Thank you, Edith

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are principles of Rotary and well known at the Rotary Club of Flemington Kensington.

As one of our younger members said when speaking about this topic, “Equity is inviting people to a party but inclusion is dancing with them”.

Edith Chen, a long serving member exemplifies diversity, equity and inclusion in all she does for the community. Originally from Taiwan, Edith migrated to Australia in 1972 and has called Melbourne home for the past 25 years.

Often seen cycling around Kensington and Flemington on her way to activities, Edith works with elderly Chinese migrants, volunteers with the multi-age choir, commits to working in our Op Shop and teaches English to migrants. She has been a long-time supporter of Kensington Neighbourhood House, with Council On The Aging (COTA) and Seniors Victoria.

Recently, Edith was interviewed together with her friend Lee for a podcast Women, Arts and Activism as part of the Victorian Seniors Festival Reimagined. To listen:

Edith has been an active member of the Flemington Golden Age group that launched a bilingual book funded by Moonee Valley City Council titled, A Golden Age in Flemington: 10 Years of Active Ageing. The book documents the activities of Chinese seniors engaging in their community, the challenges they have faced over a 10-year period, and the work that Edith and her group have achieved in connecting this community. For more visit

Flemington Kensington Rotary welcomes people from all cultural, linguistic, vocational and social backgrounds and encourages members to develop projects and activities which spark their passion, as with Edith.

Thank you, Edith for all that you do for our community and in Rotary •

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