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Edition 39 Monday, 26th July 2021

Message from our President

As lock down fatigue once again starts to impact the days, I am truly hopeful that we as a state have moved far enough forward to start to come out of Lockdown No. 5.
At this week meeting we will vote on the proposal to donate funds to the “Dandenong Storm Recovery Fund”. This fund has been set up under the direction of RAWCS.
For our newer members, myself included, a little overview of RAWCS.
Rotary Australia World Community Service provides back end systems and project services to all Australian Rotary Clubs for project accounting, donations and fund raising support, management, volunteer support, communications and marketing.
It has a comprehensive Australian government registration providing regulatory compliance for all projects. It is not an emergency response organisation but rather looks to engage in sustainable, developmental and/or relief projects.
Whilst the immediate relief has occurred such as light, power, access and housing and as such the first responders are moving out of the area, the work is yet to start and the load is immense and the damage significant.
It is envisaged that the funds will be dispersed by way of grants given to specific projects. There will be progress reports throughout the rebuild time which will extend over 18-24 months.
The potential for clubs in the affected area to partner with other clubs in 9810 for specific projects is expected and as such our club is open to responding to this initiative.
Local Council in the Dandenong Ranges and surrounds will also serve in this rebuild and our arm of service, Environment and Sustainability may provide us a strategic way forward.
Which brings me to the second point of my message. Peter Nolan has started doing some very positive liaison with Pat Armstrong in the Environment and Sustainability focus. Pat has kindly agreed to speak again with our club on zoom this week to provide some insight, thoughts and ideas as to how we progress here.
I am looking forward to hearing what she has to suggest and acknowledge Pat’s dedication and commitment to this arm of Rotary service.
Best wishes everyone, stay safe and connected.
Regards and all the best,
Helen Nodrum
Meeting this week
We are still on Zoom this week. Meeting ID 3532621046 Pwd 3191
The speaker this week will be Pat Armstrong who has agreed to step in. She will talk our club through the set up and suggestions for our Environment and Sustainability arm of Rotary service
Pat spoke at the beginning of the year to our club on this topic

Also, have a look at the article below on subscribing to our Events Calendar. Have all events update directly to your phone.
Ian Ballantine
Our Club meets weekly. It can either be a Zoom meeting, or an "in person" meeting.
This week, we will be back on Zoom, details here. The Zoom meeting will be started around 7.15am with the formal meeting starting at 7.30am
Please check details of each week's meeting here or elsewhere in this Bulletin to confirm venue. You are very welcome to join us.
There are a number of upcoming events that are beyond the listing below. MLA Brad Rowswell is speaker on the 8th September. There is a community event to raise awareness of suicide prevention on the 10th September and a fundraising picnic for Rotarians Against Malaria on the 18th September. Please click here to see all and here to see how you can have events added automatically to your calendar.
Africa’s Agents of Change
The arrival of the first peace fellows at the new peace center in Kampala, Uganda, heralds the beginning of a new era for Rotary and the continent.
by Jeff Ruby Photography by Tobin Jones From the website here.
Club Meeting July 21 2021 Bentmoor Mens Shed
The meeting was conducted on Zoom. Alan Kempton was Chair.We had visiting Rotarians from the RC of South Davao in the Philippines,
President Michael Gerard and Past President Arthur Uy. The guest speaker was John Dixon form the Bentmoor Men's Shed.
RC of South Davao Philippines Changeover
Members may recall that our club through the international service team, donated $3,000 in last Rotary year to the Philippines.
This money was directed through Terry Kane to the Rotary Club of South Davao, who have reported back to us that the funds were used for the following three causes:
Manabo Tribal School
Mother Theresa orphanage
Missionaries of Charity home for the elderly, sick and dying
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**.
Club meeting July 14 2021 Brain Health and Audiology
The chair for the meeting was Terry Kane, and the guest speaker was Andrew Campbell from Neuaudio. President Helen welcomed members and advised that the Board, at its meeting on 13 July, decided to contribute $5,000 to the Storm Relief Fund in District 9810. This is to be ratified by members vote in 2 weeks time. There will be a dinner at Mulgrave Country Club for returned “Outgoing Exchange Students “ on 6 August 2021
Rotary projects around the globe
by - taken from the website here.
This is a sample of a number of projects being undertaken at present around the world. Please read on....
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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.
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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 due to market being closed - will remain so until restrictions lifted.


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 July 28 2021
Chairperson Reid, Julie
Cashier / Regalia Gledhill, Geoff
Cashier / Regalia Brownlees, Ron
Sergeant Session Mason, John
Meeting August 4th 2021
Chairperson Lynch, Tim
Cashier / Regalia Mason, John
Cashier / Regalia Weeks, Faye
Market August 1st 2021
Market Leader Nolan, Peter
Assistant Ballantine, Ian
Assistant Loeliger, Sue
Assistant Weeks, Faye
Market August 8th 2021
Market Leader Gledhill, Geoff
Assistant Mason, John
Assistant Mason, Margaret
Upcoming Events
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Club Meeting July 28 2021 Pat Armstrong
Jul 28, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting August 4 2021 Australian Federal Pol
Cilantro Restaurant
Aug 04, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting August 11 2021 District Governor vis
Cilantro Restaurant
Aug 11, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting August 18 2021 Speaker TBA
Cilantro Restaurant
Aug 18, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting August 25 2021 Launch Housing
Cilantro Restaurant
Aug 25, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Peter Lewis
July 4
Join Date
Grant Perry
July 1, 1991
30 years
Tim Lynch
July 2, 1997
24 years
Margaret Lucas
July 18, 2018
3 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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