The Market will be open this coming Sunday. Please maintain social distancing.
The Club is currently trying to return to meetings in person but venues vary each week. Please confirm venue below or via the website here.
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Edition 19 Monday, 8th March 2021

Message from our President

Just a couple of quick reminders this week. Firstly we have our club strategic forum tomorrow morning, please try and make it along, your understanding of what Kevin’s group has achieved so far and your input and opinion is vital.
Secondly, the market and Covid regulations. Please continue to follow the Covid procedures as they stand. I know they can appear tedious however the Council are still enforcing the prescribed procedures and the last thing the club wants is a fine or unwanted, negative publicity, above all however we want to do the right thing.
Geoff Gledhill
Meeting this week:
This week's meeting will be a Club Forum, details here. At Virginia Park Cafe.
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.
Improving education in Tanzania
Taken from here
Former soccer star leaves it all on the field to improve education in Tanzania
Here’s how joining a Rotary club helped enhance Ashley Holmer’s work
Looking for a meaningful year-abroad experience, Ashley Holmer decided to teach in Tanzania. The former college soccer star coached and taught English in a Maasai community in 2005.
Water for Peace
The Supurunda Water Supply Project in Papua New Guinea has been a successful example of how Rotary is advancing peace and providing clean water and sanitation.
by Rotary Down Under
In 2018, eight villages inhabited by five cultural groups agreed to put aside past conflicts so they could enjoy the benefits of a safe, clean water supply. The resulting water system is now a common and enduring thread that, no matter what else happens, will unite them and will be protected by them for everyone to enjoy into the future.
Multi-District conference 2021
Multi-District conference “Virtual Victoria” will be happening on Saturday and Sunday 1 and 2 May.  Registration will be free and the booking site will open soon – you’ll be notified. 
Club Meeting March 3 2021 Professor Geoff Sussman
Members attended   27
Guest. Kate Lynch. (daughter of Tim Lynch )
Guest Speaker. Professor. Geoff Sussman
Chair. Ron Brownlees.
President Geoff Gledhill welcomed the guest speaker, guest and members. He informed members of two thank you cards he received, one from Family Life and the other from a recipient of one of our Christmas hampers. He also reminded members to refer to the Bulletin for the club’s strategic plan.
Community Grants Named for PDG Merv Ericson
This story was taken from the District 9810 Newsletter of March 1, 2021
Below, I have copied the FB post from Bendigo Community Bank at Pinewood.  Speaks for itself, really.  Congratulations to PDG Merv for being given this signal honour.  Well-deserved and well done. 
African region is certified free of wild poliovirus
How we got there: WHO African region is certified free of wild poliovirus
In a challenging time, Rotary members and partners have shown drive in overcoming challenges
by Diana Schoberg Image credit: Andrew Esiebo
This is just part of this article on the Rotary website.
Subscribe to Calendar
From the Calendar page here you can subscribe to the Club's event calendar.
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.
Calendars supported are Outlook, Google and Apple.
Take the link, Subscribe to Calendar, from the Calendar Page.
Latest Photo Albums
Bentleigh Market June 2020
Rotary Clean Up Australia Day Karkarook Park
Market Report
Sunday, March 7 2021
Team members:Geoff G, Faye (1/2 day), Roy, Tim L, Kevin Glenda (other 1/2). Other helpers: Geoff Gray, Ruvashan.
Visiting Rotarians Ron Brownlees, John Lehner, Geoff Gartly, Peter O, Peter L, Warren (overseeing Glenda :-)) )
Overnight parkers: Nil.
Market report: lovely morning, no issues, steady market given the long weekend.
Geoff Gledhill
(at left a very exciting new stall)
Market Roster
Roster for the next 2 Markets (6.15am start).
Click on See all Rosters for future weeks.
Members click here to see your own roster.
Market March 14th 2021
Market Leader Moran, Timbo
Assistant Lehner, John
Assistant Kruss, Neville
Assistant Impey, Jo
Market March 21st 2021
Market Leader O'Shea, Greg
Assistant Perry, Grant
Assistant Mahajan, Vishal
Upcoming Events
Click here to see all
Club Meeting Club Forum
Virginia Park Café
Mar 10, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Weekly Meeting Grant Holland
Virginia Park Café
Mar 17, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Australian Antarctic Program
Mar 24, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Fellowship Breakfast
To Be Advised
Mar 31, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Club Meeting Rotarian Les Marton
Virginia Park Café
Apr 07, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Greg O'Shea
March 12
Tony Ryan
March 28
Tim Moran
March 29
Join Date
Peter Nolan
March 11, 2020
1 year
Vishal Mahajan
March 20, 2018
3 years
Just a reminder to members, the above information regarding birthdays and anniversaries comes directly from each members information contained in the Club Runner (Rotary) database. As I have said before, it is up to each member to check, add or change information in their own profile. As editor, I do not enter this information into this bulletin. It is passed directly from the database.
Ian Ballantine
ClubRunner Mobile
A reminder to members to keep checking the calendar of upcoming events for evening and perhaps, one day, daytime events.
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