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From the President


The club is hoping the weather will be kinder to us for our next Farmers market on 26 November - a big thank you to our volunteers and patrons for braving the storms at the October market.

We will be seeking your input into our consultation on how we can support Bayside through our community grants and I look forward to chatting with you at the market.

We are planning for our December market - this will be on Christmas Eve and  we are organising Santa and his helpers to join us, a Christmas raffle and fantastic stalls.






Recent Events


October 18 Club Birthday Celebration
Club members and partners were joined by long-time friends– Sandra and David Tomlinson, and Jill and Graeme Woolacott to celebrate the Club’s 27th birthday in the Harbour View Room at Sandringham Yacht Club.

October 25 - Club Meeting at Hampton RSL
Members discussed and finalised plans for upcoming events in November and December.


Upcoming Events


Tuesday November 15 Club meeting at Hampton RSL
Guest Speaker - Jay Davis Rotary - Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA).

Tuesday November 22 – Social Night at Fazio’s Restaurant. 462 Hampton St

Tuesday November 29 – Club Meeting and AGM at Hampton RSL

Tuesday, December 6 - Board Meeting
Only board members to attend

Saturday, December 10 – Christmas Dinner at the home of Amanda Hill and John Skerritt

Tuesday December 13 – Club meeting at Hampton RSL
In keeping with Club tradition members are asked to bring a supermarket bag full of goodies for distribution by the Salvation Army before Christmas. Also, at this meeting, we will be packing sweets to be distributed at the Farmers’ Market on Christmas Eve.

This will be the final meeting for 2022. Meetings will resume on January 17 with a social night.





Fundraising Concert for Ukrainian Displaced Persons

The Bayside Community concert for Ukraine displaced people was held on Sunday 23rd October at St Leonard's College and was attended by over 350 people. A fantastic event organised by Brighton North Rotary and supported by Rotary Clubs of Brighton, Hampton, Sandringham and Beaumaris.

Over $20,000 was raised which was a wonderful outcome from this joint Rotary event.


Hampton Beach Cleaning

The November beach clean at Small Street (End of Ramp) on Sunday 6th of November was very well attended with participants enjoying a beautiful sunny spring morning.  18kg of plastics were collected, mostly from the tide line.  It included 7 syringes and > 100 straws.  Lots of rubbish had washed up on the beach with the rains forcing the plastics into the sea.


On Cup day another group were doing a beach clean and collected a whopping 50kg!


Next beach clean will be at Green Point on Sunday 4th December, 9-10am.


October Bayside Farmers’ Market

Rain, hail or shine – that’s our motto for the monthly Bayside Farmers’ Market…and everyone was certainly put to the test as the storms came through Melbourne and whipped through the market on Saturday 22 October. But that didn’t deter our stallholders, who as always, smiled and got on with the business of serving up a fantastic range of produce for the market patrons who braved the weather. Thanks to all the stallholders and volunteers and the dedicated patrons who supported the market despite the atrocious conditions this month.


Bayside Family Christmas Event 2022

Once again, after a few years impacted by COVID, the ever popular Bayside Family Christmas Event is happening on Wednesday 14th December, to spread some Christmas cheer and connections for disadvantaged Bayside families.

This event is a true community collaboration, jointly organized by the Rotary Clubs of Brighton and Hampton, together with Hampton RSL, BayCISS, Family Life, Victoria Police, TeamSports4All, and supported by Bayside City Council.

Hampton Rotary are very excited to once again be involved and this year will be contributing towards gifts for the children from Santa, as well as volunteering on the day to help with the set-up and organisation of this event


Next Bayside Farmers’ Market – Saturday 26th November


The next Bayside Farmers’ Market is coming up on Saturday 26th November. We’d love to see you at the market at Trey Bit Reserve Sandringham from 8am-1pm.


At this November market, Hampton Rotary will be donating it’s proceeds from entry gate donations towards Christmas Gifts for the children at the Bayside Christmas Family Event.


More details about the market are also available at the market website:

Market Volunteers Needed

If you’re interested in joining our volunteer team at the monthly Bayside Farmers’ Market, we’d love to hear from you. 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, please get in touch.

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





Kids Fun Run, Supporting Monash Children’s Hospital

This fun run is being organised by the Rotary Club of Emerald & District, on 4th December at Puffing Billy Station Gembrook. Entries can be made online at:


Rotary International Convention Melbourne 2023

Registration for the Rotary International Convention Melbourne from 27-31 May 2023 are now open. Early bird prices are available for registrations made on MyRotary before 15th December.


For further information, refer to:





Club Meetings 

Club meetings are held at Hampton RSL, 25 Holyrood Street, Hampton Victoria 3188 

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:



New Members Welcome
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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