As we near the holiday break, it's important to remember that for some - it's a very lonely time of year. More than 22,000 young Victorians will experience Xmas with no family and no home. It is a heartbreaking statistic that has only gotten worse over the years.Read more...
Southbank Rotarian and Mom Kay Ledson walking across America for Spinal Cord Injury – 7 Million steps to raise awareness for Activity Based Recovery
When Kay’s son Josh was injured in a snowboarding accident in June 2000, doctors said that he would never walk again. What has transpired since, through sheer persistence, determination and incredible passion from his “warrior mom” is that Josh is not only able to walk again, but continues to inspire others to pursue activity based rehabilitation for people who face similar debilitating lives.Read more...
You will not believe this is Melbourne!!!
Sitting up high in a multistorey building with great views is one of Melbourne’s best-kept secrets. A converted storage space has been magnificently transformed into a Manhattan-style gallery, as you would expect to see in the Arts district in New York.
Housed in this space are 39 life size sculptures – painted horses by some of Australia’s leading artists. The original artists included Ivan Durrant, Penelope Gibson, Eleanor Hart, Pamela Irving, Ellen Jose, Daniel Moynihan, Victor Rubin and Wayne Tindall.
And on 15th November, 2017 they will be up for sale.Read more...
Born in the 80’s & 90’s – Want to really make a difference in your community?
Rotary Club of Southbank are looking to recruit people who were born in the 80’s and 90’s to join a new millennial board of 9-15 people to develop two initiatives that will benefit the community of Southbank under the leadership and support of member James Piplios who is an alumni of the Williamson group. James is experienced in training people to become board members and directors.Read more...
12th November, 2017
12pm - 5.45pm.
Boyd Community Hub will be hosting a Sunday Streets Community Day on Sunday 12th November. Part of Kavanagh Street will be blocked off to create an opportunity for residents to mix and connect with others with a variety of games and creative activities for children, great coffee and lots of information from community groups.
And Learn about Rotary at the BBQ hosted by Southbank RotaryRead more...
Bob Slater from Rotary Club of Kew presented a talk on the 17th October on the Life and Times of George Coppin.
George Coppin was one of the great characters of 19th Century Victoria.
His first love was the Stage, and he was proud to describe himself as a Comedian. But he was much, much more than that.
In all respects he was an entrepreneur, and he displayed this characteristic as a politician (both colonial and municipal government), in sport, in the arts, in entertainment, in Freemasonry, and in philanthropy.Read more...
May 31, 2017, The Atlantic, Central Pier, Docklands.
Since the Rotary Foundation was established in 1917, the foundation has spent more than US$3 billion on Programs and Projects to improve the lives of millions of people worldwide.
With 100 years of service to the community, it's time to celebrate and bring members of the community together with Rotarians from right across Australia wide for a Gala Fundraising Dinner, held right here in Melbourne (the home of the 1st Rotary Club in Australia - Rotary Club of Melbourne).
The Rotary Club of Southbank is proud to host this Centennial Foundation Dinner and auction and along with corporate sponsors and the Australian Rotary Districts have set the challenge of raising AU$1,000,000 in contributions and bequests which will help set up the foundation for an even more exciting 100 years and beyond.Read more...
Published in the Age, by Miki Perkins, Social Affairs
Can a violent man change? Can he stop the assaults on those he is supposed to cherish, and reduce his psychological games?
Yes - to some extent - according to optimistic new research that looks at the effectiveness of men's behaviour change programs in Australia.Read more...
If you're looking for something to do on 17 May, why not attend Brighton Theatre Company's production of 'Hats Off!' in support of a fabulous Rotary charity, Violence Free Families.
Brighton Theatre Company Present
Charity Night - 17th May in Support of Violence Free Families
Commencing 8pm Sharp
RCMP Birthing Kit Assembly Day
29 April 2017
Location: Melbourne Grammar School
Back for the 2nd Year, Rotary Club of Melbourne Park are hosting their Birthing Kit Assembly Day. Amrit represented our club last year and welcomes you to join him again this year.
25th April, 2017
All members of Rotary Club of Southbank, Family & Friends are welcome to attend the Anzac Day Dawn Service this Tuesday Morning followed by a traditional Gunfire Breakfast at the Victoria Barracks for other 5000 members of the public.
This gathering replaces our regular meeting on this day and thanks to our resident Defence Force member Steven Kidziak who is coordinating the event on behalf of the club, will be an opportunity to learn more about the role that our Defence Force plays in protecting our country and allow us to honour those who have served in the past.
6am - 7am Dawn Service (It is recommended to be in place for 5.45am for the pre-amble address)
7am – 9am Gun Fire Breakfast at the Victoria Barracks
9am – 1pm Anzac Day MarchRead more...
Southbank & Carlton Rotary Xmas Pop-up Shop
Xmas Tree Sale @ Lygon Court, Carlton
380 Lygon Street (Cinema Nova Complex)
24th November to 22nd December 2012
Come and visit us in Carlton
Order online HERE http://www.trybooking.com/CETF
In the spirit of Social Inclusion Week and the Christmas Festive Season, Carlton and Southbank Rotary Clubs are selling fresh Xmas Trees with procedes going towards Rotary community projects by our two clubs.
We are also providing a Christmas gift giving tree for people wanting to donate presents to those in our community who are less fortunate than us. SWAGS for Homeless, our community partner, will also be launching their new DELUXE retail camping model of the award winning, innovative Backpack Bed(TM) and also collecting donations to provide dignified shelter for those sleeping on the streets this Christmas. We welcome your support in the spirit of Christmas and Social Inclusion Week.
Call for Volunteers -Read more...
8 April, 2017
Donations in Kind are currently celebrating the milestone of shipping 500 containers this century of donated goods overseas and to mark the milestone, they are holding an Open Day at the Donations in Kind Store.Read more...
Do you have a PASSION for PEACE?
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!
Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn either a master’s degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution.Read more...
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.
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
Wednesday 12 October 2016 - 6pm - 8pm
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.Read more...
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.
Rotarians Against Malaria Annual Australian Conference
20th - 21st August, 2016 - Ciloms Airport Lodge, Tullamarine
Rotarians Against Malaria, a division of Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) will hold its annual conference in 2016 in Melbourne where you are invited to hear from a wide range of speakers on the developments and work being undertaken by clubs from across Australia and beyond.
Keen to try your hand at Trivia?
The Afghan Australian Development Organisation (AADO) is running a Trivia Night to support their ongoing efforts with their Life Skills Programs, Trade Programs and their Master Science Teacher Programs in Afganhistan.
15th September, 2016 @ 7pm
Fitzroy Victoria Bowling & Sports Club
Afghanistan is of particular interest to Rotarians worldwide given that this country is likely to be the location of the last case of Polio worldwide after Rotary's 30 year program of eradication of the disease.
To learn more about the AADO, plese visit the AADO Website.
To learn more about Rotary's campaign to End Polio now, visit www.endpolio.orgRead more...
Tenacious and its sister ship The Lord Nelson are no ordinary sailing ships. They have been designed with the vision that if disabled people could sail alongside able-bodied people as part of the crew, it would help break down the prejudices and misunderstandings between people with different circumstances in life.
And on August 27, Tenacious will be arriving in Melbourne ahead of a year of sailing opportunities in a series of voyages from day sailings as well as journeys between different cities around Australia.Read more...
Since the devastating Earthquake of 25 April 2015 in Nepal, the world immediately focused on the destruction and the loss of life.
However, in the community, there are ideas; and the Rotary Club of Southbank continues to connect with other Rotary Clubs, Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS), The Rotary Foundation and other like-minded organisations to find opportunities to not only rebuild, but alleviate poverty and work with leaders in the Nepalese community for partnership to create a bright future.Read more...
As invited guests of Pope Francis, nearly 9,000 Rotary members from around the world attended a special Jubilee celebration in Rome, where peace, polio eradication, and the refugee crisis were highlighted.Read more...
09/01/2014 to 29/03/2014
Come and relax in the fresh air and watch some films at Testing Grounds outdoor art space and bar.
Films screen from dusk every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night and the program is a constantly evolving collection of local and international shorts, documentaries and music video clips.
Testing Grounds is a free outdoor art space just behind the Arts Centre spire, hosting regular events and activities as well as a bar, art studio and wild garden.
Princes Pier, Port Melbourne
Saturday 25 January 2014: 12:00pm - 9:30pm - Free event
The Piers Festival will bring the Port Melbourne piers precinct to life with a spectacular display of music, dance, markets, exhibitions, forums and more. This colourful celebration of Melbourne’s diversity will link in with Victoria’s Australia Day activities and highlight the state’s rich history of migration.
The Piers Festival will run on Princes Pier from 12 to 9:30pm. The event is free, family friendly and will culminate with fireworks.