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Charity Golf Day

Date: Friday Apr 21, 2023, 7:30 am

Join in the fun of a day of golf, raising funds for our club’s local projects, at Sanctuary Lakes Golf Club on Friday April 21st
Ambrose format.
Prizes for wining team, nearest the pin and longest drive.
Breakfast and lunch included.
Full details, contacts and registration form here

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The Retros

Date: Friday Apr 21, 2023, 12:30 pm

During the Victorian Seniors Festival the Rotary Clubs of Flemington/Kensingtonpresaent "The Retros! Tour of Duty Show" on Friday April 21st. You are invited to go on a fun, cheeky, yet respectful muscicaljourney.Cost $10 including afternoon tea.

On line bookings at Humanitix

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Rotary International Convention

Date: Saturday May 27, 2023, 12:00 am

Melbourne will be the host city for the 2023 Rotary International Convention.The price of tickets to the conference increase in mid- December so if you intend going to the conference it would be a good idea to book your tickets in the next few weeks. Until the 15th December it will cost $475 but if you are 30 or under it will cost $125.

We have been contacted by a Rotarian from Alabama who is coming over for the Convention and who would like to attend a Club meeting in May.

 Full details on Convention  website .

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RICON 23 Club Hospitality Event

Date: Monday May 29, 2023, 5:45 pm

During the Rotary International Convention our club along with others in our cluster (Flemington/Kensington, Essendon and Keilor East)  will host " A musical evening with Silvie Paladinio" at the Clocktower in Moonee Ponds. Finger food and welcome drink after the show. Online booking at $50pp via Humantix.

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A Night at the MCG

Date: Monday May 29, 2023, 6:00 pm

The Rotary Clubs of Brighton, Brighton North, Chadstone-East Malvern and Malvern are hosting international guests as part of the Rotary

International Convention 2023. The Clubs are inviting other local Rotarians, partners and friends to come along and participate in the evening.

PDG Greg Ross from the Rotary Club of North Balwyn joins as MC and entertainment from opera singer DG Nominee Michael Lapina from

the Rotary Club of Wyndham.

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Latest News

Speaker 16th March - Tommy Quick

Tommy is a survivor of childhood stroke. He was only 12 years old when he was one of the 300 to 500 babies and children who have a stroke each year. His life was changed forever as he had to relearn how to do the most basic tasks and his communications skills and processing speed were also affected.

Tommy visited our club and was a guest speaker just before he set off pre-covid on a 3000km bike ride raising funds for childhood stroke. Tommy was well on his way when he was hit by a car and almost died. This accident ended his bicycle trip and was followed by more rehabilitation.


Speaker March 2 - Catriona Robinson-Nguyen

Catrione, daughter of PP Jamie Robertson and Suong Nguyen is well known to many of our members who have watched her grow up. Her first official connection with Rotary was when our club sponsored her to the National Youth Science Forum around 10 years ago and since then her career in Science has been outstanding and extensive. One area that she is focussing on is Science Communication – helping the general population to understand scientific information necessary for everyday life. The COVID pandemic showed how important this area is in providing accessible information and in helping to counteract pseudo-science. Her communication skills are outstanding and engaging. 



Footscray Art Prize

As a partner in the Footscray Art Prize our club will once again sponsor the Young Artists Awards of $500 for both a Primary and Secondary category. The prize is open to younf peoiple in Melbournes West Entries  close on March 20th. the FAP exhibition will be held in July-August.

The nationwide visual art prize has a total of $33000 prize money.

Full details at FAP website.


School Supplies for Timor Leste

Club members recently donated school supplies for Timor Leste at the meeting on Feb 2nd. Maria loaded all the donations into Suzanne Zammit's car a boot for delivery to DIK awaiting shipment in due course.


Youth Challenge Sailing Program

Victorian clubs from all districts are invited to become involved in sponsoring participants in two very special interstate Youth Challenge sails on South Australia’s ship, ‘One & All’ in 2023.  

The expansion of the Rotary Youth Challenge Sailing Program into Victoria, where a Youth Challenge Sail Committee has just been formed, will be enhanced by these special voyages in conjunction with the Rotary International World Convention in Melbourne. 

The first 7-day sail will voyage from Adelaide to Melbourne prior to the Convention; the second will return from Melbourne to Adelaide after its conclusion. 

As part of the Rotary International Convention, One & All will also be taking Conference delegates on short lunch and dinner cruises on the Yarra River from Docklands. 

View the short video to explain the program: 


Horn of Africa Project

As mentioned in the last Bulletin Jama Farah has begun developing a further project to assist medical care in the Horn of Africa. The initial donation of dialysis machines from the Austin has been supplemented by a large donation of supeceded but perfectly functioning equipment from Western Health. This latest donation includes an ultrasound scanner, three ECG machines, four ventilators, infusion pumps and thirteen reverse osmosis filters for dialysis machines.

The plan is to obtain a container and ship a container of equipment in the first half of 2023.



As things return to normal post COVID-19 we will meet on the first and third Thursday evenings of the month.

Details of meetings are posted on this website and also Facebook.

All are most welcome to join us.


Next Meeting

Date: Thursday Apr 6, 2023, 6:30 pm

Prior to Christmas, Elia and Tina Andriotis had an extended holiday in the Mediterranean.

At our next meeting Elia be our speaker: “Elia and Tina’s Greek Trip - post COVID”.

Note that the normal meeting will be preceded by a meeting of WRAC.

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