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'Chaddy Chatter' 18th June 2018

Hello to all,

This week's Chaddy Chatter is all 'online' for a change.  Be on the look out next week for the final Chaddy Chatter for 2017/18. 

Message from our President:

Hi to All,

Back from Timor-Leste and fair to say Melbourne's weather is a bit of a contrast from downtown Baguia!

A few quick observations from the trip about the Rotary brand. People who knew of Rotary all had positive perceptions about us and the community service we do, in fact our driver asked to be assigned to our trip because he had worked with Rotary previously and knew we legit. On the other hand, a lot of younger people I spoke to either before leaving or while in Timor literally had no knowledge of Rotary at all and had not even heard of the organisation....

We had our last Board meeting on Saturday and I want to thank the Board for their efforts in keeping the ship afloat and producing some pretty good outcomes for the local community and communities overseas.

Last Club meeting for the year this week, and it looks to be a packed program. See you there.

Rod 

So what is featured this week?

  • Have you booked and paid for Changeover next Wednesday 27th June? If not, don't miss out - book now :)
  • Update of Tim's ride across Australia
  • Update on the Craig Family Centre Pergola
  • The Currajong School feature a thank you to us in their newsletter
  • Our calendar for the next 4 weeks
  • We need YOUR USED STAMPS. We are very nearly at $10,000 to help with eradicating the leading cause of infectious blindness - Trachoma - from Australia.
  • Rypen - letter of thank 

Enjoy this week's read. Cheers from the Editor 

Streams: chadstone,  news

Club Calendar of meetings and events

Craig Family Centre Pergola update

The photos below show the status of the Craig Family Centre community garden project, and the thank you on the window leading to the garden.
Note that the pergola is complete. Will probably need painting – another potential Rotary project.
The photo does not do justice to the size of the garden.
 
Richard is currently planning the new planter boxes to be completed in time for a tree/herb planting on Saturday July 14th at Craig FC. 
Potentially an ‘official opening’ of the new garden at some time in the future also.
 
So after a long time (!!) the garden is getting there !!
   

Newspaper 2000 - Our Time Capsule!

Newspaper Article from 2000!

Back in 2000, Lin Hughes and past member Mel Gray buried our Time Capsule at Central Park.

 

Thank you from The Currajong School

Chadstone/East Malvern feature in The Currajong Newsletter:

Thank you from RYPEN participants

RYPEN is Rotary Youth Program for Enrichment. Each year we sponsor one or two students to attend the weekend long camp. Below is a report from this years lucky sponsored attendees.

"Sienna and I were lucky enough to be given the opportunity to participate in a RYPEN camp sponsored by rotary. We felt quite honoured to have been able to represent our school on this leadership camp. It was a 3 day camp from the 27th of April to the 29th. We were divided up into groups of people that we have never met before and took part in many different leadership building activities. From scavenger hunts to challenging high rope courses, both Sienna and I have developed leadership skills which we will be able to implement in our daily lives.

 Apart from leadership skills we also discussed major issues dispersed within society. We were also lucky enough to take part in a ‘Reach’ workshop where we discussed self-esteem issues and how to be the best person we can possibly be. On Saturday night, we were able to experience what life is like for third world countries when it comes to the amount of food they have access to. This was a massive eye opener of the reality which countries such as India and Ethiopia are forced to suffer through every day.

Overall we really enjoyed our time at this camp and believe it was a beneficial learning experience for both myself and Sienna. We would like to genuinely thank The Rotary Club for sponsoring us and enabling us to gain valuable leadership skills which we will be able to implement into our daily lives"

Written by Natalie Robinson and Sienna Ryan

Tim's bike ride for the homeless

18th June 2018 - LONE RIDER UPDATE: 

Tim has ridden 4356 kms of the 11,000km trip across Australia return as at 11th June 2018. 

Tim is cycling alone from Melbourne to Albany, Western Australia, to raise awareness of homelessness and funds to help accommodate them as part of the Lone Ride for the Homeless Campaign. Total ride 11,000kms.

www.lonerideforthehomeless.com.au 

Avalon Centre Website

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Your Used Stamps will help End Trachoma in Australia

Over $9,700 raised so far. The target is $10,000 of sales of used stamps!

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

Trachoma is the leading cause of infectious 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 info@endtrachoma2020.org.au

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'Chaddy Chatter' 21st May 2018

Hello to all,

We look forward to seeing you this Wednesday for our 5th “Taking on the Challenge – Transition from School to Career”

Enjoy this week's read..... 

Cheers from the Editor 

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'Chaddy Chatter' 7th May 2018

Hello to all,

  • See you at Currajong this Wednesday
  • Our Chadstone Craft Market is fast approaching. please help us spread the word.
  • MS BBQ Sunday 3rd June - more helpers needed
  • Fancy being the Editor or Producer of the Chaddy Chatter? You know you want to :). Alick look forward to hearing from you. Smiles...........

Enjoy this week's read..... 

Cheers from the Editor 

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 Community Project Idea Results

Rotary Chadstone East Malvern would like to thank all of the community groups that submitted a project application to our Community Project Idea campaign.  It was wonderful to see the extent of community projects being delivered within our area.

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$4,000 Cheque Presentation - Project India

Our President Elect Alick presented a Cheque for $4,000 to President John Maddock.

"187 students at Dudhodi School, India, will now have toilets, wash stations and hygiene education thanks to partnership between RC Poona D3131, RC Chadstone/East Malvern D9800 and RC Box Hill Central D9810.  


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

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'Chaddy Chatter' 9th April 2018

Hello to all,

  • This week's meeting is our Club Forum
  • RCEM donated $2,000 to the Avalon Centre
  • What is it??
  • Mens Shed BBQ team looking very smart
  • .............and lots more.

Enjoy this week's read..... 

Cheers from the Editor 

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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.

  

Seven Women Nepal Video

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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.

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The Rotary Foundation

To donate The Rotary Foundation, click on link below:

http://www.district9800foundation.org/erey/ 

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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 many Rotarians and friends for helping to feed the troups.

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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.

  

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'Chaddy Chatter' 20th March '18

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

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'Chaddy Chatter' 3rd April 2018

Happy Easter everyone,

Enjoy this week's read..... 

Cheers from the Editor 

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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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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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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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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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Events

Our Club Changeover

Date: Wednesday Jun 27, 2018, 6:30 pm

Only one week to go!! Make sure you have booked and paid for this 'always a great evening'!

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BBQ at Bunnings - Saturday 7th July

Date: Saturday Jul 7, 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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Tree Planting - Friends of Gardeners Creek

Date: Sunday Jul 29, 2018, 10:00 am

Details to be confirmed.

Alick is the main contact with Stonnington

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BBQ at Bunnings - Sunday 5th August

Date: Sunday Aug 5, 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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Chadstone Craft Market Saturday 11th August

Date: Saturday Aug 11, 2018, 10:00 am

Join us on Saturday 11th August for our  Chadstone Craft Market

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BBQ at Bunnings - Saturday 22nd September

Date: Saturday Sep 22, 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

 Community Project Idea Results

Rotary Chadstone East Malvern would like to thank all of the community groups that submitted a project application to our Community Project Idea campaign.  It was wonderful to see the extent of community projects being delivered within our area.

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Ashburton Primary School

See Read more to see how we helped the Ashburton Primary School Garden Project 

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BusyFeet - Expanding Horizons With Dance

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.

And last week BusyFeet featured in Rotary Central Melbourne Bulletin. Click on link below:

http://rotaryclubcentralmelbourne.org.au/stories/busyfeet-is-growing/ 

 

Streams: things to do,  dancing

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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
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Currajong Shelter for staff outdoor area

A new pergola has been built at the Currajong School

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