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It was pleasing to see so many current and former Rotarians and their partners attend the funeral service for our Charter Member Ted Frank on 18 March.
Helen Frank was very appreciative of the support and the many condolence messages she and her family received.  She paid tribute to Rotary and Ted's long involvement in her remarks.
Attending were:
Anwar Alishek, Cody Bettanin, Allan and Margaret Bruno, Edith Chen, Geoff Cawsey and Dulcie Heard, Peter and Beverley Cribb, Peter Donnellan and Kien, former Charter Member Bill Force, Anne Heyes, Rob Lawrence, Jason Marston, Lesley McCarthy, Beate and Anthony McManus, Lindsay Park, Paul Perrottet, Len Seddon.
Apologies were received from Lyn Borghouts, Chris and Rosemary Drenen, Anne Dynon, Olga Hilton, Ken Maxfield, Anne McMahon, Richard and Glenda Naudi, Sam Nicol and Stella Hyde, Lorry Rowe, Shraddha Sharma, Hugh and Glenda Stewart, Jon and Robyn Temby, Phillip Templeton, PDG Neville John and Rebecca.
PP Peter Cribb attended the virtual induction of Pubudu De Zoysa as District Governor for District 3220 Sri Lanka & Maldives last week.  Pubudu has been a strong supporter of PDG Senake Ameresinghe and ORP in the past.. She mentioned Peter, RORP and our club in her remarks.  We congratulate her on her appointment and wish her a wonderful year.
Work is progressing on a mental health forum to be organised by the club for 18 May: "Let's Talk about Mental Health" will be held at Kensington Town Hall and focus on mental health in young people in today's difficult times.  Some speakers are already organised but work continues.
Please keep the date free and make an effort to attend.
The next meeting Wednesday 2 April is breakfast at Mama Bear Cafe.  
Blue Moon Social evening
A very enjoyable evening was had at Mama Le in Stubbs Street Kensington on the 5th Wednesday.  Mama Le was recommended by Mel and the food was delicious!  
Wildlife habitat and pollination corridor - Fairbairn Park
We are currently in planning for the next stage of planting with a possible date of late May early June.  Milly from MVCC has a list of planting days planned for local environment/friends groups and will confirm our date soon.
We will need all hands on deck for the morning and particularly encourage children and grandchildren to participate.  Some of last year's team.
RORP Update
There has been lots happening this month:
Rotary Glenferrie harvested the playground at the North Richmond Housing Estate, the first time the club has dismantled and shipped a playground outside of the City of Boroondara.
The container destined for Fiji is now full and includes a playground for an orphanage.  Power tools were donated to assist in reassembly by RC Nunawading Bruce Simcox and Janette Etherington.
Playgrounds were also harvested from St Peter's School, Sunshine, Elder Street Watsonia and Victoria Park Kew.
Containers for Egypt and Port Blair - India will be loaded in coming weeks.  Help is needed for this please.
As previously reported Bob Allardice is unwell and needs surgery.  He needs people to assist with coding plans and other admin tasks.
Flemington Kensington is listed to help with harvesting in Richmond soon.  Please let Peter Cribb know if you can assist.  0410 548 543


Flemington traders are taking part in the Victorian Dining Program.   
This means you can claim back 25% of your bill (up to $125) when you spend $40 or more.

Keep your receipt and submit your claim at:   

List of participating restaurants here - Cafes, Restaurants & Pubs – Flemington Traders Association


RIMERN fundraiser
RIMERN (Rotary Inner Melbourne Emergency Relief Network) have joined with Prospect Wines to offer a selection of 6 great value wines to help raise funds for a new van.
Please order some “Van Rouge” or “Van Blanc” and help RIMERN hit the road to collect vital goods donations! Thanks for your support & Cheers!

In Checkout, please select the RIMERN Rotary Club you are supporting.

Minimum order quantity: 6 bottles (can be all 1 wine, or several different wines).

RIMERN contact: phone 1300 924 123, email
Order contact: Prospect Wines, phone 03 9877 1099, email

Moonee Valley Council are promoting a specialised program is specifically aimed at residents who may have not accessed vaccination due to significant social/emotional/psychological barriers (e.g.: may be highly disengaged, have social anxiety, cognitive vulnerabilities, family issues, cultural sensitivities or language barriers that have prevented them from obtaining their first vaccination). It is not aimed at those who may identify as ‘anti-vax’. Alongside this program, we are also providing support to anyone who might be struggling or hesitating to get their second or booster shot, or to have their children vaccinated.
Upcoming Events
Breakfast meeting
Mama Bear Cafe
Feb 01, 2023 7:45 AM
Joint Meeting with Rotary Strathmore
Windy Hill
Feb 14, 2023 6:30 PM
Rotary Leadership Institute
Mar 05, 2023 11:00 AM
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