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District support for Bushfire relief

District 9800 is providing two separate ways for Rotary Clubs, Rotarians and members of the public to provide donations to our Bushfire Recovery efforts
The first fund will provide Rotary Clubs and individuals not seeking a tax deduction and allow us more flexibility to take immediate action.
Account: Rotary International District 9800 - Australian Bushfire Appeal
BSB: 633000 Account Number: 171227895
The second fund through Bendigo Banks Community Enterprise Foundation allows tax deductibility to individual donors or businesses who require this option. Bendigo Bank has waived their administration fees.
For tax deductible donations please use this link:
https://www.communityenterprisefoundation.com.au/…/rotaryd9…

Recycled Playgrounds

News from Peter Crib (RC of Flemington), leader of the Rotary Overseas Recycled Playgrounds (RORP) program.

“Another playground has opened in Sri Lanka. This one from Lake Reserve in Ocean Grove has been re-installed at this Buddhist Primary school in Lunuwila, Sri Lanka. The work involved was undertaken by the Rotary Club of Negombo and they chose this site as the school is poor and unable to provide anything of this nature.
With the playgrounds sent or committed to be harvest, the total now exceeds 50 playgrounds. The bulk have gone to Sri Lanka with three to Timor and one to the Philippines and one to Tanzania. We expect the arrangement with Sri Lanka to continue beyond the original planned 40, for the needs of Timor and the Phillipines to grow and a request for a trial shipment to Nepal (where there are 142 Rotary Clubs) to expand into an arrangement like that with Sri Lanka. The need remains.
The project is greatly indebted to participating Councils, contractors and manufacturers. So many are even more committed than the Rotary Team!! Their help has been extraordinary.”
Great work Peter.

Farewell Luana


Luana our exchange student from Brazil left Australia last Saturday.
Her host family, Alisha, Marina, Emanuel and Suzanne were there to farewell her. Luana loved her farewell gift which was a tiny kangaroo to adds to her Pandora bracelet.

Message from our President

Many thanks to our club members hard work which created the funds to support Jamie (this week's speaker)to attend London International Youth Science Forum.
Thanks to Elia and Rodney for organising the final meeting for 2019 and thank you to everyone who attended todays' meeting.
I hope everyone enjoys a joyous and hope filled Christmas and wish everyone the very best for the New Year.
Suzanne

Youth Science Forum

Next Meeting: Lunch on Thursday 19th December 12.30pm.
Speaker:Jamie Cheeseman
With our support, Jamie attended the London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) in August.
Over a two week period the residential event held at Imperial College London & The Royal Geographical Society, involved 500 students (16-21 years) from 70 countries attending lectures and demonstrations from leading scientists, visiting world class laboratories and universities combined with cultural interaction. All welcome to attend and here about Jamie's experience.
Croatia House, 72 Whitehall St Footscray 19th December 12.30pm

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.

Welcome

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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