Chadstone East Malvern News


Rotary SleepOut for the Homeless

Friday 26th November 2021 from 5:30pm, come SleepOut in Central Park and support those that are homeless this festive season.  

For the details, go to........


Walk or Sponsor us to End Polio

26th October Stats:
  •    Team of 8 x Walkers
  •    $$ raised to date: $2,977
  •    Sitting 8th on Ladder out of 36
   To sponsor us, go to: Walk with Us - Chaddy Chatters

The Market at Phoenix Park - Sat 20th November

Saturday 20th November 2021 | 10am to 3pm

Phoenix Park Community Centre - Entry via Upper Car Park

Honey | Bags | Jewellery | Handbags | Body Care Products | Heat Packs | Clothing | Baby Goods | Kids Stuff | Candles & so much more

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.


SAFE Families

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

Wednesday 6th October. 6:30pm. Via Zoom.


We need you to help at our first Ashburton-a-Fair being held on Saturday 4th December.

As with all our markets, all the funds raised go towards our community projects.

Volunteers are needed to fill the various shifts. Please help.


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!! 


Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group

Two main events to highlight in the coming weeks are the Melbourne Pollinator
Corridor Walk by Emma Cutting which has been deferred to a date to be advised, due
to the current lockdown, and, the celebration of Environment Day with an
‘Environment Area of Focus Launch’ on 4 June 2021 as detailed in this newsletter.