4th October 2022
  • Next Meeting
  • Club Forum
  • From The Last Meeting
  • President's Announcements
  • Garden DesignFest
  • Lift the Lid
  • Diary Date - fund-raising concert Bayside
  • 30th Annual Paul Harris Breakfast
  • Gallery

Meeting Responsibilities

Williams, Rohan
Greeter/Zoom Host
SWANN, Millie
Bulletin Editor
LIM, Daniel
Social Media
LIM, Daniel
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This is a face-to-face meeting.

If you would like to visit our meeting, please contact us by email on or phone 0455-858-996 and request log-in details.

The meeting will commence at 7:40am and conclude no later than 8:45.

Members can use this Humanitix link for all future face to face meetings.
Online meetings are scheduled on the last Tuesday of each month. Members can use the following Zoom link to attend these meetings. For security reasons, the password for the Zoom meetings will be circulated in a separate email closer to the date of the next online meeting

Club Forum, led by President Rohan Williams

For this meeting, President Rohan will lead a discussion on the club’s planned activities for the year.
The directors of the Avenues of Service will provide 5-minute presentations on their committees’ progress against plans for the current year and how these achievements contribute to our four strategic pillars - Progressive, Networked, Connected and a Catalyst for getting things done.
President Rohan Williams – Welcome to country and acknowledgement. Welcomed guests.
Chair – Anne King proposed a toast to Rotary International.
Guest Speaker Gary Morton spoke about the importance of bee keeping in his presentation titled Toast and Honey.
Gary mentioned that one in every three mouthfuls of human food is produced by bees. A honey-bee can fly for up to eight kilometres from their colony, and as fast as 20 km per hour, but it would have to fly about three times around the globe to make half a kilogram of honey. Bees are highly productive insects, and keeping a beehive can be a beneficial exercise for almost anyone! The advent of the varroa mite in Australia has brought a new dimension to beekeeping that must be met head-on.
Gary also shared a video he had recorded to demonstrate his bee keeping equipment and apiary. The link to the video is below:
A fascinating presentation was followed by a lively question session, including on native bees, the pesticide problem for bees and city bee-keeping.
Member Announcements:
Campbell Chambers: Invited members to participate in the October club raffle. The raffle would support Lift the Lid Foundation. Lift the Lid on Mental Illness is an Australian Rotary Health Mental Health awareness and fundraising event. Participating is as easy as popping a hat on your head, organising an event at your workplace, and making a donation. All money raised will go towards mental health research.
For more information about Rotary Central Melbourne please visit our website:
For more information about Rotary Mental Health campaign please visit:
Peter Duras: Announced that the BBQ for Grand Final Day on 24th September was a great success with the club raising important funds for club projects.
President Rohan Williams announced that the 4th October meeting would be a club forum. during which the club services directors will share any changes to our plans.
It is also the first Tuesday of the month, so hot breakfast will be served at the meeting.
Rohan thanked all members and guests for attending and closed the meeting.

Garden DesignFest 2022 Sponsors

The Rotary Club of Kew, the Rotary Club of Brighton North and Rotary Central Melbourne sincerely thank our generous sponsors who have made the 2022 Garden DesignFest possible.
All proceeds from the Garden DesignFest go to community projects run by the participating Rotary Clubs.
Click here for further information on metropolitan and regional gardens open during the festival.
Australian Rotary Health newsletter, and Lift the Lid
Mental health, October, you can find lots of information from Australian Rotary Health.
Please read latest newsletter at:
Diary date - Bayside Community Charity Concert
The Bayside Community Concert for Ukraine Displaced Persons is organized by five Rotary Clubs in the city of Bayside.  All of the proceeds will be distributed by Rotary either in Australia or internationally.    The concert will be on Sunday October 23rd at 2:30 PM at St Leonard’s College Brighton

On behalf of Rotary Central Melbourne's Foundation Committee I would like to invite you to the 30th Annual Paul Harris Breakfast.
This year we are joined by guest speaker Jeroen Weimar who will be speaking on the career transitions he has navigated and the influencing factors behind his changing path.

Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of the Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, Jeroen was
Commander of the COVID-19 Response in Victoria, working with a team of clinicians, public health experts and operations specialists to protect the Victorian community. He has also served as Chief Executive Officer for Public Transport Victoria and VicRoads following a career as a town planner.

Along with this we will discuss with Jeroen how Rotary, and its members can contribute to making the 2026 Commonwealth Games the most successful and inclusive games we have seen yet. This is an excellent opportunity to bring along partners and other guests who might either be considering joining Rotary or are interested in listening to our eminent guest speaker dive into the unfolding of his professional path
DATE: Wednesday, 23rd November 2022 

TIME: 7.15am for 7:30-9:00am 

VENUE: The RACV City Club
Level 17, 501 Bourke St
Melbourne VIC 3000
To secure you place, please book via
We look forward to hosting you at this hallmark Rotary event. 
For further information feel free to contact me  
Elias Lebbos - Chair, RCM Foundation Committee
0411 721 744
President Rohan surrounded by Chair Anne and Speaker Gary Morton