President’s Message – October

The Tigers are the Premiers for 2019. Congratulations to all Tiger supporters and commiserations to all other supporters . For the Tiger premiers, they can celebrate for a week or more while all other clubs have already started planning for next year with trades, delistings, draft picks, new strategies and for some clubs, new coaches. … Continue reading President’s Message – October

One day. One focus:ending Polio

October 24 - every year, is World Polio Day. Thousands of Rotary Clubs around the world seek to raise the awareness to progress the global initiative to end polio. What will you do?  On October 24, this year. What would you like to know, about how the second disease in human history will become just … Continue reading One day. One focus:ending Polio

Stroke Prevention

Wednesday September 4, 2019 There are some stroke risk factors that you cannot do anything about, such as age, being male, family history or already having a prior stroke. But for most Australians, you can reduce your risk and help prevent stroke by taking some simple steps: Make time for a health check for stroke … Continue reading Stroke Prevention

Get ready for some serious fun!

We are so excited to bring you the Manningham Family Festival at Finns Reserve on Sunday, November 17th! This event will be full of fun activities for the whole family, including jumping castles, camel rides, a merry-go-round, an animal farm and much, much more! There will be plenty more to see and do, with live … Continue reading Get ready for some serious fun!

Medical Research – meet Soula

Wednesday October 23, 2019 Soula Ganiatsas (until recently) was Head of Operations for the Center for Palliative Care (CPC). Prior to this, Soula held various senior roles including CEO of the Victorian Prostate Cancer Research Consortium (VPCRC), Executive Officer of the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Center at Epworth Hospital, as well as Business Manager for … Continue reading Medical Research – meet Soula

A conversation with Michele Timms

Wednesday October 16, 2019 Michele Timms AM is an Australian basketball coach and retired professional player who played in the Women's National Basketball Association. Michele's list of accomplishments is extensive and as one who played for Bulleen, we are very pleased that Michele will share with us some aspects of her extensive and accomplished career.

Big Band at the Manningham Family Festival! (Sun, Nov 17th)

Enjoy the big band sounds of Opus 21 at the Manningham Family Festival this Sunday, November 17th.  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 17th)

The Camels are Back!

It's time for the annual camel pilgrimage to our very own Finns Reserve!  Come visit the camels at the ever popular Manningham Family Festival on Sunday, November 17th.   Along with the famous camel rides, the festival will also feature other kid's attractions like a baby animal farm, a miniature train ride, a jumping castle, and pony rides. On stage, we will … Continue reading The Camels are Back!

Spring is in the Air!

Come join in the fun at the ever-popular Manningham Family Festival at Finns Reserve. Now in its 16th year, this annual community event features the famous camel rides, as well as kid’s attractions like pony rides, a jumping castle, a merry-go-round, and a baby animal farm. On stage, we will celebrate our community’s talent with … Continue reading Spring is in the Air!

We partner with ShelterBox

Rotary clubs are taking action to provide immediate relief to those affected by Hurricane Dorian. By mobilizing Rotary’s vast global network, members are able to raise funds, collect essential items, and work with other agencies to meet urgent needs. Our disaster relief partner ShelterBox is sending a team to the Bahamas to assess damage and … Continue reading We partner with ShelterBox

September 10 is…

World Suicide Prevention Day.  World Suicide Prevention Day is an awareness day observed on 10 September every year, in order to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides, with various activities around the world since 2003.  The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) collaborates with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Federation … Continue reading September 10 is…

September 9 – Winners and wooden spooners…

Monday September 9, 2019 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 Manningham and joining with the the Rotary clubs of Doncaster and Warrandyte-Donvale,  this is a fun night to celebrate the success of this shared fundraiser. Wear … Continue reading September 9 – Winners and wooden spooners…

Attributes of women leaders

This article is supplied by Rotary International - the link to the full article appears at the end of this extract. Kathleen Rose attended the International Convention in Hamburg and presented on being a change maker - here is her article, published on the Rotary International blog site: "If ever there were a time to … Continue reading Attributes of women leaders

No meeting Wednesday September 11, 2019

  This week we shall be celebrating the Football Tipping Competition deciding on the winners, the wooden spooners and presenting the proceeds of this fund raising activity to the organisation that will benefit. The football tipping competition celebration will be held on Monday September 9, 2019 and hosted by the Rotary Club of Manningham.  

How will you, connect the world?

Our Rotary service connects us to people who share our values and want to take action for a better world. It connects us to people we might never otherwise meet, people who are more like us than we imagined. And it connects us to people who need our help, allowing us to change lives in … Continue reading How will you, connect the world?

Life is a journey….

Wednesday September 18, 2019 Life is a journey  and mine has centered around social justice. Join Vicki Martinez, one of our most recent members, as she shares her journey from a tiny tot born to Greek migrant parents to someone who found her passion and has championed for people's rights, equity  and inclusion. Along the … Continue reading Life is a journey….

WFK (Wheelchairs For Kids)

Wednesday September 25, 2019 In the developing world there are many needs. High up the list is the plight of a child with a severe disability who might be unable to even get off the ground without being carried. As the child grows the problem intensifies and the mother reaches a point where her body … Continue reading WFK (Wheelchairs For Kids)

A close up look at our Community

Wednesday October 2, 2019 Activating the Community - A Close-up Look at Stella's Campaign for Menzies Join us as we hear from Stella on how she and her team built an inspiring grassroots campaign in just 100 days. Timing 6:45 p.m. for a 7:00 p.m. start RSVP Edwin Micallef  by Tuesday 9 am Phone 0437 … Continue reading A close up look at our Community

Queensland floods – Red Cross Support

For the last 10 years Sue has been to a variety of incidents like two floods, house fires, vigils, memorials, and other incidents like Bourke St incident, and DFO at Essendon.

"You meet wonderful resilient people, work with dedicated emergency services workers from many agencies. I love it!", said Sue.

September is Education and Literacy month

Throughout the calendar, Rotary International designates specific focus for different months of the year. September is designated Basic Education and Literacy. Literacy can mean many things, including the ability to differentiate between fact and fiction - an essential skill in the world in which we live, with fingertip fact checking available, news that is without … Continue reading September is Education and Literacy month