Posted by Chris Raw
Community Services (Alex Marshall)
Salvation Army Bread Run – Confirmation of amount of bread needed. Volunteers needed.
Clean Up Australia – is to be held Sunday 6th March at Patterson Reserve from 9.30 onwards followed by a BBQ. Please sign up.
RIMERN provides services to victims of domestic violence, refugees, those recovering from addiction etc. It collects household goods for individuals/families in need. There is a roster every 3rd Thursday of the month for volunteers to work there.
Parkinsons Victoria Walk -This event to support Parkinson's Victoria will now be held in Federation Square on Sunday 27th March 2022. Our Club will run a BBQ in Federation Square. We provide the people power with the BBQ, marquee and food being provided by Parkinsons. What is needed: Three 2 hour shifts, each with 7 volunteers.
International (Mark Howlett)
RORP Glenferrie Rotary along with Hawthorn and Canterbury Rotary Clubs successfully removed the Victoria Park North Playground in Kew on Tuesday 15th February. It was a successful Cluster event. The playground was dismantled and taken to Kilsyth from where it will be sent to Fiji.
Beyond Water - We have made a donation to Beyond Water which is a charitable trust which aims to alleviate poverty across East Africa.
East Timor - The effects of the Volcano and Tsunami on January 15th will be far-reaching, impacting the Tonga Community for months, possibly years to come. RAWCS has registered a Rotary Australia Relief Fund project to seek financial assistance from Rotary Clubs (Including Glenferrie), the public and private sector.
Sumba - to go ahead this year. Mark to update us at a later time.
Education CHANCES Foundation (Michael Hills)
Thanks to the hard work of members assisting in running our first Saturday in the Month farmers market, we are now able to provide the Education CHANCES Foundation with around a further $20,000 towards scholarships the Foundation issues annually. They go to bright secondary and some tertiary students who live or study in Boroondara at a government secondary school or recognised tertiary level institutions. They come from a proven background of significant financial disadvantage. Scholarships are for one year at a time with a renewal for a further year dependent on maintaining their academic performance, and the families current level of financial disadvantage.

Our club has been helping to raise funds for the Foundation to be used for scholarships for the last decade and is now providing around 25% of the funds the Foundation needs annually. As such it is both the largest and longest provider of funds for the work of Education CHANCES. The extra $20,000 of funds is enough to finance 18 renewal awards or 12 new awards or a mixture of both.

Michael Hills who is the secretary/treasurer of the Foundation, would like to pass on his thanks to the club's  members for their efforts. They are greatly appreciated.
Youth (Chris Raw)
RYLA - To be held November 2022. We have two applicants.
RYPEN - to be held March 2022.
National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) - Our successful student Jerry ji from Melbourne Grammar attended this.
Year 11 & 12 Foundation Scholarship Grant for 2022 – 2023 - We were successful in receiving a grant to sponsor a disadvantaged student from Swinburne Senior Secondary College.  
Worrowa Aboriginal School (Healsville) - Possibility of joining with Richmond Rotary Club to undertake projects.
Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA) Possibly May 2022
Is an international youth program that simulates the workings of the United Nations Assembly, by having the students debate on matters of world political and social concern.
Youth Exchange (due to Covid this will not run in 2022)

Membership & Environment will be discussed in the next bulletin.