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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 89 Monday, 15th Auigust 2022

Message from our President

From the Desk of President Margaret        
This week’s report will focus on the discussions and outcomes of the Board meeting held on 10 August 2022.
It is only the second month of the Rotary year but the committees have been busy and active. The Youth and Vocational committee has many activities in the pipeline including reconnection with McKinnon Interact club, which was dormant during the covid lockdown period. The committee is also getting involved in the secondary schools Rotary public speaking competition, which has the “four way test” as the theme. The committee has also agreed to continue our support for the positive achievement award for Bentleigh Secondary College and it is also exploring candidates, through schools, for the National Youth Science Forum.
The Community committee has approved 2 donations.
One is to the Glen Eira Community and Information Support Services and the other to Riding for the Disabled. The club has an ongoing relationship with these organisations for a number of years and it is in keeping with our objective of fostering ongoing support rather than making small donations to organisations which the club has little or no knowledge of the impact of that support.
Linda O’Brien also reported that the “paperwork” for reimbursement from Rotary Foundation for supporting the grants the club made to Calvary Care and Marriott Services have been submitted and money is expected very soon.
The Board also reviewed the Standing Orders for the Market Trustees and voted on the change of membership for the Trustees from Previous Past President to that of the Market Manager. This change will hopefully eliminate confusion in future years.
The final and important decision the Board made was to approve the President’s proposal of establishing a “Fundraising Options Group”. This is important because all members will be aware that the club has enjoyed its income from the Bentleigh Sunday Market for over forty years. It would appear that the new norm, post covid lockdown, has seen the decline in the popularity of Sunday Markets throughout Melbourne. It is therefore  a proactive move for the club to explore other forms of fundraising rather than continue “to put all our eggs in one basket.” Greg O’Shea has agreed to chair the group and Linda O’Brien and Tim Lynch have volunteered to be part of the group. The group will have till early next year to report back to the Board. I encourage any member who has ideas and/or are prepared to be involved contact either Greg, Linda or Tim Lynch.
Please remember that this is our club and it is up to all of us to keep it vibrant in every way in order to “Make a Difference” to the world we live in.
Thanks everyone
With every best wishes
President Margaret Mason

Speaker info this Week: Past District Governor, David Tolstrup

David, who is District 9810's Zone representative, will be attending our meeting this week 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 go to Please take a little time to read this material before David's visit.


At Cilantro (details) and Zoom: Meeting ID 3532621046 Pwd 3191 or click here.
Coming Speakers
Meeting August 24 - Les Marton (Rotarian, Assistant Governor) who's subject will be a history of audio recordings

Curry and Casserole Night August 28

The club is holding a Currie and Casserole at the Kings Park Tennis Club.  
A night where members, partners and guests can gather and try some delicious dishes prepared by other members.
Details here

Social dinner at Arcobar

Monday 19th September at 6.30
Let's make a night of it! It's time to get out, relax and have some fun.
All details, including RSVP (registration) here.

Share Me a Dream Charity Ball 2022
October 1, 2022
details here

District 9810 Conference March 2023
Details and link to registration here.

International Convention May 2023 Melbourne
Info and registration here

Latest edition of District Newsletter can be found here
Zone 8 Regionalisation
Clubs within the Rotary International Zone 8 will be asked to vote on the Pilot project at the end of September, 2022
For more information please go to:

Zone 8 Rotary Regionalisation Pilot Project

To significantly increase the reach and impact of Rotary and Rotaract
in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
Zone 8 Newsletter
Rotary on the Move is the monthly newsletter for our Zone 8.
Have a look at the August edition here and subscribe, if you are not already receiving it.
Recognizing a woman’s worth
From the RI website here
Programs of Scale grant-winner Together for Healthy Families in Nigeria helps families by focusing on the fundamental needs of women
By Diana Schoberg Illustrations by Gwen Keraval
Club Meeting August 10 2022 Peter Hendrix
Chairperson this week was Ron Browless and the guest speaker was Peter Hendrix from Swimwell.
International toast was provided by Grant Perry.
Peter runs an open water swim school in Melbourne's Bayside and explained to members the importance of exercise and the benefits of swimming.
District 9810 Conference 2023
Book now for District 9810 Conference in Canberra, March 2023
All details here
Rotary Fellowships amplify Ukrainian relief efforts
Taken from the RI website here
 By Arnold R. Grahl
In the festive atmosphere of a gala dinner, Rotary members raised glasses in toasts and kindled friendships in Lviv as they welcomed a group of Ukrainians to the International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians. The next day, the Ukrainian members showed visitors former Eastern Bloc aircraft at a military base that had become a general aviation field.
Club Meeting August 3 2022 Roy Kaplan
Grant was our chairperson for today’s club meeting at Cilantro.  Geoff conducted invocation and Jo conducted the loyal toast.  Julie, Glenda, Charles and Karin joined the meeting via Zoom.
Roy Kaplan, our own club member, was our guest speaker for today’s meeting, and was joined by his wife, Hilary, and Michelle.
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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Market Report August 14, 2022
Margaret L, Gaurav G, Paul F, Ron b.  Other helpers: bill Chapman, Barbara. Visiting Rotarians: Sam, Peter O’Brien.
Market report: mild conditions - some thought it brisk. 4 causal stalls sold. Stall holders Increasing number of stall holders asking to leave cars in market where space permits. A few stall holders spreading into adjacent space - less of issue when we only have 40% occupancy.
Marg and bill attended to a messy situation deposited by a large dog - owners of said animal were irresponsible 😳 . Next time we have an electrician on site would be good for the extension cord/ multi power points to be hardwired.
Pedestrians 533.
Leader Paul Ferguson
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 August 17th 2022
Chairperson Loeliger, Sue
Cashier / Regalia Green, Larry
Cashier / Regalia Ferguson, Paul
Sergeant Session Mason, John
Meeting August 24th 2022
Chairperson Kaplan, Roy
Cashier / Regalia Impey, Jo
Cashier/Regalia Gartly, Geoff
Sergeant Session Mason, John
Market August 21st 2022
Market Leader Nodrum, Helen
Assistant Langridge, Samantha
Assistant Soster, Karin
Market August 28th 2022
Market Leader Kane, Terry
Assistant Nolan, Peter
Assistant Lynch, Tim
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
Curry and Casserole Night August 28 2022
King Park Tennis Club
Aug 28, 2022
5:30 PM – 10:30 PM
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
Social dinner at Arcobar Sept 19 2022
Sep 19, 2022
6:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Club Meeting September 21 2022 Bradley Peterson
Cilantro Restaurant
Sep 21, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting September 28 2022 The Healey
The Healey
Sep 28, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Share Me a Dream Charity Ball 2022
Melrose Reception
Oct 01, 2022
6:30 PM – 11:59 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Linda O'Brien
August 7
Join Date
Greg O'Shea
August 15, 2012
10 years
Peter O'Brien
August 19, 2008
14 years
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Ian Ballantine
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