President Shraddha's message:
What another extremely busy few weeks we have had.  I attended the National Tree Day planting event at Canning Reserve on a bitterly cold day.  District Governor Amanda Wendt and DGEN Michael Lapina and his son Alex came along too.  Samara really enjoyed the day and Lesley, Nicole & Danny and their children, Anthony McManus, Ian Ada from Carlton Rotary helped as well. Rotarians from Keilor East ran the BBQ for us - thank you David Dippie and team.
Edith, Lesley and I met with Emma and Dalisto from the Moonee Valley L2P program discussing Rotary involvement.
It was wonderful to hear from Rhys and Colleen at last week's meeting, and to hear more about Mentor Match.  This sounds like a very worthwhile endeavour for our members to consider.  We will discuss more at the next meeting.
A reminder to RSVP for next week's dinner meeting to me.
All members are needed to assist on the Op Shop Open Day 3 September.  
John Sklenar will be running the BBQ and help will be needed in the shop as well.  Please RSVP to Lesley.

Dinner at the Doutta Galla Hotel next Wednesday 17 August at 630pm
Join us for dinner and to discuss activity and events for the coming months.
Op Shop Open Day Saturday 1st September
Flemington Traders Arts & Cultural Festival 1st October
Retro Seniors Festival musical event 19th October
District Governor's visit November
RICON23 May 29 2023
RSVP to Shraddha by 15 August.
We discussed:
Dates and presenter for MHFA in September/October
A shared meeting with Rotary Essendon on Tuesday 6th September
Publicity and promotional opportunities leading to membership.
Approved a donation to Unison Housing for assistance in installing electric BBQs, tables and seating at Derby Street Kensington.
Breakfast 3 August at Mama Bears Cafe
We were delighted to have a large attendance today to hear our speakers Rhys Williams from Rotary Central Melbourne and Colleen D'Offay from Rotary Brighton presenting on Mentor Match.  Mentor Match works by partnering Rotarians as mentors to international students studying at our universities and Colleges.  It is supported by Victoria Government funding and is based on the successful Victoria Police and Ambulance mentoring programs.
If you are interested in learning more or becoming a mentor go to:
Sunday 31 July  
Our club partnered with Moonee Valley Council to extend the wildlife habitat and pollination corridor along the Maribyrnong River, this time at the Canning Street Reserve in Avondale Heights.
It was an extremely successful day with support from
Moonee Valley Sustainability, Friends of Maribyrnong River, the local cub pack and members of the public.  3000 seedlings were planted in under 2.5 hours and thanks to the Keilor East Rotarians everyone was well fed.
Thanks to Moonee Valley Council, Victorian Government - DEWLP, Planet Ark, Toyota.
Congratulations Rebecca Gouvea.  Profile photo of Rebecca Gouvea
Rebecca was our inbound Rotary Youth Exchange student from Sao Paolo, Brazil in 2014-2015. 
After returning home, she studied Politics at Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais and then International Relations at the University of Lisbon. She has just commenced a new position as Intern at Embassy of Portugal in Switzerland as a Foreign Affairs Analyst.
We wish you all the very best for this amazing opportunity!
Wednesday 31 august, the 5th Wednesday in the month so it's Blue Moon time!!!
Join us and bring along family, friends, colleagues, neighbours who may b3e interested in learning more about Rotary and us.
"I Love Dumplings" 297 Racecourse Rd, Flemington next to Pridham Plaza.
RSVP to Josie Magri at or 0414 428 816
 Rotary Essendon event in lieu of our Wednesday meeting
Join with members from Essendon Rotary to hear their speaker Josh Mahoney, CEO of Essendon Football Club.
Tuesday 6th September at 6.30pm for a 7:00pm start.
 Angler's Tavern, 2 Raleigh Rd, Maribyrnong, VIC 3032
$30pp 2 course meal.
Register with the QR code or online at 
Please let President Shraddha know that you are attending.
3 May 1960
President Vance Hilton received a letter from the Australian Red Cross, Victorian Division, acknowledging the Rotary Club of Flemington's donation of $3000 in sponsorship of a passenger transport vehicle.  The vehicle had Rotary signwriting and the logo on the doors.
Rotary are partners with Flemington Traders in this event to be held in Pin Oak Crescent.
Our club has nominated the 4th Thursday of each month as our scheduled day to volunteer.  Edith, Karolina and Lesley will be there between 11am-3.00pm and would love to have you join us and see what great work RIMERN are doing in our local community.
RIMERN are currently short of cutlery, blankets, doonas and bedding.  Can you help?
32-34 Lincoln Street East Brunswick - on the corner Moreland Road just East of Nicholson Street.
Thursdays from 5pm or Saturdays from 11.30am.

Included in your tour is:

  • A progressive tasting through 4-5 eateries including stories about the history behind the foods and flavours of the shops
  • A wander through local spice shops, butchers, and grocery stores catering to various cultures to learn about the spices and ingredients from the different region
  • Visit to cultural shops and a chance to learn about the arts and crafts of the region.

Note to members: If youโ€™ve been involved in a Rotary or community activity between now and next fortnight, please send Lesley a note on it so that we can share it in the newsletter. We are interested in YOU and what YOU DO!
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City of Melbourne News:
Circus Nexus has been running free-circus for young people at the North Melbourne Community Centre over the last year, with the assistance of the City of Melbourne.  Thanks to funding from VicHealth, Circus Nexus will run more cost-FREE circus for 6-12 year old kids from the community adding another venue โ€“ at the beautiful Canterbury Street Stables, for an extra long fun session, with juggling, hoops, clowning, acro, lots of games and food and drinks for the kids.
Fridays at Canterbury Street Stables, 49-53 Canterbury Street, Flemington, 4-7pm
The Greenline Project is a transformational project that will present a new vision for the north bank of the Yarra River - Birrarung. It will see the development of five precincts covering 4 km between Birrarung Marr and the Bolte Bridge. 
Find our more and have your say at The Greenline Project | Participate Melbourne
Neighbourhood Grants program provides small grants for community organisations and individuals to support community connection, social inclusion and actions that help address local priorities and needs. Up to $2000 is available per project and applications are open all year until the funding is exhausted. Find out more and apply at Connected Neighbourhoods small grants - City of Melbourne
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It's Time Foundation:
Our club supports this foundation and the work being done to bring light and power to remote islands in Fiji.  
Enter $11 raffle to win a 5 day accommodation package for two  on beautiful Taveuni Island, Fiji (flights not included)
Proceeds of the raffle support  our community projects.
The It's Time Foundation installs solar panels on roofs of schools in Fiji's islands allowing students and teachers to read, prepare homework and do schoolwork.
PS Cherie Osborne from Keilor East Rotary was the first winner!!

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Anthony McManus
December 8
Beate McManus
December 30
Join Date
Lesley McCarthy
December 1, 1994
28 years
Karolina Sevcikova
December 3, 2020
2 years
Beate McManus
December 30, 1993
29 years
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Dec 10, 2022
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Jan 18, 2023 6:30 PM
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Mama Bear Cafe
Feb 01, 2023 7:45 AM
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