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ShelterBox - Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize.

Emergency Disaster Relief. 

You may have already heard the news via social media or via the more traditional grapevine, but if not, I'm thrilled to announce that ShelterBox has been nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize! It is a great honour to be nominated and that honour is shared with all our supporters and volunteers around the world; for we are all part of the same global movement, building peace one family at a time.

With an estimated 85 million people currently made homeless by conflict and disaster, we can't afford to rest on our laurels. As the financial year draws to an end, now is an ideal time to make a tax-deductible donation to help disaster-affected families in places like Guatemala and Kenya or those fleeing conflict in Syria, Iraq or the Lake Chad Basin.

Mike Greenslade
CEO ShelterBox Australia


Colouring Clouds Foundation

Colouring Clouds believes in reducing the stigma and eliminating the negative consequences associated with suffering depression. University students Seamus Carr and Anthony Luca founded the youth mental health organisation Colouring Clouds out of a shared passion to bring about change in the sector.

Their aim – along with fellow organisation members – is to address the mental health issue early by providing support for sufferers, creating educational programs and funding further research.

Unlike other mental health organisations, the volunteers at Colouring Clouds are all university students fitting in the age bracket of their target audience.

“Every single person on our committee is under the age of 25, which was intentional, because we wanted the people we are serving to relate entirely to what we preach,” Mr  Carr said. 

The organisation’s five-year plan aims to raise awareness by taking it further than other organisations.


Aaron plays for us.

This week we say good by to our Youth Exchange Student,  Aaron Wittmann.  Aaron is going home to Germany.

We hope he enjoyed his year with us and look forward to hearing from him again in the near future.  

 Club Changeover

Today we welcome our new Club President,  Alan Samuel OAM JP.


Date From : Tue Jun 26, 2018 : 18:15
Date To : Tue Jun 26, 2018 : 20:00


 Ludovic Grosjean

A journey to clean up oceans and waterways using advanced engineering and drone technology.


Date From : Tue Jul 3, 2018 : 18:15
Date To : Tue Jul 3, 2018 : 20:00


Jay's life changed for good

Our club's selection of high school student Jay for the National Youth Science Forum has made a positive impact. 


Rehab Car helps patients

In New York, Rotary Clubs grouped together to create a special rehabilitation car to help patients in and out of vehicles. What can we do locally?


Courtney's Story

When our Rotarian Geoff Asher stopped for a toilet break in a remote main street in the outback of Queensland, he never envisaged he would change one teenage girl's life forever.


Big Red Kidney Bus provides lifeline

With about 11,500 Australians on dialysis, it can be difficult for those who aren't near hospitals.


Rotary District 9800 Governor 2018-19 announced

Congratulations to Bronwyn Stephens for the Rotary Club of Melbourne who has been nominated as District Governor for 2018-19.


Girlhood, not Motherhood

Dr Babatunde Osotimehin of the UN Population Fund writes about girls successful transitioning into adulthood


Rotary helps disaster victims

The Rotary Foundation and Rotary clubs are helping bring emergency aid to communities battered by severe weather and earthquakes.

“The power of Rotary is in the Foundation's ability to pull help from around the world while local clubs provide immediate relief in their own communities,” says Don Mebus of the Rotary Club of Arlington, Texas.

An estimated 40 million people across Bangladesh, India, and Nepal have been affected after massive floods hit the area last month. UNICEF estimates 31 million people in India have lost their homes, and 8 million people in Bangladesh and 1.7 million in Nepal have been affected.

For the second time in two weeks, a powerful earthquake has hit Mexico, destroying buildings and highways, and killing hundreds of people. 



It started with a lunch

Read Rotarian Kerry Kornhauser's story in The Age.


Rotary Award at UN

Melbourne Rotarian Stephanie Woollard to receive a global Rotary Award at the United Nations.


Victorian Police Leaders Mentoring Program

This week, more police graduated from this Rotary program which has improved leadership over the past 8 years.


Rotary Radio - Doing Good

Subscribe to our new online Rotary Radio station on iTunes.


Dick Smith donates $1million for Rotary to continue their work in Australia

Well-known philanthropist Dick Smith has announced his donation of $1 million through Rotary towards alleviating the suffering of Australians in need.


President Alan Samuel receives Victorian Volunteer Award

Congratulations to Club President Alan Samuel, awarded by David Southwick MP for his volunteer work, especially with Rotary and Impact For Women.

Western Emergency Relief Network

WERN makes a difference in the west and near north of Melbourne to those in urgent need by providing emergency relief and assistance through our Member Welfare Agencies.


Rotary pilots new approach to peace and spotlights six peacemakers

EVANSTON, Ill. (September 21, 2017) — Rotary has entered a new partnership with the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) to enhance its peace and conflict resolution efforts with data-driven methodologies and tools;

Peace is much more than the mere absence of violence. Rotary members and peace fellows take action to address underlying causes of conflict by providing access to clean water and sanitation, supporting education, preventing and treating disease, saving mothers and children and growing local economies.



 10th World Festival - Cricket

The International Fellowship of Cricket Loving Rotarians is coming to Caulfield Park


Date From : Sun Jan 20, 2019 : 09:00
Date To : Fri Jan 25, 2019 : 16:00


Visiting Failyne in Vanuatu

When Failyne was 4, she came to Melbourne for life-saving surgery. President Alan visited her this summer.