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Footscray Art Prize Exhibition and Auction Dinner

The Rotary Club of Footscray fundraising dinner for youth projects – held in conjunction with the 2021 Footscray Art Prize was organised on the 8th May 2021. The event began with a special viewing of the Footscray Art Prize exhibition at the Footscray Community Arts Centre followed by dinner and an auction at the Australian Croatian Club.

We raised just over $3000 from the dinner, this includes tickets sales and silent auctions.

Suzanne would like to applaud the generosity of the club members who attended and their guests, for donating goods, time and their skills to make it a very enjoyable evening.

For those who have been unable to visit the Footscray Art Prize in person, here is a link to the catalogue and a virtual tour of the main prize exhibition at the Footscray Community Art Centre.

The catalogue includes the Young Artists entries, the prizes sponsored by our club. 

Club Meetings

The Club has been consistent in organising meeting throughout this two-month period. In April, a zoom meeting in the first week was followed by a dinner meeting at The Plough Hotel later in the month. The Footscray Rotary Board Meeting was organised on the 13th May.

Tommy Quick is the guest speaker for tonight’s zoom meeting. Tommy Quick is a young 28-year-old stroke impacted man, who is riding a recumbent bike 9000 across Australia and up the East coast with the goal to raise $1m for stroke research.  He only has 62 days until he starts in WA and heads to Melbourne. 

Looking forward to meeting Tommy and listening to his story.

Footscray Art Prize

For those who have been unable to visit the Footscray Art Prize in person, here is a link to the catalogue and a virtual tour of the main prize exhibition at the Footscray Community Art Centre.

The catalogue includes the Young Artists entries, the prizes sponsored by our club. 

Young Artist Award - Primary

The Young Artists Prizes at the Footscray Art Prize are sponsored by the Rotary Club of Footscray. At last week's opening the winners were:
Secondary - Miwa Wilson "To Grow Up"
Primary - Jayden Ly "Growling Grass frogs and their habitat" (pictured)
The Young Artists exhibition will be displayed at MetroWest, 138 Nicholson St Footscray, until Saturday Jube 5th.
Congratulations to Miwa and Jayden.

Young Artists Award - Secondary

The Young Artists Prizes at the Footscray Art Prize are sponsored by the Rotary Club of Footscray. At last week's opening the winners were:
Secondary - Miwa Wilson "To Grow Up" (pictured)
Primary - Jayden Ly "Growling Grass frogs and their habitat"
The Young Artists exhibition will be displayed at MetroWest, 138 Nicholson St Footscray, until Saturday Jube 5th.
Congratulations to Miwa and Jayden.

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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Footscray Art Prize 2021

The Footscray Art Prize is returning for 2021 and is now open for entries. Even better, it’s an art prize where kids can get involved!

Primary and secondary students from Melbourne’s west are invited to enter the Footscray Art Prize Young Artists Prize category. There are two $500 prizes, and all entries are exhibited – a fantastic experience for any budding artist!

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December Meeting

The Rotary Club of Footscray members met face to face in the second week of December at 540 Barkly St, Footscray. The enjoyable evening found members catching up with each other after what seemed like an year! Rodney, Club Secretary chaired the meeting and organised a probing quiz that kept everyone mettle and entertained. Jama, Club President spoke about the New Year and provided gifts for the ladies’ present. $330 raised for the Foodbank, enough to provide 600 meals.

Maria provided Christmas music and together with Suzanne, worked their magic to create Christmas atmosphere with decorations on the table. Wonderful to see Jama in a colourful jacket!

November Zoom Meetings

The two zoom meeting in November saw special guests, Elwyn Davies, member of Community Consultative Committee sharing about the ‘Progress update on New Footscray Hospital’ and Prof Andrew Bennett from La Trobe University, a landscape ecologist who has an interest in the effects of the change in native vegetation and the impact on flora and fauna.

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Rotary Walk With Us – Ending Polio

By Grant Hocking on behalf of Kitty O’Connor and Murray Verso, Rotary District 9800, End Polio Walk With Us Team

During the month of October, Rotarians and friends in Australia and across the world took action to raise awareness, funds and support to end poliomyelitis, a vaccine-preventable disease that still threatens the children of the world today.  The Rotary Walk With Us campaign was very successful, raising over $123,000 for the Rotary End Polio campaign. The amount raised by District 9800 was over $73,000, 4-5 times more than previous walking events.

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Global Handwashing Day 2020

Global Handwashing Day - October 15, 2020

With the COVID-19 crisis so prominent in the news, a number of organizations are making an extra effort to promote handwashing with soap this year. They have developed resources that we can use every day when we are teaching about the importance of handwashing. 

GlobalHandwashing.org

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Clean water, better sanitation, teacher training, and hygiene education

By Past District Governor Iven Mackay

The Rotary Club of Yarraville and its partner in the Philippines, the Rotary Club of Greater Marikina Valley in District 3800, are very pleased to report that our joint WASH project has been completed.

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WE DID IT!

Footstrollers have managed to cross their target of $3000 to the End Polio Now campaign. Many thanks to our sponsors, our friends and family who have supported and cheered for us. Graeme alone has marched the way with a whopping $1128 donation. A special thank you to our team members for challenging yourself to walk, run or roll 10, 20, or 50km throughout the month and raise vital funds that will help eradicate and prepare us for a Polio free world.:

Elia Andriotis

Graeme Thompson

Rodney Johnstone

Jamie Robertson

Suzanne Zammit

Ronald Hunt

Kevin Field

Maria Silber

Pragya Kapil

Zoom meetings

On October 1st, our guest speaker was Kitty O’Connor, Past President of Laverton Point Cook Club spoke to us on Walk with Us program. Andrew Bennett, Professor of Ecology at Latrobe University will speak to us on the 19th November about his many projects and work in the field of wildlife research.

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FOOTSTROLLERS

Footscray Rotarians have formed FOOTSTROLLERS to raise funds for “End Polio Now”. See more details above. Each member of the  team has committed to walk a nominated distance during the month of October and seek your support by  donating here

September Zoom meetings

The Club organised two zoom meetings in September with special guests Ms. Pragya Kapil, Person Behind the Badge and Mr Andy Moutray-Read, CEO of Inner West Community Enterprises. Dr Catherine (Kitty) O’Connor will be the speaker for the upcoming meeting scheduled for Thursday October 1st at 6.45 for 7pm start.

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Important Letter from RI President Holger Knaack

Dear Rotarians/ International PolioPlus Committee members/ Directors and Trustees,

It is with great pride that we inform you that one of our own has been named one of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People in the World.” Just a few moments ago, Dr. Tunji Funsho, Rotary’s Nigeria National PolioPlus Chair was named to the TIME 100 list for his critical leadership in working with Rotary members and our partners to achieve a wild polio-free Nigeria and eradicate the wild poliovirus in the African region. He is the first Rotary member to receive this honor for our work to eradicate polio.

You can view Dr. Funsho’s profile on the TIME website here.

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Rotary now has sustainability as a new area of focus

Rob Edwards, a member of the Corrimal Rotary Club, Australia, has just launched Sustainable Social to help businesses such as resorts, cafés, and hotels market their green practices and services via social media, catching the eye of customers who care about the environment. https://sustainablesocial.org/pages/inforotary

 

Rotary Clubs can join and attract new members by publicizing their environmental projects. The site has a fun video pitch to inspire clubs to start an environmental project.

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August Zoom meetings

The Club organised two zoom meetings in August with special guests Mr Tung Le and Mr Andrew Jobling. Pragya Kapil was inducted as the newest member of the club and will be presenting about her life and education in the first meeting in September 2020. 

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Fundraising Dinner

A successful dinner with auction was held on Saturday 22nd in conjunction with the Footscray Art Prize. Guest speaker Mary Long gave a thought provoking presentation "Business and Art -Strange Bedfellows”. Funds raised will support our youth programs. Thanks to Bruce Postle, Oslo Davis and Susan Dang for the works they donated for the live auction. Many club members donated a diverse range of items for silent auction.


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