Sponsorship of 2 students to attend MUNA

M.U.N.A. stands for Model United Nations Assembly.

M.U.N.A. simulates the workings of the U.N. assembly by having teams of two students represent a particular U.N. country.

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The Mental Health Forum was held on Tuesday 26th August; it was a free and open to all members of the community. The main aim of this event was to promote discussion around mental health issues and to provide contact for local people to connect with support organisations. Over 100 people attended this event at the St Kilda Town Hall.

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Project Aim: To supply of fresh clean water from the bores and rain water harvesting providing improved hygiene and disease prevention, removal of the avenue of threat to young girls from male predators and more time for schooling and community activities. The Rotary Club of St Kilda provided $900 towards this project which is part […]

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Help the Rotary Club of St Kilda raise money for a local school who has a group of young children in need of regular food for lunch.

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On October 5th the Rotary Club of St Kilda ran its second Mother Baby Pack packing day for the Highlands Foundation. Click through to see more pics from the day and read further about this project.

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Every second Saturday we spend 2 hours at St Kilda Mums assisting them in sorting and packing baby clothes for families in need throughout Melbourne. To read more about this amazing organisation visit the website –  

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Donations in Kind – Working Bee

On Saturday May 11th the Rotary Club of St Kilda joined the Rotary Clubs of Malvern & Prahran for a working bee which involved the sorting and packing of linen to be sent to Tanzania.

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St Kilda Gatehouse

In 2013 the club made a donation of $500 to St Kilda Gatehouse to help support the good work that the organisation does in the community.

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On Sunday the 21st April Rotary Club of St Kilda, Prahran and Warrnambool joined St Kilda Mums and the Highlands Foundation at St Kilda Primary School to make up 100 Mother/Baby packs for new mothers. The day was a huge success with over 30 volunteers attending; and within 3 hours we managed to produce over 120 packs.

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The club is currently helping a local school, St Kilda Park Primary School to raise money to improve their community garden.

In 2013 the club made a donation of $1,500 towards to community garden project.

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Cambodian International Project

Our international project for this year involved raising money for school materials for 270 children in Cambodia. The club has dispensed over $2,000 which has bought back packs and schools supplies for these students; and with leftover funds we contributed to a project run by the Rotary Club of Melbourne South that involved eye testing by Australian Optometrists of these students.

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Stella Maris – The Carpet Project

With the Rotary Clubs of Southbank & Yarraville; St Kilda funded the replacement of carpets at the Seafarers Mission. On Saturday 21st of October 2012 the three clubs came together in a working bee to help replace the carpets in the accommodation area of Stella Maris Seafarers Mission.

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The Rotary Club of St Kilda has been supporting Sacred Heart Missions since its beginnings 30 years ago. This year the club will raise money for SHM’s food hall at our annual Christmas BBQ at St Kilda Sports Club!

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Relish 2010
– fundraising activity that raised approx. $80,000.00

RELISH 2010 RECIPE BOOK – Recipes contributed by local restaurateurs compiled into one book. The book connected local businesses while raising funds for several worthwhile organisations that contribute to our local community.

More information on this exciting project can be found at

Rotary Club of St Kilda were the Project Managers of Relish 2010. As a result of our efforts in engaging several other Rotary clubs to be involved in this project we managed to raise approx. $80,000 for various charities both locally and internationally. The Rotary Club of St Kilda raised $25,000.00 through this activity.

Some of this funding went to:

Sacred Heart Mission –

The Rotary Club of St Kilda has actively supported the meals program at Sacred Heart Mission since its introduction in the early 1980s by Father Ernie Smith (a Rotarian and former president of our club). The program now serves over 450 meals every day, and the dining hall is the heart of the organisation, providing a welcoming and supportive environment to people in need.


PolioPlus –

a Rotary Foundation program which aims to eradicate Polio from the world; Rotarians have raised more than $650 million in support of this project, which is now in its final stages.



Rotary’s US$100 Million Challenge, a three-year fundraising commitment, is the Rotary Foundation’s response to the $100 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help fight polio eradication. Every dollar given to PolioPlus during the next three years will be counted toward the $100 million match.

The PolioPlus Fund provides global-level funds through Trustee-reviewed grants to the initiative based on strategic priorities. Give now.

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Relish 2009
– fundraising activity that raised approx. $30,000.00

Relish 2009, was a project managed by the Rotary Club of St Kilda Inc. that involved the creation of a recipe book, with recipes contributed by local City of Port Phillip restaurants and cafes. Proceeds from sales of the recipe book were donated to the Sacred Heart Mission and Rotary International’s project, ShelterBox.

In the sixteen weeks between June and October 2008, the Rotary Club of St Kilda Inc. managed to secure the support of 58 restaurants and cafes, sponsorship to cover the printing costs of the book, gain the support from local photographers & designers in the production of the book, and print the publication.

Sacred Heart Mission –

The Rotary Club of St Kilda has actively supported the meals program at Sacred Heart Mission since its introduction in the early 1980s by Father Ernie Smith (a Rotarian and former president of our club). The program now serves over 450 meals every day, and the dining hall is the heart of the organisation, providing a welcoming and supportive environment to people in need.


Shelterbox –

Shelterbox delivers humanitarian aid relief on a worldwide basis in the form of material and equipment that provides shelter, warmth and comfort for people displaced by natural and other disasters.

Each Shelterbox provides shelter and warmth for up to 10 people for a prolonged period. Each box is uniform in size and normally contains a 10 person tent, 10 thermal blankets, a multi fuel cooker and ancillary equipment such as water purification tablets, a torch and batteries, spade, rope, plastic bags.

The contents can be varied when requested by aid agenices. For example when ShelterBoxes are being sent to tropical climates such as SE Asia, blankets are often replaced with an extra tent (and equipment) for another 10 people thus doubling its effect.

The cost of a complete ShelterBox is AUD$1,200. Donations of less than the cost of a complete ShelterBox are welcomed and are used to purchase individual items for the ShelterBox.

ShelterBox was the idea of Rotarian Tom Henderson a member of the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard in Cornwell in the UK. A former Royal Navy search and rescue diver, he has an idea to ease human suffering resulting from earthquakes, floods, volcanoes, wars and civil unrest. Since its inception in February 2000 by the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard, more than 30,000 ShelterBoxes have been deployed; providing shelter, warmth, comfort and dignity to almost 500,000 people in 30 countries.
Other projects that the Rotary Club of St Kilda have been involved in are –

–       involved in Bunnings Sausage sizzles to raise funds for Sacred Heart Mission and the Rotary Shelter Box project

–       selling tickets in Rotary Community Raffles returning funds for Foundation and Shelter Box projects

–       assisting in World Homeless Soccer Cup in December 2008

–       assisting in the promotion and distribution of a World religious/cultural traditional school book

–       sending smoke alarms to Bitola, Macedonia and considering marketing program to increase awareness of the need for smoke alarms in office and home

–       First Community Bus in St Kilda

–       Conducted Miss St Kilda Quest during the 70’s

–       Constructing a children’s playground on St Kilda foreshore as part of Victoria’s 150th Anniversary

Providing a gazebo in St Kilda Botanical gardens

–       Supplying St Kilda SES Unit vehicles in 1983 and 1989

–       Supplying a rescue craft for St Kilda Lifesaving in 1979

–       Supplying Christmas hampers, excursions, Christmas lunches for elderly and disadvantaged in St Kilda

–       Establishing a medical computer library in Minsk to combat effects of Chernobyl disaster as a matched project with a Rotary Club in Germany

–       Helping to sink wells in Papua New Guinea

–       supplying computers for St Kilda Skillshare Training Program

–       hosted Australia Day Brunch for 31 years raising many thousands of dollars for local and Rotary charities including Sacred Heart Mission St Kilda and Salvation Army Bridge Rehabilitation Centre St Kilda

–       organised the Annual Bed Race at the St Kilda Festival in aid of Scope for 8 years

–       raised funds and arranged transport of hospital beds and medical equipment for a surgical and rehabilitation clinic in Danang Vietnam with the assistance of Melbourne Latrobe and Melbourne South Rotary Clubs and the encouragement and financial support from Lindsay Fox and Dick Pratt’s corporations and arranging matched funds from “East meets West” a USA based philanthropic organisation

–        provide volunteers for the annual Port Phillip Community Ball supporting the elderly in St Kilda