Connecting with business in Manningham

Wednesday April 17, 2019 The Business Excellence Awards of Manningham provide a platform for businesses of all shapes and sizes to showcase themselves, highlight their strengths and celebrate their points of difference. What are the things that make them stand out from the crowd in an increasingly competitive environment.  Our guest speaker, Maria Rigoni has … Continue reading Connecting with business in Manningham

Schools’ ANZAC Service

Our School’s Anzac Service will be held on Wednesday 24th April at the Templestowe Memorial Services Reserve on the corner of  High St. and Foote St. Templestowe. We welcome all members of our community to attend. In the event we have inclement weather, the service will be held at the Templestowe Heights Primary School – … Continue reading Schools’ ANZAC Service

Do you have artwork, that needs a home?

Have you ever wondered how you could find a new home for artwork that has served its purpose in your home? Rotary Club of Cheltenham is running an event called Around Again Art.  Proceeds to the Deafness Foundation and the works of the Rotary Club of Cheltenham, and you can enter the works from your … Continue reading Do you have artwork, that needs a home?

Footy Tipping – are you in?

Are you in for this season? A fun way to support Onemda, the centre for learning and therapeutic development for people with disability,  is to be part of the football tipping competition. Anyone can participate - it requires two actions on your part: You need to register yourself You need to deposit the A$30.00 to … Continue reading Footy Tipping – are you in?

We welcome Bruce, and thank Keith

Wednesday March 6 A very special evening is planned.  As the image has captured, this year we have had the benefit of the services of three members, who organised their lives to be able to lead our club.  An act of Service above Self, when the member who was preparing to lead our club, passed … Continue reading We welcome Bruce, and thank Keith

Thank you – NYSF opportunity

Thank you.  These were the opening words from Breanna Teo as she provided an outline of the opportunity, challenge and career setting insights that she gained through her experience at National Youth Science Forum, in January 2019. Breanna outlined the program, in particular the use of key leaders in science to provide the group with … Continue reading Thank you – NYSF opportunity

Food, glorious food…

A Taste of Dandenong provided a memorable experience for the friends, partners and members who took the opportunity to share the experience. An overview of the emerging position of the City of Greater Dandenong, presented by John Bennie PSM, CEO of the City of Greater Dandenong, started the evening, and the image shows the personalisation … Continue reading Food, glorious food…

We did “pop up” at Heide

A busy, busy weekend  (and it is not over yet). The special Pop Up Cinema event at Heidi on Friday night, supporting the Manningham City Council. Thanks to all who were able to assist and particularly to Michael Mimmo Ken Sharpe and Rod Simkiss and to James Cunningham who created the initiative.

Ratatouille – upcoming film event – no charge

Friday February 8, 2019The Rotary Club of Templestowe will partner with the Manningham Council and Heide Museum of Modern Art to present a “POP UP CINEMA at HEIDE” event on Friday 8th February on site at the Heide Museum. Time: Public Entry from 6.00pm, with the film commencing at sunset. Address: Heide Museum of Modern … Continue reading Ratatouille – upcoming film event – no charge

Andrew Day – CEO, City of Manningham

Wednesday January 23, 2019 As the first hundred days in the role, draws to a close, Andrew Day took up the invitation to address Templestowe Rotary Club and shared some insights into our City, and its management. Our City and its management is vastly more than rates, roads and rubbish. In fact there are over … Continue reading Andrew Day – CEO, City of Manningham

New Year’s resolution?

How about the Ride for Medical Research? Nar Nar Goon to Grantville! (the long way round). Click here for the full website of information. The ride is fully supported with a vehicle crew and riders follow a lead vehicle with a follow vehicle for each riding group.  Riders travel in groups that share the same … Continue reading New Year’s resolution?

Service beyond borders

Imagine a world where there are hundreds of volunteers, working for the benefit of over a 250,000 patients... Peace and prosperity are marked in many ways, and the reach of the health system is one of the markers. Click here for the story of Rajendra (Raja) Saboo and his current challenge to enable a medical … Continue reading Service beyond borders

A conversation with Rosalind McMorrow

Wednesday December 5, 2018 Rotary offers many opportunities to contribute.  The motto 'Service above Self' is an indic ator of the size of the opportunity that exists, for every member, every day. A teacher by training with a passion for English, literature and theology Rosalind took us through the journey of opportunities to contribute.  The … Continue reading A conversation with Rosalind McMorrow

5th December – Rotary – the opportunity for Vocational Service.

Rotary is an organisation that provides its members with extraordinary opportunities to take an idea and create a project that furthers our humanitarian ideals and involves other stakeholders. Polio Plus is one such project at a uniquely global scale. Rosalind’s story, however, shows how an individual can take her teaching skills, couple them with a … Continue reading 5th December – Rotary – the opportunity for Vocational Service.

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?

North East Link Update

Wednesday May 29, 2019 In 2018, Duncan Elliot, CEO, North East Link Authority, addressed a cluster group on the planned and important connection of the Eastern Freeway and M80 ring road. This transportation link is of vital interest and importance to Manningham people. Twelve months later, Duncan returns to update us on what is now … Continue reading North East Link Update

The state of Manningham

Wednesday April 24, 2019 Join us for the evening when Mayor of the City of Manningham - Paula Piccinini will be our guest speaker on the topic:  The state of Manningham.  Mayor Piccinini has lived in Manningham with her husband for 14 years. As a mother-of-three, she is deeply embedded in the community having served … Continue reading The state of Manningham

On safari…

Wednesday April 10: Rock to Reef Safari Day 3 saw an early breakfast and pre dawn farewell to Coober Pedy. On the road to Uluru we crossed the border on an otherwise uneventful long haul through the outback with the rising sun over our right shoulder.  All the students take turns setting up the portable kitchen for … Continue reading On safari…

Putting power in the hands of women

Stephanie Woollard went from Down Under to the top of the world to find out if one person can make a difference This article links you to the Rotary International web site for this article of inspirational achievement written by Diana Schoberg, with photos by Monika Lozinska. Seven Women Centre - Nepal  

Edwin Micallef – behind the badge

Wednesday May 8 2019 Have you ever wondered about the life story  of the person seated beside you?  Sometimes we know less about our members than we do about a guest speaker. Edwin is spilling the beans on Wednesday the 8th of May. Edwin has a rich technical knowledge, many qualifications, been in nearly all … Continue reading Edwin Micallef – behind the badge

Interplast – a key project this year

Wednesday April 10, 2019 When our year began, we outlined that Interplast would be one of the key international projects that our club would support this year. Liz Guiver, Chair of Interplast for our area will provide an outline on the value of this work and how our efforts will change lives, and make a … Continue reading Interplast – a key project this year

Our club, our direction

Wednesday May 15, 2019 We take the opportunity to set the direction for our club.  Perfect timing as look towards the upcoming year. The Club Forum is a time to review the achievements, look to the plans that are ready to be activated and put context and activity into the ideas that now need to … Continue reading Our club, our direction

May I share my insights?

Tuesday May 21, 2019 Youth Exchange is an experience that is valued for decades after the experience.  Joining with the Rotary Club of Warrandyte/Donvale, who together with our club have taken the opportunity to sponsor Lea, we have the opportunity to hear Lea's insights and highlights of the year in Australia. Details of the venue, … Continue reading May I share my insights?

My African roots…

Wednesday June 5, 2019 Born in South Africa outside Johannesburg in the last century! Went to 10 schools as a child as my father was transferred from pillar to post in South Africa!   Have always loved travel and became an Air Stewardess for South African Airways!   Owned my own business in South Africa – Liquid … Continue reading My African roots…

Toilet Warrior

What we learned, how we can help Last week (April 3, 2019) our conversation was with Mark Balla. Making a difference, and being an inspiration were not the motives for Mark.  He was working in India, when he and a colleague visited a school abd discovered that there were no toilets at the school. The … Continue reading Toilet Warrior

Sienna Fun Run

Whilst the principle of membership in a Rotary Club is "Service Above Self", we do take this opportunity to share the words of thanks and appreciation from Sienna College. Sienna Thank you The team members who actively supported the day:

Thank you, from our High Tea Team

Our High Tea, conducted on Sunday 31st March, contributed $2,014 towards the Shade Sails project for the Bulleen Heights School. All in attendance enjoy a superb High Tea, music from Jazzlyn Lennox and many well told stories and laughs. We acknowledge the generosity of the Rotary Club of Cheltenham who provide the essential china, and … Continue reading Thank you, from our High Tea Team

A new way to do charitable giving…

Wednesday March 20, 2019 Microcredit created by Dr Muhammad Yunus from Bangladesh, has been around since the 1970’s and has offered the ultra-poor a dignified pathway out of poverty. Social Business is a new approach where all profits from a business are used to serve human problems. Dr. Yunus says a Social Business allows the … Continue reading A new way to do charitable giving…

Join us as we celebrate

Wednesday March 27, 2019 Join us as we celebrate the beginning of our 43rd year of service to the City of Manningham.  The evening will a measure of reflection and insight, and as is common with events of celebration, this is an opportunity to re-connect with the members with whom you have served our community. … Continue reading Join us as we celebrate

How do you, “make your mark”?

Through Rotary, people are able to create lasting connections, discover new experiences, and make a positive impact. Here's the link to the full article from Rotary International General Secretary - John Hewko. Young people can make their mark The Rotary Club of Templestowe, together with the other clubs in the City of Manningham are proud … Continue reading How do you, “make your mark”?