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Edition 28 Monday, 10th May 2021

Message from our President

Just a reminder that we have DG Alma Reynolds joining us for breakfast this Wednesday morning. Alma is running at full pace even as her term as DG draws to a close and she has some very exciting ideas about growing Rotary membership that she is keen to share with us.
Please bring paper and pen as I understand there will be ideas for each of us to record.
We will be getting underway right on time tomorrow so it would be great to have everyone in and seated by 7.00am.
Geoff Gledhill
Meeting this week:
This week will be back at Cilantro, details here. Our speaker will be District Governor, Alma Reynolds.
Alma has been a Rotarian for a little over 10 years, serving in a number of club and District roles. She and husband Greg King are members of the Paul Harris Society, demonstrating their strong support for The Rotary Foundation. 
With a career spanning the education, automotive, local economic development and horticulture industries, Alma has held various management roles and for last ten years, she has been the principal of her own consultancy.
“The DG year so far has been a very busy time. It’s also been a wonderful experience and I’m so glad I have had this opportunity to serve District 9810 and Rotary,” Alma advises. (taken from intro to Alma at District Conference, May 2021).
For a detailed description of the role of District Governor, click here.
Also, have a look at the article below on subscribing to our Events Calendar. Have all events update directly to your phone.
Ian Ballantine
Social Event - GoBoats on the Yarra
Organised by Geoff Gartly Details here.
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.
Club Meeting May 5 2021
A relaxed meeting of general fellowship and Club news.
Our guest speaker Grant will have to find another day later in the year to do his presentation on vaccinations.
President's Meeting May 7 2021
Each quarter there is a meeting of District 9810 Presidents, Assistant Governors etc and is hosted by the District Governor.
On May 7, 2021this meeting also included Presidents elect and Assistant Governors elect.
Canadian Rotary members assist with COVID-19 vaccinations and feeding families
Volunteers work to keep the community of Kingston, Ontario, healthy and safe


Taken from here.
Rotary and Rotaract members in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, have been volunteering at the region’s largest COVID-19 vaccination center, helping to facilitate the process of immunizing hundreds of people per day.
Weekly Meeting April 28 2021Harry Moffitt
President Geoff greeted guests and members. He encouraged members to forward suggestions on events/projects to promote Rotary 100 in Australia.
Helen introduced the guest speaker Harry Moffitt.
Harry was in the SAS and has written a book “Eleven Bats” which is a story of combat, cricket and the SAS. He said that when he was a 20 year old and contemplating joining SAS, he could not find any Australian books on the subject on how to join or the training involved. He had to resort to books from the UK, US and Germany.This was the reason he decided to write a book to inspire the young on what is involved and what to expect. 
How to talk to someone who is vaccine hesitant
Taken from here

Tips to have that talk

by Elizabeth Schroeder
As COVID-19 vaccinations are administered around the globe, you’ve probably seen your social media feeds fill up with joyful vaccine selfies and excited appointment updates. Chances are, you also have someone in your life who’s skeptical. Most of us do — and that has public health officials concerned.
Rotary District 9810 Training Assembly May 2021
The District Training Assembly is an annual event aimed at informing club office bearers of the latest developments in Rotary in order to better prepare for their role. It’s not just for new office bearers. It’s an opportunity for the more experienced Rotarians to share their experience in a mutually supportive learning environment, aimed at strengthening all our clubs. It’s also a great opportunity for newer Rotarians to network and learn more about the “bigger picture” of Rotary and what happens beyond their club.
On behalf of District Governor Elect Dr Daryl Moran, PDG Tony Monley OAM, D9810 Learning & Development Chair, invites all members of our District to register for one or more sessions in this year’s District Training Assembly.
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Latest Photo Albums
Bentleigh Sunday Market May 2021

Market Report May 9, 2021
Team: Greg O’Shea, Peter O’Brien, Linda O’Brien, Sue Loeligier, Ron Brownlees, John Perry, Steph Bishop.  Other helpers: Linda Murray with face painting. Cars in queue, 1. Overnight parkers nil.
Market report Good day,- Weather good with no rain. 1700 people attended which was great. Concern raised by 2 stall holders abut the safety of the Asian lady across the road on the corner and whether we need to do more for her safety _ I explained that it is not our business and that Coles need to take responsibility.
Greg O'Shea


Chairman this week - Ian Ballantine
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 May 16th 2021
Market Leader O'Shea, Greg
Assistant Kane, Terry
Assistant Ryan, Tony
Assistant Nolan, Peter
Market May 23rd 2021
Market Leader Moran, Tim
Assistant Perry, Grant
Assistant Ferguson, Paul
Assistant Mahajan, Vishal
Upcoming Events
Click here to see all
Club Meeting Grant Perry
Cilantro Restaurant
May 05, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting Club Forum
Cilantro Restaurant
May 12, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting Audrey Bermingham
Cilantro Restaurant
May 19, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Rotary District 9810 Training Assembly 2021
May 23, 2021 9:00 AM –
May 30, 2021 12:30 PM
GoBoat Social event
Sandridge Wharf
May 23, 2021
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ron Brownlees
May 6
Larry Green
Sarah Bennett
May 1
Join Date
Larry Green
May 1, 1993
28 years
Zilla Roth
May 1, 1992
29 years
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Ian Ballantine
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