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Ashburton-a-Fair - Saturday 3rd December

Saturday 3rd December 2022. Stallholders email Janet at: markets@rotarychadstone.org.au


Sponsor Geoff's Mo for MOVEMBER

Movember is the leading charity changing the face of men's health on a global scale, focusing on men's mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer. The charity raises funds to deliver breakthrough biomedical research and support programs that enable men to live happier, healthier, and longer lives.

Six million have joined the movement since 2003, helping raise over AU$1.3 billion in peer-to-peer fundraising supporting 1,250 projects globally.

Click here to donate:  https://www.facebook.com/Movember/Geoff Sussman

Rotary Down Under - November Edition

Have you had a chance to read this month's Rotary Down Under? If not, you can do so online here

In November's edition you can read the following:

  • An article by Past Rotary International President Ian Riseley on 'Rotary's forest of hope and peace'.
  • The announcement that Dr Murray Verso has become the regional coordinator for Australia to End Polio Now. 
  • Get involved in building peace
  • A Pragmatic Path to Peace in the Middle East
  • Recognising a woman's worth
  • Women in Agriculture
  • Rotary's 'Down Under' Centenary project
  • Te Tai Tokerau Tamiriki Mental Health and Wellbeing Project
  • Philanthropy funds three new projects



Portable Wicker Planters for sale. Make fabulous gifts or activity for children. They are portable so also perfect for rental properties. Plus the plants love them. 

Small $10. Square $15. Screen $15. Wicker Planter Kit just $50.

If you know of a school or organisation that would put them to great use, they can have the Small or Square for free.

Sale of planters will help fund water tanks in Vanuatu.

For further information contact Sandi at sandi.fulcher@rotary9800.org


Donation to Currajong

For many years we have supported the wonderful Currajong School. This year we have donated a further $5,200 that will assist two students to attend this special school. 


Donation to Lismore - helping flood recovery

We donated $1,000 to help Rotary help those in Lismore who have had to endure some horrendous floods. Here is a video sharing the situation and the difference Rotary is making: 


Thank you Bill Hall for 46 years Rotary Service

We had a fabulous evening to celebrate Bill Hall's 46 years of service with Rotary Chadstone/East Malvern.


Congratulations BusyFeet on 10 years of dancing

It was back in 2011 when the idea of BusyFeet was born by the late Lin Hughes. 10 years on there are now five BusyFeet dances scattered throughout Melbourne and Rotary Clubs continue to show great interest in starting up even more BusyFeet dances. 

This is Catherine who has been with BusyFeet since 2012



'The Market' - Opportunity for Stallholders

We hold Markets at Phoenix Park and Ashburton-a-Fair throughout the year. Interested in joining us? Please email markets@rotarychadstone.org.au 



November is Rotary Foundation Month

Have you ever wanted to tell the DG to go jump?

Well, this is your chance, however it will cost you a donation to our Foundation - The Rotary Foundation!

If our District reaches our target of $500k AUD in Foundation donations, our DG Amanda Wendt along with DGE Ron Payne, DGN Michael Lapina, and D9800 Foundation Chair Grant Hocking - will skydive out of a plane.

Want to join them up in the sky? Our club or cluster could set our own fundraising goal and help our District meet the big target!



Portable Wicker Planters for sale. Make fabulous gifts or a valuable activity for children.

Small $15. Square $25. With Screen $30. Planter Kit just $50.

If you know of a school that would benefit from receiving the $25.00 garden planters for free, please contact Sandi.

Sale of planters will fund water tanks in Vanuatu.


Breadtags for Wheelchairs - We're collecting

Save your plastic breadtags and turn them in to much needed Wheelchairs for the disadvantgaged mainly in South Africa. Tania is collecting them on behalf of the club where she then hands them over for them to be made into items that are then sold and funds transferred to wheelchairs for those in need.


Dignity for Women in Cambodia

Rotary Clubs of Chadstone/East Malvern and Port Philip together with the District program ‘World of Difference’ and the Rotary Foundation will create approximately 40 Washroom Toilets by rebuilding the structure of existing toilets.

Cambodia women are forced to bath themselves and their children in the open spaces because they do not have adequate facilities. Rotary is stepping in to change that!!


5000 People Raise a Glass to Rotary International

Over 5000 people in Cambodia will soon be drinking fresh water thanks to a Rotary International Global Grant and they will raise a glass of gratitude to Rotary International


Drinking Water Flowing in Vanuatu

Our Rotary Club is ensuring students in Vanuatu can focus on their studies because we are providing drinking water to more schools with support from Rotary Foundation through a District International Grant.


Rotary SleepOut for the Homeless - raises $12,000+

SleepOut in Central Park raised over $12,000! That will buy food packs for the Homeless this festive season.  Thank you to all who made a donation. Your kindness made a difference! https://vimeo.com/680209769/901a374be8


300 Beanies for Uganda & Seafarers

Did you know that between Rosemary and Dawn they have knitted 300 beanies. WOW!

200 beanies were knitted by Dawn and Rosemary, and sewn by Rosemary. These made their way to Uganda.


Drinking Water for Schools In Vanuatu – the Next Step

The last piece of the puzzle is the connection of guttering to run from the school roof to the water tank.

AND HERE WE GO – the guttering to the tank at St Therese was connected just in time for a massive rain fall and the tank filled completely overnight.



Mtg at the Glasshouse - AGM

Date: Wednesday Nov 30, 2022, 6:15 pm

Guest Speaker: Rev Glenn Loughrey


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Date: Saturday Dec 3, 2022, 9:30 am

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Mtg at the Glasshouse - Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah MP

Date: Wednesday Dec 7, 2022, 6:15 pm

Guest Speaker: Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah MP

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Volunteers needed : BBQ at Bunnings

Date: Saturday Dec 10, 2022, 9:00 am

Can you help with our Bunnings BBQ?  4 volunteers needed per shift: 8:30am/9:00am to 12:30pm or 12:30pm to 4:00pm. It is great fun catching up with fellow Rotarians and learning things you didn't know!  Contact is Lyle: 0408 585 266 

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Volunteers needed : BBQ at Bunnings

Date: Sunday Dec 18, 2022, 9:00 am

Can you help with our Bunnings BBQ?  4 volunteers needed per shift: 8:30am/9:00am to 12:30pm or 12:30pm to 4:00pm. It is great fun catching up with fellow Rotarians and learning things you didn't know!  Contact is Lyle: 0408 585 266 

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Two volunteers needed | Camberwell Market | January 2023

Date: Sunday Jan 29, 2023, 6:30 am

We need 2 volunteers for the Camberwell Market:

  • 6:30am to 9:30am -  Vacant
  • 9:30am to 12:30pm - Vacant

Contact is Paul Rake

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