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Bayside Happenings - Rotary Club of Brighton
friend The Heart of Bayside

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What better name for a newsletter talking about all the good things that happen in Bayside, the community served by the Rotary Club of Brighton and stories about the wonderful warm people who are an integral part of Bayside - our new name "The Heart of Bayside".

Enjoy the first edition under our new banner.

Speaking of enjoyment, have a wonderful Christmas and a rewarding, fulfilling new year.

We'd love to tell our readers positive things about the everything that makes Bayside such a great place to be part of. If you have a story to tell we'd like to hear from you on

Story Telling Dogs

Who would have thought that dogs could help primary school children with reading difficulties learn to read?  An initiative by one Brighton resident has done just that, with the program now reaching 20 schools across Melbourne.

History of the Anzac Hostel, North Road

Most people have passed this historic building without knowing its long history of helping Anzacs since 1919.  It's still used today by Diggers.

Young Children Start School on a Positive Note

From a withdrawn pre-schooler to a confident 5-year old, ready to start in the "Big School", Emma wants to be a vet when she grows.  Mentoring by Bayside volunteers makes it all possible.

Sponsored Content

Night of Stars 2017
April 20, 2017, 6:30 pm to April 20, 2017, 11:00 pm

Preparing for our third Night Of Stars event with our sponsor Mercedes Benz Brighton.  And as always, you are assured of another night of celebrities, fun and entertainment.


Great Australlia Day Swim is just around the corner

Summer is here.  Christmas will soon be behind us, new year hangovers a thing of the past.  GADS is the most exciting major event to look forward to in 2017 - The Great Australia Day Swim. 

Lanza Sings Again

Right in the heart of Brighton at the Brighton Town Hall.  Hear the classic hits and fascinating story of Mario Lanza, one of the world's most popular tenors.

Passing Thoughts

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. ~Burton Hillis

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