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A night at the MCG

Join Rotary for a night at The G as part of the Rotary International Convention 2023.

Monday 29 May 2023 6.00 PM – 9.00 PM

$60 cost for the evening. Finger food will be served and drinks available at bar prices.

The Long Room, Level 2 Melbourne Cricket Ground


Rotary Sleeping Out Rough Night 2023

SleepOut to help end family violence and homelessness

Homelessness and family violence are major issues in our community, and we need your help to raise awareness and funds!

Join us for our sleep out on Friday, April 14th in Central Park Malvern from 5:30pm or sponsor someone sleeping out.


Safety and Dignity for Women and Children

Rotary Chadstone/East Malvern is leading 17 Rotary Clubs from 10 Rotary Districts around the globe to provide a safe and dignified space for women to bathe themselves and their children as part of a Washroom Toilet construction project

Women and children in most remote villages in rural Cambodia do not have a toilet or a bathroom. They must defecate in the open and bathe in the open either partly dressed or behind a cloth screen.


Be a Mentor Today with MentorMatch

MentorMatch is an established mentorship platform connecting local and international talent with the right mentors. We bring together graduates and career changers with the most experienced and qualified mentors, creating a program tailored to their needs. Through our partnerships with Rotary and Study Melbourne, we help talent build confidence, expand networks and connect with communities, empowering impact through shared knowledge.

Register your interest to Mentor at https://share.hsforms.com/1ZKtIYHzFQiGJqwugbq2drg4mboj


'Smart Alternatives to Single-Use Packaging'

This month's ESRAG Newsletter features the article 'Smart Alternatives to Single-Use Packaging'. 

ESRAG Newsletter January 2023

BusyFeet needs Volunteers

BusyFeet needs volunteers to help with this wonderful dance program that is in it's 11th year. If you are available or know someone else who might be, please contact Rosemary Johnston via email: rosemary.johnston82@gmail.com



Portable Wicker Planters for sale. Make fabulous gifts or activity for children. They are portable so perfect for rental properties. Plus the plants love them. Wicker Planter Kit just $50. Sale of planters will help fund water tanks in Vanuatu. For further information contact Sandi at sandi.fulcher@rotary9800.org


10th Anniversary BusyFeet Annual Concert

Sunday 27th November was the date for our wonderful BusyFeet Annual concert. And an extra special event as it was it's 10th Anniversary.

We had a great turnout from the club and all were blessed to be in the room and experience the magic of this wonderful activity created by Past President Lin Hughes (dec.) She would have been watching from above. And wonderful to have Lin's daughters Kate and Lisa present for the 10th Anniversary. 

WOW! And all of us doing the conga at the end was just perfect.😀


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



First RIMERN Newsletter Jan '23

RIMERN Newsletter Jan 2023.pdf

Dignity & Safety for Women in Cambodia


We are heavily involved in driving change for women in Cambodia. 


Kooyongkoot Alliance Plaque reveil uses RCEM Marquee

How was this for a great branding opportunity...........

Well done to our member Alick Osborne who very kindly lent our marquees for the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the Queen’s Jubilee tree planting in Markham Reserve, Ashburton. 'Kooyongkoot Alliance' President Graham Ross and Federal Member for Higgins Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah did the honours. And it just happened that Michelle was guest speaker at our club the night prior. 😀 

Also present were Boroondara Mayor Cr Jane Addis and member-elect for Ashwood Matt Fregon. 

A few thousand more trees to plant next year. 🌳 

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.



Ashburton-a-Fair - April 2023

Date: Saturday Apr 1, 2023, 9:30 am

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Rotary Sleeping Out Rough Night for the Homeless

Date: Friday Apr 14, 2023, 5:30 pm

Experience Homelessness for One Night. By spending just one night sleeping outside, in Central Park Malvern East, you can join Rotary in raising awareness about the issue of homelessness and domestic violence, and show your support for those who are struggling to find a safe place to sleep.

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Ashburton-a-Fair - June 2023

Date: Saturday Jun 24, 2023, 9:30 am

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'The Market'

Date: Saturday Aug 12, 2023, 10:00 am

Looking forward to our next 'The Market' where will we have over 40 stalls to choose from.

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Ashburton-a-Fair - Sept 2023

Date: Saturday Sep 16, 2023, 9:30 am

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'The Market'

Date: Saturday Nov 11, 2023, 10:00 am

Looking forward to our next 'The Market' where will we have over 40 stalls to choose from.

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