Update – Our Story on Human Trafficking

Friday August 2, 2019   For our readers with an interest in our article on Human Trafficking  - click here for the link to blog which will open on a new tab - the announcement by our Federal Government to fight human trafficking in Southeast Asia, is very welcome. The details of the initiative, its … Continue reading Update – Our Story on Human Trafficking

Our members… Brian Negus

A new segment for our club - as we get to know our members.  Last week we gave Brian Negus three minutes for an update, and then followed it up with three questions: Your background has been in transport – water, rail, road, pedestrian, public, private.  What would you say is your passion? My career … Continue reading Our members… Brian Negus

Hosted by St Gregory the Great Primary School

July 31, 2019 The second of the Primary School Speech Contests was held on July 31, 2019 - hosted by St Kevin's Primary School. Here's a snap shot of the evening.  Congratulations to all who participated. Each of the prize winners received a cash prize (in the form of a bank account) from our key … Continue reading Hosted by St Gregory the Great Primary School

Why the last mile is important

Story Written By: Diana Schoberg, Rotary International We are grateful to Rotary International for this story which is an interview with Michael K. McGovern, International PolioPlus Committee Chair   1. There were more cases of wild poliovirus in 2018 than in 2017. Should we be discouraged?   No, not at all. We’ve always expected the … Continue reading Why the last mile is important

365,000 down to 32. How?

Wednesday August 7, 2019 Polio – the ‘human virus’ – its symptoms include a sore throat, stomach pain and it can cause nausea, tiredness and fever.  The more serious cases affect the brain and spinal cord which can result in death.  In 1985, 1000 children per day in over 125 countries were affected by polio, … Continue reading 365,000 down to 32. How?

Meet Shekhar Mehta…

Shekhar Mehta, of the Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar, West Bengal, India, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2021-22. He will be declared the president-nominee on 1 October if no challenging candidates have been suggested.  Click here for the Rotary International web site for the full story.

United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons

July 30, 2019   World Day against Trafficking in Persons 2019 is held on July 30th 2019, and is an annual event. People trafficking and modern day slavery is a massive worldwide problem with very few countries immune to human trafficking, and the event by the United Nations is to raise awareness and increase prevention of … Continue reading United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Gen Z, do it better

The Rotaract Club of Manningham was chartered on July 20, 2019 and attending the event were three members of our club:  Brian Tyedin, David Chua and Diane Fisher. Here are some observations from David... 1)  Not that it mattered too much but the weather was awesome and the venue was fantastic especially with the views … Continue reading Gen Z, do it better

5 ways our work against polio, benefits

This story was originally published on the endpolio.org web site. We are grateful to Rotary International for the ability to publish this story. Story Written By:Daniela Garcia   Polio, and the lifelong paralysis it can cause especially in young children, became preventable when Dr. Jonas Salk introduced the polio vaccine in 1955. Since Rotary and … Continue reading 5 ways our work against polio, benefits

They chartered!!

Saturday July 20, 2019 - a significant day in the history of City of Manningham, for it is the day that a Rotaract Club returned to the city precinct. Sharing the celebrations of the year completed in the three existing Rotaract Clubs in Rotary District 9810, the event to celebrate the years that have been … Continue reading They chartered!!

What’s that buzz?

Original article by Henrik Thiele, member of the Rotaract Club of Paderborn, Germany.  We share this article with our readership and the link will open a new page and take you to the Rotary International web site where the article is published in full. Recently, Rotaract clubs throughout Germany were looking for a signature project … Continue reading What’s that buzz?

We say well done, and thank you…

One of the strengths of our Rotary club, is the annual appointment of members to different roles, and the annual reflection on the year's achievements from the year, just finished. We paused on July 6, to reflect on the year that has been.  Here's a snap shot of our members who were publicly recognised for … Continue reading We say well done, and thank you…

Speak up – We’re Listening

We invite all our readers to be part of the annual consultation with Manningham Learns.   You can participate in many ways and you are asked to register for the focus group of your choice - there is charge: July 18 - Wonga Park Community Cottage - Click on the link to register July 19 … Continue reading Speak up – We’re Listening

She is headed home…

We are sure it won't be the last image we have from Lea Rohner, and we have heard that she is safely home.  Depicted below is Lea and friends, just before she left Melbourne headed home, to Switzerland after 12 months, on Rotary Youth Exchange, hosted by Rotary Clubs of Templestowe and Warrandyte-Donvale.

Club Forum – what do you want?

Wednesday August 28, 2019 Club Forum night: Find out what is being planned for this Rotary year - Have your say in the year . Join those projects or committees that stir up your juices. A Club Forum is where it is the membership who contribute (Assembly is a reporting format).

Rotaractor and refugee

After fleeing conflict in their own countries, a group of young Rotaractors is healing wounds and bringing cultures together in a Ugandan refugee settlement By Jonathan W. Rosen Produced by Kate Benzschawel  - published on Rotary International web site. It’s Monday morning in one of Uganda’s largest refugee settlements, Nakivale, and the line at Paul … Continue reading Rotaractor and refugee

1958 Collingwood Premiership!

Wednesday July 17, 2019   Our speakers  are Thorold Merrett and Ken Mitchell The two speakers will tell the story as to why 1958 was the most significant premiership in AFL history. Ken Mitchell is a football tragic who was a boundary umpire for 13 years and then director of the Melbourne Football club in … Continue reading 1958 Collingwood Premiership!

Have you met our President?

This story is republished from the Rotary International web site and the links in this article will open in a new window, and take you to the original article. Original article by Geoffrey Johnson. Meet the 2019-20 Rotary International President For nearly 40 years, Mark Daniel Maloney and his family have demonstrated that Rotary connects … Continue reading Have you met our President?


The National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) events run from 7 – 14 July and are an opportunity for us to recognise, support and celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  The theme for this year’s NAIDOC Week is Voice. Treaty. Truth. It coincides with the United … Continue reading NAIDOC week