The Past Year In Review

14 September 2021

I guess it’s been termed by many in the community as what a year? For Rotary it was certainly interesting and difficult and trying at times but in the end we were able to achieve several successful outcomes. Luckily when lock downs were not in place we were able to run a few successful Prom…

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Fosters 150th Anniversary Time Capsule interred

22 April 2021

The capsule has been laid to rest for another 50 years in the grounds of the Foster Museum, to be raised in 50 years time at Foster’s 200th anniversary. The capsule was interred on April 21st 2012 by Rotary Club of Fosters president Rod Lomax and members and guests. This occasion also marked Rotary Australia and…

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Showgrounds Pavilion completed

7 April 2021

After an interrupted start due to COVID, the well utilized and popular pavilion next to the playground at the Foster Showgrounds has been completed. A great effort by all and sincere thanks to all who assisted.

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Easter Markets 2021 Success

4 April 2021

The end of the season markets that were run in partnership with the Toora Lions Club on Easter Sunday was an outstanding success with many locals and visitors alike attending. Thanks to stall holders, general public and all who helped out on the day. The next market will be on Melbourne cup weekend.

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Foster Rotary Handover 2020

28 August 2020

The Handover was held on June 29 at Curry Corner where President Rod Lomax was installed. Due to Covid-19 restrictions less than 20 members were in attendance. The ceremony was conducted by District Governor Mark Humphries. It is hoped that a larger meeting with partners will be able to be held when restrictions on gatherings…

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Linton Court Rotunda Renovations

25 August 2020

After 40 years of weathering the timber paling roof of the existing rotunda needed replacing. An enthusiastic crew of members pitched in to get the job done.

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Wood Raffle for Community Organisations

23 August 2020

The wood raffles are held five times a year to raise money for a local organisation.

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Proposed Rotunda at Foster Showgrounds

11 June 2020

Our major project is to erect a rotunda to provide shelter for people using the playground. It has taken a year to organize plans and a grant from the Shire for $9,323. The building permit has been approved and we are ready and set to go when the weather improves. Club members will prepare the…

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Time Capsule Unearthed

11 May 2020

The time capsule concept commenced in 1977 when the first one was buried in the Shire Office Lawn by the then Governor of Victoria Sir Henry Winneke. It was opened to coincide with Fosters 150th birthday celebrations in 2020. The question then arose about the future of the capsule which was still in good condition. The…

ANASTASIA’S MONUMENT

Anastasia’s monument at the Foster Cemetery

9 October 2019

At the turn of last century Anastasia Thornley was a well known identity who ran the Foster Pub (Exchange Hotel) for over 30 years. The Rotary Club of Foster have donated $2,500 towards the restoration of her grave in the Foster Cemetery. Anastasia died in 1907 at the age of 80. No relatives can be…