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Developing the Millennial generation; the future of leadership

Southbank Rotary to Host Business Breakfast at Crown Palladium, 7-9am Thursday, 16th November, 2017

Rapid advancements in technology, globalisation and consumer behaviour is changing not just the nature of business, but also the workforce. The millennial generation are tech natives with different expectations from their job and the world around them. Join us for a breakfast seminar with a keynote by Toll Group Managing Director, Michael Byrne, discussing global trends in transport and logistics, and how Toll mentors and taps into the potential of millennials.


Southbank Millennium 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.


Rotary Foundation Centennial Gala Dinner

May 31, 2017, The Atlantic, Central Pier, Docklands.

Since the Rotary Foundation was established in 1917, the foundation has spent more than US$3 billion on Programs and Projects to improve the lives of millions of people worldwide.

With 100 years of service to the community, it's time to celebrate and bring members of the community together with Rotarians from right across Australia wide for a Gala Fundraising Dinner, held right here in Melbourne (the home of the 1st Rotary Club in Australia - Rotary Club of Melbourne).

The Rotary Club of Southbank is proud to host this Centennial Foundation Dinner and auction and along with corporate sponsors and the Australian Rotary Districts have set the challenge of raising AU$1,000,000 in contributions and bequests which will help set up the foundation for an even more exciting 100 years and beyond.


Can violent men change? The signs are positive, research finds

Published in the Age, by Miki Perkins, Social Affairs

Can a violent man change? Can he stop the assaults on those he is supposed to cherish, and reduce his psychological games?   

Yes - to some extent - according to optimistic new research that looks at the effectiveness of men's behaviour change programs in Australia.


Hat's Off in support of Violence Free Families

If you're looking for something to do on 17 May, why not attend Brighton Theatre Company's production of 'Hats Off!' in support of a fabulous Rotary charity, Violence Free Families.

Brighton Theatre Company Present

Charity Night - 17th May in Support of Violence Free Families

Commencing 8pm Sharp

For further information, please contact Kate Strain ( or visit



RCMP Birthing Kit Assembly Day

29 April 2017

Location: Melbourne Grammar School

Back for the 2nd Year, Rotary Club of Melbourne Park are hosting their Birthing Kit Assembly Day.  Amrit represented our club last year and welcomes you to join him again this year.

To learn more visit Rotary Club of Melbourne Park's Event Page or the Birthing kit Foundation

Join Rotary Club of Southbank and attend the Anzac Day Dawn Service

25th April, 2017

All members of Rotary Club of Southbank, Family & Friends are welcome to attend the Anzac Day Dawn Service this Tuesday Morning followed by a traditional Gunfire Breakfast at the Victoria Barracks for other 5000 members of the public.

This gathering replaces our regular meeting on this day and thanks to our resident Defence Force member Steven Kidziak who is coordinating the event on behalf of the club, will be an opportunity to learn more about the role that our Defence Force plays in protecting our country and allow us to honour those who have served in the past.

6am - 7am      Dawn Service (It is recommended to be in place for 5.45am for the pre-amble address)

7am – 9am     Gun Fire Breakfast at the Victoria Barracks

9am – 1pm     Anzac Day March


Buy your Xmas Tree from Rotary!

Southbank & Carlton Rotary Xmas Pop-up Shop

Xmas Tree Sale @ Lygon Court, Carlton

380 Lygon Street (Cinema Nova Complex)

24th November to 22nd December 2012

Come and visit us in Carlton


Order online HERE

In the spirit of Social Inclusion Week and the Christmas Festive Season, Carlton and Southbank Rotary Clubs are selling fresh Xmas Trees with procedes going towards Rotary community projects by our two clubs.

We are also providing a Christmas gift giving tree for people wanting to donate presents to those in our community who are less fortunate than us. SWAGS for Homeless, our community partner, will also be launching their new DELUXE retail camping model of the award winning, innovative Backpack Bed(TM) and also collecting donations to provide dignified shelter for those sleeping on the streets this Christmas. We welcome your support in the spirit of Christmas and Social Inclusion Week.

Call for Volunteers -


Open Day at Donations in Kind

8 April, 2017

Donations in Kind are currently celebrating the milestone of shipping 500 containers this century of donated goods overseas and to mark the milestone, they are holding an Open Day at the Donations in Kind Store.


Rotary Peace Fellowships

Do you have a PASSION for PEACE?


Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn either a master’s degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution.


Y-House 2016 Ball - Creating Options for Young People living in Aged Care

Saturday October 15th, 2016, 7pm - midnight

Level 17, RACV City Club

3-course meal, drinks, live & silent auctions & entertainment with funds raised going to the development of a transistional care facility for young people with disablities among people their own age, rather than the alternative of moving into an aged care facility.

Learn about Y-House

Bookings now open



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.

Introduction to Social Media

Wednesday 14 September 2016 - 6pm - 8pm

Internet Basics

Wednesday 12 October 2016 - 6pm - 8pm



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


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.


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.


International SPEAK UP Award

Worldpeacefull presents to you a great possibility for you can change the world for children and children will change the world for you. 


Women's Day Breakfast thursday 10 March 2016

Don’t miss this year’s International Women’s Day Breakfast!  It is a fantastic event with well over 1,000 attendees each year.  The speakers are all excellent and very interesting.


Ethical challenges facing business

The Rotary District 9800 Vocational Committee in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Central Melbourne Sunrise invite you to attend a Business Leaders Breakfast


Nepal Team gathers again

On the weekend of 30-31st January, 2016, 4 of our members travelled to Gosford, NSW to help celebrate the work acheived by 2 of our members along with about 20 other volunteers from Rotary Clubs right across Australia last November in Nepal.


Absolutely Everyone Loves the Movies

Spectacular concert of all your favorite songs, from the silver screen.

Featuring Danielle Matthews, Dr. Jonathon Welch AM, Footscray-Yarraville City Band, Choir of Hope & Inspiration, The CHO!R and the 300 voice Absolutely Everybody Massed Choir including the All Together Choir, Voices of Frankston, Western Health Choir, Voices of Brimbank, Latrobe Valley Community Choir, Voices Without Borders and the City of Casey Choir.

12th September, 2015, 3pm

Deakn Edge, Federation Square


Testing Grounds Outdoor Film Screenings

09/01/2014 to 29/03/2014

Come and relax in the fresh air and watch some films at Testing Grounds outdoor art space and bar.

Films screen from dusk every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night and the program is a constantly evolving collection of local and international shorts, documentaries and music video clips.

Testing Grounds is a free outdoor art space just behind the Arts Centre spire, hosting regular events and activities as well as a bar, art studio and wild garden.


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