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Edition 55 Monday, 22nd November 2021

Message from our President

“Serve to Change Lives”
How good is it now that we can be out and about doing what Rotarians do best, community work?
Our club was happy to accept an invitation from Glen Eira Police to assist in their “Safe Plate Day” held on Saturday last at the town hall. We partnered with other community groups, SES, fire brigade, and neighborhood watch. As you will see from the photo, along with applying anti-theft screws to car number plates we had an information table and made some very valuable contacts on the day.
Our club was well represented, with stronger numbers than other participant groups and so thanks go to Terry Kane, Linda O’Brien, Peter O’Brien, Margaret Mason, Grant Perry, Ron Brownlees, Alan Kempton, Karin Soster, and Gary Ramage along with yours truly for assisting on the day. Story and pics here.
100 Christmas hampers have now been shopped, packed into bags, and most delivered to our community partner groups. On Monday last Margaret Mason and I dropped off 40 hampers to Glen Eira Community Services located in Glenhuntly Road, Glenhuntly. They were most appreciative as calls from those in need in the community have already begun.
John Mason will write up a report for the District newsletter and R.I. magazine about this club project. Look on our website for a full report and some photos - here.
Acknowledgment to the following members who participated in this project. Thanks to Margaret Mason, John Mason Linda O’Brien, Peter O’Brien, Margaret Lucas, Karin Soster, Gary Ramage, and yours truly.
Faye Weeks and I joined in on Saturday last to the National Youth Science Forum information day for this next year’s participants. The online forum was run by Malcolm Chiverton.
Roughly 20 students joined. It was refreshing to witness the enthusiasm of our younger generation for the science-led fields and their willingness to be involved and gain insight into opportunities out there for after-school life. Both Faye and I were happy to show our club’s support for this Rotary-led program and for the students who have approached our club.
We are sponsoring two students to NYSF this coming January and I will look forward to both Tilde and Monique visiting our club with their parents early on next year to report back to us on the adventure.
A date for your calendars.
The club will hold an end-of-year celebration/fellowship get-together on SATURDAY 11TH DECEMBER 2PM TO 6PM. At the home of Ron and Marilyn Brownlees. The club will cater the food, members, partners, and guests will just need to bring BYO drinks.
Our last meeting for this year will be on 15th December.
With every best wish
Helen Nodrum
Please RSVP using the link here
Please RSVP using the link here
  Meeting this week - MORNING MEETING
This week we are meeting in person at the Royal Brighton Yacht Club - details here

Zoom will be an option Meeting ID 3532621046 Pwd 3191 or click here.
All meeting info can be found here.
It will be a morning meeting starting at 7 am for 7.10 am start
This morning's meeting is our AGM - refer below
Also, have a look at the article below on subscribing to our Events Calendar. Have all events update directly to your phone.
By the way, I have updated the Zoom help page about Raising your Hand in Zoom here. It works a little differently now.
Ian Ballantine
Our Club meets weekly. It can either be a Zoom meeting, or an "in-person" meeting.
This week, we are once again meeting in person at the RBYC. But we will also be on Zoom - details here
Please check details of each week's meeting here or elsewhere in this Bulletin to confirm the venue. You are very welcome to join us.
Please click here to see all events and here to see how you can have events added automatically to your calendar.
Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the Rotary Club of Bentleigh Moorabbin Central Inc. Will be held on Wednesday 24th November 2021 at a location and method to be advised.
Business includes Presentation of accounts for the Club and Market, Statutory matters for the Incorporated Association, and the Election of Directors and Officers for the Rotary year 2022-2023
The formal Agenda will be issued later.
Election of Directors and Officers:
2 Directors to be elected to serve for 2 years from 22-23 to 23-24.
Ron Brownlees and Julie Reed whose terms have expired retire but are eligible for re-election. (Two other Directors, Linda O’Brien and Peter Nolan continue to serve their second year)
Officers to be elected for the Rotary year 2022 - 2023 (commencing 1 July ’22)
(Margaret Mason, currently President Elect, will become ‘President’)
( Helen Nodrum, currently President, will become ‘Past President’)
President Elect Nominee. (To serve as President 23-24)
Vice President
The President-Elect has appointed a Nomination Committee to ensure there are nominations for each position. Members may also nominate themselves or other members for any position.
Nominations must be in writing and bear the signatures of the nominator and nominee, and be forwarded to the Secretary. A member may only be nominated for one position.
Where there is more than one nominee for a position, there will be a ballot.
Time Line:
Nomination are open now.
The Nomination Committee will present their nominations to the Club meeting on Wed 17th November (one week before the AGM.)
Nominations from members must reach the Secretary by Friday 15th November
Further details of the process can be found in the Constitution, By Laws and Standing Orders (click on document name).
Club Meeting November 17, 2021 Jonathon Kolieb
The meeting took place at Royal Brighton Yacht Club.
Guests at the meeting were Ken Oaks and Samatha Banbridge.
The guest speaker was Jonathan Kolieb. Paul Ferguson was chair
SafePL8 November 2, 2021
Our club was happy to accept an invitation from Glen Eira Police to assist in their “Safe Plate Day” held on Saturday last 20th November at the Glen Eira Town Hall carpark area.
We partnered with other community groups, State Emergency Service (SES), fire brigade, and neighborhood watch, not to mention our local law officers. The SES truck, a fire brigade truck, and the very impressive police pursuit vehicles were there on the day – a definite drawcard for the families and children to see over these impressive vehicles. Last but not least thankfully “the coffee cart”.
Christmas Hampers 2021
Bringing Joy in a time of Depression. For more than a decade, RCBMC has teamed with Community organisations in Glen Eira and Kingston to provide Christmas Cakes, Puddings and Mince pies to bring some Christmas Cheer to those who are doing it tough. The goodies are packed and delivered to the Salvation Army, Family Life, The Holland Foundation, and Glen Eira Community Information and Support Services.
Young Ugandan Activist Speaks Out About Climate Change in Africa
Taken from the website here
Vanessa Nakate, a 24-year-old climate activist from Uganda, made international headlines after the World Economic Forum’s 2020 meeting in Davos, Switzerland. But the story wasn’t what she said about the climate crisis. The story was that her name and photo were missing from media coverage of the event.
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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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 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

Team rostered Peter Nolan, Paul Ferguson, Tony Ryan, Rob nomads, Ron Brownlees. Other Helpers, Bill Chapman, Vivian Chetty (Moorabbin ) went home early sick. Good fine day, no rain, consistently moving but not overly busy. Sun out at 10:30 which changed the ambience. No
problems or difficulties. Peter Nolan
Latest pics 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 November 24th 2021
Chairperson Ryan, Tony
Cashier / Regalia Brownlees, Ron
Cashier / Regalia Gledhill, Geoff
Sergeant Session Mason, John
Meeting December 1st 2021
Chairperson Lucas, Margaret
Cashier / Regalia Kempton, Alan
Cashier / Regalia Loeliger, Sue
International Toast Perry, Grant
Market November 28th 2021
Market Leader Nodrum, Helen
Assistant Mason, Margaret
Assistant Mason, John
Assistant Kempton, Alan
Market December 5th 2021
Market Leader Ballantine, Ian
Assistant Kruss, Neville
Assistant Kaplan, Roy
Assistant Lucas, Margaret
Annual General Meeting 2021
Royal Brighton Yacht Club
Nov 24, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting Dec. 1 2021 Gerald Quigley
Royal Brighton Yacht Club
Dec 01, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Suicide Rememberance Event
GR Bricker Reserve
Dec 05, 2021
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Friends of Bethlehem Morning Tea
Zoom - refer details
Dec 07, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Club meeting Dec 8 2021 James Newbury
Royal Brighton Yacht Club
Dec 08, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Christmas Break Up Party 2021
The Brownlees'
Dec 11, 2021
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Club meeting Dec 15 2021 Christmas Mtg
Royal Brighton Yacht Club
Dec 15, 2021
7:00 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
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Helen Nodrum
November 15
Ian Ballantine
November 16
Neville Kruss
November 17
Margaret Lucas
November 21
Geoff Gartly
November 24
Join Date
Neville Kruss
November 8, 2017
4 years
Tony Grusd
November 8, 2017
4 years
Sue Loeliger
November 20, 2019
2 years
Tim Moran
November 25, 2009
12 years
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Ian Ballantine
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