Chadstone East Malvern News


Winners are......Rotary Spring Raffle

Our Spring Raffle has been drawn. Congratulations to our winners:
1st Prize: $500 Bunnings Voucher - Lyle Chasemore 👏
2nd Prize: $250 Bunnings Voucher - Michael Hayes 👏
3rd Prize: Seasol Pack - Emily Osborne 👏


What a fabulous event. We had a great turn, fabulous stalls with some really great feedback. The weather was ideal. And so many Rotarians volunteered their time to make the day such a success.


Community Service Update

The Community Team have been busy planning and excited to activate now that we have some freedom.

  • SleepOut for the Homeless
  • Revamp George Pepperell Gazebo and....

Walk or Sponsor us to End Polio

31st October Stats:
  •    Team of 8 x Walkers
  •    $$ raised to date: $3,126
  •    Sitting 9th on Ladder out of 36
   To sponsor us, go to: Walk with Us - Chaddy Chatters

EPS pollutes Yarra River

Summary of a presentation by the Yarra Riverkeeper Dr. Karin Tragear to Environmental Sustainability - Rotary Action Group (ESRAG):

During research undertaken by Yarra Riverkeepers in September-October 2019 and checked in January 2020, they have identified that polystyrene particularly EPS is the predominant polluter in the Yarra with both large pieces and microplastics.


SAFE Families

Guest Speaker topic: SAFE Families: Stopping Abuse in Families Everywhere

Wednesday 6th October. 6:30pm. Via Zoom.

Drinking Water to School Children in Vanuatu

Another highly successful International project that is almost complete - the provision of drinking water for schools in Vanuatu thanks Rotary Chadstone/East Malvern.


Mock Interviews Online - Ashwood High School

It was all systems go on Monday 26th July as RCEM members supported Ashwood High School and gave Year 10 students an opportunity to hone their job application, interview and presentation skills.  


Drinking Water for over 5,000 people

In collaboration with the Rotary Clubs of Upper Northern Beaches (Sydney) and Paddington (Brisbane), Chadstone/East Malvern are about to embark on installing 60 water bores across six villages in Cambodia to provide drinking water to over 5000 people. People who currently drink water from infected ponds or roadside rain pools.


Congratulations to our Royce Abbey Awardees

Congratulations to our latest Royce Abbey Awardees in Kathryn O'Connor and Michele Kennedy. They join many worthy recipients.


Rotary Theme 2021-22 - 'Serve to Change Lives'

Incoming Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta urged members to become more involved in service projects, saying that caring for and serving others is the best way to live because it changes not only other people’s lives, but also our own.

Mobility Aids heading for DIK

Club members Louise, Kathryn and Paul collected a range of mobility aids that were donated by a family.  It turned out that the family member, Janis, was a Rotaractor many years ago – the Rotary contacts live on!! 


Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group

Two main events to highlight in the coming weeks are the Melbourne Pollinator
Corridor Walk by Emma Cutting which has been deferred to a date to be advised, due
to the current lockdown, and, the celebration of Environment Day with an
‘Environment Area of Focus Launch’ on 4 June 2021 as detailed in this newsletter.