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Rotary Club of Chadstone East Malvern

'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 

Chadstone Craft Market

It's on this Saturday. See you there!

So many wonderful stallholders that this event is not to be missed.



By Weds 15th Nov - Books needed for Book Swap

Did you know that only a quarter of children in remote indigenous communities have a basic standard of literacy?

And that the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) is working to change this?

ILF is lifting literacy levels and instilling a life-long love of reading in kids who would otherwise not get this opportunity.

Caroline Adrian is gathering books for a book swap at  her work on Wednesday 22nd November. It will allow staff  to find a book they like and donate a gold coin (or more). All money raised will be donated to the ILF.

What can I do ?

If you have any books that you’d like to donate please bring them along to our club meeting on the 15th November (or earlier) and Caroline will gladly take them from you. 

All books are welcome, including novels, non-fiction, kids’ and coffee table books but just make sure they’re in reasonable condition.

Know that your assistance with this request will 'make a difference'.


Horses for Causes Fundraiser 15/11/17

Violence Free Families - "Horses for Causes" fundraiser


You will not believe this is Melbourne!!!

“Horses for Causes” is available for previewing up until Nov 15 at National Storage 60 Dawson Street, Brunswick


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


‘Hands on’ trip to Cambodia?

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

Dates:  13-27th January


  • 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 



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



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

Join us in Warrnambool for the District 9800 Conference 2018

Join us for the Rotary District 9800 Conference in Warrnambool March 16 - 18, 2018.  It is always so inspiring to see what others are achieving and motivating knowing we are doing so much good in the World. ..........Janet M. (On to Conference organiser)

Click on link below for more detail

Warrnambool is a gorgeous seaside town in South Western Victoria and apart from attending the Conference, it is a beautiful part of Victoria
to visit.

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