Community News

Tenacious Arrives in Melbourne

Following a 9 Month voyage from the UK, Tall Ship Tenacious has finally arrived in Melbourne, which will become a base as it gives opportunities for people of all abilities (including blind people and those in Wheelchairs) to learn to sail in equal partnership with abler bodied crew.

Journeys will be taken between Melbourne and Geelong, Hobart, Adelaide, Sydney.


Days for Girls Sew-athon

20th August, 2016, 7 Bridge Street, Hampton, VIC

What if not having sanitary supplies meant DAYS without school? Days of isolation?

Girls use leaves, mattress stuffing, newspaper, corn husks, rocks, anything they can find...but  still miss up to 2 months of education and opportunity every year. It turns out this issue is a surprising but instrumental key to social change for women all over the world. 

Club members Steven Aquilina and Steven Kidziak have been instrumental in our club in supporting the work of Days for Girls in Nepal and this week will be making more kits in association with Sunday Assembly.



Rotarians Against Malaria Annual Australian Conference

Rotarians Against Malaria Annual Australian Conference

20th - 21st August, 2016 - Ciloms Airport Lodge, Tullamarine

Rotarians Against Malaria, a division of Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) will hold its annual conference in 2016 in Melbourne where you are invited to hear from a wide range of speakers on the developments and work being undertaken by clubs from across Australia and beyond.



Trivia Night to support work in Afghanistan

Keen to try your hand at Trivia?

The Afghan Australian Development Organisation (AADO) is running a Trivia Night to support their ongoing efforts with their Life Skills Programs, Trade Programs and their Master Science Teacher Programs in Afganhistan.

15th September, 2016 @ 7pm

Fitzroy Victoria Bowling & Sports Club

Afghanistan is of particular interest to Rotarians worldwide given that this country is likely to be the location of the last case of Polio worldwide after Rotary's 30 year program of eradication of the disease.

To learn more about the AADO, plese visit the AADO Website.

To learn more about Rotary's campaign to End Polio now, visit


Rotary News

Building and Realising Mentor Capability

30th August, 2016

Belgian Beer Cafe, 6pm for 6.30pm

Our guest speakers at this week's Rotary meeting will be Justin Wibrow and John Orr from the Rotary Club of Yarra Bend.

In 2011 the Rotary Club of Kew on Yarra (now RC Yarra Bend) commenced a project to mobilise its Members to meet and fulfill the ever present demand for Mentoring in the community. It was the Club’s position that if this project was to succeed Members would need to be ‘mentor ready’.   To ensure Members were ‘Mentor ready and capable’ the Realising and Building Mentor Capability program was developed. 

The aim of this program is to introduce Mentoring within a framework that allows Members, that in most cases possess extensive informal mentoring experience, to formalise their knowledge whilst providing them with an opportunity to develop an informed position on how mentoring will operate both in terms of Governance and Approach for their relevant projects, it Members and the Club.


Y-House - A future for Young People with disabilities

Georgia Rettalick to speak to the Rotary Club of Southbank

23rd August, 2016

Venue: Belgian Beer Café @ Eureka, 5 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006. - 6pm for 6.30pm. Visitors welcome!

Truly an inspirational young lady, Georgia Retallick at the age of 18 started her own charity dedicated to creating the very first house for providing accommodation, care and rehabilitation options for young people with serious brain and spinal injuries and degenerative diseases.


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


The 2016 Membership Success Seminar is back

27th August, 2016,
Trinity Grammar, Kew,
Saturday 27th August, 2016,
9.30am for 10am until 12.30pm followed by a light lunch (included)

Want to Future-Proof your Club

  • Where will the future Rotarians come from?
  • A seminar for all Rotarians, new and experienced
  • What does the future have in store for your Rotary?
  • How to promote your clubs' successes and get new ideas on enhancing your public image
  • Join us at the annual Rotary District 9800 Success Seminar!

Please advise President Stuart if you can come so he can put in a group booking. (no cost to Southbank Rotary members)


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.

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