Holger Knaack – RI President 2020 – 21

  Holger Knaack, a member of the Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln, Germany, has been selected to serve as president of Rotary International in 2020-21. The Nominating Committee’s decision follows the resignation last month of President-nominee Sushil Gupta due to health reasons. Knaack will officially become president-nominee if no other candidates challenge him by 31 … Continue reading Holger Knaack – RI President 2020 – 21

Smile time…

Three handsome (male) dogs were trotting down the street when they see a beautiful female poodle.  The male dogs fall all over themselves in an effort to be the one to reach her first, but they end up arriving at the same time. The three male does are speechless with her beauty and are hoping … Continue reading Smile time…

Our club, our direction

Wednesday May 15, 2019 We take the opportunity to set the direction for our club.  Perfect timing as look towards the upcoming year. The Club Forum 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 need to … Continue reading Our club, our direction

Do you have artwork, that needs a home?

Have you ever wondered how you could find a new home for artwork that has served its purpose in your home? Rotary Club of Cheltenham is running an event called Around Again Art.  Proceeds to the Deafness Foundation and the works of the Rotary Club of Cheltenham, and you can enter the works from your … Continue reading Do you have artwork, that needs a home?

Schools’ ANZAC service

Wednesday April 24, 2019 Commencing at midday, with support from Australian Defence Force School of Signals, Whitefriars College Band and Choir and the ANZAC address by Corporal Laura Hando - this year's event is captured in pictures.   If you have photos from this event, that you would like to share with us, please email … Continue reading Schools’ ANZAC service

Safari – Day 15 and 5 sleeps left

Luke Bastian, who with Perri and Lea are part of the Rotary Youth Exchange Safari have provided another update. Mother nature can be a fickle mistress. Patiently whittling away the arid inland sea over millions of years into stony monoliths, or in a single burst of fury can render lives, dreams and resorts shattered. The … Continue reading Safari – Day 15 and 5 sleeps left

Putting Back into Community

Ever wondered what a returned exchange student might contribute to our community?  How about a Backpack Bed - designed to save lives, provide dignity and specifically designed for homeless people without shelter. This Australian charity, without government funding, and with reach into 8 countries tells their own story extremely well.  This link opens a new … Continue reading Putting Back into Community

From ANZAC Day…

At a local commemorative service, in Surrey Hills, the following was read as part of the service. The alignment to the ideals of Rotary, resonates throughout the work. I Dream A World I dream a world where man No other man will scorn, Where love will bless the earth And peace its paths adorn. I … Continue reading From ANZAC Day…

Edwin Micallef – behind the badge

Wednesday May 8 2019 Have you ever wondered about the life story  of the person seated beside you?  Sometimes we know less about our members than we do about a guest speaker. Edwin is spilling the beans on Wednesday the 8th of May. Edwin has a rich technical knowledge, many qualifications, been in nearly all … Continue reading Edwin Micallef – behind the badge

From the land of snakes and….

It is a frequent experience, that exchange students who visit Australia, relax and begin to tell us that the first things they learn about Australia are the strange animals (kangaroos, koalas, echidnas and wombats) and the venomous Australians (snakes, spiders and jellyfish). On the current Exchange Student Safari, Lea has tackled both these fears with … Continue reading From the land of snakes and….

On safari – update to day 13

Currently touring through Australia (Melbourne - Adelaide - Darwin - Gold Coast - East Coast - home), Luke Bastian writes with an update of the Rotary Youth Exchange Safari, where he and Perri are sharing the experience with the students, including Lea. Days 9- 13 of 20 While easy to find on the map, Barkley … Continue reading On safari – update to day 13

On safari – we are up to day 9

Luke Bastian, continues the reporting from the Safari Day 9 of 20 This morning's early start is unlikely to be our last. Still, we are getting better, time-wise at least. But if you ask our neighbours at the caravan park they might not measure our pre-dawn departure so charitably. (Especially once our vocal Europeans checked … Continue reading On safari – we are up to day 9

The state of Manningham

Wednesday April 24, 2019 Join us for the evening when Mayor of the City of Manningham - Paula Piccinini will be our guest speaker on the topic:  The state of Manningham.  Mayor Piccinini has lived in Manningham with her husband for 14 years. As a mother-of-three, she is deeply embedded in the community having served … Continue reading The state of Manningham

Schools’ ANZAC Service

Our School’s Anzac Service will be held on Wednesday 24th April at the Templestowe Memorial Services Reserve on the corner of  High St. and Foote St. Templestowe. We welcome all members of our community to attend. In the event we have inclement weather, the service will be held at the Templestowe Heights Primary School – … Continue reading Schools’ ANZAC Service

Our safari – a final post

Saturday April 27, 2019 Luke Bastian writes the final post from the 20 days and thousands of kilometers on the Rotary Youth Exchange Australian Safari - Byron Bay to Melbourne. The "eastiest" (most easterly?) point of the mainland and the lighthouse was about a 9km return hike from the lunch stop. Little surprise there were only a … Continue reading Our safari – a final post

Leading our District in 21/22

April 15, 2019 Bringing you the communication from District Governor Russell Gurney: "It gives me great pleasure to advise that Dr Daryl Moran, from the Rotary Club of Rowville-Lysterfield, was selected by the District Governor Nominating Committee to fill the role as our District Governor in 2021-22. This appointment is subject to a fourteen day … Continue reading Leading our District in 21/22

5 Women leading the fight to end polio

This story is from Rotary International and celebrates the pivotal role in the efforts to eradicate the disease. In every corner of the world, women in Rotary are leading the charge to make polio history. They are fundraisers, volunteers, polio survivors, and advocates from all backgrounds and walks of life with one thing in common: … Continue reading 5 Women leading the fight to end polio

Leading our club in 2020/21..

Wednesday April 17, 2019 The selection committee of the Rotary Club of Templestowe has nominated Edwin Micallif as President Nominee for the year 2020/2021. Edwin will serve as the President of the Rotary Club of Templestowe and a member of the club leadership team during the year in which Alma Reynolds will serve as our … Continue reading Leading our club in 2020/21..

On safari…

Wednesday April 10: Rock to Reef Safari Day 3 saw an early breakfast and pre dawn farewell to Coober Pedy. On the road to Uluru we crossed the border on an otherwise uneventful long haul through the outback with the rising sun over our right shoulder.  All the students take turns setting up the portable kitchen for … Continue reading On safari…