February 2022 Club News
Club Meeting Tuesday 18th January
Bev and Lance gave us a most entertaining account of their many and varied experiences travelling aroud Australia in the second half of 2021.
January Bayside Farmers’ Market Saturday 22nd January
We had another very hot day at our market in January and would like to thank the wonderful Bayside community who came out to support the market and enjoy the fantastic summer weather. We’d also like to thank the volunteers who helped at this market. All volunteers did a fantastic job to ensure the market once again ran very smoothly, so a big thank you to everyone involved.
Tuesday 8th February
Guest Speaker - Jillian Riseley
CEO - Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group
Australia’s Sustainability Scorecard
…………. and where to from here?
Jill outlined a number of significant problem areas including global population growth, expected growth in carbon dioxide emissions, food wastage, lack of access to modern electricity, high levels of poverty and large numbers of children out of school leading to youth worldwide lack basic mathematics and literacy skills.
- Australia’s Sustainability Scorecard - According to United Nations sustainable development goals, Australia is meeting the goals in good health and wellbeing, quality education, clean water and sanitation and industry, innovation, and infrastructure. However, there are some concerning trends in climate action, reduced inequalities, responsible consumption and production, life on the land.
- Where to from here? - how do we meet the needs of all people within the means of a living planet and how do we get there? Jill introduced us to Doughnut Economics. The framework was proposed to regard the performance of an economy by the extent to which the needs of people are met without overshooting Earth's ecological ceiling. The main goal of the new model is to re-frame economic problems and set new goals. In this model, an economy is considered prosperous when all twelve social foundations are met without overshooting any of the nine ecological ceilings. This situation is represented by the area between the two rings, considered as the safe and just space for humanity.
2021 Presentation of Berendale School Resilience Award
The Resilience Award was first presented by the Rotary Club of Hampton in 2010. The Award is presented to a 'Year 11' student who has impressed the Head and staff by their ability to work through problems and learn how to apply themselves to realise true and improved outcomes for both themself and those around them.
The Award is presented to a student who will be entering their final year at Berendale in the next year. This is done so that the student and their peers can see the student's name on the Honour Board throughout their final year. It is a significant achievement and the winner should be extremely proud of their effort in gaining this Award. The Club presents the winner with a congratulatory letter and a $50.00 gift voucher from JB HiFi.
The 2021 winner is Leila Geideman and Geoff Tickner, the Club’s Community Director, presented the award to Leila in December 2021.
Christmas Hampers for The Salvos
Hampton Rotarians have been making their own Christmas hamper donations to The Salvos for at least 20 years.
Club members delivered their hampers to Geoff Tickner who delivered them to the Salvos Bentleigh office.
The photo shows Geoff Tickner presenting the hampers to Samantha Oldfield at the Salvos Bentleigh office.
Volunteers Needed for the Bayside Farmers’ Market
Our Club is currently recruiting volunteers to assist with our monthly Bayside Farmers’ Market.
The Bayside Farmers’ Market is the main fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Hampton and is one of the longest running and most popular markets in Melbourne. It is held on the 4th Saturday of every month at Trey Bit Reserve, Sandringham, located off Jetty Road near the Sandringham Yacht Club. The entry donations to the market all go to worthy causes, and contribute to funding Rotary projects, both in the local community as well as overseas.
By being a volunteer, you’ll get to be involved in a fantastic local community event as well as enjoy the opportunity to meet other wonderful locals. Many great friendships have started with volunteering at the market!
Volunteering at the market could include helping with the market set-up and pack-down, collecting gate donations or assisting with traffic management. The commitment is only 4 hours per month, so if you are interested, then please contact Jenny Fox at 0411 108 248 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We’d love to hear from you and welcome you to our team of volunteers!
For more details about the market, you can also check out the market website here: https://BaysideFarmersMarket.com.au
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
Some meetings will be held at venues to be announced and members and guests will also be able to ZOOM in. Details of these meetings can be found on our website.
You can refer to our website for updates on the upcoming meeting program: https://hamptonrotary.org.au/all-events
Tuesday 15th February - Club Social Evening
Zoom log-in link for the meeting is:
Tuesday 22nd February Club Forum and Conference Update
Zoom log-in link for the meeting is:
Next Bayside Farmers’ Market – Saturday 26th February 8am-1pm – Trey Bit Reserve, Sandringham
The next Bayside Farmers’ Market is coming up on Saturday 26th February. We look forward to seeing you at the market so join us to shop for the best in-season produce, as well as an amazing range of artisan and gourmet products….and all at a fabulous beachside location in Sandringham at Trey Bit Reserve. The market runs from 8am-1pm
More details about the market are also available at the market website:
Tuesday 1st March - Board Meeting
Only Board members to attend
New members are always welcome to the Rotary Club of Hampton. For more information about the Club, it’s projects, meetings and events, check out the website at: www.hamptonrotary.org.au