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Meeting This Week - we are at Cilantro 7am for 7.10am start
The meeting will also be available on Zoom - details here

Edition 106 Monday, 23rd January 2023

Message from our President

I hope, as I did, you all enjoyed our Fellowship meeting last week. It was a time to catch up after our Christmas and New Year break have a chat about our news and holidays.
Faye certainly had us laughing, entertaining us with her tales of a 28day Cruise she and Ken went on recently.  The Cruise around Australia, Sydney return via Bali with numerous stops in between, however many of the Port visits including Bali didn’t happen due to Covid.  Locked in a cabin for most of the time would likely cause a degree of friction between even the happiest of couples but for Ken and Faye laughter seemed to be the best medicine.
Rotary as we experienced last week has shown us that it isn’t just about what we do in the community but also it is sharing time with like-minded people whose company we enjoy.   Rotary was based on Fellowship, a weekly meeting over lunch with business colleagues developed into what we know as Rotary today.
Allocating time for a Fellowship meeting once a month will not only allow us to enjoy time chatting but will also provide an opportunity to discuss the Clubs progress toward our goals plus any other matters members may like to raise for discussion.
I will look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday.
Yours in Rotary,
In October last year a District Rewards programme was reported in the Bulletin.
To date we have accumulated 8’600 points, the majority as a result of the number of members attending the District Conference in Canberra and by Peter O’Brien visiting various clubs.
10,000 points for hoodies for all members with your club’s name
7,000 points for polos for all members with your club’s name
3,500 points for 30 generic Rotary caps
1,500 points for 20 generic Rotary mugs
1,500 points for 20 generic rotary pens
We are so close to receiving hoodies for all members which would be so fantastic for those cold, wintery days at the market.
Inducting a new member will give us 1’000 points or visiting another club 400 points, so your challenge is to introduce new members and visit other clubs.
For more information go to the District Web site, “District Awards”

Speaker info this Week: DGE Ian Ballantine. Ian will speak about his recent trip to International Assembly in Florida along with his coming year.

Coming Speakers / Meetings / Events
Next Week No Speaker. We will be having visits from Marriott Services, The Men’s Shed, Calvary Care and the local SES.
Upcoming Events:     The Rotary Club of Bentleigh Moorabbin Central Sunday 29 th January Social afternoon
Join us all at Linda and Peter O’Brien’s beautiful garden from 2pm. Food will be provided, please bring your own drinks.
Saturday 4 th February Beachside Gift A reminder, Greg O’Shea is asking for volunteers to assist with a BBQ at the Beachside Gift. This is a Rotary Club, hands on activity.
Upcoming Events:       District February 4th and 5th “Inspire Rotary”
A training programme based on RYLA to re-energise Rotarians.  If you are interested please go to on the District Web site where you can book through “try booking”.
Details here
‘Inspire Rotary’ is a fresh way to invigorate and inspire Rotarians. A unique training session modeled on the successful RYLA leadership seminar.

It will provide Rotarians invaluable leadership training and tools to create positive effective teams as well as nurture and create sustainable connections within our clubs, with Rotaract and our community.

February 4th & 5th 2023
Deep Creek Golf Club - Pakenham

Day time sessions with an included dinner on Saturday evening
Cost: $115* per member
*Includes catering for breaks, lunch and Saturday night dinner
Details here
District 9810 Conference March 2023
November 30 - last date for Early Bird
Details and link to registration here.
International Convention May 2023 Melbourne
Info and registration here
Latest edition of District Newsletter can be found here
Marriot Services Ball March 16, 2023- details
International Assembly 2023
Held in Orlando, Florida January 2023.
Attended by District Governors Elect (and partners) from all over the world.
Lots more photos here
Interact District Assembly Dec 5 2022
I had the pleasure of attending the Interact District Assembly at Camberwell Grammar School on Monday, 5th December 2022.
The day was facilitated by Immediate Past District Governor 9810, Dr Daryl Moran.
In attendance were teams from at least 13 schools, and included students and teachers.
More pics...follow link
Emerald and District day Puffing Billy 2022
Emerald and District Rotary Club held their Annual fundraiser on Sunday at Gembrook.
The day features children's running races against Puffing Billy.
A most successful day with proceeds going to the Monash Childrens Hospital
More pics follow link
Club Meeting November 30 2022 Weather Satellites
  • Tim L was chairperson for this week’s club meeting which was an evening meeting at Cilantro, with a full house of club members, partners and many guests. Partners included Asia, Angie, Leonie, Julie, Helen, Sarah, Angela and Gary.  Friends and guests included Russell and Ian (friends of Neville), Chris (Pres of Beaumaris R.C.), Greg and Cathy Every (Beaumaris R.C.), Cassie and Rosemary (Helen’s family from Canberra), Michaela (friend of Julie Reid),  a guest of Sue Loeliger, Jonas, and Jenny Le Marshall.  My apologies if anyone has been missed.
  • Larry performed Invocation and Tony performed the Loyal Toast.
Bikes for Rochester
Our Club has undertaken a project to "rescue" push bikes from the now closed Camelot Traffic School in East Bentleigh and deliver them to the good people of Rochester, Victoria.
Club Meeting November 23 2022 AGM
Larry was our chairperson for today’s club meeting and AGM at Cilantro.  Alan performed the invocation and Tim  L performed the loyal toast.  Charles and Karin joined the meeting via Zoom.
Bentleigh Festival November 20 2022
After overcoming some minor issues, we were able to attend the 2022 Bentleigh Festival on Sunday 20th November. People started arriving before 10.00am and we were set up around 10.30am. Thanks to Jo Impey and Helen Nodrum for assisting in taking the Rotary marquee down Centre Road to just outside Aldi. The weather was very pleasant until the first of several rain showers swept in from the west. Nothing seemed to deter the thousands of attendees from enjoying themselves at the multiple food outlets and entertainment/amusement attractions. Obviously, the fact that this was the first Festival since 2019 meant that everyone was keen to be there. Plenty of dry spells during the day meant that the marquee was able to dry out before we packed it away.
Market Advertising
Rotary Bentleigh Sunday Market chair, Ron Brownlees recently organised some great advertising for the market.
Two digital signs were set up on the corner Nepean Highway and South Rd Moorabbin , outbound. And another on the corner North and Tucker Rds Ormond-inbound. 
They were displayed during the week of November 7th to 13th. 
Melbourne Convention Promotion
Taken from the RI website here
The host city of the 2023 Rotary International Convention is multiple cities rolled into one
By Meagen Martin Photography by Rhys Martin

Register now at

15 December is the last day for the early registration discount.

District 9810 Conference 2023
Book now for District 9810 Conference in Canberra, March 2023
All details here
Melbourne Convention 2023
From the RI Website here
 By Arnold R. Grahl Photography by Monika Lozinska
After discovering new perspectives and being inspired by new ideas at the 2022 Rotary International Convention, attendees and virtual participants are looking ahead to next year's gathering in Melbourne, the sparkling second city of Australia.
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Latest Photo Albums
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
BaySpeak Final 2022
Glen Eira Community Centre May 2022
Club Meeting May 25 2022 Bees
Degustation Dinner May 2022
Inner Wheel Art Auction May 2022
RAM No Mosquito Picnic 30-4-2022
D9810 Conference March 2022 RCBMC
District 9810 Conference March 2022 - Saturday Evening
District 9810 Conference March 2022 - Day sessions
Club Pre Conference Dinner at the Marine March 25 2022
Rotary Storm Recovery Festival
Bentleigh Market January 2022
Market December 2021

Market Report January 22 2023

Team members: Vishal, Jo and Ian from BMC and Venu from Moorabbin (all morning) and of course, Ron Brownlees.
Visiting Rotarians: Sam Langridge, Helen Nodrum, and Charles Rener
. Pedestrian count 1260
Market Report:   Nice busy day for the market. About 3 cars in the queue. Quite a few empty spaces but allowed a few cars to remain to fill it out a bit. Overall,  great day.
Leader, Vishal Mahajan

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 January 25th, 2023
Chairperson Stahel, Glenda
Cashier / Regalia Mouradian, Anna
Cashier/regalia Kruss, Neville
Sergeant Session Lynch, Tim
Meeting February 1st 2023
Chairperson Ferguson, Paul
Cashier / Regalia Gaur, Gaurav
Cashier / Regalia Langridge, Samantha
Sergeant session Lynch, Tim
international toast Perry, Grant
Market January 29th 2023
Market Leader Green, Larry
Assistant Kaplan, Roy
Assistant -Soster, Karin
Market February 5th 2023
Market Leader Ferguson, Paul
Assistant Gaur, Gaurav
Assistant Stahel, Glenda
Zone 8 Regionalisation Pilot Information Update
Dec 06, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Vocational visit - Royal Aero Club Moorabbin
Flight Deck/ Aero bar cafe
Dec 07, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Christmas Fellowship
Packer Park
Dec 11, 2022
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Presidents Elect Training Seminar February 2023
Feb 18, 2023 9:00 AM –
Feb 19, 2023 3:00 PM
District 9810 Conference March 2023
Realm Hotel
Mar 03, 2023 9:00 AM –
Mar 05, 2023 1:00 PM
Marriott Support Servs 50th Anniversary Gala Ball
Mar 16, 2023
6:30 PM – 11:59 PM
District Assmebly
May 07, 2023 9:00 AM –
May 14, 2023 3:00 PM
Rotary International Convention in Melbourne 2023
May 27, 2023 9:00 AM –
May 31, 2023 5:00 PM
District 9810 Changeover
Southern Golf Club
Jul 01, 2023
6:30 PM – 11:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Peter Nolan
January 27
Join Date
Charles Rener
January 1, 1974
49 years
Julie Reid
January 23, 2019
4 years
Samantha Langridge
January 30, 2022
1 year
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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