From the President
The club has been involved in several celebratory activities and it has been lovely for us to get together. We finally were able to celebrate the club’s 25th birthday – a night of silver, balloons and merriment!
District Governor Alma Reynolds and her partner, Greg King, joined us at the Bayside Farmers Market on Saturday 27 March to meet our stallholders and patrons and showcase the R100 baton celebrating 100 years of Rotary working in our communities.
The Multi District Virtual Conference will be held virtually on 1-2 May 2021 and will be an opportunity to highlight the activities of D9810 clubs over the last year. Our club has submitted a short video showcasing our activities and projects carried out throughout a year of uncertainty and challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic. I would like to thank Christine Lindsey for her amazing effort in developing this video – all members of the club should be proud of our achievements.
Decathlon Fundraising BBQ - Sunday 14th March
A number of members and friends helped raise funds for our community projects at the weekend BBQ held at Decathlon Moorabbin. We were very lucky with the choice of day – the previous day being a wash-out.
Decathlon visitors and staff were very happy to purchase a snag or a drink. Thanks to all the helpers, including the youngsters proving that age was no barrier to being a chef or an accountant!
Club Meeting – Tuesday 16th March
A Club Forum where members discussed plans for the next few months.
Bayside Farmers’ Market – Saturday 27th March - Wet, Wet, Wet!
Yet again, we started the morning for the March market with heavy rain, but by late morning, the sun emerged as did the crowds. The range of fresh Autumn produce was incredible and so too the many gourmet and health foods available as well.
Thank you to everyone who came out and braved the rain to support the fantastic stallholders, as well as all the volunteers for their assistance on the day.
Our next market will be back on Saturday 24th April 8am – 1pm at Trey Bit Reserve Sandringham – so see you there.
Celebrating 100 Years of Rotary in Australia and New Zealand with the R100 Baton Relay.
Hampton Rotary was excited to be part of the Rotary100 Celebrations when the District Governor (Alma Reynolds) presented the R100 Baton jointly to Presidents’ Amanda Hill (Hampton Rotary Club) and John Dennison (Rotary Club of Sandringham) at the March Bayside Farmers’ Market.
The R100 Baton is running throughout Australia, state-by-state, district-by-district and club-by-club, to celebrate 100 years of Rotary working in our communities.
Club 25th Birthday Celebration – Saturday 27th March
Amanda and John once again hosted a dinner to celebrate our 25 years. It was lovely to meet in person and enjoy the superb dinner provided by Amanda.
We welcomed guests, our ‘Godfather’ David Tomlinson and Sandra and Russel Barnes and Christine. Russel was presented with a PHF in recognition of his service to the Club, particularly the Computer Recycling Project and the Farmers’ Market.
A highlight of the evening was the ‘lucky dip’ representing 25. 25 Easter eggs or chocolates was popular! Some of the more creative ideas were - a 25 cupcake container, 25 murder stories, a wind chime of 25 spoons! AND Liz received 25 chocolate kisses!
Youth Mental Health First Aid – March Training Course a Huge Success
The first Youth Mental Health First Aid training course, conducted in partnership with the Rotary Club of Brighton North, was a great success. This two-day intensive training program, held in March at the Beaumaris Community Centre, was fully booked and had participants from a cross-section of organisations, from primary and secondary schools, community service groups, police and education consultancies.
Everyone came away with a better understanding of what signs to recognize when youth are struggling with their mental health, and strategies for how best to assist them.
Another date for this course is planned and more details will be available in due course. For further information or enquiries, please contact:
Christine Lindsey, Chair-Youth Committee
School Readiness Hearing Screening
Hampton Primary School - Saturday 8th May
We are pleased that the hearing tests are back again after being cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19. Hampton Rotary initiated this project, in collaboration with the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology at the University of Melbourne and it has been running successfully now for a number of years. Click HERE for details.
Award Nomination for Hampton Rotary Member – Rhonda Pincott
||Highett Community Bank celebrated their 20th Anniversary at a community event on March 20th. To mark the occasion, the Community Hero Heimann Memorial Award was announced.
Our Rhonda Pincott was nominated in recognition of outstanding service to the community. Although Rhonda did not win, we are proud of her! Her daughters Tess and Jane represented Rhonda and Liz Ware represented the Club.
Upcoming Club Meeting/Events
Club Meetings Still Online – ZOOM-in to get the latest updates
Here is the dedicated link to join ANY of the Hampton Rotary Zoom Meetings (it will be the same for each meeting):
The meetings commence at 7:00PM and to join the meeting, click this link from 6:50PM
You can also refer to our website for further updates on the upcoming meeting program
Club Meeting – Tuesday 13th April
Guest Speaker – Professor John Skerritt – TGA
"The COVID-19 pandemic – vaccines, challenges but a time for hope"
Professor Skerritt has a key role in Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Apart from being part of the leadership team of our national Health Department he is the head of the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration).
This year John is also the Rotary Club of Melbourne’s Centenary Angus Mitchell Orator, an annual address commemorating Australia’s first President of Rotary International. John is also the Rotary 2021 Royce Abbey memorial peace orator for District 9705, which covers the ACT and much of rural NSW.
He was awarded a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship in 1982 and in 2012 was the world-wide winner of the ”Global Alumni Service to Humanity Award” for his contribution to greater understanding and peace through service to humanity.
Zoom log-in details will be provided to those attending.
Club Meeting – Tuesday 20th April – Club Forum
Zoom log-in details for the meeting are on our website at:
April 27th – International Medium Tim Abbott
The Rotary Club of Hampton welcomes International Clairvoyant Medium Tim Abbott (DSNU) for this unique fundraiser evening of Spirit Communication.
Tim has been aware of the spirit world from a very early age, and at the age of 19 embarked on his journey of Development and has been studying mediumship for over 30 years. He is one of Britain’s most in-demand platform Mediums. His ability to provide accurate evidence of spirit also sees him in great demand in countries such as Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Canada.
Funds raised will go to the Tongan Hearing Screening program being undertaken by the Rotary Clubs of Hampton and Nuku’alofa in conjunction with the University of Melbourne.
Bookings ($10 per person) are essential and can be made at https://www.trybooking.com/BPXIV A Zoom link will be provided as bookings are made.
Board Meeting – Tuesday 4th May
This is a Board Meeting only and Board Members only are to attend.
Club Meeting – Tuesday 11th May
Guest Speaker - Rose Baernreuther
Education Department Visiting Teacher for the Hearing Impaired
Over the past 30 years Rose has worked in a variety of settings including at the Victorian College for Deaf Children and in special facilities for the Deaf in both mainstream primary and secondary schools. Rose has also worked as an Inclusion Support Facilitator in the kindergarten, early intervention and childcare sectors.
She brings with her a wealth of experience and a thorough understanding of the impact of hearing impairments on educational outcomes, social engagement and family dynamics.
Zoom log-in details for the meeting are on our website at:
District Rotary News
District 9810 Virtual Conference Bookings Now Open
This event will be an opportunity for District 9810 Rotarians to come together in a virtual setting, to acknowledge and celebrate the Rotary achievements of the last year. Not only has Rotary in District 9810 survived, but Rotarians have also seized opportunities to serve others in their local communities and beyond, in new and innovative ways. Come along to this event to reflect on the past, to celebrate the present and to look with optimism to the future.
On Saturday 1st May 2021 at 2:30PM to 3:30PM
Multi District Conference
For the first time, and in the year Rotary celebrates its Centenary of service above self in Australia, all five Rotary Districts in Victoria are coming together for a unique and inspiring Multi District Conference - Virtual Victoria.
Held over two days, Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd May from 11am to 1pm, the conference will be a celebration of Rotary’s achievements over the last 100 years, as well as a forum for new ideas and opportunities that will foster enthusiasm to continue the amazing work of Rotary and its positive impact within our communities.
Book via: https://www.rotaryconference.org.au/