President’s Message – October

The Tigers are the Premiers for 2019. Congratulations to all Tiger supporters and commiserations to all other supporters . For the Tiger premiers, they can celebrate for a week or more while all other clubs have already started planning for next year with trades, delistings, draft picks, new strategies and for some clubs, new coaches. … Continue reading President’s Message – October

Spring is in the Air!

Come join in the fun at the ever-popular Manningham Family Festival at Finns Reserve. Now in its 16th year, this annual community event features the famous camel rides, as well as kid’s attractions like pony rides, a jumping castle, a merry-go-round, and a baby animal farm. On stage, we will celebrate our community’s talent with … Continue reading Spring is in the Air!

We partner with ShelterBox

Rotary clubs are taking action to provide immediate relief to those affected by Hurricane Dorian. By mobilizing Rotary’s vast global network, members are able to raise funds, collect essential items, and work with other agencies to meet urgent needs. Our disaster relief partner ShelterBox is sending a team to the Bahamas to assess damage and … Continue reading We partner with ShelterBox

September 10 is…

World Suicide Prevention Day.  World Suicide Prevention Day is an awareness day observed on 10 September every year, in order to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides, with various activities around the world since 2003.  The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) collaborates with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Federation … Continue reading September 10 is…

September 9 – Winners and wooden spooners…

Monday September 9, 2019 As the football season draws to an end, we celebrate the winners of our season long footy tipping competition. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Manningham and joining with the the Rotary clubs of Doncaster and Warrandyte-Donvale,  this is a fun night to celebrate the success of this shared fundraiser. Wear … Continue reading September 9 – Winners and wooden spooners…

Attributes of women leaders

This article is supplied by Rotary International - the link to the full article appears at the end of this extract. Kathleen Rose attended the International Convention in Hamburg and presented on being a change maker - here is her article, published on the Rotary International blog site: "If ever there were a time to … Continue reading Attributes of women leaders

No meeting Wednesday September 11, 2019

  This week we shall be celebrating the Football Tipping Competition deciding on the winners, the wooden spooners and presenting the proceeds of this fund raising activity to the organisation that will benefit. The football tipping competition celebration will be held on Monday September 9, 2019 and hosted by the Rotary Club of Manningham.  

How will you, connect the world?

Our Rotary service connects us to people who share our values and want to take action for a better world. It connects us to people we might never otherwise meet, people who are more like us than we imagined. And it connects us to people who need our help, allowing us to change lives in … Continue reading How will you, connect the world?

Life is a journey….

Wednesday September 18, 2019 Life is a journey  and mine has centered around social justice. Join Vicki Martinez, one of our most recent members, as she shares her journey from a tiny tot born to Greek migrant parents to someone who found her passion and has championed for people's rights, equity  and inclusion. Along the … Continue reading Life is a journey….

WFK (Wheelchairs For Kids)

Wednesday September 25, 2019 In the developing world there are many needs. High up the list is the plight of a child with a severe disability who might be unable to even get off the ground without being carried. As the child grows the problem intensifies and the mother reaches a point where her body … Continue reading WFK (Wheelchairs For Kids)

A close up look at our Community

Wednesday October 2, 2019 Activating the Community - A Close-up Look at Stella's Campaign for Menzies Join us as we hear from Stella on how she and her team built an inspiring grassroots campaign in just 100 days. Timing 6:45 p.m. for a 7:00 p.m. start RSVP Edwin Micallef  by Tuesday 9 am Phone 0437 … Continue reading A close up look at our Community

Queensland floods – Red Cross Support

For the last 10 years Sue has been to a variety of incidents like two floods, house fires, vigils, memorials, and other incidents like Bourke St incident, and DFO at Essendon. "You meet wonderful resilient people, work with dedicated emergency services workers from many agencies. I love it!", said Sue.

September is Education and Literacy month

Throughout the calendar, Rotary International designates specific focus for different months of the year. September is designated Basic Education and Literacy. Literacy can mean many things, including the ability to differentiate between fact and fiction - an essential skill in the world in which we live, with fingertip fact checking available, news that is without … Continue reading September is Education and Literacy month

One day. One focus:ending Polio

October 24 - every year, is World Polio Day. Thousands of Rotary Clubs around the world seek to raise the awareness to progress the global initiative to end polio. What will you do?  On October 24, this year. What would you like to know, about how the second disease in human history will become just … Continue reading One day. One focus:ending Polio

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

Shelter Box Australia

Having somewhere dry and warm to sleep, to prepare meals and be with your family is vital for starting the long process of rebuilding your life. ShelterBox teams work with disaster-hit families around the world, offering emergency shelter and other essential items to support them in rebuilding their lives. Every disaster is different and so is every community, so we spend … Continue reading Shelter Box Australia

Our club, our direction

Wednesday August 28, 2019 AS we step into the new year we take the opportunity to outline the plans for the year.   The Club Forum is a time to take a view on what we can do differently in our world, to influence our community. We welcome all our readers to this evening. RSVP Edwin … Continue reading Our club, our direction

One day there will be no nuclear weapons

We are grateful to UN for this article Since nuclear weapons testing began on 16 July 1945, nearly 2,000 have taken place. In the early days of nuclear testing little consideration was given to its devastating effects on human life, let alone the dangers of nuclear fallout from atmospheric tests. Hindsight and history have shown … Continue reading One day there will be no nuclear weapons

International Youth Day

August 12 is celebrated as International Youth Day. International Youth Day is an awareness day, designated by the United Nations.  The purpose of the day is to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth. The 2019 theme for International Youth Day is “Transforming education” and this highlights the efforts … Continue reading International Youth Day

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.