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Paul Harris Breakfast

Date: Tuesday Nov 21, 2023, 7:15 am

The Rotary Club of Central Melbourne in conjunction with District 9800 will hold the 31st Paul Harris breakfast on 21st November, at The Savoy Hotel Plaza Ballroom commencing at 7.15am.

The speaker will be Peter Hitchener OAM from Channel 9 News.

Cost $75 per head.

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September Speakers

Speaker 7th September: Robert Irvine

Robert spoke of the work of the Friends of Organ Pipes National Park which varies with the seasons to include planting and maintaining native flora,monitoring wildlife and removing invasive plants and litter

Speaker 21st September: Dr Lloyn O'Brien (pictured)

Lloyd spoke about the work of "Somebody's Daughter"- a project which has grown from an in-prison activity to improve the self-esteem and vocabulary of female prisoners in Victoria, to one of supporting women on their release from prison and to coaching vulnerable youth in life-skills to try to prevent them falling into crime and the Justice system.

Rotary Sailing Challenge

The tall ship 'The Enterprize" arrived back at 2 North Wharf on Monday 26th September just before 1pm. 
8 happy students slowly disembarked and reluctantly farewelled the friends that they had made I've the last 4 days.
The students were supported by the following clubs Footscray, Collingwood, Altona City, Brighton, Brighton North and Keilor East. 


August Speakers

Two interesting presentation at our August meetings. Our fellow Rotarian, PP Jamie Robertson spoke on August 3rd about his recent trip to Scotland. At the meeting on August 17th Rotarian Catherine Eagleson spoke about her work as a “wordsmith” creating word puzzles.



Footscray’s Hidden Hellenism

The Rotary Club of Footscray club is supporting this project, which will involve the installation of a Hellenic themed mural, celebrating the Greek influence in Footscray.  

For details of the project click here.

Rotarians are invited to attend the inauguration ceremony at 12.30pm on Sat 9th September at The Line, Yewers Footscray. Details below.



Footscray Art Prize - Dinner Dance/Auction

The Rotary Club of Footscray hosted the 2023 Footscray Art Prize Dinner Dance on August 5th, at Croatia House following the exhibition of the artists’ entries at Footscray Arts Community and a review of the exhibition by Bernadette Fitzgerald, Senior Producer at Footscray Community Arts. Daniel Santangeli, Artistic Director & Co-CEO was our after dinner speaker

Both of these events were very well attended and the Club should be complemented for hosting to such a high standard during this biannual event.

Apart from the financial return for the club, as facilitator of an important community event the club gains much in the community.


Timor Leste School Project - a long journey

Students from Kensington Primary School held fund raisers to buy stationery items for students in a remote area of Timor Leste. The school is Liaruca Elementary and Junior High school. What a journey it has been. Timor Leste is only 686kms from Darwin.The supplies were packaged up before Christmas and dropped off at DIK to be included in the next container going to Dili. The container left Australia on the 28th February and was expected around the 28th March and on the 5th April it was in harbour awaiting release.



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 Oct 5, 2023, 6:30 pm

Next meeting Thursday 5th October 6.30 at Plough Hotel, 333 Barkly St Footscray.
Thabata Pflug, our club’s Rotary Exchange student to Germany in 2022.

In addition club member Stephen Palmer will give a short legal overview of the “the Voice to Parliament” referendum to be held on 14 October.

RSVP to Maria Silber

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Upcoming Meeting

Date: Thursday Oct 19, 2023, 6:30 pm

Meeting Thursday 19th October 6.30 at Plough Hotel, 333 Barkly St Footscray.
Speaker:Tony Skipper, senior
technician at Austin Hospital Renal Unit.

This Unit has donated many Renal Dialysis machines to our own Jama Farah’s “Horn of Africa” project.


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