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Date: Thursday Nov 21, 2019, 7:15 am

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 Club Meeting at Yarraville Club

CHANGE OF VENUE - Yarraville Club

Meeting Thursday 3rdOctober  - Dinner meeting 6.30pm

Speaker Bec Carey-Grieve

Bec is Manager, Place and Creative Programsat Victoria University and has been integral in the development of the Footscray Art Prize (FAP) a community development project supporting and encouraging visual arts in the community. Our club has been a partner in FAP with VU, council and Footscray Community Arts Centre. Bec will report on the value of such projects in the community.


Date From : Thu Oct 3, 2019 : 18:30
Date To : Thu Oct 3, 2019 : 20:30


Frank Trimboli

Members of the Rotary Club of Footscray are saddened by the recent passing of Frank Trimboli, a member of our Club since 1973. Frank was club President (1982-83) and a Paul Harris Fellow (1995-96) and in most recent years an Honorary Member of the Club. Our sincere condolences go to wife Frances and the rest of the Trimboli family.

President's message

Hello Footscray Rotarians
I hope you enjoyed Luana's talk on Thursday evening.
I am disappointed that I was unable to make it. But is a little difficult to get back from Orlando quickly.
I love the way we celebrate and appreciate our Exchange students.
Thank you for being here Luana we appreciate all that you bring to Footscray Rotary Club.
Suzanne Zammit 

Fundraising Dinner

A successful dinner with auction was held on Saturday 22nd in conjunction with the Footscray Art Prize. Guest speaker Mary Long gave a thought provoking presentation "Business and Art -Strange Bedfellows”. Funds raised will support our youth programs. Thanks to Bruce Postle, Oslo Davis and Susan Dang for the works they donated for the live auction. Many club members donated a diverse range of items for silent auction.

Community Trust

The Rotary Club of Footscray - Community Service &House of Friendship Fund Inc.


History of the Fund

The Fund was formed out by amalgamating two separate funds operated by the Rotary Club of Footscray. The “House ofFriendship”(HOF) provided the elderly a meeting place & recreational facility in addition to daily hot meals at nominal cost. For those who were house bound meals were provided at home.

The concept was so successful that it became a prototype for many similar schemes in Australia and in 1975 became one of the Footscray Council's community welfare programs.

The Rotary Club of Footscray Community Service Trust

was formed in 1977 to provide financial assistance to designated not-for-profit charities which have Deductible Gift Receipts (DGR) status from the Australian Taxation Office.

In 1994 the assets were combined to form the “Rotary Club of Footscray

Community Service & House of Friendship Fund Inc”.


How the Fund Supports Local Communities?

Rotarians are committed to serving the community. This Fund provides vital grants to not-for-profit grassroots charitable organisations with DGR status. Grants are made to a diverse range of local projects which improve the lives of disadvantaged people throughout the locality. We are proud to have made a difference to many important services within the community.


How can you help?

If you would like to assist those that are disadvantaged, people who have a disability, the elderly and those in need in our community, please consider making a donation. This may be done by sending a cheque payable to:

The Rotary Club Footscray
Community Service & House of Friendship Fund Inc
PO Box 469, Ascot Vale, Vic 3032

All donations over $2.00 are Tax Deductible & a receipt will be issued.

How can organisations apply for a grant?

Organisations wishing to apply for a grant from the Trust should express interest by contacting Elizabeth Drozd( or Darcy Brennan (

Application forms are sent to interested organisation around April-May each year. 

New President

A great "Changover Night" on June 21st when Elia Andriotis handed over the presidential reins to Suzanne Zammit, after his two year stint. Great effort by Elia who received a Paul Harris Fellow award. Congratulations to Suzanne.


The Rotary Club of Footscray meets on Thursdays:

Beginning March 2019 we will meet twice per month with the following plan:

On the first Thursday of the month - dinner meeting: 6:30 for 7:00pm. 

On the third Thursday of the month  lunch meeting: 12.30pm for a 12.45pm. 

Meetings are at Croatia House, 72 Whitehall Street, Footscray Vic. 3011

Occasionally meeting times are altered but details of weekly meetings are updated on website and also Facebook.

All are most welcome to join us.


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