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Inviting applications for National Youth Science Forum!!

Rotary Prahran has a proud history of sponsoring youth leadership and development programs and one of the most covetted and highly sought after is the 12 day residential National Youth Science Forum held in Canberra each January.

Rotary Prahran pays half the $3,150 fee with the sponsored year 12 (in 2019)'s family paying the other half.

Applications are now open (closing May 31st) and we are looking for a science student to sponsor! Please contact us here, addressing your email to Sarah Flannery, Youth Chair, Rotary Prahran.

Topics: national youth science forum,  year 12 2019,  residential science camp

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Homework Club sets a new record!

Rotary Prahran's Homework Club at the Horace Petty Housing Estate in Malvern Road South Yarra grew from one session a week to two last year and now the monday & thursday sessions from 4pm to 5pm are attracting between 17 & 20 primary school children each session!

Some of the Ethiopian & Somali mothers are also staying, some to help, some to watch, some to learn but all very welcome.  Two of the kids who have 'graduated' to high school return regularly, one is special needs & also receives coaching & support, the other sometimes helps hear younger children read, a boost for his confidence & self esteem.

Topics: rotary homework club,  homework club,  horace petty estate homework club

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Mosquito Nets prevent dengue fever in Cambodia

Rotary Prahran funded 500 3m X 3m (family sized!) insecticide impregnated mosquito nets for a rural Cambodian community to combat the deadly dengue fever which arrives with the mosquitos in the wet season.

Topics: dengue fever,  purchasing mosquito nets

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Supporting 'Seven Women' - Seven Scholarships

Rotary Prahran has helped to fund the Seven Women cooking school in Kathmandu and next is supporting the establishment of a Seven Women Ambassador team to encourage sponsorship of 'Seven Scholarships' for primary school aged children in Nepal.

Topics: seven women,  seven scholarships,  nepalese education

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Clean water & toilets for Baguia school in Timor Leste

Rotary Prahran is collaborating with Rotary Chadstone/East Malvern in building toilets and water tanks in a remote area of Timor Leste, a project involving Rotary volunteers over 4 visits.

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Rotary makes history in Australia with Pride Midsumma March!

Never before have Australian Rotarians marched behind a Rotary Club banner at a gay pride march, but on January 28th 2018 members from Prahran, Southbank, Melbourne South, Bendigo, Daylesford & other clubs showed their support for their LGBTIQ members, friends, family members and the strong Rotary philosophy around diversity and inclusion!

Topics: jason ball,  march with rotary at pride,  pride midsumma march,  rotary diversity and inclusion,  rotary lgbtiq

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More donations for RAMP! (Rotary Aiding Mobility Program)

Word of the wonderful recycled & 'pre-loved' mobility equipment being donated to and by Rotary is spreading! Today former Rotarian (Past President of Rotary Doncaster & long time Doncaster jeweller and watchmaker) David East found out about RAMP and has donated a special set of crutches designed for a limbless person.

If a suitable client can be found in Melbourne then RAMP will provide them free of charge, if not, chances are they'll be shipped overseas with wheelchairs, walkers, over toilet seats and hospital equipment to one of the many countries that benefit from the treasure trove of recycled equipment from Rotary's Donations in Kind warehouse in Footscray. 

If you have unused mobility aids, please contact our RAMP rep, Susie, on 0414 907 263 to arrange pick up. If you have a client who would struggle to afford to buy or hire mobility aids, maybe RAMP can help.

Topics: ramp,  rotary aiding mobility program,  crutches for limbless,  donated mobility aids,  donations in kind warehouse

Homework Club in the News!

Calling for volunteers for Homework Club! Can you help us between 4 - 5pm on mondays &/or thursdays?? Fun, rewarding and easy... lovely kids & other volunteers, please CONTACT US HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!

Topics: rotary homework club,  volunteer in prahran,  volunteer with kids

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Farewell to our President Claude Ullin

Our Rotary Prahran President Claude Ullin passed away on sunday 20th August, two months short of his 80th birthday but after over 40 years of dedicated service to Rotary.

Claude is pictured here at his Rotary Prahran Presidential induction, with Assistant Governor Caroline Ord.

Topics: vale claude ullin,  president claude ullin,  goodbye president claude ullin

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Supplying clean water in the Philippines!

Rotarian Ruth Carlos Martinez with Philippine children who will enjoy clean spring fed drinking water thanks to this Rotary project.

Topics: clean water to concepcion integrated school

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Rotary Sews in the News!!

Teaching sewing & knitting to local residents is another great Community Service project of Rotary Prahran with the generous support of Freemasons Victoria, who have donated the use of their hall in St. Edmonds Road Prahran for our weekly sewing & knitting classes.

Topics: rotary sews,  free sewing class prahran,  refugee sewing class,  donations in kind footscray,  freemasons victoria prahran hall

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Victoria Police helping at Homework Club!

Helping primary school children with reading, comprehension, arithmetic & more, our volunteers make learning fun for local kids & now members from Victoria Police Prahran are joining the Club every monday.  

Even our local police are helping... 

Topics: rotary homework club,  sen constable caroline rosenberg

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Getting the books out with Rotary Read-cycling!

Putting pre-loved books out into the community to be enjoyed and shared, over & over again by 'read-cycling'! Donations needed, please Contact Us to Donate & book finders... please post a selfie on our facebook page!

Topics: rotary read-cycling,  book sharing,  donate books,  read-cycle

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Stonnington Rotary Clubs help build a cooking school in Nepal!

Rotary Prahran, Malvern & Chadstone East Malvern were proud to present a cheque for $10,557.60 to Stephanie Woollard, founder & Director of NGO Seven Women, a wonderful program helping to train disabled Nepalese women in literacy, craft production and now cookery and hospitality skills.

 

Topics: stephanie woollard,  seven women,  donation to nepal cooking school,  empowering nepalese women

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More clients for RAMP! (Rotary Aiding Mobility Program) (& our youngest volunteer!)

Inner South Community Health OT's, Karen & Sue were excited to see just how much equipment they can choose from for their needy clients at DIK warehouse! Susie & Poppy showed them the mobility aids so they can collect supplies whenever they need to.

Topics: ramp,  rotary aiding mobility program,  donations in kind footscray,  inner south community health service,  free mobility aids

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Busy Working Bee at Donations In Kind warehouse!

Repacking corporate & school apparel for shipping to Timor and elsewhere, Rotary Prahran joined Rotarians from Malvern & the E-Club to get this donated stock moving!

Topics: donations in kind,  rotary working bee,  sarah flannery,  susie cole,  gilly swinnerton

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Introducing Rotary Aiding Mobility Program

Rotary Aiding Mobility Program provides wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, over-toilet seats and more to people unable to afford to buy them. Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Community Nurses and carers are invited to select suitable equipment, free of charge, for their clients.

If mobility affordability is a problem, use our RAMP!

Contact us here for more information and to arrange a viewing of all this wonderful, pre-loved & free of charge equipment!

Topics: ramp,  rotary aiding mobility program,  wheelchairs,  walkers,  mobility devices,  free mobility equipment

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Rotary Prahran joins Victoria Police Leaders Mentorship Program!

After a very competitive application process, Sen.Sgt Martin Bourke from Victoria Police Prahran Station has been successful in being accepted onto the Victoria Police Leaders Mentorship Program, being paired with experienced business mentor & Prahran Rotarian Gilly Swinnerton.

Topics: police mentoring program

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ROTARY SEWS free classes every thursday (in school terms)

Want to learn to sew or knit? Maybe you're an expert & you'd like to join a workshop to make clothes, curtains, gifts & more! Rotary has the sewing machines & fabrics, Freemasons have kindly provided the hall..... let's get sewing!!

Join the ladies & men from Cambodia, Tibet & Turkey in getting to know electric sewing machines & all the possibilities for creativity! 

Weekly on thursday afternoons, 1pm  - 3pm but closed during school holidays and public holidays.

 

 

Topics: rotary sews,  sewing workshop in prahran,  learn to sew in prahran

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Homework Club is Multiplying!

'Prahran Renewal' at Horace Petty (Housing) Estate in South Yarra has now handed over the Homework Club to Rotary Prahran & the number of kids coming every week is multiplying!

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Membership Development Month

What makes a vibrant club? District Governor Neville writes ...

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Safe Food Handling, the first step towards a new vocation?

Finding even basic work in hospitality takes training and without a Safe Food Handling Certificate, residents of the Horace Petty Estate in Prahran can neither look for jobs in the many local cafes and restaurants that Prahran is famous for,  OR host their fellow residents at events to showcase their home country cuisines.

Nine ladies, from Tibet, Vietnam, Fiji, Ethiopia and Australia gained their certificates from NMIT (Prahran Polytechnic) trainer Amanda over a 2 day course on  1st and 8th December.
 

Topics: safe food handling course,  horace petty estate residents,  vocational training

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Our Bridge Club in the News!

Congratulations to the founders & stalwarts of our Bridge Club, the mainstay of our fund raising and a wonderful social venue for bridge players in the Toorak & Prahran areas.

Topics: bridge club,  new bridge players welcome

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Helping Literacy, one child at a time.

When Toorak Primary School put out a call for help with classroom reading, the Rotary Club of Prahran rallied, and since 2013, Club members have helped improve individual children's reading abilities and their learning outcomes.

Jan Rosenberg was delighted to be festooned with thank you gifts from her students as they headed off for Christmas holidays!

Topics: toorak primary school,  literacy skills,  hearing reading

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