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Presidents Report

March has raced by, the club has had a full agenda with a good mix of guest speakers and events including the launch of the Bayside Business Excellence Awards.


On behalf of the club, I wish to thank Christine Lindsey for all the time and effort she has committed, to ensuring this program has come to fruition and look forward to the Bayside Rotary Clubs working together to make these awards an outstanding success.



Bayside Business Excellence Awards Launch a Huge Success!

Bayside Rotary Clubs were out in force at the launch of the Bayside Business Excellence Awards at the BBN Breakfast on Tuesday 5th of March. With Janine Allis, Founder and CEO of Boost as Guest Speaker, and Ian Riseley, Past International President of Rotary, sharing the Rotary story to the 200+business attendees, this was a great forum to officially launch this prestigious Awards Program which showcases and recognises successful Bayside businesses. Nominations are now open until 30 June and more information is available from the Awards website:



Club Meeting 5th March – Guest Speaker Monica Cashin from the Music and Brain Foundation

Monica Cashin provided a passionate insight into the fantastic work being done by the Music and The Brain Foundation. This national organisation promotes the use of music in the prevention, treatment and management of brain related disorders.

Determined to be sustainable in their own right, the Foundation has been successful in generating its own cash flow by developing innovative products and services which give practical application to its vision and mission. Some of these products, which were showcased by Monica during her presentation, were quite incredible and truly highlighted some of the Foundation’s innovative programs which are accessible nationally.



Hampton Rotary Supporting WhiteLion Project To Assist Secondary Students Become “Work-Ready”

Hampton Rotary joined about 10 volunteer interviewers for the WhiteLion Mock Interview Program conducted at the Cheltenham Secondary College for Year 9 students in March. The volunteers conducted short interviews with students as well as provided feedback on their resume, presentation and performance. This is a great project which assists students improve their confidence and develop their interview skills as they prepare for work-life. WhiteLion will be conducting their next interview program at Brighton Secondary College in June so if you have the time available and business experience to share with students, you can contact WhiteLion for more information: visit: or email:



Bayside Farmers’ Market – Saturday 16 March

Another great turn-out for our March Farmers’ Market. This month’s market proved to be a stunning day - sunny conditions and excellent participation. We had the generous support of volunteers this month from Sandringham Lions and would like to thank them for their great work in assisting with so many of the tasks in setting up and running the market. Our next market will be held on Easter Saturday, 20th April.



Hampton Rotary Excursion to Rotary Donations-In-Kind Store Saturday 23rd March

Rotary Donations-In-Kind hosted an Open Day at their West Footscray Store and a team from Hampton Rotary attended. What an amazing resource this store is, with aisles of donated goods…from medical supplies and equipment, educational products, bicycles as well as clothing and IT equipment. Rotary Clubs from around Victoria are accessing this store to service many international and local projects with containers of goods leaving almost weekly to destinations such as Cambodia, Timor Leste, and many African countries to name but a few! Hampton Rotary are already accessing DIK to supply medical supplies to the Nokor Tep Hospital in Cambodia…and I’m sure more projects will be on the way!


Community Projects Update


School Hearing Readiness Program Kicks-Off This Year on Saturday 4 May – SAVE THE DATE!

In preparation for the transition to school, children currently enrolled at kindergartens and childcare centres in Bayside are invited to attend a free hearing screening appointment.


Hampton Rotary initiated this project which has been running successfully now for a number of years and we will be seeking volunteers shortly to assist run this important project on the day.

For further information you can contact Marie Arendsen from Hampton Rotary on 0402 457 570 or Bayside City Council, Family Services Department on 9599 4755.



Plant-A-Tree Challenge - Save The Date Saturday 1 June 2019

Plant-A-Tree is a Rotary project rolled out around the globe. This year, Hampton Rotary is again proposing to work with the local community and Council to plant more trees along the foreshore.

Save the date for this year’s challenge:
When: Saturday, 1 June: 10am-12noon
Where: Car Park B6, North of the Sandringham Football Oval

For more details contact:
Geoff Tickner,
Rotary Club of Hampton
Mobile:0412 834 347


International Projects Update




Volunteers Needed to Help Pack Medical Supplies To Be Sent To The Nokor Tep Women’s Hospital in Cambodia

The Rotary Club of Hampton had supported a project which involved volunteers from the Nokor Tep Foundation Australia, Hampton Rotary and other Rotary Clubs working at the Rotary “Donations In Kind” warehouse at Footscray in Melbourne, to sort and pack medical supplies, uniforms and linen. Based on the requirements for the hospital as determined and advised by the Nokor Tep Foundation Cambodia, some of these supplies were earmarked for inclusion in a 40’ container that was shipped to the hospital last year.

Another container of medical supplies will be sorted and packed throughout 2019 and details are now available of days when volunteers will be required to assist with this project.

- March – 28
- April – 4 & 11
- May – 2 & 16
- June – 6 & 20

Saturday working bees: 4/5, 6/7, 7/9, 2/11

If you are interested in being involved, contact Christine Lindsey at You can also check out full details on the Nokor Tep Foundation and the Hospital


Upcoming Events


Check Out The Hampton Rotary Website For Details Of Upcoming Club Meetings and Events

You will find the calendar of events available on the Hampton Rotary website:




Nominations Now Open for the Bayside Business Excellence Awards

If you have a business in the Bayside area or know of someone who does, this could be an opportunity to enter this prestigious Awards program and be recognised as a leading Bayside business.

The Bayside Business Awards program has been developed by Bayside Rotary Clubs with Bayside Business Network and supported by Bayside City Council to recognise and celebrate the outstanding performance of local businesses across the Bayside area.


There are a range of business categories available to attract diverse participants and a robust and independent Judging Panel will undertake the shortlisting process.

Nominations are open until 30 June and application forms can be downloaded from the Awards website:


Club Meeting – April 2 - Recollections of a Ten Pound Pom - Guest Speaker – Joy Meekings

Originally from East London, Joy’s journey to Australia began in 1969 when she was 19. It was the first time she had been away from home. A girl she met on the plane to Australia lived at Rose Bay. She moved to Rose Bay, got a job in a week or two and four weeks after that met her husband. She moved to Melbourne in 1973 and became an Australian in 1978. Joy has worked for BHP, Rio and St Leonard’s College. Now retired, Joy writes radio plays and has had two produced at Beaumaris Theatre.



Club Activity – Packing Mothers’ Day Care Packages to Support St Kilda Mums - April 9

As a Club, we packed care packages for St Kilda Mums before Christmas and we are doing it again for Mother’s Day. Rhonda Pincott has sourced the items, so come along and help assemble the bags of goodies on Tuesday 9th April.



Bayside Farmers’ Market – Saturday 20th April

Our next Farmers’ Market will be held on Saturday, 20th April. The stallholders will have all the latest in-season produce available so you can stock the pantry. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more details about the market, check out the website at:


Club Meeting – April 30 - Community Grants Presentations
Hear from two of the successful recipients from the annual Community Grants program - Starfish (Hampton Lifesaving Club) and Riding for the Disabled. They will each share details of how they putting the grant funds to good use.