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Meeting This Week - we are at Cilantro 6.30pm
The meeting will also be available on Zoom - details here

Edition 77 Monday, 23rd May 2022

Message from our President

“Serve to Change Lives”
Friday 20th May was “World Bee Day”. On this day we are all encouraged to wear something yellow, to show our support. This coming Wednesday’s meeting in the evening is the closest to world bee that we have so I encourage all members to come dressed in as much yellow clothing as your wardrobe will allow.
“Why are bees so important.
Bees are so important to our livelihood as they help to pollinate most of the crops we eat and many that feed farm livestock. In fact, nearly two-thirds of Australia’s agricultural production benefits from bee pollination, but bee populations are under threat. Destruction of their natural habitat, intensive farming practices, and pests and diseases are just some of the complex reasons driving a decline in both the number and diversity of bees.
In line with Rotary’s 7th arm of service, within the Environmental and Sustainability focus there exists a group of Rotarians committed to this cause.
Rotarians for Bees is a group of Rotarians from a variety of Rotary Clubs who are very worried about the dangerous decline in bee (& other pollinator) populations worldwide & are taking action to help reverse this trend.
Without bees and other pollinators much of the world’s food supply would end so it’s literally a matter of life and death that these essential tiny links in our global food chain are supported and with Rotary’s global reach we can do something to help!
Rotarians for Bees mission is to: -
•    build awareness of the need to protect & support bees amongst our 1.2 million members worldwide
•    encourage action to support pollinators and their role in agriculture & horticulture around the world, thus ensuring food security.
For this reason, I look forward to welcoming Faye Kirkwood from Rotary Club of Caulfield as our guest speaker this week. Faye is a very active and committed member of the Rotarian for Bees group and will enlighten us further on this subject.
We received from Australian Rotary health this week a report on our club’s indigenous Health Scholar, her name is Isobella Kruger. Isobella is in the 4th year of her Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine. (Please see separate report in this bulletin).
Change over dinner is on 18th June, please could those members intending to come let us know and provide payment in advance. – all details on this website.
On the 31st of May, Tuesday 11am, anyone who can join us at South Caulfield Community Garden for the official presentation of our donation towards another nature strip garden and the establishment of a course in sustainable gardening is encouraged to come along. Morning tea in the garden and a chance to see the work our donations create. RSVP is requested, please let me know.
On 1st June, following our morning club meeting, we are going to Danny Frawley Centre for a tour through the facility and to discuss ways in which our club may be able to form a partnership with them. I encourage anyone who is able to join in to please do so. Plan is to arrive immediately after our meeting at 9am.
Thanks everyone
With every best wishes
President Helen Nodrum

Speaker info this Week

This week's speaker info: Past Faye Kirkwood - Rotarians for Bees, why they are so important in our ecological balance.

Note this is an evening meeting.

Meeting will also be available on Zoom
Meeting ID 3532621046 Pwd 3191 or click here.



District 9810 Highlights

This month's edition of the District events bulletin, Highlights is out now. If you haven't seen it in your inbox, click here.

Don't forget Club Changeover Dinner

Saturday, June 18, 2022
Details here

Ukrainian clubs help others in need in their country
Taken from the RI Website here
 By Sallyann Price
Rotary members in Ukraine are helping neighbors return to their homes, distributing supplies from other countries, and organizing long-term aid — all despite being affected by the war themselves.
John Mason and Grandson
Like Grandfather, like Grandson. Keeping Australia Safe!
Private J Mason from 1959 (John at Puckapunyal) and 2022(Jhett at Kapuka)
More on link
District Leaders Meeting May 20 2022
On Friday, DG Daryl Moran called together all Presidents, Assistant Governors (2021-22 and 2022-23) and other members of the district Leadership to the last meeting for his year.
It was very well attended and took place, in-person and on Zoom, at the Mulgrave Country Club.
In attendance was DGN Ian Ballantine and Club President Helen Nodrum and Presidernt Elect, Margaret Mason.
More on link
Club Meeting May 18 2022 Melb Convention 2023
President Helen was our chairperson for today’s club meeting at Cilantro and commenced the meeting with an Acknowledgement to Country. Helen welcomed our guest speaker, PDG Tony Monley, from the R.C. of Manningham, and visitors – Anna Mouradian, and Gary - Karin’s partner.  Tony Ryan joined the meeting via Zoom.  Glenda Stahel conducted invocation and Tim Lynch conducted the Royal Toast.
Club Meeting May 11 2022 Danny Frawley Centre
    Geoff Gartly was our chairperson for today’s club meeting at Cilantro.  He called upon President Helen for the invocation and Marg Lucas for the royal toast.  Guests, Marcus Godinho, CEO of FareShare, and Elise Facer- Childs, our guest speaker, were welcomed.  Tony Ryan and Jo Impey joined the meeting via Zoom.  There was a welcome return from Graham Chad, who also performed a toast to the club.
    We had some intermittent technical problems today, however, true to form, we got by very well.  We wish to thank Tony Fitzlaff and his team for preparing breakfast this morning under some challenging circumstances having experienced a gas leakage last night and not having any gas for cooking this morning.  Yet the kitchen team provided a lovely breakfast to the high standard we have come to accept as normal. 
Degustation Dinner May 10 2022
A number of members and friends of Rotary attended this event at Zest Restaurant, Holmsglen, Waverley.
In attendance were Peter and Linda O'Brien, Helen Nodrum, Margie Lucas, Ian Ballantine and Helen Parker, Greg O'Shea and Michael Bury.
An album of pics can be viewed here.
Bayspeak displays talent in our local students
Bayspeak is live and underway for the second year in a row.
Bayspeak brings together the most talented senior and junior secondary school students from the Bayside and surrounding area to compete in a speaking competition, with an aim to build confidence and harness leadership qualities.
On Tuesday 10 May the 1st heat of the competition was held at Brighton Grammar School.
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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 May 22, 2022
Team members: Neville Kruss, Gaurav Gaur (until 11.15am) and Jo Impey from 11.15am
Andrew and Barbera from RCM
O’night parkers: 1 very apologetic young lady parked on 115 which did not cause any issues.
Pedestrians 1200
Very cool start and got colder around sunrise. Overcast to start with. A quick count showed 33 vacant stalls. Stall No. 61 has a shop in Centre Road selling nutritional products. Has samples of foods and drinks. Is this permissible? Only $190 collected from Regular stallholders. Neville and I  deduced that the normal space-time continuum does not exist in the market on a Sunday morning. Every time I looked at my watch I was sure that an hour had past but only 10 minutes seemed to have elapsed. Very Strange! Great if you don’t want to age.
Leader Larry Green
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 25 2022
Chairperson Mahajan, Vishal
Cashier / Regalia Soster, Karin
Cashier / Regalia Nolan, Peter
Sergeant Session Mason, John
Meeting June 1st
Chairperson Kruss, Neville
Cashier / Regalia Gartly, Geoff
Cashier / Regalia Kaplan, Roy
International Toast Perry, Grant
Market May 29th 2022
Market Leader O'Shea, Greg
Assistant Impey, Jo
Assistant Chad, Graham
Market June 5th
Market Leader Moran, Tim
Assistant Kempton, Alan
Assistant Soster, Karin
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
Club Changeover Dinner
Sanctuim St Kilda Football Club
Jun 18, 2022
6:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Club Meeting June 22 Fellowship
Cilantro Restaurant
Jun 22, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
District 9810 Changeover Dinner
Jun 25, 2022
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Club Meeting June 29 2022 Helen Nodrum
Cilantro Restaurant
Jun 29, 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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