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Edition 18 Monday, 1st March 2021

Message from our President

I wanted to remind all members of the work being done by Kevin D and his team on the strategic direction of the club. This is a very important project for our club as I’m sure we can all agree that we can’t just stay as we are in a rapidly changing world and expect to prosper, or indeed survive into the long term.
I would encourage you to read the reports from the workshops held so far and consider joining in future ones and have your say.
We have a meeting coming up soon that will be dedicated to members hearing exactly where we are at and then being able to ask questions or share opinions.
Please make sure you’re up to speed with where things are at so we can have a very productive session.
Geoff Gledhill
Meeting this week:
This week's speaker is Professor Geoff Sussman. At Virginia Park Cafe.
Also, have a look at the article below on subscribing to our Events Calendar. Have all events update directly to your phone.
I have added another Album of pics from the Market into the website - here.
Ian Ballantine
Our Club meets weekly. It can either be a Zoom meeting, or an "in person" meeting.
Please check details of each week's meeting elsewhere in this bulletin to confirm venue. You are very welcome to join us.
African region is certified free of wild poliovirus
How we got there: WHO African region is certified free of wild poliovirus
In a challenging time, Rotary members and partners have shown drive in overcoming challenges
by Diana Schoberg Image credit: Andrew Esiebo
This is just part of this article on the Rotary website.
Club Meeting February 24 2021 Pat Armstrong
Members zoomed in  22
Guests  Sossi and Tony Fritzlaff
Apologies  Peter Lewis and Geoff Gartley
Guest Speaker  Pat Armstrong from the RC of Doncaster.
President Geoff welcomed guest speaker and members. He then spoke about his message in this week’s Bulletin and what the club can do in tis post lockdown covid situation.Helen introduced Pat Armstrong.
Market back in business
It's great to see our Bentleigh Sunday Market is back in full swing after the temporary closure brought about by the lastest "mini" lockdown.
StKilda Mums drop off
Our club are proud supporters of St. Kilda Mums. Their values of Respect for each other, for the earth and for every individual align well with those of our rotary club.
We donate financially each year to support their work.
The Covid 19 lockdown in 2020 meant that to be active and maintain our club’s service projects we had to reinvent the way we worked.
Knowledge network: Using member expertise and connections to grow

This club develops presentations on a particular subject - conflict, migration, and refugees - to help other clubs improve their projects


Quentin Wodon, an economist at the World Bank, joined Rotary to share his expertise, to network, and to help others. He has remained a member because he enjoys it. “I have been a Rotarian for 10 years,” says Wodon. “My father was a Rotarian, and I was a Rotaractor in Belgium. I also did Rotary Youth Exchange, so I’ve known Rotary for a long time.”

Club Zoom Meeting February 17 2021 Loretta De Nitts
Chair  Geoff Gartly
Guest Speaker. Loretta De Nittis (our Rotary Youth Exchange student)
Visiting Rotarian. Liz De Nittis ( mother of Loretta)
President Geoff commented on the “set back” as Victoria was in a snap 5 day lockdown, hence we had to resort to zoom for our meeting.
He mentioned that the Board met the night before. He also encouraged members to participate in the club strategic planning meetings.
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Take the link, Subscribe to Calendar, from the Calendar Page.
Latest Photo Albums
Bentleigh Market June 2020
Rotary Clean Up Australia Day Karkarook Park

arket Report
Sunday, February 28 2021
Market team: Ian B,Peter N, Terry K. John l,Tony R, Ron BOther helpers: Bo K and Andrew K (RCM)
Visiting Rotarians/friends: Charles and Asia. Helen Parker.
Cars in queue: 2;
O’night parkers 1; Vacant stalls . About 4
Market report: Cool overcast early becoming a fine pleasant morning. Very few issues. Office had a good clean and vacuum Thanks to all the team. Total Pedestrians in: 2700
Special thanks to providers of food - Ron B - muffins. Terry K - Philipine
style savory pastries and Helen P - muffins
Ian Ballantine
Upcoming Events
Click here to see all
Morning Tea with Alma
Mar 02, 2021
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Club Meeting Professor Geoff Sussman
Virginia Park Café
Mar 03, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting Club Forum
Virginia Park Café
Mar 10, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Weekly Meeting Grant Holland
Virginia Park Café
Mar 17, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Australian Antarctic Program
Mar 24, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Greg O'Shea
March 12
Tony Ryan
March 28
Timbo Moran
March 29
Join Date
Peter Nolan
March 11, 2020
1 year
Vishal Mahajan
March 20, 2018
3 years
Just a reminder to members, the above information regarding birthdays and anniversaries comes directly from each members information contained in the Club Runner (Rotary) database. As I have said before, it is up to each member to check, add or change information in their own profile. As editor, I do not enter this information into this bulletin. It is passed directly from the database.
Ian Ballantine
ClubRunner Mobile
A reminder to members to keep checking the calendar of upcoming events for evening and perhaps, one day, daytime events.
Market Roster
Roster for the next 2 Markets (6.15am start).
Click on See all Rosters for future weeks.
Members click here to see your own roster.
Market Mar 7th 2021
Market Leader Gledhill, Geoff
Assistant Davidson, Kevin
Assistant Ferguson, Paul
Assistant Weeks, Faye
Extra Shift Kaplan, Roy
Market March 14th 2021
Market Leader Moran, Timbo
Assistant Lehner, John
Assistant Kruss, Neville
Assistant Impey, Jo
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