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Rotary Club of Chadstone East Malvern

President’s Patter 2nd February 2017

Thanks to all of you who worked to make our Feb 1st meeting a great event; and to all in attendance – PDG Julie, AG Caroline, Members and visitors. Jayden took some footage of the night’s activities.

NEWS: Our Speaker for the Cluster Meeting hosted by President Gary and Malvern Rotary members, held at MFH on Wednesday February 22nd is… Dr Michael Walsh CEO, Cabrini. More details to come.

Prahran Rotary is having a fundraising event that will be of great interest – an Antique Roadshow at the Prahran RSL on Sunday 26th February. If you have an item you would like valued for a $5.00 fee, here is your opportunity! More details coming.

Enjoy a sensational week!

Cheers for now



PDG Julie Mason’s visit last Wednesday evening was inspirational.  It reminded us all that we are part of a very large organisation that is over 100 years old.

Australia has 30,000 Rotarians in 1100 Clubs in Australia.
Each Club belonging to one of 21 Rotary Districts in Australia. 
Each of 529 Districts are part of 6 worldwide Zones, with Australia's being part of Zone 8, which includes oceanic nations like Australia, New Zealand, East Timor and Papua New Guinea.  Every Club is part of the wider Rotary International - a network of 1.2 million Rotarians in nearly 33,000 Clubs around the world.

We all know about the fantastic things we do. Many others don't know.  Julie gives a great insight into why we love Rotary and how others can share that same experience.

Truly Amazing. Rotary Serving Humanity

Did you miss Julie's presentation?  Find it here.


Upcoming events



Craft Market
February 11, 2017, 10:00 am to February 11, 2017, 3:00 pm

The CHADSTONE CRAFT MARKET draws together people interested in selling and buying predominantly hand craft items across the spectrum of craft from aromatherapy, candles, body care products, to handmade baby and children wares to cards, homewares, jewellery and wood wares.

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Family Fun Day at Central Park
March 26, 2017, 11:00 am to March 26, 2017, 4:00 pm

Visit the Rotary Club of Chadstone/East Malvern Family Fun Day at Central Park and enjoy a great day out with the whole family including your dog. The Family Fun Day is held in conjunction with City of Stonnington Pets in the Park. Experience jumping castles, rides and performances by local choirs and dancing troupes in Stonnington Sounds.

The silent auction and hampers continue to be big fundraisers each year at the Family Fun Day.  Start seeking items to donate now.  Do you have any unused Christmas Gifts that you no longer need or want?  Do you know any businesses that would like to contribute? Ask your friends.

Further information regarding donations will be distributed later this week.

Please contact Janet or Tania who will gladly accept donations.

Team Meeting
February 8, 2017, 6:00 pm to February 8, 2017, 8:30 pm

2017 is going to be HUGE!  It is going to take a lot of organisation to delivery all our projects.

Rotary Sews Reopens!
February 9, 2017, 1:00 pm to February 9, 2017, 3:00 pm

FREE sewing & knitting classes resume for 2017! Learners & volunteers welcome!

A Night at the Movies
February 9, 2017, 6:15 pm to February 9, 2017, 10:30 pm

Popcorn and Choc-Tops

Family Fun Day Planning
March 22, 2017, 6:00 pm to March 22, 2017, 8:30 pm

Rotary's Annual Family Fun Day is our club's biggest fundraiser.  Join the Chief Organiser, Mr Chris Don for a night of planning and fun.

Good Life Farm Working Bee
February 18, 2017, 8:30 am to February 18, 2017, 12:00 pm

The landmark program that transforms the lives of vulnerable young people by connecting with animals and nature – with profound results

Stonnington Cluster Meeting
February 22, 2017, 6:00 pm to February 22, 2017, 9:00 pm

The cluster dinner scheduled for the 22nd February we have booked Dr Michael Walsh, Chief Executive of Cabrini Health.

It is intended that he will speak on the Strategy of Cabrini Health – Where it is today and where it will be in 10-20 years time.

Australian Henley Regatta
February 25, 2017, 8:30 am to February 25, 2017, 3:00 pm

The Australian Henley Regatta is an annual rowing event on the beautiful brown waters of the Yarra.  It's a walk or even shorter swim from the other side of the Yarra where we will be simultaneously hosting the District 9800 Rotary Showcase.

District 9800 Rotary Showcase
February 25, 2017, 10:00 am to February 25, 2017, 5:00 pm

Come and explore the wide range of opportunities provided through Rotary to fulfil the needs of others in the community. The Rotary Showcase will offer visitors a glimpse into what can be achieved through active volunteering and a passion to improve the lives of others.


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Duty Roster

8/Feb Team Meetings. Welcome: Alick, Mark. Sgt: Frank. Chair: Judy

15/Feb Family Fun Day Planning Welcome: George, John. Sgt: Hein. Chair: Chris 

22/Feb Cluster Meeting Welcome: Rod, Jayden. Sgt: n/a.  Chair: n/a 


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