Bentleigh Market click on image at right.
The Club has returned to meetings in person and run them in conjunction with Zoom. Arrangements may vary each week. Please confirm venue below or via the website here.

Meeting This Week - we are at Cilantro 7am for 7.10am start
For full location details, please refer here.
The meeting will also be available on Zoom - details here

Edition 171 Monday, 3rd June 2024

Message from our President

What an interesting and informative presentation we had from John and Claire from the Salvation Army last week on the topic of ‘survivors of domestic violence. They highlighted many of the causative factors and the impact it has on young children apart from the adults involved. The problem is rapidly on the increase and more needs to be done at the ground level rather than continuingly applying the band-aids.
This week we will get an update from our community Policing Team at Moorabbin.
The highlight of this weeks meeting will be the ‘Welcome and Induction of Dee Mason. Dee has a long association with our club as the daughter of John and also her history as being our MC at our Changeover and also the District Conference.
We have one more meeting before changeover (not that I am counting) but it is amazing how quickly the last two months have flown   and there are still many ‘Presidential ‘things to do before the end of the year.
On Sunday eight of us went to the luncheon at Cape Schanck hosted by District 9810, to meet our International President Gordon McInally and Prof. Patrick McGorry and hear them speak to us with passion and inspiration about mental health. It was great afternoon and everyone was given such a greater understanding of the issue of mental health and what needed to be done in our community and left inspired to do more.
Yours in Rotary  ‘Create Hope in The World.’
President Ron Brownlees
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 June 5th , 2024
Chairperson Loeliger, Sue
Cashier / Regalia Reid, Julie
Cashier/regalia Weeks, Faye
Regalia Nodrum, Helen
Meeting June 12th, 2024
Chairperson Langridge, Samantha
Cashier / Gartly, Geoff
Cashier O'Brien, Linda
Regalia Oliver, Barry
Market June 9th, 2024
Market leader Gledhill, Geoff
Assistant - Kempton, Alan
Assistant - Gartly, Geoff
Assistant - Loeliger, Sue
Market June 16th, 2024
Market Leader Reid, Julie
Assistant O'Brien, Linda
Assistant O'Brien, Peter
This week's speaker / event
Michelle, Tania and/or Chris, Moorabbin Community Policing
Please forward any events you want promoted to the Editor.

Club Changeover

Saturday June 22, 2024
Refer here for details
RSVP to Linda by June 16 please
Link to photos from Conference here
McInally Luncheon June 2 2024
A number of members from our Club attended the special luncheon held at the Cape Schanck Resort on Sunday, June 2, 2024.
The event was attended by the RI International President Gordon McInally and his wife Heather, who had generously agreed to "call in" on their way home from the Singapore International Convention.
The invitation was originally extended, and accepted a year ago.
Along with DG Ian, club members who attended were: Club President Ron Brownlees and Marilyn, Linda and Peter O'Brien, Karin Soster and Gary, Jo Impey, Helken Nodrum and Margie Lucas. Unfortuantely, Helen Parker was unable to attend as she has returned from Singapore with Covid and was home in bed feeling very unwell.
Pictured above are our club members surrounding President Gordon.
Click on read more for a higher res version of this photo along with a couple of others from the day.
I will post more photos when they become available.
Club Meeting May 29 2024
Our new club member, Barry Oliver, was our chairperson for today's club meeting at Cilantro.  Larry Green performed the invocation and toast to Rotary and Australia.
Guests included James Grant, Dee Mason, and James Aloni and Clare from the Salvation Army as our guest speakers. 
Club Meeting May 15 2024
A very relaxed meeting this morning, chaired by Peter O'Brien.
It was generally a meeting of fellowship, without a guest speaker.
Grant Perry was back with his International Toast with a great presentation on Jamaica - the home of our RIPPR Haresh Ramchandani.
A special guest this week was Dee Mason.
More pics.....
Club Meeting May 22 2024
Helen Nodrum was chairperson for today's club meeting at Cilantro.  Guests included Dee Mason, Chris Burrows, Joan (former member of the now defunct Rotary Club of Glen Eira), and Jeremy O'Halloran - our guest speaker for today.  Apologies were received from Tony Ryan, and Tim Moran.
Helen announced this week is Emergency Services Week, recognising the efforts of Not for Profit organisations and their volunteers - our unsung heroes of local communities.  Club members were invited to wear something orange to this week's club meeting   A few members remembered - with smatterings of orange around the room.
Evening Club Meeting May 8 2024 Cilantro
President Ron chaired today's evening club meeting at Cilantro where club members, partners and guests enjoyed a lovely buffet dinner prepared by students in the Cordon Bleu Cooking School.  Julie Reid performed Invocation and the Rotary Toast to Rotary and Australia.    President Ron welcomed all club members and partners, with a special welcome to Madeleine Popper and Ron Popper , AG Les Martin, Louise Godfrey - Yoga teacher and last week's guest speaker, and Jinyola Blanco - houseguest/student of Larry Green and Sarah. 
Latest Photo Albums
Mentor match evening Mar 2023
BMC at Conference 2023
International Assembly 2023
Bentleigh Market October 2022
Curry Night Aug 28 2022
Inner Wheel Changeover July 2022
RYLA June 28 2022
District 9810 Changeover June 25 2022
Club Changeover June 2022

Market Report June 2 2024

Team members: Grant Perry, Tim Lynch, Neville Kruss from BMC with Venu Naidoo (Moorabbin, all morning)
Other helpers and visitors: Charles Rener, Jo Impey
Cars in queue: 2. Night parkers : 0
Pedestrian count  1790
Market Report: Cool start, it’s winter, overcast but no rain. Light foot traffic, but steady. Please remember to charge the tablet - it was flat this Sunday Not certain about the pedestrian count that indicated that there were 1790???
Leader, Grant Perry

Market Report May 26 2024

Team members: Tim Moran, Alan Terry and Tim from BMC with Margaret and Anita from Moorabbin
Other helpers and visitors: Charles Rener
Cars in queue: 3. Night parkers : 2
Pedestrian count  1667
Market Report: A cold foggy start to the morning which led to a nice bright sunny day. Great numbers through the  gate after the sun came out. A nice flow on from the cafe scene.
Leader, Tim Moran
Note from the Editor re Images and Events
A point regarding the submission of images for the Bulletin and Website: Members are reminded that images have to meet a minimum size requirement, as has been specified for some time in the section at the bottom of this Bulletin. 820 pixels is the minimum size required with larger being better as this allows for cropping. The submission of images via MMS is NOT preferred as they are too small and of inferior quality. Email or Whatsapp is preferred.
Would any member like to take responsibility for the updating of the Club's Event Calendar? I have created a page of instructions here so it is very easy to take over.
Thank you, Ian Ballantine
Club meeting June 5
Cilantro Restaurant
Jun. 05, 2024
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Club meeting June 12
Cilantro Restaurant
Jun. 12, 2024
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Club changeover dinner June 22
Rossdale Golf Club
Jun. 22, 2024
6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Club meeting June 26
Cilantro Restaurant
Jun. 26, 2024
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Club Meeting July 3 2024
Onyx Cafe
Jul. 03, 2024
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Club Meeting July 10 2024
Onyx Cafe
Jul. 10, 2024
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Club meeting July 17
Cilantro Restaurant
Jul. 17, 2024
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Copy of Club meeting July 24
Cilantro Restaurant
Jul. 24, 2024
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Kevin Egan
June 9
Join Date
Alan Kempton
June 1, 1995
29 years
John Mason
June 1, 1995
29 years
Karin Soster
June 1, 1995
29 years
Ron Brownlees
June 1, 1995
29 years
Tony Ryan
June 1, 1995
29 years
Warren Stahel
June 1, 1983
41 years
Glenda Stahel
June 30, 2008
16 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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