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Edition 65 Monday, 28th February 2022

Message from our President

“Serve to Change Lives”
At this week’s breakfast meeting we will have an inclusive “membership forum” – yes I hear many say “not another membership talk fest – waste of time – not interested” and fair comment from the longer standing members of the club, HOWEVER, in order for Rotary to begin the next century of its existence and remain meaningful in today’s society, the subject of membership takes on more importance than I may suggest we give it.
Historically I believe Rotary has reached a ‘fork in the road’ when we need to be making a stronger commitment not just be part of conversations.
We are a service/project organisation, that really does imply we are hands on, so we need strong membership involvement to be effective and to realise outcomes from our conversations.
Rotary’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion policy is functionally the roadmap for our moving into the next 100 years – there is no place for political or cultural bias in our clubs today.
Diversity of a club is its strength, where members feel safe and supported to lead with ideas, take chances, make mistakes, grow and learn.
“Growing membership increases the good we can do”
Fabulous club fellowship on Friday “Pasta, Pizza, Poetry and Plonk night” held at Kings Park Tennis club – huge thanks go to Linda O’Brien and Margaret Mason for this get together.
(Go here for full report)
With regards the Rotary 9810 District conference later this month. Our club has booked a dinner for the Friday night, 25th, on-line component of the conference. The Marine Hotel is the venue, we have a function room set aside. Cost is $55.00 per head for three course dinner, drinks will be at bar prices. There is a minimum spend at all venues on any Friday or Saturday night so to readily make that figure we need 40 attendees – it will be necessary to register early. Go here to do so now..
Thank you to Margaret Mason, Alan Kempton, Peter Nolan, Neville Kruss and Sheryl Zorella along with Ian Ballantine and myself who attended the Rotary storm Recovery Festival on Sunday last in Monbulk. A show of support for the clubs in our district was important. Huge organisational component to this day – congratulations to all concerned.
With every best wish,
President Helen Nodrum

Our guest speaker this week is fellow member, Jo Impey, who will be conducting a Club Forum on membership.
If there is time, Ian Ballantine will give us a quick overview of our website.

Register NOW for District Conference
March 25-26 Caulfield Racecourse
Note registrations will close in a week or two.
All details here
Also, our special pre conference dinner on the Friday night at the Marine.
All members and guests welcome.
Details here
Club stall at the Market
On this Sunday our Rotary Club will have a stall at the market.
This will be an opportunity for you to do declutter your home of items such as books, crockery, glassware, handbags, shoes, plus any other homeware that are unwanted but in good condition.
Please no clothing.
You can bring items along to this Wednesday’s Rotary meeting or to the market on Sunday.
Currently we have Linda, Sue, Glenda and our potential RYLA student Claire helping however any further assistance would be appreciated. Register here.
This week we are once again back at Cilantro, 7am for 7.10am Details here
This week's meeting WILL BE available via Zoom, Meeting ID 3532621046 Pwd 3191 or click here
Rotary Storm Recovery Festival
Thank you to Margaret Mason, Alan Kempton, Peter Nolan, Neville Kruss and Sheryl Zorella along with Ian Ballantine and myself who attended the Rotary storm Recovery Festival on Sunday last in Monbulk. A show of support for the clubs in our district was important. Huge organisational component to this day – congratulations to all concerned.
More pics...........
Pizza Pasta Poetry and plonk night
Held at the Kings Park Tennis Club
The brainchild for this fellowship evening was Linda O’Brien, beautifully supported by Margaret Mason. So many of our successful socials appear to have these two members in the foreground.In realisation of our community partnerships, the committee of Kings Park Tennis Club readily agreed to allow our club the use of its clubhouse which is well equipped to cater for most functions at no cost. More so to this the club president, George Leighfield attended as bar manager for the evening.
District Presidents Meeting Feb 2022
President Nominee Peter Nolan attended the meeting on Zoom, standing in for President Helen. DGN Ian Ballantine also attended.
Various issues were discussed amongst the District leadership group.
Club Meeting February 23 2022 Linda O'Brien
The meeting was held at Cilantro and on Zoom. The chair welcomed Graham Chad who was a visitor for a very short period of time as he was inducted minutes later. President Helen then reminded members about the fellowship evening on 25 February, the Storm Recovery Festival on 27 February and the District conference on 25 and 26 March.
Rotary statement on wild polio case in Malawi
From the Rotary website here
As a result of ongoing disease surveillance, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) has confirmed a case of type 1 wild poliovirus (WPV1) in a child suffering from paralysis in Malawi. Analysis has shown the virus is genetically linked to WPV1 that had circulated in Pakistan’s Sindh province.
Club Meeting February 16 2022 Tania Hutchinson and new member
The meeting was held “back home” at Cilantro as well as on Zoom for members who were unable to attend in person. The guest speaker was Tania Hutchinson and we inducted a new member, Samantha Langridge.
Caulfield South Community House Community Garden Feb 2022
Our Rotary club is a proud supporter of the Caulfield South Community House Community Garden, which is located at 450-452 Kooyong Rd, South Caulfield – enter the garden area off Jupiter St.
Open days are held there each second Sunday of the month.
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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Latest Photo Albums
Rotary Storm Recovery Festival
Bentleigh Market January 2022
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 February 27, 2022
Team members. Greg, Ron, Tony R and self. Other helpers Geoff and Anita from Moorabbin
Mild weather perfect for a good sized crowd. Internet and casual sales strong - with only 10% of stalls vacant . Lots of early orchid sales and as always manure offerings retained best seller status. People seem to be relaxed with health restrictions a little easier for all.
A few very generous note donations in the money spinners (perhaps they recognized Tony Ryan who was monitoring Gate 2 as an officer of the court rtd). Stall 22 regular requests change to stall 23 or 26.
Pedestrians 1550
Paul Ferguson, 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 March 2nd 2022
Chairperson Loeliger, Sue
Cashier / Regalia Stahel, Glenda
Cashier / Regalia Ryan, Tony
International Toast Perry, Grant
Meeting March 9th
Chairperson Ferguson, Paul
Cashier / Regalia O'Brien, Linda
Cashier / Regalia O'Brien, Peter
Sergeant Session Mason, John
Market March 6th 2022
Market Leader Mahajan, Vishal
Assistant Nolan, Peter
Assistant Nodrum, Helen
Assistant Stahel, Glenda
Market March 13th 2021
Market Leader Lucas, Margaret
Assistant O'Brien, Linda
Assistant O'Brien, Peter
Assistant Kempton, Alan
Club Meeting Mar 2 2022 Membership
Cilantro Restaurant
Mar 02, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club stall at the Market
Bentleigh Market
Mar 06, 2022
6:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Club Meeting Mar 9 2022 Marcus Godinho
Cilantro Restaurant
Mar 09, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting Mar 16 2022 Tracey Burt
Cilantro Restaurant
Mar 16, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Dinner and zoom at the Marine
Marine hotel
Mar 25, 2022
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
District 9810 Conference 2022
Caulfield Racecourse
Mar 25, 2022 6:30 PM –
Mar 26, 2022 11:00 PM
Club Meeting April 6 2022 Woodlands Golf Club
Woodlands Golf Club
Apr 06, 2022
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
RAM No Mosquito Picnic Lunch
Six Acres Winery
Apr 30, 2022
12:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Club Changeover Dinner
Jun 18, 2022
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
District 9810 Changeover Dinner
Jun 25, 2022
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Greg O'Shea
March 12
Tony Ryan
March 28
Tim Moran
March 29
Join Date
Peter Nolan
March 11, 2020
2 years
Vishal Mahajan
March 20, 2018
4 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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