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'Chaddy Chatter' 19th February '18

This week's inclusions:

  • Cluster meeting this Wednesday at the Matthew Flinders with Toorak, Prahran and Malvern attending.  Dr Jody Evans presenting "The Power of Nudges......"
  • Join the audience for a Millionaire Hot Seat
  • Guest Speaker 28/02/18 - David Sia - Being a Refugee
  • Tell us about your Community Project Idea
  • Family Fun Day 
  • Craft Market
  • Henley Rowing Regatta
  • Facebook Live Event - Learn about EndTrachoma by 2020
  • WIR International Womens Day Breakfast

Enjoy this week's read..... Cheers from the Editor 

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'Chaddy Chatter' 12th February '18

Hello to all,

  • Learn about Trachoma on a Facebook Live Event. See Sandi for more details.
  • International Women's Day Breakfast at Crown.
  • Cluster Mtg is coming up next week
  • Message from RI President Ian Riseley
  • Let's visit DIK - Saturday 24th February
  • Henley Rowing Regatta is also on Saturday 24th February
  • Timor Update

Cheers from the Editor 

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EndTrachoma by 2020 - Facebook Live Series

Trachoma Live Event

5PM EDST each night from 19-24 February 2018

International Women's Day Breakfast

BOOK HERE:  http://www.rotarywomen.org.au/ 

Project Update – Timor Leste – Water and Sanitation

Timor Leste Consortium – update & dates for the first group of volunteers.

The project is all in the Baguia region in the east of Timor Leste. It has RAWCS approval and the application for a Global Grant is being assessed. Additional information has been provided regarding water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) training, as well as training in the use of tools required on the project and ongoing maintenance of the tanks and toilets. The project covers installation of water tanks, and if the Global Grant is successful it will also include installation of 5 toilet buildings.

The dates for the first group of volunteers are close to being finalised - most likely 30 May to 14 June.

The first group will be installing 8 water tanks so the work will be relatively light - mainly installing pipes and gutters. They will also be confirming the survey work done at locations for the remaining 20 tanks and the toilet sites.

Flights to Dili will be around $1,200 (rough estimate) via Darwin.

If there are any members who would like to travel with this group or just want more info please let Alick know asap!

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'Chaddy Chatter' 5th February '18

Happy February to all.

  • Craft Market - this Saturday!
  • Join us this Wednesday for latest on 'Progress Pikinini
  • Who's 2 gorgeous babies :) 
  • Save those glass jars for the Preserve chefs
  • Learn about Trachoma on a Facebook Live Event. See Sandi for more details.
  • Conference in Warrnambool - Last chance - book now!!!
  • Let's visit DIK
  • Henley Rowing Regatta is fast approaching

Cheers from the Editor 

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Your Used Stamps will help End Trachoma in Australia

Over $5,680 raised so far. The target is $7,000 of sales of used stamps!

Please save your used stamps and bring them to our weekly meetings.

Trachoma is the leading cause of blindness in the world!! And Australia is the only first world country with cases of Trachoma.

Your used stamps will raise money to help us End Trachoma in Australia.

Any questions, contact Sandi via secretary@rotarychadstone.org.au

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Project Update India - Dudhodi School toilets

Update received from Mark Balla (Rotarian from Box Hill Central) re toilets being installed in Indian School using $4,000 donation from Rotary Chadstone/East Malvern

The Dudhodi School currently has 187 students (95 boys and 92 girls) and have no toilets. After the toilets are installed, the school population is expected to grow. Most of the teaching staff are female.  (Read further information on the next page)

This is a really beautiful school. I have uploaded a short video for you to see it. It is absolutely clear from these images that the school staff, the board and the local community take a great deal of pride in this school. I'm sure you will see what I mean when you watch the video. The school was built at a time when toilets were simply not prioritised and cleaning/maintenance was not considered. I have no doubt that toilets built in this school will be treated with the same care that the rest of the school is treated. Enjoy the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=q5dEm-lIq84&feature=youtu.be

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Update on Current Cambodia visit

FIRST LAPTOP COMPUTERS INTO SNA TECHO HIGH SCHOOL

Tracey Farnsworth is a gem! Having sourced 5 refurbished second-hand laptops, we were able to donate to them to the high school teachers at Sna Techo, Cambodia.  Some of these teachers have never used a laptop or indeed any form of computer before.

A great all-round team effort that will see a difference in the way teachers and students access information for learning. And the bonus is that the local Lions Club will provide a trouble shooting backup support service.

  

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'Chaddy Chatter' 28th January '18

Lots of great info this week::

  • Craft Market - only 2 weeks away!
  • Congratulations to our Honorary Rotarian
  • BusyFeet across the world!
  • Update on India Project
  • Update on Timor Project
  • Update on Cambodia Project
  • Save those glass jars for the Preserve chefs
  • Learn about Trachoma on a Facebook Live Event. See Sandi for more details.
  • Conference in Warrnambool - Last chance - book now!!!
  • How to donate to The Rotary Foundation

Cheers from the Editor 

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'Chaddy Chatter' 22nd January '18

Looking forward to seeing you at our Team Meeting this Wednesday so that we can hit the ground running with our plans for 2018.

What a great evening we had at George Pepperell Gazebo last Wednesday. From catching ducks to learning to skip, and sensational company with visitors from Vanuatu, it was a great start to Rotary 2018.

Enjoy this edition of our Chaddy Chatter. which includes the following in either the Chaddy Chatter it's self, or featured below:

  • Progress Pikinini - loading container heading for Vanuatu
  • Craft Market - only 2 weeks away!
  • Update from Cambodia visit by Paul and Louise
  • Save those glass jars for the Preserve chefs
  • Learn about Trachoma on a Facebook Live Event. See Sandi for more details.
  • Conference in Warrnambool - book now!!!

Cheers from the Editor 

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RCEM provides lunch for Metro Rail workers

Well done to Chris Don for a superb job coordinating and organising this fundraising event. p.s we love the kransky sausages - can we have at the family fun day too?  

Thank you to the following people for helping feed the troups:

Lyle C                        David K
Dawn P                      Caroline A
Bill H                         Andrew H
George B                   Richard D
Mark P                      Lyndon J
Judy N                      Barb M
Ian M                        Tracey F
Rod L                        Sandi F
Special mention to Chris “sidekick" Lyle - he was there on 4 of the five days & assisted in food procurement.
Dawn was there for 3 days
David K & Andrew H on 2 of the days
Hein for trailer & cool room hire.
John W for towing the cool room to site & returning.
Lyn D & Dawn for washing table cloths, aprons, tubs & cooking equipment

 

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'Chaddy Chatter' 14th January '18

Happy New Year to all

 

We hope to see you at the George Pepperell Gazebo this Wednesday for a social catch up before our Rotary year gets back into full swing. 

Enjoy this edition of our first Chaddy Chatter for 2018. and ensure you get the read the following featured articles either in the Chaddy Chatter it's self, or featured below:

  • Progress Pikinini
  • Craft Market
  • Update from Cambodia visit by Paul and Louise
  • Learn about Trachoma on a Facebook Live Event. See Sandi for more details.
  • Craig Family Centre say 'thank you'
  • Larger Districts in Australia
  • Conference in Warrnambool
  • BusyFeet
  • Xmas Barefoot Bowls 

Cheers from the Editor 

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Merry Xmas 'Chaddy Chatter' 24th December 2017

Merry Xmas everyone!

Please remember to keep all your Xmas card stamps - we need them 

 

Stand by for the full Chaddy Chatter in January 2018

Merry Xmas and Happy New Year Cheer from the Editor 

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Open garden fundraiser for Worawa Aboriginal College

Caroline attended an open garden at ‘Ridgefield’ located in Coldstream on Sunday 6th November. The country garden is 1.2ha bordering a vineyard with beautiful views in all directions. It was designed by Robert Boyle in 1997 and although the garden has evolved in response to the climate and the tastes of the local wildlife, the bones of the garden still bear his hallmark today. Elegant walkways lead down a terraced hillside, making the most of beautiful outlooks, yet providing sufficient wind breaks to afford some protection to the garden.  In the formal part of the garden there are neat box hedges, generous plantings of roses, salvias and penstemmon and clipped westringia balls. The roses have thrived so much that some 450 are a picture in spring and autumn.
 
The open garden weekend was a fund raiser for Worawa Aboriginal College to build memorial garden (see attached) it’s an initiative from Richmond Rotary Club. Richmond Rotary President is looking to extend an invitation to our President to organize a joint meeting. There’s possibilities of joining forces with Richmond Rotary Club regarding the Worawa Aboriginal  Project. The Worawa Students did a special performance to say ‘Thank-you’ for all the support they have received towards the memorial garden, they are hoping to receive around $5,000 towards this initiative.  
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BusyFeet Concert

The BusyFeet annual concert held on Sunday 19th November was a roaring success. 

The children enjoyed dancing to the music including the Wiggles and Grease, to an appreciative audience of parents, carers and Rotarians.

District Governor elect Bronwyn Stevens accompanied by her partner Mark Stevens attended as well as Assistant District Governor Caroline Ord. Afternoon tea organized by Dawn Paynter was enjoyed by all.

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Ashburton Craig Family Centre Project

Pergola Project at Craig Family Centre:

The current status of the pergola project at Ashburton Craig Family Centre (….. everything takes time .... ) is:

  • Plans done by draughtsman - see attached drawings via Read More 
  • Being reviewed by structural engineer (ex-RCEM member Bruce Adams)
  • Building permit required (not a Planning one) / applied for 
  • Construction supplies to be sought from Bunnings 
  • Construction to commence early November.

The plan is for the pergola to be completed in time for the Craig Family Centre’s 60th birthday on 19th November 2017.

Anybody know a carpenter who can assist? Please contact Lyle if you do
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Seven Women in Nepal video

5000 Marginalised women have been empowered that all started with Stephanie Woollard and investing her last $200 to train 7 disabled women whom she found in a tin shed.

  

Watch this video to see what has been achieved over 11 years of passionate selfless work. Our Cluster contributed $10,000 to the Cooking School which is very near complete.

Seven Women Nepal Video

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'Chaddy Chatter' 20th November 2017

Hello to all,

This week's Chaddy Chatter features.......

  • Order your Xmas tree through us
  • Photos from the BusyFeet Concert - 19th November
  • Craig Family Centre BBQ - a great success
  • Progress Pikinini Raffle - Just $13 for a book of 10 tickets
  • Open garden fundraiser for Worawa Aboriginal College
  • Trip to Cambodia January 2018
  • Social event - Murder on Puffing Billy :)
  • Trip to India February 2018
  • We still need your used stamps
  • Rotary Conference in Warrnambool - Early Bird special ends 30th November!!

 Enjoy this week's edition of the Chaddy Chatter!

Cheers from the Editor 

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'Chaddy Chatter' 26th November 2017

Enjoy this week's edition of the Chaddy Chatter.

 

And remember to check out the other articles below.

  • Xmas Trees for sale
  • Seven Women in Nepal update
  • Hands on Trip to Cambodia
  • Help educate kids in Vanuatu for just $13
  • Used Stamps needed
  • Travel to India on the Rotary Tour 2018

Cheers from the Editor 

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'Chaddy Chatter' 13th November 2017

Look what's in this week's Chaddy Chatter:

  • BusyFeet Concert - 19th November
  • Craig Family Centre BBQ
  • Chadstone Craft Market
  • Book Swap
  • Horses for a Cause
  • Rotary Toorak - Style Edit Workshop
  • Trip to Cambodia January 2018
  • Trip to India February 2018
  • We need your used stamps
  • Rotary Conference in Warrnambool - Early Bird special ends 30th November!!

 Enjoy this week's edition of the Chaddy Chatter.- I look forward to greeting you at the door on Saturday!

Cheers from the Editor 

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Chaddy Chatter 6th August 2017

 What a fabulous speaker we had last week - Susan Berg! Just so inspirational.

Enjoy reading this week's Chaddy Chatter and Website features. Cheers from the Editor 

 

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'Chaddy Chatter' 25th September 2017

Enjoy this week's edition.

Cheers from the 'current' Editor 

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Another wonderful Chadstone Craft Market

Thank you to all our wonderful stallholders.

Another great Craft Market.

We hope to see you all again on

Saturday 10th February 2018.

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BusyFeet

Every Tuesday morning when Kade wakes up he says "Dancing...BusyFeet", with a big smile on his face.  His confidence is growing every week.

 

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'Chaddy Chatter' 6th November 2017

Remember this Wednesday night is Movie Night - See those that have booked at Murder on the Orient Express!

What is in this week's Chaddy Chatter:

  • Chadstone Craft Market this Saturday
  • What is Our Foundation?
  • Have a look at our Calendar - it is full to the brim!
  • BusyFeet Concert - 19th November
  • Rotary Toorak - Style Edit Workshop
  • Book Swap
  • Horses for a Cause
  • Craig Family Centre BBQ
  • Trip to Cambodia January 2018
  • Trip to India February 2018
  • We need your used stamps
  • Rotary Conference in Warrnambool

 Enjoy this week's edition of the Chaddy Chatter.- I look forward to greeting you at the door on Saturday!

Cheers from the Editor 

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BusyFeet makes a real difference

THIS IS A MUST READ!!

When we opened BusyFeet in Feb 2012 as a Community Project for Chadstone/East Malvern, we wanted to achieve a program designed to create a special place for Children with a Disability through Dance & Music.  It would be conducted in a fun and safe environment, a place where everyone feels special and is respected for their individual ability. Not only did we achieve that but have assisted other Clubs to create their own BusyFeet.  This could not have happened without the wonderful support of the Volunteers who have happily guided and danced with the Children over the years. There have been many thank you's over time but this one says absolutely everything that BusyFeet stands for.  All thanks go to our Committee and those who have supported us over such a long time

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Chaddy Chatter 15th August 2017

Join us this week to hear about Mercy Ships Bringing Hope & Healing.

Enjoy reading this week's Chaddy Chatter as well as the Website features. Cheers from the Editor. 

 

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Chadstone Craft Market was a great success!

What a fabulous Craft Market we had! 

Over 40 stalls on show!!!! Lots of visitors and quite possibly our best Chadstone Craft Market to date.

Thank you to our Stall holders, thank you to our visitors and thank you to the Rotarians for making this wonderful quarterly event possible. Special thanks to Paul Rake for all the work he puts in over the months in advance, and Tracey F for her amazing marketing - it really made a difference! 

Make sure to put the Saturday 11th November in your diary now for the next Chadstone Craft Market that is sure to be even bigger and better

 

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Disaster Aid Australia Newletter

Since May this year, news reports have told of prolonged fighting that has continued between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and rebels in Marawi City. It is reported that more than eighty-four thousand families have been forced to leave their homes.

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Dine Out and Raise Funds

When you purchase your Entertainment™ Book through the Rotary Club of Chadstone East Malvern, 20% of the purchase price goes to the club to provide funds for the many worthy projects in the local community and around the world.

Streams: fundraising,  restaurant

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Tree Planting Day - Sunday 20th August 2017

We joined the Friends of Gardiners Creek again for another tree planting day. 

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'Chaddy Chatter' 9th October 2017

Enjoy this week's edition.

Cheers from the 'current' Editor 

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Bunnings BBQ - Saturday 7th October

Thanks to Lyle, Lin, Dawn, Rod, Frank, Judy, Rosemary, Emily and James for another super BBQ at Bunnings!

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'Chaddy Chatter' 2nd October 2017

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Cheers from the 'current' Editor 

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'Chaddy Chatter' 23rd October 2017

It's a Happy 42nd Birthday to

Rotary Chadstone/East Malvern

See you Wednesday those that can make it  

Enjoy this week's edition of the Chaddy Chatter.

Cheers from the Editor 

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'Chaddy Chatter' 30th October 2017

See you for 'our' Foundation evening this coming Wednesday.

What is in this week's Chaddy Chatter:

  • Board nominees for 2018-19
  • A message from Rotary International President Ian Riseley
  • What's the latest from the International Committee
  • BusyFeet Concert

 Enjoy this week's edition of the Chaddy Chatter.

Cheers from the Editor 

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Update on our Donation to Seven Women

A report from Stephanie Woollard with an update on the Kitchen for Seven Women

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'Chaddy Chatter' 16th October 2017

From sunny Leongatha where Ross Garner - last week's Guest Speaker is from - your Editor is about to present to his club - Rotary Leongatha, speaking about 'End Trachoma by 2020'. 

Enjoy this week's edition of the Chaddy Chatter.

Cheers from the Editor 

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'Chaddy Chatter' 18th September 2017

Vacancy: Editor who can attach the correct edition of the Chaddy Chatter!"

Enjoy this week's edition.

Cheers from the 'current' Editor 

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Working Bee at St Oswalds Church Garden

We helped St Oswalds Church to rejuvenate their garden.

 

And what a difference we helped make!

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Project Chimney has started

Project Chimney has commenced.

This project has begun with the purchase of this property in Oakleigh.

Then it will be renovated to something amazing!!

Watch this space!

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Tree Planting Day - Sunday 30th July

We joined the Friends of Gardiners Creek Valley and Stonnington Council for this community planting event. 

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Birthing Kits

Someone asked at the Club meeting on Wednesday night as to where the birthing kits would go - please see map. One of the identified projects was with Rotary in Nigeria (it is shown on the map).

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DGE Bronwyn Stephens on the Rotary International Convention

Getting off a plane in one of the busiest airports in America to be greeted by Rotarians in Fluoro vests was very unusual. This Rotary World Convention we were arriving at was to be Rotary on steroids throughout. Over 130 countries were represented, with over 40,000 Rotarians attending, and so many of them from African and Indian nations. Hundreds of Filipinos, and 26 Aussies from District 9800. Registering for the convention at the airport made life easy and that set the tone for the hospitality.

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It started with a lunch

Read Rotarian Kerry Kornhauser's story in The Age.

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Donations In Kind (DIK)

There are so many things we use and then discard.  Why waste when you can put it to good use?

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It's been a busy week in this week's Chaddy Chatter 31st July 2017

Great news.....It's twin boys for the Lewi's!

 

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Chaddy Chatter 28th August 2017

Hot off the press.  Get your copy now!

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Chaddy Chatter 4th September 2017

Hot off the press.  Get your copy now!

Cheers from the Editor 

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MVPS - they said we'd never make it?!

And make it we did!

  • Thank you and well done to the following Rotarians for getting their hands dirty and making a real difference: Chris, Frank, Lyle, Richard, Chris, Andrew, Mark, a coffee visit by Trevor, and a special thank you to Alick for organising the working bee! 

Malvern Valley Primary School Retainer Wall

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Events

Henley Rowing Regatta - BBQ

Date: Saturday Feb 24, 2018, 12:00 am

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Visit to Rotary DIK warehouse

Date: Saturday Feb 24, 2018, 10:00 am

Contact Alick if you are interested in visiting DIK. It really is a wonderful set up!

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BBQ at Bunnings - Sunday 11th March

Date: Sunday Mar 11, 2018, 9:00 am

Are you free to help?

We require 2 teams of 4 Rotarians

See Chris Don for further details

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Rotary Family Fun Day - Central Park

Date: Sunday Mar 25, 2018, 11:00 am

Join us for the Rotary Chadstone/East Malvern Family Fun Day at Central Park and enjoy a great day out with the whole family including your dog. The Family Fun Day is held in conjunction with City of Stonnington Pets in the Park. Experience jumping castles, rides and performances by local choirs and dancing troupes performing in 'Sounds of Stonnington'.

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BBQ at Bunnings - Saturday 14th April

Date: Saturday Apr 14, 2018, 9:00 am

Are you free to help?

We require 2 teams of 4 Rotarians

See Chris Don for further details

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BBQ at Bunnings - Sunday 6th May

Date: Sunday May 6, 2018, 9:00 am

Are you free to help?

We require 2 teams of 4 Rotarians

See Chris Don for further details

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Community Projects

The subject of Homelessness

Alick attended the District 9800 Homelessness Forum to discuss what is happening across clubs.  Read on to find out what was discussed.

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What's on at the 'East Malvern Mens Shed'?

Stonnington Seniors Festival – ‘It’s your time’

EAST MALVERN RSL Sub-Branch and EAST MALVERN MENS SHED   

Join us for a series of free seminars by medical experts on MENS HEALTH and other related issues of importance to Seniors.

Wednesday 4th October

10.00 am      PROSTATE CANCER          Associate Professor Nathan Lawrentschuk

11.00 am      How to live at home longer

 To be held at:     East Malvern RSL, Stanley Grose Drive, Malvern East

 

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What is on the cards for our Community Team?

For the 2017-18 Rotary year,  Domestic Projects combine the previous Youth and Community teams.

This year the plans are to :

Continue to develop/improve existing relationships with :

  • St Oswald’s Church re community Garden.
  • Craig Family Centre re community garden
  • Currajong School with bursaries / maintenance assistance
  • Cleeland United Soccer Club and..........
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BusyFeet

Every Tuesday morning when Kade wakes up he says "Dancing...BusyFeet", with a big smile on his face.  His confidence is growing every week.

 

Streams: things to do,  dancing

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