The Market has now re-opened.
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Edition 68 Monday, 21st March 2022

Message from our President

“Serve to Change Lives”
Thank you to club members and partners/friends for the support of our club dinner this Friday evening. We have 44 registered and are looking forward to a great time together, along with the two conference on-line speakers, Dr. Norman Swann and Professor Veena Sahajwalla.
Looking forward to our face-to-face District conference and dinner on Saturday 26th March.
Perhaps we will bring back to the club loads of ideas for projects and activities.

As individual Rotary clubs we can sometimes become consumed with our own internal work and boundaries and forget that we belong to a much wider network of like-minded people and projects. With this in mind I want to congratulate this club for pushing through that mindset and recently creating the following partnerships and outcomes.
1.    Within our cluster along with RC Moorabbin and RC Mordialloc we now have corporate or organisational membership with “Friends of Karkarook Park”. This will enable our three clubs to work more closely with each other and address Rotary’s seventh arm of service being Environment and Sustainability.
2.    We have supported RC MASH, lift the lid on mental health walk event which occurred on Sunday last at Gardiner’s Creek, Burwood. I attended on our club’s behalf. Along with a good walk, I had a fabulous day networking and meeting Rotarians from other clubs. Our Sergeant’s fines from the previous club meeting were donated to that event and I was happy to hand over $72 to the organisers, our members having dug deep to support RC MASH. Details here.
3.    We are by the way one of the greatest supporters of RC MASH project, with our mince pies and Christmas cakes we order through their club each year.
4.    We have donated to RC Whittlesea, a smaller Rotary Club in district 9790, a spare money spinner that our club has had in storage for many years. I was so proud when the board members readily agreed to donate that spinner rather than charge or request a donation for it. RC Whittlesea have sent back to us this photo of club members and the spinner with their thanks. It has been put to good use at two separate club events in the last month.

Congratulations to our club members who conducted the Rotary stall at last Sunday’s market, over $300 was raised through the sale of donated items. This money will be added to the Queensland/NSW flood victim’s appeal. Well done to organisers Sue L. and Glenda S., along with Faye and Samantha and the men on the team Ken Oakes, Peter Loeliger and Grant Perry.

Lastly, let’s not forget we have a special meeting coming up on Wednesday 6th April.
We are meeting with the Inner Wheel club at their venue, Woodlands Golf Club. This will be an evening meeting, start time 6pm for 6.30pm. Very special guest speaker is Matt Finnis, CEO St. Kilda Football club. Football team colours are encouraged on the night.
Cost is $45.00 per head, with drinks at bar prices. I will need final numbers and payment at our meeting on the 30th March please everyone. Details here.
Stay safe and healthy everyone.
Warm regards
President Helen Nodrum
It is replaced by evening at the Marine Hotel for the Conference opening. Details here
Register NOW for District Conference
March 25-26 Caulfield Racecourse
Note registrations will CLOSE NEXT WEEK.
All details here
Also, our special pre conference dinner on the Friday night at the Marine.
All members and guests welcome.
Details here
Note - there will be NO normal Club meeting this week (23rd March)
Cordially invites you to come to their
   Saturday 7th May 2022
5.00pm – 10.00pm
The Bentleigh Club
Yawla Street, Bentleigh
Details here
As already mentioned, there will be no meeting at Cilantro this week. There will be no Zoom meeting either.
Details of Friday evening here
Rotary relief for Ukrainian Refugees
Rotary’s network enables rapid humanitarian relief for Ukrainian refugees
From the RI website here
The crisis in Ukraine is having devastating consequences on civilians as families flee their homes. According to the United Nations, more than 3 million people, most of them women and children, have sought refuge in neighboring countries and across Europe, while about 1 million more people have been displaced within Ukraine.
Walk for Mental Health
Congratulations to the Rotary club of MASH on its yearly fund raising event “Lift the Lid on Mental Health”
Club Meeting March 16 2022 Glen Eira Community Garden
This week is Mental Health Week and in recognition members were invited to wear a hat to today’s meeting - everyone did with a variety of hats, caps and fascinators in different shapes and colours.
Today’s chairperson was Peter O’Brien, who looked resplendent in “a take on Lawrence of Arabia” wearing the keffiyeh headdress.      Can I ask everyone  - is there a likeness?  Is this Peter O’Brien in a former life??
World Rotaract Week: Scale models
From the RI website here
Access to Foundation grants will help Rotaractors broaden their impact
In 2018, Rotary International President Barry Rassin was visiting Turkey for a district meeting. His hosts took him around to see some projects — but to his surprise, they weren’t Rotary club projects. They were projects of Rotaract clubs.
Club Meeting March 9 2022
Meeting 9/3/22 - Report
Paul Ferguson was Chairperson for today’s meeting.    
Two visitors were welcomed to the club - Barry Oliver introduced by Geoff Gartly, and Wayne Kobrin introduced by Neville Kruss.
Guest Speaker – Marcus Godinho
Rotary support for Ukraine
The Rotary Foundation creates channel for direct humanitarian support in Ukraine region  - from the RI website here
In response to the deepening humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, The Rotary Foundation has created an official channel for Rotary members around the world to contribute funds to support the relief efforts underway by Rotary districts and has designated its Disaster Response Fund as the main avenue for contributions.
District 9810 Conference March 2022
It's time to start considering attending the District 9810 Conference, scheduled for March 2022 (25th and 26th)
It will be a combination of "on-line" and "in-person" and feature a gala night on Saturday.
Please refer here for up to date details.
Click on read more for more details and a video invitation by the DG
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Latest Photo Albums
Rotary Storm Recovery Festival
Bentleigh Market January 2022
Market December 2021
District 9810 College of Governor's Luncheon
District 9810 Presidents Meeting Nov 26 2021
Bentleigh Market November 2021
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 March 20, 2022
Team members: Geoff, Neville, Jo, Alan, Rob(Nomads), Graham (Moorabbin). And Ron Brownlees
Visiting Rotarians: The club had a stall in support of the flood victims so we had Glenda, Sue, Grant, Helen, Faye, Sam
Pedestrians 1349
Pleasant morning that ran well, a few regular stallholders were absent but there was a steady flow of visitors to the market. Team worked very well.
Leader Geoff Gledhill
Latest pics are in an album 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 March 25th 2022
Special social / conference evening at the Marine
Details here
Meeting March 30th 2022
Chairperson Moran, Tim
Cashier / Regalia Weeks, Faye
Cashier / Regalia Mahajan, Vishal
International Toast Perry, Grant
Market March 27th 2022
Market Leader Kane, Terry
Assistant Kruss, Neville
Assistant Soster, Karin
Assistant Lynch, Tim
Market April 3rd 2022
Market Leader O'Shea, Greg
Assistant Gartly, Geoff
Assistant Chad, Graham
No Club Meeting March 23
Mar 23, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Dinner and zoom at the Marine
Marine hotel
Mar 25, 2022
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
District 9810 Conference 2022
Caulfield Racecourse
Mar 25, 2022 6:30 PM –
Mar 26, 2022 11:00 PM
Club Meeting March 30 2022
Cilantro Restaurant
Mar 30, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting April 6 2022 Woodlands Golf Club
Woodlands Golf Club
Apr 06, 2022
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
RAM No Mosquito Picnic Lunch
Six Acres Winery
Apr 30, 2022
12:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Social Charity Auction
The Bentleigh Club
May 07, 2022
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
District 9810 Assembly
May 22, 2022 9:00 AM –
May 29, 2022 4:00 PM
Club Changeover Dinner
Jun 18, 2022
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
District 9810 Changeover Dinner
Jun 25, 2022
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Greg O'Shea
March 12
Tony Ryan
March 28
Tim Moran
March 29
Join Date
Peter Nolan
March 11, 2020
2 years
Vishal Mahajan
March 20, 2018
4 years
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Ian Ballantine
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