Community News

Southbank Rotarian and Mom Kay Ledson walking across America for Spinal Cord Injury – 7 Million steps to raise awareness for Activity Based Recovery

When Kay’s son Josh was injured in a snowboarding accident in June 2000, doctors said that he would never walk again.  What has transpired since, through sheer persistence, determination and incredible passion from his “warrior mom” is that Josh is not only able to walk again, but continues to inspire others to pursue activity based rehabilitation for people who face similar debilitating lives.


Horses For Causes

You will not believe this is Melbourne!!!

Sitting up high in a multistorey building with great views is one of Melbourne’s best-kept secrets.  A converted storage space has been magnificently transformed into a Manhattan-style gallery, as you would expect to see in the Arts district in New York.

Housed in this space are 39 life size sculptures – painted horses by some of Australia’s leading artists. The original artists included Ivan Durrant, Penelope Gibson, Eleanor Hart, Pamela Irving, Ellen Jose, Daniel Moynihan, Victor Rubin and Wayne Tindall.

And on 15th November, 2017 they will be up for sale.


Southbank Millennial Board Opportunity

Born in the 80’s & 90’s – Want to really make a difference in your community?

Rotary Club of Southbank are looking to recruit people who were born in the 80’s and 90’s to join a new millennial board of 9-15 people to develop two initiatives that will benefit the community of Southbank under the leadership and support of member James Piplios who is an alumni of the Williamson group. James is experienced in training people to become board members and directors.


Southbank Sunday Streets

12th November, 2017

12pm - 5.45pm.

Boyd Community Hub will be hosting a Sunday Streets Community Day on Sunday 12th November. Part of Kavanagh Street will be blocked off to create an opportunity for residents to mix and connect with others with a variety of games and creative activities for children, great coffee and lots of information from community groups.

And Learn about Rotary at the BBQ hosted by Southbank Rotary


Rotary News

Warrior Momz Walk across America

Southbank Rotary member Kay Ledson is currently walking across America. From LA to Washington DC.

This is her story - and that of her son Josh.

Seventeen years ago (2000) Kay’s son Josh was involved in a horrific accident while snowboarding on Mt Buller. Josh was left a complete quadriplegic C5 / T1 with less than 3% chance of any recovery. With his doctors “mending him” to Kay’s horror “the healing” of Josh would be up to her.


The Thankyou journey - a blueprint for turning ideas into reality

21st November 2017 7.15am for 7.30am (until 9am)
(substitutes for the regular meeting of Rotary Club of Southbank on that day)

RACV City Club, Level 17, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne

The 25th Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Breakfast, hosted by the Rotary Club of Central Melbourne will have as this years' keynote speaker: Daniel Flynn.

"Driven, resourceful and determined, Daniel Flynn is one of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs under the age of 30."

He is the founder and managing director of the social enterprise Thankyou, which has given more than $5.5 million to help end global poverty.

Join the Rotary Club of Southbank at this event in support of the Rotary Foundation.


North Melbourne Rotary provides awards to local community volunteers at Annual Phonse Tobin Awards

Southbank members and friends turned up in force to our neighbouring club North Melbourne when they ran their Annual Phonse Tobin Awards on 12th October, 2017. This annual award recognises people in the community who volunteer to help make their communities better.


Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Rotary Club of Southbank will be held on Tuesday 28th November, 2017

Venue: Belgian Beer Cafe

Time: 6.30pm.

All members are encouraged to attend and to nominate for board positions. 


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

November 2017 Newsletter

  • George Coppin - Entrepreneur Extraordinaire
  • Rotary North Melbourne Phonse Tobin Awards
  • Connecting with the Millennial Generation
  • Upcoming Events in November / December
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
  • Southbank Sunday Streets
  • Annual General Meeting / Roadmap for 2018-19
  • Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Breakfast

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