Community News

Appeal to support Helen Bertocci & Daughters Trust Fund

As shown on A Current Affair

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Roger Bertocci was a loving husband, father and a good Samaritan.  But tragically Roger paid the ultimate price for one act of bravery when he allegedly stepped in to break up a domestic dispute between neighbours.

To raise funds for Helen Bertocci and her daughters, Ashley aged 14, and Brylee aged 18 months, Rotary is supporting this cause setting up a trust fund for Helen Bertocci and her daughters to help them with their on-going expenses.


Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Luncheon

Nursing Development Scholarship

12 May 2015 - RACV Club, Melbourne - 12 noon - 2.30pm.

Guest speaker - Professor Fiona Stanley AC

The Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Nursing Development Scholarship was created in 2009 by the Auxiliaries Executive  Committee to advance the finetalent of RCH nurses and ensure that The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) continues to be at the forefront of world class practice.

Each year this scholarship of $50,000 enables one nurse to further develop skills and experience which improve the care of children and preserve thelegacy that Dame Elisabeth held for the RCH.

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The Wings for Life World Run

3rd May, 2015


The Wings for Life World Run will take place in Melbourne for the very first time in May 2015. 

It’s a great run for anyone! No matter what your fitness level set your goal for 5km or 50km it’s up to you how far you run before getting caught by the Catcher Car.

The race will start at Elwood Park in Melbourne's south with the track winding it's way down the Mornington Peninsula to Portsea.

Sign up to run now and help to make spinal cord injury curable.


Stadium Stomp - MCG

5th July, 2015

The first Stadium Stomp was held at Melbourne's MCG in 2013 and incorporated approx. 7,343 steps for the full course. Stadium Stomp is now in 4 of Australia's best known sporting stadiums.

This event is a must for those looking for their next unique fitness challenge. The event is open to people of all ages.


Rotary News

Peace Fellowships - Applications close 15th May 2015

An opportunity awaits for a passionate individual with an interest in Peace to receive a scholarship to pursue post graduate studies at an International University.  Applications close on 15th May, 2015 and Rotary Club of Southbank are taking nominations. If you are inspired and want to make a difference in your world, then contact us for further information about how to apply.


Courage Under Fire

One of the highlights of the Recent Rotary District Conference was the presentation made by Rabia Siddique with her story as a Human Rights and Criminal Lawyer.

Rabia Siddique shared her unique story and demonstrated the need for strong role models, agents of change and courageous people to take a stand.

Her story was similarly presented at a Ted Talk in Perth which you can watch here.


National Rotary Success Conference

Canberra - ACT : 5– 6 September 2015

All Rotarians are invited to the 2015 Rotary Success Conference and Youth Summit which will be held at the Hellenic Club, Canberra on 5– 6 September 2015. All attendees will be able to have input into the conference breakout sessions over the weekend. It will be a conference that everyone will get something out of.

Who should be attending?  All Rotary Leaders, Presidents and Presidents Elect, PR Chairs, Membership Chairs and Future Rotary Leaders and Rotarians who want to be involved in the continuing success of Rotary in Australia.


My reason for being in Rotary

By Past President, Richard Shortt

I was reminded today of why I needed to go to Rotary tonight.

Two work colleagues, two conversations, one talking of the depression drugs he was taking, in part due to unnecessary pressures at work, the other moving house next week with his wife who is heavily pregnant, wondering if he had enough help.

It reminded me of what we have in Rotary - a support network, a group of friends, a family, a strength of unity of passion and purpose.


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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.


March 2015

27: Rotary Keilor East Gala Dinner

27: Rotary Brighton North 30th Anniversary

29: President Elect Training

31: Southbank Rotary Meeting - Feddish

April 2015

7: Southbank Rotary Meeting - Feddish

14: Southbank Rotary Meeting - Feddish

21: Southbank Rotary Meeting - Feddish

28: Southbank Rotary Meeting - Feddish

May 2015

3: Wings For Life - World Run

17:  District Assembly

7: Business Breakfast – Julian Rickett – Employment Law

22-24: Strategic Planning Weekend

June 2015

6-9: RI Convention, Sao Paolo, Brazil

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