Singapore Awaits. 2024 Convention

Singapore 2024 The Rotary convention is where friendship and learning come together to inspire you. In Singapore you’ll connect with people of action from around the globe at Rotary’s biggest event of the year. We’ll share fresh perspectives, inspiration, and hope – with each other and the world! The convention features world-class dining and cultural attractions, distinguished speakers, energizing breakout …

The Second Rotary president from Scotland embarks on his hope-filled agenda. Gordon McInally

A young bagpiper parades out of a hotel banquet room playing the familiar refrain of “Scotland the Brave.” Behind him, carrying a plated ceremonial haggis and wearing blue, green, black, and yellow Gordon Modern tartan, is 2023-24 Rotary International President Gordon McInally. It’s Burns Night, celebrated every January with folk music, drams of Scotch whisky, enthusiastic renditions of the songs …

Paul Harris Fellow Winner 2023

Our President Wendy Scott and now Past President won the founders award for outstanding contribution and efforts. Wendy ran a very successful club and year, getting constant recognition from District. Her ability to bring people together and organising groups has been widely acknowledged Rotary established the recognition in 1957 to encourage and show appreciation for substantial contributions to what was then the …

Trevor Smith Winners 2023

Changeover Night. Richard Royle & Trish Mcgee won the prestigious Trevor Smith award for high contribution to the club in 2022 – 2023. Richard ran a highly successful fund raiser Gala night for mental health with 200+ attendees and had limited time to achieve a fantastic outcome. Trish’s work with the Higland Games and tireless efforts as the secretary could …

Gala Night Supporting Mental Health 15th June 2024

Eastland Shopping Centre and Bendigo Bank have teamed up to have a Mental Health awareness evening and fundraiser. This event is an opportunity to support Eastern Health’s Mental Health Services to enhance female mental health and well being consumers. Maroondah Rotary are very aware of the challenges that currently exist in our local community with mental health and see the …

20 Benefits of Rotary Membership

1. Friendship ~ In an increasingly complex world, Rotary provides one of the most basic human needs; the need for friendship & fellowship. It is one of two reasons Rotary began in 1905. 2. Business Development ~ The second original reason for Rotary’s beginning is business development. Everyone needs to network. Rotary consists of a cross section of every business community. It’s members come …

5 REASONS WHY WE MUST ERADICATE POLIO

OUR GIFT WILL IMPROVE LIVES. Today, 20 million people who would otherwise be paralyzed by polio are walking, and 1.5 million people who would otherwise have died are alive. YOUR GIFT WILL INVEST IN THE FUTURE. If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as manyas 200,000 children each year. A polio-free world will be a …

Zone 8 Rotary Regionalisation Pilot Project

Rotary International is considering establishing a regional governance pilot to address membership, public image, communication, and fundraising challenges to ensure our organisation thrives long into the future. Should this proceed, in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands we have an opportunity to be one of a small number of regions across the globe to pilot this new governance structure, …

Volunteering State of Play (Worth a Read)

An interesting article on the current state of volunteering in Australia, for consideration when we recruit members and/ or volunteers for projects. Note the section I have highlighted regarding Millennials. Here is a link to the article and imbedded video. https://amp-abc-net-au.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/amp.abc.net.au/article/101297094 And here is content that seems more relevant to us. The 2021 census data recorded a 19 per cent drop …

4TK’s ‘The Base, Youth Program Ringwood

Rotary Club of Ringwood are proud to be associated with 4TK. Victoria’s youth a network of safe and inclusive community spaces away from the stress and triggers they may find at home by providing the with a place where they feel welcome to socialise, free to relax and comfortable enough to ask for help. ‘The Base’ will be open to all aged 13 to 18, no matter backgrounds, life …