Member Login
Remember Me?
Forgotten your password?

Print to PDF

Rotary Club of Chadstone East Malvern

 

Chaddy Chatter

 

Are you keeping up with the world of Rotary on Social Media?

 Have a look at the following links

 

Rotarians Against Malaria

Rotary International

and even our own Facebook page



 

JOINT MEETING WITH CAMBERWELL ROTARY 4th May:

Speaker: Sedtha Long "Build Your Future", Cambodia
Location: Canterbury Centre, 2 Rochester Road, Canterbury (car park down the laneway opposite venue)
Rochester Road off Canterbury Road, near intersection with  Balwyn Road.
Time: 6.15 for 6.30pm
Cost: Dinner is $30, wine and beer $4 No raffle just fines
Pay at the door for meals.

 

By Bronwyn Stephens, Rotary Club of Melbourne South

CambodiaEducation is the way of the future in developing countries, but in Cambodia there are some major problems.

Children have to walk up to 10 kms each way to get to school—in over 30°C heat…..So “World of Difference”  provides bicycles….$50 each for a sturdy, new bike that will stand the test of time.

Children go to school on an empty tummy, with no meal offered until their cup of rice and thin soup at 4 pm—their one meal a day….so WOD donates rice and vegetable seed…..and when we visit we provide a special lunch.

Some children in rural areas of Cambodia cant read their study or their work…Now through the generous donation of time and skills by Eyes on Brighton optometrist Peter Cunningham there is help.  He is consulting with the Sumba Eye Project and is designing a similar model. He and a team will travel to Cambodia in March 2013.  For ten days they will travel and work in rural areas. Fifteen schools and orphanages throughout Cambodia have asked us to assess their childrens’ eye sight and dispense spectacles.

The children in these projects number around 4500. …... Funds are needed to buy spectacles …...at only $5-10 per child. With a small contribution be part of this project and help many.

- See more at: http://www.rotarydistrict9800.com.au/news/1514/make-a-world-of-difference-in-cambodia#sthash.al4MsuWT.dpuf

 For more information go to http://www.buildyourfuturetoday.org/

 


The Rotary Theme for May is Youth.

 

Wednesday `25th April will be our Taking on the Challenge  - Transition from School to Career' evening.

The focus of the evening is to give selected year 12 girls the opportunity to learn from the varied experiences of our panellists 

who are high achieving young women who will demonstrate through their personal stories the qualities they have developed and the actions they have taken to set themselves on their personal carreer pathways.

The event in recent years has been a great success and highly rated by students, teachers, and parents who have attended.

This is a great opportunity to extend an invitation to any family members or relatives who you believe would benefit from the evening

The usual rules apply for attendances, BUT we do need the names of additional attendees, please email Caroline A with their details for catering purposes. Note that additional attendees will be required to pay $25 the same as members.

 

 


We have a lot of folk away for the next Craft Market on Saturday 14 May and Paul R is trying to get a sense of who is around and can help on the day: I also need some volunteers to letterbox drop our flyers.

What he needs are:

  1. One person to help Mark and Chris load the gear at shed and deliver it to the market no later than 9am on Saturday 14 May;
  2. Two people to take the gear back to the shed at 3pm;
  3. Two people to help Dawn on the BBQ during the day;
  4. One for the cafe from 10-12 noon;
  5. One person on the door all day (can be done in shifts) to take the gold coin donations and collect names for the Friends of Chadstone Craft Market;
  6. A couple of people to help the stall holders unload between 9-10am and pack up between 3-4pm;
  7. Four people to help clean up from 3-4pm.

 

What hours are you available to help and what would you like to do?

Please contact Paul to let him know how you can help.

 


Next meeting at Matthew Flinders

11th May - Club Forum

Welcome - Louise M and Ros McM

Make a World of Difference in Cambodia

By Bronwyn Stephens, Rotary Club of Melbourne South

CambodiaEducation is the way of the future in developing countries, but in Cambodia there are some major problems.

Children have to walk up to 10 kms each way to get to school—in over 30°C heat…..So “World of Difference”  provides bicycles….$50 each for a sturdy, new bike that will stand the test of time.

Children go to school on an empty tummy, with no meal offered until their cup of rice and thin soup at 4 pm—their one meal a day….so WOD donates rice and vegetable seed…..and when we visit we provide a special lunch.

Some children in rural areas of Cambodia cant read their study or their work…Now through the generous donation of time and skills by Eyes on Brighton optometrist Peter Cunningham there is help.  He is consulting with the Sumba Eye Project and is designing a similar model. He and a team will travel to Cambodia in March 2013.  For ten days they will travel and work in rural areas. Fifteen schools and orphanages throughout Cambodia have asked us to assess their childrens’ eye sight and dispense spectacles.

The children in these projects number around 4500. …... Funds are needed to buy spectacles …...at only $5-10 per child. With a small contribution be part of this project and help many.

- See more at: http://www.rotarydistrict9800.com.au/news/1514/make-a-world-of-difference-in-cambodia#sthash.al4MsuWT.dpuf

If you no longer wish to receive messages from Rotary Club of Chadstone East Malvern,