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Fitzroy Rotary January February Bulletin 2019

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Bulletin January- February 2019


Welcome to 2019 and Happy New Year to everyone.




Our busy hosts, Pat and Barrie preparing for the Fitzroy Rotary Club Christmas party.





Solar Smiles


Ethan Carswell is pictured assisting Phil Hill at a Solar Smiles fundraiser at Bunnings in Port Melbourne. Ethan was a Fitzroy Rotary Sports Scholarship winner in 2018. He is also a recipient of a study scholarship from Fitzroy Rotary for 2019. Ethan has committed to volunteering for the Club whenever he can.


Sports Scholarships Presentation


Each year the Atherton Gardens sports program run by Chris McGeachen includes a term at the Fitzroy Tennis Club. Below is Peter Hille pictured at the scholarship presentation at Fitzroy Tennis Club. The two recipients were Juan and Ruhama. Juan was unable to attend but Ruhama (in the pink shirt, middle of the photo) was most excited to receive her scholarship. Also pictured are students from the Australian Catholic University (ACU) who assist Chris with the program, as well as tennis coaches from the club and other young participants.




Club Program and Calendar

January 2019


21 Jan              First meeting for the year Bowling Club

                        Board meeting to precede this at 5.30pm

28 Jan              Australia Day holiday - no meeting


February 2019

4 Feb              Meeting Bowls Club

                        Speaker Chris McGeachan (Yarra Blue Light)

Focus : Programs run by Chris that Fitzroy Rotary supports (eg Wildbeasts, BARSS, Atherton Gardens programs & events.

11 Feb             Dinner or Social Activity (TBC)

15-17 Feb        Rotary Conference (Melbourne)

16 Feb             Club Dinner (Anthea organizing)


18 Feb             Meeting Bowls Club

Speakers Jenny Farrar & Michael Galante (Community Bank)

Focus : Our partnership with the Community Bank (Corporate Membership potential; MegaSwim funding; Sports Leadership Scholarships and other current projects

22 & 23 Feb     MegaSwim Fitzroy Pool

25 Feb             Dinner or Social Activity (TBC)


March 2019


4 Mar               Meeting Bowls Club

11 Mar             Public Holiday Labour Day

18 Mar             Meeting Bowls Club

25 Mar             Dinner or Social Activity (TBC)

29 Mar             Golf Day @ Ivanhoe Golf Club (Joy organizing)




  • ·     Mega Swim volunteers required for 22nd and 23rd February


  • ·     Golf day 29th March – invite your network

Board Members



Steve Earl


Ross Bootes


Pat Morton

Past President

Joy Millen

Humanitarian Services/

President Elect


Sue Moses-Critchley


Website & Social Media

Barrie Morton

Foundation & Fundraising

Jonathan Thick


Ann Haynes

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