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Over the last few weeks, a number of the ideas drawn from the club's Forum Session with members held in April were introduced successfully.

We have settled into our new meeting venue at the Hampton Community Centre where we have been able to successfully meet in person and in a Hybrid format with members who were not able to join us in person, joining in via Zoom. The facilities available at the centre have enabled us to arrange a meal through the welcome support provided by club members.


An additional initiative was to set aside one meeting night per month to be held at a restaurant within a less formal setting to enable members to enjoy increased social interaction.

We continue to endeavour to arrange guest speakers to address our meetings either in person or virtually via Zoom.  During the month we had a very interesting presentation from Fiona Levin, Waste Minimisation officer - Bayside City Council. 

The Club has been successful in its application for a grant under the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme. The grant has provided for the purchase of a defibrillator and several online training courses. The defibrillator will provide support first aid facilities for our very popular Farmers’ Market which is attended regularly by 1500 – 2000 + patrons who are served by 60+ stallholders. The market operations have always been supported by the required first aid facilities but, up till now, we were not equipped with any specialised cardiac support for use in the event of an emergency.

The club is very grateful for the support provided by the Federal Government in providing this grant. 

As part of our continuous improvement with the operation of Bayside Farmer’s Market we are upgrading our setup and storage facilities including commissioning an updated trailer which provides additional storage.

Our members have continued to support 3188 Hampton Beach Patrol which meets monthly at three different locations along the bay foreshore in the Hampton area, to conduct group cleans that are attended throughout the year.

Hampton Rotary Club is always pleased to receive visitors and potential new members. If your organisation would like to raise its profile through introducing its organisation and offering to speak at one of our meetings, please do not hesitate to contact one of our committee or members.





May 2022 Club News



Recent Events



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

Fiona gave a very interesting presentation on Bayside City Council’s approach to waste collection and recycling including Bayside’s kerbside bin system, what goes in each bin and what happens to the contents.  She also talked about other waste streams outside of the kerbside system and upcoming bin collection changes. For information visit -


Club Social Evening – Tuesday April 19th

Many members and partners enjoyed a delicious meal at Yummy Bar, Hampton St. We thoroughly enjoyed each other’s company as well!


April Bayside Farmers’ Market


The April market saw another great turnout, with a wonderful sunny day. Many stallholders geared up for Mothers’ Day, which was just around the corner, and featured a range of goodies for mums. As usual, all the fantastic food stalls were there, and the ever-popular Yarravillians with their popular music treat for everyone to enjoy.

This month, we also had the Bayside City Council Library team conducting a survey of market-goers so people could have their say about library services.

Thanks to all the stallholders and volunteers for ensuing another fabulous market, and all the community who came out to support the market.

The Bayside Farmers Market will be back again on Saturday 28th May and we’ll look forward to seeing everyone again then.

Club Meeting Tuesday, April 26th

A number of club matters were discussed with the highlight being unpacking our new defibrillator which will be on hand at our Farmers Markets. Five members volunteered to undertake the on-line training and they will then instruct other market volunteers.


Beach Cleanup - Sunday 1st May

Our May destination was Small Street, it was a mild calm morning, perfect weather for collecting all the micro plastics from the tide line. 13kgs worth of rubbish; 63 recyclables, lots of cigarette butts, and 1 syringe removed from the beach.


Club Meeting Tuesday, May 10th – Guest Speaker PDG Tony Monley
Rotary Club of Manningham - Vice Chair/Secretary/Treasurer of the Host Organising Committee

Tony talked about various aspects of the upcoming convention, particularly the role that can be played the various Districts and local clubs.  These can include a number of volunteer roles and hosting events. Members agreed to explore the possibility of hosting an event in conjunction with some of our neighbouring clubs.



Club Projects


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

We had a fully booked course for the May Youth Mental Health First Aid training program for adults. This course, designed for adults who work, live or volunteer with youth, provides a tailored education program on mental health problems and crises experience by youth, and outlines how adults can support them with mental health first aid skills.


The attendees for this program included teachers and support staff from secondary colleges, mental health service providers, community service organisations, allied health professionals and parents.

This is now the third time we have run this course as part of our partnership with Brighton North Rotary, and in total, more than 80 people have benefited from this course over the past year.

The course has been offered as a free community service by Rotary, and we would like to acknowledge the support of the Rotary Foundation which has supported us with funding to enable us to deliver this program.

If you would like more information about this initiative to improve the mental health of youth, 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


Theatre Night - Brighton Theatre Company Thursday May 19th - Some Tickets Still Available


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.




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 24th May - Club Forum


Next Bayside Farmers’ Market
Saturday 28th May, 8am-1pm – Trey Bit Reserve, Sandringham

The next Bayside Farmers’ Market is coming up on Saturday 28th May. 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:



Sunday 4th June Tree Planting Challenge



Each year, except 2020 when it was cancelled due to COVID, Hampton Rotary has organised tree plantings on the foreshore with the assistance of Citywide, the Bayside Council horticultural service and is continuing on this year.

Volunteers are welcome. For details contact Geoff Tickner (Mobile - 0412 834 347, Email -


Tuesday 7th June - 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:
Membership enquiries can be directed to:
Marie Arendsen

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