"Treatment without prevention is simply unsustainable."
Bill Gates 
Boroondara Rotary Clubs Deliver a Bumper Family Day at Yarra Bank Reserve

With the park bathed in glorious sunshine, six Rotary clubs in Boroondara combined to deliver a wonderful ‘Family Fun Day’ at Yarra Bank Reserve on Sunday November 21st.. The new playground features, as its centrepiece, a unique interactive play sculpture, the ‘Sky Canoe ’ - a gift from Rotary to mark the Centenary of Rotary Down Under. It was great fun for all the family as the park sprang to life with music, magic and mayhem and the laughter of children and families at play.

What a transformation. From this......................................to this


On the road again (with DG Dale and Maureen)

Hello Rotarians and Friends of our District

Thank you to all the Clubs who have hosted Maureen and me in the past few weeks, which has given me first hand experience of the amazing breadth of the projects and activities undertaken by clubs in our District more pronounced as the Victorian economy opens up post Covid.

One of many highlights over last couple of weeks, the opening of the Yarra Bank Reserve, Hawthorn new children's playground at the beautiful Yarra Bank Reserve will feature a unique interactive play sculpture that will capture the spirit of place of this beautiful park.

Rotary & Interplast – A Good News Story

Fifteen-year-old Rashmi dreams of being a doctor. When Interplast last met the Sri Lankan schoolgirl, she was busy studying for her Ordinary-Level examinations, undertaken in the final two years of high school.  

Aiming to enrol in a biology stream for her higher studies, Rashmi’s goal was to become a doctor, and help others, as she has been helped over so many years.

WERN - Winners of Community Award

Western Emergency Relief Network (WERN) has been announced as the Community Program of the Year by Keep Victoria Beautiful Sustainable Cities 2021 Awards.

A BIG THANK YOU to all the amazing WERN Volunteers and Sponsors. You are all to be congratulated for enabling WERN to deliver help across the North and West of Melbourne.


Centurion Club Challenge 2021-22

For just the cost of a cup of coffee per week, you can become a Centurion and support our Rotary Foundation in our Centenary year.

Why not challenge all of your members to donate A$100 so that your club qualifies as a 'Centurion Club'. Read on to find out how.

Congratulations BusyFeet Melton

Busyfeet Melton has just been announced the Winner of the Victorian Sustainability Award in the category of Social Well Being. Congratulations Annette Butterworth for initiating the BusyFeet in Melton and thank you to all of the amazing volunteers who make this program possible and to Rotary Caroline Springs for their support of the program that allows the special children to enjoy this wonderful program each week. You can watch the announcement here: https://fb.watch/9JEIg6Ktz0/

Rotary helps Pinchapoo to Break World Record

District 9800's Dream Fifteen raised $3,695 for Pinchapoo's project SMASHING #HYGIENEPOVERTY and helped to break two Guinness World Records: the most tables used to make a word (#hygienepoverty) as well as the most hygiene packs, packed in one hour. We did it!


Last call for reduced rate!

The deadline to register at the reduced rate is fast approaching. 

Our Cubby House Story features in the Star Weekly

Congratulations to the Rotary Clubs of Altona, Williamstown and Yarraville for getting their project story featured in their local newspaper.

Cubby upgrade a win for all | Maribyrnong & Hobsons Bay (starweekly.com.au)

Rotary Theme for December
Rotary Fruit Cakes raises funds for our Foundation

What better gift than one of our scrumptious Rum and Brandy Fruit Cakes.

And at the same time, we will raise money for The Rotary Foundation.

Clubs can order these items in bulk for their own fundraising campaign.

Upcoming Events
Mental Health First Aid Courses - Part 2
Dec 11, 2021
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
'Return of the Jennie' E-Club Changeover
Amora Hotel
Jan 22, 2022
6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Rotary Celebrates Australia Day
Jan 26, 2022
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Hand in Hand- Let's lift the lid on mental illness
Feb 04, 2022
6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
2022-2023 AGs pre Capability Session 1 catch-up
Feb 05, 2022
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