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?

Leading Manningham into the future

Wednesday January 23, 2019 Andrew Day has been in the role of CEO at Manningham City Council for one, short quarter only - but long enough to have developed a sound understanding of key, municipal challenges, needs and opportunities. Andrew will share his early perspectives on this popular City and the direction he - and … Continue reading Leading Manningham into the future

Protecting our children, the best.

Wednesday January 30, 2019 Service Clubs - along with other organisations that come in contact, or work with children - need to get this right! 'Right' as community leaders, demonstrating how such important relationships should be managed but 'right' as well, to comply with legislation; to comply with a child's fundamental rights; and to protect … Continue reading Protecting our children, the best.

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

The year that was.. (spent in Switzerland)

Wednesday February 6, 2019 Luke and Caroline Bastian are happy to have their daughter home from a year of exchange. Rotary is also pleased that an outstanding young ambassador has completed another very successful exchange year. Jamie Bastian will address the Club on her year in Switzerland. Jamie wrote each and every month - here … Continue reading The year that was.. (spent in Switzerland)

Our club, our direction

Wednesday February 13, 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

Let’s launch….. Football season

Wednesday February 27, 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….. Football season

Together we inspire, connect, transform

February is almost upon us, and if you haven't done so, NOW is the time to book for our (almost) Victoria wide Rotary Conference. February 15 to February 17 2019 will see the first multi-district Rotary Conference, hosted in Melbourne at the Melbourne Convention Centre. Here's the link to the Conference website on which you'll … Continue reading Together we inspire, connect, transform

A new year starts…

Graham Kane writes: The beginning of a new year was celebrated in a penthouse apartment at sunset on the 16th January, 2019. There was bonhomie in abundance  as we shared holiday experiences and dined on roast chicken, pizzas and salad greens. Refreshing drinks and chocolate coated ice-creams were also in strong demand.  Such fellowship was … Continue reading A new year starts…

IWD – International Women’s Day 2019

Here's a save the date for your diary: Inner Wheel Club of Boronia is holding an International Women's Day event on Sunday 3rd March, 2019. 12:00 p.m. for a 12:30 start, it is a High Tea Luncheon at Rosebank North, Warrandyte Road Ringwood North. In aid of the Women Helping Women Project in Fiji the … Continue reading IWD – International Women’s Day 2019

If we want a better, kinder society

This column will occasionally capture the wisdom of writers whose work is in the public domain. One opinion piece, authored by Amanda Vanstone, is worthy of your reading time. If you didn't see the column in The Age on January 7, 2019 - take a moment, click here, and enjoy the contemplative read. We acknowledge … Continue reading If we want a better, kinder society

Starting a community Rotaract Club

As we work as one of the four Rotary Clubs in the City of Manningham to create a Rotaract Club, there are some comments from which we can take some comfort (and action) that are offered by Rhett Martin. Rhett Martin is the Charter President of the Rotaract Club of Silverton, Oregon and he was … Continue reading Starting a community Rotaract Club

Save the date! March 31, 2019

You are invited to join us for High Tea When?:  Sunday 31st March 2019, What time?:2:30 pm to 5:00 pm Where?At Bulleen Heights Primary School, 49 – 61 Pleasant Road, Bulleen Why?:  Proceeds will go to installing Shade Sails at the Secondary Campus in Manningham Rd Cost: $45.00 pp (to be confirmed) Please put this date … Continue reading Save the date! March 31, 2019

Shade sails Bulleen Heights School

Update on our project This project was initiated during the 2017/18 Rotary year under Community Director Graeme Cobb and his committee and continued in the 2018/19 Rotary year with Rod Simkiss and his committee. The Rotary Club of Templestowe has partnered with the Bulleen Heights School to provide much needed shaded areas for their Autistic … Continue reading Shade sails Bulleen Heights School

Ratatouille – upcoming film event – no charge

The 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 Art, 7 Templestowe … Continue reading Ratatouille – upcoming film event – no charge

Odyssey House – a celebration

Each year, we provide a sense of Christmas for the residents at Odyssey House.  This year was no different as James Cunningham reveals: Our members plus a member from our newly forming Manningham Rotaract Club, joined together for the annual Odyssey House barbecue.  Santa rocked up literally with all the kids following his dance steps.  … Continue reading Odyssey House – a celebration

50 years, now that takes commitment…

Ken and Angela married on 28th December, 1968 and celebrated the occasion with 60 friends at the picturesque Mornington Golf Course on Saturday, 22nd December. We enjoyed a delicious meal and were entertained by amusing recollections from Ken and his Family.  gela`s brother, Donal, had us in stitches disclosing Ken`s “secret” for a happy married … Continue reading 50 years, now that takes commitment…

Protecting our Children…

Wednesday January 30, 2019 Ken Mirams, District Youth Protection Officer will present an interactive and insightful program on the current status of our responsibilities in the youth programs that we offer in our community.  Included in the presentation will be the nuances of the "Rotary District Form 3" which has been a topic of conversation … Continue reading Protecting our Children…