Club Meeting - Tuesday 12th November Guest Speaker - Shia Smart District Governor (9810)
Shia Smart, the District Governor (9810) for 2019-2020 visited the Club in November and shared an update on one of the key District projects for the coming year – Books for Kids.
This is one of the Rotary Family Projects and will provide books-of-choice to children living in the local communities of District 9810 in disadvantaged and low socio-economic circumstances, ensuring crucial early literacy engagement and the development of reading skills needed for lifelong achievements.
Club Meeting – Tuesday 26th November – Guest Speaker - Catherine Kirby, CEO, Kids Like Us (2018-2019 Community Grant Recipient)
Catherine Kirby presented an overview of Kids Like Us, which was a recipient of a community grant from the Club this year. Kids Like Us is the only organization in Australia to offer a comprehensive support structure and a sense of belonging for twice-exceptional students through the provision of learning and emotional support, advocacy and peer-to-peer support.
Bayside Farmers’ Market on Saturday 16th November
The weather was fantastic and we had one of the best crowd turnouts of the year so far at our November market! Our next market will be our Christmas market to be held on Saturday 21st December. Santa will be visiting at around 10.30am so ensure you don’t miss this special treat. Put the date – Saturday 21st December - in your diary now!
Community Projects Update
Annual Community Grants Program (2019-2020) Assessments Now Underway
The Rotary Club of Hampton’s annual Community Grants Program supports projects proposed by community groups which strengthen and enrich community life. This is a fantastic opportunity for these groups to apply for a financial boost to a worthy community project! The Grant period has now closed for the 2019-2020 program and currently all applications are being assessed. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of the year.
For further details, contact Rhona Pincott at email: email@example.com, or visit the Club website at www.HamptonRotary.org.au
Visit to St Kilda Mums Warehouse – Tuesday 3rd December
Hampton Rotary has supported St Kilda Mums over the past couple of years, by providing gift packages to needy mums. This month, we will be visiting their warehouse in Clayton as well as packing Christmas gift packs.
St Kilda Mums is an organisation which recycles nursery equipment including cots, prams and car seats, as well as clothes and other baby essentials. They give the items to people who are facing a variety of challenges and they want them to feel uplifted when they receive something from them. St Kilda Mums see it as giving a gift, packed with love, to provide practical support and show that people care about them.
On Tuesday 3rd of December, Hampton Rotary will be visiting the St Kilda Mums warehouse in Clayton and will be given a tour of their facilities, and we’ll hear from their volunteers about how they provide help to mums and families in need. We will then pack some Christmas gift packs that will be distributed to needy mums. Some light snacks will be provided to those attending.
Christmas Cheer Coming to Bayside – Bayside Family Christmas Event - Tuesday 17th December
Hampton Rotary, in conjunction with Brighton Rotary and Hampton RSL, with the support of Bayside Police and Bayside Council will host a Bayside Family Christmas event for socioeconomically disadvantaged clients of BayCISS and Family Life. Vulnerable families with pre- and school aged kids (Under 16 years old) will be invited to join in some fun with games (lawn bowls, Jenga, ball games etc), followed by a traditional Christmas dinner and a visit from Santa (bearing gifts for the kids).
Rhonda Pincott is representing Hampton Rotary on this year’s organising committee, so if you have gifts to donate or want to volunteer your services to assist, please contact Rhonda at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
International Projects Update
Second Container for Nokor Tep Women’s Hospital Now On the Way to Cambodia
Hampton Rotary has once again been proud to be involved in assisting to send a second container of medical equipment and supplies to the Nokor Tep Women’s Hospital in Cambodia. After a lot of hard work from the fabulous volunteers from the Nokor Tep Foundation, Rotary Donations In Kind and the Hampton Rotary Club, the container is now packed and on it’s way.
All the equipment and supplies were made available from the Rotary Donations In Kind warehouse in West Footscray. This has been another great hands-on project that the Club has been thrilled to be involved with that we can see truly makes a difference to needy communities.
Tonga Pediatric Hearing Feasability Study
Currently the Club’s International Committee is investigating the feasibility of rolling out the very successful paediatric hearing project to Tonga.
Hampton Rotary is preparing a feasibility study to investigate how to develop and implement a countrywide screening capability to be based out of the four main island hospitals in Tonga. This would potentially involve intensified ‘on-the job’ training, by Australian based technicians and supply of specialised equipment to conduct the screening.
A group of Hampton Rotarians will visit Tonga in early 2020 to meet with relevant Government and medical staff to investigate how to progress this project to reality.
Our next Farmers’ Market will be held on Saturday, 21st December. This will be a great opportunity to stock up on fresh produce and gourmet products before Christmas. There will also be a visit from Santa Claus at about 10.30am…so watch out for this special market visitor. We look forward to seeing you there!
For more details about the market, check out the website at:
Bunnings BBQ Fundraiser - Saturday 28th December – Volunteers Needed
Hampton Rotary will be manning the Bunnings BBQ at the Mentone outlet on Saturday 28th of December. This fundraiser will be organised by Peter Read to raise funds for the hearing screening project in Tonga. Volunteers are still needed, so if you are available to volunteer on the day, please contact Peter Read directly at email: Peterlread@bigpond.com
Upcoming Club Meetings & Events
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