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Edition 44 Monday, 6th September 2021

Message from our President

“Serve to change Lives”
As we struggle to stay motivated and fight off the fatigue that long-term lockdowns produce, I want to acknowledge our club and its membership for the efforts that each are making to stay connected and find different ways of engaging. We may not think we are doing much but let me explain otherwise.
I am aware that each of the service teams are meeting regularly, either by zoom, or email or a combination of both and planning is in progress for our projects, sponsorship and fellowship opportunities once allowed out and about again.
We are contacting the local schools via email reaching out to offer assistance to their school communities if and as required.
Thanks to the efforts of Geoff Gartly and Larry Green, a very successful and fun evening of Trivia was held. This was followed by Jo Impey’s cooking class a couple of Sundays back, a great evening of chat, laughter, and cooking. Watch out to the chefs in this club, Jo is hot on your heels.
Highly recommended again on this coming Thursday evening 9th September 7.30 pm start, AFL Trivia night. Don’t forget to wear your footy team colours!!!!!!! Our masters of ceremonies will be Geoff Gartly and Ron Brownlees
But wait, there is more:
6th September, zoom session – “engaging and connecting with our Rotary Alumni” 7-8 pm
16th September, zoom, “International Service Foundation Projects “60 minutes” 7.30-8.30pm
The opportunity to connect into the Zone 8 International conference on this coming weekend, 11th and 12th September. The registration cost for this event is $25.00 for the two days.
  • All the information and links to the above will be found on the Rotary District 9810 website here
I am looking forward to this week’s meeting as our guest speaker is Mr. Brad Rowswell. MP State Liberal member Sandringham. I am delighted that Brad has found the time to speak with our club.  
One last this week is Jewish New year, I wish the following:
To our members and wider circle of friends of the Jewish faith, I wish you a happy Rosh Hashanah, enjoy the celebrations.
Stay Sane, Stay Healthy, and Stay Connected.
Regards and all the best,
Helen Nodrum
  Meeting this week
Zoom meeting only this week Meeting ID 3532621046 Pwd 3191
All meeting info can be found here. Start time will be 7.30am but meeting will be open from 7.15am
Our speaker will be
Brad Rowswell MP Member for Sandringham 
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
Our Club meets weekly. It can either be a Zoom meeting, or an "in person" meeting.
This week, we will be on Zoom only - details here
Please check details of each week's meeting here or elsewhere in this Bulletin to confirm venue. You are very welcome to join us.
Please click here to see all and here to see how you can have events added automatically to your calendar.
Footy Trivia Night
Hosted by Geoff and Ron
September 9 All details here.
Zoom Meeting Etiquette

In view of the fact that Zoom will continue to be with us for some time, I thought it timely that I remind members of some principles of Zoom etiquette. Like in any meeting, it's about respect and simple good manners.

I have endevoured to list some of the more common ones here and ask that members try to observe them.

As a rule, please don't assume that because it's a Zoom meeting that your behaviour should be any different than if you were meeting in person.

Club Meeting September 1 2021 Paul Ferguson
The meeting was held on zoom. The chair was Ian Ballantine and the speaker was our member Paul Ferguson. Paul went as an observer when the Interplast Team went to Laos in February 2020. 
Jo's Cooking night
On Sunday evening, member Jo Impey conducted a fun get-together on Zoom with members to prepare a delicious fish pie, having already circulated the recipe.
Jo's Fish Pie
Jo demonstrated her Fish Pie recipe tonight on Zoom. Simple and so tasty. Quick to make and just as quick to eat with mashed potato and salad A recipe that could be used for a dinner party
Excellent Jo, thank you. PS Only a small amount of Fish Pie remains
Faye Weeks
See full story for all the pics
Members needs Sponsorship
Members Terry Kane and Jo Impey ares seeking support from fellow members and friends of Rotary in their effort to help raise funds for Cerebral Palsy
Family Connections
When my father was around 2 years of age he suffered a nasty burn to is leg when caustic soda got down his sock, it was some time before the burn was discovered but when its was it was more than nasty and doctors had started talking about amputation as there wasn’t enough skin in the area for it to heal. .....
Club Meeting August 25 2021 Sean McCarthy
The chair was shared between President Helen and Tim Lynch. The guest speaker was Sean McCarthy, whom Tim met in the course of organising his shop for rental. Tim introduced Sean to members.
Quiz Night August 20 2021
Who says you can't still have a bit of fun when you're in lockdown?
Congratulations to Geoff Gartly and Larry Green for putting this evening together.
Rotary's Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We believe that exemplifying and embracing diversity,  equity, and inclusion (DEI) should be a part of everything we do at Rotary.   

To ensure we live up to that ideal, the Board of Directors and our DEI Taskforce acted to strengthen the DEI statement originally adopted in 2019.  The result is in a new commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion:

(taken from here)

Zoom Raise Hand
In a meeting, participants who wish to address the meeting or ask a question, please use the “Raise Hand” function. Remember to lower it after you have had your turn.
The Healey promotion to support Club
Do yourself and Bentleigh Moorabbin Central Rotary Club a Favour.
Purchase an apartment with a retirement lifestyle for yourself at The Healey, or refer a friend who purchases an apartment and you will receive a $1000 Visa card. Plus Bentleigh Moorabbin Central  Rotary Club will also receive a $1000  donation**.
Subscribe to Calendar
From the Calendar page here you can subscribe to the Club's event calendar.
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.
Calendars supported are Outlook, Google and Apple.
Take the link, Subscribe to Calendar, from the Calendar Page.
Paddy & Mick find three grenades, so they decide to take them to a police station. Mick: “Paddy, what if one explodes before we get there?” Paddy: “We'll lie and say we only found two.”
Latest Photo Albums
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

No report as the Market remains closed
Roster for the next 2 weeks
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 September 8th 2021
Chairperson Kaplan, Roy
Cashier / RegaliaGartly, Geoff
Cashier / Regalia Kempton, Alan
Sergeant Session Mason, John
Meeting September 15th 2021
Chairperson Gartly, Geoff
Cashier / Regalia Impey, Jo
Cashier / Regalia Grusd, Tony
International Toast Perry, Grant
Market September 12th 2021
Market Leader Ballantine, Ian
Assistant Gartly, Geoff
Assistant Reid, Julie
Market September 19th 2021
Market Leader Nolan, Peter
Assistant O'Brien, Peter
District 9810 Vocational Seminar
Aug 31, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Member Paul Ferguson - Interplast Trip
Sep 01, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting September 8 2021 Brad Rowswell
Cilantro Restaurant
Sep 08, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
AFL Trivia Night
Sep 09, 2021
7:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Prevention Through Connection
Moorleigh Community Village
Sep 10, 2021
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Spouse Birthdays
Sarah Bennett
September 12
Dr Helen Parker
September 23
Join Date
Ian Ballantine
September 16, 1997
24 years
Linda O'Brien
September 18, 1996
25 years
Terry Kane
September 18, 2013
8 years
Geoff Gartly
September 19, 2001
20 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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