Special information about meeting this Week


Meeting WILL NOT be at Cilantro -We are meeting at the Onyx Cafe 7am

12/328 Reserve Rd
Details here
The Meeting will NOT be available via Zoom this week
Edition 175 Monday, 18th July 2024

Message from our President

At our last meeting we had Darren Egar from Psychs on Bikes talk to us at Onyx Cafe about his work. He goes into towns that have been ravaged by Flood, drought or fire or just even the grimness of the economic market. It was interesting to note when he asked possible candidates for therapy how they would talk about someone else and not themselves. He would then ask how they were again and then eventually they would confess they weren't travelling very well themselves.
Farmers have a very high suicide rate. There's no one to talk to about their problems.
What a very good facility that he offers.
Darren wants to tap into our Rotary network to give him an opportunity to effectively be able to do more good . This is something we should encourage.
Administrative costs and travelling costs are an impediment for his good work.
Monday is our first board meeting. We will set up our objectives for the year
Please don't forget next Wednesday our meeting is again at Onyx who have been very good hosts to us
Yours in Rotary  ‘The Magic of Rotary’
President Tim Lynch
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 July 10th, 2024
Chairperson Moran, Tim
Cashier / Regalia Govan, Brent
Cashier Carruthers, Kellie
Regalia Ferguson, Paul
Meeting July 17th , 2024
Chairperson Brownlees, Ron
Cashier / Regalia Kane, Terry
Cashier/regalia Mason, Dee
Regalia Weeks, Faye
Market July 14th, 2024
Market leader Nodrum, Helen
Assistant - Kruss, Neville
Assistant - Soster, Karin
Market July 21st, 2024
Market leader Nodrum, Helen
Assistant - Kempton, Alan
Assistant - Kane, Terry
This week's speaker / event
Fellowship at Onyx Cafe
We have scheduled Committee Chairs presentations, plans for the coming Rotary year.
Given the unsuitability of the venue, perhaps members should take their places according to their assigned committee and discuss plans. (ed)
Please forward any events you want promoted to the Editor.

Dinner at the Arcobar Monday July 15 - Details here

Onyx Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis July 20 - Details here

Club Changeover Photos here

District Changeover Photos here

Link to photos from Conference here
Club meeting July 3 2024
Marg Lucas chaired today's club meeting at the popular cafe and restaurant - Onyx in Reserve Road, Cheltenham.  A lovely and bright cafe within an industrial zone of Cheltenham with great food and ambience - though also a space shared with other patrons.  
District Changeover June 2024
Well, this event marked the end of my year as DG. I am grateful to President Ron and Marilyn along with Peter and Linda O'Brien and AG Helen Nodrum for their attendance and support. It was a great evening and one I was a little relieved to get through.
A few photos follow and an album of photographs can be found here.
Club Meeting June 26 2024
President Ron chaired today's club meeting in his last and official meeting as President.   Larry performed invocation and the toast to Rotary and Australia.  Apologies were received from Jo, Paul, Peter and Linda, Barry, Geoff Gl, Kevin, and Glenda.
Club Changeover June 22 2024
The Club held their annual Changeover Dinner on the evening of June 22 at the Rossdale Golf Club.
President Ron Brownlees passed on the President's Collar to Tim Lynch.
The evening was MC'd by the amazing Dee Mason OMG who, once again did an amazing job!
A highlight of the evening was the "singing chef" Guiseppe Fettuccini.
PHF's were awarded to Faye Weeks, Grant Perry, and Linda O'Brien.
Certificates of appreciation were awarded to Sue Loeliger, Sam Langridge, Neville Kruss, Margie Lucas, Peter O'Brien and Terry Kane
An album of photos can be viewed here.
Club Meeting June 12 2024
A fairly relaxed morning as we enjoyed some fellowship and reports from some of the Chairs.
Click on Read More for more pics
Latest Photo Albums
Club Changeover 2024
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 July 7 2024

Team members: Greg O'Shea, Barry Oliver, Peter O'Brien, Ron Brownlees from BMC with Steph & Vivian from Moorabbin
Other helpers and visitors:  Sam Langridge
Cars in queue: 2. Night parkers : 1
Pedestrian count  1800
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. .
Leader, Greg O'Shea
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 July 10 2024
Onyx Cafe
Jul. 10, 2024
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Social dinner at Arcobar
Jul. 15, 2024
6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Club meeting July 17
Cilantro Restaurant
Jul. 17, 2024
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Cystic Fibrosis High Tea at Onyx
Onyx Cafe
Jul. 20, 2024
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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
Paul Ferguson
July 11
Julie Reid
July 17
Samantha Langridge
July 20
Join Date
Grant Perry
July 1, 1991
33 years
Tim Lynch
July 2, 1997
27 years
Margaret Lucas
July 18, 2018
6 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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