The Market has now re-opened.
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Meeting This Week - we are at Cilantro 7am for 7.10am start
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The meeting will also be available on Zoom - details here

Edition 147 Monday, 13th November 2023

Message from our President - Ron's Ramblings

This week's meeting will see us having a special Cordon Bleu breakfast at Cilantro
Should be a scrumptious  and interesting meal and great time to bring a friend or prospective member. We will be holding a vote on the questionnaire for the meeting format.
Yours in Rotary  ‘Create Hope in The World.’
President Ron
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 15th ,2023
Chairperson Mouradian, Anna
Cashier Lynch, Tim
cashier Ferguson, Paul
Regalia Kane, Terry
Meeting November 22nd, 2023
Chairperson Loeliger, Sue
Cashier / Regalia Weeks, Faye
Cashier Reid, Julie
Regalia Nodrum, Helen
Market November 19th, 2023
Market Leader O'Shea, Greg
Assistant Langridge, Samantha
Assistant - Lynch, Tim
Market November 26th , 2023
Market Leader Nodrum, Helen
Assistant Kempton, Alan
Assistant Weeks, Faye
Assistant - Loeliger, Sue


Special Cordon Bleu Breakfast

Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the Rotary Club of Bentleigh Moorabbin Central Inc. Will be held on Wednesday 22nd November 2023 at a Cilantro.
Business includes Presentation of accounts for the Club and Market, Statutory matters for the Incorporated Association, and the Election of Directors and Officers for the Rotary year 2024-2025
The formal Agenda will be issued later.
Accordingly, members are invited to nominate other members to one of the positions on the Board of Directors that need to be filled for the year 2024-25 as well as Auditor for the same year.
The Board positions falling vacant at June 30, 2024 are:
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • President Elect (would immediately assume role of President Nominee)
  • Two Other Directors
This is a total of six positions. For your information, the remaining four positions on the Board do not require election. They are the positions of:
  • Past President - current President, Ron Brownlees
  • Two other Directors, Tim Lynch and Grant Perry whose tenures on the Board continue to June 30, 2025
Please refer to email from Club Secretary, dated November 4th. 2023 for further details.
Latest edition of District Highlights can be found here

Kids Fun Run with Puffing Billy

November 26

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End of 2023 celebration lunch Sunday 10th December

Details here as they are finalised
High Tea Sunday November 12
We were fully booked. A big success. Thank you to everyone who contributed. We raised around $5000 for PNG mothers and babiesFaye
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Club Meeting November 8 2023
oday’s morning meeting at Cilantro was a club forum, with President Ron providing an update for the Zone 8 Regionalisation Pilot Program, and garnering thoughts and ideas from club members for the club moving forward. 
It was a welcome return for club member John accompanied by daughter Bronwyn, and Greg who was able to get away from his busy new life in Geelong.  Charles joined the meeting via Zoom.
Marriott House Relocation
Marriott House Relocation to meet clients needs 
As part of the needs to update the facilities at Marriott House, it was decided by the Marriot Board, that extension modifications to apply with OH&S requirements would not be able to be carried out on the current facility at Wheatley Road, and as such it was decided to relocate to various locations away for the existing location. 
The new facilities will be at Hampton East and Hughesdale to meet with the clients needs and expand to locations more in keeping with the NDIS program.  
The Rotary Club of Bentleigh Moorabbin Central received an invitation to the Marriott Community new service site OPEN DAY at 898 Nepean Highway, Hampton East, on Friday 27 October 2023, from 10:00am to 2:00pm.  
This was attended by club members at the new facility to have an overview of the building as Kellie Carruthers and other members of staff showed club members around as Marriot Community continues to supports those in our community with disabilities to achieve their goals and live an independent life. Hampton East will provide us with a modern location that is close to all amenities to support the capacity building of our NDIS participants . 
Want to know more contact Kellie @ Marriott :
Club Meeting November 1 2023
Faye chaired this evening’s club meeting at Cilantro where we enjoyed a fabulous 3 course meal with cheese being focused and included in each course in various guises.   Sam performed Invocation, and Helen N performed the Loyal Toast.  Faye welcomed her son, Scott, our guest speaker, and daughter Kate, husband Ken, guests Rotarian Liz DeNitts and daughter Loretta, our former exchange student to Finland, and welcomed other member partners – Sarah , Warren and Gary.
The Big Serve
A number of members attended "The Big Serve" on Sunday.
Included were President Ron, Grant, Larry and Sarah, Neville, Sue, Sam, Kellie and Helen (P). (Forgive me if I've left anyone out - please let me know - IanB)
Our Club was well represented with our marquee and we served lots of sausages and burgers.
Here are some photos provided by Helen and Ron.
Club Meeting October 25 2023
Helen N chaired today’s morning meeting at Cilantro where we had a full room of club members and guests for the presentation by Anton Hockey of RYDA – Rotary Youth Driver Awareness program.  Guests included Rebecca Bullock – RYDA coordinator, Peter Allen – Asst Principal Cheltenham S C, Brent Govan – CEO Vocational Dept – Holmesglen Tafe, Bob Williams – R.C. Nunawading, and Trish Smyth and Vivienne Zuppolate – R.C. Beaumaris.  Karin perform invocation and Larry performed the loyal toast.  Tim M and Charles joined the meeting via zoom.
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Mentor match evening Mar 2023
BMC at Conference 2023
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

Market Report November 12 2023

Team members:Paul, Marg, Neville. Geoff & Steph from RC Mooorabbin
Other helpers and visitors: Ron Brownlees
Cars in queue: 5. O Night parkers :0
Pedestrian count  1462
Market Report: Full market - sell out. Woo hoo. Mild day. Plenty of dogs introducing themselves to other dogs. Great teamwork by BMC crew. Neville ate three massive salad sandwiches for morningtea in preparation for the afternoons High Tea event - Neville advised the best meals are those that have very little to do with the food itself.
Leader, Paul ferguson
Note from the Editor re Images and Events
A point regarding the submission of images for the Bulletin and Website: Members are reminded that images have to meet a minimum size requirement, as has been specified for some time in the section at the bottom of this Bulletin. 820 pixels is the minimum size required with larger being better as this allows for cropping. The submission of images via MMS is NOT preferred as they are too small and of inferior quality. Email or Whatsapp is preferred.
Would any member like to take responsibility for the updating of the Club's Event Calendar? I have created a page of instructions here so it is very easy to take over.
Thank you, Ian Ballantine
Club Meeting November 2 2023 Speaker Scott Weeks
Cilantro Restaurant
Nov 01, 2023
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Fundraising High Tea
The Healey
Nov 12, 2023
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Kids Fun Run with Puffing Billy
Puffing Billy Station
Nov 26, 2023
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
End of 2023 celebration lunch
Dec 10, 2023
1:00 PM – 4:00 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
6 years
Sue Loeliger
November 20, 2019
4 years
Tim Moran
November 25, 2009
14 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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