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Fundraising Dinner

Date: Saturday Jun 22, 2019, 5:30 pm

In conjunction with the Footscray Art Prize, our club will hold a fundraising dinner/auction to support our local youth projects.
The evening will begin with pre-dinner drinks at the Footscay Community Art Centre and viewing of the Art Prize Exhibition. Dinner will be at VenU, located on the Nicholson St campus of Victoria University. Guest speaker at the dinner will be Mary Long, Post Industrial Design, “Business and Art -Strange Bedfellows”.
There will be both open and silent auctions of a diverse range of items.

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 Next Meeting

Next meeting: Thursday at 12.30 pm

Speakers: Florisse and Luana (pictured) our exchange students from France and Brazil.

All welcome to this lunch meeting

Croatia House, 72 Whitehall Street, Footscray.



Date From : Thu Mar 21, 2019 : 12:30
Date To : Thu Mar 21, 2019 : 13:45


Community Trust

The Rotary Club of Footscray - Community Service &House of Friendship Fund Inc.


History of the Fund

The Fund was formed out by amalgamating two separate funds operated by the Rotary Club of Footscray. The “House ofFriendship”(HOF) provided the elderly a meeting place & recreational facility in addition to daily hot meals at nominal cost. For those who were house bound meals were provided at home.

The concept was so successful that it became a prototype for many similar schemes in Australia and in 1975 became one of the Footscray Council's community welfare programs.

The Rotary Club of Footscray Community Service Trust

was formed in 1977 to provide financial assistance to designated not-for-profit charities which have Deductible Gift Receipts (DGR) status from the Australian Taxation Office.

In 1994 the assets were combined to form the “Rotary Club of Footscray

Community Service & House of Friendship Fund Inc”.


How the Fund Supports Local Communities?

Rotarians are committed to serving the community. This Fund provides vital grants to not-for-profit grassroots charitable organisations with DGR status. Grants are made to a diverse range of local projects which improve the lives of disadvantaged people throughout the locality. We are proud to have made a difference to many important services within the community.


How can you help?

If you would like to assist those that are disadvantaged, people who have a disability, the elderly and those in need in our community, please consider making a donation. This may be done by sending a cheque payable to:

The Rotary Club Footscray
Community Service & House of Friendship Fund Inc
PO Box 469, Ascot Vale, Vic 3032

All donations over $2.00 are Tax Deductible & a receipt will be issued.

How can organisations apply for a grant?

Organisations wishing to apply for a grant from the Trust should express interest by contacting Elizabeth Drozd( or Darcy Brennan (

Application forms are sent to interested organisation around April-May each year. 


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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