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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."


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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)


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

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.


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