Our Honorary Member Past President Geoff Wood was invited to present a history of the Boroondara Farmers Market to celebrate the 20th Anniversary.

Geoff joined the Rotary Club of Glenferrie in May 1995 and served as President in the 2002 – 2003 Rotary Year. Geoff outlined in his Presidential year that the opportunity arose to commence the operation of a Farmers Market, in partnership with the City of Boroondara and, which was presented to and accepted by our Club.

Celebrating the Boroondara Farmers Market's 20th Birthday, from left President Teresa Liu, Sue Felton (Education CHANCES), Cr Susan Bigger, City of Boroondara, Guest Speaker PP Geoff Wood, PP Don Moore and Helen Worladge (Education CHANCES).
The market has prospered over the 20 years having raised $1.8 million in funds for charity. Over the years the market has had up to 74 Stallholders and 2,200 patrons in attendance. Thank you, Geoff, for an interesting “wander down memory lane” concerning the markets beginnings, early operations, and its success.
The major recipient of the funds from the Farmers Market is the Education Chances Foundation. Education Chances Foundation was represented on the night by Helen Worladge – Program Manager and Sue Felton Philanthropy and Partnerships. Helen and Sue outlined the background of Chances along with the Scholarship Programs, and the need for fundraising to continue their work in providing scholarships to be enabled.