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Projects Update - Leadership, International Projects and Innovavative Fundraising.

At last week's meeting, we heard an update from club members on the latest projects that our club is undertaking.  With Past President Wendy Bennett in Bali scoping out our plans for another Rotary Foundation Global Grant, Steven Aquilina updated the club with the final plans for his forthcoming trip to Nepal (now in progress) and Liam Jones update the club on the development of an fundraising raffle for the club for 2016 which will support not only the club, but other clubs and community groups that join in the operation of the raffle.


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

One sunny morning at the end of June 1991, a van drove through the busy, rush-hour streets of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Winding through traffic to a northern suburb, the van arrived at the Forward Command Headquarters of the Defence Ministry. Security guards stopped it for inspection. When they did, the two suicide bombers driving the van detonated their cargo: thousands of kilograms of plastic explosives.


Sailing to healthy living

17th November, 2015 - Annual General Meeting

At this week’s meeting, Rotary Club of Southbank will host two guest speakers, both from the Rotary Club of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands.

Currently in Melbourne for the 2015 Para World Sailing Championships later this month we will learn about everything from healthy eating, cooking at sea and sailing with blindness.


The Rotary Foundation Success Stories

Rotary International District 9800's Past District Governor (PDG) Jim Studebaker is the current Endowment / Major Gifts Adviser for Rotary International Zone 7B and 8.  PDG Jim is sharing with us this week The Rotary Foundation's Success Stories.


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

When the Canadian army liberated the Netherlands in 1945, they found the country on the brink of starvation. Seeing the suffering of so many, and especially moved by the faces of the children, four Canadian privates stationed near Apeldoorn that year decided to make that Christmas special for as many Dutch children as they could.


President Stuart's Message

It is hard to believe that 5 months has already passed in Rotary this year and that December is now upon us.


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

There is a story told in my Hindu tradition of two sages, Shaunaka and Abhipratari. They were worshippers of Prana, the wind god. One day, the two men were about to sit down to lunch when a poor student knocked on their door, asking for food.


President Stuart's Message - 2015

2015 - The year for achieving

Rotary Club of Southbank means so much to so many different people. And the first 6 months of this Rotary year has been an inspiring opportunity to celebrate all the different skills and talents that we each bring.



WHO’s new director of polio eradication: the end is in sight

We caught up with Michel Zaffran, who will be taking over as director of polio eradication for the World Health Organization in February, to ask his thoughts about his new role. Zaffran encouraged Rotary members to keep up their advocacy efforts because “the end is in sight.”


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

In life, sometimes the experiences that matter the most are the briefest. They pass in the blink of an eye: a few days, a few hours, a few moments. They are the experiences that illuminate the landscape of our memory, shining brightly even years later. They are the moments in which we see, suddenly, something we had not seen; we understand something we had not understood; we forge a connection we had not expected.


Group Vocational Exchange

This year, our Exchange is with the Philippines and has been renamed Group Vocational Exchange (GVE) reflecting the strong emphasis on vocational and workplace experience in both countries.


An Evening with Rotary International President Nominee Ian Riseley

Come and join the Rotary Club of Strathmore for an one-off event when Rotary International President Nominee (2017-18) and Past RI Treasurer Ian Riseley.


Rotary International's 111th birthday!

The Rotary Club of Southbank will celebrate Rotary International's 111th birthday through 5000 years of Chinese Culture.

6.30pm Regular Meeting

7.30pm Tuesday 23rd February, 2016  Arts Centre Melbourne

We will continue to hold our regular meeting at our new venue at 6 for 6.30pm.  Members and Visitors not attending the Shen Yun performance will continue with the meeting and fellowship at Dee Casa.

Dee Casa Restuarant
139 City Road

(Located in the WRAP apartments)




While an abundance of research is devoted to leaders – an entire literature, in fact –almost nothing is written about followers.


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

Some years ago, I was asked to speak at an Interact club in my home city of Colombo, Sri Lanka. I have always taken my interactions with Rotary youth very seriously, so I prepared my remarks carefully and put the same effort into my presentation that I would for any other event. After the meeting, I stayed to chat with a few of the Interactors, answering their questions and wishing them well.


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

Many years ago, in Kolkata, India, I had the chance to meet Mother Teresa. She was an incredible woman with an incredible force of personality. When she walked down the street, the crowd parted in front of her like the Red Sea. Yet when you talked to her, if you mentioned the tremendous things she had done, she almost did not engage in this topic at all. By many reports, if you asked her what her greatest achievement was, she would answer, "I am an expert in cleaning toilets."


World of Difference - Online Conversation with The Age

Join us ONLINE this Tuesday 30th April at 12 Noon Melbourne time for a live conversation on The Zone @ The Age about the valuable work and travel opportunities with World of Difference, a Rotary Project of District 9800 and RAWCS.


Rotary Christmas Meeting

Venue: Byblos bar + restaurant
Date: 20th Dec 2011
Time: 6pm for 6.30pm
Address: 18-32 Siddeley Street, WTC Wharf Melbourne VIC 3005, Australia


Tamara Cannon, Founder of Lille Fro Foundation

Date:Tues, 13th December 2011

We listened to Tamara Cannon, founder of the Lille Fro Foundation about her treks through the himilayan mountains, the effect that sponsoring a young child in Northern India has made on her and why she set up the Lille Fri Foundation so that others can experience the joy of supporting the communities in some of the most remotest part of Northern India.


Congratulations on the newly appointed Officers for July 2012 - June 2013

President: Steven Aquilina

Immediate Past President: Clinton Wong

Vice President: Wendy Bennett

President Elect: Richard Shortt

Treasurer: Charles Dimmick

Secretary: Carl Kelsen

Director - Service Projects: Chris Trueman

Director - Club Operations: Jennifer Whitehead

Director - Community Engagement of Public Relations: Philip Archer

What is Club Vision about? and A Future with Elephants

Guest Speakers:
- Christine Richardson explained what and how we can prepare for our upcoming Club Vision planing session.

- Frank Connelly from "A future with elephants" (AFWE) shared his insights into the not for profit organisation with a focus on Asian elephant conservation in domestic populations in South East Asia.

Date: Tues, 6th December 2011
Time: 6pm for 6.30pm
Venue: Garden Rooms, Crown Towers Hotel


Smart Meters coming to Southbank

24th January, 2012

We will be welcoming Hugo Armstrong, Corporate Affairs Manager from CitiPower and PowerCor who will speak to us all about Smart Meters.  Come and Learn about the technology and the benefits to you.

Date: Tues, 24th January 2012
Time: 6pm for 6.30pm
Venue: Garden Rooms, Crown Towers Hotel

Please Click Here to register your attendance.


Movie Night

To welcome the first meeting in the New Year we will be having a movie night.

Date: Tuesday, 17th January 2012

Where: Federation Square


ROMAC - Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children

31st Jan ’12 - Gerry Phillips spoke of ROMAC which is a multi district Australasian Rotary initiative providing life saving or life changing surgery to children in countries in our region where the necessary surgery is unavailable locally. View their website

Click Read more for the Powerpoint Presentation below.


Australian Rotary Health

Past President Ron Adams, Chairman of D9800 Australian Rotary Health Committee – 28th Feb '126pm for 6.30pm start, Garden Rooms, Crown

Learn how Australian Rotary Health is Australia's largest non-government funding body of mental illness research plus also fund research in other health related areas.


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