Community News

Minding Our Mental Health - Forum

26th August, 2014, St. Kilda Town Hall

This Tuesday evening, Rotary Club of Southbank will be joining our friends at Rotary Club of St Kilda for a special community forum Minding Our Mental Health.

With Guest Speakers: Les Twentyman, Dr Felice Jacka and Dr John Toumbourou.



Southbank Farmers’ Market -

Earlier this month, Rotary Club of Southbank along with Melbourne Farmers Market, Boyd Community Hub, City of Melbourne and all the others stall holders enjoyed a wonderful launch (despite early rain) of the latest Farmers Market at Boyd Community Hub in Southbank.

Featuring over 60 stall holders, the event brought together hundreds of local residents together.

We look forward to welcoming you at the next market on Saturday 5th September, 2014.

Markets are held on the 1st Saturday every month.


Wanted: Volunteers at Hanover

Rotary Club of Southbank has for many years provided volunteers to assist the residents of Hanover Welfare Services at their South Melbourne Centre by cooking up a BBQ every Friday night on a rotating roster basis.  If you are enthusiastic about helping out your local community, this is a great way to meet and talk to people challenged to improve their life situation.  More volunteers makes the work much more enjoyable and means and we can all share the work around.  For further information, please contact us or learn more about Hanover.


City Road Master Plan

The City of Melbourne is leading the development of a draft master plan for City Road to help balance the road’s key roles as an important transport link and a people friendly place. 

The first phase of community engagement took place from mid-February to mid-March 2014 with many people sharing their current experiences of City Road, both in person at the Boyd Community Hub and via the interactive map below. Read the community engagement report here.


Rotary News

Middle East Peace - The Humanitarian Situation in Syria

WHEN: Tuesday 9th September 2014 - 6 pm for a 6:30 start.

WHERE: Feddish Restaurant, Federation Square, Melbourne

COST: $25 per head (includes a dinner meal and a glass of wine, beer or soft drink)

Southbank Rotary is privileged to be hosting a special club meeting on Tuesday 9th September 2014 with a focus on Peace in the Middle East and the humanitarian situation in Syria. Bashar Baghdadi is a professional international humanitarian with a passion for peace who will be sharing his personal insights into the humanitarian situation in the Middle East, with a focus on Syria and his home country, Jordan.


The Value of Books in the Community

Weekly Club Meeting

Tuesday 2nd September 2014

6 for 6:30pm - Feddish @ Fed Square

Join Southbank Rotary for an informative conversation with Michael Mackenzie, Librarian and Local Historian at Boyd. Michael will share with us his passion for books and explore opportunities with the club to improve literacy in our community focusing on young children and their families. BOOK NOW

Southbank Farmers Market and Community Connection

Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

Feddish Cafe / Restaurant @ Federation Square

At our next club meeting this Tuesday 22nd July, we will hear from Shirley Billing, the organiser of the Southbank market from MFM who will share with us some interesting insights into the popularity of farmers' markets in the community and the sustainablity ethos behind farmers markets.


New Southbank Rotary President - Wendy Bennett

Welcome to our new Rotary year, with the theme of “Light up Rotary”, I am very honoured to be President again of Southbank, we have been through periods of great change over the past couple of years and we have survived as we are truly a wonderful Rotary Club with some solid members …


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Rotary Club of Southbank

A club that is enterprising, caring and productive. Developing fellowship and implementing activities rich in choice, for the benefit of our community.

Meets Every Tuesday at Feddish Café/Bar and Restaurant at Federation Square, Melbourne - 6pm for 6.30pm.


July 2014

15: Guest Speaker - Shirley BIllings - Melbourne Farmers Markets /
Planning for our ongoing Market Stall

22: Rotary meeting

29: Rotary meeting

August 2014

2: Southbank Farmers Market

3: International Service Drop-In Expo
Venue: International House

18: New Members Seminar

25: Future Leaders Seminar

March 2015

12-14: Rotary District 9800 Conference

 For more Rotary events throughout our local area, please visit our district website.