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
The International Service Committee, led by International Service Director Mark Howlett, has successfully launched a new project for the club which will bring great joy to children in developing nations. Partnering with the City of Boroondara and the Rotary Overseas Recycled Playground (RORP) program, the project will harvest playgrounds in the city that are due for replacement, and ship them via Rotary Donations in Kind to communities in developing countries, including Sri Lanka, Timor Leste, the Philippines, Cambodia and Tanzania, where they will be reassembled by local Rotary clubs.
 
The first four playgrounds scheduled for harvesting have been identified. Please let Mark know via email or in person if you would like to volunteer to help out with this wonderful program, and watch for more details in future Bulletins.
For the past three years the club, with the support of two Rotary Foundation District Grants, has offered scholarships to talented and motivated students at Auburn High School to help them complete Year 11 and 12 studies and encourage them to go on to tertiary education. Two students were each awarded scholarships of $2,000, the first for the school years 2018-19, and the second for 2019-20. 
 
We are very pleased to be able to report that both scholarship recipients have successfully completed high school, and both have gained entrance to university, a 100% success rate!
 
The scholarship program was implemented by the Youth Service Committee, then led by President Elect Teresa Liu, with the enthusiastic support of the Auburn High School Student Welfare Coordinator Leah Rintoule. Congratulations and well done to both students from the Rotary Club of Glenferrie. We are so pleased for you and so proud of you. Well done!
Education CHANCES is the charity that receives 50% of the net profits from the Boroondara Farmers market.  These funds are used to help provide scholarships to talented secondary and tertiary students who live in Boroondara, or study at a government secondary school or tertiary institute in Boroondara, and who come from a proven low income background.

This year has been more than usually busy for us because of the effects of Covid 19 on family incomes, particularly people who have insecure and poorly paid occupations and/or a single mums.
 
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..."
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 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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President`s Message

Mark Ellis AM
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Speakers
Cr. Wes Gault, Councillor for Glenferrie Ward
Feb 23, 2021 6:30 PM
Vision for Boroondara
Vision for Boroondara

Councillor Wes Gault is the newly elected Councillor for Glenferrie Ward in the City of Boroondara. He and his wife Jane have been residents of Boroondara for 18 years, living in both Hawthorn and Camberwell. Wes and Jane have made a career out of improving things, having bought and renovated many homes over the years. Wes has now turned his passion for progress towards public service, with his election to Council in 2020. Come along and hear from Wes in person. What is his vision for Glenferrie Ward and the broader city, and how will he make it happen?

Upcoming Events
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