47% of the way….

Regular readers will recall that we have set our target for funds to be raised for the Shade Sail Project for the Bulleen Heights School. Success with the Bendigo Community Bank Grants program has delivered a further $8,000 to our fundraising efforts A focused project this year will be our support for Bulleen Heights School.  … Continue reading 47% of the way….

My name is Lea Rohner….

My name is Lea Rohner. I am 16 years old and will spend the next year abroad.  First of all, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the opportunity to make this wish come true. So begins Lea's application as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student.  On Wednesday August 15 … Continue reading My name is Lea Rohner….

Drought relief – we can help

  What a great presentation we had from Sofie De Lesantis last Wednesday on “Planning for a more active Victoria”.  Sofie outlined the considerations and actions being undertaken by her department to combat the issue of obesity within our wider community.  Heads up to Megan, whose initial response was to forego the dessert for the … Continue reading Drought relief – we can help

An inspiring start…

What an inspiring start we have had to this Rotary year! At the beginning of our meeting last Wednesday evening I had the pleasure of inducting Megan Watson into our club. Megan. Welcome! We look forward to getting to know Megan better as we all work together to make positive contributions to our Templestowe community. … Continue reading An inspiring start…

We are in the news!

A published profile is a valuable asset (especially when it IS good news!) and we are delighted to share our national profile, published in the July edition of Rotary Down Under - the Australia and New Zealand publication for all members of Rotary clubs. Rotary Down Under, July 2018 - Membership Article  

Congratulations – an inspiration!

"Congratulations, your efforts are an inspiration to us all."  With these words, Graeme Allen was thanked for his address on Wednesday July 11, 2018. Graeme shared the story of the development and growth of the Black Rhinos - a basketball team that started in March 2017 with 20 players, four weeks later there were 80.  … Continue reading Congratulations – an inspiration!

An inspiring (and busy) week

  It has been a busy week for members of the club; with Brian and Brian representing us at the Friday District Membership seminar;  thirty two members and partners attending our first fellowship event of the year, and the club manning the barbecue for Days For Girls on Sunday at lunchtime. Friday District Membership Seminar: … Continue reading An inspiring (and busy) week

Social… “pukka tucker” at Base Camp

Saturday August 11, 2018         from the writings by Graham Kane Our first Club Social Event this year was a sumptuous dinner at Base Camp Indian Restaurant . Dan and Belinda Hession  hosted a convivial pre-dinner gathering at their home where sparkling drinks and tasty nibbles were served before our ascent to nearby Base Camp. Thirty-two … Continue reading Social… “pukka tucker” at Base Camp

Is it my turn, yet?

Special reminder for the members of our club. The weekly duty roster is published on our web site. Here's the link for you to check whether you have a responsibility on any of the upcoming events. We each take the responsibility to find an alternate if you find you are not able to fulfill your … Continue reading Is it my turn, yet?

A conversation with Aveo…

Wednesday August 8 We heard from Murray Wilson and Katherine Leonardos from the Aveo Retirement Village Group. Murray is Group Communities Manager and Katherine is Territory Sales Manager at Aveo Freedom Aged Care. Murray was also a Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Rowville Lysterfield, and is currently Vice President. Katherine and Murray shared … Continue reading A conversation with Aveo…

Golf without guilt…

A charity golf day is an excellent way to play golf on what would otherwise be a working day. Rotary Club of Huntingdale is hosting their annual Charity Golf Day, an individual Stableford event in four sections,  on Monday August 27, 2109 Click here for all the details, and registration information

Less screen time, more activity

Wednesday 1 August - Guest Speaker, Sofi Lesantis, Head of Insights and Strategy, Sport and Recreation, Victoria. We were privileged to have an inspirational address from Sofi about the strategies and actions she is leading in Sport and Recreation to achieve an increased proportion of Victorians participating in sport and active recreation. Sofi set the … Continue reading Less screen time, more activity

Together we inspire, connect, transform

This is a "Save the Date" advice and we'll publish more information as it comes to hand. February 15 to February 17 2019 will see the first multiple district Rotary Conference, hosted in Melbourne at the Melbourne Convention Centre. Registration is open for the conference, offering an Early Bird registration of $175.00 per person (note:  … Continue reading Together we inspire, connect, transform

Our zoo – inspiring (and taking) action

Presented on July 25, Hannah Goode from Zoos Victoria outlined many of the initiatives currently underway across the three premises of Zoos Victoria. Encompassing the Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Open Range Zoo, Hannah outlined the work that is being done on the 23 species that are listed as endangered and the actions to … Continue reading Our zoo – inspiring (and taking) action

Peace – how do we measure it?

The question of how to measure development and human well-being has attracted the attention of economists, policy-makers, researchers, and other social scientists for decades. For example, the Human Development Index produced by the United Nations seeks to measures a country’s achievements in three specific areas: living standards, health, and education. But what about peace? How … Continue reading Peace – how do we measure it?

Voice of Youth

We are delighted to be part of the growth and opportunity for the youth of our community.  Clarice Wong, who won the Templestowe Primary School speech competition three years ago, is now headed for the Rostrum National final to be held in Perth. Our commitment to the Primary School speech competition is a key program … Continue reading Voice of Youth

August 15 – Changing the world, one word at a time

Wednesday August 15, 2018 Additional Information We have an additional presentation this evening with Lea Rohner - our exchange student - originating from Switzerland - who will also present to our club. Very timely - the recent reported success of Clarice Wong - a 2015 winner of the Primary Schools Public Speaking Competition - this … Continue reading August 15 – Changing the world, one word at a time

The first steps in the journey

Wednesday July 18, was the date of our Club Assembly.  This is the format that we use to outline the framework and plans for the year ahead.  Here's a snapshot of our goals for our community in the 18/19 financial year. For each of our Directors we asked for the top 3 points from their … Continue reading The first steps in the journey

August 22 – All these creatures winner of the 2018 Palme d’or – Short film award

Wednesday August 22 In May 2018, a local government sponsored a short film designed and produced to grow the awareness of Mental Illness.  All These Creatures by Charles Williams won the prestigious Palme d'Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival.  Success at Cannes has been welcomed but it is the touching and thoughtful story of … Continue reading August 22 – All these creatures winner of the 2018 Palme d’or – Short film award

August 29 – An eClub – An alternative approach to Rotary

Wednesday August 29 Gabe Hau is the 2018/19 President of the Rotary e-Club of Melbourne. He conducts his e-Club meetings from home or wherever there is a computer or smart phone and will share his innovative thoughts on this alternate approach. Gabrielle is also involved in an on-line project for Violence Free Families where men … Continue reading August 29 – An eClub – An alternative approach to Rotary

September 5 – We will be Inspired

Wednesday September 5, 2018 An important date in the life of our club is the annual opportunity to examine the annual focus in the light of the activities of our club, in our community.  Russell Gurney, who this year serves our District as the District Governor, together with Shelley Gurney, will be our key note … Continue reading September 5 – We will be Inspired

September 12 – Up there Cazaly…

Wednesday September 12 As the football season draws to an end, we celebrate the winners of our season long footy tipping competition Hosted by the Rotary Club of Doncaster, and joining with the Rotary Club of Warrandyte-Donvale,  this is a fun night to celebrate the success of this shared fundraiser. Bring along your team's colours!! … Continue reading September 12 – Up there Cazaly…

Conversations at Templestowe…

Thank you to all the directors for outlining their plans for the upcoming year at last week’s meeting.  We are definitely on our way to a great Rotary year, not only providing activities for this year, but also laying foundation stones for programs into the years to come. This Thursday morning Lea Rehnor, our new … Continue reading Conversations at Templestowe…