Community News

FREE EVENT - Worm Farming for Urban Dwellers

10am, Saturday 7th February 2015, Boyd Community Hub

This hands on workshop by Richard Thomas from Worm Lovers Pty Ltd will show you how to set up a worm farm, feeding and management, troubleshooting and tips on becoming a successful worm farmer! The workshop will provide options for worm farming, especially in apartment, balcony and courtyard settings. Thus reducing waste to land fill and providing a nutrient source for gardening....and making a contribution to a sustainable society

A Boyd hosted event and supported by the Rotary Club of Southbank


FREE EVENT - Gardening for Small Spaces

10am, Saturday 7th February 2015, Boyd Community Hub

You are in safe hands in this hands-on workshop with 'The Garden Doctor' Stu Burns who will provide you with all you need to know to start gardening on your balcony, courtyard and window sills.

Learn how to grow your own herbs, flowers and salad vegies in what ever space you have.

All materials and seedlings supplied courtesy of the City of Melbourne. Limited spaces

A Boyd hosted event and supported by the Rotary Club of Southbank


Southbank Farmers’ Market

The Southbank Farmers Market is on again this month Saturday 1st November!

A vast array of produce will be available at the market from eggs, butter, cheese, meat and nuts to fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, honey, wine, cider, spices, dips, bread and olive oil. All produce comes directly from Victorian producers meaning that it is better for the environment, better for farmers and deliciously fresh!


Southbank - From Bold Beginnings

With thanks to Carl Kelsen for providing notes of the meeting to help write this article

Rotary Club of Southbank, as is the suburb itself are both very new relative to the history of the area.

With a backdrop of change, innovation and apartment towers, have you ever stopped to wonder about the history of our area and how can we learn from that in order to develop it further.


Rotary News

Success Redefined - Larry Keslin - When Wants become needs

3rd February, 2015 - Guest Speaker: Larry Keslin from the USA

Popular wisdom accepts that people want to be a part of something bigger than themselves, to have a purpose that gives meaning to their lives.

Larry Kesslin takes popular wisdom a step further. Purpose, he says, is only the beginning.

Sharing your life’s purpose, connecting deeply with others—on a purpose level, not a surface level—is the key to unlocking the deepest joy in life.



Roger Antochi – Guest Speaker from White Lion

Tuesday 25th November 2014

Roger Antochi has something unique to offer the disengaged and disconnected young people he currently works with…. he doesn’t have to try and “walk in their shoes” to understand them – Roger has first-hand experience of what it’s like to be young, unsupported by parents, homeless, addicted to drugs, depressed and living behind prison bars.


Southbank Rotary Tonight - Jim Studebaker

Tuesday 28th October, 2014

Guest Speaker: Jim Studebaker

Feddish Cafe/Bar & Restaurant, Federation Square 6pm for 6.30pm start.

This week, we will welcome Jim Studebaker, Past District Governor of District 9800 and recently appointed Rotary Foundation Endowment and Major Gift Advisor for Part of Rotary Zone 8 (Australia) and Zone 7b (New Zealand and the Pacific Islands) to update us on what is new in the Rotary Foundation.


Oskar finds music opens doors

Article by Tony Thomas, Rotary Club of Central Melbourne Sunrise

Up and down Australia’s east coast, Rotary Clubs in August - September had an unusual visitor, a blond-haired 18 year old from Arnbruck in Bavaria.

He then asks politely if members would like to hear a waltz, march or jig on a traditional Button Accordion? He drags a chair to the podium and launches a   tune thick with counterpoint and harmonics.


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.


October 2014

28: Club Meeting - Guest Speaker - Jim Studebaker - The Rotary Foundation

November 2014

1: Southbank Farmers Market

4: Social BBQ (Melbourne Cup Day)

11: Club Meeting

18: Club Meeting - Annual General Meeting

16: Rotary Leadership Institute - Part III

20: Board Meeting

March 2015

12-14: Rotary District 9800 Conference

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