Southbank Rotary member Kay Ledson is currently walking across America. From LA to Washington DC.
This is her story - and that of her son Josh.
Seventeen years ago (2000) Kay’s son Josh was involved in a horrific accident while snowboarding on Mt Buller. Josh was left a complete quadriplegic C5 / T1 with less than 3% chance of any recovery. With his doctors “mending him” to Kay’s horror “the healing” of Josh would be up to her.Read more...
Southbank members and friends turned up in force to our neighbouring club North Melbourne when they ran their Annual Phonse Tobin Awards on 12th October, 2017. This annual award recognises people in the community who volunteer to help make their communities better.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...
Outgoing President Stuart Cardell and Incoming President Liam Jones invite you to the upcoming Changeover Dinner
11th July, 2017
Belgian Beer Cafe, 5 Riverside Quay Southbank
Book online on TrybookingRead more...
As a preview to our club’s hosting of the Rotary Centennial Dinner on 31st May, our club meeting on 23rd May will be moved from our usual venue to Peninsula Docklands.
Venue: Mama Ramuuan Middle Eastern Canteen
(no meeting on 30th May)Read more...
9th May, 2017
[NOTE CHANGE OF DATE]
Imagine a place where you could go to find out everything that is going on in your community, be it Local, International or just focussed on a common theme. Somewhere that you could share your events, your news and immediately connect with those in your extended community who want to take action to help make it happen.
Now imagine that all this was available in the palm of your hand from an app installed on your phone.
At our club meeting on 9th May, learn about the development of a new mobile app – “Rotary B-Long” that will do just that.Read more...
2nd May, 2017
Be a part of a club planning session and learn about upcoming projects that the Rotary Club of Southbank are undertaking.
Add your support for these projects or share your own ideas.
Date From : Tue May 2, 2017 : 18:00
Date To : Tue May 2, 2017 : 19:30
M.U.N.A. simulates the workings of the U.N. assembly by having teams of two students represent a particular U.N. country. Topics are debated on matters of world political and social concern. It is held over a week-end to give sufficient time for all participants to become involved. The main aim is to develop an awareness of the United Nations in students as well as international situations of other countries and to encourage students to study topics from another country’s perspective.
The objective is to encourage young people to learn respect and tolerance for people of all races, religions and nationalities. They do this by debating U.N. topics from their given countries perspectives.
To learn more about MUNA, visit the website http://www.muna9800.org.au or contact our club for further details.Read more...
18th April 2017
Straight Talking RI Director Noel Trevaskis, fresh from his District 9800 Conference speaking engagement in Shepparton, tells it like it is when it comes to the future of Rotary. He will be engaging, tough, thought provoking and inspiring. This is a must attend speaking engagement at the Rotary Club of Southbank for Rotarians and Friends for Victoria.Read more...
Tuesday’s meeting will feature a short working bee to tidy up our club’s equipment in the container at Boyd following by a fellowship dinner at the Maori Chief Hotel
Boyd: 207 City Road, Southbank (next to Kings Way Overpass)
Time: 5.30pm – 6.15pm
Maori Chief: 117 Moray Street (Corner of Moray and York Streets) – just the other side of the Overpass.
Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pmRead more...
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.Read more...
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.Read more...
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.Read more...
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.Read more...
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 3006Read more...
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)Read more...
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.Read more...
Annual General Meeting
Congratulations on our most recent appointments to next Year's Board (2014-2015) at our AGM on 12th November.
President Elect: Stuart McArthur
Vice President: Nick Kane
Director of Service Projects: Steven Aquilina
Treasurer: Amrita Ranchod
Director of Club Operations: Areli Avendano
With Rotary International bringing the Annual world convention to Sydney this year, the opportunities to meet up with Rotarians from across the world and share experiences will be like no other.
Combining everything from world renouned speakers, an Aussie BBQ and mixing with leadership from across the globe will bring with it an opportunity to share ideas, develop lifelong frienships and open up possibilties you never thought possible.Read more...
Back for the new year, Rotary Club of Southbank now meets every Tuesday night at the Boyd Community Centre. Continuing on with our aim of creating a closer connection with the community of Southbank, Boyd represents an opportunity to meet with and interact with residents and visitors to Southbank and learn of the opportunities for developing and enhancing project opportunities with the people who care most about our local community.Read more...
Lead Article - Rotary Down Under
Malala Yousafzai became a celebrated global icon after she was shot for defying the Taliban by speaking out for girls' education. She also comes from a family of dedicated Rotarians who campaigned for the rights of villagers in the young activist’s homeland in Pakistan.Read more...
The new Conversations to Actions marketing campaign has now been launched with the Introduction of a membership brochure and print and radio advertising across Australia, a revisted Zone website and a Facebook page.Read more...
April 8, 2014
The National Stroke Foundation is pleased to be attending Rotary Southbank on April 8th to let you know about their work, how they fundraise to support what they do – and how Rotary can become involved.
Special Guests: Terry Thomas and Samantha RamsdenRead more...
1st April, 2014
Guest Speaker - Andrew MacLeod
Andrew MacLeod (Ba/LLB (Tas), LLM (Soton), GDip International Law (Melb), GAICD) is a well-respected business leader and former high level UN official responsible for emergency aid coordination in conflict and natural disaster settings. He will speak to the club about his involvement with communities in Africa and his role with the investment banking sector in the past with the UN.
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29th June, 2014, 12.00 pm for 12.30 pm (concluding 3.00 pm)
THE PENINSULA ROOM, Central Pier, 161 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands, Vic 3008
Join District Governor Ross Butterworth and incoming District Governor Murray Verso in an afternoon of fun, fellowship and entertainment at the Annual District Changeover and the Club Awards Celebration. RSVP 16 June 2014Read more...