Posted by Jessalyn Lim
There's quite a bit of news this month.
We have our Ball coming up on the 28th of this month.
We've appointed our District Rotaract Representative for 2024-25.
We held our Clean Up Australia Day.
We attended the Breakfast at Box Hill Town Hall.
Please click on Read More for all the details.
Rotaract Ball
We, as Rotaractors of D9810, are organising a Rotaract Ball on April 13th to raise funds for Share the Dignity. Share the Dignity distributes sanitary items to those in need and works to end period poverty here in Australia. They make a real, on-the-ground difference in the lives of women, girls, and those who menstruate who are experiencing homelessness, fleeing domestic violence or doing it tough.
Please consider making a contribution to our Share the Dignity fundraiser via Even a small amount goes a long way – did you know that $40 can provide up to 8 women or girls with a packet of period products. That means that if we meet our fundraising goal of $500, we’ll have provided up to 100 women or girls with a packet of period products!
District Rotaract Representative of 9815 for 2024-25
We're excited to announce that Arshu (Ash) Maskey of the Rotaract Club of Casey-Cardinia will be the inaugural District Rotaract Representative of 9815. She is the current Club President and has been passionate about helping people from a young age, progressing to being the community representative at school and eventually becoming a young citizen 2022 of the Cardinia Shire. She is a Non-Executive member of the Rotaract Australia Multi-District Information Organisation, where she serves as co-producer of Rotaract Chats, their podcast. She eagerly looks forward to her role as District Rotaract Representative, continuing her mission of serving and uplifting the community. She is dedicated to supporting the Rotaract clubs within the district, fostering growth, collaboration, and impactful community service.
Monash Rotaract – Clean Up Australia Day
Monash Rotaract has always been passionate about sustainability, so when Darcy (2023-24 Board Director) brought up the possibility of a Clean Up Australia Day event, we were all keen to be part of a project to help protect our environment in our local community.
Darcy led our committee and contacted the Clean Up Australia Day organisation to get a free Clean Up Kit including bags, gloves, information and promotional materials. He also contacted our local Monash City Council to find an appropriate location – the Mulgrave Reserve, while our other members assisted with logistics and marketing for the day.
The day itself on 2 March 2024 was a brilliant success with 7 people, lots of rubbish removed, and an easy way to make a difference in our community. We hope to keep going in the future with a Clean Up Australia event every few months, as well as find other sustainability projects to be a part of.
Keep an eye out for our next Clean Up Australia event!
Whitehorse Rotaract – International Women’s Day
As a young Rotatactor, it was more than an amazing experience to help out at the International Women's Day Breakfast. I was part of the sub-committee team that helped with on-day activities and also organised the raffle prize powerpoint. The experience connected to a lot of interesting people on the day, such as local women's groups and businesses as well as changemakers among the community. It was amazing to see how the magic of Rotary can bring people together for a common cause!
By Viraj Patel
Volunteering with Rotaract at the International Women's Day Breakfast, I had the opportunity to learn from my peers and Rotarians regarding organising a meaningful event. I will remember our smooth teamwork as we worked on registration and raffle tickets, and the eye-opening speeches by panellists.
By Elizabeth Pham