What to do with an autoclave?

Generations Dental owned by David Chua and Brian Tyedin  (members of the Rotary Club of Templestowe recently updated their instrument sterilizer (autoclave) with a more efficient, computer connected and vacuum enhanced model. "What to do with the old one?" asked David, "it is still in working condition, could be sold on the ‘used’ market or … Continue reading What to do with an autoclave?

GIANT Monopoly

Where:    Box Hill Town Hall When:      Friday May 24, 2019, 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. How:         Tickets available ($20 per person)   events.humantix.com.au Why:          Proceeds to Operation Mobilise About Operation Mobilise Founded in 2016, Mobilise started from a shared curiosity between 2 youths in the eastern suburbs of Victoria. Originating from one simple question; in a nation so wealthy like Australia; why … Continue reading GIANT Monopoly

Challenge to Lead

An opportunity for those who wish to build leadership skills. This program, offered through the Rotary Club of Doncaster is being offered again this year, and the information breakfast is an opportunity to learn more about the program, before committing the time and money to the course.  

North East Link Update

Wednesday May 29, 2019 In 2018, Duncan Elliot, CEO, North East Link Authority, addressed a cluster group on the planned and important connection of the Eastern Freeway and M80 ring road. This transportation link is of vital interest and importance to Manningham people. Twelve months later, Duncan returns to update us on what is now … Continue reading North East Link Update

Holger Knaack – RI President 2020 – 21

  Holger Knaack, a member of the Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln, Germany, has been selected to serve as president of Rotary International in 2020-21. The Nominating Committee’s decision follows the resignation last month of President-nominee Sushil Gupta due to health reasons. Knaack will officially become president-nominee if no other candidates challenge him by 31 … Continue reading Holger Knaack – RI President 2020 – 21

Climate change and The Four Way Test

Rick Olson - Rotary Club of Prior Lake, Minnesota, USA - source Rotary International web site. Climate change is an impersonal, ambiguous term, which denotes negative impact on people around the world. But on a recent trip to Tanzania in Africa I met some of the innocents who will be most affected by the increased … Continue reading Climate change and The Four Way Test

My African roots…

Wednesday June 5, 2019 Born in South Africa outside Johannesburg in the last century! Went to 10 schools as a child as my father was transferred from pillar to post in South Africa!   Have always loved travel and became an Air Stewardess for South African Airways!   Owned my own business in South Africa – Liquid … Continue reading My African roots…


Wednesday 19th June 2019   Targeting pro-invasive signalling network to overcome resistance to standard therapy in Glioblastoma, has been an ongoing topic of Research by Tom Ware. Co-funded by the Rotary Club of Templestowe Anne Henderson PhD Scholarship, this research at Melbourne University aims to enhance the standard of care to glioblastoma patients. Tom has … Continue reading Glioblastoma

The importance of water

Wednesday June 26, 2019 There are many approaches to water management, and each reflects the local preferences, opportunities, and knowledge of the practitioners involved. Andrew Allan is a stormwater practitioner, working for the City of Manningham, and in this role he has significant experience in bringing together complementary approaches, and providing leadership in storm water … Continue reading The importance of water

No meeting – Wednesday July 3, 2019

This week we will NOT be meeting at The Manningham Club. We'd love you to join us for our annual celebration of the year that has completed. Here's the details of our planned celebrations which will take place on Saturday July 6, 2019  

Smile time…

Three handsome (male) dogs were trotting down the street when they see a beautiful female poodle.  The male dogs fall all over themselves in an effort to be the one to reach her first, but they end up arriving at the same time. The three male does are speechless with her beauty and are hoping … Continue reading Smile time…

Our club, our direction

Wednesday May 15, 2019 We take the opportunity to set the direction for our club.  Perfect timing as look towards the upcoming year. The Club Forum is a time to review the achievements, look to the plans that are ready to be activated and put context and activity into the ideas that now need to … Continue reading Our club, our direction

Sizzling Spit-Roast & Auction Fun Night

Saturday June 15, 2019 Fancy a night of fun enjoying a succulent spit roast dinner then getting stuck into some serious bidding for lots of great deals? This event will support needy local Rotary community projects! On offer are luxury seaside holiday home weekends, vouchers for tasty dinners at local restaurants, home-made gourmet preserves, collectibles … Continue reading Sizzling Spit-Roast & Auction Fun Night

Schools’ ANZAC service

Wednesday April 24, 2019 Commencing at midday, with support from Australian Defence Force School of Signals, Whitefriars College Band and Choir and the ANZAC address by Corporal Laura Hando - this year's event is captured in pictures.   If you have photos from this event, that you would like to share with us, please email … Continue reading Schools’ ANZAC service

Safari – Day 15 and 5 sleeps left

Luke Bastian, who with Perri and Lea are part of the Rotary Youth Exchange Safari have provided another update. Mother nature can be a fickle mistress. Patiently whittling away the arid inland sea over millions of years into stony monoliths, or in a single burst of fury can render lives, dreams and resorts shattered. The … Continue reading Safari – Day 15 and 5 sleeps left

Putting Back into Community

Ever wondered what a returned exchange student might contribute to our community?  How about a Backpack Bed - designed to save lives, provide dignity and specifically designed for homeless people without shelter. This Australian charity, without government funding, and with reach into 8 countries tells their own story extremely well.  This link opens a new … Continue reading Putting Back into Community

Edwin Micallef – behind the badge

Wednesday May 8 2019 Have you ever wondered about the life story  of the person seated beside you?  Sometimes we know less about our members than we do about a guest speaker. Edwin is spilling the beans on Wednesday the 8th of May. Edwin has a rich technical knowledge, many qualifications, been in nearly all … Continue reading Edwin Micallef – behind the badge

From the land of snakes and….

It is a frequent experience, that exchange students who visit Australia, relax and begin to tell us that the first things they learn about Australia are the strange animals (kangaroos, koalas, echidnas and wombats) and the venomous Australians (snakes, spiders and jellyfish). On the current Exchange Student Safari, Lea has tackled both these fears with … Continue reading From the land of snakes and….