What is Rotary?
We are currently accepting applications for the 2019-2020 RYLA Program.
If you're 19-30 years old and interested, please contact us!
"Rotary's strength lies in the sincerity of purpose of its members."
Rotary: Be The Inspiration
Rotary 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
Ralph Ragazzon Awards 2018
PP Barrie Williams, gave members and guests a background on Ralph Ragazzon and the reasons behind the annual Ralph Ragazzon award to a St Martin de Tours Primary School student.
The recipients were Bailey Lawton and Bryan. PP Barrie highlighted that the award(s)
were not for the brightest student but, by way of a football club example, not the best and fairest but engaging club members who kicked many goals though not necessarily the top goal kicker. PP Barrie then introduced the Vice Principal of the school who was non other than his daughter Meg.
Meg gave a background on the 2 students nominated to receive the award and explained she had lobbied her father to pro- mote the idea of a dual award on this occasion. It became immediately obvious, as to the recommendation, what wonderful and caring parents Narelle and Mark Lawton were and what wonderful examples to our community at large. Meg explained that Bryan was a gifted maths student who unfortunately found himself tragically without parents and no other relatives in Australia, and because of his close friendship with Bailey, the Lawtons accepted Bryan into their family. Narelle explained it was a wonderful merger for all concerned.
PP John Pollock presented Bailey and Bryan each with a cheque for $1000, together with a pen and certificate. Bailey thanked the Club for the award on behalf of himself and Bryan.
Events in our area
Hatch Contemporary Arts Space is Banyule’s premiere art gallery. Hatch is a creative space to present a range of temporary exhibitions, performances, workshops, poetry readings, and more. Throughout the year Hatch showcases the Banyule Art Collection, as well as providing a valuable resource for local artists. Managed by the Arts and Cultural Services team, it is currently programmed intermittently at 14 Ivanhoe Parade, Ivanhoe.
The following are festivals planned in the Banyule Community for the coming year.
Carols by Candlelight - 15 December 2018
Boulevard Lights - 15-24 December
Twilight Sounds - 16 March 2019
The Grand Parade on Burgundy Street - 17 March 2019
Kids ArtyFarty Fest - 17 March 2019
Below are some images of last years Kids ArtyFarty Festival and the Hatch Contemporary Arts Space.
Australian Rotary Health Hat Night 2019
Don Munro as our chair for the night introduced our guests.
They were: Greg Ross chair of Australian Ro- tary Health (Board), District 9790 representative on the ARH Board, Rosemary Freeman, and Rotary Ambassador Terry Grant.
Our speaker, or should that be our tenor, Greg Ross, then began to sing his presentation. Rotarian Richard Luke then outlined some of the recent accomplishments of Australian Rotary Health (ARH) which included:
- a research project into Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS),
- funding research into mental health, which by the way affects 1 in 2 Australians at some time through their lifetimes
- support for an indigenous health program.
Phil Holmes together with his wife Cherie guests from Probus spoke of how they were interested in enlisting their organisation to the ARH cause.
We learned that Australian Rotary Health now has a staff of 7 in a permanent office all of which is paid for out of interest from the accumulated funds of ARH. Its income last year was $700,000 and this went toward supporting 760 applicants for research funding. The successful applicants are selected by an expert research committee. By this way ARH has become a conduit between young researchers and the money needed to fund their research.
Rotary - What Is It About?
Our Rotary Club has many projects on the go!
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?
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
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.