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Oktoberfest is back for another year

Belgian Beer Sommelier Nick Claus will take us through an informative and facinating history of beer. and will share three tastings complemented by a selection of mini beef pies, bratwurst and cheese nibbles in an informal style stand-up cocktalk party.

Hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Southbank and North Melbourne along with D9800 Rotaractors.

Time: 6pm for a 6:30pm start
Location: Belgian Beer Cafe - 5 Riverside Quay, Southbank
Cost: $40 including beer tastings and finger food


Blong Pro - New for Rotary in Australia

Prior to the official launch of Blong Pro and the preview site for the New Australia Wide Rotary Website, we will be inviting Tony Jackson, founder of Blong to our club in order to showcase the benefits of upgrading to Blong Pro.

31 October 2017

6pm for 6.30pm

Belgian Beer Cafe

2017 Annual Club Changeover

Outgoing President Stuart Cardell and Incoming President Liam Jones invite you to the upcoming Changeover Dinner

11th July, 2017

Belgian Beer Cafe, 5 Riverside Quay Southbank

Cost: $40

Book online on Trybooking


Southbank meeting in Docklands this week

As a preview to our club’s hosting of the Rotary Centennial Dinner on 31st May, our club meeting on 23rd May will be moved from our usual venue to Peninsula Docklands.

Venue: Mama Ramuuan Middle Eastern Canteen

(no meeting on 30th May)


Rotary B-Long - Guest Speaker Tony Jackson

9th May, 2017


Imagine a place where you could go to find out everything that is going on in your community, be it Local, International or just focussed on a common theme. Somewhere that you could share your events, your news and immediately connect with those in your extended community who want to take action to help make it happen.

Now imagine that all this was available in the palm of your hand from an app installed on your phone.

At our club meeting on 9th May, learn about the development of a new mobile app – “Rotary B-Long” that will do just that.


  Club Project Working Night

2nd May, 2017

Be a part of a club planning session and learn about upcoming projects that the Rotary Club of Southbank are undertaking.

Add your support for these projects or share your own ideas.


Date From : Tue May 2, 2017 : 18:00
Date To : Tue May 2, 2017 : 19:30


Model United Nations Assembly

M.U.N.A. simulates the workings of the U.N. assembly by having teams of two students represent a particular U.N. country. Topics are debated on matters of world political and social concern. It is held over a week-end to give sufficient time for all participants to become involved. The main aim is to develop an awareness of the United Nations in students as well as international situations of other countries and to encourage students to study topics from another country’s perspective.

The objective is to encourage young people to learn respect and tolerance for people of all races, religions and nationalities. They do this by debating U.N. topics from their given countries perspectives.

To learn more about MUNA, visit the website or contact our club for further details.


Rotary Membership in the 21st Century - Noel Trevaskis - RI DIrector

18th April 2017

Straight Talking RI Director Noel Trevaskis, fresh from his District 9800 Conference speaking engagement in Shepparton, tells it like it is when it comes to the future of Rotary.  He will be engaging, tough, thought provoking and inspiring.  This is a must attend speaking engagement at the Rotary Club of Southbank for Rotarians and Friends for Victoria.


31st January '17 - Change of Meeting Venue

Tuesday’s meeting will feature a short working bee to tidy up our club’s equipment in the container at Boyd following by a fellowship dinner at the Maori Chief Hotel

Boyd: 207 City Road, Southbank (next to Kings Way Overpass)

Time: 5.30pm – 6.15pm

Maori Chief: 117 Moray Street (Corner of Moray and York Streets) – just the other side of the Overpass.

Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm


Southbank Does Okotober Fest

Back for the 3rd year, Southbank Rotary will be celebrating Oktoberfest at our now permanent home of Belgain Beer Cafe.

Date: 18th October, 2016

Host Nick Claus will discuss Belgian Beers

Sample Three different beers and indulge in German Food including Mini Beef Pies, Bratwurst and Cheese Nibbles in an informal stand-up style cocktail party.


Bringing the Light

Bringing the light is a documentary about the hope and courage of women in Nepal who due to the status as a women and their disabilities, are often denied to the opportunity to make a living and mark their own mark on society.

Special Screening: Tuesday 11th October, 2016, Como Centre, Toorak Road, Toorak

Guests Arrive: 5.45pm / Film Starts 6.30pm. Cost: $39

This event will replace the Rotary Southbank meeting scheduled for 11th October.


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)


Our Shepparton Rotary Conference is no Furphy!

You may have heard the word Furphy, meaning an exaggeration or false rumour, however did you know that word is actually derived from the very city where Rotary District 9800 will hold their District Conference in March 2017.


Upcoming Dates for August

Aug 2 Club Meeting – Belgian – Mhairi & Eddie from Jubilee Sailing Trust
Aug 9 Club Meeting – Belgian – Update on Club Projects
Aug 14 Choir of Hard Knocks @ Hamer Hall
Aug 16 Club Meeting
Aug 20-21 RAM Conference
Aug 23 Club Meeting - Speaker: Georgia Retallack - Y Foundation
Aug 25 Board Meeting
Aug 27 District Membership / Marketing Seminar
Aug 28 RAWCS Southern Region AGM
Aug 30 Club Meeting - Justin Wibrow - Rotary Mentoring Program
Aug 31 Future Leaders Seminar - Penrith

2014 Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Breakfast

TUESDAY 18th November 2014

GUEST SPEAKER: The Right Honourable Lord Mayor ROBERT DOYLE: “Melbourne: Safety. Liveability. Planning for Growth.”

Tickets: $60.00 per head or $580 for a table of ten (incl. GST)

The Paul Harris Breakfast celebrates Paul Harris Fellow Recognition recipients and Foundation Alumni in Rotary District 9800.

All Paul Harris Breakfast proceeds go towards Rotary Foundation programs.


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.


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

Some years ago, in the Kano plains of Kenya, a well-meaning development agency took on the task of improving water availability to a rural community. Committees were formed, meetings were held, and the local people were consulted. The main need the community identified was improved delivery of water for irrigation and livestock. A plan to meet this need was created, and the work was soon begun, exactly as the community representatives had requested.


Annual General Meeting

Congratulations on our most recent appointments to next Year's Board (2014-2015) at our AGM on 12th November.

President Elect: Stuart McArthur

Vice President: Nick Kane

Director of Service Projects: Steven Aquilina

Treasurer: Amrita Ranchod

Director of Club Operations: Areli Avendano


For current officers, please view our list here:

Rotary International Convention - Sydney 2014

With Rotary International bringing the Annual world convention to Sydney this year, the opportunities to meet up with Rotarians from across the world and share experiences will be like no other.

Combining everything from world renouned speakers, an Aussie BBQ and mixing with leadership from across the globe will bring with it an opportunity to share ideas, develop lifelong frienships and open up possibilties you never thought possible.


Southbank Rotary adapts to new home at Boyd.

Back for the new year, Rotary Club of Southbank now meets every Tuesday night at the Boyd Community Centre. Continuing on with our aim of creating a closer connection with the community of Southbank, Boyd represents an opportunity to meet with and interact with residents and visitors to Southbank and learn of the opportunities for developing and enhancing project opportunities with the people who care most about our local community.


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