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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 103 Monday, 21st November 2022

Message from our President

From the Desk of President Margaret 
Members who did not attend or zoom into last Wednesday’s meeting missed out on an amazing presentation. Our very own Samantha Langridge spoke about the member behind the badge. Samantha’s experiences while growing up, her work choices and the many positions she held in professional organisations were certainly very impressive and challenging.
In addition, not many of us were fortunate enough to spend some of our growing up years in a country property which was used as a film set for many movies.
Then there is the variety of careers which Samantha had before she arrived at working in a professions she now finds both challenging and satisfying. Samantha’s life till now is amazing and an inspiration. The club is indeed fortunate to have a member of that calibre. Thanks must go to Jo Impey for introducing Samantha to RCBMC.
The club will be holding the end of year “break-up” function at Packer Park in Murrumbeena on Sunday 11 December. This also doubles up as our last meeting for the year as Cilantro is closed for renovations and we are not able to hold a meeting on 14 December. Food for the picnic will be provided but we will need numbers for catering purposes. Please let Samantha know your intentions.

President Margaret Mason

Speaker info this Week:  No speaker this week as it is our Annual General Meeting

At Cilantro (details)
Coming Speakers / Meetings
- November 30 Evening Meeting details
- December 7 Special Morning Meeting at Moorabbin Airport details
Special Evening Meeting at Cilantro November 30 2022
Details and link to registration here.
Special Meeting at Moorabbin Airport December 7 2022
Details and link to registration here.
Christmas Fellowship December 10 2022
Details and link to registration 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
Marriot Services Ball March 16, 2023- details
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.
Club Meeting Nov 16 2022 Sam Langridge
President Margaret outlined the program for the rest of 2022.
  • Wednesday 23 November – Club AGM
  • Wednesday 30 November – will be an evening meeting at Cilantro commencing 6.30pm.  This is a fellowship meeting and partners and friends are welcome.
    - we have a special speaker in John Le Marshall who is an eminent meteorologist and has been involved in NASA . An invitation has been sent to all clubs in the District via the Districts Highlights.   Please RSVP to Greg O'Shea for catering purposes.
  • Wednesday 7 December - will be at Flight Deck in Moorabbin airport. Meeting will commence at 7.30am instead of 7am. After the meeting. members are invited to tour the museum.
  • Sunday 11 December - The end of year get-together will be at Packer Park in Murrumbeena. This will be our last meeting for 2022. Santa Claus will visit us at the picnic so children are most welcome.
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.

Club Meeting November 9 2022 Ken Mirams
Greg was chairperson for today’s club meeting at Cilantro.   Ron performed invocation and Tony performed the loyal toast.   John read the poem by John McCrae called " In Flanders Field" to commemorate Remembrance Day.    Glenda and Karin joined the meeting via Zoom.  A buffet breakfast was catered by Holmesglen Certificate IV students as part of their Certificate IV Commercial Cookery course.    
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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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 November 20 2022
Team members: Geoff .Gledhill, Helen Nodrum,Jo Impey, Peter O,Brien.
Visiting Rotarians: Vivian and Steph (Moorabbin) Ron B
. Pedestrian count 850
Market Report: arrived to find lots of trucks and amusement rides parked in the car park despite assurances this would not happen and unfortunately one had a trailer lock fitted and they had lost the key. All sorted after a while with a few disgruntled stallholders relocated. Weather was fine and
sunny for most of the morning but a bit windy. With the supposed inclement weather we had about 20 empty stalls.Helen made some great cakes for morning tea.
Leader Geoff Gledhill
Editor's note: refer separate story, with pics, on the Bentleigh Festival 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 23rd 2022
Chairperson Ryan, Tony
Cashier / Regalia Gaur, Gaurav
Cashier / Regalia Perry, Grant
Sergeant session Mason, John
international toast Perry, Grant
Meeting November 30th 2022
Chairperson Lynch, Tim
Cashier / Regalia Nolan, Peter
Cashier/regalia Langridge, Samantha
sergeant session Mason, John
Market November 27th 2022
Market leader Green, Larry
Assistant O'Brien, Linda
Assistant -O'Brien, Peter
Market December 4th 2022
Market Leader Nodrum, Helen
Assistant Nolan, Peter
Assistant -Stahel, Glenda
Assistant - Ryan, Tony
Club meeting November 23 2022 AGM
Cilantro Restaurant
Nov 23, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
President's Elect Briefing
Nov 27, 2022
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Club Meeting Nov 30 2022 EVENING MEETING
Cilantro Restaurant
Nov 30, 2022
6:30 PM – 9:00 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 10, 2022
12:00 PM – 3:00 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
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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
5 years
Sue Loeliger
November 20, 2019
3 years
Tim Moran
November 25, 2009
13 years
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