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The Rotary Club Of Maroondah was founded  50 years ago as the Rotary Club of Ringwood.

Rotary International is committed to ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) across the organisation. Originally, Rotary was a male dominated organisation whereas women are now not only welcome but currently  make up more than one third of our members. They have and are continuing to hold significant roles in our Club including as club president.

Since our Club was formed the district of Ringwood has grown significantly as has the community Rotary serves. Like local government, where Ringwood was amalgamated with other districts to form Maroondah City Council, we too felt, a name change would be fresh, exciting and represent new growth within our growing community.

The name of our Club changed in 15th November 2017 to the Rotary Club of Maroondah.  We will continue to partner with and support other Rotary Clubs and organisations across Maroondah.

Mark Dalton, President 2021 -2022,  Rotary Club of Maroondah

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Lillie Cooking Golf Day
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    • Face to face Meetings: - resume in March 2022 for members and guests. We also have the ability to zoom in members as requested.
    • Days - 1st, 2nd and 3rd Wednesdays of each month.
    • Time: 6:00pm for 6:30pm Start - 8:00pm Finish
    • Venue: - Club Ringwood, corner Maroondah Highway & Oban Road, Ringwood.
    • Please contact: Mark Dalton on "0411 010 258" for any further details if you would like to join us at one of our meetings., we would like to welcome you to the Rotary Club of Maroondah.

    You have the opportunity to participate in projects that make a difference on a local, international level. We are leaders in making a difference to the lives of many people in our community. As a Rotarian you can work on community projects, establish networks and develop new skills.

    "Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you."

    WHAT IS A HYBRID* MEETING?
     In a hybrid meeting, some people attend in person at a physical location while other participants join the meeting  online through an application such as Zoom. It is important that all participants, whether online or in person, enjoy a satisfactory meeting experience.
    * Sometimes referred to as a V/IP (virtual/in-person) meeting

    Friendship: In an increasingly complex world, Rotary provides one of the most basic human needs: the need for friendship and fellowship. It is one of two reasons why Rotary began in 1905
    THE HISTORY OF ROTARY

    We’ve been making history and bringing our world closer together for over 100 years. The first Rotary club was started in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in 1905 by an attorney named Paul Harris. Harris wanted to bring together a group of professionals with different backgrounds and skills as a way to exchange ideas and form meaningful acquaintances. In August 1910, the 16 Rotary clubs then in the United States formed the National Association of Rotary Clubs, now Rotary International. In 1912, Rotary expanded to a few more countries, and less than a decade later, Rotary clubs had been
    established in Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, Oceania, and South America. Rotaract began as a Rotary youth program in 1968. In 2019, Rotaract clubs were elevated from a program to a distinct membership type. Today, there are more than 36,000 Rotary clubs and 10,000 Rotaract clubs, and they are in almost every country in the world. For more information about Rotary’s history,
    go to rotary.org/history

    WHAT’S ROTARY?


    Rotary is a global network of more than 1.4 million people of action in more than 46,000 clubs who share a passion for and commitment to enhancing communities and improving lives around the world. Rotary and Rotaract clubs exist in almost every country. Our members change lives locally and connect with other clubs to work on international projects that address today’s most pressing challenges. They take action and make a difference, and it brings them personal rewards and lifelong friendships in the process.

    HOW WE’RE STRUCTURED?


    Rotary is made up of three parts: our clubs, Rotary International, and The Rotary Foundation. Rotary and Rotaract clubs belong to the global association Rotary International (RI). Rotary International supports its clubs worldwide by coordinating global programs and initiatives. The Rotary Foundation helps fund our humanitarian activities, from local service projects to global initiatives

    CLUBS


    The club is the most important component of Rotary’s organizational structure. More than 36,000 Rotary clubs and 10,000 Rotaract clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas unite people to create lasting change in their communities, around the world, and in themselves. Rotaract clubs are like Rotary clubs but are primarily intended for university students and young professionals. Clubs are autonomous, so the member experience varies from club to club. But they all operate somewhat similarly. For example, all clubs have officers and committees that help them run smoothly. Each Rotary or Rotaract club is considered a member of Rotary International. Strong, well-run clubs enhance our members’ experiences and deliver valuable service to our communities.

    MEMBERS


    There are approximately 1.2 million Rotary club members, or Rotarians, and more than 200,000 Rotaract club members, or Rotaractors, around the world. As a member, you have far greater potential to do good in your community than you did before you joined. You’ll have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others by  contributing your expertise, skills, and talents as well as the privilege of working with other professionals and community leaders.

    WHAT’S NEXT?

    The key to getting the most out of your Rotary or Rotaract membership is to get involved in ways that suit your interests. The time and energy you invest will yield rich rewards. You can shape your club by talking with club leaders about your ideas, and as a member, you, too, are eligible to be a club leader. Over time, active members find that the connections they make through Rotary and Rotaract become lifelong friendships.