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Tuesday 30th April 2019 – Presentations from Community Grants recipients
Hampton Life Saving Club has supported 5 years of Starfish Nippers. It is a modified program for young individuals aged between 5 and 18 years (or thereabouts) with special needs. Starfish Nippers aims to provide a water and beach safety and awareness program. Activities include: beach exercise, beach games, water familiarisation, swimming, beach and water activities and safety education. The program includes swimming, board skills, surf awareness, kayaking, lots of games, and many other exciting activities.

Riding for the Disabled Association Australia (RDAA) is a voluntary, non-profit organisation which provides opportunities for anyone with a disability to enjoy safe, healthy stimulating, therapeutic, horse-related activities in Australia.

Noel Susay from Buxton Real Estate presented community grant cheques to Starfish and RDA. These community grants are made possible through the generous sponsorship by Buxton Real Estate.


Tuesday 7th May – Joint Meeting with Rotary Club of Sandringham
Mia Thomson spoke about the upcoming World Challenge Expedition where she will join with a number of her co-students from Sandringham Secondary College in a gruelling trek in Nepal.


Sonia Clements from St Leonard’s college received the citizenship award.
The Award commenced in 1992 and is made to someone who has made a substantial contribution to the College. Sonia’s contribution was considerable including her musical and stage presentations.
She was awarded a prestigious scholarship to the Bond University where she is studying for a business degree.


Tuesday 14th May – Social Night at Little Vietnam
This was a social night for those members not travelling the World. Members and partners attended Little Vietnam in Hampton Street where they were able to enjoy the delicious food and have a very pleasant evening.



Saturday 18th May - Bayside Farmers’ Market 
A beautiful day with 21C and no wind. Despite the election distraction and difficult parking problems, we had a very cheerful market with everyone enjoying the great conditions and the friendliness of our market. By next market there should be fewer parking and access problems which have been caused by Council renovations. Eventually we should all benefit. The next market will be held on 15th June.

Community Service Update


Community Projects Update



Saturday 4th May School Hearing Readiness Testing
Our first screening for this year took place at Hampton Primary School, who generously allow us to use their premises for the day.


Melbourne University Audiology Department provided second year students to screen the hearing of children of the age 3-6 from Bayside. The booking process and lunch for the students & helpers was provided by the Bayside City Council. Hampton Rotary co-ordinates all participants and manages the day.


97 children were tested. 75 passed and 12 were referred to their family doctor as they had a hearing loss measured on the day. Investigations into the health of their middle ear and further audiology testing in 1-2 months to monitor their hearing levels were recommended. Seven children were either unable to be fully assessed on the day or had results that suggested a permanent hearing problem. They were recommended for immediate diagnostic audiology.


We are hoping that another such day can be held later in this year. This depends on Melbourne University. This project showcases our Club, and demonstrates how well this collaboration in our community works.



Plant-A-Tree Challenge - Now on Saturday 6th July 2019 - Save The Date 

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, 6th July: 10am-12noon
Where: Car Park B6, North of the Sandringham Football Oval

If you are interested in attending contact Geoff Tickner:

Mob:0412 834 347, Email:


International Projects Update



Timor L’Este Clean Water Project
After a significant weather delay, we have now provided reliable, safer and more accessible water to three villages in Hatu Balico in the highlands of Timor L’Este. This project will provide the basis for further projects and education in hygiene by Plan International in this area. Well done to all the Clubs that supported this project. You have changed lives.





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.

Saturday working bees: 6th July, 7th September and 2nd November

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:



May 28 - Joint Meeting with Sandringham Rotary Club at Milanos

Paula Holmberg is a nutritionist who understands reality of the pressures put on us today. She is passionate about inspiring, leading and educating people. She will lead them through their current illness and give them the tools so they can help themselves return to a state of balance.


Tuesday 4th June Club Meeting – Guest Speaker David McIvor

Working from home and how to do it safely



Saturday 15th June - Bayside Farmers’ Market
Our next Farmers’ Market will be held on Saturday, 15th June. 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:


Tuesday 25th - End of Year Celebration 





Bayside Business Excellence Awards

Nominations are coming in and will remain open until 30th June.


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 several 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: