Update: Rotary response to Bushfires

A quick update on the Rotary response to the Bushfires in Victoria, from our sister clubs in East Gippsland. The five Rotary Clubs of East Gippsland have come together and formed a Fire Aid Committee, pooling their collective resources to be a greater force. 100% of all funds raised will be used to benefit the … Continue reading Update: Rotary response to Bushfires

Are you ready for the switch to NBN?

Join us on January 29th as we hear from Gabe Denemark of nbn local Victoria.  Gabe is a Community Ambassador for nbn, and will be speaking on: the progress and status of nbn in our area what it means for us tips and tricks on how to choose the right plan how nbn affects existing … Continue reading Are you ready for the switch to NBN?

Fellowship gathering to kick off the year

Our first meeting is on January 15th 2020 for a Fellowship get-together with partners at Keith Anderson’s penthouse in Doncaster. It will be BYO and $20 for pizza, chicken and salads.  6.30pm for 7.00pm start. Guests and partners are most welcomed - for bookings and details, please contact Dan Hession.

Our District's response to the Bushfires

Late last week, Premier Daniel Andrews declared a State of Disaster as Victoria's bushfire crisis worsened and NSW has been declared a State of Emergency. Firstly, we must remember that Rotary is a secondary or tertiary response community server organisation (ie recovery and restoration of the towns), and any plans or projects must be aligned … Continue reading Our District's response to the Bushfires

President's Report – December

Well, what a month November was. Let’s start with the Manningham Family Festival at Finns Reserve on Sunday 17th November. It was a fantastic event with a new stall layout centred around the stage and a huge undercover viewing and eating area for the public. Over 3,600 people came through the gates, and that’s not … Continue reading President's Report – December

Cleaning up our oceans – Ocean X

Did you know that every year, 8.8 million tons of plastic waste make their way into our oceans? 700 marine species are now at risk of extinction, and most of marine life has now swallowed contaminated plastic, ultimately ending up in our meals. Come listen to fellow Rotarian Ludovic Grosjean, founder of The Ocean X … Continue reading Cleaning up our oceans – Ocean X

Aquatic wheelchair for Onemda

At our recent Spring Racing evening, we presented a cheque for $1,400 to Simon Lewis CEO of Onemda, being funds raised from our Annual Footy Tipping competition between our 3 cluster clubs (Manningham, Doncaster and Templestowe). Onemda is a centre for learning and therapeutic development for people with a disability. Based in Doncaster East, they … Continue reading Aquatic wheelchair for Onemda

Congrats to Brian Negus – ITS Hall of Fame

We congratulate fellow member Brian Negus, who became the first Australian inducted to the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress Hall of Fame at the recent ITS World Congress in Singapore. The award recognises industry professionals who personify the highest standards of leadership and help to drive the ITS industry forward. “I am deeply honoured … Continue reading Congrats to Brian Negus – ITS Hall of Fame

Terry Fleming – Paul Harris Fellow

We would like to take this opportunity to recognise Terry Fleming, who has continued to support The Rotary Foundation since he retired from our Club. This year, he was awarded with a Paul Harris Fellow award (his second) - Past President Bruce Evans and his wife Valerie recently visited Terry to make the presentation, where … Continue reading Terry Fleming – Paul Harris Fellow

Thomas is back!

November 13th, 2019 meeting Many of you will remember Thomas Cossurel, who came to us as a Rotary exchange student ten years ago when he was just 15. Now 25, Thomas will be visiting us in November and is hoping to catch up with everyone during our November 13th meeting. He is very keen to … Continue reading Thomas is back!

Family Festival in the news! (Manningham Leader)

Just 16 days to go till our annual Manningham Family Festival at Finns Reserve. This year promises to be an entertaining blockbuster with 3 new acts and over 120 performers on stage. Here is the program for the day: 9.30am Super Mande Percussion African Drummers 10.00 am Boogie Bubs Creative Dancers 10.30 am Manningham Rotaract … Continue reading Family Festival in the news! (Manningham Leader)

The Camels are Back!

It's time for the annual camel pilgrimage to our very own Finns Reserve!  Come visit the camels at the ever popular Manningham Family Festival on Sunday, November 17th.   Along with the famous camel rides, the festival will also feature other kid's attractions like a baby animal farm, a miniature train ride, a jumping castle, and pony rides. On stage, we will … Continue reading The Camels are Back!

President’s Message – October

The Tigers are the Premiers for 2019. Congratulations to all Tiger supporters and commiserations to all other supporters . For the Tiger premiers, they can celebrate for a week or more while all other clubs have already started planning for next year with trades, delistings, draft picks, new strategies and for some clubs, new coaches. … Continue reading President’s Message – October

Spring is in the Air!

Come join in the fun at the ever-popular Manningham Family Festival at Finns Reserve. Now in its 16th year, this annual community event features the famous camel rides, as well as kid’s attractions like pony rides, a jumping castle, a merry-go-round, and a baby animal farm. On stage, we will celebrate our community’s talent with … Continue reading Spring is in the Air!

It is on Sunday! Manningham Family Festival!

Lots of fun for the whole family - 60 Craft and Food Stalls, Children's Rides, Animal Farm, Camel & Pony Rides, and Stage Entertainment for the whole family. Entry by gold coin donation - see you there! We will be at Finns Reserve - adjacent to the Wombat Bend Children's Playground, Cnr Templestowe Road and … Continue reading It is on Sunday! Manningham Family Festival!

Big Band at the Manningham Family Festival! (Sun, Nov 18th)

Enjoy the big band sounds of Opus 21 at the Manningham Family Festival this Sunday, November 18th.  Back again as one of our headline acts, the Opus 21 Big Band promises to get the whole family swinging, swaying and jiving! The Family Festival is being held at Finns Reserve, and we have arranged our best … Continue reading Big Band at the Manningham Family Festival! (Sun, Nov 18th)

Be entertained this November 18th!

Be entertained at the Manningham Family Festival this November 18th! This year, we will have ten adult and kid acts performing for you as you enjoy the kids' attractions, the 60 community and craft stalls, and delicious food on a beautiful spring day. This years' entertainers are: Wendy Samantha Productions, Donvale Calisthenics Club, Manningham Concert … Continue reading Be entertained this November 18th!

The Camels are Back!

The Rotary Club of Templestowe will be running the ever popular Manningham Family Festival at Finns Reserve. We will  have the famous camel rides, as well as attractions like pony rides, a jumping castle, a merry-go-round, and a baby animal farm. On stage, we will celebrate our community's talent with performances from local adult and … Continue reading The Camels are Back!

Spring is in the Air!

Join us at the ever-popular Manningham Family Festival at Finns Reserve on Sunday, November 18th. This day is always fun for all the family: from the babies and toddlers, to bigger children, teenagers, parents, grandparents and even the dog! We will again have the famous camel rides, as well as kid's attractions like pony rides, … Continue reading Spring is in the Air!