Club News

Latest news from our club activities and projects.

Weekly Bulletin – 18 November 2020

4 November Meeting Local resident Robert Bender has been working on the garden beds around Ivanhoe Station for 20 years. “Every plant was a serious environmental weed” reported Robert—like Chilean Needle Grass and Central American Cactus, and of course the...

Weekly Bulletin – 4 November 2020

Tracey Young - Silver Spoon Estate Tracie Young, long-time friend of Beverley, started in the wine indus-try in 2008 after purchasing a 350 acre property just north of Heath-cote- called ‘Silver Spoon Estate’ after a geological fault line and old mine of the same name...

Weekly Bulletin – 28th October 2020

14 October Meeting Una Hobday is a passionate advocate for the Rotary Food Plant Solutions initiative. Started in 2007, the Food Plant Solutions Rotary Action Group empowers people through education about the nutritional value of local food plants. The project was...

Weekly Bulletin – 14th October 2020

Last week's meeting we discussed the idea of a virtual sausage sizzle and we (through Rebekah) have now set up a page. The link to the website to donate is here.. Happy sizzling! Join us this week to hear from Una Hobday from...

Weekly Bulletin – 7 October 2020

A report on last week's meeting. Rosemary Freeman - Rotary Club of Moreland Our Club joined in the ZOOM meeting with the Rotary Club of Moreland to hear Rosemary Freeman relate her first-hand experiences of Covid-19. Rosemary is a healthcare professional in a private...

Weekly Bulletin – 30 September 2020

A report from our last meeting. Hope Springs. John Rumble is the Coordinator of ‘Hope Springs’, a mental health ministry of the Banyule group of Uniting churches. It is for people with mental illness, acquired brain inju-ry, other disabilities, or anyone who is...

Weekly Bulletin – 23 September 2020

Wednesday September 9 Meeting - The Little Vegetable Jack and his partner Belle run ‘The Little Vegetable’, an organic grocery store in East Ivanhoe village. Having grown up in Alphington Jack knows the area well. After closure of another similar business in Waterdale...

Weekly Bulletin – 9 September 2020

It is generally acknowledged that Rotary needs to attract new younger members if the organisation is to thrive into the 21st century. With this objective in mind, Grant Godino from the Rotary Club of Strath-more described a proposal for a new on-line club, to ber...

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Posted Friday June 18th

Rotary Club of Ivanhoe
Hello! For those that love Birds of Prey, Martin needs our help in buying a Van to drive his Birds around in. If you can donate to this “Buy a Van” plan, it would be highly appreciated. ... See MoreSee Less
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Posted Saturday June 5th

Rotary Club of Ivanhoe
This World Environment Day, 5th June 2021, is a very opportune time to look at the role of Rotary International, and individual Rotary Clubs, in the critical challenges for the future of our local and global environments.Earlier in 2021, Rotary International defined “Supporting the Environment” as one of its key Areas of Focus, to complement its six other key focus areas (Basic Education & Literacy; Water, Sanitation & Hygiene; Maternal &Child Health; Peace & Conflict Prevention / Resolution; Community & Economic Development; and Disease Prevention & Treatment).Many Rotary Clubs already have a good history of undertaking and supporting environmental projects. This focus at a Rotary International level now gives greater impetus to our environmental works, and will allow RI funding to start flowing to support local and wider environmental projects.The Rotary Club of Ivanhoe is enthusiastic about this increased attention by RI to support our environment, given the wide range of environmental challenges we all face at local, national and global levels.We are keen to develop actions for environmental support at our own local level. Initially, the club is working with Local Government and community groups to develop projects to benefit our local environment, especially in relation to restore some of our local ecosystems and native vegetation.In the longer term, we aim to look at our individual and community activities to see what we might be able to achieve, as a community, in reducing waste, improving our energy use efficiency, minimizing our “carbon footprints”, and improving the resilience of our native ecosystems, vegetation and wildlife. World Environment Day is an opportunity for us all to reflect on what we can do to support our environment. ... See MoreSee Less
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Posted Wednesday May 12th

Rotary Club of Ivanhoe
The playground recycling challenge for Ivanhoe Rotary Club this month was at the Hakea Reserve in Watsonia, where the old playground was being removed, in preparation for replacement with a new playground. With a small but dedicated group of Rotarians, working with James Van Leeuwen from Aspace, the old unit was dismantled today, loaded into the Rotary DIK (Donations in Kind) van, and taken to the Rotary warehouse in Footscray where it was loaded into waiting shipping containers. Along with a number of other playgrounds already in the containers, it is intended to ship these for re-establishment in schools in Nepal in the near future. ... See MoreSee Less
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Posted Saturday May 1st

Rotary Club of Ivanhoe
Rotarians against Malaria - Malaria Awareness Day Walk, Friday 30th April and Saturday 1st May.We enjoyed two great walks on the Banyule Flats area of Heidelberg, along the Yarra River...beautiful weather and scenery, and good company 😊We also donated to Help Eliminate Malaria and encourage you to make a donation as year, over 400,000 people die from malaria, many of them being small children in developing countries. We cannot allow ourselves to forget that malaria is a continuing threat to lives and welfare across much of the world, and we do not want to lose the gains which have been made against this disease over recent years.Rotarians Against Malaria Australia continues to work with partners in nearby countries to provide support for immediate protection of communities, as well as for the longer term elimination of malaria in the affected countries.We are the generation that can end malaria 🚫🦟 By fighting this deadly disease we strengthen our health systems 🏥 and create a world that is safer for everyone. Join us in finishing the work in our partner countries this #MalariaAwarenessDay ... See MoreSee Less
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