End Polio Now

Polio in 2018

Do You Know the role each of Rotary's Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) Partners play?  The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest private funding source of the GPEI, having contributed over $2 billion to the fight against Polio. vaccine and manages its distribution.  They will match all Polio donations to Rotary $2 to $1 up to $50 million for 2018.

Its goal is to eradicate polio worldwide.

"Rotary's strength lies in the sincerity of purpose of its members."

Estes Snedecor

Rotary: Be The Inspiration

barry rassin internation presidentRotary International President Barry Rassin laid out his vision for the future of Rotary calling on leaders to work for a sustainable future and to inspire Rotarians and the community at large.

“Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.” This describes the Rotary that leaders must help build, he said.

To achieve this vision, Rassin said Rotarians must take care of the organisation: “We are a membership organisation first. And if we want to be able to serve, if we want to succeed in our goals — we have to take care of our members first.”

Rassin asked the incoming district governors to “inspire the club presidents, and the Rotarians in your districts, to want to change. To want to do more. To want to reach their own potential. It’s your job to motivate them — and help them find their own way forward.”

~ Barry Rassin, Rotary International President 2018 - 2019

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Our New Rotarian Evelyn Woods

March 5, 2018
Evelyn Woods Recruitment

On Wednesday 28th February, 2018 Evelyn Woods was inducted by President Ian Bushby and welcomed as a new Rotarian at Rotary Club of Rosanna.  Evelyn runs her own niche recruitment agency, specialising in the placement of temporary clerical staff and permanent placement, in and around the Northern Suburbs. Evelyn was introduced to Rosanna Rotary by…

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Renee Chung Rosanna Rylarian

RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Awards 2017

December 8, 2017

On Saturday the 25th November 2017, Chris Bence attended the Doxa Camp in Malmsbury for RYLA and witnessed Renee Chung graduate from the week long camp with approximately 35 other young men and women. The event was attended by family and friends and Rotary sponsors from across Victoria. The camp closing ceremony was held at the main assembly area and started at 2pm with an opening address by the Deputy District Governor. The ceremony commenced with great spirit and enthusiasm which did not abate for the next hour and a half during which individual certificates of achievement were handed out. One certificate carried special significance as it was awarded to the young man who passed away while on the camp. It was not long before the energy picked up again, and it was evident the character and resilience demonstrated by this group in facing the various challenges that confronted them…

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Australian Rotary Health Hat Night

President Ian Bushby gave his report and welcomed members and  guests.  As  it  turned  out, there were more guests than members and among them were: a group of students and staff associated with the Interact Club at Charles La Trobe Secondary College; a group from a local Probus Club, and a number of partners of members. Ian introduced Don Hamilton as our Chair for the evening  and  he  then  gave  the floor to Terry Grant, who spoke briefly but very effectively about the Australian Rotary Health Research Program into Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Under this scheme Rotary, either at a Club, District or Regional level commit $30,000 p.a. to fund a research  scholar  to  investigate the condition and its treatment. Some recent cases of the devastating consequences of the condition have been publicised in the press.

School Toilets in India & Ethiopia

Brian  Martin,  from  the  R.C.  of Box   Hill   Central,   then   spoke about projects to build school toilets and hand washing facilities first in India and later in Ethiopia. He pointed out how combining with other clubs makes it possible to gain access to the Rotary International Grants Program. This illustrates how two suburban Melbourne clubs can manage to launch and sustain a continuing health education program that leads to profound social changes in those communities where it occurs.

Your reporter is constantly struck by the way these efforts embody our hope to "Make a difference," and now this highly structured program has grown out of a chance remark made to a travelling Rotarian.

Operation Cleft

Bruce McEwan, also from R. C. Box Hill Central, then asked us to consider the consequences of being born with a cleft-lip/palate in a country with no form of medical support. This is the case in Bangladesh, where 6,000 such births per annum occur.

Operation Cleft has realised about 11,500 restorative operation since it began and is presently providing about 1,000 free surgical procedures each year.   This is done by training local surgeons with local support meeting 30% of the costs.   Emirates Airlines provide floating hospitals to visit remote locations, but the program still needs about $300,000 p.a. to continue.

Does  anyone  need  to  have  explained  what "Making a Difference" means?

John  Pollock

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Conference 2018

Club Mulwala
Main Conference and Primary Accommodation Venue
271 Melbourne St, Mulwala NSW 2647

Guest Speakers

We have a large range of guest speakers who speak at our club fortnightly for our members and guests. They are from all walks of life, but will be interesting to say the least.

Bali 15 Year On

Peter and Ruth’s involvement with this charity began in2002. They were regular visitors to Bali to see their Best Man, John, who had moved there in 1997, settling in the little village of ..

The Four Way Test

Of the things we think, say or do:

Is it the truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
Will it be beneficial to all concerned?


Where We Meet!

76-90 Sheehan Street,
Heidelberg West Vic 3081
Wednesday Night at 6.00 for 6.30pm
For Dinner bookings contact: 
(03) 9459 8686

Rosanna Rotary

Rosanna Rotary Club was formed just over 40 years ago. Formerly known as the Heidelberg North Rotary club. We have just celebrated our 40th Anniversary at the Austrian Club in Heidelberg West with over 100 members, former members, partners and guests attending.
Rotary is a grass roots organisation with most of its service efforts being carried out in local communities. The District and International structure is designed to provide direction and support to the Clubs in their efforts providing service to their communities and abroad, encouraging high ethical standards in all their undertakings and most importantly in building peace and goodwill in the world.
If you are interested in joining our Rotary club, go to our contact us page

About Rosanna

Rosanna is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 12 km north-east from Melbourne’s central business district. Its Local Government Area is the City of Banyule. At the 2006 Census, Rosanna had a population of 7439.

Rosanna Post Office opened on 12 March 1914, closed in 1917 and reopened in 1926. Banyule is a neighbourhood in Rosanna near the Yarra River named after the Woiwurrung word Banyule, meaning “Hill”. Banyule Post Office opened on 1 February 1969 replacing that of Viewbank.

The suburb is home to many schools, bush parks, public recreational facilities and has its own railway station.