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Meeting This Week - we are at Cilantro 7am for 7.10am start
The meeting will also be available on Zoom - details here

Edition 92 Monday, 5th September 2022

Message from our President

From the Desk of President Margaret 
I attended the District DG and Presidents meeting on 2nd September. The following are items of interest and action for all clubs and members.
PDG David Tolstrup spoke on ‘Regionalisation’ and advised that voting will commence from 15th September. All clubs are encouraged to vote, as a missing vote will be considered a NO vote. Each club has one vote and it requires 60% of YES votes for all Clubs for the pilot programme to proceed.
Arrangements have been made for all club members to vote at our meetings on 7th and 14th September. As President I will then vote on behalf of the club, based on member's votes received.
Gus Rozycki from the RC of Belgrave spoke on Business Community Connections. This is an Innovative Social Business Network for all Rotarians to get to know each other. It is a multi-club project for Rotarians working together for the benefits of ‘Service Above Self’. Remember that Paul Harris established Rotary as an avenue for business
and professional people to network. All you need to do if you would like to register your business in this project is to email your business card to Gus. Also you can get in touch with him for further information.
His contact is (click on image at right to have a look)
Another exciting programme introduced by Peter Behm, who is the Image and Communications Chair in District 9810 is the ‘Incentive Awards Programme’. In essence, this means that the club will be awarded points for various activities they undertake. The points will go towards rewards such as hoodies or polo T-shirts for all members of the club. There will also be minor prizes such as Rotary caps, mugs and pens. Points can be earned by induction of new members, registering for the District conference at attending a District seminar as well as members visiting other clubs and clubs inviting District Chairs to speak at their club meetings. I will advise on the details of the award points as soon as they are available on the District website.
We can therefore ‘IMAGINE ROTARY’ and look forward to an exciting and interesting year. 
Thanks everyone
With every best wishes
President Margaret Mason

Speaker info this Week: No speaker this week, (DG next week)
Instead we will be holding a Club forum

At Cilantro (details) and Zoom: Meeting ID 3532621046 Pwd 3191 or click here.
Coming Speakers
Meeting September 14 - Visit by District Governor, 9810,  Ken Miller
On Friday 9th September the Interact Club at McKinnon Secondary College is having a fundraising sausage sizzle. As a way of re establishing our ties with the club post covid our Rotary club has offered to help out with a donation and also people to help with the BBQ on the day. Details here.
Social dinner at Arcobar
Monday 19th September at 6.00pm (NOTE time change)
Let's make a night of it! It's time to get out, relax and have some fun.
All details, including RSVP (registration) here.

Share Me a Dream Charity Ball 2022
October 1, 2022
details here

District 9810 Conference March 2023
Details and link to registration here.

International Convention May 2023 Melbourne
Info and registration here

Latest edition of District Newsletter can be found here
Lessons in fatherhood
From the RI website here
From Erdenet, Mongolia, to Evanston, Illinois, support for dads can be life-changing
By Steve Almond
Vale: Melbourne Business Awards (MBA)
On Thursday 1st September 2022, our Rotary members were invited to attend the winding up of the Melbourne Business Awards that was held at the Woodlands Golf Course in White St, Mentone.
Club Meeting August 31 2022 Team Sports
Special evening meeting with guests from Team Sports for All
Tim Moran was our chairperson for this evening’s club meeting at Cilantro.  Glenda and Neville joined the meeting via Zoom.    Leonie Ryan, Gary Ramage and Sarah Bennett also joined in.
The gift of reading
From the RI website here
The Guatemala Literacy Project is working to reverse the country’s low literacy rates and keep children in school
By Diana Schoberg Photography by James Rodríguez
Curry Night Aug 28 2022
Club members enjoyed a great evening of fellowship at the premises of the Kings Park Tennis Club.
A great night for the club sampling dishes cooked by fellow members.
Photo album can be found here
RI President 2024-25
From the RI website here
Stephanie A. Urchick is selected to be the 2024-25 president of Rotary International
Zone 8 Regionalisation
Clubs within the Rotary International Zone 8 will be asked to vote on the Pilot project at the end of September, 2022
For more information please go to:
Also Rotary Downunder article here
Video here

Zone 8 Rotary Regionalisation Pilot Project

To significantly increase the reach and impact of Rotary and Rotaract
in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
District 9810 Conference 2023
Book now for District 9810 Conference in Canberra, March 2023
All details here
Melbourne Convention 2023
From the RI Website here
 By Arnold R. Grahl Photography by Monika Lozinska
After discovering new perspectives and being inspired by new ideas at the 2022 Rotary International Convention, attendees and virtual participants are looking ahead to next year's gathering in Melbourne, the sparkling second city of Australia.
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Curry Night Aug 28 2022
Inner Wheel Changeover July 2022
RYLA June 28 2022
District 9810 Changeover June 25 2022
Club Changeover June 2022
BaySpeak Final 2022
Glen Eira Community Centre May 2022
Club Meeting May 25 2022 Bees
Degustation Dinner May 2022
Inner Wheel Art Auction May 2022
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

Market Report September 4 2022
 Team members:Geoff, Roy, Helen, Sue.
Visiting Rotarians: Sam, Pres Margaret (complete with banana pancakes)
Market report: Some fathers were obviously having a sleep in today as it was a quiet start but remained steaming throughout the morning. A couple of stall holders reported an increase of theft, we can try and mitigate that simply by our presence around the market
Pedestrians 990
Leader Geoff Gledhill
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 September 7th 2022
Chairperson Mason, John
Cashier / Regalia Gledhill, Geoff
Cashier/regalia Brownlees, Ron
International Toast Perry, Grant
Meeting September 14th 2022
Chairperson Gartly, Geoff
Cashier / Regalia Gaur, Gaurav
Cashier / Regalia Kempton, Alan
Sergeant Session Mason, John
Market September 11th 2022
Market Leader Mahajan, Vishal
Assistant Gartly, Geoff
Assistant Lucas, Margaret
Market September 18th 2022
Market Leader O'Shea, Greg
Assistant O'Brien, Peter
Assistant O'Brien, Linda
Club Forum September 7 2022
Cilantro Restaurant
Sep 07, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
McKinnon SC Interact Sausage Sizzle
McKinnon Secondary College
Sep 09, 2022
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
District Governor Visit
Cilantro Restaurant
Sep 14, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Social dinner at Arcobar Sept 19 2022
Sep 19, 2022
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Club Meeting September 21 2022 Bradley Peterson
Cilantro Restaurant
Sep 21, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting September 28 2022 The Healey
The Healey
Sep 28, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Share Me a Dream Charity Ball 2022
Melrose Reception
Oct 01, 2022
6:30 PM – 11:59 PM
Club Meeting October 26 2022 Evening RYLA
Cilantro Restaurant
Oct 26, 2022
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Club meeting November 23 2022 AGM
Cilantro Restaurant
Nov 23, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Presidents Elect Training Seminar February 2023
Feb 17, 2023 3:00 PM –
Feb 19, 2023 12:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
John Mason
September 7
Spouse Birthdays
Margaret Mason
September 1
Sarah Bennett
September 12
Dr Helen Parker
September 23
Join Date
Ian Ballantine
September 16, 1997
25 years
Linda O'Brien
September 18, 1996
26 years
Terry Kane
September 18, 2013
9 years
Geoff Gartly
September 19, 2001
21 years
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Ian Ballantine
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