Frankston Community Raffle 2018

One of Frankston North Rotary’s signature projects is the annual Community Raffle. The raffle has been running over the past 27 years and has returned more than $1.7 million to local community groups, schools and clubs. Local clubs, schools or community groups sell tickets for $2.00 each, and to date a dividend of $1.50 per ticket sold was been paid back to these groups. How easy is that! Frankston North Rotary organises the prizes, permits, prints the tickets and oversee the running of the raffle. This year 33,000 tickets were sold.

Your local club, school or community group can raise funds simply by participating in the raffle. All you need to do is to sell as many tickets as you choose, and you receive the major part of the proceeds from your tickets for fund raising. Ticket sales usually start in February and finish in May. Prizes are drawn in the first week of June.

First prize this year was a dream holiday valued at $12,000, won by Sarah Mataoga; second prize was a South Pacific Carnival Cruise valued at $5000, won by Julie Johnson; third prize was a Hisense 65″ UHD Smart TV valued at $2000, won by Pino Iulianetti; and forth prize was a security door valued at $1000, won by Margaret Baird. Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Website: www.rotaryfrankstonnorth.org

Email: communityraffle@rotaryfrankstonnorth.org

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Community Day BBQ

Peninsular Link Community Day BBQ

On Sunday 25 November 2012, Peninsula Link held a Community Day. This was a once-in-a-lifetime chance to walk on Peninsula Link before it opened to traffic in early 2013.

There were more than 20 stalls providing information about the project, as well as local businesses and community groups.

Frankston North Rotary held a fund-raising BBQ where Members and Friends of Rotary helped raise much needed funds which will go towards  local and overseas community projects.

Garden Bed Project

Monterey Secondary College Garden Bed Project

Frankston North Rotary liaised with Ardoch Youth Foundation, to build garden beds for the year 9 and 10 students of Monterey Secondary.

The garden beds are designed to assist the students learn and develop their own vegetable garden. The students learn about companion planting, composting and maintaining a healthy garden. The students also learn healthy eating choices as the produce from their gardens are used in their cooking classes.

The produce is also used to make lunch for students who regularly do not have their own lunch from home. It is hoped, as seen with similar projects, that the students will go home and encourage their parents to start their own vegetable gardens.

Community Technology Transfer

Computers for the use of a training centre in Dau, Phillipines, were recently donated by the Frankston North Rotary.

These computers will be used to improve literacy, numeracy and specific computer skills to assist in preparing young people to transfer into the workplace.

The training centre will be able to schedule a great deal more classes.

International Women’s Day Breakfast

International Womens Day 2015On 4th March, 2015 Frankston North Rotary held its inaugural International Women’s Day Breakfast at the Mornington Racecourse. Weather-wise we had a lovely sunny morning and the outlook over the race track added to the festive atmosphere.

We had a mixed audience of men and women in varying age groups totalling approximately 340 attendees.

The caterers provided a lovely breakfast of cereal followed by Eggs Benedict and tea or coffee. Gift bags full of donations from local businesses were given to all the attendees and provided an opportunity for local businesses to promote their products.

International Women's Day Breakfast 2015 Sue Williams

Sue Williams

Also, it wouldn’t be right to run a Rotary function without fundraising of some sort, so there was a lucky draw prize for a gold coin donation. This was also another promotional opportunity for local businesses. The event was very well supported by businesses in our area and we certainly appreciated it.

Our two speakers were both women from the Health Profession who had powerful stories to tell.

The first speaker was Sue Williams CEO of Peninsula Health. Sue spoke on “Women In Business: Challenges & Solutions“.  Sue was very inspirational and showed how solutions to problems in one industry can be adapted to bring solutions to other industries. By taking a different approach, problems can be resolved. Sue also spoke about the imbalance of female representation on corporate boards across all industries in Australia.

The second speaker was just as inspirational but for different reasons. Dr Kavi Haji’s talk was titled “My Journey: Iraq to Australia“.  What a journey it was!

International Women's Day Breakfast 2015 Dr Kavi Haji

Dr Kavi Haji

Soon after graduating as a Doctor with her husband, their country was invaded and they found themselves in a situation where they were performing medical procedures in refugee camps, in horrific conditions, way beyond their training, with very little medical equipment and drugs. Finally they made it to Australia with their son but her story certainly brought home the emotional and physical price they paid to get to Australia where she is now practicing medicine at the Frankston Hospital.

The International Women’s Day Breakfast project was very well received by the community and there is a level of expectation that we will be doing it again. Apart from raising funds this was also a great opportunity to showcase Rotary to a varied group of people, mainly women with a mix of ages and professions. Some of the women were no longer in the workforce while others were just starting out, trying to manage the demands of family life and professional lives as well.

International Women's Day Breakfast 2015

International Women’s Day Breakfast

The International Women’s Day Breakfast project was a collaborative effort initially from women Rotarians from the Rotary Clubs of Frankston North, Peninsula 2.0, Frankston and Mt. Eliza.

The Committee was chaired very competently by Past President of Frankston North Rotary, Judi McKee. The Committee spent many hours getting everything in place and on the day extra help was provided by other Rotarians. When people work together for a common goal great things can be achieved and Rotary is a fine example of how powerful this philosophy is.