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July 5th - First meeting of the new Rotary year.
 
 
 
 
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The Rotary Club of Flemington Kensington has established a foundation to manage and disburse funds raised through their two Opportunity Shops.  This foundation is a registered company and has received registration as a charity from the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission effective  26 September 2019.
 
The Trustees for the Foundation are:  Lesley McCarthy, Peter Donnellan and Lyn Borghouts.
 
All requests for funding/support from the foundation must be submitted in writing through a member of the Rotary Club of Flemington Kensington and will be considered at a monthly meeting.  Criteria for support are those identified by the ACNC for benevolent need.  The Rotary Club of Flemington Kensington Foundation also requires all project claims to adhere to the goals and areas of focus identified by Rotary International.
The inaugural Flemington Kensington Rotary Art Show is over.  What an amazing event and what a truly fabulous celebration of art in our Flemington Kensington and wider community.
 
Sincere thanks to all our sponsors who are shown on our carousel photo album.  Particular thanks to the City of Melbourne for their support through Community Use of the Town Hall.
Congratulations to all artists who submitted work, and especially to the prize winners.  Special mention must be given t Felix from Mount alexander College whose photographic submission won the secondary school award; and to Flemington Community Centre whose art installation constructed by students at the centre won the younger students award.

See below for the prize winning artists and their works.
 
 
Additional sponsorship received from:
the Victoria Racing Club
Rollstone Limousines
The Quest
Flemington Cycles
HelloWorld Travel Ascot Vale
BSW
Dan Murphys
 
 
 
On Sunday August 11th, members from the Rotary Club of Flemington Kensington ventured to Camp Getaway for a special presentation.  
 
Joining District Governor Grant Hocking and members of the District Support Team, Lesley McCarthy and Olga Hilton presented the framed Vance Hilton tie to Ken Maxfield for display at the camp.
 
During his District Governor's year, Vance made the refurbishment and improvement of Camp Getaway his project.  After the District Assembly at Bendigo that year, attendees travelled to the camp and all the Presidents planted a tree lining the entrance driveway.  
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wednesday 4th October found members of the Rotary Club of Flemington enjoying a full room as
District Governor Grant Hocking and Melissa. and Assistant Governor Ian Ada visited us.  
Grant gave his presentation of the items of importance - membership and the new clubs coming into the District, the Rotary Foundation, the new interest groups and efforts to engage alumni; the District Conference. 
He then showed a short promotional video for the Conference.
 
Grant also assisted President Lesley McCarthy with the induction of a new member.  Shraddha Sharma was a Charter President of the Rotaract Club of Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal and has lived in Melbourne for 15 years.  She lives in Ascot Vale and her daughter attends Ascot Vale West PS.
 
 

It is with immense delight we were advised that the first playground from the recent container to Sri Lanka has been installed and officially unveiled today.   This playground has been placed at a children's play area in Ampara, about 360 km east of Columbo.

The formal ceremony was conducted by President Dr Davaratna of the Rotary Club of Ampara in the presence of President Sarav Soundar 
of the Rotary Club of Columbo, Past District Governor Senake Ameresinghe and PP Pubudu De Zoysa Chairman of District 3220 projects
as well as Urban Council dignitaries and a large number of Rotarians.
 
This playground was extracted from the Quantin Binnah park in Werribee.
 
Pictured at far left is Past District Governor Senake Ameresinghe and far right Past President Pubudu De Zoysa.
 

     
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At the District Governor's Changeover luncheon on June 30th, The Rotary Club of Flemington Kensington was presented with a District award for Community Service.
This award was presented for the Flem-Ken Festival of Arts and Ideas held in October 2018 which connected the community through arts.
 
The commentary read:
For the creative impact on the wider community which celebrated and connected people through arts.
The magnitude and quality of this event meant that there were activities for all ages, demographics, interests and residents who experienced all genres of the arts.
 
 President Lesley McCarthy accepted the award from District Governor Bronwyn Stephens.
 
 
Members, friends and guests celebrated an outstanding year of service in the community at the club changeover on June 28th.  Ascot House was full of excited chat as members and partners caught up with the events of the past few months.
 
Guest of Honour was Past District Governor Julie Mason, who President Lesley McCarthy referred to as her mentor and role model.  Also in attendance Assistant Governor Ian Ada and Ann, Councillor Nicole Marshall from Moonee Valley Council and Danny Pearson MP for Essendon.

MC Cody Bettanin gave an Acknowledgement of Country and then called Dulcie Heard to light the Memorial Candle for Charter Member and Past District Governor Vance Hilton, who passed away in October 2018.
 
In her President's speech, Lesley spoke of the number and quality of events the club has been involved with over the year; she referred to two major events, the Flem-Ken Festival of Arts and Ideas and the Rotary Overseas Recycled Playgrounds project.  These 2 projects have involved almost every club member and a vast number of supporters from other clubs, service organisations, community groups and businesses.
 
 
Students and staff joined Rotarians to plant out the new gardens at Debney Meadows Primary School.
Getting their hands dirty and learning how to plant were part of the fun for the students who helped renew the gardens at the school at an after school working bee in April.
Rotary is made up from more than1 million  individuals in 35,000 clubs worldwide.
 
We are ordinary people working in a wide range of vocations who have a desire to contribute to their communities;  internationally and at a local community leadership level.
 
Together we lead change in our own backyards and across the world.
We see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
 
Rotary offers opportunities for you to grow as an individual, a team member and as a leader.  Contact us to find out more.
The Victoria Racing Club had50 unwanted computers and peripherals to dispose of in May.  Contacting our club for assistance, we were able to transport them to Donations in Kind where they will be refurbished and sent overseas.
Ted Frank, Rob Lawrence and Lesley McCarthy visited the VRC head office where Daniel and Steve assisted with loading the cars and Ted's trailer.
At DiK, Andy soon made quick work of unloading with the forklift.
 
Children and schools in disadvantaged countries will now have access to technology through the generosity of the VRC.
This year's Kensington Festival was bigger and better than ever, despite not hosting the Unity Cup.
The Kensington Association had an excellent response to participants with a wide range of stalls, entertainment, activities and centres of interest.
Boomerang Bags, the Compost Hub, the repair hub, an animal farm/petting zoo, lots of food stalls and musical events, stilt walkers and entertainment made sure there was something for everyone.
MUNA or the Model United Nations Assembly is a Rotary  international youth program which simulates the workings of the United Nations Assembly by having a team of two senior students from a school represent a particular UN country. The students debate on matters of world political and social concern. 
The Cenotaph at KensingtonDark and chilly, but warm with the friendship and camaraderie of those who rose early to attend the Dawn Service at the Kensington Cenotaph on Racecourse Road.
 
 
Access to books and stories is a vital component of children's learning before school.  
Without oral and written stories, conversation and vocabulary, children are unable to access the rich cultural, social and general knowledge needed for effective language development.
 
Unfortunately, in our community there are many children who do not have access to this rich resource and do not have the required vocabulary or English language capability at school start.
Flemington Kensington Rotarians are keen to help redress this lack and in conjunction with the Maternal and Child Health Nurses are providing picture story books to children at the regular visits.
 
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Peter Donnellan
    November 5
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  • Cody Bettanin
    November 8, 2016
    3 years
 
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The Rotary Club of Flemington Kensington has established a foundation to manage and disburse funds raised through their two Opportunity Shops.  This foundation is a registered company and has received registration as a charity from the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission effective  26 September 2019.
 
The Trustees for the Foundation are:  Lesley McCarthy, Peter Donnellan and Lyn Borghouts.
 
All requests for funding/support from the foundation must be submitted in writing through a member of the Rotary Club of Flemington Kensington and will be considered at a monthly meeting.  Criteria for support are those identified by the ACNC for benevolent need.  The Rotary Club of Flemington Kensington Foundation also requires all project claims to adhere to the goals and areas of focus identified by Rotary International.
The inaugural Flemington Kensington Rotary Art Show is over.  What an amazing event and what a truly fabulous celebration of art in our Flemington Kensington and wider community.
 
Sincere thanks to all our sponsors who are shown on our carousel photo album.  Particular thanks to the City of Melbourne for their support through Community Use of the Town Hall.
Congratulations to all artists who submitted work, and especially to the prize winners.  Special mention must be given t Felix from Mount alexander College whose photographic submission won the secondary school award; and to Flemington Community Centre whose art installation constructed by students at the centre won the younger students award.

See below for the prize winning artists and their works.
 
 

It is with immense delight we were advised that the first playground from the recent container to Sri Lanka has been installed and officially unveiled today.   This playground has been placed at a children's play area in Ampara, about 360 km east of Columbo.

The formal ceremony was conducted by President Dr Davaratna of the Rotary Club of Ampara in the presence of President Sarav Soundar 
of the Rotary Club of Columbo, Past District Governor Senake Ameresinghe and PP Pubudu De Zoysa Chairman of District 3220 projects
as well as Urban Council dignitaries and a large number of Rotarians.
 
This playground was extracted from the Quantin Binnah park in Werribee.
 
Pictured at far left is Past District Governor Senake Ameresinghe and far right Past President Pubudu De Zoysa.
 

     
                  See all the images here:       photoalbums/container-1
 
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Service Above Self

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Crown Street Stables
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near the corner of Edinburgh Street
Flemington, VIC  3031
Australia

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