We say well done, and thank you…

One of the strengths of our Rotary club, is the annual appointment of members to different roles, and the annual reflection on the year's achievements from the year, just finished. We paused on July 6, to reflect on the year that has been.  Here's a snap shot of our members who were publicly recognised for … Continue reading We say well done, and thank you…

365,000 down to 32. How?

Wednesday August 7, 2019 Polio – the ‘human virus’ – its symptoms include a sore throat, stomach pain and it can cause nausea, tiredness and fever.  The more serious cases affect the brain and spinal cord which can result in death.  In 1985, 1000 children per day in over 125 countries were affected by polio, … Continue reading 365,000 down to 32. How?

VEX Robotics Team – Templestowe College

Wednesday August 14, 2019   The face book post says it all! Join us as we listen to the strategies, successes and outcomes from the team. We provided some of the sponsorship and we look forward to understanding how the team competed in this multi national competition.    

Rotary connects the world

Each year, we work with a focus that is set across the globe.  This year the focus is "Rotary Connects The World" and to achieve this, our club will build on the work of 2018 - 19, during which our club was led by three members who served as Club President. Here's our new Board, … Continue reading Rotary connects the world

The Value of Volunteering

This article is reproduced in part with a link to the hosted article on the Rotary International web site. A special report prepared for Rotary International by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies estimated the value of Rotary member volunteer hours at $850 million a year   The special report prepared for Rotary … Continue reading The Value of Volunteering

WFK (Wheelchairs For Kids)

Wednesday September 11, 2019 According to United Nations World Health  estimates, wheelchairs are desperately needed around the world for millions of severely disabled children throughout under-resourced countries of the world. Wheelchairs For Kids (WFK) is an organisation whose mission is to manufacture and distribute wheelchairs  to some of these children assisting them with the means … Continue reading WFK (Wheelchairs For Kids)

Speak up – We’re Listening

We invite all our readers to be part of the annual consultation with Manningham Learns.   You can participate in many ways and you are asked to register for the focus group of your choice - there is charge: July 18 - Wonga Park Community Cottage - Click on the link to register July 19 … Continue reading Speak up – We’re Listening

She is headed home…

We are sure it won't be the last image we have from Lea Rohner, and we have heard that she is safely home.  Depicted below is Lea and friends, just before she left Melbourne headed home, to Switzerland after 12 months, on Rotary Youth Exchange, hosted by Rotary Clubs of Templestowe and Warrandyte-Donvale.

Rotaractor and refugee

After fleeing conflict in their own countries, a group of young Rotaractors is healing wounds and bringing cultures together in a Ugandan refugee settlement By Jonathan W. Rosen Produced by Kate Benzschawel  - published on Rotary International web site. It’s Monday morning in one of Uganda’s largest refugee settlements, Nakivale, and the line at Paul … Continue reading Rotaractor and refugee

1958 Collingwood Premiership!

Wednesday July 17, 2019   Our speakers  are Thorold Merrett and Ken Mitchell The two speakers will tell the story as to why 1958 was the most significant premiership in AFL history. Ken Mitchell is a football tragic who was a boundary umpire for 13 years and then director of the Melbourne Football club in … Continue reading 1958 Collingwood Premiership!

Our club, our direction

Wednesday July 24, 2019 AS we step into the new year we take the opportunity to outline the plans for the year.   The Club Assembly is a time to share and discuss the plans that are ready to be activated and put context and activity into the ideas that now need to be made into … Continue reading Our club, our direction

Have you met our President?

This story is republished from the Rotary International web site and the links in this article will open in a new window, and take you to the original article. Original article by Geoffrey Johnson. Meet the 2019-20 Rotary International President For nearly 40 years, Mark Daniel Maloney and his family have demonstrated that Rotary connects … Continue reading Have you met our President?


The National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) events run from 7 – 14 July and are an opportunity for us to recognise, support and celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  The theme for this year’s NAIDOC Week is Voice. Treaty. Truth. It coincides with the United … Continue reading NAIDOC week

Understanding Cancer

Wednesday July 10, 2019   Professor Gary Richardson is the Director of Oncology Clinics Victoria, Director of Cabrini Academic Haematology & Oncology Services and a Professor of Medicine at Monash University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He trained at St Vincent’s Hospital, the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute and the … Continue reading Understanding Cancer

Hear the finalists…..

Wednesday August 21, 2019 We invite you to celebrate the two primary school speech competitions that we have run and join us to hear the finalists from the two competitions.  Assured to be a night of awe and amazement and certainly entertaining, please join us as we present the finalists from both competitions. Here's the … Continue reading Hear the finalists…..

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

Appreciation – from Barry Rassin

As our year draws to a close, Rotary International President, Barry Rassin, takes a moment to share a summary of the year. Dear fellow Rotarians, It’s hard to believe the Rotary year is almost at an end. I hope that you were able to join me in Hamburg earlier this month. The RI convention is … Continue reading Appreciation – from Barry Rassin

Here are the projects that will make the connections

Continuing our sharing of the year ahead.  In the article   Brian Tyedin outlined the Board and some of the roles for the year ahead, this post continues that story.  Our linked story is here This year our structure will be around projects and events, a change from past years where the focus has been … Continue reading Here are the projects that will make the connections

As we draw to a close…

As the year draws to a close, Bruce Evans writes.... Thanks for the opportunity of serving as the Club President for the last four months, I have been kept busy and I must say I have enjoyed the experience. A lot has changed since my first term in the President's role which was 1990 / … Continue reading As we draw to a close…

Sharing the pride….

The Rotary Clubs of Templestowe and Warrandyte-Donvale have shared the hosting of Lea Rohner, our Rotary Exchange student, on exchange for twelve months July 2018  - June 2019, from Switzerland.  During her Lea attended Templestowe College Lea was presented with a certificate of completion which highlights the ambassadorial role of the exchange program, at the … Continue reading Sharing the pride….