May I share my insights?

Tuesday May 21, 2019 Youth Exchange is an experience that is valued for decades after the experience.  Joining with the Rotary Club of Warrandyte/Donvale, who together with our club have taken the opportunity to sponsor Lea, we have the opportunity to hear Lea's insights and highlights of the year in Australia. Lea Rohner will complete … Continue reading May I share my insights?

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…

Do you have artwork, that needs a home?

Have you ever wondered how you could find a new home for artwork that has served its purpose in your home? Rotary Club of Cheltenham is running an event called Around Again Art.  Proceeds to the Deafness Foundation and the works of the Rotary Club of Cheltenham, and you can enter the works from your … Continue reading Do you have artwork, that needs a home?

The state of Manningham

Wednesday April 24, 2019 Join us for the evening when Mayor of the City of Manningham - Paula Piccinini will be our guest speaker on the topic:  The state of Manningham.  Mayor Piccinini has lived in Manningham with her husband for 14 years. As a mother-of-three, she is deeply embedded in the community having served … Continue reading The state of Manningham

Our safari – a final post

Saturday April 27, 2019 Luke Bastian writes the final post from the 20 days and thousands of kilometers on the Rotary Youth Exchange Australian Safari - Byron Bay to Melbourne. The "eastiest" (most easterly?) point of the mainland and the lighthouse was about a 9km return hike from the lunch stop. Little surprise there were only a … Continue reading Our safari – a final post

Toilet Warrior

What we learned, how we can help Last week (April 3, 2019) our conversation was with Mark Balla. Making a difference, and being an inspiration were not the motives for Mark.  He was working in India, when he and a colleague visited a school abd discovered that there were no toilets at the school. The … Continue reading Toilet Warrior

Sienna Fun Run

Whilst the principle of membership in a Rotary Club is "Service Above Self", we do take this opportunity to share the words of thanks and appreciation from Sienna College. Sienna Thank you The team members who actively supported the day:

Thank you, from our High Tea Team

Our High Tea, conducted on Sunday 31st March, contributed $2,014 towards the Shade Sails project for the Bulleen Heights School. All in attendance enjoy a superb High Tea, music from Jazzlyn Lennox and many well told stories and laughs. We acknowledge the generosity of the Rotary Club of Cheltenham who provide the essential china, and … Continue reading Thank you, from our High Tea Team

Surfing the life….

March 11, 2019, with thanks to Lea Rohner Unbelievable that nearly half a year passed by since I first came to Australia. I had the opportunity to celebrate my birthday in Australia. It is actually the first birthday in summer for me, and so I took the opportunity and had a little beach-party with all … Continue reading Surfing the life….

Every three years – we review our policies

March 20, 2019 Every three years - Rotary International reviews the policies and practices of the organisation.  This process (called the Council on Legislation) convenes in one location and is attended by a representative from every Rotary area (District) in the world - some 523 representatives gather to review, consider and decide on the suggestions, … Continue reading Every three years – we review our policies

Winners are all smiles

Saturday March 9, 2019 with thanks to Luke Bastian Lea Rohner, our current exchange student, decided to take up a new sport while here for her year. This week the baseball team she has been playing in all season won The Victorian Summer Baseball league Women's Division 3 grand final! "I'll probably look for a … Continue reading Winners are all smiles

Connecting with business in Manningham

Wednesday April 17, 2019 The Business Excellence Awards of Manningham provide a platform for businesses of all shapes and sizes to showcase themselves, highlight their strengths and celebrate their points of difference. What are the things that make them stand out from the crowd in an increasingly competitive environment.  Our guest speaker, Maria Rigoni has … Continue reading Connecting with business in Manningham

We welcome Bruce, and thank Keith

Wednesday March 6 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, passed … Continue reading We welcome Bruce, and thank Keith

Were you there?

Wednesday March 6, 2019, with thanks to Brian Negus President Keith welcomed District Governor Russell Gurney and Assistant Governor Lyndon and many guests to our mini change-over from Keith Anderson to Bruce Evans. It was also an extra special night as we inducted Edwin Micallef as a new member of our club, with his wife … Continue reading Were you there?

Shade sails complete. Tick.

February 20, 2019 Our project to provide two shade sails at the Bulleen Heights School is a completed community project! The story is told here, in pictures:                       A key fundraiser for this project is our High Tea to be held on March 31, 2019 … Continue reading Shade sails complete. Tick.

Thank you – NYSF opportunity

Thank you.  These were the opening words from Breanna Teo as she provided an outline of the opportunity, challenge and career setting insights that she gained through her experience at National Youth Science Forum, in January 2019. Breanna outlined the program, in particular the use of key leaders in science to provide the group with … Continue reading Thank you – NYSF opportunity

Food, glorious food…

A Taste of Dandenong provided a memorable experience for the friends, partners and members who took the opportunity to share the experience. An overview of the emerging position of the City of Greater Dandenong, presented by John Bennie PSM, CEO of the City of Greater Dandenong, started the evening, and the image shows the personalisation … Continue reading Food, glorious food…

Gong xi fa cai

Happy New Year! As we move into the year of the pig - we assisted Manningham City Council with the celebrations to welcome the New Year.  This has increased our activity over the weekend and together with the Pop Up Cinema at Heide, has provided a very busy weekend.    

We did “pop up” at Heide

A busy, busy weekend  (and it is not over yet). The special Pop Up Cinema event at Heidi on Friday night, supporting the Manningham City Council. Thanks to all who were able to assist and particularly to Michael Mimmo Ken Sharpe and Rod Simkiss and to James Cunningham who created the initiative.

Living the dream to eradicate polio

February 9, 2019   Dr. Ujala Nayyar dreams, both figuratively and literally, about a world that is free from polio. Nayyar, the World Health Organization's surveillance officer in Pakistan’s Punjab province, says she often imagines the outcome of her work in her sleep. In her waking life, she leads a team of health workers who … Continue reading Living the dream to eradicate polio