Community News

Southbank Farmers’ Market opens Saturday 2nd August

Rotary Club of Southbank is looking forward to participating in the soon to be launched Southbank Farmers' Market located at the Boyd Community Centre from Saturday 2nd August, 2014.

Learn more about the Market which will help connect the 15,000 residents in the area with access to fresh Victorian produce, direct from local food producers.

Join the team at Rotary and volunteer your time to help your community.

Learn more about the markets.


CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS - Farmers Market Starting Saturday 2nd August

Here is your opportunity to volunteer on a new exciting project for our club in the Southbank community and demonstrate your culinary BBQ skills!

We need YOU (and your friends and family!) for a few hours on a Saturday morning and/or early afternoon, once a month @ Boyd Community Hub.


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

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 …


83rd Rotary District 9800 Conference

12-14 March, 2014, Wrest Point Hotel, Convention and Exhibition Centre

District Governor Elect Murray Verso & Irene invite Rotarians, Partners and guests to attend the 2015 District 9800 Conference where great speakers, first class entertainment, networking and fellowship with old and new friends will illuminate Rotary.


How do you invite someone to join Rotary? Just ask

By Bill Wittich, past president of the Rotary Club of Laguna Sunrise, Elk Grove, California, USA

Those who know me call me the Starbucks Guy! That is because I spend way too much time and money in my local Starbucks. But the truth is Starbucks is my best location for attracting new Rotary members.


Contact Us

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.