Kananook Primary School Chook House and Fencing Project

Frankston North Rotary were approached in mid 2019 to assist in building with parents and teachers a Chook House and Fencing (fox proof) of the area at Kananook Primary School, project proceeded with an MOU as a shared project with the school, an application for a $2000 district Grant has been applied for and granted.

The area will be maintained by Students and Parents with rosters being set up for maintenance and the daily release of chooks from the hen house and the return to house at night. It will be educational for the students learning about how to care and handle for chooks, as well as being used as a petting area for students with some seats being installed.

Many working bees were held over a 2 month period, including teachers, parents and students to clear the area, install Chook House, fences and fox proofing, grand opening was held at school on 13th December 2019,Cutting of ribbon done by FNR President David and Kananook PS School Council President Jim.

Community Raffle 2019

The Community Raffle 2019 was completed and drawn on Wednesday 29 May by Tanya Wilkinson from HelloWorld Travel. This year, there were 60 clubs and groups participating, which was up on last year.  This year 47,850 tickets issued, and 30,225 sold. Sales represent 63% of tickets issued. This good effort by all concerned means that after expenses a dividend of $1.50 was paid out.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the Community Raffle for 2020 has been extended as follows:

  • The close date of the raffle 7 April 2021;
  • Draw date of the raffle 28 April 2021; and
  • Publication date of winner(s) name(s) 1 May 2021

International Women’s Day March 2019

A leading Australian soprano and a high-profile lawyer and human rights advocate were the two keynote speakers at the Rotary International Women’s Day Breakfast at Mornington Racecourse on Wednesday, March 6 with the theme for 2019 is “Balance for Better”.

Tania deJong

Soprano Tania de Jong is an inspirational speaker and storyteller, social entrepreneur and creative innovation catalyst. Tania is one of Australia’s most successful female entrepreneurs and innovators, having developed five businesses and two charities over three decades. She is a global authority on creativity, innovation and collaboration and is an agent for change. Her keynotes and workshops, combined with the power of song, are transformational, and her work and knowledge span the business, public, creative and community sectors.

Lawyer Prue Gilbert co-founded Grace Papers to challenge traditional stereotypes, drive gender equity and empower working parents and their employers, winning an Australian Human Rights Business Award for this work in 2014. Last year, Prue was named one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence. She volunteers for the legal steering committee of NOW Australia and has been influential in driving gender equality through her role as an advisory board member of the AFL Players Association for the AFLW.

Prue Gilbert

Co-organised by Frankston North Rotary with the Rotary Clubs of Frankston and Mount Eliza, the Rotary International Women’s Day Breakfast is entering its fifth year and is attracting interest from a diverse range of professional men and women who are inspired by incredible women every day, women who are raising kids and building businesses and transforming communities.