The Market has now re-opened.
The Club has returned to meetings in person and run them in conjunction with Zoom. Arrangements may vary each week. Please confirm venue below or via the website here.
Special information about meeting this Week

Meeting WILL NOT be at Cilantro -We are meeting at Onyx Cafe 7.00am

12/328 Reserve Rd, Cheltenham VIC 3192
Details here
The Meeting will NOT be available via Zoom this week
Edition 163 Monday, 1st April 2024

Message from our President

What a great meeting last week and even thought the attendance was down I had the pleasure of inducting new member Kevin Egan with the assistance of DG Ian. We wish you well during your journey in Rotary Kevin.
I have to again thank all those who assisted at the last District 9810 Conference, Ian did a fantastic job and you all heard how proud he and I were in the way our club and the members of the committee performed to make it such a success. It was interesting to read that an independent former DG gave ratings of either A, A+, or A ++ for all aspects of the conference.
This weeks meeting will be at ONYX Café  328 Reserve Road Cheltenham at 7.00am for 7.10am.  Chair is Geoff Gartly, cashiers Helen Nodrum and Tim Moran.
Riding for Disabled is having a 50th year celebration this Saturday 6th April between 10.30 am and 12.30pm at their centre in Heatherton which is accessible via Barkers St which is off Old Dandenong Road. If you are able to attend please contact Jo Impey for further information.
As we enter the last three months of the rotary year it is time for all committee chairs to start thinking about their annual report and finalise any project expenditure so that our Treasurer Sue can present accurate records to our auditor and we get a true reflection of the years activities.
The Frankston property has been vacated by the tenant and we are just awaiting some carpet cleaning and a few other jobs to be completed by Launch/Homeground before we can prepare the property for photography and pending sale.
Our next meeting on Wednesday April 10th will be an evening one at the Cheltenham Moorabbin RSL in Centre Dandenong road Cheltenham, opposite Moorrabbin Airport.
The next Board meeting will be on Tuesday, April 9th, at 22 Booker Street Cheltenham, at 7.30pm.
Yours in Rotary  ‘Create Hope in The World.’
President Ron Brownlees
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 April 3rd, 2024
Chairperson Gartly, Geoff
Cashier Nodrum, Helen
Cashier Moran, Tim
Regalia Kempton, Alan
Meeting April 10th ,2024
Chairperson Soster, Karin
Cashier Green, Larry
Cashier Oliver, Barry
Regalia Impey, Jo
Market April 7th, 2024
Market leader Reid, Julie
Assistant O'Brien, Linda
Assistant - O'Brien, Peter
Market April 14th , 2024
Market leader Green, Larry
Assistant Langridge, Samantha
Assistant - Carruthers, Kellie
This week's speaker / event
Please forward any events you want promoted to the Editor.
Link to photos from Conference here

Visit to Riding for the Disabled

Riding for the Disabled riding centre in Moorabbin is celebrating their 50 year anniversary. RDA - Riding Develops Abilities.  
Our club is invited to attend this Saturday at 10.30am until 12.30pm.
Details here
Club Meeting March 27 2024
A very special meeting this week where we shared the induction of Kevin Egan as our Club's newest member.
Kevin and his wife, June attended the Warrnambool Conference.
We also reflected on the success of the District Conference.
Please click on Read More for more pics of the meeting.
District Conference 2024
Well, we had the District Conference this last weekend in Warrnambool.
I am so proud of the contribution of so many of the members of our Club. All of you contributed to the outstanding success of the weekend.
Having attended so many conferences in the past and watched other Clubs help their District Governor I knew how much "in the spotlight" it places the host club.
You all did such a great job. You made me so proud of my Club and I am so very grateful.
Click on Read More for more of this story.
Also, David Liao's photos from the Conference are here.
Club Meeting March 13 2024
Our club’s legal eagle, Tony Ryan, was our chairperson for today’s club meeting at Cilantro.  Jo performed the invocation and toast to Rotary and Australia.    Karin joined the meeting via Zoom.   President Ron was an apology having flown the coop to see the sights of Norfolk Island. 
Club Meeting March 6 2024
Peter, one of our Market Chairs ‘extraordinaire’, was our Chairperson for today’s club meeting at Cilantro.  Faye performed Invocation and the Toast to Rotary and Australia.  Charles and Karin joined the meeting via Zoom.
News from RC of SavuSavu
URATA LOOKOUT CAFÉ In 2023, the Rotary Club of Savusavu in partnership with the mataqali Urata, whose land it is on, opened a lookout cafe above Urata Village. This project was all about economic empowerment of a rural community: up-skilling the local community, giving them a stake in tourism, environmental rehabilitation, establishing a highly attractive tourist stop on the Labasa - Savusavu road.
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 March 31 2024

Team members: Grant... from Moorabbin
Other helpers and visitors:
Cars in queue: 1. Night parkers : 0
Pedestrian count  0
Market Report:
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
Club Meeting April 3 2024
Onyx Cafe
Apr. 03, 2024
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Riding for Disabled Visit
Apr. 06, 2024
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Club Meeting Wed April 10 2023
Cheltenham RSL
Apr. 10, 2024
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Club changeover dinner
Jun. 22, 2024
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Glenda Stahel
April 11
Spouse Birthdays
Danielle Moran
April 30
Kellie Carruthers
April 5
Join Date
Kellie Carruthers
April 5, 2023
1 year
Jo Impey
April 6, 2016
8 years
Geoff Gledhill
April 23, 2014
10 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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