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Edition 36 Monday, 5th July 2021

Message from our President

Welcome to the start of a new Rotary Year.
Serve to Change lives”
A very apt theme and one that identifies with a service club which is what Rotary is primarily about.
As Rotary celebrates its 100 years since inception in Australia it is fair to say that the world is not the same today as then. It is obvious that to survive another 100 years we will have to become more adaptable, flexible and open to change.
 However, what has not changed is the need for Rotary’s core values to remain at the forefront of all it does.
These Values are:
FRIENDSHIP                    INTEGRITY                        DIVERSITY
LEADERSHIP                   SERVICE
it is my fervent hope that these five simple words will underpin all that we do throughout this Rotary year.
So, I believe it important that I communicate my views of what the President’s role should be:
  • To lead and motivate the club
  • To ensure that all members feel valued, inspired to act and connected to each other.
  • Be the conduit between District 9810 and our club
For a truly successful year I need every member to take some ownership of this wonderful club and be open to involvement, ideas and projects.
I would like to see this club fit its members, not the members fit the club.
I am looking for each of us to talk about the impact that our donations make to the organisations that we have partnered with or will support over the next twelve months, not just the financial amount donated. I am keen to see Partnerships and Outcomes be the focus of our work this coming year.
Regards and all the best,
Helen Nodrum
Meeting this week
This week will be back at Cilantro - but numbers are restricted to 25 so it is absolutely vital that you have registered your intention to attend per the email from Greg O'Shea. Our speaker this week is member and Past President, Linda O'Brien. Historical visit to South Melbourne/Albert Park area
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.
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 note the date of the District 9810 Changeover dinner has been changed to Friday, 9th July. Details here.
Photos from our Changeover last Saturday week are up on the Club website here.
Meet Rotary’s New President 2021-22
Our new president, Shekhar Mehta, envisions Rotary’s next chapter – and is ready to make it a reality
by John Rezek

Taken from here
Over the years, I caught glimpses of Shekhar Mehta when he came to One Rotary Center in Evanston, Illinois, for Board of Directors meetings. I met him formally during one of the days of back-to-back meetings with various staff members that every incoming Rotary president participates in. During the session I attended, he was the most relaxed person in the room, despite being the only one suffering from jet lag. He was alert, patient, and asked perceptive questions — not surprising for someone as successful as he is in his professional and philanthropic life. I kept thinking that he was assessing each of us to see how we could be recruited to help him achieve his dreams for Rotary.
Club Meeting June 30 2021 President Geoff
This week's meeting was a an opportunity fro President Geoff to make some reflections on his past two years as President and make some special awards to some members.
More words to come
Note that many more photos from the morning are contained in an album here.
Retired doctors in Finland vaccinate thousands against COVID-19
RI director and PolioPlus national advocacy adviser are responsible for an estimated 50% of vaccinations in their region
by Arnold R. Grahl
Taken from the RI website here.
Club Meeting June 23 2021 Tim Lynch
The meeting was held in Cilantro but with limited attendance due to covid restrictions.
The International Toast prepared by Grant Perry was to President Dean Christy and the Rotary Club of Abergavenny in District 1150, in Wales. Wales is part of the United Kingdom and is located in the west coast of Great Britain. District 1150 covers South, mid and west Wales and has 58 Clubs.
Club Changeover June 19 2021
Our Club Changeover was held on Saturday evening of June 19, 2021 at the Bentleigh Club.
A full album of photos can be found here.
In this story is just a sample of the pictures taken.
Hopefully more words will appear over the next few days.
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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
Club Meeting June 30 2021
Changeover June 19, 2021
DG Alma Reynolds workshop May 2021
Bentleigh Sunday Market May 2021

Market Report July 4, 2021
Cold start but at least no rain. All team members arrived on time or a little early. Team from Teheran Club was Greg O’Shea, Peter Nolan and Ian Ballantine. From Moorabbin were Carlo and Anita. Still a number of stallholders yet to pay for July. Wind did not let up all morning and made office duties an attractive option. A number of visitors including Past President Geoff Gledhill, Charles and Asia Rener, Alan and Julie Kempton, President Helen Niodrum. Pedestrians - 898 Cars in queue - 1. Overnight parkers nil
Greg O'Shea

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 7 2021
Chairperson Mason, John
Cashier / Regalia Green, Larry
Cashier / Regalia Nolan, Peter
International Toast Perry, Grant
Meeting July 14 2021
Chairperson Grusd, Tony
Cashier / Regalia Perry, Grant
Cashier / Regalia Mason, Margaret
Sergeant Session Lynch, Tim
Market July 11th 2021
Market Leader Moran, Tim
Assistant Ferguson, Paul
Assistant Lucas, Margaret
Market July 18th 2021
Market Leader Davidson, Kevin
Assistant Kempton, Alan
Upcoming Events
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Club Meeting July 7 2021 Linda O'Brien
Cilantro Restaurant
Jul 07, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
District Chageover Dinner
Southern Golf Club
Jul 09, 2021
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Club Meeting July 14 2021 Andrew Campbell
Cilantro Restaurant
Jul 14, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting July 21 2021 Moorleigh Men's Shed
Cilantro Restaurant
Jul 21, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting July 28 2021 Club Website
Cilantro Restaurant
Jul 28, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Peter Nolan
Liz Basilonia
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
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Ian Ballantine
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