Welcome to the Rotary Club of North Balwyn

     Our Club members are dedicated to making a difference in the local and international community.

Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group of friendly people who share your drive to give back.

Club News
Our new venue at Greenacres Golf Club
PP Maurie with an additional PHF for Janie
Our Guest Speaker Ivan Tay with Grant King (His Mentor)
What's a Legume - What's a Pulse?
Ask many people this question and you will find they are generally confused about what they are and how to cook them and what to cook with them, but I am sure we all know them and have all eaten them alongside potatoes, pumpkin, meat and fish, etc. Legumes tick all the boxes, they are tasty, nutritious, cheap and sustainable.  Despite all this, most of us either don’t eat enough of them or avoid them.
Beans and legumes are the fruits or seeds of a family of plants called Fabaceae. Commonly eaten around the world, they are rich sources of fibre and important vitamins and minerals. They’re also great sources of vegetarian protein. I love to incorporate beans into soups, salads, and other recipes.
Beans and legumes have a number of health benefits. Eating more of them may help reduce cholesterol, decrease blood sugar levels, and increase healthy gut bacteria.
Here are four of the healthiest beans and legumes you can eat — and why they’re good for you.
Chickpeas also known as garbanzo beans. Chickpeas are a great source of fibre and protein. Many scientific studies show that beans and legumes, such as chickpeas, and hummus — which is primarily made from chickpeas —  led to a 5% decrease in afternoon blood sugar levels. Since chickpeas and other legumes are high in fibre and beneficial plant compounds, eating them may also help improve the composition of gut bacteria.
Lentils are a great source of vegetarian protein and can be a good addition to soups and stews. Lentils are one of the most iron-rich legumes.
Peas contain high quality protein, fibre, micronutrients, and antioxidant compounds that provide benefits like promoting a healthy gut.
Kidney beans are high in fibre that can help slow the absorption of sugar into the blood and therefore reduce blood sugar levels.
Others are Fava Beans (Broad Beans), Green Beans (French Beans), Lima Beans, Mung beans, Cannellini Beans, Black Beans and Adzuki Beans.
RCNB face-to-face Fellowship Lunch 11th August
  • Where – Kew Golf Club.
  • When - 12.15 for 12.30pm - No Gong!!
  • Registration & Name tags – not required as these are a casual format change from the usual Thursday evening more formal-type Meetings.
  • Drinks and meals – order drinks/coffee from the Bar and food from the extensive Bar Menu, including blackboard ‘Specials’ – payment is by Credit card upon ordering.
  • Seating – tables for casual seating of 20 will be in the Wischer Room (that is normally where the Registration desk and greeting takes place).
  • “pre-dinners” - best to also enjoy our refreshments in the Wischer Room as the morning golfers will be in the Bar lounge and Rotary Kew will be in the Dining Room.
  • It would be appreciated if you could let Hugo know by Tuesday if you are not able to join the fun – thanks.
  • Any queries? Call me, Greg Cribbes 4/8/22 😊

GUEST SPEAKER      -    Ivan Tay

Ivan Tay is an international student from Malaysia studying mechanical engineering at Monash University. 

During his free time, he enjoys playing sports especially badminton and watching movies, in particular fantasy or superhero movies such as Marvel.

Currently, Ivan aims to build his career network and improve on his transferable skills through the mentoring program.

A little piece of Bastille Day for our last meeting!
       Our "best dressed" winners for Bastille Day
Rotary International Theme
Rotary International President Jennifer Jones (who is also our first female president) has announced the 2022-23 theme Imagine Rotary.
“Imagine, a world that deserves our best, where we get up each day knowing that we can make a difference.”
The theme is a special one: the theme graphic was designed by an Australian Indigenous artist to link with the Melbourne Convention in 2023. 
Rotary Four Way Test
Rotarians live by the Four Way Test:
Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?
Rotary is dedicated to causes that build international relationships, improve lives and create a better word to support our peace efforts and end polio forever.
Promoting Peace
Fighting Disease
Providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene
Saving Mothers and Children
Supporting Education
Growing Local Economies
Protecting the Environment
Annual Report
Our Club enjoyed a very successful 2021 - 2022 year.
Rotary Safe Families Ambassador Club

- The 3 R's on the club Rotary Safe Families card are:

Recognise the signs

Raise your concerns

Refer for help.

Go to rotarysafefamilies.org.au 

If you are placed in a position of aiding an older person:
  • Talk and listen to the older person
  • Respect, believe and do not judge
  • Remind them they are not to blame
  • Provide choices not interventions
  • Empower them to make their own decisions
  • Let them know there is help available
  • Offer to make a call on their behalf
  • Continue to offer support and encouragement even if the person is not ready to accept help at the time

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