The market will be open this coming Sunday. Due to current restrictions, stallholders and patrons are expected to wear a mask and maintain social distancing.
The Club is currently trying to return to meetings in person but venues vary each week. Please confirm venue below or via the website here.
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Edition 17 Monday, 22nd February 2021

Message from our President

I don’t think there has been a more important time for service organisations like Rotary to be driving positive outcomes across the community.
There can be no “leaving it to someone else”, we are the someone else!
I’m encouraging as many of you as possible to put forward ideas for, fundraising, community activities and supportive functions we can undertake as a club in the short and medium terms, please email me your ideas.
I realise we are only a small group and we won’t change the world however we can certainly help some and through our actions create some momentum across the broader community.
All the best,
Geoff Gledhill
Meeting this week:
This week's speaker is Pat Armstrong, Rotary's Environmental and Sustainibility Portfolio
This week's meeting will be on Zoom.
Also, have a look at the article below on subscribing to our Events Calendar. Have all events update directly to your phone.
Ian Ballantine
Do you know what this is?
Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
This is Rotary's Vision Statement.
I have added a page to our website, in the Rotary Connections section, actually spelling out the answer to the question of "Who Is Rotary?"
So, rather than follow links away from our site to the RI site, I have included the answer(s) within our own pages. I commend all members, especially our newer ones to have a read of the page here.
It may help you answer the question we are often asked when we proudly tell someone we are a Rotarian.
Ian Ballantine, Editor and Webmaster.
Our Club meets weekly. We were back to meeting in person each week but, for the time being it's via Zoom again.
Please check details of each week's meeting elsewhere in this bulletin to confirm venue. You are very welcome to join us.
Market back in business
It's great to see our Bentleigh Sunday Market is back in full swing after the temporary closure brought about by the lastest "mini" lockdown.
StKilda Mums drop off
Our club are proud supporters of St. Kilda Mums. Their values of Respect for each other, for the earth and for every individual align well with those of our rotary club.
We donate financially each year to support their work.
The Covid 19 lockdown in 2020 meant that to be active and maintain our club’s service projects we had to reinvent the way we worked.
Knowledge network: Using member expertise and connections to grow

This club develops presentations on a particular subject - conflict, migration, and refugees - to help other clubs improve their projects


Quentin Wodon, an economist at the World Bank, joined Rotary to share his expertise, to network, and to help others. He has remained a member because he enjoys it. “I have been a Rotarian for 10 years,” says Wodon. “My father was a Rotarian, and I was a Rotaractor in Belgium. I also did Rotary Youth Exchange, so I’ve known Rotary for a long time.”

Club Zoom Meeting February 17 2021 Loretta De Nitts
Club meeting - RYE student Loretta De Nitts - words to come
The sad truth about altruism is that there aren’t enough altruists

The people who fill the truly essential roles in society are often in short supply. By Illustrations by

From time to time, societies run low on the things — and the people — they really need. We wake up one day and realize that there are too few doctors. Or far, far, far too few nurses. Or it suddenly dawns on us that there aren’t enough teachers, engineers, or plumbers to go around. There are certainly never enough guys who work well with sheetrock.

Rotary ramps up COVID-19 vaccination efforts
Rotary clubs around the world are mobilizing in their communities to support the introduction and delivery of COVID-19 vaccinations. Rotary leaders are urging members to connect with their local health agencies to determine how Rotary can support COVID-19 vaccine efforts.
RI President-elect announces 2021-22 presidential theme
Incoming Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta urged members to become more involved in service projects, saying that caring for and serving others is the best way to live because it changes not only other people’s lives, but also our own.
Presidents Elect Training Seminar 2021
This year's "PETS" was held this past weekend, on line of course. Additional specific training sessions will be held over several evenings this week. I had the pleasure of participating this weekend along with our own Club's President Elect, Helen Nodrum.
The Multi District Presidents Elect Training Seminar (MDPETS) provides an opportunity for Presidents Elect to gain a better understanding of their roles, to hear broader Rotary messages and plans and a chance to share ideas and plans with other Presidents Elect across four Rotary districts; three in Victoria and one covering all of Tasmania.
Arthur Charles Mauldon Gray and the SS Glenelg
Arthur Charles Mauldon Gray (grandfather to Linda O’Brien) was born Australia Day 1905. On the occasion of his birth, his Aunt Jane,  purchased a lottery ticket for him, the ticket resulted in a one thousand pound win.  Frequently at family gatherings he would remind those assembled that he was the recipient of a winning ticket but he never saw a B penny of it.  (The picture at left is of  Arthur with his wife Annie)      
Balibo East Timor projects
These are two projects which the Club supports in the Balibo district of East Timor. The Ai-Asa School Project and the School Gardens Project
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This will result in the Club's calendar being added to your existing calendar subscriptions, thus ensuring that as an event is added (or modified) to the Club's calendar, it will appear on your phone, tablet etc.
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Take the link, Subscribe to Calendar, from the Calendar Page.
Photo Albums
Rotary Clean Up Australia Day Karkarook Park
Market Report
Sunday, February 21 2021
Market team: Peter O, Linda O, Karin S, Other helpers: Rob. (Nomads) Sven (RCMRon BVisiting Rotarians: Kevin Davidson, Grant Perry.Alan Kempton.Cars in queue: nilO’night parkers 2Vacant stalls . About 10 non attendees. Market report: Cool overcast early becoming a fine pleasant morning. Need to watch stall 99 (Taro reader) they arrived at 8.00am mother becomes demanding arrived with extra load of stock and demanding racks etc at 11.00. Very busy between 10.30 and 12.00. Team worked well.Another good day at the office.Total Pedestrians in: 2015
Peter O'Brien
Upcoming Events
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Weekly Meeting Pat Armstrong
Feb 24, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Social night at the Murrumbeena Wine Bar
Feb 25, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Meeting Professor Geoff Sussman
Virginia Park Café
Mar 03, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Club Meeting Club Forum
Virginia Park Café
Mar 10, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Weekly Meeting Grant Holland
Virginia Park Café
Mar 17, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Geoff Gledhill
February 12
Zilla Roth
February 22
Kevin Davidson
February 25
Spouse Birthdays
February 17
Join Date
Peter Lewis
February 1, 1978
43 years
Helen Nodrum
February 8, 2017
4 years
Faye Weeks
February 11, 2015
6 years
Just a reminder to members, the above information regarding birthdays and anniversaries comes directly from each members information contained in the Club Runner (Rotary) database. As I have said before, it is up to each member to check, add or change information in their own profile. As editor, I do not enter this information into this bulletin. It is passed directly from the database.
Ian Ballantine
ClubRunner Mobile
A reminder to members to keep checking the calendar of upcoming events for evening and perhaps, one day, daytime events.
Market Roster
Roster for the next 2 Markets (6.15am start).
Click on See all Rosters for future weeks.
Members click here to see your own roster.
Market Feb 28th 2021
Market Leader Ballantine, Ian
Assistant Kane, Terry
Assistant Bury, Michael
Assistant Ryan, Tony
Market Mar 7th 2021
Market Leader Gledhill, Geoff
Assistant Davidson, Kevin
Assistant Ferguson, Paul
Assistant Loeliger, Sue
Extra Shift Weeks, Faye
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