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Edition 67 Monday, 14th March 2022

Message from our President

“Serve to Change Lives”
I had the pleasure of accepting our club’s invitation to attend the 2022 Kingston City “Woman of the year awards”, held on Friday last at the Kingston Arts Centre. It was a well-attended event but of note 24 women nominated, all of them worthy of the award and high achievers in their work and local communities. Congratulations to Paula Westhead, Executive Officer of Emerge Women’s and Children’s support network and Bronwyn Currie, Director of the National Board/Convenor of the Animal Justice Party in Victoria, Joint recipients of this year’s award. Link here
Happy to report we have a full house for our club’s conference dinner at the Marine Hotel on Friday 25th March. My thanks to all club members for their support and inclusion in this event.
As mentioned, this dinner will replace the usual club meeting, which was scheduled for 23rd March, just for this one week.
Dare I say District conference on 26th March at Caulfield. The program looks very impressive and I am assured that many potential club ideas for projects will be on offer through the displays and networking on the conference day.
Our club meeting on Wednesday 6th April will be an evening meeting combined with Inner Wheel club and will be held at Woodlands Golf club, 6.30pm start. Guest speaker on this evening is Matt Finnis, present CEO St. Kilda Football Club. Wear your team colours to this meeting. We require bookings and payment of $45 per head for this prior to the event.
As you may have read in March edition of “Changemaker” –
The Board of Rotary International at its June 2021 meeting resolved that Districts 9810 and 9820 would merge as of 1st July 2024.
The new District will include some 2,000+ Rotarians in over 80 Rotary clubs and six Rotaract clubs and will be known as District 9815, because the number 9815 is halfway between 9810 and 9820. D9810 covers the area from the ‘Bay to the Hills’ in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne from Chelsea to Healesville, while D9820 serves the Mornington Peninsula and Casey to East Gippsland.
As a club I am looking forward to providing our very own Ian Ballantine all the support and encouragement we can muster as he becomes the last DG for district 9810 in 2023-24.
Stay safe and healthy everyone.
Warm regards
President Helen Nodrum

Our guest speaker this week is Tracey Burt who will speak about South Caulfield Community Open Garden - nature strip funding

Website here

To mark Mental Health Week, we will have a "wear a hat day" at this week's meeting.


Those brave enough to be wearing a hat will be fined $5
(and those that don't will also be fined-Ed)

Register NOW for District Conference
March 25-26 Caulfield Racecourse
Note registrations will CLOSE NEXT WEEK.
All details here
Also, our special pre conference dinner on the Friday night at the Marine.
All members and guests welcome.
Details here
Note - there will be NO normal Club meeting this week (23rd March)
Cordially invites you to come to their
   Saturday 7th May 2022
5.00pm – 10.00pm
The Bentleigh Club
Yawla Street, Bentleigh
Details here
This week we are once again back at Cilantro, 7am for 7.10am Details here
This week's meeting WILL BE available via Zoom, Meeting ID 3532621046 Pwd 3191 or click here
World Rotaract Week: Scale models
From the RI website here
Access to Foundation grants will help Rotaractors broaden their impact
In 2018, Rotary International President Barry Rassin was visiting Turkey for a district meeting. His hosts took him around to see some projects — but to his surprise, they weren’t Rotary club projects. They were projects of Rotaract clubs.
Club Meeting March 9 2022
Meeting 9/3/22 - Report
Paul Ferguson was Chairperson for today’s meeting.    
Two visitors were welcomed to the club - Barry Oliver introduced by Geoff Gartly, and Wayne Kobrin introduced by Neville Kruss.
Guest Speaker – Marcus Godinho
Rotary support for Ukraine
The Rotary Foundation creates channel for direct humanitarian support in Ukraine region  - from the RI website here
In response to the deepening humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, The Rotary Foundation has created an official channel for Rotary members around the world to contribute funds to support the relief efforts underway by Rotary districts and has designated its Disaster Response Fund as the main avenue for contributions.
Club Meeting March 2 2022 Membership
The meeting was held at Cilantro. Grant Perry proposed the toast to President Srdjan Radonjic and members of the Rotary Club of Nis Centar in Serbia.Serbia is a land locked country in the Balkan peninsula. Serbia has an area of 77.5 km2 and a population of 8.7 million. Nis Centar is the third largest city in the country  and has a population of 250000 people.
Rotary Storm Recovery Festival
Thank you to Margaret Mason, Alan Kempton, Peter Nolan, Neville Kruss and Sheryl Zorella along with Ian Ballantine, Asia and Charles and myself who attended the Rotary storm Recovery Festival on Sunday last in Monbulk. A show of support for the clubs in our district was important. Huge organisational component to this day – congratulations to all concerned.
More pics...........
Pizza Pasta Poetry and plonk night
Held at the Kings Park Tennis Club
The brainchild for this fellowship evening was Linda O’Brien, beautifully supported by Margaret Mason. So many of our successful socials appear to have these two members in the foreground.In realisation of our community partnerships, the committee of Kings Park Tennis Club readily agreed to allow our club the use of its clubhouse which is well equipped to cater for most functions at no cost. More so to this the club president, George Leighfield attended as bar manager for the evening.
District 9810 Conference March 2022
It's time to start considering attending the District 9810 Conference, scheduled for March 2022 (25th and 26th)
It will be a combination of "on-line" and "in-person" and feature a gala night on Saturday.
Please refer here for up to date details.
Click on read more for more details and a video invitation by the DG
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Latest Photo Albums
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 March 13, 2022
Team members. Peter O'Brien, Linda O’Brien, Margaret Lucas, Vivian (Moorabbin)
Karin Soster, Sam Langridge, Ron Brownlees Helen Nodrum, Charles Rener

Pedestrians 1268
Beautiful sunny morning, made for happy people..2 cars parked overnight otherwise a trouble free morning. Stall number 53 is available for next week but is required the week after. Ron please contact Karin Kaye from BBLAC life activities club Brighton 0490097528 needs a charity stall
Leader Peter O'Brien
Latest pics are in an album here.
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 March 16th 2022
Chairperson O'Brien, Peter
Cashier / Regalia Mason, John
Cashier / Regalia Mason, Margaret
International Toast Perry, Grant
Meeting March 23rd 2022
Chairperson Perry, Grant
Cashier / Regalia Lucas, Margaret
Cashier / Regalia Kane, Terry
Sergeant Session Mason, John
Market March 20th 2022
Market Leader Gledhill, Geoff
Assistant Impey, Jo
Assistant Reid, Julie
Market March 27th 2022
Market Leader Kane, Terry
Assistant Kruss, Neville
Assistant Soster, Karin
Assistant Lynch, Tim
Club Meeting Mar 16 2022 Tracey Burt
Cilantro Restaurant
Mar 16, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
No Club Meeting March 23
Mar 23, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Dinner and zoom at the Marine
Marine hotel
Mar 25, 2022
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
District 9810 Conference 2022
Caulfield Racecourse
Mar 25, 2022 6:30 PM –
Mar 26, 2022 11:00 PM
Club Meeting April 6 2022 Woodlands Golf Club
Woodlands Golf Club
Apr 06, 2022
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
RAM No Mosquito Picnic Lunch
Six Acres Winery
Apr 30, 2022
12:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Social Charity Auction
The Bentleigh Club
May 07, 2022
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
District 9810 Assembly
May 22, 2022 9:00 AM –
May 29, 2022 4:00 PM
Club Changeover Dinner
Jun 18, 2022
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
District 9810 Changeover Dinner
Jun 25, 2022
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Greg O'Shea
March 12
Tony Ryan
March 28
Tim Moran
March 29
Join Date
Peter Nolan
March 11, 2020
2 years
Vishal Mahajan
March 20, 2018
4 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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