Our club, our direction

Wednesday July 24, 2019 AS we step into the new year we take the opportunity to outline the plans for the year.   The Club Assembly is a time to share and discuss the plans that are ready to be activated and put context and activity into the ideas that now need to be made into … Continue reading Our club, our direction

5 ways our work against polio, benefits

This story was originally published on the endpolio.org 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

365,000 down to 32. How?

Wednesday August 7, 2019 Polio – the ‘human virus’ – its symptoms include a sore throat, stomach pain and it can cause nausea, tiredness and fever.  The more serious cases affect the brain and spinal cord which can result in death.  In 1985, 1000 children per day in over 125 countries were affected by polio, … Continue reading 365,000 down to 32. How?

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?

VEX Robotics Team – Templestowe College

Wednesday August 14, 2019   The face book post says it all! Join us as we listen to the strategies, successes and outcomes from the team. We provided some of the sponsorship and we look forward to understanding how the team competed in this multi national competition.    

Hear the finalists…..

Wednesday August 21, 2019 We invite you to celebrate the two primary school speech competitions that we have run and join us to hear the finalists from the two competitions.  Assured to be a night of awe and amazement and certainly entertaining, please join us as we present the finalists from both competitions. Here's the … Continue reading Hear the finalists…..

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

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

Stroke Prevention

Wednesday September 4, 2019 There are some stroke risk factors that you cannot do anything about, such as age, being male, family history or already having a prior stroke. But for most Australians, you can reduce your risk and help prevent stroke by taking some simple steps: Make time for a health check for stroke … Continue reading Stroke Prevention

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!

WFK (Wheelchairs For Kids)

Wednesday September 11, 2019 According to United Nations World Health  estimates, wheelchairs are desperately needed around the world for millions of severely disabled children throughout under-resourced countries of the world. Wheelchairs For Kids (WFK) is an organisation whose mission is to manufacture and distribute wheelchairs  to some of these children assisting them with the means … Continue reading WFK (Wheelchairs For Kids)


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

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…..