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Edition 59 Monday, 17th January 2022

Message from our President

“Serve to Change Lives”
Welcome to 2022 – the second half of our Rotary Year.
We start the year with a whoops !!!!! just when we expected to be opening up covid has placed a “spanner in the works” and we will have to start off 2022 with a ZOOM meeting.
So, for this week 7.30 am start, usual log in club details. Our guest speaker is none other than our esteemed member Faye Weeks.
The following Wednesday is Australia Day, a public holiday. No club meeting for this date.
The expectation and hope are that we re-group in person at Cilantro Restaurant on February 2nd. The hybrid option will be maintained for those members needing to isolate or vulnerable in these covid times.
The roster for chairpersons, cashiers, and regalia has been sent to all members so please may I ask that you take note, swap if unable to fulfill your spot or as a last resort let me know.
I found a statement recently that has resonated deeply with me, written by Paul Harris in 1914, but so true in today’s talkfest society
“Whatever Rotary may mean to us – to the world, it will be known by the results it achieves”
We tend to get so tied up in administrative paperwork, meetings, and committees that we move away from the reasons we joined Rotary in the first place – “serve to change lives”
and “Service above self”.
My hope is that we can place a stronger emphasis on our projects and service this year.
For the month of February, we have these two events in place – still plenty of room for members to volunteer on either or both of these days for part of the day or just an hour or two or the full day. Please respond to Greg O’Shea for the 5th of February and myself for 27th February.
•    5th February, Saturday, 10amset up to 8 pm finish – Beachside Parkdale Gift event. We will be assisting at this event with setting up, marshaling duties, food truck cooking - sausage sizzle and egg and bacon rolls. Our club will be sponsoring two races at this event, the men’s and women’s relay races ($500 each race). A roster of members will be needed to assist on the day.
•    27th February, Dandenong Storm Recovery Festival. Les Marton and David Cugley the AG’s for our cluster have organised us for this event and we will work as a cluster group. Our cluster is responsible for traffic control within the event reserve. Our roster duty is 0830 – 1030. We need Rotarians from the flatlands as we are described just to be there on the day and show our support to all involved and of course to fill our roster time.
•    Rotary district 9810 conference – 25th and 26th March – wonderful program in place, this is an event that is not to be missed – registrations are open. Time now to register and let those in the club know if you are attending or not
With every best wish
Helen Nodrum
Meeting ID 3532621046 Pwd 3191 or click here.
7.30 am official start - Zoom will be available from 7.15am
Please note, there will be NO Club meeting on Wednesday, January 26 - Australia Day
Also, have a look at the article below on subscribing to our Events Calendar. Have all events update directly to your phone.
By the way, I have updated the Zoom help page about Raising your Hand in Zoom here. It works a little differently now.
Ian Ballantine
This week's speaker will be our very own fellow member, Faye Weeks
RI Statement on Covid Vaccinations
Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation release position statement on COVID-19 vaccination
Taken from the RI website here
As the first organization to envision a polio-free world through mass immunization of children, Rotary believes the decision to vaccinate is a humanitarian imperative. The Rotary International Board of Directors and Rotary Foundation Trustees believe that:
Club Meeting December 15 2021 Christmas Break Up
Lots of fellowship this morning as we celebrated the festive season and said goodbye and good riddance to 2021.
Click on link to see pics
Christmas Party 2021
Ron and Marilyn Brownlees generously hosted our Club Christmas party at their house in Cheltenham last Saturday.
Many members and partners along wit ha few past members and other friends of Rotary attended.
Here are some pics
Applied Learning Awards 2021
Through our club’s partnership with “stride education” and “in2life organisation” we once again were delighted to be the major sponsor for the VCAL, SBAT, VET awards 2021.
Just over 40 nominations from schools in the Glen Eira and Kingston areas were received.
Club Meeting December 8 2021 James Newbury
This was the first meeting at “our home”  in Cilantro after a long period of several lockdowns.
The chair was Glenda Stahel.
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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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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Latest Photo Albums
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 December 19, 2021

Geoff Gartly, Helen Nodrum,Fay Weeks, Ron B,  Robin - Nomads, Vivian (Moorabbin). pedestrians 1200. Great morning despite rain showers on and off until. About 9.30 Jazz Band arrived and featured Christmas songs in the repertoire. Santa (AKA TL) appeared for a brief appearance, distributing cheer and candies. Several empty stalls due to no shows as a result of inclement  weather. Early pack due to a squalls that hit the market about 11.45. All enjoyed the morning
Geoff Gartly, Leader
Market Report December 26, 2021
Market Team: Geoff Gledhill, Helen Nodrum, Jo Impey. Other Helpers:Bill and Viv (Moorabbin). Visiting Rotarians: Peter O’Brien, Sam Langridge - Special thanks to Margaret Mason for morning tea!
Market report: As you would expect a quiet morning by normal standards but a steady flow of customers was appreciated by the 20 or so stall holders present. It’s important to be consistent with our opening hours so today was well worth it.
Geoff Gledhill, Leader
Market Report January 2, 2022
Alan, Grant and Tim from BMC and Andrew and Bo form Moorabbin. Ron Brownlees. A nice Sunny Day. Many people took the chance to have a week off with the New Years long weekend. Strong numbers of casuals, however missing some regular stall holders. As expected it was a quieter day with only 670 customers through the gates. With a few plant stalls back next week it will make the market look much fuller.
Tim Moran, Leader
Market Report January 9, 2022
Larry Green, Terry Kane, Bill Chapman, Anita Bayross. Greg Oshae, Charles Renner, Helen Nodrum. Police were here for crime prevention activity, Questions being asked by 2 attendees re future of market, Query as to whether COVID would shut us down.
Peter Nolan, Leader
Market Report January 16, 2022
Team members: Paul Ferguson, Robin (Nomads), Vino and Jenny from Moorabbin Rotary. No other visitors today - weather too inviting for other activities. Awesome team on this morning, everything ran like clockwork. Welcome to Jenny who is first time at market from Moorabbin Rotary. Weather  was perfect, could not have been better, happy market today. Pedestrian inflow =1153. Covid is still impacting our living expectations.
Helen Nodrum, 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 January 19th 2022
Chairperson Brownlees, Ron
Cashier / Regalia Lynch, Tim
Cashier / Regalia Green, Larry
International Toast Perry, Grant
Sergeant Session Mason, John
January 26th 2022 NO MEETING
Market January 23rd, 2022
Market Leader Ballantine, Ian
Assistant Mason, John
Assistant Mason, Margaret
Assistant Mahajan, Vishal
 Market January 30th 2021
Market Leader Gledhill, Geoff
Assistant Perry, Grant
Assistant Bury, Michael
Assistant Loeliger, Sue
Assistant Weeks, Faye
Club meeting Dec 15 2021 Christmas Mtg
Cilantro Restaurant
Dec 15, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Rotary Storm Recovery Festival
Monbulk Recreation Reserve
Feb 27, 2022
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
District 9810 Conference 2022
Caulfield Racecourse
Mar 25, 2022 4:00 PM –
Mar 26, 2022 11:00 PM
RAM No Mosquito Picnic Lunch
Six Acres Winery
Apr 30, 2022
12:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Julie Reid
January 23
Peter Nolan
January 27
Join Date
Charles Rener
January 1, 1974
48 years
Julie Reid
January 23, 2019
3 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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