Art Show wrap

The doors have closed on Rotary Castlemaine’s Art Show for 2024 — officially, Rotary Castlemaine’s 35th Annual Art Exhibition and Sale. The show has been a fixture on the district’s art calendar for many years.

The 2024 show looks to have been a success by any criterion. Congratulations to all participants and winners.

Winner of Best 2D Work, sponsored by Belle Property (presented by Narelle Waller): Brendan Nicholl-Caddell, "Poplars Guildford"


See all the results

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Castlemaine Rotary grants distribution

Santa made his traditional appearance at Carols in the Park, but he wasn't the only giver of gifts on the evening. It's also traditional for Castlemaine Rotary to announce grants to community organisations during Carols, and 2023 was no exception.

We've had a bumper year, so there was plenty to share around. Read on for the list of community grants.

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Carols in the Park wrap

That's a wrap for our Rotary year with Carols in the Park for 2023 successfully completed on 15 December.

A bumper crowd — thanks yet again Castlemaine! — and perfect weather made for a wonderful evening. See the picture gallery on our Facebook page.

Huge thanks to Director Scott Buchanan, compere Derek Guille, sound tech Calum McClure, the Pride Choir, Thompson's Foundry Band, Santa and all of our artists. Thanks also to Maine FM who broadcast the event live, The Lions BBQ, The SES and Mount Alexander Shire Council for their support.

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Rotary Foundation

Anyone in the community can make a donation to a humanitarian cause or disaster response through the highly-trusted Rotary Foundation.

The Rotary Foundation has been awarded the highest possible ranking (4 stars) by Charity Navigator (USA). 91% of funds go direct to awards and operations. Rotarians on the ground provide crucial support to make sure that the projects are delivered in the most practical and effective way to meet needs. See more . . .

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Truck Show Overall Winner

Winner of the 2023 Truck of the Show award was Cornwill Transport's Kenworth Legend SAR, driven by Troy

Castlemaine Rotary President and Truck Show Director Kerry Anderson was on hand to congratulate Troy and the rest of the Cornwill's transport team on their win.

See all the results on the Truck Show page.

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2023 Truck Convoy

Short video of the 2023 Truck Show convoy — with more of a focus on the spectators!


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Card from CCPS

What a delightful card we received from students at Campbells Creek Primary School including Guildford Campus read out by our Youth Director, Lyndal McClure at a recent Rotary meeting. The students wanted to thank us for our sponsorship of a bus that took them to the Goldfields LLEN Passions and Pathways Program activities with education providers and local businesses.

So nice to know our support was appreciated!

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MtACE collaboration

Castlemaine Rotary President Kerry Anderson and Mt Alexander Community Enterprise (MtACE) Acting President Robyn Lewis recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations.

The aim is to work collaboratively to strategically create positive impact for our community through the distribution of funds. A cheque for $10,000 was presented to Castlemaine Rotary and the Castlemaine Billy Cart Challenge also received $1,000. MtACE is is a voluntary not-for-profit group fundraising for local projects, funded through the Bendigo Bank and Bendigo Telco. Everyone who uses these services and asks to link their accounts with Mt ACE, at NO cost to customers, will help raise funds for our community.

Castlemaine Rotary’s Immediate Past President Grant Thomas and current President Kerry Anderson will serve on MtACE’s Board. With the sad loss recently of Larry O’Toole, who was a major driver of this initiative, Kerry has taken on the role of Chair.

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2023 Changeover

Sunday 2 July saw Rotary Club of Castlemaine's annual changeover, celebrating the year of President Grant Thomas, and inducting President-elect Kerry Anderson.
2023 Changeover Terry Murphy 2023-07-02 14:00:00Z 0

2022–23 Annual Report

Rotary Club of Castlemaine's Annual Report for 2022–23 highlights includes more than 40 funding distributions to community organisations totalling more than $50,000.
2022–23 Annual Report Terry Murphy 2023-07-02 14:00:00Z 0