Sometimes it takes a push to get Rotary clubs co-operating. Three years ago Jeff Taylor of Brighton North Rotary approached Bayside City Council about an excellence-in-business awards program. Early this year the council decided, “OK, providing you team with the other four Bayside Rotary clubs and give us a good plan”.

Brighton North and Brighton are in District 9800 and Hampton, Beaumaris and Sandringham clubs are in D9810. They range from 25 to 100-plus members: all up, about 250 to draw on for the committee of management