About Us

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Picture: Easter fun For the Kids

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Picture: Guest Speakers
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Picture: Party time at the Club

Our Club is one of 32,000 Rotary Clubs worldwide. Rotary International is the world’s premier community service organisation. It operates in nearly every country and has strong credibility at the highest levels of business and government. In Rotary you have almost limitless opportunities to help others with initiatives ranging from involvement in the global “End Polio Now” project, to organising a youth leadership activity or helping at a local community event. ‚Äč

Membership

We have around 12 members in our club of which about 20% are women. We are a busy Club, with an impressive range of projects both locally and overseas. There are many opportunities to volunteer (Volunteering)- and lots of opportunities to have fun! Rotary has no political or religious affiliations, so these things play no part in Rotary meetings or activities.

What happens at Club meetings?

Our meetings run to an agenda with a minimum of formality. No anthems, oaths, or toasts - just a friendly get-together where we discuss Club projects, listen to the guest speaker then catch up with colleagues over dinner.

Where and when do we meet?

We meet at the Ferntree Gully Bowling Club, Glenfern Rd, Ferntree Gully Victoria, Australia weekly- see here for a map.
We (normally) meet at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start. Finish at 7:30 am and spend the rest of the evening having dinner and chatting. Since COVID we have introduced hybrid Zoom whereby anyone can log in and join the meeting remotely.

Who runs the Club?

The Club has a President and a Committee of Directors (Office Bearers) made up of ordinary members who fundamentally organise the official Rotary business.

We have a busy social calendar

There is always some social activity being planned (Calendar) and over the years there have been lots of dinners, Christmas BBQs, visits etc - there is no pressure to be part of these - and some people just want to have fun! We always try to have some events that involve members children and/or grandchildren.