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Edition 62 Monday, 7th February 2022

Message from our President

“Serve to Change Lives”
It is becoming painfully obvious to me as society endeavours to navigate its way out of this covid lifestyle we have endured, that changes are happening and the way we live our daily lives now requires some lateral thinking and the expectation of change cannot be discounted.
So too for Rotary, our ability to serve our communities, the ongoing lockdowns, lack of face-to-face get-togethers, postponement and/or cancelling of events, maintaining our safety at the Sunday market has caused a disconnect. I believe it is important that we all work hard to think laterally, embrace change whilst maintaining the core values that have made Rotary a strong, trusted organisation over the last 100 years and advance our organisation into this next 100 years of growth and development.
To support this point, Holger Knaack, R.I. President 20-21 has correctly suggested that
“Some of us may think that we can just return to business as usual, once this pandemic is over, but that is impossible – the world is changing and we must change with it”.
Some social changes that have occurred that must influence our thinking moving forward are:
Changes in Technology
Social institutions changing structures
Population demographic
Changing environment, we live in
Cashless society
Community expectations – multiple groups, diverse views, interests and expectations
The definition of a modern Rotary has been suggested as
“One that is adaptable, flexible, has a stable platform – all leading to service.
One of my favourite definitions that rings so true is
“Definition of Insanity – doing things the same way over and over again and expecting that will yield a different result”
So, as this year progresses you will see some adaptability and flexibility in our thinking, some new ideas may be trialled with regard to meeting structures, members organisational structure and a stronger emphasis placed on partnerships with organisations in our demographic. The reporting style to change from donation amounts of money to the impact of how many benefitted from the donation, what were the positives of our donation to that organisation, how many “volunteer” man-hours were in place to achieve our outcomes.
Sincere thanks to Sue Loeliger for facilitating our meeting this Wednesday and opening the doors of “The Healey” to our club.
With every best wish,
President Helen Nodrum
Please note that the Inner Wheel Art Auction has been (wisely) postponed till later in the year due to health concerns.
This week we are meeting at the Healey....details here
42 Healey Street
Moorabbin, VIC 3189
This week's meeting WILL NOT be available via Zoom
Beachside Gift February 6 2022
A number of Club members assisted staff and students from Holmsglen Uni at this event.
Holmsglen support the day by providing a food stall manned by students from the hospitality faculty.
Club Meeting Wednesday February 2 2022 Chris Mara
The meeting was held on Zoom. 20 members participated.
Guests: Tony and Sossi from Cilantro and Barbara from the Rotary Club of Moorabbin.
Guest Speaker: Chris Mara.
RI president-elect announces 2022-23 presidential theme
Taken from RI website here
Rotary International President-elect Jennifer Jones wants members to imagine the possibilities in the change they can make to transform the world.
Rotary Projects Around the Globe
Taken from RI Website here
Here is a selection of projects happening around the world....
RI Statement on Covid Vaccinations
Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation release position statement on COVID-19 vaccination
Taken from the RI website here
As the first organization to envision a polio-free world through mass immunization of children, Rotary believes the decision to vaccinate is a humanitarian imperative. The Rotary International Board of Directors and Rotary Foundation Trustees believe that:
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
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 February 6, 2022
Team members: Peter O’Brien, Linda O’Brien, Samantha Langridge. Geoff Gray then Barbara (RCM)  Ron Brownlees, Charles Renner and Asia, Helen Nodrum, Ian Ballantine. Cars in the Queue: 1 Overnight Cars : Stall 135 (Cascade effect on plant stalls); 95
2300 pedestrians. Beautiful morning weather wise. No breeze and only a few wispy clouds in the sky. Quite a number of vacant stalls, both regular and casual. Plenty of pedestrians. Apart from the two cars parked overnight a very uneventful market.
Larry Green, Leader
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 February 9th 2022
Chairperson Soster, Karin
Cashier / Regalia Brownlees, Ron
Sergeant Session Mason, John
Meeting February 16th 2022
Chairperson Lucas, Margaret
Cashier / Regalia Weeks, Faye
International Toast Perry, Grant
Market February 13th 2022
Market Leader Green, Larry
Assistant Kruss, Neville
Assistant Lynch, Tim
Assistant Chad, Graham
Market February 20th 2022
Market Leader Moran, Tim
Assistant Kane, Terry
Assistant Gaur, Gaurav
Club Meeting February 9 2022 The Healey
The Healey
Feb 09, 2022
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Rotary Storm Recovery Festival
Monbulk Recreation Reserve
Feb 27, 2022
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
District 9810 Conference 2022
Caulfield Racecourse
Mar 25, 2022 4:00 PM –
Mar 26, 2022 11:00 PM
RAM No Mosquito Picnic Lunch
Six Acres Winery
Apr 30, 2022
12:30 PM – 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
Geoff Gledhill
February 12
John Mason
Margaret Mason
February 4
Join Date
Helen Nodrum
February 8, 2017
5 years
Faye Weeks
February 11, 2015
7 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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