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…

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?

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

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

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”?

Surfing the life….

March 11, 2019, with thanks to Lea Rohner Unbelievable that nearly half a year passed by since I first came to Australia. I had the opportunity to celebrate my birthday in Australia. It is actually the first birthday in summer for me, and so I took the opportunity and had a little beach-party with all … Continue reading Surfing the life….

Every three years – we review our policies

March 20, 2019 Every three years - Rotary International reviews the policies and practices of the organisation.  This process (called the Council on Legislation) convenes in one location and is attended by a representative from every Rotary area (District) in the world - some 523 representatives gather to review, consider and decide on the suggestions, … Continue reading Every three years – we review our policies

Winners are all smiles

Saturday March 9, 2019 with thanks to Luke Bastian Lea Rohner, our current exchange student, decided to take up a new sport while here for her year. This week the baseball team she has been playing in all season won The Victorian Summer Baseball league Women's Division 3 grand final! "I'll probably look for a … Continue reading Winners are all smiles

And for a chuckle….

A mother and a baby camel were lying around, and suddenly the baby camel asked, “mother, may I ask you some questions? The mother said, “Sure! Why son, is there something bothering you? Baby said, “Why do camels have humps?” The mother said, “Well son, we are desert animals, we need the humps to store … Continue reading And for a chuckle….

Let’s launch…Wear your passion!

Wednesday March 13, 2019 As we head toward another AFL season, we launch our very popular Footy Tipping Competition in conjunction with our cluster Clubs. A 'skilled' AFL judge will give us all the heads up we may need to assist us with our tips in the season ahead. This is a joint meeting with … Continue reading Let’s launch…Wear your passion!

The Rotary Foundation

Throughout the year, we reflect and review the activities and programs of The Rotary Foundation.  The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation funded solely by voluntary contributions from members and friends of Rotary who support its mission to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace.  The Foundation is a worldwide leader in the efforts to eradicate … Continue reading The Rotary Foundation

Our club, our direction

Wednesday February 27, 2019 We take the opportunity to set the direction for our club.  Perfect timing as we head into our District conference - the Club Assembly 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 … Continue reading Our club, our direction

Were you there?

Wednesday March 6, 2019, with thanks to Brian Negus President Keith welcomed District Governor Russell Gurney and Assistant Governor Lyndon and many guests to our mini change-over from Keith Anderson to Bruce Evans. It was also an extra special night as we inducted Edwin Micallef as a new member of our club, with his wife … Continue reading Were you there?

Shade sails complete. Tick.

February 20, 2019 Our project to provide two shade sails at the Bulleen Heights School is a completed community project! The story is told here, in pictures:                       A key fundraiser for this project is our High Tea to be held on March 31, 2019 … Continue reading Shade sails complete. Tick.

May 18 – Malaria focus

Each year – there is a special emphasis with each District leader – sometimes called the “partner’s project” or ”partners’ project”  the project reflects a passion for the District Governor and partner, for the year. This year the passion is Malaria death eradication. Shelley Gurney has intimate knowledge of the disease, having been diagnosed, together … Continue reading May 18 – Malaria focus

Smile time….

One of the frequent pieces of feedback, since we adopted our newsletter format for production and distribution has been the regret that we have not found a spot, for a contribution to provide a smile (or a giggle). Let's change that: A sales representative, an administration clerk, and their manager were walking to lunch when … Continue reading Smile time….

A taste of Dandenong

Wednesday February 20, 2019 A Club Meeting with a difference! John Bennie will 'host' Club members, partners and guests to a night of cultural exchange in the City where he works City of Dandenong - commencing with an overview of this ever changing urban activity centre and moving to a night of Afghan food, culture … Continue reading A taste of Dandenong

Peace – study opportunities

The Rotary Peace Fellowship is a unique opportunity for Masters level study. The applications are now open, and we are looking for candidates to take up this unique and rare opportunity. The opportunity to catalyze action is best explained by one who has earned and succeeded.  Click here for a two minute explanation of what … Continue reading Peace – study opportunities