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Edition 41 Monday, 16th August 2021

Message from our President

“Serve to change Lives”
The Rotary International Board of Directors have recently strengthened the Rotary Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement. This arm of Rotary is not a political statement, it reaches far beyond that, we all have the right to be treated with dignity and respect, to have equal opportunities for fellowship and service and to be given the same platforms for our voices to be heard.
So, what do we want from our Rotary experience - respect, ethical leadership, inclusion and the opportunity to work together to create more just open and welcoming communities.In order for Rotary to grow into the next 100 years let us continue to ensure that diversity, equity and inclusion are ingrained into all aspects of what we do.
It is only by embracing the full diversity of the world that we will be able to grow and to achieve our goals. (recommended reading on the Rotary International website under the heading Diversity, Equity and inclusion) (editor's note - refer story here)
Correction from my last week’s President report: The Glen Eira town hall Safe plate day is on SUNDAY, 29th August, from 10am to 1pm -    I got the date right but had reported it is as Saturday – There is still time should any member wish to volunteer to help at a designated time on the day – Please speak with Ron Brownlees if you are interested in attending and joining the five club members who have responded to date. You will be assisting with fitting anti-theft number plate screws and engraving bikes and tools. This is a great opportunity for our club to have exposure in the community
Youth protection update: Requesting all members to check that your working with children card is linked to our rotary club on the WWC website.
Covid lockdown – reading between the lines I don’t believe we will be coming out of lockdown for some time yet, it is feeling like a repeat of last year !!!!!!!! (editor's note - at least 2 more weeks!)
Zoom meetings will continue, so let’s all stay safe, stay well and stay connected to each other.
Stay safe everyone and keep connected whilst we are locked down.
Regards and all the best,
Helen Nodrum
Meeting this week
Zoom meeting only this week Meeting ID 3532621046 Pwd 3191
All meeting info can be found here. Start time will be 7.30am but meeting will be open from 7.15am
This weeks speaker is Ron Brownlees who is going to bring us all up to date with the Market Covid policies, and restrictions. Obviously this is an update for whenever we open again.
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.
This week, we will be on Zoom only - details here
Please check details of each week's meeting here or elsewhere in this Bulletin to confirm venue. You are very welcome to join us.
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A fun afternoon at Six  Acres Winery nestled in the  Yarra Valley  Guest speakers - focusing on wine & malaria. Raffle, Silent auction, Socializing with fellow Rotarians & friends
The fundraiser is a Rotary project to  Eliminate Malaria in Vanuatu. The humanitarian project beneficiaries will be Vanuatu communities involved in selected locations and in particular at-risk groups,  pregnant women and children up to and under 5 years of age.
Refer here to book.
Rotary's Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We believe that exemplifying and embracing diversity,  equity, and inclusion (DEI) should be a part of everything we do at Rotary.   

To ensure we live up to that ideal, the Board of Directors and our DEI Taskforce acted to strengthen the DEI statement originally adopted in 2019.  The result is in a new commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion:

(taken from here)

Celebrate Rotaract: Strength in Numbers
Taken from here.

The call went out from New Zealand, and Rotaractors in places as far away as Denmark, Jamaica, Mexico, and Uganda answered. Over 30 days in October and November, they took part in relay races, practiced yoga on the beach, danced, and did pushup and squat challenges, raising awareness — and about NZ$7,000 — for a project to vaccinate 100,000 children in nine countries and territories against three deadly pathogens.

“They were inspired by our story to say, ‘We want to be involved in this. We want to help see these illnesses erased,’” says Becky Giblin, a member of the Rotaract Club of Auckland City, New Zealand

Vale Stuart McDonald
Many of you will have met or knew of Stuart McDonald. Sadly Stuart passed away last weekend following a recent illness.I had known ‘Stuey’ for over 45 years, first as a member of Healesville Apex Club at both club and District level, and then because one had to leave when you reached 40 years of age, as a member of Healesville Rotary Club.
Club Meeting August 11 2021 DG Daryl Moran
The meeting was held on Zoom. It was DG Darryl Moran’s official visit to the club. The chair was Geoff Gledhill. President Helen welcomed DG, his wife Jenny, members as well as visitors Sossi and Tony.
RI President 2023-24 Announced
Gordon R. McInally of Scotland selected to be 2023-24 Rotary International President
from the RI website here
Gordon R. McInally, a member of the Rotary Club of South Queensferry, Lothian, Scotland, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2023-24. He will be declared the president-nominee on 1 October if no challenging candidates have been suggested.
Club Meeting August 4 2021
The Chair was Tim Lynch. The meeting was held at Cilantro and connected to Zoom.
 Tony Ryan and Glenda Stahel joined the meeting via zoom.
President Helen welcomed members and reminded all that the DG will visit the club next week, 11 August 2021.
Editor's note - thanks to Peter Nolan for providing the excellent photos and to Larry Green for setting up Zoom.
Railuli School East Timor Playground
A letter received from Kris Webb at Spenditwell
Dear Linda,
I hope you’re well.
It was back in 2019 that RC Bentleigh Moorabbin provided the funds for the shipping, transport and re-installation at Railuli School of the huge playground from Melton West Primary School.
Dandenong Ranges Storm Recovery
The incredible storm that swept through the Dandenong Ranges on the late evening of June 10th left a trail of devastation and destruction behind it and the nine or ten D9810 Rotary Clubs in the Hills in particular, were greatly affected.
The Healey promotion to support Club
Do yourself and Bentleigh Moorabbin Central Rotary Club a Favour.
Purchase an apartment with a retirement lifestyle for yourself at The Healey, or refer a friend who purchases an apartment and you will receive a $1000 Visa card. Plus Bentleigh Moorabbin Central  Rotary Club will also receive a $1000  donation**.
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Latest Photo Albums
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

No report as the Market remains closed
Roster for the next 2 weeks
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 August 18th 2021
Cashier / Regalia Lucas, Margaret
Cashier / Regalia Ryan, Tony
Meeting August 25 2021
Chairperson Nolan, Peter
Cashier / Regalia O'Brien, Peter
Cashier / Regalia O'Brien, Linda
Sergeant Session Mason, John
Market August 22 2021
Market Leader O'Shea, Greg
Assistant Impey, Jo
Assistant Lynch, Tim
Market August 29th 2021
Market Leader Perry, Grant
Assistant Bury, Michael
Soster, Karin
Upcoming Events
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Club Meeting August 18 2021 Speaker TBA
Cilantro Restaurant
Aug 18, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting August 25 2021 Launch Housing
Cilantro Restaurant
Aug 25, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting September 8 2021 Brad Rowswell
Cilantro Restaurant
Sep 08, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Prevention Through Connection
Moorleigh Community Village
Sep 10, 2021
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
RAM No Mosquito Picnic Lunch
Six Acres Winery
Sep 18, 2021
12:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Linda O'Brien
August 7
Spouse Birthdays
Peter Mantle
August 19
Join Date
Greg O'Shea
August 15, 2012
9 years
Peter O'Brien
August 19, 2008
13 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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