Welcome to the Rotary Club of Glenferrie

Service Above Self

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Club News
The club, along with the other six Rotary clubs in the City of Boroondara, has commissioned new Membership Brochures to help drive membership growth. The brochures are available from any member of the Membership Development Committee (Elizabeth Dumonic, Thelma Hutchison and Richard Blakeman). Grab some to hand to friends when you talk to them about Rotary membership. Supplies will be available for distribution at every Farmers Market.
The opening of the playground at Yarra Bank Reserve Hawthorn on November 21st  was a fitting climax to more than two years of planning and implementation work for the multi-club team coordinating the project. Initiated and led by the Rotary Club of Glenferrie, in partnership with the City of Boroondara, together with the Rotary clubs of Camberwell, Hawthorn and Canterbury, the project celebrated the 100th anniversary in 2021 of the establishment of Rotary in Australia. The clubs were joined for the opening celebration by the Rotary clubs of North Balwyn and Balwyn, and Melbourne Water.
 
Bathed in sparkling sunshine, the historic and beautiful park at Yarra Bank Reserve was opened at a Family Fun Day on November 21st, bringing to fruition a project that will long be remembered as a signature achievement for the club and for Rotary in Boroondara.
 
 
From left to right, declaring the playground officially open, District Governor Dale Hoy, Past President RC Camberwell Murray Anderson, Mayor of Boroondara Garry Thompson, and President of the Rotary Club of Glenferrie, Dr Mark Ellis AM
The club has been awarded a District Grant from The Rotary Foundation in support of a secondary school scholarship to be offered through Swinburne Senior Secondary College. Commencing with the 2022 school year, the scholarship will assist a talented and motivated young person facing financial barriers to successfully complete their Year 11 and Year 12 secondary education.
 
The scholarship is valued at $1,000 per annum, of which the club will contribute $1,000, with the remaining $1,000 provided from the District Grant. 
 
The Year 11-12 Scholarship Program has been successful for the club in the past, with two scholarships having been offered previously through Auburn High School. In both those cases the supported students went on to commence tertiary education and it is hoped that this new scholarship through Swinburne will have a similar impact. More to come.
The Rotary Club of Glenferrie is featured in the latest edition of The Glenferrie Times, an independent local paper for the traders, residents and visitors to the Glenferrie precinct in Hawthorn. The article highlights the clubs achievements, the contribution made to the community aided by funds raised through the Boroondara Farmers Market and the upcoming opening of the playground at Yarra Bank Reserve to mark the Centenary of Rotary in Australia.
 
To read a pdf version of the paper click here. To access the online story, click on this link: https://www.theglenferrietimes.com/single-post/100-years-of-rotary-australia
The first Rotary meeting in Australia and New Zealand was in 1921 with the formation of the Rotary Club of Melbourne, established with the assistance of Charter Member and later Club President (1922-23), celebrated Australian, Commander of the Australia Corps 1918 and hero of the Great War, General Sir John Monash  GCMG, KCB, VD. From little things, big things grow.
 
 
WELCOME TO OUR CLUB!
 
Club meetings
Glenferrie Rotary is a friendly club that meets every Tuesday, except the first Tuesday of the month, at:
 
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
489 Glenferrie Road, Kooyong. 
6:30pm for 7:00pm
 
Please join us!
 
Our Vision
“Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.”
 
Our Motto
Service Above Self
 
 
Would you like to join Rotary?
If you share Rotary's values 
and are interested in joining Rotary, email us Prospective new members normally start by attending some of our meetings, so we get to know each other.
 
Why join Rotary?
This is why. 
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ROTARIANS LIVE BY THE FOUR WAY TEST
Is it the Truth?
 
Is it Fair to all concerned?
 
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
 
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?
President`s Message

Mark Ellis AM
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District Governor Dale Hoy and Maureen
Dec 14, 2021 6:30 PM
Official Visit of the District Governor
Official Visit of the District Governor

The official visit of the District Governer, D9800, Dale Hoy and Maureen.

Jolly ol' Fella
Dec 21, 2021 6:30 PM
We Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
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