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Rotary Club ID:   18352
The Rotary Club of Belgrave has celebrated its 69th year during the month of June 2022. The club was formed in June 1954. We have a long and proud history of active service, both to local community and international groups. We are a friendly and relaxed group who share the Rotary ideals of integrity and service.
Our members range from 35+ to 80 years of age so if you're in that age bracket, you would be very welcome to come along and meet us, and join in our activities.
Federal Member Aaron Violi Pops in to Belgrave
Federal Member Aaron Violi joined Belgrave Rotary who were assisting with the Belgrave Community Garden Festival on Sunday 2nd April.
Aaron opened the festival with President James from Rotary and Garden Committee President Elle.
Click to find out more about the Garden..
Thanks from Selby Community House
Youth Chair Wayne Delivers to Upwey High School
On Thursday 8/12/2022 Wayne and Gus attended the Upwey High School graduation ceremony handing out to two students the annual Rotary awards.
Wayne and Gus listened with great admiration as many of the students excelled in their final year of high school achieving a great start to their next journey in life. 
Pictured is Treasurer Wayne whom organised $1,000 towards the prize money and Principal Tom Daly who enjoyed Rotary supporting the school once again.
Anyone for Marjong?
Belgrave Rotary Club had a different kind of meeting when Gloria from the U3A offered to teach "Eastern Marjong" on the Dec 7th Meeting. To see why this game is like dominoes, gin rummy, UNO and many other influences all packed into one fast paced strategic game with new symbols and Chinese characters to master. 
Pictured members Julie, Wayne and Rebecca listening to instructor Gloria explaining rule after rule. All look forward to playing this type of Marjong in the future.
Belgrave and Emerald Cluster Meeting
Belgrave and Emerald Rotary Clubs had a joint function or cluster event on Wednesday 17/11/2022 @ Ginfinity Belgrave.
GinFinity was established in 2020 in Belgrave, amongst the great Dandenong Ranges of Victoria. They are an open source gin project, pioneering new ways to create and experiment with gin.
They value the creation of unique experiences and are committed to sharing the ease of gin creation with all. With their large variety of carefully selected botanicals, Rotarians created a truely unique gin, or that gin they have always wanted. 
The limitless blending possibilities makes every glass of GinFinity gin unique!
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Belgrave and Emerald Join forces to help Puffing Billy 22/09/2022

Emerald Rotary were contacted by Puffing Billy management with a unique situation where the black coal used to run the steam trains was polluted with rocks and other non-combustibles. President James Gillard from Belgrave was approached by President Marcus Adams from Emerald looking for volunteers to sort through the black coal and remove the rock.
Combining forces, 5 members from Belgrave Rotary and 15 from Emerald Rotary clubs sorted for 3 hours, helping secure another week’s supply of coal, keeping Puffing Billy moving full steam ahead.
Belgrave Community Garden
Belgrave Rotarians braved the cold weather supporting the Belgrave Community Gardens Storm Recovery Festival Event.
Pictured: Jessica, Sue, Julie, President James and Rebecca. Selling our famous BBQ food in the freezing conditions, you could say we didn't need ice for the drinks! Belgrave members were always happy to support local community groups on their special event days.
Farewell Rosie
Rosie Vulling (pictured with President James Gillard) was a member for 10 years, Past President in 20.21, Secretary 21.22 and Youth Project Co Ordinator 20.22,  is leaving Belgrave Rotary after an outstanding contribution to the club over the past decade.
Rosie is now managing family challenges where her skills and hardwork are now needed most.
We salute Rosie for all her hard work and wish her all the best. Forever our friend
Rotary Fire it up at the Lantern Festival
Rotary Belgrave with friends Dandenong Ranges Emergency Relief Service (DRERS) setup and ran the Lantern Parade event on June 25th 2022, only BBQ stall raising nearly $4,000 for DRERS and local community projects.
Rotarians were run of their feet dishing out over 100 loaves, catering to meat lover (sausages, burgers, bacon & eggs) and vegan (Vegie Burgers, salads & onions) alike. The night dropped to below 5 degrees with hundres of people queing at any given time for a taste of the clubs cook up!
Rotary Cook up the Gun Fire Breakfast at the RSL
Belgrave Rotary was given the task to help raise funds for RSL services at the Local Branch in Upwey. The club starting before 5.45AM managed the GunFire Breakfast area cooking for hundresds of Dawn Service patrons and guests through to mid afternoon.

Julie and James Gillard along with Sue Brown, Gus Rozycki and Rebecca Lemin cooked hundres of egg and bacon rolls, sausages in bread, fairy floss and cold drinks throughout the marathon event. 
Don Stanford 01/06/1935 - 27/03/2022
Rotary Club of Belgrave Member Don Stanford Passed Away March 27 2022
Don joined Rotary Club of Belgrave in 1995.
The club quickly learned of his financial skills asking don to be treasurer a few years later, then President in 1998/1999.
Don remained as Treasurer until 2015 when I took over. Don received one of Rotary's highest accolades in 2003 - Paul Harris Fellow for his great work in helping the club administer its finances and in raising funds.
Our Don was called "Dr No" affectionately as the club shrunk to 4 members around 2001 with its 50th anniversary a few years away.
Don would be blunt on what the club could or could not afford to do, and with Don's financial leadership the clubs fortunes and membership flourished.
Don and I spoke many times on what was achievable financially as a club, even as Don approached his 92 years of age, he still attended and helped out where he could.
With covid in recent times, without so much as one complaint, Don worked out how to use zoom and joined our regular meetings.
This is a sad day for Rotary with the passing of our friend, my friend Don Stanford.
Gus Rozycki
President 2021-2022
Rotary Club of Belgrave
District 9810 Govenor Daryl Moran personally thanks President Gus Rozycki and the Club in helping to raise $102K and participating in the storm recovery festival 28/2/2022 
TREK Learning Centre
Belgrave Rotary Donates Farm Equipment to Trek Learning Centre in the Hills.
A Cultivator and two high Power mowers were donated to Trek Learning Centre (https://www.treklearningcentre.org/).
The equipment will be used to teach the students farming skills along with the life skills this fantastic organisation provides. The Rotary Club of Belgrave had the help of Will the Mechanic from Monbulk, where he rebuilt the cultivator with a new value from $2800 to $4500 replacement. Pictured above is RC Belgrave President Gus Rozycki and Trek CEO Meg Yates receiving the first set of farming equipment. Belgrave have also secured funding for new igloo nets and a shredder and possible small tractor.
Thanks William and thanks to the Rotary Club of Belgrave
Storm Recovery Festival was Popping
Sunday 27th February, the combined effort of the Hills Rotary Clubs for the Hills Storm Recovery Festival in Monbulk. With the help of Rotary Clubs from District 9810, families and their children enjoyed a wonderful day.
Rotary District 9810 raised $102K (see below) with sponsorship out to rescue logs, SES, Monbulk Management Group to name a few organisations helped by Rotary.
Jessica, Rosie and Helen assisted in the setup and running of the event, taking time out to help with the free popcorn stand, promoting to the crowds passing by the tastiest popcorn in town!
Rochford Wines Fundraiser was the biggest yet 12/12/2021
Belgrave, Monbulk and Emerald Rotarians assisted the third and biggest so far, music event at Rochford wines.
Rotarians provided COVID safety support, bar staff, parking valets and gate staff. Set in the beautiful Yarra Valley, the concert had great rock music with two live bands. The guests enjoed the music dancing for hours.
Club Christmas Party 08/12/2021 was Very Merry
A fantastic time at the club Christmas party with special guests from Emerald Rotary Club.
The night at Rose Cottage Monbulk with Kris Kringle, great food and great fellowship.
Check out more on facebook
Rochford Wines Fundraiser 05/12/2021 was a hit
Belgrave, Monbulk and Emerald Rotarians assisted the second music event at Rochford wines.
Rotarians provided COVID safety support,bar staff, parking valets and gate staff. Set in the beautiful Yarra Valley, the concert had Feetwood Mack and Queen tribute bands. Rosie and Helen are enjoying a well earned 10min break listening to the band.
Check out more on facebook
Rochford Wines Fundraiser 28/11/2021 was a hit
Belgrave, Monbulk and Emerald Rotarians assisted the first music event at Rochford wines. Rotarians had upskilled with their Responsible Serving of Alcohol certificates during the weeks prior. They ran the bar, front gates and helped keep the venue clean during and after. Committee Chair Wayne McKenzie has done an outstanding first event, and will no doubt improve on the next four events and possible beyond.
Check out the pictures on our facebook album: CLICK HERE
Belgrave Rotary Donates  to Upwey High School
18/11/2021 - Wayne McKenzie and Gus rozycki attended the Upwey High School Year 12 Students graduation ceremoney. Belgrave Rotary presented $1000 towards the graduating students, recognising the difficulty 2021 has had upon their school year.
This D9810 Fundraising Appeal has ended and has accumulated $101,722.50
What a tremendous response we received for our Dandenong Ranges Storm Recovery Fund! My thanks re directed towards all of our Clubs, Donors, Supporters and District Support Team Chart, pie chartDescription automatically generatedmembers who worked to achieve this splendid result.
But it should also be noted that some of our District clubs also contributed in various other ways.
Clubs such as Manningham, Box Hill Burwood and Wandin contributed directly to needy communities and to their fellow Rotary Clubs in the Hills. Special mention should go to Emerald and District who contributed a mighty effort in their local area.
Hands on assistance was provided by club members to the CFA, Kalorama Relief Centre, and donations were directed towards providing clothing, firewood, donations of vouchers for grocery and fuel, Bunning’s vouchers and equipment to locals in need.
Monbulk Rotary Club has also been on the job providing much needed ‘hands on assistance’ in the badly affected local area and also found time and cash to donate to our Storm Recovery Fund. Thank you to all our Rotary clubs and their members, families and supporters for a mighty, mighty effort of community support.  
Belgrave Rotary: ABN: 689271172150

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