Evening Club Meeting May 8 2024 Cilantro

Posted by Karin Soster
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President Ron chaired today's evening club meeting at Cilantro where club members, partners and guests enjoyed a lovely buffet dinner prepared by students in the Cordon Bleu Cooking School.  Julie Reid performed Invocation and the Rotary Toast to Rotary and Australia.    President Ron welcomed all club members and partners, with a special welcome to Madeleine Popper and Ron Popper , AG Les Martin, Louise Godfrey - Yoga teacher and last week's guest speaker, and Jinyola Blanco - houseguest/student of Larry Green and Sarah. 
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Club Meeting April 24 2024

Posted by Karin Soster
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Grant Perry was our chairperson for today's club meeting at Cilantro.  Geoff Gartly performed invocation and toast to Rotary.  Visitors included Dee Mason, Lily, and Simon.   Charles Rener and Karin Soster joined the meeting via zoom.  Apologies were received from Jo Impey, Paul Ferguson, Linda O'Brien, and Faye Weeks.
PRESIDENT'S REPORT - President Ron Brownlees
ANZAC Day - Our club will present wreaths at the ANZAC dawn services at RSL Bentleigh, and Cheltenham.
District Assembly - This year's district assembly will be conducted over Zoom with separate zoom meetings scheduled.   Club officers and incoming committee chairs are encouraged to attend, including newer club members to get a better understanding of Rotary.
TRIBUTE TO ANZACS - John Mason
To commemorate our ANZACS John performed the Ode of Remembrance by reciting stanzas from the poem For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon.  "Lest we Forget".
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Club Meeting April 17 2024

Posted by Karin Soster
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Secretary Neville was our chairperson for this week's club meeting, and called upon our newest club member, Kevin Egan, to perform invocation and the toast to Rotary.  Apologies were received from Helen, Linda, Jo, and Paul.   Karin joined the meeting via Zoom.
 
There was no guest speaker for today's meeting and provided an opportunity to discuss other matters - namely, our wonderful BMC market - our fund raiser that has been going strong for over 40 years and never fails us.  We are very lucky.  
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RC Springvale End Polio Evening

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Apr 16, 2024
Last Thursday evening a number of members attended the End Polio fundraising evening held by the Rotary Club of Springvale City.
What an amazing evening this is, held at Maxim's Saigon Restaurant in Springvale.
I have already posted a story on the District 9810 site here.
From our Club we had President Ron and Marilyn, Peter and Linda O'Brien, Helen Nodrum, Margie Lucas, Tim Lynch, Jo Impey.
A special thanks, on behalf of (my) Helen to Linda O'Brien, Sam Langridge and Ron Brownlees for donating prizes to the raffle which raised $1,265.
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Club Meeting April 3 Onyx Cafe

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Apr 03, 2024
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Because Cilantro is unavailable to us during mid semester break, we met up at the Onyx Cafe in Reserve Road.
We were very well looked after with great coffees and a cooked breakfast.
Larry was our Chairperson for the morning.
More pics - take Read More link
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Club Meeting March 27 2024

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Mar 27, 2024
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A very special meeting this week where we shared the induction of Kevin Egan as our Club's newest member.
Kevin and his wife, June attended the Warrnambool Conference.
We also reflected on the success of the District Conference.
Please click on Read More for more pics of the meeting.
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District Conference 2024

Posted by Ian Ballantine
Well, we had the District Conference this last weekend in Warrnambool.
I am so proud of the contribution of so many of the members of our Club. All of you contributed to the outstanding success of the weekend.
Having attended so many conferences in the past and watched other Clubs help their District Governor I knew how much "in the spotlight" it places the host club.
You all did such a great job. You made me so proud of my Club and I am so very grateful.
Click on Read More for more of this story.
Also, David Liao's photos from the Conference are here.
 
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Club Meeting March 13 2024

Posted by Karin Soster
Our club’s legal eagle, Tony Ryan, was our chairperson for today’s club meeting at Cilantro.  Jo performed the invocation and toast to Rotary and Australia.    Karin joined the meeting via Zoom.   President Ron was an apology having flown the coop to see the sights of Norfolk Island. 
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Club Meeting March 6 2024 Karin Soster 2024-03-05 13:00:00Z 0 2023-24,2024,Cilantro,Holmsglen University,Meetings

News from RC of SavuSavu

Posted by Linda O'Brien on Mar 03, 2024
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NEWS FROM OUR SISTER/TWIN CLUB  ROTARY CLUB OF SAVUSAVU
URATA LOOKOUT CAFÉ In 2023, the Rotary Club of Savusavu in partnership with the mataqali Urata, whose land it is on, opened a lookout cafe above Urata Village. This project was all about economic empowerment of a rural community: up-skilling the local community, giving them a stake in tourism, environmental rehabilitation, establishing a highly attractive tourist stop on the Labasa - Savusavu road.
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Club Meeting February 21 2024

Posted by Karin Soster on Feb 21, 2024
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Our illustrious president Ron Brownlees with chairperson for today’s club meeting at Cilantro.   Neville performed the invocation and Rotary toast.  Tony R, Charles R, and Karin S joined the meeting via zoom.  Ron welcomed visitors Kevin Egan, and Kevin Siergesma.  Ron listed a number of apologies for today’s meeting.
GUEST SPEAKER – Kathy Langley - Huntington’s Disease
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Social afternoon at the O'Briens

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Feb 11, 2024
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Once again members Linda and Peter O'Brien generously opened their home to host a wonderful afternoon.
Whilst it got a little warm, we all survived under the shade of the trees in the lovely garden.
There were well over 30 present including a few friends of Rotary.
Our thanks to Linda and Peter - a great afternoon of fellowship.
Click on Read More to get a few pics.
 
 
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Club Meeting January 31 2024

Posted by Karin Soster on Jan 31, 2024
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Peter O’Brien was our chairperson for today’s club meeting at Cilantro.  Alan performed invocation and the toast to country.  Helen P, and Charles joined the meeting via Zoom.    Apologies were received from Jo, Roy, and Linda.
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Club Meeting Jan 24 2024

Posted by Karin Soster on Jan 24, 2024
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Our illustrious and incoming President Elect, Tim Lynch, was our chairperson for today’s club meeting at Cilantro – our first breakfast back at Cilantro, and aren’t we lucky to have such a wonderful venue for our club meetings.  Faye performed invocation and Rotary toast with some lovely words.  Apologies were received from Linda O’Brien, Helen Parker, Kellie Carruthers, and Tony Ryan.  Ron arranged a 50th Birthday Celebration Cake to commemorate our club’s 50th Rotary Anniversary.  Thank you Ron and a lovely gesture.  
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Club Meeting January 17 2024

Posted by Karin Soster
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Tim Moran was today’s chairperson for our first club meeting for 2024 at The Deck in Brighton.  The meeting was well attended and everyone enjoyed a lovely casual breakfast prepared by staff at The Deck.  DG Ian and Helen P joined the meeting via Zoom.  Guests included partners – Ken, Gary and Asia.   Attendance apologies were received from Geoff Gledhill, Paul F, Kelly C, Vishal M, Samantha L, Julie R, Barry O, and Roy K.   
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Club Meeting December 13 2023

Posted by Karin Soster on Dec 13, 2023
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Today’s meeting at Cilantro was our last for 2023 and what a fun meeting it was and enjoyed by all who attended.  Alan chaired the meeting, and Glenda, Faye and Roy were apologies.  Grant performed his International Club toast which, very fittingly, was toasted to President Svein Magne Sirnes of the Rotary Club of Drobak in Norway – Drobak officially being recognised worldwide as the ‘home of Santa Claus’. 
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Club Meeting December 6 2023

Posted by Karin Soster
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Jo was our chairperson for today’s club meeting at Cilantro.  Geoff Gartly performed the invocation and toast to Rotary and Australia.  Charles and Karin joined the meeting via Zoom.
 
PRESIDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS – President Ron
Apologies for today’s club meeting - Alan, Faye, Tony, Sam, Glenda, and Roy.
Ron reminded everyone of the following dates and events:
Sunday 10/12/23 – is our end of year function at Dendy Café, Dendy Park in Brighton 1-4pm.
Monday 11/12/23 – BMC Board meeting in Cilantro at 7.30pm
Wednesday 13/12/23 – our last club meeting for this year at Cilantro
Wednesday 17/1/24 – first club meeting for 2024 – morning meeting at The Deck in Bay Street, Brighton – venue to be confirmed. 
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Special Evening Meeting November 29 2023

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Nov 29, 2023
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This week we enjoyed a very special evening with guest speaker, author Laraine Stephens.
We had a number of guests attend on the evening and all appeared to have enjoyed the night.
Laraine had worked as a teacher-librarian and Head of Library before she became a writer of historical crime fiction. Her first novel in the Reggie da Costa Mysteries, was The Death Mask Murders (2021) followed by Deadly Intent (2022) and then A Deadly Game in 2023. Laraine sets her Reggie da Costa Mysteries in Melbourne, early 20th century, in the aftermath of the Great war and during the heady days of 1920's, when gangs, sly grog and gambling dens inhabited the back streets of Melbourne.
Laraine happily signed copies of her books at the end of the evening.
Our thanks to Tony and the staff at Holmsglen for making our evening so special.
Take read more link to see some pics of the evening.
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Club Meeting Nov 22 2023 AGM

Posted by Karin Soster on Nov 22, 2023
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Sue was our chairperson for today’s club meeting at Cilantro, and also did a double act of performing Invocation and a toast to Rotary and Australia.   Charles joined the meeting via Zoom.    Another lovely breakfast with a superb selection was prepared by the students and budding chefs of The Cordon Bleu Cookery School. 
 
Today’s meeting was also our club’s Annual General Meeting.    
Club Meeting Nov 22 2023 AGM Karin Soster 2023-11-21 13:00:00Z 0 2023,2023-24,Meetings

Club Meeting November 15 2023

Posted by Karin Soster on Nov 15, 2023
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President Ron chaired today’s club meeting at Cilantro where we enjoyed a Cordon Bleu buffet breakfast prepared by the cookery school budding chefs.  Julie performed invocation, and Faye performed the loyal toast.    Charles joined the meeting via Zoom.  Guests included Marilyn Brownlees, and Gary Ramage.   Apologies came from Paul Ferguson, Geoff Gartly, Kelly Carruthers, Barry Oliver, Helen Nodrum and John Mason.
Club Meeting November 15 2023 Karin Soster 2023-11-14 13:00:00Z 0 2023,2023-24,Fellowship,Le Cordon Bleu,Meetings
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Club Meeting November 8 2023

Posted by Karin Soster on Nov 08, 2023
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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.
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Marriott House Relocation

Posted by Peter O'Brien
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 : kellie.carruthers@marriott.org.au
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Club Meeting November 1 2023

Posted by Karin Soster
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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.
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The Big Serve

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Oct 29, 2023
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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.
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Marriot Services Open Day

Posted by Kellie Carruthers on Oct 26, 2023
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Om the 26th Oct Marriot support service opened a new site in Hampton East . Marriott supports those in our community with disability 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 : kellie.carruthers@marriott.org.au 
Click on Read More to see more photos
 
 
 
 
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Club Meeting October 25 2023

Posted by Karin Soster on Oct 25, 2023
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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.
Club Meeting October 25 2023 Karin Soster 2023-10-24 13:00:00Z 0 2023,2023-24,Meetings,Youth
Holland Foundation Caulfield Cup Eve function Peter O'Brien 2023-10-19 13:00:00Z 0 2023,2023-24,Community,Member Events

Club Meeting October 18 2023

Posted by Linda O'Brien on Oct 18, 2023
People on Zoom       -       Charles Rener, Tony Ryan, Helen Nodrum Invocation      -           Sue Loeliger Loyal Toast       -       Neville Kruss Chair       -                  Linda O’Brien
 
It was a small group in attendance at Cilantro,  due to a number of factors including, sickness, work commitments and travel.
One such traveller was our esteemed President Ron Brownlees having a short break with his lovely wife Marilyn.  Vice President Linda O’Brien took his place and delivered Rons Presidents Report to the club
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Club Meeting Oct 11 2023

Posted by Margaret Lucas on Oct 11, 2023
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Chairperson Grant Perry. Invocation Jo Impey  Royal Toast Alan Kempton. President Ron Brownlees welcomed Neil Soullier OAM our Guest Speaker.
Club Announcements   Interplast $5000
HighTea 12th Nov.Help needed 11th Nov to move chairs at the Healey
Tennis at Beaumaris 29th Oct. 12-3pm to serve BBQ Lunch
Apologies Geoff Gartley, Sam Langridge
 
Club Meeting Oct 11 2023 Margaret Lucas 2023-10-10 13:00:00Z 0 2023,2023-24,Meetings

Rio Carnivale Charity Ball

Posted by Ian Ballantine
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Helen and I, along with Jo Impey attended the Share me a Dream Rio Carnivale Charity Ball on Saturday evening.
Club member Terry Kane is the main organiser and driving force behind this wonderful organisation which funds projects in the Philipines.
A great night - well done Terry.
Click on button to see more pics.
Rio Carnivale Charity Ball Ian Ballantine 2023-10-06 13:00:00Z 0 2023,2023-24,Fellowship,Member Involvement

Club Meeting October 4 2023

Posted by Karin Soster
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Neville chaired today’s club meeting with a welcome return to Cilantro.  Sam performed Invocation, and Karin performed the loyal toast.  Members Glenda and Charles joined the meeting via zoom.  Guests included our guest speaker, Hadi Saab – Mayor of City of Kingston, and Marina Shneyder – guest of Larry Green.    Welcome to all.
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CLUB TOAST
Grant conducted the Rotary International club toast to President Anne Isavwa and members of the Rotary Club of Mbuluzi-Mbabane in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), in Africa.  Eswatini is a landlocked country in Southern Africa – bordered by Mozambique and South Africa.   The club was chartered in 1990 and is the third oldest Rotary club in Eswatini and one of two clubs based in the capital city.  Projects include providing painting materials for Ekwetsembeni Special School, a  play area for Sinethemba Preschool, donations for the annual scholarship program for the Salvation Army High School, Solar lamps for students at disadvantaged schools, support for Diabetes Eswatini, and providing food hampers for the elderly. 
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Club Meeting September 27 2023

Posted by Karin Soster on Oct 03, 2023
Karin was chairperson for today’s club breakfast meeting held at The Deck, Bay Street, Brighton.  Tony conducted invocation and Kellie conducted the loyal toast.  Partners Ken Oakes and Gary Ramage joined the meeting.
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Club Meeting September 20, 2023 Karin Soster 2023-09-19 14:00:00Z 0 2023,2023-24,Fellowship,Meetings,Membership

Club Meeting September 13 2023

Posted by Karin Soster
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Faye was our chairperson for today’s club meeting at Cilantro.  Karin performed Invocation and Alan performed the Loyal Toast.  Glenda and Charles joined the meeting via Zoom.
Former member, Richard Wright, was also a guest at today’s club meeting.   Larry introduced Brent Govan, Principal of Holmesglen Institute of TAFE, who is interested in taking up Corporate Membership.  A warm welcome was conveyed to all.
GUEST SPEAKER – Fr James Grant
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Club Meeting August 30 2023

Posted by Karin Soster on Aug 30, 2023
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Tony Ryan was chairperson for today’s evening meeting at Cilantro – a wonderful evening with club members, partners and guests.  Made all the more enjoyable with a 3 course meal prepared by budding Cordon Bleu chef students in the final dinner for their course.  The food was delicious.  Tim L performed invocation, and Larry performed the loyal toast.

 
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Club Meeting August 23 2023

Posted by Karin Soster
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Peter O was our Chairperson for today’s club meeting at Cilantro.  Helen N performed Invocation and Julie performed the Loyal Toast.  Glenda and Charles joined the meeting via Zoom.  Guests included Tom from SES, and Tania Hutchison from Stride Education, and our Guest Speaker, Rebecca McKenzie, CEO of Glen Eira Council.
MEMBER INDUCTION
President Ron had the very pleasant duty of inducting Barry Oliver to our club, and invited D.G. Ian to present the Rotary International lapel pin.  Barry looks forward to meeting all club members and participating in our programs.
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Springvale RC 20th Anniversary Ian Ballantine 2023-08-19 14:00:00Z 0 2023,2023-24,District 9810,Rotary International
MUNA 2023 Ian Ballantine 2023-08-18 14:00:00Z 0 2023,2023-24,District 9810,District 9820,Youth

Club Meeting August 16 2023 DG Visit

Posted by Karin Soster on Aug 16, 2023
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Larry Green chaired today’s club meeting at Cilantro.  Julie Reid performed invocation and Neville Kruss performed the Loyal Toast.  Glenda Stahel and Charles Rener joined the meeting via zoom.  Guests included D9810 A.G. Les Marton, Marilyn Brownlees, Gary Ramage and Barry Oliver.  Today’s breakfast was a buffet breakfast prepared by Cordon Bleu students – a lovely selection enjoyed by all. 
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Club Meeting August 9 2023

Posted by Karin Soster on Aug 09, 2023
Sergeant John Mason was chairperson for today’s evening meeting at Cilantro where members enjoyed an excellent and delicious 3 course meal prepared by Holmesglen chefs and an army of Cordon Bleu students (and no mushrooms!).  Sue Loeliger performed Invocation and Faye Weeks performed the Loyal Toast.  Tony Ryan joined the meeting via Zoom.  Guests included Ernie and Jo (guests of Peter and Linda O’Brien), and member partners, Ken Oakes, Sarah Bennett and Gary Ramage.
Sergeant John Mason was chairperson for today’s evening meeting at Cilantro where members enjoyed an excellent and delicious 3 course meal prepared by Holmesglen chefs and an army of Cordon Bleu students (and no mushrooms!).  Sue Loeliger performed Invocation and Faye Weeks performed the Loyal Toast.  Tony Ryan joined the meeting via Zoom.  Guests included Ernie and Jo (guests of Peter and Linda O’Brien), and member partners, Ken Oakes, Sarah Bennett and Gary Ramage.
Club Meeting August 9 2023 Karin Soster 2023-08-08 14:00:00Z 0 2023,2023-24,Fellowship,Meetings

Signed St Kilda Football Jumper

Posted by Faye Weeks on Aug 05, 2023
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Our Rotary member Paul Ferguson CEO  was responsible for obtaining a Signed St Kilda   football jumper   This was donated by the Moorabbin Airport to Inner Wheel
It was auctioned this week at the IW meeting raising $500 for a charity 3D Hands. One happy IW lady is now the owner
Thank you Paul and the Moorabbin Airport
Signed St Kilda Football Jumper Faye Weeks 2023-08-04 14:00:00Z 0 2023,2023-24,Inner Wheel

Club meeting August 2 2023

Posted by Karin Soster on Aug 02, 2023
Geoff Gartly was our chairperson for today’s club meeting at Cilantro.  D.G. Ian performed invocation and Paul performed the loyal toast.  Tony, Glenda, Helen, Charles and Karin joined the meeting via Zoom.
INTERNATIONAL CLUB TOAST – Grant Perry
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Club Meeting July 26 2023

Posted by Karin Soster
Julie Reid chaired today’s club meeting at Cilantro.  D.G. Ian Ballantine performed Invocation and Peter O’Brien performed the Loyal Toast.   Guests included Henrietta Foley, BMC RYLA participant and our guest speaker for today, and her supporters – parents Cree and Peter Foley, grandmother Kathy, Matthew (Rotaract Club of Whitehorse), friend Maria and Eva from Holmesglen.  An army of members joined the meeting via Zoom – PP Glenda Stahel, Tony Ryan, Charles Rener, Neville Kruss, Helen Parker; and from D9810 District RYLA Committee- Trish Carr and Les Marton.
Club Meeting July 26 2023 Karin Soster 2023-07-25 14:00:00Z 0 2023,2023-24,Meetings,ryla

Impact for Women in Sandringham

Posted by Samantha Langridge on Jul 23, 2023
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Yesterday ( Saturday 22/7) I delivered the donations from club members to Impact for Women in Sandringham. They were very grateful to receive them especially as they were running low on toiletries. 
Thank you again to everyone who so generously donated. It is much appreciated by me and those who will ultimately receive your donations. 
Impact for Women in Sandringham Samantha Langridge 2023-07-22 14:00:00Z 0 2023,2023-24,Community,Member Involvement
Club Meeting July 19 2023 Karin Soster 2023-07-18 14:00:00Z 0 2023,2023-24,Meetings,Member History,Member Involvement,Membership,New Member
District Changeover Photos Ian Ballantine 2023-07-12 14:00:00Z 0 2023-24,District 9810,Fellowship,Meetings

Club Meeting July 12 2023

Posted by Karin Soster
President Ron was chairperson again for today’s club meeting at Cilantro.  Tim Lynch performed Invocation and Julie Reid performed the loyal toast.    Our guest speaker today was Grant Holland from the Holland Foundation, and Barry Oliver and Nicholas Bowman were club guests.
Club Meeting July 12 2023 Karin Soster 2023-07-11 14:00:00Z 0 2023-24,Meetings
District Changeover Photos Ian Ballantine 2023-07-07 14:00:00Z 0 2023,2023-24,District 9810,Fellowship

Club Meeting July 5 2023

Posted by Karin Soster
  • Today’s club meeting heralded President Ron Brownlees first club meeting as President for this current Rotary year – held at The Deck in Bay Street Brighton.  With our club website down and not knowing who was rostered, President Ron was also Chairperson for today’s meeting.  Serge returned as a guest, and Charles joined the meeting via Zoom. 
PHF – IAN BALLANTINE
  • President Ron presented D.G. Ian with a PHF lapel ruby pin and a Centurion Certificate in recognition of donations made by Ian to The Rotary Foundation.
Club Meeting July 5 2023 Karin Soster 2023-07-04 14:00:00Z 0 2023,2023-24,Fellowship,Meetings

Club Meeting June 14 2023

Posted by Karin Soster on Jun 14, 2023
Marg Lucas was our chairperson at today’s club meeting at Cilantro, and marks the last club meeting for the Rotary year.  Grant performed Invocation and Faye conducted the loyal toast.  Sue and Charles joined the meeting via Zoom.  Guests included Trinh, Serge, Barry Oliver, Sharon Haig – Director of Nursing at Sandringham Hospital, Malcolm Chiverton – District 9810
Membership Chair, and partners Ken Oakes, Marilyn Brownlees and Warren Stahel. 
Club Meeting June 14 2023 Karin Soster 2023-06-13 14:00:00Z 0 2022-23,2023,Meetings,Membership
Club Meeting June 7 2023 Fellowship Karin Soster 2023-06-12 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2023,Fellowship,Launch Housing,Meetings
Fellowship Night at the Weeks's Ian Ballantine 2023-06-09 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Fellowship,Member Events,Member Involvement

Bayspeak Final

Posted by Glenda Stahel on Jun 07, 2023
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On Wednesday evening, June 7 Warren and I together with Ian Ballantine, Margaret Lucas and Helen Nodrum attended the final of the Bayspeak competition. There were twelve participants with a winner in the Junior section and a winner in the Senior section. All participants spoke for a maximum of 6 minutes, with adjudicators from Bayside Toast masters. Another evening listening to impressive young people from different schools presenting on a topic of their choice. The winner of the senior section was from Brighton Secondary College and from the junior section, Shelford Girls School.
Bayspeak Final Glenda Stahel 2023-06-06 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Bayspeak,Youth
International Dinner Ian Ballantine 2023-05-28 14:00:00Z 0 2022-23,2023,District 9810,Fellowship,Meetings,Rotary Connections,Rotary International
Marriot Services Ball Ian Ballantine 2023-05-24 14:00:00Z 0 2022-23,2023,Community,Fellowship,Marriot House,Marriott

Club Meeting May 24 2023

Posted on May 24, 2023
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Alan Kempton was today’s chairperson, with Grant conducting Invocation and Ron the Loyal Toast.   Special guests from the Philippines and guests of member, Terry Kane, were P.E. Sonia Garcia, Kathy Uy, PP Arthur Uy and daughter Kaely Uy – who are attending this year’s Rotary Convention in Melbourne.   Charles joined the meeting via Zoom.
Photos to come
Club Meeting May 24 2023 Karin Soster 2023-05-23 14:00:00Z 0 2022-23,2023,Meetings,Rotary Connections,Rotary International
Club Meeting May 17 2023 Wadzanai Nenzou Karin Soster 2023-05-16 14:00:00Z 0 2022-23,2023,Fellowship,Meetings,Member Events,Membership,Vocation

Bayspeak 2023

Posted by Julie Reid on May 11, 2023
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Bayspeak brings together the most talented senior and junior secondary school students from the Bayside and surrounding area to compete in a speaking competition, with an aim to build confidence and harness leadership qualities. 
Bentleigh Moorabbin Central Rotary Club are proudly supporting the delivery of this competition alongside the Rotary Clubs of Brighton, Brighton North, Cheltenham and Sandringham and Bayside Toastmasters. 
Bayspeak 2023 Julie Reid 2023-05-10 14:00:00Z 0 2022-23,2023,Bayspeak,District 9810,Youth
Club Meeting May 10 2023 Cheryne Blom and new member Karin Soster 2023-05-09 14:00:00Z 0 2022-23,2023,Meetings,Membership,New Member

Creating an Event

Posted by Ian Ballantine on May 03, 2023
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Creating an Event Ian Ballantine 2023-05-02 14:00:00Z 0 2022-23,2023,Website
Club Meeting May 3 2023 Karin Soster 2023-05-02 14:00:00Z 0 2022-23,2023,Meetings,Rotary Connections,Rotary International

Club meeting April 26 2023

Posted by Karin Soster on Apr 26, 2023
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Helen chaired today’s meeting at Cilantro, with Paul conducting Invocation, and Anna the Loyal Toast.  And we were joined by Irina – Anna’s guest for the meeting.  Charles and Peter joined the meeting via Zoom.  
ANZAC Services
Many of our club members joined one of the many ANZAC services held yesterday to commemorate ANZAC Day - at Cheltenham, Bentleigh, Caulfield, Oakleigh, Highett and Dingley.
It was suggested our club should place a wreath at next years’ service at Bentleigh RSL.
Guest Speaker – Alan Brown
Club meeting April 26 2023 Karin Soster 2023-04-25 14:00:00Z 0 2022-23,2023,Meetings,Member Involvement,Rotary Connections,Rotary International

Club Meeting April 19 2023 PDG Daryl Moran

Posted by Karin Soster on Apr 19, 2023
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GUEST SPEAKER – PDG Dr Daryl Moran
The last time PDG Daryl visited our club was in the capacity as DG  of D9810,  however, today he came to talk about his book Empire’s Noble Son which was published in 2019 and tells of the little known story of a very brave Australian soldier during WW1, 2nd Lt Lyle Buntine MC, who was a member of the British Royal Flying Corp.   David’s talk portrayed the life and times, and the essence of what was considered important in Australia during the early 20th Century where reverence was held for “God, King and Country”.    Lyle Buntine was born Walter Horace ‘Lyle’ Buntine and attended Caulfield grammar 1903 – 1913 when it was a private school owned by his father. 
Club Meeting April 19 2023 PDG Daryl Moran Karin Soster 2023-04-18 14:00:00Z 0 2022-23,2023,Meetings,Member History
From Calvary Care Tables Chairs and Music Larry Green 2023-04-18 14:00:00Z 0 2022-23,2023,Calvary Care,Community,Member Involvement
Club Meeting April 12 2023 Calvary Care Karin Soster 2023-04-11 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Calvary Care,Community,Meetings,Member Involvement
Club Meeting April 4 2023 Langridge and Kellie Margaret Lucas 2023-04-04 14:00:00Z 0 2022-23,2023,Meetings,Member History,Member Involvement,Membership,New Member

Community Planting Day

Posted by helen on Apr 02, 2023
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Our club was represented by members Peter O’Brien, Samantha Langridge and Helen Nodrum.
Congratulations to the members of Glen Eira’s sustainability, parks and gardens teams on what was a very successful morning during which 2,000 shrubs, groundcovers and grasses were planted by 150 community volunteers at Wattle Grove Reserve in McKinnon.

 
Community Planting Day helen 2023-04-01 13:00:00Z 0 2022-23,2023,Community,Glen Eira CC,Member Involvement

Club Meeting March 29 2023

Posted by Karin Soster on Mar 29, 2023
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Grant Perry was our Chairperson for this morning’s meeting at Cilantro.  Jo Impey performed the invocation and Roy Kaplan performed the loyal toast.  Charles Rener, Larry Green and Claire O’Brien (RYLA participant) joined via Zoom, with Larry zooming in from a hospital bed at Sandringham Hospital.  This morning’s meeting celebrated youth and young adults who have benefited from participating in various programs supported by Rotary and our club.  Guests included Matthew Gibney (Rotaract Club of Whitehorse) and Lucy Shao (Rotaract Club of Monash), Monique Andejelic and Tilde Verhoeven (NYSF participants) and parents, Lloyd Thomas-Morgan and Kai Farrugia (students from Holmesglen Vocational College) and Eva Filinis (Counsellor for Holmesglen Vocational College). 
Club Meeting March 29 2023 Karin Soster 2023-03-28 13:00:00Z 0 2022-23,2023,Meetings,Rotaract,Rotary Connections,Youth

Club Evening Meeting Mar 22 2023

Posted by Karin Soster
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Greg O’Shea was our chairperson for this special evening club meeting - cocktail party at Cilantro.   
Guests enjoyed a wide selection of especially prepared finger food served with drinks from the bar, with desserts to follow.
President Glenda welcomed club members, partners and invited guests, and our guest speaker, Domenic Saporito of Mentor Match who was also a guest speaker at our recent District conference in Canberra.   
Note there are more photos here
Club Evening Meeting Mar 22 2023 Karin Soster 2023-03-21 13:00:00Z 0 2022-23,2023,Fellowship,Meetings,Member Events,Vocation

Club Meeting Mar 15 2023

Posted by Karin Soster on Mar 15, 2023
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Karin Soster was chairperson for today’s meeting at Cilantro.  Sue Loeliger provided invocation and Neville Kruss provided the loyal toast.   Charles Rener joined the meeting via Zoom. 
Guest was Kellie Carruthers from Marriott Support Services.
Today’s club meeting was Club Fellowship with club committees grouped to conduct committee meetings with a presentation to follow.
Club Meeting Mar 15 2023 Karin Soster 2023-03-14 13:00:00Z 0 2022-23,2023,Meetings,Member Involvement
Community planting day April 2023 Helen Nodrum 2023-03-11 13:00:00Z 0 2022-23,2023,Community,Member Involvement

International Women's Day 2023

Posted by Helen Nodrum on Mar 12, 2023
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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2023
KINGSTON TOWN HALL
 
Margaret Lucas, Greg O’Shea and myself attended this event on Wednesday last to celebrate International Women’s Day.
 
There were over 400 guests in attendance to celebrate 38 women recognised and nominated for this year’s awards.
Our congratulations go to former club member, Lisa Kinross, on her worthy nomination.

 
International Women's Day 2023 Helen Nodrum 2023-03-11 13:00:00Z 0 2022-23,2023,Community,Member Involvement
Lift the Lid on Mental Health March 2023 Helen Nodrum 2023-03-11 13:00:00Z 0 2022-23,2023,ARHRF,Community,Rotary Connections,Rotary International
Club Meeting March 8 2023 Margaret Lucas 2023-03-07 13:00:00Z 0 2022-23,2023,Fellowship,Meetings
Club Meeting March 1 2023 Margaret Lucas 2023-02-28 13:00:00Z 0 2022-23,2023,Fellowship,Meetings

Club Meeting Feb 22 2023 Bayside Gift

Posted by Karin Soster
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Tim Lynch was our chairperson for today’s evening meeting at Cilantro.  It was a full house with club members, partners and invited guests who came to listen to Tim Mason, president of the Beachside Gift, and enjoy a wonderful dinner prepared by Cordon Bleu students at Holmesglen and the kitchen team at Cilantro.    Sam conducted invocation and Greg performed the loyal toast.
Club Meeting Feb 22 2023 Bayside Gift Karin Soster 2023-02-21 13:00:00Z 0 2022-23,2023,Community,Fellowship,Meetings
Meeting Feb 15 2023 Paul Ferguson Karin Soster 2023-02-14 13:00:00Z 0 2022-23,2023,Community,Kingston CC,Meetings,Member Involvement
Meeting Feb 8 2023 Membership Karin Soster 2023-02-07 13:00:00Z 0 2022-23,2023,Meetings,Member Involvement,Membership

Club Meeting February 1 2023

Posted by Karin Soster on Feb 01, 2023
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Paul Ferguson was our chairperson for today’s meeting at Cilantro.
International Club Toast 
  • Grant’s international club toast this week was to President Frances Willacy and members at Annan Rotary Club in Scotland – a town in Dumfries and Galloway located in south-west Scotland and the birth place of George Johnston who sailed aboard the Lady Penrhyn in the First Fleet to Botany Bay in 1788.  Grant provided an interesting and well-researched history lesson for everyone – thank you Grant.  Annan R.C. projects include hosting a Young Artist Competition, tree planting, and providing electronic equipment to students in their local school.
Club Meeting February 1 2023 Karin Soster 2023-01-31 13:00:00Z 0 2022-23,2023,Calvary Care,Glen Eira CC,Marriott,Meetings

Afternoon at the O'Briens January 29 2023

Posted by Ian Ballantine
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Members Linda and Peter O'Brien kindly opened up their lovely home, especially their charming rear garden, to members and friends of our Rotary Club on Sunday.
A very pleasant time was had by all. A great variety of delicious food was provided courtesy of Linda and a number of members. We all enjoyed being served by Linda and Peter's charming granddaughter, Georgia.
Thnak you so much Linda and Peter for your generous hospitality.
 
Afternoon at the O'Briens January 29 2023 Ian Ballantine 2023-01-28 13:00:00Z 0 2022-23,2023,Fellowship,Member Involvement
Club Meeting January 25 2023 Glenda Stahel 2023-01-24 13:00:00Z 0 2022-23,2023,District 9810,Meetings,Member Involvement,Rotary Connections
International Assembly 2023 Ian Ballantine 2023-01-16 13:00:00Z 0 2022-23,2023,District 9810,Member Involvement,Rotary Connections,Rotary International
Interact District Assembly Dec 5 2022 Ian Ballantine 2022-12-04 13:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,District 9810,Interact,Rotary Connections,Youth
Emerald and District day Puffing Billy 2022 Ian Ballantine 2022-12-03 13:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Community,District 9810,Member Involvement,Rotary Connections,Youth

Club Meeting November 30 2022 Weather Satellites

Posted by Karin Soster on Nov 30, 2022
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  • Tim L was chairperson for this week’s club meeting which was an evening meeting at Cilantro, with a full house of club members, partners and many guests. Partners included Asia, Angie, Leonie, Julie, Helen, Sarah, Angela and Gary.  Friends and guests included Russell and Ian (friends of Neville), Chris (Pres of Beaumaris R.C.), Greg and Cathy Every (Beaumaris R.C.), Cassie and Rosemary (Helen’s family from Canberra), Michaela (friend of Julie Reid),  a guest of Sue Loeliger, Jonas, and Jenny Le Marshall.  My apologies if anyone has been missed.
  • Larry performed Invocation and Tony performed the Loyal Toast.
Club Meeting November 30 2022 Weather Satellites Karin Soster 2022-11-29 13:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Cilantro,Fellowship,Meetings,Member Involvement,Membership
Bikes for Rochester Geoff Gartly 2022-11-27 13:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Community,Member Involvement,Youth
Club Meeting November 23 2022 AGM Karin Soster 2022-11-22 13:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Cilantro,District 9810,Fellowship,Holmsglen University,Meetings,Rotary Connections

Market Advertising

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Nov 22, 2022
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Rotary Bentleigh Sunday Market chair, Ron Brownlees recently organised some great advertising for the market.
Two digital signs were set up on the corner Nepean Highway and South Rd Moorabbin , outbound. And another on the corner North and Tucker Rds Ormond-inbound. 
They were displayed during the week of November 7th to 13th. 
Market Advertising Ian Ballantine 2022-11-21 13:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Bentleigh Sunday Market

Bentleigh Festival November 20 2022

Posted by Larry Green on Nov 20, 2022
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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.
Bentleigh Festival November 20 2022 Larry Green 2022-11-19 13:00:00Z 1 2022,2022-23,Bentleigh Sunday Market,Community,Fellowship,Member Events,Member Involvement

Club Meeting Nov 16 2022 Sam Langridge

Posted by Karin Soster on Nov 16, 2022
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PRESIDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS – President Margaret
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.
Club Meeting Nov 16 2022 Sam Langridge Karin Soster 2022-11-15 13:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Meetings,Member History,Member Involvement,Membership
Melbourne Convention Promotion Ian Ballantine 2022-11-12 13:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Rotary Connections,Rotary International

Club Meeting November 9 2022 Ken Mirams

Posted by Karin Soster on Nov 09, 2022
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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.    
Club Meeting November 9 2022 Ken Mirams Karin Soster 2022-11-08 13:00:00Z 1 2022,2022-23,District 9810,Meetings,Youth

Rotary and Ukraine Friends deliver ambulances

Posted on Nov 06, 2022
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Rotary members, Ukraine Friends deliver ambulances to Ukrainian officials
From the RI website here
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A convoy of nearly 40 ambulances wound its way from Slovakia, around mountains and through roadblocks, military checkpoints, and torrential rain to arrive in Kyiv, bringing the critically needed vehicles to Ukrainian government officials.
Rotary and Ukraine Friends deliver ambulances Ian Ballantine 2022-11-05 13:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International

Club Meeting November 2 2022 Angel Flight

Posted on Nov 02, 2022
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    Faye was our chairperson for today’s club meeting at Cilantro.  Ron conducted the invocation and Neville conducted the loyal toast.  Faye welcomed guests – Denise and Chris from R.C. Beaumaris, Rod and Sean, our guest speakers from Angel Flights, and husband Ken.  Tony,  Julie and Karin joined the meeting via Zoom.
Club Meeting November 2 2022 Angel Flight Karin Soster 2022-11-01 13:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Community,Meetings

Zone 8 Training and Conference Oct 2022

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Oct 30, 2022
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Last week I had the honour of attending several days of training, in preparation for my year as District Governor, 9810. This was along with all my colleagues from the other 25 Districts that cover Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Our Zone also includes East Timor and PNG.
At the conclusion of our training we attended the Zone 8 Conference which took place over the weekend.
The events took place in Canberra.
Zone 8 Training and Conference Oct 2022 Ian Ballantine 2022-10-29 13:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,District 9810,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International

Club Meeting October 26 2022 RYLA

Posted by Karin Soster on Oct 26, 2022
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    Helen was our chairperson for this evening’s meeting at Cilantro.  Guests included Nigel Cousins - D9820 RYLA Chair and Ann Cousins, Les Marton - D9810 RYLA Chair, Trish Carr – D9810 RYLA Coordinator,  Loreto Pinnuck - guest of Helen and Margaret L, Maureen Mateer - guest of Linda & Peter O’Brien, Jason - accompanying guest speaker – Claire O’Brien, Carol and Leah – Vic Police Youth Resource Officers, and Rotary partners – Angela Lynch, Sarah Bennett,  Leonie Ryan and Gary Ramage.
Club Meeting October 26 2022 RYLA Karin Soster 2022-10-25 13:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,District 9810,Fellowship,Meetings,ryla
Weekly Meeting Oct 19 2022 Children First Karin Soster 2022-10-18 13:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Community,McKinnon Secondary College,Meetings
Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Ian Ballantine 2022-10-17 13:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,End Polio Now,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International

Caulfield community AGM/dinner

Posted by Helen Nodrum on Oct 17, 2022
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I had the pleasure of attending the South Caulfield Community Centre AGM and dinner on Monday last, 17th October.
This event was conducted in the Chapel area of the community centre. Those in attendance included the Governing Board members,
 Salaried staff and volunteers, along with Faye Kirkwood and Merv Ritter from Rotary Club of Caulfield.
Caulfield community AGM/dinner Helen Nodrum 2022-10-16 13:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Community,Glen Eira CC
Club Meeting Oct 12 2022 Karin Soster 2022-10-11 13:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Community,Glen Eira CC,Meetings
Works at Marriot Oct 10 2022 Linda O'Brien 2022-10-09 13:00:00Z 1 2022,2022-23,Community,Marriot House,Marriott,Member Involvement
Community Safety Day Oct 9 2022 Ian Ballantine 2022-10-07 13:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Community,Glen Eira CC,Member Involvement

Club Meeting October 5 Story Dogs

Posted on Oct 05, 2022
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Paul Ferguson was today’s chairperson for today’s club meeting at Cilantro.  Greg performed invocation and Tony performed the loyal toast.  And before there were further proceedings, Paul performed an acknowledgement to country.   Jo, Charles and Karin joined via Zoom.  Paul welcomed our guest speaker – Maureen Bolar from Story Dogs.
Club Meeting October 5 Story Dogs Karin Soster 2022-10-04 13:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Community,Meetings
The human touch Ian Ballantine 2022-10-02 13:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International
A new weapon against polio Ian Ballantine 2022-09-29 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,End Polio Now,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International

Club Meeting September 28 2022 The Healey

Posted by Karin Soster
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Jo was our chairperson at this morning club meeting at The Healey in South Road Moorabbin. A lovely breakfast was prepared by Sue and her team at The Healey, with breakfast served in the community room, and our guest speaker presentation held in the lounge.  Tony performed the loyal toast, and Karin performed the invocation.
GUEST SPEAKER – Vicky McKay, president of Sandringham Life Saving Club – Silver Salties program
Club Meeting September 28 2022 The Healey Karin Soster 2022-09-27 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Fellowship,Meetings

Rotary President Jennifer Jones announces US$150 million pledge toward polio eradication

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Sep 26, 2022
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From the RI website here

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Rotary International President Jennifer Jones appeared on the main stage at the star-studded Global Citizen Festival on 24 September to highlight Rotary’s commitment to eradicating polio and announce an additional US$150 million pledge toward that end.

Rotary President Jennifer Jones announces US$150 million pledge toward polio eradication Ian Ballantine 2022-09-25 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,End Polio Now,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International

Re-emergence of polio underscores the need for eradication

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Sep 25, 2022
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From the RI website here

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The detection of poliovirus, and even cases of polio, in places where it hasn’t been found for years has demonstrated once again that eradicating a human disease isn’t easy, especially in the final stages.

In recent months, an unvaccinated man in the United States was paralyzed. In the UK, poliovirus was detected in sewage. In Malawi, a child contracted polio. And Mozambique announced its first polio outbreak in 30 years.

Re-emergence of polio underscores the need for eradication Ian Ballantine 2022-09-24 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,End Polio Now,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International

Club Meeting Sept 21 2022

Posted on Sep 21, 2022
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Ron chaired today's club meeting at Cilantro.  Larry conducted
Invocation and Geoff conducted the Loyal toast after the club observed a
minutes silence in recognition of the Queens passing.  Tony, Charles,
Glenda, Peter N, Terry and Karin joined the meeting via Zoom.
Club Meeting Sept 21 2022 Karin Soster 2022-09-20 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Fellowship,Meetings
Fellowship at Arcobar Jo Impey 2022-09-18 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Fellowship,Member Events,Member Involvement
Rotary, Ukraine Friends to collaborate on addressing needs in Ukraine Ian Ballantine 2022-09-16 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Rotary Connections,Rotary International

Club Meeting Sept 14 2022 DG Ken Miller

Posted by Karin Soster on Sep 14, 2022
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    President Margaret chaired today’s club meeting at Cilantro that coincided with the D.G. club visit from our District Governor, Ken Miller.  Other guests included our Assistant Governor, Les Marton, and Peter Cummins from Beaumaris.  Greg conducted the invocation, and Sergeant John M conducted the loyal toast which included a toast to our new sovereign, King Charles III.  Glenda, Charles and Peter N joined the meeting via Zoom.
Club Meeting Sept 14 2022 DG Ken Miller Karin Soster 2022-09-13 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,District 9810,Meetings,Rotary Connections

Rotaract in Italy

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Sep 10, 2022
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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.
Rotaract in Italy Ian Ballantine 2022-09-09 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Rotaract,Rotary Connections,Youth
McKinnon SC Interact Sausage Sizzle Margaret Mason 2022-09-08 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Interact,McKinnon Secondary College,Member Involvement,Rotary Connections,Youth

Club Meeting Sept 7 2022 Forum

Posted by Karin Soster on Sep 07, 2022
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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.
Club Meeting Sept 7 2022 Forum Karin Soster 2022-09-06 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Meetings,Member Involvement,RDA
Vale: Melbourne Business Awards (MBA) Peter O'Brien 2022-09-02 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Vocation
Lessons in fatherhood Ian Ballantine 2022-08-31 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International
Club Meeting August 31 2022 Team Sports Karin Soster 2022-08-30 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Cilantro,Fellowship,Meetings,Youth
Curry Night Aug 28 2022 Jo Impey 2022-08-27 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Fellowship
The gift of reading Ian Ballantine 2022-08-27 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International
Club Meeting August 24 2022 Les Marton Linda O'Brien 2022-08-23 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Meetings
RI President 2024-25 Ian Ballantine 2022-08-19 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Rotary Connections,Rotary International

Marriot Services get their Projector

Posted by Linda O'Brien on Aug 19, 2022
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Following the Club's recent donation, Marriot Services have received the new projector and have demonstrated it at their recent Expo
The followeing note has been received from Kellie Carruthers, Customer Engagement Manager
I am pleased to say the projector has arrived and we have used it for the first Expo we have attended in a few years . I have attached the good news story above for the team . However, I would like on Behalf of Marriott to invite to view the projector working its magic at the day program (Wheatley Rd)at your convenience.
Please let me know when is most suitable to attend and I will arrange.
Thank you to Rotary once again – this has made a large impact on our community and will continue to do so for many years, I am sure.
See the story on the Expo.....
 
Marriot Services get their Projector Linda O'Brien 2022-08-18 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Community,Marriot House,Marriott
Polio in US and Europe Ian Ballantine 2022-08-17 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,End Polio Now,Rotary Connections,Rotary International
Club Meeting August 17 2022 Regionalisation Karin Soster 2022-08-16 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,District 9810,Meetings,Rotary Connections,Rotary International

Zone 8 Regionalisation

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Aug 14, 2022
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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: http://creatingtomorrowrotary.org
Also Rotary Downunder article here
Video here

Zone 8 Rotary Regionalisation Pilot Project

 
 
OUR VISION
To significantly increase the reach and impact of Rotary and Rotaract
in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
 
 
Zone 8 Regionalisation Ian Ballantine 2022-08-13 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Rotary Connections,Rotary International
Zone 8 Newsletter Ian Ballantine 2022-08-13 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Rotary Connections,Rotary International
Recognizing a woman’s worth Ian Ballantine 2022-08-11 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International

Club Meeting August 10 2022 Peter Hendrix

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Aug 10, 2022
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Chairperson this week was Ron Browless and the guest speaker was Peter Hendrix from Swimwell.
International toast was provided by Grant Perry.
Peter runs an open water swim school in Melbourne's Bayside and explained to members the importance of exercise and the benefits of swimming.
Club Meeting August 10 2022 Peter Hendrix Ian Ballantine 2022-08-09 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Meetings

Rotary Fellowships amplify Ukrainian relief efforts

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Aug 07, 2022
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Taken from the RI website here
 By Arnold R. Grahl
In the festive atmosphere of a gala dinner, Rotary members raised glasses in toasts and kindled friendships in Lviv as they welcomed a group of Ukrainians to the International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians. The next day, the Ukrainian members showed visitors former Eastern Bloc aircraft at a military base that had become a general aviation field.
Rotary Fellowships amplify Ukrainian relief efforts Ian Ballantine 2022-08-06 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International
District 9810 Conference 2023 Ian Ballantine 2022-08-02 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,District 9810,Member Involvement,Rotary Connections
Club Meeting August 3 2022 Roy Kaplan Karin Soster 2022-08-02 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Meetings,Member Involvement,Membership,New Member

Club Meeting July 27 2022 James Grima

Posted by karin on Jul 27, 2022
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  • Linda was our chairperson for this evening’s club meeting at Cilantro.  Larry conducted invocation and Ron conducted the loyal toast.  Glenda joined the meeting via Zoom.
  • Club members enjoyed a lovely 3 course meal served by first timer apprentices – an enjoyable night for all who attended.
Club Meeting July 27 2022 James Grima karin 2022-07-26 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Meetings

Club Meeting July 20 2022 Glen Eira Historical Soc

Posted by Karin Soster on Jul 20, 2022
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Larry was our Chairperson for today’s club meeting at Cilantro.  Neville conducted invocation and Linda conducted the loyal toast.  Tony, Peter N, Charles and Karin joined the meeting via Zoom.
Announcements – President Margaret
    District 9815 - President Margaret advises the Rotary year 2024-2025 will be the first year for the amalgamation of Districts 9810 and 9820, and will become 9815.  The districts are calling for nominations for DG Nominee and DG Designate.  Further information – contact our District D.G. Ken Miller.
Club Meeting July 20 2022 Glen Eira Historical Soc Karin Soster 2022-07-19 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Community,Glen Eira CC,Meetings

Friends of Kakarook Park Membership

Posted by Helen Nodrum on Jul 18, 2022
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In recent years Rotary has added a seventh arm of service to its portfolio. This being towards Environment and Sustainability.
In order to acknowledge and support this, Rotary club of Bentleigh Moorabbin Central has taken on organisational membership with
Friends of Karkarook.
Friends of Kakarook Park Membership Helen Nodrum 2022-07-17 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Community,Kingston CC
Club Meeting July 13 2022 Pres Margaret Mason Karin Soster 2022-07-12 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Meetings,Rotary Connections

Rotary responds: support for Ukraine

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Jul 10, 2022
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From the RI website here
The Rotary Foundation and Rotary clubs around the world have hurried to provide funds, supplies, and services to Ukrainians displaced by the war.
The Rotary Foundation has raised more than $15 million in contributions that are already helping provide people in Ukraine with essential items such as water, food, shelter, medicine, and clothing. Donations made to the Disaster Response Fund after 30 April will be available to all communities around the world that need assistance recovering from disasters.
Rotary responds: support for Ukraine Ian Ballantine 2022-07-09 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International
Inner Wheel Changeover July 2022 Ian Ballantine 2022-07-05 14:00:00Z 0 2022-23,2023,Community,Inner Wheel,Member Involvement,Rotary Connections

Club Meeting at Marriott Services July 6 2022

Posted by Karin Soster on Jul 06, 2022
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Today’s meeting was held in the kitchen and canteen at Marriott Support Services in Keys Road, Cheltenham and was a wonderful opportunity to re-engage with an organisation that had a very close and enduring connection with a former club member, Alan Marriott.   Today was the first club meeting to herald in the new Rotary year and President Margaret’s first meeting as a returning president.  Linda and Faye collaborated to provide a lovely continental breakfast of fresh fruit, croissants, toast and Danish pastries, washed down with orange juice, coffee and tea.  Ian setup the Zoom meeting enabling non visiting club members to join in.  Charles R joined the meeting via Zoom.
Club Meeting at Marriott Services July 6 2022 Karin Soster 2022-07-05 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Community,Marriott,Meetings
First woman takes office as president of Rotary International Ian Ballantine 2022-07-03 14:00:00Z 0 2022,2022-23,Rotary Connections,Rotary International

Club Meeting June 29 2022 Pres Helen Nodrum

Posted by Karin Soster on Jun 29, 2022
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This week’s club meeting was the last for this current  Rotary year, and marked Helen’s last meeting as club president with her year drawing to a close.
Incoming President Elect, Peter Nolan, was our chairperson today.  Neville K performed the Invocation, and Larry Green conducted the loyal toast.  Glenda and Charles R joined the meeting via Zoom.
Club International Toast – Grant
Club Meeting June 29 2022 Pres Helen Nodrum Karin Soster 2022-06-28 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Meetings,Member Involvement,Membership,New Member
RYLA 2022 Ian Ballantine 2022-06-28 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,District 9810,District 9820,RYLA,Rotary Connections,Youth

Melodies and memories

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Jun 26, 2022
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The good things music does for aging brains
From the RI website here.
Carol Rosenstein was watching her husband, Irwin, slip away inch by inch. At one time he had been a brilliant lawyer, a lover of Broadway musicals, a world traveler. But after his diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease in 2006, he developed dementia, and slowly everything changed. His gait flattened to a shuffle. The sparkle in his eyes turned into a blank stare. His mood soured. Worsening matters, the medications he took caused hallucinations and extreme agitation. As communication grew more challenging, Carol felt the distance between them growing.
 
Melodies and memories Ian Ballantine 2022-06-25 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Rotary Connections,Rotary International

District Changeover June 25 2022

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Jun 25, 2022
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Some photos from the District 9810 Changeover held Saturday, June 25, 2022 at the Southern Golf Club.
I'd like to thank Linda and Peter O'Brien, PE Margaret and John Mason and President Helen Nodrum for joining Helen and myself at this event.
Ken Miller (DGE) and his club of Emerald and District did a great job hosting the event at Southern Golf Club.
I would like to remind members that it will be our responsibility to host this event next year.
 
Photos are here.
District Changeover June 25 2022 Ian Ballantine 2022-06-24 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,District 9810,Fellowship,Member Events,Rotary Connections
Club Meeting June 22 2022 Launch Housing Karin Soster 2022-06-21 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,Launch Housing,Meetings

Club Changeover June 18 2022

Posted by Karin Soster on Jun 18, 2022
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The Club held its annual Changeover this year at Sanctum at the StKilda Football Club facility in Moorabbin.
This event marked the changing of our Presidents. Helen Nodrum, 2021-22 to Margaret Mason (PP), 2022-23.
A full album of photos can be found here.
Well what a night it was – a night to celebrate the end of one Rotary year and the beginning of a new one, and it couldn’t have been better than last night’s Changeover to commemorate the changing of the guard to farewell our current President, Helen Nodrum, and welcome in our new president, Margaret Mason.   A fabulous venue in the Sanctum Room at St Kilda Football Club, with excellent food, lovely table decorations and presentation, live background music from Bradley Marshall on piano, a well-run program, an entertaining and witty Master of Ceremony, wonderful speeches and all over too soon before it was time to go home and contemplate the year that was, and consider the promise of the next one yet to unfold. 
Club Changeover June 18 2022 Karin Soster 2022-06-17 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,District 9810,Fellowship,Member Events
Rotary and ShelterBox renew global partnership Ian Ballantine 2022-06-16 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,International,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International,Shelterbox

Houston Convention 2022

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Jun 13, 2022
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From the RI website here
The 2022 convention in Houston, Texas, USA, offered plenty of inspiring moments as Rotary's global network gathered in person for the first time since 2019, following two conventions that were held virtually because of COVID-19. The convention offered participants new horizons to discover through in-person events and a robust schedule of virtual offerings (with recordings available through 31 August).
Houston Convention 2022 Ian Ballantine 2022-06-12 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Rotary Connections,Rotary International

Melbourne Convention 2023

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Jun 13, 2022
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.
Melbourne Convention 2023 Ian Ballantine 2022-06-12 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Rotary Connections,Rotary International

StKilda Mums cheque

Posted by Helen Nodrum on Jun 09, 2022
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I had the pleasure of dropping into St. Kilda Mum’s unannounced on Thursday last where I was warmly greeted and invited in. Each year donations made on a nominated day in June are tripled through the corporate sponsors of this organization, hence our $2,000.00 donation increased to $6,000.00. Ruth Holdaway CEO is seen here in this picture with yours truly.
 
StKilda Mums cheque Helen Nodrum 2022-06-08 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,StKilda Mums

Meeting June 8 2022

Posted by Karin Soster on Jun 08, 2022
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Tim L was our chairperson for today’s club meeting at Cilantro.  After performing Acknowledgement to Country, he called upon Glenda for invocation and Larry for the loyal toast. Tim welcomed guests Anna Mouradian, our frequent club visitor,  and Kelly Crothers from Marriott Support Services.  Charles R and Karin joined the meeting via Zoom.  How lucky we are to have Zoom to keep members connected if unable to attend meetings in person.  This morning’s meeting was devoted to fellowship since our guest speaker was unable to attend.
Meeting June 8 2022 Karin Soster 2022-06-07 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,Marriot House,Meetings
BaySpeak Final 2022 Ian Ballantine 2022-06-07 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,District 9810,Member Involvement,Youth

Indigenous Scholar Recipient 2021-22

Posted by Helen Nodrum on Jun 04, 2022
Each year our club donates to Australian Rotary Health, $5,000. This donation is directed to providing funding for indigenous students.
This year’s recipient of our donation is Isobella Kruger. Isobella is currently studying medicine at Monash University and is at the fourth year level.
 
Indigenous Scholar Recipient 2021-22 Helen Nodrum 2022-06-03 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,ARHRF

Club Meeting June 1 2022 Grant Holland

Posted by Karin Soster on Jun 01, 2022
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 Neville was the chairperson for today’s club meeting at Cilantro and performed the Acknowledgement of Country.  Glenda performed the invocation and Faye performed the loyal toast.  Tony, Charles and Clare O’Brien, our club RYLA recipient, joined the meeting via Zoom.
International Club Toast – Grant Perry
Club Meeting June 1 2022 Grant Holland Karin Soster 2022-05-31 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,Meetings
Glen Eira Community Centre May 31, 2022 Ian Ballantine 2022-05-30 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community
A little bit of salt Ian Ballantine 2022-05-28 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International

Club Meeting May 25 2022 Bees

Posted by Karin Soster
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Vishal was our chairperson for this evening’s club meeting at Cilantro – Wednesday 25 May 2022.  After welcoming everyone, Vishal performed the Acknowledgement of Country, then called upon President Helen to perform the invocation and Peter O’B to perform the Royal toast.  Vishal welcomed guests- Angela Lynch, Leonie Ryan, Anna Mouradian, Helen Parker, Asia Berri, Gary Ramage, Sally from the Healey, Clare O’Brien (BMC RYLA sponsored recipient), and Faye Kirkwood, our guest speaker for this evening’s meeting.
Note that a full album of photographs can be viewed here.
Club Meeting May 25 2022 Bees Karin Soster 2022-05-24 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,Meetings,Rotary International
Ukrainian clubs help others in need in their country Ian Ballantine 2022-05-22 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Rotary Connections,Rotary International
John Mason and Grandson John Mason 2022-05-22 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Member History

District Leaders Meeting May 20 2022

Posted by Ian Ballantine on May 20, 2022
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On Friday, DG Daryl Moran called together all Presidents, Assistant Governors (2021-22 and 2022-23) and other members of the district Leadership to the last meeting for his year.
It was very well attended and took place, in-person and on Zoom, at the Mulgrave Country Club.
In attendance was DGN Ian Ballantine and Club President Helen Nodrum and Presidernt Elect, Margaret Mason.
 
More pics.....click on link
District Leaders Meeting May 20 2022 Ian Ballantine 2022-05-19 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,District 9810,Member Involvement,Rotary Connections

Club Meeting May 18 2022 Melb Convention 2023

Posted by Karin Soster on May 18, 2022
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President Helen was our chairperson for today’s club meeting at Cilantro and commenced the meeting with an Acknowledgement to Country. Helen welcomed our guest speaker, PDG Tony Monley, from the R.C. of Manningham, and visitors – Anna Mouradian, and Gary - Karin’s partner.  Tony Ryan joined the meeting via Zoom.  Glenda Stahel conducted invocation and Tim Lynch conducted the Royal Toast.
 
Club Meeting May 18 2022 Melb Convention 2023 Karin Soster 2022-05-17 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,District 9810,Meetings,Rotary Connections,Rotary International

Club Meeting May 11 2022 Danny Frawley Centre

Posted on May 11, 2022
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    Geoff Gartly was our chairperson for today’s club meeting at Cilantro.  He called upon President Helen for the invocation and Marg Lucas for the royal toast.  Guests, Marcus Godinho, CEO of FareShare, and Elise Facer- Childs, our guest speaker, were welcomed.  Tony Ryan and Jo Impey joined the meeting via Zoom.  There was a welcome return from Graham Chad, who also performed a toast to the club.
    We had some intermittent technical problems today, however, true to form, we got by very well.  We wish to thank Tony Fitzlaff and his team for preparing breakfast this morning under some challenging circumstances having experienced a gas leakage last night and not having any gas for cooking this morning.  Yet the kitchen team provided a lovely breakfast to the high standard we have come to accept as normal. 
Club Meeting May 11 2022 Danny Frawley Centre Karin Soster 2022-05-10 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,Meetings
Degustation Dinner May 10 2022 Ian Ballantine 2022-05-09 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Fellowship,Holmsglen University,Member Involvement

Bayspeak displays talent in our local students

Posted by Julie Reid on May 10, 2022
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Bayspeak is live and underway for the second year in a row.
Bayspeak brings together the most talented senior and junior secondary school students from the Bayside and surrounding area to compete in a speaking competition, with an aim to build confidence and harness leadership qualities.
On Tuesday 10 May the 1st heat of the competition was held at Brighton Grammar School.
Bayspeak displays talent in our local students Julie Reid 2022-05-09 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Youth
Inner Wheel Art Auction May 7 2022 Ian Ballantine 2022-05-06 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Fellowship,Inner Wheel,Member Events,Member Involvement
DG Training Sydney May 2022 Ian Ballantine 2022-05-04 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Member Involvement,Rotary Connections,Rotary International
St Kilds Footy to be Auctioned Tim Lynch 2022-05-04 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Fellowship,Member Events,Member Involvement

Club Meeting May 4 2022

Posted by karin on May 04, 2022
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Geoff Gledhill was our chairperson today at Cilantro, and called upon Greg O’Shea for invocation and Larry Green for the royal toast.  Anna Mouradian, who visited our club last week, joined us again today as a club guest.  Ian was absent from today’s meeting, so there was no Zoom.
Club International Toast – Grant Perry
 
Club Meeting May 4 2022 karin 2022-05-03 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,Meetings

European Rotaract clubs organize to help Ukrainian refugees

Posted by Ian Ballantine on May 01, 2022
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From th erotary.org weebsite here
 By Ryan Hyland
Within hours of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in late February 2022, Iryna Bushmina fled her home in Kyiv. Along with her sister and her three-month-old nephew, she journeyed to Vienna, Austria, staying with Rotary members along the way. Their generosity inspired Bushmina, a member of the Rotaract Club of Kyiv-City and the district Rotaract representative for Ukraine, to organize a larger-scale relief effort — and now, an online platform she created has helped Rotaract and Rotary members find shelter for thousands of Ukrainian refugees.
European Rotaract clubs organize to help Ukrainian refugees Ian Ballantine 2022-04-30 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Rotaract,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International

Rotary Statement on the War against Ukraine

Posted by Ian Ballantine on May 01, 2022
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From the rotary.org website here.
Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation stand with the United Nations General Assembly in expressing grave concern at “the ongoing human rights and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, in particular at the reports of violations and abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law by the Russian Federation.”
Rotary Statement on the War against Ukraine Ian Ballantine 2022-04-30 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Rotary Connections,Rotary International
RAM No Mosquito Picnic 30-4-2022 ian 2022-04-29 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,District 9810,Member Involvement,RAM,Rotary Connections,Rotary International

Club Meeting April 27 2022 Alfred H and RAW

Posted by Karin Soster on Apr 27, 2022
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Faye Weeks was our chairperson at today’s club meeting at Cilantro.  Sue Loeliger was invited to perform Invocation, and Paul Ferguson to perform the Rotary Royal Toast.  Faye welcomed our visitors – Anna Mouradian, a former Rotary member of Balwyn North Rotary Club and who returned to Australia recently after two years in Armenia, Rohan Laging -  Director of Sandringham Hospital Emergency Department, Emma Saddington - Nurse Unit Manager in the Emergency Department, and guest speaker Miriam Issa.   Glenda Stahel and Tony Ryan joined the meeting via Zoom.
President Report – President Helen    Helen reports we received two thank you letters:   R.C. Whittlesea thanked our club for the money spinner we provided to them, adding it is collecting lots of coins for their club
    Rural Aid thanked us for donating $3,000 that will be used to aid victims of the recent floods etc.
Club Meeting April 27 2022 Alfred H and RAW Karin Soster 2022-04-26 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,Meetings

World Immunization Week: Vaccines keep communities healthy

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Apr 25, 2022
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From the RI website here
Our progress in the fight against polio shows why vaccination is important
Increasing awareness about the power of vaccines and closing immunization gaps could protect millions of people worldwide from vaccine-preventable diseases, including polio, according to the World Health Organization. World Immunization Week, 24-30 April, is an opportunity to focus on that work, and the robust polio eradication infrastructure built by Rotary and our partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) provides a model for it.
World Immunization Week: Vaccines keep communities healthy Ian Ballantine 2022-04-24 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,End Polio Now,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International
Member and ANZAC day Ian Ballantine 2022-04-24 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Member History,Member Involvement

Club Meeting April 20 2022 NYSF

Posted by Karin Soster on Apr 20, 2022
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Jo Impey was our chairperson for today’s club meeting at Cilantro.  Ron Brownlees conducted invocation and Grant Perry performed the international club toast.  Jo introduced our two guest speakers, Tilde Verhoeven and Monique Andjelic who attended this year’s NYSF – National Youth Science Forum, and parents – Robyn Logan and Nick Andjelic.
There were no zoom members for today’s meeting. (Sue Lolieger came on later). International Club Toast – with Grant Perry
 
Club Meeting April 20 2022 NYSF Karin Soster 2022-04-19 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Meetings,NYSF,Youth

Rotary clubs unite across continents to collect and deliver medical aid to Ukraine

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Apr 18, 2022
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From the Rotary website here.
Two cargo planes packed with tons of medical equipment have already been flown from Chicago, USA, to Ukraine where members helped to unload the supplies.
by Arnold R. Grahl
Rotary members in North America, Argentina, and Europe are collaborating with a U.S.-based association of Ukrainian health care workers and using their connections to collect and ship more than 100 tons of critical medical supplies to Ukraine.
Rotary clubs unite across continents to collect and deliver medical aid to Ukraine Ian Ballantine 2022-04-17 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International

Club Meeting April 13 2022 Public Safety

Posted by Karin Soster on Apr 13, 2022
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It was a welcome return to Cilantro for today’s meeting, cojoined with Zoom for members unable to attend to “zoom in”. One of our newest club members, Samantha Langridge, was our chairperson today.  Larry was invited to conduct the invocation, and Jo to conduct the toast.  A warm welcome was extended to our special guest to for today’s meeting - Debbie Taylor-Haynes - her second in two weeks running.  Tony and Julie joined the meeting via Zoom.
Club Meeting April 13 2022 Public Safety Karin Soster 2022-04-12 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,Meetings

Rotary responds to the humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Ukraine

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Apr 12, 2022
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From the Rotary website here
EVANSTON, ILL,. April 5, 2022 – Rotary announced today that it has raised more than $7 million to support locally-led relief efforts underway by Rotary clubs in Ukraine and neighboring countries.
“The need for immediate humanitarian aid is increasing with each passing day,” said John Hewko, CEO of Rotary International. “Rotary clubs in Europe and around the world, including our 1,100 members in Ukraine, have stepped up their relief work, with some on the ground helping those displaced by the war.”
Rotary responds to the humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Ukraine Ian Ballantine 2022-04-11 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International

Club Meeting April 6 2022 Matt Finnis

Posted by Karin Soster on Apr 06, 2022
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This evening on Wed 6 April 2022, our club had he pleasure of joining Inner Wheel in a joint meeting.  It was to have been held at Woodlands Golf Club, but with Covid lending its heavy hand, our meeting was held over Zoom – our faithful friend during these past two years.   Inner Wheel President Margo Colquhoun was our meeting convenor and Janeen Randle organized the meeting over Zoom.
Club Meeting April 6 2022 Matt Finnis Karin Soster 2022-04-05 14:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,Kingston CC,Meetings
Projects Around the Globe Ian Ballantine 2022-04-02 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International
District 9810 Conference Photos March 2022 Ian Ballantine 2022-03-25 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,District 9810,Rotary Connections
Conference 2022 our members Ian Ballantine 2022-03-25 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,District 9810,Fellowship,Member Involvement,Rotary Connections

Club Dinner at the Marine March 25 2022

Posted by Karin Soster on Mar 25, 2022
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The Club had a special meeting at the Marine Hotel in Brighton so we could participate in the 2022 District 9810 Conference launch
Here are just a couple of photos - all photos are contained in an album here.
 
This week’s club meeting was held on Friday evening 25/3 in the Stables Room at the Marine Hotel, and was held in conjunction with the commencement of this year’s District 9810 conference.  All clubs in the district were invited to participate and join in the conference opening and hear the opening address from D.G. Daryl Moran and presentations from the first two conference presenters using technology to Zoom in.   The evening commenced with drinks and nibbles followed by the conference opening and the two presentations, before enjoying dinner mains and dessert.   This year’s conference theme was working towards a Healthy World and Healthy People with a focus on sustainability.  
Club Dinner at the Marine March 25 2022 Karin Soster 2022-03-24 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,District 9810,Fellowship,Meetings

Rotary relief for Ukrainian Refugees

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Mar 21, 2022
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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.
Rotary relief for Ukrainian Refugees Ian Ballantine 2022-03-20 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International
Walk for Mental Health Helen Nodrum 2022-03-19 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,District 9810,Rotary Connections,Youth

Club Meeting March 16 2022 Glen Eira Community Garden

Posted by Karin Soster
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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??
Club Meeting March 16 2022 Glen Eira Community Garden Karin Soster 2022-03-15 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,Glen Eira CC,Meetings

World Rotaract Week: Scale models

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Mar 13, 2022
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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.
World Rotaract Week: Scale models Ian Ballantine 2022-03-12 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Rotaract,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International

Club Meeting March 9 2022

Posted on Mar 09, 2022
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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
Club Meeting March 9 2022 Karin Soster 2022-03-08 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,Meetings

Rotary support for Ukraine

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Mar 08, 2022
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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.
Rotary support for Ukraine Ian Ballantine 2022-03-07 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International

Club Meeting March 2 2022 Membership

Posted by Margaret Mason on Mar 02, 2022
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The meeting was held at Cilantro. Grant Perry proposed the toast to President Srdjan Radonjic and members of the Rotary Club of Nis Centar in Serbia.Serbia is a land locked country in the Balkan peninsula. Serbia has an area of 77.5 km2 and a population of 8.7 million. Nis Centar is the third largest city in the country  and has a population of 250000 people.
Club Meeting March 2 2022 Membership Margaret Mason 2022-03-01 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Meetings,Member Involvement,Membership

Rotary Storm Recovery Festival

Posted by Helen Nodrum on Feb 27, 2022
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Thank you to Margaret Mason, Alan Kempton, Peter Nolan, Neville Kruss and Sheryl Zorella along with Ian Ballantine, Asia and Charles and myself who attended the Rotary storm Recovery Festival on Sunday last in Monbulk. A show of support for the clubs in our district was important. Huge organisational component to this day – congratulations to all concerned.
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Rotary Storm Recovery Festival Helen Nodrum 2022-02-26 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,District 9810,Member Involvement,Rotary Connections
District Presidents Meeting Feb 2022 Peter Nolan 2022-02-24 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,District 9810,Rotary Connections

Pizza Pasta Poetry and plonk night

Posted by Helen Nodrum on Feb 25, 2022
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Held at the Kings Park Tennis Club
The brainchild for this fellowship evening was Linda O’Brien, beautifully supported by Margaret Mason. So many of our successful socials appear to have these two members in the foreground.In realisation of our community partnerships, the committee of Kings Park Tennis Club readily agreed to allow our club the use of its clubhouse which is well equipped to cater for most functions at no cost. More so to this the club president, George Leighfield attended as bar manager for the evening.
Pizza Pasta Poetry and plonk night Helen Nodrum 2022-02-24 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,Fellowship,Member Involvement

Club Meeting February 23 2022 Linda O'Brien

Posted by Margaret Mason on Feb 23, 2022
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The meeting was held at Cilantro and on Zoom. The chair welcomed Graham Chad who was a visitor for a very short period of time as he was inducted minutes later. President Helen then reminded members about the fellowship evening on 25 February, the Storm Recovery Festival on 27 February and the District conference on 25 and 26 March.
Club Meeting February 23 2022 Linda O'Brien Margaret Mason 2022-02-22 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Meetings,Member History,Member Involvement,New Member

Rotary statement on wild polio case in Malawi

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Feb 21, 2022
From the Rotary website here
As a result of ongoing disease surveillance, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) has confirmed a case of type 1 wild poliovirus (WPV1) in a child suffering from paralysis in Malawi. Analysis has shown the virus is genetically linked to WPV1 that had circulated in Pakistan’s Sindh province.
Rotary statement on wild polio case in Malawi Ian Ballantine 2022-02-20 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,End Polio Now,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International
Club Meeting February 16 2022 Tania Hutchinson and new member Margaret Mason 2022-02-15 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,Meetings,New Member,Youth
Caulfield South Community House Community Garden Feb 2022 Helen Nodrum 2022-02-12 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,Glen Eira CC,Member Involvement
Club Meeting February 9 2022 at the Healy Margaret Mason 2022-02-08 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Fellowship,Kingston CC,Meetings,Member Events
Beachside Gift February 6 2022 Ian Ballantine 2022-02-05 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,Holmsglen University,Member Involvement,Youth
Club Meeting Wednesday February 2 2022 Chris Mara Margaret Mason 2022-02-01 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Community,Meetings,Member Involvement
RI president-elect announces 2022-23 presidential theme Ian Ballantine 2022-01-31 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Rotary Connections,Rotary International
Rotary Projects Around the Globe Ian Ballantine 2022-01-31 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International

Marmalade Garden Party

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Jan 22, 2022
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A lovely afternoon of fellowship, marmalade tasting and afternoon tea was enjoyed by a number of members and partners at the home of Linda and Peter O'Brien.
The day was a little warm but we were very comfortable in the shade outside.
Congratulations Jo Impey on a successful tasting and our thanks go to Linda and Peter for opening up their home to us.
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Marmalade Garden Party Ian Ballantine 2022-01-21 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Fellowship,Member Events,Member Involvement
Club Meeting January 19 2022 Faye Weeks Margaret Mason 2022-01-18 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,2022,Meetings,Member Involvement

RI Statement on Covid Vaccinations

Posted on Dec 17, 2021
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Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation release position statement on COVID-19 vaccination
Taken from the RI website here
As the first organization to envision a polio-free world through mass immunization of children, Rotary believes the decision to vaccinate is a humanitarian imperative. The Rotary International Board of Directors and Rotary Foundation Trustees believe that:
RI Statement on Covid Vaccinations Ian Ballantine 2021-12-16 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Rotary Connections,Rotary International
Club Meeting December 15 2021 Christmas Break Up Ian Ballantine 2021-12-14 13:00:00Z 0 2021-22,Fellowship,Meetings,Member Involvement
Applied Learning Awards 2021 Helen Nodrum 2021-12-11 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Applied Learning Awards,Westall SC,Youth
Christmas Party 2021 Ian Ballantine 2021-12-10 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Fellowship,Member Events,Membership
Club Meeting December 8 2021 James Newbury Margaret Mason 2021-12-07 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Community,Meetings
District 9810 College of Governors Luncheon Ian Ballantine 2021-12-04 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,District 9810,Rotary Connections

Club Meeting December 1 2021 Gerald Quigley

Posted by Margaret Mason on Dec 01, 2021
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The meeting was held at the Royal Brighton Yacht Club and on Zoom.
The Chair was Margaret Lucas. There were 2 guests, Samantha Langridge (Jo Impey) and Chad (Geoff Gartley).The guest speaker was Gerald Quigley who was introduced by Margaret Lucas.
 
Club Meeting December 1 2021 Gerald Quigley Margaret Mason 2021-11-30 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Meetings

RI President Shekhar Mehta urges countries at COP26 to protect mangroves

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Nov 30, 2021
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From rotary.org here
Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta joined the Rotary delegation to the 26th United Nations climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, on 10 November to explore ways Rotary can work on environmental challenges, including by restoring mangroves, a crucial ecosystem that can mitigate the effects of climate change in coastal areas.
RI President Shekhar Mehta urges countries at COP26 to protect mangroves Ian Ballantine 2021-11-29 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International
Club Meeting November 24 2021 AGM Margaret Mason 2021-11-23 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Meetings,New Member

Christmas Hampers 2021

Posted by John Mason on Nov 22, 2021
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Bringing Joy in a time of Depression. For more than a decade, RCBMC has teamed with Community organisations in Glen Eira and Kingston to provide Christmas Cakes, Puddings and Mince pies to bring some Christmas Cheer to those who are doing it tough. The goodies are packed and delivered to the Salvation Army, Family Life, The Holland Foundation, and Glen Eira Community Information and Support Services.
Christmas Hampers 2021 John Mason 2021-11-21 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Community,Glen Eira CC,Member Involvement

SafePL8 November 2, 2021

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Nov 20, 2021
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Our club was happy to accept an invitation from Glen Eira Police to assist in their “Safe Plate Day” held on Saturday last 20th November at the Glen Eira Town Hall carpark area.
We partnered with other community groups, State Emergency Service (SES), fire brigade, and neighborhood watch, not to mention our local law officers. The SES truck, a fire brigade truck, and the very impressive police pursuit vehicles were there on the day – a definite drawcard for the families and children to see over these impressive vehicles. Last but not least thankfully “the coffee cart”.
SafePL8 November 2, 2021 Ian Ballantine 2021-11-19 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Community,Glen Eira CC,Member Involvement
Club Meeting November 17, 2021 Jonathon Kolieb Margaret Mason 2021-11-16 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Meetings,Rotary Foundation

Young Ugandan Activist Speaks Out About Climate Change in Africa

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Nov 16, 2021
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Taken from the rotary.org website here
Vanessa Nakate, a 24-year-old climate activist from Uganda, made international headlines after the World Economic Forum’s 2020 meeting in Davos, Switzerland. But the story wasn’t what she said about the climate crisis. The story was that her name and photo were missing from media coverage of the event.
Young Ugandan Activist Speaks Out About Climate Change in Africa Ian Ballantine 2021-11-15 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International
Club Meeting November 10, 2021 Michael Bury Margaret Mason 2021-11-09 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Meetings,Member History,Member Involvement,Membership

The Power of Nutrition partners with Rotary, other organizations for new malnutrition program in Ethiopia

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Nov 09, 2021
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From the Rotary website here
London, 1 November 2021: The Power of Nutrition announced on 1 November a partnership with Rotary International, the Eleanor Crook Foundation, and The END Fund, to fund a new multi-sector nutrition program in Ethiopia. By pooling resources and working through The Power of Nutrition, the funding partners' investments are being matched to create a five-year, $30 million program.
The Power of Nutrition partners with Rotary, other organizations for new malnutrition program in Ethiopia Ian Ballantine 2021-11-08 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International
Club Meeting November 3 2021 Anna Pylkkanen Margaret Mason 2021-11-02 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Meetings,Rotary Youth Exchange

Rotary’s World Polio Day program looks toward polio eradication’s endgame

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Nov 02, 2021
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From the RI website here.

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Rotary’s goal of ridding the world of polio is within reach, global health experts said during the 2021 World Polio Day Online Global Update on 24 October. The 30-minute program, “Delivering on our Promise of a Polio-Free World,” provided encouraging information about the progress and remaining challenges in the fight to end polio.

Rotary’s World Polio Day program looks toward polio eradication’s endgame Ian Ballantine 2021-11-01 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,End Polio Now,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International
Club Meeting October 27 2021 Forum Margaret Mason 2021-10-26 13:00:00Z 0 2020-2021,2021,Meetings,Membership
Rotary responds to COVID-19 Ian Ballantine 2021-10-25 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Rotary Connections,Rotary International

Club Meeting Wednesday October 20 2021 John Roskam

Posted by Margaret Mason on Oct 20, 2021
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The meeting was held on Zoom and 22 members participated. There was an apology from one member.
The Chair was Greg O’Shea and the guest speaker was John Roskam from the Institute of Public Affairs. President Helen welcomed members and the guest speaker. She gave an update on matters in the club. Ron is busy organising for the reopening of the market and hopefully, this can take place from the first week in November.  Plans for the first post lockdown face-to-face meeting have been arranged. This will be on the 10 November at the Royal Brighton Yacht Club.
Club Meeting Wednesday October 20 2021 John Roskam Margaret Mason 2021-10-19 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Meetings
World Polio Day Event 2021 Ian Ballantine 2021-10-17 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,District 9810,End Polio Now

The Best Chance to Eradicate Polio is Now

Posted by Ian Ballantine on Oct 18, 2021
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Taken from Rotary website

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“There’s something about the whole idea of eradicating polio that grabs the imagination,” says Aidan O’Leary. “Most people talk about making steps toward achievements, and it’s almost always into the never-never. Eradication is a zero-sum game; anything short of zero is failure. You keep getting closer and closer, but ultimately the only number that actually matters is zero.”

The Best Chance to Eradicate Polio is Now Ian Ballantine 2021-10-17 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,End Polio Now,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International
Club Meeting Wednesday October 13 2021 Ken Mirams Margaret Mason 2021-10-12 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,District 9810,Meetings,Youth
Club Meeting Wednesday October 6 2021 Nick Staikos MLC Margaret Mason 2021-10-05 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Community,Kingston CC,Meetings
Rotary’s $97 million pledge for sustainable projects Ian Ballantine 2021-10-03 13:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Rotary Connections,Rotary Foundation,Rotary International

Club Meeting September 29 2021 Emma Gierschick, OAM

Posted by Margaret Mason on Sep 29, 2021
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The meeting was held on Zoom. Twenty-three members participated and there were two guests, Sossi and Tony Fritzlaff from Cilantro. The chair was Tim Moran and the guest speaker was Emma Giershick. Tim introduced Emma who is a survivor of family violence and breast cancer She is a sole parent to a daughter who has Downs Syndrome. Emma has been advocating for support for women and children who are victims of family violence. She has been awarded an OAM for her work.
Club Meeting September 29 2021 Emma Gierschick, OAM Margaret Mason 2021-09-28 14:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,Community,Fellowship,Meetings,Member Involvement
District 9810 Conference March 2022 Ian Ballantine 2021-09-27 14:00:00Z 0 2021,2021-22,District 9810,Rotary Connections