End Polio Now

Polio in 2017

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is a public-private partnership led by national governments with five partners – the World Health Organization (WHO), Rotary International, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Its goal is to eradicate polio worldwide.

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

Estes Snedecor

Rotary: Making A Difference

Some years ago, a new acquaintance asked me what should have been a simple question: “What is Rotary?” I opened my mouth to reply and then stopped short with the realisation that I simply did not know where to begin. The problem wasn’t that I didn’t know what Rotary was. The problem was that Rotary was — and is — too large and complex to easily define. We are a member-based organization, a club-based organization, and a service based organisation; we are local, regional, and international; we are community members, business people and professionals, working and retired, active in nearly every country in the world. Every one of our 1.2 million members has a unique set of goals, experiences, and priorities; every one of us has a unique understanding of Rotary.

~ Ian Riseley, Rotary International President 2017 - 2018

Presidents Report – 21st Feb 2018

Dear Rotarians and Friends, Another good week at our Club and an interesting talk from PDG Peter Gilbert who talked with us about the Rotary Foundation and their million dollar dinner, which may not have been what people had thought it might be. In a nutshell, Rotarians can promise to leave $US10,000 from their will and be awarded a Rotary Foundation Benefactor now. What a nice legacy to leave after we are gone. We also heard about the great work being done around the world via donations to the Foundation and through Clubs that put in the efforts for projects…

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Ralph Ragazzon Award 2017

December 7, 2017
Damian Barbanera & Ian Bushby

Last night we presented the Ralph Ragazzon Award to Damian Barbanera from St. Martin de Tours Primary School. Damian was presented with a cheque from the Rotary Club of Rosanna for $1000 towards his books, uniforms, etc. helping with the transition from Primary School to Secondary College.

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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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Rotary - What Is It About?

Our Rotary Club has many projects on the go!

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.