Members Update 2024


16th May 2024

Calendar dates

Our Rotary Changeover Night. President Darrin to incoming President Trish McGee

Book your tickets:

Let's make it a big event and celebrate the achievements of our club and new president.

District Changeover:

9810 District Governor Ian Ballantine and 9820 District Governor Linda Humphries together with DGE Colin Byron warmly invite Rotarians from Districts 9810 and 9820 and their friends and family to join us at the District 9815 Inaugural Changeover.

Dress code: Formal or semi-formal. Please wear your Rotary name badge and PHF

Link: Rotary District 9815 Changeover | Humanitix

Young Richy and his hard-working committee are putting together the pieces of this huge event on the 15th June. My appreciation goes to all involved. Last year 200+ attended. This year 230+

Key Note Speaker:

Samuel Joseph Johnson OAM (born 8 February 1978) is an Australian actor. He is best known for his roles as Evan Wylde in the television series The Secret Life of Us for which he won the AFI award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Telefeature in 2001, Leon Broznic in Rush, Toby Kirby in After the Deluge and as Molly Meldrum in the miniseries Molly for which he won the AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama and won the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Television of 2017.

Since 2012, Johnson has led fundraising efforts for the charity Love Your Sister, which he co-founded with his sister Connie Johnson.

Other speakers from the Highest professional industry leaders in Mental Health - Eastern Health.

Great auction prizes with entertainment.

Individual seating and table packages also available.

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Football Season is here again. We are looking for 2 volunteers for each home game to man the gate. We benefit hugely by receiving fund for development of our club. This is also an opportunity to support our community partners and continue in developing our brand.

Links to Each Volunteer Opportunity.

MLOC Croydon North Gate June 1st - The Rotary Club of Maroondah (

MLOC Croydon North Gate June 29th - The Rotary Club of Maroondah (

MLOC Croydon North Gate July 6th - The Rotary Club of Maroondah (

MLOC Croydon North Gate July 27th - The Rotary Club of Maroondah (

MLOC Croydon North Gate August 3rd - The Rotary Club of Maroondah (

Golf Day Planning Back - Word from Smithy

Hi all, am planning a first golf meeting for 2024 on Thursday 15 February at 7.00 pm. I know its late notice but quite a bit on in the club so have to squeeze the date in.

Items to discuss include

  1. Wash up from 2023 event
  2. Committee roles
  3. Begin planning for 2023 with emphasis on sponsorship.

Hope to see you there. Andrew can you arrange zoom please.

New Theme for 2024 -2025. This will be the Magic of Trish.
AGM Nominations           Important Action President Elect

Please consider if you can be a Committee Chair or in an Executive position for 2024 and assist Trish in her presidential year 2024 - 2025. Please send nominations to Trish McGee. [email protected] 

  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • President Elect 2024 - 2025

    We welcome Senior Sargent Glenn Owens.

2024-2025 Stream 2 / Victoria Police - Rotary Leaders Mentoring Program (LMP) – Police Mentees/Rotary Mentor Cohort FINAL.

The rotary Club of Maroondah has been nominated to mentor their future leaders and Glenn has been matched to our Club. Glenn is already a talented Senior Sargent with Victoria Police. Our job will be to assist with:

  • Leadership in community service
  • Building partnerships and networks across communities
  • Managing external stakeholder relationships
  • Understanding community organisations
  • Applying best business practice to community service planning and delivery

We will have Glenn at one of our club meetings. Glenn will also nominate a project which we will assist him with. As a club we can bring Glenn into our community service world like we have with Sargent Peter Williams and many of our pollical representatives. Please welcome Glenn when we all catch up. I am his direct contact and the nominated Mentor representing the Club.

26 March we will be Chartering an Interact Club. This is a very special occasion as we bring the youth of today together with Rotary to deliver good in the community.

This helps social, mental and confidence issues faced by the youth of today.

Charter Event being held today at Ringwood Secondary College

Thanks to the principle of Ringwood Secondary College, Rosina and Rotarian Youth Chair Carol Lawton.

Committees - Have done a fantastic job planning for their year. We need to review for the second half of the Rotary Year.

We need some video testimonies of the projects we are working on 30 - 60 Seconds is big enough.

Why not bring someone along that might become a member or parttime member / friend of Rotary.

Speak to Tim Treeby

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Summary April , May 2024.

Thanks to those who assisted Trish to make this a very successful event. Very much appreciated. Tough day at the office with a few at conference.
Conference for 2025 will be in Bendigo - Details to follow.
The Conference was a huge success and Maroondah featured very well with the 4TK project. Will do a conference review at next club meeting.
Board Invited to Parliament
An absolute privilege for me to host and thank on behalf of the people of Ringwood and Maroondah the Rotary Club of Maroondah 💜 Office Bearers of 2023-24.
Thank you 🩷 Darrin, Wendy, Trish, Tim, Andrew and Donna for all that you do, the countless hours of volunteerism you give, and your compassion 🙏 for everyone.
I wholeheartedly encourage anybody wanting to volunteer in our local community to join Rotary.
Singapore awaits

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 sessions, and much more.

Join us 25-29 May 2024 in Singapore where we’ll be Sharing Hope With the World!

New Members
  • Laviena Pasikala
  • Dineo (Dee) Koontse
  • Catherine Eagleton

Possible New Members
  • Sang H Lian
  • Jacinta Gerin
  • Anne Digby