Community News

Tall Ship Tenacious coming to Melbourne – Reimagining Capability

Tenacious and its sister ship The Lord Nelson are no ordinary sailing ships.  They have been designed with the vision that if disabled people could sail alongside able-bodied people as part of the crew, it would help break down the prejudices and misunderstandings between people with different circumstances in life.

And on August 27, Tenacious will be arriving in Melbourne ahead of a year of sailing opportunities in a series of voyages from day sailings as well as journeys between different cities around Australia.


Supporting Girls and the Future of Nepal – A Roadmap for future generations

Since the devastating Earthquake of 25 April 2015 in Nepal, the world immediately focused on the destruction and the loss of life.

However, in the community, there are ideas; and the Rotary Club of Southbank continues to connect with other Rotary Clubs, Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS), The Rotary Foundation and other like-minded organisations to find opportunities to not only rebuild, but alleviate poverty and work with leaders in the Nepalese community for partnership to create a bright future.


iLearn: Tech Wednesdays at Boyd

Don't know much about computers?  Come to the Tech Wednesdays sessions to learn new skills and make new friends.  All sessions are free but registration is essential.  You can learn about the Internet, use of iPads and use of social media.


Pope Welcomes Rotary to Jubilee Audience

As invited guests of Pope Francis, nearly 9,000 Rotary members from around the world attended a special Jubilee celebration in Rome, where peace, polio eradication, and the refugee crisis were highlighted.


Rotary News

Rotary Club of Southbank officially has a new home

Starting from Tuesday 26th July, 2016, Rotary Southbank will now meet every Tuesday night at the Belgian Beer Café @ Eureka.

5 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006


Rotary Leadership Institute

As any beginning Rotarian will tell you, there is more to Rotary than meets the eye.  And this worldwide leadership and development course – now run over 2 days, is your opportunity to immerse yourself in all the lingo, the structure, and the history of Rotary; come away confident to inspire your club so that you can do bigger and better.

Registration requested for the next round of courses by July 29 - See details for Full list of dates as well as other leadership opportunities.


Ho, Ho, Ho, it's Christmas time in July.

Following on from the success of our Christmas in July in 2015, Southbank Rotary is set to have all the fun again - This time though, the venue will be the Red Emperor Restaurant in Southgate.

Come along and not only celebrate the season, but find an opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit of giving.

Date: Tuesday 19th July, 2016, 6.30pm for 7pm.

Venue: Red Emperor Restaurant

M10 Mid Level / Level 2 Southgate Restaurant & Shopping Precinct, 3 Southgate Avenue, Southbank VIC 3006

Cost: $25.


Message from RI President K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran (June)

British writer and Royal Air Force pilot Roald Dahl was also an avid photographer who carried his beloved Zeiss camera on his many adventures. At a time when each photograph had to be laboriously developed by hand, on film or glass plate negatives, he amassed a collection of hundreds of images. In later years, these photographs served as a visual record of his travels, a way to document his experiences and share them with others. Yet he always spoke of his memories as being far more vivid than the photographs could ever reflect. So many events and experiences, he said, were simply impossible to capture; they could not be adequately conveyed in images or words.


Contact Us

A club that is enterprising, caring and productive. Developing fellowship and implementing activities rich in choice, for the benefit of our community.

Meets Every Tuesday in the Southbank area - 6pm for 6.30pm.

Meeting Location

Belgian Beer Cafe

5 Riverside Quay

Southbank VIC 3006

Click here for your invitation to attend our club meeting.

Upcoming Events

25 July – District 9800 Foundation Seminar

7 August – Rotary Leadership Institute

26 August – Membership and Public Image Seminar

30 March – 1 April – Rotary District 9800 Conference – Shepparton

For more Rotary events throughout our local area, please visit our district website.