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Fundraising Dinner

Date: Saturday May 8, 2021, 5:30 pm

In association with the Footscray Art Prize our club will hold a fundraising dinner and auction on Saturday 8th may. The evening begins with drinks at Footscray Community Arts Centre viewing entries in the Art Prize prior to dinner at Croatia House. Full details and on-line booking : https://www.footscrayartprize.com/dinner

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Fundraising Dinner

Date: Saturday May 8, 2021, 5:30 pm

In association with the Footscray Art Prize our club will hold a fundraising dinner and auction this Saturday 8th May.
We are very pleased that Megan Evans the winner of the 2019 Footscray Art Prize will speak at the dinner.
On-line bookings have closed BUT you are still welcome to attend and pay on the night. 
You will need to contact Rodney Johnstone by email rodney.rotary@gmail or text 0417350890 by Thursday 6th and indicate numbers and dietary requirements.

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District Governor's Message - Centenary Coins and Stamp Launch Success

Rotary District 9800 Governor Philip Archer

The Rotary Centenary Coins and Stamp launch was held on Thursday morning and was truly a wonderful event. The seamless online communication link between the Melbourne and Sydney UBS boardrooms was impressive and allowed us to showcase the best of the two centenary clubs of Rotary Melbourne and Rotary Sydney.

I would like to acknowledge the leadership of those clubs dating back one hundred years. Sir John Monash, the second President of the Rotary Club of Melbourne, and indeed every president since charter, has led a broad church of members who have been able to assist the growth of Rotary in Victoria and across Australia, chartering new clubs and implementing a range of impressive projects that have brought significant benefits to the communities they have served. I congratulate the current Rotary Melbourne leadership team of President Marion MacLeod, Immediate Past President Kevin Sheehan and Hugh Bucknall, all of whom have been so active in the promotion of Rotary’s 100 years of giving and leading our centenary celebrations. They have helped to lay the foundation for the next century of giving.

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Footscray Art Prize

The Rotary Club of Footscay is a partner in the 2021 Footscray Art Prize. Full details of exhibitions for Major, 

Street Art and Young Artists Prizes https://www.footscrayartprize.com/  

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Fundraiser Target Achieved: Horn of Africa Project

The fundraising to ship containers of hospital and school equipment to Ethiopia has successfully reached its target. The Rotary Club of Footscray in association with Donations in Kind wishes to transport three containers of medical and school equipment to Somali Regional State of Ethiopia. The current donation total stands at $21575 of the $21000 target.

A BIG thank you to all those who contributed and offered their support for this massive project for the Club.

You are welcome to see the update of the project here.

Here is a picture of President Jama Farah and Past President Suzanne Zammit have been to DIK to check out the contents of the first container of our Horn of Africa Project. 

February Meetings

Two meetings were organised by The Rotary Club of Footscray members in the month of February, one online via Zoom as a general check in to see how everyone was doing and second, face to face informal at 540 Barkly St., Footscray. It was great to see members and share a few laughs.

Horn of Africa Project

President Jama Farah and Past President Suzanne Zammit have been to DIK to check out the contents of the first container of our Horn of Africa Project. The container is due for shipment Monday 22 Feb.

Horn of Africa Project

The fundraising to ship containers of hospital and school equipment to Ethiopia is going well. The Rotary Club of Footscray in association with Donations in Kind wishes to transport three containers of medical and school equipment to Somali Regional State of Ethiopia.

President Jama is being well supported by his network in the African community and over $14272 as of this evening. The target is $21000. Club members are encouraged to support what is the club's major project during Jama’s year as President. 

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Welcome

The Rotary Club of Footscray meets on Thursdays:

Beginning March 2019 we will meet twice per month with the following plan:

On the first Thursday of the month - dinner meeting: 6:30 for 7:00pm. 

On the third Thursday of the month  lunch meeting: 12.30pm for a 12.45pm. 

Meetings are at Croatia House, 72 Whitehall Street, Footscray Vic. 3011

Occasionally meeting times are altered but details of weekly meetings are updated on website and also Facebook.

All are most welcome to join us.

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