2020 – International Year of Plant Health

Contributor: Diane Fisher Each year - the United Nations selects a focused theme for the year and in 2020 it is "Plant Health". In Australia the focus will be led by Plant Health Australia and the Department of Agriculture to coordinate the promotion across our nation. The slogan adopted is Protecting plants, protecting life with … Continue reading 2020 – International Year of Plant Health

An after Christmas thought…

by Diane Fisher As a new decade dawns and we consider "the good", "the bad" and "the interesting" from the year that is drawing to a close, it is an opportunity to consider the influences we chose to accept. For many the story of how in the 1930s Coca Cola together with their advertising agency, … Continue reading An after Christmas thought…

President’s Message – November

November will be a big month. Coming up is the Manningham Family Festival at Finns Reserve on Sunday 17th November. It promises to be a fantastic event with new onstage entertainment, new stalls and a live radio broadcast from 96.5 inner FM. The Festival Planning Committee, which also includes the Rotaract club of Manningham, needs … Continue reading President’s Message – November

Our community…

Wednesday November 6, 2019 This evening will provide the opportunity to consider where our club fits within our community and within the broader Rotary community. Shia Smart our District Governor will visit with our club (and members of the Board, after the meeting) to provide this annual opportunity for questions, comments and suggestions as to how … Continue reading Our community…

Stop Press – November 20 has changed

Update to your diary! November 20 will be a debrief of  Manningham Festival at Finns Reserve, and a night of food and fun.  The night will be held at Ichiban Teppanyaki - East Doncaster. Fun Fact:  Ichiban means "number 1"! The menu is: ENTREE :            Combination of sushi, sashimi and fried chicken MAIN:       Chicken Salmon … Continue reading Stop Press – November 20 has changed


Wednesday November 20, 2019 As we wind down from the Manningham Festival - held at Finns Reserve event, our AGM will provide an opportunity to receive the reports from the event, and to conduct our statutory Annual General Meeting and elect the office bearers for the 2020/2021 Rotary Year.  

Rotaract – do you know who we are?

Wednesday November 27, 2019 Chartered in July, 2019, our Rotaract Club (co-sponsored with the Rotary Clubs of Doncaster, Manningham and Warrandyte-Donvale) will present a review of the first six months of operations with a focus on how as a partner project of Rotary International, we can work with the Rotaract club members for the benefit … Continue reading Rotaract – do you know who we are?

What does RYLA mean?

Wednesday December 4, 2019 The  Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) is a unique 6 day residential seminar held all over the world focusing on stimulating, challenging, educating, enhancing and empowering participants in the areas of leadership, personal and professional development and service to the community. Our District aims to deliver an intensive training program for young people aged 18 … Continue reading What does RYLA mean?

Spring in the air – October 30

An annual feature in our calendar is the night of fun with a fashion, racing and fun theme. These pictures give just a hint of the fun on the night. Fun, fashion and friendships were celebrated.  For an insight into the highlights of the night, here's the link to Brian Tyedin's coverage of the evening. … Continue reading Spring in the air – October 30

Cold feat in Antarctica

We acknowledge Rotary International magazine - The Rotarian as the source of this article and take pleasure in sharing this with you.  Anne Ford is the author. Rotary Youth Exchange alumna and Peace Fellow Anabella Palacios (Duke University - North Carolina 2009-11) credits Rotary with helping her learn through travel. She continued her globetrotting studies … Continue reading Cold feat in Antarctica

And we are racing

Wednesday October 30, 2019 An evening of fun right between Melbourne Cup Day and Oaks Day - you could say its the night that we stop for our community! Join us for a celebration of the racing season and the opportunity we will take to present the proceeds of our Footy Tipping competition to the … Continue reading And we are racing

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

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)