District 9800, Victoria, Australia

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Club chartered on 5th March, 1987
Sponsored by: Rotary Club of North Melbourne
Membership at 1st July 2018 24 members


Rotary Club of Flemington History

In 1986, during the presidency of Marcel Kaye, the Rotary Club of (then) Melbourne North undertook to form a new Rotary Club originally proposed as The Rotary Club of Flemington/Kensington. Local business people were canvassed and several preliminary meetings were conducted. Then Rotary District 980 Governor, John King, appointed Past President Jim Hosie as his special representative responsible for forming the new club. Rotary International granted The Rotary Club of Flemington its charter on 5th March 1987. The club was officially presented with its charter at a function on 29th April 1987 at the Victoria Racing Club committee rooms at Flemington racecourse, when 38 new Rotarians were inducted.The Rotary Club of Flemington was the first club in district 980 (now 9800) to meet for breakfast, thereby making Rotary participation and opportunity for service available to a rapidly expanding sector of the business and professional community, who were unable to attend lunch or evening meetings due to work or other commitments. The club met at the North Melbourne Football Social Club until 2000, when it moved to Stesi’s Restaurant, in Racecourse Road, and subsequently to Quest Apartments, Flemington.

The Rotary Club of Flemington has been awarded with several Rotary International President's Citations and has been honoured with  several  district awards. In 2013,  the club was awarded three district trophies for community service projects and the club best bulletin award. In 2012, past president Peter Cribb was awarded the Moonee Valley Citizen of The Year for his work on Rotary's community service peojects with the local horn-of-Africa community. In 2014, past president Allan Bruno was awarded a Spirit of Moonee Valley  Award. In 2015 the club was awarded the District Governor's Citation for club  mananagement.

The Club chose a racing theme for its club banner, which is depicted on the front of the Club Bulletin and on this website. The horse is Grosvenor, ridden by Peter Cook. Flemington Racecourse is the home of the Melbourne Cup, Australia’s most famous horse race, run annually since 1861 over 3,200 metres on the first Tuesday of November. The Rotary Club of Flemington has thrived over the last thirty years. It has won several District awards for service to the local community and was honoured by the appointment of club member Vance Hilton as 1999-2000 District 9800 Governor. The club has recognised the efforts of the late Jim Hosie, by naming a perpetual trophy the Hosie Award. This trophy is awarded each year to recognise the Rotary service of a club member not holding executive office or on the board. The 2018 winner is Peter Cribb, (see photo.)

Rotary Club of Flemington - Past Office Bearers
Year
Club President
Secretary
Treasurer
2017-2018
Sam Nicol
Lesley McCarthy
Peter Donnellan
2016-2017
Del King
Chris Drenen
Sam Nicol
2015-2016
Hugh Stewart
Chris Drenen
Sam Nicol
2014-2015
Jon Temby
Peter Donnellan
Sam Nicol
2013-2014
Chris Drenen
Peter Donnellan
Eugene Odachowski
2012-2013
Lesley McCarthy
Michael Lawn
Eugene Odachowski
2011-2012
Allan Bruno
Michael Lawn
Eugene Odachowski
2010-2011
Chris Drenen
Michael Lawn
Eugene Odachowski
2009-2010
Peter Cribb
Philip Templeton
Eugene Odachowski
2008-2009
Mark Ingram
Paul Perrottet
Eugene Odachowski
2007-2008
Philip Templeton
Paul Perrottet
Eugene Odachowski
2006-2007
Philip Templeton
Paul Perrottet
Eugene Odachowski
2005-2006
Brian Sinclair
Allan Bruno
Michael Bolton
2004-2005
Jason Marston
Brian Sinclair
Michael Bolton
2003-2004
Alan Joy
Brian Sinclair
Christopher Ladley
2002-2003
Lindsay Park Allan Bruno
Paul Perrottet
2001-2002
Geoff Cawsey Allan Bruno
Paul Perrottet
2000-2001
John Sklenar Allan Bruno
Paul Perrottet
1999-2000
Norm Buckley
Josie Magri/Allan Bruno
Philip Hassell
1998-1999
Beryl Golding
Josie Magri
Philip Hassell
1997-1998
Allan Bruno Eugene Odachowski
Philip Hassell
1996-1997
Frank Crispo
Philip Templeton
Michael Bolton
1995-1996
Vance Hilton
Philip Templeton
Michael Bolton
1994-1995
Peter Fraser
Philip Templeton
Eugene Odachowski
1993-1994
Paul Perrottet
Allan Bruno
Eugene Odachowski
1992-1993
Colin Hardwick
Allan Bruno
Eugene Odachowski
1991-1992
Ross Bradfield
Bill Kinsman
Michael Bolton
1990-1991
Eugene Odachowski Bill Kinsman
Michael Bolton
1989-1990
Vance Hilton
Paul Perrottet
John Burton
1988-1989
Geoff Cawsey
Paul Perrottet
John Burton
1987-1988
Stuart Agnew
Vance Hilton
Geoff Maunder
1987
Les Williams
Vance Hilton
Geoff Maunder



Rotary Club of Flemington Members who have served in District 9800 Leadership Roles.
1999-2000
Vance Hilton
District Governor
1999-2000
Geoff Cawsey
Chair, District Conference Committee
2008-2010
Paul Perrottet
Assistant Governor, Port Phillip Cluster
2013-2014
Paul Perrottet
Chair, District Conference Committee
2014-2016
Lesley McCarthy
Assistant Governor, Gateway West Cluster




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Paul Harris Fellow Recognitions
PHF The Rotary Club of Flemington has awarded
 the following Paul Harris Fellow Recognitions
 in the name of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International






Year Name
Year
Name
Year
Name
1988
Dr. Bill  Lawrence *
1989
PP Stuart Agnew *
1990
PP Ken Maxfield (RC Gisbourne)
1992
PP Geoff  Cawsey (Sapphire 2008)
1992
PDG  Vance Hilton (2 Sapphire, 2006, 2010)
1992
PP Edwin Buck (RC Faulkner) *
1992
PP Ross Bradfield *
1993
Mr. Ted Frank, (Sapphire 2012)
1994
PP Eugene Odachowski (Sapphire 2013) *
1994
PP Colin Hardwick
1996
PP Paul Perrottet (4 Sapphire 2009, 2012, 2014, 2018)
1997
Mr. Ercic Hill
1997
Mr. Ken Hill
1997
Dr. Theong Ho Low
1999
PP Allan Bruno (Sapphire 2008)
2000
Ms. Marion Hardwick
2000
PP Philip Hassell (RC Woodened) (Saphire)
2000
Ms. Judy Hassell
2001
PP Peter Fraser
2001
Mr. Des Wittingslow *
2002
PP John Sklenar
2003
PP Philip Templeton
2003
Mr. Len Seddon
2005
PP Lindsay Park
2005
Ms. Margaret Bruno
2005
Ms. Dulcie Heard
2006
Mr. Michael Bolton
2006
PP Jason Marston (Sapphire 2013)
2008
Ms. Sandra Walker
2009
Ms. Josie Magri (Sapphire 2014)
2009
PP Mark Ingram
2010
PP Peter Cribb (Sapphire 2012)
2010
PP Ms. Lesley McCarthy (3 Sapphire 2013,2014,2015)
2011
PP Chris Drenen (Sapphire  2014)
2013
Mr. Grant Hopkinson
2014
Mr. Ricky Dunbar
2015
PP Jon Temby
2016
PP Hugh Stewart
2017
Mrs. Barbara Odachowski
2017
PP Del King *
2018
PP Sam Nicol


* Deceased











Royce Abbey Awards
2004
PP Brian Sinclair




2013
Rtn. Hugh Stewart




2013
PP Jon Temby
















Vance Hilton Community Leadership Awards






2013
Mr. Anwar Alishek

Eritrean Australian Humanitarian Aid
2013
Ms. Halima Malaakh

Flemington Community Centre Roadstart Co-ordinator
2014
Ms. Ros Nataprawira

Flemington Association Stationeers
2016
Ms. Faith Griffiths

Flemington Tennants' Assocoiation
2017
PP Eugene Odachowski

Flemington Housing Estate Bread Project
2018
Ms. Lorry Rowe

Werribee Fit for Use Store







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Rotary Club of Flemington - Charter Members





Name
Classification

Name
Classification
Stuart Agnew
Foodstuff Pulverising

John Lemanis
Industrial Chemicals; manufacturing
Bill Bell
Travel

Theong Low
Medicine: General Practice
Frank Benincasa
Footware Importing

Geoff Maunder
Banking
Ross Bradfield
Recreation: Racecources

Tim Morgan
Agriculural Societies
John Burton
Banking

Rod Mounsey
Plumbing
Geoff Cawsey
Metals and Allows

Eugene Odachowski
Accountancy: General Practice
Kevin Coffey
Printing: Lithography

Bill Porter
Waste Disposal Equipment
Bill Force
Office Supplies

Ross Privitelli
Law: General Practice
Ted Frank
Real Estate Agencies

Mark Rantall
Finance: Credit Union
Norm Harper
Insurance Broking

Rob Rennie
Insurance Broking
John Herniman
Architecture

Bob Ross
Power Transmission Engineering
John Hetherington
Religion

Richard Rowe
Hotels
Ken Hill
Motion Picture: Distributing

David Scholfield
Wrought Iron: Manufacturing
Eric Hill
Notion Picture: Screening

Robert Smith
Catering
Vance Hilton
Agricultural Societies

Mike Spark
Management Consulting
Chris Hoppner
Printing Supplies

Shane Tolliday
Welfare Services: Hostels
Leigh Jones
Used Cars: Retail

Theo Violidis
Printing
Bill Kinsman
Dog Breeding Associations

Doug West
International Airlines
Bill Lawrence
Medicine: Geriatry

Les Williams
Video Production






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