14 November – Aquabox when water isn’t.

Rotary Aquabox is an 18 year old project of the Rotary Club of Eltham - providing filtered drinking water to people and families where such fundamentals do not exist. East Timor, Sri Lanka, Samoa, Haiti, Pakistan to name just a few locations have all been beneficiaries of the program. Jill Ramsay, President of the Rotary … Continue reading 14 November – Aquabox when water isn’t.

September, and Jamie writes…

New readers to our web site, may like to catch up on Jamie's experiences as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student - we've linked the past blogs to the end of this one. This month was pretty cool, started off with my phone deciding to die and now I’m living off an Iphone 4 (*weeps softly*), … Continue reading September, and Jamie writes…

How did you spend September 21?

It was Peace Day 2018. The United Nations General Assembly unanimously approved a resolution in 1981 (sponsored by the United Kingdom and Costa Rica) that created the very first International Day of Peace. Global communities increasingly embraced the UN's idea of greeting neighbors, welcoming strangers and creating a more peaceful world, annually, on September 21st, or World Peace … Continue reading How did you spend September 21?

As we remember….

As an Australian, we can each stand proud, for the tradition of a moment of silence, was first suggested by an Australian. Edward George Honey (18th September 1885 - 25th August, 1922) was an Australian journalist, living in London who first suggests the idea of a moment of silence in a letter to a London … Continue reading As we remember….

It is on Sunday! Manningham Family Festival!

Lots of fun for the whole family - 60 Craft and Food Stalls, Children's Rides, Animal Farm, Camel & Pony Rides, and Stage Entertainment for the whole family. Entry by gold coin donation - see you there! We will be at Finns Reserve - adjacent to the Wombat Bend Children's Playground, Cnr Templestowe Road and … Continue reading It is on Sunday! Manningham Family Festival!

21 November – Our AGM

A key function of each year in the life of our club, is the annual general meeting.  This is a point in time where we reflect on the year past, and the achievements.  Whilst there is an element of governance in the functional nature of this event, it is also an excellent opportunity to snap … Continue reading 21 November – Our AGM

28 November – Rotaract

Our people are our future.  It is often said, and more often meant. Rotaract, a project of Rotary International and now a service partner organisation has made an impressive return to the City of Manningham.  Once blessed with two Rotaract Clubs (Doncaster & Templestowe), we now see the resurgence of this service initiative in the … Continue reading 28 November – Rotaract

We congratulate Brian Negus

October 23, 2018 Please join us in congratulating Brian Negus. ITS Australia (Intelligent Transport Systems) President Dean Zabrieszach has announced Brian Negus, Ambassador to ITS Australia, is to be recognised for his outstanding contribution to the Australian Transport and Intelligent Transport Systems industry as the 2018 recipient of the Max Lay Lifetime Achievement Award. The Max … Continue reading We congratulate Brian Negus

Doncare, please care.

One of the regular activities in our community is the restocking of the pantry that part of the Doncare support in the City of Manningham. Can you help? There are a number of items that are in short supply: cereal 1 litre long life milk tinned fruit rice penne pasta There are three ways that … Continue reading Doncare, please care.

12th December – It is festive time!

We will bring the year to a climax as we celebrate the year, and take a moment to highlight the achievements of the first half of this financial year. Once again the Reverend Michael Goodluck of St Marks Anglican Church, in Templestowe will bring the Christmas message.  

There is more to Rotary than “just” service..

Many of our readers across the globe, will be away that we had planned a weekend away for club members.  Here's a short cover of the very full 48 hours from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. Graham Kane writes: The weekend of October 19 - 21 saw members and friends enjoy a relaxed weekend away … Continue reading There is more to Rotary than “just” service..

In the swim….

As the summer season approaches, it is time to turn our minds to the swimming pool and/or spa in the back yard (or indoors if you own one that is fully enclosed). There are a number of thoughts that run through the checklist at this time: Where should the pH of the pool water be? … Continue reading In the swim….

A summary of our year to date…

Dan Hession, took a little time to reflect on the activity in the last four months: We now have our weekly newsletter with a fully digital presence, first on our website, and then through to our Facebook page.  Thank you to Brian Negus, Diane Fisher and Felix Wong. Our social media access and exposure is … Continue reading A summary of our year to date…

October 24! World Polio Day

You don't have to travel to take part in Rotary's World Polio Day event on 24 October 2018. You can watch a live stream of the proceedings on your computer or smartphone starting at 18:30 Philadelphia time (UTC-4).  The experiences in the live stream include: The back story on Rotary's newest virtual reality film called … Continue reading October 24! World Polio Day

Shade sails float above the playground

September 2018, Rod Simkiss writes.... The phase one installation of Shade Sails at the Bulleen Heights School - Primary Campus in Pleasant Road, Bulleen was completed during the September School holidays and has been received as been a great achievement to ensure that students at the school obtain maximum protection from the sun while they … Continue reading Shade sails float above the playground


November 2, 2018 We hear, again from Jamie Bastian*.. October!!!!!!! "Spooktober" First weekend in October I was in Italy……. playing a softball tournament……. Why else???😂 I mentioned it in my last report but didn’t have any photos to go along with it and now I have a couple. And next stop Barcelona!!!! My host family … Continue reading Spooktober!

Racing through the year!

Wednesday October 31, 2018 From Graham Kane The Clarendon Room at The Manningham was superbly festive in a  horse-racing theme last Wednesday evening, it was the ideal setting in which President Dan Hession welcomed District Governor Russell Gurney plus members and guests. Outgoing President Dan reported on the Club`s achievements over his four months of … Continue reading Racing through the year!

October 31 – It’s racing time!

A regular feature on our calendar is our annual evening of fashion and fun, as we celebrate a night during the racing season.  This year we will lead the celebrations as we will follow the Caulfield Cup and precede the Melbourne Cup, with our Templestowe Fun Night. We will also take the opportunity for Dan … Continue reading October 31 – It’s racing time!

7 November – Shall we dine?

Shall we dine? A night of cuisine - focus of the evening will be food and conversation. This will be the evening that the results of the Cup Sweep will be announced and celebrated. A three course meal will be served. Entrée:  Satays & Spring Rolls, Mains:   Includes mild Beef  and Chicken Curries served with … Continue reading 7 November – Shall we dine?

Big Band at the Manningham Family Festival! (Sun, Nov 18th)

Enjoy the big band sounds of Opus 21 at the Manningham Family Festival this Sunday, November 18th.  Back again as one of our headline acts, the Opus 21 Big Band promises to get the whole family swinging, swaying and jiving! The Family Festival is being held at Finns Reserve, and we have arranged our best … Continue reading Big Band at the Manningham Family Festival! (Sun, Nov 18th)

Conversations at Templestowe

My Health Record.. Current, relevant and with a broad community interest, our most recent guest speaker Claire James. from My Health Record was a very welcome contributor at our club meeting. Claire confirmed that every Australian resident with a Medicare Card would automatically be given a My Health Record, unless they opted out by 15 … Continue reading Conversations at Templestowe

October 10 My Health Record

My Health Record is an online summary of your key health information.  When you have a My Health Record, your health information can be viewed securely online, from anywhere, at any time -- even if you move travel interstate.  You can access your heath information and you can designate those who are authorised to view … Continue reading October 10 My Health Record