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Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar - Olivier Latorre

Tuesday 12th June '126pm for 6.30pm start, Garden Rooms, Crown Towers

Come and hear from District 9800 Rotary Ambassadorial scholar, Olivier Latorre. Olivier is an engineering student studying at the University of Melbourne to complete a Master of Engineering in Mechatronics.

As an ambassadorial scholar, Olivier is extremely grateful to Rotary and the Rotarians for giving him the opportunity to study in one of the best universities in Australia.

Olivier says, "I have been impressed and very pleased by its spirit, which is best described by the motto "Service above Self", and by the efficiency of its worldwide programs like PolioPlus".

Rotary Club of Putney (UK)

Past President Tracey visited recently the Rotary Club of Putney (UK) and exchanged club banners as shown below. Rotary truely is an International Community Organisation!



Rotary D9800 International Service Seminar

In pursuit of this purpose, an International Service Seminar was conducted with the aim of provided a myriad of opportunities available to us including Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) and the Donations In Kind store (DIK), but also the "voluntourism" opportunities through Rotary Club of Melbourne South's "World of Difference" and Rotary Club of Albert Park's Cambodian Kids  Foundation.


Happy New Year Southbankers!

Welcome to the new Rotary Year of "Peace Through Service".

Thank you very much to all who joined us for a fun weekend of Rotary of festivities!

On Saturday 30th June, we enjoyed a memorable and entertaining Mediterranean themed changeover feast and party with 60 Rotarians, friends and family, at Alpha Ouzeri Greek Restaurant, celebrating and reflecting on the 2011/2012 Rotary year, led by Immediate Past President Clinton and inducted President Steven Aquilina, welcoming the new club leadership team to lead the club for 2012/2013 Year of “Peace Through Service”.

Photos will be published soon!


President's Message #1 (2012-2013)

Dear Southbankers and Friends,

After a celebratory weekend of changeovers, we have launched straight into the new Rotary year with a buzz of activity! On Saturday, PP Wendy, PP Gabe, Jenny, Kevin and myself, together with our friends Tiang and his sister Wen, (secretary of the Rotaract Club of University of Melbourne) attended the launch of BOYD, Southbank’s own vibrant new community and cultural hub located in our own back yard, on City Road. ..

Next Club Meeting: Tuesday 10th July, 6 for 6:30 PM, Garden Room, Crown Towers Hotel, Southbank.  Please advise your attendance prior to 12 Noon on Monday.

President Steven and the leadership team will update the club on some of the exciting plans, projects and other events for the year and discuss with members and guests some new ideas for the club to consider, followed by an informative and “creative” presentation by one of our members!


Rotary District 9800 Conference 2013

14th to 16th March 2013 - Albury Entertainment Centre

See you in Albury!


Skin Health!

Club Meeting - Tuesday 17th July

Chris Arnold from the Skin and Cancer Foundation will teach us about caring for our skin and treating and preventing various skin conditions.  We will also hear about the exciting new Rotary Dermatology Research Centre to improve skin health in our community. Please contact us to RSVP.


Spirit of Sharing

Club Meeting - Tuesday 31st July

'Spirit of Sharing' (SOS) is a volunteer charitable international aid organisation that aims to provide sporting and educational goods, to improve the lives of underprivileged young people all over the world. Peter Cole OAM, a Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Knox, will tell us about more about his life-changing work with SOS and the valuable partnership with Rotary.


Father Bob Maguire

Thursday 19th July - The George - South Melbourne

Inspired by the lifetime work of one of Australia's genuine heroes, the outspoken South Melbourne parish priest, Fr. Bob Maguire, and his foundation which is connected to the very fibre of our community and its pressing social issues.  The overriding principle of the Fr Bob Maguire Foundation is to ensure practical help is directed to the areas of most need at any given time.

A function of the Rotary Club of Melbourne South.


Next Club Meeting - Sam Cooper - Cambodian Kids Foundation

24th July 2012

Sam is the Founder and President of the Cambodian Kids Foundation, a not for profit, non religious and non political organisation that focuses on educating and empowering the people of Cambodia through sustainable grass roots projects.

At the young age of 16, Sam and her mother Donna travelled to Cambodia for a backpacking trip, only to find that when they had returned home their hearts and heads were still lost in Cambodia.


President's Message #2 (2012-2013)

As I am getting ready to drive up to Toolangi for The Big Issue Street Soccer Camp and State Championships, to join the teams of street soccer players from all over the state with other Southbankers and friends who have volunteered their time this weekend, I reflect upon the passion of Rotarians to engage with the community and make a difference.


Membership, Public Image and Revitalisation

In the world of sports there are sports performed by teams, in Norway it is all about European Football. In the USA there is American Football or Basketball, other places it is about hockey or cricket and so on. In every community or city of some size, there will be at least one team which is the local hero. Some fans will be so into the club they will actually become members.

These members will go along to support their club. But when it comes to the actual games the club cannot rely on its members, it relies on its supporters!

This report in our Zone Newsletter by Rotary International Director 2010-2012, Barry Matheson explains more..


District 9800 Membership / Public Relations Seminar

Saturday August 11th, 2012

Trinity Grammar School, Kew 3101

Dynamic presentations & interactive workshops will give you:

  • Inspiring ideas on how your club can recruit & retain members
  • Ideas on how to market your club & its projects
  • Ways your club can use social media
  • How you can engage Gen X & Gen Y
  • And lots more



Eco-gardens - Making a difference in one's own back yard!

Club Meeting - Tuesday 7th August

This week, our very own Chris Trueman will share with us his passion for making a difference to the environment, literally in his own back yard!

Cairo Tower - Southbank's Vertical Community

Club Meeting - Tuesday 14th August

This week, Dr Bronwyn Morkham, National Director, Young People In Nursing Homes National Alliance will speak to the club about the valuable work of YPINHna in changing the lives of young people needing special residential care.  Bronwyn will also present details of the exciting community residential housing project known as "Cairo", providing affordable housing and housing for people with an acquired or life-long disability in Southbank.

Visitors welcome! Bookings essential. Contact us to book NOW!


The Aging Brain - Dr Stephen Macfarlane Associate Professor and Director of Aged Psychiatry at Caulfield Hospital

Club Meeting - Tuesday 21st August

Jointly hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Southbank & St Kilda.

Visitors welcome!

Bookings essential. Contact us to book NOW!


Rotary Foundation Grants Seminar

2012 - 2013 Rotary District 9800 Foundation - Grants Seminar

Monday 24th September 2012 - 5.30 for 6.00 pm

Come and find out about the funding available to Rotary clubs for community and international projects as well as scholarships though the variety of Rotary Foundation grants.



Cardiac Health - Saving Lives with an AED

Tuesday 28th August 2012
6:00 for 6:30 pm

Combined meeting with Rotary Club of Docklands

Anne Holland is specialised Coronary Care and Post Anaesthetic Critical Care nurse with a passion for educating the general public to how save lives, regardless of training, by using an Automated External Defibrillator AED.


Watermark Restaurant is located at:
Tenancy 9, 800 Bourke Street, Docklands 3008
cnr Enterprize Way, 
fronting The Promenade,
Victoria Harbour, Docklands.

Check the location map here:

Please CONTACT US to RSVP. All are welcome!



Social Inclusion Week

23 November – 1 December 2013

Start planning your Social Inclusion Week for 2013!

Social Inclusion Week that aims to help Australians feel valued and to give people the opportunity to participate fully in society. It’s about connecting local communities, workmates, family and friends in order to build and strengthen relationships and networks, addressing isolation and exclusion by supporting people who may be unable to help themselves. Contact Southbank Rotary NOW to find out more about how you can volunteer to assist and contribute to a Social Inclusion Week Project and other community initiatives locally and internationally.



Club Meeting - Tuesday 18th September 2012

6pm for 6:30pm - Crown Towers

Are you 50+ and retired or no longer working full-time? Want to keep your brain – and body – active and develop new social networks? Come and learn about the University of the Third Age (U3A) Melbourne City. Contact US NOW to RSVP.


Club Member's Night

Club Meeting - Tuesday 4th September 2012

6pm for 6:30pm - Crown Towers

A special evening for all members, friends and those interested to learn more about serving the community through Rotary.  NEWS FLASH! - Come along to hear some exciting news at Southbank Rotary! All will be revealed on the night!

Bali Social Night

Club Social Night

Tuesday 11th September 2012

6 for 6:30 pm

NOTE Changed Venue This Week

Celebrating our special relationship with Bali and the awarding of The Rotary Foundation Global Grant for the Bulian Village water project, we are meeting this week at Garamerica Indonesian Restaurant, 230 Dorcas Street, South Melbourne, just off Clarendon Street. Please contact us to RSVP.

Making Clever Happen

Friday 21st September 2012

Career Development for Young Professionals

Would you like to learn how to network like an executive, build a professional online profile and
receive personal coaching in your career?
The Rotaract Clubs in Melbourne are proud to present the 2012 Lecture series
with leading professional development speakers.
Beginning with Making Clever Happen to building a successful career.


Supporting Mental Health Awareness & Research

Hat Day for Mental Health Research

Thursday 12th October 2012 - Melbourne City Square

Hat Day is Australian Rotary Health’s community and action awareness day aimed at raising funds for mental health research and preventing Australians from keeping mental health issues ‘under their hats’.



A Rotarian's Personal Journey

Club Meeting

Tuesday 25th September 2012

6pm for 6:30pm - Crown Towers

This Tuesday, a fellow Southbanker will share with us details of a very personal life journey.

Contact US NOW to RSVP.

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