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As President I attended three the District functions during the month.

The Grants Planning and Management Seminar conducted early in May is a key annual requirement for attendance by clubs and a prerequisite for clubs who are proposing to apply for District or Global Grants during the 2022-23 year. Detailed presentations were given on how the Rotary Foundation giving generates the funds which result in grant availability.

I also attended the annual District Assembly which is the forum whereby presentations are given by specialists for the benefit of incoming 2022-23 club members who will take up roles as Board Members or office bearers and provided a beneficial background to members on all aspects of club management, administration, and promotion. The assembly was conducted over multiple sessions by zoom.

The third activity was the monthly meeting of Presidents, Presidents Elect and the District Support team which was a Hybrid meeting with participation and online for those who were not able to attend in person.

These three meetings provided an excellent preparation for clubs in advance of the incoming 2022-23 year particularly for members taking up an executive or management role.

During the month we also benefited through two key members of the District team who were able to participate in our regular club meeting and provide us with informed background on important Rotary International and District activities. PDG Tony Monley, Rotary Club of Manningham who is a member of the organising committee provided us with a detailed presentation of the Rotary International Convention which will be held in Melbourne in 2023. This will be a significant event for Melbourne and will bring together Rotarians from all counties in the world.

Our second visitor/guest speaker was DG Daryl Moran and his last opportunity for the District Governor for 2021-22, to speak directly to our members and summarise his year as DG. Daryl also wanted to review the results of one of his signature projects which involved making available grant funding to sponsor clubs interested in upgrading or providing equipment, to enable them to conduct Hybrid Meetings. Hampton was fortunate in receiving a $400 grant under this initiative which was satisfactorily demonstrated during the meeting.

During the month the Club also prepared and submitted an application for consideration of one of the annual awards made for club excellence. Through the skilful work of Christine Lindsey supported by Lou Rodriquez we submitted an entry for the Annual District 9810 CLUB PR AND COMMUNICATIONS AWARD. This award is judged on our contributions to Club Newsletters, Web Site, Social Media and Publicity.

We also conducted during the month, a successful funding raising/club social activity through an event generously contributed by the Brighton Theatre Company – an evening at the Stage Play TORCH SONG. This function was enjoyed by Club Members and their friends.

Finally, again we conducted a very successful Farmers Market on Trey Bit Reserve. The weather was fine and the market well attended as usual.





May 2022 Club News



Recent Events


Thursday May 19th - Theatre Night - Brighton Theatre Compamy

Rotarians, families and friends were treated to a marvellous performance of Torch Song by the Brighton Theatre Company. It was a gripping, edgy and poignant play although it was not without its very funny moments.


The audience was raving about the show, with some wanting to see it again and bring along others. The cast were superb, especially the lead and the theatre’s front of house team was very welcoming and helpful.


Our thanks and congratulations to the entire theatre company. Many thanks to those who supported our fundraiser and made it such a terrific night and made it a very successful fundraiser for Flood Relief.

Club Meeting Tuesday, May 24th


DG Daryl Moran joined us for our hybrid Club meeting and congratulated the Club for successfully conducting these meetings. Daryl was joined by Club members who could not attend physically. President Peter gave an update on the process of the Global Grant for Pediatric Hearing screening in Tonga which is progressing well.


May Bayside Farmers’ Market


The May market saw another great turnout and was a wonderful Autumn morning. All the fantastic food stalls were there, as well as a pop-up charity stall from TopToToe who were raising funds for a charity run and fundraiser from the south to the north of Australia. Families loved the music and atmosphere at the market, as well as all the wonderful stalls to choose from, and enjoyed the opportunity to shop, chill out and relax.


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 25th June and we’ll look forward to seeing everyone again then.

Saturday 4th June - Tree Planting Challenge

Hampton Rotarians were joined by Rotarians from Beaumaris, Cheltenham & Sandringham Rotary Clubs & friends for our annual tree planting day on the foreshore above Hampton Beach.

Guided in our plantings by Aaron of Citywide who are the Bayside Council horticultural service providers, we planted 300 trees, bushes and succulents, watered them in and protected them with stakes and protective sleeves.


Beach Cleanup - Sunday 5th June

Despite the strong and blustery wind, the chill in the air and the occasional bout of rain the community turned out to Green Point for the June clean. It was challenging to get those pesky pieces of plastic into our bags without them flying out again.

The wild weather had dumped a lot of rubbish on the beach to the north of the point - which kept a few of us focused for the hour. The usual beer bottles, cans and butts were found up on the point.
Our most interesting find was what appeared to have been a very old thin car tyre - perhaps previously attached to a pier.  



Club Projects



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:

International Projects

Support for Schools in Fiji

Recently, Hampton Rotary members, Bev and Lance Blackley travelled to and visited schools which the Club has supported for many years:

Books for Nambukeru Primary School

The school was presented with a variety of books selected for students from Kindergarten to Year 8 including picture storybooks, non- fiction books focusing on Science, Technology, Environment and Sustainability. The Head teacher was very much appreciative of the receiving the books and was impressed with the type of books that were delivered.

Computers for Lautoka Andhra Sangam College

The Club has donated AU$ 5,000 to the school to purchase computer equipment and principal, Mrs Aruna Singh, in thanking the club, has said the students are so happy and satisfied with the new computers and how indebted they are to us.

Tertiary Scholarships

The Club has been helping two Andhra Sangam College students with financial assistance towards their university courses. Neigha Devi completed a degree in Physiotherapy last year and Onisimo Vasutava completed a degree in Animal Husbandry and will complete his Veterinary Science degree in June this year.



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 14th June- Club Forum


Tuesday 21st June


Guest Speaker


Mark Anderson


The Rotary Foundation

Mark is the Senior Coordinator, Fund Development for The Rotary Foundation at the South Pacific and Philippines Office in Norwest. He has been a Rotarian for over 35 years, being a member in Clubs in Victoria, New South Wales and South Africa.


Next Bayside Farmers’ Market
Saturday 25th June, 8am-1pm – Trey Bit Reserve, Sandringham


The next Bayside Farmers’ Market is coming up on Saturday 25th June. 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 28th June - Club Changeover



Invitations have been sent.

Replies to Liz Ware Email:


Tuesday 5th July Board Meeting
Only board members to attend.

Tuesday 12th July - Club Meeting

News from Other Clubs



Beaumaris Rotary have been very supportive on Hampton's Tree Planting days.  They are inviting any members and friends to join them on Black Rock foreshore at 9:45AM on Sunday 17th July 
For details click HERE


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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