Community Notices 

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Umoja fundraiser - A Taste of Tanzania  


The fundraiser is aimed at purchasing the assets of Food Water Shelter in Arusha. ( The project was begun by a group young Australians in 2003. There are 2 blocks of land – the walled school and an administration block 20 minutes away (by foot). FWS has agreed to sell all assets for $US17000. The assets are worth over $500,000. FWS is in disrepair and the organization is close to collapse. Darren Stratti, a Sydney builder and one of the founders, was murdered in Arusha in 2007. His partner and cofounder, Rebecka Delforce,  was traumatized by the event and returned to Australia immediately. She died from cancer 2 years ago. Their sad story was told by the ABC (Australia Story) in 2008 – The Still of the Night ( . I highly recommend watching this.


The plan is for Umoja Tanzania to purchase the assets of FWS and then raise a Rotary Global Grant to refurbish the buildings which are in a state of disrepair. Hopefully the 4 hectares of land that I and the Mont Albert community helped Umoja purchase 2 years ago and was earmarked for the development of the school will be kept as an investment. It is well located adjacent to a new highway that will link Arusha to its international airport and the value is expected to increase substantially in the short to medium term.


I shall be preparing the food for the evening, supported by a local Tanzanian woman. Lots of African music, a new video about Umoja, fun games, excellent food and a great cause. I have the support of Habib Chanzi, a local architect, who is involved with the Tanzanian Association of Victoria.

David Winter

Bread Street

'Boots4Paradise' - Donate sporting goods

to those in need

One of our teachers, Andrew Mangonis,  coaches at a local soccer club. His club are currently  coordinating a charity fundraiser to assist children in South Africa. There is a great need for sporting equipment for more than 3000 children  in mission schools in Sierra Leone. 


If you have any suitable items to donate (in reasonable condition) please pass them onto Andrew Mangonis. 



Roberts McCubbin Primary School Family Fair 


Roberts McCubbin Primary School Art Show


Box Hill/Box Hill North Parish Confirmation program

2019 Confirmation program  

Confirmation Preparation Classes for children at Catholic or State Schools will begin on Tuesday 19 March, 7pm – 8pm in the Friars Room at St Francis Xavier Church, 1087 Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill. Classes will run until Tuesday 21st May, excluding school holidays (a total of 8 classes). Confirmation is on Thursday 23rd May at 6.30pm. Further details and an application form are on the website:  Enquiries: or 9890 2231.

Native plant & book sale 


Box Hill Skate Park Program 

Free Box Hill skateboarding sessions provided by a partnership between VicHealth, whitehorse City Council and the Victorian Skateboard Association. All equipment is provided and registrations are taken on the day.


Invitation to Zart Art Gallery opening