An inspiring start…

What an inspiring start we have had to this Rotary year! At the beginning of our meeting last Wednesday evening I had the pleasure of inducting Megan Watson into our club. Megan. Welcome! We look forward to getting to know Megan better as we all work together to make positive contributions to our Templestowe community. … Continue reading An inspiring start…

We are in the news!

A published profile is a valuable asset (especially when it IS good news!) and we are delighted to share our national profile, published in the July edition of Rotary Down Under - the Australia and New Zealand publication for all members of Rotary clubs. Rotary Down Under, July 2018 - Membership Article  

Congratulations – an inspiration!

"Congratulations, your efforts are an inspiration to us all."  With these words, Graeme Allen was thanked for his address on Wednesday July 11, 2018. Graeme shared the story of the development and growth of the Black Rhinos - a basketball team that started in March 2017 with 20 players, four weeks later there were 80.  … Continue reading Congratulations – an inspiration!

The Story of the Black Rhino’s

Wednesday July 11, 2018 Graeme Allen, CEO of the Dandenong Basketball Association will tell us about the Black Rhino’s. This is a fascinating story of perseverance by a few individuals unprepared to accept that the lives of some young, South Sudanese boys and men were destined for ongoing disengagement. Basketball, discipline, camaraderie ……and care have begun to turn the lives of … Continue reading The Story of the Black Rhino’s

Welcome to our new Rotary Year

Welcome everyone to the new Rotary Year. The changeover dinner held last Saturday evening was a great success our club. We had over sixty people join us at the Ben Nevis Room, at the Manningham Club,  to celebrate the achievements of the previous twelve months and to welcome in the new board for this year.  … Continue reading Welcome to our new Rotary Year

Introducing Zoos Victoria

Wednesday July 25, 2018 Join us to hear from two members of Zoos Victoria’s Business Development team, to hear about their plans. Zoos Victoria consists of the Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary and the Werribee Zoo. Their vision is “ to be the world's leading zoo-based conservation organisation”. Our guest speakers will be Hannah Code and … Continue reading Introducing Zoos Victoria

Planning for a More Active Victoria:

Wednesday August 1, 2018 Sport and active recreation creates economic growth and jobs, makes Victorians healthier, builds community cohesion and contributes to our liveability. Sofi DeLesantis has played a key strategic role in 'Active Victoria', the State's game plan to ensure even more people can tap into all the benefits that sport and recreation delivers. … Continue reading Planning for a More Active Victoria:

August 8 – Future Directions – Retirement Living

Wednesday August 8, 2018 Specialising  in the provision of independent through to assisted care, Aveo is a key provider of Retirement Living options. Hear about trends towards retirement villages and living; busting some of the myths that can exist around retirement villages; lifestyle opportunities that exist in retirement villages today (that might not have existed … Continue reading August 8 – Future Directions – Retirement Living

White House to Base Camp

Saturday 11th August 2018 - Starting at 6:30 p.m. A fun social evening for Rotary Club of Templestowe members and friends! The night will commence with pre dinner drinks and nibbles from 6.30pm at the home of our President Dan & Belinda Hession.  At 7:30pm the party will then trek to Basecamp Indian Restaurant at … Continue reading White House to Base Camp

A day with a difference

Sunday August 12, 2018 Whitefriars Boys Catholic College will be hosting a Days for Girls Workshop on Sunday August 12, 2018 form 10:30 - 2:30.  Our club will be providing the sausages, and the cooking of the sausages, and the college will provide the bbq trailer and the be responsible for the provision of the … Continue reading A day with a difference

Jamie’s update

Continuing her exemplary regular updates, Jamie has shared the very busy June activities in Switzerland and Italy and Venice, and... What a handful (but heads up July will be too). Started with our Rotary Farewell weekend in Tessin/Tereno- the Italian part of Switzerland. We spent a lot of the first day playing volleyball or soccer … Continue reading Jamie’s update

Bendigo Community Bank joins us

  Regular readers will recall that we have set our target for funds to be raised for the Shade Sail Project for the Bulleen Heights School. Success with the Bendigo Community Bank Grants program has delivered a further $8,000 to our fundraising efforts A focused project this year will be our support for Bulleen Heights … Continue reading Bendigo Community Bank joins us

New beginnings; OUR club, OUR Future (Jun 27)

The invitation from Dan, Keith and Bruce: This is a very special evening and we are seeking 100 percent attendance. The focus of the evening will be our way forward so please come with all your ideas in hand The evening is designed as an "input" night of participation as we have an exciting plan … Continue reading New beginnings; OUR club, OUR Future (Jun 27)


Being a member of the City of Manningham Community we are proud to be a supporter of the annual Mayoral Ball. Here's the details of this year "hot" event! The 2018 Mayoral Ball which will support the CFA Brigades in our City. Champion in our club who will co-ordinate our table at this event is … Continue reading Fireball!

Club Changeover Night (July 7)

Join us to thank President Janis McFarland and to welcome Presidents Dan Hession, Keith Anderson and Bruce Evans. We look forward to you joining us as we celebrate the highlights of 2017/ 2018 and seek out the plans for the 2018/2019 year. Payments can be made directly into the bank acct: Direct Deposit: BSB – 633-100 Account: 140 967 696 … Continue reading Club Changeover Night (July 7)

Don’t put your daughter on the stage (Mrs Negus), June 20

Our program title is offered with an apology of Noel Coward. Hilarity aside, we have the opportunity to explore the achievements (triumphs and less triumphant moments) with Rachel Negus. In a family moment, Brian will interview Rachel as she relates the steps and challenges of a career on stage. Clarendon Room at the Manningham Club 1 Thompsons Road, Bulleen … Continue reading Don’t put your daughter on the stage (Mrs Negus), June 20

Message from our Club President (May 23)

Last Wednesday night our club made a major decision and breakthrough. Facilitated by President Elect Dan Hession, our club took what we learned from our session on 2 May 2018 and had discussions on our options for the future. What was decided that some changes need to be made in our club but that they will be changes for the better. … Continue reading Message from our Club President (May 23)

Peter Ellis – Templestowe Secondary College (Jun 13)

Templestowe College is a learning community of over 1200 people who are focused on meeting our vision of "to co-create high quality learning experiences within an inclusive and supportive community". The College is also a member of a federation of schools who are working with a similar philosophy to enable over 4000 young people to experience true student centred … Continue reading Peter Ellis – Templestowe Secondary College (Jun 13)

6th Primary Schools Public Speaking Competition (Jun 6)

Our Annual Primary Schools’ Speech Contest is for Grade 5 and 6 students from seven of the primary schools in the City of Manningham.   Toast Masters International will be the judges again this year. Supper is served after the competition (around 9:00 p.m.). There is no meal beforehand so please eat something before you come. There is … Continue reading 6th Primary Schools Public Speaking Competition (Jun 6)