From the RI website here.
EVANSTON, Ill. (June 29, 2022) – Jennifer Jones, member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, will be the first woman to take office as Rotary International President in the service organization’s 117-year existence on 1 July 2022.
Melbourne Convention 2023
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.
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Inner Wheel Changeover July 2022
RYLA June 28 2022
District 9810 Changeover June 25 2022
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BaySpeak Final 2022
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Degustation Dinner May 2022
Inner Wheel Art Auction May 2022
RAM No Mosquito Picnic 30-4-2022
D9810 Conference March 2022 RCBMC
District 9810 Conference March 2022 - Saturday Evening
District 9810 Conference March 2022 - Day sessions
Club Pre Conference Dinner at the Marine March 25 2022
Rotary Storm Recovery Festival
Bentleigh Market January 2022
Market December 2021

Market Report July 17, 2022
Team Members:Vishal, Robin (nomads)Ron,Jo,Carlo and barbara M ( Moorabbin).
Other helpers:Alan Kempton
Pedestrians 380.
Visiting Rotarians: Anna Mouradian, Alan Kempton, Helen Nodrum
Market report: Quiet day overall, not many regulars showed up due to inclement weather around 300 visitors
Leader Vishal Mahajan
Pictured at left is Robin Bailey (Nomads) with some farewell gifts who supported us at the market every 3rd Sunday if the month for the last 7 years
Below, Ron, Robin, and Carlo
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 July 20th
Chairperson Green, Larry
Cashier / Regalia Loeliger, Sue
Cashier / Regalia Kane, Terry
Sergeant session Mason, John
Meeting July 27th 2022
Chairperson O'Brien, Linda
Cashier / Regalia Kempton, Alan
Cashier/regalia Mahajan, Vishal
Sergeant Session Mason, John
Market July 24th 2022
Market Leader Kane, Terry
Assistant Kruss, Neville
Assistant Lynch, Tim
Market July 31st 2022
Market Leader O'Shea, Greg
Assistant Peter Nolan
Assistant - Nomads
Club Meeting July 20 Glen Eira Hist Society
Cilantro Restaurant
Jul 20, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club meeting July 27 2022 Mental Health
Cilantro Restaurant
Jul 27, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Evening Meeting Cilantro Mental Health
Cilantro Restaurant
Jul 27, 2022
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Club meeting August 3 2022 Roy Kaplan
Cilantro Restaurant
Aug 03, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club meeting August 10 2022 Swimwell
Cilantro Restaurant
Aug 10, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club meeting August 17 2022 Regionalisation
Cilantro Restaurant
Aug 17, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club meeting August 24 2022 Les Marton
Aug 24, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club meeting August 31 2022 Fellowship evening
Cilantro Restaurant
Aug 31, 2022
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
District Governor Visit
Cilantro Restaurant
Sep 07, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting September 14 2022
Cilantro Restaurant
Sep 14, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Samantha Langridge
July 20
Join Date
Grant Perry
July 1, 1991
31 years
Tim Lynch
July 2, 1997
25 years
Margaret Lucas
July 18, 2018
4 years
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