A new way to do charitable giving…

Wednesday March 20, 2019 Microcredit created by Dr Muhammad Yunus from Bangladesh, has been around since the 1970’s and has offered the ultra-poor a dignified pathway out of poverty. Social Business is a new approach where all profits from a business are used to serve human problems. Dr. Yunus says a Social Business allows the … Continue reading A new way to do charitable giving…

Join us as we celebrate

Wednesday March 27, 2019 Join us as we celebrate the beginning of our 43rd year of service to the City of Manningham.  The evening will a measure of reflection and insight, and as is common with events of celebration, this is an opportunity to re-connect with the members with whom you have served our community. … Continue reading Join us as we celebrate

Interplast – a key project this year

Wednesday April 10, 2019 When our year began, we outlined that Interplast would be one of the key international projects that our club would support this year. Liz Guiver, Chair of Interplast for our area will provide an outline on the value of this work and how our efforts will change lives, and make a … Continue reading Interplast – a key project this year

How do you, “make your mark”?

Through Rotary, people are able to create lasting connections, discover new experiences, and make a positive impact. Here's the link to the full article from Rotary International General Secretary - John Hewko. Young people can make their mark The Rotary Club of Templestowe, together with the other clubs in the City of Manningham are proud … Continue reading How do you, “make your mark”?

Footy Tipping – are you in?

Are you in for this season? A fun way to support Onemda, the centre for learning and therapeutic development for people with disability,  is to be part of the football tipping competition. Anyone can participate - it requires two actions on your part: You need to register yourself You need to deposit the A$30.00 to … Continue reading Footy Tipping – are you in?

And for a chuckle….

A mother and a baby camel were lying around, and suddenly the baby camel asked, “mother, may I ask you some questions? The mother said, “Sure! Why son, is there something bothering you? Baby said, “Why do camels have humps?” The mother said, “Well son, we are desert animals, we need the humps to store … Continue reading And for a chuckle….

Let’s launch…Wear your passion!

Wednesday March 13, 2019 As we head toward another AFL season, we launch our very popular Footy Tipping Competition in conjunction with our cluster Clubs. A 'skilled' AFL judge will give us all the heads up we may need to assist us with our tips in the season ahead. This is a joint meeting with … Continue reading Let’s launch…Wear your passion!

The Rotary Foundation

Throughout the year, we reflect and review the activities and programs of The Rotary Foundation.  The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation funded solely by voluntary contributions from members and friends of Rotary who support its mission to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace.  The Foundation is a worldwide leader in the efforts to eradicate … Continue reading The Rotary Foundation

Our club, our direction

Wednesday February 27, 2019 We take the opportunity to set the direction for our club.  Perfect timing as we head into our District conference - the Club Assembly 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 … Continue reading Our club, our direction

May 18 – Malaria focus

Each year – there is a special emphasis with each District leader – sometimes called the “partner’s project” or ”partners’ project”  the project reflects a passion for the District Governor and partner, for the year. This year the passion is Malaria death eradication. Shelley Gurney has intimate knowledge of the disease, having been diagnosed, together … Continue reading May 18 – Malaria focus

Smile time….

One of the frequent pieces of feedback, since we adopted our newsletter format for production and distribution has been the regret that we have not found a spot, for a contribution to provide a smile (or a giggle). Let's change that: A sales representative, an administration clerk, and their manager were walking to lunch when … Continue reading Smile time….

A taste of Dandenong

Wednesday February 20, 2019 A Club Meeting with a difference! John Bennie will 'host' Club members, partners and guests to a night of cultural exchange in the City where he works City of Dandenong - commencing with an overview of this ever changing urban activity centre and moving to a night of Afghan food, culture … Continue reading A taste of Dandenong

Peace – study opportunities

The Rotary Peace Fellowship is a unique opportunity for Masters level study. The applications are now open, and we are looking for candidates to take up this unique and rare opportunity. The opportunity to catalyze action is best explained by one who has earned and succeeded.  Click here for a two minute explanation of what … Continue reading Peace – study opportunities

IWD – International Women’s Day

City of Manningham is for the first time, hosting an International Women's Day event. International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world on the 8th of March and is a day to reflect on how far we have come and how far we still have to go to truly achieve gender equality.  The United Nations … Continue reading IWD – International Women’s Day

Did you sleep, enough?

It is normal to feel tired or drowsy after prolonged mental or physical effort at work. Fatigue however, is more than that. It is an acute and/or ongoing state of tiredness that leads to mental or physical exhaustion and prevents people from functioning within normal boundaries. Being awake for 17 hours impairs performance to the same level … Continue reading Did you sleep, enough?

What did you discover?

Sunday, February 17, 2019 The Rotary Exhibition of projects (held adjacent to the Rotary Conference) and located in in the Exhibition Halls - featured a number of projects from across Victoria and more broadly, with some of the programs having a global impact. Featured programs where members of our club were featured included: Smart Digital, … Continue reading What did you discover?

A story, well told

One night four college students were out partying late night and didn’t study for the test which was scheduled for the next day. In the morning, they thought of a plan. They made themselves look dirty with grease and dirt. Then they went to the Dean and said they had gone out to a wedding … Continue reading A story, well told

Are you a pig?

In addition to the Year, there are also elements associated with each year that the Year of the Pig arrives. Year and Element Characteristics 1935, 1995 - Wood Pig People born in a Pig year corresponding to the Wood element are good-natured, lovely, easygoing, and brave. They are able to face difficulties due to their … Continue reading Are you a pig?