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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 93 Monday, 12th September 2022

Message from our President

From the Desk of President Margaret 

I am pleased to report that almost all club members have now voted to support the Zone 8 Regionalisation Pilot Programme, with no members voting against. I will therefore vote “yes” on behalf of the club at the appropriate time.
The Board had its meeting on 7th September. Please refer to the minutes for activity and decisions of the various service committees. At the meeting, I was told by the Board to report that the club forum, held on the 7th September club meeting was only an “awareness” session. The Board also vetoed the formation of the Market Review Committee stating that the current Market Committee is “doing a good job” and that a Review committee would be redundant. Therefore all members who have ideas/suggestions on market issues are to communicate directly with market committee members viz. Ron Brownlees, Peter O’Brien and Grant Perry. The Board also approved to amount of $3,500.00 to be spent on advertising for the market.
On the other hand, the Fundraising Options Group, which was approved by the Board at its August meeting will remain. The purpose of this group is to explore other means of fundraising as the club has been dependent ( almost exclusively) on the market to raise funds for too long. This is akin to “putting all our eggs in one basket” which is high risk, as demonstrated in the past 2 years with covid lockdowns preventing the market from operating.
The convenor of the Fundraising Options Group is Greg O’Shea. Tim Lynch and Linda O’Brien are the other 2 members. Again, if members have suggestion/ideas on fundraising activities, they can contact members of the group.
I also wish to inform members that Peter Nolan has withdrawn from his President Elect position as he plans to relocate interstate in the foreseeable future. As the AGM is only 2 months away, the Board has decided to keep the position vacant and have it filled at the AGM. Greg O’Shea will convene the Nominating committee and all members are welcome to nominate themselves or any other member (with his or her consent) to any position.
On a brighter note, some members of the club were at McKinnon Secondary College on Friday 9th September, supporting the Interact Club run the sausage sizzle stand. Thank you to Tim Moran, Julie Reid, Ron Brownlees and Peter O’Brien for your time and effort. The students the Interact club and the teacher were very appreciative of the support.
Remember that the District Governor is visiting the club on Wednesday 14 September.
Have a good week.
Thanks everyone
With every best wishes
President Margaret Mason

Speaker info this Week: Thsi week's speaker is District Governor, 9810, Ken Miller

At Cilantro (details) and Zoom: Meeting ID 3532621046 Pwd 3191 or click here.
Coming Speakers
Meeting September 21 - Bradley Peterson
Social dinner at Arcobar
Monday 19th September at 6.00pm (NOTE time change)
Let's make a night of it! It's time to get out, relax and have some fun.
All details, including RSVP (registration) here.

Share Me a Dream Charity Ball 2022
October 1, 2022
details here

District 9810 Conference March 2023
Details and link to registration here.

International Convention May 2023 Melbourne
Info and registration here

Latest edition of District Newsletter can be found here
Rotaract in Italy
From the RI website here
The Rotaract Club of Fiorenzuola d’Arda partnered with municipal officials and the Rotary clubs of Fiorenzuola d’Arda, Cortemaggiore Pallavicino, and Piacenza S. Antonino to challenge high school students to propose environmentally sustainable projects that city leaders could implement.
McKinnon SC Interact Sausage Sizzle
Some members of the club were at McKinnon Secondary College on Friday 9th September, supporting the Interact Club run the sausage sizzle stand. Thank you to Tim Moran, Julie Reid, Ron Brownlees and Peter O’Brien for your time and effort. The students the Interact club and the teacher were very appreciative of the support.
Club Meeting Sept 7 2022 Forum
John Mason chaired this week’s club meeting at Cilantro, and called upon Paul to conduct the loyal toast and Sam to conduct the invocation. Tony, Charles, Geoff (Gledhill) and Glenda joined the meeting via Zoom.    John welcomed guest Jane Baker from Riding for the Disabled.   Today’s meeting was a Club Forum providing an opportunity to discuss club matters.
Lessons in fatherhood
From the RI website here
From Erdenet, Mongolia, to Evanston, Illinois, support for dads can be life-changing
By Steve Almond
Vale: Melbourne Business Awards (MBA)
On Thursday 1st September 2022, our Rotary members were invited to attend the winding up of the Melbourne Business Awards that was held at the Woodlands Golf Course in White St, Mentone.
Club Meeting August 31 2022 Team Sports
Special evening meeting with guests from Team Sports for All
Tim Moran was our chairperson for this evening’s club meeting at Cilantro.  Glenda and Neville joined the meeting via Zoom.    Leonie Ryan, Gary Ramage and Sarah Bennett also joined in.
The gift of reading
From the RI website here
The Guatemala Literacy Project is working to reverse the country’s low literacy rates and keep children in school
By Diana Schoberg Photography by James Rodríguez
Curry Night Aug 28 2022
Club members enjoyed a great evening of fellowship at the premises of the Kings Park Tennis Club.
A great night for the club sampling dishes cooked by fellow members.
Photo album can be found here
RI President 2024-25
From the RI website here
Stephanie A. Urchick is selected to be the 2024-25 president of Rotary International
Zone 8 Regionalisation
Clubs within the Rotary International Zone 8 will be asked to vote on the Pilot project at the end of September, 2022
For more information please go to:
Also Rotary Downunder article here
Video here

Zone 8 Rotary Regionalisation Pilot Project

To significantly increase the reach and impact of Rotary and Rotaract
in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
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
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 September 11 2022
Team members:Vishal Mahajan Geoff Gartly Margaret Lucas. Other helpers:Andrew & Jothi from Moorabbin club
Pedestrians 946
Market report: no of visitors 946 weather was not great still reasonable number of visitors
Leader Vishal Mahajan
Pictured at left is a young lady who attended for first time on the 4th September. A lovely baker!
Pic supplied by Sue Loeliger
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 September 14th 2022
Chairperson Gartly, Geoff
Cashier / Regalia Gaur, Gaurav
Cashier / Regalia Kempton, Alan
Sergeant Session Mason, John
Meeting September 21st 2022
Chairperson O'Brien, Peter
Cashier / Regalia Lucas, Margaret
Cashier / Regalia Perry, Grant
Sergeant Session Mason, John
Market September 18th 2022
Market Leader O'Shea, Greg
Assistant O'Brien, Peter
Assistant O'Brien, Linda
Market September 25th 2022
Market Leader Green, Larry
Assistant Impey, Jo
Assistant Kempton, Alan
District Governor Visit
Cilantro Restaurant
Sep 14, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Social dinner at Arcobar Sept 19 2022
Sep 19, 2022
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Club Meeting September 21 2022 Bradley Peterson
Cilantro Restaurant
Sep 21, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting September 28 2022 The Healey
The Healey
Sep 28, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Share Me a Dream Charity Ball 2022
Melrose Reception
Oct 01, 2022
6:30 PM – 11:59 PM
Club Meeting October 26 2022 Evening RYLA
Cilantro Restaurant
Oct 26, 2022
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Club meeting November 23 2022 AGM
Cilantro Restaurant
Nov 23, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Presidents Elect Training Seminar February 2023
Feb 17, 2023 3:00 PM –
Feb 19, 2023 12:00 PM
District 9810 Conference March 2023
Realm Hotel
Mar 03, 2023 9:00 AM –
Mar 05, 2023 1:00 PM
Rotary International Convention in Melbourne 2023
May 27, 2023 9:00 AM –
May 31, 2023 5:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
John Mason
September 7
Spouse Birthdays
Margaret Mason
September 1
Sarah Bennett
September 12
Dr Helen Parker
September 23
Join Date
Ian Ballantine
September 16, 1997
25 years
Linda O'Brien
September 18, 1996
26 years
Terry Kane
September 18, 2013
9 years
Geoff Gartly
September 19, 2001
21 years
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Ian Ballantine
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