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EPS pollutes Yarra River

Summary of a presentation by the Yarra Riverkeeper Dr. Karin Tragear to Environmental Sustainability - Rotary Action Group (ESRAG):

During research undertaken by Yarra Riverkeepers in September-October 2019 and checked in January 2020, they have identified that polystyrene particularly EPS is the predominant polluter in the Yarra with both large pieces and microplastics.


 Lockdown Trivia presented by RCEM

Put down your phone and your favourite TV show for a couple of hours, put your thinking cap on and bring your BIG BRAIN for a night of online TRIVIA. 


Date From : Sat Oct 23, 2021 : 18:45
Date To : Sat Oct 23, 2021 : 21:00


SAFE Families

Guest Speaker topic: SAFE Families: Stopping Abuse in Families Everywhere

Wednesday 6th October. 6:30pm. Via Zoom. https://zoom.us/j/96621106605

Drinking Water to School Children in Vanuatu

Another highly successful International project that is almost complete - the provision of drinking water for schools in Vanuatu thanks Rotary Chadstone/East Malvern.


Mock Interviews Online - Ashwood High School

It was all systems go on Monday 26th July as RCEM members supported Ashwood High School and gave Year 10 students an opportunity to hone their job application, interview and presentation skills.  


Drinking Water for over 5,000 people

In collaboration with the Rotary Clubs of Upper Northern Beaches (Sydney) and Paddington (Brisbane), Chadstone/East Malvern are about to embark on installing 60 water bores across six villages in Cambodia to provide drinking water to over 5000 people. People who currently drink water from infected ponds or roadside rain pools.


Congratulations to our Royce Abbey Awardees

Congratulations to our latest Royce Abbey Awardees in Kathryn O'Connor and Michele Kennedy. They join many worthy recipients.


Rotary Theme 2021-22 - 'Serve to Change Lives'

Incoming Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta urged members to become more involved in service projects, saying that caring for and serving others is the best way to live because it changes not only other people’s lives, but also our own.

Mobility Aids heading for DIK

Club members Louise, Kathryn and Paul collected a range of mobility aids that were donated by a family.  It turned out that the family member, Janis, was a Rotaractor many years ago – the Rotary contacts live on!! 




BusyFeet is a dance and movement activity for children with intellectual and physical disabilities, aged 6 to16 years. The participants will experience happiness, and develop more self confidence, through the movement of dance. To experience  BusyFeet.........  


Residential Recycling = Reduced Landfill Rubbish

We have united with other clubs of inner Melbourne to establish a premises for the storage of residential goods to be recycled in the community thereby reducing landfill rubbish.


Completion of the Toorak Community Garden

Saturday 31st July, RCEM volunteers installed the final two wicking garden beds required for the Toorak Community Garden.  

VIDEO:   https://fb.watch/7625bjFvQF/

RCEM was asked to be the auspicing organisation for a community grant application from the residents of a block of units who wanted to capture water from their roof, compost from the kitchens and grow their own food.


RCEM Environment Update

Gardiners Creek, which flows through Malvern East, originates in Blackburn and flows from Blackburn Lake to the Yarra River.
Originally it was known as the Kooyongkoot, from whence Kooyong derives its name. The creek system is an important biodiversity corridor, but also sadly in many sections it has been reduced to a storm water drain.

RCEM Online Shop Sales

See what's new at the RCEM shop. 

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About Us

Rotary Chadstone/East Malvern (RCEM) is a group of ordinary local people that have come together with the desire to contribute to the world in which they live. Our members are professional and business people from a broad range of backgrounds who use their varied skills to lead community and international projects.



Lockdown Trivia presented by RCEM - ONLINE ONLY

Date: Saturday Oct 23, 2021, 6:45 pm

Put down your phone and your favourite TV show for a couple of hours, put your thinking cap on and bring your BIG BRAIN for a night of online TRIVIA. 

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Volunteers needed : BBQ at Bunnings

Date: Saturday Nov 6, 2021, 9:00 am

Can you help with our Bunnings BBQ?  4 volunteers needed per shift: 8:30am/9:00am to 12:30pm or 12:30pm to 4:00pm. It is great fun catching up with fellow Rotarians and learning things you didn't know!  Contact is Lyle: 0408 585 266 

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Painting George Pepperell Gazebo

Date: Sunday Nov 14, 2021, 12:00 am

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The Market

Date: Saturday Nov 20, 2021, 10:00 am

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Date: Wednesday Nov 24, 2021, 6:15 pm

Annual General Meeting

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Date: Friday Nov 26, 2021, 6:00 pm

Further details to come

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