Community News

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.

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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.



Rotary News

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.


Contact Us

A club that is enterprising, caring and productive. Developing fellowship and implementing activities rich in choice, for the benefit of our community.

Meets Every Tuesday in the Southbank area - 6pm for 6.30pm.

Meeting Location

Belgian Beer Cafe

5 Riverside Quay

Southbank VIC 3006

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For more Rotary events throughout our local area, please visit our district website.