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

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…

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

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

Another $2k and we helped others, too

January 30, 2019 Our project to provide two shade sails at the Bulleen Heights School received a further boost recently when we raised almost $2,000.00 ($1,890.00 to be precise) with our efforts helping the Rotary Club of Ballarat, to sell their raffle tickets. Tickets sold by our club, meant that we could keep the fundraising … Continue reading Another $2k and we helped others, too

Leading Manningham into the future

Wednesday January 23, 2019 Andrew Day has been in the role of CEO at Manningham City Council for one, short quarter only - but long enough to have developed a sound understanding of key, municipal challenges, needs and opportunities. Andrew will share his early perspectives on this popular City and the direction he - and … Continue reading Leading Manningham into the future

Andrew Day – CEO, City of Manningham

Wednesday January 23, 2019 As the first hundred days in the role, draws to a close, Andrew Day took up the invitation to address Templestowe Rotary Club and shared some insights into our City, and its management. Our City and its management is vastly more than rates, roads and rubbish. In fact there are over … Continue reading Andrew Day – CEO, City of Manningham

Kids Hope Aus, says “thank you”

January 17, 2019 Received by Keith Anderson on January 17, 2019, Bev Fraser writes: "Would you please pass on our thanks from the Kids Hope team for your wonderful Christmas hampers again this year.  The families were very pleased with them and also the gifts for the children.  We are so blessed to have such … Continue reading Kids Hope Aus, says “thank you”

Emma writes…

January 2019 Landing in Germany and hosted by the Rotary Club of Giessen Altes Schloss, Emma has sent a few words covering the first couple of weeks of her exchange experience. Taken from the monthly report form - we can learn School, friends and social activities: School is currently good, challenging for I don't know … Continue reading Emma writes…

Shade sails Bulleen Heights School

Update on our project This project was initiated during the 2017/18 Rotary year under Community Director Graeme Cobb and his committee and continued in the 2018/19 Rotary year with Rod Simkiss and his committee. The Rotary Club of Templestowe has partnered with the Bulleen Heights School to provide much needed shaded areas for their Autistic … Continue reading Shade sails Bulleen Heights School

Jamie writes

November......... the year's end is approaching quite quickly isn’t it? But I’ll let you know I am spending as much of the time I have left, doing everything I love! And really making the most of it. My month started with a visit to the autumn market in Basel that was full of roller coasters, … Continue reading Jamie writes

I like it hot….

These were the fine words of Lea early last week. We are not sure whether the efforts at the Bunnings BBQ were quite what Lea had in mind. Friday December 7, created a number of records in terms of heat, over night lows and yet Lea joined the team to prepare the BBQ - a … Continue reading I like it hot….