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Meeting This Week - we are at Cilantro 7am
The meeting WILL NOT be available on Zoom this week

Edition 74 Monday, 2nd May 2022

Message from our President

“Serve to Change Lives”
During the week I have been catching up on the pile of magazines sitting by my chair. One of these was the last edition of Rotary Downunder. Articles that spring from Jessie Harman’s desk (Rotary International Director 2021-2023) are always worth a read. Jessie has a knack of being rationale and relevant. Given that so few members read these I am going to borrow from her and re-write her article, because it is at the heart of ongoing Rotary agendas and so relevant to our club as we endeavour to move forward and regroup following lockdowns.
The article referred to membership and provided her top tips for growing and more importantly retaining members. The key points as follows:
1.    Find the projects that float your boat –
2.    Visit other Rotary clubs, see what they do and bring back new ideas to assist your club
3.    Share ideas
4.    Be prepared to say “YES”
5.    Fellowship and Fun – make sure we are having FUN
6.    Wear your Rotary merchandise and be proud and loud about being a Rotarian
Engaged members are at the heart of who we are and what we do and they are key to delivering rotary’s impact
Membership engagement is a two-way street.
It is not simply the responsibility of leaders: members also have a role to play by being engaged and involved with Rotary.
I am enjoying my President year and so happy to have taken on the challenge early in my Rotary history. This has been a time of growth, learning so much more about the wider family and opportunities in Rotary, getting to know our club members better and engaging with district leaders and other clubs, especially in our cluster, however I reckon the workload that accompanies a President year is daunting and very time consuming. This is not a complaint but if every member of this club became more engaged and responsible for what we do then I reckon newer members especially would be more open to doing a president year and established members more open to going around a second time as President.
Our President elect, Margaret, is well and truly in the throws of planning and putting strategies into place for the next Rotary year. Please be in touch with her if you have any particular aspects of club or avenues of service teams that “float your boat”.
Our club extends congratulations to RC Mordialloc as they celebrate with a dinner the clubs 50 years of service.
Good luck for the “Art Auction” this Saturday evening at The Bentleigh Club 5pm-10pm, don’t forget the credit card and buy up big.
Stay safe everyone
Warm regards
President Helen Nodrum
This week's speaker: Katrina Amon Indigenous matters matter


Meeting will not be available on Zoom

Cordially invites you to come to their
   Saturday 7th May 2022
5.00pm – 10.00pm
The Bentleigh Club
Yawla Street, Bentleigh
Details here

District 9810 Newsletter

This month's edition of the DG Newsletter, Changemaker is out now. If you haven't seen it in your inbox, click here.
There's lots of news from the District, including a run down of Conference 2022 and some great stories from Clubs withing 9810 and their projects. It really is worth having a look at!
European Rotaract clubs organize to help Ukrainian refugees
From th weebsite here
 By Ryan Hyland
Within hours of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in late February 2022, Iryna Bushmina fled her home in Kyiv. Along with her sister and her three-month-old nephew, she journeyed to Vienna, Austria, staying with Rotary members along the way. Their generosity inspired Bushmina, a member of the Rotaract Club of Kyiv-City and the district Rotaract representative for Ukraine, to organize a larger-scale relief effort — and now, an online platform she created has helped Rotaract and Rotary members find shelter for thousands of Ukrainian refugees.
Rotary Statement on the War against Ukraine
From the website here.
Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation stand with the United Nations General Assembly in expressing grave concern at “the ongoing human rights and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, in particular at the reports of violations and abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law by the Russian Federation.”
RAM No Mosquito Picnic 30-4-2022
Held at Six Acres Winery, Silvan, Victoria
All photos are now up and available to see and download.via the album on this site.
Images are at 1500 pixels
No Mosquito RAM Picnic Album
In addition, all images are available to save from Google Drive here
These are available at both 1500 pixels and original resolution
Club Meeting April 27 2022 Alfred H and RAW
Faye Weeks was our chairperson at today’s club meeting at Cilantro.  Sue Loeliger was invited to perform Invocation, and Paul Ferguson to perform the Rotary Royal Toast.  Faye welcomed our visitors – Anna Mouradian, a former Rotary member of Balwyn North Rotary Club and who returned to Australia recently after two years in Armenia, Rohan Laging -  Director of Sandringham Hospital Emergency Department, Emma Saddington - Nurse Unit Manager in the Emergency Department, and guest speaker Miriam Issa.   Glenda Stahel and Tony Ryan joined the meeting via Zoom.
President Report – President Helen    Helen reports we received two thank you letters:   R.C. Whittlesea thanked our club for the money spinner we provided to them, adding it is collecting lots of coins for their club
    Rural Aid thanked us for donating $3,000 that will be used to aid victims of the recent floods etc.
World Immunization Week: Vaccines keep communities healthy
From the RI website here
Our progress in the fight against polio shows why vaccination is important
Increasing awareness about the power of vaccines and closing immunization gaps could protect millions of people worldwide from vaccine-preventable diseases, including polio, according to the World Health Organization. World Immunization Week, 24-30 April, is an opportunity to focus on that work, and the robust polio eradication infrastructure built by Rotary and our partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) provides a model for it.
Member and ANZAC day
Member Neville Kruss attended a service at the Glen Waverley RSL on Sunday and marched on ANZAC day to the shrine.
Lest We Forget
Club Meeting April 20 2022 NYSF
Jo Impey was our chairperson for today’s club meeting at Cilantro.  Ron Brownlees conducted invocation and Grant Perry performed the international club toast.  Jo introduced our two guest speakers, Tilde Verhoeven and Monique Andjelic who attended this year’s NYSF – National Youth Science Forum, and parents – Robyn Logan and Nick Andjelic.
There were no zoom members for today’s meeting. (Sue Lolieger came on later). International Club Toast – with Grant Perry
Conference 2022 our members
There is an album of images of just our own members and partners at Conference here.
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Latest Photo Albums
RAM No Mosquito Picnic 30-4-2022
D9810 Conference March 2022 RCBMC
District 9810 Conference March 2022 - Saturday Evening
District 9810 Conference March 2022 - Day sessions
Club Pre Conference Dinner at the Marine March 25 2022
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 May 1, 2022
Team members: Grant P, Glenda S, Bruce from Moorabbin who stayed the full day.
Pedestrians 1210
Cars in queue, . O Night parkers, 1 Visiting Rotarians -
Steady flow of pedestrians, very happy market everyone was in good frame of mind. The weather although a bit cold and cloudy did not deter anyone from coming. We welcomed charity stall holders from CWA and the Jesuit Mission. Our rotary marque was up to provide that welcoming entrance. Thanks to a great team today
Leader Helen Nodrum
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 May 4th 2022
Chairperson Gledhill, Geoff
Cashier / Regalia Reid, Julie
cashier/regalia Nolan, Peter
International Toast Perry, Grant
Meeting May 11th 2022
Chairperson Gartly, Geoff
Cashier / Regalia Chad, Graham
Cashier / Regalia Perry, Grant
Sergeant Session Mason, John
Market May 8th 2022
Market Leader Mahajan, Vishal
Assistant O'Brien, Linda
Assistant O'Brien, Peter
Market May 15th 2022
Market Leader Green, Larry
Assistant Kaplan, Roy
Club Meeting May 4 2022 Katrina Amon
Cilantro Restaurant
May 04, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Social Charity Auction
The Bentleigh Club
May 07, 2022
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Degustation dinner at Zest Restaurant
Zest Restaurant
May 10, 2022
6:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Club Meeting May 11 2022 Danny Frawley Centre
Cilantro Restaurant
May 11, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting May 18 2022 Tony Monley
Cilantro Restaurant
May 18, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
District 9810 Assembly
May 22, 2022 9:00 AM –
May 29, 2022 4:00 PM
Club meeting May 25 2022 Evening Meeting Bees
Cilantro Restaurant
May 25, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Meeting June 1 2022 Grant Holland
Cilantro Restaurant
Jun 01, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting June 8 2022 Carol Stals
Cilantro Restaurant
Jun 08, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting June 15 2022 James Grima
Cilantro Restaurant
Jun 15, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ron Brownlees
May 6
Larry Green
Sarah Bennett
May 1
Join Date
Larry Green
May 1, 1993
29 years
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Ian Ballantine
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