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 Wednesday November 18th

Rotary Club of Ivanhoe

Martin was our Guest Speaker a few weeks ago. These are his brand new chicks from his Breedkng Program. If you would like to support this work and Sanctuary, Beverley can provide you with his bank details for financial support. ... See MoreSee Less

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Posted Monday November 16th

Rotary Club of Ivanhoe

More playground news - the Rotary Overseas Recycled Playground program continues.

Since the start of our last lockdown period in July, the Rotary Club of Ivanhoe has held two sets of playground materials in temporary local storage, courtesy of City of Banyule. We had been unable to transfer these to the shipping container at the West Footscray warehouse due to the very tight restrictions on non-essential movement.

These components came from two large playgrounds which were being upgraded by Banyule Council in East Ivanhoe and Macleod.

At last! Over two days, Friday and Saturday 13th and 14th November, we were able to use the van from the Rotary Donations In Kind warehouse to collect the two large loads of playground components, take them to the warehouse, and load them into the container for shipping this week to Sri Lanka, along with sets of materials from about 6 other playground locations around Melbourne.

This was a great effort by a very committed team of Rotarians over the two days, and we are very happy to see these playgrounds head off to Sri Lanka for a whole new life in schools and other venues there. 😄

Sincere thanks are also due to the City of Banyule and its various contractors, who have continued to give generous support to the playground recycling program.👏
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Posted Tuesday November 10th

Rotary Club of Ivanhoe

Thank you to everyone who donated to our virtual sausage sizzle!!! Together we raised over $2,000 for Australian Rotary Health mental health research. Congrats to Kerry Buhner for winning the Ryobi drill kit thanks to Bunnings Fairfield!!!

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Posted Saturday October 24th

Rotary Club of Ivanhoe

Saturday, 24th October - World Polio Day
We are so close to eradication of polio from the world. While the current COVID pandemic has been a major focus in our lives this year, the essential work towards eradication of polio has continued in the face of this year’s added difficulties and challenges.
This work is still so important, and we can’t allow the valuable gains we have made in recent years to slip away.
Our contributions to assist this work are still needed to support the essential immunizations and surveillance. Donations for this program can be made through Rotary via the website
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