Community News

Rotary International Expo Queen Vic Market Sunday July 12th

The 2015 Rotary International Expo will be held in Shed A of the Queen Victoria Market on Sunday 12th July. Clubs from Rotary International District 9800 and others in then Southern Region of Victoria have pulled together to present this Expo of high impact, sustainable projects to showcase to the public and to share with District International Directors, incoming Directors and interested new members.

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Wanted: Volunteers at Hanover

Rotary Club of Southbank has for many years provided volunteers to assist the residents of Hanover Welfare Services at their South Melbourne Centre by cooking up a BBQ every Friday night on a rotating roster basis.  If you are enthusiastic about helping out your local community, this is a great way to meet and talk to people challenged to improve their life situation.  More volunteers makes the work much more enjoyable and means and we can all share the work around.  For further information, please contact us or learn more about Hanover.

Topics: volunteering opportunities,  research in homelessness

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Riverside Quay Place Renewal

The City of Melbourne and Mirvac are working in partnership to renew the Riverside Quay area. Over the coming months they will be talking with the people who live, work and visit the Riverside Quay area to find out more about their values and what is important to them in the area's renewal.

Topics: building community in southbank,  leadership planning and development,  southbank community news

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Bold New Vision for Sandridge Bridge

Southbank Local News:

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has backed a proposal to transform Southbank’s historic Sandridge Bridge into an “aerial park”.

The City of Melbourne created the design concept for a tree-lined park on the 178 metre pedestrian bridge that connects Flinders St Station to Queensbridge Square in Southbank.

Topics: southbank heritage,  southbank community news

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Rotary News

Rotary International Expo Queen Vic Market Sunday July 12th

The 2015 Rotary International Expo will be held in Shed A of the Queen Victoria Market on Sunday 12th July. Clubs from Rotary International District 9800 and others in then Southern Region of Victoria have pulled together to present this Expo of high impact, sustainable projects to showcase to the public and to share with District International Directors, incoming Directors and interested new members.

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District 9800 Changeover - Saturday 27th June, 2015

Saturday 27th June, 2015 – Ultima Function Centre in Keilor – 6.30pm

Cost: $70 for all food and drink

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Southbank Club Changeover Dinner 2015

6.30 pm for a 7 pm start on Tuesday, 30 June at

Feddish Cafe Bar & Restaurant

River Terrace, Yarra Building, Federation Square, Melbourne

President Wendy Bennett and President Elect Stuart McArthur invite you to join in the celebrations of the Club’s achievements for the 2014/2015 Rotary year and welcome in the 2015/2016 Leadership Team.

Cost: $65 per person

RSVP: Friday 26th June, 2015

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Nouria Salehi - Afghan Australian Development Organisation (AADO)

23rd June, 2015 - Feddish Restaurant, Federation Square

The Afghan Australian Development Organisation (AADO) provides education and vocational training in Afghanistan for those with minimal opportunities, particularly women and girls, to develop professional skills thereby fostering sustainable livelihoods.

Nouria is a long-time friend of Rotary Club of Southbank over many years, is a Paul Harris Fellow recipient, and we look forward to working with her once again to support an upcoming project that she will present to the club on this day.

Topics: international service

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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 at Feddish Café/Bar and Restaurant at Federation Square, Melbourne - 6pm for 6.30pm.

Click here for your invitation to attend our club meeting.

Upcoming Events

July 2015

14: Club Meeting - Debra Goldfinch – CEO of Irabina Childhood Autism Services

21: Club Meeting - Pouya Bagheri – Mindful Creativity

28: Club Meeting - Christmas in July

August 2015

13: District 9800 Success Conference

September 2015

5-6: Australalian Rotary Summit - Canberra

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