Welcome to the Rotary Club of Glenferrie

Service Above Self

Are you a leader who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
Club News
What a great night thanks to the hard work of Elizabeth Dumonic and President Mark. Money raised was $4,590.00 (a great effort). Not to mention the informative and relevant talk on mental health by Mithzay Pomenta.  Up to 100 selfies of people wearing all types of hats were sent to President Mark.  These were shown on Tuesday night to the club members and invited guests.  To the songs of Priscilla Queen of the Desert we were shown hats of all sizes, with attachments such as foliage and other materials.  Winners of all the different categories can be seen on the next page.
Mithzay headed her talk with a primary message: Don’t Wait.  With the current crisis of COVID-19 I am sure that many people could relate in some way to the information that was covered.
The Rotary Club of Glenferrie has celebrated its 45th anniversary on October 22nd, having been chartered on that date in 1975. There were other things going on at the time! The Whitlam Federal Government was struggling to get Supply through the Senate, an action that ended in the famous "Dismissal". The Premier of Victoria was the widely respected Sir Rupert Hamer, and the Governor of Victoria was Sir Henry Winneke. The Tasman Bridge in Hobart had collapsed earlier in the year. Medibank had just been introduced and Papua New Guinea gained its independence from Australia. North Melbourne had defeated Hawthorn by 9 goals 1 behind in the VFL Grand Final, in front of 110,551 spectators. The Balibo Five had tragically fallen victim to Indonesian troops invading East Timor, and it was the wettest month since at least 1900, when records began.
And while all that was going on a group of eight Hawthorn Rotarians and nineteen prospective new Rotarians gathered at the home of Bib Stillwell, Hawthorn Rotary Past President, to discuss the establishment of a new club, The Rotary Club of Glenferrie. And what happened next? Read on by clicking on "Read more..."
The Rotary interactive play sculpture at Yarra Bank Reserve, Hawthorn will capture the spirit of place, defining the new playground to be constructed there in early 2021.  Situated in Glenferrie Ward in the City of Boroondara, and on the banks of the lazy ol' Yarra River, the playground will be a gift to the community from the Rotary Clubs of Glenferrie, Camberwell, Hawthorn and Canterbury with a grant from The Rotary Foundation, marking a fruitful community partnership that has existed for 100 years.
The key message of the all-abilities play feature will mark the theme: "When people work together they can create something magnificent"
To see what the playground will look like when opened in 2021, Rotary ANZ's Centenary Year, click on "Read more..."
The Rotary Club of Glenferrie has been awarded a Rotary International Rotary Citation with Platinum Distinction for the year 2019-2020. This is the second year in a row that the club has been honoured with this award.
In an email to Past President Thelma Hutchison and President 2020-2021 Mark Ellis AM advising of the award, Past District Governor Grant Hocking wrote: "The Rotary Citation recognises Rotary clubs that support Rotary strategic priorities by completing certain activities. The Rotary Citation is a significant award that honours clubs whose leaders and members show a commitment to success. Clubs that achieve the goals required to earn the Rotary Citation are strengthening Rotary  and shaping our future.
The Rotary project to convert an existing community hall in Sarsfield, East Gippsland, into a bushfire evacuation centre has attracted international funding with the pledging of funds totalling USD16,000 from the Rotary Club of Taipai-Tund and Rotary District 3522 Taiwan. This adds to the USD10,000 awarded by the Rotary District 9800 Foundation Committee and a further AUD14,000 awarded by the District 9800 Bushfire Relief Committee. The project, led by Rotarian Mark Stephens and the RC Brighton North, and co-sponsored by the Rotary clubs of Glenferrie and Traralgon, is in the process of applying for a Rotary Foundation Global Grant with a total project budget of AUD138,000.
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
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Our motto
Service Above Self
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President`s Message

Mark Ellis AM
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October 2020
Dean Lee, CEO Shrine of Remembrance
Nov 10, 2020 7:15 PM
The Shrine and Remembrance Day 2020
The Shrine and Remembrance Day 2020
Dean Lee commenced his professional career in 1981 as a National
Park Ranger on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. 
In December 2013, he joined the City of Albany to lead development and operations of
the National Anzac Centre and assist in organisation of Centenary of Anzac commemorative
events. Dean was appointed CEO of the Shrine of Remembrance on 13 July 2015.
At the instigation of great Australian, and Rotarian, Sir John Monash, the Shrine of Remambrance is a Melbourne icon, orginally built to mark the sacrifice of those who fell in the Great War . It now represents the sacrifice of many, in many conflicts, that have changed our lives for ever.
For Remembrance Day 2020, come along and hear from Dean Lee on the history, work and significance of The Shrine, and those who to whom it pays tribute.
Annual General Meeting
Nov 24, 2020
Hon. Bronwyn Pike, CEO Uniting Vic Tas
Dec 08, 2020 7:15 PM
Uniting Vic Tas
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