Who are we?
- We sent medical equipment to ro a remote medical centre in Peru.
- With a matching grant from the Rotary Foundation, we established a computer room for impoversished students in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
- After collecting hospital beds from local St Vincents Hospitals, they were sent through Rotary's Donations in Kind store to African countries.
- Following the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami, we raised over $15,000 in one day at Caulfield Racecourse, then fundraised with a Calendar of Soup Recipes, to help families affected through the Save A Village Initiative.
- We have a friendship club in Japan - the Rotary Club of Ogaki West. Our members have visited them and their club has visited us.
- Local churches and school have helped us collect baby clothes to send to East Timor as part of Maternal Health Kits.
- At St Mary's Anglican Church in Caulfield, our club members helped fund a build a new playground fence for the local community.
- Our famous Caulfield Racecourse Run is a valuable community fun day that generates a lot of money to assist local schools, churches, sporting clubs, community groups and charities.
- Partnering with our corporate sponsors BECK Property Group, we built a chicken run at Caulfield Junior College.
- We have hosted and/or nominated a Youth Exchange student in nearly every year of our club's existence.
In 1987, a number of members of the Rotary Club of Caulfield wished to establish a club that met in the evenings rather than lunchtime. The Rotary Club of Caulfield-Rosstown was born and chartered on 10th November 1987.
Since 1987, the Club’s membership has grown to include male and female professional business people, dedicated to serve the local and international community on a voluntary basis and the intention, also, of sharing fellowship with a network of friend and colleagues within and outside the City of Glen Eira.
Under the management of 25 presidents and a variety of officers and directors, the Club has become recognised within Rotary District 9800 for its many achievements, commitment to international goodwill and youth, and its major events.
In every year, the Club has held its annual Business Persons Breakfast, a major community event at the City of Glen Eira Town Hall. Over 200 guests regularly attend.
The Club has committed itself locally to actively address community needs, including assisting the sick, the aged and young people; internationally to help provide school equipment to East Timor, computers to Brazil, medical supplies to Peru, and ShelterBoxes to disaster-recovery efforts.
We have hosted many youth exchange students from across the globe, and been actively involved with Group Study Exchange for young professionals, and Ambassadorial and Peace Scholars. Our club members have served with distinction at District level.
In 1995 with the amalgamation of local councils in Victoria, the Club changed its name to the Rotary Club of Glen Eira to reflect the area of our club.
Also in the 1990s, our Club formed a Sister Club agreement with the Rotary Club of Ogaki-West in Japan. Ogaki was sister city to the City of Caulfield.
In 2007 and 2008, members from both clubs visited each other to celebrate their respective 40th and 21st anniversaries.
We hosted four year old Failyne from Vanuatu as she undertook life saving facial and brain surgery at Monash Medical Centre through ROMAC (Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children).
2012 saw our club hold the inaugural Caulfield Racecourse Run, which raises money for local community groups, schools and charities.
In August 2015, our Club changed its meeting venue from the London Tavern in Caulfield South to the Caulfield Glasshouse at Caulfield Racecourse, bringing us closer to the venue of many of our fundraising projects.
Today, the Club remains actively involved within the City of Glen Eira.