Gen Z, do it better

The Rotaract Club of Manningham was chartered on July 20, 2019 and attending the event were three members of our club:  Brian Tyedin, David Chua and Diane Fisher. Here are some observations from David... 1)  Not that it mattered too much but the weather was awesome and the venue was fantastic especially with the views … Continue reading Gen Z, do it better

5 ways our work against polio, benefits

This story was originally published on the web site. We are grateful to Rotary International for the ability to publish this story. Story Written By:Daniela Garcia   Polio, and the lifelong paralysis it can cause especially in young children, became preventable when Dr. Jonas Salk introduced the polio vaccine in 1955. Since Rotary and … Continue reading 5 ways our work against polio, benefits

They chartered!!

Saturday July 20, 2019 - a significant day in the history of City of Manningham, for it is the day that a Rotaract Club returned to the city precinct. Sharing the celebrations of the year completed in the three existing Rotaract Clubs in Rotary District 9810, the event to celebrate the years that have been … Continue reading They chartered!!

What’s that buzz?

Original article by Henrik Thiele, member of the Rotaract Club of Paderborn, Germany.  We share this article with our readership and the link will open a new page and take you to the Rotary International web site where the article is published in full. Recently, Rotaract clubs throughout Germany were looking for a signature project … Continue reading What’s that buzz?

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…

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.

Club Forum – what do you want?

Wednesday August 28, 2019 Club Forum night: Find out what is being planned for this Rotary year - Have your say in the year . Join those projects or committees that stir up your juices. A Club Forum is where it is the membership who contribute (Assembly is a reporting format).

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!

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

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…

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

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….

Celebrate and Plan…

Saturday July 6, 2019 A very special evening is planned.  As the image has captured, this year we have had the benefit of the services of three members, who organised their lives to be able to lead our club.  An act of Service above Self, when the member who was preparing to lead our club, … Continue reading Celebrate and Plan…

So long, farewell…..

A wise mentor once said: There are times to come, and times to go, and my time to go, has come.  Lea's time to say farewell, has come. It is with both sadness and many, many happy memories that we will bid farewell to Lea Rohner who has been with us, co-sponsored by the Rotary … Continue reading So long, farewell…..