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From the President

This month the club was able to establish a more permanent location at the Hampton Community Centre, to hold our meetings with capacity for various size gatherings. This arrangement will enable us to accommodate guest speakers and also provides us with the opportunity to invite and entertain potential new members.

We have successfully held several meetings at this location in Hybrid format. We plan to hold two meetings a month in this format with other meetings during the month on zoom or at a location where club members can informally socialise


The club also approved a number of initiatives to support communities suffering from the impact of disasters, primarily this month, the devastating floods in northern NSW. We are providing $5000 directly to District 9640 for distribution to the most needy, particularly around Lismore and surrounding villages. The impact of this flooding is featured in the April edition of RDU Magazine.

A special appeal was also established in conjunction with our March Farmers’ Market for patrons to provide a donation for the NSW Floods.

Following on from the long-term association the club has with Fiji, particularly in the education sector, we responded to a request from the principal of Lautoka Andrhra Sangham school to assist with the provision of computers for their senior students where they have insufficient equipment to support their educational program. In addition, approval was given for purchasing schools supplies for the primary school at Nambukeru in the Yasawa Islands, to be distributed by a club member who will be visiting the school later in the year.

We have received approval for procurement of a Defibrillator for our Farmers’ Market. The competitive grant was made from the Stronger Communities Program sponsored by the Federal Government's Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.

I attended the D9810 District Conference on 25/26 March. The theme was Healthy World Healthy People. The organisers should be congratulated for organising a very interesting sessions, speakers and exhibits.

One of the main conference themes focussed heavily on Rotary's latest Avenue of Service - the Environment. Activities associated with the Environment within Rotary have escalated in the past 12 months and our club plans to increase its focus on area in the coming year through taking up membership of ESRAG (Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group) which operates in compliance with Rotary International's policies for Rotary Action Groups.





April 2022 Club News



Recent Events


Club Meeting Tuesday, March 22nd

At this Club Forum members discussed a wide range of issues with particular emphasis on future membership development, meetings & social events. Several ideas were canvassed including joint meetings with other clubs and opportunities for guest speakers.

Members also decided to make donations to flood relief in NSW via Rotary in that area and to provide resources to two schools in Fiji which the club has supported in the past, Nambukeru School, Yasawa Islands and Lautoka Andhra Sangham College.


March Bayside Farmers’ Market

We had fantastic weather for our March market and a great turnout and we’d like to thank everyone who came out to support the market, and all our wonderful stallholders. This month, we also had Bayside City Council conducting a survey of market-goers so people could have their say on a proposal for a warm water pool and wellness centre plans.


Also, at this month’s market, the generous donations at the entry gates supported flood relief, and we want to thank everyone so much for their generosity. This has now enabled a donation of $5,000 to be made by Hampton Rotary Club to the flood relief efforts.

The Bayside Farmers Market will be back again on Saturday 23rd April and we’ll look forward to seeing everyone again.


Club Projects


Pre-School Screening Held on Saturday 2 April


Huge thanks to the team from
University of Melbourne Audiology and Physiotherapy who conducted hearing and large motor skills screening of pre-school age children from across Bayside on Saturday 2 April. The hearing screening project, organised by Hampton Rotary with the support of Bayside City Council and held at Hampton Primary School, has been very popular and running now for a number of years, but this year was the first year to include Large Motor Skills Screening as well. It was great for parents of children soon to start school to get feedback on their hearing and large motor skills development, ensuring they are ready to start school.


Thank you to all the Masters students from the University of Melbourne Audiology and Physiotherapy teams who participated in this project, to the Bayside City Council for their support, and Hampton Primary for making available their school premises for the day. We'd like to also thank Club members who volunteered and helped out on the day as well. Finally, a huge thanks to Marie Arendsen, the Project Director for this project, for all the hard work behind the scenes to set-up and co-ordinate this project for the Club.


Given the demand and popularity of this project, another screening session will be scheduled later in the year.


Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Course – 6th & 13th May

The Rotary Clubs of Hampton and Brighton North have partnered together and are offering FREE places to the Youth Mental Health First Aid course for interested ADULTS who work with or support young people and would like to better understand the signs and causes of youth mental illnesses and assist young people when in need.

The course is specifically designed for ADULTS who work, live or volunteer with adolescents and want to learn how to recognise the signs and support an adolescent who may be developing or suffering from a mental illness, experiencing a mental health crisis or the worsening of an existing health problem.

At this course adults learn about:


  • Adolescent development
  • Signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems in young people, such as anxiety and depression, eating disorders and substance abuse
  • Where and how to get help when a young person is developing a mental illness
  • How to provide first aid in a crisis situation.


This course, developed by Mental Health First Aid Australia, is particularly suitable for teachers, school wellbeing officers, sports coaches/trainers, youth workers, youth support staff and parents.

The course runs across 2 days, on the 6th and 13th May at the Beaumaris Community Centre. Course attendance is FREE but places are limited, so we suggest bookings be made as early as possible.

Registrations can be made directly at this Trybooking link:

For further information you can also visit the website at:

Please contact Christine Lindsey for further information at email:


Market Volunteers Needed

We’re currently looking for volunteers to help us with our monthly Bayside Farmers’ Market. It’s only a commitment of 3 hours each month and no experience is necessary…so if you like meeting other locals and want to get involved in a fantastic community event that raises funds for many worthy causes, then get in touch.

If you are interested, then please contact Jenny Fox at 0411 108 248 or email:

Upcoming Club Meetings, Projects and Events



Club Meetings 

Club meetings are held at Hampton Community Centre, 14 Willis Street, Hampton.

Generally, meetings will be Hybrid Meetings and those not attending in person will be able to ZOOM in via the following link:


Details of meetings can be found on our website and you can refer to our website for updates on the upcoming meeting program:


Tuesday 12th April - Guest Speaker Faina Levin
Waste Minimisation officer - Bayside City Council

Fiona will be talking about Bayside’s kerbside bin system, what goes in each bin and what happens to the contents. She will also talk about other waste streams outside of the kerbside system and upcoming bin collection changes.

Tuesday 19th April
Club Social Evening at Yummy Bar 532 Hampton Street Hampton


Next Bayside Farmers’ Market – Saturday 23rd April 8am-1pm – Trey Bit Reserve, Sandringham


The next Bayside Farmers’ Market is coming up on Saturday 23rd April. 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:


Hampton Rotary Theatre Night Thursday May 19th

Torch Song is the 2-act revival of Harvey Fierstein’s award- winning Torch Song Trilogy (Winner 1983 Tony Award for Best Play & 1983 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play). Torch Song follows the life of Arnold Beckoff, a Jewish torch song singing drag queen living in NY City, spanning the late 1970s & early 1980s. Torch Song speaks to themes of courage, resilience & perseverance & will have the audience laughing one minute & cheering on the next. Tickets can be collected on the night.




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:
Membership enquiries can be directed to:
Marie Arendsen

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