Whitehorse Art Show 2018

Please join the Rotary Club of Box Hill for an evening dedicated to fun, delicious food and another wonderful art display. The 2017 Victorian of the Year, celebrity singer Mike Brady will open the show at the Box Hill Town Hall on Thursday 1st Nov at 6.00pm (Art Preview) followed by Dinner at 7.00pm. Proceeds … Continue reading Whitehorse Art Show 2018

Imagine – Rotary with no meeting travel!

Wednesday, August 29 - e-Club of Melbourne - Gabe Hau - Club President Gabe Hau, President of the e-Club of Melbourne shared with us a presentation on the dynamics of an e-Club. The benefits: There is less travel - as meetings are held as a dial in - with visuals if you chose to use … Continue reading Imagine – Rotary with no meeting travel!

Jamie writes, from Switzerland

Looking back on July, 2018 Boy oh boy, an action-packed July it was indeed! It began by saying farewell to my oldie Rafeala, I waved her goodbye from the airport and was definitely a struggle, but had many other friends there feeling the same way.    Visited the Biel\Bienne lake swimming and mucking around the whole … Continue reading Jamie writes, from Switzerland

Conversations @ Templestowe

Wednesday August 22, 2018 Anya Murray & Thomas Dawe All These Creatures - Palme d'Or Short feature film award 2018 With a focus on metal health, public education and challenged to make mental health a topic as conversational as any of our physical afflictions, Anya & Thomas provided a brief to the film maker.  The … Continue reading Conversations @ Templestowe

The magic of matched funds

The power of matched funding is well demonstrated in our efforts to eradicate Polio.  A partnership between Rotary International and The Gates Foundation means that donations, multiply quickly. We recently forwarded a contribution to The Rotary Foundation, and received the following response: On behalf of the Global Polio Eradication Effort thank you for your club’s … Continue reading The magic of matched funds

Youth speaks and we listen!

Wednesday August 15, 2018 It was easy to be overwhelmed with the confidence and competence of presentations we enjoyed. Our Rotary Youth Exchange Student - Lea gave a short introduction to herself and the life that she calls "home".  We learned: Switzerland (Lea's home) is 186 times smaller than Australia! She comes from a small … Continue reading Youth speaks and we listen!

A thank you…

Following the presentations from our speakers on August 15 (all of whom are still at school) we received the following note: Thank you once again Trevor for inviting us to one of your meetings and for making us feel so welcome.  We thoroughly enjoyed the evening and hearing all the wonderful work the Rotary Club … Continue reading A thank you…

September 5 – We will be Inspired

Wednesday September 5, 2018 An important date in the life of our club is the annual opportunity to examine the annual focus in the light of the activities of our club, in our community.  Russell Gurney, who this year serves our District as the District Governor, together with Shelley Gurney, will be our key note … Continue reading September 5 – We will be Inspired

September 12 – Up there Cazaly…

Wednesday September 12 As the football season draws to an end, we celebrate the winners of our season long footy tipping competition - Guest speaker for the evening is Gareth Andrews - promoting the Life Again Foundation which aims to inspire men to be their best. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Doncaster, and joining … Continue reading September 12 – Up there Cazaly…

Three voices who are changing the world

Wednesday August 15, 2018 Three powerful presentations recapping the success of the Primary Schools' Speech Competition: David (St Charles Borromeo, Templestowe):  "What is the best scientific invention ever". Spoke confidently on Electricity, with no notes! Zahra (Serpells Primary, Templestowe): "If I could change one thing in the world".  A powerful speech on Bullying, and encouraging us … Continue reading Three voices who are changing the world

Is it my turn, yet?

Special reminder for the members of our club. The weekly duty roster is published on our web site. Here's the link for you to check whether you have a responsibility on any of the upcoming events. We each take the responsibility to find an alternate if you find you are not able to fulfill your … Continue reading Is it my turn, yet?

A conversation with Aveo…

Wednesday August 8 We heard from Murray Wilson and Katherine Leonardos from the Aveo Retirement Village Group. Murray is Group Communities Manager and Katherine is Territory Sales Manager at Aveo Freedom Aged Care. Murray was also a Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Rowville Lysterfield, and is currently Vice President. Katherine and Murray shared … Continue reading A conversation with Aveo…

An inspiring (and busy) week

  It has been a busy week for members of the club; with Brian and Brian representing us at the Friday District Membership seminar;  thirty two members and partners attending our first fellowship event of the year, and the club manning the barbecue for Days For Girls on Sunday at lunchtime. Friday District Membership Seminar: … Continue reading An inspiring (and busy) week

My name is Lea Rohner….

My name is Lea Rohner. I am 16 years old and will spend the next year abroad.  First of all, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the opportunity to make this wish come true. So begins Lea's application as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student.  On Wednesday August 15 … Continue reading My name is Lea Rohner….

Golf without guilt…

A charity golf day is an excellent way to play golf on what would otherwise be a working day. Rotary Club of Huntingdale is hosting their annual Charity Golf Day, an individual Stableford event in four sections,  on Monday August 27, 2109 Click here for all the details, and registration information

Less screen time, more activity

Wednesday 1 August - Guest Speaker, Sofi Lesantis, Head of Insights and Strategy, Sport and Recreation, Victoria. We were privileged to have an inspirational address from Sofi about the strategies and actions she is leading in Sport and Recreation to achieve an increased proportion of Victorians participating in sport and active recreation. Sofi set the … Continue reading Less screen time, more activity

Drought relief – we can help

  What a great presentation we had from Sofie De Lesantis last Wednesday on “Planning for a more active Victoria”.  Sofie outlined the considerations and actions being undertaken by her department to combat the issue of obesity within our wider community.  Heads up to Megan, whose initial response was to forego the dessert for the … Continue reading Drought relief – we can help

August 29 – An eClub – An alternative approach to Rotary

Wednesday August 29 Gabe Hau is the 2018/19 President of the Rotary e-Club of Melbourne. He conducts his e-Club meetings from home or wherever there is a computer or smart phone and will share his innovative thoughts on this alternate approach. Gabrielle is also involved in an on-line project for Violence Free Families where men … Continue reading August 29 – An eClub – An alternative approach to Rotary

August 22 – All these creatures winner of the 2018 Palme d’or – Short film award

Wednesday August 22 In May 2018, a local government sponsored a short film designed and produced to grow the awareness of Mental Illness.  All These Creatures by Charles Williams won the prestigious Palme d'Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival.  Success at Cannes has been welcomed but it is the touching and thoughtful story of … Continue reading August 22 – All these creatures winner of the 2018 Palme d’or – Short film award

Together we inspire, connect, transform

This is a "Save the Date" advice and we'll publish more information as it comes to hand. February 15 to February 17 2019 will see the first multiple district Rotary Conference, hosted in Melbourne at the Melbourne Convention Centre. Registration is open for the conference, offering an Early Bird registration of $175.00 per person (note:  … Continue reading Together we inspire, connect, transform