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RCEM provides lunch for Metro Rail workers

And what a great few days!!

Well done to Chris Don for all the coordination and organising. p.s we love the kransky sausages - can we have at the family fun day too  

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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'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' 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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Help kids in Vanuatu for as little as $13

Simply buy a book of 10 tickets for just $13.00, and you will make a difference.
If you win one of the 10 prizes on offer, you can decide how you would like your prize distributed in Vanuatu. It could go to the hospital, a random needy family, broken up into smaller gifts, womens centre or any other option of your choice….
The funds that we make are all put back into the charity to help with ongoing costs for storage, the container fees, and items that need to be purchased in Vanuatu for specific schools once there in January 2018. 

 See Tracey Farnworth for your book of tickets if you are able to help. :)

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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' 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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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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‘Hands on’ trip to Cambodia?

Join us as we travel to the village of Sna Techo, Cambodia.

Dates:  13-27th January

Activities:

  • Health and well-being including support through the village medical centre
  • Activities at the school including English language and sport
  • Construction of a vegetable garden at the school and education about growing, preparing and cooking vegetables
  • Construction of a toilet block particularly to support the teenage female students to be at school full time and give them a safe place for personal hygiene. Depending on team members this will range from oversight of a contractor to hands on building.

Contact: Paul Rake 

 

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Come to India - 3rd to 18th Feb 2018

What a fabulous oportunity to join a group tour to visit the following cities in India:

  • Mumbai - Financial Capital 
  • Pune - Project Site (a couple of hours from Mumbai)
  • Jaipur - well known as Pink City
  • Delhi - Capital
  • Agra - Taj Mahal
  • Varanasi - The Ganges

See attached Itinerary for this trip

Photo below is from our Club visit back in 2007

 

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Bring us your Used Stamps and help End Trachoma in Australia

Over $3,390 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.

Your used stamps will raise money that this year will benefit and assist us End Trachoma in Australia.

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

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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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'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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'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' 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.

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'Chaddy Chatter' 9th October 2017

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 28th August 2017

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Chaddy Chatter 4th September 2017

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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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'Chaddy Chatter' 18th September 2017

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

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'Chaddy Chatter' 25th September 2017

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'Chaddy Chatter' 2nd October 2017

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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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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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Events

Chadstone Craft Market Saturday 10th Feb

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

Join us on Saturday 10th February for our  Chadstone Craft Market

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BBQ at 90th Anniversary Family Fun Day

Date: Sunday Mar 18, 2018, 9:00 am

We require 2 teams of 4 Rotarians

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Chadstone Craft Market Saturday 12th May

Date: Saturday May 12, 2018, 10:00 am

Join us on Saturday 12th May for our  Chadstone Craft Market

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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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