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 From the President



Winter is behind us and spring has finally sprung! This is the time of the year that makes me look forward to getting out and about and being involved in all the Rotary activities we have planned for the coming months that you can see in this Herald.


It is also a time to reflect on “Why Good People Become Rotarians”

The first one is friendship. Rotary offers the opportunity to meet people in a semi-social environment and achieve good things.


The second one is personal development, being involved in a Rotary club means that you’re encouraged – some would say forced – in a friendly environment to get experience speaking, running meetings, and motivating people, all that sort of thing. Your Rotarian colleagues are not going to fault you for a simple mistake. So, you get practice, you improve, and you do it better.


The third is business development. Rotary is good for local business with the Bayside Business Excellence Awards.


Annual Report


The Club's Annual Report has been issue and is available on the club's website. Click here to view.


Spring Was In the Air at the August Bayside Farmers’ Market – Saturday 20 August



What a fantastic turnout we had for our August Farmers’ Market. Boosted by the sunny weather, everyone enjoyed the fabulous range of goods from the many stallholders. We had the generous support of volunteers this month from Helen Paul Kindergarten 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 Saturday 21st September. Put the date in your diary now!


Club Member Annette Grime Participates in CyclePower 2019 To Raise Funds for Disability Sports



Disability Sport and Recreation‘s CyclePower 2019 challenge has been achieved! Eight riders, including Annette and four cyclists with a disability, successfully crossed the line in Merbok River, Malaysia. There was much celebrating and a sense of achievement at the end from all of the CyclePower crew. Each rider had pushed themselves to their limits at some point along the 480km journey that began way back in Phuket. The ride once again demonstrated that anything is possible for people with disability with the right support and attitude.

The ride spanned 6 days of cycling with a rest day in between. Although the rest day for most was taking a canoe and paddling around the islands off the Pak Bara coast! With temperatures often in the high 30s the riders dug deep to cover the kms of each days ride. The hand-cyclists were often doused in cold water and ice to combat the additional heat – their seats just centimetres from the surface of the hot road. The terrain was generally undulating, with one ‘big hill’ on the first day of cycling in Malaysia.


Cycling was on a mixture of major roads, country roads and small tracks – weaving in and out of the beautiful countryside. The team were humbled and delighted by the welcome and support from the Thai and Malaysia people. Lots of car and truck horns blown in encouragement. Always a wave and a cheer from the locals. Big thanks to the Spice Roads Cycling organisation who lead the tour and also the support back home from all who donated to CyclePower 2019.

Donations still accepted at


Community Projects Update


School Readiness Hearing Screening – Saturday 14th September



Hampton Rotary initiated this project which has been running successfully for a number of years. Children currently enrolled at kindergarten and childcare centres in Bayside are invited to attend a free hearing screening appointment to identify any hearing issues which, if undetected, have the potential to impact both short and long term speech and language outcomes. Since this project was first piloted in 2015, more than 400 children have been assessed, with about 20% of students being referred for further assessments.


The next screening is now scheduled for Saturday 14th September, and we will be seeking volunteers shortly to assist to run this project on the day.


For more information, contact Marie Arendsen from Hampton Rotary on: 0402 457 570.


Club Fundraising Events


Movie Night Fundraiser – Downtown Abbey Movie – Thursday 12th September



Come join us for a fun evening on Thursday 12th of September to watch the Opening Night of the Downton Abbey movie. Following on from the hugely successful and long running television series, Downton Abbey follows the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English country house. This evening is a fundraiser, supporting local community projects, and is hosted by the Rotary Club of Hampton. Tickets are $25 (including a glass of wine).


WHEN: Thursday 12th September – 6.30pm
WHERE: Palace Dendy Brighton. 26 Church Street, Brighton


Funky Bunch Trivia Night! – Saturday 12th October


A fabulous night of fun, games, and prizes! Put this date in your diary now.

Bring your friends and family and join in the fun at this Funky Bunch Trivia Night. The evening will be packed with quiz challenges, laughter...and surprises. Test your knowledge on a wide range of topics including movies, TV, sport, general knowledge...and much more.


This event is being hosted by the Rotary Club of Hampton and all proceeds go to support a range of local community projects.


WHEN: Saturday 12th October - 7pm for 7.30 start
WHERE: Hampton Bowls Club Corner Fewster and Earlsfield Roads, Hampton, 3188
TICKETS: $30 per person (or 15% disc on tables of 10) - BYO food, drinks at bar prices

For further enquiries, contact Annette Grime:



Upcoming Meetings & 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:


Club Meeting – Tuesday 27th August – Guest Speaker: Dr Lone Jespersen – Food Safety & the Importance of Culture


Dr. Lone Jespersen is a Principal at Cultivate, an organization dedicated to help food manufacturers globally make safe, great tasting food through cultural effectiveness. Lone has significant experience with food manufacturing, having previously spent eleven years with Maple Leaf Foods. Following the tragic event in 2008 when Maple Leaf products caused the loss of lives of 23 Canadians, Lone lead the execution of the Maple Leaf Foods, food safety strategy and its operations learning strategy.
Prior to that, Lone worked for Woodbridge Foam as Engineering and Operations manager, responsible for the safety and quality of automobile safety products. Lone holds a Master in
Mechanical Engineering from Syd Dansk University, Denmark, a Master of Food Science from the University of Guelph, Canada and a Ph.D. on Culture Enabled Food Safety with Dr. Mansel Griffiths at the University of Guelph, Canada. Lone serves as chair of the IAFP Food Safety Culture PDG, and lead the GFSI technical working group on Food Safety Culture, both groups dedicated to improving food safety through culture across the global food industry from farm to


Club Meeting – Tuesday 3rd September – Guest Speaker:
Natalie Kelly, Divisional General Manager, Provider Commercials and Operations at Medibank.


Natalie has 15 years’ experience in senior roles across the healthcare, finance and Government sectors and is currently Divisional General Manager, Provider Commercials and Operations at Medibank. Natalie’s role is to develop and deliver on the strategy for Medibank’s $A5b+ expenditure on healthcare services and align to Medibank’s business strategy and growth targets. This involves managing an extensive provider network of private and public hospitals, medical specialists and ancillary providers with contract management, fraud and prevention, strategy and insight development and operational activities.

Natalie manages a diverse team of 150 people including analysts and data scientists, strategy analysts, contract managers as well as investigators.

Prior to joining Medibank, Natalie was the Senior Healthcare Analyst in the Institutional Equities Group at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia providing investment advice on a number of healthcare companies to institutional investors. She was also a Senior Project Officer in the Mergers and Asset Sales division of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission assessing mergers and acquisitions. Natalie has a Masters Degree in Commerce (Economics) from The University of Melbourne and is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the University of Oxford Advanced Management and Leadership Programme.


Club Meeting – Tuesday 10th September – “Behind the Badge”


This meeting will feature a Club member who shares an insight to their own personal story and journey.


Board Meeting – Tuesday 17th September

Please note there will be no Club Meeting on this evening.


Bayside Farmers’ Market – Saturday 21st September



Our next Farmers’ Market will be held on Saturday, 21st September. 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 – Tuesday 24th September - Lorraine Huddle, Sandringham and District Historical Society




Bayside Business Excellence Awards – Gala Event Thursday 3rd October 2019



The inaugural Bayside Business Excellence Awards (,  an initiative of all Bayside Rotary Clubs with support from the Bayside City Council and Bayside Business Network, have received a phenomenal response from local Bayside businesses and the quality of nominations received is exceptional.


A Gala Awards evening, on Thursday 3rd October, celebrating participants and announcing category winners offers an excellent opportunity to grow business networks across Bayside.

Limited seating is available and bookings are essential.


WHERE: Sandringham Yacht Club
WHEN: Thursday 3rd October 2019
TIME: 6.30pm till late
TICKETS: General Admission $125 per person (10% discount on table bookings) and Rotary members $85 per person
ATTIRE: Formal




Our Club is putting together Group Bookings of table/s for the night, so you can direct your booking enquiry to: Christine Lindsey at email: