October 24! World Polio Day

You don't have to travel to take part in Rotary's World Polio Day event on 24 October 2018. You can watch a live stream of the proceedings on your computer or smartphone starting at 18:30 Philadelphia time (UTC-4).  The experiences in the live stream include: The back story on Rotary's newest virtual reality film called … Continue reading October 24! World Polio Day

Shade sails float above the playground

September 2018, Rod Simkiss writes.... The phase one installation of Shade Sails at the Bulleen Heights School - Primary Campus in Pleasant Road, Bulleen was completed during the September School holidays and has been received as been a great achievement to ensure that students at the school obtain maximum protection from the sun while they … Continue reading Shade sails float above the playground

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.

As we remember….

As an Australian, we can each stand proud, for the tradition of a moment of silence, was first suggested by an Australian. Edward George Honey (18th September 1885 - 25th August, 1922) was an Australian journalist, living in London who first suggests the idea of a moment of silence in a letter to a London … Continue reading As we remember….


November 2, 2018 We hear, again from Jamie Bastian*.. October!!!!!!! "Spooktober" First weekend in October I was in Italy……. playing a softball tournament……. Why else???😂 I mentioned it in my last report but didn’t have any photos to go along with it and now I have a couple. And next stop Barcelona!!!! My host family … Continue reading Spooktober!

Racing through the year!

Wednesday October 31, 2018 From Graham Kane The Clarendon Room at The Manningham was superbly festive in a  horse-racing theme last Wednesday evening, it was the ideal setting in which President Dan Hession welcomed District Governor Russell Gurney plus members and guests. Outgoing President Dan reported on the Club`s achievements over his four months of … Continue reading Racing through the year!

October 31 – It’s racing time!

A regular feature on our calendar is our annual evening of fashion and fun, as we celebrate a night during the racing season.  This year we will lead the celebrations as we will follow the Caulfield Cup and precede the Melbourne Cup, with our Templestowe Fun Night. We will also take the opportunity for Dan … Continue reading October 31 – It’s racing time!

7 November – Shall we dine?

Shall we dine? A night of cuisine - focus of the evening will be food and conversation. This will be the evening that the results of the Cup Sweep will be announced and celebrated. A three course meal will be served. Entrée:  Satays & Spring Rolls, Mains:   Includes mild Beef  and Chicken Curries served with … Continue reading 7 November – Shall we dine?

Conversations at Templestowe

My Health Record.. Current, relevant and with a broad community interest, our most recent guest speaker Claire James. from My Health Record was a very welcome contributor at our club meeting. Claire confirmed that every Australian resident with a Medicare Card would automatically be given a My Health Record, unless they opted out by 15 … Continue reading Conversations at Templestowe

October 10 My Health Record

My Health Record is an online summary of your key health information.  When you have a My Health Record, your health information can be viewed securely online, from anywhere, at any time -- even if you move travel interstate.  You can access your heath information and you can designate those who are authorised to view … Continue reading October 10 My Health Record

October 17 – Accounting for change

Ken Sharpe will present in our time honoured manner, the segment that we call "The Member Behind the Badge".  We often say it , that the insights presented from the members of our club, are some of the most interesting and rewarding evenings, and this will be one of the evenings by which the standard … Continue reading October 17 – Accounting for change

October 24 – Youth Exchange – outward bound!

Emma Galbraith has been selected by our club, and supported by Rotary Club of Warrandyte-Donvale to be our Rotary Youth Exchange Student, departing Australia in January 2019.  We will hear from Emma.  

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…

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….

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?

A letter from Barry Rassin

My dear friends and fellow Rotary leaders, This year, on 24 October, Rotary will again mark World Polio Day. I am writing to ask all of you to join me on that day in raising global awareness of the urgent need to End Polio Now. I have been a Rotarian since long before Rotary committed … Continue reading A letter from Barry Rassin

September 19 – This Chiropractic Life

Our guest speakers will be Carolyn & Luke Bastian.   The Club has welcomed the Bastian family back to Rotary membership - through the membership of their business 'Chiropractic Life' and the involvement of Luke, Carolyn - and of course Perry. We will hear from Luke and Carolyn and gain a better appreciation of their … Continue reading September 19 – This Chiropractic Life

September 26 – Vocational Service

Greg King - District Vocational Service Chair Greg King joined The Rotary Club of Doncaster in November 2009. He was President of his club in 2016 and then transferred to the Rotary Club of Manningham in 2018. Greg’s connection with Rotary stretches way back to 1976 when he spent a year in the USA as … Continue reading September 26 – Vocational Service

October 3 – We meet, we share

The planning of our activities in our community is key to our ability to inspire our community, and for us to make a difference in our community. As the year clicks into the second quarter we will invest ourselves in taking stock of our accomplishments to date, and validate the plans for the next part … Continue reading October 3 – We meet, we share

Die Baseballspierlerin

August 29, 2018 An insight into the world of Jamie Bastian as she shares with us a published article: Jamie, du lebst in Australien und verbringst gerade ein Jahr in der Schweiz. Was hat dich hierhin gebracht? I’m on an exchange Year in Switzerland, I had choices to go to other countries in Europe, Brazil … Continue reading Die Baseballspierlerin